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Monday, April 11, 2011

Home another day with a sick little one. Bored we did artwork and I decided to give this motivational collage thing a try. I thought it would be hoakey, and boring, and just something to do. Well I was wrong, it was fun, made me feel young again and reminded me of how I was all about this as a teen. It also motivated the heck out of me and gave me a good spark which I really needed. I plan to hang them on my bedroom closet doors as this is where I beat myself up the most over my clothes, and feel the most discouraged, (they are also by the mirror which is also not my friend at times.

My Collage Messages:

I am strong and powerful. I used to be that girl that was fit and loved to run I ran track and distance and cross country skied and did field hockey to boot. I also exercised. However before I did all these super active things I rode my bike and walked and hiked with my parents, I am going back to basics and I am confident I can find that girl again and get her running and super active again.

Make it fun like it was when I was a kid. Fun is walking with my tunes blasting and strolling the neighbourhood or a trail.

Take time for me. I'm still putting myself last and I need to stop. Track what I eat, that means EVERYTHING even when I have an off day to keep me accountable.

My best zinger that I came up with is " Eat Right! Good fuel = good results, Junk = A BIG TRUNK (referring to the mid section area).

The other zingers I have put on my collage with the goal of doing "If there is no effort there is no worth". The best things in life are free.

Overall my plan is "To choose exercise that is doable and won't make me feel ike a failure : KISS principle, Keep it simple stupid. This one is huge as I have a REALLY bad habit of starting out with insane exercise videos and hurting myself or comparing myself and then quitting. I am going to start out walking.. That I know I can do with the goal to be toned and ready to run again injury free. Also to use positive self talk and to be comfortable in my own skin and the biggest goal and the scariest for me is to " wear my baiting suit out in public".

Pics of the collages are posted under my pictures.


Dear Body:

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I love that I am losing but you sure have a sense of humor about where from...

I have worked very hard these past 9 weeks and am on the cusp of losing 10 lbs. I am very excited about this ...

However could you please have the next ten not come from the following place:

My face, really it was okay... maybe my waist next time?
My chest... I wanted to go shopping for pants and shirts not just a bra cause my girls shrank... Ahhh!!!!
My feet ... REALLY BODY???? How do I benefit from lose shoes, I almost fell down today cause of this
My hands, although I appreciate it they were okay, just fine,

it 's in the middle and the hips that need to go... Just so you know for next ten and the rest that needs to go. .

I know and accept that these pounds have come from all the places I least wanted to lose. Quite a sense of humor you have body !

BUT ... a loss is a loss and I am still darn proud!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NATIVE_ONE 7/7/2010 7:51AM

    Oh too funny, it sounds like CATitius all over again. If you get a chance go through my blogs for the one titled CATitus. Sending you good vibes and lots of wishes for you to lose in places where you see fit not where out body takes it from!

Keep up the great work, 10 pounds is wonderful news!!

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CS4JWS 7/7/2010 7:46AM

  I, too, could have written that same letter! It's a mean joke, our body plays on us...but I keep thinking that eventually, it will HAVE to come off of the midsection!

Keep up the good work!

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JESSNMATTSMOM 7/6/2010 10:36PM

  You should be proud, but darn it, I know exactly what you're talking about! Those middle parts are the first to put it on and the last to take it off. Keep up the good work!!

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JESSNMATTSMOM 7/6/2010 10:34PM

  You should be proud, but darn it, I know exactly what you're talking about! Those middle parts are the first to put it on and the last to take it off. Keep up the good work!!

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Self Doubt and Realization

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Funny how ones brain works and the tricks and trials it takes to stay on track and keep motivated. I struggle etch day, and give myself pep talks, and stern talking to's. I was doing really good at being health and exercising until last Friday. Week 7 day 3, the run did not go as planned. I had to stop early for the first time and i felt so defeated by this. I didn't consider the fact that I had at least done the majority of it and the fact that 7 weeks ago I couldn't have done it at all... Friday our company arrived and my husbands 40th birthday... I went to town literally, drinks, food, and more.... Come Sunday night I felt like CRAP!!!! I was mad at myself and beating myself up... Then it occurred to me I have to stop this all or nothing thinking, I have a bad habit of doing this. Whether it be getting to a certain point on the scale and falling off track and gaining it all back, or starting an exercise program and then for whatever reason stopping. I had to force myself to lace up my runners today... I didn't want to... I was in why bother mode... but I did something different... I just pushed and did it, I ran the whole way, and could not be prouder... it is like a small victory...take that doubting self... I am not going to be swayed or detoured or slide back, I am going to keep going, and I am going to get there, slowly but surely, with lots of bumps and slides and holes in the road... this time I am aware and prepared. When I run, I have to play head games to keep on going, but most of all I am learning to just let go and get out of my head for a bit, lost in happy daydreams... Daydreams of those skinny jeans in the bottom of my closet that is..Spark people is a huge part of this and the community and support that exists within it. Run on everyone, and to those that are thinking you can't, think again!!!!!! . emoticon

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NATIVE_ONE 6/24/2010 10:37AM

    Awesome blog. Even so I clicked I liked it so that it may get chosen to be put on the SP home page. You have a great mind set and I too am proud of you! Keep up your awesome motivation and inspiration and thank you for sharing!

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TREEFROGLADY 6/22/2010 9:10PM

    Yes, you CAN do it!
Next time you're having a bad day, come back and re-read your blog. Funny how we get in our own way sometimes, isn't it?!
Take care. emoticon

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Finding my form

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Well today I did week 5 day 2 run of couch to 5 K. I had many excuses of why I didn't have time to do it today... but I didn't dwell on those too long and got it done. I am so glad that I haven't given in yet to skip a day, I am keeping on with the program. Today during the run section I realized my core feels so much stronger, my arms and back and legs feel strong as well, and most of all today is the first time I truly felt like I had found my legs so to speak and that my form was bang on. I am still slow, but it is coming along. Before I ran today I felt intimidated by the day 3 run. It is a solid chunk of time with no breaks. But after some thought, I am really looking forward to this. Running for me has everything to do with the head game of I can do this, just keep going, one more minute, I am strong... I use a lot of positive self talk when I run. I am loving this journey and so inspired by others as well who are on this path. I am somewhat frustrated as my weight yo yoed a bit, but I measured and I am losing inches so I am just taking it in stride. Looking forward to Friday and the triumphant feeling of completing the week strong... (See positive thinking emoticon)



Friday, May 21, 2010

Started the couch to 5 K run program. I just finished week 3 day 3 and am feeling great. I didn't want to run tonight... I had lots of excuses, but I have been doing something different and putting the excuses aside, and just getting it done. It is going to be a slow road to where I want to get... but slow and steady wins the race I hope. It felt good to run today... It made me happy in a way that food can't and that is something that I need to cherish and acknowledge on a daily basis. I find myself looking at runners in the community and getting excited that I could be like that one day... I also miss the program on my off days... I am hoping that these small changes and acknowledging them will help to keep me on track.


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