Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. It allowed me to reread what I have written in the past, which provided some much needed motivation! I haven't been on in quite a while because I have been working so much, but I plan on coming on everyday starting May 1st. I won't be working as much, so I am hoping my eating and exercising will get much better now.
I figure, if I can make it a habit over the summer, when the new school year hits, I will be better able to continue with my routine.
It's nice to know that I'm not the only one coming back after a long hiatus, and I wish you all the best in this journey.
Welcome to SparkPeople! Are you competitive by nature? One of my daily goals is to hit 100 SparkPoints. When I do that, I've not only read articles, I've interacted with other members by reading and commenting on their blogs and writing my own blog. 100 points gets me here and gets me active each and every day.
When I started, I made the commitment to workout daily and write a blog about it. On days when I don't feel like doing it, I think about the blog I need to write and I certainly do NOT want to write that I was lazy and did not work out.
On your home page, use your weight loss tracker and write your goals (that's what all the goal-setting gurus write about) and make the goals public on your page. Write about it on your blog every day.
Weight loss = calorie maintenance, cardio, and strength. Calorie maintenance is every day, cardio is at least five days per week, and strength is 3 to 4 days per week. I believe you need all three for a successful weight loss and fitness program.
Above all, be consistent. Doing something toward you goal every day will pay big rewards over the next few months or a year. You can do this!