Thursday, April 7, 2011

So I pretty much gave up on this blog...

That's ok though. It's going to be more of a fitness journal for me to log my exercise and food, not daily, but whenever I feel like it.

I just started working out again. I mean, it's been a long time. Months. Before the holidays. I was using the holidays as an excuse to not work out, but now it is clearly past the holidays, so I have no more excuses. And let's face it. The weather is getting nice, and I'm gonna have to start wearing less clothing. So I wanna look (and feel) remotely good in my summer clothes. I gave up on bathing suits and shorts a long time ago. Oh, and tank tops. Now I find myself not even wanting to wear short sleeves or capris! I need to get back in shape! 

So I started working out again this week, with my man. That helps, of course. A little extra boost of motivation. So I went to the gym Sunday. Did the treadmill for a mile. Did the elliptical for 10 minutes. I'm not trying to run a marathon here people. Just taking baby steps. Because I know my measly 30 minutes in the gym, as crappy as that seems, is better than nothing and just spending that time laying on the couch instead. I felt like crap Monday, so I didn't go to the gym. And Tuesday we planned to go but it didn't work out. It got too late. So we went again last night, Wednesday night. And I did the same thing.... 1 mile on the treadmill, and 10 minutes on the elliptical. It has been so long since I've been in the gym, I really am just trying to focus on being able to do cardio. The strength training can wait a bit. I've sprained my ankle three times and it is very weak, and starts hurting midway through my mile. It is so discouraging that I'm in discomfort and pain before even a mile. How do people run marathons or even half marathons? Heck, I'm even hoping to be able to do a 5K one of these days. I'll be super proud if I do that! But I dunno how to make my ankle feel better. I get discouraged on the treadmill since it hurts my ankle, but the elliptical doesn't strain it.

So there you have it.... 2 days back in the gym. I doubt we are going today... PJ is working late. Plus I am trying to do every other day. So I'm not too sore, and not too burnt out on it. 

Man, I hate working out. 

Why can't we all just be skinny and eat whatever we want?

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Me?

Happy New Year, bloggy buddies!

Just thought I would stop by and wish everyone a great start to 2011! As well as post a few resolutions that I hope to accomplish this year.

- Save more moolah. I have a big problem with this! I feel like we are just getting older and older and need to have our life together. Yes, we own our own house. Yes, we both have jobs and work hard. But that money that I work so hard for just seems to be gone so quickly! And we are always living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to pay bills at times. I want to save in 2011, so we can go on vacations and have more date nights. This leads me to my next resolution....

- Do more. Live more. I was just looking at someone's blog and realized how I am missing out on life. She had pictures of her and her hubby traveling, doing all sorts of things together. PJ and I have been together for 10 years, and been through so much, but many of the things I want to do in life (with him) we haven't done yet. I want to travel with him, explore the world together, do simple things like camping (we have been camping, don't get me wrong), go on a cruise, go overseas, scuba dive, swim with dolphins, parasail (or anything beach-related), take a road trip, go boating, and I'm sure there are a billion other things I can't wait to do with my love  :)

- Blog more. The last two months have not been good blogging-wise. And I love to do it! And I love to keep up on fellow foodie blogs so I hope to make more time for it. That also means posting more, learning how to write better posts, bring in more followers, taking better food photos, and more. I really hope to bake more, since I rarely do. And I also want to make more holiday-themed recipes :)

- Live a healthier lifestyle: that means working out more - in the gym AND taking walks/playing basketball etc. This also means drinking more water, being mindful of my caloric intake, drinking less pop, trying to get in a healthy breakfast, not eating so late, eating out less and cooking at home more.

- Rekindle friendships or make new ones. Be more social. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the life PJ and I have created for ourselves that I don't make enough time for friends.

- Keep on working on improving our house. That means spending money on important house stuff that we need like comforter sets, bed frame and headboard, new blinds etc, instead of spending on clothes and shoes! This also means cleaning more often and learning to enjoy it. This also means being better with decorating our home. I'm supposed to be the woman in the relationship but I HATE to clean, and am not very good when it comes to making a house look cozy like a home. 

Hopefully  2011 will be the year to make these things happen!