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Gym and such...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

So I took the plunge and got a gym membership to 24 Hour Fitness. There's one near my work and one near home so I got the all-club sport access. I started out really strong jogging on the treadmill and such, but I got sick and so took a break from it. I've recently gone back (my cold was HORRIBLE and lasted almost 10 days and I still have some junk in my lungs) and started swimming laps at the pool there. I can't believe how much this tires me out when it didn't used to bother me. I've been feeling great, though a little sore.

I've been pretty happy with what I'm doing--I'm not really measuring myself, just exercising and trying to eat better so that I can feel healthier. I get too scale-focused sometimes and it depresses me when the numbers aren't going down.

I've been trying to get my husband to the gym too, but he's a sourpuss about it most of the time. I don't know why I got him the membership. I'm thinking maybe I should go swim in the morning before work and go walk on a treadmill with him in the evening. I don't know. But right now life is pretty good.

  
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CAREYO 11/14/2008 4:36AM

    I recently joined a 24 hour gym too and like you one is by work and one is by home. It has made such a difference for me becuase I pack up my gym stuff and drive right to the gym after work.

I'm sure when you get back to 100% the workouts will get easier! Maybe your husband will turn around when he sees how much better you look and feel?

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Thanks Ike...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Well, I haven't been on SP too much recently. I can tell and feel it. The new job I have as a teacher is so different from when I was a massage therapist, I miss it dearly. I was able to take 4 Nia classes and schedule work when I wanted it. Now I'm here from 7:30--3:30 every day.

I guess that's not too bad, I could work until 7 or something. But I've been VERY stressed out with my job. It's my first year teaching and it's be a struggle every day.

On top of that, my husband and I got into a car wreck Labor Day weekend. We still haven't settled with the insurance company and they are jerking us around right now. Luckily my dad has been out of the country so we've been borrowing my parent's car.

And then Ike decided to show up. We didn't have too much damage to our home, but as of now we still don't have electricity on. We've been sleeping at my husband's grandmother's house on an air mattress in the middle of her living room. She has 3 cats and we have one...they chase each other around and play while we're trying to sleep. My husband's cousin lives there too and is totally inconsiderate towards us--stays up late, waits until we're trying to sleep to do laundry and he comes in and out of the house. I've TOTALLY appreciated what they have done for us and all, but I JUST WANT TO SLEEP IN MY OWN BED!!!!!!!!!

All this stress has been adding up on me and I got to work this morning and almost cried. Luckily my mom got power and she's up at her lake house, so we're going to go crash on her bed.

I haven't been exercising and that was a major stress relief for me. It's just that by the time I'm done with school, I'm so spaced out I just want to sit and relax, not go exercise. If I did it before work, I'd have to get up around or before 5am.

I do love getting a consistent pay check with benefits though and hope that things get sorted out SOON!

I've been thinking about reallllly taking my weight loss seriously and really doing something about it. This time for good. I've considered starting a new Spark page to start fresh. I have always had such a negative attitude and think that that might be why I have a hard time getting things accomplished.

I want to have a family. I want to not be diabetic. I want to live a long healthy life with my amazing husband. I want more energy. I want to feel sexy. And I want to feel good about the way I look.

  
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CADMONKEY 9/24/2008 3:17PM

    Congratulations on your new job. You'll wear into a groove, don't worry.

Ike got us all the way up here in Cincinnati and it was only a class 1 here. I can't even imagine what its like there. Some outlaying neighborhoods STILL don't have power. I didn't have power for 5 days, but we had gas and water so we stuck it out in a dark house.

You have my sympathy, really you do. I would almost suggest that you go ahead and move home without power except that your mother's place if free. Better to camp at home in the dark than sleep on someone's floor. At least, that was my attitude.

Good luck with everything.

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KITTEN_351 9/24/2008 2:51PM

    Just keep a positive attitude and remember that working out when you're tired might not sound appealing, but you'll get all that stress out in a positive way and have more energy afterwards. You can do it!!! Just push yourself to do it every day and it'll become a happy part of your daily life.

And congrats on the new job!

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Getting a little frustrated

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I am feeling a little frustrated right now because nothing is happening. I am working my butt off, not eating horribly and I'm not losing inches or weight.

I know it's not just going to fall off of me and I know I shouldn't get discouraged. But it's hard to keep doing something over and over, feeling sore and tired from it and hoping in return you will see a positive change, and you don't.

I think that some of my issues would be solved very quickly by watching my carbs. Being insulin resistant, I shouldn't be eating very many. When I was on the South Beach diet, weight was just coming off of me because my body could manage the food I put into it. But doing that is a lot of work.

I just need to get over this pity-party and keep at it because no matter if I do see results or not, what I am doing is healthy and maybe it won't happen at first, but if I keep it up maybe I will change.

It just kind of depressed me looking at my spark page and seeing "Member since 4/28/06" and realizing I've been trying to get myself to do it for this long and I haven't ever followed through. Maybe because I get so easily discouraged. But I want to be one of those people who succeed at weight loss. I have succeeded at everything else in my life except at this challenge.

  
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NASCARGIRL3 6/13/2008 7:12AM

    After reading your first 2 paragraphs I feel like I wrote them. I'm going through some of the same things as you are. I'm going to just stick with it and hope the results will come. Hang in there, we can do this! ~Wendy

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HEARTOFCHRIST 6/12/2008 10:36PM

    Don't get discouraged, we all go through this part! It will pass, I promse!

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JANNAH11 6/12/2008 12:15PM

    I know how you feel. I too have to stick with the South Beach Diet. With insulin resistance it is the only one that works for me. And it is hard. Here's a tip... this was the best $13 I've spent in a long time.

http://www.cnn.com/video/pl
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It is about changing your thought process, the way you look at food, dieting, yourself... everything. You can also visit her site at www.beckdietsolution.com.

Ho
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I didn't barf!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

I did my exercise dvd tonight from 9:15--9:45 and I didn't barf like I though I would. And I actually did it!

Haha...I'm surprising myself more and more each day.


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HEARTOFCHRIST 6/8/2008 12:25AM

    Great job!!!

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Join a Challenge (or two) and other thoughts...

Saturday, June 07, 2008

So I wrote out this whole blog yesterday and SP decided to delete it. How fun.

I wanted to share with everyone the effect that joing challenges has done to me! I'm doing a "Jumpin' into June" challenge with my PCOS team--setting a fitness minute goal and tracking every few days, and a 30 Day Shred Challenge--doing Jillian Michaels' DVD program for 30 days.

So, I had a long day yesterday and ended up doing my Nia class at 4:30. I got home, ate dinner and was lounging around on the couch. 9pm rolled around and I didn't want to do my 30 Day Shred. But I though to myself, "I made a commitment to myself and I'm going to log my minutes. This is what healthy people do--they don't make excuses!" So I got off my behind and did my exercise video at 9:00 in the evening.

I never would have done this usually! I was so proud of myself!

But then there's today.......

I got up around 9am this morning. After showering and breakfast, I didn't do my shred in the morning since I had done it 12 hours before.

I went to work (I'm a massage therapist--for now) and my boss/owner of the place where I work was out of town. So that means I get more massages then normal. I usually do 1 or 2 a day. Today I did 4 and 3 of those were deep tissue. Ugh!

So I'm sore from all the exercise, tired from work and what do I do? I think to myself, "Oh, I've been really good all week, I can have a splurge meal." So I probably ate 2000 calories. And now I feel horrible and like I'm going to pop.

And I still want to do my exercise video, but I think that might make me barf....which might not be a bad idea....hahahaha! (I'm just kidding, I've never made myself throw up on purpose.)

So I need to stop rewarding myself with food. And I encourage everyone to join some kind of challenge. Because it's that little bit of extra motivation that makes me want to get off the couch and do it--the extra accountability!

Another funny thing was that I've been logging my fitness minutes into SP and it told me, "You have far exceeded your fitness minutes for the week. You might want to change your calorie range." That made me laugh a little bit.

I'm not really seeing changes (ggrrrr!) but I know it takes time. So I'm going to be patient. Kind of.

  
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HEARTOFCHRIST 6/8/2008 12:24AM

    Be careful that you don't exercise too much or that you eat enough to cover the deficit. You want to be healthy instead of just losing weight. You are doing a great job and your commitment is awesome!

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