Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Decemer Goals Review - I think I have learned from this assignment to rethink how I write my goals next time since I am finding it hard to review them the way they were written.
My goal was to lose 1 pound per week for a total of 4 pounds for the month. Not even close to achieving that goal since I only lost approx. 2 pounds for the whole year, but since I am finishing 2011 less than I began it, so I still consider it
My exercise goal was to achieve a total of 1500 minutes with 250 being strength. As of right now I still need 445 minutes of fitness which means I would need to do 85 minutes per day until the end of December so I believe I will fall short on the total number of minutes. However, I did get in more than 250 strength even though not the strength I was planning. So, overall, since I still get in over 1,000 fitness minutes during this time of the year I still consider it a
My nutrition goal was to average 1400 calories per day; plan and track 5 times per week; and 3 or more freggies per day. I think for the most part, for at least 3 out of the 4 weeks I was within my calorie range although I probably didn't track as much as I would hav liked and probably there were many days I did not get in enough freggies, but I am still working on that.
My water goal was 10 or more glasses per day and I think for the most part this was
Wall pushup challenge ws 1000 before December 31 and I currently have 125 left so I am pretty sure this will be a
12 Days of Christmas Fitness Challenge: December Goals: I got through the first half on consecutive days, but I found that was too much for my body while I continued to do zumba and other activities so I had to take a break and then I had a hard time getting back to it. As of today I have made it through Day 9, and I plan to do day 10 tomorrow. I am not so sure that I will ever complete Days 11 or 12. I have never been able to do trice dips and especially with my shoulder problem I do not feel it is wise to try it. However, I may try an alternative to that day if I have time while we are out of town. Anyway, I still feel like this is a because I did prove to myself that I can do so much more than I ever thought possible.
Friday, December 16, 2011
This weekís Aspire & Inspire Teamís BSG blog challenge is ďMy Life Since Joining Spark PeopleĒ.
Iíve only lost about 16 pounds, but it is 16 pounds and I have kept it off. What I have learned is that this journey is about so much more than just losing weight and losing weight is about so much more than just eating the right number of calories.
The positive things I have done since joining Spark People are:
ē Iíve become a lot more consistent with my exercise and I have expanded my list of preferred
ē Iíve made huge steps in the right direction of overcoming depending on the scale to measure my success. I am not there yet, but I am getting here.
ē Iím making progress towards focusing on a healthy lifestyle as opposed to achieving a certain number on the scale.
ē I have learned that by supporting and motivating others that I also get supported and motivated.
What are some things I am continuing to learn?
I am learning that I may not be as strong as some, but there are ways to modify, especially strengthening exercises, to a point that I can do them or that there is another exercise to help strengthen me so that I may one day be able to do that first exercise
I am learning that I can build my strength by incorporating small amounts of activities throughout the day: how many wall pushups can I do?
Can I do 1000 during the month of December? Yes I can, by doing 30-40 each day or 60-80 every other day.
How many lunges can you do today? Letís try 10 each side every time I go to the bathroom.
Today letís see how may squats you can do? Can you do 4 sets of 25?
Letís work on toe raises today. Do 25 every time you get up.
Todayís challenge is jumping jacks
I am learning that I can stay focused by participating in team challenges, or by reading what my friends are doing.
I am learning that I can say no most of the time and be okay with that, but that if I cave it does not mean that I am a failure.
Oh, one last thing I've learned is that being skinny does not necessarily mean being healthy.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
My Aspire to Inspire BSG challenge this week is to write a letter to Santa.
I have been truly blessed over the years, and I cannot think of a single thing that I need for Christmas this year for myself. However, I would ask that as you are checking your list
you would do everything in your power to:
~ Provide warm food, clothing and shelter for those less fortunate people who do not have a warm place to sleep, warm clothing, or food.
~ Protect our men and women who are fighting for our country as well as provide peace to their families.
~ Prevent bullying and provide protection for those who have been bullied.
~ Bring world peace.
Santa, I realize this is a long and difficult list, but anything you can do to get the ball rolling towards these wishes will be greatly appreciated.
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