Wow, it's been a few weeks and my changes keep coming! I got my hair cut last week and it looks terrific. I was joking with some co-workers that I haven't changed my hairstyle in 10 years and it was about time that I made some changes. Chris (my husband) joked that I looked like a 25 year old when he saw it. To make matters worse, I got carded last week when we went to a winery last week during our stay in Amana, Iowa. We went out there for Oktoberfest. I loved visiting Iowa. I swear they get a bad rap on their state. It was so beautiful and Iowa City rocks. They had this cool market name New Pioneer Foods, it was a food co-op. If my town had one like this, I wouldn't be begging for a Trader Joes. In Michigan, Trader Joes is only located on the east side of the state. Every time we go into Detroit or Chicago, we hit it. I love their food and the selections/price is terrific. This summer we were able to hit the farmers market to get fresh veggies and fruits from the farmers. We are so fortunate to have this option. It's really saved on the food. Oh, I went off on a tangent there didn't I?
When I returned to WW I weighed 189 so I'm back down to 184.6. My local WW was bought out by Weight Watchers International so I went with the monthly pass with E-tools. I love E-tools. It so easy and it keeps my accountable and I can log it when I'm near a computer. I found 2 great leaders at two different locations so I can hit a meeting without having any excuses of not going. My former excuse was that the Saturday leader at my old place was a flake...really she was. I had no motivation at the meeting. The two new leaders are terrific and extremely informative and I'm feeling at home with the people. It seemingly is a very supportive environment. Plus, I want to be there now.
Working out is going good. I stopped carpooling so that I could swim in the mornings. I wake up at 5:40 am to do this, now that is devotion! I swim 4-5 a week. I swim continuously for 15 minutes, take a 1 minute break, then I am back to swimming another 15 minutes. 3 times a week I'm at CURVES and then occasionally I'll go back to the gym to play racquetball with Chris. It's a good balance. I've missed swimming so it feels terrific to be back in the pool. When my weekends get calm in November, I will be attending Yoga on Saturdays. October is swamped for me. I'm out for training for a whole week and then for 2 weekends I'm at the University of Michigan for training so I won't have a weekend free for a while.
Overall, I'm happy with the changes I have been making. I'm trying more things and I'm finally getting the balance that I have been longing for. My motivation is high and life is good. I can't think of anything else that I need to focus on but I'm open to change at this time.As for the house, the house is finally settling down and it's looking terrific too. I added some old pictures for your viewing pleasure but it's still a work in progress. Check out the link below. It feels good to have a home though and I'm happy that we bought it. I haven't been disappointed about it yet. Well, I got to get up early, take care all-Kellie