Wow have I been busy!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
A friend's wedding is fast approaching and I've been crocheting her a blanket and that's been quite a time consuming feat. Of course, I didn't decide to do it until last minute, so it's been a race against time. I'm very happy with how it's turning out, though. I also taught myself to knit the last few days via the Stitch'N Bitch book. :) A friend of mine recommended it to me and I thought it was an EXCELLENT book. Other than that, we've been just trying to stay afloat in the messes life creates for us. Everything is a day to day challenge. Having a little guy can sure cause us to get behind on things! ;)
I'm getting very excited for the RED TEAM's biggest loser challenge and have been working on preparing my mind for that. It's been a tough summer for me, so this will/should be the pick me up that I need to push forward. I'm revamping my weight loss efforts now that I'm over a third of the way to my goal by setting new weight loss goals today. I figure that it's been long enough for my goals to change and my abilities to change, so I can push myself further, and I SHOULD!
I got the opportunity to buy some new workout pants and a mini stepper last week and I'm very excited to be able to use them. My first try on the mini stepper only lasted for 11 mins. It's a tough workout. It was working out muscles I didn't even know I HAD! Anyways, it was a real treat for me to have some new "sexy" workout pants. They aren't sweats and they do show off a few curves. That's exciting for me, because I got to buy some exercise things when I started but I told my husband I didn't want to buy any new exercise clothes until I was sure I was going to stick with it.
My goals for the Biggest Loser Challenge are:
1. Get to 190 lbs. if nothing else... although I think I'm going to shoot for 185. That's 12 lbs. I think that's reasonable. That would also put me in the overweight category on the BMI. I'm TIRED of being OBESE. I am ready for my body to operate the way it should and all of those extra lbs. have been TAXING my body.
2. Strengthen my workout efforts. I would like to get to a point where I'm working out 4-5 days a week every week! I would like to run a half marathon before the end of next summer. I'm not sure when it will be, but this is a major goal of mine.
3. To drink 8 glasses of water a day. I get way too dehydrated and that' s not good for my body. I think I will lose weight more efficiently if I could drink water on a regular basis. In that same vein, I NEED to track my calories EVERY DAY. I stopped doing that for awhile, and maintained, but I really need to keep on losing. I've taken enough time to get used to being the weight that I am (not really by choice... boy does illness suck!), and it's time to continue on my journey. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Anyways, that's pretty much it for today. I'm thrilled to get going! :)