Thursday, December 29, 2011

CNN Tri Challenge 2012

I am so excited.  I am trying to get picked for the CNN Triathlon Challenge for 2012.  I sent in a 2-3 minute long video of why I think I would be a good candidate.  I hope with all my heart that I get picked.  I understand that there were 200 entrants so its going to be tough, but I am keeping the faith.  I am also nervous because I have never done anything like this before so it will be a brand new experience for me.  However, it is in line with my trying to be a healthier person.  I know if I get picked, it will be a long hard road of training, but I know that the rewards will be fantastic!  I am asking you all to please, please say some prayers for me to help me be amongst the chosen.  There will only be 6 people picked.  Thanks and I will keep you posted on what happens.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Success Will Come My Way

I have been seeing a lot of success stories with people who have used Weight Watchers. It gives me hope.  I know that once I start to focus strictly on it, that I, too will have success.  Heck, its how I lost my first 25 lbs!  I just need to get focused again.  I did go to the gym this morning....yippee!!!  I really needed to because I have been eating nothing but junk these past few days. I have allowed myself to indulge some over the holidays, but at this point, I think I have gone overboard.  I need to reign myself back in.  I have to get my will power, drive, and desire back.  I WILL get it because I know that this is something that I want.  Its something that I know I can do and I know that it is necessary for me to do it.
So, in looking toward next year, I know that it will be a long journey to better health for me.  However, it is a journey that I am willing to go on and one that I will succeed on.  I look forward to writing some great posts on my progress and I am hoping to add photos.  I also know that I will have ups and downs, but with support I will be ok.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays

So after taking last week off from the gym, I am back at it this week.  A couple of people came up to me asking where I had been.  The trainer even stopped me and asked if everything is ok.  I told him that I had been struggling and that its been hard with all of the holiday treats laying around the office. He told me not to give up.  Told me to stay the course and maybe not go as hard as I had been going, but to definitely hang in there.  Its nice to know that people care and are looking out for me.  I need all of the support that I can get.
I am almost fininshed with my Christmas shopping.  Once the shopping is done, I will feel like I can relax a little.  How is everyone else's shopping going?  Hopefully we can all have safe and blessed holiday season.  I also hope that I can enjoy the festivities without stressing over what the scale will say when its all said and done.  I am going to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year now in case I don't get back bedfore then.
Well, until next time, stay strong and eat healthy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Talking the Talk.....

As the saying goes if you talk the talk, can you also walk the walk?  Ok or something like that.  What I have realized so far in this journey of mine is that I have no problem whatsoever with talking the talk.  I can talk and talk and talk about what I am going to do to lose the weight and what it will take for me to lose the weight.  I can talk about how I am going to exercise 5 or 6 days a week and how I am going to exercise at night after I put my daughter to bed.  But the reality is that I am NOT walking the walk as I am talking the talk.  I was doing really well with my exercising, but I am somehow seeing myself starting to slack in that area. I said that I would pack my lunch for the week so that I could control what I am eating.  Well, that didn't work either.  I need to get my mojo back!  I can't just sit by and look at everyone else around me exercising and eating better.  I need to start walking the walk better than just talking the talk.  I need to hold myself accountable and get back to my WW meetings and weigh-ins. Yep, I even stopped going to those because I know that I have not been doing what I am supposed to.  So I pray that this blog post will help me to once again see that light so that I can make the right choices and get back to the matter at hand.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Friday, December 2, 2011


I've been hearing a lot lately about goals.  I hear that everyone should have goals.  I hear that everyone should have something to work towards.  I hear that everyone should have something that they strive for and push for.  I hear that you should write your goals down so that you can see them and they become real.  Then I started looking inward.  I asked myself what are my goals? What am I fighting for?  What drives me?  What am I passionate about?  What am I working on?  You want to know what I came up with?  NOTHING!!!  Sure, I am working toward losing weight but it seems that I am not working hard enough or pushing diligently towards that goal everyday.  I feel like I am not really striving for anything.  So, what am I going to do to rectify this situation that I find myself in?  I need to think of some concrete goals and some ideas and dreams that I really and truly am passionate about.  I need to write these things down and hold myself accountable to these things.  Here are a couple of things that I want to work towards:
1. Lose weight
2. Become a healthier person
3. Take time for myself

I am going to start with these and see how it works.  Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut and have nothing to work towards?
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.