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Goals for August

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

These will be my focus areas for the month of August:

Nutrition:
-Keep at 1200 calories a day all month long
-have at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day
-Try not to binge when i'm at a social gathering

Fitness:
-Day to day consistency. I think this is my biggest problem. It's so easy for me to skip workouts. So I'm aiming for:
-Cardio 5x/wk (i'm really into running right now. so at least 60 minutes 3x's a week and 30 minutes 2xs a week)
-Strength Train 2x/wk
- Pilates DVD 3x/ wk
-Yoga class 1x a week
-1 rest day per week

Personal:
-Write in journal/blog daily
-Try to be more positive and do at least one thing for myself a day
-Lose at least another 10 lbs this month. Starting weight for this month 181

  


weekly weigh in

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Down 2 lbs this week!! down to 181!! Wow...i can't remember the last time i weighed 181. hard work does pay off :). I'm excited for tonight's workout :)

  
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    Congratulations! You're an inspiration.
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Sister's Wedding

Friday, July 31, 2009

Today I weighed myself and my scale said 181! wooohoo!! That means I'm losing 1-2 lbs a week. My goal is to lose 20+ lbs by November 28th (my sister's wedding). I have 4 months to lose those 20 lbs. This goal is attainable if I continue losing at this rate. Wish me luck!!

  


Post-Workout Rituals

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I like to workout late at night. I really like going for a run at 7pm or 8....and sometimes later. Usually the gym is empty by then so i can get nice and sweaty and i don't feel embarrassed. After I finish my run, I change the playlist on my ipod to music that is more relaxing...music that calms me down. I stretch for 10 minutes while listening to this music. For some reason the music allows me to focus more on my stretching. When I'm done with my stretching I come back home and lay down on the carpet while I listen to some of my favorite, relaxing tunes. It makes me feel like i'm in heaven. Some people call this the post workout high....it truly does feel amazing. Do you have any workout/post workout rituals??

  
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SALLYPUMPKIN 7/30/2009 11:58AM

    I think one of the reasons it feels so good is because you're taking extra time for yourself. Even if it is just enjoying a bottle of water, or some deep breathing. It's time you are dedicating to yourself and that is just as good for you as the exercise!

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HPLANDER 7/30/2009 7:37AM

    I am glad you are enjoying your workouts. I wouldn't say that I have any real rituals after working out except that I drink at least a bottle of water on the way home from the gym.

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MKSATHISH 7/30/2009 6:34AM

    I agree, I workout after 8PM too and I feel very relaxed after intense workouts and stretches. I get a good book and stretch out.

For the past one week I have been trying to meditate after taking a shower - just deep breathing as suggested in an article in SP.

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Old Pictures

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yesterday I found some pictures that I took when i first started my weight loss journey. I've been documenting my weight loss with pictures. Every few months I have my sister take pictures of me in my underwear so that I can track my progress as accurately as possible.

As I was looking at these pics I was amazed at how big I allowed myself to get. I haven't taken pictures in a while, but next time i see my sister I'll have her take more pictures. I suggest you do that too. it's actually very motivating. Those pictures make me want to work HARDER. I never want to look that way again.

  
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LIFEHASCHANGES 7/31/2009 4:22PM

    I guess I can do that just for me, I dont want to post those online though! I have other befores I have posted already, and a couple more that I havent posted yet... Take care! We share a team.
Peace in Christ!


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