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Sick as a Preschooler

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I am going to be out of commission for a day or two. My daughter brought the galloping cruds home from her school and now we all have it. I will try to work in some fitness minutes, and for sure I will be drinking plenty of water, but I just thought I should let my Lady Bugs know.
xoxo Lola

  
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REINVENT_ME 10/7/2010 9:55AM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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JRBASKIND 10/6/2010 8:39PM

    Don't over-exert yourself! Take time to recover and then start again slowly. Good luck!

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BECKYANNE1 10/6/2010 8:08PM

    Sorry to here that. Don't you just love it when they share?

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Blisters on my toes!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It is not easy working my 120 + minutes of fitness into my day. I have never exercised this much in my life, and I am feeling it. But I'm sleeping better, and I feel like I am managing my emotions better. But it's hard!!!
I went to the gym, but I wasn't feeling it, so I made my husband go for a walk outside with me after we put in our usual hour. We talked about what we're "giving up" by using our free time together to work out. Mostly tv and movies, and video games, was what we discovered. Accomplishments that don't mean anything in the real world. Who cares if I'm caught up on Desperate Housewives? The tivo isn't going anywhere. And when I do get a chance to catch up, I'll have earned it.
Am I alone? Do you feel like 2 hours of your day is too much to commit to a healthier life? I want to think that I will continue my streak even when this challenge ends. It's been painful making this healthier change, but I'm hoping that what I get out of it will more than make up for the discomfort that I'm feeling now. Anyway, this makes 5 in a row. I'm going to see if I can log all 56 days at 120 minutes. Are you with me? Go Lady Bugs!

  
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JRBASKIND 9/30/2010 11:29AM

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Belly Dancing Booty Workout

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Okay, I don't have anything inspirational today. All I have is a sore booty. Like, unbearably sore, take 3 advil sore. Because I wanted to try something new.
I have a collection of workout dvds that I don't use. Mostly because when I was heavier they were too hard and would make me cry, and my number one rule of a workout dvd is that it shouldn't make me cry. But now that I have lost weight, and am in much better cardiovascular shape, I thought, 'Hey, I'll try something new today!'
Well, the belly dancing videos that I bought a year ago called to me. So I did the Belly Dancing Buns workout, which was a lot of isolated booty squeezes. Like, hundreds of isolated gluteal squeezes. I didn't even know that you could squeeze them seperately. Well, maybe I knew that in theory, but not in a real and practical way. I sure do now.
I don't know that I will be working this dvd into my regular fitness routine. I am kind of in love with my Leslie Sansone walking dvds, and they don't make my booty so sore that I have to blog about it. But it was fun for one day...
xoxo Lola

  
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LOLAM88 9/29/2010 2:52PM

    Ahahaha! Thanks for the nice comments.
Saldru1- you have a point. Maybe I will give it another try in a day or two.
xoxo Lola

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ELLFIN3 9/29/2010 2:50PM

    emoticon At least you are trying some new workouts! That way you do not get burned out!! Make it a Spark kind of day!!! emoticon

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SALDRU1 9/29/2010 2:30PM

    Sore buns are not fun but just imagine how nice that tush of yours will look if you keep doing it.

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UNSTOPPABLEJEN 9/29/2010 11:30AM

    Belly dancing one sounds fun! I love my Leslie Sansone videos...perfect for days when it's yucky outside!

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LATVIAN_SANDY 9/29/2010 12:41AM

    Sounds great!

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JRBASKIND 9/28/2010 11:58PM

    The belly dancing booty workout sounds like an interesting workout. I don't think it's the right one for me. Yet. I tried the Sansome one and couldn't keep up. And it made me feel uncoordinated. Oh well.

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AREBMAN 9/28/2010 11:42PM

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IVY56044 9/28/2010 11:39PM

    Congrats on the great work out and finding muscles you may not have known you had!

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RUNBAREFOOTMAMA 9/28/2010 11:38PM

    Sounds like a good one.... emoticon Thanks for the review.

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Empty House!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Today has been strange. This morning my husband went fishing with his step-dad and uncle, and I dropped both of my "girls" off at school (the 3 year old went to preschool, and the 89 year old went to the Braille Institute). I found myself, for the first time in years, with a completely empty house and nothing to do.
It made me realize that I used to spend my free time shopping or eating. Or thinking about eating. Or planning to go shopping. Or sewing, because I love sewing, but my machine is tucked away while our house is going through its accidental remodel (which means that sewing was OUT). So what to do?
I went to the gym! Ha!!! If you had told me 6 months ago that I would choose to go to the gym over going shopping I would looked at you like you were crazy. Heck, I looked at myself in the mirror like I was crazy, but I went anyway. I never go by myself, so I'm super grateful that Jake made me program our gym membership numbers into my phone "just in case". Ha!!! I am still a little giddy. It was nice and friendly and (most importantly) air conditioned. I got my workout in (Go Lady Bugs!!!!) and overall it was a super positive experience. It helped that my ipod was in my purse, loaded with great songs and ready to go. It also helped that it is 105 degrees out right now, and my house is NOT air conditioned, so going home after dropping off my grandma didn't sound like fun.
I love this challenge. It is making me stretch out of my comfort zones.
xoxo Lola

  
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ELLFIN3 9/27/2010 8:52PM

    emoticon emoticon Sounds like a great day!!!!! emoticon

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MRSMIKEJG 9/27/2010 6:38PM

    Good for you Lola! That is awesome that you chose to go to the gym rather than shopping. That would've been a tough choice to make and I'm glad that you chose to share that with us.

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KARBRUCE 9/27/2010 4:00PM

    Look at you go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THIN_SABRINA 9/27/2010 3:13PM

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I bet you feel so much better too!!

Keep it up!

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JRBASKIND 9/27/2010 2:55PM

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The biggest challenge for most of us is to move out of our "comfort zone". Way to be totally inspiring!

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Three Wins and a Struggle

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Yesterday morning I felt great. I was down 3 pounds, which in itself is the start of an amazing day, but it pushed me over the 50 pounds lost mark for this year, which I am just over the moon about. And then, because my old jeans literally fell off of me (on the way up a flight of stairs, so funny!) I got a new pair of walking capris from Old Navy which were marked XXL on the price tag, but were only a XL on the inside label (which I had neglected to check in the store) but when I tried them on, they fit! Yay!
I want to keep this as positive as possible, and I am completely thrilled with my victories, but why is it so much easier to let one little thing that went wrong undo all the good feelings of success? Is my 3 year-old's temper tantrum in a store really more powerful than losing a 3 pounds? And why would I allow that to deflate my day so completely?
Perhaps this is why I haven't had the success that I've wanted in the past. I've allowed the things that go wrong to be much more important than the things that go right.
I am sure I'm not alone in this messed up way of looking at things, but I am going to challenge myself to try to skim over the rough spots in my day and savor the sweet ones today. I know it won't be easy, but living in the negativity isn't either.
Untill tomorrow,
xoxoLola

  
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MRSMIKEJG 9/26/2010 6:26PM

    A 50 pound loss is fantastic. And I can relate to letting a negative thing totally overrule all the positive things. Looks like we have to work on the "thinking part" together.

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TRACY180 9/26/2010 9:34AM

    Yes. I tend to focus on the negative rather than the positive. I read somewhere that it is like we are looking at a plan piece of paper with a single black dot on it. What do we focus on? The black dot. We do this in our thinking a great deal. We do so many wonder things but focus on the one mistake that we make.

As for children and temper tantrums, try not to take it personal. I run a cash register and I feel sorry for the parents when a child gets all upset. Children have a way of acting mature at times and like a two year old at other times. Sometimes, a kid can feel sick and get very irritable and make a big scene. Don't worry about what the onlookers thought or think that the child hates you. It's not true. emoticon

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JLSAUNDE1 9/26/2010 8:01AM

    Fifty pounds is amazing - that is so fantastic - congrats!

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I think many of us allow the negative more power than the postive when it comes to weight loss = that is a great personal challenge to switch it around!

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CAFLETER 9/26/2010 7:42AM

    50 pounds this year! How wonderful!! It's a great accomplishment that you should be very proud of - that's lots of hard work. I hope I can get there with you!

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PSFITMOMMY413 9/26/2010 7:09AM

    50 pounds this year is so much to be proud of, but those little things can definitely get in our way and completely derail a positive attitude. Try not to sweat the small stuff, but I know that's so much easier said than done!

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KARLOTTA46 9/26/2010 6:09AM

    Wow! 50 lbs this year is fantastic- I'm so proud of you! And OW...I remember those temper tantrums in stores. You have the right attitude now, a 3 lb loss is something to be happy about!

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