Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Minor Miracle

Believe it or not.....miracles do happen.

Here's my story:

I took the kids to swim practice on a cold, windy day.  This is a rarity in So.Cal but it was a VERY cold day.  I was planning to do a little walk/jog/walk while they swam.  I had clocked on my odometer how far point A would be from point B (the pool.)

Well.........I set off to get in my exercise thinking I would walk a few minutes first and then try and do a bit of running.  I didn't even get out of the parking lot at a was sooooo damn cold.......I had to start running right away.

I kept running.  I wanted to stop but I also wanted to see if I could make it all the way to the "turn around spot" without stopping. 

I hate running.

My ipod battery died after 3 songs.....ugh!!!!  BUT I still kept running.

(I told you this was a miracle!!!)

I got to the "turn around spot" and decided to see how long I could go on the return trip without resorting to slowing to a walk.

I made it the whole way.   32 continuous minutes.  (Now the whole route was only 2.5 miles BUT I HATE running and have NEVER EVER run for more than 5 minutes in a stretch on the treadmill so this was a big deal!)

IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!  Ok, maybe I am overstating a bit but this was amazing to me because  I. HATE. RUNNING.

Maybe running 7 of the 13.1 miles I am signed up to do in May won't be all that bad.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ten Things Thursday

I don't know who will start TTT this week but since I have a few minutes to spare, I am gonna get a jump on it!

1.  I have been away from my blog for way too long!
Here I am...just in case you forgot who I was! 

 I have been reading yours though...commenting occasionally...kind of lurking.

I think this may be avoidance.

2.  I am struggling.  My weight is fluctuating.  I feel out of control.

3.  My band has been doing all kinds of weird things.  I still only have 2.25cc or 2.5cc (I actually can't remember!)  and normally have NO restriction AT ALL.  Flew to the east coast over the holidays and spent quite a few of the days not being able to eat ANYTHING.  I was all over the place with crazy restriction. Why would that be??

4.  Did I mention that I am struggling?  It's freaking me out.  I am so afraid that the couple pounds of regain are going to turn into 10...then 15 etc.  I keep trying to get back on track but the weight doesn't budge.

5.  I want to get a fill so I feel back in control of my eating but after the craziness of last week and being too tight.....I am TOTALLY afraid.

6.  Going "back to basics" with my band.  No more pushing the limits to see if I can eat bread.  Got my stop- watch out again to slow me down.  Measuring everything.  (If I can't get a fill, I better use the "rules" in order to get back in control.)

7.  My New Year's Resolutions are to spend less $ and get more done!  I have replaced my wardrobe with all size 8 I don't NEED to shop....I just love it.  No more for awhile.

I also want to get more done around my house.  Work in the yard, try and replace my eating compulsion with cleaning and organizing.

8.  I have made a goal to lose 5 pounds by April 15th.  I will do this by using MFP, working out, and blogging my honest emotions.

9.  I am really having an urge to get a puppy.....seeing Robyn's little Hugo just kills me. I won't get a time for the extra responsibility...but darn it....I think I secretly wished I would have had 3 kids instead of 2 and think a puppy will help.  Pipe dream!

10.  I am running a half-marathon over Mother's Day weekend.  I hate to run. 

Remind me.........why did I sign up????

See ya!

What I love about me

As Amy suggested on her blog, I am going to write a list of a few things I love about me.  This is actually quite challenging....I don't really think about this topic much.

1.  I love my CALVES.  Yes, I said it!!!  I have great claves....muscular & defined but not big.  They look good while wearing heals or rocking the elliptical machine.  (I know b/c I was checking myself out yesterday on the elliptical.)

2.  I am happy.  99% of the time I am happy and everyone knows it.  My students think I drink tons of coffee...but I am just a naturally positive kind of gal.

3.  I am a good wife, mom, & teacher.  I take all 3 of my "jobs" seriously.....and I am gonna be successfull at them!

4.  I have a great work ethic. 

5.  I am a good friend.

6.  I am funny.  (I crack myself up all the time)

7.  I am strong and independent.

The list of things I don't like might be just as long.......uh oh!

Have a good day!