Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I know the Sparkpeople policy is to link but I can't because it's an email SO, read my words carefully, I DID NOT WRITE THIS!! This beautiful, knowledgeable man did.
Zero Tolerance Policy
Watch out, or that junk food will come creeping back into your pantry. Decide here and now to adopt a zero tolerance policy when it comes to junk food in your house. Be vigilant and stay strong when your kids start to whine for their old favorites. Replace the junk with wholesome food such as fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, and lean meats.
The Junk Has Got To Go
Today I'm going to dole out a little tough love, so brace yourself and know that this is for your own good.
It's time that we had an uncomfortable little talk about a very important issue...
That junk food in your house.
You know the stuff that I'm talking about. The ice cream jammed into the back of your freezer. The packaged cookies that you say are for the kid's lunches. The candy stash that's leftover from the last few holidays. Those bags of crunchy, salty snacks in your pantry. The bottles of soda that you know you shouldn't drink. And the list goes on...
Here's the bottom line: If you eat junk food then you'll get fat. Junk = Fat.
Now I know that you have justified the presence of junk food in your house, so let's walk through these justifications and I'll shine some truth on it for you.
1) It's For The Kids: This is the oldest excuse in the book when it comes to keeping junk food in the house. It's flawed for many reasons, namely because you know you eat some of it. When junk is in the house you are bound to eat some of it at times. And your kids should NOT be eating junk food on a regular basis, such as in their lunches. It's not good for them and it's not good for you.
2) I Didn't Buy It: Oh, I didn't buy it. My in-laws, friend, sister, kids, spouse bought that. OK, it's still in your house. I understand why you may be hesitant to throw out food that someone else gave you, but look at the big picture. By throwing junk out of your house you are protecting your health and the healthy of everyone who lives under your roof. That's huge!
3) A Little Bit Won't Hurt: When you keep junk food in the house you're fooling yourself if you think that you only eat a little bit of it. The contents of your kitchen become the things that you habitually eat. If there's junk in the house then you habitually are eating it, and a little bit of junk every day adds up to a LOT of junk over a week or month. And you wonder why you haven't lost the weight yet...
4) It's My Favorite: I understand that there may be junk foods that you've become so used to eating that it's hard to imagine going a day or more without it. In this case, you really need to cut the junk out in order to achieve your ideal health and fitness level. Birthdays, holidays, and special occasions are the time to have a taste of your old favorite junk. And after you've stopped eating it daily you may find that it doesn't even taste as good as you remember.
5) Life's Too Short: YOLO, right? (You Only Live Once) If this is your excuse for having junk food in the house, then I've got a new one for you. YOLO, so why not live that life in a healthy, fit, attractive body that's full of energy, free from aches and pains and looks amazing?! Being fit and healthy is so much more rewarding that eating a favored junk food every day. Nothing tastes as good as fit and healthy feels.
Now it's time for you to take action. All you need is a big black trash bag and the determination to be fit and healthy. Grab that bag, march into your kitchen and start pitching the junk.
Look for anything in a package that contains processed sugar, grains and high amounts of sodium. Go get ‘em!
Wheeew! Didn't that feel great? Your kitchen is now wholesome and healthy, and your body will be too.
Eating a healthy diet, free from junk, is one side of the equation when it comes to getting into amazing shape. The other side is consistent, challenging exercise.
I'm here to take care of the exercise in your life. All you have to do is show up when I tell you and then give it your all for that short amount of time. Easy enough, right?
This small investment of time and energy truly will transform your body and your life. Call or email today to get started on the last exercise program that you'll ever start, and the one that gets you into your best body ever.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Week 1: 124.5
Week 2: 124.0
Week 3: 122.5
Week 4: 124.0
Week 5: 123.5
Week 6: 125.5
Week 7: 124.0
Week 8: 122.0
Week 9: 123.0
Week 10: 124.0
Week 11: 126.0
January 16 through April 9, 2013 Maintenance achieved!
According to my records, during that time I did workouts. Including:
21 activities for a total of 19 hours and 50 minutes
38 activities for a total of 36 hours and 47 minutes OR 307.9 kms
3 activities for a total of 2 hours and 50 minutes
2 activities for a total of 33 minutes or 4.43 kms (new found enjoyment here...)
What would really be interesting is to find out how many calories I've eaten and burned over the course of that time. Unfortunately, I'm too lazy to manually do the number crunching and Spark won't do it for me. Maybe for round 22 I'll keep a spreadsheet just for shiggles.
In the end, though, I'm pretty happy with how this round turned out. I even ran a couple half marathons:
February 9, 2013
March 23, 2013
Visited with Tommy Europe:
All in all, a heckuva fun time.
Not sure what I'll get up to this round but I *KNOW* I'm going to enjoy it. I've heard I may be water-skiing in July.
Friday, March 15, 2013
I love it!!
"WEEKLY THEME: GO ARMY!
THIS WEEKS THEME IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BLC20 VIOLET VENUSES!
Just as the ARMY has core values they strive to live their lives around, so here in the BLC we also have core values as we travel on this journey to improve our lives. Here are you BLC Army Core Values:
Courage: We have the courage to endure, no matter what, to achieve our goals.
Duty: Our duties are healthful eating, regular exercising, drinking plenty of water, sleeping well, and trying to attain top physical and mental fitness.
Loyalty: Team loyalty is a BLC ideal. We believe in and support each other and the team as a whole. We have made a serious commitment to advance the goals of the team and each individual member.
Service: We serve our teammates with support and encouragement. We also serve ourselves in our fitness journey. We commit to go a little further, endure a little longer, and try a little harder.
Respect: We respect our teammates, we respect our bodies, we respect our distinctive personalities.
Honor: Being an honorable BLC-er means living the values of respect, duty, loyalty, service, and courage as they relate to team and individual goals of health, fitness, and happiness.
Pretty much sums up my experience with the challenge.
Monday, March 11, 2013
There are so many things buzzing around in my head lately. First and foremost, I'm trying to figure out how to get/stay fit and not drop any other of the balls in my life. I thought I had it all together and then I was told on several occasions by a couple key family members that they hardly see me anymore as I'm either working, at the gym or running.
And then there's SparkPeople. I spend a lot of time here, or I used to before I started driving the big, yellow bus. Now I feel as though I'm neglecting that, too. UGH.
There has got to be a way to keep up with everything I need/want to do in my life, right?
Friday, March 08, 2013
To be honest, the plan for today wasn't much different than yesterday's or the day before. I need to build my base again and, I think, starting with basics and mastering those is the way to go. SO! This morning I set out to:
drink my water.
avoid caffeine AFTER my morning cup.
stay within calorie range.
eat AT LEAST 5 servings of freggies.
go to BodyPump
meditate before bed. (5-10 minutes)
It's 11:13 and I've only missed on the "avoiding caffeine". The "meditate before bed" is on the agenda for after I hit send.
How'd I do yesterday?
Well, I had a small coffee around dinner time, did everything else that I set out to do but did NOT meditate. To be honest, I was just too tired. Really though, if I'm already drifting off to sleep, do I really need to?
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