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Sunday, April 11, 2010

I recently read a community topic on SP that asked whether or not people enjoyed their workout buddies. Many of the comments were that people didn't enjoy working out with others because it took too long, they felt their buddy couldn't keep up or vice versa, that if their buddy didn't show up that they may not workout either and etc. etc. etc.


Today I was really excited to workout with a friend of mine after work and I just got a text saying she was not going to be able to. I cannot allow me to talk myself out of going just because I would be alone without a buddy. I realized that I cannot create these imaginary road bumps and obstacles. I cannot give myself an excuse to not succeed.


Instead of not going to the gym because my workout buddy cannot go, I am headed to the gym to kick some butt! I can only reap the benefits of continuing my regimen of working out, eating clean foods and drinking water till I turn into a fishy!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IRISHLASS117 4/12/2010 5:15AM

    That's right, it starts with you and ends with you no matter who else shows up. Good for you!!

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DEVORA4 4/12/2010 12:52AM

  I agree with you There will always be road blocks in our way emoticon We just have to run over them

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AUNTGINNY1 4/11/2010 2:25PM

    good for you because like many journeys in life you have to do them on your own

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A road bump...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Yesterday I was so on track with my water intake as well as my meal and snack choices...up until 6PM. I had a half a cup of homemade chicken paprikash and let me tell you, that was a BAD decision. I haven't had a lot of milk or butter lately so maybe that is why I suddenly did not feel good and felt so tired. Today I am sticking to all of my meals and snacks. For lunch, my coworker and I were thinking of going out for lunch. This is what I am going to get. I am going to get a side salad of fresh vegetables with the salad dressing on the side (if any at all) and a side of vegetables. I cannot afford a mess up like that again because I had noo energy to go to the gym :(

I hope today will be a good one. emoticon


Fell off the wagon for a bit

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am back and ready to reach my goal! I have signed up for the Rec center in my home town and I am finding it rather easy to work out after getting home from work. I enjoy the treadmill and the eliptical. I am slowly increasing my speed for both but I am hoping I will have the courage to run on the treadmill and not just walk. I am maintaining a 1000 calorie a day intake as well as drinking nothing but two cups of coffee a day (with splenda) and water.

I have opened new horizons and tried new and healthy foods that I was once to grossed out/scared to try. (Bananas and Apples!!! I am more of a veggie kind of person)

I want to get fit and healthy inside and out and there is nothing to stop me but myself. So with that said, I am going to maintain a new way of life!!


sleep is essential.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Yesterday I got home from work and ate my horribly uncool dinner then sat down to do some reading. Well, I woke myself up with my snoring I guess because I look up and my dad is laughing at me. So I apparently walked upstairs to my room, took out my contacts...and went to bed. I woke up at 11:30 went downstairs and drank some water then went to bed, again.

My sister tells me that I talked in my sleep telling people to keep quite when they were walking past my door.... oh lord. I am already mortified that I snore, let alone sleep talk, LET ALONE sleep yell!......I guess I DID need that 12 hours of sleep. Today I feel chipper with a side of "i feel fat". emoticon


So far, so good.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

This is day #2 of me being serious with my goal of losing weight on SP. Today started off really well. For breakfast I had a .5 cup of old fashioned oatmeal with a smidge of sweetner and some hot mint tea with no sweetner/sugar. For a mid-morning snack I had a 100 calorie pack of dry roasted almonds. I have had 4 cups of water plus the tea. I just hope I can stick with it and not get bored of my meal choices!

Whenever I get involved with losing weight, whether here or through Weight Watchers, I tend to become obsessed with weighing myself, carb and calorie counting and working out to the point of being burnt out. I hope I can maintain a healthy pace so I can reach my goal and finally keep it off!

Wish me luck!


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