Saturday, February 28, 2009

What a powerful Saturday meeting!

My friend Sal is in town but having missed last week's meeting I did not want to miss this one. She went off for a mani/pedi and I headed to the meeting. I was really glad that I went and put off the rest and relaxation that comes from having your nails done .... that will come on another day! Besides Sal and I have the rest of the day for shopping and cooking up some Mexican at the house tonight.

So, back to the meeting. Nikki told us about her wonderful trip. Chris talked about energies and the importance of keeping positive forces near you at all times. Margaret shared a touching story of giving without expectation of anything in return and how good that feels. I decided after Alison's party to also have one once the weather warmed up. Sitting in today's meeting, I decided mine would be a garden party. We have been watching our garden grow the last few weeks. We are growing most everything from seeds this year. We have them under lights, give them plenty of water and lots of positive energy and words! Yes, I talk to my plants! Chris ended by reading us a story ... really great stuff!

What was most unexpected today was after the meeting as I drove home wiping an occasional tear from my eye .... I flipped on the radio and there was my friend Gloria Gaynor belting out the song "I WILL SURVIVE". Now I don't know about you but I can't help but crank that tune up and sing! How fitting to hear that song after our meeting today.
I've got all my life to live, I've got all my love to give and I'll survive, I will survive.
Amen sister! We will all survive!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Missed my work out yesterday ....

I was in back to back meetings and could not get away to exercise. The evening was equally busy so I went down and did the dreadmill today at lunch and will Zumba tonight so that I make up my missed workout. Yea for me!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Who needs chips!

I found the 'new' chip ... celery! I love the taste, it is crunchy and you burn more calories digesting it than what it actually has it in! How can you beat that?!?!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Won't fail!

I got myself down to our weight room with the intent to walk on the dreadmill for 45 minutes. I look into my workout bag and no shoes! My high priced but properly fitted shoes are home on the landing in another bag, lonely. It it a good thing, I think to myself that I am still wearing tennis shoes since my surgery a year ago. Although the fit is not good and they typically make my calves really tight after about 1/2 mile .... I say to myself, 'Self, you can get your butt in there with these shoes and just see how much of the 45 minutes you can do. Something is better than nothing!' So I get on the mill and start her up; low and behold, I got 30 minutes in! Yea for me! My calves did not seize up the way they were before my new shoe purchase so I was glad for that. If the sun stays out, I might just go home, put on my new shoes and get another little walk in while enjoying the fresh air and sun.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cirque - What a wonderful show!

My honey took me to see Cirque du Soleil's show Saltimbanco. It was great ... some of the things those people are able to do with their bodies is amazing and what strength it takes. David had never seen a show ... me, I've been fortuneate to see at least 4 but he can't stop talking about it. I think the next trip to see his parents in FL will involve a trip to see the show (La Nouba) at Downtown Disney! If you get a chance to see the show, do it! Let me know what you think .... have a great weekend and hope to see many of you on Saturday!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Please come this Saturday!

Hey group,
I will be at the meeting on Saturday ... I hope others will make it. I missed last week since I went out of town and can use some group interaction! Hope you can make it!
My last week was not so good due to more bread and potatoes than I like but we are moving into a new week and I will go back to the colorful food varieties! I also had a reaction to the shot in my foot so that slowed me down. Looking forward to warmer weather so I can get out and enjoy the air ... clear some cobwebs that have invaded my brain over the winter. With any luck David and I might be able to get out on our bikes even if it is just a neighborhood ride. We also got Wii Fit and while it won't take the place of exercises that I currently do, it is an added bonus. You do work up a sweat doing it and we vow to do at least 30 minutes a day!
Enjoy the week and hope to see you on Saturday.

One more thing ... If I can figure out how, I am going to change my "At slugs pace towards healthy" .... it is kind of depressing and needs a positive spin. Chat soon!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The hard work paid off!

I got on the scale on Wednesday AM and was happy to see I was down 3 or 4 pounds BUT when I got to work and plugged in the numbers .... it was actually 4.2 gone! I am so proud of the planning that I did for food and getting my a$$ on the dreadmill each day! Yea for me! This week however has been a challenge. I got a steroid shot in my foot to help the scar tissue from the surgery I had a year ago. It has slowed down the exercise at least for a day maybe two. I know from last week I can do this! Looking forward to more great progress!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

See the blog Chris wrote - here are my thoughts

How we precieve the things around us really impacts us, our out look, our feelings and emotions. I let this drag me down for some time and then something snapped and I get it now. I find that taking one day at a time is what helps me get through the things I need to do whether it be work, home, exercising, etc.
I have pain with the exercise I am doing but I look at it as a reminder that I have moved and done something good for myself. I also remind myself that if I stop, the pain will only get worse!
Honestly, I never thought about the packing lunch at might thing but sometimes it does seem like a chore. I can tell you, if I put my mind to it and pack, I am happier at work because I have healthy options at my finger tips. It is easier to turn down someone that asks if I want to go out if I have my lunch and it is something yummy!
One of the girls here recently went to the candy machine for a bar of chocolately goodness. After seeing the calories, she wanted to split it with someone, I turned her down! My ego really wanted even just a bite but I stuck with my carrots and celery. The next day I asked if she wanted some of my candy and I put out carrots in my hand!
I love the last paragraph and it sums up what I feel inside ... there are ALWAYS sacrificies to make to get what you want! Have a healthy week! Peace out!