Physical, Emotional and Mental steps on my journey towards healthy living on every level

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

New Trick

For Christmas i had asked for an ITunes gift card because I have not taken time to watch the only TV show I follow any more (Grey's Anatomy -- I know, I know). I wanted to download the shows and watch them on my computer, but I haven't even had time to do that. So yesterday I put them on my Iphone and watched an episode from the treadmill on my Iphone. Wow, was that ever a good idea. In fact, I was so into the show that I walked an extra 18 minutes -- I exercised for 58 minutes!

I'm doing it again today. My new routine is to get up about 5:30, work for 90 minutes, wake up the kids, and then go to the Y after I take them to school. it seemed to work quite well yesterday, though it does bother me that I don't get really started working until ten....

SO hopefully I'm back at a routine that will work for me until it gets warmer and lighter out and I can make myself go at 5 again.

Friday, January 02, 2009


I realized as I was walking on the treadmill on Tuesday that the whole exercise thing for me is really about empowerment. It's bout how I feel when I do accomplish a goal . . . about how my spirit feels when I conquer myself. I had gotten to the point by July where I was on top of the world and then it all just slipped...... fortunately it didn't slip completely far, as I only gained back 9 pounds...(on the 22nd I used a different scale, but this Monday I went to the Y). in the past it has been gaining back 20 or 30 or 40 or 60 or gaining back more than I had previously lost, so at least I can feel better about catching myself before it was too late.

Now that I'm moving back in that direction again I can already feel some of the emotional benefits. I had sunk into a very unproductive slothful existence just like I had been before I started to exercise. I am looking forward to having some of the energy back that comes from exercising, but most importantly, I am looking forward to feeling the empowerment that comes from taking on myself and winning.

Hey, me, you better watch out! I'm BAAAACKK!