Saturday, March 08, 2014
that is a quote from Tony Horton, creator of the P90X workout program. After reading his new book I have had to re-examine why I want to change my lifestyle and lose weight. Before it was just to look great (which is still one of my whys) but now I want to do a complete lifestyle change and lose about 60 lbs because I want to be alive to see my grandchildren, and to be able to enjoy life more with my husband and daughter. When they go out to do something, I stay at home because I can not keep up with them. Also I have various illnesses mental and physical which tend to get in the way of living a healthy, happy life. Exercise and good nutrition would greatly improve on how I'm living and feeling.
I'm about to start exercising again and counting calories. Just injured my foot a couple days ago, so I guess I'll get started on nutrition first as of today. Exercise will come in a couple of days. I feel I have nothing to lose, but everything to gain, so I'm going to do my best, and forget the rest!
Friday, December 06, 2013
I joined another weightloss site, because I had one of their videos. I won't say the name, but all I wanted was some help, and all I get is pressured to by shakes, suppliments, and tons of other things. All I want is support doing their video. I'm not interested in shakes and suppliments. I prefer getting my nutrition naturally. The reason I liked this website is that you get a one on one coach who corresponds with you constantly. He seems like a nice guy, but he's just trying to make a living. I feel stressed and let down. I have forgotten about spark for the last couple of weeks because of this new site, but I am now going to try to get back into this again, and forget the other site. I don't need the pressure.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
I read the title of this blog in a fitness magazine. I am a perfectionist, and if I don't think I can do it just right, I won't do it at all. That includes eating healthy, staying within my calorie range, and especially exercising. I have this image in my head of what I want to end up looking like, and it looks like I expect to have some "perfect" fitness model body that has been photoshopped in fitness magazines. This particular quote that I read really got to me. "Strive for progress not perfection" I'm striving for perfection and that will never be an end result that will happen for me. I have decided to strive for progress. First I want to see my endurance improve with cardio, and see some definition in my arms with weights. That's all the progress I'm going to look forward to right now. I want to lose weight through healthy eating and staying in my calorie range, along with regular exercise. That is all I can do. I will not stand on the scale every morning any more, I will go to once a week. What weight comes off by trying my best, is what will come off. I haven't set a goal as to how much I want to see come off every week right now, because I'm feeling overwhelmed enough about the calorie counting and exercise. What happens happens especially during this holiday season. It's stressful enough trying to stop the all or nothing thinking, and the constant scrutinizing that I do to myself every day in front of the mirror. I have been down and out with bronchitis and wrist surgery for the past month, so Monday I start. I still need a few more days to recover from the bronchitis and the wrist still needs a little babying.
So until Monday, I'm logging my food, and eating healthy. I feel a little better all ready.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I ran across my weightloss scrapbook for the first time in a long time. I made it to put inspirational pictures and inspirational sayings in it to motivate me to change my lifestyle to one of exercise, healthy eating, and liking myself. A few days ago I looked at the cover of my scrapbook and saw the title, "Weightloss Journal 2010". I made it four years ago, and I saw my before picture. In four years I am exactly 20 lbs lighter. I have spent four years for 20 lbs. I'll take it gladly, but I wish I could have finished my journey. I started thinking about how much time I have wasted as It has been about 16 years since I have lost any substantial amount of weight, One thing has changed though. My eating is much healthier now, just need to control the portion sizes. I will take that one thing and run with it. I just had my cast taken off my arm on Thursday, so I can't jump into a huge exercise routine right now, but I can do legs, core and the treadmill. So today and tomorrow I will log my food and Monday I will get on the treadmill and do some exercises (I have a flu bug at the moment. )
I think today I will also plan out my meals for the week. It's been a long time coming but I can't go another year with all this weight on me. I've had enough. It might take a little longer than a year, but a year is what I'm aiming for right now.
My ultimate fitness goal is to be able to do a boot camp. Right now I can't even climb one flight of stairs without huffing, and my heart racing.
Normally I would wait until after Christmas to get started, but I'm not going to put off my health any longer. I have diabetes and am bipolar so exercise is of upmost importance, as well as a healthy diet. Times are about to change.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with friends and family.
Things I am thankful for:
1. that I am alive to celebrate another holiday. Almost died back in 2006
2, although I have a few issues, I am thankful for my health
3. thankful for my loving family and friends
4. thankful for Spark and my spark friends who support me on a regular basis and make this weightloss journey so much more enjoyable and easier
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