Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Wow! I made it to the gym again today! That makes 4 straight days of some form of exercise (3 of those days at the gym). Whoo-hoo! I am starting to get back into my routine for law school again so I created a schedule. School starts back up on the 10th. My schedule entails heading to the gym at 3:30AM!!!! I was pretty close to schedule today...gym routine took longer than expected so I may need to adjust, don't wanna be late to school!
I feel great! I know Sparkpeople is one of my keys to success so I MUST attempt to log on daily which keeps me accountable!
Monday, January 03, 2011
So, today is offically my second day going to the gym in a LONG time. I started on the 1st of the year and did light cardio(dancing in the mirror for 30 minues) yesterday at home. While, my body is extremely sore, I am so excited to be starting off on the right foot.
While at the gym, though happy to be there doing the right thing, I couldn't help but to notice that I was the biggest person there...it was an uncomfortable feeling, but humbling. It served as a great reminder for why I went to the gym in the first place.
So far, I've gone to the gym (cardio and strength training), took my vitamins, stayed within my allotted calories(so far), and had my devotion this morning!
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Well, we made it to 2011...WHOO-HOO!
Somehow, I have a new burst of energy and a strong desire to drop this excess weight once and for all! Yes, it's extremely cliche to start of the new year with a New Year's Resolution of dropping pounds, but somehow I have the feeling that this time around will be different.
I entered my first semester of law school last year and after quitting my full time job, moving to a new home, new city, and hitting the books full time again after years of being out of school, weightloss - though needed - wasn't a priority. I tried here and there, but the rigors of school and the adjustment period just seemed to work against me.
Well, this year I vow to be more organized, and put in the time and effort it takes to make this dream a reality. Despite my rigourous study schedule, I've managed to scheduled diet, exercise, and of course Sparkpeople into my daily routine for this year and I'm sure I will see results. I owe it to myself to make this change.
STARTING WEIGHT: 208.8 lbs
GOAL WEIGHT: 155.0 lbs
ULTIMATE GOAL WEIGHT: 145.0 lbs
TOTAL POUNDS TO LOSE: 63.8 lbs
Monday, September 27, 2010
It's been a very long time since I've "sparked." Of course you all know what that means...I've fallen off the wagon! Weighed in this morning at 205.4lbs. Ugghhh!
Anywho, this time around, I have an added stressor - I'm in law school. I'm six weeks in and haven't found time to workout or eat properly until today. I quit my job, packed up my belongings and moved to a new and unfamiliar city. I'm trying to get focused and stay consistent so I can get this weight off. I vowed not to be the fat kid in law school. Guess what? I'm the fat kid in law school. Not for long though!
This morning I started off with my morning devotion (haven't done that in a LONG time) visited a new gym for the first time, walked on the treadmill on an incline for 45 minutes, strength training for 45 minutes, followed with abs and stretching. It was hard, but definitely worth it. I'm glad I'm back.
I find it hard to set goals at this weight...it's so overwhelming because I'm SO far from my goal. So I guess I'll need to just try to take baby steps until I can figure things out again. New journey, same battle.
BTW, I've missed my "Sparkfamily" dearly and hope to hear from many of you very soon!
Sunday, June 06, 2010
***(My goal is to repost this apology letter to myself weekly as a reminder of where I've been and where I'm going. A public rededication and recommitment to self improvement. Please forgive me if you've already read it!)***
Please accept my sincerest apology for the abuse I’ve forced you to endure over the years. I humbly beg for your forgiveness for forcing pound after pound onto your weakening frame even though you’ve tried to show me subtly the negative effects you’ve suffered through.
I am surprised that you have not given up or given out on me yet considering the miserable circumstances I’ve exposed you to. I force thousands of calories down your throat at one sitting. You scream “ENOUGH!” yet I still find a way to squeeze in more. You’ve even been jokingly coined “The Human Garbage Disposal” by some of my friends. When I finally get fed up with mistreating you…I starve you, sometimes for days at a time – as if that makes it any better. Slowly but surely I am destroying you.
The weight-loss gimmicks, the diet-pills, the preservatives, the empty calories, the fat, the sugars, the ingredients I can’t even pronounce…yet you still push forward. Let’s not even talk about how long it’s been since you’ve had a taste of regular plain ol’water.
As a former athlete, I never thought I’d see the day that you would be winded after climbing one flight of stairs. I never thought I’d see the day that you would be well into the “double digit” clothing sizes. I never thought that I’d see the day that your family and friends openly comment on how large you are and how you’ve let yourself go. I never thought I’d see the day that I look in the mirror and hate the reflection looking back at me.
YOU DESERVE BETTER. So from here on out, I vow that I will make wiser decisions concerning you. Your days of a sedentary lifestyle are now over. The continuing cycles of binge-eating and starving disguised as “fasts” are over too. I will watch and account for every morsel that goes into you. I will remain cognizant of the signals you give me. And be mindful when you display satiety.
I love you and I vow to take care of you. Afterall, you are all I have and I’m all you have…
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