Sunday, September 23, 2012
I was rereading my "Spark" today and got to the part about making goals. So I thought about it and came up with some good ones to help me get healthy in mind, body and soul. Here goes my goals for October 2012:
1. Walk 5 miles a week
2. Give myself 10 minutes quiet time a day, not on the computer
3.Write a positive blog 3x a week
4.Avoid snacks after 8 pm
5. Ride exercise bike at least 30 minutes every day
6.Eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day
7.Think about what I have learned from my mistakes 1 x week
8.Read success stories 1x week
9.Do visualization exercise 1x week
10. Write down reasons that I can succeed 1x week
11. Keep my staying in calorie allotment streak alive
Well that should be enough things to keep me on track and working at being healthy in mind, body and soul. I have put these goals on my goal tracker so I will be reminded every day and keep on top of things.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Today on spark Coach I was asked to write a blog about why I want to lose weight. I had never really thought about it, I just wanted to do it. I guess my ah moment was when I had my photo taken to go on Facebook and for the first time in years I really saw how much weight I had put on. Here was this big round face with double chin hanging down, I looked bad. I had become obese, fat beyond chubby. I was a mess.
How had I let myself get like this? I guess it was from not eating breakfast, eating fast food for lunches and restaurant dinners. I was no longer going out to dance I was just going for the fancy, sugar filled mixed drinks and a lot of them. Exercise was some thing I thought about but did not do. I never used the resistance band I was given by my physical therapist and he could tell. My exercise bike was a coat rack. I was a mess, out of shape and out of breath after even a short walk. and don't even ask me to run it wasn't happening.
I wanted to take off weight to look good. I did not want this big pot belly I want a flat tummy. I want to be able to lay flat on my back and not see a mound of flesh blocking my view of the tv. I want a slim face looking out from the mirror. I want to be proud of myself. I want to feel like I am beautiful. I don't believe it when my hubby says it. I see myself as a fat tub of lard and I don't want to feel that way.
I want to be able to exercise as much as I want and not have to give up because I am so weak and out of breath. I want to be able to run for long lengths of time and not just for 1 minute. I want to be strong enough to walk as fast as my Spark friend and not be left behind in the dust.
I want to be healthy. I want my doctor to see a thinner healthier person when I go for my doctors visits. I want to stay off my blood pressure medicine and my diabetic medicine. I want a clean bill of health not be at risk that my doctor needs to see me every 3 months.
I don't think I am asking for too much and I can have it. I have taken the first steps towards getting where I want to be. I am eating a lot healthier then before. Eating breakfast, eating healthy lunches and dinners made at home. I have given up drinking alcohol and now drink about 10 glasses of water a day. I workout 6 days a week using my exercise bike. I do strength training 3 times a week using weights, weighted boxing gloves and a new band. And in almost a year I have taken off a little over 20 pounds.
I see myself as a work in progress. I am beginning to like the changes I see, and when my hubby says I look great I think I am starting to believe him.
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