Posts Tagged ‘fitness’


6 June 2010
I’m pretty disappointed with myself overall in the last few weeks. I want to blame the heat. My brother being in the hospital. Anything but myself, really. But, I know that I am the only one who can be blamed for my actions and attitude of late.

I haven’t been to the gym in ages. I haven’t been physically active in ages, either. I know that’s why I have had such small losses, and that combined with my NOT tracking at all last week contributed to my 1 pound gain at WI yesterday.

I’d determined at WI yesterday that I was gonna change my ‘tude – cos nothing was gonna go my way with the one I was sporting.

Today was the Walk-It Challenge and I was gonna be up at English Landing Park at 7am with the other KC area WWers and Walk It! That didn’t happen.

My brother plays for the MO Mustangs, a team in the Central Plains Football League, and they were playing in the semi-finals last night. Husband and I went to the 5 o’clock game – and didn’t get home until almost 11pm!

The game was nearly 4.5 hours long – and we had some tire issues to check on and a grocery store run to make.

By the time we were home, dinner eaten, and chillaxed a little bit so I could sleep, it was 1am. I went ahead and set my alarm for 6am (I live REALLY close to the park) and got my things together to head up to the Walk It Challenge. It took FOREVER for me to fall asleep – it wasn’t until well after 2am when I did finally fall asleep.

When the alarm went off at 6, I knew that there was no way I was gonna make it to the park.

I’d decided to hit the gym this evening, after I attended my nephew’s 12th birthday party. By the time the party was done and I was leaving, I was shattered and couldn’t imagine facing the gym – so I copped out and went home.

At this point, I want to blame my friend whom I tried to get to meet me there and pointedly ignored me. but I can’t since I could’ve gone alone.

I’ve done NOTHING since coming home other than veg out on the couch and watch a movie and did some computer work. I should’ve worked out.

I am constantly tired…partly to do with my inactivity, partly to do with not taking my meds like I should. I know exercise would help, but I just can’t seem to get off my duff to do it.

tomorrow’s another day…just cos i messed up today doesn’t mean I can’t have a great day tomorrow.

Westward to Weston!

18 April 2010

Today is so gorgeous – totally appropriate weather for Spring in Missouri!

Today started off slow, bowl of cold cereal and finishing up the book I’ve been reading – Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father (which is awesome, by the way), but the day got, if not faster, more social!

Weston Bend State Park

Lovely day for a walk

Our friends J & N came over, and they, husband and I all drove the 15 miles or so over to Weston Bend State Park and walked the 3-mile paved trail. All four of us are rather out of shape, but working on getting into better shape. 🙂 This 3-mile trek was full of lovely trees and HILLS! Fortunately, the hills were either steep or long, and none of them were both steep and long – I don’t know if we would have made it!

Overall, it was such a perfect day for a walk – about 64F and not at all humid – and we were walking with good friends – so the 3 miles went by fairly quickly. 🙂  I don’t know how much fun it might have been doing it alone or in warmer and more humid weather – I definitely would have been using those benches I saw along the way!

I logged my walk on and I saw that in the last week I’ve done about 10 miles! wow! granted, it’s not been all walking – I did 2 miles on the elliptical and 4 miles on the stationary bike Tuesday at the gym, but I’m still rather impressed with myself! I really like this site for logging my workouts. 🙂

Now that I’m home, our friends have gone home and husband has gone to work, I’m feeling a little lonely after an active and social couple hours with them! Not that I really ought to be bored – as I have plenty to do (find a job, do the dishes from last night’s impromptu dinner party with mom, aunt and nephew…).  Perhaps I’ll start with a nap though. 😉