Monday, March 01, 2010
Our Monday challenge from one of my Sparkteams was to post a few small goals we have for the month as well as the top 5 things that keep me motivated. So here goes:
Goals for the month of March 2010:
1. Complete my Co-Leader duties for the Spring 2010 5% Challenge for the Lady Bugs timely
2. Add two to three days walking/jogging/running to my weekly cardio in addition to what I'm already doing
3. Blog every day, even if it's just to say hi and I'm still here
4. Add one more whole body or lower body strength training using my stability ball to my weekly workouts in addition to what I'm already doing
What keeps me motivated:
1. How much better I feel
2. Six children and five grandchildren
3. My husband's smile and look when he tells me how proud he is of me
4. How my clothes are getting looser
5. My SP friends
Now, with those goals and motivators I can't help but succeed.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
What better day than Sunday, to just be feeling thankful?
I've had quite a bit going on during the last six months or so, but today I was thinking through all of it there's been someone there saying or doing just the right thing when I needed it. God is always there for me and believe me he's been working overtime with me, but he has put so many good people in my path. Our church family, family, friends, and so many more.
Then, in January I decided it was time to take care of myself totally. Accidentally, I found Sparkpeople again and it's hard to put into words what the site and people I've met mean to me now. There are many of you that you have no idea how your blogs were just what I needed to read. Those of you who have left comments on my blogs and/or Sparkpage are really encouraging. Some of you have brought tears and many of you have made me laugh so hard, my husband questioned my sanity.
I look forward to my journey here and hope to meet many more of you as we all join together to get it right this time. Don't give up friends, we have each other, and together we can make it!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Okay, this morning started a little slow, slept a little later than I wanted but once I got up and moving (and I mean moving) it's improved continuously. I did my Wii this morning and then my strength exercises. Then after lunch and messing around the house some, I pulled out my Walk It Out DVD and man oh man. I went for an hour, yes an hour, and talk about a workout!
And now I was sitting here, reading email, Sparking, etc., and realized I've had an excellent day. And better yet, I feel terrific.
Now, when I'm having one of those other days when I'm thinking dear Lord help me get through this day, I can reread this blog and know that not every day will be like that. A little self pep talking.
Friday, February 26, 2010
I've now been Sparking 4 full weeks. In that time I've
Lost 10.6 lbs
Lost 2 inches off my waist
Lost 3 inches off my hips
Learned I can eat what I want, but in moderation
Learned I actually enjoy exercising
Learned I can't depend on the scale to be my mood indicator
Learned I can make changes no matter my age, it's never too late
I've got a long road ahead, but with the support of my wonderful husband and new Spark friends I know I can achieve a new lifestyle. One that's healthy and enjoyable. And best of all I won't have to wonder if I can ride the rides at the theme parks with my kids and grandkids.
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