Monday, January 24, 2011

Mamavation Monday - A New Beginning

Growing up, Little House on the Prairie was always one of my favorite shows. I can remember watching it on Monday nights - at one point, there must have been a show that my parents watched at the same time, because I can remember heading down to the basement to watch it by myself. Looking at the years it was on, I was kind of young to be watching it by myself in the basement - it makes me wonder if I watched reruns. All of this, really has nothing to do with this post, except that is what my title for this post reminded me of. That last season, which technically was a spin-off, was called Little House: A New Beginning.

Only three weeks have passed in this new year, but my most standards, my resolutions have been thrown out the window. Only, I didn't through them out the window, they simply were the victims of circumstance and I thoroughly plan to reengage and reinvigorate my resolutions. The first circumstance, was when I cut my thumb on the mandolin, trying to make my family, my guests and myself a healthy snack of Veggie Chips. It was poorly located and made many things challenging, not the least of which was exercise. This lead me to be off track for a period on exercising. Unfortunately, my measuring and tracking of my food intake also started to suffer near the end of that second week. Getting the stomach flu the following week was the proverbial straw. When I finally was ready to eat, I wasn't watching what I ate at all, simply looking for things that wouldn't turn my stomach. But, this is a new day, a new beginning and I started out strong (weak, actually, it was very challenging and my muscles felt very weak) this morning with P90X Chest and Back. Tonight, it will be Ab Ripper. I am also starting afresh with measuring and tracking my food choices. I am starting with a good breakfast and have packed myself a healthy lunch. I think I am going to start attending the local Weight Watchers class to get some added support.

Despite all of my setbacks, I am determined to move forward in strong fashion. I must say, that at the very least, I have lost a 1/2# since the start of the new year and when I started the P90X challenge (which I haven't been a very active participant in). That is at least one positive.

This post shared at Mamavation Monday. This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Fiber Plus, who asks: How are you getting more fiber in your diet this New Year? My answer is that I continue to eat my daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. In addition, when I choose a snack, I look for products that are made with whole grains or are fortified with fiber.

No compensation was received for this post. I am a Weight Watchers Insider for the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program and have received complimentary online access to Weight Watchers, an IPad with the Weight Watchers Kitchen Companion App downloaded, a Flip Camera and other tools to help me on my weight loss journey, using Weight Watchers. 'People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1 - 2 pounds per week.' I’m writing this post as an entry to a blogging carnival sponsored by Fiber Plus. I will be receiving free product in return.

6 comments:

Farrah said...

I've just recently decided to reinvigorate things myself. Joined Weight Watchers and went back to the gym last week. In fact I'm planning to head to the gym within the next hour on the way in to work. Good luck, and like you said, it's a new beginning. :-)

My mamavation post is here: http://farrah.tbfreviews.net/2011/01/exercise-and-eat-smart/

Kimberly said...

I still love watching Little House! Good luck with your review, I once did Weight Watchers and enjoyed it! Good Luck!

Owen's Mom said...

Good for you starting afresh! Very important to stick with it and keep going. I know you can do it. And you are tackling the p90x challenge? Wow! That is a big one. Good for you.

I was an avid Little House watcher as a kiddo, too. I have a few seasons on DVD that I pull out when I want some good clean drama. Always wanted to be called Laura or at least, Half Pint.

Have a great week!

kia said...

The new year is simply an arbitrary time of year. Pick now to be your new year, or Feb 1, or Chinese New Year, or...

you get the idea. Try not to get frustrated when things don't work out when you set a new course of action. Have fun with it. And Little House on the Prairie rocked!

Lena said...

It's not a failure, unless you say so. Just get up, shake it off, and repeat after me "Slip ups happen. Moving on!"

lorrie said...

i like your attitude its one thats going to help you succedd good luck with your new fitness program