Sleep

I read in a magazine that sleep is very important to not only your metabolism but your overall health. So for my weekly goals- 100 oz water a day and 7 hours of sleep a night. Tonight I’m getting a bad start but tomorrow it starts.

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Accomplishments and paramedics.

This weekend I did my first organized bike ride. It wasn’t a race just a ride which was exactly what I needed. I completed 22 miles of what I planned as flat but in reality was hill after hill after hill. At the half way point, literally the turn around spot, I got stuck to my bike and tipped over. My clip in shoe system is a lot to get used to and I’m not good at it at all. Scuffed up my knee just a bit, not a big deal at all. The paramedics on site must have had a dull night because they made a bit of an embarrassing scene over me. The woman treating me must have used 10 different items when all I wanted was a bandaid. Three medics in bright yellow shirts and huge flashlights all aimed at me. They even made me sit on the ground to complete the scene. I ended up with a system of bandaids and a bruised ego. I got back on my bike and finished the last 11 miles. I know it’s not a lot but I didn’t get an extra 50 pounds by riding my bike to the moon and back. I feel great about it and I can’t wait until I can do my next event. Saints to Sinners anyone?

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I’m trying. I really am but I can’t find that balance between what tastes good and what is good for you. I know that I should go for what is good for me but really cant some of it taste great. I love my smoothies, breakfast no problem, dinner is doing me in. What can I eat that I can afford and will taste okay.

Hubbs and his BBQ

I understand my extra weight. I don’t understand how to keep it off. Hubby BBQ’d pizza last night. Pizza is naughty to begin with, make 4 different kinds and I’m out. BBQ chicken, BBQ beef, taco, pepperoni and then he made a streusel pizza to chase it all down. We did have family over so it wasn’t all for us but I had 3 pieces and gained a few pounds. I did pass on the ice-cream though. Last night was a diet set back. Last night was real life and I need to realize that one day does not define a life time. Today is new and I’m ready to work twice as hard.

Right things.

I’ve realized that I must make a choice between what is right and what is easy. Ruining my health was simple, getting healthy will be hard but it’s the right thing.