My Dad’s nickname for me when I was little was Olive Oil. The leading lady in the popular Popeye cartoon was very thin. I hated the nickname. We know what we look like, and whether a nickname is said just in fun, sometimes, it still hurts. In eight grade my Continue reading Why I was AFRAID to #Exercise. Part One.
When I started the challenge with Daniel at the tail end of July, I did not expect to gain weight. Whomever loses the most weight, percentage wise, by October 13, will be the winner. The loser will pay for our anniversary dinner in November. I thought it would be Continue reading …I gained SIX pounds…
Did you make new year’s resolutions this year concerning your health? Did you join a gym? This year I’ve decided to give running another go. I started it up almost two years ago and I had to stop. See what had happened was… I was doing a six week program on Weight Watchers that helped move you from walking to running a 5k. I hadn’t signed up for one but I wanted to for that fall season. The first week wasn’t bad at all. It was mostly walking and running for only two minute bursts. The second week was a little harder as the total time got longer and you were doing more two minute bursts. I found getting your breathing under control was the hardest part for me. In week three though, my body seemed to get into the rhythm and I was HOOKED!
Its already the third month of the year! How time flies, right? On Midnight of 12-31-11, there was a list of things that I wanted to tackle this year. But it never fails, only two things on the list stand out. Money and Health. Last month I made it No Unnecessary Spending February; I could only spend money on food. If you follow me on twitter, @djrelat7; you saw all the #NoUnnecessarySpendingFebruary tweets. I resisted temptation when all the end of season sales were going on and I made it through the month. Honestly, (puts head down) I broke down one day. It was the first week, the new Jason Wu line was hitting Target stores and Breaking Dawn Part 1 was available for Pre-Sale. I shopped that day on target.com, adding stuff to my cart. I even went as far as checking out. It hit me a few seconds after that this was part of my problem. I’ve become so accustomed to buying whatever I want whenever I want it that its not helping me pay off my debt. Fortunate for me and my wallet, I canceled the order a few minutes later. After returning a pair of boots that I found out were defective, my total for last month’s spending on wants was a whopping -$59.63. Now if only I could figure out how to return all this unwanted weight. Sigh! Sigh! Sigh!