Showing posts with label goals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label goals. Show all posts

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time is Love

Today, I made a vow.

I vowed to start blogging again.

Ya'll have heard all the excuses before, so I'm just gonna skip it and jump back to where we left offf.....

So quick recap of the last few month since my Kansas Half Marathon recap:
-Finished three more half marathons since then: Running with the Cows, Kansas City Corporate Challenge, and Hospital Hill
-Bailed AGAIN out of a triathlon
-Tried to jumble a training schedule, and work and school and well everything
-Failed to blog
-Gained some weight
-Paid off some debt
-Ate some good food, mostly candy

Thaaaaat's about it.....why do I blog again?  I am relatively uneventful, yet somehow I can always find a way to fill the page with words.  I'm mouthy like that I guess.
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I have been thinking about doing a reformat, reorganizing and just generally redoing the blog.  Like new name and everything, but while the creative juices flow we shall stick to The Bosky Blog, a punny blog that no one fully understands.

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Anyway, on to the important things.  I am not registered for any more races this year, well long ones that will require extensive training or maintenance.  Which really excites me because now, I feel like I can focus on different goals. Like getting to my goal weight, building some muskles, getting faster and giving my knee a chance to heal.  So next year when I go to attempt six half marathons in five months, I won't feel totally terrible about myself and lack of progress.

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There's such a thing as tangible progress and intangible progress.  Quite honestly, if I have made any progress in the last year it's completely intangible, and I am unable to recognize it.  Ya'll might think I am too hard on myself, but the second I give myself a break I get stagnant and placid....and end up with a year of zip, oh like last year!

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I need to focus, and werk.  It's like wicked hard to start, but I got out there today in 100 degree heat and hit the trail with my pooch.  We hit the hills, did some strength training moves and worked up a decent sweat.  The best feeling in the world right now is just being able to get out there, with no pressure.  I can relax and get the benefit of my run without stressing myself out about pace and my upcoming PR goal.

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Goliath likes it too, because he doesn't feel so bad when he wants to stop and smell the pheromones.

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What I ate today: Coffee with half and half and sugar, 1 cup of hot and sour soup, chicken and broccoli over white rice, slice of supreme pizza
How I worked out today: 3 mile sweat fest with Goliath

This Post Brought to You By: "Time is Love" Josh Turner




Monday, August 29, 2011

You and Tequila Make me Crazy

I don't feel so good.

Nausea just hit me like a ton of bricks, maybe it was the mustard-pickle-jalapeño-turkey wrap I made....maybe my blood sugar is dropping?? I dunno. I got all stoked to update y'all and boom! Grossness.

So I maintained radio silence since Friday because how crazy work has been. Friday turned out to be excellent. Margaritas and Mexican food with friends.


Saturday, was a rest day for me and I took Goliath to the dog park. We played. We swam. Well, he swam. It was hot.

I worked that night, which kept me tame so I could get up for my long run on Sunday. Which was disastrous when there are two accidents on the highway, a 5k on the trail you want to run and half of it is closed due to construction.

They literally blew up the trail. Awesome. I got my miles and am feeling it today.

So I know you are dying to know how the week panned out for my weight loss goals!

Start Weight: 152.6
Week One: 148.6

Woot! Prob just water weight, but I can deal!

OOOH and I finished the Hunger Games series. FINALLY. So good. Read it,

How was your weekend?
What's your favorite drink?
Do you take your pups to the dog park? What's yours like?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Back When it Started



I need to lose weight. Part 1: It is Hard



Yes, I am owning up to it. When I started this blog, I thought I was done losing and ready to start living. But a little over a year later, still running and weight loss maintained but I feel unhappier than ever with my body.

So, no. I am not obese or overweight. I am vain.

Here are few other things I know about myself that make it difficult for me to lose poundage:

1. I LOVE food. My quality of life revolves around what I am eating that day and how good it is. I very rarely eat for sustenance, I eat for pleasure. I make no qualms about it. I love food, and I have no intention of changing that.
2. I have zero self control. While I fully believe one can lose weight without denying oneself of favorites, I don't know how to say no to even things that I don't like. I know I can enjoy the things I love while losing, but I don't know how to say no to well...anything. Which leads to my next point...
3. My stomach never sends me signals that I am way full. I can eat and eat never feel sick. I can feel heavy, but I don't know what the nasty over eating feeling is, because my brain and belly can just bypass that.
4. When I am busy, exercise is the first thing out the window.


5. The best time if day for me to schedule exercise is first thing in the morning.

6. I MEGALOATHE waking up early.

7. I am addicted to sugar. I have two drawers full of candy at work. Once I tried to give up candy for a week and on the third day I cried.
8. Logan loves all thing processed, and can eat them until he is blue in the face. So my cubbard always is stocked with oatmeal cream pies, chips, oreos and the like.

9. The only real form of exercise I enjoy is running, and I fear my body is beyond use to it.


10. I am scale obsessed. When I commit to losing, I weigh myself far too frequently and I live and die but the fluctuation.


Ok. Now that the excuses are out of the way. I am ready for this.

I don't have a lofty goal, just 10 pounds or fit back into my size 4 pants. Whatever comes first, and then I will reassess my feelings.

This concludes Part 1, stay tuned for Part 2: How I am going to do this!

Are you currently working on any goals?
What kind of things are in your way?

Monday, August 15, 2011

How to Love

ZOMHMAHGAHZORS!

Are you guys ready for the best ice cream ever???

Ok so true it is gelato, but it is the most amazing flavor. If it's fruit flavored it is healthy...right? Buy it. Try it. Thank me later. A coworker actually bought this me! AWESOMEEEE

So I am rocking on cleaning out my produce. Thus far I have polished off:
-a bundle of asparagus
-flat of strawberries
-a whole head of lettuce
-5 tomaters
-a pound of cherries
-half an onion
-jalapeño

Left in my fridge:
-a pound of cherries
-2 granny smith apples
-1 nectarine
-1 pound of green grapes
-3 limes
-1 zucchini (already grilled for consumption)
-half an onion
-8 tomaters

Any ideas for fun ways to eat all these?



While I contemplate how gassy I a will be after this week, Goliath and I are just chilling in bed catching up on all ya'lls bloggies! Also just realized I am wearing my one and only division win race t-shirt, I need another hmmm....maybe the Plaza 10k in September??


Do you prefer ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt?
When you grocery shop how much produce do you buy?
What are your current fitness goals?


Thursday, July 21, 2011

All You Have Left

Yesterday, I just really needed a day. 

Irrelevant to this post...but it was my lunch yesterday and it pretty?

It has honestly been a really long two weeks, and yesterday I reached a point where I kinda just shut down.

Attitude is really everything though.  

In the past two weeks I have: turned in six papers (yay for accelerated classes, right?), went without power for three days, thrown away hundreds of dollars worth of food, destroyed my cell phone, broke a window, struggled with unemployment woes, juggled a huge work load at work, sat in Municipal Court for three hours, worked mandated overtime, ruptured my ear drum, had a puking dog, had my annual review at work and many others.

But yesterday at 2:00 PM it all melted away.

Why? 

Answer: The Ice Cream truck.


Yeah that's right the ice cream truck showed up at work.  My work is the boss, and got all our employees ice crizzeam!! Remind me to NEVER use the word crizzeam again, it sounds gross.

Attitude is really everything.

With the right attitude and ice cream, I can handle anything.

By the way, the right ice cream is a frozen Snickers bar.


Yesterday, I just really needed a day.

Tomorrow, I start working on me again...

HOW DOES YOUR ATTITUDE ALTER YOUR DIET AND EXERCISE ROUTINES?
WHAT DO YOU GET FROM AN ICE CREAM TRUCK?
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR TOMORROW?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Party All Day, Party All Night

So I was flipping through some pictures of me from like six months ago, and I was like "DANG! I looked good!!" I feel like a flat jiggly flobbity blobbity all over again. All cards on the table, I know it's because of the following things:








1. I haven't been running or cross training like I use to because of work


2. I have continued to eat like I am doing the aforementioned.


3. My alcohol consumption has gotten exponentially high


4. The first three make me so tired and groggy all the time that I can barely function.


5. Goliath hurt his paw, so duh I don't want to run


6. My trail is miles away and the replacement trail sucks.













so the equation is this: work a floppity bajillion hours + no sleep + boozey joozey-my favorite running buddy -my favorite trail = fat jules.




Don't get me wrong, since January a week hasn't gone by where I haven't ran, but my mileage just isn't where it use to be. My average has gone from 35 to maybe 15? I am keeping up with my race schedule, just not really training. Which...is WAY lame. All the glory, but none of the pain right?





So I am making a game plan, and I am getting my booty in duty. That could be a poop joke...but running IS a poop joke. Right now, I am getting my diet in check. I need to buckle in to the caloric restriction table and enjoy my time there. My weeks partying with the binge benders has made my pants tight.




look at me and my nutrient rich foods!








I am really trying to focus on my food and finding and maintaining balance. Sometimes, I was I could be hard on myself. I don't beat myself up when I eat ice cream or bacon, which by the way, I have done every day for three days. I am never very strict. I enjoy wiggle room in my diet, but I think I may enjoy wiggle room in my pants more.








mmmmm....honeeeeeyyyyy....sugar








I this I that I who? Are you over me talking about myself and using the letter I so much? WILL YOU TELL ME WHAT WORKS FOR YOU?? What gets you focused when it comes to cutting pounds? Tell me! Tell me!








Don't worry, that coffee has no whiskey in it, despite my best efforts.


This is what I am doing:

1. Really cutting back on sugar, I am a sugar fanatic. I know that I will likely never be able to cut it out entirely, but I went 7 FULL days without even putting honey in my coffee a week ago. So I know I can do this.


2. Revolving my meals around nutrient rich, dense foods.


3. Drinking only water, green tea and coffee before 7PM. Gatorade is allowable on long-run and race days. I was drinking pop this weekend-WHO AM I??!



4. AFTER 7PM, Alcohol will be allowable. I am giving myself a balance of 5 drinks a week to use in any fashion. I can ration myself one drink five nights a week, or five drinks one night a week. Don't judge me.



5. If I go over my balance, there will be consequences. Every drink over my 5 drink balance is 30 minutes of additional cardio I *MUST* do the very next day so as to avoid over indulging.


In other news...


The Bosky House has an empty room, what should it be?
An office?
My personal yoga and dance studio?
Clothing optional hang out?







You tell me.







p.s. spell check isn't working for some reason, judge for my blatant errors.








Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rerevisiting

So as a refresher here are the goals:

Lost 10 lbs and see the 130s

Strength train twice a week

Run two full marathons

Average ten hours of volunteering a month

Study the Bible with someone

Make three new friends

Finish school

Pay off debt

Take care of myself

Learn to manage anger, stress and anxiety

Start saving money

Establish a good study routine

Fit into a size 2-4, and feel good about it

Changes someone’s life

Ignore lazy tendencies, and start a pattern of cleanliness

Limit television

Organize a 5k Race

Plan a vacation

Adopt a 2nd dog

Work to be a better communicator

Religiously track my food intake good or bad

Pay attention to details

Make Logan happier

Help my brother get his drivers license

Be proactive about my health

Pray daily

*Start a garden**IN PROGRESS**

Go as organic as possible

Stop popping my jaw


I have been working on:

Start a garden: I am pleased to announce last night, I made chipotle-esque rice with home made cilantro. I can't say it tasted any better than store bought, but I am incredibly proud of the small garden I've begun. I have started cilantro, chives, basil, jalapenos and tomatoes. I started small. I will be transplanting them soon to the outdoors, and I'm told this is when the real work will start. I bought a book, and am reading and planning my outdoor plot. Two weeks ago, I spent five hours doing yard work, just getting my yard ready and acceptable. This, my friends, is progress-but not complete!


Limit television: We got rid of cable when we moved, so this goal. Complete. Crossing it off. I only watch How I Met Your Mother regularly, and I never have idle time at home to just veg. So I am officially crossing this off the list.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Revisiting

Ok, so it's month-end and I know you are absolutely dying to see how I am doing on my goals for 2011. I am pleased with my progress, although slight.

So as a refresher here are the goals:
Lost 10 lbs and see the 130s
Strength train twice a week
Run two full marathons
Average ten hours of volunteering a month
Study the Bible with someone
Make three new friends
Finish school
Pay off debt
Take care of myself
Learn to manage anger, stress and anxiety
Start saving money
Establish a good study routine
Fit into a size 2-4, and feel good about it
Changes someone’s life
Ignore lazy tendencies, and start a pattern of cleanliness
Limit television
Organize a 5k Race
Plan a vacation
Adopt a 2nd dog
Work to be a better communicator
Religiously track my food intake good or bad
Pay attention to details
Make Logan happier
Help my brother get his drivers license
Be proactive about my health
Pray daily
Start a garden
Go as organic as possible
Stop popping my jaw

This Month I focused on two things:
Establish a good study routine- The importance of a routine is buying out time to do whatever it is, at the same time. Consistency is key with setting up a routine. I did really well with this goal, and feel confident checking it off my 2011 goals. I found three times during the week where I could have been studying instead of whatever I was doing. Each week I was successfully prepared for all lessons, and thoroughly understood all material. Don't be shocked, but I can be a lazy student and kinda do most of my learning in the class room-which might be ok if you're in like 2nd grade. When you're an adult though, learning is done at home and when you're with whomever is teaching you, you are clarifying and deepening your understanding.

To ignore lazy tendencies, and set a pattern of cleanliness-This was the goal I was actively working on. I think I thought about this goal daily, which is important. I identified this goal as one of the easiest to attain, and decided not to put it off. I am not a filthy person, not a slob. In fact, I am pretty-much a clean freak except after I have worked 12 hours four days in a row and had this that and the other to do before and after work and school. My biggest down fall was dishes. I could summon enough energy to cook dinner, but by the time I ate lazy-turdness sets in and YUP, I'd let dishes sit over night...maybe even two nights? When you are as busy as I am, sometimes you forget you even had dishes in your sink. This month, I didn't let dishes spend the night in the sink (with reason). Every night, I made sure whatever was left in the sink made it's way to the dishwasher. Now, if a glass or two made it's way to the sink after I went to bed, than I didn't beat myself up about it. The spousticle is on a different sleep schedule than I, and I can't expect him to not eat or drink for the hours he's still awake. Needless to say, it's been nice waking up each morning to a clean kitchen. I believe I set this pattern, and am firmly striking it off my list-and not just because I did dishes. I also deep cleaned my home on a weekly basis consistently. I do a lot of "tidy-ing" as well...but that was always a pattern.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Turn it Up, Turn it Out

I’m not really one for writing down goals, or resolutions or whatever. It’s not that I’m not a goal oriented person, I just never write them down.

I decided to change that, in 2011 I have set the following goals for myself-I will check back on first of each month to see how I’m doing-and no, not all of them are running related:

Lost 10 lbs and see the 130s
Strength train twice a week
Run two full marathons
Average ten hours of volunteering a month
Study the Bible with someone
Make three new friends
Finish school
Pay off debt
Take care of myself
Learn to manage anger, stress and anxiety
Start saving money
Establish a good study routine
Fit into a size 2-4, and feel good about it
Changes someone’s life
Practice Honesty
Ignore lazy tendencies, and start a pattern of cleanliness
Limit television
Organize a 5k Race
Plan a vacation
Adopt a 2nd dog
Work to be a better communicator
Religiously track my food intake good or bad
Pay attention to details
Make Logan happier
Help my brother get his drivers license
Be proactive about my health
Pray daily
Start a garden
Go as organic as possible
Stop popping my jaw

What are your goals for this year? Share them with the boskyblog!

On Deck for tomorrow: Winter Running Do’s and Don’ts

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Just Enough Time

OK FOLKS: My rest weeks are over. I gave myself two weeks to "rest" before full marathon training. I think we all know why rest is in quotes, I did run slightly. Nothing over five miles, and did do Dog-n-Jog-but nothing major, nothing that would injure myself and nothing that boosted my lactate threshold.



And since this blog is about honesty, this week (week one) of training was basically non-existent. I hadn't fully wrapped my mind around training. I think if I don't start, maybe it won't happen? Am I chickening out? ...no...psh...no....ok maybe. I'm sorry, the thought of running 26.2 miles TERRIFIES me. Training for a half didn't intimidate me at all, 13.1 really seemed totally manageable. But double that, and I'm shaking in my nikes. Seriously, who's idea was this? Oh right, mine.

I'm registered. I have a solid training schedule. I have a great running buddy, and support for long runs. Why am I so nervous? The thought of crossing the finish line nauseates me, and gives me chills. This will be, hands down, my biggest physical accomplishment-maybe even take out that modifier, my biggest accomplishment. I feel that if you can run a marathon, you can pretty much do anything. If you can have the wherewithal and the mental fortitude to run 26.2 miles, then you have the great glass elevator. You can go anywhere, you can do anything.


True to form, I've set some lofty goals for this marathon. Nope, finishing isn't enough. People "just finish" marathons all the time. At the KC Marathon I will: 1) Run the entire thing, only stopping for stations and maybe stretching 2) Finish sub4 hours 3)Set a half marathon PR 4)Really enjoy it.
Can I do it?
111 DAYS TO 26.2