Friday, January 30, 2015

Head in the sand

I haven't posted in 30 days.

No cruise recap

I did the Star Wars Half Marathon, 10K and 5K with no recap.

I need to stop signing up for Diet Bets as I always suck at them.

Yes my new year started well, then I got back to work and into the long days and repetitive schedule.

I did discover I love the BodyPump classes at Goodlife.

Of course in the past few weeks the barrel of oil prices have plummeted and working in that sector has gotten a little nerve wracking. Layoffs are on the news and in everyone's minds.

So a bit stressful.

I went for my physical last week, I haven't been for 2 years. The good news my blood pressure was normal. At my last appointment it was high.

I go for blood work on Friday so hopefully that's all good too.

Work got a wee stressful this week add in that time of month and my last 3 days have been horrible food wise. I did get approved to go to a conference in April so that's encouraging.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is I went back into a funk. I had to tell my doctor about my Dad, and all the crazy change I experienced in the last year and a half. He said it sounded stressful...uh yeah. Then he asked me if I suffered some depression/ grief. Definitely but I do feel better now then a few months ago but grief doesn't go away it just changes.

I am dedicated to attempting the Dopey challenge in January, told my doctor about that too. He said it sound dopey but didn't say I couldn't do it :)

Tomorrow I will got to WI face this week and start a new one.  I'm strangely excited about a new month. My activity points have been awesome this week so I'm getting there.

I'm not out just dusting myself off and marching forward.

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.