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Boot Camp-day 6

Friday, July 16, 2010

This was such a loooong day!

I got up early to get my exercise in and eat a good breakfast, but then I got caught up in a bunch of little errands and chores that take time and have to be done, but are B.O.R.I.N.G. (Can you say “ironing”)?

I find that I have a bit more energy since I started the Boot Camp challenge, and that’s a good thing. All these diseases and medication can make you depressed
sometimes, and the boost in energy helps me deal with chronic illness better.

I met all my goals except 1, which is to get 8 hours of sleep. My eyes popped open after 6 and I felt well rested.

There is a teeny, tiny problem though: the scale and I are no longer on speaking terms. She’s a stubborn creature who refuses to budge. But—as long as my clothes falling off when I put them on, I’m ok. I take that as a positive sign!!

Theme song for today is: “Something to Talk About” (Bonnie Raitt)

Stay strong and determined, everyone, and we will attain our goals! Good health, self confidence, more time and energy to spend with friends and family, being able to ride the rides at Six Flags—heck, just not feeling terrible all the time!

Be blessed and enjoy the goodness of God. His mercies are new every morning (‘cause He knows we need them!)

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SLIMN4ME 7/16/2010 9:19PM

    Keep up the AWESOME WORK! Give her time, Ms. Scales will come around and you'll be on speaking terms once again.

I am also on day 6 of the bootcamp. Today I'm tired!

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QUEENIE2U 7/16/2010 8:11PM

    I decided to say hi since our user names are so similar!
Sounds like you are doing well. Be well on your journey...I'm there with you!
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Boot Camp-day 5

Thursday, July 15, 2010

emoticon Short and sweet because I am tired today. I met my goals for nutrition and fitness, and except for a little soreness I feel good.

I am so thankful that the fitness center we joined has: an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a steam room! It makes it easy to relax after a workout. emoticon And the monthly fee is reasonable; good for the budget.

Thank you, all my Spark Friends for the encouragement--I couldn't stick to this regimen without your support! So far I think SP is the best plan I've ever done.

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Theme song for today is: The Prayer (Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli)


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KESTRIE 7/16/2010 10:25AM

    Congrats on joining a fitness center and starting Boot Camp!! Good for you!! emoticon emoticon

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Boot Camp-day 4

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This day started out well: I slept great last night and ate a good breakfast this morning. I feel pretty relaxed and capable.

I noticed that something good is happening that's not directly related to weight loss. I noticed that I feel more confident in other areas. My brain is changing (for the better).

Before SP I slept late, gave in to every ache and pain, and wallowed in self-pity because of disability due to multiple ailments. I let the negatives overwhelm me.

Now I think that--no matter how difficult life gets--I can impact any day by being positive and believing that the choices I make during the day will be effective in moving me toward my goal of good health.

So, what about my goals for today?

I ate 5 fruits and veggies
I drank 10 plus glasses of water
I did the boot camp video of the day

Those are my basic goals. I want to add two more.

Start the day with prayer
Be thankful

Theme song for today: It Only Takes A Spark (to get a fire going)

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SUNSPOT_BABY 7/15/2010 10:28PM

    Wow! Great blog! I can't wait to read more! Sounds like you are definately on the right track. I have also noticed a mental shift since I've joined SP!

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Boot Camp-day 3

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Somebody please slap me! Have I lost my mind?

To think I could go from sedentary to boot camp—I must have been hallucinating!

NOT! I’m loving it. (Note, I said I love it, not I’m good at it; I am totally uncoordinated).

So today I did my ½ hour of cardio on the bike, my regular full body strength-training routing, AND the boot camp video. (I may collapse tomorrow).

That means that today I met the following goals:

• 10 cups water
• 5 fruits and veggies
• 8 hours sleep last night
• 60 minutes exercise

I also stayed out of the self-critical zone. I’m usually listening to that inner voice that says nothing but negative things about me, but today I decided enough is enough! I couldn’t stop the tape completely (it’s been playing my whole life) but I managed to drown it out with positive input.

I think we all know what it’s like to live with constant inner criticism: you’re never good enough, you can’t do it, the glass really is ½ empty, etc.

No more!!! I’m declaring myself “Inner Critic” free.

Warning—the boot camp videos are very doable, but for anyone who hasn’t tried them and wants to, you may need to make adjustments if you have any back issues. Coach Nicole stresses that on the videos, and I agree with her. As someone with disc problems, I find I can’t always do the full range of motion on some things. But I still think it’s worth it.

My theme song for today courtesy of a true diva, Aretha Franklin:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I’ve decided to learn how to respect my body, listen to it, and give it what it needs whether it likes it or not. It is a temple, not a trash heap!

And it will just have to get used to a new sheriff in town.



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ACROSONIC 7/14/2010 12:50PM

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Boot Camp-day 2

Monday, July 12, 2010

Oh, boy! Where do I begin?

This was a rough day--cardio AND boot camp video. I am sore in places I didn't even know existed. Still waiting for those endorphins to kick in and soothe my tired soul.

Did I meet my goals today? Let's see: I had 6 fruits and veggies; I drank 8 plus cups of water; did my cardio; averaged blood sugar was a little over my goal of 120.

Overall, pretty good. Haven't lost much weight, but I put on a pair of last year's pants and had a wardrobe malfunction--they fell off!!! Woohoo!!!!! So I call that progress.

Today's theme song:

"Let's do it again"

Tomorrow.

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PRORAVI 7/12/2010 9:58PM

    I did a "bring a friend" day thing for boot camp. It was tough!!

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