Wednesday, March 31, 2010

For Thirty or Sixty Days...3Ps

This time last year, I had recently moved into a new neighbourhood. I was fascinated that i could walk, jog or run on the sidewalks, i did it consistently for some months, then i stopped, mainly due to circumstances almost beyond my control.

A year down the line, 2 or 3 extra kgs, I thought to myself that it's time for a change, time to do something drastic, or well something different. My husband asked me on Sunday if i really want to lose weight as i claim because he doesn't see me doing much about it, i just keep saying. He told me he's not complaining (he really isn't) but i'm always talking about it. Talk is cheap! So i shrugged and kept thinking about it. Hubby has that effect on me! :-)

Most people tell me i'm ok at this size and bla bla, i kinda agree, at the same time, i have an ideal weight in my mind's eye and it's not 68.5kg, it's a maximum of 65kg. Like hubby told me, my problem isn't food, it's not even junk food, i don't eat much and i hardly snack, people who know me very well can testify to it. Most days my eating habit borders on starvation, i don't know why, don't ask me.

And even if I'm not looking to lose weight, I know I need to exercise regularly to keep fit, be healthy and all that. I've preached that message so many times, my once in a while gym going won't do it. At a point, I said to myself that having an Ipod will help me walk or exercise better (excuses...).Hubby gave me an Ipod on Valentine's day, i use it a lot, not just to walk or run. The last time i did some major power walking, it was both of us, and that was two weeks ago.

So we went to bed at a good time yesterday (i usually don't, i'm a night owl) and when hubby started getting ready for work this morning, i woke up(as the custom is). I said to myself, it's a good time, it's before 7:00a.m, why don't i go walking. I said it to him, he didn't respond, sharp man!

So as hubby got out of the door, I didn't waste time, I got into my sports gear, picked up my Ipod and voila, i was on the sidewalk. I didnt jog or run, i only walked but it felt good. I asked myself, 'why not do his everyday?' Then I thought I could actually do it consistently for thirty or sixty days.

All I need is some motivation and some form of accountability. So my blogville family, I am choosing to be accountable to you first for the next thirty days.

My commitment is to power walk everyday of the week except Sunday mornings (we go to church very early) and when something unforeseen comes up,for the next thirty days and then I will decide to continue or not.

I might need to make some changes especially to my bedtime because that has been one of my issues. When I go to bed at 3am, what time do I wake up to go walk or run? So it looks like bedtime might need to be adjusted.

I will blog about my experience everyday, the things I see, who i meet and so on. That is going to be some big commitment, considering how haphazard my blogging has been! Help me Jehovah!

And considering I am a spirit that has a soul who lives in a body, I have decided this 'exercise' is not just going to be about power walking. It will have two other p's. So the three Ps;

Prayer
Praise
Power walking.

I will praise God, listen to worship on my Ipod and pray (about anything and everything)as i power walk. To include you my friends, I think if you have anything you really need someone to pray with you about, you can email me (through my profile), leave a comment, and I will pray about it as I walk the next day.

I won't mind if anybody wants to join me in doing the 3Ps, first for the next 30 days starting today (well tomorrow). It will make it fun and we can all be accountable to each other. You can let me know in the comment box if you want to be involved. Let's build our bodies and our spirits in the process!

Ps: It's Nolimit's birthday! She's such a great lady! One thing I know about her is that she's really dependable. She was in my house Friday night/Saturday morning and it was great. Father I thank you for this your daughter, how far you have brought her and I pray you continue to give her wisdom to live her life for you. Amen!

Jhazmyn has also been in my corner of the world. She's in Abuja with her hubby and we hung out together all day yesterday. It was great hanging out with you girl. She went with me everywhere; bank, grocery shopping, etc etc. Then we came home to cook while her hubby kept calling to find out when she was coming back (it was getting late). It was fun...


So who wants to join me in doing the 3Ps? If you don't want to join, if you have a prayer need still, let me know. I believe we will have testimonies!

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!

26 comments:

Dee! said...

What?! 65kg ideal weight?! Hmmmm! I take it that your weight now is in the range of 70kg to 75kg. If yes, then I just wish I was you o! LOL!

I salute your courage and determination. I'm also trying (on and off) to shed some weight. I hope to be 80kg by the end of this year! LOL!

I will join you in your first 2Ps, I can not promise you on the Power walking 'cos, I am too lazy to walk!

Keep us posted sha! All the best!

doll said...

good thing you have started....remember to at least swing your hands why you power walk...so that your hands can get exercised too

Writefreak said...

Dee..nope, i weigh 68.5kg now, and i want to go to 65kg..lol..you berra join me...how do you intend to lose the weight then if you're too lazy to exercise?

doo, thanks..yes, i never really stopped, i just wasn't so consistent. How're you my dear?

jhazmyn said...

Really great idea darl...i hope we dont keep u out too late tonite, so we dont mess up tomorrow for u....we're still on for that yeah?

jhazmyn said...

Forgot to add...thanks for stuffing us last night...lol

Dee! said...

Whao! You weigh 68.5kg now and you want to go down to 65kg! Great!
Don't worry, I intend to commence on my weight loss as soon as I stop breast feeding Little Dee! My target is 75kg!

Fragilelooks said...

i have a weight issue. seems like 50kg is my mark. bt it fluctuates to 48 attimes. wil email u sharp. So al d whyle i tot u were in lagos. So we r in same city.

Writefreak said...

jhazmyn; of course we're on for tonight! Won't miss it for anything!

Dee:blame the weight on pregnancy and child bearing jo...lol. Ok you're allowed for now! :-)

fragilelooks; so you have the opposite of a weight gain issue se? lol..wow, so we're in the same city!

Jaycee said...

Writefreak, men, I love this idea...hmmm, but I don't have an iPod. I'm not looking to lose weight either (since I'm a lepa), but I really want to be fit.

Abeg pls send me details by email...it would be nice to join. Lol.

lamikayty said...

cool idea! wish i could say i could join (lol!) but i have to be at work early in the morning and my neighbourhood is not the kind of place i'd like to be up and about in that early.
Been thinking about this for a long while o! Hopefully one day this thinking will turn to action. I cant imagine u are 68sha, I'm btw 62 and 64 (fluctuates depending on what scale i'm on :) )!!! Mine is to keep fit sha....
Wishing you all the very best...dont stop after 30 days o!

Writefreak said...

Dee: For the first 2Ps, if i get any prayer point, i can send them to you if you leave me your email addy ok?

Jaycee: I guess exercising is not all about losing weight...even when i reach my target weight, i intend to conitnue so i can keep fit...maybe i can even become lepa (though hubby doesn't want a lepa wifey)..i've emailed you dear!

lamikayty: if you want to join me in the 2Ps, you're welcome! Trust me, i weigh that much!

~Sirius~ said...

I want to Join!!!!
Sadly that will be HARD seeing life in Lagos is on a different planet!

I've been lazy lately, this is just what I need to go back to my beach body shape......hehehehehe

sosexy said...

I envy you the exercise and will draw motivation from you,lol.First time here..I used to jog for 4hours but stopped due to work But I just gym and use the suna;Now all I do is dance at home .when I can and I really do go down fast.Nice post

Myne Whitman said...

This is like a pinch to me. I plan to resume my exercise regime tomorrow. You won't believe I stopped for Christmas and that is me apart from the occasional walks we take together. Please put me in your prayers oo..

histreasure said...

oh God!!! this is a big reminder that i really should be dedicated to my exercise regimen..i've been trying to lose weight on and off since my last baby, i started jogging,was doing well until i had to start waking up by 5 so the kids could leave for skul by 7:15, that's when i fell off the wagon..i'm trying to fit it into my evening(after-work) schedule now but it isn't easy..

this is a wake-up call for me..
on a lighter note, i de seriously jealous you o..68 even 70kg is a dream for moi.

histreasure said...

oh God!!! this is a big reminder that i really should be dedicated to my exercise regimen..i've been trying to lose weight on and off since my last baby, i started jogging,was doing well until i had to start waking up by 5 so the kids could leave for skul by 7:15, that's when i fell off the wagon..i'm trying to fit it into my evening(after-work) schedule now but it isn't easy..

this is a wake-up call for me..
on a lighter note, i de seriously jealous you o..68 even 70kg is a dream for moi.

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

prayer request..
i need to pass my board exam...
im retaking it in june....
i really really really really need prayers....thanks dear...

Sasylicious! said...

hmmm....like what's goin on here..

@ sosexy, i've taken to dancing in my room, and i'm loving it....it works wonders at my waiseline and also raises my spirits.....i get such a high jaming praise songs to God.....lol....probably all d moves i can't readily do in church...lol

@ writefreak,concerning the 3p's,i'm with u in the spirit....seriously, i'm praying & praising along.

aloted said...

interesting stuff!

and yes i can testify..writefreak does not eat! infact she starves! wen i was at hers,,, me i was busy devouring chocolate (the one i brought for them..na me finish am), icecream, juice, orisirisi...and she just dey look me and didnt join in...my excuse- i dey breastfeed! lol

meanwhile Dee! and histreasure, let me make u jealous small..i am back to 59kg from pregnancy weight of 65kg. blessed be the name of the lord! roflol. just need to work on this tummy.

anyhoo writefreak...i like the idea of powerwalking and the 2ps...can i join BUT on my wii fit?? thats how i roll (exercise-wise) :D

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yankeenaijababe said...

I need to give it a try but can I commit to it...You tell me. I take walks but not everyday. I will be checking back on you to see how yours go, you can do girl

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Great idea! I know you can do it! I've been exercising steady so I'm good...even though I've slacked for the past few days...anyways plz keep me in your prayers...for my personal projects and my life in general...thanks!

LucidLilith said...

Exercise is very important to me. I try to exercise every day but I manage to average four days a week. It is good and helps you keep mentally alert.

yankeenaijababe said...

I actually was thinking about ya this morning when I went for my walk, took my usual morning walk, hope you did yours. It's so refreshing especially this lovely April morning. Have a good month dearie.

Rita said...

Well done my good friend...

Dee! said...

I just saw read your comment. I will send you an email ASAP!