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Making Me a Priority... FINALLY!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Along the way, it is easy to get discouraged, feel like you are not making progress and lose sight of your goals.

For many years, I have found encouragement in wonderful friends and family who have supported me in my many goals... finishing school, my career, marriage, etc. However, when it comes to my health and fitness, I realize that I must learn to encourage myself and make myself a priority.

To be honest, this is not easy for me. I am used to being the cheerleader for others and it feels intrinsically selfish to make me #1. But I am finally realizing that this is the best thing I can do for all of my relationships. The better I feel about myself, the more joy and love I can share with others. It took a long time for me to learn this lesson but I'm getting it and it feels GREAT!

  
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MESEATURTLE 3/22/2013 12:28AM

    Amen

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 3/21/2013 9:35PM

    Good for you! You are right, and you really do deserve it.

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GRACIE4ONE 3/21/2013 8:34PM

    So glad you got it!!!

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Stepping it Up and I'm on my Way!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

This week, I decided to take my fitness to the next level and am doing Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred videos and the Biggest Loser game on Xbox (Challenge level). Oh my, what a challenge it has been but in such a good, good way.

I am lovin' the changes taking place in my body but the changes in my thought process and mental attitude are the most impressive transformations to me. I have become very intentional about what I consume and what I do on a daily basis. It is amazing all the things I have accomplished that I said I could never do or just didn't have time for. Excuses, excuses, excuses.

I have also joined a step aerobics class at my church and am loving the new friends that I am meeting and positive energy of the group. At the end of this week, I will be completing the first cycle of the Virgin Diet. I am rewarding myself with 3 personal training sessions with a reputable Pilates instructor in my area. I said that I could never handle Pilates because I had a C-section and it hurt my abs too much. I'm done with those excuses, am looking forward to obtaining some good 1:1 training, and am looking forward to taking it to the next level!!!

  
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LCERVERA 3/20/2013 5:28PM

    How do you like Shred? I do it sometimes and it's pretty good, I think. I LOVE Faithful Workouts on Direct TV, if you have that. It's on the NRB channel. It's aerobics and strength to positive Christian music. The instructor also talks about the Lord during the workout! It's really fantastic. If you have Direct TV, I encourage you to try it, because form the sound of your blog, I think you would love it, too!
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MZIMIGA 2/19/2013 6:04PM

    GOOD JOB! :) I just ordered 30 day Shred! Like it? I'm looking forward to it coming on Thursday...but I got Jillian's Kickboxing one and my daughter and I tried it last night. We LOVED it!!

The mental changes I am most proud of in myself too...it's a big deal and that deserves a lot of credit, so WAY TO GO! :) Keep it up!

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GRACIE4ONE 2/13/2013 11:42PM

    emoticon my girlfriend!!!!

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MARIAJESTRADA 2/11/2013 10:05PM

    I had a C-section with my son, and now I can do full sit-ups and pull ups. I don't feel any discomfort at all. You keep going!

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GATORADE71 2/11/2013 10:55AM

    Great Attitude!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 2/11/2013 10:41AM

    WTG!! Good luck to you!

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I am Encouraged with the small victories along the way!

Monday, February 04, 2013

Well, I just completed my first week of the Virgin Diet and am amazed with the results. I have been experiencing more energy than I have in years! My mood has stabilized (and that is a blessing...just ask my husband and kids) and I have lost 6 lbs to boot! My mother started the same time as I and she lost 8 lbs... we are the dynamic duo!!!

The most amazing thing that I am learning on this journey towards health and wholeness is to count it ALL joy. I am so encouraged by the little victories along the way. Whether it includes the sheer willpower to pass on my granny's birthday cake, to just say no to that piece of fried chicken when out with girlfriends and say yes to a wonderfully delish green salad, or meeting so many likeminded individuals, I am encouraged and full of JOY! I think the best thing that is occurring in my life is that I have the energy and focus to plan a healthy and delicious meal for my family each and every day (this is a huge accomplishment for a family who ate out 2-3 per week with my life always seeming so hectic to cook). Gotta give a big shout out to Spark Recipes as I tried a couple recipes and my family and I LOVED them.

I would like to thank each and every one of my SparkFriends for your blog entries, huddles or encouraging words. This time around I am committed to gaining a whole new perspective on health and wellness not just eyeing the scale or burning the calories. This is a more holistic journey and I am so happy that you guys are along for the ride.

  
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GRACIE4ONE 2/7/2013 4:54PM

    Way to go!!!

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VEUVEGIRL 2/4/2013 8:28AM

    I love you taking small steps and celebrating each one!

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Feeling Good, Feeling Blessed

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I am on day 4 of Cycle 1 of the Virgin Diet. Basically, I have eliminated gluten, diary, soy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugar from my diet. Eggs, corn and peanuts wasn't really a heavy lift because I don't really eat these items anyway. However, my focus is not really on the things that I have eliminated but on what I have gained.

Over the past few days on the Diet and recently joining SparkPeople, I am gaining a whole new perspective on food, fitness and health. I am becoming more thoughtful about what goes in my mouth. I am particularly thankful for all the great recommendations, recipe ideas, and encouragement from others in this Community.

I truly feel blessed with this new chapter in my life. I am starting to fall in love with exercise again and have energy that I have not felt in year. Simply blessed with a heart full of gratitude.

  
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SELTZER111 1/31/2013 9:29AM

    Congratulations to you on your healthy new lifestyle !! Great job !

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GATORADE71 1/31/2013 8:49AM

    It starts with how we think.... Great Job and continued success in all your endeavors.

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SORTIZA99 1/31/2013 8:41AM

    Feeling blessed with a heart full of gratitude is a sign of positive attitude. Keep up such positive attitude.
Good day.

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