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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I did the sculpt routine today and it felt good. I have not eaten good food today though. I have eaten cookies and had two lattes with sugar ( I have a latte maker) and a Mountain Dew. I believe I am addicted to sugar. If I stopped having sugary drinks, I would lose weight without even trying. Anyway, that is all I have to say for today, except that I put up my Christmas tree and it is very pretty.



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I didn't do my workout over the weekend. Old Man Winter dropped two feet of on us and I was unable to get home. I worked 12 hour shifts overnight and stayed in town during the day. Monday I was not feeling well and also slept much of the day (due to having worked the night shift). Today is Tuesday. I am going shopping this morning with a friend, dropping my son off at school, and then I hope to get my workout in. I don't know what today will bring, yesterday was not so good. I have a lot on my mind but I do feel more able to cope after I have exercised.


Power 90 day 3

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh......! Exercise makes me feel good about myself. I am still sore from day 1, but today went well anyway. I did sculpt level 1. I like this program because I can keep up, even though I am out of breath and occasionally need to take a 5 second rest. Anyway, my shower felt good after such sweaty exhaustion and now I am back in my stretchy pants. Someday, I wont wear stretchy pants. Or maybe I will, they will just look better. I will wear them because they feel good, not because they are the only thing that fits!

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JOEBEASLEY40 12/11/2010 11:12PM

    I'm on day 55 and it does get easier. I still sweat, but I don't get as tired as I was in week one. emoticon

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HOLLYNOEL75 12/10/2010 1:41PM

    Hang in there, it does get easier. The first week I was SUPER sore, I did it through week 4 but life has gotten too crazy with kids in school. I am going to try again in the summer when schedules aren't so busy.

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Day 2 Power 90

Friday, December 10, 2010

A few years ago, I started a workout program called P90x. It is a 90 day program and I was able to stick it out almost until the end. It was a very difficult program and I did not put into it the effort that I should. However, I lost 16 pounds and my body became more toned than it had been in many years. Since the completion of that program, I have made a few attempts at it again, but have only been able to eek out enough motivation to get through one or two of those grueling workouts (they are all approximately an hour long or more).

I have ordered many workout program from the same company over the years, but each one has defeated me in record time. There was one program, though, that I hadn't considered until recently. I don't know why I didn't try it before. It is similar to P90x, which, looking back, I do have a certain fondness for, but will probably never complete again.

I received my Power 90 DVD's and informational literature and accessories in a small brown box that I could barely wait to open. I hope this is the program that helps me achieve my fitness goals. I have decided to keep a journal of my progress here on Sparkpeople. Here goes...

Day 1
I completed level 1 sculpting. I didn't feel like I was doing a huge amount of work, although I could feel the burn in my arms and legs. The workout was a good length of time. I wasn't bored and I worked up a decent sweat.

Day 2
Sore all over! I completed level 1 cardio along with Ab Ripper 100. Not bad! The workout was at a pace fast enough to make me sweat and keep me interested, but not too fast. So many workouts that I have tried make me feel overwhelmed and I am so out of breath in the first minute that they go back into their cases and never see the light of day again. You see, stamina is not my strong point. Neither is the coordination it takes to get through one of those dance to lose weight videos. They look fun, but I am not going to buy anymore of them. Oh, did I mention that I am sore all over?



Friday, May 07, 2010

yes, I am feeling discouraged today. I am in a Biggest Loser contest at work so I weighed in on Tuesday. Gained 4 pounds. My eating has been out of control, mostly just eating sugary food or going out to eat a lot. I haven't worked out in over a week. I'm not feeling sorry for myself at all, just wondering what it will take for me to stop these bad behaviors. I have an elliptical, treadmill, and all the weights I would ever need. I have bands, exercise balls, new tennis shoes and workout clothes. My machines are in front of a tv and I have music available too. So, why don't I exercise? I know that it is mostly just laziness, but that is a very hard vice to break (for me, anyway). I am completely addicted to sugar. I think I do know what changes I need to make, just not sure how to do it so that they are changes I can live with long term. i wonder what it is going to take to flip the switch....

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CHOPPER74 5/12/2010 4:18PM

    Thank you all for the encouragement and suggestions!

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TOMWDCSKC 5/8/2010 4:34AM

    It is normal to backslide a little bit. BUT DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED! The people on Spark will help you out. Think positive, plus it might help to keep fruit around that you like because it helps cure the sweet tooth. For me it was getting rid of those sugarary items. One other thing might help. Keep busy, people who keep busy have less time for thinking about sweets. But occasionally I still reach for something sweet. Remember everything in modoration and good luck on your journey. YOU CAN DO IT!! emoticon

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ANGUMS 5/7/2010 12:10PM

    It sure would be nice to have a nuritionist and a personal trainer at times like these, huh? I'm with you, girlie! Let me know if we can work together in some way... I'll try to think of something we can do together, too! emoticon

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DEBHAPPY2B 5/7/2010 10:54AM

    Hey, I have been there, too. Music works for me, it seems like I can't help but dance around a little... So does some better choices in the food dept., but that still taste sweet. I like those Snak Pack fat free puddings...and my favorite is the whole fruit bar from Edy's. The strawberry fruit bar is only 80 calories...keep a bunch in your freezer--even two of them are only 160 calories! And they take awhile to eat! Good luck, and hang in there!

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