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100 day challenge

Thursday, March 31, 2011

i gave this some thought today and after posting my earlier blog have decided to focus on working out for my 100 day challenge. it's really going to be a challenge.

here are my rules:
1. workout min. 60 minutes daily. minutes don't have to be consecutive..
2. journal about the daily workout. how i felt before, during, after. etc. changes i'm noticing in myself and my performance. if i fail to workout for 60 minutes i will journal my reason for not doing it. i will be honest with myself and try to understand that my lame excuses are only hurting me.
3. at least half of my daily minutes must be done in the morning. that's when i like to workout and when i have less excuses for not working out.
4. blog regularly with my progress.
5. post before and after pics.

sounds pretty simple and easy, but it won't be. at first anyway. this challege starts tomorrow and i can't wait to see what i'll look like come summer!

  
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COACHKRYSTIE 4/3/2011 8:08AM

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MIQUEY73 4/1/2011 10:00AM

    Great plan! emoticon

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CAROL3SAN 3/31/2011 10:22PM

    It does my heart good to see someone with a beautiful and workable plan to benefit from a healthy life-style. I think I will join you with your 100 day challenge, although my approche will be a little different. Thanks for posting. emoticon

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april goals

Thursday, March 31, 2011

i wasn't going to do april goals since i've been slacking so much lately. coming to the realization yesterday that i have, finally, lost 10 lbs made me realize that i need to make goals and be more alert to how i'm acting and what i'm doing. so i have made the same tired goal i make every month, day, week, etc. work out! i obviously need help in this department. it's also really the only thing i have no valid excuses to not do. i use the weather excuse, but i've got tons of in-home exercise stuff at my disposal. i use time, but i've got plenty of time. i could probably easily work out 5 hrs a day. not continuous on all days, but some. yes, i have a sad life. though i could make it less sad.

seriously, here is a work day for me:
4:00-alarm goes off so i can get up to work out. i push snooze til 5:30. shower, breakfast, net time. leave for work at 7:15-ish.
7:45-5:00: work.
5:30-ish: home from work. clean kitchen, vacuum, laundry, etc. start dinner.
6-ish: eat dinner
6-ish-10ish: eat dinner, clean kitchen, watch tv/movie, read, etc. bed time.
yup, there is easily 2 hrs in there i could squeeze in a workout.

but this is nothing compared to the weekend:
6:30- getting out of bed. i am always up by 6:30 on the weekends. it's a curse from doing it my entire life. doesn't matter what time i go to bed. even if it's 4 am.
now, the remainder of my day depends on what i have planned. if i'm grocery shopping i will be at the store by 8. if i'm meeting people for something it's usually around 10. if i have nothing planned i clean. so my mornings are sometimes active. but most weekends, especially in the winter, i sit on the couch and watch tv all day. in the spring/summer i'll be outside working in the yard or sitting on the back deck.
if i have plans at night i usually don't do anything til around 8. i start dinner around 6.
so why the heck am i not spending a couple hours a day working out on the weekends?! what the heck is wrong with me?! maybe i feel it's cutting into my tv time. i must change things.

there are a lot of 100 day challenges going on right now. i've decided to partake. i'm going to start tomorrow and i will have a full plan at that time. right now i'm leaning towards 100 days of working out. again, it's what i can afford to do and i've got plenty of time to do it. i really want to do a clean eating thing, but money is very tight so food is not the greatest, but it could be worse! i'm basically just not getting enough food. today for instance: breakfast was an egg sandwich on a whole wheat english muffin with a glass of ff milk. lunch will be leftover spaghetti and i have a low-fat string cheese for snack. then dinner is more leftover spaghetti with homemade bread. and milk. see, not a lot of food there. i will be hungry and if i'm lucky i won't eat the ice cream in the work freezer and no one will bring any wonderful snacks in to temp me. like donuts. cause i'm gonna be too hungry to use the amount of willpower it will take to say no. i do wish i worked somewhere where everyone's idea of bringing in a treat was fruit or something else healthy. right now i am out of fruits and veggies and have no other snack foods at home. my fridge is "stocked" with eggs, cheese, half-gallon of milk pickles and lunch meat. can't wait til i get paid on wednesday.

so, i'm guessing a 100 day challenge of working out will be the best bet for me.

i'm really hoping my hours will be given back to me at work in the next week or 2. hopefully today. that would be another $100 on a paycheck and i could really, really use that money. i've been struggling since november. i can't do it anymore.

sorry this got so long winded. i really only came on here to post my goal for the month. thanks for reading! i'm going to review my march goals and see if i accomplished anything. i'll report back tomorrow with my 100 day challenge and a plan to support it.

  
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NICOLEN1030420 4/6/2011 10:36AM

    i love tv more than anyone i know but i work out in front of it. sit ups, weights, i have a bike for watching tv(i dont use enough!) or even put on leslies walking on in the other room get the tempo and then walk in my room!

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MIQUEY73 4/1/2011 9:20AM

    {{HUGS}} to you! I hope they increase your hours. Glad you're still here and setting goals. That means you haven't given up. emoticon

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FIERYSPARKED 4/1/2011 7:27AM

    At least you see the problem. Do you have a PVR so you can record TV shows you want to watch?

I find it really helps cut down my TV time as you can fast forward through the commercials. I went 2 years without any TV and I still didn't exercise as much as I do now. You just have to make time and make it a committment.


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DONNA_VT 3/31/2011 4:26PM

    Maybe the 100 days challenge will work. I hope so. Glad you haven't totally given up . . . . the fact that you are still here and still making goals says something . . . .you want to be healthy . . . .good for you!

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KIBAISREADY 3/31/2011 1:07PM

    You can do it... emoticon emoticon

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BANKER-CHUCK 3/31/2011 12:10PM

    I wrote a Blog a couple of months ago that was more "self-talk" and realizations about me with my view on exercise and eating healthy. Sounds like you know the reason for yourself but I have found reviewing my own Blog helps keep me on track. I almost use it as an axiom.

http://www.sparkpeopl
e.com/mypage_public_journal_ind
ividual.asp?blog_id=3772893

Keep up the positive self-talk.

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AMTRISH 3/31/2011 11:33AM

    good luck...i work out most mornings at 4:30am so i know what you speak about when you say you can hit the alarm clock...one thing that really helped when i first started out was to get my gym clothes and my bags (i shower at the gym) ready in the morning so litterly i just had them by the bed to jump into...i left nothing to think about or to prepare in the morning...bags by the door (or in my truck if it wasn't too hot or too cold)... and didn't allow myself to hit the snoooze...its been about 5 years and still wanna hit the snooze bur rarely do...not all work outs are outstanding but more often than not they are great...again...good luck and I know you will do it!! emoticon

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Wow! i am out of shape and it's NOT a good thing!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

this morning before work i was standing out back with a co-worker while she smoked. we were talking and i kept saying what's that noise, do you hear that? it was this weird smacking noise. after a minute or two it got louder and faster. suddenly the other weird noise with it got louder and it was a kid screaming! a kid was being beaten on the other side of the fence! neither of us had a phone, go figure, so i ran back inside, out the front door across the parking lot and down the sidewalk to that block. we had no idea what the street was called so i had to find out to call 911. i called them and was so out of breath i was having trouble talking and trying to slow my breathing at the same time.
i'm not sure if i was of any help for this kid. i don't have the exact address or know which house it was coming from. it's a bad neighborhood. i could only give 911 the street. there's an alley behind our office and a privacy fence seperating it from the backyards of that neighborhood. we hear weird things all the time, but never this upsetting.
anyway, it took forever for my heart rate to slowdown and i still feel shaky. though i think that may be more cause of how upset i was. i tummy still feels icky, i have some major nerves going on.
i have always wondered while watching movies and tv shows, what if? what if i had to run? what if it was life and death, mine or someone else's, and i had to run, but couldn't? now i kind of know and it's not a good feeling. i've let myself become so out of shape and unhealthy it could easily hurt me and someone else. i mean, i ran a good distance, but by the time i got there, i was out of sorts. i was shaky, out of breathe, my eyes were watering, etc. i realize this was part due to being out of shape and being freaked out, but still. i could have reacted better.

i'm going to learn from this.

i feel awful.

  
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SHIRLEYX 3/28/2011 8:47PM

    I hear you. I am also out of shape. However we can do something about it. Today I exercised for 30 minutes. The first day of a 100 day challenge to do a minimum of 30 minutes exercise every day.
We can do it!

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MELISSA8376 3/23/2011 1:30PM

    We do need more people in the world that will stand up for those who aren't brave or old enough to stand up for them selves. I work in a restaurant and there was a man verbally abusing his child loudly and in public and a few different tables complained to the manager which he could do nothing about, so a few called the police and they took him outside and talked to him. The mother never said anything to the father either.
I also agree that you were probably over exerting and would pace yourself normally.
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CURVYDIVA86 3/22/2011 2:30PM

    Wow, that must have been so scary. No wonder you're shaken up! You did the best you could, and I hope the police showed up and did something to help that poor kid. emoticon

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KOMONDOR 3/22/2011 1:34PM

    I know you're focusing on the not fast enough part, but I'm focusing on the part where the world needs more people like you--the ones who take care of kids even when it's hard and supposedly none of their business.

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ALISHAB3 3/22/2011 12:47PM

    I completely understand how you feel. I was the kid in high school who failed PE because she couldn't run a mile in less than 12 minutes. I can do that now and its one of the motivating factors for me to get up and train, I don't ever want to be a failure again.

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JESS0107 3/22/2011 12:25PM

    You shouldn't feel awful! You did the best you can do and who knows, you might have helped that child more than you know. That should never happen.

There was a kid down my street who was being abused and cussed out. My husband called 911 and they wouldn't do nothing and they told him to call defax. My husband did and they did nothing. Children should never be abused and you did the right thing.

I completely understand about the running issue. I always wondered about that myself but I think that if the situation comes across, we will be able to do what is necessary to help others.

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BANKER-CHUCK 3/22/2011 12:06PM

    You have me wondering if the police ever showed. I think you were exerting more energy than you would on a normal run with all the excitement. On a run you would pace yourself differently.
As for the smacking around it was different when I was a kid. My sweet mom did not spare the switch, hand or belt when she thought is was needed. The switch stung, the belt stung, and the spanking with the hand stung. But the humiliation was worse and know I made her angry with breaking the rules. I guess these days it would be considered child abuse but back then it was called correction. Even the schools were in on the act with the paddle-board.

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spring recharge

Monday, March 21, 2011

i realized yesterday that it was the first day of spring and i was falling seriously behind on my goals for the year. the biggest one being that i'm trying to lose 100 lbs this year. by the end of this month i need to have lost 25 lbs. um yeah, i'm way off track!
i made a list of goals to help refresh where i want to be a year (or less) from now. i thought about the goals i had made last year and what i need to do get them accomplished. i feel better this morning and i feel like their is hope. i can do this! i just need to get out of my winter rut and focus.

  
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MOMFAN 3/23/2011 4:28PM

    Cheering for you!

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FIERYSPARKED 3/21/2011 2:24PM

    There is no way I could lose 100 lbs in a year. I'm hoping for 60 lbs lost. I lose about 5 lbs a month.

You should post a blog with your goals!

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BANKER-CHUCK 3/21/2011 12:40PM

    Don't worry about missing the planned goal. It is only a plan and plans are only a guideline that can be refined or changes along the way.

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DONNA_VT 3/21/2011 10:39AM

    Spring is a great time to refresh your goals. Good Luck!

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SUPER3800 3/21/2011 8:14AM

  YES!...Spring gives everyone hope. YOU can do this, just put your mind to it.

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march: a new season and a new me

Monday, February 28, 2011

thank goodness it's the last day of february. february 2010 was awful, so i had high hopes for february 2011. i was gonna be prepared to not let the winter blahs get me down, i was gonna workout, focus on eating. i was gonna make a change! it all started out well. til i hurt my knee. downhill slide! i couldn't finish the 30 day shred. i couldn't find a workout that i felt was a proper workout that didn't bother my knee. so i gave up. which i'm pretty mad at myself about.

i'd like to regain my focus and get back on track in march. i'm going to find a workout that doesn't bother my knee and makes me feel like i've accomplished sonething. it's not %100 yet, but it's definitely feeling better. probably still not able to do squats which saddens me as i love squats!

my main focus for march is to eat better and track what i eat. i'm still really bad about tracking. especially if i eat something bad.

i know if i can get eating and working out both into a nice routine i'll be unstoppable. but first i need to get a steady ball rolling on one. i can do this, i will do this!

  
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GARVCO 3/1/2011 3:24PM

    You can do it! I have gotten so much better with my tracking and I know it is working. I too hate February - I turned 50 this year. But hey - it is now March and why not put up a brick wall between Feb and March - no peaking back at what went wrong and simply set out anew! Anytime you need some support - drop me a line or visit my page. We all need support!

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MOMFAN 3/1/2011 1:48AM

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JESS0107 2/28/2011 3:20PM

    You can and you will do it!

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COACHKRYSTIE 2/28/2011 2:54PM

    Cheering you on!!!! Here's to a great MARCH!! emoticon

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DONNA_VT 2/28/2011 12:57PM

    Glad to hear that your knee is getting better. . . .good luck for a better March!

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