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I see a skinny girl...oh wait I mean a fit girl underneath the belly fat!

Monday, May 16, 2011

I have been trying to maintain my consistency of working out and tracking my food for last few months. Some weeks have been better than others but overall I have done fairly well. I am happy about that but I still have not seen my weight decrease but yet remain where it has been give or take a few lbs over that time period. And that is okay because at least it has not increase significantly.

But as I stood in the mirror looking at myself this morning while getting ready for work I could see that there is a fitter me underneath that belly fat (which was a gift from birthing my 9lbs son 5 1/2 years ago).

I must mention that is was my first morning workout in about 6 months or so. My routine up until now was working out after I put my son to sleep but there is a lot of stress associated with that because my son does not like to go to bed when he is supposed to. So I decided to switch things up. So day 1 is in the bag and I will try this on a week to week basis for 30 minutes a day to see how it works out. I am fairly excited for now but we all know I have major issues with my mental motivation so I will be looking for prayers and encouragement.

And with that I will sign off with something I heard from Joyce Meyers last week (paraphrasing of course since my memory is a bit sketchy these days.... oh the joys of mother hood ;) )........

I am eating healthier

I am feeling healthier and more energetic

And I weigh what God wants me to weigh!!!! emoticon

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SPOKENWORD 7/19/2012 11:27AM

    YES! I got the vision too!

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ATINYDANCER 6/3/2011 4:26PM

    Yay I love it! emoticon

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BOBINVA 5/16/2011 12:10PM

    Great post.

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TOASTIE 5/16/2011 10:07AM

    I really like the attitude of switching things up if they aren't working out. Like recognizing the stress of trying to get your son to bed to you can have some time to work out. Gosh, that brings back memories. They grow up, though. Mine is graduating and leaving home soon.

I love your positive attitude. Inspirational!

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ever since November I have been in this downward slump in my motivation. No energy, no desire to workout, and no desire to eat sensibly. It has been up and down at times with a good week here and a good week there.

But today while sitting on the couch I was surfing my spark page, which by the way I have been keeping up on, and decided to re-evaluate my measurement. Oh boy was that not such a good idea, or perhaps it was. Although I have been in a slump I have noticed I managed to stay within my current weight give or take, mostly give, a couple of pounds (which has increased my BMI, but that is a subject for another time).

So as I was doing this I decided it was time to get off the couch and get a workout in. I am up, and my son is still sleep, so this is the perfect time to do it. Boy that was the eye opener, my fitness level as decreased a bit and I know I need to be more consistent. I just don't want this to consume my life to where it becomes stressful, like it did last summer.

Although I do enjoy working out and finding new ones to do, it became stressful to find the time to fit them in. I am a single mother and my child craves all of my time, something I enjoy don't get me wrong, but it difficult to find that "me time" we all need.

So, Dear God I do pray that this is the beginning to a new start by incorporating what I had before but with much less stress and much more enjoyment. Although this is not a resolution it is always good to re-evaluate ones place from time to time.

I have rambled enough and although this is not a venting session this has been quite freeing.

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SARACSJ 1/15/2011 11:12AM

    It's all so true. Sorry, I don't have words of wisdom for you, just understanding because I'm there with you.

It seems unfair that I've lost my endurance and get winded easily when I didn't give up, I just took a step back to find balance. Balance is so hard as a single parent. I find myself constantly trading which gets highest priority rather than balancing.

I've seen the articles about how to blend two priorities saying "Take your kids on a walk to the park! Have your child pick out and prepare the veggies for the family meal!" Still haven't made them work for me when the park is covered in two feet of snow, and dinner is rushed between school and keeping the house clean and discipline and bedtime.

You've got a great strategy, prayer and re-evaluation is good. And it seems like you're committed for the long haul (even if it means just maintaining until the duties of child raising take a bit less time.) You can do this. Hang in there.

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Losing momentum?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I don't know if it is the upcoming holidays or the fact that I was sick with the flu for a while last month but I have not been in the mood to workout like I used to. I am still at my 10lbs weight-loss mark and maintaining but want to be under 190 at some point in my life again, preferably sooner than later. Over the past few weeks I have worked out maybe 3 times per week if that. I think I am burning out and getting bored of just working out period.

I need to renew my mind and get myself together. I have found new workout to do, I just have not had much motivation to actually do them. "Deep sigh" I must find my motivation again, because Monday came and went with not workout, Tuesday morning is here and I am at work without completing my morning workout, but tonight still offers another opportunity. The question is will I take advantage of it?........ Mentally I pray so...... to be continued?

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4EVERFIT011 11/2/2010 10:19AM

    I was feeling the same way sometime in September. It's not uncommon but it will pass. What helped me was just working out for 10 minutes at a time. I found that just moving helped build some momentum. I also challenged myself to take one of the classes at the gym. There is a great motivation article here on site and I believe someone has given you the address. Remember that you are worth the effort. emoticon

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SBW1027 11/2/2010 9:58AM

    I was sick a few weeks ago. I don't know why, but everytime I start to exercise or eat better I always get sick. I guess its my body's way of getting out all of the yuck... Well in the past, once I got sick, I stopped what I was doing and the progress went down the toilet. Well I was sick about a month ago, and I was determined to not let it stop me this time. I actually went out and did my running intervals when I was still not feeling well, and believe it or not when I got done, I felt a little better...then the next day I was back to normal. This will pass...You can do this...You just need to take that first step again and do it...You might not like 1 minute of doing it, but doing it is the key!

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KAT2212 11/2/2010 9:56AM


Here is a link to a SparkPeople article about motivation. Hope it helps! Good luck to you!

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MISSCUS 11/2/2010 9:39AM

    I can relate to what you're saying. Try to use the fake it til you make it routine. Go to the gym and jus do what you feel like doing, try new machines, if you can afford it buy two or three personal trainer sessions. They can be pretty motivating. Thats what I did and it helped. Good luck to you. emoticon

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Stressed - venting time

Friday, September 24, 2010

Being a single mother is so challenging. I am exhausted from school schedules, homework, bath time, meal time, work, etc., etc., etc. It's a wonder I ever have time to fit in any time for myself like exercise, which by the way has to take place at 5am or it does not happen at all!!.

With all that I have to deal with I intellectually understand why I have not dropped a pound in over 6 months or so. This to has added to my stress. Not sure what I can do but i just needed to vent before I completely blow my top!!! Dear God please help me to lighten this burden!

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MOM2MIRACLES 9/24/2010 10:21AM

    My Dr. suggested the same thing. I mean we take our kids to the playground (or even go outside with them) and usually wind up just sitting and watching. She suggested I try going around the playground (we have a "parent friendly" playground) with my children rather than sitting or standing and watching. Just get involved an move and play with them. It may not be 30 minutes of hard core aerobics or a "real" workout, but at least you're moving. At least it's something! Good Luck! and vent whenever you need to, that's what we're all here for!

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SARACSJ 9/24/2010 10:09AM

    Hang in there! It IS exhausting, but it sounds like you're making it work. If you can find time this weekend, go to the park. Run around or do modified chinups on the monkey bars. Just play! You're doing an important job as a mom. It'll get better!

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That time of the month - It never fails

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I just need to vent because this seems to happen every time.

Okay. It seems like every time I need to weigh in whether it is at the doctor's office or as in recent events, because I joined a new gym, it always ends up being on the day I am retaining the most water due to.............. my time of the month. Arrrrggggg! It is hard enough to get the weight I have off but when adding the 3 to 5 additional lbs to a report that helps calculate my BMI and fat % is just icing on the cake, so to speak.

Yes, I know its only a few lbs and that it is usually temporary but I am just quite annoyed with my body and those professionals telling me I am obese due to a number some one pulled out of the sky, or better yet a scientific calculation. Well, I buy most of the predictors to a point, after all I am a scientist myself. But there has to be something wrong with the way we figure out ones health. It can get confusing when you are considered overweight and/or obese due to number based on ones weight not considering factors of muscle, water retention, etc. I mean come on for goodness sake, I am in week 5 of P90x with a decent diet and calorie intake. Yet it seams like I can not win for lose. The slowest looser you bet. In a habitual plateau, ooh that's me too. What is a mom like me to do. Do I need to turn to alternative health professionals? I have tried everything everyone has suggested yet I am still teetering between 191.8 and at last weigh-in (PMS in progress mind you) 196 all 3 days apart.

Is is truly just stress or are certain hormones at play as well. Of course, but why aren't my health-care professionals picking up on the ones that are actually in play, I guess I need to find the right one that will.

I just needed to vent for this is something that has been on my mind for a while now. Being a women can be a true blessing and a curse, when it comes to losing weight.!

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LASARRE 6/17/2010 1:21PM

    I know exactly how you feel. I have been having the same thing happen to me, but I got this Ulcerative Colitis which added more weight. I had to take my charts to my doctor to prove I have been eating right and working out because she couldn't figure out how I put on 13 lbs since I last saw her in August considering all the exercise I said I am doing. All we can do is keep working at it and not give up! emoticon

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