Tuesday, February 15, 2011

OUCH and an update!

I am so sore today. My back, my legs, my abs...especially my abs. I have been doing this workout for a week now, which consists of 30 minutes walking/jogging/running, abs, and stretching. I have had mild soreness, but today I'm hurting. And maybe it's because I took the weekend off and was a complete slub, and by that I mean I cleaned house and did homework and slept all weekend. We all deserve those weekends, right? I guess the lack of exercise is hitting me today. Grr! I guess it just means that I'll have "fun" working out the kinks tonight with my run.

Now on to the update...I am officially 8 lbs down this past month!!! Get this girl some balloons and hold the cake! It feels good to be back on the weight loss train after so many months of missing it as it pulled away from the station. However, I am back and it's full steam ahead. It makes me feel like I can do this again and I WILL get past my plateau weight this time. It's just going to take a lot of dedication and will power to get there. Just three more pounds to go and I can officially say I'm back to 30 lbs. lost. And then it's on to my next goal of five lbs to break my plateau weight from before. How are y'all doing on your goals and weight loss?

Counseling is going well. I am still going every two weeks and he's really helping me to find my confidence. I have always had body issues, and still have them. But I'm not so worried about what guys think of my body at this stage in the game. Yes, I still have my moments before meeting someone for the first time. I wonder if he's going to instantly not like me because I have a belly pooch or a little extra padding on my thighs. But I just talk those things away. Because I know that "the one" for me won't judge me based on the extra fluff I have. He's going to love me for who I am and what I bring to the relationship and not whether I have a six pack of abs (although I'd know I would rock those things like no one's business) LOL.

Sleep schedule...this makes me laugh. If I could actually get my butt to sleep by 11:30 it would be a miracle. It doesn't matter if I bust my butt at work, then have a great workout, and do homework before bed because I'm still not getting to sleep by 11:30. I'm just not a person who requires a lot of sleep, but it would be nice to have a more "normal" sleep schedule. Sigh...at that to the list of not normal things about me.

Life is getting better. It's a nice change from where I was two months ago. It's not been easy and actually has been really hard so far, but I'm loving the direction I'm headed and only see bright things on the horizon!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

5K bound!

So two years ago I started training for a 5K for my company, Youth Villages. It would have been my first 5K and I was soo pumped about doing it. The week before the race I got my time to just under 40 minutes for 3.2 miles. I know it doesn't seem like a huge accomplishment because that has me running a 12ish minute mile, but for my little legs and the extra weight on my body I'd say that's pretty darn good. However, not running for the last several months has me starting almost at square one. I had my first training day today and I got 1.4 miles in in 22 minutes. I am doing my own spin on the couch to 5K only because I'm not quite at square one. The goal is to run 4-5 days a week and fit some other workouts in there too. I'm going to start out with 30 minute jogs to build up. From there I'll build up in ten minute intervals.

I'm prone to shin splints so I've got to take it slow and steady and make sure that I'm giving my legs plenty of rest and stretching and love. Shin splints kept me from doing as well as I hoped with training last time, but I think because I went all out and didn't take care of myself the way I should. This time around I know what I need to do. I have the ice and biofreeze ready if need be. Keep pushing me guys. I'm going to need the motivation. Oh and feel free to stop by my page and donate to my efforts for Youth Villages. Here is the link http://support.youthvillages.org/goto/JesslynMcGlumphy

Friday, February 4, 2011

The dating world

The dating world is a lot like dandelions. You grow, you bloom, and then your blooms are blown away by nature or by some person who comes and picks you, blows off the petals, and then throws you back on the ground. My life has been a lot like this. There have been things that have happened in my life that took away my blooms. Deaths, a near death experience, heart surgery for my mama, and so much more. Nature was doing what it does and threw curves ball at me. And romantically I've had a few guys who have come and swept me off my feet, played their games, blew off the petals, and threw me back to the ground without a care of whether or not I'd have the chance to grow back again.

I think it's time I become that picker this time around. I'm tired of being the dandelion. I want to be the one who walks through the fields, takes in the scenery, and picks which dandelion is going to be mine to do with as I please. I think after the years of dating life catastrophe I deserve that right? Here's to hoping that the date tonight, an amazing date at that, is the start of me making the right choices for myself. The start to not getting blown apart and thrown to the ground.