Friday, March 26, 2010

No Weigh Friday

It was tough not weighing in this morning, but liberating. I hope it doesn't come back and bite me in the ass. On the flip side, I had a great non-scale victory this week. I have been walking around looking like a ragamuffin in my XL's for far too long so I ordered new uniforms. Today I'll be going in to work in my new size MEDIUM uniforms, I'm so excited!

I'm just back from the gym, just two more workouts left in Stage 2. I haven't felt like I've been making much progress in Stage 2 until today. I kicked butt and feel strong and empowered. It's a great feeling for Friday morning. I chose not to go to the gym as scheduled on Wednesday, rather I stayed home and spring cleaned the house. Non-stop for about 6 hours, exercise for sure with a more satisfying payoff than a gym session. I function so much better in a clean house, it gives me a peace of mind that I can't get anywhere else.

After cleaning I went outside and prepped the largest of three (what will soon be) flower beds in the front yard. I dug up three scraggly shrubs and a bunch of weeds, turned the soil and raked it smooth. Gardening is definitely physical, perhaps that's why I've shied away from it in the past. Spring is coming along nicely even if the weather has been hit or miss. I noticed my Japanese magnolia had started blooming on Monday and has really come along this week.

Monday morning

Today

I've done mostly container gardening but this year I'm branching out. I'm doing flower beds and we're planning our vegetable garden for the back yard. I've always wanted to learn how to garden but it always seemed too much like hard work. But now things are different. I want to learn new things and even better if they demand some physical activity. Are you an avid gardener or are weight issues standing in the way?

4 comments:

  1. Yay for size mediums! That's tiny :D

    I love, love gardening. I have done it at all sizes, too. It's good exercise and the results are so wonderful. We are limited in space where we live, otherwise I would plant vegetables, but flowers come first!

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  2. Congrats on the size mediums! That's a wonderful accomplishment.

    I don't garden for several reasons..One I'm horrible with plants, I tried container gardening and they all died..Two, I live in an apartment so my only real choice is container gardening at this point and well..see reason one.

    I'm not sure if I want to try again this year or not..

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  3. I love gardening but our growing season is so short here it is really hard to get a good garden growing. When I lived out on my acreage, I had a good one going but now that I live in the city I don't have the room.
    However, I just bought a book on square foot gardening and am going to have Mr. Sandra make me some boxes that sit above ground so that I can grow some veggies. Hopefully I can keep the dog out of it at the same time :

    Congrats on the Mediums... that's cool.

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  4. I love gardening but I don't find that it's weight issues standing in my way. I do however find procrastination a huge barrier. Of course that's a huge barrier when it comes to my weight to so maybe the 2 are a couple.

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