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Week 3: Up and Running

Monday, January 05, 2009

This week's Affirmation: I clear my mind of negative thoughts and allow peaceful thoughts to enter!

This week's Quote: If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

Hello All!

This is the start of my 3rd week of my 12 week challenge. I hurt my ankle pretty badly in week 1. But thankfully I am able to get back to the swing of things and I even went running last week! Ok.... It was more of a jog/walk BUT I am surprised my ankle allowed me to do it considering I was on crutches only 2 weeks ago. I am still taking it easy though.

I've decided to follow the spark plan as closely as possible. I am aiming to eat 13oo-1550 calories... And to be honest I have trouble with the diet aspect BUT I am going to give this my all and with some planning on the front end, I think that this can go smoothly!

My weekly goals:

OH I am going back to using affirmations and positive thinking! I want to renew my spirit and stay focused

Get 8 hours of sleep
do 45-1 hr of exercise in the a.m. [a video +yoga/pilates] +
do 30-1 hr of exercise in the p.m. [30' cardio in apt gym + weights/strength]
Track my meals
Plan ahead and stick to my calorie range...
Oh and I'm aiming for ~ 250 mins of exercise... I guess
Journal daily

Mon a.m. 46 mins Salsa video + 20 min Yoga @ 4:10 a.m. - couldn't sleep so I thought I would just get myself organized... BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY!

* After School I got busy studying and was bascially HUNGRY alllll lday. I dont think I ate enough protein. Ended up eating a lot. Then had insomnia and didn't sleep until 5 A.M.!!!!!! so I only slept 1 hour!
Tuesday.... Didn't get to bed til 5 a.m. so I definitely didn't wak up and work out. I felt like CRAP allllll day. So I got home and slept. Now I need to finish studying but I'm going to get some sleep tonight. So I will start fresh tomorrow!

I would really enjoy some feedback :-) But if not it's ok! Sometimes you have to encourage yourself!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Oh and the picture above is from this a.m. 1/5/09

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WILDGOBLIN 1/5/2009 12:34PM

    What a great plan! I love the quote. So very true. You are really doing great. Half of the battle really is in our mind. Good luck!

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MAINEROCKS 1/5/2009 11:38AM

    I think you have a great plan in place! Positive thinking will get you so far - such an important factor. Keep up those affirmations.

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Week 2: Back on the wagon?

Monday, December 29, 2008

LAST WEEK OF BREAK! I have really enjoyed having free time to sleep late, read when I want and RELAX! :-)

Hi guys! I took some time off for my ankle... and although I still need crutches to walk long distances, I'm hoping that I will be getting back to working out alotsoon!

I have been having trouble staying to my caloric limit af 1200-1450 calories and I think I have been going over my exercise goals every week... so either I NEED to eat more calories OR I need to find a way to control my eating a little better ;)

Sunday: first day back on the ankle. Walked around my apartment complex for 22 mins... It hurt but I don't want to lose too much time just relaxing... :-) I go back to school next week and I want to enjoy some of my free time!
* 8 min salsa video= ankle hurt
*23 min- dance video... without moving left ankle :-)
Just doing as much as I can
Mon: 30 min walk while waiting on oil change... ankle stiff and sore


Week 1: Isn't it Ironic?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hey everyone!

I started my first week of my 12 week challenge and guess what!!! On day 3 I fell and tore my ligament in my left ankle, sprained my left thumb, and bruised and scratched my left knee. Needless to say this was supposed to be my 2 week bootcamp to give me a jump start before school started again and now I am on crutches!

Sunday- Tuesday I walked for about 1.5 hours/ day plus strength training.
I was injured on Tues during my walk
Wednesday- Friday: on crutches for ~ 4 weeks... :{ But I'm trying to have a speedy recovery! Either way I am going to do as much as I can while resting my ankle. So no more running, no more taebo for a while, no more bike.... BUT I can still lift weights with my arms, do core exercises etc. I may as well have a good attitude about it because I can't change my situation but I can make the best of it!

AND Of course all of my Christmas presents had something to do with exercise... lol. I got a heart rate monitor, taebo AMPED video library, a pedometer to use when my nike plus shoes mess up (which happens frequently), and another taebo video, body sculpting video, and an exercise video from my sister and bf. :) I think ppl know I love exercise!

When I get my camera up and running I'm going to add a picture each week of my challenge for motivation!

Starting WEight 153.6 I will not weigh again for four weeks. The Best Life diet suggests that you give yourself 4 weeks to allow your body to become more consistent at weight loss. :-D


12 Week Challenge Starting Sunday...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hey everyone

This is going to be quick because I'm studying for our LAST TEST this semester!!! YAY! I take it Friday a.m. so Pray for me/wish me luck! :-D

I am starting a new challenge On Dec 21! I ALWAYS make new years resolutions because I LOVE achieving what I say I will and If I don't, I just revaluate them and add them to the next year's list if I feel it's still important! :-) I never let it discourage me! Lol... If you keep trying you are BOUND to reach your goals one day!

My New challenge is beginning before new years because I just completed my last 84 day challenge and I would like to reach 145 before the New year hits!

I'll fill in the details and hopefully do a weekly update w a picture So I can see my progress! EXCITING!

OK back to studying! This time we're learning alllllllllllllllllllllllll about the LUNGS! So Don't smoke if you haven't started, Stop smoking if you do, and stay away from environmental toxins because they really do have a bad effect on your lungs... Even if it takes 20 years!

Adios Everyone!


What I know for sure...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

So, I wanted to compile a list of things I'm learning during this slow, long journey to being a healthier me! :-) I will add things to the list as I learn them and hopefully it will be a great learning experience to look back and see what I wrote.

1. The future comes one day at a time. I have to enjoy life today because honestly I will never wake up at my goal weight. I will wake up each day feeling slightly healthier than the day before. Maybe a few ounces lighter... but for the most part it will be unnoticable. Unless I have some past photo or memory to compare it to. I am sometimes guilty of looking towards the future as if life will be "OH SO DIFFERENT' when I reach my goal... goal weight , goal job, goal whatever. But I am who I am because of the choices I make. Therefore, I need to be who I want to be today if I expect to be that person tomorrow! If I want to dress stylishly, be confident, etc I will need to learn those skills RIGHT NOW. At my current weight. :-) Maybe you all knew this already [as I'm sure you did ;) ] but sometimes I write things down so I make sure I don't forget!
2. It's ok to say no. It's ok to say no to others AND myself. I don't have to fold to every craving. I don't have to fear what will happen if I allow myself to change. I am free to say yes or more importantly NO to every experience in my life. We all have choices and the quicker I become aware and responsible for my choices the quicker I can reach my goal! :-)
3. Maybe the outcome isn't as important as the journey; you may get what you need and not what you want.... I'm just writing this to say that I have worked out consistently since June 08 and haven't really lost any weight. I've lost at most 6 pounds... This is despite my working out alllllll the time. [I keep a calendar so I know I am actually burning calories... not to mention I even ran a marathon since June 08]. I may not have lost weight BUT I have enjoyed being able to sleep better, fit into clothes [not all of my old ones though], knowing that no matter how much I weigh I can still be active and out run MANY people... lol, and ultimately if I stay active I can slowly change my eating habits! So I'm remaining positive that if I keep at it, I WILL REACH MY GOALS! and if not... I'll reap alllllllll the other benefits.

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GONABFIT 12/15/2008 1:06PM

    Awww... Thank you both for reading this blog! I appreciate your comments and definitely hope to be as successful at weight loss as both of you!

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TRAINER_T 12/11/2008 5:29PM

    emoticonGreat blog sweetie! and remember sometimes its best to go by how your clothes fit and your measurements. You may gain some muscle while loosing so keep the plan of action and keep doing the things that are healthy and good choices emoticonand you CAN reach your goals! I KNOW you can.......and btw you should be a writer, I forgot to tell you that last time I was on your blog.


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M.A.C. 12/11/2008 4:06PM

    I think these are some really GREAT reflections! I really like the "it's okay to say no." Keep it up lady!

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