Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Day Five has begun

I really don't like counting days...... One tends to count the life away. But day five of my challenge has begun. Yesterday, I found myself in a funk. And so I had a small piece of carrot cake-- more about the icing, honestly.

I couldn't get on cape. I ran out of gas on the way home from my spin class ( money spent on a service call that could have gone in the gas tank. Pffffft! Back to AAA). And I came home exhausted, but couldn't settle to sleep. I felt like the day went away, with me doing much of nothing......

And the thunderstorms came. I slept.

And now, I feel tired.

Working on creating situations to improve my sleep quality, so I can rest. No electronics in the bedroom, phone on do not disturb mode, and other interventions, so I can sleep.


I think part of my restlessness stemmed from the previous day when I taught three spin classes. I felt great teaching, but I was tired.


Well, day five has begun and I am off to tackle it..

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A 30 - day challenge

What better way to regain my focus and strength, than to give myself a 30-day challenge ( which was originally a 21-day--- 30 seemed more well-rounded).

I took measurements this morning, which BTW is always challenging with cats. They want to 'help'.

I also found the athletic setting on my body composition scale--- I didn't realize that it would make a 13% difference in overall composition and measurements. AND yes, I still consider myself an athlete.... Teaching multiple classes and training daily. I know what my struggles are, and now, it is time to put these to rest.

I am eating like a warrior. (It works for me). But I am also making the effort to be prepared, so I can eat appropriately when I am hungry, and not on the fly. I have tucked my measurements away, and will revisit on 7 June, which is 21-days (from yesterday.... The day I began my challenge), prior to leaving for Texas, so I have accountability while in Texas.

My goal over the next 30 is to lay a foundation-- better eating, better choices, improve my running, and begin training for racing. Working in an aesthetically driven field is challenging at times, because sometimes people don't look beyond appearance.

Today...... I continue the journey.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Today, I realized again how energy is relevant-- in terms of consumption.


Yesterday, I taught two spin classes, and I ran/walked 3 miles. AND... I hadn't consumed enough energy. Still recovering from the beginning of the week, today, I felt tired and headachy, and cold. I was hungry, but I wasn't. (I think that was the headache). One might think I was sick...... And I realized tonight, after eating again (I eat when I am hungry and after drinking some water) that I had not consumed enough calories this week. And while I am working a balancing act to eat appropriately to lose the body fat, I still need to eat.


I was recently told that my body appearance is a reflection of my eating. And while I agree with this, there are sometimes other factors..... My issues generates from my relationship with food, and thus my relationship with myself. I look in the mirror and do not always like what I see. And I use food as my weapon.


This week was not the case of that rally point for me...... This week was simply not eating enough, to satisfy my bodies demands. Tomorrow, I am scheduled to teach spin and run 3 miles......


My goal: is to lose 60 pounds in the next year.


It is time I get serious. This is my health. This is my life.