Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekly Motivational #2

Happy Sunday Y'all!

How was your week? I stood still all week. My food choices are back on track (mostly) and I'm hoping to pick back up logging it soon to help me even more.

My fitness, on the other hand, not so much.

I make plans. I do. Big plans. I even have a cool calendar I made myself that has 7 columns for each day of the week and 5 rows so I can plan my week out.
Row 1: My work schedule
Row 2: Husband's work schedule
Row 3: Philosophy homework
Row 4: World History homework
Row 5: Gym/workout schedule

I have it color coded. I highlight my OFF days and make sure with homework I give myself OFF days, too. Husband's work schedule has been crazy lately, tomorrow he leaves for another week in Orlando but comes back and will work through the weekend on Saturday. My own schedule has been steady, but I am still working every damned weekend morning, so I have missed my favorite zumba class for 3 months now.
As for the gym schedule, well that is just for show apparently. I write down classes I want to take, or simply write in cardio/weights and which gym I should go to (there is one by my house and one by my work, so I truly have no excuses). And I just don't go. Why do that when I can be at home watching reruns of Grey's Anatomy? Hah. I haven't been to the gym more than twice this month.

So, my weekly motivational is pretty simple.....

Forget about what happened last week. Forget about July and what it brought you. Today. Today starts a BRAND NEW WEEK. For all of us! Start fresh with new motivation and renewed drive!

Today, be thankful. Today, make the right choices. Today, look at what your week is planned to be, and follow through!

That's all. Take this week, and OWN it. Be in control of your outcome!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekly Motivational #1

You know what happens every time, you get a new car and all of a sudden everyone else and their mother has the EXACT SAME CAR???!?!

They say pregnancy is like that too, but I wouldn't know about that one.

What I do know, is that I have felt the pains of failure in my fitness and food life lately, and it seems many of the women I follow in blog-land have too. July has been the month of set-backs and lost motivation, and we are all trying to dig our way out.

So, once a week (hopefully on Fridays), I am going to post a motivational blog. It might just be a picture, or a quote, or something I found on Pinterest. It may be a health article, or a recipe for something new, or maybe just a shout out to my own accomplishment for the week.

The point is, I lost my will to get fit, lost my willpower against my favorite foods (Yup, I ate 2 bags of cereal in less than 5 days. TWO.) But I see now that I'm not going to find that willpower anywhere but inside of myself. It's not on the shelf, not lost in my purse. It's not inside Amy, although she is a great reflection of my subconscious and that's a scary and yet comforting thought. (<3 U!)

My will to move on, move forward, and get back on track is within me. So, I expect tears of refusal and child-like tantrums of "I DON'T WANNA!!", but I also expect to "suck it up buttercup" and make the best of what I have. After all, I'm relatively young, healthy, and have the ability to control my outcome. And my outcome is a bikini. Or at least a flattering sundress!

So, in honor of the first Motivational....

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Road Trip Review : June 2014

So, let's review..

-The distance from home to Crowley's Ridge National Park is 849 miles.
-The distance from there to Devil's Den State Park is 215 miles.
-My total goal distance is then 1,064 miles.
-Challenge runs from January 1st thru October 31st, which is 304 days.
-That means... I need to cover 3.5 miles per day to achieve my goal distance.
-Of that 3.5 miles, only half (1.75 miles) can come from my everyday normal walking!

The Road So Far.....

Goal: 108.5 miles
Distance: 79.79 miles
Deficit: -28.71 miles

Goal: 98 miles
Distance: 88.16 miles
Deficit: -9.84 miles

Goal: 108.5 miles
Distance: 111.34 miles
Deficit: +2.84 miles

Goal: 105 miles
Distance: 184.73 miles
Deficit: +79.73 miles

Goal: 108.50 miles
Distance: 77.11 miles
Deficit: -31.39 miles

Goal: 105 miles
Distance: 51.78 miles
Deficit: -53.22 miles

So.... we are now more than halfway to our end date. I am officially 40.59 miles behind and I only have 123 days left to do something. Actually, it's only 114 days. Oh boy.

I have stood by my decision to not let July get away from me. I have gone to the gym a couple of times, I have started a 21-day cardio kickstart with the Wii, and I haven't had but a few sodas. But, I am feeling like I have gotten myself off to a good start. I will continue to kick ass, I will continue to put myself and my health first, and I will zero out my deficit by the end of August.

For now, I leave you with some wisdom that we all need to remember...