The title of this entry doesn’t just reflect me having my fill of the white stuff, even though I kind of have … but also that I think I am coming down with my first bout with an illness since I began eating better and exercising back in March of last year. The cooties seem to be grabbing me by (and in) the throat tonight. While I do not have a doctor’s confirmation, I’d bet my gimpy left big toe that I have a wicked case of strep coming on.
I’m kind of irked about this, as I just took two days rest from the gym. I would not have had I known that I’d be down with the sickness today. In spite of my nose dribbles and gullet burn, I did drag my dizzy self downstairs today and completed a 30 minute/6.5 mile blast of cardio on my recumbent bike. I’m now wondering if this might have been a mistake, as I have felt worse for wear ever since. Now I’m praying that the sun will come out tomorrow (bet your bottom dollar!), and that I’ll wake up and realize that this crud du jour was simply a scene from a bad dream had as the result of a sugar coma that I suffered after I
nearly swallowed whole indulged in those 2 ginormous chocolate chip cookies from Brine’s Market on Sunday. (Hey, it could happen.)
So, a few updates on how I’ve been doing. In the exercise department, I feel like I have been hitting my stride again. CHECK! I actually have been looking forward to going to the gym again, and I love the looks on my trainers’ faces when they see me walk through the door everyday. The best! The first part of last week, I was FAR from happy about daily workouts. I was so fatigued, and felt like it was taking all the effort in me to even ride the elliptical for more than 10 minutes. By the end of the week (and after having three KILLA workouts with my trainers), I was full throttle again. I actually would have made the trip into the gym today had it not been for the snow. I was willing to workout out under the weather, but wasn’t willing to drive in it, too.
Eating definitely still needs improvement. Tracking is going well for the most part. Plus I’ve been working (and mostly succeeding) at managing my portions and making better choices — until tonight, when my sicky-sick head got the better of my taste buds and I ordered up a grilled cheese, fries and a vanilla shake for dinner. And, as I mentioned before, there were some cookies brought into my home this weekend that can no longer be accounted for…
It’s a process, and I am getting better. I do feel confident that now that the gym routine is solid, that the eating part will work itself out. I’ll thank you buckaroos kindly to keep prodding me on that one, ya hear?
I’m making plans for a busy summer. In June I plan to attend my husband’s family reunion in Star Prairie, WI, and I’m looking forward to helping with the photo boards of family photos they plan to display. I also have an idea to set up a photo booth that family members can go into and take “self portraits”, uninhibited. I think I already mentioned my plans to see a Michael Buble show in Des Moines, and it looks like I will be headed home to Arizona in July for a memorial/family get together in honor of my grandmother Sandi who passed away in January. Lord knows I’ll sweat in Arizona in July!
The pic below was taken on my last trip to Arizona, back in March of last year. In it, I am wearing the same top I wore on my dinner adventure with Kris last week. By the time I head back home again, I want to have to RETIRE that top, because I can no longer wear it without looking rid-ding-dong-diculous.
I’m thinking of setting a weight loss goal to reach by the time I leave for AZ. That would be about 4 months (give or take a few days) from today. Any suggestions from you guys on a reasonable goal? I was thinking I’d try for a 35 lb. loss between now and then. Too much? Think I can do better?