Monday, October 12, 2009
Well, I've had a BAD week - BAD, MY BAD!! But, now I'm all revved up after a whole weekend of a health seminar which included 5 doctors from all over the country, including South America. I just want to share one analogy that stuck me as relevant. I have so much more to share, but I have to digest it all first!
Imagine.....You are in a hurry. You are speeding. You run a red light. WeeOOO, WeeOOO, WeeOOO the siren is behind you. You get a ticket. You take off again. You are still in a hurry. You are still speeding. Are you going to run a red light again and get another ticket? Are you going to get tickets all day long?
Imagine your day...You have a healthy oatmeal breakfast. At break you take just half of a muffin. You top off a healthy lunch with a Snickers bar. Ok. You've blown your four letter word so you might as well have chocolate cake and B-B-Q ribs for dinner and start over tomorrow. (That pre-planned statement sets you up for failure.)
NO!! Before you run that 2nd red light, vow to slow down as much as possible and arrive at your destination safely. The same is true for eating patterns. We always say, "NEVER GIVE UP". Well, I'd like to add, never give up half way through a day! You have to make it to your goal, so correct your eating AS SOON AS YOU MAKE THE FIRST SLIP - DON'T GET ANOTHER TICKET! Your body is the one who will pay for that one!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I can see the title of my blog has no bearing on who enters this ghostville haunting ground. There is a hex on all who enter unwelcome unless you redeem yourself in some way. Are you sure you want to keep reading and risk ANOTHER hex????
I am proud to learn that Mazzy0774 and Marthar3 have distinguished our Boo Crew by winning best profile in the icon picture contest for the Sparktoberfest challenge! Way to Go, Girls! Bravo to the judges because there were some great choices and I'm glad our team came out on top in two of the four categories.
Now, to the issue of losing 1/2 pound a week. We can sabotage the other 5 teams and trick them into losing. Or, we can rise to the challenge and lose 9 pounds this week by EVERYONE meeting the goal. What do we choose?? I bet it is to LOSE! Let's do it as a team!!
The busier I am, the less I eat. I think this is true for everyone. Let's all try to get in 10,000 steps every day just keeping busy. I'm counting 1,000 steps for doing strength training this morning. If you work in the garden, give yourself 500 steps right off the bat. If you clean the car inside and out, give yourself 800 steps. And, if you have a 2 year old, give yourself 1,000 steps before you even have breakfast. Oh, and don't forget breakfast to get you revved up for the day. Hopefully these tips will come in handy this week.
Ok, let's go team! WIN! WIN!! WIN!!! We can do this!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
If you are not on the Boo Crew, and we know who we are, you are not supposed to be reading this, and you know who you are. Back out right now and go on your merry way.
Well, the final tally for the first week of the challenge makes us low ghosts on the totem pole. After all the trash talk, I'm embarrassed. True, my lonely pound lost didn't help the team much and I will do better this week. Let's all take this seriously and win. Dedication, Restraint, Commitment, no excuses! In 5 weeks we can feel the pride of a job well done and truly be ready to scare our pants off!
Whadayasay????? Do you want to WIN??
Thursday, September 10, 2009
( Better get busy before the Health Department shuts me down!!)
Thursday, September 03, 2009
My mother's words echo in my head like rocks rattling in a grinder. Sometimes I don't even bother to do something because I'm afraid I won't do it RIGHT. My mother was not a lick and a promise type of person and usually did everything right the first time. Alas, this acorn rolled down the hill, never to see that mighty oak again. Go Figure!
But, when I do strength training, her words seem to ring true. Who would like to go through the motions without seeing some progress? I really give it my all when working with weights, doing step aerobics, and doing ball and band exercises. In other words, I sweat and do each lift until I'm shaking. I hear that's a good thing, right? I know it has made me stronger.
To know how far I've come with SP, is encouraging. Lately I've been able to wear bracelets and rings that used to be too small, shirts with sleeves that used to cut off my circulation, and now can wear pants without the pockets bulging out. I still have a long way to go, but I've proved to myself that flexibility can come back (not to the point of back flips, but, Oh, well) and my legs are not extinct after all. Losing weight has made exercising easier and I like the feeling of progress. When I reach goal, I'll know exercising has played a big part in the success.
My mother would not be proud of how I got to be 260 pounds (Scary) as a couch potato, but I think she would be proud of me now. I'm doing it right, Mom!!
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