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Weeks 11/12: Recommitment

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I had a wonderful time on my cruise! It was therapeutic to look over the ship's edge and see clear/BLUE water... I went out of my way not to overeat and tried to choose fruit and veggies most of the time. Now OBVIOUSLY I ate a lot of good food too!! :-) YUM! I think I put on a few pounds on the cruise despite trying not to but I have already started removing them! :-) I will update my weight soon. I have a test Friday and this is a VERY busy week for me!

I'm making this one brief because I have re-committed myself to choosing healthier foods, cardio and strength training!

I started the Body for life Challenge on Sunday 3/15/09
*I am doing my best to stick to the program and WIN the money and body!! :-)
*It is a 12 week program and focuses on lean meats and veggies and making healthy choices! *Actually I am doing the body for life for women challenge.

I'll be back later to write more!

  
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MAINEROCKS 3/18/2009 2:41PM

    so glad you had a nice vacation!! welcome back and good luck with the challenge :-)

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SHININGTHRU126 3/18/2009 2:41PM

    best wishes - do your thing!
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March Goals

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

~*~I want to lose 8 pounds this month. ~*~ emoticon

** Start weight 148-150 <------ THIS NUMBER IS HAUNTING ME! LOL emoticon

**Goal weight 140 -142

**I would like to eat 1400 1200-1550 calories every day. I am giving myself some leeway for theweek of the cruise!

**I would like to RE-dedicate myself to yoga AND running.

**I'm running a 10K on March 28 and I know I could run it today if I had to **I just ran 5.5 miles Saturday** BUT I want to improve my mile time AND would like to improve my conditioning before then :-)
------> I need to strengthen my knee and the muscles that stabilize it because it has been hurting since before my last marathon. I want to do Lunges again! I have babied my knee long enough! It is time! :-)

  
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CUTE4YOU 3/4/2009 8:41PM

    u can do it!!!

good luck :)

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TIARAH83 3/4/2009 8:26PM

  Awesome goals! emoticon on making them clear...I'll keep checking back to see how you're coming along.

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TRAINER_T 3/4/2009 3:12PM

    emoticongood luck on your march goals, you CAN do it!

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RUN2LIVETX 3/3/2009 11:02PM

    sounds like a plan!

best of luck!

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MAINEROCKS 3/3/2009 10:03PM

    goot luck with the training and with this big push. You can DO IT!

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WEek 10: Final Countdown!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

lol. I just like the song! singing- it's the final countdownnnnnnnnn- emoticon
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I am preparing for my cruise! I have been choosing my meals carefully! I am not overdoing it too much because I don't want to be injured and sore ON the cruise! I am prepared to enjoy next week fully!! Hmmmm.... I have 2 weeks left in my 12 week challenge and I havent accomplished what I wanted despite my hard work, so for the next 2-3 weeks I am going to keep working hard, and re-evaluate my habits. Because I think making small consistent changes is going to be vital in my reaching my goals!

Good things= I have lost some weight, I lost inches, I have improved my mood and ability to handle stress!!, I am able to stay alert longer, I am proud of what my body is able to accomplish, and I finally realize that loving myself, where I am, is the fastest way to get to my goal!

* My next few challenges will be for 6 weeks at a time, because I feel that it will be easier to focus on a goal and stay motivated the entire time!


- My plan for the rest of this week and next week. I would like to do
1. yoga daily **even if only 10-30 mins**-now and on the cruise- I have been having trouble quieting my spirit. but I realize the importance of meditation and focusing on myself.
2. Push ups , crunches, lunges, and squats the next 5 days until the cruise.
3. 30 mins of cardio per day on the cruise -shouldn't be hard considering you get to walk around the different countries!

*may seem like a lot, but there is SO much free time on a 7 day cruise and there are sooo many opportunities to stay active! + I am way more confident when I am moving my body and staying active!

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I give myself permission to get my exercise/cardio in however I can!! Yesterday I could not get the motivation to make it to the gym, so after much thought I said... hmmm... I will just dance. So I put on some music and made up my on exercise routine. I kept my heart rate around 120-165/170 bpm. It was much better than if I had 1/2 heartedly done a taebo tape or worked out slowly on a machine. Not to mention, time flies when you are having fun and I did a lot of strength exercises too because it gets tricky making up new moves for 30 mins!
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SOOOO... don't forget the body doesn't care HOW you move it. It doesnt' know the difference b/t turbo jam and taebo, or the treadmill vs. Denise Austin. It knows sweat and hard work. Do what you enjoy!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon <----- I REALLY do love spark!

  
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SLIM.CHICK 3/4/2009 6:44PM

    Good job! emoticon
Sounds like you are enjoying it all.
Where are you cruising to?
Keep singing. emoticon

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MAINEROCKS 3/3/2009 10:04PM

    great plan! keep it up!

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Week 9: FINE-aly loving myself thin!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hey all!

I ran 5 miles today and according to heart rate monitor burned 908 calories. That may or may not be true... but either way I again CHOSE to exercsise and stay active and make time for y fitness!!! I'm off to study for the rest of the day now but I am truly proud of myself for not giving up...

OH AND GUESS WHAT!
I am 148.4!!! YAY! No longer in the 150's and this time I am watching my cals and working out super hard for the next week to get as far away from 150 as possible! lol.

My cruise is in a little more than a week! I would like to be 145 by then. Wish me luck... emoticon But honestly, I've finally figured out that I am going to love me for me RIGHT NOW. If I don't make my goal by the cruise... So what!? Am I really not worthy if my stomach is bigger than I would like it to be? Am I really not going to enjoy my vacation because I'm not at my goal weight *or not even that close really... lol*? NO

NO I AM NOT! I am going to continue to work hard and do my best. I am going to continue to give my all and in the meanwhile I am going to ENJOY MY LIFE as I am Right now! I am fine. God loves me as I am right now. So why should I disrespect Him by disliking me? and though there are things I need to work on I have decided that I deserve the same love and respect I would give anyone else! SO...

Best of luck to you all this week. I'm going to love myself thin! I suggest you do the same!

Oh and they make clothes in all sizes... and I'm pretty sure I'll be looking super sexy on my cruise. Size 10 or not!

Love you all Spark people! Please keep encouraging me! emoticon

  
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SLIM.CHICK 3/3/2009 10:11PM

    emoticon on reaching 148.4!
I love your thinking - to work hard, do your best and to love yourself right now. emoticon
Don't let negativity be thief and rob you of any happiness.
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MAINEROCKS 2/27/2009 9:47AM

    You are doing great!!! Congrats on the awesome run and most of all congrats on being realistic about your goal for vacation... if you don't quite reach the # on the scale it definitely doesn't make you a failure and I'm glad you will be proud regardless because you deserve it!

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GREEKSPARK 2/26/2009 6:21PM

  I LOVE THIS BLOG POST!

Your positive attitude is contagious... please keep encouraging us haha!

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Daily Check in: Week 8

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yesterday I walked a mile. Not much. But I was super busy studying and I'm proud of staying active regardless.

I stuck to my caloric goals today. :-)


I drunk ~80 oz today


Taebo- 33 mins 400 calories according to heart rate monitor!
Walked 2 miles
Bike 60 mins
Random exercises like jumping Jacks, push ups and crunches!
AMAZING because I am studying HARD for my test Friday! But you can read on the bike!!! Maybe not as intense but definitely more calories than sitting in a chair! emoticon



emoticon Be careful! My body is going to be smoking HOT! I am working out as much as I can to look good and feel confident on my cruise.

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edited to add @ midnight! I just did 60 mins on bike* Precounted bike earlier! lol... * + 35 mins on treadmill!!! YAY

So I did a total of 2 hours 14 mins exercise today
burned 1427 calories
Ate 1550 calories.. .BEFORE my midnight snack of grapes and serving of light popcorn w. herbal tea. I broke my promise of not eating after 8 but I am happy it was a healthy choice

add 20 oz of H20

  
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TIARAH83 2/21/2009 10:51AM

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TRAINER_T 2/20/2009 5:49PM

    emoticonRockstar!

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MAINEROCKS 2/19/2009 12:48PM

    way to go! woohoo! what a day :-)

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SLIM.CHICK 2/18/2009 11:04PM

    Good job. I am sure you look smoking HOT already! emoticon

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MICHARM 2/18/2009 10:51PM

    You are going to look amazing...great job on all the workouts!

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