Monday, June 21, 2010

Life Changes

"Times they are a changin"
So I've been sort of just going through the motions. I haven't been living. I am making changes and this is likely going to be my last 'carefree' summer for a long time. I am going back to school. In September, I'm going to be taking courses that are prerequisites to the courses I will be taking in the winter. In January, I will be taking the Personal Support Worker course which runs until August. Then in September 2011, I will be taking Nursing courses. Life will be hectic and a bit scary, but I'm up for the challenge.

I have to rethink the half marathon now tho. My foot isn't getting any better, and time will be hugely encroached upon. If I don't do it now, now worries, I WILL do one before I'm 45!

I'm in huge need of endorphins, so I have also decided to give P90X another go, for real, and bust out what I can. I was feeling really good on it the last time. I have no doubt that this time I will lose 30 pounds, if not more.

I'm also going to be really busy around the house this summer, decluttering, summer-cleaning, etc. And the youngest girls will have swimming lessons every day for 3 weeks. This time, I'm going to really enjoy that beach time, especially since I'm 60+ pounds lighter! :o)
I have a rock garden to make for the girls, with the girls. That's going to be nice for them. It's going to be therapeutic for me too.

So, thats what is on my plate for the summer and the next 2 years. I say bring it. Bring it all!

(Pammy and Pitz xoxo)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Changed my mind...

So I've been thinking. I really actually liked doing P90X every day. For some reason it kept me on the 'straight and narrow', kept me feeling like I was a rock star, and frankly those endorphins were the bomb. So, I'm switching it up,....yet again. I have decided that starting NEXT week, I'm going to DO another round of P90X AND use it in conjuction with the gym. So on days that I do chest and back, I'll stay home. On days that I do Plyo, I might go to the gym and just do some leg stuff...give the ole tendonitis a break. I'm thinking that if I go to the gym 2-3 days a week that should be good enough to keep my face there, and frankly, I LOVE the leg press, so opting out of some of the things that might tweak my foot and subbing in other leg exercises..just might be the way to go for me.
I'm in a weird spot these days. I'm in my head a lot. I need to get a job or something. Plus I could really use the money. I've made some goals in my personal journal and as they come to fruition I will share them.

OH YEAH!!! We had such a fun time with Pam and Kevin on Friday night and Saturday morning...Jays vs Yankees...walking around in the rain (Sorry Kevin) dancing our booties off...brunch the next morning,...walking around...It was a lot of fun. Even tho my foot was killing me.

I adore my girls...but every once and a while it's nice to get away.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Bathing Suit....

Well, I didn't plan on it, but I ended up trying on a couple bathing suits last night and I bought one. I might add, I look F.I.N.E...haha. Okay, mabye a bit exaggerated. But I was pleased. I txted Pammy and told her because we're going away with them this weekend and the hotel has a pool. Initially I said, 'uh, I don't think I'll be going in any pool'...but then I thought 'what the hell?!' I worked hard to lose 73 pounds, 60 since last summer. Thats a HUGE difference. I was actually kinda pleased with how it looks, for me, for now. Obviously NEXT summer will be the time I do my little happy dance. But for now, I'm feeling better about my body than I did a year ago, so why not?! Sorry folks, no pics...I'm not THAT brave. Well, maybe a torso shot, the girls look good in it, ah ha ha, but yeah, the legs..uh. no.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Switch Up

So with some consideration, and the sheer lack of P90X motivation right now, I've decided to forgo round 2, the round that I keep falling of the P90X wagon with, and wait until the fall, when I've lost quite a bit more weight. I think I will adopt some of the workouts, but I won't be doing the every day thing. I'll keep some strength training workouts, the kenpo and the X stretch. I MIGHT even keep part of the Yoga. MIGHT!
I have to find a better balance with it all. I have outside work to do, and lets face it, that's a workout in itself. I have to move piles of top soil, which will require digging, moving it with a wheel barrow and emptying. I also have my rock garden to make, which means moving heavy rocks, and finding more. And I want to split my wood now that I know the bowl turning project is on hold. AND I still have hard wood floors.
I will hold off on the jogging for a little while. Maybe next month get back into it to prepare for my 10K in August.
It's balance.
I just have to remember one thing. I NEED those endorphins. Trouble is sometimes unless you have a set schedule to get them, you end up not feeling like it. And not feeling like it is what got me in this predicament in the first place. So, school is ending this month. Kids have swimming lessons. I have to figure out a good routine for working out, AND for balancing all the projects I want to accomplish. This will take some brain power. Its challenging, but I'm looking forward to it.