Monday, May 3, 2010
Now Walk It Out!
I love Google. I totally typed in Happy Birthday Jordan in Google Images and that came up. As you can tell it’s Jordan’s 25th Birthday so...Happy Birthday to him...though I think he is fully aware of my wishes as I have told him Happy Birthday on Twitter, Facebook and over the phone. I will also tell him tonight in person when I go to Birmingham for dinner...so if he doesn’t know I want him to have a Happy Birthday then I’m concerned for him.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good. Saturday I got to weigh in. I lost .6...lol...you wouldn’t believe the extremes I went to in order to NOT gain weight. I’m ridiculous but HEY I didn’t gain! I ate lunch with my Mom and she bought me a few things. Then I got to see a variation of friends and eat dinner with my Oma. Sunday, we went to Chattanooga so I got to see my Aunt Brenda, Grandma and Aunt Allie. I got some birthday money...I’d almost forgotten that it was that time. I also got to meet my new baby cousin Drew. Here is a couple of pictures of Me & David with him.
He’s pretty stinkin’ cute I have to say. It was funny because the SECOND he got in my arms, he started crying. I have that affect on babies. I did get to hold him a little without him crying though so that was nice. He’s kind of adorable.
Overall, the weekend was way too short but it was a good one. It’s going to be hard for me to be good the next few weeks because of all the birthdays and miscellaneous events going on this month. I can already taste the birthday food that I’m going to be eating so it’s making today pretty hard. How sad is it that I’m thinking of meals over a week in advance. Whatever. No matter how much weight I lose...I will always be fat at heart.
If you don’t know, I’m challenging myself by walking 1 million steps in 130 days. Today is about the quarter way through point and I WAS a couple thousand steps ahead but because I was in the car all day yesterday, I’m now a couple thousand steps behind. I will have to make it up this month. It’s actually pretty difficult. In order to meet the goal, I have to get an average of about 7,700 steps a day. If it doesn’t sound like a lot...think of this way...I went to the gym this morning, ran a mile and then ran for 15 minutes on the elliptical, I’ve done my average point A to point B walking in parking lots and at work and I’ve only gone 5,700 steps...so it’s not easy. Basically, I need to walk about 3 miles a day...by whatever means necessary. The only reason I was ahead is because there are days when I do more walking so I gain some ground. I’m hoping I hit all my marks this week and then get some extra steps in this weekend and then I will be right on track. I will give another update when I’m halfway through.
If you are looking for something to change up your routine or get a routine started period...I think challenges like those are helpful...if you set a goal for yourself and then put it in a public forum like I did, you are much more likely to try to get it accomplished.
Alright, I’m done talking now. Off to Birmingham soon for a birthday dinner.
Talk to you tomorrow.
“I've been wondering if all the things I've seen
Were ever real, were ever really happening.
Every day is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Everyday is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine.” Every Day Is A Winding Road-Sheryl Crow
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