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Working Hard

Friday, January 16, 2009

I want to get super fit this year. I'm not really calling it a "New Year's resolution" because I've been working at it since November when I got my Gym membership & ipod back. I'm focsuing on a better body compostition rather that losing weight. Though I want to get to my ultimate goal which is about 20 lbs away, I'm more focused on making sure that my body is fit and tone on the way there. I don't want to be just skin and bones (or rather flab & bones). I want to be lean, muscular, and strong. Curves are good, flab is not. I've been pretty tough with my workouts lately but it feels good. I'm trying to also make sure that I don't over do it though. I'm probably going to have to schedule in some " rest days," meaning I either don't work out as hard, or at all. The last thing I would want to do is injure myself or burn out. As of this moment I'm proud, I've acheived so much in the past couple of years. I still have a long journey ahead of me but I know it is going to be a long, wonderful, and above all a healthy ride.


Ups & Downs

Monday, December 15, 2008

Today I went over my calories by quite a lot! I think it had something to do with my period and making impulsive choices. Considering my manager brought in doughnuts and cookies....grrr. Periods, doughnuts, and cookies are a disasterous combination!!!!!!! Well I gave into temptation quite a few times. But I'm owning up. I did it! I can't go back in time and change it, so I'm just going to deal with it. On a positive note, I did workout a ton. I'm sure that will counteract the downward spiral a bit. I intend on moving down a better path for the rest of the week. I bought some produce tonight cause I was completely out. Tomorrow I'm working a double shift but I'm going to take my work out clothes in case I have time to go between shifts *crossing fingers*--or perhaps I should go before work???? Hmm....I'll see how alert I am in the A.M. Nonetheless I need to go and do this for myself. It just makes me a happy girl. Oh and I'm thinking the scale isn't moving down even while I'm killing myself working out is because of my monthly visit. I was getting really concerned that I was just holding even though I was eating okay and working out like a crazy maniac, but then my girlie time came early this month. Which bascially explains everything. So hopefully this just means I'll lose more next week. I'll just have to wait and see. I'm so pumped to get to my goal and to get a tad more toned and buff. I know I can and will do this! I wonder how busy the gym is at 7am....hmm??

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KWANGAWOO 12/30/2008 2:39AM

    I'm right there, too. Damn female bodies and their desire to be padded!
The holidays didn't help, either!

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Feelin' Good

Friday, December 12, 2008

I've recently been feeling a lot better about myself. I had been going through a bit of a slump on the self esteem wagon for just about all of November and a bit of December. But this week I've just really been turning myself around. I think my new gym membership has had a lot to do with it. Returning to my exercise routine just makes me feel so good. I think I'm getting slightly addicted to it. I crave my time on the elliptical. I look forward to running the track with my ipod blasting away. I do a lot of thinking while I'm exercising too. So my mind always is so clear afterward. I'm usually figuring out how to solve my current stressful situation the easiest and least painful way to go about it or just thinking about how I can better myself in general. Recently I've been thinking more about the latter option. I decided that I want to make a difference in other people's lives. I want to donate my time somewhere where I can get to know the people I'm helping. That's as far as I've gotten though. I'm not exactly sure what I'm destined for. I'm thinking of donating my time at the Co-op, or perhaps a food/clothing bank, and my other thought is at a local hospital. I may even end up helping out at all three eventually. But after christmas I'm gonna figure it out, and start this up. I just think that this would be a great oppurtunity for me to not only help others in need but also really get to know my community and make new friends. I'm super excited about it!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 12/13/2008 8:48PM

    I glad that you doing better with self-esteem. I know how you feel, people may look at you & say that they're is NOTHING wrong with you, are you NUTS! emoticon But it gets better. I give to the Greater Food Depository & they do have a sign up sheet to tour the facility, you can donate your time & energy as well. I think, no I know its admirable of you to want to do it & the way things are going, there will plenty of volunteering right in your own backyard.


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My Progress

Monday, December 08, 2008

I'm really trying to stick with this and I feel like I'm making some headway. But I need to make sure that I'm consistent with my exercise and eating. I've made some poor choices when it comes to eating this week but I'm now all the more motivated to make better ones in the future. Also I'm proud of myself for really getting my act together when it comes to exercise. I thought it would be harder for me to get back into my routine after being out of it for so long. But i feel I'm just where I left off. I'm still able to run and I'm not super tired out after my spell with the elliptical each visit. My next goal is to get back into a strength training routine. I really need to work on getting my muscles back into action. I think I might begin it with doing some spark exercises at my apartment and then start using the machines at the gym again. It seems like the best way to go about it. I'm really trying to not overwork myself but make sure that i do continue to challenge myself. I'm really looking forward to my future self. Living a healthy life is something that I've alwasy wanted and felt i could never obtain, but I've proved myself wrong and I've never been so happy to be so wrong!

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NULLITY 12/11/2008 8:25AM

    You probably get tired of hearing this, but... WOW, inspirational. Stumbled into your page while browsing forums and doing the 'oooh, cute girl, must read profile' thing, and have to say I'm blown away by how well you've done and how long you've stuck with it. Best of luck to you in your continued efforts!

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Back on the bandwagon....well, sort of

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

So I've finally rejoined the Y and couldn't be happier because of it. I've gone a few times already and have had the chance to work out a great deal. It feels awesome to go back and be excited about working out once more. I now remember what it felt like when I was joining the first time. Of course, with the previous joining I weighed a little more and was probably more anxious than excited really. But it didn't matter. Just like then I knew this was going to be something that was going to be good for me; not just physically but mentally too. After a work out I just feel so much better about myself. Even though I haven't changed in a appearance at all after one work out. I know I'm doing something good for my body, my mind, and my spirit. I know that what I'm doing will help make a difference not only in my life but in lives of others. I know that I'm altering my future. In a sense I'm conquering battles before they begin. Preventing disease and reducing my risks left and right. Plus, I'm feeling better about the way I look and well I'm sure self-confidence just adds to one's hotness. So as you can see I'm getting back in the swing of things. but......

I'm also struggling a bit too. Mainly with eating right. I think it would be easier if I had internet access 24/7 in my apartment that way I could plan my meal situation a little better. At least it seams like it would be easier, but internet costs money. Also I wouldn't go as far to say that I'm failing. I just haven't seen super fast results like I'm used to seeing, but I'm going to keep at this. I need this, especially now more than ever to keep me out of a funk. My boyfriend recently broke up with me and though I know it's not my fault, I still feel for him and get quite lonely. So working out helps me in a cathartic and therapeutic way. Plus it gets me out of the house, and i don't feel like I'm annoying my friends again about "that guy." It just really gives me time to reflect and work out aggression that I would otherwise bury away and never deal with sitting at home--in front of the TV or a book.

All in all I'm optimistic about my situation. I'm just taking one day at a time and focusing on me and how I can be my most authentic and best self. I don't ever want to go back to the person I was before and I now I just want to find out just exactly how awesome I can truly be.

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INFUSION413 12/4/2008 3:11PM

    Awesome!! Way to go!! :)

We're here for you if you need a boost of support!! We hope to see you soon!!

Melissa :)
Fort Wayne Indiana Sparkers Leader

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KRIS39125 12/3/2008 8:48AM

    That is great and I am glad you are so excited. I would love to belong to a Y but there are none close to my home so I don't have that option. Good for you and enjoy.


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