Posts Tagged ‘New Year’

Motivation in the form of a swimsuit

January 7, 2010

So I’m not one of those people who refuses to put on a swimsuit until I’m skinny.  ‘Cause let’s face facts, that would be like swearing to never wear one again.  And doing triathlons has been a part of what has helped me get to the place I am now, and has been a great addition to my fitness.  The folks at the pool won’t let me swim in my running pants, so I just wear my tankini (that covers my tummy) and go on about my life.

However, we have booked a trip to Cozumel in May, for our 10th Anniversary (don’t get me started on how the hell I have been married 10 years!  WHAT?).  Sooooo…  unless I want to spend all my time on the beach feeling chubby, worrying about looking fat, and feeling just GENERALLY UNCOMFORTABLE, I gotta get this eating under control.  It’s not like I think I’m going to be a model by then, but just smaller and more comfy in my own skin. 

I’d love to be able to wear a 2-piece suit, if I can.  Like a real one, not a tankini, which is really just a one piece sliced in half for bathroom-convenience.  So I’m going to find a picture of a swimsuit that I like, and post it on my fridge and on my mirror in the bathroom at home.  Constant reminders.  That ought to help, right? 

So far this week, I’ve been successful in eating well, but lousy on workouts.  It’s almost always the other way around.  *sigh*  I need to get both together!!  I am running at lunch today, and then teaching Spin tonight.  I am teaching two more Spin classes this week, and plan to run at least two more times.  So here’s to a better second half of the workout week!


If we are what we eat, I’m a big ass cookie.

January 4, 2010

This weekend did not go well, food wise.  UGH.  So, at least now there is nothing coming up that will be a giant food fest.  Always a plus.

I am going to do some menu planning for this week.  We don’t have any fresh food in the house, other than about 2 apples.  DH and I were both commenting on how good it felt to eat REAL food, instead of junk like we had done all weekend. 

I did, however, get in two nice runs.  Friday I met up with my FWR and we did about 6 miles on a snowy trail.  It was slower than usual, which is (hopefully) a result of the uneven smooshy slippery trails.  My butt and legs were sore in that good, I did something different way. 

Then today I ran 6.25 hilly miles from my in-laws’ house.  Holy hilly town, batman!  Jeebus.  I did some walking up the super steep parts, and then towards the end when I was tired.  But all in all, it was good. 

And if I need more motivation to eat better, DH and I are planning a trip to Cozumel in May for our 10 year anniversary.  So unless I want to look like a giant fatass in my swimsuit and be uncomfortable the whole time, I better get in gear.

Looking back at last year

December 31, 2009

Last year was odd for me.  I did more running than ever, training for and completing two half marathons on my own.  However, I weigh about 7 more pounds than I did last year.  And get this…  None of my fucking jeans fit.  One pair is ok, simply because it’s made of super stretchy stuff. 

Talk about motivation.  Kee-rist.  Really?  Too fat for all my jeans? 

Today has been an excellent day so far.  I stuck to my plan all day, and have avoided the crap food at our front desk.  I’m basically hiding in my cube, but hey, if that is what it takes, then SO BE IT. 

I had this brilliant idea that I’d take pictures of the stuff I eat and post them here, to make me think twice before I shoveled it in my gaping piehole…  but I forgot.  So I only took one pic so far, of my Clif Kid’s bar and Diet Mt. Dew from this morning.   If I can remember, I will take pics this weekend.  The thought of posting them here might keep me from dipping repeatedly in the nacho cheese dip, and tossing back Christmas M&Ms like they are the Valium that will help me ignore my sister in law’s snarky little comments.  There is no excuse for not doing it, actually…  I take the pic on my phone, and POOF, post it here.  Easy peasy. 

I have a 6 & 7 mile run to get done this weekend.  Tomorrow I’m meeting up with my FWR (friends-who-run) for our own mini-Resolution Run.  Unlike the crazies who are doing one at 7 am, we’re going at a much more reasonable (and warm) 10:00 am.  I will see how I feel and do one of the runs tomorrow.  I’ll do the other one this weekend at my in-laws’ house.  I may have to go to the gym to do it, tho.  They live in Colorado Springs which has an elevation profile that looks like a super wiggly worm.  Plus the elevation there is just enough higher that I REALLY suffer on hills.  If I lived there, there is about a 3% chance that I’d be a runner. 

In case it isn’t obvious by the fact that I’m blogging at 4:27 on a work day, it’s SO BORING at work today.  Boredom eating is a problem I have, and so far I’m combatting it well.  DH and I will jet out of here at 5:00 on the button.  We have errands to do, like going to the book store (aaaah… ), potentially grabbing dinner (something healthy, I promise), and going to the pet store to get all kinds of crap for the furry little people who live in my house.  Oh, and the liquor store.  I’m going to have some wine tonight.  Not so much that I will blow my calories for the day, but a little something. 

Well, peeps, I’ll talk to you next year!!!  (that’s been my favorite joke since I was a kid!)