Monday, February 04, 2013
Our assignment #1, get ready for the 5% Winter Challenge.
*Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, work out DVD etc. ready to go? Yes, these are my everyday thing in my life style now. My treadmill is shine and well oiled. (*^^*) So I don't need any special preparation for it. It's ready to go with me.
* Next, plan on what you will do for exercise?
Currently, I am doing treadmill in the AM. used to be in PM as well, but getting lazy nowadays, but thinking about adding back on few time a week. and keep going to gym 3 time a week to mostly for use of weight macine for 30-45 min. And jump in sauna and pool. ( love the sauna, sometime whool pool too.) This is a such a treat for me, after the hard work of strength training. I think, sauna is contributing of my weight loss, by raising the heart rate and sweat. But not for sure... but it does feels good, So I will keep on going this regiment. I have quite a bit of work out DVDs, so I am plan to do some DVD work out as well as my KB work out. I've tried Michaels Jillian's yoga Meltdown DVD and love it. Need to try her 30 day shred. My favorite is , Coach Nichol's 28 day boot camp, and sculpting DVD.
*Do you know what diet you will follow? Found some recipes? Have you stocked up on the foods? I drink my home made veggie, fruits smoothie every morning. I do not have particular Diet to follow. I just needs to lean more about foods general. Especially, the healthy one. Today I went to the Book Exchange a used book store. And got " the new Mayo clinic cook book." It has many beautiful healthy foods recipe's, pictures and all the recipe come with nutrient info. I have no idea what's a Mayo clinic diet is but just like the cook book. Hopefully help me cook bunch of yummy healthy foods. (*^^*) I also got Susan Powter's books as well, yeah~ bit old but hey, it's a start. This book should teach me why choose healthy foods over Junks.
*Do you know how to connect with your team mates?
Not yet, I don't know yet, which team I am going to assign to. But when I found out I will be introducing myself to my new teammate true team thread and if I have question, I will ask my thread or SP mail.
*Did you update your Spark Page for the commitment of your 5% challenge?
Yes, here is my commitments to follow.
* Try to get my daily goal of walking 5 mile a day.
* Work harder for my Strength training.
* Drink lots of water!!
* Don't give in to whatever.
* Stop late night craving.
* No food at bed room.
* Do my very best for all.
***I think student is ready, and just waiting the bell to ring. This is my very first challenge what's so ever since I joined SP way back in time.. It's a time to "kick up a notch." Lol)) it's kind of feels bit nerves and excited same time. I hope I will do great.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I always said I need to work on my portion control. But tell you the truth. I really don't know yet, What portion to work with, how much portion to control with. For me to follow my healthy foods diet and exercise plan, and become healthy and fit.
I realized, I need to learn more about " THE FOOD " it self. Like how many calorie my favorite veggie and fruits smoothie has, or mixed bean soup with squash and chorizo, and Mangu (plantain) with garlic and green onion. I have no idea how much calorie I am consuming, when I eating those of my favorite food. Actually, don't knows most of foods. How people determine their calorie if you cook your own foods? It's easy if you follow the recipe maybe. They already indicated how much calorie there is. But how about home made stuff? How do you know how much is that of calories the meals you are making?
I really would like to have better relationship with foods. If I understands better, I can have more choice or have better choice. And how much to eat. I often hear " you should eat at least 5 or 6 serving of veggies and fruits." How much is the 5 serving? How do you determined 1 serving size.? What is a complex carbs vs. simple carbs? I don't know so many things about foods and there are so many to learn about. I need some little bit of help here for lead me to right directions on my foods journey. I have started to track my foods here on SP. The foods tracker is very helpful. But there are so many foods its not listed there, and I have no idea how to log in some of the foods I eat. Most of the time I log the foods closed to it. But sometime, it is very frustrating and make me want to give up and quite tracking.
I would like to know, how people learned about foods, calorie and tracking?
Is there any suggestion or books teaches me about foods and calories?
Any good web site maybe I can go to?
*Thank you for reading my blog, your time and support. Any thoughts, ideas, reflections you have would be greatly appreciated! thank you (*^_^*)
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Today is 1/20/13. My journey to human revolution has started exactly a year ago today. Yes, become healthy and fit. Today, I looked my weight history, and the recorded number astonished me. My weight was 30 + pounds heavier then today.
I've lost 30 pounds.
I could have lost much more weight, if I did not rebound in mid May. A year ago I was very depressed and miserable fat woman. I began to really hate myself and I could not stand myself anymore. If I don't do somethin about it. I would had to destroy or erase myself. I said to myself, " it will be much easier if I could erase myself just like turning TV remort off. " Yes, "click !!" Just like that. But since I couldn't do it, just like that.
I realized I need to stop hating myself. In order to stop hating myself, I need to do something.
I had to do something. so I made determination. Determination to become healthy, fit, thin enough to start liking myself.
Be come beautiful again.
I started exercise and eating healthy. In the beginning it was very hard. I wanted to give up. but I never gave up. More i do it, I started to believe in myself . I can do this !!
Day in and day out, I worked hard with my exercise and planed my meals and eat right.
Weight loss is very hard, it takes perseverance and determination and consistency and patience. But, Step by step, day by day, little by little I push myself to move forward.
I often regret my past and why I did this or didn't do it to be like this. But I have learned regret doesn't take me no where. I have to realize I have the power to change.
But I have to take responsibility for what I did or didn't do it. And be Strong and move forward.
More I work out, more I eat healthy day in and day out, I started feeling better and have more energy. I am so glad, the hard work I've been doing finally, started to pay off now. I am 30 + pound lighter today. Also I feel great and I am so proud of myself. I can finally said now, "I am glad who I am."
I have learned with in this one year of time. Since I started my human revolution health journey. It is all about choice. The choice you make will differentiates your life.
According to my BMI, I am still in the renege of over weight. And I have renewed my goal and made new determination to keep challenging myself, until I truly be come healthy and fit. Yes, I can do this. I did till now and I became so far.
**To my Spark friends, thank you for all your support. I did it and will continue to do this and you can do it too. We can continue help each other. "Yes, we can do this!!"
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