Saturday, July 31, 2010
Firstly, thank you to everyone who wished me well on getting better on my last blog post. The summer cold is officially out of our house and I am gearing up to get back on my elliptical! It's been too long! I am happy to report that although I haven't been eating the healthiest since 4th of July, I have maintained the weight I had lost. So, I am hoping once I get back into my elliptical routine, I can start shedding some lbs again.
I am trying to re-focus and make things happen! Soon my oldest daughter will be back in school and cooler days will be ahead, so that means more time for outdoor walks and fun at the park! I need to look ahead and forget about what I have done wrong the past few weeks. I'm going to make this weight loss happen! Positive thinking, healthy in mind, body and spirit...that is where I want to be!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Yes, after blogging about detours the other day and how I wanted to get back on track this week.....now I have a nasty cold. My 7 year old started with it on Saturday and still has it, I started yesterday and my husband today. Nasty watery eyes, sore throat and runny/stuffy nose.
Chicken soup for my family tonight! And here I thought we'd have a fun-filled week outside swimming in the pool! I'm crossing my fingers that my 3 year old doesn't get this!
Be back Sparking as soon as I can all!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Well. I just had a 2 week detour from Sparkpeople and let me tell you, I need this site to keep me focused and on track. It's a daily reminder to what my future goals are. It truly motivates you to hear the positivity from other members, the inspiration from the members have reached their goals and are maintaining them. When I veer away from this site I slowly veer away from exercising and focusing on eating properly. I've been down this road before, but this time I've actually managed to NOT put on more than 1 pound. so now, this week it's back to work on ME! I'm going to ease back into my elliptical workout and focus on more strength training. I'm trying to gather new recipe ideas and want to also incorporate my children into exercising too.
My 7.5 year old daughter asked me last week "Are you still doing Spark?" I told her "Yes" but truthfully I hadn't been on the site or exercised in quite awhile. She had seen me read the book last month, as well as frequent the site daily. So I guess you could say my daughter has detoured me back to the Spark site.
Remember, just because you had a detour, doesn't mean you can't get back on track to where you were going! What matters, is that you get back on track!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
If you hover over 'My Tools' at the top left hand corner of the SparkPeople page, and then click on 'my SparkPoints' and then look down further on that page, you will see all the ways you can receive Sparkpoints on a daily basis. If you scroll to the next box you will see 'One Time Challenges'. One of those challenges is 'Create A Vision Collage'. I never got around to doing this.
However, last week I saw that you can now make a 'Dream Board' at Oprah.com! (you must sign up to register at the site to create this.) I began mine and plan on adding to it a bit more and printing it out. I wanted to pass on this fabulous tool to all Spark members so that they can complete the collage challenge for themselves. Here is the link where you can create at Oprah.com:
Here is my 'unfinished' dream board/vision collage:
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