Thank you for stopping by to perv on my blog, as I fight myself to change my old habits and make new ones to get fit. I don't get it right all the time, but I'm still here and I'm still working at it.

Tamzins Double Dog Dare You Ticker!

My homage to the 14lbs that I lost on Allan’s DDDY Challenges. A watering can for the vast oceans of water that I have learned to drink and love every day.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby Steps

Up eary this morning and knocked out 50 kettlebell swings!! YES!!

Then had .5L of water and got in the shower. I waiting an extra 30min before heading to work because of the terrible storm this morning here. +50 mile an hour gusts and sheets of rain. I don't need to be out in my car in that.

I'm feeling better today about the world and my weight loss struggles. I lay in bed yesterday thinking, what... what am I going to do? Give up? No. I have to keep on pushing forwards.

I'm still reading The End of Overeating, and there is a large section right now about habits and how rewarding behaviors create deep hard habits to break. So, I'm fighting my brain right now for dominance and frankly, its occasionally winning. BUT, so are the new habits. They are creeping in, diluting slowly the old ones.

Tena, another very awesome Texas blogger gave me an award last night. Comment queen. Now, I'm not that much of a commenter, I'm more of a lurking queen, with phases of commenting. However, I thank you very much for thinking of me Tena, you have been an awesome blog buddy and your support has been invaluable!

Here's how to play:
List 5 goals that you have/had while on your lap band journey (I have not had lapband, but I will expound for my w/l). Comment on each blog you nominate and list your top 3 nominees for the award.

Ahh Goals... my frenemy. I have had so many goals that I have done over the ages. Just recently I listed a bunch of goals that I have not even completed. I have a very sick relationship with goals, that being that no matter how low I set the bar, I seem to be able to squeeze my fat ass under it.

However, in that light here are my current list of goals that I keep in my head.

1. More water. I want to get in at least 4L if not 5+ each day. I've stopped counting so now I have no idea if I am or not.

2. Count calories and stay under my goal weight caloric intake of 2090. I've stopped counting so now I have no idea if I am or not.

3. 75 kettle bell swings on M, W and F. I have done 25 yesterday morning, and 50 this morning. I'm working my way up.

4. get up at 6.30am. I'm going to say this is a pass. I'm away at 6:30 now, and crawling out of bed at 6:45...its getting there. Last night I was awake until 11.30 and then I had to go to sleep - I couldn't manage my usual midnight stay up. Victory will be mine!

5. walk more. I've not done much walking this last week, but I'm going to get back on it. I've been spending time with the doggie, and since he can't go for walks right now, I am wanting to stay with him.

Wow....race for the bottom eh. The good news out of all of this is that, no matter what, I keep trying. I don't count all my calories, but I do count most. I've got a general idea of the water I'm drinking , but I'm not tracking every ounce.

I do need to take more care and attention for myself. This is a long and painful process, as I eliminate the things that I've accustomed to and replace them with new ones. But these 5 goals are the ones that I'm still working on and eventually, I'm going to get there!!

Onwards and downwards y'all (for you Kimberly!)


Twix said...

Congrats on the all those kettleball swings this morning. Girl! WOW!

Congrats on the award, too. I like number 4 because this is something I need to do also. Get up, get juiced, GET GOING! :D

Joy said...

"I have a very sick relationship with goals, that being that no matter how low I set the bar, I seem to be able to squeeze my fat ass under it."

Oh my gosh, is it wrong that I loved this line? Probably because I can identify with it so much :P

Just out of curiosity, was it a conscience decision to stop counting calories? You were rocking it for so long!!

Polar's Mom said...

Congrats on the award!

I have recently started kettlebelling, too (is that a word?), and my ass has been killing me!

I do a leg workout with my p90x which has lots of horrible lunges and squats, but nothing has pained my behind like kettlebelling!

Love it!
I hear ya about squeezing out bad habits-especially since I got to where food was an endorphin release for me in addition to a therapist. We will get there!!

Polar's Mom

Tamzin said...

Thanks Twix!! I am LOVING the kettlebells. Yes..number 4. Lets do it! Up and At'em

Oh Joy!! I'm glad that you loved that line.

Sadly, it was tag teamed by a very busy stretch at the office + natural inclination to laziness = stopped counting.

I know, I need to do it... its the habit of opening the spreadsheet and entering the numbers and emailing them home. Sadly, that seems like "too much work" some days. I will get back on it.

PM - omg... my arse was so sore from day one of Ketlleballing!! (HAHAHA balling) that I feared that I wouldnt not be able to either 1. get onto the toilette or 2. get off of the toilette should I manage to get down there!! HAHAHAH

Vegan Chick Pea said...

Awesome work with the kettlebell. :) And I'm ready for this storm to be over!!

paulawannacracker said...

That's great about the kettleball. I've been way too intimadated by the kettleball to even try it.

Great job. Congrats on the Award and I hear you about the had habits... they do have a way of winning over the good ones.

Sorry I haven't visited in awhile. Great catching up.

Tena said...

You're welcome on the award :) It's tough to stick to goals and sometimes they have to be adjusted (I think) to fit us as we make progress. You, btw, are doing awesome!