Saturday, October 06, 2012
I came across this today on someones blog. This week is my one year anniversary on Spark, and with things going on in my life, I have felt like giving up, so this was perfect timing.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
"Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)
Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)
Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)
Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)
(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)
Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56
Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)
Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)
Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)
Signed Shelby (theshelbster)
Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)
Signed Debaune (Doobie893)
Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012
Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012
Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012
Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.
Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012
Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed elizabeth (MEADSBAY) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012
Signed Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Signed Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012
Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Signed Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Signed (IMAVISION) Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Signed Darlene (NANCYSINATRA) Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Signed Judi (JSELLINGTON) Saturday, October 6, 2012
Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Here it is October. I have been doing well in the area of inches lost and not so bad in the area of weight lost. I have lost enough inches to SEE a significant change. I have been wearing clothes that I have not been able to wear in the past 3 years at least. I have on a skirt today that was snug when I purchased it (5 years ago) and now there is room in the waist band. I am able to wear shoes (I have been wearing sandals) and my feet are not hurting. I have people complimenting me on a daily basis. I have come so far and I have a long way to go but I am on the right track.
My goals for October are simple. I am planning to continue to do what I am doing. I think I will change up my cardio and do the tough routine in Turbo Jam, Punch Kick and Jam. I did that one once and ouch!! Well 5 years later, I am going for it again. I will make it this time and watch out. I have a goal to reach to make sure that I don't give up!! I can get smaller and I will. I am seeing a change in the way my feet feel and that means I have to keep going.
My routine for October will be Sunday is Rev Abs, and then Monday Turbo Jam(Cardio Party or PKJ) and 7 min Abs(DVD), then when I get home, Belly Dance(40 min), Tuesday is Turbo Sculpt, 30 Incline push ups. Wednesday (easy day) Turbo Jam's PKJ and 7 min Abs. Thursday is a sculpt, just not sure which one, probably Turbo Sculpt and 30 modified pushups(I can't do the reg pushups, my left foot cramps when I am in the plank too long.) Friday is cardio, Hot Hula Fitness in the morning and belly dancing at night. 7 min abs.
I have one more major goal: I want to work on being positive and feeling good about myself. I have to get out of my dark hole and start being a happier person. I have to stop faking it and be real!!
I am worth it!! God did not make a mistake in allowing me to be born and I have to live up to HIS expectations as best as I can!!
10/3/12-I really want to do the positive thing and this is going to be tuff. I am going to talk to a counselor that I know at church tonite and hopefully she can help me. I will let you know what she has to say if she is there tonight.
Friday, September 28, 2012
What are my reasons for getting all the sweating and attempts at eating right?
I have pain in:
Knees, right hip, left foot. The ankle on the left leg swells more often then not. When I get up in the morning I have to stretch my foot before I can stand on it. Yada yada yada!
Ok, that sounds good and logical, but is that my real motivation? Well is it? Alright, NO IT IS NOT!! Ok are you happy now?! I look in the mirror and I hate what I see. I see a FAT OLD WOMAN!! Yes, at age 53 I am old, but I don't have to be FAT!!
My husband could care less and told me that he is happy w/me the way I am or was. Well I am not doing this for him! I am doing this for me!! I want to have CUT ARMS and SHOULDERS!! I want to put on a size 14 and it fit comfortably! I want to tuck my shirts into my pants, instead of hiding beneath big shirts. I am so tired of looking like this. I want to sit down and not have my stomach sit down too. I want to have a six pack to show off.
Once I get to that desired weight and size, I want to be able to shop at the "regular sized" stores. No more Avenue, no more Plus sized clothing depts. I want to feel good about myself again! It has been so long that I am not sure what it feels like to be happy w/myself.
Something that I remember and this has always been in the back of my memory. I had gone to the post office and when I showed my ID the mailman at the counter said, that I had gained weight since that picture was taken. I was hurt that he felt he had to say that. I was REALLY young at that time. If it was now I might have commented that he was rude and that was not a nice thing to say in front of all the people in there.
But saying that, now he would say the opposite. My license picture was just taken in March and I have lost a bunch of inches and pounds.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Have I greatly improved?
Well since being a member of Spark Coach, my last task is to blog about any kind of improvements since being more conscious of doing the healthy thing. Well in my daily visualization I have made a note of what I see that is better.
First let me tell you about the bad and then I can make the comparison to the improvements.
My food cravings are not the same. I had always loved salt, on apples, lemons(well that probably is still the same) and so on and so forth. I could eat a full plate and want more.
There are clothes that I bought in a size 20 that I was currently wearing and could NOT fasten them or zip them! I was mad at myself and pushed those things to the back of one of my closets( I have 3) and continued on w/my life as it was.
I kept telling myself to start exercising and eating better( diet is a 4 letter word that I will not use). This went on from Mid 2009 until finally late January 2012. DANG!!! Are you slow or what woman!! (I said it for you) I was miserable and in my eyes looked bad. I am in the choir at church and when we have performances I am on the front row (SCREAM!!!) and SOOOOOOOOOOOOO FAT it is so disgusting. Well the last performance was Easter and we are about to start rehearsing for Christmas… I will not be that FAT old woman on the front row.
When I put on my make up, I hide so many flaws and my neck is so big and my wrists are so big. I have a bad back and my left leg is a nightmare!!! It swells at the ankle to a balloon scary size. I have Plantar fasciitis and my knee was hurt in a fitness test and well that still hurts like all get out and probably always will.
When I eat now salt is not that important and really doesn't taste that good. I have much smaller portions and I am more conscious of what I am eating.
Just going with all that I put on a pair of pants that are like leggings and these are dress pants so "dreggings" ( you know jean leggings are "jeggings") anyway, THEY FIT and were a little loose in the waist. (BOOTY SHAKE) This skirt that is not stretchy material FIT perfectly!! When I put on my moisturizer, it is like some of me is missing! I love it!! I have smaller wrists again. The area under the arm well that was all flabby and hung over any bra I would wear. NOW it is does not hang as much and that is AWESOME!!! I can wear a tank top and not be embarrassed.
My knee is still sore but the pain eases a little quicker now after getting up. The ankle (just looked at it) is swollen but not monster truck style anymore. The foot is still hurting but not as bad, like the knee , the pain dissipates quicker.
The exercising thing:
To start I did adopt the 10 min to start and then increased. I tried different things to keep me interested and there was a challenge that I did for a month, 100 crunches per day. I did on the average 900 per week (more than a 100 p/d) I think that was in March and since then I have been on fire!! I have been doing push ups, I have to do a modified or incline since that stupid left foot cramps when I am in the plank position.
I had increased my workouts w/the fact that I was now seeing and feeling results (sore abs- duh 900 crunches!!) I was up to 20 min cardio dancing and then went to 30 min and then 45min WOW!! Now I have a routine of S-T-Th=Strength training(Turbo Sculpt-check YouTube) and have increased the weight so it is not the same routine. I do my pushups after that since I am in muscle mode!! And then on M-W-F= CARDIO and no telling what cardio. Today I did Hot hula Fitness (booty shake) and then did this DVD that I found called 7 min abs and it ain't easy! For Friday I probably will do Turbo jam(45 min) and the 7 min abs. Then for Saturday I will only walk my dogs. One of my dogs(Gracie) is not able to walk far, so I go just so far and come back home then George and I go for the long walk. She is totally ok w/that! Oh yeah and sometimes on Fridays, I will do another exercise video, belly dancing, Hot Hula, Winsor Pilates(just started that one even though I had it for ever!) Oh and I was home "sick" one day and did 2 hours of exercise videos. I was so sore the next day but it felt good.
I have greatly improved!
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