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Sunday, April 26, 2009

** I added this to my welcome page. and I'm sure there are some typos... but I was rushing! lol I am studying for a test...

*These "rules" are really to remind me of what I am going to do to succeed!!! *
1. There is more than one way to judge success- I have not lost much weight. I am not at my goal... yet! BUT you know what there is more than one way to judge success! If you isolate your goal to only the scale you are sooooo likely to give up when you don't see the changes you want. If it takes me two years to reach my goal, will victory be any less sweet!? NOT IN MY OPINION! I will enjoy my goal weight WHENEVER I get it. and I will continue to work hard.
2. Focus more on your blessings than your disapointments- If you focus on the good in your life you will likely stay encouraged to keep going. Nothing good comes from focusing on negative things. Live, Learn, and move on!
3. Every decision brings you closer to or further from your goals- There is no single event that will bring you to your ultimate goal... so I am going to focus on each choice. Sleeping 8 hours brings me closer, pulling an all nighter leads me further from my goals. you get the point... :-)
4. Fiber, Fiber, Fiber- How can you ever lose weight if you never.... um.... get rid of waste. Enough said. LOL. Oh and also fiber helps weight loss. 25-35 grams.
5. Water it... and it will grow! - LOL seriously I have recently been drinking as much water as possible. The more water you drink the less you will eat to satisfy what is actually thirst.
6. Eat when you are hungry. Stop when you are satisfied... NOT FULL- I followed this rule 2 years ago and I seriously lost weight because I was not eating just because it was there. If I got hungry in 2 hours I ate. If I got hungry in 4 hours and started eating and quickly got full... I stopped eating.
7. IT IS NOT THE LAST SUPPER!!! - Seriously, sometimes we must remind ourselves that if you get "satisfied" in the middle of a meal, it is ok to STOP EATING!!!! It will be there when you get hungry again. And if someone is stealing your food.... hide it! lol!
8. SLEEP- the last time I lost weight and was really healthy I slept 7-8 hours a night. When you sleep your cortisol lowers, less stress hormone, less belly fat. You've seen the commercials! LOL- oh and I've oversimplified this. but these are the "rules" I'm going to use. :-D
9. Cardio + weights + flexibility- I am going to exercise WHENEVER I can. If it's a few squats while I am studying so be it. If its a 5 mile run while listening to a lecture... GREAT! I will do my best and then let it go. No point in focusing on how much more you could have done. Do your best and be done!
10. Believe, Act, Receive, a.k.a. You've got to see it, before you see it or you never will SEE it! - If you have no goal or can't even imagine how you will acheive your goal it is less likely that you will achieve it. BELIEVE you can do it, ACT- sometimes you have to step out in faith. even if you feel that you are too tired or busy to do another workout... workout anyway. because sometimes you have to do it whether you want to or not!, Receive it- If you refuse to give up you WILL eventually reach your goal!
11. Walk by faith not by sight- again... I trust God that the things I do are not in Vain. Every workout, ounce of sweat, tears, etc are bringing me that much closer to my goal. I have FAITH that my body is conspiring FOR me and that when I least expect it, my body will finally MELT the pounds off. and when that happens I will be SOOO proud that I kept the faith.
12. Exercise Early and often! The earlier the less likely I will get busy and feel that it is a burden :-D Because I actually LOVE workinf out... Endorphins are addictive!!!!
13. Never say negative things about yourself- YOUR BRAIN IS LISTENING!! ... and it believes everything it hears. So please, say nice things. you say you are a failure... and yes, you are a failure. You say, I am full of energy and I CAN finish this workout, eat healthy.... whatever, and watch how quickly your body listens to what you say!
14. ~*~There is no tomorrow~*~ Do it now, today, as soon as possible. You'd be surprised how quickly a day, week, month, year can slip by. You don't want the next 6 weeks to get here before tomorrow does... so If you want to eat healthy// workout/ relax/ pray/ write in your journal..... start right now, where you are. It's never too late to get started... :-) The time is NOW!
15.Love yourself now, forever, and always- We get one shot at life and I would hate to look back and realize that I've spent most of my life disliking the one constant person in my life! :-) You are beautiful, you are unique, and YOU DESERVE HAPPINESS. Deep deep happiness. Pure Joy that makes you look forward to each day.
*Bonus*- I will never never never never give up! AND I am going to enjoy this journey and learn as much as possible from every struggle!

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TRAINER_T 4/27/2009 4:07PM

    emoticonblog thank you for taking time to write it. I have said many times your a wonderful writter and enjoy your expressions.

I agree with that love yourself and stop the negative talk. That gets you what you say, but programing your thought process. I know you will be successful you have a GREAT plan of action, thanks for sharing it.

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JARMOOZLE 4/26/2009 11:53PM

    What a great motivating blog!!! I loved every word of it, and everything you say is so very true. Thanks for posting this emoticon

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Got Motivation? : Quote of the week

Thursday, April 23, 2009

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." ŚMaya Angelou
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference

I wrote this really long inspirational blog- i promise- and when I went to post it... THE COMPUTER DELETED IT! lol

Well enjoy the quotes and I will hopefully get a chance to rewrite it when I get a break after my next test! emoticon

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TRAINER_T 4/24/2009 2:52PM

    I still like this one, so thank you for posting it!
Hugs, T.

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CINDYCIN9 4/23/2009 8:03PM

    Love it!!! emoticon

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MYTURN11 4/23/2009 7:13AM

    I like both ~ they go hand in hand ~ thank you for posting.

Comment edited on: 4/23/2009 7:17:54 AM

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EMMAKATE218 4/23/2009 12:45AM

    I love both - the quote and the Serenity Prayer.

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Week 6: Excitement and Exhaustion

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hey everyone!

I am here to update the past week of my journey! I am keeping a white board where I check off my cardio, strength etc...

Last week I did: 1 pilates session, 1 yoga session, 6 cardio sessions, 3 strength training :-)

I have been sleeping more, though I did not get much sleep sunday night because..... I JOINED THE YMCA and I needed to wake up at 5:30 to make my exercise class!

I am feeling focused and dedicated and I hope that I am going to see results soon. My body is feeling lighter, I can see the muscles in my tummy, and I am loving the extra sleep!

SO plan for this week, same as last!
6 cardio
3 strength
1 pilates
1 yoga
and stretch daily
35 sit ups daily

And journal as much as possible. Also I am trying to develop a night time routine where I journal or meditate and relax before bed then get 7-8 hrs sleep wake up and go to the Y! lol... BUT I need to get alll my studying done too. So, with time

Inspirational thought of the week: You've got to want it, to get it. A few good days won't get it. A few bad days won't break it. In order to reach your goals you have to remember why you want it and NEVER GIVE UP! I have perserverance in so many other areas in my life so I am going to apply it to weight loss as well! I am seeing changes and I think the added sleep will help me break this never ending plateau!


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DRTAMM 4/21/2009 10:54PM

    Sis, you already made me focused by hearing about your morning workout. So this morning I did a 50 min step dvd and a 30 min jog. But this blog is very impressive. YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I'm glad youre my little sister and no one else can claim you! WHEW. Congrats and keep up the work, it will pay off.

Love ya,


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GONABFIT 4/21/2009 10:01PM

    You guys are sooo sweet! Thanks for reading my blogs and writing such sweet comments!

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MAINEROCKS 4/21/2009 9:34PM

    you always motivate me to do more and do better!!


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CINDYCIN9 4/21/2009 7:34PM

    IMPRESSING ME MORE BY THE DAY. WAY TO GO!!! emoticon emoticon

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GONABFIT 4/21/2009 7:29PM

    Thanks so much!

I just finished my step and glide class! It was awesome... a tough workout and my body felt weak.... BUT I made it through and i'm gonna get some sleep tonight!

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OHTHATSTICK 4/21/2009 6:43PM

    I don't know why but this blog kinda got me pumped! Maybe seeing a tally of all your workouts... thanks for the motivation. You're lookin good, keep it up!

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BFL: Week 5 : Progress, GO ME!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I think that this has been a great week for me and I am SO excited that I have finally gotten a handle on making healthier choices... but still I am taking it one day at a time.

My one week Report card: B+
I haven't decided if Sunday or Monday starts my exercise week so the days are a little off... lol. anyway...

April 5-11: goal: 3 days strength training. Last week: I did 2 strength training sessions on 6-7 machines at my apartment gym. I did 3 sets of 12-15 reps on each machines. I also included squats, lunges etc... I prefer dumbells but any weight is better than none! :-) the third one is today-the Firm butt, thighs video. lol.

Saturday, last night at 12 a.m. I did 30 mins on the exercise bike + 30 mins weights

I did 6 days of cardio, 3 days of strength, No yoga or pilates. Ate within my calries 6 days! YAY!

What I did well? I made time for exercise every day last week DESPITE it being my test week. Usually Test week means I do nothing but study because, there are not enough hours in a day... But this week I put my lectures on my ipod and did my best to do atleast 30 mins. surprisingly I did about an hour each day. And rode my bike to school on test day so I could multitask. I also took some time to cook a little more last week!

What can I do better? i think I can plan my meals a little better. Maybe I can use tonight to make a meal plan that includes quick and easy meals! I also would like to focus on getting Yoga back in my schedule. Getting 7 hours of sleep most nights this week is going to be high on my list!

Plan for the upcoming week:

Eating with in my BMR ( My BMR says I can eat 2303 to maintain therefore I will eat at least 500 less every day + workout- burn hopefully 300-500 calories a day)
Nutrition: Eat b-t 1400-1800 calories. I can not maintain my level of activities by eating only 1200 calories. I have tried but I end up feeling weak. So for now I'm going to eat a little more and if after a month I don't lose weight, I will consider eating a little less- I'm trying to get the avg. 2 lbs/wk weight loss :-D

Fitness: Cardio 6x/ wk. Goal to walk/ jog at least 20 mins a day . 30-60 cardio each day. * I'm trying to be realistic because school keeps me busy. ;) Do Yoga/Pilates at least once next week!

Strength: 3x this week

Sleep: 7 hrs a day

I will update my weight and inches on week 8 :-)

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DRTAMM 4/15/2009 11:44PM

    Proud of you sis! You are getting stronger and better at your fitness/eating plans! I'm always impressed with you. YOU are a wonderful multitasker!

Love ya,

Tamm emoticon

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QUEEN_HERMIONE 4/13/2009 10:59PM

    Listening to lectures on the iPod is a great idea! I like to read while I'm on the bike. I feel so much more accomplished getting both things done, plus I'm not paying as much attention to how long either takes me, lol.

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MAINEROCKS 4/13/2009 9:52PM

    wow, you have an awesome plan in place and you are doing so well sticking to it. inspirational!!!

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MOCACHOC 4/13/2009 12:32PM

    By the way I meant to tell you are looking good. Keep doing the darn thing. I'm getting there for sure.

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RUNNINGNP2B 4/12/2009 8:15PM

    Congrats on rocking out this week!!!

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

This has been a crazy week! I know you guys are ready for the story!! So here we go! I'm known for talking a lot but I will make this as short as possible! So last Sunday, I spent the entire day studying. At 3 a.m. as I was finally getting ready for bed I happened to look at my calendar and see that it was almost APRIL 6! WTH... where did all the days go!? So, since I knew my rent would be late Monday morning I decided to quickly write the check and run outside *at 3:30 a.m.* to put it in the box before it was considered late! YAY~ the door near my apartment is always unlocked so I put on some sweats and made a dash for it. As I returned to the building at 3:31 a.m. *I'm VERY close to the box* The door was locked!!!! SO now I was locked outside at 3 am and scared. I tried every door! I didn't have my phone so I couldn't call my friend who lives in the other part of my building... so I had a great idea just use the call box and try to wake her up. I called her 6 times... no answer. So finally I realized I would be locked out til 6 a.m. and have to miss school! Oh well. I went back to wait by my door and the police came! So I thought they saw me walking around the building and came to help me! But no! lol my friend had called the police because " She thought someone was trying to KILL her!" UM..... WTH! lol. So my calls had gone through, but instead of her answering them, she called 911 and said someone kept trying to buzz her. Long story short. She FINALLY let me in around 6 a.m. I didn't make it to school.

2nd: story. The night before my test, i.e. Thursday night, my computer JUMPED off my desk, landed on the ground and shattered. *of course this was after the warranty ended and the computer was slowly messing up anyway... * I needed the computer to study my slides for the test in the a.m.
LOL So basically I had to drive to the lib in the middle of the night because ALL of the stores where I could have bought another were closed. but of course I didn't find out they were closed until AFTER I drove out there.

~*~* So this was SUCH a crazy week... but I chose to remain positive and not let these events get me down because... ultimately I needed to stay focused and pass the test! And now that I've done that I look back and think... whew, glad I made it lol!

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MAINEROCKS 4/13/2009 9:53PM

    holy cow, what a crazy week!

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