Thursday, January 09, 2014
I hop on and off the wagon a lot. I regret it every time I get off, but you know, I was thinking about it in a different light recently. I know i put on any weight that I had lost in previous years, and that's not a good thing. But my occasional climb back on has kept me where I am. How much larger would I be, how much more would I weigh if I didn't keep trying, trying, and trying some more. In the perspective of the life-long process, I still have years to keep on keeping on. I choose to be on today. I hope to be on every day beyond this, but if I'm not, I know that I have tried, I will try again. I may never get to where I think I could be, but it is better than the alternative of never trying at all.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I read Coach Nicole's article on changing up her routines, and why people do or don't change it up. Some people change it up every few weeks, some people's stay in their comfort zone, and some people vary after lengths of time, by season, or just for the sake of variety.
I realized that for me, what works is not necessarily changing it up all the way - I will never be a runner! - but to make my workout my own. Now, that seems a little stubborn, or if I'm feeling generous, it's independent.
i like Walk Away the Pounds - I like the movements, the low impactness of it. It doesn't leave me sore like being on the elliptical and I despise the treadmill. I did TaeBo for awhile too. I liked that one as well. The pace and how strong and confident I felt was awesome. As for recreational exercise, I love dance. I would love to learn ballroom dancing! In the meantime, it's bellydance.
So now, I can get my own music, with my own tempos, lyrics, and rhythms, and put together my own ITunes workout program. Need variation? Set it random and you never know where you're starting. It is enough sameness for comfort, but enough difference for challenge.
Confident, comfortable, independent. Oh yeah. :)
Friday, February 11, 2011
So it's been quite some time since I've put anything in here. I thought I'd take some time out and blog today.
In the past year and a half, I've maintained within a ten pound up and down range. I'm very grateful for having a job that keeps me moving. I wish it wasn't involving food, but then, the more time I spend around food, the less I want to eat.
These past couple of weeks I've been on a fiber kick again. It seems to be doing me some good! I have better energy, I haven't been feeling as many cravings for sweets, and I've lost four pounds from 199, which is awesome! I'm vaguely tracking my calories just for the purpose of maintenance, and it seems to have worked. I've started focusing on being mindful of my calories again, and that is probably what has pushed my weight loss.
So onward and downward!
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
I actually take Saturdays as my one day off from scheduled workout a week.
Now granted, I'm currently performing for dance over the weekends, so I'm getting in some extra cardio that I try to underestimate so that I don't boost my calorie burn record too much, but really? I take Saturdays to spend with family or just do stuff I might not otherwise do.
Sunday starts my week off again, so that I can feel strong, recharged, and energy filled to face what lies ahead. (That's me in the red...40 pounds from my start weight, and even though I'm no where near my long term goal, this journey is one that won't ever end. I'm focusing on getting in my cardio six days a week, and eating healthier!)
Friday, March 14, 2008
Yes, it's been forever and a day since I last blogged. Since then, I started back into dance class - just this last week actually - and it makes me want to achieve my goals all that much more. Note to self - no sweat pants - I swear they accentuate every giggle to the tenth! In a room lined with mirrors, this is a bad thing.
Last night I went up and picked out a new hip scarf - red and gold, my high school colors. It was funny because the teacher told me that just a couple of weeks ago she had watched the tape of the performance that I had been in! It was great to see people who were genuinely glad to see me!
And today - well, everyone has an excuse to walk an extra mile to help me celebrate - my scale says 199. That's the first time in about 11 years! Rejoice with me, my Spark people family!And I know if I can do it, then so can you. Stick with it!!!
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