Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What's New?

So I'm sitting in bed, Full House is on in the background and I'm wide awake. It's 8:02am, I don't have to be to work until 12:30. The worst part is that it's raining so it feels like it's 4am and it's one of those days where you just want to stay in bed with your sweats on (especially with this cramp I'm currently experiencing) and do exactly as I'm doing...watch Full House re-runs. No, strike that. The worst part about today is that I know when I get to work, I have so many big tasks to complete. I hate going to work and knowing that I'm going to get sweaty and disgusting and there's nothing I can do to prevent it. I'm also going to my mom's house straight from work to celebrate my sister's birthday so no shower for me until later! I really am just waiting for Friday. This weekend is going to be great because it's one of those weekends where we have nothing planned. The boyfriend and I are going to get some hay bales, corn stalks and pumpkins to put out and we'll probably go to Dixboro for some cider and home decorating ideas. This is the most exciting time of the year, we've planted our mums,  I have my autumn leave door mat out and a scarecrow on the door. Yes, I wish I was Martha Stewart.

Anyway September has been like a month of new beginnings for me. I started Weight Watchers on Tuesday. It's a lot easier than I'd thought it would be. It's all about choices now. I used to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it. That's not the way eating is supposed to be. I'm changing myself so that I'll eat what's good for me most of the time and treat myself on special occasions. Now I can choose, do I want 1 cookie or a whole bowl of salad with chicken? I'm proud of myself so far because I haven't given up or cheated. I've been tempted...believe me! But I want to be healthy and thinner more than I want some french fries. I have about 93 pounds to lose so I have a long road ahead of me. Hopefully by this time next year I'll feel comfortable going to holiday parties and looking good at them. My only regret is that I wish I started this sooner. I'm not going to beat myself up about it, though because you have to be completely commited and motivated to start such a big journey like this, or else you won't be successful. I'm finally ready.

Along with Weight Watchers, I've been exercising. I know I'd lose weight just following my points alone but I want to speed it up and also gain some strength. I used to run, in fact, I ran every weekday morning for over 8 weeks. But my shins were killing me, I thought over time they wouldn't hurt so bad but they do. I have shin splints and I don't want to hurt them even more so I decided to get exercise in other ways. Yesterday I started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. She used to annoy me really bad. I know she's a tough trainer but I just hate how cheesy she is on commercials. I designed my website for you *points at the camera* but I trust her because she used to be big. I know some personal trainers probably have good advice but how do they know what will work for me if they've grown up skinny little kids that decided to lift weights? Anyway I kept hearing how hard it was but I thought "No way is an at-home workout dvd going to be hard for me." I was wrong. I was so wrong. I did Level 1 of the dvd last night, on the easiest level and I worked up a sweat more than I did running in 90 degree weather. I'm definitely going to be sore later. But I'm gonna keep at it. I'm going to make myself do it for thirty days straight. I plan to do Level 1 for two weeks, Level 2 for one week and Level 3 for one week as well. I hope I'm more toned when I'm done. I should notice a change, after eating my points for a month while doing the shred...I hope.

Another challenge I decided to do (I don't have enough on my plate mind right now, right) is the 10 day blog challenge. This challenge will be, well, challenging for me because I don't write in this blog as much as I should, let alone every single day. But I will. I feel empowered so there's no better time to start this than now. My next post will be about the 10 Day Challenge so keep an eye out for that.

Wow, I managed to write a whole post without one mention of makeup? I'm going to have to change the name of my blog! Most beauty related posts to come as well...in fact, I think that after the 10 day challenge, I'm going to attempt the 30 Day Challenge and then after that, the beauty edition. Talk at you guys later! Thanks for reading :)

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