Saturday, January 14, 2012
I've had my goals in my head for awhile and have been meaning to put them down in black and white but it has been just one more thing I've procrastinated doing. As part of the 5% Winter Challenge we are encouraged to write a daily blog identifying a new habit we want to develop, how we will develop it, ways to keep us on track and how to improve upon them. I am finding this to be one of the more difficult challenges. Why? Because I'm not a blogger! I've been with Spark since July 2011 and have only written 3 blogs. My family, friends and co-workers will tell you I'm the quiet one. I don't say much therefore I don't write much. My daughter even accuses me that I don't talk much on the phone. I'm just not a talker. So...one of the new habits I wish to develop is to write more, open up more, be honest more. Ways to keep on track with it, hmmm. I'm still thinking on that one. Daily blogs are a start. Making a list and blogging on it later is also a start.
For my 2012 goals:
1. 20,000 fitness minutes this year. That is roughly 60 min per day. In my first 6 months on Spark I had 9400 minutes. Not bad but I can push a little harder.
2. Start making appointments for my workouts. If I write them in my calendar book, I'll be able to stick with them better.
3. Run 2-3 half marathons this year.
4. Continue tracking daily and increase my daily water from 8 glasses to 9-10 glasses.
5. Reach my goal by Spring! Work on maintenance and Have Fun!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I've done this before...exercise, eat healthy, track what I eat and I've lost weight. I know what to do and I know how to do it. Keeping at it is the hard part. I stop exercising or stop tracking what I eat and the inches and pounds creep back on. Before you know it, you are back where you started which is my case.
After 5 weeks of my game plan, it does work!! Calories in vs calories out really does work (once I got completely serious and honest with myself). An added benefit is how I feel and the energy I have to continue doing what I'm suppose to do. I am beginning to see some progress, pounds and inches.
I love that Sparkpeople gives me the accountability and encouragement I need to keep at it. I want to succeed and remain a success.
I've learned to push myself harder. I read a blog from SABRINA1024 and she said "If it's easy, it's not worth doing." I've learned to push harder than I think I can go and I usually am able to reach that level and higher. It's called a "work" out after all, right? It is work!! I don't always like it, in fact I hate it most times. I don't beg to go to the gym or not feel right if I don't get my run in one day. I don't get that runner's "high" but I do like the way I feel after a good workout and I know it is what my body needs. So for now, I will continue to push myself and get stronger. I will enjoy the benefits of good health, more energy and overall internal happiness, not to mention a smaller pants size.
So thank you sparkpeople for giving me the tools and support I need to improve my life and my health!!
Friday, July 29, 2011
I am not a football fanatic but I do like to watch football. One thing I know about the game is that each week the teams have to make a game plan. They have to plan their defense and their offense. They have to push themselves and work hard to make it to the Super Bowl. It does not happen over night. My journey is a lot like the game of football. I have my coaches (my SP friends and community), my cheerleaders (my friends and family), my game plan both offense and defense (my actions and whatever the world out there throws my way), with the ultimate goal of making it to the super bowl (to become the healthiest me possible). I'm taking it one week at a time and pushing myself to the limits and beyond, adjusting the game plan when I find something does not quite work out. I'll keep you posted as to the weekly scores. Let's go team!!
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