Friday, October 30, 2009

A little down on myself

I know I'm only in my second week, but last night I felt really down about how far I have to go. It's hard to keep the level of excitement and motivation. Dave is very encouraging, but I just want to cry sometimes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MD - Week 1 done, Week 2 ensues

Well, week 1 was indeed successful. Funny how if you do what you are supposed to, it works!

The nice side effect to this is that both Dave and I are eating healthier.

I'm wondering why the heck I started this right as the big holiday season approaches! The upside is I will hopefully hit the New Year with less pounds while most people start it with more. That's the plan, anyway.

I am EXTREMELY sore from the workout on Sunday. Got to do something tonight to keep on track and work out some of the soreness. Dave was quite amused at me shuffling around last night; he laughed at my pain! Not in a bad way, though... he understands pain better than anyone I know.

I have to say again, he is being so supportive and encouraging, and I love him for it!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

MDU Part Deux

Okay, I drug out my step and tiny 3-lb. weights and did a 30-minute cardio DVD. Yay me!

It was not a particularly hard one compared to what I used to do, but it's been a long time. It was a start, and I got all the way through it. I feel very good about myself today.

Momentous Decision Update

Today is Day 7. Days 1-6 have been quite successful, I think. We'll find out tomorrow just *how* successful. It really hasn't been as hard as I thought. I've actually cooked dinner... a real dinner... 6 nights in a row! If Dave isn't too tired after working all day, we may go out this evening. Now *that* will be a little harder. I'm up for the challenge, though.

I think I will try to get a little activity in today. I planned to yesterday, but with all the housework, laundry, etc., I didn't get around to it... however, all that was pretty active!

I refuse to be discouraged no matter what happens on the ol' scale. I know if I keep doing this, eventually it will show.

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Dave's not here!"

I love my husband so much! He just cracks me up sometimes.

Last night when I got home, the bedroom door was closed. I thought it was to keep the dogs' grimy paws off our bed. I was busy unpacking groceries, starting dinner, etc., so it was quite some time before I went into the bedroom.

I took this picture of what I found. At first my brain was like, "did he just drop his clothes and they coincidentally land like that?" But then I realized he had arranged them just so. It was killing him waiting for me to find it.

I'm curious about what could be in store for me tonight... LOL

Laughter is good for the soul and for a marriage. My soul and marriage have never been better!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Renaissance Festival

We took Shea to the Renaissance Festival Saturday. That is always great fun. Our favorite thing there is the hypnotist act. It's amazing what people do/think while under hypnosis. Shea got her face painted as you can see in the picture. Dave was in his Una-bomber disguise.

Dave did the tomato throw... He was actually pretty good at it and loved doing it. If we go again, he's pretty much got it figured out and is going to smack that guy right in the face with one.

It's wild to see all the people who come out in costume. All-in-all, it's a great time.

Momentous Decision

I have finally decided that I need to get back in shape (read: lose some poundage) and start eating healthier, since the two go hand-in-hand. It's all about total lifestyle change forever.

Dave is supporting me in this venture, even trying my off-the-wall recipe last night (steak & blue cheese pizza... quite good, IMO). He's somewhat of a picky eater who doesn't care much for chicken, but he's on board with me 100%. He even agreed to chicken for dinner tonight.

That's one of the things I love about him. He wants me to be happy and does everything in his power to make that happen.

Stay tuned for successes and the inevitable failures... hopefully the successes prevail over the failures! =)