Saturday, September 6, 2014


A lot of cycles are negative.  After losing a bunch of weight a few years ago I stalled hard and got frustrated.  I started not caring about what I ate so I felt crappy.  I felt crappy so I didn't want to exercise.  I didn't exercise so I felt crappier.  I tried to eat my way out of feeling crappy.  Rinse, lather repeat.

But negative cycles can be broken and cycles can be positive.  I started exercising again.  I feel proud of my slow run so I control what I eat one day for dinner.  I feel a little more spring in my step so I go for another run.  I weigh myself and I've lost a couple pounds.  I'm more optimistic and motivated.  I order a salad instead of a burger when I go out.  I go for another run.  I have more energy.  I start noticing a positive change in my appearance.  And it keeps building.

You can turn your negative cycle positive.  Start with something small and work up.  Be proud of everything you accomplish.   First steps are hard, but each one you take is a foundation for a positive cycle.  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Couch to 5k

I'm giving couch to 5k another shot and I have to say, at week 2, run 2, I finally feel like I'm running instead of trotting.

90 seconds still feels like a long time when I'm running, it's hard to push the last ten seconds, especially when I don't know where they are.  It was definitely easier than it was a couple days ago when I did week 2 day 1.

Moving this big body is not easy, but I'm getting better at it.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Do you Haiku?

Bacon for dinner
Now I'm going for a run
That's all for today.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday Weigh-In

Hi All,

I've had a busy week and last week I was feeling frustrated with the weigh-in.

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I gained 2.5 pounds last week.  Ugh.  Not a great way to restart a journey.


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This week I managed to lose 2.8 pounds!

So what did I manage to do right?

I ran several times.  Not as many as I would have liked, but I'm getting better at running.  Next run begins week two of Couch to 5k.

I've also been getting shit done this week.  I had my first week back with students (I'm a teacher if you're new to the blog).  Things are going pretty well, but it's tough getting back into the swing of things again.

I installed a ceiling fan in our nursery.  Also, the rat's nest of cables behind my entertainment center was bothering me.

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So I fixed it by creating a false wall.

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Yup, I wired that outlet myself.  Like a boss.

But most importantly, I captained the Starship Enterprise.

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I did all of these things this week.  I am unstoppable.