Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Failures, Challenges, and Victories

Failures- have you ever had one of "those" days?  Where the day was actually okay and then one little change in schedule changed everything?  Yep- that was my Monday.  By the time I got home it was dark and the LED light I bought didn't work (bought a new one tonight) so that meant treadmill running.  I had all intentions of running 3 miles- I did 1.  and I walked 1.  So, by my plan I "failed" but I also learned that some days are just like that and I just need to brush it off and try again tomorrow (or in my case another day because today was not "the" day either). 

Challenges- I signed up for an #elf4health challenge.  It's basically 6 weeks (starting yesterday) and there's a daily challenge.  You are also assigned an "elf" to help motivate and encourage you.  Monday's challenge was meatless monday (my picture disappeared so imagine it).  Breakfast I had my "skinny" muffin, lunch was spaghetti squash with pasta sauce, and dinner was eggs and toast.  I sometimes struggle with these because of the food issues I have.  However, I did it!  woohoo!  Tuesday's challenge was to send someone a handwritten note.  See, the funny thing about that- I make cards- LOTS of them- it's my stress reliever (besides exercise) but I sometimes (okay most of the time) forget to mail them out!  So, if you follow me on instagram (tamigrandi) I posted a pic- they are ready to mail.  Unfortunately they won't get mailed out until tomorrow but they are addressed and ready.  

Oh, and Wednesday's challenge- to try a "new" exercise.  Ummm.... anyone want to give me ideas.  I know I could do yoga and maybe I'll find a yoga thing on youtube to try...

oh, and that victory- two of them- one of them nonscale and the other scale.  The nonscale- may seem little but someone had given me a pile of clothes and there was a medium shirt in the stack (granted it was a men's medium but I usually just wear a mens large).  I put it on last night for the heck of it- and it FIT!  PERFECTLY!  woohoo!

The scale- yeah- about that- I hit the official 30 lb mark TODAY!   and I found some pictures from previous years that made me go woah!  I'll have to hunt them down and share them.


Ash Z said...

CONGRATS! on hitting the 30 pound mark. That is amazing and must feel great. :)

Guinn Girls said...

I am sooooooo VERY PROUD of you! You know I am, I tell you this all the time. But this time is different, you are different. I am proud of you for sticking with it, for the dedication, the commitment, the hard work, and the time you have given!!!! WAY TO GO......and did you think a couple years ago that we would be doing 5k's together????? NEVER....ha! We are!!!! LOVE IT!!!! I love that you have been trying new things and it shows!!!

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Way to go girl! I am SOOOOOO proud of you for the scale/nonscale victories. Shoot, I am proud of you whether you did or did not do them. Or send me a card. Love you much.