I am not a regular blogger, obviously, but I do have to say...
I am so loving my Spark Activity tracker. It makes it so much easier to keep track of my fitness and to feel rewarded for it. I would do the fitness and forget to track it; this takes care of that. For Zumba and Just Dance (which I LOVE to do), I just put it on my shoe and make sure I keep my feet moving and that burns extra calories anyway. It then gives me the option to tell it what I was doing (I use Dance Aerobic high impact). The big wish I have is that it be wireless. It talks to my computer "easily", but I have to wake my computer to do that and having only one dongle makes it so I can only register my info at home. It would be excellent if it could communicate with phones and computers effortlessly.
The new Start page also helps so much. I sincerelyTHANK SparkPeople for making the changes they've made.....love it! The flow is perfect! I also really like the Goal Board Check-In and that you can personalize it. It's amazing how SP can take something I love and make it even better.
Last night was the first night of my new determination. I have plans to exercise as soon as I get home each weekday (can't get out of bed early) and when I get up on weekends. Well, it didn't go so well on the first day. When I got home last night I couldn't exercise because my hubby was staining the deck and I needed to get dinner ready for two hungry little girls. No sooner did we eat when I had to fly over to church to clean. That took longer than usual and then off to the grocery store. By the time I got home it was time to get the two little girls (and me) ready for and in bed! I was sorely disappointed that I wasn't able to get my exercise in, but those were all tasks that I had to do. When I get home today, nothing will come between me and getting my exercise though. I do realize I have to be flexible and I may not get to exercise EVERY day due to having two little girls, a husband, working full-time, a busy volunteer life with school and church and various other family and friend obligations. I will plan to exercise every day though and say NO to anything that I can so I can have that ME time.
Today I start fresh. I feel so much better now that I know about my thyroid and I've been taking the medication for a couple of months now. I also feel I can move on because I don't need surgery at this time. I want to get on the ball and LOSE THIS WEIGHT!!! I want to TRACK what I eat. Cook more and eat out less. I want to exercise everyday...Zumba (of course)...walking...strength training (ugh!)....yoga...pilates...and maybe walk/jogging. I'm still having to deal with the breathing issue that started me down the path to finding my thyroid issue in the first place. I thank God for his watching over me. I'm blessed in so many ways. I have The Sparck Activity Tracker coming and I'm so excited. I have trouble remembering to track my activity. This will help so much! Thanks Spark Guy and SparkPeople for creating it!!!
I have had commitments on my time that make very little time for me. I can't seem to keep up with a team and activities (no matter how great they are for building great habits) given by a team so I am back to doing my own thing. I am sorry to anyone I've let down or disappointed.
I also have a broken X-box at this time and don't know when it will be fixed or replaced. That is making me cranky and my Zumba exercise erratic. A kind friend gave me a Zumba DVD because she saw how bad off I was and it truly helps, but it's just not the same. I don't have the same drive as I do with the game. I think it's because I like the game dances much better.
Since I have less ME time, I have to take what I can get so I've changed my plans. I have joined a free walking program at work and it starts on May 1st. I will be walking at least 5 out 7 days a week for at least 30 minutes. A co-worker/friend is going to do it with me and we will walk together during lunch as often as we can. Since it is getting nicer outside I will try taking my girls (and hopefully my hubby who also needs the exercise) for walks more often in the evening. I also plan to Zumba whenever I can (be it time or ambition). I figure, if I do this, I will at least get the walking in until I get more ME time and can go back to a regular Zumba schedule. Who knows, it would be nice if the walking program "gets in my blood" and I WANT to continue doing it even after it ends. It would be really nice if it gets me back up to walking/jogging again.
IT IS SO HARD TO KEEP UP WITH PLANS, but I guess if we keep trying and/or trying something new we can never truly fail.
I know what I have to do, I just have to be my behind in gear and DO IT!
I am so sorry for the low exercise numbers (air miles) this week. I exercise at night, but this past week I went to a mission at our church for four nights (VERY WORTH IT); that made it harder to get the exercise in. I also think I came to a realization. I haven't been sleeping well and I think it is because I exercise at night and it has finally caught up with me. I decided to make the momentus effort to get my behind out of bed early to do it before work. I actually did it, went downstair ready to Zumba and found that our Kinects sensor wasn't working! I was VERY disappointed! My hubby tried to troubleshoot it later and he thinks it is D-E-A-D. He said he'll get me a refurbed one, but I'm without any Zumba in the meantime. I want to look into a DVD if there is one so I have a back up in the future. I love this game and these dances so I hope they have a DVD for it. I plan to do some sort of exercise tonight even though I won't enjoy it nearly as much. I also apologizes for no loses. I can't seem to get my body to let anything go! I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or not. I'm very frustrated, but pushing on.