Saturday, May 06, 2017

Not Dead :)

I can't believe the last time I posted was January. Le's not like I have wanted to post. I've written drafts and then life gets in the way,  and then I felt it was no longer relevant so I didn't post. Fast forward and it's already May. I remember my Dad used to say that time goes faster as you get older and I think he was on to something.

Well what have I been up to? There were some RunDisney runs in January and I now don't go back till November for the Super Hero Weekend. I signed up for my 3rd and last attempt at the Dopey Challenge in 2018. Now my focus is rebuilding my base to get ready for those training plans.

For the past few months I've gotten my geek on. As you may or may not know I am a massive Star Wars fan so I've been embracing that side in a major way.

 To encourage myself to pack lunch I got a Star Wars lunch bag and I love it. Goal this week is to back everyday.

 I went to my first Star Wars Celebration in Orlando in April

 Before I left I got this to encourage myself to drink water and I like it so much I got one for home. It flashes if you haven't picked up your water bottle in 30 minutes. I'm averaging 9 cups of water a day while at work.

 I slept on the floor of a convention centre for two nights in row while at Star Wars Celebration (with thousands of other people) to secure wristbands to the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars panel and the Last Jedi panel. By slept I mean power napped but my friend and I made some great friends and totally know what to do for next celebration.

 So we got to the convention centre and lined up to be in by 8pm, wristbands were handed out at 6am and then you moved to another line to actually get in the room and the panel didn't start till 11am. I spent a lot of time in line. But weirdly enough had 125,573 steps that week with spending an incredible amount of hours sleeping/ sitting on a convention room floor.

 Found my spirit animal at the Cosplay Championships. Yup they hand applied a whack of crystals on to this Stormtrooper armor.

 Finally secured the Death Star tree topper and the Star Wars Celebration expo.
 Came home with the flu starting with the flight home. Felt like death, and sounded like a 40 year smoker. It's been 3 weeks and while I still have a stubborn cough, I do sound like myself and no longer get looks of concern.
 Feeling way better and embracing May the 4th, no I did not wear the ears all day. Though I rocked my bedazzled lightsaber shirt and had the whole department saying "May the 4th be with you"
 Embracing another Star Wars accessory to fit my lunch bag and daily essentials
 Got home and replaced my plethora of RunDisney stickers on my Escape to focus on the light and dark side of the force

Didn't go to a WW meeting for a month as I was away and then trying to get rid of the flu. I did go back today though and am 100 percent recommitting myself to my goal of getting to goal. I'm off to a good start today so now it's keep the momentum going.

My goals for the week:
Track everything every day
Keep it up with the water intake
Return to the gym

This week I started walking to and from the train station with is about 15 to 20 min each way to get the lungs used to exercise again.

My goal is to also get bet back to blogging weekly.
So looking forward to catching up with all of you and getting back to my goals.


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 :)