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Day 2

Friday, November 02, 2012

I did day 2 Short Cardio-Sculpt of the 28 day Plan.

I feel good after this workout. A few of the moves were not as easy but I like that Nicole shows the different levels from easy to hard. I did the easy version for most of them especially the pilate moves.

I also did day 2 of the fit firm and fired up dvd which is strength moves for the arms.

I know that I am fitter than when I joined Sparks but not as fit as I can be.

I did not put the weight on over night and I won't lose it over night.


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ALL-IS-AMAZING 11/3/2012 9:16AM


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CHALLENGER15 11/2/2012 4:08PM

    Slow and steady wins the race!

Thank you for posting!

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28 Day Boot Camp DVD

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I have started the 28 Day Boot Camp DVD.

I have never been one to keep a journal but everything I have read suggests that it is a good way to realize what is positive or negative in your life. So, I am going to journal about this month.

I did day 1 on the DVD and really enjoyed it. However, the boxing section was difficult to get correct. I did the best that I could and did not quit. That is a positive for me as I know that I am a perfectionist and have a tendency if I do not have the time to do something completely that I don't start.

I have learned to break things down into smaller sections so I get things done.

That is one thing I love about SparkPeople that they encourage 10 minutes exercise sessions. I believe that is one reason I never really like to exercise in the past as I felt that I did not have the time necessary to do a proper workout. Since joining, I have done somethings correctly and others not so well.

Hopefully doing the blog/journal daily will help me to stay on track and reach my goal!


I am going to take a beginning picture and will post it later today.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 11/2/2012 7:56AM


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Thanks for sharing!


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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I just read the article about is Weight Loss Stressing You Out.

Two major points that I got out of this article for me were the following two questions and the response to them.

When I am having problems sticking to my plan, I usually get on the message boards or the phone and talk about it with other people.

I have many stressful situations in my life right now, but I'm determined to be successful at weight loss.

I am naturally a quiet person and it is sometimes hard for me to open up and tell people what I am feeling. I tend to want to keep things on an even keel and not cause waves so I keep things bottled up inside.

So it makes it difficult for me to ask for help when things are not going well.

Right now there is a lot going on in my life. We have started a new business and while it is going okay we have a house we are trying to sell in Vegas and with the economy out there it is not going well. Also while we did not have a lot of items still in the house it was broken into and the appliance stolen and just found out that the policy we had on the house does not cover theft. (long story short)

The answer to the stress and weight loss has eased my stress at least in that area. While I have been doing the January Jump start challenge this month, I have not lost any weight but neither have I gained any weight.

Likewise, a zero on Question 12 (determination for weight loss despite high stress in other areas of your life) may indicate that you donít fully appreciate the difficulties of trying to lose weight, or the importance of modifying your weight loss expectations when other aspects of life become difficult. Sometimes, just holding your own and not gaining (or regaining) weight is a very significant accomplishment!

The other stress factor I had during this time was I went home for my Dad's birthday celebration, was a comment my Dad made to me. I have an older sister and a younger sister that have always been thinner than me and even though I have lost 20+ pounds, my Dad said as we were getting into the car to go out for dinner for me to sit in the front with my mom and he would sit in the back with the smaller ones. While I did not say anything it still hurt. The one nice thing was my brother-in-law complimented me on how nice I look.

I have to admit that the comment from my Dad hurt but I realize that I am not losing weight for him or anyone else I AM DOING IT FOR ME. I want to be able to play with my grandchild and feel good about the way I LOOK.

So I feel excited and ready to continue my journey on a healthy new life.

While it may take a while to get there, I will have a great time getting.


Also this is my first Blog post and I have to admit it is cathartic to put down how you are feeling. But at the same time a little scary as I said I am a quiet person and not one to tell others about my problems.

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MOWINELADY 2/5/2012 10:57AM

    Thanks for your encouragement and kind words. Each day is getting better. Right now I am re-reading the Spark and it is giving me the motivation to continue on my journey.

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    Thanks for sharing. I hope today finds you with less stress - wishing you a happy and healthy new week!

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ASOBFALLS 2/2/2012 10:58AM

    I am apologetic that it is 3 days before anyone noticed your blog to comment! What is wrong with us? Especially for a first blog where you truly put yourself 'out there'.
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Dad's (well, my Dad) gets an idea fixed in his mind in our case 'Allen is the athletic child' now even though my sister Barbara has lost 130 lb, run in two half marathons., and works out daily.... he doesn't compliment her, he doesn't notice and if asked about athletic ability would still say "Allen".

But we girls sure do want Daddies approval! It is just built in! Sorry for your hurt.

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