Birthday Blog, Update and More

Happy Birthday .. to me..

Ok, Now that that is out of the way, back to business. Lets talk about being bloated. I ate fairly well yesterday, until dinner. We went out. Wings and burger without a bun. Oh and Fries. My belly swelled up like a hot air balloon. Why do I do that to myself? Looking back to my day, It was stress related eating, again. I have had a really stressful week so far. With that being said, I will call it a success. Why ? I didn't go for pizza, booze, mozzarella sticks, or bread. I didn't binge and I didn't give up today and say, "Oh well screw it, I will eat what I want now and start tomorrow." That is the way I used to think. I need to get those thoughts and that way of thinking and kick them to the curb.

Point of Success

Ok so one little success from yesterday. I worked out even though I felt like poo (I know bad words right ? No one said this was a kid's blog folks.)  Ok so my workout was only 20 minutes on the elliptical. For me though, it was more. I didn't sit home and feel defeated because I didn't eat well. I am trying to change my mindset. That is the most important thing I can do for myself. Not every day will be a success. It is how I handle those unsuccessful days that will guide me down the right path. I am really excited about heading back to D1 this week as well. I decided not to go all type "A" on my workouts. Two times this week and next week at D1 and then add a third as I feel I am ready. I don't want to burn out or get injured.  I also ordered a cool piece of workout gear that I will post about as soon as it arrives!!! 

Introducing Tony,  My New Mascot

I would like to introduce you to my new trainer, coach and mascot, Tony. Tony is going to keep me accountable on this little journey of mine.  He may pop up form time to time on a few blog posts ! :)  Ok so Tony may not be real. in fact Tony is a stick figure (who often skips leg day.) But more importantly, Tony is named after my dad. Who I miss very much.  He was not into fitness, or an athletic guy, but I know he would be keeping me accountable, and proud of me for all that I have accomplished, and what I will accomplish on this Journey.