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Doing It!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

It is Sunday evening and I am feeling pretty darn good.
I have worked out for 7 days in a row and although yesterday was a tough one... I made it through (barely) emoticon

Tonight I am going to do Wii as my "daily exercise" cause I am just not motivated to go to the gym. But Im still "DOING IT"

Tomorrows plan is to get up and do Yoga in the morning and then Hit the Gym for some Big Cardio after work. I might do some road running but either way I'm "doing it" and getting an hour of cardio in.

I still have to go back to taking baby steps every now and then because if I don't I can so see myself falling back into old habits...

...that being said I am not changing my lifestyle and travelling this healthy journey to punish or deny myself...

...I am "Doing It" to create a better, stronger, healthier, more beautiful me! So when I wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a treat I do so and in doing so try not to overindulge.

A kind of Eat this not that attitude and a little of this and NONE of that mind set.

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SCRAPHAPPY94 8/9/2010 9:54AM

    Good reminder why you're doing it! Keep up the good work.

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am I a Cheat????

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Yesterday was day 5 of my 30 day - 60 minute- exercise challenge....
I spent yesterday from 8am -4:30pm at the water park chasing toddlers around the park alllllllllllllllll day... plus at nap time I took two in the stroller and walked the track for 2.5km... so even though I didn't FORMALLY do exercise I am counting all that as my completion of the challenge for the day.

Cheating? Or no? Not sure....

Today I will be hitting the gym and for my Official Healthy Cooking Challenge team I will be cleaning out the pantry ... tossing out the bad for you stuff and organizing the rest in an easy to work with manner.

Motivation for today? Stepped on the scale this morning and I am down 2lbs from this past Wednesday already and I couldn't be more thrilled, I have almost lost the 3 I gained from vacation. YEAH ME! Challenges are paying off...


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TRIDREAMZ 8/7/2010 1:39PM

    You were running around all day,(with toddlers) and then a 2.5km walk. You did not cheat, I'm getting tired just reading about it. 2lbs lost WTG emoticon

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MRSGOODHEART 8/7/2010 11:29AM

    hmmm chasing toddlers around all day? I think you should get double exercise time for that! Bet they had a good time and that they (and you) slept well last night! LOL

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JWOITE 8/7/2010 11:20AM

    Definately NOT a cheat. I've chased toddlers around, they are tough to keep up with.

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MACKEYW 8/7/2010 11:17AM

    YOu are not a cheat. everything you did was exercise! emoticon

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challenge here... challenge there...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I always write my blog first and then give it a title... hmmmmmmmm

So dinner out last Saturday with my Hubby was productive. He has finally come on board and is doing the healthy living change with me.
We have challenged each other to 30 days of exercise AND he got himself a Spark account so that he can track his fitness and nutrition although he is finding it a bit painful and tedious he is trying.

Back to the challenge....

Personal challenge for August is to exercise a minimum of 60 minutes every day... YIKES!

Today will be day 5 and I have to be honest my body is feeling it... its a good feeling though and I am hoping it will give me the results that I am looking for during my time with the BLC Whacha wanna weigh camp team.

I was gonna get up extra early today and do some Wii yoga but I just couldn't make myself get up... my body was laying there like a lead balloon and groaning at me. So I didn't but I will be hitting the gym tonight after work.

I am also trying for a Camp badge that requires me to run 48km in a weeks time any kind of running be it road, treadmill or elliptical ... so yesterday when I was tired at 4km I just couldn't let it go and I ran the extra KM to make it 5.

The Camp week I think runs from Wed to Wed so I am off to an ok start with 5km under my belt. Today is a cardio only day for me so we see if I can do 8.

My Bootie Busters team has a "Todays Goal Challenge" every day and they are small but mighty ... emoticon and I plan on completing them as well! Today's is 30 lunges ... 15 each leg!

Come on along and challenge yourself... or join me in mine... nothing like a wee bit of competition to push yourself to new heights!

oK... Mucho to do today so I am off and Running.....


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TRIDREAMZ 8/6/2010 2:29AM

    My husband has recently started to come on board too. Won't open an account but, he did go to the store today and stocked up on veggies. Who is this guy. Makes it so much easier for me to stay on track. Good luck with your 30 day challenge. Keep them coming for us bootie busters, I check them every morning. Happy running.

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TINARENA2 8/5/2010 1:36PM

    Good for you, you're inspiring!! I have been very unmotivated as of late with the exercise, but am hoping to get back in the game soon.

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ARDYNLEE72 8/5/2010 10:46AM

    emoticon Congrats on getting your husband on board! And all those challenges, good grief! You are a busy woman!

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Up.... sigh

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

So I am up 3lbs after my vacation.... I am bummed.
I know that I need to put it behind me and start again but I am still bummed.

On that note... my personal challenge for August is to exercise every day this month is some way or form for a minimum of 30 minutes but I'd like it to be an hour.

So far so good I have worked out the last three days and pretty hard too!
I need to do some weigh training today so that is what I will be doing after work.

I would really like to drop 8lbs by the 1st of September so I need to watch my foods and really follow through on this challenge.

Watching foods is going to be hard cause we have 3 birthday dinners this month. YIKES! At least two of them are at my place so I can make sure there is food for me to eat.

Portion control is the biggest thing ... and wine. Alcohol is I am sure what packed on the vacation weight.

Ok... off to work and to put this gain behind me!

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BIZZYBRITT 8/4/2010 1:03PM

    I'm up 2 this week and I don't even have the excuse of vacation! emoticon

August is really packed with social events for me too. Hopefully we can both plan well for these events and rock August!

You'll get those pounds off! emoticon

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B-FLAT 8/4/2010 12:25PM

    Great August goal...focus on the positives and get back to doing what you know you need to!! You can lose that 8lbs with hard work!

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SCRAPHAPPY94 8/4/2010 9:31AM

    You can take it back off. Plus travelling always comes with travel bloat (at least thats what I've found). Hang in there!

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why I started Sparkin...

Monday, August 02, 2010

why it was so important to me to slim down when I started this journey, and why do I need to persevere?

Hmmm... thats a big deep question for a Monday night. Actually this is my "todays Challenge" for Tuesday for my BootieBusters team. I'm posting it Monday night because I know I might not have time tomorrow and I want to keep up with the challenges as best I can!

I have started and re-started this journey so many times... more times than I can count. As I have said before I am the queen of sabotage. But this last time I started up was just this past January and I really put my mind to it.

I just finally decided that I don't want to be fat and out of shape anymore. I didn't want to keep letting it go and end up down the road being the kind of Grandma that can't pick up her grandchildren or get down on the floor and play with them.

I wanted to be the pretty girl I used to be... and to wear clothes that didn't come from the "Fat Girls" store. I wanted to be a healthy role model for my kids and for my friends. I wanted to be inspiring to others to follow the same path.

I have much illness that seems to be hereditary in my family and I chose to jump into this journey so that I can get a head start on staving off diabetes, cancer, heart disease.....

So my reasons for starting this journey are the same as the ones that make me persevere!

I may skip a beat here and there but basically I have changed my total living lifestyle and it just keeps getting better with time...



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