Sunday, April 22, 2012

Let the games BEGIN!

I have something really exciting to share with you all! As of yesterday, I am in a weight-loss competition with my friend through blogging, Alissa! If you go to her blog, and scroll down a little bit, you can read all about it in her post "Competition Announcement!" She is such an amazing blogger, and writes each day, unlike yours truly, lol, so I'm sorry if I don't post as often about it as she probably will! I will try to be more faithful with blogging though. I'm super excited about doing this, and hopefully, even though it only is lasting 6 weeks, will get me in a great mindset, and I won't want to stop! We are keeping our progress a secret from each other until June 1st when we see who is the winner, so I won't be posting any of my weigh-ins. Just wanted to touch base with everyone, just in case I got any new followers through this! Hoping to be feeling pretty good about myself 6 weeks from today! :-) Let the game begin!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 I am, 1 year later

Yesterday was my 27th birthday. A whole year since I started this blog. I could be really depressed that my birthday came and I am not down the 40 pounds that I would have liked. BUT, I am down 15 pounds from last year, and I can't complain about that. I took three vacations, had holidays, kids birthday, parties, etc throughout the last year, and still managed to lose 15 pounds. I know, it is not much, but all I know is, I didn't wake up at 215 like I did last year on my birthday! I made some goals yesterday, for my 27th year. I will share them with you -

1.) Take better care of myself. I know how I am, being a mother of three...I always come last. I wake up in the morning, take a fast shower, throw my hair back in a ponytail, no makeup, and start my day. Most days I don't have time to workout. I only really wear makeup and do my hair when I am going to church, or doing something special. I'm realizing though, that if I take that extra time to take care of myself, I will feel better about myself, and probably work harder at being healthy, eating good, and working out. I'm not saying that everyday I am going to be wearing makeup and curling my hair, but I just want a better overall mindset about myself.

2.) Do 25 situps every night before bed. Hopefully I can work up to more eventually, but that is my starting point.

3.) To run a 5k by the end of summer, WITHOUT stopping.

4.) Obviously, to lose weight! Haha...somethings never change! :-)

Well, I just wanted to touch base. I gained a couple pounds over Easter and my birthday, so I am working hard to get it off again. Awww the circle of life! :-)