Happy belated Mother's day to all of you Mom's out there! My Mom had a good day yesterday. I brought her breakfast in the morning and got her a card, lotto scratcher, a flat of flowers, a pink California Lily plant and some candied almonds that I made from scratch. She loved everything!
I went for a long walk today. It amazes me on how much further I can go without being winded or without wanting to call someone to come pick me up half way lol. I REMEMBER when I could barely make it to my Moms house just 1 mile away. I remember those days all too well and sometimes I sit here in awe at the thought of how I used to be compared to how I am now. It just shows what you can do when you build yourself up little by little over one year. I feel like a completely different person but I can never let myself forget. I honestly feel like I gave myself the gift of life all over again. One year ago I would have thought I was a crazy nutso today. I used to be the hardest headed person when it came to fitness. I was set in my one way with my one thought and everyone else was crazy.
I could have gone on forever with my walk today. I walked Chewie to my Moms and from there I walked to town and took the bicycle/walking trail all the way back to my house. It was a nice day out for a walk. It said it was 55 out but it felt warmer. I plan to go again tomorrow. Today was the first walk that I went on where I listened to music and it goes by a lot faster! They say if you listen to music when you are working out/walking it can increase your stamina by 15%! and I believe it!!!! Now I just need to invest in buying myself an MP3 player because I have this feeling that my CD Walkman isn't as cool as it used to be in the 90's LOL - I had an iPod years ago but had sold it. I also had a huge bulky Nomad mp3 player but I have not seen it since the 9th grade! I would use my smart phone to listen to music but I like to save my battery juice lol but now a days you can get them pretty cheap so I will just keep my peepers open!
I had my lemon water first thing and then made myself a breakfast sandwich. I am on my 5th cup of green tea and have a little over half way to go on my water jug. I missed lunch and still have yet to eat dinner. I have been going back and forth with my routines but I trust myself enough at this point to live my life and enjoy the little things without over-indulging. The past few days have been cooler outside and we even got some snow! The snow is gone now but dang! Snow in mid-May?! That is the weather in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for ya! It also amazes me on how much my mood changes with the weather. Today I am feeling upbeat and back up and running because it is nicer out. When the weather is crappy I tend to hibernate. I skipped working out these past few cold days. Good thing at this point of the year there are going to be many, many more nice days out than snowy ones!
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My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.