Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Healthy You Challenge Week 37

Another week, another HYC. Last week I did not weigh in so I dont have anything to compare my weight to. Which is probably a good thing since I havent been having the best weighins lately. But of course the HYC is not just about weight loss, so here is how I have been doing otherwise:

Exercise: I was able to get 4 days in this past week. I was hoping for 5 again, but it has been a crazy week at work and time has not been on my side. 4 is not so bad, and I made it to 30 sessions completed of Pilates on Saturday. Anyone knows that a principle of pilates says that you can expect a whole new body at 30 sessions. I dont know if I exactly have a whole new body, but I feel pretty good and I know that the inches I have lost are due to doing this (and other exercise as well).

Mentally: Mentally I am doing ok. I had lunch today with the graphic designer who was my friend that was fired a few weeks ago. Seeing him made me feel better because I really do know that he is doing ok. I have spoken to him since then, but seeing him in person helped a lot. I was really able to express to him how his being fired made me feel and knowing that he is over it has helped me realize that I need to stop being angry over the situation. He has moved on, so I dont need to be angry or hurt for him anymore. So we had a nice lunch (went to the breakfast place we always go to), and ate on plan. I have also started to open up more about how I am feeling mentally. I have shared it on this blog, with my boyfriend, and with a few people at work. It feels good not to pretend anymore that things are great (even though I dont think I was pretending so well), and while I dont really feel like I am happy exactly, I feel mentally in a better spot than where I was a week ago.


new*me said...

Talking about your feelings is so important. I do it on a regular basis but hubby tends to keep things bottled up and it really shows with his stress, etc. I am glad you got to talk to your friend and have made some peace with it all.

Great job on getting in exercise for the week. I really want to try pilates. I want to add a dvd to my collection :) so I can work on it through the cooler months

Cammy said...

So glad things are looking up for you!

A new pilates center opened near me, and after reading your post, I just may have to check it out. Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling a little better. Venting and talking things out really helps a lot. And the great thing about doing it on this kind of forum, is that you get so much great advice from different people with different views. Some people have gone through or are going through the same thing and we can all help support each other!

I know for a fact work stress can be a debilitating road block, especially while you are trying to lose weight. Been there done that! I used to take so much to heart. But you know what, I definitely do not get paid enough to worry! That is actually my new motto at work, when it gets to me. I let most things just slide off, and I definitely do not bring it home. Like I said, I do not get paid enough for all that! =)

Good luck with everything!

Laura N said...

30 pilates classes is a great milestone. Congrats!

Trisaratops said...

Great job on 4 days! That is quite an accomplishment when work is nutso. Pilates is my favorite exercise night - and my hips are changing shape even when the scale doesn't move. I'm so glad that you're able to share your feelings here and with friends! We're all rooting for you. I hope more talking leads to more relaxation. Have a great week!

Ceres said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, Heather, it made me smile :-)
Good job for packing 4 days of exercise, especially given the work craziness!
I agree with the others about sharing your feelings, it's important not to keep stuff to yourself, because then they tend to blow up inside of you, and it can get ugly. Talking about them removes some of the air, and puts things into perspective for me. Plus, who know, you might even get a good idea or two :-)

Michelle said...

I'm glad you're opening up more. We're human and things just aren't shiny and pretty all the time. I'm glad this has led to an improvement in the space you're in. Take care of yourself!

Crystal said...

It's good to hear you are expressing yourself more openly. Even though we dream of things going right all the time, they just don't...and it's okay. Talking about it helps work things out so talk or blog away!

Scale Junkie said...

I find it hard to talk about my feelings but I always feel better when I do. I'm glad you were able to talk a few things out. Keeping it bottled up isn't healthy. Big Hugs to you!