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Promises for this week!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Howdy to anyone who may read this! I hope everyone had a great weekend and are ready to tackle a new week.

My promises this week are:

Exercise: 15 minutes of anything besides walking and at least 3 of those days have to be the dreaded elliptical. I'm going to learn to love this machine if it kills me!

Nutrition: Minimum 4 fruits and/or veggies a day. Last week I focused on chocolate and did have some on Saturday and a couple of pieces today but I need to do better on my veggies. Something green every day!

Mental: Expand my mind. Find something to read daily and actually read read. LOL. Let me clarify - I am a skimmer. I was told a long time ago that if you read the first and last sentence of a paragraph you get the idea of the paragraph. But I'm going to read something every day and read every word. Whether it be an article on the computer, or a book or whatever. I'm expanding my mind instead of my butt!

Have a great week! Find some joy daily - just like the dog does in the video below:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xEX-48RHCY

  
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ELIZABETH_50 10/19/2013 9:46PM

  I love this blog! Expanding our minds instead of our butts. I could use lots more of that! lol Loved the video of the dog, too. It's no wonder animals lower our blood pressure! :)

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ZELLAZM 9/23/2013 1:25PM

    Great blog, great promises to yourself! emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/23/2013 4:49AM

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COLLEENROSTE 9/23/2013 4:40AM

    good goals- you can do it

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Promises, Promises, Promises (that's 3 for day 3!)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Doing good with this promise thing except I need to hustle to bed. We had to work late so I just got home a short while ago. Audits stink!

I kept my promises to myself. No chocolate - two days in a row! I think if I make it through Wednesday it may be a personal best - or at least my personal best in several months.

For Wednesday:

Physical - 15 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes lower legs/abs

Eating - no chocolate

Mental - get to bed right now!

Have a good Wednesday everyone! Thank you for stopping by and reading this! Try making a promise to yourself today and treat yourself like you would your best friend. Keep that promise!

  
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ZELLAZM 9/18/2013 12:39PM

    WTG, you're a promise-keeper!

That going to bed earlier thing backfired on my yesterday. I went to bed so early that I ended up awake at 1 AM and had to get up and do stuff to make myself tired again. Woke up to a clean kitchen as a result so it wasn't all bad. I think it's better to change the bed time in smaller increments!

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Promises "The Results" and Day 2

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I kept all my promises to myself from Monday - woo hoo! I didn't get the elliptical in before work and when I got home I was like 'eh who will know. But I had a big "aha moment". I realized that I would know and so at 11:30 p.m. I did the elliptical.

So for Tuesday we're keeping the same promises - no chocolate, 15 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes strength training the upper body and then bed by 2:30. Oh nuts - LOL I have 8 minutes to get to bed.

I hope anyone that reads this has a happy Tuesday!

Mental note to myself - blog earlier!

  
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ZELLAZM 9/17/2013 3:47PM

    "Aha!" - love it!

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NHES220 9/17/2013 10:38AM

    Good for you, keep your promises to yourself!
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GHOSTFLAMES 9/17/2013 4:45AM

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JACKIE15108 9/17/2013 3:41AM

    Congratulations on a sucessful Monday....I'm sure Tuesday will go just as well!

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WEARINGTHIN 9/17/2013 3:25AM

    Good for catching yourself, and then not giving in to tiredness. Glenn

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Promises to Myself - 9/16/13

Monday, September 16, 2013

I read a Chris Powell book this past week - well sort of - still working on it! But he talks about how we need to make promises to ourselves and keep them. We don't break promises to our loved ones, friends, co-workers, etc. so why do we break promises to ourselves?

So starting today I will be making 3 promises daily and even though I might blog them every day as I want to start out strong and hope that you all will help keep me accountable. Each day I will make a promise in 3 categories: Physical (exercise), nutritioinal and emotional (or wellness).

So for Monday - September 16 here are my promises:

Physical - In addition to my walking I will use the Elliptical for at least 15 minutes. I have a love/hate relationship with this machine. I hate that it makes my butt hurt but love that it is great for hanging my jacket on! But I spent the money for it and need to use it. And also 15 minutes of lower body strength training. I can walk for hours but unless I start upping the intensity then I will keep staying where I am.

Nutritional - no chocolate! One day at a time.............

Emotional - Bed by 2:30 a.m. I have a tendency to stay up and play games, etc. until 3 or 4 or later. Then I sleep way too late then I have to scramble to get to work. I need to start getting up earlier so I can do things during the daylight hours like a normal human being and not some vampire.

So that's it for today. I am planning on blogging every day for a week at least so that I can be accountable. And start forming good habits.

Have a fabulous Monday everyone! And how about those Chiefs - woo hoo!

  
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ZELLAZM 9/16/2013 12:48PM

    Great to see a blog from you! Rooting for you as you keep those good promises!

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SERVINGTHRUPT 9/16/2013 8:48AM

    GREAT promises and what a WONDERFUL way to start your new week. You go Girl! I WILL be checking back in to see how you kept your promises to yourself.

: )

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1DRWOMAN 9/16/2013 1:28AM

    Great promises! You and I seem to keep the same hours. I have been forcing myself to turn off the computer/ipad/phone and just enjoy a low volume movie or show...and then I shut it off and pop on an audiobook and wham! I'm asleep! I would highly recommend. You can even get Chris's books on audible.com I'm sure. I like listening to Jillian Michael's and Bob Harpers...etc. I also LOVE Jillian Michale's podcast...OMG...hard to fall asleep to because I'm laughing too hard...but great to wake up to! :)
Have a great week! PROMISE?????

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The 3 P's (and it's not potatoes, peas and popcorn!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." ~ Napoleon Hill

I was looking for quotes to hang around the house to motivate me, maybe to share with others here. Something to get me reved up. And I found this quote and really liked it.

Patience - we all want instant gratification and how many times, and how much money have we spent in trying to get that gratification? "If you buy our weight loss pills you'll lose 20 pounds in a week!" "If you use our gadget 3 times a week for 5 minutes you will lose 10 inches in your waist in a month". Impatience is my greatest weakness. This 85 pounds just didn't jump on this body, and it's going to take even longer to fall off. Patience is a virtue and I need to always keep this in my mind.

Persistence - how guilty am I of trying something and saying to myself "oh this just doesn't work" and not really give it a fair shot? Or how often do I start a diet, an exercise plan, to just give it up 3 days later? Did I give it a chance? Not even close! I need to be as persistent with my weight loss and exercise as I am with my job. Monday through Friday I go to work. Sunday through Saturday I need to eat healthy and exercise and be just as tenacious with my health as I am with my paycheck.

Perspiration - I hate to sweat! Makes me all blotchy and cranky and stinky. You can lose weight and not have to perspire. But without that perspiration the skin will sag, the tush will droop (or get droopier), the results will take even longer. I need to learn to love to feel that trickle of sweat going down the back of my neck. I need to embrace exercising and the rewards that come with perspiring.

So my SparkFriends I'm asking you to hold me accountable and help me with the 3 P's. Do you have a P you need to work on? If so, let me know and we'll work on it together!

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

  
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MCKATIE2 10/2/2011 5:06AM

    This is a timely moment of awareness Deb, thank you for sharing. I need to work on all three!

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SPARTAN40 9/30/2011 2:53PM

    Great blog. Right now I'd say Patience is my biggest need.

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LAURAANN821 9/29/2011 2:13PM

    Love this blog, and so true on each P. Never really thought about it like that. I'm usually not big on sweating either, but I now love it. I know that when I am profusely sweating (like when you are on the elliptical machine and it is dripping off your eyebrows - burning your eyes), I am working it. I'm leaving nothing behind. I'm laying it all out there in my quest to lose those stubborn pounds. When I jump off the elliptical to do my strength training, drops puddle on the floor around me. My heart rate's up, I'm working my muscles, I'm in the zone. Without my blood, my sweat and my tears, I am just a dried up prune!!!! lol

Here's to the three Ps ---- especially sweat aka "perspiration".
Embrace your smelliness!!!! lol

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Comment edited on: 9/29/2011 2:15:25 PM

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VIKINGBABE 9/27/2011 8:04PM

    Funny you should post this - I pick one word every year to focus my goals on (this year 2011 is "balance") and I've been thinking about Patience for a couple weeks now...it might be what I focus on in 2012. Your quote and comment came at the right time to spark me!

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GABBY308 9/27/2011 4:03PM

    Yeah, what can I do about drinking all this water and having to Pee every hour all night long emoticon

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CHRISTIANMAMAKC 9/27/2011 1:57PM

    Thanks for the motivation! I have issues with all three of these P's... I need to print this quote out and hang it at my desk as a constant reminder! :)

~Jess

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CMPEARL 9/27/2011 12:17PM

    Great blog Debi!!! Of these things patience is definitely my biggest problem! Overall, I'd have to say though that planning and priorities are my largest 'p' issues. Someday I will have it all together emoticon

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NYMORNINGGLORY 9/27/2011 9:42AM

    Thanks for this post! I think I will write all 3 words on a post-it note and put it where I can see it throughout the day. I might add "Perpetuity" to my list as well ... I have to remember that this commitment is one that I will live with now and will have to incorporate into my life in perpetuity ... and doing that will require me to continue to have patience with myself.

Have a great day everyone!

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ANNIE924 9/27/2011 8:42AM

    Good quote to start the day. I need all three P's sometimes, but I guess Patience would be the one I need most. I am very patient with others, but not so much with myself and my weight loss.

Thank you for posting this. It has helped me. emoticon emoticon

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ZELLAZM 9/27/2011 5:17AM

    Great blog post, Deb - I need to work on all three - but probably patience most of all. Patience with myself! I'd add another P, too - persevering!

If you swim for exercise, you don't notice the sweat ;)

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GOHUSKERS2 9/27/2011 3:40AM

    Great blog! Persistance is the big one for me. I'm way to easy going and not just about weight loss or exercise, about everything. Someone needs to light a fire you know where!!! LOL


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FAITH2BWELL 9/27/2011 2:27AM

    I so love this blog, as I fall short on all three sometime. It seems whne I get one going the other is not happening for me. My biggest P problem tho, is persistence, Just seem like this healthy thing gets a little to much sometime. I want to stop but I know I shouldn't.I'm trying to be persistent. Thanks for sharing this blog.

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