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.

Wonder Drug

It improves your mood, helps depression, improves mind clarity, improves mental focus, cuts risk of diabetes, cuts risk of many diseases. One dose each day keeps your weight down, helps your bones, increases energy and *gasp* improves your sex life. It’s a miracle of modern medicine and is as old as life it’s self.
We are always looking for an easy fix when all we need to do is get of out butt and get our heart rates up.

Exercise, the wonder drug.

Bikes and firsts.

Yesterday was my first bike ride on the road. My great friend Ali was there to help me learn it all. I didn’t get hit by even one car. I only did 14 miles but I don’t feel to bad about that for my first. Now only if I could find enough padding to make that seat not hurt.

Finding Joy in the Journey.

Getting healthy is not something I have to do. I could live an unhealthy life with little effort. Getting healthy is something I choose to do. I enjoy finding out what I can achieve, I enjoy discovering foods that both taste good and are good for me. I enjoy putting on my jeans and it not being a struggle. And although my family doesn’t know it I enjoy ” having ” to walk out that door with out two kids stuck to me to get out there and exercise. I am having a blast making tiny changes and as long as I can remind myself this is fun I will find success.

Hurdling excuses

My Daughter is almost herself again and I can finally look back on the week and see the damage done. First- bringing soda back into the house to keep her hydrated, and I had some too. Second- I’ve been to exhausted to exercise or plan anything out. Third- meals were not as healthy as they could have or should have been.

Basic overview for week- let’s pretend like it never happened.

We are planning steak and green beans for dinner tonight. Healthy portions!

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