Friday, February 08, 2013
Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight.
What do you want to change?
~~My overall self-perception, the way I look, the way I feel, the way I move, the way I eat.
How do you want to look?
~~Fit, healthy, attractive, beach-worthy
How do you want to feel?
~~Confident, energetic, healthy, pretty
What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?
~~be more active, shop in the smaller sizes and look great in anything I want to wear, wear Minnetonka moccasin (or any) boots I like, wear a swim suit in public and still feel great about my appearance, climb stairs without getting winded, have improved self-esteem and confidence, leave my pants buttoned and zipped and still be able to breathe when I bend over to tie my shoes, get in and out of small cars with ease (daughter has a Miata that just kills me!), fully enjoy a theme park (especially the roller coasters!), be confident and feel great on the beach, not mind having pictures taken of me, maybe even become a fitness instructor somewhere... now wouldn't that be something! :D
And list all the OTHER things that you want to change!
~~be much more organized!
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Time to re-do and update my sparkpage.
I do this all the time.
So you better check it out often... ya never know when it will look different! :)
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
Got my sweats, shorts and t-shirts ready, I still need new shoes! My water bottle is full and I'm ready!
What is your exercise plan?
to exercise. I'm horrible in this area and want to create a new habit of exercise, including loving it instead of hating it. Illness in my family has made starting this hard this month, but I am just as determined! My plan is to break out and make good use of many dvd's I have including several cardio hula dance, zumba, samba reggae, and SP workout dvd's: 28 day bootcamp and the new total body one. I'll probably throw in walking as well when I can, maybe even bring my exercise bike back in the house.
Do you know what diet you will follow? Found some recipes? Have you stocked up on the foods?
I am going raw. So my diet will consist of lots of fresh veggies and fruits, very little dairy and lean meat/poultry/fish, basically NO wheat, rice, corn, sugar, or anything with preservatives or artifical ingredients. I bought a couple of books on going raw, so yes, I do have recipes. :) But not stocked up... hard to stock up on fresh foods. :)
Do you know how to connect with your team mates?
Did you put your Winter 5% Challenge Commitment on your page?
About to do that now.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Hey! This should REALLY be my year... I was born in 1965... also the year of the snake. :)
I have a starting point... and I know where I want to be exactly one year from today. I know how I'm going to do it, too. :) One step at a time.
My main focus... is staying focused ...and motivated... even when I'm feeling very UN motivated.
So here I go. Day one of creating a new me. :)
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I found this on You + Me = Fit ( www.youmefit.com/2012/08/16/waking-u
Several good ideas!
Tips for Waking Up Early
1.Lay out the clothes you plan to exercise in the night before and set your socks and shoes in front of your bed.
2.If itís comfortable, go to sleep in your sports bra and running shorts. That way, half the work is already done when your alarm goes off.
3.Whether youíre using a phone or alarm clock, put it far away enough so that you have to get out of bed to turn it off. ***(this is a good idea... just don't reset the clock and go back to bed anyhow... which I have done before! ~Renee')***
4.Set a bottle of water close to your alarm clock, preferably with some lemon juice in it. Also, keep some no-bake energy bites nearby. Youíll need those first thing.
5.When your alarm goes off, DO NOT HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON! I really canít stress this one enough. Just donít do it. Set the alarm for the latest time possible, so you trick your brain into thinking youíre in a hurry, rather than thinking, ďI can sleep for 10 more minutes.Ē That 10 minutes wonít make you less tired. It will, however, turn into 20 minutes, then 30 minutes, then no workout for you. Trust me on this one. ***(True! I have done this, too! ~Renee')***
6.While youíre up, grab that bottle of water you set aside the night before and drink a good amount. The lemon juice will kick start your metabolism and help your body wake up faster. Then eat an energy ball or two. Chewing will let your digestive system know itís time to start working, and the protein-packed bites will fuel your workout.
7.Before you even think of heading back to bed, put on your sneakers and the rest of your workout gear. Put in your headphones and start listening to some music. Now youíre ready to go before your brain has figured out what just happened.
The recipe for the protein bites is on the same page as the link... just scroll down. They look like they'd be pretty good!
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