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Running

Friday, January 04, 2013

To exercise on a consistent basis takes organization and commitment to goals. I have a copy of my goals on my computer desktop, my bathroom mirror and the bulletin board in the kitchen. This way, I won't be able to conveniently forget what they are. That's how I'm working on commitment.

Organization means I schedule my week of workouts just like I schedule everything else in my life. Each day's workout is like a "race time" for my 5k. Today my race begins at 2pm. What time does your start?

Running (well, working up to running from my current jogging pace) is the part I love and hate the most. Every run is not the same. Some hurt most of the way and some don't hurt at all. Others are somewhere in between. The reminder I have though is the feeling of "starting over." I remember how the first couple months of learning to run felt...how my feet and legs felt like they were pulling through concrete and I could not visualize why I was doing it. So today I keep running on my schedule because I don't want to start over again...and because I am at the point where I can see progress in each run. Oh yes!

My commitment is to my goals, my health, my progress and the promise to myself not to have to start over again. My organization in my schedule feeds that commitment too. Being this loyal to oneself can only reap amazing rewards.

  


Starting with specifics.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2013 Goals
1. Complete CO Marathon 5k with ease.
2. Weigh 145 lbs. by 5/31/13.
3. Healthy B.M.I. by 5/31/13.
4. Complete 10k (any race) by 12/12/13 with ease.

  
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JTK131 1/1/2013 1:20PM

    Those look like great goals! Best of luck meeting them!!

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BROOKRIVERS 1/1/2013 1:15PM

    It's great to be specific! Thanks for doing that. Wishing you great success!

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Family

Monday, July 02, 2012

I know they love me and want me to be happy and I feel like trapped by them somehow. We put our loved ones in a defined "box". Look around the dinner table and think about the roles that each family member has in the family dynamic. Funny one, peacemaker, planner, etc. It is wonderful to have a place in this dynamic and to truly belong. And that role can be suffocating. My time in this family (11 years) has placed me in many roles--baker, comforter, organizer, nurturer and, the topic of this blog, dieter. I discovered this week that the family sees me as someone on a perpetual diet and not all of those diets are helpful or healthy. In fact, in the eyes of my family none of those diets have been positive.

I discovered this when I talked with them, finally, about Sparkpeople and the program I have decided to follow here. I got eye rolls and heavy sighs. They shared with me how they feel about this part of my life journey. Wow! I own that. I have been on this journey for years and I have not been committed enough to make progress. Until now. I asked them to give me on emore chance and walk with me on this Sparkpeople journey, for real. What I know about my family is we all embrace those who are truly making an effort in life. And they are embracing me. One day at a time. And now we're doing it together because I had the courage to share, commit and ask for support.

I love my family and I am working on loving me too. Quite a journey.

  
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PEACEJENN 7/2/2012 6:50PM

    It's amazing the support you have when you truly open up and share. Truly you can do this, and your going to be AWESOME! Don't give up, let NOTHING stand in your way, push forward and just go for it! YOU CAN!!!

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 7/2/2012 2:22PM

    Good for you for putting it out there. Ultimately the opinion or how you see yourself is more important than how others see you.
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PRESBESS 7/2/2012 1:45PM

    press on my dear, press on.

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BARBARASCH 7/2/2012 11:33AM

    congrats on your family and their support. I don't even ask mine.. I got a " been there, done that" just too often. My fault for not being committed the last quadrillion times, I know.. so I walk the path on my own, which makes it a lot harder but that is just the way it is..

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Never Quit Pledge

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Taken from BBONET's Blog
I have added my name to the bottom of the list.

Never Quit Pledge

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

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Thinking is believing

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today I am taking time to re-frame my thinking. I read an article here on Sparkpeople about thinking positive and how that can positively affect our efforts. I heard myself saying, "I know this. I should just have it together already." And that was the first step. I am choosing to sayt, " I am happy and grateful I found this article at this moment in my journey. I really needed that." And so the journey continues. Anything I do can be framed in a positive way to further support my efforts and worth in this journey.

I also know how it feels to be weighed down by the negative thoughts. A week ago I went on a hike with a friend after having an argument with my spouse and being a cycle of negative opinions about myself and my body. Every step was harder. Every move heavier. Every breath more difficult to take. I completed that same hike yesterday in a more positive mental space and every step easier, every move lighter and every breath smoother. And I wake this morning feeling strong and happy.

Today, I have planned all my meals, counted all my calories and completed the requisite exercise for the day. Putting things in order works for me. And I am worth the work. I deserve the good that comes from my efforts.

  
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KOFFEENUT 7/1/2012 4:01PM

    You are SO right - being able to find the positive in situations can sometimes be difficult, but it is a habit and you CAN learn it. And you will enjoy your life so much more as you turn more negative thinking into positive!

Hang in there!

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PEACEJENN 7/1/2012 12:04AM

    Rock on girl! You can do this, and just remember positive SOOOO outweighs the negative. You are wonderful for never giving up. Keep at it!

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 6/30/2012 2:59PM

    You are definitely worth the work!! I really do believe everything happens for a reason and that article was there at the right time for you:) emoticon get rid of those negative thoughts and try to look at the positive things:)

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NANAW12001 6/30/2012 2:58PM

  Positive attitude helps. I also added to myself: No more excuses.

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PLAYBLUES22 6/30/2012 2:47PM

    Sweetie, love your positive attitutude and your use of affirmations emoticon

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