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Got Cabin Fever?

Monday, January 24, 2011

We've had a lot of snow in the last week and more is coming. I finally broke down and tried some of the SparkPeople videos this week and they gave me a good workout. In fact, they seem to be more intense than what I have been doing at the gym. True, they may be targeting some areas that I was missing using the Nautilus machines, but I was impressed by how much a little 10 minute workout can do. I highly recommend them, plus now I don't have an excuse if I can't get out to the gym. I'm going to try to do one whenever I can't make it to the gym.
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KAKIPOPUP 1/27/2011 4:54AM

    Sounds like a plan - also a model for a Plan B -

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Getting back to it

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I survived the holidays and my birthday without gaining weight, but I didn't lose much either. I am 4 pounds over my projected loss line and that's a bit of a bummer. My wonderful son #1 went back to college today so that is also a bummer. I kind of got used to having him here for a month and now I'll have to get used to him being away again. But at least I have him in my life and he has given me so much. Isn't motherhood a wrenching experience? You love your kids so much and you deceive yourself into thinking they will always be with you. And then before you know it they are out making their own lives. Each step... first step, going to school, girlfriends/boyfriends, driving, college, etc feels like they are being physically wrenched away from you. You know it's the way it has to and should be and you wanted this for them, but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt.... a lot.

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KAKIPOPUP 1/17/2011 5:46AM

    That's parenthood - one long letting go - but the adults you end up with are fascinating creatures - it is a painful process at times, though -

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Shopping can be fun again!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

This weekend I went to my favorite store to get some clothes. I was hoping I'd see some changes. YES! I fit easily into size 14 pants instead of the 16 or 1x that I had been wearing. emoticon That was soooo rewarding! I am also beginning to see signs of the legs I knew were under there somewhere. It sort of feels like having an old friend back. So keep going. You CAN do it!

  
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KAKIPOPUP 11/8/2010 4:49AM

    It's so nice to fit in new sizes - emoticon

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MEGA_MILES 11/8/2010 3:37AM

    Congratulations. Keep going, it only gets better. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTIV8TEDMOM23 11/7/2010 9:19AM

    What a fantastic feeling! Congrats!!

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Stress slip-up

Monday, November 01, 2010

I let the week's agenda get in the way of my progress. I had a stress-producing deadline-sensitive project this week and was too obsessed with it to mind my health and fitness goals. Unfortunately, when I feel super-stressed, I tend to try to find the least stimulating place I can (by myself with a book or under the covers). I think I need to learn another new trick = when stressed DO exercise! It would be a productive way to relieve stress more quickly and not leave me feeling bad about missing my week's goals. duh! Next stress-attack, I will try to do better!

  
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MOTIV8TEDMOM23 11/3/2010 9:47PM

    I took Saturday to hide under the covers - got back on the board (balance board with Wii Fit) on Sunday and walked Sunday night for Trick or Treating! Exercise is a great way to fight stress - but sometimes nothing works but curling up with a good book and hiding!

Just shake it off and move on!

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KAKIPOPUP 11/1/2010 7:09PM

    I hide when stressed, too - and working out just seems like one MORE demand on the list - I have no answers, but know that you have company!

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REBECCAMA 11/1/2010 4:19PM

  There were a few days last week when I wanted to crawl under the covers too. I hope this week is better to you.

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Lousy fitness=lots of potential!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

When I am at the gym I am constantly amazed at the range of fitness that is demonstrated there. From the 80 year old couple walking at 2 miles/hour, to me, to Lance Armstorng over there on the bike. I can't help but notice terribly out of shape I have become and how far I have to go on my journey to become a fit person. But instead of letting that discourage me, I just see the potential of who I can become, and know that I am working in the right direction. The improvements come slowly, but I can see how my heart rate is demanding more intensity to get up to my target level. I can walk a little faster and on a steeper incline and go a little further than I could before. Those tiny improvements motivate me keep working toward my goals.

  
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ALLELUIA525 10/24/2010 10:38PM

    What a great attitude! emoticon

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MOTIV8TEDMOM23 10/24/2010 8:10PM

    Good for you - looking for the inspiration in others of the potential in you! That's the way to reach for your goals!!

Deb

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