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Subtle changes

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm smiling at myself in the mirror, enjoying the hint of a dimple returning. On Fridays, I like to stop at Panera Bread for a little end of the week chill time. This morning, I stopped but did not have a monstrous breakfast as I have had in the past. I ate a bagel with light cream cheese and coffee. It fits in perfectly well with my plan for the day. After I chowed down during a previous week, I could not believe how many calories I was taking in during that one sitting. I realized I was trying to quell panic and comfort myself. I have started unravelling myself one bite at a time. Asking myself many things? Why am I feeling angst? What could I do to make myself feel better? If I did feel better and have less angst, what would I eat?

Subtle changes are happening in me. I think of things in a positive way, and while I have always been an optimist, I am also using that same measurement stick on myself.

I was remembering the last time I lost a significant amount of weight and where I was in my life. I was very ease with myself then, after having a very honest and cathartic session with a guy who would become my personal trainer for a while. It was a big turning point for myself. I am back in the place of comfort with myself and it has naturally led me to more conscious efforts on behalf of myself. I am parking farther from the door. Those 300 extra steps add up.

My success is all laid out in front of me. I am fully confident of my success especially as I move forward one step at a time.

Wishing you all a very happy Friday!
Spark on, sparkies!!!

  
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1STARVINGARTIST 7/16/2010 9:36PM

    Great job! You will be successful!
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POOKAQUEEN 7/16/2010 7:26PM

    Great blog, fabulous insight!
That's fantastic that you are getting to the root of things like that. You will definitely be successful!

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MUGGLE_MOM 7/16/2010 4:14PM

    You Go Girl!!!!

I was with you when you were making those changes and I'll stick with you through this, your very last beginning. I am so excited for you.

Sending HUGE HUGS your way!!!!

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DIFROMWYOMING 7/16/2010 3:55PM

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You're doing wonderful!

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CHASE_URDREAMS 7/16/2010 3:36PM

    You go girl!!!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/16/2010 3:24PM

    Keep it up, you are doing great!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 7/16/2010 3:10PM

    emoticon Small changes, big impact!! You can do it!

Have a happy Friday yourself (sounds like you already are)!

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C is for Commitment

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

There! It happened! I did not get up this a.m. --- might be Real Housewives of NJ related where I stayed up past my bedtime. Ridiculous. BUT....I am committed to working out today even though I did not get up this a.m. to go to the gym. I will either do my new bootcamp exercises OR go to the gym tonight. Either way, it is getting done, no ifs, ands, or buts!

I am honoring myself with my commitment to myself. I want to move. I want to breathe and feel good. It is all working together. I feel fantastic!

Have an awesome day, sparkies!! WOO HOO!

  
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HICALGAL 7/16/2010 3:11AM

    love your enthusiasm and determination! make it happen! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1STARVINGARTIST 7/15/2010 12:25AM

    Great job and great commitment! Good for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOCACHOC 7/13/2010 1:35PM

    That right Girl,

Encourage yourself if nobody else will. You knew we would that's why you blogged today. Get it in by any means necessary. But just don't give up and do nothing and think well since I didn't get up I'm not gonna. You are well on your way to a healthier you because YOU want it. And when YOU want it, you will get in the trenches and do what needs to be done.

Peace and love

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    emoticonNo Excuses , you are going to rock it out emoticon

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GAYLE-G-63 7/13/2010 12:36PM

    YOU CAN DO IT!!! emoticon

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POOKAQUEEN 7/13/2010 12:29PM

    Awesome! Good job!

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KIYOSHI04 7/13/2010 12:02PM

    great commitment!! awesome.

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    You are awesome. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIL-VIXEN 7/13/2010 11:15AM

    Awesome. You Rock!!

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GRANDMAAMIE 7/13/2010 10:58AM

    emoticonHAVE A GREAT DAY!!

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DONNAEDA 7/13/2010 10:37AM

    great committment. I too am going to the gym, to test out my back. Must get back to exercings.

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MUGGLE_MOM 7/13/2010 10:19AM

    You Go Girl!!!!!!

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MIZNATASHAE 7/13/2010 9:55AM

    Good for you! Enjoy workout either way! :)

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Done and Done

Monday, July 12, 2010

Besides sparking, I'm into facebook, and very recently, twitter.

Today I came across a post from Kurt Warner (football player). Here's what he said that spoke to my heart: "I DON'T WANT 2 WORKOUT! Ever been there? Not going to dwell on it, going to get it done & day will b better from there! U do same! later"

I love that here's a professional athlete saying the same thing that so many of us feel from time to time. Truthfully, though, as many times as I have been in THAT state, I did want to work out today. :) and now I have!

It is so great to have that feeling of setting a goal and doing it. I did make a plan to walk today and I was astounded to come back and learn that I was out for 45 mins. So, I got in what I needed and also got a friend's bday pkg dropped off to the post office (so what if her bday was 6/23) - it's still under a month since! I love being able to walk to errands or shops (when I am at work) and kill 2 birds with one stone. It's actually almost time to leave for the day, but I will hang out for a bit.

Tonight, I am looking forward to going to get my hair cut and then hang out to watch Real Housewives of NJ. OH YEAH!!!!

  
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GAYLE-G-63 7/12/2010 8:46PM

    I *hate* working out too! But, like has been said before, I'm always glad after the fact that I did it!

Keep up the good work!

Huggz,
~Gayle~ :-)

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ALIZA77 7/12/2010 8:32PM

    Have fun!

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CHRISTAN6 7/12/2010 6:58PM

    Congrats on getting it done. It does take time for it to become a part of your life and feel natural to do it. Although, I do have my days where I want to do nothing. Getting it done is important. Good for you !
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KIYOSHI04 7/12/2010 5:31PM

    great job and thats an awesome quote. it all comes down to the same things.. just do it. you may regret not working out but you will NEVER regret working out.
and look at you, walking all over! great job!!

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MUGGLE_MOM 7/12/2010 5:14PM

    It is amazing that people whom you think have it all, still don't want to do what we don't want to do. I'm so proud of all you did today. Keep up the awesome work!!!!

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Lost and Found

Monday, July 12, 2010

It was hiding for a while. I'm not sure if it was under a rock, or perhaps in one of the cabinets way back under the sink, but it doesn't matter any more. I found it: my passion for life.

I was caught up in one dimensional thinking, letting every last ounce of my spirit focus on losing weight and not getting anywhere. I totally lost track of why I was doing anything, let alone trying to fight a battle of not losing and just repeating the same scenarios that got me off track in the first place.

Giant lightbulb moment this Saturday. I took a good long look at my inner self (although oddly, I was standing in front of a mirror) and realized I had just misplaced my spark, my zest, my passion and that is what i am truly made of. (not just splenda and spice, and everything nice.)

I'm committed. I'm engaged. I'm focused. I am on track. I couldn't believe how quickly it all seemed to turn around. It was like "Ding! I get it now!" I stepped out in faith and left the fear behind.

I went to the gym yesterday in the middle of the day (in shorts.) I have been paranoid about wearing shorts in public for so long. It wasn't the first day I have worn them, but it is getting easier and easier. I have a foot long scar on my lower leg from cellulitis that never went away. It looks gross, and I hate it, but it is also a sign of where I have been and how God pulled me through it, so I don't despise it. It actually improves when I walk more, so that is also incentive when I have my game face on.

Got to the gym and the woman behind the counter commented that I was determined now. Yes, I am! I rode the bike and then on to the treadmill. I have not walked on a treadmill in ages. It was good to be back. :)

Had a great weekend with my hubby. It was good to be off work, and still active. He used his r & r time to take the Harley for a spin, while I went and worked out. It made me think it was a perfect day. :)

I'm going for a walk today (now, in fact), and then off to the gym in the a.m.

Hope you are all have a really great day! Spark on, sparkies!


  
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MUGGLE_MOM 7/12/2010 5:13PM

    Wow! What a great blog! I am so glad that you found your spark again! You deserve only the very best!!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/12/2010 12:57PM

    It is good you got your Aha moment and are back in the game. Good for you.

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BAYBELIEVER 7/12/2010 12:30PM

    What a great attitude! You are off! Just keep moving and eating intentionally and it all will come together, right? Way to take a moment to let it all click!

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DATARN 7/12/2010 12:27PM

    You go girl!! Week off to a great start!

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LOOZINITNOW 7/12/2010 12:13PM

    I love the sound of that upbeat spirit! You are awesome!

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Case of the sickies

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Feeling much better now --- but no gym and little movement for me today. I hope to be back to "normal" tomorrow. I was totally punked out this a.m. and even stayed home from work and a meeting. This too shall pass. Hope everyone is staying cool!

  
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JOKNOWS 7/9/2010 9:43AM

    So emoticon you weren't feeling well. Hope all is better now. emoticonLooking forward to another one of your spunky, witty, thought-provoking blogs! emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/9/2010 8:28AM

    I'm hoping for a cool down today with a storm a brewing. I hope you feel better.

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MUGGLE_MOM 7/9/2010 6:38AM

    I hope that you feel better soon!!!
Take care of yourself!

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/9/2010 5:58AM

    Hope you are feeling better today!

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1STARVINGARTIST 7/9/2010 12:03AM

    Sorry you're sick. You are right, it will pass, but in the meantime its no fun! Get well soon!


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SHAKENMA 7/8/2010 10:36PM

    Hope you feel better soon. No fun being sick. emoticon

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