Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Up early and raring to go

Trying to switch over my schedule from day sleeping to "normal" is always a challenge.  Since I work from home and can work around any schedule I find myself on, it gives me the time to do it slower and more naturally, but it always screws with the diet and exercise.

There is no energy to do things, everything suffers.  Although I feel more mentally alert and aware my body says, "I slept in today - weeeeeeeeeee it's a free day!"

Such is the case yesterday, when we didn't get any shopping done, which led to one more day off program.

 

Therefore I'm up early today to get everything in order.  I'm going to have a good breakfast (a spinach omelet made with egg beaters) and maybe some oatmeal with raisins so that I can actually - drumroll please - get to the gym today.  That is my one and only goal.  Well that and shopping so I can eat on plan today.  No more take out.  Baaaad takeout. 

I'm gearing myself up for Boot Camp and the odd thing is, as hard as it's going to be I'm excited about it.  Actually, I shouldn't even say hard because it's not hard, just challenging.

And that's the whole point.  The point is to push myself to do things I know I can do and continually test my limits. 

I'm excited.  There's no telling what I can accomplish.  If I can prove to myself that I can change my life for the next twelve weeks by incorporating heavy exercise and more disciplined and healthy eating - the weight loss will really be a secondary issue.

This is more about finding my inner power and strength.

 

It's all in the attitude.  Flopping from I will do it to I did do it.  Changing my position of letting my circumstances happen to me to taking charge of my circumstances.  I've done it before, I'll do it again. 

Watch out world, here I come. 

It's the New & Improved Ginger - not because she's thinner but because she's a champion.  Someone who is strong enough to change what she doesn't like and celebrate what she does.

 

My atta girl for yesterday - hummm..  Gonna hafta think about that one.  I think I'm most proud of the fact I didn't let anything stop me.  I didn't have the right foods to eat on program, but I didn't stuff myself with bad stuff.  I definitely had portion control.  I didn't have an important tool to meet a deadline for work, but I worked around it.  Basically if I ran into a wall, I figured out a way to get around it rather than let it stop me. 

And today will be better.  I've turned a corner, I think, and I'm really proud of myself.  So for that, a definite atta girl.

5 comments:

paintedangel8 said...

I can not express how excited I was after reading your journal. Excited for us both!! : )  You have given me much hope. You my dear, are doing fantastic!! Be proud : ) I am very happy for you and I wish you the best of luck. I am going to look at the "Boot Camp" now. I have been very ummm depressed about myself, the whole weight loss issue...but now I think I have something to look forward to. I will keep you in my thoughts, and again, best of luck...you're doing great!!

tawnkrueg said...

You have inspired me soo much. I have been struggling with my weight all my lfe!  You have given me Hope and courage to  continue my slow weight lose program. You are doing an awsome job!! Keep up the the Great work!! If you dont mind if i kept your site in my favorites. It will give me inspiation that i need on a day to day bases!! Thank you sooo much!!!!  
                                            Tawnkrueg

kbucfan20 said...

I don't know if anyone has told you this but I am proud of you and admire you very much.  I am a 19 year old who has struggled with my weight since middle school.  Two years ago I was at 140 and felt great about myself but now I am at 190 and fell like I am losing control.  I am so glad that you are reshaping your life and it is people like you that have it more difficult than I that inspire me.  I am going to work my hardest and my goal this time will be 130 and maintain it.  Good luck in your journey to a new you take it from someone who has taken the journey and then walked it backwards.  Achieving your final goal feels WONDERFUL!
Love, Amber

tr9lew said...

i dont know where to start im new at a comp. just got it for x-mas 04 but im trying to loose  a few pds. i weigh 150 allin the gutt. and all solid every where else legs arms nice buttocc just round in the middle hate to do sit upps. want to hearc from u soon.  dont have anybody to talk to. about working out. just my husband all he say is do some sit ups. so talk to me soonn tr9lew@aol.com. oh yeah i always eat at nite a big meal. what we had for dinner. hit me back soontr9lew@aol.com

jackiestyhm said...

HELLO
  MY NAME IS JACKIE, I AM TRIED TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT , I AM AT MY HIGH
345 POUND AND IT IS VERY HARD FOR ME TO DO . I WORK IN FAST FOOD AND I AM THE MANAGER AM WHEN I GET HOME I AM TO TRIED TO EXERCISE I NEED SOME TO HELP COACH ME COULD WE DO THIS TOGETHER