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a smaller me !!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

to be updated... pls visit back in a day or two !!!

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POOJACHATURVEDI 10/26/2013 12:47PM

    You are looking Beautiful! emoticon
Congratulations on the great achievement!! emoticon

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BARCLE 10/18/2013 6:07PM

    emoticon congrats on all your hard work and fabulous results emoticon

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Me !!!! I am pushing myself back in !!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It has been ages since I logged into my sparkpage and (or) blogged. I disappered from the fitness world approximately 2 - 3 years or in between... ermmm..

Why ???? - Well, after joining into my new job, due to my ankle injury and then suddenly financial instability I have quite from gym and adopted back my emotional eating habit due to stress and anger (frustration).

I was in a healthy 59.9 kgs and shot up to 72 kgs. Been maintaining at 72kgs for approximately 1 year till I decided enough is enough !!! I have allowed too many stuff to get in between me, myself and I where I started hating everything.

June 2013, God sent me an angel whom made me realize what I gave up and helped stress enter my life and made it even more miserable. Since then, I started taking small steps into changing my lifestyle. I started with a walk and am now a hiking freak !! I lost a total of 7 kgs and am aiming for another 5 kgs by 31st December 2013.

What happened to the angel ? Well, I guess he was just a passing cloud ...

I am not back into SparkPeople and hope to stay here long. Am also looking forward to motivate other (hopefully) and to further build my fitness level...

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MYSTICAL-PIXIE 10/20/2013 12:54AM

    Thank You Madhu !!!! I feel so great and excited as am getting back into track.. it feels really good to exercise and I dont feel sluggish anymore.. emoticon

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MYSTICAL-PIXIE 10/16/2013 5:58PM

    Thank You HopefulHippo !!!! Am looking forward for some good weight loss even though been a little demotivated this morning (its 6 am)... Feeling bloated and there was an increase in my weight.... :( ...

Am not sure if its because of my weight training yesterday (first time in 2 years and was quite a intense training)... :p

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/16/2013 4:34PM

    Welcome back :o)


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First Step to a Better Me !!!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

I just watched 3 idiots and am so in love with the movie..... I laughed like a crazy person in the cinema and cried at each sad scene... I love the part when Amir Khan emphasized that FEAR CAUSES A PERSON TO LOOSE FOCUS AND FAIL IN WHAT EVER THEY DO & WHENEVER THERE IS FEAR, TRY TO COMFORT AND ENSURE YOURSELF THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID… This may not be the exact thing what he said, cause I don’t understand hindi (am saying it based on the subtitle provided)…. I loved it so much and I want to apply it to myself.

When I first ventured into fitness, I had no fear of failing and due to this I never gave up and kept on going even though the waves were rough….. Now, after 6 years, I am having doubts if I can actually continue this routine if I get married (and it’s a silly thought cause currently there isn’t any wedding plans)……. With this silly thought, I am restricting myself from my workouts, I am coming up with silly excuses and etc.

I need to work on my fear… yeah… that’s the first thing I need to fix in me..

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MYSTICAL-PIXIE 1/8/2010 9:12AM

    Fear is the main factor in us that actually pulls each and every one down. It comes with no warning and its us to push it away. I am trying to work on in by believing in myself and am repeating to myself to enjoy everday and not to worry bout tomorrow... hard to do but am trying...

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LIL-VIXEN 1/7/2010 10:17AM

    I can relate to your blog because for me taking the first step was the hardest part. But once you establish a routine that works for you then it gets easier.

For me I exercise 5 days at week at work from 6:30a.m. to 7:00a.m. I do the treadmill for 30 minutes each day. I alternate between "fat burn" and "cardio" settings. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday its cardio, on Tuesday and Thursday, its fat burn. This routine works for me even though I have only been doing it for 3 days.

I will not be able to do it today because I didn't go to work because of the snow and road conditions. Hopefully I will be able to go in tomorrow.

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The Power of Visual Motivation - from SparkPeople

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Power of Visual Motivation - from SparkPeople

What Does Weight Loss Success Look Like To You ??

A dress. A smile from a loved one. Moving through the world with a pep in your step and good feeling all around. Several more years added to your life. Success could look like any one of these motivators or more.

To meet your goal, you have to see it – not just have a general idea of what it means, but really see it in front of you.

Athletes use this proven technique all the time, from high school gymnasts to Olympic bobsledders to pro basketball players. In sports, you either reach your goal or you don’t. Visualization techniques help athletes succeed by first “seeing” themselves succeed. Research is showing that – as your mind visualizes a good shot, a perfect putt, or the next turn in a bobsled run – your body learns how to make that visualization come true. In one study, a group that only visualized shooting free throws improved almost as much as the group that actually practiced.

What’s more, your mind may store this visualization as an actual memory. This helps build confidence and motor skills, because after all, as far as your body and mind are concerned, you’ve already accomplished your goal before, thanks to visualization.

Visual motivators can work for other types of goal achievement. Surrounding yourself with visual images is the next best thing to conjuring them up in your mind. It only takes a few minutes to surround yourself with these positive (or sometimes not-so-positive) reminders. The payoff will be easy to see.

Close your eyes (after you’re done reading this of course) and visualize how you will feel after you reach your goal. How will your life be different? Think about the opportunities you’ll have. Smile as you watch yourself living with more confidence and energy. Or reflect on the times you’ve witnessed the harmful effects of someone else’s unhealthy lifestyle.

Sift through these future “memories” and pick one that really evokes an emotional response. Which of these images means the most to you? Hold onto that mental picture. It could be the key motivator that helps you have a huge breakthrough.

Go find that visual in the real world. It might be a picture from a magazine of a mother and daughter playing tennis. It might be the actual dress you want to wear. It might be a picture of a diabetic relative. It might simply be a scene or place that gets you pumped up or lifts your spirits.

Choose a visual and place it strategically where it will catch your attention at just the right moment. On your nightstand, the bathroom mirror, the car dashboard, the refrigerator, the TV, or even your computer monitor – put it wherever you think your motivation might lapse or temptation may take hold.

It has been proven over and over that if you can see it, you can do it. Now you have the chance to prove it to yourself.