Healthy, Fit, and Fabulous

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Gym Clothes As Pajamas

Guess what.  I really did sleep in my gym clothes.  LOL.   I was determined not to have anything get in between me and spin class.  Going to bed helped me to reset from the stress of yesterday and start a wonderful day.  I’m remembering there really is a difference in how I feel during the day when I work out.  If I worked a little less, I think I could get into twice a day workouts.  LOL.  I weighed myself today, and I’ve lost at least 5 lbs.  I’m psyched.  I took some pics this weekend, and my cheeks seemed a bit less chubby.  Funny enough, I had stopped taking so many pictures in the last few months because I hated feeling that I looked heavy in them.  I need to go ahead and do my measurements.  I know it won’t be the very beginning of the journey, but I still have a lot further to go.
Wish me luck!  I’m wishing you luck!  Now, I just need to figure out what the fitness activity for tomorrow will be.
15 days down, 6 until it’s a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
P.S.  BTW, I’m on a mission to find some more workout music to get pumped up.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.  Thanks!

Stress is my enemy

Today was a hectic day.  I ended up working almost 10 hours, and most of those were with people that were having a hard time.  I also discovered that I have lost my brand new noise canceling earphones with a mic that I bought specifically for working out during my trip to Atlanta.  Can I say that I’ve only used them once, just to test them?  I’ve had to calm myself down because I know that stress can cause you to hold on to or gain weight.  That’s one hundred percent not the plan.  Plus, being tense and on edge is not hot.  I’m determined to release this before I go to sleep.  I had calmed down from work, right before I discovered the earphone debacle.   Ok, I’m not saying any more about this because it’s time to finish rallying the positive energy.  Eating was ok today.  I was so drained that I have on my workout clothes, but haven’t made it actually to the gym today.  I think I’ll sleep in them tonight, so I’ll be ready earlier for spin class in the morning.  By the way, I’m craving fruit, so I will have to make a field trip to Super Walmart tomorrow.  Gotta get some rest and reset.
14 days down, 7 days until it’s habit.  Well, I know at 21 days, this journey will still be just beginning…
Much nub and fitness,

Morning Is The Right Time

It’s Saturday, and I’m out of town.  Ok, that’s an understatement.  I’m out of town, and I’m kicking it.  I have realized once again that I work out best in the morning, especially when I’m trying to cram way too much into the day.  I don’t think the workout is going to happen today, but I’m determined to get up early and work out in the morning before brunch.  I am proud that I have done well with portions and making healthy eating decisions while traveling this weekend.  I’m ready to keep taking this challenge on.  I might be writing more if it was not time to head back out for the night.  I hope you have as great of a time tonight as I am about to have.
12 days down, 9 days until it’s habit.
Much nub and fitness,

Off Day

I’m thinking today is going to be my off day.  I’m realizing that I’m totally exhausted.  Seeing patients during a power outage was a bit much, but I’m fortunate to have been able to make a difference.  Now, I just need to continue to make a difference in my own life.  I’m worth it!  By the way, you’re worth it, too!  I can work out Thursday and Friday to still hit my 4 day of week goal.  I’m going to get my beauty sleep, so I can be ready to kill spin class tomorrow.  My new goal is to be ready to attack a non-beginning spin class by the time I go on vacation in February.  Wish me luck!  My butt’s ready for class tomorrow, too.  I’m ready to leave it all on that bike!  Oh, if you’re wondering, the healthier eating plan is still going well.
9 days down, 12 days until it becomes a habit.
Much nub and fitness,

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Chew Enough

Treadmill…no.  Pool…no.  Tony Horton Ten Minute Workout…yes!  I got up this morning and banged out the full body workout.  That definitely woke me up.   My new eating strategy is to chew my food longer.  I’ve seen 15-20 chews per bite.  I’m now up to 15-22. Not so magically, I’ve gotten full sooner and eating less.  I have no idea when I started eating really fast, especially since I love the taste of food.  I’m excited.  The bonus is that I even passed up on the yummy looking doughnuts at work.  The glazed ones were calling my name, and I said “no!”
Wish me and my butt luck again because I’m going to make it happen in the 6 am spin class tomorrow.  Two days down, and 26 to go.

My First Post: Here I am!

Hey, y’all. Welcome to my new blog. Have you ever woke up one morning and realized your favorite clothes didn’t fit? Have you ever started looking at the scale sideways because you feel like it’s going to bite you? Have you ever wondered why your gym membership card sits gathering dust unused in your wallet? These are part of the reasons for this new blog. I am thirty something, and I love my thirties. The only thing I don’t like about them is the Kryptonite-like effect on my metabolism.

I decided that I needed a way to be about the business of getting healthier because I deserve it. This was a way to have all of you hold me accountable, and to make the journey fun. I was feeling so overwhelmed about getting started. Between the pressure I put on myself and the pressure that comes when people remind you that you’ve put on some pounds. Like you never noticed? LOL. I needed something to tip the scale balancing my motivation versus procrastination. I ran out of excuses, so here I am. 2010 is my year for no excuses.

Thanks for checking me out. I’ll be posting daily about my adventures in the pursuit of healthiness. Let me know what you think. I’m ready to get it started. I better wrap this up because I am going to attend my first spin class at 6 am. Wish me and my butt luck! I have a my padded seat:)

Much nub and good health,


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