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TIME TO GET IT DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well the saying above says everything about me.
WoW! 2015 is my last post. I feel ashamed. I made all these promises to myself that I would be accountable to my website and I have done nothing in almost four years!
Several things have happened since I have been gone from this site. I lost several of my adorable cats to illnesses that came with age. My husband did get two promotions during this away time. He is now a Captain within his law enforcement agency. So there have been some good times, and some heart breaking moments.
As far as training has gone, I got lazy and put myself on the back burner. Not good! There is a Body for Life competition and support group starting up. I am going to see if I can still get into the group and should know something on Thursday, April 25th. I need to start getting back on track and this would be a huge incentive for me. Crossing my fingers.
I have come out of the closet and have now confessed my love of gaming! I am talking about MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing games). I am currently playing; Star Trek Online, Guild Wars 2 and The Elder Scrolls Online. Some can be played on consoles (think Xbox and Playstation), but I prefer to play on my PC. I actually have a website for Guild Wars 2 and The Elder Scrolls Online .
I am also President of a gaming community called Valhalla’s Halls Multi-Gaming Community We have such wonderful members from all over the world. I am Kira Zeran, which is the name I go by in the gaming world. It is something gamer’s do I guess to give another dimension between real life and gaming life.
Gaming is a great way to meet people. You are not judged by your appearance or your wealth. They accept you as you are. They get to know you by your personality. It is a genuine friendship. Some of these people I have known for over 9 years! We know each others ups and downs, and are always there to lend support.
So I guess you could say I am a gamer and athlete, the latter in development. My goals at this time are to embark on this wellness journey. I want to drop some weight and tone up by weight training. I would really like to race in 2020. The thoughts of running my first half marathon at Walt Disney World, Orlando, is still a goal I want to achieve. I know this is all attainable. I just have to focus and do my best to stay injury free. I have a great support system and the equipment to make it happen.
I will use this website as it was intended to be. A place to journal about my life as I reach goals I have set and the journey to reaching a balance between growth and achievements.
I want to leave with a story I read in a daily devotional on YouVersion:
Once there was a child that was enjoying playing in her sandbox. Her father decided to take her to another place that she would enjoy even more. She cried as her father picked her up to leave the sandbox. She couldn’t understand why he would make her leave.
Her father tried to reassure her that everything would be just fine and he was taking her to somewhere better. Those tears quickly dried up as they pulled up to a beach with endless sand and beautiful water. The little girl laughed and screamed with excitement as she ran around the beach and played in the water.
So many of us have become comfortable or just plain scared to leave our sandboxes because we cannot see what lies beyond. Sometimes God has a breathtaking beach waiting for us but we are crippled by fear and refuse to step out of the sandbox.
Well, it’s time for me to leave my sandbox………..
The statement above is one I have been asking myself for way to long. I have not been doing what I need to do to be closer to who I want to become. I have been doing just the opposite! I started this blog to hold myself accountable on my journey to a better life…… physically, mentally, and spiritually. I need to lose weight and have procrastinated to the point I have gained weight. Mentally the only reason I am not stressing or going out of my mind is because I have changed my sleeping pattern to staying up all night and sleeping during the day (so peaceful at night, but so wrong to do!). Spiritually is probably the only area I have come close to making some changes. I have been reading my daily devotionals and Bible readings on YouVersion. However, I can’t say that I am really grasping what I am reading. It is like I am just going through the motions, which really does not bring me closer to God, my higher power.
So where do I begin? I always answer this with one baby step at a time. Getting back on track and/or making changes in your life requires small steps to adjust to the changes. That is not to say that some people have not had to make drastic changes overnight or in a short time frame. I just lost my mother-in-law about 5 weeks ago. The moment of her death, life changed, especially for my husband. Some changes are sudden, but when you have changes that you can space out, one day at a time is the best thought process to put into action.
So that is what I am doing. Taking it one day at time….baby steps along the way, to get back on track. I am going to use the fantastic treadmill I have, eat clean as often as possible, read my bible daily, and journal here about my feelings, my workouts, my regrets, my accomplishments and all. This may be boring reading for some, and I accept that. This is for me and anyone out there that may relate to starting over or are on a journey to a better life.
If you have a blog about getting back on track with life’s goals, let me know and I will follow you. It’s great to have a support system! Wish me luck as I get off the bench on this journey I had started awhile back. It is time to move forward and get my life back on track.
This is a great article about the Biggest Loser and what is actually happening on the show. It’s not all it appears to be!
In the wide, wide world of ridiculous diet and weight loss BS, The Biggest Loser’s ‘weekly’ weigh-ins take the cake. If you’re familiar with the TV show then you know it’s not uncommon to see the contestants lose 12 to 20 lbs a week from their exercise and diet efforts. The first time I saw this, I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been researching, practicing, teaching and writing about health, weight-loss, and fitness for over 25 years and I’ve never seen weight come off that fast. It’s something that I get countless, continuous questions about, from my students, clients, and even doctors.
“How on earth are The Biggest Loser participants losing so much weight so fast?” That’s the question that is so often asked. As it turns out, the answer is: “They aren’t.” Let me explain…
You might be surprised to discover that there is a closely guarded secret to those…
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