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Using my fitness center pass

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I knew that I would never use a gym pass to one of the larger gyms - it's just too overwhelming to me. So I got a membership at my local rec center that has a walking track and cardio/weight equipment. I have been going 4-5 times a week and have now been brave enough to use some of the cardio machines. I am so silly but I really don't like doing something if I don't feel comfortable - and I don't like asking questions - makes for a bad combo, I know emoticon But I finally got a handle on the cross trainers and I love them. I was mainly using the walking track before, wanting to gradually work my way up to running, but running just hurts my knees a little too much. Once I got my rhythm the crosstrainer was so fun and I felt like I was running without pain.

  
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CAKEMAKERMOM 9/29/2012 10:59AM

    Hopefully this is something you enjoy! Make your workouts fun and you will continue them!

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STEPHINE723 9/29/2012 2:34AM

    Awesome job!

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ONE-HOT-MAMA1 9/29/2012 1:37AM

    good job keep it up

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BLDANCY 9/29/2012 1:32AM

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I feel the same way when I go to the gym sometimes I have question but get to afraid to ask anyone. emoticon

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LOSE4LIFE47 9/29/2012 1:24AM

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Ready

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Well here I am again...completely ashamed of myself. I was inspired and doing great when I first joined SP but I made excuses and put things off and here it is over 8 months later. Problem: I love food! I seem to go through my day wondering what to do with myself until it's time to eat again. The other mistake I make is wanting everything to be just right. I wait for the right day to start watching what I eat saying things like " I'll wait until the first of next month". If I go off my plan I feel defeated and then stop and wait for another right time to start again ( overeating as I "wait"). My sister has started taking time for herself and eating right and exercising. She asked me when I was going to get going and I told her soon, that there was too much going on. I was making excuses again. I know I need to try to get myself out of bad habits. So not to sound like the boy who cried wolf but I'm starting again emoticon

  
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SALLYMANDERS1 1/21/2012 9:58PM

    We can do this! Yes I finally got my page done, cool. I'm really excited lost 10 lbs. in these 3 weeks and feeling super energized. The best is I'm not doing some weird hard diet, now that I'm counting I find I don't even get to the top calorie limit. Hope the feeling lasts. Thanks sis for recommending this, super helpful. Let's keep it up. LOL

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OPALMOMMYFIRST 1/15/2012 9:39AM

    Welcome back to this journey. Every day is an opportunity to start over. It's not about making big changes all at once, either. Each small change you make helps you get where you need to go at a slower pace, but you WILL get there eventually. Best of luck getting back into the swing of things.

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Not as bad as I thought

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Well weighed in and I was surprised to see that I only gained 6 lbs over my summer breakdown. Thought it would be a lot more... Felt so sluggish I was sure it had to be. Did okay yesterday- drank lots of water but I was about 300 calories over as I made the mistake of eating before adding to my food tracker. Gotta stay on top of that. Here's to another day!

  
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SAVEMESANDRA 8/16/2011 12:51PM

  Could have been much worse - and now you are back on track and you will get it all under control. Have faith - you will make it!

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And again...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My girls start school again on Monday. Wow, the summer has just flown by and I am trying to get us organized. My oldest daughter starts middle school and we are both feeling a tiny bit nervous.
So things should settle down and I'm looking forward to grocery shopping without the entire gang. I am also going to give myself a jumpstart. It's sad but I cannot stay on track when things are off schedule. This entire summer has been one huge detour for me in regards to watching my diet and exercising. I was doing so well and things just happened and I let go of my goals. I need to sit down and plan my meals and then Monday I will see the damage on the scale and start from there. I haven't weighed myself for a long time but I think that I will be close to my starting weight of 191. I want to put up some new photos to try to help myself notice my progress even when I don't read it on the scale ( I really like all the visual encouragement that everyone puts on their SP pages with pictures of their weight loss. ).


  
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HOLMGIRL4 8/14/2011 12:06AM

    Glad to see you back! I agree that it's so hard to stay on track when the schedule's off. I need to post more pictures as well - all of mine are old. Hope everything goes smootly on Monday - here's to new beginnings!
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Swimsuit

Friday, June 24, 2011

My oldest daughter is on a synchronized swimming team and she always has to buy a new swimsuit every summer from the specialty store. They don't sell "normal" suits but carry the racing and competition lines. While my daughter was finding the one she wanted I was looking at the womens sizes. These suits had pretty unique designs and they all had the crossback straps which I love as I don't like having to constantly pull them back onto my shoulder. But I ran into a snag. All the ones that I liked with the patterns were a one or two sizes too small and the ones in my size were plain black or neon colors. So before the end of the summer I would love to be able to lose enough weight to splurge on one of the cute patterned suits. So I am going to try to kick up the exercise and see what happens emoticon

  
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LYNNOTT 6/25/2011 11:05PM

    You can do it!

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1NANA4EVER 6/25/2011 9:01AM

    You have found a great motivator! Do you think it would be even more motivation to purchase the suit you want and hang it where you see it everyday? Do you remember the ad that was for yogurt or something and they did it in time lapse, to the music "itzy, bitzy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka dotted bikini?" She had the suit hanging in her room.

I am like you, I keep finding things I would love to be able to wear. I haven't gotten up the nerve to buy anything specific yet. Buy the way, I have no intention of ever buying a bikini.

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LIGHTHOUSE0403 6/25/2011 12:07AM

  Good incentive!

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