Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bloggers for Health: Facing Challenges.

This week has been hectic, to say the least. Between tutoring, babysitting, schoolwork and a job interview, I haven't had much time to sit down and write for my own leisure. I should be working on a report for school, but I have most of it figured out - I did that while the children I babysit for were sleeping. I also made sure I squeezed in some time to run, which was honestly, the last thing I wanted to do. It was a challenge to get off my butt and do it, but I did it.

I ran three times this week, even though my Thursday run didn't go so well. I had planned on re-doing my run on Friday, but between babysitting, grocery shopping, and mailing out a zillion eBay packages, I was finally ready to run at 9p. I didn't want to run so late, so I did some jumping jacks and busted out the Gazelle (yes, that contraption Tony Little pushed via infomercial) for about fifteen minutes. I know it wasn't much of a workout, but it was better than nothing! I had done a few loads of laundry and cleaned up while I babysat, so I figured that had to burn a few calories too.

Speaking of being healthy, yesterday was the start of my second week on Weight Watchers. Using the point system was a small hassle - keying in foods to find point values can be annoying. I used all of the extra points they gave me, plus a few of my activity points - both are there for a reason, but I still felt like a fatty for using them all. I did sneak a few snacks - mostly mini Kit Kat bars and a cookie here and there. I was worried that I would have gained weight, but somehow, I lost two pounds. Honestly, I don't care about what the scale says at this point - I just want to lose the fat, gain more muscle, and drop sizes! I know, I need to be patient, but I know I won't feel as if anything has changed until my size six jeans are loose on me. Currently, they fit, but they're snug.

The biggest challenge I need to overcome is my mind - change up my mentality a bit. I think I need to push myself a bit more, improve my focus, and be proud of the progress I have made thus far. Sounds easy, but nothing ever is.


  1. I love the Gazelle! Do you think it really works? It always feels so easy when you're doing it, so I wonder.

    1. If I push myself on it (target certain muscle groups), then yeah, I definitely feel it the next day.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I'm in love with your blog, by the way. I tried to order those awesome Graze snacks, but they won't deliver to the United States. :(

  3. Totally understand what you mean about overcoming the mental blocks of working out. I'm trying to push myself more when I am out running. Great post!