Archives for April 2010

STEP AWAY FROM THE SCALE!

…THAT is exactly what I’m doing. Stepping away from the scale… for this week at least.

I’m not trying to make excuses, but I don’t know what else to do. This morning was weigh in. I jumped on the scale and it read 218.4. I stepped on it about 5 times, 3 of the 5, that’s what it said. I don’t know what to do about this. If that number is correct, that is a FIVE POUND GAIN…. IN A WEEK! Maybe I’m naive, maybe I’m in denial, but I just don’t buy it.

I’ve been weighing in every Friday since last June. Never, EVER have I had a 5 pound gain, ever. Not even when I was barely working out and eating much worse. The most I’ve EVER gained in a single week in almost a year is 3.0 pounds.

This week hasn’t been a bad one for me. The only thing “out of the ordinary” is that it’s the week before TOM. I always have gained the week before TOM, but never 5 pounds, that’s just ridiculous!

I have been in the gym 5 times in the last 7 days. I have been good with my calories, minus one day, where I was a bit over. This just isn’t adding up.

Opinions…? Thoughts…? Ever happen to you…?

I just don’t know what to think right now. I don’t want to make excuses for myself, but I just don’t FEEL like I’ve gained 5 pounds. Does that make any sense? I feel good. My jeans are ever looser than they were earlier in the week (I was facing major bloatage).

I don’t know. But, it’s got me discouraged.

Regardless, I’ll be at the gym tonight, doin’ my thang. I’m not stopping. No gains, mean comments, or “off days” are going to get me to quit. I’m not giving up.

I guess we’ll see what the scale says next week… until then, my mind is boggled.


Working Out Today

The title of this post speaks for itself. The number one thing on my to-do list is to workout. I don’t care if I blow off a priority, any other responsibility, or rearrange my work day but I will get my workout in.
Just so you know, I DID NOT work out yesterday. No excuses, I could have but I didn’t. I knew I had an all-day meeting so a lunch time workout was definitely not in the plan. I could have woke up early but I didn’t. I got home from work and Carlos was finishing unpacking the last room of miscellaneous boxes. I could have worked out but I didn’t. By 8:30, I was so tired that I couldn’t even turn my laptop on, I just curled up and went to bed. I could have worked out but I didn’t. Those are my excuses. I allowed them to be my excuses. Excuses are easy to give into. They are valid, yes they are. But, they are still excuses.
I did not get this far in life, in my healthiness journey, to start giving into excuses now. I will not wait until Monday to start fresh. I will not wait until tomorrow. I’m packing a bag and am going to work out today over lunch. And tomorrow, I’m going to work out. And Sunday too. Not because I have to, because I want to. I want to be healthy, feel healthy, look healthy, act healthy.
Weekend Plans:
Tonight, Carlos and I have no plans. Except to stay in this new house and finish putting up the final touches: pictures & wall stuff. Tomorrow, I’m meeting my sisters at my dad’s house to go through some rooms and closets.We are planning one major, massive garage sale at the end of the month. A garage sale full of:
  • Items I found from our move and realized we didn’t need
  • Items from all three other sisters houses (baby stuff included) 
  • Items from my aunt & uncle who recently relocated from MN to ND and found a bazillion items they no longer need 
  • Items from dad’s house that he will no longer need. 

Translation: This will be THE garage sale of the summer. (If you’re a garage saler, your invited! Do you garage sale?) I plan on getting a workout in on Saturday too. And then Sunday? I’m actually really excited about Sunday. 

All because of this little patch of grass…
And extra excited because of this lovely plant.
The yard that our house sits on has left a lot of possibility (read: a lot of work needs to be done.) I am no where close to being a gardner and quite frankly, unless something has flowers coming outta it, I wouldn’t know if it was a plant or a weed. I’m going to give it a try. Wish me luck!
Closing Thought
And finally, let it be known that I am choosing what I want to see today. MizFit has often talked about being our own superhero’s and vision boards and all that jazz. And I’ve enjoyed those posts. But something happened yesterday which hit me like an ocean wave. Something in an all-day meeting that, by the time I left, I was feeling energized, revitalized and excited about my future. 
Vision boards are powerful. 
Being my own superhero is vital.
Choosing what I see is how to get there.
I will definitely share my what happened yesterday but this post is already too long so stay tuned. Until then, weekend plans?

Working Out Today

The title of this post speaks for itself. The number one thing on my to-do list is to workout. I don’t care if I blow off a priority, any other responsibility, or rearrange my work day but I will get my workout in.
Just so you know, I DID NOT work out yesterday. No excuses, I could have but I didn’t. I knew I had an all-day meeting so a lunch time workout was definitely not in the plan. I could have woke up early but I didn’t. I got home from work and Carlos was finishing unpacking the last room of miscellaneous boxes. I could have worked out but I didn’t. By 8:30, I was so tired that I couldn’t even turn my laptop on, I just curled up and went to bed. I could have worked out but I didn’t. Those are my excuses. I allowed them to be my excuses. Excuses are easy to give into. They are valid, yes they are. But, they are still excuses.
I did not get this far in life, in my healthiness journey, to start giving into excuses now. I will not wait until Monday to start fresh. I will not wait until tomorrow. I’m packing a bag and am going to work out today over lunch. And tomorrow, I’m going to work out. And Sunday too. Not because I have to, because I want to. I want to be healthy, feel healthy, look healthy, act healthy.
Weekend Plans:
Tonight, Carlos and I have no plans. Except to stay in this new house and finish putting up the final touches: pictures & wall stuff. Tomorrow, I’m meeting my sisters at my dad’s house to go through some rooms and closets.We are planning one major, massive garage sale at the end of the month. A garage sale full of:
  • Items I found from our move and realized we didn’t need
  • Items from all three other sisters houses (baby stuff included) 
  • Items from my aunt & uncle who recently relocated from MN to ND and found a bazillion items they no longer need 
  • Items from dad’s house that he will no longer need. 

Translation: This will be THE garage sale of the summer. (If you’re a garage saler, your invited! Do you garage sale?) I plan on getting a workout in on Saturday too. And then Sunday? I’m actually really excited about Sunday. 

All because of this little patch of grass…
And extra excited because of this lovely plant.
The yard that our house sits on has left a lot of possibility (read: a lot of work needs to be done.) I am no where close to being a gardner and quite frankly, unless something has flowers coming outta it, I wouldn’t know if it was a plant or a weed. I’m going to give it a try. Wish me luck!
Closing Thought
And finally, let it be known that I am choosing what I want to see today. MizFit has often talked about being our own superhero’s and vision boards and all that jazz. And I’ve enjoyed those posts. But something happened yesterday which hit me like an ocean wave. Something in an all-day meeting that, by the time I left, I was feeling energized, revitalized and excited about my future. 
Vision boards are powerful. 
Being my own superhero is vital.
Choosing what I see is how to get there.
I will definitely share my what happened yesterday but this post is already too long so stay tuned. Until then, weekend plans?

walkie talkie

I apologize for my sporadic posting habits. I dislike that I go for a week or more without posting. Sometimes I have stuff to write but not enough hours in a day. Other times I am free as a bird with nada to say. C’est la vie.

www.nataliedee.com

This is what Anonymous commented on my last post:

why do you never blog anymore? i know you’re busy.. so if you’re too busy to blog why not just get rid of it?

Here’s my multipart answer:
  1. I work on a computer all day, so my body doesn’t want to sit down for an hour (or longer) and write a post when I get home. I’d rather be kickboxing, running, hanging with friends — you get the point. But, sometimes I do feel like curling up with my computer, and that’s when I post.
  2. It’s my blog and I do what I want. I write this thingy more for myself than for all of you. It’s an outlet that allows me to project my excitement/frustration/jubilance/self-pity/etc. My journalism background is not being utilized in my current job, so this is one of my only opportunities to write. If y’all enjoy reading my quasi-diary, too, go ahead — snoop around 🙂
  3. No matter if I post something new every day or every six months, why would I get rid of a venue where someone could find inspiration or motivation for his or her own healthy lifestyle? I know it was helpful to relate to others in the blogworld when I began to take control of my life. Heck, it still is!
  4. Why comment as Anonymous? Your questions were legitimate and I’m not easily offended, so please share your name next time. Love ya!
Wow. Explanations over.
I’m gonna be a walking machine this weekend and I’m pumped about it! I’ll be grooving my bod AND helping some great causes.

Saturday morning I’ll be trekking the 5-mile Walk for Animals. I’m the co-captain of Applause for Paws — our team that, as of right now, has raised $1,110 for the Animal Humane Society! Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!! Many MANY thanks to any of you generous donors who also read this 🙂

Sunday morning I’ll be walking 6.5 miles with CBK Team Hope 2010 at Walk MS. My team has raised nearly $10,000! That’s a lot of money in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society! Warms your heart that there are so many giving people out there, doesn’t it?
Also … I told Alexa a while ago that I wanted to be part of her Sunday walking group, and I reeeeeeaaalllyy want to attend the inaugural walk on Sunday evening, but I’m not sure my leggies will be up for it. Como Lake is my favorite place to walk/run, and we’re only doing one 1.5-mile lap, so I should go. I’ll leave the decision to my gams, though. If you’re in the area, you should hit up the group! There are so many lakes to stroll around in the Twin Cities, and the schedule’s already been made for you. I’m sure it’ll be a pretty sweet group of peeps, too 🙂 Check out the deets HERE.

Tonight I’m going to be Dining Out for Life — an annual fundraising event that raises money for AIDS service organizations. This event takes place in more than 55 cities nationwide. According to the DOFL website:


More than 3,500 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special night of dining to the licensed agency in their city. Nearly $4 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of agencies throughout North America. With the exception of the annual licensing fee of $1,000, all money raised in these cities stays there.

I’ll be at Azia in Minneapolis tonight, and they will donate 35% of our bill to The Aliveness Project, a local nonprofit organization that provides on-site meals, food shelf and other supportive services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Check out if restaurants in your area are taking part HERE! Thursday, April 29, 2010 only!
WARNING FOR THOSE WHO CARE ABOUT MY POSTING FREQUENCY: I will definitely not be blabbing about anything new until after the weekend. I’ll will (eventually?) tell you all about my walks, though, and I still need to share my adventures in Mexico!
Be love.

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