August 26, 2010 By lisa
After seeing what today’s topic was for Thursday Three, I just knew I had to participate.
- Around my firstborns FIRST birthday, I knew that I need to take control of my weight. I weighed more than I ever had in my entire life (which coincidentally is just a few more lbs than I weigh now- HA!), I hated the way I looked and I hated the way I felt. I joined Weight Watchers in October 2004 and promptly lost 25 lbs in less than 3 months. I kept it off until I got pregnant with #2. Lather, rinse, repeat with each child (I have 3 kiddos).
- Another A-Ha moment was after the 1/2 marathon, that I ran/walked with an injured hip. Instead of being proud of my accomplishment of being able to complete the race AND raise tons of money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, all I could think of was the fact that I couldn’t do the race the way I thought I would be doing it. My brain and my body fought against each other, causing me massive amounts of stress, my hair to fall out, and a horrible sleep cycle. It sucked. After the race, after I had chilled out a bit, after I had rehabbed my hip injury and was on my way to recovery- during all of that time, I had LOTS of time to reflect on the entire experience. When I finally returned to running, after almost 3 months of non-running, I was completely humbled and awed by what my body was able to do, not what it cannot do. I no longer compare myself to others and how fast they run- I compare myself to ME. I enjoy the moments of running and feeling free. I enjoy bettering my mental toughness. I enjoy what my body will give me. Screw everything else. This was and is a HUGE “A-Ha” moment for me.
- The Bondi Bands that I always where when I exercise motivate me:
I have to go now! Thankyouverymuchbuhbye!
January 3, 2010 By lisa
All through school- elementary, junior high, high school and college- I have NEVER turned in my homework late. Never, ever, ever.
Yes, I was THAT goody too-shoes.
But not anymore.
Thea gave us homework on Thursday and I am just now getting to it. I hope I can still get an “A”. I can barely keep up with my daily work so this homework thing, it’s HARD. Blah, blah, blah.
1. 3 Goals for this challenge
- Drink a minimum of 100 oz of water per day.
- Eat five servings of fruits and veggies per day.
- Exercise 5 days a week. Specifically, 3 days of cardio and 2 days of strength training. Anything extra is just that, extra, icing on the cake. Chasing my ever busy, non-stop toddler around the house does not count. Neither does running around with the 3.5 yr old and the 6 yr old.
2. Track my goals. WTH?! I have to track it? For realz? OK, I understand WHY I need to track it, but can someone come up with the chart for me? This is so not my comfort zone. If I come up with the chart, it will involve construction paper, a black sharpie, and leftover Disney Princess stickers from my daughter. THEAAAAA????????????????????
For the exercise portion, I will continue to use www.dailymile.com…..LOVE IT!
3. Non-food reward. OH, this one is so hard for me. I rarely reward myself. So this will be it.
I love to cook and I love all things kitchen-y. So many things I want, so little time. How do I ever pick from the 8 million items I want for my kitchen though? I want a new coffee pot, a Kitchen Aid mixer (too expensive though), The Flavor Bible (for cooking) or an online membership to Cook’s Illustrated, or an 8 inch chef’s knife. Personally, I want ALL of these things : ).
How will I ever choose?