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Weight Training Intimidation

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I would really like to use the weight machines at the gym but I feel kind of stupid about it. I'm nervous to ask for help to be shown how to use them. I feel so silly for feeling like this in the first place. I'm going to try and ask for help by the end of the week and see how it goes.

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MODEL_BEHAVIOR 9/3/2010 4:45PM

    Thanks both of your for your advice!!

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/1/2010 11:34PM

    spark has a great overview of how to use some of the gym machines under the healthy lifestyle/fitness tab up top. also lots of machines have instructions on them in a place you can read once you sit down/stand in place at the machine. i agree tho, the people at the gym are there to help, and you are paying good money, consider it like a personal training session, and if you know how to do the machines properly you can also show other people if you ever see someone else new and struggling ;) keep sparking your life, you are doing a great job!

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ZIRCADIA 8/31/2010 3:26PM

    GO ASK FOR HELP! :D That's what they are there for. I'm sure they prefer showing someone than seeing someone using things wrong. Or you could also try looking up videos/demos of the machines online?

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Signed up for a 5K in October.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm going to walk/jog/run a 5K with my boyfriend in October. Its at the beach near his parents house. I realized that the 3 miles I've been walking at the gym almost daily are the same as a 5K and so I can work on my speed and see how well I could do!



Woke up early today.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I am up before 7:00 am. That was one of my goals this week... start a routine where I wake up earlier. I don't know what this has to do with my weight loss, but I'm feeling glad I woke up early. I would rather sleep in very late, and I think that affects my mood and my ability to drop what I'm thinking about and get to the gym or get moving. Not that I want to start to think about not being allowed to do things but I think having a routine will be a much easier way to go about several of my goals.


Using Tools

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I am so happy to be using so many of the tools I've spent years thinking about, purchasing, and looking at in a guilty way. For instance, a few months ago I bought a nutritional scale (Biggest Loser for Taylor Scales) that gives me so much information and makes my calorie tracking a cinch. I'm writing down my food in a food journal instead of worrying about putting it up on Sparkpeople, but I'll do that too if I have time.

Feeling awesome about my new setup in our kitchen at home, too.

I woke up hungry for the first time in a long time this morning. That is a really good sign. I'm proud of myself for eating reasonably yesterday.

Just had lunch and it was really delicious. I used the food scale to figure out exact calories and amounts for the fresh fruit and veggies I'm eating. Its nice not to guess what size they are but to actually know. I am going to try to do this for everything I eat for the rest of the week. I'll have to pack some food in the chance that I'm working outside of the house tomorrow or Friday. I'd like to wake up earlier to do this but first I have to convince myself to go to bed earlier!


Yesterday was good.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Today I'm trying to go off of yesterday's good vibes.

Today can be easy if I just go with it and don't think too hard about all of my options and choices I've made in the past.

I have already had a good breakfast and I'm enjoying a cup of coffee now while I get to work.

Listened to a podcast about making weight loss pleasurable and its opened the possibility that weight loss could be a fun process, not just a fun result. It has to be fun or its not sustainable.


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