Thursday, January 6, 2011

Here’s to a Better Year/Me

Ok, so I am going to get healthy.  That is all there is to it.  Working out, drinking water, eating right, those are the things that I must do this year to accomplish that goal. 
Sounds easy right?  Sure, if you like eating vegetables and you don’t mind working out.  I have just now in the past year or so started to enjoy vegetables but hardly enough to want to consume them regularly.  I still like my sides to look buttery, cheesy or golden brown. 
And working out? Forgetaboutit!  Seriously.  I do not like working out to dvd’s.  They get boring.  I will not go to the gym.  I am one of those that think that I should get fit before heading to a gym out of sheer embarrassment. And running/walking around the block, nope not me.  Don’t want people staring and pointing.
So that is where my Christmas gift comes in.  I was so wishy washy this year about what I wanted.  I wanted a new set of cookware, starting slowly piece by piece because Le Cruset is expensive stuff.  Then I thought about it and decided I wanted a Nook.  But then I thought about it again and decided that I didn’t want anything because we are going to Disney in March.  Then last minute I told Zack I wanted an elliptical machine.  I sent him the link to the one I wanted from Walmart and he went a few days before Christmas and got it.  It sat unwrapped, exposed box until the day after Christmas, which is when he put it together for me.  I didn’t really “use” it until Monday of this week.  Sure I tried it out a little that night just to kinda see about it, I didn’t make it no time until I was sweating and my thighs were killing me.  Oh and that was just on resistance one! 
This past Monday I sat on my goal to get healthy and started working out.  I decided that I would just do this week 20 minutes a day on the elliptical with resistance one while watching my favorite shows.  I weighed myself Monday morning and was ashamed.  Wow, I really put on some weight over the holidays!  Yikes!  I worked out my 20 mins while watching Dr. Oz and burned about 121 calories.  Hmm..Not too bad but I knew that I could do better.  So on Tuesday I decided that I would go with the first preprogrammed workout that is 30 minutes long.  It varies in resistances and changes things up every few minutes to give you a workout!  And I’ll say it does!  On Tuesday I burned 323 calories in my 30 minutes and on Wednesday 363 in 30 minutes!  Woot Woot! 
I have been drinking water and I went to Raw Sugar for my coffee.  Because natural is better.  I have been eating breakfast, which is something that I don’t do and I’ve been having snacks of apple slices and peanut butter or sharp cheddar cheese and Wheat Thins.  I am off on the right foot!
I am going to be logging my calories burned and what not every week and any weight loss that I may or may not have.  This will help hold me accountable of my goal and hopefully help me stick with it!
Anybody else getting healthy this year?


Kelli @ RTSM said...

It sounds like you are off to a good start! I am trying to do the same thing...exercise more and be healthy. So far not too bad, but the rain yesterday kept me from walking and I may have sampled more than one of the cookies I baked for a friend yesterday:)

A-K said...

Yeeeah! I hear ya girl...I need to be doing the same. I kinda started back doing a little better on my diet this week. I can pack on some poundage quick...soooo must nip it in the bud! Also need to be exercising..but I'm too tired :( Good luck keeping up with your resolution!!! Remember...swimsuit season is coming up AND WE ARE GONNA COME VISIT AND GO TO THE BEACH :) Mo-TI-vation hunny!

Kelli said...

Woot woot! Look at you gettin in action. I think you'll do great. I need to do something too and start eating better. Ooh...cheesy sides, absolutely. I just need to get out and walk...even in the cold.