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Insanity vs. P90X

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I've heard plenty about P90X and it's effectiveness, but lately I hear talk of a new revolution in Fitness called INSANITY.

I love fitness. Thefitness freak I am is aways looking for a challenge (even though my goal to run a 5K is being dampered by my hatred of running emoticon )

So if any of my fellow Sparker out there have used one or these programs, please post. Which is better or did you even have success with either one? emoticon emoticon


Who wants to brainstorm?

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Christmas break for me. Three weeks of no classes, holiday parties, and no homework.

And I'm bored.

Oh, yeah. I'm straigtening up for company and cooking, but I find myself in my idle time reachinf for some chips or cookies (because standing up calories don't count, right? emoticon )

So, I find playing the wii and walking my dog aside form my normal workout are good distractions, but what are some other fun things to do around the house? All ideas welcome.

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ALLGIERMARY 12/20/2010 3:14PM

    I like that idea haha but my mom works from home and my iPod has just vanished.

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WEIGHTOSUCCESS 12/20/2010 3:09PM

    I turn on the radio, pump up the volume and Dance, Dance, Dance lol.. my kids think i've completely lost my mind but it's fun... it keeps me distracted with the added benefit of burning calories.

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The most wonderful time of the year

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yesterday, Facebook sent me a notification that I'd been tagged in 3 photos. The photos were from the mass at my college's family weekend. I was in the choir, and one thing caught my attention: the muffin top.

Yep, even in leggings as opposed to tight jeans, the dreaded muffin was there. Talk about motivation, right?

But the motivation I get from things like this is usually short-lived. I see an unflattering picture and go, "Oh, I really need to lose weight," then two days later I lose motivation. After all, this past week and a half my school's cafeteria has been serving the same 3 dishes every night so I've been driven to our food court for meal exchange. Athough not everything there is unhealthy, I found myself even getting tired of it and that my stomach seemed to dislike it (gas and cramps bleh).

So, it's almost Christmas. It's finals week. Even the motivation I had to study study study dwindled a bit. I've been studying, but I haven't adhered to the strict schedule I planned out.

The only thing I seem able to commit to is exercise. One day last week, I woke up too late to go to the gym but squeezed in a quick workout in my dorm. I love exercise, but I love eating too and hate studying.

Now, if you've read this far, you may wonder if there's a point to this ramble? Well, there wasn't much of one, except to ramble. Let's hope those photos did the trick and if I can diminish the muffin.


Losing little weight is harder than you think.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

One of the main problems with being 19 is no one seems to think you ought to lose weight. I'm not obese, therefore I'm fine. My peers will encourage me to eat junk, and I'll rationalize mine eating junk food, or just too much food.
I love fitness, I workout almost everyday, and thus tend to think I'm okay to eat more. I can't get over that. I miss the days when I didn't think about food, which was ironically before I started working out regularly and tried to count calories. That was over three years ago, and I dropped down from being 5'8 and 143 lbs to 129 lbs and still wasn't content. I liked hearing how skinny I was, but never saw what people meant. Then, my hips got bigger, my er...chest grew and I shot up to 148 lbs. Not overweight, but I can't say I'm happy with it. Now I can look back at pictures of my sophomore year musical and think, "GOD I was skinny," and although I don't want to be or expect to be that skinny again, getting down to that initial 143 or 140 mark would be nice.
But ironically, the more I want to lose weight the more I think of foods that'll make me gain it. Eating tends to come up a lot in my mind and I need to work through that. With the holidays coming, it will be a challenge. I need the motivation and the skills to not eat like a pig at school and at home, since I live 25 minutes away from school. To start, I'm increasing my cardio by ten minutes to counteract the holiday calories that'll be coming. emoticon

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COUNTRYGAL28 11/28/2010 4:33PM

    I went through the same thing sort of. All through high school I felt fat but was always active so I never watched what I ate, etc. Looking back at pictures now, my senior year I looked pretty skinny!

I LOVE food so it's been a struggle for me as well. I realize when I can't have something I tend to want it more, even if it's something I don't necessarily care for which is discouraging. I try to make it all mental now - before I eat something I think of how it's going to benefit me...if it won't benefit me at all I won't eat it. If I don't have a choice but to eat it (say you're out or at someone's house) I simply make sure I add some time to my exercise regime to help burn it off :) Don't get discouraged it simply takes time to make the small changes so choose one to start with then work your way through them, one at a time, good luck!

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