I never thought that I would say this but I’m ready for winter to be over. I love the cold weather and I really can’t stand Alabama summers but this whole freezing my behind off in the morning thing is getting old. My windshield wiper fluid won’t get unfrozen and it takes forever for my windows to defrost. On top of that, the static electricity is out of control for me this time of year. As my mother ever so sweetly pointed out, my hair sticks up like Einstein and everything I touch about shocks me to death. I don’t think I’m the only one with this issue but you know how I love to complain.
I can tell I’m in a bit of a snippier mood than usual. I am pretty sure that I know the culprit of my nastiness: dieting. I started yesterday and other than cheat day, I will be going strong every day. Most of the time I’m fine but there are little things that piss me off. For instance, there is a party today AND tomorrow at work which means my nose will have to endure sausage balls, cake, chips, salsa, pigs in a blanket and a chocolate FREAKING fountain. Also, I am going to Alabama’s gymnastics meet on Friday and I was all amped up for nachos. I don’t know why I thought I would get them OR deserve them for that matter but...I totally don’t. So-getting used to refusing good food after this indulgent holiday season is not going to be easy.
I also started a newish exercise plan. It’s all about pushing yourself right? When I first started on the elliptical, I would do ten minutes, then fifteen and so on. Each time I felt too comfortable, I would increase my time by 5 minutes. I had gotten all the way to 35 minutes when I realized that even though I was increasing my time on the machine, I wasn’t really increasing the amount of energy I was using. It all seemed very easy to me. I could go whatever speed I wanted which usually meant that I would go about 2.4 miles in 35 minutes. I decided that from now on, instead of using time, I would use distance. I told myself that I couldn’t get off the machine until I had gone 3 miles. I started yesterday and once I realized how long it was taking me, I sped up significantly. It took almost 42 minutes but it was a much better workout because I was trying to hustle so I could get the heck off the thing. Today, I did the same thing and I would say I shaved almost a minute off my time. It doesn’t sound like much but the more and more I do it, the better I will get. When I feel like 3 miles is too comfortable, I will up it to 3.5. I think that may be awhile though. In case you were wondering, I’m sore and I felt like I got a really solid workout...so I think my plan is working.
I like trying new things, especially since my weight loss has slowed down. I’m really anxious to weigh in on Saturday because it will have almost been a whole month. I am not sure, but I don’t think I have gained too much...at least not according to Cassandra’s scale and my Dad’s scale...so hopefully it won’t be that bad. I want to blog again a year from now and have lost between 60-65 more pounds. I know that seems far away but I am completely determined to make it happen. Despite my grumpiness and need for nacho cheese, I really do want to be healthy more than I want to disappoint myself and go back to my old ways so I am going to put the last 30 or so days behind me and get ready to pout sometimes but hopefully celebrate when I have good days at Weight Watchers.
Anyway-Here's a picture of me and my current hair:
I found out a little while ago that Alabama has decided to celebrate their victory in the stadium instead of having a parade or a walk of champions. Um, that kind of sucks. I would love to see a parade and watch the players and band go by. Also, to park and walk to the stadium doesn’t really tickle my fancy much. I think I will probably still go but I hope they reconsider.
"When I fall in love I take my time
There's no need to hurry when I'm making up my mind
You can turn off the sun but I'm still gonna shine and I'll tell you why
The remedy is the experience.
This is a dangerous liaison
I say the comedy is that it's serious.
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
When it all amounts to nothing in the end.
I won't worry my life away."
The Remedy-Jason Mraz