Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'll get by with a little help from my friends . . .

Thank you Laurie & Jil for your encouragement! We CAN do this! It's really fun to know that I've got the support even if you are hundreds of miles away. Are there any teaching jobs in Texas?? ;-)

So, I must say that I felt successful yesterday. As soon as I posted, I knew I had to do what I could to make it! Let's be honest, the goals weren't difficult, just something that needed to be done. Had I not posted, I may have just let them slip by. I'm SO glad I didn't let that happen!

So, my accomplishments yesterday included:
  • 2.5 mile walk, in the sun, beautiful day - if felt great
  • yummy salad for lunch, chicken breast for dinner (all low carbs)
  • positive attitude (the walk did help)
  • read 1/2 a chapter in the book - once the family was around it was hard to stay focused
  • Water, Water, Water!
  • Reporting my success (ok, that's happening today, but I was ready yesterday)

So, today, I'm focused and ready to keep this up. Here are the goals for today:

  • complete a 30 minute (at least) workout - no matter if it's a video, jog, bike ride, etc. Just 30 minutes of activity.
  • Finish the chapter in the book.
  • Stay positive and focused (Laurie's Thursday 13 started that off on the right note) :-)
  • Healthy eating and plenty of protein

Sure, these are like mini-goals, but it's funny how important they can be. So, as I get these goals mastered, I'll start to focus on bigger and better things. For right now, it's about getting back to the basics.

There are so many other things that I feel like I would like to get off my chest, but I'm just not sure where or how to start. I figure if I can get myself back into the swing of things, I'll be able to sort out my feelings, questions, frustrations, etc., and get to the bottom of the craziness that I know and face.

Looking forward to reading many successes!


Laurie ( said...

I'm so happy that you're back blogging again.. I've really missed your upbeat posts! :)

You got a lot accomplished yesterday and should be very proud! :) I'm glad my Thursday 13 helped ya today! hahah! It was an easy fun one! :)

Today I'm leaving work early to go to the doctor, and then I'm going to hit the gym before I go home to take care of the dogs.. I know I'll feel guilty if I left after going home.. they need their exercise too!

Jil said...

I am glad too that you are back to is an adventure...and I find mini goals to be a valuable source to achieving the bigger goals...

Now I just have to get myself out there...whether it be walking or whatever...I just need to get out!

Happy Friday and I hope the weekend brings Many mini successes and a big fat dose of joy...


Janine said...

I too am so pleased that you are back blogging. It seems that everyone is so positive right now and I am sure it has something to do with Summer for you guys. I on the other hand feel like I am going the other way......and I am sure it is as we are heading into winter!!!