Here are the pictures of my new treadmill, my elliptical and by bike.
I was thinking how lucky I was to have the space to have these great cardio machines and the strength and ability to use them as well.
Everyday I come home from work and I look forward to a fun healthy dinner with my family and then my relaxation time in the gym.
Funny to think of it as relaxing because it is far from "relaxing" as far as physically, but it is so great to just kind of get in a zone of working out on each of these machines and then stretching at the end and feeling so great and like I have really accomplished something.
It just goes to show that we can all "fall" in love with exercising. It just takes time, perseverance and lots and lots of willpower!
But I can do it, and I will do it!
Have a great week everybody and keep on spreading the spark!
Good morning every one and Happy Sunday!
I hope everyone has recovered from the holidays and all have gotten back into the swing of things as you have headed back to work or back to a regular pace!
I haven't measured in quite a while, and I haven't looked at the graph for quite a while either so after reading another persons blog today, I went and measured and checked where I started and where I am. I was simply amazed! I have lost several inches off my waist, hips, thighs and 1 inch off my upper arms. I knew I was losing but sometimes you need to see the actual graph to put it all in perspective and say- Wow, all those workouts have been working!
I am so happy to be with all of you on this site and to celebrate each person's victories with them! You are all awesome! Keep sparking everyone and have a great day and a wonderful week!
Happy New Year to all my fellow sparkers!
I don't like resolutions so I am not going to list any!
But I will list some things that are just promises to myself.
I am going to promise myself however, that I will continue my 6 month streak of exercising daily. I am so excited to be getting a treadmill, because on days that I don't want to be to strenuous, I can still go for a walk. Not possible to do that outside this time of year, so I am really excited to be able to that indoors.
I will continue to watch how much I eat of everything, and will continue to try new recipes with different ingredients that are lower in calories but higher in nutritional content.
I will continue to weigh all of my portions.
I will continue to track everything I eat because that has helped me tremendously.
I will continue to spend time on Sparkpeople because it helps so much to have such a great support system.
2012 has been a great year that has taught me that I can lose weight and once I get to my goal weight within the next 4-6 months, I will maintain that weight for the rest of my life!
I will maintain by the same guidelines that got me there.
I went out to lunch with a friend yesterday that I have not seen for a couple of months and the first thing she said was that I looked like I had lost weight. I was happy that she noticed and happier still to say that I had and how I had gone about it!
Thanks to everyone for your continued support! 2013 will be a great year!
Today is one of my favorite days! It is my birthday and I love my birthday. I never think of it as getting older, I just think of it as a gift to continue to get better! That is definitely something I have done by losing weight and adopting a much healthier lifestyle.
I was looking back on my year as I lay in bed this morning and reflecting on all that I have to be thankful for. I really try hard not to take a single day for granted because I am so blessed in so many ways. I am married to my best friend that I have known for over 31 years, I met him when I was 15. I have 2 great daughters that have filled my life with joy, I have countless friends that support me here on this site and in person, I have a career that has been my passion for almost 23 years. Life is good.
With the new year approaching, I will continue my weight loss journey and will continue to thank God everyday for all of my blessings and for guiding me to find Spark people.
I am going to a Japanese Steakhouse for dinner where they prepare the food in front of you. I am not afraid I will go over my calories because it is all about how much you eat!
Wishes for a great day to everyone.
Wishing all my spark friends the happiest of holidays and the best New Year ever!
Make 2013 the best year and continue to spread the spark!
We all know we can do it, we just have to keep on with persistence and will power!
I wish you all the best and I hope everyone is surrounded by supportive people that will always be there to help them along life's journey!