9.28.11 ~ 26th birthday
Christmas at Disney World ~ 2011
Shared Fitness Tracker
"Sometimes you have to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next"
So much has happened since the last time I updated my SparkPage...I moved back to the MidWest and am currently hating the bitter cold winter. I am back to teaching dance and Zumba and loving every second of that. I reconnected with an old friend from high school and he turned out to be my soulmate. I'll be moving to Kansas to be with him at the end of the summer and I don't think I've ever been more excited about something.
I am at a point in my life, where I am feeling okay with my body. I have a few pounds I could lose and need to tone some areas, but otherwise for once in my life I really like who I am.
I have decided to come back to SparkPeople for the extra push and encouragement that I sometimes need. I know that I have been an awful Sparker...always coming and going, but the thing is...I always come back. I have learned more from this site then I ever thought was possible. I'm going to be easing my way back in to the Spark Community. In the past, I have thrown myself in completely, but when I do that I find that SP controls my life and that is just something I am not okay with. So to start off, I am just going to start tracking my food, exercise and water intake with my SP app. Hopefully after a month or two I will be ready to be a more active member of the community.
I haven't been on SP for about 6/7 months...and I've lost my "Spark". It's time to get it back and get it back for good. There have been some changes in my life since I was last on SP...for starters, I moved out to California, I am currently a nanny out there for the cutest little boy. I have gained back all the weight I lost when I first started using SP and am really unhappy about that. I realized in the last couple weeks that I needed to do more for me and the last time I was doing that, I was very active on SP...so I am ready to start Sparking again and ready for the change it will bring to my life.
I'm coming back from a two month hiatus!! I decided to take a break from SP in December, because I felt like it had taken over my life and I needed some control back. I tried to do the whole weight loss thing on my own...but I ended up sitting on a plateau the whole time. So I am back to find my "Spark" again.
I am so glad I came across SparkPeople, I really don't know what I would do without it. I have learned so much in the last two months, about fitness, nutrition, wellness and most importantly MYSELF!! I am finally starting to realize how to take control of my life and do what is right for me. Without SparkPeople, I don't know if I could have done that.
A big thank you to everyone involved in this amazing site!!
I have always been a pretty active person; I took dance classes from age 3-18, played sports in middle school and high school, participated in some intramurals in college and have always enjoyed working out. You would think with all that activity I would be at a healthy weight...well I'm not, somehow the pounds pilled on.
This past year I have given up all fast food and alcohol, I workout 5-7 times a week, cardio everyday and strength training every other. However, I am still waiting for the numbers on the scale to go down. Everytime I weigh myself and see that there is no change, I'm highly discouraged...I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or what else I need to do.
Hopefully the nutrion guide and meal plans on SP will knock me off this plateau because I've been in the same weight range for about 3 years now and I'm ready to take back my life.
~ participate in The Color Run
~ participate in a warrior dash
~ run a half marathon
~ become a Zumba intstructor
* accomplished 3/2/12
~ see my collarbone
~ wear a single digit pant size
~ have a healthy BMI
~ I'm still trying to find my place in this world, my mind changes everyday about what I want to do and where I want to be. I hope this is something I figure out soon, because I am ready to start living my life.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 6.2
BBL is no joke! I could barely keep up and it was intense! My legs felt like jello after the bum bum video which is 35 minutes long and I was sore for 2 or 3 days!! This was me half doing it cause like I said I couldn't keep up but I pushed through, altered to my level some moves and finished it. I dont think I can do it for 6 days straight as it say so I'm going to incorporate the videos into my work out week with other things like Zumba, walk/jogs at the park, Jackie Warner and maybe even some Jillian Michaels 30 DS. =) I'm excited. I know I'll be seeing inches gone. HOw are things going?? Zumba teaching?
1570 days ago
The challenge consists of journal prompts and cheering each other on for 15 days :) You can find out more here! http://eepurl.com/j_Elv
1570 days ago
They say the BBL dvd's are fast past and difficult but that they really do work! I think I'm going to get them. I can totally use some lower body firming for my Hawaii trip in August!
1588 days ago
Good luck on your zumba certification today! let me know how it goes!! Happy Friday =)
1609 days ago
Thanks for the link!!!!!!!!!! Much appreciated!!
1613 days ago