Thursday, July 31, 2008

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

I am very pleased to announce that my pants no longer squish into the sides of my waist and my thighs aren't as wiggly-jiggly as they were once upon a few weeks ago. A few weeks ago! Already I am seeing some very likable results. This program is proving to be very impressive.

I have only worked out once this week thus far (as you can see on my handy-dandy calendar over yonder), which just means that my goal of four days a week has no more freebie days to spare. But that's ok! I will do it. What I really need to make myself do is wake up an hour or so earlier in the mornings and do it before work. I know Bradford is reading this, nodding his head, thinking something along the lines of, "That's what I've been saying this whole time you crazy girl!" and I know! You're so right Bradford, but I am so very terrible at getting myself out of bed in the morning to do anything other than shower and get ready for work... sometimes even without the shower part... but it is something that I will keep working towards. My dad can testify of my challenge with early mornings. From paper routes to early morning seminary I was a force to reckon with if anyone so much as dared to try and wake me up without my being ready to be woken, not that I was ever ready... I'll keep setting that alarm though and keep on trying to roll out of bed sooner. I know it is good for me. The few times I have actually succeeded in doing so, my days have been more productive and smooth and more positive overall. Good ol' Ben Franklin wasn't lying.

I tried another recipe on Tuesday night and it turned out pretty well. It was a breaded, baked, perch dish and I made sauteed squash and a fresh vegetable salad to go alongside it. I've never had perch before and it was a risk since my liking for fish has only been a recent development, but even Kathi, who doesn't like fish very well at all, ate it and seemed to like it ok. I forget how small perch is though so only four filets made a light meal for Bradford, Kathi, and me. Next time I'll make a few more. Everything tasted pretty good and the recipes are pretty simple. It was a pretty fast meal too, it didn't take more than 30 minutes to make it all. I'll post the recipes a little later, maybe this evening after work, and add my suggestions for alterations as well.

Anyone who read my previous post I hope didn't feel that I was more low than I was trying to express. It has merely been a more laziness on my part than anything else. I've not been not doing the things I love and know would be productive and gratifying to me. Instead I have opted to just sit in front of the TV when I get off of work until I decide its time for bed rather than do things like clean or make a card for someone or read a good book or exercise... simple things, but good things. I was just observing that my life was a reflection of the old adage, "Old habits die hard." Thank you for all of your concerns and thoughtfulness though. I'm grateful for everyone's input and support! I know we've all felt this way one time or another. Its good to know I'm normal :).

6 comments:

Curtis and Courtney said...

I'm glad to hear what great results you're getting already with your new workout. It's so funny, Curtis actually bought some 10 minute workout videos awhile ago and he was just reading the back of one or something and I heard him mumble P90X and I got all weird and crazy like, "P90X??? THAT'S WHAT JULIE'S DOING!!" haha. I'm such a nerd.

Alison said...

So what is this workout thing you are doing? I am impressed you've already seen results with just four workouts. I am trying to lose some poundage right now and would like to see my workouts actually make a difference!

Jak said...

Jules! You are so great, I think that it shows great character for someone to express their weaknesses let alone publish them on a blog. I miss you and wish I could still be your roommate to taste all your new recipes!

Bradford said...

The fish was great. The zucchini was preposterously delightful. You've been looking great and I think the biggest part of being active and fit is the sense of accomplishment. I am proud of you. You have risen to the challenge. Let's keep going! Only... 78 more days to go!!

Kathi said...

YAY!! I'm proud of you and feeling sheepish myself. I'm such a lazy butt. oh dear. The fish was actually really good. I liked it more than i let on. I was in a very quiet mood that night. You know how i get. But it was way good!

Bradford said...

In your blog, where it said "Old habits die hard" I thought I read "Old bastards die hard". Weird huh?