Monday, June 14, 2010

I feel good! nana-nana-nana- na

So Good!

Ok enough of my silly attempts at singing. But really I had a GREAT week. It wasn't a perfect week, but I am very pleased with it anyway. I am out of my funk and back into my positive attitude mode. I was exhausted yesterday from the heat so I took a day to relax, but other wise I worked out every day last week. 7 days in a row, that is the first time I have EVER done that. I am happy I did too.

I did pretty good with my eating, but I will admit that I am not keeping track, just mentally trying to make good choices and really determine my hunger gauge. I haven't listened to it in a long time so it is hard to get back into the right groove with my body. Saturday I struggled a little because we had a family reunion and lots of good potluck food, but I think I made good choices just too much, lol. I am drinking more water and seeing how my body craves and needs it. I really feel it on the days I don't get enough. I will get a migraine at bedtime if I haven't had much water, so that is good motivation to drink up. I still struggle with water but I am seeing how it helps me eat less and avoid the headaches so I push through and drink as if it is an exercise I need to do. I am really excited that Flatout Bread is sponsering our blog carnival this week. I have heard several of the Mamavation Mom's talk about it but I haven't seen it in my area yet. I am going to start looking harder. I have been checking out their products on the website and I can definitely see these fitting into my family meals.

I am so excited I am going to sign up to walk/run (mostly walk since I have really started training) a 5k on the 4th of July. After hearing @bookieboo and @Mizfitonline talk about their plans to run a marathon I thought, "I don't know about the running part, but I am up for walking." And I figure walking is better than sitting and it is all about baby steps. This is my first babystep toward running a 5 k. I hope to jog in spurts but because of the anticipated heat and my lack of training I will walk most of the event. I am absolutely ok with that since I have NEVER done anything like this. I hope some of you are considering working toward a similar goal. I think it is great to put yourself out there and try something out of your comfort zone, you might be surprised to find you do great.

So officially how did my week go. well I gained a pound. But I am not too worried about it, surprised is more like it. I can see the changes in my body, my stomach is getting flatter and I feel stronger, so what the scale says right now doesn't bother me. I said a few weeks ago I wasn't going to weigh in and this is precisely why.

I am excited for tonights Mamavation TV. To congratulate CJ for being Sista of the Week and to hear Matthew Taub. We will miss Leah but I am sure she has put us in good hands for the night, she definitely deserves a break. Congrats to Kia on the birth of her sweet baby boy too, he looks like a sweetie. I look forward to "seeing" everyone there.

13 comments:

Laura Kelly-Pifer said...

Awesome job this week. I too, signed up to walk a 5k. I have a few friends who want to be healthier and this was one way that we could encourage each other. I think setting goals is important to work towards.

awelbaum said...

You will do GREAT at the 5k because it's not about the time, it's about the experience and crossing the finish line. My first 5k was completely walked, and took me just over an hour. But that doesn't matter, when I saw the finish line I had a HUGE rush of accomplishment and pride, it was awesome!

Rachel said...

Hey, if you're seeing changes in your body, then you are seeing SUCCESS!!

Great job!

(I want to do a walk/run as well . . .I know there are some ladies trying to get one set up for Houston. Can't wait!)

Roxy said...

All this talk about a 5k makes ME want to sign up for a 5k. Thanks for the inspiration!

~Lori~ said...

You are doing great Jules!!! Keep up the hard work!

Momma On The Run said...

Your doing so good!! 7 days of exercise this week!! WOW! Congrats!! Also, if your feeling changes and your clothes are fitting better thats what counts!!

Katie aka Sailors Princess said...

wow what a great week. I'm planning on signing up for a 5k later this summer, just gotta get on the training for it. Have a good week

Rachel said...

You are doing great!! I think the 5K is a great motivator! :) Way to go!

The Maniacal Matron said...

Best of luck with your 5K!!!!!!!

It's Ok, I"m not a singer either ;-)

Have a great week!

CJ @CJinKY said...

Keep up the good work!

Laurie said...

You have THE BEST attitude! Good luck this week.

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kia said...

Thank you for the congrats on Bodhi, he is nuzzled on me in his wrapas I go through posts this early morning. Congrats for you too for knowing your body, you gained a pound but you know you are getting stronger. Work with your body not some arbitrary numbers unless those numbers accurately reflect the situation. Also have fun with the 5K, I love holiday running events. I am course marshaling a 4th of July run this year since I can't participate yet.

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