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Starting to Jog

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I have been on a really good streak of staying on track with my calories and going for at least a 15 minute walk every night for about 5 weeks now. I am down 10 pounds from when I started. I usually start out really low key with my exercising because I am always really out of shape. I have increase my nightly walking from 1 lap around the neighborhood to 2 laps. I have even started doing an additional walk at work over my lunch break. Tonight I took it up to another step. While I was out for my walk I jogged for a few stretches. This is a pretty big deal for me because I have always hated running. But tonight I was listening to some good music with a beat faster than I could walk to so I just started jogging and set a landmark that I would jog to before going back to walking. I only did it twice and I feel really good afterwards, but I can tell that I am still really out of shape. My husband is doing the couch to 5k program but I don't think I am ready for anything that hardcore yet. I am just hoping to keep up the momentum I have going. I am already starting to feel better about myself. I am doing my makeup, wearing jewelry and planning my outfits.

  
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JKPONYGIRL 9/9/2013 1:39PM

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I have read that doing short bursts of harder exercise for 30 seconds during a walk will help you build endurance and help you get fit faster.
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AQUAGIRL08 8/10/2013 7:22AM

    Wonderful! Success does breed success so don't give up! emoticon emoticon

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SMALLERRJNOW13 8/6/2013 10:36PM

  emoticon Keep up the great work and Keep us updated. I've started walking and it's nice to see someone making progress. Keeps me motivated.

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Back in the Game

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

After a crazy hectic holiday season I am back at this again. I gained back the few pounds I managed to lose before. So now I am starting all over again at 225lbs. I think I have been battling some minor depression lately as well, so that is more reason to get back into exercising but it also makes it harder for me to get up and go. Right now I have joined a Biggest Loser contest with some good online friends of mine. The biggest motivator I have right now is that I purchased a fitbit with a gift card I had. I have only had it a few days now, but I love reading all the data that it gives me about how active I am during the day. I am also working on trying to reach daily step and stair goals as well. Just last night I went up and down my stairs 5 times in a row to meet the goal before bed. Right now I am only watching I eat and am trying to be more active during the day. Hopefully I will be able to incorporate some more exercises into my busy days.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 1/24/2013 8:18PM

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ADELCASALE 1/22/2013 9:36AM

    You have what it takes to succeed!

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DOOBIE893 1/15/2013 11:58AM

    Glad you are back. It looks like you are off to a good start.

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Excuses

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I have realized that I use my son, Jake as a convenient excuse for not exercising. Yesterday I took off of work for the afternoon since Jake was getting shots and I was expecting a cranky baby. We get back from the Drs office and Jake takes a 3.5 hour nap. During this entire time I could have easily spent 15min on the WII or doing some "heavy" cleaning. But no, I just sat around on the laptop and then took a nap. And when he was awake he had a few cranky moments but for the most part was a very happy baby. I could have taken him on a walk outside, the weather was beautiful but I was too concerned he was going to have a fussy moment. So starting today I am not allowing myself to use Jake as an excuse, I have the hubby and my MIL to watch him if I want to step out for a walk for 15 min. Even if I am alone and Jake is cranky walks usually calms him down. And every time he is napping I will do WII Fit for 15 minutes. I don't have any real reason for not dong any of this!!

  
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KATRINAWINDHAM 9/4/2012 1:31PM

    Great post! It's so hard to find the motivation sometimes, and so easy to find excuses. But it sounds like you've got great determination within you. I know you can do it!

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AZMOMXTWO 8/29/2012 9:10AM

  babies love to go on walks or any other thing that mom is doing

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Weekend

Monday, August 27, 2012

Had a great weekend. We made fajitas and tortilla soup for dinner and then ended up being very healthy. It has been fun finding new healthy recipes, I really missed cooking with my hubby. We bought a lot more fresh produce from the store to get us through the week as well. Its much more expensive than we were eating before, but we haven't been to a restaurant in about 2 weeks, so we are saving money there.

Jake experienced his first parade this weekend and then we also went and visited the local fair. I was even able to indulge in some fair food since they had frozen yogurt!

I attempted some WII Fit on Saturday. My balance is very bad and my ankles were very sore the next day. I didn't see much cardio benefit from it, but the stretching and strength training are worth it. I am looking into purchasing a Zumba or Fitness training game for it so I haven't some cardio activity for the winter months.

My weigh-in this morning had me down 2.5lbs! When I first started sparkpeople this time around I was around 130 and quickly dropped down to 225, which I assume was water weight/bloat. I hope I am able to continue with this trend because I do not know how long my "fat" jeans will hold out. They are pretty much the only pants I have to wear right now for work. I have plenty of pre-pregnancy pants waiting for me, I just gotta fit into them.

  
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Success!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I have managed to track my food for a whole week. I even stayed within my allowed calorie amounts. I didn't do much exercising with having to take care of Jake in the evenings. I am proud of my tracking though. If I can stay on top of my food I am sure I can slowly add in exercising as I go. My husband is also planning on joining me in this weight-loss journey. I just have to keep reminding myself that we are two different people and different things work for him and not for me. I can not allow myself to be dependent on him for exercising and to "JUST DO IT" That is my motto this time around. No excuses or procrastination.

I recently went back and read my old blog entries from the last time I was really into sparkpeople. It was really motivating reading back on my successes. I think blogging also really helped keep me on track so I am determined to start it up again.

  
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BLUEKITTYJAN 8/25/2012 1:19AM

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AQUAGIRL08 8/23/2012 8:17PM

    Congratulations! I know that you will be successful!

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