Sunday, January 10, 2010

Maybe I should crawl before I walk...

So, how did my baby steps go this week? Good, but there is definitely room for improvement.

Baby Step #1 - exercise at least 4 times this week
I only got in 3 workouts
Sunday- 30 Day Shred
Monday - 30 Day Shred
Friday - 45 minutes on elliptical and 15 minutes arms

Baby Step #2 - do not eat any chocolate candy this week because you have forgotten how to control yourself
Surprise, surprise - I was able to do this one.

Baby Step #3 - track your points this week
I tracked my food Monday to Friday - I always fail at tracking on the weekend :-/ but I did a great job of bringing my lunch and planning my meals ahead.

I think I better crawl before I learn to, this week I plan to
#1 - match my 3 workouts from last week, bonus if I get in 4
#2 - track my food Monday - Saturday
#3- do not let my emotions control my eating

#3 will be my biggest challenge this week. My grandmother passed away today and I am heartbroken and relieved. She suffered with Alzheimer's for 11 years, but I had the joy and privilege of living with her and my grandfather all my life. So though I am happy she is no longer suffering in her physical form, I am heartbroken. I'm a known emotional eater so I will put extra effort into confronting my emotions instead of eating to the point of physical pain to distract myself from the situation.

Me and my Nanny

My Junior Prom with Nanny and Pop pop

My Nanny's 65th Birthday party


A.Leo said...

Ashley, I am so sorry about your grandmother. My thoughts are with you. I know it will be hard to avoid all of the temptations, but just try your best.

And not bad with your goals!

Carlos said...

so sorry for your loss... hang in there

GeminiJulia said...

Oh Ashley--Sorry to hear about your grandmother. You'll always hold a special place in your heart for her and I'm sure she knew that. Hang in there & know that we're here for you!

Cassie said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother. My thoughts are with you.

Meredith said...

I am so sorry sweetie! Your family and you are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Ashley. I'm so sorry about your Nanny! I'm glad that she is on to a better place, though. I'll wish you luck this week. Maybe if you start to get emotional you can walk to some neighborhood places that remind you of her or do something that she would have loved. :)

Denise Burks said...

I am so sorry to read about your grandmother. Thank you soo much for sharing the pictures.

I'm just curious if you could tell me something. Does thinking about your Nanny remind you of any particular food.

When I think about my Grandma I remember how she could make homemade bread in a flash! She made it look soo easy and it smelled and tasted soo good. The preparation and presentation was more important than the consumption. She made it look so elegant and artistic and healthy. She was a cook at an orphanage in Duluth, Minnesota and made bread every single day for the kids.

She told me that they loved her for "her bread."

I totally understood that then and I understand it today. I love feeding people, trying to win their love!

You see, food is how my grandma shared her love. She was always so fit and she made food NOT WEIRD.

When you wrote about your Nanny it brought up all of these old feelings. Thanks for letting me share a grandma and a food memory with you.

You are doing beautifully on your fitness journey.

Warmest Regards,

Denise Burks