Saturday, June 30, 2007

Fit4Life Friday

Nspired by Faith has started a Fit4Life day on Fridays. She says, "The concept of Fit4Life is to share our goals for our lives and how we are going about reaching those goals with others. These goals can be anything that makes you a better you."

She is kind enough to let me participate, even though my goals are likely pretty different from most others'.

So let's see. My goals are:

1.) Gain 15-20 lbs.
2.) Start doing yoga again
3.) Find SOME way to make more of my calories healthy
4.) Remember to take my supplements more often

This week, I gained some. I think I've gained close to 3 lbs since my last doctor visit two weeks ago. It's HARD, I hate it. I hate that most of the things I have to eat to gain are grossly unhealthy. Like I mentioned last week, I upped my "nutritional drink" (store brand Ensure-type junk) to two a day most days. Instead of calling it Ensure, they should call it "Sugar in a Can".

I've not been a good exerciser for the past several years. I have to be careful, of course, and not do anything that burns a lot of calories. I started doing yoga a few months ago and liked it, but like with all things, I stopped after a while (for no particular reason). I also like pilates, but that's one I'd have to be careful with.

As for my supplements, I was doing really well with those when we were trying to get pregnant. However, since going on a break, I've hardly taken anything at all. I'm a vegetarian, so that probably isn't the best idea.

We'll see how this coming week goes. I'm hoping to gain at least another pound.


ColoradoDreaming said...

I think that is great to have goals. I had lost 18 pounds a few years ago and was so proud and now I have it back! I really want to set better goals.

Have you seen the book "The Great Physicians Guide to Health and Wellness"? It is a book that shows you how to eat so that your body gets all that God wants it to have and not the stuff that He never intended for us to eat. It is hard to change but I have been working on that for some time now. His wife got on the "plan" (which is just a way of life really) and they got pregnant whereas they were going to have to preform surgery on her to correct something they thought was wrong. Anyway, thought I would pass that book along. It is a good one, just takes time and lots of "baby steps" to get it all done.

eph2810 said...

I hope and pray that you archive your goals. It is not easy to gain wait without the unhealthy stuff.
I liked pilates too, but have not done it for a while.

Blessings to you and yours.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Good luck with your goals. I'm not a fan of those shakes either. Although i did used to guzzle them for lunch when i didn't have time for lunch because at least it had vitamins where m&m's weren't cutting it!

NspiredByFaith said...

Crystal, I'm so glad you are participating in Fit4Life! You have some wonderful goals, and I'm looking forward to encouraging you toward reaching them! Congratulations on the 3 pounds! I can imagine how hard this is, and I know that 3 pounds is a lot! Hang in there, you can do it!!