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New Me Resolution -- Wake up call

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Yes, I know it's January 3rd....and yes I know it's very cliche...everyone does it and so many don't go through with it. But....I'm making a resolution. I'd call it a New Year's Resolution, but I'm all about making it more than that...it's a New Me Resolution. And the need to do it hit me like a ton of bricks....

I'm sitting at my computer desk, like I've done for the last couple of weeks, right as the holidays started, and I'm looking around....tin of cookies...chocolate...gummy bears...the healthiest thing I can see is the can of Energy Mix nut mix...and I ate all the chocolate things out of there. In the course of a little over 2 weeks, I've gained at least 12 pounds...at least 3 of them in the last couple of days. Now I'm not going to go out there and state my current weight (or my goal weight, for that matter)...I've discovered that some people just aren't understanding and just don't get it. What's a good, healthy, feel good about me weight for one person isn't the same as the next. And the "I feel unhealthy and like CRAP' weight varies as well.... That said, I'm not just going for a goal weight...I want to feel GREAT. I want to LOOK GREAT. And it starts today. I've had all the tools in front of me...and I've used them, just not consistently. So....here we go. So maybe it's not a New Me Resolution....how about just a BETTER me resolution....mind, body and soul.

HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY BETTER ME

G'night SP....

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/3/2012 9:48PM

    That's the way to do it....use that frustration and channel it (in a disciplined way) into what works.

start off tracking food, stay within your daily calorie range, plan workouts in advance, expect set-backs, overcome them....repeat!

It can be done....Just do it!

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Slacking....

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ok, so I've been slacking a bit this week....just got the kiddo home last week and started in school. Sunday, DH came home after being away working all summer and the kiddo's first FULL week of school began and I went back to work after a wonderful week off. Needless to say, we've all been re-adjusting to the once 'normal' routine we had going on. I'm also on a mission to find the DH a good pair of sneakers so he can stop using it as an excuse not to go to the gym (which, I got him a membership for too....couple's membership was actually cheaper than just one by myself...yay for deals!). Once we've found the shoes, the plan is to meet at the gym when I get home from work each day, while the kiddo is still at karate (yup, at least one of is getting a daily workout!) We're all slowly adjusting back and I plan on being back to the gym starting this Saturday morning--with or with out the DH but I sure hope he joins me!

  


End of the week

Friday, August 26, 2011

Yay for Friday! Of course, this week I'm going into the weekend feeling GREAT! A week off work, spending time with my son and pushing myself to get stuff done....just what I needed! In fact, I wish I could take next week off work too just to keep on going! But alas, back to work I go on Monday morning. I am SOOOO glad I got myself up and to the gym this week....the feeling great afterwards is it's own motivation to keep going. Next week will start a new routine; how to work 8 hours during the day, survive the hour each way commute, make it to the gym and still spend time with the family and get stuff done around the house. I know I can do it....just need to make the decision as to whether I'm going to get up before any sane human being does to head to the gym before driving to work, hit it on the way home or wait until evening when the kiddo is in bed..........

Today, I took it easy when I got to the gym....23 minutes on the treadmill only...no strength training...yet. Got to the gym and discovered I had a small headache forming which SUCKED. So I'm currently working on a dose of caffine right now to try and kick it (hoping it doesn't explode and require meds...HATE having to take meds for my head) and going to start getting some housework done. Early this afternoon, I'm going to try to fit in a workout video or some Wii fit before it's time to pack up, get the kiddo and head out for a weekend at the MIL's house.

Happy Weekend!!
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To create a habit....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ok, so this morning I woke up and I was sore.....and SO didn't want to go to the gym. But, in the spirit of fitness, health and creating good habits, I got up, I got me and the kiddo ready, dropped him off at school and then...WENT TO THE GYM! I have to say, I am proud of myself. With the school so close to the house, it would have been way easy to just turn around and come home. But I think the motivational part of myself that tells me that I need to go workout and it's good for me and I'll feel better afterwards is finally getting a much louder voice. And you know what, I worked out and felt a million times better after!

To add to my 'new year resolution' I've decided that I want to attempt my first virtual 5K here on SP. And I will run it! So I signed up this morning for the Halloween Virtual 5K and a 5K training plan! I don't know how well I'll do (as I'm still getting over my "I hate running" issues) but as long as I do it I'll be proud of myself.

Next part of my new resolutions...better sleep!!! So, off to the SP Offical Better Sleep challange!

Today, I feel GREAT! Hope all my fellow Sparkers out there do too!
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New Year Resolution....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ok, so I know it's not actually the beginning of the new calendar year...but it IS the beginning of a new Heather year.....turned 29 two weeks ago and realize that even tho I've been slowly getting to where I want and slowly making positive changes, it's time to kick it up a notch. The gym I joined last month...went for the 2nd time today emoticon But....I told myself today that I would go and I did. I just need a routine....so today starts a new routine. I think my issue has been not actually setting myself a schedule. So starting today, I will SCHEDULE myself time to go to the the gym....and show up with a workout plan. By my 30th birthday, I resolve to be healthier and more fit. I resolve to pass my PT test with an OUTSTANDING one year from now, if not before.

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