So, as those of you who have been following me for a while know, I have been setting goals for myself when it comes to walking up the 2km long hill by my house. My latest goal was to make it to the very top of it without having to stop to catch my breath, and I gave myself a month to do so (that month would have been on August 19th). I did just that today which was 9 days from the day I set that goal. I should be really happy about that but I'm actually kinda disappointed in myself. Not because of taking 9 days to achieve my goal, that's fantastic and I'm soooo thrilled, but because I constantly underestimate my abilities and myself. Why? Why do I do that? Is it so that I don't fail? or because I truly feel like I can't do it and that if I give myself a long time to do something it seems like it's really hard so if I do fail it's like "oh well it was hard, that's why I gave myself a whole month, guess I needed more time". I'm feel like it's another excuse and that's really not ok with me. I guess it's because I've failed so many times at this weight loss thing that I'm afraid to actually push myself to succeed. But all that is changing right now. I am going to push myself and if that means I don't meet a goal timeline, that's ok. At least I'll know that I did everything in my power to make that goal. Not that I just went along and just happened to succeed.
Ok now it's time to celebrate. I kicked the shit out of that goddamn hill! I made it my bitch! WOOOO!!!! I'm gonna keep walking up that hill and it's going to keep getting easier and easier. And now that I know I can go without stopping, I'm going to start timing myself and shaving time off the walk. I wish I had a walking buddy for the days that Chris is working nights and the days I'm working evenings. I really need to start walking on the days that I work evenings too...maybe not 4kms but at least 1-2kms. Perhaps that'll be my goal for this next week. Yes! My goal is that I will walk every single day for the next week. It's going to suuuuuck cuz I work 6 of the next 7 days but I'm going to do it :)
Today I went to Walmart for shampoo, tortillas and shoelaces...Well $50 later....In addition to my shampoo, tortillas and shoelaces I got some decorative towels for 2 of my bathrooms, Jillian Michael's 30 day shred DVD, and some hand weights. Sooo now I guess I'm adding the real Jillian in with my live in Jillian. I think that I'll add her in on the days that I do a short walk, and the day I do a long walk I'll just do stretching and maybe some yoga (guess I need to get a yoga DVD too!). Thoughts?
So there have been a couple additions to my blog. I have done a 30 by 30 list as well as a 155 reason list. Both can be found in tabs at the top of the home page of my blog. Also in the tabs is a recipes section and a photos section. The only recipe that is in there is one that I have already blogged for oven fries but as I come across more favorites I will add them. I will be posting my first set of photos tonight as well so look for those. I gotta say I really hate those pictures. I did not realise my belly was that big. Guess that's what happens when you don't have full length mirrors in your house huh?
Anyways...Check out the additions to my blog!!!
Until next time!