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Walking the Dogs in the rain....

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Ever had to walk two big dogs in the rain, in your high heels? Funny question huh? Well, our house in up for sale and we had a scheduled showing. I left work early to get home to stage the house, put on my walking clothes and get my 2 labs out of the house. But when I got there the Realtor & her clients were already there...so in my rush to get the dogs out, I just leashed them up and took off walking, in my heels, dress clothes and YES it began to rain! The dogs were very excited to get a walk so they took off, pulling me behind...I thought right away that my neighbors would think I have lost my mind...half way down the street my legs & feet are screaming at me and I am thinking, "why didn't I just get them in the car and take them for a ride?" Yep, I had lost my mind...but kept justifying to myself that at least it's a workout and maybe a good calf workout at that!

Here's what I learned...two days later...there's a reason we wear the proper clothes to work out; my feet & toes feel like they are broken and my knees & hips are very tight and sore. When I got home from work the other night the dogs looked at me like they wanted another round....yes, that will happen, but only with sneakers on!

  


Vacation? Can I be good?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I am very motivated thanks to SP! I love the accountability to all of you and this page! I am totally motivated to do really well on vacation. We will be outdoors, camping, hiking, canoeing, swimming, mountain biking....my goal is to walk every morning b/f breakfast and then 1 other activity in the evening, after dinner. We have planned all healthy meals to prepare...my downfall could be when we go out...but I sincerely want to choose my meals wisely.....I NEED to prove to myself that I can do it. PROVE to myself that I am worthy of putting myself on the top of my list....Can I do it? After only 1 week n SP? Without the help of my computer and all of you? I BELIEVE I CAN....

  
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WEIGHTLOSS4GOOD 8/14/2009 6:03PM

    You can do it! But do not fret and obsess to much. You are on vacation - rest, relax and eat in moderation!!! (Save calories at the end of the day for a s'more though!!!)

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Biggest Loser? How do I feel?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I am encouraged by the show! It shows me that there are so many of US out there dealing with the same struggles, trying to overcome many "issues" in our various lives that contribute to our overeating/not taking the time to care for ourselves. The "hardest" part of watching the show, though, is that these people are willing to put themselves through some embarrassing, tough things in front of the camera. Let alone they have to "strip down" to get weighed each week for millions to see....way too much exposure for me. I really feel for them and give them big bonus points for doing that. Through it all I have to say that on Wednesday mornings I am more motivated to go to the gym and make healthy choices with food because of watching the show.

  
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JESSICAVZ1 8/11/2009 12:28PM

    I agree about the stripping down part. I haven't even gotten up the guts to do a "before" picture on here. I kind of figure I have enough pictures of clothed a pretty heavy weight that I can post later so I don't really need one of me unclothed.

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DEEWARES 8/11/2009 12:24PM

  I watched a season a few years ago. I think it was the first 'couples' season. Allie was the first female winner if that helps?
Anyway, that year I loved it! I was motivated by these people who were in far worse shape than me managing to complete all these goals. I felt ashamed or embarrassed almost that here were these people running up hills etc while I can't run half a block to catch a bus without puffing.

The next season I tuned in all excited to be motivated by these people and their journey's again, but instead all i saw was the competitive side of the show. teams being pitted against each other instead of supporting. I understand it's a 'game show' of sorts, but I really disliked how it became about strategic game playing and voting off your biggest rival from the other team. I had to give up watching it.

I really want to like the show again because I think it's heart is in the right place in encouraging people to get healthier and fitter.

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KAILIIA 8/11/2009 11:53AM

    If it motivates you then it may be worth the embarrassment.

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