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off the wagon.....but slowly getting back on it!

Monday, June 20, 2011

baby steps...thats what i keep telling myself. little by little, i'll ge tthe hang of this again....and then i have a day like today where i stop off for an iced coffee in the morning, and then add on a breakfast wrap....damn, did i just relapse?!?! yes, i did. but like any other addict, it's one day at a time. tomorrow is a new day, and i still have the rest of today to get through. i've come too far to backslide, and i have to ability to change my's just not a switch that can be turned on or off, it's a process. or so i keep telling myself! i love hearing other people's tricks and success stories, and look forward to telling mine. i love that i'm not wrapped up in a fad diet, i'm making a lifestyle change....and have been now, for a couple of years. 32 years of bad eating habits don't change over night, you know! :) so, i fell off the wagon today, but i'm dusting myself off, and getting back up on it....tomorrow is a new day....

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NURSEPIG 6/20/2011 7:27PM

    Look forward..Never look back!

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Morning Workouts bite the big one....

Monday, June 13, 2011

if there's one thing that i've learned time and time again is that....I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON!!! i never have been, and i never will be. so, i should have known that telling myself that i was magically going to become one and start working out in the mornings was a big fat lie! i did, however, do it ONCE! ha! yea...i think its back to the evening workouts and runs for me. i just love the snooze button too much!

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    Melissa it never gets easier...I have been doing it twice a week for a year and i still hate after i get out of work i want to go home see kelly for a minute and then make, eat and clean up dinner...and i am pooped...if i dont do it in the morning (at least on weekdays) it doesnt happen. I am going to try getting up a little earlier and swimming in the mornings...not sure how thats going to go but we'll find out next week! One other thing is that if i workout in the morning i am better at avoiding cravings during the day cuz i dont want to mess up the hard work i already put in...and have that precious morning sleep time be lost for no reason!! emoticon emoticon

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MKOLENZ 6/15/2011 10:27AM

    girl, any tips are appreciated!!!! i just cannot drag my butt outta bed! i've tried going to bed earlier, my husband gets up and works out, i just am like "whatever" and go back to sleep! i really want to get in the habit of running in the morning again.....that way i can come back to the house, shower, and go on with my day....and not have to "squeeze" it in at the end of the day!!!

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OPERADIVA114 6/13/2011 1:43PM

    I hear ya there! However, I made myself a morning person. Or at least I'm at the point where it doesn't KILL me to wake up every morning. It is still extremely easy to stay up all night, but I'm in a routine now (which makes all the difference, I think). I wake up at the same time every day, and I go to bed around the same time each night. I didn't have a choice. The weather here is ridiculous in the summer. If I don't wake up to workout, it won't get done. And it took over a month of forcing myself to wake up early before I finally felt okay with it.

Enjoy your evening workouts for the both of us! lol

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Let's Try This AGAIN!!!

Monday, June 06, 2011

ok, ok, ok.....I will admit...i've been pretty bad at keeping plugged into the SP loop. But, this time i'm back....for real. Last year I lost a total of 40lbs....yesterday I got on the scale, and 5 are back....NOT COOL! so, this morning, I got my butt up, ran, and did abs. My family joined a CSA (community shared agriculture) program, and we WILL be eating our veggies!!! i am meal planning every sunday, to prepare for the week, and i am super stoked about the spark budget piece on here now! so.....i have another 25 lbs to get me to where I wanna be (for now)......let's do this.

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MKOLENZ 6/13/2011 1:02PM

    oh, CoJo....thank you!!!! i'm glad we are on here together too, to get both of our butts in gear and in the right direction!!! emoticon

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    Hey Monterey! I am so gald that you got me on here i am really excited about all the stuff SP has to offer. I know you can do whatever you put your mind to, and will look amazing in no time. Thanks for the continued encouragement and support. I am glad we can be on here doing this together!!!! Love CoJo ;)

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MKOLENZ 6/6/2011 4:56PM

    thanks!!! i will be doing yoga tomorrow....and re-training for a 5k (i missed the other one i trained for because i was sick :( but nothing will stop me this time!!! i appreciate the support!!

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SKYWATCHERRS 6/6/2011 1:25PM

    Good to have you back, and it's great that you exercised! The plan with veggies rocks - sounds like you have your priorities in mind.

Don't forget resistance/strength training - it's an important part of losing fat safely and effectively. Cardio can cause you to lose muscle along with fat, and that lowers your metabolism. You want to keep the metabolism stoked up, so strength training will help you do that. You will not get bulky, that's a total myth. I've been lifting heavy weights for over 5 years and I do not look like a dude.

Keep up the good work!

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Here's to a New year!!!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

2008 is just around the corner…can you believe it!??! Time really does start to go by faster as the years go by! So I've been reading a lot about my friends' resolutions for the upcoming year…and it made me start thinking about my own. I'm at a crazy point in my life right now where there are so many new and beautiful things happening. I want to enjoy everything before it passes me by! Cliché, I know…but true nonetheless. My goals for the upcoming year are as follows:..

1. Lose 20lbs by St. Patty's Day!! - really, I'm set on this because we are thinking about possible trying to conceive in the spring….and it's important that I be in my best shape!
2. call my grandparents at least once a day- I do pretty good now, but I'm going to make a conscious effort to do so
3. really stick to taking vitamins!! - I'm terrible at this! BUT I'm going to start taking pre-natal ones soon, and it's important that I keep up with that!
4. once my hair grows (the folic acid will probably help!!) I want to donate my hair to Locks of Love….ironically a couple other friends are planning on doing the same thing! J
5. get a cute, short, "hot mom" hair cut! LOL!
6. have a "date night" once a week with my husband
7. go dancing twice a month
8. drink 8 glasses of water (at least) a day
9. work out 120 minutes a week (hopefully I will be in a routine and will be able to continue this thru my 9 months too!!)
10. stop worrying about other people's stress.
11. stop being so annoyed by things I can't change. Some people just suck, and don't get "it" and I need to learn how to let that go
12. continue reading about different religions, and to make it to at LEAST 2 more places of worship to talk to the spiritual leader there this year
13. AND….of course…..continue booting people that cause drama out of my life. Things are actually pretty good right now, I have a great group of people who I call my friends, and I really don't foresee any of them getting booted!

So yea…I have my plate pretty darn full…..but they are minor adjustments that I can surely make happen.

Good luck to you all, and may you be blessed with a wonderful New year!