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I'm Back (After a VERRRRRRRRRRRRY LOOOOOOONG time)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

My last entry was in August 2012. I stopped keeping track of my exercise and the food I ate just because I started to get discouraged when the scales are not moving. I also faced some barriers from over-exercising. The doctor advised me to take a rest and alternate workouts.

But during those 4-5 months, it took a really long while to regain my old habits. I am also fit despite the fact that I don't exercise as regularly as I do and I am not as strict with what I ate. Looking back, I could just imagine what I could have achieved if I stuck to it. If I did not get discouraged and just continue being consistent.

So now, I am starting again. I am going to need all of your support. The road may be tough but I know I got this.

Hopefully, I can sustain the habits the second time around.

  
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JUDITHANNIE 2/7/2013 1:52PM

    Welcome back and good luck

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REFFIE1 2/7/2013 11:02AM

    It takes real courage to admit that you have been away and fell in to some old bad habits. However, it sounds like you didn't backtrack that much so something must have clicked for you since you maintained a good level of fitness. I have osteoarthritis so I know what you mean about overexercising. It is hard. You wan't to strive to do your best, but then there can be consequences if you don't listen to your body's signals. I now try to do that. For instance, I love zumba but it can cause me pain if I don't modify some of the moves.

The wonderful thing about Sparkpeople is that there is really no judgement. We have all been there, done that. We know about falling on and off the wagon. There's plenty of inspiration from those that have not only reached their goals but maintained their weight loss. So, we've got to push forward because we know it is good for our health, our bodies and hey, if we look better too that is an added bonus. I know you can do this. You've got this girl! emoticon

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SNS1968 2/7/2013 8:41AM

    Welcome back!

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Shocking Palpitations - What to Do?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It is only a few days when I posted about going over the plateau. It is the most exciting thing ever. But today, I experienced a huge barrier in my exercise regime - I had palpitations and it is the scariest thing ever.

So now, I learned to listen more to my body. I guess the road will be more difficult than I expected. I try to find out if I should run fast or pull myself back. Any suggestions guys? I really don't know what to do.

  
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KAYLA0041 8/12/2012 12:58PM

    I would talk to your doctor.

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DAZZEEDOO 8/12/2012 12:16PM

    How often have you experienced palpatations? Is there pain with them? Is it only when you are exercising hard? If you experience pain, and not from breathing hard from exersion- you should probably see a Dr. to make sure everything is ok. IF they are painless, I would still see my Dr. just to make sure everything is ok. Let your Dr. know what you were doing when you experienced palpatations, and see what Dr. says. Untill you see the Dr. I would not exercise at a high level- just me.
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How to Get Over The Plateau - Here's What I Did

Monday, August 06, 2012

It was a few weeks ago when I hit the plateau. I am at 140 lbs. and the scale is no longer moving. I was getting a bit frustrated and I have been researching nonstop for information on how to break the plateau. And then I did it.

It turns out the problem is in the food I eat. Sure, I hit around 1200-1400 calories per day and the carbohydrates and fat content is right on the dot but it was all about the quality of the food. Since I am almost at my weight goal, I know that I have to be stricter with myself. That's when I decided that I am going to eat clean.

With a clean eating plan and regular exercise, the scale has moved at last. From 140 lbs, I am now at 136 after not weighing for around a month. So that means I may have been losing a pound a week without me knowing.

And now I am going to be a little stricter. 125 lbs, here I come!!

  
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AWESOMEKATY 8/9/2012 1:41PM

    What a great idea! I'm glad you saw results!!

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LHLADY517 8/7/2012 5:55PM

    Good job.

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 8/7/2012 9:15AM

    Great job!
Glad you found the key to break that plateau!
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LIABOOTY 8/7/2012 7:11AM

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ONE-HOT-MAMA1 8/7/2012 12:06AM

    keep it up you doing good

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MJREIMERS 8/6/2012 11:59PM

    emoticon Don't be too hard on yourself if you aren't as strict as you think you should be. Moderation is the key, but allow yourself a little of the "good stuff." Keep at it!

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AUKEBAY316 8/6/2012 11:59PM

    Congratulations on breaking your plateau! I know that can be tough. Keep it up. Only 11 pounds stand between you and your goal.

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Getting Back On Track

Saturday, July 14, 2012

It has been days since my last diary entry. It has also been days since I last log on my meals. It was too far off that I could not remember a thing.

The thing is... I slacked off. I have gone through a month of building new healthy habits only to end up bored. Yes. I am so bored with the daily runs and meals that I want to get out and do another routine. I was depressed even.

But you know what? I refuse to give up. I refuse to throw away all of the things that I have accomplished so far. So from tomorrow onwards, I'll get back on track. I'll start recording my diet and exercise again and I will keep on moving forward. I will spice up my exercise routine so that it will be more exciting. I can do this. I have already done it. I just need to sustain it.

  
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AWESOMEKATY 7/15/2012 3:07PM

    I get bored with my exercises and food choices too. I just started eating a lot of guacamole on my sandwiches and salads which is nice to spice things up. I'd also try looking into fitness classes because they can be a lot of fun too. I love zumba and my step classes and they constantly mix things up.

Best of luck, hang in there!!

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Also congrats on the great progress so far, whatever you've been doing has definitely worked!!

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GUDDIGO 7/14/2012 12:36PM

  Good for you....I too got off SP for 3 months when I had family visiting from overseas....it was really hard getting back on....now with 2 weeks into it...I am getting (sort of) hang of it again.

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Discovering Why A Good Diet and Exercise Is Good For Me

Thursday, July 05, 2012

A lot of things have changed since I went on a diet. I found that I can do most things without catching my breath. Before, if I do my laundry, I would be panting and have an aching body just from reaching our very high clothesline. But now, it is ridiculously easy.

Aside from the energy boost, I found that my mind is blank most of the time. I don't have the time to plan or even think of any type of thoughts (which is mostly negative) and I think that's a great thing. My boyfriend commented about it and asked me why I am so positive. The funny thing is that I don't know why. I just trust him I guess.

Also, I feel lighter when I wake up in the morning and I enjoy reading Sparkrecipes and whipping up some meals. And my stress? Almost zero or at least at the manageable level. I monitored it because I don't want to go back to my old emotional eater self.

So I guess a good diet and exercise is really good for you. I just did not know it back then. Noticing the positive changes really gets me to keep on going.

  
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VADAVICTORIA 7/5/2012 4:37PM

    emoticon keep feeling awesome, kabayan! :)

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