Monday, March 26, 2012


Today's Motivational Monday is a pictorial post. On Saturday, March 25, I completed my first ever 10k. I wasn't the fastest, and I wasn't the slowest, but what counts the most is that I finished. I ran the entire race, and I am happy with my results.
That's me in black coming up to the finish line.
6.5 miles in 1 hour, 15 minutes, and 11 seconds.
Celebrating with bananas, juice, and water is definitely something to curl up with.

Monday, March 12, 2012

...a scorpion?

I love yoga. I always have. I find it relaxing, yet challenging. It gets my heart rate up like no other activity. There is just something special about it.

One of my yoga goals is to be able to do the scorpion pose. I have the flexibility in my back and shoulders, as well as the strength in my arms and shoulders. What I need to work on is the balance and strength in my core. I can easily do this pose if I have the support of a wall, but if I move away from the wall, I end up in wheel pose. So I need more control and that comes with balance and core strength.

I know I will eventually get this pose. It is just going to take some time and practice. And like the best things in life, that is something to curl up with.

Monday, March 5, 2012

...a lie?

Saturday, was a rough day for me. It marked the 4th week of me maintaining my weight of 1.5 lbs more than my goal weight. Which is a great thing however, I don't want to be maintaining when I am so close to goal.

I spoke with my WW leader during my meeting about what I could do to get over the hurdle and she decided to change my goal weight by 2 lbs, and made me reach goal and announced to it to my meeting. I was quite upset by this. If I wanted to change my goal I would have done it weeks ago. I wanted some suggestions to get off the plateau that I am on. Instead, I got a lie and a bunch of people congratulating me on reaching a goal I have not yet met.  

I am trying to see the bright side of this. The silver lining, but I am having a hard time. Theoretically, I should only have to maintain my weight for two more weeks before reaching lifetime, if my goal remains changed. And once I reach lifetime I can stop paying. So that's nice. But, still I feel like I am living a lie, and that is not so nice.

I could go and change my goal back to what it is, but there was such a big deal made of me reaching goal, that I don't want to do that because then I would get asked questions that I don't want to answer.

So, I guess I will just "fake it 'til I make it." It won't be long now. If anything I am more determined to reach MY goal. And that's something to curl up with.