Monday, January 20, 2014
I'm sure we've all lost weight and put it back on, and then some.... But I've been wondering, how many times have I lost that same 5-10lbs over and over again? I'm sure that it's too many times to count, to many times to even try to remember. But I've found it even more pointless to dwell on the loss and gain of the pounds from the past.
Why is it so easy to give up? Well, if it was easier to do the harder things in life, we'd all be skinny! I used to be one of those girls that could eat whatever she wanted and not gain a pound, then I got into my mid 20's and my metabolism went buh-bye! I still kept my diet the same, and put no effort into being active, thus packing on the pounds. I went from wearing a 0, and now I'm wearing a 13. That happened over a span of 3-4 years.
I'm coming to terms that I'm sure I've lost those same pound over and over again, and it's teaching me a lesson. If you fall off that "wagon" don't beat yourself up, you gotta dust yourself off, and hop back on. I need to get over getting mad at myself, and just giving up. I have to find that motivation to feel better about myself, be more comfortable in my own skin. I'm taking baby steps, and I am seeing some changes. It's going to take a while, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be different this time. I'm in it for the long-haul!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
So I was looking back in my handful of blogs, and found a goal list from earlier this year. There were only a few that I accomplished, but I'm making it my "resolution" for 2014 to knock out the entire list!
Run/Walk a 5K-----I'm going to do some research on upcoming ones for the Spring
Run 1mile w/o stopping-----I did accomplish this, but it was more of a jog, than running. I'd like to actually be able to sprint a mile!
Run a 5K w/o stopping-----Haven't done this yet, but I have the C25k app, and did the first couple weeks a few months back, and it wasn't too bad!
Swim a Swimmer's Mile w/o stopping-----I'm proud to say that I accomplished this numerous times this year, but I'd like to work on my finishing time.
Work on my breath control and flip turns while swimming-----This one is getting better too!
Bike 20mi in one day (I've already done 11, why not 9 more?)-----Still in the works, the most I did in one trip was 15.
Do a "mini" triathalon-----This one needs A LOT of work!!!
Run/Walk a 10K-----Haven't done this yet, I still need to get my feet wet w/ a 5K.
QUIT SMOKING!!!-----I've cut down a bit, I need to find better ways to deal w/ stress!
Bike from Hammond to CrownPoint and Back 30-31miles-----Hoping I can cross this one off by Spring/Summer.
Lower my body fat% (Currently 35%)-----Haven't checked it recently, but I'm sure it's pretty much the same since August. I'm thinking of getting it checked in a couple months when I'm sure I've made a dent in it.
Encourage more people to use SP (It does wonders for support and motivation!)-----I've told a lot of people about SP, just not sure if they've used it or not.
Monday, December 30, 2013
It's been a crazy few months. I think the last time I was on here was in October! It's sad to say that I've let myself go completely. I've made the excuses that I can eat whatever I want, because I'll just work it off tomorrow, well those tomorrows came and went, and I never worked out. I got up to 170! Right before Thanksgiving I was in the store looking for larger pants, because the ones I had were too snug and I was uncomfortable. I looked at what I was doing, and put all the pants back and said to myself, I will be uncomfortable with the ones I have, and that will be my trigger to lose some weight, eat better, and start working out more! So much has changed in the past month or so... I got laid off from the job I was at, but I was lucky enough to find another job right away, along w/ a 2nd job! My "day" job is only part time, so I no longer have insurance, I got a 2nd job waitressing, to pay for insurance, and for some extra $$$. I lost 8lbs in the first month of waitressing!!! I was so excited! But I did gain a few from over-indulging at Christmas... (Only a minor setback). I am exhausted and spreading myself thin, but at least I'm eating a lot better, and I am seeing results for the most part. I've only been to the gym a few times, but I'm starting to evaluate how I'm spending my time when I'm not at work, or commuting between home and having two jobs. Just last night I was standing and doing squats while folding laundry. (I normally sit on the couch or bed.) I'm trying to figure out how I can modify little things like that, and make an exercise out of it. I was so proud of myself on Friday, I worked for 12 hours, and made myself go to the gym. I didn't do anything crazy, just swam for a bit, treaded water, and jogged back and forth in the pool. (It's better than nothing, I usually just lay in bed and do nothing when I get home from work!) Swimming is my favorite thing to do when exercising. I love it so much, that I don't think of it as "working out". I really need to get back in the swing of things, push myself, find better ways of motivating myself. If anyone has any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I've never been much of a "blogger" or very active on the site compared to most people. I just tracked my fitness and nutrition, and gave the occasional props here and there, but I've found that since I've started to send out goodies, "like" things on other people's pages, etc. I've found myself more motivated and energized! I'm addicted to SP more than ever! It's amazing how one little thing can make a day so great, whether it's a goodie, a like, or just a few small words of encouragement. We all have our good/bad, our ups/down days, weeks, months, and years! (Well, hopefully not YEARS!)
I could be having a bum-day, in a funk, not wanting to do anything, and I'll see that someone sent me something, just that one little thing can turn my whole day around!
Even though some of us have never met face to face, I feel like I do know some of you, and through your weight-loss or healthy-lifestyle journeys, we have all become friends. We've all gone through the same things, letting go of ourselves, making mistakes, having setbacks, and learning from our mistakes, (and sometimes re-learning from them.)
We're all here for the same things, to make ourselves FEEL better inside and out. I can't get over how much I love this support/motivation system.
I just want to say that I'm proud of ALL OF YOU! :)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Last month I was so excited that I thought I easily did 1500+ Fitness mins. I told myself I would get 2000+mins in August. I haven't been paying attention to adding my mins, I've just been logging it like I normally do. I love getting email notifs from SP, and this one make me so excited! It told me that I got 2000 fitmins for August! I achieved my goal! I'm def going to work harder to see if I can get to 1000 more in 11 days. ( I think I might be able to do it)
I just wanted to use the blog entry to remind myself of my small and HUGE goals I would like to accomplish. They might not be in order of how I would like to complete them, but hey, as long as I have something to guide me along the way, right?
Run/Walk a 5K
Run 1mile w/o stopping
Run a 5K w/o stopping
Swim a Swimmer's Mile w/o stopping
Work on my breath control and flip turns while swimming
Bike 20mi in one day (I've already done 11, why not 9 more?)
Do a "mini" triathalon
Run/Walk a 10K
Bike from Hammond to CrownPoint and Back 30-31miles
Lower my body fat% (Currently 35%)
Encourage more people to use SP (It does wonders for support and motivation!)
I'm sure there's many more goals, but these are the ones I came up with off the top of my head.
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