Wednesday, June 15, 2011
After a few days nursing a bad back and reflecting on the fact that I regained the weight I had lost last year and then some, I have reached the mindset that I am "sick and tired of being sick and tired" and will get back into the gym and do something every day to make progress to shedding this excess fat, getting stronger, improving the core to help fight the back problems, and not giving up on myself. I told a friend I was afraid to work out with my back because I am worried about overdoing it and ending up with an injury, but the "truth" is if I continue to carry 50 extra pounds my back will hurt anyway. I want to see a muscle when I flex, and I want to run a race without the extra baggage.
So I started Tuesday by going to the gym and getting the list of Cybex machines they have, figuring out the weight I can lift to start, and so no more excuses -
IT IS ON!
I'm looking forward to seeing "what is possible" and following the weight loss progress photos.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
This month I am setting goals that are "easy" to hit, so I can add a string of "victories" to my list and stay motivated.
Exercise at least 21 days this month.
Weight train at least 10 days this month (twice a week).
Sleep at least 6 hours a day (aiming for earlier bedtimes)
Lose 5 pounds (of fat, no excuses)
Make more than 50% of meals at home.
Take a cooking class, try new healthy recipes.
Aim to hit my nutrition tracker goals at least 10 days & take the feedback on all other days seriously.
No dessert unless I have exercised that day.
Otherwise I will continue all the usual streaks: water, running training program, tai chi, decluttering, meditating, journaling, and Sparking!
Here's to a great month of June!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Today would have been my 28th wedding anniversary. I was a tiny size when I got married, having lived several months in California and being super active, eating healthy vegetables and never going to fast food joints. I was running and lifting weights regularly. Fond memories...
Today I am heavier than I have ever been, but on the positive side have accomplished things this past year that I never even imagined (like half marathons). So I remind myself every day, start where you are and make the most of this moment.
Still aiming to lose the pounds, tone the muscles, and get back into single digit sized clothes this year.
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Watch your thoughts, for they lead to words.
Watch your words, for they lead to actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
First we make our habits, then our habits make us. Charles C. Noble
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Rohn
Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits. Robert Pulller
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
When the scale doesn't show my progress, I still follow the plan.
Stay active, eat wisely within my calorie range, gain inspiration from my SparkFriends, keep learning, keep going. If I DO the work, the results will follow and speak for themselves. I am so grateful to understand the power of SparkStreaks. It keeps me from giving up when the scale doesn't cooperate. And I feel better, too!
Hope you are off to a great week of SUCCESS!!!
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