15 3 / 2014

I am finally home after two weeks in New Mexico for military training.  I completed 2 weeks of focus T25 and only ate out twice there.  I come home and a friend who picked me up from the airport told me I looked like I had lost weight.  And then…and then…and then…and then, I knocked on my next door neighbor’s apartment door, and he answered and said I looked like I had lost weight.  Hey, that’s two people. And it must be true.  I got on the scale which I hadn’t been on in two weeks, and I lost some.

I’m moving onward and upward.

So…I feel the need to share this.  Has anyone ever bought body lotion and after a shower you but on the lotion and then you read the bottle and find out it’s body wash and then you have to take another shower.  Anyone?  Glad that didn’t happen to me. :)

11 3 / 2014

I am on my second week of Focus T25, and I am finding it easy to accomplish.  While I have been in New Mexico, I have only eaten out twice.  I wanted authentic Mexican food last night, so a friend and I went out.  Before we left, I made sure to get my workout in.  Some people would say that cardio was wasted after eating out, but I would like to say, I was able to enjoy the experience more knowing I stuck to my workout.

I leave here on Saturday morning, and I am excited to get back to my own bed.  Living in a hotel room is not as glamorous as some make it out to be. 

10 3 / 2014

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but  who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat"  ~Theodore Roosevelt. 

You have to get out there in the arena and be a player in your own life; regardless of the outcome, you made the attempt.  That attempt is more than most people do in a lifetime. 

06 3 / 2014

I’m embarking on new territory; I will be working out for 4 days in a row.  I feel so good right now, and I hope this enthusiasm to be better continues.  This two weeks is exactly what I needed; I haven’t been out of my flight for 8 months.  I have 52 days of leave and you can only carry 60 into the next year.  I haven’t done something for myself in a long time.

Have you ever just walked through your day to day life and never really had your eyes open to what was there? That’s what I’ve been doing.  I can’t allow this to happen anymore. 

05 3 / 2014

3 days of Focus T25 done and ab work complete.  I am a happy girl.

Even in a hotel, a girl can get things done.  Going for a run tomorrow night since I have gotten used to the thinner air here.

04 3 / 2014

For the next two weeks, the military has sent me to the beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. I haven’t been to New Mexico since college when I worked at Glorieta LifeWay Conference Center.

I can’t complain about the weather here at all; I am stuck in a hotel room and I brought my Focus T25 and a resistance band.  So yesterday I did Cardio and did resistance band exercises and some ab work.

I tried almond milk for the first time this morning, and I am impressed.  It was the unsweetened Silk brand, and I loved it.  It is definitely being added to my daily intake.

I hope all of you are starting off well in your week. Mwah.

24 2 / 2014

I think funny is sexy, and that is the main quality I love about Joe, my man.  The world got a little less funnier today with the death of Harold Ramis. 

The world needs more funny people in it.  Glad I nabbed one.

19 2 / 2014

Last night, I knocked on a neighbor’s door as we were to hang out this weekend. They suggested we go out to dinner, and I was very hesitant. This is now Day 4 of no processed food, and at the beginning stages not unlike anything else I have tried, it is easy to convince yourself to just start over again tomorrow.

I told him I would go, and I said give me until 6:30pm because I am waiting on a vanity I had ordered to arrive.  Well, the delivers kept texting me a number of times to tell me they were almost there…almost there.  They didn’t wind up arriving until way after 7.  I don’t eat really anything past 7pm. 

So really it was the delivers who saved me from making a bad choice this early into the change game.

I’m not saying I won’t ever eat out again, as I know I will be judging an JROTC event this weekend and I would like to have a Panera Bread salad.  It’s all about choices. And I believe I have made the right one.

18 2 / 2014

Everything is paid for Disney World; I have to say that has to be the cheapest trip. I used a race weekend discount. And I am already planning out my meals with the Disney Dining Plan.  And this isn’t even until October. This time I will be staying in the Caribbean Beach Resort and as long as I see Maleficent somewhere, I will be a happy girl.  

18 2 / 2014

My plan is solid, and I hope it continues to stay that way. When I go to work, I often find myself reaching for something that was not planned for.  Coworkers invite me to lunch or bring in things, and very easily, I am taken in.

But I am hoping my long term goals far outweigh a brief moment when temptation is in front of me.

I am armed. This will be the 3rd day for the food journal. Go me! And all of us!