All Things In Moderation

…….. and moderation in all things .

Busy day ahead, and I am so thankful for green tea……………..

Posted by Susan on November 28, 2008


Today is my typical day after Thanksgiving. I always have my niece for the day bacause my sister works (she’s in retail). And I usually spend the day cleaning and decorating for Christmas. I would also like to get my Xmas cards started today, and work on the vision board I haven’t had time for, and of course do laundry. Too ambitious? We’ll see what I can accomplish. The more I get done today the less I need to do this weekend so that is definately motivation.
I recently quit smoking (2 weeks ago). I am doing ok with it, my moods tend to be a little erratic , and I have cravings here and there but for the most part it is manageable. I am using the patch, and they work well for me, the only problem with them is they burn my skin. I end up having to alternate arms and legs each day and it gets confusing. I have replaced the smoking with a green tea habit. I drink it all day long. It curbs my appetite and it seems to be effecting my skin, it feels softer lately, and for some reason I am much less bloated. Since I am doing nothing different except the tea I am figuring the tea is the reason……and I’m glad !
I am trying to decide what to do . It is time to change up my workouts. This summer I did a 3 month Body for Life Challenge. It worked well for me, although I lost very little weight, I lost some inches and have kept them off ever since. The reason I think I didn’t do as well as I could have because for one thing I was smoking, that definately limited my ability to reach my “10’s” with my cardio. Another reason was my “free days”. I really had a free for all. I ate all day, crazy things just because I could. I think I undid all the good I did all week in that one day. If I had either not take the whole day or at least limited it I think I would have done a whole lot better.
I have been dying to try it again, using the knowledge I gained from the last challenge but I can’t decide when I want to start. Do I want to begin it Dec. 1st, or Jan 4th????
I need to workout today (weight training) before I start cleaning,not that I feel like it, but I need to snap out of this holiday mode and get moving. I have until Sunday to make a commitment to what I want to do next. B4L was the only thing I actually stuck with this year. I spent a LOT of time resarching different programs, trying new things and never sticking to any one thing long enough to get any real results. I am so impatient. I did stick to B4L and did see some long term results. I am thinking it is a good way to begin the year. It is easy, it doesn’t take alot of time, and it works. I guess that would be my answer huh?
Ok, enough sitting around, time to get to work. A full days ahead and it is already 9am……….

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