Monday, March 26, 2012

Missing In Action

You never know how much of an impact you leave on people. I had been going to the gym at work every morning consistently for about a year. I never missed a beat. Well, that was until about two months ago. I started going three times a weeke, then it dwindled down to two times a week. Then I hurt my back and stopped going but I told myself as soon as my back got better I would get back into it. Well, my back has felt fine for about two weeks now, but I still have not been back to the gym. Now mind you I have ridden my bike outsides few times and I have managed to go to the Y also, but nothing has compared to my everyday gym days. Several people, including my trainer have stopped me in the hallway to see if I'm ok and to say that they have missed me being in the gym. A coworker even stopped me to say that I was her motivation for getting to the gym and now that I'm not there, she has slacked off some. Wow! I'm not quite sure what to think of all of this. I mean it is great to be missed and to have people care, but it also brings about some pressure. It makes me realize that not only am I doing this for me, but I also have people looking up to me for inspiration. It is flattering to an extent though.
With all of that being said, I know that I need to get my butt back into the gym. It's so easy to get out of the habit. All I can say is that I am going to try.
Btw, I did get in a 10 mile bike ride the other day. I am loving my new bike!!! Just need to invest in some padded bike shorts. ;-)
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Bike

I'm sooooo excited!!!  I got a new road bike!!!  It took me awhile to decide and then the store that I went to was so extremely helpful and to top it all off they were having a sale!  Now mind you, I have a bike that I bought last summer, but it is a hybrid and is a little heavy for me.  I REALLY wanted a road bike because in talking to my friends and other people who have them, I have only heard great things.  I also want to do some races and this type of bike will help.  I love bike riding and kow that it is also a great way to lose weight.  I just have to have a plan and schedule as to when I can ride because I need to find someone to watch my daughter.  However, as the saying goes....where there's a will, there's a, I WILL find a way.
I know you want to see my bike so here it is.....all nice and shiny.....  :-)
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy!

Monday, March 5, 2012

March Goals

I am going to try to give myself some goals for this month. I think it will help me with my progress and will help me stay accountable.

1. Drink at least 64 oz of water a day
2. No fast food
3. Pack my lunch everyday
4. Eat only the foods that take with me each day
5. Exercise at least 3 times a week (one has to be a spin class)

I think this is a good start. I know that sometimes its better if you write things down and can go back to reference them later. I am hoping this helps me. I think I also might register for a bike race so that I have something to look forward to.

Wish me luck! Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.