Ah, back to normal! Hurray! I feel much better now. My friend Ryan was texting me yesterday making fun of the fact that I wrote about my hangover on a health related blog. I told him that of course I am going to write about that, because I want to be real about my journey. I’m trying to lose weight, yeah, but I’m not depriving myself of normal activities – which sometimes includes drinking and sometimes includes fatty food and sometimes includes other “unhealthy” behaviors. For the most part I am eating clean and trying to keep the workouts going. But I do allow myself to do other things, and I’m not going to hide that. If you are more strict about your plan and your weight loss efforts – good for you. That’s just not how I do things.
And now… for some randomness for this Saturday!
THIS IS WHY YOU’RE FAT
Sometime in the next month or two I’m going to be posting a series about the reasons why I became obese. Those posts will look at real reasons like disordered eating and lack of consistent exercise. But today I’m just being silly about things. I think we all know why we have a little extra junk in the trunk, and if you don’t then you should visit the websites that tell us why we are fat. Or go and buy the book of junk food p*rn goodness.
(Or if you are serious, check out Jackie Warner’s book This Is Why You’re Fat.)
NEW STRENGTH WORKOUTS
I started new workouts this week. Well, I actually started them on Thursday, Dec 31. Great time to start a new strength workout plan I think! Except that because I was feeling terrible yesterday I forgot to do any stretching so today I’m extra sore. I think my legs might fall off from just stretching them. Ouch. Ooooowwww. Remind me never to forget my stretching. It’s just torture.
But I actually am pretty excited about the new routine. It’s nothing special, just something I picked out of OXYGEN magazine, since they are always putting full strength routines in their magazines. I needed something different because I’m so tired of the crap from GMFR. Now I’m actually forcing myself to do all the squats, lunges, etc. that are part of the workout. It even included side lunges which I’ve never done before. We will see how long I keep this up, but honestly it didn’t hurt my knees like I thought it would. I had to do a couple of adjustments to the workout for that to happen, but for the most part it wasn’t bad. I will try to post the workouts I’ve been doing with exercises and reps and all instead of just saying “upper body” so you get a better idea of what I’ve been doing. So…. Yay strength training! I’m going to be strong soon, I promise.
WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS STORIES
So, I’m going to start doing weight loss success story interviews again! I did quite a few in 2009, and I want to show even more in 2010. I think it’s great to show off success and I know it totally motivates me to see other people who have already done it. I like to know that things are possible. I have a few people in mind already, but if you are a success story or know someone who is, then please let me know! Also, check out the ones I’ve already interviewed on the weight loss success story page.
I’m trying to get organized up in here, with pages and all! I know I have a category for it, but I like for things to be available all on the same page, plus the category includes other stuff and ongoing stories. So the page won’t. Send me suggestions for more success stories!
HAPPY JANUARY SECOND!
Hope you all have a great day!! :)