Saturday, October 29, 2011


I got back in the saddle running shoes today.  I decided to start up Couch to 5K again.  I think that is the only way I am going to lose weight and keep it off.  Yes, I don't really like running.  With my limited options at this point, I am going to have to suck it up and run.  I started at W1D1 and it went pretty well.  The weather was beautiful, and Dazie was way too excited to run.  I think tomorrow calls for a walk of reteaching her "Heil". 

After our walk/run, I took my daughters to Zoo Boom.  A walk around the zoo + carrying around my 33 pound daughter.  There was a lot of squats and lifting of treat buckets too.  They had music playing through out the zoo, so we shook our booties too.  I was really impressed with the quality of the Zoo Boo.  I think the girls got two pieces of candy total.  Otherwise it was granola bars, fruit leather, crayons, flashcards, and GC for meals at localish restaurants.  I am so glad that I decided to take the girls there instead of trick or treating in the neighborhood.  It is less to worry about.

I must go, the bath is calling my name :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week in Review

My goals from last week are:
  • I will lose 3".  I lost 1 ½”.  It is 50% of my goal, but it is progress in the right direction.
  • I will exercise for a total of 180 minutes.  I logged 150 minutes of exercise.  It is 83.33% of my goal, and I consider that met. 
  • I will log all of my food for 5 days. 0% of my goal.  I am up for suggestions to get me to do this.  I have tried using on app on my phone or writing it in my planner in the past.  I have stuck to neither…
My goals for this week are:
  • I will lose 3” from my total body measurements from this morning.
  • I will take my vitamins daily.
  • I will exercise for 180 minutes.
  • I will log my food for 5 days.
I am trying to come up with reasons to support my case to my wonderful husband to get a YMCA membership:
  • The kids can take swim lessons year round.
  • There are also other sports opportunities through out the year.
  • Fitness classes.  To take through community ed, it would cost $45 to take 6 classes that are offered 1x a week.  That is $7.50 a class.  The Y would cost 28.75 a week for a FAMILY membership with unlimited visits.  I would much rather work out in a group of people than by myself.
  • Social outlet for me. 
  • Costs the same as his habit.

I talked to DH this week about being more positive.  I feel like he doesn’t want to get it and how the inner April works.

The other longer term goals I mentioned last week are supported by my weekly goals.  I notice I am drinking more water thanks to the water cooler at work. 

Positivity Journal: 10 good things from last week
  1. I made good progress on 2/3 of my weekly goals.
  2. I started taking probiotics.
  3. I have come up with a plan to get better.
  4. We got a family membership to the children’s museum.  The kids have gone 3x already.
  5. We went to the pumpkin patch and corn maze.  We made it through the corn maze before a grown family.
  6. We went out to dinner as a family and the girls were so well behaved.
  7. I got more unpacking done.
  8. I am getting rid of clutter to GW.
  9. I laughed a lot.
  10. Less stuff is bothering me.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hiatus no more.

Obviously, I have taken a break from my healthy lifestyle.  I have gone back further than where I started from over a year ago.  There are many reasons for this, but I don't want to get into them right now.  The important thing is that I am back on the wagon.  Here are the things I hope to do:
  1. Take my measurements weekly.  I did this, this morning and will continue to do it on Tuesday mornings.  I hope to update weekly on how the inches I lose each week.
  2. I really want to join the YMCA.  With relocating and a new job I am not sure we can financially afford this anytime soon.  They have a big membership drive going on.  My goal is to take steps to help allow us to have a family membership.
  3. Help my DH understand what I need from him as far as support.  This is him being more positive, learning how to shop and cook more healthful foods, and continue to be the husband and father he is now.
  4. Eat breakfast everyday.
  5. Log everything I put in my mouth.
  6. Drink more water.
  7. Exercise 6 days a week.  Incorporate strength training.
  8. Set weekly goals. 
My goals this week are:
  • I will lose 3".
  • I will exercise for a total of 180 minutes.
  • I will log all of my food for 5 days.