Monday, February 13, 2012

Inspiration sometimes comes in familiar packages

Today while speaking with a friend, I decided to recommit to weight loss.  I am ready.  So I signed up for 3 months of WW Online.  I like their program and I have been successful in the past while using their program.  I arrived at a good weight and size last year and slowly I allowed 12 pounds to creek back on.  I have not been happy about the gain and today I committed to taking it back off.

I suggested to a group of ladies that we find ways to reward ourselves for making progress on whatever goals we have set for ourselves.

I have completed day one and still have points left, yeah me!

I am grateful.

Saturday was cold.... and the weekend was good

Saturday we got up at 4:30 a.m. showered, dressed in about 5 layers to head downtown to Fair Park for the Hot Chocolate 5k. 

We were going to take the train; however, at the last minute we decided to drive.  This worked out well as we were there early enough to obtain prime parking.

The temperature was around 27 degress at race start.  My friend who was running the 15k downgraded to the 5 k.  The race officials were recommending that anyone over a 12 minute mile should run the 5k.

Fun was had by all.  I confirmed that my sciatica us still around.  I ended up walking the 5k which is all well and good.  3.1 miles walking is still moving and good for me.  The chocolate at the end of the race was fabulous.  They served melted chocolate with marshmallow, rice krispie treat, banana, apple, and pretzels.  Delish!

Saturday night Tracy and I enjoyed dinner with friends and Sunday was the normal routine: laundry, dishes, and dinner.

I am grateful.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hot Chocolate 5k

It is 9:50 p.m. and I really need to be turning in.  Getting up at old cold-dark thirty to head to Fair Park for a 7:30 a.m. 5 k race. 

I think I am mostly going for the Ghiardelli Chocolate... 

All joking aside a friend is running the 15k, going to cheer her on and the proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House.  It is a win all the way around.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Is it really February?

Where does time go?  So much for reclaiming my time.  I was sick most of January and work had some crazy deadlines.  I blinked and it is February.  Go ahead, ask me.  Did I fill in one page of my "Reclaiming my time" project book or focus on fitness in January.  Sigh, NO.  But this weekend I am going to focus.  Pick one of my projects and begin.

Stay tuned.