Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 12... Finding time

I know I've posted this picture before, but it seemed so fitting for today.

I knew when I opened my eyes this morning this is going to be a busy week. I have something on the calendar for every single night this week, and for every night next week as well. I know that managing time and getting stressed out during busy times usually sets me up for a fail... so I tried my best to put my head on straight first thing!

I scheduled gym time this afternoon for 3:30, but at about 2 p.m. my child called and told me he had a wrestling meeting after school... I had to pick him up at 3:30. Logistically, I knew I wasn't going to be able to go to the gym after I picked him up. We had a banquet to go so we had to be leaving the house by 5:30. I came on home and got the idea to just take a walk. The weather was 70+ and sunny again today, so the weather was perfect!

At the last minute, I was thinking of a few things I needed to get from the grocery, so I decided to just walk to the store. And that's what I did. It took me about 15 minutes both ways, with about 10 minutes of walking around in the store. So I counted it as a 30 minute walk. No excuses for me today! I had about 30 minutes to rest after I got back before we headed to the cheer banquet.

This ONCE AGAIN proves where there is a will, there is a way. Even if I could have just walked up and down my street for 15 minutes, I would have felt better than doing NOTHING. I'm almost afraid to admit it, but I think my body is actually craving movement. More than once today I almost looked forward to my time at the gym today. Craziness! Yes, it is hard sometimes to move my 300+ body, but I am doing it! I am sore after, but I have the satisfaction of know I am doing something!

Well, I am trying to chug the rest of my water for the day. Once of my students broke my water cup today, and that made me so sad. It was so easy to just fill it because it made it easy to keep up with how much I drink. Oh well, I will get another one.  :(

I am about 400 calories under budget today since I just had 2 c. of strawberries for dinner, lol. I got them when I went to the store and they smelled so good while I was walking home. It was all I wanted after I got home tonight! I guess I will just drink a Slim-Fast before I got to bed and call it a night. I refuse to eat when I am not hungry... especially this late at night.

Did I mention that the scale is back to normal? I was even down a little more this morning, which made me happy :) One more successful day on plan!


  1. You are doing great! Still doing a workout even when something comes up is real dedication. Good for you!

  2. I think it is so much easier to get a walk in when I have a purpose. We have a library near by that I walk to on occasion. There are also a few little shops and restaurants about a mile from us, so my husband and I walk there when it's warm.

  3. I hear ya! I wrote this post about having just 5 minutes for fitness because I have to find the time.

  4. It's great that you find time. In my opinion, going on a long walk or playing with kids burns more calories than an hour at the gym because it's less schocking and more pleasant for the body. I support natural movement. Keep up the good work!

  5. I had some strawberries yesterday too! You are doing so well with the activity. I need to follow your lead in that!

  6. You are doing great. And your new found commitment to this journey has given me much inspiration/motivation to get back on track and stop making excuses. Thanks

  7. Hello Hollie, Congratulations on your commitment to better health. I admire how you found time to get some exercise even with your busy schedule.

    I weighed over 300 myself, so I know how you feel. One word of caution, which might explain the scale not moving. Be careful you don't eat too few calories, or your metabolism will slow down so you don't lose weight.

    I know, I know. Your mind tells you it is better to not eat when you are not hungry. This is not true, though. It is very easy to lower your appetite to be satisfied with less than the number of calories your body needs to function.

    Eating too few calories for too long can actually train your body to lose the ability to lose weight, too. Not a good thing.

    I got in the habit of eating 700 - 900 calories a day for months at a time, and lost weight for a while, then it would stop. I hired a personal trainer that changed my diet. I could not believe the amount of food he wanted me to eat.

    For the first three days, I literally had to force myself to put that much food in my mouth. I was so surprised when I lost 9 pounds that month!

    Good luck on reaching your weight loss goal and improving your health.


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