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Motivation needed!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

So I am feeling kind of blah about my progress...I haven't been exercising like I want and I don't have the support at home/friends that I want/need. I decided to check out the quotes that SP has listed and one that stuck out for me was

"Those who believe they can do something are probably right- & so are those who believe they can't." author unknown.

I really like this because I need to change my way of thinking...if I can do this, I can achieve the weight loss and healthy life style that I want.

Today's small goals are to drink my water, track my food and get in ten minutes of exercise. I am thinking about SP Bootcamp Cardio. If I can do that I will be happy and proud of myself. Oh well if I am not doing my Jillian like I want, I WILL be doing something and it will be burning calories, that's all that matters to me right now! emoticon



Wednesday, August 03, 2011

So my first day of Stage 2 didn't go as planned yesterday. I had hoped to track all my food and mark it down, but National Night Out got the best of me. I didn't eat healthy and I didn't mark any of it down emoticon So I am starting new today. I had fun and my whole family was outside with the neighbors all night instead of in front of the t.v. That was a nice plus to feeling icky after not watching what I ate. Now to figure out if there is a way to use the constant moving outside as some form of exercise...

Like I said, today is a new day. I am going to watch what I am eating and mark it down as soon as I can. I hope this will help me be more aware of my "grazing" that I tend to do being a stay at home mommy.

Not only do I plan on tracking what I eat today, but I want to get in a good 20 minutes of Jillian. I think that means I will be taking the kids outside this morning (its not too hot and its not raining, both of which it has been for the last week +). Than they will be pooped out and I may have the time to squeeze that in. If not I may have to beg the hubby for the time when he gets home tonight. I have to get back on track for that too. I need Jillian to kick my a** so that I can lose the rest of my baby weight and be more energized for the family again. I can tell that I have been sluggish the last couple of just doesn't cut it.

But I better get a few more things done on here before I get caught up in the day and lose focus...


National Night Out

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Tonight is National Night Out, and here I am going into stage two where I'm supposed to watch what I eat. Good thing we are in charge of the meats and I will be making turkey sloppy joes. I just have to stay away from the chicken wings! I have never been good at tracking what I eat, so these next six weeks will be something new for me. I think it will help me greatly in my weight loss journey, and in my new healthy way of life.

Yesterday I made a SP recipe of baked chicken breast...that was so yummy! I cant wait for lunch since I have leftovers!

But the kids are waking up so I am off to "work" emoticon


Monday = A new week!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Yep, its a Monday morning! I feel it in my body and mind...more my mind than my body. Not only is it the beginning of a new week (my weeks start on Mondays not Sundays), but it is also the first day of a new month! This will be my first full month as an active member here on SparkPeople. I am really looking forward to it, and have BIG plans for myself!

First goals for the week:
1. Log on to SP every day this week
2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day this week
3. Exercise for at least 10 minutes 6 days this week, preferably doing my 30 Day Shred

Second....goals for the month:
1. Set weekly goals each week and achieve them each week
2. Do something active with my family each weekend, even just getting outside with the hubby and kids and chasing each other around

I am not making a huge amount of goals, but I want something to work for and know that I am able to do them. I don't want to fall short and feel discouraged. I would rather make the goals I know I can do and feel victorious once reaching them and than add in harder ones slowly.

Today, being a Monday, is sure to be crazy. I have my extra "daycare" kids who I babysit for my friend and we are hosting National Night Out for our block here tomorrow. I have weeds in the garden still and a house and garage to clean...I know it is a night out...but I don't have an outside bathroom, so I have to clean inside too...yikes! Maybe I can enlist the help of the kids somehow...hmm...

Alright, I better finish up my morning routine on here and start getting active instead of sitting in front of the computer all



Sunday, July 31, 2011

What a stressful Sunday! I really wanted to workout to Jillian, but got busy. I did do 30 minutes in the garden pulling weeds, but its just not the same. My hubby is cranky and that just isn't any good. We went to see great grandma, who won't be around much longer, and helped around there. The only problem is that no one else in the family seems to want to help them the way we do. It is frustrating because we are the great grandkids and the grandkids, my aunts and uncles don't do anything like we do. The other part of the day is that I love my hubby and understand he works hard so that I can stay at home with the kids, but he must think that I just play with them all day and do nothing else. I have to put up with their attitudes all day, not just at night and its not just all fun and games. There are numerous times I just want to go and do something to get away from them. Not that I don't love being with them, but I want grown up time. And than he gets home from work and I get to keep doing what I've been doing if not more. I am just venting here because I guess this is my stress reliever, something that lets me get it off my shoulders and not have any hurt feelings because of what I have to say. But it is 10 and I should get some sleep since everyone else is too...I have a new week ahead and plan on getting my butt in shape this week!


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