Friday, March 12, 2010

Lifestyle changes

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile. Blogging and no one commenting/reading/subscribing gets kind of disheartening sometimes. Anywho, I just went on a vacation to Florida for 4 days and I feel like just being there in the beautiful weather really pulled me out of a rut. During winter I pretty much went into hibernation. I didn't want to go to school, I didn't want to get out of bed, I didn't want to work out, I just wanted to eat warm comfort foods like soup and stew and the like. Anything with fat, I wanted it. It was cold here in Michigan, very cold and we got a ton of snow this winter. I hated having soaked clothes, too-hot classrooms, being cold. But after going to some nice weather and hanging out with a friend of mine who is very active, smart and gets a lot done. She gets up early in the morning, around 7am, and she has 2 dogs and rabbits and an apt, school, a bf, and all kinds of other things to take care of, and she did. So I'm taking a page from her book: I'm on spring break right now, only for 2 more days, and I have been getting up around 7-8 every morning and staying up all day, no naps or anything. I have been getting a ton done, I've been to 2 doctors appointments, just having checkups and tying up lose ends, and I've cleaned my apartment and taken my bunnies to the vet for their annual checkup. And all before 2 or 3 in the afternoon! I caught up in Youtube vids, episodes of Dr. Oz and also The Biggest Loser that I had TiVo'd from the semester, I figure I'll do it now and then I won't have anything to distract me when school starts back up. I also go to bed earlier in the evening, around 11pm instead or 3 or 4 (or even 7:30am!) like i was doing before spring break. I also am going to be starting the Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred on a recommendation from a friend, tonight. I have been eating a lot less too, for breakfast I had a whole wheat piece of toast with a tablespoon or 2 of all natural peanut butter and about a cup of orange juice. For lunch I had a bit of macaroni salad that I made (i cut the recipe in half and cut out all the sugar and replaced the may with low fat miracle whip) and a salad with olives. For dinner tonight I am making a spicy veggy stir fry with brown rice. I'll probably have a snack later on but no more eating past 8am except for water!

I hope I keep up with this! i want to lose a significant amount of weight before the next time I see my Floridian friends :)