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how to reach my goals and why i have those goals

Friday, August 17, 2012

todays visualization asks why i chose the goals i have and what i can do and not do to reach them.

at this point in my life ( i am 49), i want to be healthy and energetic and fit. so many times we see people in there 40 and 50's start to get lazy and lethargic. just sit around with nothing to do and eat, eat, and eat some more. i do not want that to be me.

i want to be fit and sexy and actually enjoy clothes shopping.

one of my obstacle is my husband. he is supportive to a point. but i have told him so many times that i am gonna do it this time, that i really dont think he believes me. he must see a change in me this time in order to believe it. also, he is not gonna join my on my fitness journey. i am pulling teeth in order to get him to even take a walk with me. for me this is a very big obstacle. i love sp[ending time with him and it does get boring walking, running, bike riding alone. so many activities require 2 people and he just is not gonna do them. i guess i am just gonna have to do them alone and maybe if he sees a change he will join me. if not, i will have to enjoy the solitude.

also, an obstacle is that i work 6 afternoons a week pretty consistently. some days it is hard to get up. i would like to get up early and run, that is one thing i am working on is running.

but for now, i will just have to take it one day at a time

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BIGPAWSUP 8/17/2012 11:03PM

    My hubby is all about the tv and food too. I know where you are coming from. I know you can do this. I have faith in you.


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HEALTHYIN2014 8/17/2012 10:42PM

    My husband doesn't want to exercise either. He doesn't complement me when I lose weight but then, he has never complained when I gained weight either. I hope your find someone in the neighborhood to make plans with. It is much easier to workout when you know someone else is depending on you. emoticon emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 8/17/2012 9:13PM

    It would be great if you could find an exercise buddy. That way the two of you could keep each other accountable. I know it's hard as my husband is no longer able to do anything very strenuous as his illness has zapped all his energy. My son has began walking with me and it has been a tremendous help. A support system is so helpful.

Cindy emoticon emoticon

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SHIRE33 8/17/2012 9:11PM

    I hear ya. My hub and I can't work out together because we both need to do it around suppertime and we can't both leave my MIL here alone to eat by herself (she's 86 with early-Alzheimer's.)

So, I run early in the mornings on MWF. Starting next week, with classes beginning, I'll switch to later in the morning on Tuedays, Thursday mornings, and probably Sunday mornings, at least until I can do it on Saturday mornings again in November. I go to the gym T and Th. evenings.

He goes to his step aerobics on MW at 5. But I can't get him interested in running. I'm 49, too, and I love running for the calorie burn and the way it reshapes the body. He hates it, though. For himself! He loves it on me! :D I don't think he truly believed I'd get where I have either, through truth be told, I surprised myself. But he's pretty happy about it, and he encourages me and helps me get my workouts in when I need help sometimes.

You'll get there!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 8/17/2012 5:24PM

    I hear ya. I walk my pups alone every day. My hubby walks all day for his job so I feel bad asking him to walk at night when he has walked like 15 miles during the day.

Is there a neighbor you could walk with or another family member near by?

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making time for health

Thursday, August 09, 2012

i have been pondering what to write about. my spark coach wants me to write about how i waste time since i would like to have more time for fitness. some days i have to choose between making a healthy dinner or excercising;

i work afternoons and i am really stuck on trying to figure out what to do differently.
i do go to bed later than i should. sometimes i just sit in bed and doodle on facebook or spark or another website. so, one idea i have is to try and go to bed at 1 am. that makes it easier to get up. i like to get up at 8:30 but i would like to increase that to 8 am.

another thing is to seek out more crock pot recipes. that way it frees up more time so i am not cooking for an hour every morning.

one more thing would be to make things ahead on sunday, which is my only day off lately. make past and rice for my carb for week and make chicken, burger or something for my protein. that way i only have to make my veggies.

if anyone has any ideas plz let me know.

i would like to get more excercise in so i can burn approx 400 or 500 calories a day.

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ANDASI 8/10/2012 8:05PM

    I also do love preping food ahead of time it makes all the diffrence for me.

I cook a stew/soup/slow cooker something hearty whith vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. I will have this for dinner for about 4 days

I measure out a coup of plain greek yogourt topped with a cup of grapes i will make up to 4 of these containers so its just grab and go

apple with 2 or 3 cheese strings grab and go

mini carrots with peanut butter grab and go

hope this helps a bit emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 8/10/2012 5:53PM

    Your ideas sound good, now time to implement them!

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WINNIE1978 8/9/2012 5:44PM

    I am a huge fan of batch cooking!! We cook our lunches and dinners for the entire week on Sundays. Then we have no excuse to grab something unhealthy because all we have to do is reheat a healthy meal.

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MIRAGE727 8/9/2012 1:46PM

    Batch cooking is huge! I spend a lot of time on my PC. When I do I'm hitting chair exercises. Also embrace the fact that lil' ten minute workouts throughout the day build up. If I'm standing in line anywhere or even shopping, I will knock off some calf lifts in a heartbeat! I've also planned out my day on a calender by the hour to truly realize that I do have time. I've even done a set of reps while getting ready in the morning, brushing my teeth! (Stole that one from DW!) You WILL find the time to sneak in any kind of exercise. After a while, it becomes habit, and that's a good thing. This is just the tip of the iceberg! Check out FITNESS under the HEALTHY LIFESTYLE tab at the top of any SP page. Stay strong!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/9/2012 12:55PM

    I think those are some good starts. I don't cook myself so I really can't help you here.



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BONDMANUS2002 8/9/2012 12:42PM

  keep trying

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watch me go!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

go go go~!!!!!

i did week 5 day 3 today of c25k. i only went 4.0 and i did walk for 1 min after 10 min, but all in all, i did great. i believe if i am outside, i will go faster and longer. i really hate the treadmill.

so i think i will do that day again to try and increase my speed.

i am sooo proud of myself

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 7/23/2012 1:29PM

    Congrats! Sounds like you are doing great.

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STEVENGO2 7/22/2012 12:40PM

    A few advantages about being outside are for instance you get a change of scenery, instead of looking at a wall or a treadmill screen you get to see your neghborhood. You get a chance to see and hear nature. You get the sounds of being outside instead of canned music. I love walking outside myself because I determine my route and go where I please. A handy pedometer and watch lets me keep track of my progress. It just is so much more intersesting and fun!

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ROCKMAN6797 7/12/2012 6:35PM

    We are proud of you, too!!


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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 7/12/2012 2:03PM

    YAY for you!!! You are DOING it!!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 7/12/2012 1:46PM

    I hate the treadmill also!
Great job! Keep it up!

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KURS10B 7/12/2012 1:18PM

  Keep it up!

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DOLLFACEDX 7/12/2012 1:11PM

    As well you should be !! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/12/2012 1:10PM

    Congratulations!!! Woo Hoo!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY 7/12/2012 1:10PM

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i m back and more determined--again

Thursday, May 31, 2012

one thing i have noticed. if i forget about weight watchers, i will do better on my healthy nutrition path. i am not sure why i keep going back to that program, but spark people works way better. it seems like i am more focused on healthy things vs all i think about is the scale and what i am gonna eat next.

i have to get a doable excercise program down. sometbing where i incorporate weights and cardio. i have been walking my dog every day for 30 min, so i have been doing something but not enough. what will work for me??? i am gonna think on this and blog later.

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SEASONS__CHANGE 5/31/2012 9:24PM


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DAS92687 5/31/2012 7:08PM

    I agree with Pat. I think the 28 day bootcamp with Coach Nicole is a great start for the next month.

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LWADE1963 5/31/2012 5:34PM

    The challenge with ww for me is i tend to eat more veggies and beyond that i dont know. I agree with the other poster that sd it is the marketing. I have done some of coach nicoles videos and they def make u sweat. Thanks for the comments and suggestions

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LILYGAL 5/31/2012 2:07PM

    This is an awesome start. I must say that my DD is doing WW and she has lost almost 30 lbs since January 9th. BUT you must find what works for YOU!! And you are 1/2 way there as you already know this. Strength training is a good add in. Start small and check our Coach Nicole's 28 day Boot Camp. Great work out.

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HOLLYL7 5/31/2012 1:54PM

    I do the same thing with WW - I think the marketing draws me in to their program! (and I love gadgets!!) I did find myself hyper focused on food (i.e. how much can I get for my pts, calculating pts of various items etc...) With SP, I feel more "back to basics. I also didn't like that I couldn't easily evaluate a food item for WW without pulling out a calculator. I do have many friends who love WW and are very successful on it, but I'm staying Spark =)

Good luck on the exercise plan. I think adding resistance training is a key part of the equation.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/31/2012 1:31PM

    30 minutes a day with the dog is a great start! Even now I still only do 30 to 45 minutes but we go faster and further. I find have the dog keeps me from just strolling along. We move.

Have you looked at the Spark Fitness tracker? I like the workout it set me up with. Just enough to feel the "burn" but not too hard I can't finish it.


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CARRIE1948 5/31/2012 1:30PM

    what do you think the challenge is with WW

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a great start to a great day

Monday, May 14, 2012

I m feelin so much better tdy than last week

Went to zumba and checked in with my nutrition coach, which i was dreading. I lost 3 lbs and 4 1/2 inches. I havent saw her in 2 mon but this is the start ofof a new faithfl beg i have 6 appt scheduled with her right after her wed kettlebell class. So i m stuck going to kettlebells too, which i love

No more excuses!!

Came home and ate healthy, packed healthy lunch, and even have my 5 veggies and fruits counted for!

I hope everyone has a great day

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BLUE42DOWN 5/16/2012 1:24AM


Nice to have a separate motivation to get you to the class. =)

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DAS92687 5/14/2012 10:35PM

    Super !! You are doing Great :)

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SEASONS__CHANGE 5/14/2012 10:33PM

    Awesome achievement on your weight loss. Glad you get to see a nutritionist. They are very helpful!


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LILYGAL 5/14/2012 2:13PM

    That is awesome!! Good for you!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/14/2012 12:20PM

    That is a great loss to rack up! Congrats!

Hope you enjoy your new class!


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