Saturday, January 17, 2009

Two Weeks In



I’ve been working my 2009 renewed plan for about two weeks now and am making some progress, I think. I’ve lost about 2.5 lbs, have not had any alcohol (since no social occasions have come up), have been working out with the trainer again, running, riding and sticking to Jenny Craig. I feel like things are generally going pretty well, but I think that I could be doing better with the working out/running. I am committed to two workouts with the trainer per week and so far I’ve stuck with that, but I feel like I should be doing more cardio-wise (preferably running) during the week. I’m much better than I was during the month of December though, so it is definitely an improvement. Riding has been going well in general, but with the extreme cold we’ve been experiencing lately, I’m having a lot of trouble motivating myself to go down to the barn for my free-ride times. It’s just not all that appealing when it’s this cold. Additionally, I want to look into maybe joining the “Y” or something, but wanted to wait until the first rush of the resolution people had fallen off the wagon and the gyms aren’t so crazy & busy.

Work has been a little busier than expected, but not the crazy-busy that I was experiencing for the latter part of 2008. So actually it’s been the perfect scenario for re-introducing working out into my routine. I’m busy enough that I have to plan for my workouts and add it to my schedule, but not so crazy busy that a workout is impossible. Actually, I find that I do a little better getting my workout in when my day is somewhat structured.

Anyway, in general I feel relatively pleased with how it’s going so far. I think I can improve a lot (and I’ll work on that), but I am moving forward and keeping very mindful of my goals everyday. Most importantly, I am feeling very positive and enthusiastic, which is a big turn-around from the way I was feeling in November and December.

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great news!! The weather IS hard to overcome, especially when we've got this frigid stuff going on. We're making it thru Jan, so spring is closer everyday. Keep it up!

deborah said...

yes, I'm a little encouraged. the attitude is the main thing, I think. it was not the greatest by the end of the year, so I'm happy that it's a lot better now.

Cheryl said...

Once you get in the groove, it just get's easier. I wish I could capture the feeling when I have it, since I definitely fall off.

deborah said...

I know, once the feeling goes it's so much harder. I wish I could also predict when it's about to happen and could know how to head it off somehow.