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CHECK! CHECK!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yesterday I set a checklist for myself. Today I PROMISED I would do it!

my first goal was to complete a workout as planned today!!...CHECK!
second, I wanted to complete a workout on a day when I normally would have given in to lazy temptation...CHECK! CHECK!

Let me tell you, I DID NOT want to workout today...the ONLY reason I did was to be able to write this blog and say that I did it!...not cause I thought I would feel better after, not cause I could visualize a hotter, smaller me....because I told myself I could, and I would and I DID!!

But what is much better than that is that I enjoyed it...I was very aware that for a few hours before I worked out I was mentally arguing with myself to not do it, I kept wanting to avoid it, crazy, when it feels so good to complete a workout.

It WASN"T that difficult, I sometimes convince myself it would be impossible to find the energy...but today I was thinking....those people on the Biggest Loser work SOOO much harder than this, the least I can do is a 35 minute workout! and I did!

The great thing is, when I put in this "little" effort, I get the rewards. I am NOT a person who can say when I've tried things they don't work...whenever i stick to anything with even half determination, I see results. I am thankful for that.

This was a good day! It's good to remember that it feels good when I do this,

but the big thing to remember is that it is all my decisions. That I am capable everyday of making better decisions, achieving goals, and NOT putting things off til tomorrow.

So when the excitement wears off, I need to remember that I have to make this a habit, I want to check more things of my checklist..and I WILL!


Come on fit, happy me, I know you are on your way!

  
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FLGIRL1234 2/11/2010 11:35AM

    Great blog! I've had those days too and it can really be challenging to just do it but its always rewarding when you do. Good for you!

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NANC304 2/11/2010 11:25AM

    Great job!

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HOPEFULME 2/11/2010 9:30AM

  Way to go! Well done. You can do this :)

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Checklist, Baby!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ok...here it is.

I took a look at my big goals, it made me cry cause i don't feel close to reaching them yet.

I recall the happiest time of my life was when I was fit, active and feeling accomplished.

SO...I am writing a list of things I can start to accomplish today....this is My Checklist, Baby!

Everyone of the following goals will be met, and will build my confidence as I push forward, until I start to meet my "big dreams"!

1) Workout On Wednesday, February 10th... NO MATTER WHAT!
2) Workout on a day when up until now, you would NEVER had pushed through and made it to that workout!
3) RUN for 5 minutes!
4) Finish a FULL WEEK of planned workouts!
5) WEIGH LESS THAN 200 lbs!!
6) Do 10 push ups your feet, not knees!
7) Fit into a size 12
8) Weigh less than 183 lbs....that is lowest I have been since 2004ish...maybe earlier (oh goodness...I JUST realized that) and that was for a VERY brief period 2 years ago.


that is all for now :) as I check these off, I will form more...I need to see more accomplishments, to build more confidence.
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Did this before, I WILL DO IT AGAIN!

and this is all about choices, I make decisions everyday that make me the person I am, so if I make different choices everyday I will eventually become the person i want to be....the person I am is reflected in the habits I keep....those habits will start to change as I achieve the above goals, and I will form new habits that will equal a new me!

Laura

  
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HOPEFULME 2/10/2010 9:11AM

  Look at how far you have come. It is progressing. Keep up the good work!

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FIT4FAT 2/9/2010 10:39PM

    Thanks, unfortunately, I am REALLY good at PLANNING lol...I just need to EXECUTE that plan and the drive I have welling up inside of me that is dying to come out and prove to me that i really do have what it takes!!

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LMCGEEN 2/9/2010 10:00PM

    great job putting it all out there

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MY BIG DREAMS!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The post in Biggest Loser for week 4's challenge has inspired me to write this list:

IN 2010 I WILL :


Run 5 km
wear a size 7
take a family photo, in which i will weigh significantly less than my boyfriend (I never have been less, since i met him)
lose 70 lbs
go rock/wall climbing (even if it's indoors)
visit the mountains in alberta/bc
wear a two piece bathing suit...IN PUBLIC


GOALS THAT MAY BE MET BEYOND 2010:

Visit another country
take a tropical vacation
see Niagra falls
run a marathon
hike a mountain
wear a size 5
become a certified personal trainer
become a certified Turbo Kick instructor
inspire someone to lose weight
sky dive
swim with dolphins
go sea kayaking

  
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FIT4FAT 2/9/2010 9:28PM

    This post is making me cry today....come on, Laura! meet a goal!

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AMUNET_RA 1/27/2010 7:02AM

    WONDERFUL goals! Both short term and long term! I think I'll make a list, myself...

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SABOTAGE!

Monday, January 25, 2010

As I sit here wondering how I went from losing 7.8 lbs in two weeks, too forgetting to weigh in on week 3, most probably due to the likelihood that I have gain ALL 7.8 lbs back! (wish I could find my keys that easily!), I need to know why this is happening...

What is the cause of my SABOTAGE!?

While I could blame the fried chicken, the lack of time, the alcohol, the busy days at work with a vending machine, the alcohol, the fried chicken (these both happened twice last week), the pepsi, the perpetual fatigue, ...the yadda, yadda, YA DA!....

These things are not THAT powerful, to make me who I am. To determine my personality, success or failure, my ability to win....what is that powerful?

What could be so powerful it can make or break me? devastate or elate me? what can fix this??....the only thing powerful enough is ME!

I AM THE ONLY THING POWERFUL ENOUGH to ruin or make this weight loss a success!

hmm....food for thought (and not as greasy as the fried chicken and gravy...I didn't mention the gravy before did i? oops!)

So, as I began this blog, I didn't realize it would be such a revelation of sorts.

Although all day today the following quote has been in my head: "We cannot become what we need, by remaining who we are" ....so WHO AM I?


WHO AM I? and WHO DO I NEED TO BECOME??



I am a girl who chooses to wait til tomorrow,
I am a girl who CAN but WON'T,
I am a fairweather loser,
I am an emotional eater,
I am....lots of other things that frustrate and prevent me from success


I NEED TO BE (and CAN BE!)

A girl who WILL NOT WAIT, BUT WILL DO WHAT I CAN TODAY!
A girl who WILL NOTE HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS, however small!,
A girl who WILL GET THROUGH THE HARD DAYS,
A girl who WILL THINK BEFORE SHE EATS (am I really hungry?)
A girl who WILL NOT LET ONE BAD CHOICE BECOME A BAD DAY,
A girl who WILL NOT WAIT TIL MONDAY
A girl who WILL ACCEPT 10 minutes, if she can't get 30 of activity
A girl who WILL DO WHAT SHE CAN even when she can't DO ALL SHE WANTS.


i'm sure there are more things.....but that's a good start. I need to realize that my only obstacle is ME!




  
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NANC304 1/26/2010 8:41AM

    Great post! You can do this.

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NIKKI_28 1/26/2010 8:28AM

    I can relate so much to this post! Keep your head in the game and don't give up! :)

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slipping...WHAT NOW??

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

so i'm not doing great....I ate some ice cream, this weekend. drank some alcohol last night and had take out today! :(

I DID drink lots of water. I did do two turbo jam workouts this week so far. I have eaten really well, besides the above mentioned foods. my weight has gone up a pound. oh and i also have not been doing my bootcamp videos ...ugh. I still feel that I am making progress and doing much better than i was 3 weeks ago, but i am not impressed with myself in the past 4 days....

So, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO???

I went grocery shopping and found a herbal supplement that helps cleanse the body of toxins along with a meal plan to follow. I bought all the groceries i need to carry out the "plan"

Basicly the meal plan is a lot of fruits and vegetables and proteins, without processed foods, dairy or refined sugars. It is also a way to jump start weight loss, but the meal plan does not restrict calories greatly, so I can continue to workout!

I begin this plan tomorrow!

Also I will start back with my bootcamp videos. Not making up missed videos, but doing every scheduled one from tomorrow until the end of the month!!

I will do 30 or more minutes of Turbo Jam 5 days/week!

I will drink 2 litres or more of water per day.

I will NOT drink alcohol or eat take out, or have "treat nights" until I have completed 7 days of this plan!

THIS I CHALLENGE MYSELF!

  
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AMUNET_RA 1/21/2010 9:23AM

    Remember that it's not how we eat every day that makes ours a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle, but how we eat over the long run. Without the occasional treat, we can feel deprived and miserable; especailly if we don't see an immediate drop on the scale.

Good luck with your 7 day plan! Drinking all that water and 30 or more minutes of Turbo Jam 5 days/week will certainly help!

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