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Feeling Nostalgic...

Friday, May 30, 2014

I was looking through some of my old posts and pictures today for inspiration and started feeling a little nostalgic. When I first got on here I stumbled across a group of like minded people that was about to embark upon a journey known as the 8 week battle and together this group would cheer each other on and support each exchange ideas and recipes and the list goes on and on. I loved this group and enjoyed the camaraderie that came with knowing there was people out there going through the exact same peaks valleys and trials that I was.
Since then that challenge as far as I know has fallen to the wayside. I wish I could say that challenge was the one that changed everything...it changed a lot about me mind you. But for me I find that my weight has never really been a priority. It was a way for me to hide, it was my protection I am painfully shy and withdrawn at times and being overweight simply helped me to be able to be part of the background rather than in the spotlight.
But now as I go through my day to day and I find that I actually have difficulty in doing things that used to come so easily to me before I realize that the thing that once protected me is now quickly becoming my enemy. I also find that now I am actually missing out on so much. I can't run with my nieces and nephews and I can't wear sexy sassy heels like I want to because it hurts. All day shopping sprees with my girlfriends leave me zapped. Then the reality hits that i cannot shop in any of the same stores that they do, and the stores that I can shop in they all swim in those clothes.
Then came the most devastating realization of all, if I do not lose some of this weight then the doctors say I will never have kids, so now I'm feeling a bit nostalgic missing what once inspired me what once drove me, and wishing that I had not been so hard on the girl that was 35 pounds overweight because she turned into a woman who is 150 pounds overweight and is struggling to make herself eat healthy.
At age 30 I am learning what it is to eat for health and not for something to do. i am learning to trade in television time for exercise time. I am learning to push myself harder and expect more from myself. I am having to learn to quit hiding and just simply let myself be myself and whomever does not like it can get over it, and those that love me for who I am well they will still be there for me :)

  
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MNABOY 5/30/2014 7:03PM

    You can do what you really want to do in the "getting healthier" arena. It may be too late to start the trail to being President of the US, but it is not too late to start claiming that you will be healthy and able to physically enjoy the activities of living that you want. President Bush Parachuted in his 70/80's? You can accomplish your goals, as long as they are YOUR goals.

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BRAINBENTT 5/30/2014 11:14AM

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Daily Burn--> Day Two

Friday, April 11, 2014

Today was Core 1 workout day, very basic, low impact easy to do. I usually hate core days but today was not as bad as it could have been. The workout was only 19 minutes long including warm up and cool down, quick sweet to the point and I am ready to move on with all that I must do today.
Total calorie burn is at 284 not bad for a light workout. So far I am still enjoying the workouts which is a huge plus side. I know it is only the second day but showing up and being accountable every single day is half the battle and I know I have to push through and keep on the right track that is the key to my success that I always seem to miss ....Well I am off to be busy and productive hope everyone has a great day :)

  
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MNABOY 4/12/2014 10:14AM

    Keep showing up and being accountable and you will have a new habit!

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Daily Burn --> Day One

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Well I like many others have been looking for motivation to get up and moving and exercising. Problem is I am having a lot of joint issues and overall exhaustion both because my diet is well a college kids dream at best and there are things I should be doing but I am not.
Hulu is my friend in the evenings and I kept seeing commercials for the daily burn. So I looked into it. Looked at the sight looked at some reviews and looked at others results with the program. Today after much delay and overthinking I signed up. You get the first month free so why not?
So far its amazing...did my first workout this morning...woohoo!!! 28 minutes and I kid u not I burned 578 calories. The best part is I don't have to plan tomorrows workout because I get to get up and just click on today's workout No day for the next month goes over 28 minutes.
I also happen to be one of those if I am working out the eating follows easily I don't easily sabotage one action with another bad one so this little exercise boost means I am eating healthy and on the right track... for today anyways :)

  
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MEGAMITENCHI 4/10/2014 7:18PM

    Woohoo!!! Congrats on finding a trigger to get you going!!!

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MNABOY 4/10/2014 5:35PM

    Great! Maybe I need to look into a workout program on tv

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NUTNFANCY3 4/10/2014 5:34PM

    Keep going, it will get easier! emoticon emoticon

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BLUEROSE73 4/10/2014 11:22AM

    That is awesome. Keep up the good work. You can do this

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GOODGETNBETR 4/10/2014 11:00AM

    Cool, never knew they offered that. Keep up the good work.

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Trying to find balance in amidst the chaos

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Well school is back in session here atthe University of Arkansas. This is my first semester and so far I think I am doing ok I know that I still have a ways to go but everyday that I survive is another small victory for me. however the down fall is that I have classes five days a week and work the only two days that I have off...YIKES so I am desperately trying to find a a time and a place to fit exercise into my daily schedule which believe me is not always easy to do. I have been bringing my lunch and snacks with me which is saving me from making the vending machines my stomping ground... I do know that I am nowhere near as active as I should be though so this small thing needs a big solution.
There are many things that I have been able to get all neatly compartmentalized such as study times and when to get homework done and so on. I am now on a relative sleeping schedule which is helping immensely please believe me and I have found that Subway makes for great meals when I have no desire to come home and cook.. Cleaning the house is getting better especially now that hubby and I are working together on that.
There is lot to be accomplished and lots of good that can come of these changes as long as I stay on top of them but that is always the hard part. Getting healthier is not easy when life takes over but if you wnat it bad enough I guess its just a matter of ignoring the negativity and focusing on the positive. :)

  
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MNABOY 9/19/2013 8:12AM

    Hope you have a great semester

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SPARKLERS30 9/18/2013 7:20PM

    Like I always say Positive energy= Positive results! Hang in there! You are doing great! emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday 7-10-13

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Well hello again it feels like it has been forever since my last post. I have begun getting myself on a set schedule as far as when I get out of bed trying to get geared up for when classes go back in session. I have also for three weeks straight now walked everyday that I possibly can. And that whole it takes two weeks for u to notice any changes...well it took me three wasn't until this week that I looked in the mirror and noticed the changes that are beginning to take place in my body and it is the best feeling in the world now a few more weeks and other people should start being able to notice and I love that.

  
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MNABOY 7/10/2013 4:58PM

    Beat folks are already noticing! People will hesitate to comment until the change is drastic sometimes. But the best aspect is you know you are getting healthier.

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FARIS71 7/10/2013 9:54AM

    You are on a roll. And I'm sure you can feel the difference before you even see it. Keep it up!

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