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Brilliant!

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This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better.  It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good.  

I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education.  ♥

xo

52 Small Changes – Week 3

My new assignment/challenge this week is to Keep Off the Couch.  Funny, because I have been trying to get my butt to get ON the couch more lately.  I haven’t watched very much TV, or new in the past couple of years.  I guess if I get up and walk on the treadmill in the morning before the babies get here for me to watch, then get my Boys off to school, I can make this all work.  Actually, I am going to get my Boys off to school, then take Baby Girl on a bike ride, then come home for lunch.  After lunch I usually lay her down. Once I lay her down I am going to get on the treadmill and either read, or watch a show in its TV.  My minimum on the treadmill is 40 minutes, which is at least usually 2 miles.  Yes, that will work great!  Good plan!  Also extra activity points.  Good stuff!

My water intake since I have started except for one day, yesterday, has been great!  I have been drinking a goal of 100 ounces a day.

As for my sleep that has also been going well this past week also except for one day.  Saturday night I went out with friend, then needed to be up early Sunday for my Weight Watchers weigh-in.  Does it count that I came home afterward and slept for several hours?  LOL!

May I tell everyone that I am loving this challenge and incorporating these things in my life and being aware of each of them every day.  Love it!  🙂

xo

Shrink Yo’Self Fitness Challenge Week 2

Today is our Wednesday check-in for the Shrink Yo-Self Fitness Challenge.

Today’s Weight:  175.6.

I can’t remember what my weight was last week at this time. Somewhere around 177 I believe.  Anyway, the Challenge for this week is staying the same as last week. Workout 3 to 5 times a week. Have I been doing this?  Some days yes.  Some days no.  I have gotten on my bike a few times in the past week, but still no Bikram and still no other exercising. Why? Well, because I am Kathleen and this is what I do.  On a good note though… I am getting a treadmill tomorrow night!!!  Woo hooo!  So excited!

When I WAS going to the gym the thing that I used the most was the treadmill, so having one in the house is going to be great. Not only will I use it, but my Father and Husband will want to use it as well.  I will have to keep my Boys in check about the rules of safety while using a treadmill, but I will for sure let them use it if they like.

The Assignment that went along with this weeks Challenge is “Dear Me“, which I have already completed as of last week. You can see it here… https://katbite.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/shrink-yoself-assignment-dear-me-in-2013/

Starting Thursday, or maybe Friday sometime, I will get my ass on that Treadmill and walk, walk, walk.  I also plan to ride my bike over to meet my Boys after school too. My 3 oldest rode bikes today, but my youngest didn’t. I think I’ll take the carrier over with baby girl and ride home with them all.  My oldest has his saxophone today anyway, so I can put that in the carrier for him as well.  I’ll take the exercise any way I can get it! 🙂

xo

Shrink Yo’Self – My 1st Assignment

Shrink Yo' Self in 2012

The Assignment… What are your Goals for this Challenge?

Goals, huh, that is a hard one for me.  I am GREAT at setting goals for myself, but completely CRAPPY about actually doing them for myself.

Sunday I weighed 177.2

Today, Wednesday, I weighed 176.4

I am also not a New Years Resolution person, because of just my last of follow through for myself.  Don’t get me wrong, I am reliable, plan stuff all the time, show up to all the gatherings, keep promises within my friends and family and also help meet my children’s goals… just not my own.  It was coincidental for me that it just happened to be the beginning of the year that I was looking around for some new challenges to kick-start me a little bit.  Since Thanksgiving I have just lacked on my exercise.  I have still been going to my Weight Watchers meetings weekly though.  This coming Sunday will be my 15th week.  My starting weight was 185.

So, back to my goals…

#1… To lose at least another 5 pounds by the end of this challenge, February 29th.  I will stick to my WW Daily Points and work hard not to dip into my Weekly points unless necessary.

#2… I will drink 100 plus ounces of water each day.  I have a 30 ounce cup and also a 24 ounce water bottle that I keep with me at all times.

#3… I will exercise at least 3 times a week.  I will set dates with myself to ride my bike.  I will set appointments to go back to Bikram Yoga.  My absolute favorite kind of exercise.  I will not let myself make excuses.  I will figure out how to get exercise in as much as I can.  I need to stop just blowing this off.

#4… I will keep this weight OFF!  I will do what is needed to stay on track and keep it of forever.  This is a huge goal for me since I always seem to put it on and 10 times as fast.  It sucks, but is true.  It needs to be a major focus this time around.

I am looking forward to the support I know I will get from this challenge and also learning some new things about myself.  🙂

xo

Shrink Yo’Self Fitness Challenge Week 1

Yesterday our first Shrink Yo’Self Fitness Challenge {Annoucement} was made.  It was pretty simple I thought.  Well, that is if I get my ass up and do it.  Exercise is pretty much the hardest thing for me.  While doing it I am fine. It is just the DOING IT part that I have a hard time with.  Getting to where I need to go.  Turning on that video/game.  Picking up a kettlebell.  If you have read my past blogs at all you know that I have done many things to exercise and usually love each of them.  It is just keeping going that is my problem. If I have any situation that keeps me from going,or doing it, that’s it.  I get stuck all over again.

I have gotten off topic, so I will get back to what the first Challenge is.  We are asked to do either 20 minutes of vigorous exercise three times weekly OR 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times weekly. Not so bad right?  Nope! Soooo, I did exercise today. I did 5.01 miles in 35 minutes.  Not my quickest, but wonderful never the less.  It felt good to get out and bike.  It was fun too since I went with my Husband and my friend Kim.  We will be doing it again tomorrow.  I figure I need to try to get in 4 more days this week.  I like to get on my bike, so that is what I am going to focus on until I can get back to Bikram.  I’m happy that I got out today!  🙂

xo

Diving In

There is that extremely intense 2 seconds before diving in. Anticipating the cold water. I never jump in, I always dive.  Into the ocean, the pool, a glacier lake, river, or cenote. It’s always the same. Only a hesitation for a split second, then I am in. Exhilarated, heart pounding & always happy I did. 🙂

XoPool

It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 153

Weight:  175

Size:  12/13/14

Exercise:  4 different leg machines today and the treadmill for 2 miles.

Today was my first day back to the gym since my 3-Day walk.  It really did feel great.  We started out with working on some leg machines.  My Orthopedic said that I need to strengthen my inner thigh muscles, which will in-turn strengthen my knees.  Sounded good to me.

After the leg machines we got on the bikes… yeah, I only lasted like 5 minutes on the bike, because it was hurting my ass like hell.  Off to the treadmill I went.  2 miles there, then headed home.

On the drive home I kept saying how happy I was that we worked out today.  It really felt great.  I even came home and took a long nap.  One I think that I have needed for the past several days.  Hmmmm… I liked that.

It was a great day!    Now I am off to do my sit-ups.  🙂

xo