Monday, November 7, 2011

Reboot time

Call me a slacker.  Or a procrastinator.  Or a 'fall off the wagon'er. 
Yeah, its time for me to say it again... I need to get my butt in gear and work on what I'm eating and on working out.
There are a few things lining up that will, hopefully, help things stay on track this time.
I think I finally have Pie on board.  He's always been supportive but also a stumbling block.  However he is a tad competitive and his brother joined a gym, now he's got it in his head that he needs to work out too and maybe eat a bit better (yay!)
We're still "on vacation" so I have more time to cook.  Because of that I hope to have a stock of freezer meals ready for when we go back to work and I'll set some time aside each week to keep adding to that stock once we're back to work.  That should help curtail the poor lunch choices.  I'll have to get back on track with my suppers at work, I have a few 'go to' meal choices there.  The problem is I start to get bored eating the same things over and over.  I'll need to take some time to plan better options that I can choose without pissing off the cooks.
Another benefit to the vacation time is that we have FINALLY had time to start getting our house organized, which means (insert drumroll) my treadmill is unburied and in a usable area again!!  Or I should say the area around the treadmill has become 'de-boxed' and I can use the treadmill again ;)
Something else is a motivator, it occurred to me that if I want to have any degree of success barrel racing then I need my horses to perform like athletes (duh).  And if I expect THEM to be athletes then I need to be an athlete.
So there ya go, I'm rebooting.  And if I fall off the path feel free to come boot me.


Laura said...

Woot! Woot! Good to hear from you over here, Cdn! I'm glad your vacation time is giving you guys time to get organized and settled so that you can now focus on yourselves! Good news that Pie is interested in changing up the routine too - always easier when your other half is on board!

I'm working on a reboot myself - been meaning to post here, but haven't got around to it yet.

Looking forward to hearing some regular updates from you!

John and Regina Zdravich said...

It is really easy to fall off the wagon and become de-motivated. it is definitely better when the person you spend the most time with is on the same program. The exercise part is the hardest for me -- i just hate it. though i found that i like yoga a bit better, and have been trying to do some yoga stuff at least 3 days a week. getting organized at home should help you, too. the food thing is not really a problem for me. perhaps we should all do some posts on some simple, healthy things to make for lunch and dinner to help each other out. lunch is no problem for me, but i tend to overeat at dinner.....