Here’s to me!

I’ve been wanting to update now for over a week – and I’ve sat down to do it at least 3 or 4 times, but things kept getting in the way – like funny pictures of cats, youtube videos, or work… fucking work – always getting in the way!

So if you read my last post, you’ll know that just before New Years I decided to make some changes in my life. Well, little did I know I was going to make some even bigger changes! Holy cow. Something happened. A switch flipped? I don’t even know what. My plan was to walk a bit every day – continue my normal lifestyle but just get a bit more activity, eat a bit better, not put salt on stuff, you know? But now… Holy shit, dude.

Like I said. A switch just… flipped. I decided to start following Weight Watchers. I had signed up in October when my friend Holly was telling me about it. And I was going to cancel my membership, because even though they have a snazzy app, I still wasn’t using it. Then I found out my best friend and her boyfriend were also following WW, and I thought, you know what, I should give it another shot.

I also decided to work out. And not just half-ass it. I go for walks – outside – when I can, but I’ve also made a point to go to the gym 6 days a week. Yes that’s right. And yes, it’s only been 2 weeks – but it’s been a FANTASTIC 2 weeks and I feel good about it. And I’ve never actually stuck to anything like this. I’ve never gone this much. Ever. So… I’m proud of myself. It really helps that Kim & Trevor & Marcia all have memberships at my gym – but I’ll go alone too if I need to. (I haven’t gone with Marcia yet. I’ll have to remedy that.)  I went to the fitness room at my hotel when I had to travel for work. Basically, I’ve stopped making excuses.  I wanted to stay at home and eat ice cream and drink wine – but I went to the gym instead.

But what I really want to talk about is how encouraging and AWESOME my friends are. Yes, YOU GUYS ROCK! Seriously! The amount of encouragement and positive reinforcement that I’ve been getting is overwhelming.  And it’s insane (to me) the amount of texts I’ve been randomly getting – or pm’s, or e-mails, or phone calls or whatever saying “all your working out is inspiring me to get off my ass and do something too”. Yay! I mean, I don’t see how little old me (well – I’m not little) can be inspiring really but hey! Awesome! I’m so happy to hear it.

So like I said. I’ve been following WW online. And it’s going really well. I get a set number of points per day – I can fill them as I please. I also get  a set number of points per week that I am allotted as “extra” points for days I want to “cheat” and what not. I rarely use them. And you get a default of 49 of them – but I have gone in and changed them so they match my daily point allotment. WW also tracks my activity and I earn points for that. So I set an activity points goal per week and I try to meet it or beat it the next week. Also, if I’m ever in a situation where I’d like to really go all out with the eating I could use my activity points and swap them out too. So basically I can eat whatever the hell I want. But this helps me be sensible about it.

I am a member at GoodLife Gym. It used to be Gold’s but it got bought out. So whatever… I usually do between 25-60 minutes of cardio (depending on my mood – I average 45) and then I do either upper body or abs. Alternating. I am not focusing on my legs just yet because it’s my abs and upper body that need the most work – and my legs get a work out doing cardio and carrying my ass around all day ;) .

Oh! And I’m getting a fitbit (Click here), which is EXCITING. My very generous and awesome and supportive friend bought it for me. I am spoiled and so grateful and lucky! I’ve been coveting one since I first learned about them about a year ago – ish? But lately especially. They track everything. SO AWESOME. So I’m very much looking forward to it arriving!

As for my blood pressure, it’s come down a bit in the last 2 weeks. The doctor is giving me another couple months to bring it down without meds. I’m excited about that. I don’t want to give up grapefruit, I love it. (Most BP meds interact with grapefruit.)

I have been going for walks at work with Kim S. when I’m there. It’s been nice too. It’s good to get out and get some fresh air during the day!

I have cut back on caffeine almost entirely! I have it ever now and then but hardly ever. Once a week, maybe?

Anyway. I’ll stop babbling now. But I thought I’d post and say: This is what’s up, and thanks for the support and encouragement!


One Response to "Here’s to me!"

  • yay!!!!!!!! keep it up! you can do it!!!

    1 Jenny V said this (January 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm) Reply


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