My Intention is to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it" ~ Art Williams

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Biggest Loser Last Chance Work Out Challenge - Week Two Update

Not much to report this week. No weight loss. I haven't worked out for three days now. I'm still experiencing issues with my bladder. I'm so frustrated. I'm also very concerned. I hope I'm not doing any damage to my bladder and kidneys. My follow up is scheduled for Feb. 2nd. I do not think I can wait that long. I called the doctor on Friday. All they could tell me to do is discontinue the medication and continue to try and double void. No, they don't need me to come in any sooner than the 2nd.

Yesterday I was a bit down about things. A lot of it has to do with lack of sleep. I'm up about very 1 or 2 hours. I am concerned about losing so much progress. I noticed that I cannot go more than two or three days without working out. If I do, I'm really hurting. Today I'm going to force myself to get moving. I'm also going to force myself to make it to my session with Kimberly. Even if I only work out for 30 minutes, I have to do something.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Don't it make my brown eyes blue

Where, oh, where to begin?

I've been experiencing painful urination for about two weeks now. I thought it was kidney stones; others were saying UTI. Well, I went to the doctor yesterday. I'm having bladder spasms. I'm not emptying my bladder completely. I have this constant urge to go to the bathroom.

So, the doctor gives me this medication (UTA tablets) that have turned my urine this radioactive green. I am sooooo miserable.

I cancel my training session today and Kimberly rips into me. If you don't feel like working out, Sheila, just tell me! (I cancelled last Monday because I wasn't feeling well.) She goes on and on about consistency, blah, blah, blah...I tuned out. I was pissed. I'm not lying! I don't feel well! I know I'm feeling very vulnerable and sensitive and down right now so I tried not to react and take out my frustrations on her. I listened and said see you on Monday. I know she's just doing her job.

It looks like I'm not going to be able to participate in my first fitness event. As much as I was anxious about it, I am now pretty bummed about it. I'm supposed to do the Polar Bear 5K on Saturday. Heck, I have to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes. This medication is making me groggy.

Have I whined enough yet? Lol!

What else? My relationship is on the rocks. At first I was okay with it. Now, the reality of being separated is sinking in. It's been three weeks.

The bright side in all this is that I know stress is one of my triggers. So far, I haven't resorting to eating away my emotions. I have been focusing on prayer, meditation, and working out when I can.

Today I was thinking of a song we used to sing in church. I don't remember all the words but I do remember the line - these trials come to make me strong.

I am strong! I will get through this. I am not going to let a few little trivial obstacles knock me off my path.

-Who cares if Kimberly thought I was lying?
-There will be plenty of 5Ks to walk!
-If my relationship is over, so be it.

Okay, my pity party is over.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I Have a Dream

In honor of Martin L. King, Jr. Day I decided I would blog about my fitness-related dreams for 2010:

1. I want to be healthy. I dream of a day when I will no longer be taking medication. I know it is possible for me to get off these meds. I affirm that healthy living will allow me to accomplish this goal in 2010.

2. I want to be a "normal" weight. I dream of a day when I buy my clothes in a "regular" store. I know I can make this dream a reality. I will continue to make healthy food choices, exercise, and maintain an active lifestyle.

3. I want to complete a destination event. I have a dream to complete a fitness event in another state. This is a dream I plan to accomplish this year. All I need to do is choose an event, plan, and make the arrangements.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Biggest Loser Last Chance Work Out Challenge - Week One Update

I lost 3 pounds. Woo Hoo! I'm so excited. I'm so happy to be dropping pounds again. Even though I know I'm making progress when I stay at the same weight for weeks, it is a great feeling to see the numbers change.

Last night while stretching I rubbed my arm and noticed a slight ripple. I was so freaking excited! Crystal said she could see it. Wow! I'm losing fat and gaining muscle!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Year, New Gear

I am back from Big Peach Running Co. It was time to get a new pair of sneakers. I am such a creature of habit. I have been purchasing the same shoe for a year. So, I forced myself to get a different shoe--Saucony Progrid Ride 2.

I am learning that this journey is about embracing different experiences. Something as simple as purchasing a pair of sneakers has become an empowering, exciting experience for me. Even though I had a little anxiety attack when I decided to purchase Saucony shoes instead of my usual Asics, I was making a symbolic choice to continue trying new things.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January Photos

Okay, I took these photos on the 4th and have been agonizing about posting them. I made a promise to myself that I was going to continue to push beyond my comfort zone.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states. ~ Carol Welch

Monday, January 4, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right.