Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy Janurary 2nd!

Thank you for your wonderful feedback on my last post. I have many things to work on. And I started today! No better time then the present!

I did decide to join a gym. After a week of thinking and comparing and looking into classes, including the local rec center, It turns out that Bally's was the cheapest. If I go to the rec center 4 times a month, that is the same as the gym membership. And with the membership I can go as much as I want and they have tons of classes for me to choose from.

I also get a free personal training session. So I scheduled that for this Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is my new plan, I am going to workout midday. Basically early afternoon. I can be gone from the shop a couple of hours everyday and still be there to open and close. This should be workable. I have a friend that also wants to start going to the gym with me but she can't go until after 4:30 PM. So I am thinking of going with her 1-2 days a week and one weekend day.

I am also going too look into Zumba, I like doing the Zumba on the Wii and have always wanted to take a class. I am just afraid I wont be able to keep up with a class. But I am going to give it a try.

The gym also has a lap pool. I absolutely love swimming, so this is a good thing.

Next I need to stop overeating. No amount of exercise is going to make a difference if I don't refocus my eating habits. I need to internalize as Marion has pointed out. I don't understand why this is so hard. Earlier in the year I was on a roll. I had the eating under control and was working out and doing great. Now, when I look at something, I feel like I am going to miss out if I don't eat some of it. Then I overload. Like tonight, BIG bowl of ice cream...Kind of canceled out the whole workout from today with that.


I did go to the gym and worked out for the first time in over a month. So I am putting a mark in the "good job" column for today. Tomorrow I work on the food issue again!

Time was tight today so I was only able to workout for 55 minutes.
25 minutes on the Elliptical

And 30 minutes on the treadmill... 
And I started the C25K program again!
Day 1week 1 in the books!
Tomorrow will be a busy day but no more excuses. I need to start logging my food again too. It's not going to help the mental part of it, but maybe it will help to see it.
OK Time for bed. Tired I am!
Thanks for stopping by!

PS: Tomorrow I have to tell you about the bonding my band and I have done over the last 2 months. I have learned so much. I spent the last couple of months slacking off exercise and eating, but I learned so much about me and my band. More to come tomorrow!!


  1. great goals! you can totaly do this! if you track food on my fitness pal, my log in in christyflick

    1. Thanks for this. I will look you up!

  2. Great plan. I also need to work on my diet, I am eating way to much and know I am doing it and thats not good. You can do this, you did such a good job last year so I have full faith in you :D

    1. I love this community and all the support. Yes we can totally do this! Lets get back on track!

  3. Log that food! I started using the myfitnesspal ap and it lets you scan the barcode of a food and automatically loads i for you no more tying!! its brilliant.

    Back on track Chris, looks great - I love your dedication to exercise as well. :) YAY! 2014 here we come.

    1. Love LOVE Love the scanner thing! This makes it so much easier! Look me up! auroradream.

  4. Food is totally my nemesis and you are right, you can't work out a bad diet. Keep up the good work!

  5. Awesome! And 55 min is great! Way to o. Now I need to get my own buns up and out o workout!

  6. Hi Chris, you will love the internalization! In fact, your recent posts sound like you are going that direction. When you embrace it rather than fight it, everything works better. Again, this is what I'm hearing from these last 3 blog posts I've read of yours. Great!!!