Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Accountability matters!

So my best friend in the whole world came to visit last weekend - we ate well, but we at LOTS.

Accountability - didn't track, knew I had blown it, but I did focus on fresh clean foods (and there might have been some alcohol involved at some point).

Went to my WW meeting on Tuesday, even though I knew my Wi would be a disaster - +1.6. Okay, so I'm here, I'm writing about it, and I'm back on track and resisting the urge to go buy some nasty thing at Tim Horton's. Maybe just a coffee.......

So, I'm here, I'm posting about it, and I'm putting it behind me and am back on track.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, Monday

So many things to be done, so little time to do them - living and working on a farm, while working full-time off the farm, while having 3 teenagers and trying to have a life all at the same time will do that to you!

All about me - C25K - yes, I keep mentioning that, don't I? Well, my best friend in the whole world came from Montreal for the weekend so I didn't quite get to that - but I did get caught up on a few things around the house (she's awesome company while I declutter!). I got caught up on some bookwork for the farm as well. I got a chance to chat up a storm and generally get caught up on a few things and I feel, well, better.

C25K - right, back at that. Either tonight, or more likely tomorrow morning, first thing. I have decided what kind of stretching (dynamic AND static) I will do before/after. Then shower, then hot tub.....that should help keep my not-so-close friend Art(hritis) under control.

Then Jillian - the woman I LOVE to hate. Back at my time with her on September 1st. 30 days Shred.....a few times per week.

Monday - Saturdays will include C25K and Shredding.....and generally getting my @ss back into some sort of reasonable shape.

Things to motivate/look forward to:

1. First and foremost is a HUGE secret that I can't share with any of you yet. I will when the time is right - I've waited sooooooooo long for this.........stay tuned.
2. My first 5k will be on October 3rd with my friends Leanne and Stacey in London...OMG, I'm actually going to do this?!
3. My sister's wedding on October 9th.
4. My SECOND, yes, SECOND 5k on October 23rd...decided to trade in my tower climbing for a running excursion instead....again with Leanne, Mouseroo, Tara, and I hope PRM and a few other lovely ladies in Toronto.
5. My 50th birthday in November - WOW! What better motivation than to start the second half of my life on the right track! Taking care of MOI!

Seriously, have begun tracking my food and activity again on WW on-line. Will continue this. Have also decided to post on my blog more often with my accomplishments! AND.....back to writing in my journal, taking my measurements, and writing down my feelings.....

STAY TUNED.......this woman is a work in progress................

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WW Meeting Today

I'm feeling on top of the world - -.4 this week at WI, which means 3 solid losses in a row (-1.6, -1, -.4)....and I feel IN CONTROL for once in ages.

Continuation of this feeling has lead me to great success in the past, and will lead me there again this time. WW leader and I sat down and we've established a -1 goal for the next six weeks.....which will mean 167.2 by September 28th - I say I can do better....and am aiming for -10 or 163.2!

Anyone care to kick my backside if I need it? Line starts here............

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

C25K anyone?

My friend Leanne, a fellow WW follower, CN Tower Climber, and GDTer........has started a group on FB - C25K.....been there done that, right? Failed twice.

This time, my body is feeling stronger so I'm committing to doing it - we start Saturday, August 14th.........and if I can manage to get past the fist few weeks, I've promised to run the CIBC Run for the Cure with her on October 3rd.

YIKES! Excited, scared and PUMPED!

Monday, August 9, 2010


Goood morning! Today is a brand new day....a brand new week....and brand new opportunities.

Harvest started last week ... and they are back at it again this week for five straight days. My partner gets out of bed around 5:30 because they go out and pick two or three trailers of sweet corn for our corn stands before hitting the tobacco field, so I though - why not me? (I say that a lot, don't I?). So, though I'm still not feeling 100% physically, I did manage to crawl out of bed at 6:15 and did more than an hour's worth of yard work (mostly watering and moving hoses all over the place). We're in the middle of what seems like a draught - some storms have passed our way, but we have had zero rain at home, so all of my gardens are suffering.

So tomorrow's plan: get up at 5:30 with DSO and hit the elliptical.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Why not!?

WOW, I come back from vacation and back to blogging regularly at lunchtime at work and find that Ms Bitchcakes has transformed herself into this radiant woman who is very proud of herself! She reached GOAL! Her smile is radiating....intoxicating.....and I want some of that to rub on me.

So I thought....why NOT me too? Seriously. Other than laziness, and business, there's no reason I can't find my own success as well.

I started a course of anti-biotics last night, so as soon as my energy level is back again - I too will put exercise first on my list of priorities and execute.

There's no reason not to get up earlier each morning and get a workout in. I will be going back to the gym after corn season is over, but WHY NOT work out at home now? I have the tools.....I have the knowledge.....heck I even have two "at home" workouts that my former trainer, Susan, made out for me. So WHY NOT?

No more - I'll do it more - I'll do it later.

Taking back control, putting things in order will lead me to where I need to be.

I did go back to WW meetings yesterday - 174.6 - which is down 2.8 since June 22nd. Nothing to sneeze at....I'll take it!

I'm back to tracking on WW on-line again and will stick with it.

Hope you're all having an awesome summer! I am