Friday, January 8, 2010

Look out world ...

Typical me, I don't post for a number of days and all of a sudden you can't shut me up!  I think I got so caught up in trying to come up with something significant for my 200th post, that I just got all jumbled up.  And work has been very busy so I think I've been using up all my brain power for the day. LOL

I was off work today 'cause I had to get a vericose vein stripped.  THAT was fun.  Barry took the day off to drive me there and back and he's been waiting on me hand and foot today.  I've had to keep my leg elevated as much as possible so Barry's has been my beck and call guy.  And done a fine job of it too.

I've been sitting here watching What Not to Wear and there were a couple of comments made by Clinton and Stacey.  The episode was a former ballerina who had lost confidence and gained some weight.  She wasn't that big, but in comparison too a ballerina's body, yes she was a little heavier.  My favourite comments were:

Clinton - "start looking at your body as this wonderful vessel that carries you through life that's strong and healthy rather than one that's just bringing you down ..."

Stacey - "you have to let go of whatever you were and allow yourself to become who you are"

I've been away from working out for 3 weeks and I'm really feeling it.  I was so sick over Christmas and New Year's that I wanted to give myself a week of easing back into it.  Yeah, that didn't work so well.  So Sunday is first day back at Circuit training ... I'll start off with one set of circuits, do 2 sets on Wed and 3 sets on Friday to get me back up to  speed.  And cardio and yoga on Sun/Tues/Thurs.  4 weeks of that and I should be doing much better.  Which is good 'cause my b-day's in 4 weeks, we're having our tiki party that day and I HAVE to look great in my purple dress for the following Saturday when Barry and I go out to celebrate both our b-days (his is the 25th) at a Zappacosta concert.  And of course proper nutrition is part of it too.  I confess it's been going downhill.  Very steep hill. So I'll give myself one more day to enjoy what I want and then I gotta kick it in high gear.  Cause I'm worth it.  We all are.

So please don't get down on yourself if you're not following your plan exactly.  Just recommit, make an honest effort and realize that you cannot change yesterday.  Only plan and execute tomorrow.

I've missed you guys so much!  I have been reading ... just not commenting too much but I'm baaaaack!!!

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you are back!

    I LOVE those comments by Stacey and Clinton. Every one of us, regardless of age or size, should take these to heart.

    My husband and I were just discussing getting off track and getting back on track when it comes to weight loss and health. He signed up for Weight Watchers recently, but still struggles with sticking to his point system. Sometimes he gets carried away and then says to himself, " I'll get back on track tomorrow, next week, next month, etc." So we decided that he should compare it to falling down while on a hike. The best response would be to get right back up, acknowledge the bump in the road, and get on with his journey, instead of lying in the middle of the road and saying, "I'll get back up tomorrow, next week, next month, etc."

    It's much easier to take it easy lying in the middle of that road, but it sure is not going to get you to your destination!

    I have faith in you. You were very sick, and you gave your body the rest and care it needed in order to recover, so don't beat up on yourself.

    The road is still there and we are with you every step of the way!