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I am SO smart in the mornings....

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I am a morning workout girl. I get up at 5am and GET IT DONE. NO excuses, no missed workouts. But dang I hate when that alarm goes off. I am never smarter than when my alarm goes off. In 20 seconds I can rearrange my entire day and work out getting 10 more minutes of sleep and still get everything done. I am amazing in the morning! I wish I was that smart all day!


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SIMONEKP 5/1/2013 2:57PM

    I feel your pain

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--VICKI-- 5/1/2013 12:37PM

  No way could I get up that early for exercise. I hit the fitness center at 7:45 3 days a week, most weeks and do 45-60 minutes.
You're doing great! emoticon

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Okay - So I have challenged the Over 200 but not for Long Team to set specific goals for where they want to be next year at this time and how they are going to get there. So, I am following my advice to make some very specific goals and predictions. (If you want to see the e-mails - look at the bottom of this blog)

1. GOAL: I am going to set my goal for 165 pounds by Cinco De Mayo 2014. Honestly I would like to stretch that to 150 pounds. But I am going to be very realistic and I would still be thrilled to be 165 by then, so that is the goal 165 by 5-5-2014.

2. WHY:
*I want to feel less pain. Pain in my back, by hips, my knees and feet is bad. I am hoping the weight will help.
*I want to have more energy to play with my daughter. I don't want to feel tired all the time.
*I want to look better. I am tired of being disgusted when I see pictures of myself.
*I want to have my quality of life back. I want to feel myself.

3. WHO:
I am the only person responsible for me. I can not blame anyone else, my past, my stuggles, my childhood, my family, McDonalds or anyone for my size and my weight. I will stop making excuses and start making changes. Excuses will not fix this.

4. WHEN:
Now. It can not wait another day, another hour or another minute. I must start today and I must recommit to this every day. I can't lose another minute that I can't get back without making the changes I should have made years ago.

5. HOW:
* I will eat right. I will increase my vegetable intake and decrease my fat/sugar intake. I will dring 8+ glasses of water every day. I will choose lean proteins and vegetables for my meals and that will keep me from getting hungry. I will LOG EVERY CALORIE so that there is no misunderstanding or forgotten snacks. If I am documenting what I am eating and can not lie to myself about it and I can celebrate all of the good choices I am making to get to my goals.
* I will excersice (Cardio) 3 times per week for at least 45 minutes each time.
* I will excercise (Strength)1-2 times per week for at least 35 minutes each time.
* I will continue to log my fitness, strength and food every day.
* I will continue to blog and stay connected thru Sparkpeople. It is an excellent tool and it is working for me so I will continue to use it to ensure my success.

EMAILS: (Feel free to join our team...OVER 200...BUT NOT FOR LONG too! We'll be glad to have you!)

E=mail #2 - Follow Up
Well, you've had a little time to think about yesterday's it's time to act. Put it on paper! I have added this to the team Blog page so Stop by and comment on this! Share your ambition, your motivation and your goals with everyone. DON'T FORGET - YOU HAVE TO HAVE SPECIFIC ACTIONS DEFINED TO GET TO YOUR GOAL! not "i'll work out more" but "I'll work out 4 days a week for at least 35 minutes" SPECIFIC and then JUST DO IT!

You can't GO without a GOal. Where do you see yourself in a year? What do you have to do to get there. Now STOP. If it's not on paper already....put it on paper. Write it down. Write down your goal, your motivation AND the actions you must take to get there.

You can do this. It's spring, it's a time of renewal and rebirth. REmotivate yourself and let's get where we're going!

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HANDYV 4/30/2013 11:25AM

    NICE!!! emoticon

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"You've been losing weight..." Inspiration to Keep On...

Monday, April 29, 2013

SO the scale has been really unfair and I keep fighting the good fight but the dang thing hardly ever moves. My husband keeps saying "but you look different" but I always think that's along the lines of a mother always loves their baby...

But then TODAY....someone I barely even know at work says "wow - you've lost a lot of weight". You can really see it. I wanted to say - nope - only a few pounds, but I said thank you and realized you really CAN see it. So even if the scale isn't cooperating, maybe my body is. I have started measuring. I want to see SOME number move....I'm a number person.

But it still feels good.

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MOMTHENURSE 4/29/2013 4:46PM

    That's the best motivation in the world!

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HAPPYMENOW58 4/29/2013 4:43PM

    Wow...Do I hear ya!! I felt like you wrote my story!!! I can sure relate....I am losing inches....some of my clothes are bigger....People keep telling me that I look better...they said my face looks thinner!! The scales are only showing 7 or 8 pounds...I think it is just coming off slowly.....I just keep trying not to be discouraged...Our success will be sweeter, right?! Hang in there...We WILL get to our goals!!! emoticon emoticon

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I'm trying...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Zumba, swim, workout, OH MY... Wish I would start seeing results. 4 months with no results is really frustrating. What the hell.


Did the USA win? Did Boston Win?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Give me your 3 best words to describe the USA.

As a mother, I am always trying to think about how to make my baby be the best person she can be. I find that most often that means that I have to modify MY behavior. I need to be a better person. I should be kinder, more tolerant, more loving and more patient. I am trying not to teach her my bad habits.

After watching the Boston Marathon Bombings last week I saw the US reaction to the death of one bomber and the capture of the other and what struck me is that we were not kind, loving, tolerant etc etc etc. I am not saying we should be pushovers, but we stood in the streets chanting USA USA USA.... like we "won". All I could think was "nobody won." There are still five people dead and lots of injuries. Many lives that are shattered. People that can't even put one foot in front to of the other to move on. We didn't win? Why are we so arrogant? I heard a local radio DJ talking about how smart we are and how we have the smartest people in the world? Guess what - other countries have smart people too. Watching people chant in the streets I thougth showed a lot of misunderstanding of who we really are and what really happened.

In your 3 best words did you say "Kind, loving, respectful, tolerant?" Probably not.

I don't think we won. We survived, we will keep trying to survive. The more the chant in the streets after incidents like this, the more incidents like this I think will happen. We need to be a kinder more respectful nation.

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MARTY728 4/22/2013 11:00AM

    There is no winning or losing, only survival and moving forward. The world has and will continue to learn from it in order to make other events safer. We learn from every attempted or actual attack, no matter which country it is.

My 3 words are resilient, strong and dedicated.

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