Sunday, August 07, 2011
Sunday morning and I am the only one up.... I LOVE THIS TIME OF Day!
I haven't blogged in awhile so I thought I would take this opportunity to sit down and get my thoughts out.
I have been coasting for the past few weeks after doing quite a bit of loosing. The scale said 147.5 this morning and THAT was exciting. I haven't been participating in a lot of extra curricular Spark stuff this summer but I have been paying attention to what I have been eating and although Im not exercising as much as I should be, I am getting out there at least two -three times a week.
I am finding that all the hard work I have been doing is paying off.
I no longer gravitate to the fried foods, dips and desserts at a party, now I pretty much stick to the fruits and veggies and if they have meat I will have a bit of that for protein. I even try to stay away from the cheese trays because you KNOW those are not low fat cheeses.
Ive said this before but it's so true and so liberating I will say it again... I can say NO and not feel guilty to food. I say no to eating out or getting take out for lunch at work, no to a co-worker who brings in goodies to share... no to dessert when we are out for dinner at a friends or where ever... no to the potatoes and sour cream.... and when I step on the scale the next morning and it hasn't changed or Ive gone down it spurrs me on to keep saying NO!
I step on my scale just about every single morning. (NAKED) shhhhhh LOL
Ive heard some people who do that feel that it makes them a slave to the scale... I feel it makes me accountable to myself. What I mean by that is if I step on the scale after a day where I have indulged a wee bit and it is up, It brings me back to my own reality that I CAN NOT do that again and that I had better kick up my spark habits a notch for the rest of the week. It spurs me on! When I step on the scale and show a loss, it gets me excited and justifys all my hard work and encourages me to keep travelling on the right path. The path to slim, healthy fabulous me!
Oh... hubby is up now, I hate blogging with others hanging about....it interrupts my flow of thought
I have been thinking about September and what goals I want to set for the fall...
I really am hemming and hawing about joining the BLC17 this time... I feel like I need a break away from all that plus I really want to put my focus on my BC GIRLS team this fall and really get them going. I want to see the BC GIRLS really kick some Spark up and start to find themselves really sparking through their own personal journeys, I want to see them find their CHI and be excited about it! Does that make sense?
I really want to focus on toning my body this fall, on finding those ABS I seem to have, working on my CORE and getting my strength up!
I want to be able to increase my running speed. I would like to be able to run 10km in 60 minutes....
Yesterday I ran 9km in 64 minutes.... I was delusional yesterday and thought I did it in 60 but I just checked my stopwatch and ya no.... it was 64 but that's ok! I did it and felt great about it and that is a GOOD thing!
Im feeling pretty good about my nutrition so no goals there really, I just need to keep logging because that works for me.
A goal outside of Spark for me is to try and sock more money away into my family vacation fund. I really want to take my family on a real vacation. What I mean by that is go somewhere out of the country where we have to take a plane to get there.
My Hubby is making me nuts now. He is just out of bed and now CLEANING up around me... my time is done.... sigh... no rest for the wicked!