I'm back from the swallows of fart face migraines. Thank you all so much for your thoughts while I was burrowing my face under 8 blankets to block out the light. And trying to avoid the chinese food restaurant dumpster breath Wyatt has. He, for some reason, has become obsessed with panting right in my face and then giving me the slimiest lick right up my nose. I'm guessing the convenience of his head being at my head level when I'm laying in bed is a benefit to him. Jeesh.
I have a few things to discuss today everyone, so PRE...PARE.
But first...a little cuddle bug for you to oogle:
|Me, proud pappa, and Kyron. I don't think my Bro and I look anything alike. Maybe I was brought to this planet by aliens. It would explain a lot.|
|Don't worry, the bruises on my arm are normal. Apparently I need to start taking iron.|
|Cutest little guy on the planet!|
This week is the start of my 'new' but really same old same old diet and exercise pump ME up routine. I'm cutting out all the junktasticness, bringing back my running PLUS adding some weights, and am even thinking about adding in a few classes from my gym; either a spin class, or yoga, or I found a cool cardio/pilates one that might be alright. However, I have to wait till I'm off overtime at work, in order to go. I just can't leave the canine in the house for more than 9 hours. Not that he wouldn't mind or anything. Lazy-cakes.
#1: Eat healthier! I'm going to add much more veggies and fruit to my diet, keeping it high protein and low carb (carbs as in bread/pasta/etc) and low fat. I seemed to do well on that diet a few months ago, and really like the energy it gave me. I'm also going to add more fruits and veggies that are negative calorie foods (burn more calories digesting than what they're made up of). And ZILCH, NADDA, NO on the pizza, mexican, pasta, cookies, DONUTS, and any other food that I've glutinously participated in this last month.
I was just thinking last night that I feel like crap. Straight up slug monster is my energy level. My hair resembles a dirty mop, my skin looks like a New York City pot-holed street, and my nails break for no reason at all. Ummm, think it has anything to do with my lack of good nutrition and physical exertion??! Yep, I'm feel that righteous thought process.
#2: EXERCISE! Huh? What's that? Essxx-R-cee-iii-zzsss? Yes, the patheticness of my activity level as of late is truly astounding. Fo Realz. Can you say: Couch. Potato.? Because that was my 'old' middle name. New middle name: Absolutely Fab-U-loso Hotty Boom Body Running and Weights Queeny. Has a nice ring to it, don'tcha think? I'm going to run my 4-5 miles 5 days a week, and I'm also going to add in some good ol' torturous calisthenics like push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, etc. And maybe take in a class at my gym. Maybe....I'm still on the fence with this one, but we'll see next week.
I'm going to do Jillian's 30 Day Shred tonight, and maybe all this week. Just to get my body familiar with weights again. I mean, who wants to dive head first into dumbbells of doom and pull a teeny muscle the first week back 'on the clock', MmmKay? Not me, says I.
#3: NO Reward Foods! The moronic thoughts that enter into my measly little brain waves about rewarding my good, healthy work with a Butterfinger shake thingy or a sprinkled donut, are worse than the IQ of a caveman. I mean, really? Really, Laura? What kind of logic is that? And why didn't your genius self think about this mentality being idiotic MONTHS ago. Just goes to show you that 7 years in college didn't do anything but drain my bank account.
Seriously, I have a huge issue with emotional eating. Good and bad emotions. Some of you know that I struggle with this daily and have for a long time. I only realized I was doing, and still am doing it, about 6 - 7 months ago. A little light bulb above my head went *Ding* and everything; but even though I know I have that issue, I haven't really overcome it fully. I don't know if you ever do. But I'm going to try and be more aware of it....again....and try to find out what the triggers are for it. But one thing I KNOW I can do is stop the reward food. Simple. As. That. (Yeah, right.)
Instead I'm going to buy dresses. (Ryan: just skip this next sentence. It'll be better for both of us.) And shoes (right Draz?!). I need a new dress for a bachelorette party next weekend, so my reward for exercising 5 days this week and eating right all week (and weekend!) is to go shopping for said dress. Killing two birds with one stone and all. And like magic, the Gods from Kohls have been listening to me and sent me a 15% off coupon in the mail yesterday. Yeppers. I call that a divine sign from above, people.
#4: Go 110%! 110% commitment is required to change yourself. I read this great post over at Lap Band Gal's site and it really hit home. Why work hard to change yourself when all you give it is 75 or 80%?! With that direction you really aren't changing yourself at all. Which means your hard work is all for nothing! If I'm going to run every day, which is damn hard work for me, but then have a donut twice a week, what good is that doing my health? Nada.
So. I'm giving it my all and more this go-around. I'm sick and tired of going round and round with getting healthier and then 'giving up' on my health. It's time to evoke my inner She-Ra and kick the bad habits south once and for all!
So, all in all, life is starting to get back on track. And I feel great about it! But I'm sure I'll need y'alls support like a glassblower needs a blowtorch, so dish it out when-evers!!
Ok, Lets do this.