Saturday, September 28, 2013
First and foremost, I so want to live a long and healthy life. I have three active kids that keep me going but I also want to see grand kids someday.
Second, I want to feel better and confident in every area of my life. I know that if I feel good about myself, it will definitely translate to other facets.
Third, I want to increase my energy level. Working out in the morning gives me that extra boost that I need for the rest of the day.
Fourth, if I can succeed in keeping a control of my weight, the sky is the limit, right? I believe so.
Fifth, I can't think of any other reason at the moment but I just do it. There are so many benefits to working out. Your body will thank you so will your mind.
Off to the park for a walk. Have a blessed day everyone!!!!
Friday, October 07, 2011
I have to admit that I don't like to blog. But i am promising myself that I need to because that is the only way that I can be accountable - to live healthier and live a happier life
I just watched Steve Jobs commencement speech at Stanford in its entirety and it is so moving. One quote that spoke to me is when he said, "Do what you love. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle" This is so true in life. I want to apply that to every aspect of my life.
I promise myself that I won't settle. I want to live life to its fullest and do what I love and have a passion for because that is the only way that you can be truly be happy.
Thanks, Steve for being the great innovator in my generation and for truly inspiring many including myself that it isn't too late to find that passion whatever it may be.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
I don't know what came of me but I signed up for another 5k event this saturday. Even though I've been running and training for a couple of weeks now, I'm still a little bit scared. I am scared that I will walk the whole miles or that my time will be outrageous. I don't know why my thought process is this way.
Ever since I actively started working out about three weeks ago, I have lost five pounds (btw, on the scale) though I still don't see any difference in my clothes yet. What I have noticed is that I have more energy, my stress level is way down and I have fewer headaches. My water intake is even up (not sure about the correlation). On the other hand, my legs are quite sore especially my shin.
I hope to continue on this health path. I've even added zumba class to my fitness routine 3x/week. I don't have any dancing experience but I got to admit that it's fun. I also want to try cycling (so as to rest my shin), pilates and yoga. I hope I'm not adding too much too soon but I'll see how my body react to them.
It's really been great reading so many blogs about the process of weight loss. I want to be able to share my own success story too. I've made a commitment to myself that I am going to live healthier and I know slowly and surely, the pounds will come off. Is it going to be easy? Not by a long shot! But I have to try. I just have to give it a shot and see what happens.
SP has been great so far because it provides accountability. I have received so much information which I am putting into use. The hardest has been eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables but I'm trying. My biggest surprise has been my water intake. I didn't know that I could drink water especially with my addiction to sprite. Guess what, I haven't even tasted sprite in three weeks. Woo Hoo!
Despite the progress, there's been setbacks too. This past weekend, I went for a friend's birthday (which was at Olive Garden) and ate so much. But it was just one day and the next day, I realized what happened and vowed to do better next time. What I learnt from it was that it won't be easy and that I would have to work over and over again each day. I know I will.
Now, I've got to go. Off to my zumba class
Friday, October 02, 2009
Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 32 and first of all, I am just so grateful and blessed to be alive to see this day. There are so many other things to be thankful for: a wonderful family and friends and good health. Ever since I joined SP, even though the pounds have been slow to come off, I feel stronger and can now play with my kids more now than ever. Everyday, I am conscious of the fact that I am growing older and thus, have to take care of my body and mind. I used to get so frustrated at my life, always thinking that I don't have a good job or that everyone else is more successful than me. One thing I've learned so far is that money doesn't guarantee you happiness and that if you set your priorities properly, things will fall in place like it's supposed to be. Life is way too short and there is no substitute for good health, friends and family so I have to take care of my whole being: physical, mental and emotional wellbeing to enjoy life to its fullest.
We also finalized the deal on our first home yesterday. I can't believe that I am a homeowner. It still hasn't registered yet and it just proves that it pays to be patient and that good things will follow. I can't wait to decorate and make it our own. So it is fair to say that yesterday was a wonderful day.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Recently, I got even more motivated to run the 5k after seeing my nine-year old niece run a 5K event. The thing is that I've always wanted to run but have been nervous and too scared. I've always thought that I won't be able to finish the race, so why bother. But then I saw my niece run and said to myself, "I can do this. I might not finish but I have to give myself a chance to try first. You never know until you try something." So I signed for my first 5k. It will be held in about eight weeks and I've started training already. Also, the 5k is for a good cause- it provides services ( meals, clothing etc) for the homeless and hungry children here in Washington D. C.
I still have about two months to go but I'm excited and can't wait for my first race. Wish me luck. Everyone have said that I would get addicted to these races when I start but I don't know. I hope to do some fundraising, meet new people and also have fun as well.
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