August 3, 2009

Summer here I come!

Well it's August, it's hard to believe that winter is nearly over (thank God) and spring will be upon us. AND I CAN'T WAIT! I have basically been hiding away here on the farm, not doing alot, getting fat!, drinking too much wine and doing not enough exercise.

Today I went back to the gym. It's been 10 months since I was there last, but I am glad to be starting again. Last year I was a gym junkie, but that was when we lived only 5 minutes away. Now it's 1/2 hour drive and that is the reason I stopped going. But I miss it, I crave it, and I need it. I get good results and I feel healthier, happier, fitter and I look great!

Of course, I have put on my "winter coat" and I am annoyed with myself for ruining all my hard work from last year. But I'm pushing that to the back of my mind and getting on with it. I hope to go 2 or 3 times a week, as well as keep up my walking. I hate having to drive so far to get there, but if I don't, I will just sit in front of this computer and my butt will get even bigger!

When I was fully into working out last year, the song that inspired me and motivated me was Straight Lines, by Silverchair. I remember sweating it out on the treadmill listening to that song, and it always takes me back. Well guess what song came on the minute I started working out today?? Guess, go on! Yes THAT SONG, I take it as an omen to get moving, get fit, get toned all in time for summer. This is the time to do it, not leave it til one month before bikini season (farmerswife advises that there is no way in hell she will ever be wearing a bikini in public again).

I am also changing my eating habits. These include:-

* drink more water, less coke zero. Maybe only on weekends
* drink no wine during the week. Maybe only on weekends
* eat more nuts, almonds and walnuts
* eat more salads
*cook my chicken on my grill, rather in oil in the pan
* limit bread intake (I love bread but it makes me fat)
* eat cereal and fruit for breakfast instead of toast
*drink my protein shake in the afternoons during The Bold and the Beautiful, instead of my glass of wine. Crap, how the hell am I going to change this?

These are the things I did before and I lost weight, toned up and felt great. I can do it again. I find motivation in remembering how I felt and how I looked.


helloally said...

luv the "winter coat" omg YOINK that statement!!!

Barbara said...

I LOVE gym but I'm thinking of switching my shake for wine at the moment LOL. Good luck with it. I hope you really enjoy getting back into the swing of it all :)