Sunday, January 01, 2017

Hello 2017 - My year of Magic

Well Hello and a very Happy New Year to you.
Yes, I'm officially the worst blogger ever as I haven't posted in months. It's not that I don't think about it. I've even written draft but then time passes and the moment is lost.

Well what have I been up to since September

I found Bullet Journaling and love it, I don't use if for work. I do a monthly page for me and track thinks of interest like my Funko Pop collection, the teas I've tried at David's Tea, and of course fitness/ weight related.

I did some races. Most recently it was the Superhero Half Marathon weekend in November where I dressed in costume for the very first time. I was Captain Canada for the 5K. I didn't intend to wear the Bay's Olympic Jacket for the whole race but it was a bit chilly and we took it totally slow for this fun run.

I embraced Christmas as in I got a tree for the first time in 3 years, I got a projector light, and a light up wreath. I used to spend Christmas with Dad and this is the 4th Christmas without him so I started to figure out my traditions which combines a little of the old and a little of the new.

On the WeightWatchers front, I struggled. I missed a few meetings, gave up on tracking. I guess I'd call it a break. However I'm not throwing in the towel. I meant back to meetings on Christmas Eve and I'm more gung ho then I've been in a long time. I started using Connect on the App and I really like that. There's a whole lot of positivity on there which I very much enjoy. I've even joined a couple of challenges. Meet my new anchor :) I think he fits into the Year of Magic really well.

I've also discovered Beachbody, well it's not like I haven't ordered stuff from them before but this is the first time I've tried Shakeology and I'm enjoying it. I joined a 3 week Yoga retreat with a coach who lives in my neighbourhood. That's turned into joining the Beachbody Challenge.

I'm leaving for other races next week. I'm doing a 3/4 Dopey, everything but the marathon as I'm definitely not trained enough and don't want another DNF. I'll give Dopey on last try in 2018. So after the WDW 5K, 10K and Half I'll go down to Disneyland for my favourite race weekend - The Star Wars Light Side Marathon Weekend. Where I'll be in costume in again and this time part of a group for the 5K and the 10K, not sure if I'll keep this costuming thing up as it's a ton of work but we'll see.

Now that we're in 2017 it's time to set some new goals

Goal weight is my focus in 2017
I signed up for the Calgary Marathon in May as it's Canada's 150th Birthday.
Expand my brain, read more dust off my languages to refresh them.

I want to wish all you a very Happy New Year and I promise to be a better blogger, my goal there is at least once a week :)

Friday, September 02, 2016

I'm back.....

It's been a ridiculously long time since I've posted.

My primary reason for being away so long is just a general sense of ennui.

I get up and go to work and then come home and repeat.
Haven't been to the gym in a long time. I've brought my gym bag to work and then right back home because I'm tired, or I worked later or it's raining. Really the excuses have been uber pathetic. I think I might be having a mini midlife crisis, that just came to me actually. I have goals and aspirations and I'm super disappointed in myself.

I also forgive myself, this is a period of my life where certain truths are coming to rest in my head. I'm approaching 45 and still single with no kids, heck I'm probably too old to actually have kids. It's not that I'm lonely actually far from that. I'm learning to embrace my introvertness and instead of a lifetime of feeling less then everyone else realizing that I'm my own super hero. I guess I'm finding my own voice and path. The adjusting to being the adult orphan.

It's funny I posted on facebook about being an adult orphan and a gracious amount of friends posted I wasn't an orphan I had them. Of couse I know that but when I say adult orphan I mean no parents and of course I'm an only child. The enormity of things hit me more then they used to like dealing with Dad's house and dealing with decisions that I have to choose to bounce off of. Like my fridge issue.

My fridge died, it had a good life but I only realized it was dying when I found milk going bad at a fast pace and stuff at the front of my freezer was defrosting. My instinct was to call Dad, but of course I can't. I had to deal with this on my own. So I researched and measured to ensure I got a fridge that fits under a cabinet.

This also caused me to pretty much throw everything out and had to start using the bar fridge in the basement. The good part I get far more stairs in. The new one doesn't get here until the 9th, which isn't too bad. I've been using the bar fridge for the past 2 weeks and it could have been a 6 weeks in total. I cleaned the old one and unplugged it and didn't realize it had been leaking until I found a massive puddle of water under the fridge, which caused tiles to lift and all I had was swearing running through my head. Dad would know what to do. I had to wing it.

I got all that sorted. I MacGyver'd a solution and think I'm ready for the new fridge to get here on the 9th. I am good in a crisis.

I have yet to embraced the SmartPoint version of Weightwatchers, in fact I've been acting like a rebellious teenager. The thing is I do see people being succesful on this plan so what is my hang up. Let's see I inconsistently track and often blow through my hang up is me. It's silly if I was brand new I'd be embracing the rules and trying to follow them. Is it because I preferred other plans or just tired of having weightloss as a goal?

I have been eating out more and have gradually seen pounds add up that I'm now just a few pounds away from my original start weight, when I joined Weightwatchers for the first time. This shows how dangerous I can be when I cease to track all together. There's only one way to go when you hit rock bottom and that's up.

My pity party is officially over. I'm reading State of Slim as it was recommended by someone I admire and where I live is hella above sea level just like Colorado. I'm going back to tracking and training starting tomorrow so consider this blog back on track. I'm embracing bullet journalling and ridiculously excited about it.

No weigh in tomorrow as I'm going to a golf tournament for the first time ever.

I'm using a new laptop so pictures are downloading from home so I do promise less manifesto posts :)

Happy to be back and hugs!