Monday, April 18, 2011

Fitness Success!

I went to the gym tonight in the hopes of improving my mood and increasing my energy. I succeeded. I didn't have any doubt that I would fail, mind you, I just didn't have the motivation to realize how great I would feel afterward. That is one of the biggest obstacles many people run into - not realizing just how great you always feel after a workout. How great I feel after an awesome workout has become one of my top reasons as to why it's important that I workout in the first place.

Yes, yes, I'm breaking a sweat and creating more laundry for myself and putting off some things to tomorrow that I could be doing today. It doesn't matter though because I'm in such a good mood that those "things" that supposedly "can't wait" will wait. Why? Because I will sleep better tonight and have more energy tomorrow to do those things that I put off.

In the long run (no pun intended), I will have more energy and feel better about myself and the world around me. I will also eventually look better, which will inadvertently make me feel even better about myself!! Working out on a regular basis (and eating healthier) creates more self-confidence which affects my attitude about myself. How I take care of and feel about myself affects how I will treat those around me, which will affect how people will treat me. It's a concept I figured out all by myself.

So as spring is (I hope) around the corner I am gearing up for softball season, bikini season, and a healthier, happier, and smarter me.

My goal is lose 15-20 pounds by the end of May. Current weight=138. Goal weight=118-123. The countdown is on!! 6 weeks and 20 pounds to go!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Social Media Addiction/Phyiscal Fitness

I lost track, but seriously, it's come to this: first thing I do in the morning when I get up is turn on my computer and check my facebook and twitter accounts. And I play Farmville. Everyday, without fail. And I've been playing since December. It's about time that I stop - I deactivated Farmville for over a year for this very reason - I'm spending waaaaay too much time on this game!
So from here on out - the time that I spend on Farmville everyday will be spent looking for a full-time job and going to the gym to get some toning in. My health has been affected by sitting around watching movies and playing computer games when I'm not at work. I've just been so physically and mentally drained with little to no motivation and having been an athlete for most of my life I know that being physically active does wonders for body - both mentally and physically. I may not know or understand how it all works but I do know that I often feel 100% better after a good workout.

With that, I'd to thank Kelly's Fitness for motivating me on the weekends!! 8am workouts on Saturday mornings can be a pain (literally) but it definitely puts the rest of my weekend into perspective and makes me feel so great!! It's also a great way for me to connect with my mom on a different level because we go together. We don't get to do a lot of things together, especially when it comes to sports and being physically active. Thank you Kelly, for giving us something to do together! :-)

So here it is - no more Farmville. My social media usage will be limited (no more stalking! I will call the person next time, instead of lurking on Facebook waiting for them to log in). My search for a full-time job will increase! I think a goal of at least 2 applications a day will suffice for now. All of you (4?) readers out there need to hold me to this!