So I may have mentioned that I let some gal measure me at the gym and she is going to do it again in 6 weeks so I am trying to smarten up and fly right now. Today I decided to try the Booster Juice “Spinach Is In It” smoothie ‘cause I am looking for things I can pick up to eat when I am in a bind and have nothing at the office. This is a prime time for me to binge on chocolate. I bought the 710ml size because I do that. I always order more than I can handle. Hey, I am only trying to deal with one of my issues at any moment. I’m eating some vegetables and my mom is nowhere near me waving a fork in my face! It’s a miracle!
OK Dudes and Dudettes! No more moping around crying about the spring that never happened. I know I lost my blogging and well, confession time, also my fitness mojo there for a while. No more! It’s time to brush the snow off my garden gnomes and power-wash the cobwebs off my house and reinvent myself again. What is my most pressing issue right now? Laziness and lack of organization.
Guess what the weather forecast is for tomorrow? Ice pellets and snow! Gahhh! This spring, winter spring thing we are having is getting to me. I don’t like the spring, that is when my sleep patterns get all messed up. That is when I am constantly too cold then too hot. I need a good sleep and I am tired of going to bed cold and waking up in the middle of the night in a pool of sweat or waking up frozen after falling asleep comfortable. I say STOP! I like having different weather as much as the next guy but I don’t want to visit all four seasons in a single week.
This Fat Chick has trouble with the self-control particularly when it comes to junk food. I am very self-indulgent and I reward myself with sweets or crunchy salty food for every conceivable boo boo, emotional slight or even a win! I don’t have one bite ever. If I have one I have it all and then get some more. So I have to ensure I don’t take that first bite.That wait 5 minutes or 15 minutes or whatever thing doesn’t work for me either. After 15 minutes of waiting to see if I really want that chocolate I will be like a rabid dog and the binge that results isn’t pretty.
I can just tell this article is going to feel like giving a speech while naked! OK lets rip off the band-aid! I lost a pile of weight. I put a little bit back on and I have been sitting at the same weight for almost 2 years. Up 10 pounds then down 10 pounds. I’ll grant you I have tried some experiments that did not work out and I learned a few things about myself. I’ve been injured more than once for a long time now and that has added an extra level of difficulty to the challenge, but still I have a minimum of 150 pounds still to lose. I should be able to make some progress unless of course I am sabotaging my efforts. Dum, Dum, Dumb! The only reason to do that would be fear! So, what am I afraid of? Well like most people I am not a big risk taker and change is a risk. I have experienced some of my highest highs after taking a risk so I know stepping out of my comfort zone can be amazing. Hanging around in this big body, in my big comfortable chair, in my private … Continue reading
Unfortunately if I do that I have to work an extra half hour. Confession time. I don’t really pay attention during staff meetings or office one on ones. The kind of work I do means that somebody understands what I do. I just have to get accurate data to the next guy on time and nobody understand what he does either. I really have nothing to do with anybody else’s work in the office so generally nothing is discussed in these meetings that pertain to me. One day the Human Resources manager pointed out to me that I had taken a one hour lunch when I was only entitled to a half hour. Huh! When did that change? Like a year ago. Luckily I rarely take lunch at all and I put in a lot of unpaid overtime so the matter was dropped. Don’t get me wrong my employer does give me a bunch of perks that other companies would never give me. But, well now that it’s gone I want it back!
So this morning I was running my mouth as I often do while working out with my trainer. I don’t mean chatting although I was doing that too. I was giving him a hard time and generally being arrogant. Sometimes I get away with it without getting squashed like a bug other times the trainer challenges me with something new. Poor man I really am going to have to bake him a cake or … Oh right I don’t cook! I’ll offer him my best wishes some day! Yeah!
You can’t use that word in a post title or you get a lot of traffic and comments that … well. NO! So I’m reading an article by Rob Sulaver at Greatist.com called 6 Convincing Reasons to Start Working Out Immediately. Sounds good I have trouble convincing myself that there are rewards other than sore muscles for working out much of the time. Educate me Rob!