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walking

Monday, June 23, 2014

I was so mad that my alarm didn't go off this morning. I set it for 5:50 so I could get up and go walking for about and hour before heading to school. Seems that when I changed my alarm I set it for pm, wonderful. My plan is to get up every morning and go walking for about an hour, I will push myself to go as long as I can. I am use to walking but I never really try hard, that is going to change. I made homemade vegetarian chili last night, gives me something to eat on for a few days. I have lost some more weight and inches are shedding, but not as fast I would like. I dont let this get to me, like I told someone at work last night. I keep reading all these success stories, I am ready to be one of those stories. I will get there, but I dont want to push myself to hard, I want to try harder, just not push myself to a breaking point.

  
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PEANUT883 6/23/2014 12:26PM

  You will walk every morning and you will be a success story! Why? Because you believe in yourself and that is most important!
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LOVELESMILLS 6/23/2014 10:47AM

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3 day juice fast

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

That juice fast had to be the hardest thing I have done in awhile. I even cheated and ate food on day 2. I was so hungry and was shaky so I ate. I did drop 5 lbs in the process, now to keep it off. I started my day off with a low sugar Atkins meal replacer drink. I will have steamed broccoli with nutertional yeast for lunch. SUpper with consist of 2 unsweetened applesauces and black olives. I do have a snack of carmel mini rice cakes, just a few of those. Plus all you can drink water, all day of course. I am started of small, but my plan is to go vegan again. I did so well and felt so much better when I was a vegan before. I did even break out when I was, so why not do it again. Going to the gym after work, reguardless of how tired I am.

  
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VALINFOCUS 6/17/2014 11:56AM

    I've tried a juice fast and wasn't able to do it. Like you, I was so shaky on day 2, I gave up and ate. Good luck with your healthy lifestyle change! emoticon

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What a day

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

So my alarm goes off and all I do is go back to sleep, so needless to say I am late for school. The past several days I have had really bad charlie horses waking me up all hours of the night. I know I need to increase my water intake. I enjoyed my day off yesterday, but back to work tonight, at least I am off again tomorrow. I plan on going to the gym after school tomorrow and getting a good workout in. I even plan on going to the park and walking after I drop my kids off at VBS at church. I just hope I get off at a decent time tonight, I do want to get some sleep tonight.

  
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MSFROGGIE 6/6/2014 8:40AM

    Definately keep up with the water and potassium!

I always want to hit the snooze alarm. emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 6/4/2014 5:53PM

    Some times you need to hit the snooze button.....relax & you can jump to it tomorrow....lol

God bless,

Dee

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ALIALI2013 6/4/2014 4:42PM

    Don't you just love Charlie Horses!! OUCH..then you try to get rid of them, thinking if I just do this or that it'll help, but nooOOOoooooo...had some the other night and whoa....I finally was able to relax my leg enough that it went away. I drank more water, and it has helped, thank goodness.

Hopefully you'll get it straightened out, best of luck to you.

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MOMMACASSEY 6/4/2014 12:47PM

    Walking definitely helps me with Charlie horses--I hope your day gets better and better as you go along!


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COOP9002 6/4/2014 11:37AM

    Hope your day goes better, and you are able to recover from your workout.

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MJEFFERSON23 6/4/2014 11:04AM

  Charlie horses may be a sign you need potassium! Get some rest!

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whatever

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

So my attitude right now is just one big WHATEVER. I feel horrible these days since I am not tolerating solid foods to well, so I know I am not getting proper nutrition. Getting no exercise due to my crazy work schedule, plus I have school in the morning, so my day is full from 7am-10pm. My kids are complaining that they arent seeing me enough, which they will soon enough since they just hired 3 new people at work, so my hours will go back to nothing. Which that ticks me off that they would hire more people when they have enough as it is, maybe one person, but not 3. I am beginning to think they want those of us who have been there a long time to quit, which I cant afford to that. I have applied for a full time position in Geek Squad, I just pray that I get it, I need the hours. I just feel like a rabbit running from a dog, just going. I am ready for August to get here, since I graduate from 1 school, starting another while still in school, plus on top of that working. I tell you all I do is go, I wont slow down till I graduate in 2016. At least I will have the summers out of school, not for the one I'm at now, it's a year round school with breaks. I am going to Gulf Shores in July, cant wait. I will need a vacation, i need some time to rest. I just hope I dont die of exhaustion.

  
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SUNSET09 6/4/2014 12:35AM

  emoticon You are Women, here you ROAR! I've heard that people who are the busiest, know how to manage their time wiser............for that very reason, there's not much of it. emoticon emoticon Work your plan for your plan to work! emoticon We'll pray together as you are where God wants you to be! Let Him move you! emoticon

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TOGEMON 6/3/2014 10:44PM

    I'm going to Gulf Shores in a couple of weeks! Are you in Alabama too?

EDIT: Oh, wait, judging from your user name, you live in Hoover. I'm in south-central Alabama.

And I know how school can weigh you down... I'm a PhD student at the University of Alabama, and for the past two semesters, everything else just went by the wayside :( I'm getting a break now that it's summer, but in fall I'll be teaching two classes on top of what I have to take. I hope you get the Geek Squad job though! Sounds like an awesome job :)

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SARAHSLY 6/3/2014 8:40PM

    Take a deep breath just once a day. A breath for you... mindfully... to recharge, to stretch, recenter... to stop. Remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint and that you can do it! Hugs to you.

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MILPAM3 6/3/2014 7:11PM

  Humans are resilient and have the ability to juggle, complete, persevere, accomplish...WHATEVER...and get what needs to get done, done. It appears you're well on your way.

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POSITIVEHOPE 6/3/2014 4:35PM

    I was a full time mom and a full time student at the same time. The first 2 days of every school break were set aside so I could catch up on my sleep. Then I would do the chores for the next school session Housework, cook freezer meals and if time permitted I'd get reacquainted with my family. Whew! Busy! Yes, it's worth it.

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Just another day

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

So I seemed to have just forgot I was eating better, I blame no one but myself. With all this working I am doing these days I am not getting around to exercising, which is making feel yucky. I told my mom I am going to have to start going to the gym after work, reguardless of how tired I am. THis not going is really put a toll on me. Mom is getting up early in the morning to go walking, I need to start joining her, but I can't seem to wake up. I am not doing what I said I was going to do, I need to slap myself a few good times back into reality. I know I would feel so much better if I just got up and walked with my mom, it's not like it would kill me are anything. As a matter of fact I know how I would benefit from it. I guess I dont like the idea of getting up at 5 something in the morning. What is more important, sleeping and extra 1 1/2, are exercising, yep I'm stumped on that one, cause I need my sleep. I ought to go to the gum during my lunch on days I work, but I hate coming to class late knowing I would work out for an hour. If I am already getting up at 7 in the morning, going to school for 6 hours, then going directly to work and not getting off till after 9, then going to the gym and not getting home till after 10, I'm telling you the lack of sleep will be the death of me. SO you see I have to ask sleep or exercise. Add getting up early with mom to go walking, I could always sleep during class, but I hate when that happens.

  
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SARAHSLY 6/3/2014 8:42PM

    These kind and brilliant folks are right... 10 minutes is all you need. You can do this!

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RHOOK20047 5/29/2014 2:00PM

    Yes start small. Add a couple 10-15 minutes walks and work up to a full work out. SLow motion is better than no motion. I understand the lack of sleep feeling. I try to burn the candle at both ends myself. But getting to gym is a problem for me, so I have been walking 20-30 minutes at lunch and work 30-60 minutes when I get up in the morning. I want to move that time to the evening at the gym so I can sleep longer, but until I do that, I have to get it in when I can. But add small changes and you will get back to the swing of things.

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BABY_GIRL69 5/28/2014 5:52PM

    Why not start with 15-20mins then go from there. Couple that with eating right & you will see your mind change & so will your body will follow...

God bless & just do it!!!

Dee

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