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Back to Reality

It has been a week since I have returned from the Biggest Loser Resort.  I  am finally ready to start sharing my blog. I have been practicing and now as the say, “I’m ready to go live.” Starting new things is always  a bit scary. But one thing I have learned on this journey is I have got to take chances and try new things to get out of my comfort zone.  I can not put into words the Biggest Loser experience.  It started out wanting to lose weight but I came home getting rid of more than the weight I got rid of a lot more.  I am so thankful for my trainer at home.  It was very comforting to know I had a plan when I came home and a support system.  Kristi is the best!!!! She gets the big picture.  My goal is to help others on this journey of a healthy lifestyle and share my experiences in the hope that others will be inspired on there own journey.   One thing I learned at the Biggest Loser is there are a lot of people fighting the battle to get healthy and stay healthy.

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Great Experience!

Great Experience!

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The Big Adventure

Im here! I cant believe it. It is pretty surreal. have  met some great people and everyone is r friendly. I have just had a body analysis done.Lets just say I have alot of room for improvement. Im looking forward to seeing how the week goes.The anticipation of the unknown is the scary part.

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Wow what a difference a week can make.

Ok, the first week has past and to be honest I can’t believe how great I feel.  It is an interesting concept to be asked to eat healthy and not weigh yourself.  It takes away from the- does this food make me lose weight-to does this food make me feel good.  Well with out weighing for a week and eating whole food I have lost 5 lbs. The number on the scale was a great reward for a week of eating  whole food. Who new that black beans where a food and lets just say hummus is great.  I will continue on this lifestyle journey being reminded by my trainer to take on day at a time and celebrate the small things.  The small things this week included getting on my bike for the first time in 10 years.  I will admit the bike ride was great but the gluts need some training.

 

 

 

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Put the feet to the ground.

Hot, that best describes today. It was hard to get motivated to walk when I am dying of heat. But I am determined to follow Kristi’s advice.  She said walk today, so I finally did it at 9:00 when it cooled down a bit.  Hard to eat everything when it is just to hot and all I want to do is drink water. But I am glad I did walk because my legs don’t feel so bad from this mornings work out. 

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One foot in front of the other…..

Yes, I feel pretty good about putting one foot in front of the other and taking baby steps. I feel pretty good, who knew eating “whole” food could taste so good.  What I have noticed over the past 3 days is I usually don’t sit down for meals and I graze all day long……..  I have eaten every meal at the table and I am surprised at how mindful I am of the food that goes in my mouth.  One of the things my trainer notice from my food diary is how mindless my eating was.  All day long just putting things that were convenient in my mouth. I am so nervous to share this blog because I need to get over the idea that this is a phase that I might “fail” at. It is a lifestyle change and I need to realize it is, one foot in front of the other and not to expect instant change or an easy road.

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Step 2

I heard something profound yesterday about time.  My trainer said to me, “you think you don’t have time to cook from scratch. Then how come you have time to go through the drive -thru? You think you don’t have time to exercise. If you have time to sit down to watch a TV show then you have time. ” Time is what you make of it.  It is so easy to say I don’t have time, like that justifies everything we don’t do.  I see now it was just a easy phrase to justify why I am not doing what I know deep down I need and want to do.  So if I have time to write this blog then I have time for me.  So off I go for some me time and a nice 1 hour walk.  There is the thought…. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step and then step  two. Here is to a great day and step two.  I am one step closer to achieving all I want and should be.

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1st Step

I got myself into the gym today.  One small step for woman kind. My trainer asked to see what I had eaten over the last 3 days.  I held nothing back.  I am pretty sure there was nothing actually that came from the ground.  I then I ask myself why I am so tired all the time. I am using substandard fuel in my body.  If I was a car I might as well be trying to fuel myself with lemonade.  Felt great during the work out but of course my legs feel like jello now.  First plan of action is to bring back whole “real” food to my body. So I am now making a stop to the grocery story to buy chicken that is not fried, fresh fruit and veggies. One thing I am excited about is the spices.  Let’s get it out there right now, I don’t like to cook and don’t ever use spices unless Johnny’s seasoning counts. She said I could start tomorrow and have a last hurrah day.  But I have got to be honest, I don’t want to wait to start the rest of my life. The road to healthy begins now.  I just need to remember one step at a time.  One step at a time, One step at a time………..

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step…..

OK, let the journey begin.  I know I have heard this quote many times.  Let’s just say I have taken many steps forward.  But lets be honest, talk is cheap. I realize the journey begins with one step, but I have got to be the one taking the second and the third and so on. I am not sure where this journey is going but I do know that I ultimately am the one to determine the direction.  I appreciate all the people that are my support system so if you are reading this you are one of them.  THANK YOU for being someone who supports me.  First thing first I need to go to bed early that is part of my challenge….. not enough sleep.  For all the women out there who are on a mission to be their very best self this is for you. Imaget

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