Monday, March 19, 2012
So, I haven't blogged in a bit. I tried to a few times, had a window open and started to type, but I really didn't have much to say so I scrapped it.
There really isn't much new and exciting going on except that I am still around, on the wagon so to say. I've been consistently tracking my food, good days and bad (though most of them have been pretty good )
Still going to the gym. Sometimes not as often - I was going 6 days a week but I found that a little hard to maintain after a few weeks. :) So now I go 4-5. I'm okay with that! I'm not losing as fast, but a loss is a loss is a loss. I haven't gained since I started, so that's fine by me.
I DID make a purchase though. One of those "stay motivated" purchases. I got it today, and I'm wearing it to the gym tonight!
One of my SparkFriends added someone who had this shirt as their icon. I saw it and KNEW I HAD to have it! I found it on Ebay, in Men's, but that's okay.. it makes a great workout shirt.
That's all for now.. off to the gym!
Friday, February 10, 2012
So, Sparkpeople.. I am 6 weeks (going on 7) into this change of lifestyle and I have got to say I feel pretty good. I find myself having more energy than before, feeling less guilty about indulging because well, I don't do it nearly as often and I feel that I shouldn't restrict myself completely.
My jeans feel a bit baggier in certain areas than before, and those super tight jeans I bought a year ago are slightly less tight lol.. at least more wearable. Before I looked like they were vacuum sealed to my ass, now... eh, not as much. Not quite there haha, but still.. slightly better. :) Amazing what a few pounds can do.
Seeing these little changes get me so excited and I look forward to continuing to lose weight. I am hoping to lose about 10 lbs a month, but if I lose less that is perfectly fine with me because I know I didn't get here fast, and I don't expect to get "away from here" fast either. Losing is losing. I feel good about eating healthy, and I enjoy going to the gym. I push myself for the 30 minutes I am there, and each day I try and sweat a little more than I did the day before. It feels good. I see all these 'skinny' girls around me in their designer gym t-shirts and skin tight pants and their hair all cute.. yep.. totally NOT for me. I want to sweat. I want to feel it drip down my neck. Does it feel gross? No. It feels like success. I feel more successful when I sweat because I know I am pushing myself to do things I would never normally do. I leave the gym in a great mood, and I feel like I came to do what I set out to do.
All I can say is, I can't wait to be at the finish, but I sure am having fun getting there. Who would have thought it.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Just an update that I am still eating wonderfully, and exercising regularly. I haven't weighed in though, and I have managed to control that scale temptation. I'm kind of bloated and menstrual and I ALWAYS (yes, always) gain weight with that.. so I am avoiding the scale to avoid that "but I've been eating right and exercising!!!) disappointment. I think it will work out for the better, because when I weigh in next week it should be a nice number :)
Now onto the important-ness of this blog post, as the title so points out - I just want to post this to remember how thankful I am to have one person beside me (out in the real world) who has been going to the gym with me, every day, eating right, and essentially changing their lifestyle along with me. It makes it that much easier.
I know I have Spark and all these amazing people who are going through the same thing, and I know I could go it alone at home, but it's just that little boost of motivation.
In closing, keep in mind the people who want to see you succeed, before you shovel that delicious nugget of food goodness down your throat. Don't disappoint them, or yourself for that matter.
Monday, January 23, 2012
ďAh yes, there she is.Ē There she is indeed. Thatís how I feel each morning I wake up and still feel motivated to work out and eat healthy. There she is. The girl who, despite many unsuccessful wake up calls in the past, has finally come out and seems like she is here to stay.
Iíve been looking for you, motivated girl, strong woman. What has finally pushed you out of the shadows? Iím still not quite sure, but whatever it was, it was enough.
Today I feel stronger than I have in some time. Sure, it has only been 23 days, but thatís about 20 days longer than anything Iíve tried before. I am eating less, and moving more. It feels good too.
I am thankful for my motivation, wherever it is coming from, and I am hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that I stick with it.. but for some reason this time feels different. Iíve gotten into a routine and that seems to make it all the easier. Being trapped inside a prison is good for something I guess! The food is terrible, but it makes everything I eat outside of this place that much more satisfying. Perhaps that helps.
And being chained to my desk is helping me to drink more water! A cup of coffee with the fellaís, then onto my 1 cup oí water (24 oz cup). Then to lunch, where I drink two small 8oz cups of waterÖ (jail cups!), and I fill my 24oz cup up for my afternoon water. Quite the routine! I actually feel better being so hydrated. I was getting headaches all the time, but now I am not as hungry and no headaches. Feels nice!
This being my very first blog, I donít want it to get too lengthy. I just wanted to type a little something to remember this moment, where if I ever have a moment of weakness, I can reflect back and see just how strong I felt in the beginning, and how much I believed in myself this time around.
You can do this, motivated girl. You are strong. Here you are.
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