Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Sweet words to live my indeed. We do make are own success. Good or bad, happy or sad, bit or small, we can do them all with determination.
Control your thoughts ~ Control your destiny. Sounds like a dang good plan ~
Have a blessed day ~ Donna
Monday, April 30, 2012
Silently I look at the scales, bite my lip, cuss a little bit under my breath.. ***n.. Up three pounds.
I reevaluate what I have done right / wrong this week. Nope can't think of anything . If I could think of something I could at least know what to change.
How many of you have been there, done this?
How many times can you reassess your goals in any given year? I'd say as many as you want until you get the right combination. I evidently do not have the right combination. For the past 4 months I have yo-yo'd my way back and fourth. I have been very consistent with tracking what I eat (down to the cap of oil in scrambled eggs), consistent with tracking exercise (usually up to 60 min a day). Why the weight gain? Perhaps I have more muscle. Perhaps I have water gain. Could be several factors. I really don't know.
What I do know is that I promised myself if this happened I wouldn't beat myself up. Instead I would take the healthier road. Take a look at the scenario and change the scenery to fit my needs.
Yesterday was the first day to my Spring Challenge. I did everything correctly. Today I haven't done anything yet, but then again it is only 5:52 AM. I know what I'm going to do. 10 min of toning. Also today is a cardio day. Which shouldn't be too hard to accomplish since I could do a number of things. Walk, bike ride, treadmill or Gazelle my way to 30 - 60 min of sweat equity.
So today as I re-work what has already been worked on before, make wiser decisions and just be myself I will also remember:
"I am responsibly growing those vines in my life that will help me. I will tend to those vines with a watchful eye, and a pair of scissors for cutting loose that which is preventing me from enjoying the sunlight of life."
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Spring into Bathing Suit Shape!
Thanks for joining SparkPeople's Official "Spring Into Shape" Bootcamp Workout Challenge! During this 4-week challenge, you'll do more than sculpt your tummy, thighs and arms. You'll also start a fitness streak that will help you make fitness a part of your daily life! Bootcamp involves a daily commitment to exercise—often in just 10-minute chunks that fit easily into your day.
This week, we'll dive right in on day one! Are you ready to change your body and your attitude about exercise?
Week 1 Action Plan
1. Do one 10-minute toning video each day. Follow one of these routines each day (all you'll need is a pair of dumbbells), starting today! If you have more time, repeat the video once or twice for greater benefit. Get your workout videos.
2. Do 5 cardio sessions this week. In addition to your toning video, plan for cardio (aerobic) exercise any five days of the week. Aim for at least 10 minutes, but if you've been exercising for awhile, shoot for 30 minutes. Get cardio ideas.
3. Track your workouts. Make sure you are tracking your workouts on your Fitness Tracker. This will keep you accountable and help you see your progress over time!
4. Learn how to earn your trophy. By completing this challenge and tracking your goals in the "Spring Into Shape" Bootcamp SparkTeam, you'll be eligible for a special SparkTrophy at the end of the month. Get trophy tips here.
Day one - 50 min of toning done (dumb bells, resistant bands, wall pushups)
My affirmation for the day:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
April 27, 2012, 1:28 PM EST
Richard Simmons, America's unofficial weight loss guru for decades, is criticizing NBC's popular show "The Biggest Loser" for using "terrible" tactics to get contestants to shed pounds.
In an interview with MensHealth.com, Simmons says that although "The Biggest Loser" has "some merit," it takes the wrong approach to helping people reach their weight loss goals. "I'm not into any show that makes people compete when they lose weight," he says.
Simmons says material incentives aren't good long-term solutions. "Voting off people every week because they didn't lose enough weight, or giving somebody a car or money because they did lose weight? That's terrible. ... Who are you competing against? It's you. You need to be doing this for you and only you."
So what are your thoughts about "The Biggest Loser"? Good or bad...
Friday, April 27, 2012
Occasionally we may feel that it is a waste of time and energy to act with integrity, compassion, and concern for all. Especially when our efforts don't seem appreciated. When rejected, we may be reluctant to try again even though everything in our souls cries out for us to move forward.
Mother Teresa, who certainly lived a life that is an example for all of us, wrote the following. Perhaps she also felt let down at times.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It never was between you and them anyway.
by Mother Teresa
Keep moving toward your goals with integrity and compassion. When confronted with resistance, smile and do it anyway.
Affirmation for the Week:
"I will act, think, and "be" with no expectations in return, and there I will find peace and contentment."
Have a doing and giving week!
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