Life Style Lift

This Blog is dedicated to my goal to change my life. In this blog you will read of my trials, triumphs and tests into improving the quality of my life and that of my family's life. It will start out with basic things, things I have influence over and will move on to more intricate changes. This blog will read like a diary, one of my goals is to update it daily, noting a small change I have made or maintained during that day.

From food to fitness, spending money to saving money, setting goals and achieving goals, and everything in between. Stay tuned to see how my Lifestyle Lift pays off!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Working out Schedule

So with a friend of mine I have started working out daily.  Right now it is easy because school is out, I am not working and neither is she, however we did talk and starting next week we are going to pick two days a week that we work out during the evening that will be set up for when winter comes. 

I have been working out with Little Man, so he is part of my workout.  I will be pushing him in a stroller or carrying him in a snuggli.  He weighs about 19 pounds now so that is a lot of weight to be carrying or pushing around.  It should help with the workout by having a little bit of weight added.  I am hoping that by the middle of August I can start reporting seeing results.  At times I feel like I am not making any progress, in fact at times it feels like I am moving backwards instead of forwards.  Or rather I am making the scale move up and not down.  I am trying not to get discouraged but changing a lifestyle takes a lot of work.  If I am successful maybe I can start this as a business to help other people as well.  Become one of those life coaches lol.

Making a routine

So it has taken some time but I can now say that I have developed a night time routine that seems to be working.  My next step will be to write out a step by step checklist that I can ensure I am following it every night.  It's a way to keep my following the routine consistently so that I don't start getting lazy.

i asked a friend the other day, and it made me really start to think, but how come it's so easy to break good habits but to break a bad habit seems to take the work of God in will power to make it happen??  People always say it's hard to quit smoking, quit eating junk food but have you ever heard anyone say it's hard to quit dieting or exercising???  I really do want my life to have good habits that are hard to break, but I think after years and years of bad habits and routines this may not be the quick fix I want it to be. 

However, on the bright side things are coming together.  I am scheduling my life so that I am comfortable with it. Now just to decide what I am going to do about work in November.......

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Eating out while traveling

So the other day I was taught an invaluable lesson from my stomach.   It was a lesson that I shouldn't have needed to be taught as I am a grown woman and should know better.  But here is the lesson I was forced to learn.... If you are not accustomed to eating greasy fast food, do not binge on greasy fast food....  I did not think I was binging on the greasy fast food, but apparently my stomach knew otherwise.

The day started out fine, had breakfast at my cousins then we got ready to head to the beach.  We decided we would stop at a fast food place for the trip out, just for convenience sake.  We stopped at Jack in the Box and had burgers.  The next thing I ate was ballpark food, fried chicken strips and garlic fries.  I also consumed a lot of soda that day, it was diet soda, but it was as much soda as I would have had in the last two months.  Seriously it was all I drank that day.

Well my stomach got me back that night.  I was sick as a dog.   I learnt my lesson, and now I am very aware of what I eat because the greasy food is making me sick.  But I guess in the long run this is a good thing, it is going to keep me on track for losing the weight I want to lose and also keeping me honest to this Life Style Lift as it is a change for all times in my life not just for when I am at home.

I now know that I am not as young as I used to be and my stomach is not as resilient  to ingesting crap food that it used to be able to do in any situation.