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
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.