Tuesday, March 19, 2013
In the past few days, I have been feeling mopey. My scale hasn't moved in weeks, except to move a couple pounds and and return to 160 lbs. My clothes are looser, but my wallet is tighter. My dating life isn't what I want it to be. Papers need to be graded at work. The house needs cleaning. Things just seem to be overwhelming. It's just icky...
Today, I tried to change my perspective. If it works, I won't know for a few days, but I should see some positive changes. Today, I made goals. Today, I reminded myself that I'm in charge of me. Today, I decided to stop feeling mopey.
Of course there is work ahead of me. Some of it won't be fun. Some of it will actually suck. Some of it will be amazing.
I'm thinking of me! Yoga at 5 everyday. Meditation at the end of the yoga practice. Zumba 2-3 days a week. Salsa dancing at least twice a week. Swimming 5 days a week. Consistency!
Budgeting...stop spending. I've got to manage my money.
It's time...time for me to watch me.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I have evolved, and I'm still changing!
My motivation was to become Fabulously Fit @ 40! (I just turned 40 this January.)
So muh has changed! I have lost over 40 lbs and gone from a size 18 to an 8! Besides the shrinking, I have reduced my fibromyalgia symptoms and medications. I enjoy yoga, swimming, kickboxing, aerobics and more at my local gym. Even though I did become hypoglycemic, I feel so much better than I did at this time last year! I'm not done yet. I still have more weight to loose, but I sure did come a long, long way!
I am no stranger to diets, and I have learned that I need to end my endless battle to loose weight by truly changing my eating habits once and for all. I also need to continue to exercise daily to rid myself of over 90% of my fibromyalgia symptoms. All of these changes have also lowered my cholesterol, chances of becoming diabetic, chances of heart problems and so much more.
I am a high school English teacher. I love to read, even though I'm dyslexic... that's right, I'm a dyslexic English teacher... oh, the irony of it all!
I am happily married. I have a daughter in college and a son in high school. My 3 kitties are pictured on this page.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
A new me now exists!
Over the winter break, I read the book "YOU Being Beautiful." I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to look, feel and be beautiful. I may not be a beauty contestant, but this book has changed me. Spark has already helped me fight back against the fibromyalgia that I have battled mearly all of my life, but in the last few weeks, my health has recieved another jump in the right direction.
At this time last year, I was at the worst point in my spiral into the trap of fibro. I was over 200 lbs. I had a hard time walking around the high school campus where I worked. My neck, ears and jaws were swollen. High pitched noises drove me crazy. I got dizzy easily. No amount of sleep eased my pain or gave me any feeling of rest. I was exhausted. I was becoming trapped with in the walls of my fibromyalgia inflicted body. I was beginning to think that I needed to apply for disability.
I am so glad that I didn't give in! The last year has been an incredible transformation. Now, thanks to Dr. Roisen and Dr. Oz, I have found more relief! Within the pages of their book, they included information to help people with IBS, pain issues, fibromyalgia, TMJ and other health issues that have riddle my body. Within the information was a website: www.vitality101.com . This site has more information on fibromyalgia. I have not finished following all of the advice that I have received. While I am not cured, I do think that I am on the road to recovery.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I'm half way to my goal weight. I weighed over 200 lbs at the end of January; now I way 167 lbs. I'm trying to make it to 135 lbs by my fortieth birthday on January 4, 2009. I hadn't made a size goal. I was a size 18 when I started and now I'm a 10; that made me want to get to a size 6.
Besides loosing 33 lbs, I've gained a healthy lifestyle. I eat good food, but I still eat (low fat) ice cream. I have learned that I can eat less healthy foods and still loose weight, and that if I blow it entirely, tomorrow is another day.
I haven't felt this healthy before, since my high school swim team and marching band days. I feel more confident than I ever did at anytime of my life.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I really have enjoyed my time spent with the bootcamp team! I learned a lot. The team helped me shrink in size and grow in spirit. I was having trouble doing the strength training videos everyday. Either I didn't have time to get to them or the daily training caused my fibromyalgia to act up.
During the time that I was active with the team, I lost 15 lbs and 2 sizes, I learned even better nutrition habits and I increased my yoga, water aerobics and swimming work outs. I learned that I could do strength training 3 days a week. Before Bootcamp, I was afraid to even try strength training because of my fibromyalgia. I am now able to do push-ups and some yoga poses that I could not do because of a very week upper body.
Thank you to Coach Nicole, team leaders and my Bootcamp teamies!
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