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My character "Justyna= Juh stah ngah" that I built at the Star Wars Exhibit





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Rideau Trail Nut

There are some goals that you don't even know you have. You act as if..... because you really don't believe you can.... and if you don't ACT as if it is possible, then there is no possibility of success, right? Then surprise! One day you realize you did it. And it is.... very emotional... realizing you could reach a goal. Realizing what or who you really want to be. Realizing you can do anything one step at a time.

"It is hard to have confidence in yourself. So tempting to ...
There are some goals that you don't even know you have. You act as if..... because you really don't believe you can.... and if you don't ACT as if it is possible, then there is no possibility of success, right? Then surprise! One day you realize you did it. And it is.... very emotional... realizing you could reach a goal. Realizing what or who you really want to be. Realizing you can do anything one step at a time.

"It is hard to have confidence in yourself. So tempting to give up after trying and failing. Yet we all MUST keep trying. Success is just waiting to happen and we have to give it a chance." I wrote this to an SP member and was so struck by my own words that I decided to copy it onto my page to read again and again when I feel like giving up. Who knew I was so smart?

"To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water.
When you swim you don't grab hold of the water,
because if you do you will sink and drown.
Instead you relax, and float."

I joined SP in July 2008 and have seen small but definite changes in my life. I don't try as hard as I used to and funny enough that has been a good thing. I used to diet or take on hard fitness programs.. and quit. I'd sabatoge myself or life would happen and I would give up. Now, I exercise regularly and with more variety. I have learned to eat with an awareness of carbs, fats and protein and spread my food over the day. I rest and get better sleep. I have trimmed my blogs and kept the meaningful ones. It's a slow journey for me but I realized today it is downhill since I came to SP. That's a GOOD thing, lol. I have diabetes and 50 years old so, you know, it is really hard to have the scale show my progress. I have let that go. It is about being accountable and as I get used to a new "habit" making it a part of my lifestyle. I think my new friends on SP will continue to challenge and inspire me to be all that I can!

SP has shown me that I can live healthier. I have physical goals, eating goals, drinking water goals, sleeping goals, lol - sexy goals... and I want to feel strong, fit and toned. SP is also helping me control my blood sugars. I am learning to live now the way I want to live in the future. The bonus is I am losing weight.

Physically: I swim, do aquafit. I'm a Rideau Trail Nut because I am writing a historical fiction about the building of the Rideau Canal which goes from Ottawa to Kingston and I am determined to walk the length of it. I have an artificial knee but have discovered walking with poles gives me stability and confidence to walk rough terraine plus build some arm strenth. Strength training has revved my metabolism and toned my body so I feel... sexy.

I run a small bed and breakfast. A year ago my dream was to make it spa/fitness oriented and as of January 2010 that dream has become a reality. When I have SP guests it is a gift to my program as we can eat and exercise together.

Problems: My biggest problem is consistancy. Life happens. I balk at failure and at success. That's the beauty of SP because it helps me build healthy habits. When something goes wrong... which is always does... SP helps me regroup my goals and continue on. I'm in for the journey!

"If you can't fly then run. If you can't run then walk. If you can't walk then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving." - Martin Luther King, Jr

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go, while others stay and leave footprints in our hearts and we are never the same." Thank you Spark Friends.
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Member Since: 7/10/2008

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My Goals:
Goals:
1. Walk the entire Rideau Trail end to end. Done!
2. Stabilize my blood sugars Done!
3. Strengthen and tone my body to feel great and look sexy. A work in progress, hehehe
4. Learn to eat and exercise consistently and live like I want to see myself in 20 years, today! Oh yes, I'm doing great!
5 Lose 50 pounds. Well, I think I have 20 to go!



My Program:
1. Log my food as often as I can.
2. 3x/week strength exercises from SP
3. Walking trails when I can (because I love it)
4. Aquafit, swimming or water walking (because I can).
5. Gardening (because I have to)


Personal Information:
I am Canadian, 54 years old, and was an OT before I retired. Now I run a small bed and breakfast so I work most weekends. It has allowed me to have my own indoor pool and gym! I participate in Nanowrimo every year. I have 3 growns daughters and have been in love with my DH for over 30 years.

Other Information:
I love Diana Gabaldon and Jack Whyte books. My eldest daughter has Asperger's and other health issues and will probably live at home many more years. My other two daughters are amazing and awesome and moving gradually away from home. I plan the harp. I love rocks and trees and water.

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1CRAZYDOG
6/17/2014 11:26:24 AM

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I_CAN_AMY
6/16/2014 12:41:58 AM

Happy Summer Challenge, Fellow Indigo!! emoticon



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REALTYLADYLISA
6/14/2014 6:31:27 PM

Your INDIGO page looks INSPIRING! I'm new to SP and the BL challenges but my page is all decked out and LOVELY in LIME...stop by and see, and let me know you were there!
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6/14/2014 4:37:58 PM

thanks for the blog comment - I should probably clarify that I don't diet! I don't do diets. I don't restrict any one type of food (well, except for things I'm sensitive to digestive-wise). And I have been focusing on eating right and moving more. The problem is that I've been eating too much and not moving enough. And I've been struggling to find motivation to do it right. So that's why I'm considering the 1 pound goal. Just to keep reminding myself that I can't keep gaining like I have been (ever since giving up calorie counting and trying to lose weight through math). I've gained 35 pounds in the last 2 years, and I just need to reverse this trend, get myself in the right frame of mind. Setting an overall weight goal of "getting back to ###" is really bad for me - always sets me up to feel deprived and therefore bingey. But remembering I'm trying to switch from an upward trend to a downward one will hopefully remind me to move more and eat healthy and reasonable portions. Being aware of consequences is something I seem to have a weird disconnect with. So I'm just thinking that one-pound goal might just reconnect me with the whole cause/effect cycle again. Then once I'm off and running again - I can start just living right and the weight should take care of itself in time.



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1CRAZYDOG
6/14/2014 4:32:55 PM

Have a great Saturday.

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