Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mer is back from CRAZY BUSY JUNE KABOOM!!!

How can I tell you what the heck I have been up to without boring you to death? Let's just say that I had the craziest month ever! I did start the month off with a trip to Alaska. My apartment mate is a new inspiration to me. She just completed her first ever triathalon! She is not much different from me. She is also short and stocky, but she wanted to try something she has never done before.  So I am following in her suit and doing a 5K this month. I have never done one before so it will be interesting.  I am looking forward to the challenge. I have been training during bootcamp and on my own by walking and running.  I am doing mostly walking, but if I am ever to get rid of the rest of this weight I need to step it up and start doing more jogging and running.
As soon as I got back, my mom duties took over as well as my online class that I had a huge instructional unit to complete, a week-long content workshop to teach and another online class and accompanying lab all started last week! I was exhausted! Staying up until 1:00am every night to complete the assignments and then, getting up to workout, and do lesson plans for the workshop.  Needless to say, I got sick and had to sleep all weekend to get my energy back up.
Now, this week we are down to one online class and lab, but for what ever reason I have found myself going back to bad eating habits. I actually had a stress eating binge today! I have not done that in a long time.  When I think back to it- I did not use my emergency stop sign plan. So it is time to renew, to reset my goals and to get back into focus, focus, focus.  I have the last 25 pounds that I want to lose so these are the things that I am going to do for myself-
  • My goal- lose 20-25 pounds by my wedding anniversary September 24th
  • Back to basics- 6 meals a day and measuring out portions
  • Logging everything I eat
  • Run-walk everyday in the morning no matter what- 30 minutes
  • Drinking 10 glasses of water
  • Take my multivitamin
  • Daily weigh-ins to keep myself on track
  • Allow one free day of eating and drinking
Are you off?
Don't overthink it.
Accept it.
It happened.
Its done.
Time to Renew!
Time to move forward to the person you are meant to be. 
For me it is Discipline and Focus.
I know how to do this.
I know I can...

GO, GO, GO!!!

On the Move Mer


Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

Good luck with your plan, Mer! My wife is doing her first triathlon this month.

Carla said...

All very good goals. Good luck with the 5k Mer. I was just thinking about you yesterday. Have a great rest of the week.

Chubby McGee said...

Great goals! Love 'em!

Alaska, eh? Wow!!! You have any pics?! I love Alaska...all that white and that dreamy blue.....

Mer and Mo said...

Loving the goals - and the Anniversary goal is awesome, but which day is that again??? The 23 or 24 - LOL - church or outside - you make the call. I am off this month, but finally back from camp and vacation - on track again...WE CAN DO THIS