Rescue Me List

Being a member of Jillian Michaels, I get daily emails for inspiration and motivation. One of the tips on the email today was to create a “rescue me” list.  This list is designed to give you ideas of what you can do in response to a crisis instead of reaching for food.  This seemed like such a great idea, especially since I just wrote a blog post that described this very thing. So, here is my “rescue me” list.

  1. Take a walk
  2. Take a bubble bath
  3. Do yoga
  4. Read a book
  5. Go on a drive
  6. Go shopping
  7. Listen to music in bed
  8. Take a nap
  9. Call a friend
  10. Go on the Jillian michaels message boards
  11. Write a blog post

Fitness Christmas

I hope everyone had a good Christmas.  I don’t think I did too badly with eating.  I didn’t count calories though. However, I did cook my own food (usually I would have gone out).  While I didn’t make anything super healthy, I did not overeat either.  I guess it kind of balanced out.

The best part about Christmas (fitness wise) were the gifts.  My dad bought me the Bodymedia fit Core Armband. This armband is smaller than my previous armband, which means I can wear it to work and out in public under my sweater.  For whatever reason, I am really embarrassed to have other people know I am wearing the armband.  I think it is just my self-consciousness regarding my weight.  My dad also gave me a subscription to the Jillian Michaels 360 navigator program.  I am SO EXCITED that I now get Jillian’s Feedback and a membership to her site.  I’m back to wearing my armband!!!

Also, I worked out today for the first time in a couple weeks.  I decided to wait until January to start Body Revolution again; however, I did Jillian’s yoga meltdown workout.  Boy did it kick my booty.  I could definitely tell that I have not worked out in a while.  However, it did feel good to work out again.  I could tell that I needed to stretch and take care of my body again.

I want to start taking regular yoga to “find my zen” so to speak.  I just can’t find a good class in my area without joining the YMCA, and I really don’t want to pay $36 a month just to take some classes.  I know there is a pilates class in my area.  I might check that out.  I really just want to be at my goal, but I know that cannot happen without work.  Sometimes I just wish it would happen though.  I’d be nice.


My Inner Fat Kid

It is clear that I have not done very well on my December goals.  My inner fat kid has come back out to play. While I am not in the business of making excuses for myself, here is what has been happening lately.  I was doing so well with working out and maintaining my calories until the middle of the month when my better half ended up in the hospital.  I don’t know if I have blogged about it or not, but my better half had foot surgery in July.  There have been several complications, which resulted in a second surgery and bone infection.  Because of the bone infection, we had to put in a pic line in order to receive IV antibiotics.  The IV antibiotics completely wiped out all of the white blood cells and put my better half in the hospital about an hour away.

Ever since, I have been very lax on my diet and exercise.  I have been reflective on why I tend to run back to old habits during hard times.  I think it is just the stress and the “comfort” from eating food.  I need to figure out ways to keep my inner fat kid suppressed when times get tough.  I have to say, that from eating all of this “junk” food, my body feels sluggish and I am tired all of the time.  I have not even looked at the scale to see how much weight I have gained.  I can tell my body hates when I listen to my fat kid; however, I feel so out of control and believe I cannot stop myself.  I know this is a bunch of malarky, but this is how I am feeling.  I just need to find ways to combat it.

I know blogging helps.  It helps just to get out my feelings.  Maybe whenever I want to eat something I shouldn’t or start to sabotage myself I will post instead.  I have several things I started in order to keep me motivated.  I have a weight loss board and a calendar where I write all of my workouts.  I also want to have a piece of cork board where I put all of the motivational quotes and things I find I want when I am skinny.  I thought that would be a good way to keep myself motivated, and it worked for a while.

I asked for a bunch of fitness related items for Christmas, so we will see what I get.  My mom is coming up from Texas for the holiday (and I am off of work!!).  I don’t know how much actual exercising I will get; however, I plan on being pretty active.  I know we are going to paint my office at the agency, which I am super excited about.  I want to post more pictures on my blog just to keep myself motivated.

That’s what is going to keep my inner fat kid away…motivation to be the person I want to be.  As Jillian Michaels says, “If you have a why, you can tolerate any how.”


December Goals

I thought at the beginning of every month I would write goals for myself and then give myself a reward myself if I manage to achieve them.

  1. Write at least two blog posts per week.
  2. Be below my recommended calorie intake on MFP 6 days of the week
  3. Finish Phase 2 of Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution
  4. Eat fast food and at a restaurant only once per week each
  5. Eat fruits and vegetables daily
  6. Try a new fitness class
If I achieve all of my goals, I think I am going to treat myself to a massage.  Let’s see how this goes!!!