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First Little Workout

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I just did a 10-minute arm exercise video that I found on Pinterest and my arms BURN!!! THIS IS SO FANTASTIC!! I think I'll become addicted to working out. Is this a good thing? Its a pity though that I don't know how many calories it burns, but hey, the minutes count. Even if I can't keep track of the calories from some of these workouts on the tracker, I know that my body will still feel it.

This is the video I followed, if anyone is interested. www.fitsugar.com/10-Minute-Arm-Worko
The tricep push ups were what killed me the most. Holy cow, those were terrible. XD

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APRIL4110 1/13/2013 12:41PM

    Thanks for sharing! I saw the video and I can't wait to try it emoticon

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LIVELAUFLUV 1/10/2013 5:14AM

    Thanks for sharing this! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 1/9/2013 6:02PM

  I'm gonna check it out! Thanks for sharing!

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JUNA89 1/9/2013 3:33PM

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Once a Fear Blog, then an Epiphany Blog

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

**Final Edit** Let me apologize in advance for this blog post. It once started out as something organized and coherent, but then my mind happened. :)

I can honestly say that I am nervous and apprehensive about losing weight and working out. I've never really had true success more than a pound or two. I fear that I'll give up and eat junk at my computer. That I'll be too embarrassed to go to any of the fitness classes offered at the campus gyms or use any of the equipment. What if I get judging looks or comments? I was teased very much as a child for my weight and I guess every time I think about losing weight those hurtful comments come back to me.

I wonder if some of the problem is I'm at home still, I go back to college Friday, and I'm over thinking everything. What routines to do what day? How long? How often? And at home, there are so many unhealthy foods available. Christmas cookies, chips, chocolate. And we don't really have a lot of room to workout. Andů


Added later:

I had to stop writing the previous paragraph because I had a realization. All I am doing is making excuses. I'm letting fear of the unknown control me and prevent me from trying to become healthier. Yes, I may not be able to do much about the food situation at home right now especially since I leave in two days, but I can make healthy choices with what is available. Granted the Chinese last night was worth it. But I digress.

I need to make the best of the situation and try. I might not be able to jump around and move a lot at home due to space and people, but I can do somethings! Push ups! Crunches! Use the dumbbells that are acting like a door stop (don't ask.) anything! I realized earlier that if I spent as much time working out as I do just randomly using the computer (checking Pinterest, Tumblr, etc) I would be AMAZED at my results. Yes I know I need to use if for school, work, and volunteering but do I really need to spend all my free time on it? NO!! XD

This semester, instead of being on my computer constantly I'm going to walk, do crunches, squats, yoga, anything. I will not let my grades or sanity suffer but rather than constantly refreshing the page for something new, I'll do something healthy. No more excuses of no time for this.

I can do this. I will do this.

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PRINCESSAMY 1/9/2013 3:37PM

    I actually fine that when I was in school, my grades improved by working out! Go get! YOu can do this.

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BATCHICK 1/9/2013 11:35AM

    You're on the right track! What have you got to lose?

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SPIRALDOWN 1/9/2013 11:23AM

    Great epihany... You can do it... Keep pushing

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Third Times a Charm?

Sunday, January 06, 2013

New Year, New Me. We've all heard it, said it, attempted it. A few have succeeded at it even. I am not one of those success stories sadly. I have tried, and quit. I don't believe I've ever made it to February. I am aiming to make this year different.

This is also my third time at attempting the Spark People system. The previous two times I just poked around, started blindly, quit not long after. This year, though I'm gunning to start, I'm not starting a routine straight away. Some of you may look at that and go "Woman what the heck are you thinking?!" But with my track record, if I start blindly, I find myself overwhelmed and stop. I've been scouring SparkPeople, and Pinterest, for workouts. Ones that have a routine for all parts of the body and ones that focus on a specific area; long ones, short ones, gym or dorm room. I hope, before I return to University next week, that I'll have something in mind so I can check out the gyms on campus, and so forth.

So...here is to a new year and a fresh start, even if it is delayed. :)

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XNANNY 1/6/2013 12:57PM

    Each new start is a new chance for success. I have been working on my weight for many years but will stop until I am happy with my weight.

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CONNIEMAKS5 1/6/2013 1:37AM

    You can do it! I also have tried before and quit. This time I'm focusing on healthy choices. Just one choice at a time. I'm keeping it simple. It was my choices that brought me to being overweight and it will be my choices to take me to being healthy. Each healthy choice is a victory!

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NANCYPAT1 1/6/2013 12:52AM

    Good luck on your journey. There are lots of resources to use here. Also support, encouragement, and lots of articles.

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Nutrition and Portion Sizes

Friday, June 18, 2010

Nutrition and portion sizes are important to healthy living and losing weight, I think everyone was taught that at some point. I know the first I was taught about it was in 1st grade a loong time ago. I didn't practice it well, but I was still taught about how its important.

Issue is, for me at least, is that I don't know how big portions should be anymore since I've definitely grown since first grade. I understand watching your calories is important, but what is the proper serving size of things without a label? What makes up a portion?

I have no idea where to start finding this stuff either...

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IARAHS 6/19/2010 3:32AM

    If I am eating something that doesn't have a portion size or caloric information designated, I go online to find out how many calories it has per ounce or gram and then decide from there what seems like a good amount and how many calories I am willing to get from that item and make up my own portion size. As far as guideline serving sizes go (like meat should be the size of a deck of cards or something like that), I don't know but it doesn't seem like that would be very accurate in the first place since caloric values change so greatly from food to food. If you wanted something like that, the food pyramid website probably has that information... I don't know the address, though, so you'll have to google it lol

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First Real Day

Friday, June 18, 2010

Todays the first real day that I've had a chance to work out since joining a few days ago, and wow am I out of shape and sore. But it was so much fun! I used Wii Fit Plus today, for 39 minutes which is a new record for me may I add. I did the Free Run, a warm up exercise set, the penguin balance game a couple of other little things. But the run was my biggest, going for 20 minutes on the tread mill.

I walked 3.124 miles!! I was so happy! I've never walked that much at one time, I usually walk slow and drag my feet or get to sore and quit. I had to take two water breaks, but I kept on going and didn't quit! I was so so happy!

But, to me it shows that I'm trying to do it this time. I'm going to try and keep this enthusiasm up and strong. I've drank nearly a litre of water and haven't touched the Dr. Pepper in the kitchen today, since I'm trying to cut back on pop. But 3 miles!

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CYNTHIAHOARD 6/18/2010 3:37PM

    What a great start to your exercise!

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