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So hard...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm struggling. I can't seem to find a way to put all of my emotions aside, and focus on myself for a change. I keep reading and re-reading motivational pages, blogs, articles, etc., but I just can't seem to grasp it. What can I do?? Does anyone out there have any tips on fitting in a healthy way of living? Please help.

  
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ROARYLORI 6/26/2008 10:45AM

    Living healthy, exercising, and eating right is a very overwhelming thought. The way I got around it was to make little changes. First I knew before anything else that I need to get moving so my first little change was to walk at least 3 times a week no matter what. Once I got into the habit of that I added one more day a week for my walk. Now I walk 6 days a week and I even jog a little. When I first started out I never thought in a million years I would try jogging.

Just small changes at a time. You could start even smaller and say for example if you snack while watching tv measure you snacks out. Don't deny yourself but use moderation and portion control.

Write down your typical day and then find ways you can make small changes. Remember! Small changes end up growing to big changes!

Good Luck!!!!

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KMCCLURE26 6/25/2008 6:58PM

  I think the best thing to do is tell yourself you deserve it. I once heard this saying that I repeat to myself every time I want to eat something bad "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" think about how good it will feel once you have reached your goals!

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Crazy times.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It is a crazy time in my life right now. Job interviews, vacations, work, MBA schoolwork, balancing friends and family, and I just finished my first road race ever...a 10K. Oh, I almost forgot..there's always that lingering issue that I struggle with every day: my weight. I've come to realize that I no longer want to be a slave to my scale. I actually haven't really stepped on it for a few weeks, because i've been training for my 10K. I wanted to focus more on my training and getting my energy levels up with carbs rather than losing a few pounds. But I did it!! I ran the entire thing....all 6.2 miles. I'm a slow runner, so I finished in about an hour, but it was SO worth it. So rewarding. I highly suggest that everyone attempt just one goal they never thought they could achieve.

  


And so it begins...

Friday, May 02, 2008

It's weird...Somehow I always end up "starting over." Well, maybe it's not weird, exactly, but it is definitely frustrating.

I quit WW yesterday, because I felt like i've learned all I can from them. It's like I have the tools now, and so I have to try it on my own. But that's the thing...we don't have to try things on our own, do we?

That's why I have SP. I have to admit...I haven't been entirely committed to SP until yesterday. I can't tell you how long I was online reading everything I could, joining groups, and of course, accumulating some points (yay for the trophies!). I have a 10K coming up on May 18, and to say that I'm unprepared is an understatement. Yes, i've been exercising. But no, I haven't been following my training program exactly. I'm hoping that I can find the motivation in myself to really give it my all these next two weeks.

All of your support is greatly appreciated...I'm not sure I can do it without you!

  
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QTOWNLADY 5/2/2008 9:46AM

    sometimes we have to learn to do things on our own, but there times when the support of friends and other people that are enduring the same struggles we are make the journey so much easier. Sp is a good place for that, i know i get lots of motivation and support from here.
good luck in your 10k
traci

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