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Seven weeks

Thursday, November 07, 2013


It's been 7 weeks now since I started working out consistently. Five more weeks to go. I feel as if I have already nailed it. My goal was to exercise hard and consistently at least 4 days a week. Emphasis on hard. Even if I do 20 minutes , it should be challenging and leave me sweaty and panting. I have done that for 7 weeks now! Admittedly this last week I did not challenge myself as much as I knew I should, maybe it's a sign of starting to slack off, resting on my laurels so to speak. Now that I have noted that I'll up the ante from now on.

I still don't know how much weight I have lost. That was another condition, not to weight myself until the 12 weeks are over. But I definitely see changes. I have biceps! My butt is higher and rounder, not so saggy anymore. My tummy is almost flat again. And my love handles are becoming love bumps! It's fantastic.

I've started eating low carb again this week. It's been a little harder to stay on track but I will not give up. I am using the same principles to continue going no matter what that I am using with my exercise. It will work out I know.

Next week will be challenging. 2 weeks away from home. Ironically eating clean is easy for me when I am on the road but exercise is a challenge. The opposite is true. I suppose that might just be the answer, focus on exercise when at home and on eating when away. Maybe that's what they mean when they go on about balance. Hmmm, there is wisdom in there somewhere....

  


I cut my nails!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Ok, so that may not seem like such a wonderful thing to some. But to me it's a serious measure of my commitment to my program. You see, I have the weakest softest nails known to men. They actually bend over backwards without causing me pain. Just scratching myself leaves them in tatters. Forget opening soda cans. Anyway, lately they have grown quite long, maybe all those fruits and veggies made them stronger than usual. I was thrilled, me, with longish ladylike nails. Unfortunately long nails and serious weight training don't mix too well. So I had a choice, nails or weights? It surprised me how easy it was for me to bust out my clippers and get rid of them. I finally had what I always wanted and found out there is something I want more. I'll grow my nails another time. Right now I need to lift some seriously heavy things!

  
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LOVINGAFRICA 10/7/2013 3:28PM

    How cool is that? Good for you, Teamie!!

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JLKL1980 10/7/2013 11:05AM

    I need to cut my nails today - you just reminded me!

They will grow back in time for the holidays.

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Joy

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WOUBBIE 10/7/2013 9:36AM

    Healthy eating FTW!

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APICHUZ 10/7/2013 4:19AM

  good for you :) Keep on going and later worry about making those natural nails pop with your healthy looking self :) emoticon

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First trial 10km- yay!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Today I actually ran the distance. I still can't believe it though. And I'm not as dead as I thought I would be. Amazing that this overweight - make that obese if I take my BMI- body can run 10 whole kays! Wow! Ok, so maybe the pace was sometimes so slow that walkers were zoomin past. But, and this is a huge but, I RAN THE WHOLE WAY. so now that's one doubt killed. I know I can do it. Bring it on!

  
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LILSHINE 9/30/2013 11:04AM

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GODSBEST 9/29/2013 8:56PM

    Congratulations on not giving up regardless of the speed.

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JLKL1980 9/29/2013 7:26PM

    emoticon So proud of you! I'm sure there will be more runs in your near future.

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INGMARIE 9/29/2013 11:27AM

    emoticon Congratulations. emoticon

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WOUBBIE 9/29/2013 11:16AM

    Good for you! Just keep building on this!

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TATTER3 9/29/2013 3:08AM

    What an accomplishment!!! Yea you!!!

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HABITATVITALITY 9/29/2013 2:44AM

    Far out !! That is such an achievement - I'm so inspired as I can't run, never have !! But I do know that you must have to have a huge and healthy heart to be able to manage 10km of running! You must be so fit - that is a great starting place to lose weight. Well done emoticon

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BJPENNY70 9/29/2013 2:44AM

    Woo Whoo, girl! You set you mind to it and succeeded. Way to go!

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Back again

Sunday, September 22, 2013

After a year away ( and 10kg heavier) I'm back again. Don't ask me what happened on the way to heaven. I've spent the whole year struggling to lose and only gaining. It has never been this hard before. I think the years are finally catching up. Anyway, time to take a step back , take stock and re think my strategy. What used to work in my 20s is not working anymore. I accept that now. So, what will work for a stress riddled mother of a 33 month old who travels more than is healthy? Back to the drawing board it is for me...

  
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LOVINGAFRICA 9/23/2013 8:06AM

    I am just glad that you are back!
Don't let that wagon get out from under you again, you can do it!

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BJPENNY70 9/22/2013 2:08AM

    Congratulation for committing yourself to start over. That is great! It is true our bodies change with each decade. Do your research to find what you need. You will be surprised at all the information out there in Sparkpeople land. I saw the word stress in what you were talking about. Stress produces cortisol. Cortisol is our enemy. It causes weight gain. Look up how to get stress under control. There are lots of helpful articles for mom's. You might want to look through the Spark Teams for what meets your needs. Such as a team that supports mom's with small children. The main thing is to eat health and balanced. Do no eat below 1200 calories. Your body will go into starvation mode if you do. Exercise, exercise, exercise. Exercise doesn't have to be boring. Make it fun. Use the Spark People Community for help and support. You will be surprised by them. Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HABITATVITALITY 9/22/2013 1:55AM

    Glad you are back - I love thinking up and then attacking a great strategy - no matter what the topic! I'm getting so much inspiration from the resources on this website, not to mention all the encouragement from others. It's nice to be around likeminded people :)

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Going Insane

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I'm now on my 3rd week of P90X. Yes, I know I didn't say anything about it. I was afraid to jinx it. But its been four weeks of exercise, statrted off with Insanity then decided to move to p90x coz I've always preferred weights to cardio. So there. I said it!

  
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BALLOUZOO 8/13/2012 4:50PM

    WOW! Great job!

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