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50 Shades of Sweat- my own personal contract

Saturday, August 11, 2012

So like most women I have read the novel 50 Shades of Grey. I have to be honest that it is not very well written but I think that everyone knows that. I am not a crazy fan geek for the novel but I had an idea while reading it yesterday. 50 Shades of Sweat, My own personal contract with myself. Below are the rules and consequences of my contract

1 Wake up at 7
2 Eat Banana before exercise (or other fruit)
3 Exercise for 30-40 mins
4 Enjoy Work-(I HAVE JOBS)
5 Keep a clean life (appearance as well as living space)
6 Write down what I eat (Needing continual practice)
7 Drink 8 pints of water a day
8 Keep trying, even if I break rules 1-7

The Rules Explained
Rule 1- Wake up at 7
At no point in the rest of my adult life will I ever be able to sleep in till 9 or 10. I would like children, and children do not sleep past 7 (well not till they are teenagers anyway). If I have no reason to wake up at 7 I will make one up!
Consequence- Well this has natural consequences I will be messed up the whole day!

Rule 2- Eat a Banana before workout
Well this does not have to be a banana it can be an orange or apple, just something to get my metabolism working before my workout. It makes me less hungry as well as feeling good before my workout!
Consequence- Being hungry during my workout and possibly stopping

Rule 3- Workout 30-40 mins
Now this is not everyday because I believe I would be pooped! But If I strive to do this everyday than I will be sure to do it at least 5 times a week! It does not have to be vigorous, just something that gets me going!
Consequence-not working out leads to not being healthy and I want to be healthy

Rule 4- Enjoy Work!
This life changing experience can be positive in all areas! I want to enjoy my work so I will try and make that happen each day!
Consequence- Not enjoying work leads to not being happy...and I want to be happy!

Rule 5-Keeping a clean life!
I have never been the one to look exceptionally pretty, but since I have changed what I have been putting in my body I am beginning to feel great about myself and I want to look better! I want to wear nice clothes, and shoes! To maybe even get contacts!
Consequence- I would not be living up to my potential and thats just not ok

Rule 6- Write down everything I eat
I have found this great! I can keep up with what I am eating and make sure its all healthy for me!
Consequence- Not writing down what I eat would lead to going to MCDS everyday!

Rule 7- Drink lots of water
This is a rule I am glad I am making, I have issues in this area. DRINK DRINK DRINK WATER
Consequence- When I dont drink consequence is going to be to drink water. This way I am drinking water!

Rule 8- Keep trying
Ah the most important rule, the fact is I might not stick to my rules everyday...but this one will always bring me back
Consequence- not being happy...and lets face it, I am ready to be happy!

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CHANGINGSAM 8/14/2012 12:23PM

    Absolutely love this! Good luck! emoticon

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AWESOMEKATY 8/14/2012 12:17PM

    Oh my goodness Rule #8 is by far the best! I was reading down the list thinking if you break a rule you may get fed up and want to quit all together, but it seems youíve thought of everything!!

I totally agree about eating a fruit before a workout, I definitely think it helps me perform my best. And it would be good to give yourself a break from exercising but even doing something for 10 minutes helps! Enjoying work is definitely a must, Iím struggling with that one right now but luckily Iím heading back to school and leaving work behind! I love that you want to be your best and keep a clean life, I agree that that is very important. I had a whole year where I just looked like a slob and felt bad about myself because of it. Iím glad you recognize that you want to show off your beauty!

Great list and you can do it!

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/11/2012 11:32AM

    Love the title of this blog! I think this contract is great! I think I will do it too. Great blog, good idea!

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    Rule 9-don't waste time reading the other 2 shades- emoticon
Actually I think this is a cute idea- I might copy it and yes I read it too
Holy Interjection!!! How much do I weigh!
Be happy!-you deserve it! emoticon emoticon

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ONELITTLEPILL 8/11/2012 4:32AM

    Love your rules, but I'd have to negotiate on #1 and #2. I have 3 girls (1, 4 and 7) who would all regularly sleep until noon if I let them. I don't eat fruit; so I will make my pre-workout food a tablespoonful of peanut butter. I'll sign on the rest of the rules! About being ready to be happy: good point, well made! :)

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FATHINSN 8/11/2012 3:45AM

    Hmm, good contract, it should help firm on track!
What are you planning to do when you excel or fail to do what stated in the contract?

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

So I feel excellent today. I have a Job interview, a possible car, a place to stay, and I was excited to do Day 4 of the shred today. I even came to a good realization about my relationship. I realize that we love each other. At this point that will get us through. We will figure out the rest! And today my lunch consisted of 300 Calories...yum :-)

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MIRAGE727 8/13/2012 1:43PM

    Good to read! Stay strong!

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AWESOMEKATY 8/10/2012 10:33AM

    WOOHOO! Don't you just love it when everything seems to align and you're in the peppiest of moods?! Congratulations and keep up the good feelings!!

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I am doing this for me.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The more I workout the more I realize. All this is for me. Every run, every abb crunch. This is all for my benefit. It hurts like hell, and I want to pass out everyday. But this is for me. So I have to remember this blog is for me as well.

Today I have mixed emotions about lots of things. In general I feel happy. But I am pretty sad about my weight loss. I want this to happen quickly but I doubt that will happen. I am stressed out because I am in the middle of applying for jobs, and trying to find a car. Its all very stressful and those Doritos in my cupboard are looking more and more delicious.

I am also leaving my comfy little love bubble in a month and I am pretty upset about it. I will miss him and I am worried that will hinder my weight loss further. Ho Hum. I am doing this for me...I just have to keep remembering that. Every drip of sweat is one step closer to my goal. I feel lost and just the thought that I am doing this for myself.

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SPARKABELLA13 8/8/2012 12:01PM

    YOU are so worth it!!!!!


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    Man, that was the hardest thing for me to realize.

At first I was doing this so I could look a certain way...
Then I was doing this so that I could run in the 5K and later half-marathons with co-workers.

Now I realize - I'm doing this for me. Because every single time I better my lap times or see the scale even go .10 pounds down, it's because I made it do that and it's my own personal reward.

Keep your head on straight - because your attitude is right where it's supposed to be.

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    Do you journal or meditate? These things always help me when I'm in a transition phase. Also having a mantra is helpful. Let me know if you need anything!

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Spreading my Spark

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Good Evening SPARKIES!!!!
I have a bright spark at the moment and I thought the only way to keep it alive is to tell all of you about it! I have kept to my diet and my workout today and thought that I should let you all know! Keep the spark alive!

I know that this is the best thing for me!

I know that the only way to accomplish it is to keep trying!

and I know all of you can do it too!

Good luck!


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BABY_GIRL69 8/7/2012 7:10PM

    Spread that Spark!!

God bless,


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30 Day shred- Day 2

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

DAY 2 30 Day Shred!
So in order to get myself back on track I am completing the 30 day shred!

So first off this is hard, I shake all the way through the first 3 minutes.

Secondly I am wondering if I am doing this right, I dont know if I am pushing hard enough, because It feels shockingly easy in the middle.

and Lastly like most things I do on this site...It makes me feel good. I feel accomplished and ready to do more.

p.s. Loving Spark Coach, hopefully this will help me pull through!

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