Thursday, May 7, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition ~ One Thing I Love About Myself

I met Amber of {aefilkins} on Monday through Kasey’s Friend Makin’ Mondays. She. Is. Awesome. And she hosts Extreme Makeover: Me Edition every week, which I am very excited to join in on today. Here is a quick overview, but to learn more, visit Amber’s blog. Each week, participants update each other on their progress and share any tips they’ve discovered, and answer the weekly question that Amber has posed.

My week health~ and body~wise has been so~so. On Friday, I decided to start a 30 day Pilates challenge {which I didn’t actually start until Saturday ~ always the procrastinator!}. I did pretty well the first few days ~ I completed three of my 30 sessions Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and then I took Tuesday off to let my muscles recover. My plan was to do my fourth session last night after our shopping trip to IKEA, but we ended up visiting my almost~father~in~law in the hospital instead. {To read more about him and why he’s in the hospital, click here.} I’m hoping to get my fourth session in tonight, but that will all depend on how his surgery today goes and whether or not we spend the evening with him and the rest of the family at the hospital.

My eating has been so~so as well. I really struggle with snacking, and have a particularly rough time avoiding the snacks that always seem to be available in my department at work. This week has been no exception, especially with the temptation of delicious Cinco de Mayo treats. And having pizza for dinner one night and pasta for the following three nights probably wasn’t the best move either… But I did stick with my plan of eating a salad at least once a day every day, and have had one every day since last Friday. My big thing is to keep reminding myself that this is a journey and if I stumble one day, I can pick myself up the next.

This week, Amber has asked us to share one thing that we absolutely love about ourselves. Because I've been so down on myself lately about my body, I decided to share one thing I love about it, which was actually pretty easy ~ my back is {and always has been} my favorite body part. I still have my ballerina back and shoulders, and love to show them off in halter tops and backless dresses anytime I can.

I look forward to offering support to and being supported by each of the other participants of Extreme Makeover: Me Edition!



3 Peas in a Pod said...

Hi Heather!

I'm a big snacker too. If I could get that under control things might go a little more smoothly regarding losing weight!

I absolutely love what you said about reminding yourself about the journey and picking yourself up the next day if you stumble. It's so true. A healthy lifestyle isn't going to be ruined in one day.

Good luck this week!

Much love from NJ,

Rhonda said...

Hey Heather,

Great job on your 30 day challenge. I am bit of a procrastinator too. Yes, you have pretty shoulders...seen in your profile pic. :o)

Hey I added you to my blogroll so I can keep up better!! You have a great blog!

jennykate77 said...

Several of the blogs I read participate in the EMME. It is really a great way to be accountable! Sounds like you're doing good! What I have to remember is that things can't always be perfect, and it's most important what I do after I slip up.

Hope you have a fabulous Friday!!