Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Getting it together

<------ I think I've been doing a little too much of this, and not enough of anything else.
In other words, I have fallen off the exercise wagon. Again. At least I have a cushy spot to fall on, right?
I need to get my butt in gear (I mean that quite literally) and get in fighting form.  I promised myself I would create a plan and stick to it, but I haven't been doing anything.
I think my mistake was not setting any kind of goal.
Now, to be clear- I'm not overweight.  I eat great. My cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, hip-to-waist ratio are all amazing. But I'm not in shape, and I SO want to be. Don't get me wrong- I have zero desire to be a stick figure. I like being curvy.  I don't think I'd feel sexy if I were ultra skinny.
That's just me, though. You can be skinny-sexy if you want.  I just want to be fit.

Anyway, my point was that I need a goal, something to keep me motivated.
So, my best friend from High School is getting married in October, and the ceremony & 2 days worth of festivities are all taking place in Yosemite National Park.  Now, a normal girl in my situation would make a goal of being able to fit into some teeny tiny dress. But, that's not my style. Shoot, I will rock a teeny tiny dress right now, I have no problem with that. No, my goal is to be able to do some hiking without feeling like: a) my legs are on fire and b) my lungs are going to burst.
And in order to meet that goal, I am going to have to put down the ice cream cone & pick up some hand weights.
I started yesterday off by fixing up my hand-me-down bike for evening rides, and this morning I reinstated my daily swim, which helped me shed a ton of weight last year.  My next step is....well, steps.
There's an outdoor amphitheater about a mile form my place, so I figure it'd be a good idea to bike over there & run the steps. they're nothing crazy- I think my toddler could do that just fine, haha. But hey, I won't be sitting on the couch eating my nightly snack of sunflower seeds so there ya go!
I would love to hear advice/suggestions from people who have been in similar situations!
Remember- I am not  going for the Madonna look here, let's aim for something a little more like Beyonce.
That, I think I can do.


  1. Exercise is great!
    And just to add another perspective, I'm a natural size 6ish...but I like size 8 pants and skirts because they ride on my hips and not above my belly button. Hehe. But I eat like a horse, honest. I just happen to have a brother on either side who each have an amazing metabolism... not sure that's a valid excuse for anything. But I'm pretty sure I'll have some nice curves when I have kids someday:) Looking forward to it!
    And right now, interestingly enough, in this summery dress just above my knees, I feel quite....sexy. If I do say so myself, which I never do:]
    That ice cream looks good!

  2. I can't wait until I can start working out again. I mean, yes taking my babies for walks every morning in the Texas sun is a workout, but, doing FUN workouts- I miss those. It sounds to me like you've already got the motivation there! You'll be reaching your goals in no time, Mama.


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