Monday, March 17, 2008
Hi all! I started 2 new challenges today. One is a week long through "BBQ Team" ending on Easter and the other from the " FitTV It's For Me Team" which goes until April Fool's Day, the 1st! They are equally challenging. But I'm looking for the best, because I hit a physical plateau about a month ago and need a push into the 150s! I'm also glad that they are mini chalenges because those seem to work better for me!
So I actually started my workout part with Zumba Fitness. This is new for me, just got the DVD COllection on Saturday. I actually did 44minutes of the hour long Sculpt & Tone DVD (with the 1 minute breaks). Now I'm rewarding myself with some McConnell's fat-free frozen yogart.
I can't wait to cool down so I can take a shower! Well this was a quick one. I'll blog what I have to do for each one as well as my progress soon.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
So I'm a member of the "Hey Beautiful" SP Team, and we were asked to come up with 3 goals for the year. It's taken me nearly 2 1/2 months to figure something out. So, although I have other goals and am sure to develop new ones as the year goes on, this is definately a beginning. So I'm reposting (is that even a word? I'm not even going to do a spell check.) it here so I won't forget! UCSB would be so proud of the education I recieved there. LOL
Okay, so I thought about it and here goes!
3 GOALS for 2008
1) Get to my goal weight of 130 (135) pounds and maintain that good range!
2) Improve the strength, balance & tone in my body!
3) Declutter my home & keep it that way!
Boy it took me forever to come up with something. I know I'll need some help, so feel free to offer some or even check up on me. Thx
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The picture above is of My niece Danielle on her 18th B-day Dec. 2007.
Okay so it's time to get more focused on weight loss. I did lose about 30 pounds, but let's face it, I was REALLY SICK, 6 weeks in the hospital, not the best way to lose it. Well, I'm sure a large portion of that was from the 21 fibriods they took out, so that is good!!!
So I'm looking towards motivation and goals. Intitially when I signed on to SP I wanted to get down to my goal weight of 130lbs by my 2008 b-day (July 26). In order for me to get there or close to it, I really need to step up as much as I can as I recop. from 2 surgeries. I hope I can do it, or get close.
So I think i'll work on loosing 13 lbs by the time I land in Puerto Rico this May 23rd for my only niece's high school graduation. It'll be really HOT out there, so it'll be a good time to buy a really pretty new dress for the occasion. I havn't seen her in 2 years so I pray that it's a blessed and great trip and reunion.
So this blog is for the 13 pound weight loss journey to Puerto Rico. Date: May 23, 2008, that's about 8 weeks. This gives me the 1-2 pound/week flexability! If I lose more GREAT!!! I want to focus more on losing and building my strength.
After I come back from PR I want to continue to lose the weight but also gain muscle as another focus. Why? Well, my goal to get down to 130 pounds by my b-day (which will be an additional 8 to 9 wks once I get back), also includes me wearing a BANGIN' bikini to the beach as I celebrate 34 yrs of life...we'll see how that goes! LOL
So, I'm FOCUSED as I begin this journey to Puerto Rico to see my niece graduate high school.
Today's Weight: 162 lbs
Today's Mood: Ready & Moving Forward...I'm Estactic!!!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Okay so for Monday - Wed., (March 10-12th, 2008) I am going to try the following:
* Do a featured SP exercise (same or different one).
* Read a SP Success Story, & leave a comment on their page.
* Continue using Noxzema cleansing skin cream.
* Walk outside.
So, so far I've done the walking outside & Noxzema. Two more to go for this Monday!
It's nice to have short goals of 3 -4 days, not 1 or a whole week. Yesterday, I decided to take Sunday off...a day of rest so to speak!
Thx again my friends for leaving your comments, they are inspirational. I hope that I am also inspiring, motivating or encouraging to you as well!
Monday: I did all 4
Tuesday: I did all 4
Wednesday: I did
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Motivating Me In March #2
Okay so the past 3 days of motivating myself were interesting. First off, I didn't expect so many responses (THANKS). The words you all shared was a great motavation for me.
So I had 4 goals that I wanted to accomplish over a three day period & this is what happend...
I found that I actually drank more water in 3 days than I had in a weeks time, at least lately. On two occassions, I sipped lemon aid and some hot chocolate. I actually FORGOT, but again, I'm not gonna beat myself up because I am progressing! I also enjoyed time (still enoying, I'm extending my stay) with my parents this weekend. I ate at least 1 cup of fruit, mostly large grapes (which I found out that I LOVE) and cantelope. As far as walking, I did so each day except for Sat...opps! But I did walk around inside, which for me is still good, since I was in a wheel chair not too long ago. I did use it on the night of the musical as well. But I mostly try to walk!
What musical you might ask? Our family went to see The Color Purple musical Friday night. It was GREAT, if you get a chance, see it when it comes close to your town. Okay so I have a great story. I couldn't figure out which size t-shirt to get. I put the Large up to me and then asked to see the X-Large, coaxed by my mom and one of her friends, to see which one would fit better. They looked about the same so I opted for the Large. After the lights went off, I pulled the pre-shrunk stretch shirt over my blouse and it fit fine. After I got home that night I tried it on and found that I could have actually worn the Medium if I had gotten it.
Since I'm loosing weight, it's been hard for me to really see my body's weight loss change. My oncologist recently told me to START SEEING YOURSELF THE SMALLER SIZE THAT YOU ARE. AND STOP SEEING YOURSELF 30 POUNDS HEAVIER! So, I'm trying, others see the change, and I'm trying to see it too. Which is why I'm having a tough time sizing clothes for myself. But I really am trying.
Okay that's it for this time around. When reading your comments from MMIM #1, I came up with a couple of motavational goals for this week/mini-week ahead. Staying motivated is an important part of sticking with the process. I found myself being more active on SP and wanting to do more.
Coming back in a MMIM #3 to share what's next. I'm staying motivated & I'm glad to be motivation for someone else. :oD Take care!
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