Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Week 3 Weigh in + O, Fitness Tree

Where or where have I been you may ask? Been a while since I posted. Too much stress going on in one particular area of life had kinda left me feeling flat and deflated in the writing/socializing department. But fear not. I'm still here and still kickin'.

I've been noticing major changes, one in particular: I no longer head straight for the junk food when I am feeling all stressed out. No, I have not been perfect in my eating, I know I have not been doing the kind of damage that I USED to do when the stress was piling up. In fact, I am turning more toward exercise than anything else! It has been keeping me sane and motivated!

Want to know a secret? This time of year is also a hard one for me (if you go to my earliest post, you may understand why). But I created something new for ME this year to help me feel those positive endorphins that come from exercise:

O' Fitness Tree

 I Googled "printable Christmas count down calendar," found one, printed that sucker out and stuck it on a nail in my breakfast nook. Beginning with Dec. 1, my goal is to count down the days till Christmas through EXERCISE! For every day I exercise, I add an "ornament" to my tree. (Pssst.. they are really just images cut up from peel and stick gift tags from the dollar store.) My goal is to see my tree completely decorated. Here is how it looked as of yesterday (today there is already another stick on Day. No. 7 from my walk this morning).

Folks, this little tree has kept me moving. When things are hard and for those days I have to really struggle just hold it together sometimes, getting a sticker on this tree has kept me on my feet, energized, feeling strong and feeling proud. I can't wait to see this thing all decorated!

Ok, now on to the Week 3 Weigh in for the Holiday Hoedown Challenge over at the Sisterhood. Once again, I have stayed EXACTLY the same! Even with the friggin. 2! I am still at 199.2 for two weeks in a row now. Not sure what is up with that?  I have been exercising and am even continuing with my Couch to 5K training. I'm on Week 5 Day 1 completed. A bit behind from the rest of the group but still committed to it! AND I did a Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving. I will just keep up all the good things and I know eventually the scale will move again in the southern direction!

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry about the least it's not going up!! and your body is probably trying to figure out what is up with all that exercise you are doing!! You are ROCKIN' this challenge!!