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Each day I'm learning...

I'll fess up... I haven't been to the gym in over a month. I had some things going on where the last thing I felt like doing was exercising. And with school starting, I never figured it into my daily routine. I need to do that.

But, I haven't gained any of my weight back, in fact, I lost a few more pounds.
That is where "learning how to eat" comes in. Some people probably think it sounds like a lot of talk, but when I heard it, I took it to heart. I had no idea how to eat.
I moved out of my parents house and in with my husband. I finally was making my own decisions and rules, and that included fast food. SO. MUCH. FAST. FOOD. (it happens, right?)
And all these years later, we had a taste for not so healthy food.
Once I started paying attention to what I was eating, I was shocked at how many calories we ate in a single day!
Here's where re-learning how to eat comes in. Once you see what you are eating, you can adjust, make better choices, and eat smaller porti…
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Yep, it's called being lazy... (that's me!)

I haven't been feeling like myself over the last month, which means I haven't been eating like I should. But here's where "learning how to eat" has come into play in my life. Even though I've been making unhealthy choices, I am not gaining any of the weigh I've lost back! Somewhere along the last year and a half, I learned to eat less, and not eat as much junk as I used to.
That is a good thing! (so, yeah, I can have pizza or chips and not gain weight, but even though I think they will make me feel better when I'm under the weather, they really don't.)

Now, I need to get back on track with my eating. And honestly, I think when I don't eat healthy (getting in my veggies, protein shake, and my water) I just don't feel good, AND leave myself open to illness.
It's called being lazy...yep. I guess sometimes when we get in those ruts we can't help it. But I'm proud of myself for not gaining any weight during these last few weeks.

I'm getting used to the Fitbit app

Yes, I'm getting used to the updated FitBit app, lol. I'm just stubborn and hate change - haha.

For the first time I'm struggling with getting my water in. I think I've just been busy and it slips my mind. I need to make sure I take my water with me when I'm doing errands!

I've been under a lot of stress this week so the gym has not been in the stars for me. Why can't stress burn calories too? I'd be in great shape this week!!
Next week I'll get back on track.

I have started to fill the house with fruits, veggies, and salad. It helps when you can grab a bag of cut up red peppers to snack on instead of searching for something to eat. Even the teen is grabbing the fruits and veggies!! WINNING!!

Force yourself to get back up

I took a week off from trying to get to the gym, because sometimes a girl has to. Sometimes you need a few slow days. And honestly, on Sunday and Monday I could barely function! I am not sure why. I just felt like I had been hit by a train, so I took the time to recuperate.

But, I did try to get my 5k in steps almost every day. I managed to do it almost every day this week. It's a choice, and even though I don't have the energy for the gym, I can set aside some time each hour to get in steps and raise my heart rate.

I'm going to have to push myself to get back at it next week, but I will. I want it,so I will do it.

the new Fitbit app - rubbish

Oh boy...
So this week I made it to the gym twice this week (so far, today is a possibility).
I tried the ab machine yesterday, and I felt the burn - but I wondered... is it worth doing an ab machine when you are round and have a belly? lol... I'm not looking to get a six-pack, I just want to burn calories and work muscles. So, for now, I'll keep doing it.

Yesterday after the gym, I went to add my water intake to my Fitbit app. It "updated" as soon as I opened it (I had used it earlier in the day with no change). Once updated it was UGLY. (I don't like change, SO in typical Melody-style, I got very annoyed)

I liked the one-glance, add from the home screen, easy look. The tiles. Now it is more detailed and "data-friendly" as they like to say. I am not a data person. I don't want to have to take a lot of time to chart my food or water, or whatever. That's why going to Kid-Shape with my son years ago failed me. We had to write everything down in a …

Keep on keeping on

I made it to the gym yesterday even though I was dealing with a migraine and a wicked hot flash.
Planned on it today, but today's hot flash is rough... I feel like the surface of the sun you guys!

So, I'll work to get my 5K steps around the house today, and hit the gym tomorrow.
At least I'm honest, right?

#doingitforme #dontgiveup

Out of the Darkness Walk 2019 - American Foundation for Suicide Awareness

On Saturday, we walked in the Out of the Darkness walk in Pittsburgh.

We had a team of 10 people,
and we walked in memory of our close family friend, Ricky Banas.

Ricky was always laughing and joking (even as inappropriate as some of his jokes were, LOL!)

None of us saw this coming...
He was one amazing guy. He was like an older brother to all of us kids on the street. And Saturday, two of those "kids", who are now grown with families, walked in memory of him.

My son was lucky enough to get to know Ricky. He got to have him in his life for 14 years.

We even met up with a few of Ricky's family and friends at the walk.

And I'll be there every year.

The walk was along the riverfront, so along with beautiful views, it was about a 5k. I wish I could say that I did the whole 5k, but I only did half. It was hot, and most of our group wanted to stop after the first half. Next year I will do the whole 5k.
Bring it on 2020!!

Our team, Team Ricky, raised $400 for the AFSP. I&#…