Thursday, January 01, 2015

2015 - The Year of Me

Happy New Year Everyone! 

My focus this year is on making 2015 the year of me, what I mean by that is after the roller coaster of the last year and a half I finally feel calm. 

The cruise was awesome. I loved having a balcony as when I got tired of people I could escape there with a drink, a book and watch the waves go by. I will write a cruise recap but not today, probably tomorrow. 

Had zero issues with sea sickness and slept like a baby thanks to the movement of the boat. I fell in love with the sea. I loved it so much I booked another one for next Christmas. This time it was the Eastern Caribbean and next year will be the Western Caribbean. 

I started reading The Unteathered Soul by Michael Singer while on the boat. I don't find this book to be a quick read. I like to almost marinate on chapters, in fact I haven't finished it yet. It makes me think. I will finish it before I return to work on the 5th. 

Even on the boat I started to think about what I wanted for 2015. I came home to winter but feeling more positive than I've felt in awhile. 

I refreshed the blog with my favourite colour - purple. I've got a plan in place to focus on my health. I even put a budget together. I have a desire to feel sorted. 

This is my new training journal 

My New Year's Eve was low key, I ordered sushi which was something new as I would normally order pizza. I was in bed by 9pm. I planned my workouts and joined Chris and Heidi Powell's Diet Bet which starts on Saturday. I went to bed feeling blessed and grateful. 

I did gain a few pounds on the cruise as I wasn't tracking and just doing what I wanted but too be honest I was expecting far worse damage. What I did do was maintain 10,000 steps per day and I took the stairs more then the elevators and even visited the track on the Deck 12 a few times. I'm really looking forward to my WW meeting on Saturday. My tracker is front and centre. My vision board is updated. I will get to goal in 2015. I believe in myself. I'm tired of being my own enemy. 

I feel different, I feel positive, in control and strong. 

This isn't a resolution it's a goal with a plan that I've thought through. Back to the root of this blog about getting to goal and the adventure on the way there. 

I want to wish all of you a healthy, happy and fun 2015. 


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Me vs Me

Yeesh, 5.5 weeks since I last blogged.

Yes I am a horrible blogger.

When I last stopped by I was on my way to the Wine and Dine Half and then Avengers Half on the following weekend. Well I did it survived both.

Of course I intended to write recaps of both races but that now seems silly as it was well a month ago. So instead I'll share a few highlights before I get really deep and more in line with the title today - Me vs Me.

The first run for my Wine & Dine weekend was the Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5k, I was in the start area and when I saw Mickey and Minnie I literally skipped over to them.
 It's a fun race through Animal Kingdom, and the weather was perfect.

 The weather was not so perfect for the Wine & Dine Half. Pouring rain through the whole thing. I wore a poncho for the first 8 miles then ditched it as I was 100% soaked anyway.

 I did see some friends, OMG I had so much fun with these two in this photo. Dug was distracted by my Half medal so I said squirrel to him. He then went over to his wagon and pulls out - yes you guessed it a squirrel plush toy.
 I finally went to the Epcot International Food & Wine festival, I skipped the Half after party at Epcot as I have never been that soaked so I returned on a dryer day.
 I always wear my medal home, stepped off the plane and into the washroom before going to customs and bang - the medal fell apart. I was crushed but I called RunDisney and they sent me a replacement. I actually got it last week. I was home to do laundry and then off to Los Angeles and Disneyland.
 I was telling Donald that I liked his outfit as I just left snow.

 This trip at both Disney World and Disneyland I embraced character photos. I typically avoid photos which I'll get to later.
 First run was the Super Hero 5K

 So there was extreme rain at Wine & Dine and crazy winds at Avengers, seriously it was taking out mile markers and people were being attacked by tumbleweeds.

 I can say I did not wear this medal around the parks after my experience with the spinner in the Wine & Dine medal. I did wear it home though.
I love Eyeore

Now I find myself one week away from my Christmas cruise, no runs involved with this one just a straight up vacation.

Let me back up again so shortly after returning from Disneyland I was off to Victoria for a week for a course. Remember how I said I'd track for the whole time away. - I didn't.

While in Victoria I didn't either.

I got home stepped on the scale and saw a number that woke me up. It was awfully close to my start weight and by start weight I mean the very first time I walked into a WW meeting.

That totally shook me. I skipped the meeting last week as my head was in the sand. It took another week but I went yesterday and I'm so happy I did. One of WW friends discovered she's cancer free. How amazingly wonderful is that.

I don't want to me by own enemy anymore.

I'm setting my sights forward, so yes the cruise. Of course cruises are famous for weight gain but I have a strategy. They have a super nice gym - my goal to visit daily.

I am travelling by myself so I set my agenda for the day. The other thing I did is book excursions that involve walking no sitting at a beach.

Oh I will track, why will it be different this time? I have a goal to arrive home lighter then when I left.

Last weeks meeting topic was My Losing List, writing down all the reasons why you want to lose weight. Not stopping at "I want to be healthy", why do you want to be healthy? Well I made my list yesterday and I wrote it down in the front of my 3 month tracker.

I do feel like a switch has been turned on in my head. Now it's just one foot in front of the other.

I also want to blog more, though I hear wifi is stupid expensive on the boat so that may have to wait.

I might drop by before I leave.

I hope all is well with you.