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OUT WITH THE OLD!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today, I have made a decision. Well, actually I made it last week - but just the same, I have decided to make lots of changes - for no other reason than for ME.
I've tried other ways - of doing what others thought was best......what others wanted me to look like, and eat, etc.
It would last for a while - but then I'd fail miserably again and sink into my deep depressive funk.
I have come to realize, the only thing that truely matters in life, is what God thinks and what I think. If I live the way I know I can and should - if I treat myself and my body with the respect it deserves - I cannot fail.
I won't tell you that it is easy to pass the snacks by at work - it isn't easy to have overweight friends who aren't ready or willing to make changes - and it definitely is not easy being around negativity.
I have decided to start my day off being thankful and trying to surround my self with positive things - be it quotes, or music - anything to keep me focused on being positive.
Now, I know there are days & times when you can't be 100% positive.....I am just determined not to let it get me down anymore.
I am going to live and not "wait" until I look like the vision I have in my head of myself. I have passed too many things by because I've been worried about what others would think or say because I am not the poster child for the 'perfect body'.
I know that if I am happy with myself - the rest will come.
I am worth it and I deserve it!

  
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SUZANNE0606 9/27/2011 12:32AM

    You have a GREAT attitude!

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WALKZWDOGZ 9/15/2011 10:53PM

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YES! So true, but sometimes so hard to remember. emoticon

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AGASSIFAN 9/15/2011 8:36AM

    emoticon Self-worth is NOT defined by body shape...

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GOURMETLOSER 9/15/2011 6:37AM

    Yay!
That is so excellent. Go for it girl. Be what you and God want you to be, nothing more and nothing less. I love it!!!!! Yee haaaa!

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IUHRYTR 9/14/2011 11:05PM

    If we wait until we are perfect, we will run out of time. Wouldn't it be a shame to get to our last days after achieving the body we envision only to realize how much fun and happiness we deprived ourselves of along the way because we waited until we were perfect to enjoy life along the way? So, go for it and enjoy the ride! -- Lou

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GRACEISENUF 9/14/2011 4:46PM

    Great attitude...I really believe in the saying "Have an attitude of gratitude"...I believe it is the way to live a happy and fulfilled life.

I also agree with the bible and that it only matters what God thinks about us and if we belong to him he sees the finished person when he looks at us and he is well pleased with us already. He who began a good work in us is faithful to complete it. WOO HOO!

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BABY_GIRL69 9/14/2011 4:43PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonGod bless! Dee

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APIRLRAIN888 9/14/2011 4:19PM

    great changes

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A new start for me - FOCUS!

Friday, January 14, 2011


This is me at our Christmas party - December 2010.
I am using this as a starting point - to look, feel and be better.
I am not happy with how I have been doing - good some weeks, bad others.....
I know I need to be more consistent with my exercise and with my diet.
I am a mom, so I think about my daughter the majority of the time, but I need to focus on me and give myself some "me time" to do what I need to do to make myself better.
I would like to maybe start running - but I am not sure exacting how to do that - I would love to hear how other started out and how it works for them. I know I love zumba and turbojam - so I need to make that priority as well.
I know what I need to do - and I have a plan - so now - NO EXCUSES!

  
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VCWHITE 1/19/2011 2:22PM

    I agree that you have to just find something you enjoy because you will stick with it. Also, I would suggest getting a pedometer and tracking your steps each day. Make 10,000 steps your goal each day and you will be exercising throughout the day doing things you would normally do but being more mindful of the steps you are taking. Keep track of them on our Team Page - Fit For Service so we can encourage you.

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DREAMGIRL76 1/15/2011 5:09PM

    Wishing you all the best! I know you will make 2011 your year to shine, you already have the mindset and plan in place, down its just a matter of getting down to business. You can and will do it, I believe in you.

God Bless, Debbie

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IUHRYTR 1/14/2011 6:34PM

    Doesn't have to be running. Walking has caused many people to lose weight. But a walking program that builds up to a mile (four times around a track or clock routes in your neighborhood with your car) then adds slow runs of 30 seconds at a time will help build stamina and endurance. Eventually you will be able to jog for longer periods and walk less. -- Lou

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DSORGNZEDCHAOS 1/14/2011 5:48PM

    I've never tried the C25K, but I've heard lots of good things about it. My favorite workout right now is the Jillian Michael's Shred-It with Weights. With winter going strong here, I don't do any outside exercise, besides shoveling. I really enjoy the workouts that are On Demand's Exercise TV through my cable company. There are tons to choose from so I never get bored!

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ROBINKP1 1/14/2011 4:50PM

    Thanks for so many wonderful comments and ideas! You all have some good stuff!! emoticon

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RIMAJO 1/14/2011 4:46PM

    Robin, there is a group here called C25K or Couch to 5k. They have a program where you build up on your running as you go. If I remember right, it is an 8 week program that progresses on a weekly basis. It may be something of interest to you, a place to begin pursuing your running dream.

Hope you're otherwise doing well, and hold fast to that belief in NO EXCUSES!
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THENEWME43 1/14/2011 4:27PM

    I agree - Choose something you enjoy and make exercise FUN! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUZANNE0606 1/14/2011 3:05PM

    I can't run because of my back, hip and feet (I know, I'm falling apart), but I do interval training - run for a minute, walk for two or three. I also do it on a treadmill which is softer than walking/running in the street. That might be a better option for you, or it might be a good way for you to ease into running if that's what you chose to do.



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ROBINKP1 1/14/2011 3:04PM

    You are totally right - I have to pick something for me - I think the running thing was partly due to my husband being a 'former' runner, and that worked for him. I do enjoy the classes - like Zumba, so I think I should focus on that, and like you said - it has to be fun, or it is VERY hard to stick with.
Thanks for your input and advice!

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JAMIEJOYNER 1/14/2011 1:38PM

    well you very pretty in your picture.
You are right though you do need to have a little me time.
I have learned that not everyone (speaking about me) is cut out for running. I love dancing and that kind of stuff but running for me is like a chore and I don't want to think of exercise as a chore. Unless I am running competitively I am not happy with doing it.

Pick what works best for you!


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Down and Out......

Friday, December 10, 2010

I hate not seeing results. I am so impatient it is really pathetic.
I have not been one who has had to struggle with weight much - and now that I am - if it doesn't happen right now....I get very depressed.
I was almost the opposite before I had my daughter. Wearing 0's maybe 2's..... then I had trouble getting pregnant. So - bring on the fertility drugs - that put 25 lbs on me almost immediately! Quite frankly - it's not all ever come off. I went thru spells of losing down to where I wore 6's - but no further than that - and I didn't really try.
So - bring on age.....stress......depression........it has taken its toll for sure. And...since I am not that 'spring chicken' anymore - it doesn't budge without lots of effort.
I am like a lot of people on here - not really thinking about it or even noticing it day to day - until I saw a picture of myself. I just broke down - and thought "can that REALLY be me???"
There are so many reasons I want to be better and look better - for my daughter - to see her do all the things I hope she will and grow up ...... for my family and most importantly - for me. If I am not in the right mindset and if I am not comfortable and happy with my life - it will not happen.
I know the things I need to change and the things that I can make better.
I just have to be committed to doing it and stick it out until I do see the results!

  
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BOBF15 12/17/2010 7:31AM

    It is more the matter of being on the right road rather than the potholes that are there.

If you do the right things, the results will be there eventually. Focus on the few next feet on you, not so much on the "distance" to the goal, that will be frustrating.

The right road always leads out to the right place.

Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.


Jos 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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SUZANNE0606 12/14/2010 1:00AM

    You're right - you have to be committed. Once you make that commitment and stick with it, you'll start losing the weight. Hang in there!

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TERRI289 12/11/2010 9:33PM

    One step at a time-just keep as busy as you can!!Good luck!!!! emoticon

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THENEWME43 12/11/2010 3:06PM

    "I know the things I need to change and the things that I can make better. I just have to be committed to doing it and stick it out until I do see the results!"

Good for you! It sounds like you know what you need to do to stay on track and reach your goals!

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IUHRYTR 12/11/2010 8:16AM

    Last night I wrote about concentrating on losing just one pound. You can do that. Doesn't matter how long it takes. One little pound. Then do it again. But focus on only one pound at a time. When you lose each pound you'll have a sense of accomplishment many times over, rather than feeling overwhelmed at wanting to take off a bigger amount. emoticon -- Lou

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EMPTYNESTER60 12/10/2010 10:58PM

    This is such a hard time of the year - not just to lose weight but also to deal with the emotional ups & downs that come with the holidays and the stress involved. I haven't put on any weight but haven't lost any for several weeks. I know I'm not doing everything that I was doing before when the weight was coming off but I'm doing all I can do right now. Sometimes we are just at a point that we just have to "keep on keepin' on" and deal with one day at a time. Don't beat yourself up Robin - you can do this!
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NELLIEC 12/10/2010 4:12PM

    Well, when I finally managed to have a child without miscarrying, my OB/GYN threatened to hospitalize me if I didn't gain weight. I do not ever want to be that skinny again. However, I do not want to look like my head is emulating a beach ball either. So a happy medium is good for me.

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Bake sale at work.......AGAIN!?!?!?!?!?!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Really??? Another bake sale coming thru our office - 2 HUGE carts...... loaded with pies, cakes, cookies - "only $1 each" they say........homemade goodies wrapped in Christmas looking bags..... emoticon
I've been very proud of myself so far, and have not tasted one thing others have bought and left on the counter for "anyone to try"...... NOPE! WILL NOT DO IT!!!!

For Christmas, I'd really like to lose 5 lbs at least......between now and then, I think I can do it......but my willpower has to stay intact! :)

  
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IUHRYTR 11/17/2010 4:55PM

    Too bad we are all trained to think that sugary items are always taste good, which they do, and that veggies and fruit do not. Be strong. -- Lou

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JANETLP 11/17/2010 4:17PM

    You can Do It, depend on God's strength not yours. Call on Him to fight those battles for you. He always wins!

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MSPRIS3 11/17/2010 4:03PM

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JAMIEJOYNER 11/17/2010 1:21PM

    You can do it! I believe in you! Fight the temptation!
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