Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So today is my day off. I'm ready to enjoy some me time...Exercise a bit, Spark, eat, Spark, read, Spark...you get the idea.
WRONG. DH is off today so this has changed things up a bit for me. My mom is on her way over shortly to, shall we say, "undo" my hair...LOL. Then I was going to workout with hair au natural then after I was done with all that sweating I was going to take my shower and then do some more Sparking. Now I'm going to have share my time and computer w/DH...I know DH had good intentions-he wanted to surprise me-but I wish he would've at least told me last night if not before I took DD to school this morning! Oh well. Don't get me wrong, I am very grateful that we'll get to spend some quality time together. I just have to kind of re-prioritize my day!
Regardless of what the day holds, I will definitely get my workout in. I did weigh my self this morning and I'm down 2lbs-I'll take that. I was going to make it unofficial but decided I will put it on the tracker. If I go down any on Saturday, I will adjust it. My new official WI day is going to be Wednesdays!
I will make the most of this day and all it has to offer!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I am so grateful/GREATFUL for my Sparkfriends. Wednesday through Friday of last week I was feeling down and out and couldn't Spark the way I wanted to. I posted updates when I could and that was about it. My wonderful Sparkfamily replied to my comments, sent me goodies, left comments on my page to cheer me on and help me find my positive spirit. Well it's definitely worked. I've even made some new friends over this weekend who have given me a new outlook on my approach to things in my life. Yesterday, TEENY BIKINI got me thinking about new vs. old and prompted a blog.
This morning EMSMOMME got me motivated about changing the way I eat. When I say this, I'm referring to the amount of foods I am purchasing at work. It's entirely TOO much! I had been doing better and then I let my depression and financial woes take a hold of me. Instead of buying foods, I was wasting money in the deli. Well, Terri, I thank you for opening my eyes (through your blog) and seeing the error in my ways! I learned so much from reading your blog. Plus I got some GREAT recipes! Please be sure to visit EMSMOMME's page. Here's the link:
She listed some ideas of foods I could be preparing on Sundays to take to work throughout the week. so much for this-you are helping to save me from myself... along with saving some much needed moolah/green stuff/cash!
Oh, and by the way/weigh, I peaked on the and today it reads 290! I'm not changing my # from yesterday. But I am definitely reconsidering that change in WI day. Why stress myself out on Saturday mornings?
So if you are having trouble on your journey, consider a new outlook or a new approach to the way you do things! Reinvent yourself! YOU CAN DO THIS and your Sparkfriends are here to help you!
MAKE IT A SPARKTACULAR WEEK! Shoot for the moon, reach for the stars!
(in case you can't tell, I'm baaaaaaaaack )
Friday, February 19, 2010
I've been MIA the last few days. Wednesday I was so exhausted after I took Em to the dentist-all went well w/the previously chipped tooth & her 1st cleaning.
When I got home I felt myself fading. I ended up going to sleep before 730 which is very unlike me. I didn't even get 2600 steps in for the day nor my 50 minutes of exercise. However, I did get much needed rest.
Yesterday at work, I went down to get my breakfast. I felt like I was starting to slip into old habits. Eating twice as much as I needed to be eating. I started feeling frustrated. I managed to get in 20 minutes of walking while I was at work. Then I did Biggest Loser's High Intensity workout for 20 minutes. I attempted to do Coach Nicole's crunchless abs video but for some reason, I was worn out after 4 minutes. Last week, I managed to do the whole workout with no problems! Very frustrating. However my dear daughter brought out one of my WW workout videos's that had 4 different 20 minute videos. Initially I told her, Mommy's done working out. She became upset. So I thought about it and decided to do the Core workout and I did for 6 minutes. I was quite proud of Emma and myself by the time I was done. I didn't make on the computer last night except when I watched the Coach Nicole video. I did make 10,000 steps on Lupita!
This morning I was to the point that I didn't want to go to work and started thinking about cutting out early if I could. I got to work and was a bit better. I went with my boss to the post office after lunch. I forced myself to take the steps to the 4th floor of the garage while my boss went up the elevator. Later we went for a walk and by the time I left work, I'd walked 40 minutes altogether. When I got home I did my remaining 10 minutes of exercise. As of right now, Lupita reads 13,121 steps! WOOHOO.
As I was in the shower, without my glasses, I noticed my legs in my peripheral vision. I felt like my thighs were just HUGE. I felt almost desperate as I noticed them. I started thinking I'm never going to have normal legs again. But even as I sit here typing I know that isn't true. They say that negative breeds negative. So if I say I'm never going to have normal legs again, I won't. If I say I won't lose this weight, I won't. So this means it's time for me to get back on the Positive Train to Thinville! I need to get back to being positive and remember that I CAN and WILL do this. I know that I didn't gain this weight in one week or even a month, and I definitely don't want to lose it in that amount of time.
I read a fellow Sparkfriend's blog about never having been in the hundreds and being unsure of what that will be like. I got the feeling that she was scared of what the future holds. But all any of us can do is take it one baby step at a time, one foot in front of the other. We have to brave enough to venture outside our comfort levels and shoot for the moon, reach for the stars. We can accomplish anything if we just set our minds to it!
So my friends, if I can do it, WE ALL CAN DO IT! One baby at a time. Don't let the future and its possibilities scare you!
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