Monday, March 15, 2010

Post just for Darcy

Dearest Darcy,

This post is for you!!!

OK so after 2 weeks of slacking off (I have 100 excuses and they are all reality to me but enough is enough) I have to get back on the wagon!

I started all over! I couldn't in good conscience just pick up where I left off so I started my Biggest Loser Last Chance workout again. Week one, day one. I seem ok. My heart rate is pounding but I made it through and while I am feeling like it was a hard workout...I didn't vomit and I wore proper bolder holders.

I love my yoga and try to do it as often as I can. It has helped me in so many ways. I find that when provoked, I am able to just let it slide and when I know I am right...I can walk away knowing that without pushing. It has helped my self esteem, it is helping me tone, it is helping me recognize when my body is stressed and how to correct it...and there is so much more that I can't even begin to express it.

Our pedometer challenge at work has also made me realize the activity that I do in a day without realizing it. I had a goal of 10, 000 a day...well last week I hit it on Monday and I challenge myself everyday to make at least that! I have been pretty successful thus far.

My whole mind and body taking care of me 2010 pledge is helping me in leaps and bounds and it is opening my eyes to a whole new world. I don't even second guess now or complain when eating healthy...I yearn to eat something healthy. For the most part now...I crave fruit or peas or carrots. I love my water now (I still need to add lemon or ginger). Point in case...I bought a bag of York peppermint minis for my trip to Jasper this weekend and there is still half a bag...before that bag would have been gone before we left the city border. Moderation, Moderation, Moderation.

I have energy to make it through the day and into the night.

I don't know if I will do my biggest loser workout every night but I definitely vow to do some sort of physical activity every night.

So to close Darcy...thank you for pushing me! I need that as sometimes it gets easy to sit back and say that I will do it tomorrow. Cheerleaders are a good thing to have. I always consider myself a cheerleader to others so it is really nice to have one in my corner, pushing me to where I want to be...where ever that is!!!

I am no longer going to step on the breaks my heart when the numbers don't change. I may measure my biceps, thighs and waist because those are the areas that I would love to see change but I worry that I will obsess about the numbers like I did with the scale. My mind, body and soul should speak for the numbers...still would be nice to buy a size 7 one day. By the way...why is that size the magic number??????

Things I am happy about:
1. I love my books. They help me escape everyday life.
2. I am so thankful for my boys! They light up my day everyday and take me for who I am. They believe every word I say and make me feel like I am the person I strive to be.
3. I am so grateful to have discovered my job. I look forward to going to work everyday.
4. Coffee, as much as I know it is not good for me...I LOVE YOU CAFFEINE in every form.
5. I love that I put on a medium sweater and it fit WELL. I can't remember buying a medium in forever!

I promise Darcy, Heather, Roslyn and whoever else reads my blog and complained that it hasn't been updated in forever that I will make a better effort to keep you in the loop to my quest to be the best Chantal that I can be!


Hethr said...

Okay - I like this Darcy person -- When *I* asked where your exercise postings were, I got a little snarky reply (Chantal, snarky?? lol!)

Love ya! Love that you're on a healthy lifestyle and bet you don't know this, but I admire you a lot!

Chantilly said...

Well Heather, Darcy is our exercise specialist at work so what he says goes. :)

I am never snarky. I am 100% Genuine. :)

Roslyn said...

Chantal, you are doing such an amazing job with your healthy you focus! I'm so proud of all you have done. You are an inspiration to those around you. It is hard work and you should celebrate your progress! Go you!