Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Adventure Day Two

Day two of vacation and day two working out!  Yesterday we went to the hotels fitness center.  The equipment each had its own problem but I didnt let that stop me.  The treadmill I was on would not start.  So I unplugged it and tried again.  No avail!  So I went on the stationary bike.  45 minutes of peddling while I watched Prison Break on Netflix (the TV on the bike didn't work.)  As we were working out an employee of the hotel came in and we notified him of the issues.

Today we were looking forward to another workout.  But the equipment hadn't been repaired.  I took the treadmill that worked and Al took the elliptical machine.  45 minute workout.  Increased speed every 5 minutes.  Even ran twice for 1 min and 1 1/2 minutes.  It hurt my ankles.  I think I need to invest in a new pair of running shoes!  I have never run at this weight either.  But I am not going to let that stop me.  I love how I feel after I run.  I need to focus on that.

Im now out at the pool soaking up some Florida rays.  72 degrees, overcast and breezy but it sure beats the 16 degrees back home :)

This evening is Heidi's wedding so plenty of food and alcohol tonight.  It's all about choices and priorities.  Tonights priority is enjoying friends.  Today I am focusing on water consumption.  When I finish this bottle of water that will be 9 (8oz) glasses of water.  I'll get at least one more bottle in before the wedding.  And will have water during the evening so as not to get toooo inebriated.  After all Al's CEO and board of directors are at this wedding.  It's not a work function but still...

Tomorrow we are going to Epcot for the day.  I'm thinking no workout because we will get plenty of walking in during the day.  Our flight on Monday is at noon.  It's an hour and half drive plus we need to return our car and check in before the flight.  I'm thinking we need to leave about 8:00 or 8:30.  If I pack the night before I can get up early and get a 30 minute treadmill/bike workout before we leave.  Exercise becomes addicting once I start.  I just need to get off my keester  and do it!  It helps if I watch a good program on Netflix.  I get engaged in the program and don't watch the clock on the equipment.

Friday, December 28, 2012

New year...New ADVENTURE

I've been down this path many times.  The weight has come back on.  I'd like to start with a clean slate but to do so I need to explain the last year.

Sandie (for those who don't know is my mother-in-law) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this past summer.  She hid many of her medical issues from the family.  Sadly, I feel I may be to blame for that as I discouraged her from focusing on the negative with me.  As she was at some sort of medical doctor/treatment weekly, I didn't want to hear it.

In July, I took over taking her to her appointments.  At first she was upset because she preferred her PCA (personal care assistant) to drive her around and attend her appointments.  but when things became serious I felt family needed to be involved and stepped in.  We found out she had pancreatic cancer.  Finding a doctor willing to use the treatment plan she wanted proved harder that we thought. We nearly lost her in August but were able to get her treatments started and she moved into a nursing home.  All her/our efforts gave her more time but we still lost her on Halloween.  I am stating all of this because the amount of stress having someones life depend on you is enormous.  I deal with stress by eating and sleeping.  And so I did.

My weight is at 227.4 pounds.  Not my altime highest but close!  Shortly before Christmas I enrolled in a new program Michell Bridges 12 week body toning (12wbt).  The program actually starts February10th.  We are currently in the warm up phase and in two weeks with begin preseason.  I like this slow start because I can focus on one little thing at a time.  This week I am cutting my nonwater drinks in half.  Well to be honest I am now consuming mostly if not all water.  2 1/2 days without a diet coke.  Broke down today and have a bottle in front of me.  But it will last till monday I am guessing.

I am currently sitting in a hotel room in St. Augustine, Fl.  Hubby and I have a wedding to attend.  But festivities don't start until 6:30 tonight.  So when I am done here we are heading to the fitness center.  I can't even remember the last time I worked out.  I am looking forward to getting a good sweat on!

Oh, my adventure this time is based in Australia.  It seems strange to participate in a program half a world away but I think it may just work.  So if I begin to speak like an Aussie you just might understand.  And I may just start using the metric system of measurements.

My reward for making goal weight...A week in the carribean with my hubby and possibly his aunt and uncle.  They just don't it yet.  Whats my goal? 150.  I cqn do this!