Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day #1 of my October challenge!

I just want to note here that this is my second time blogging in two days.  This is the first time that this has happened since May.  I don't want to get cocky or anything, but this is exciting stuff, kids.


So here I am on October 1st and I am officially one day into my challenge!  It's pretty simple, really - I am just making a few important changes to my lifestyle because the lifestyle I'm living right now is not working for me.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm happy!  But I'm also dangerously close to my Weight Watchers starting weight and that is pretty horrifying.  Thus, for the month of October, here's what I am doing:
  1. I am setting my alarm 15 minutes early and doing a one mile Leslie Sansone walk.  I am aware that I am an old woman and that me and all my old woman friends are the only ones who own a bunch of Leslie Sansone DVDs.  But I know that a morning workout sets a good tone for my day.  When I worked nights, it was easy to work out in the morning, but now that I work crazy early mornings, I cannot face a long or intense workout before I leave for work (read: at 4 am).  So the one mile walk will have to do.
  2. I am recommitting to Weight Watchers.  I know, I know... I've said it a million times.  But I mean it this time.  I even went to a meeting last night.  It wasn't a great meeting and I am not sure I will be going back to that specific one, but it was a reset button for me.  My mini goal is to track every day this week.  As usual, I am bribing myself.  If I track every day, I get to buy this lotion. And I really want that lotion, so I am going to freaking track.
  3. I am restarting T25.  Kill me.  It's tough, it's exhausting, and I will be doing it after work.  And since work usually means tours now, I will be doing it after walking about 5 miles in the heat, in a costume made mostly of wool, pantyhose, and heels.  This is the part I am most concerned about.  But I really, really, really want to get back on track with this and I know it's only 25 minutes and that I can do it.  I just need to get back into the habit.
I successfully performed all three of these things today - I did one mile with Leslie this morning, I did T25 Cardio this afternoon, and I tracked my whole day.  I also made dinner for Jamie and I instead of going out, which I am incredibly proud of.  He and I have been eating out a whole bunch lately (and by lately I mean always) and it's rough on our bank accounts and our waistlines.  So I have been on Pinterest more than anyone should for the past few days just pinning recipes.  Apparently number four on my list of things to do in October is learn how to cook more than the 3 things I make regularly.  And I will be trying not to go to Chick-fil-a several times a week, which may actually destroy me.


That's it.  I have nothing more exciting to report.  I cleaned my apartment today, took a shower, washed my hair (which really is news, let's be honest), and hung out with Jamie.  I love days off.


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