Saturday, July 07, 2012
I was at a complete standstill for about 5 weeks. I was not making any progress, and I was working out like crazy. I had to take a break. I was determined not to quit, but to exercise a little less and get some information on how to change my eating habits. I wasn't going over my calorie range except for one day a week to "shock" my system, but I still wasn't making in progress. I changed my weight goal on my start page and viola! It cut my calories down about 500 per day and suggested that I do less exercise. It's been about 4 days so far, and I am happy to report that I am 0.6 pounds down. It may not sound like a lot, but it is the progress that I needed to feel like all this is worth it.
Inch by inch....it's a cinch.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I am a little bit frustrated today. I have been working out 5-6 days a week for the past few weeks and making sure that I eat within my calorie range, but nothing has changed. Nada...zilch, cero, zero...I am fighting frustration as hard as I can and trying to use it to motivate me to work out harder. I am beginning to wonder if maybe there is a problem with my thyroid or something. I know.... it's probably desperation, but I can't seem to figure out what the problem is. I seem to lose a couple of pounds, then I hit a 4-6 week wall. I see changes in the way that my clothes fit and the way that I feel, but the scale hasn't budged in about 4 weeks. I'm doing all that I know to do. I'm going to keep on keeping on and hope that one day I reach that tipping point where things shift in my favor.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
A while back, I posted a blog about wanting to become a runner. I kept up my walks in the park, and continued to do my exercise DVD's, but every time I tried to jog, my hamstrings would tighten up so badly I would have to stop. Today, I committed to walking 5 miles in the park, and it happened. On my second lap around the pond, I just started jogging. I was a bit apprehensive, and I waited for the tightening of my hamstrings, but it didn't happen. So, I did 1/4 of a mile. When I felt like I couldn't take anymore, I walked until I came to that same spot where my feet decided to lift off the ground at a rapid pace, and I did it again, and again, and again! I jogged 1 mile today in the park!!!!! Wooo Hooo!!!!! I am excited to go back to the park tomorrow and do it all again! I AM FINALLY BECOMING A RUNNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What are some of the feats that you have accomplished with fitness?
Inch by inch it is a cinch!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
It's hard to believe that I have not blogged since day 57, but my life has been extremely busy. I recently found out that funding for my instructional coaching position was cut, so I have been interviewing for a new job. Praise God that I now have a couple of offers on the table!
I must say that I am pleased with myself! Through all of the challenges that I have been going through, I still managed to stick with sparkpeople. I wasn't as active as I had been, but I DID NOT QUIT! I kept thinking to myself, where will I be in a year if I give up? I am so thankful to be able to connect with so many wonderful sparkpeople who have achieved their goals. It is encouraging to see peoples' pictures and to know that people have lost 40, 50, 60, or more pounds in a year's time by NOT QUITTING. Thinking about that gives me the motivation that I need to keep on pushing. I don't want to look back a year from now and think, "I could have been 20-40 pounds lighter right now if I didn't quit."
So fellow sparkers.... when you are thinking about giving up, ask yourself "Where will I be in a year if I quit?" Keep on keepin' on! We can do this!
Monday, April 30, 2012
I went out of town to visit my family this past weekend. I knew that I wouldn't be able to go to a gym (I go to the community center for free) so I took the Rockin Body DVD that my boyfriend got me. I've done a couple of the workouts before, and they are NO JOKE! I invited my mother to do the dance with me, and we had soooo much fun! I enjoyed the video so much that I got up and did it the next morning and 2 times on Sunday! When I weighed this morning, I had finally lost the last 1.5 pounds that I needed to make my April goal!
I think the Rockin Body workouts are going to be a key to help me make my goals, so I am gonna stick with them for a while and see how I do. I'm also going to order Walk Away the Pounds and Jillian Michaels' 30 day Shred so that I have something else to do if/when I start to get bored.
What fitness routines give you the most bang for your buck?
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