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Using SparkCoach to move forward

Monday, October 13, 2014

I know in order to continue forward to increased fitness and health, things need to change. This includes letting go of the concept that I can do it alone.
Today I renewed my Spark Coach subscription and Thursday will meet with someone I know who is a personal trainer and getting her certification in Life Health Coaching.

Developing both of these to add knowledge and accountability for my work towards fitness and health is important.



Path to Health and Fitness is definitely not straight

Saturday, October 04, 2014

I'm still (not back) working my way on my path to health and fitness. After many months of being frustrated and feeling blocked in positive forward movement towards my goals, I've decided to live an "Act as if" lifestyle of a fit and healthy person.

Instead of focusing on my current weight and fitness status, I'm choosing to eat and behave as if I have already achieved my goals. An example would be: Instead of being focused on my current weight of 251.4 lbs and feeling stuck there and eating in a manner that added weight on over the years; I'm choosing to eat in a healthy manner and being involved in fitness activities that I would be doing at my goal.

This is giving me an outlook to keep looking forward and keep working toward my goal weight and fitness activities.


Getting back on my path with SparkPeople and logging food, activity etc

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

This morning at 4:30 am, as I laid there not able to sleep with all the noisy conversation in my head about not taking care of myself by eating healthy, being active, doing what I can to address and reduce life's stresses, I felt desperate to make any small positive change in my life.

My efforts to get back to a routine of eating healthy and logging my food, being active during my day by taking short walks and getting to the gym regularly have fallen apart due to my lack of attention and commitment.

There are times I just want to curl up in a ball and turn everything off that's coming at me. I've missed my first 12-week goal and am disappointed in myself. At the same time I know being mired in that feeling will not lead me to move forward. So its time to hug myself, give myself an encouraging smile and look for baby steps to take to show myself I can do it.

One thing I've noticed is how often I place myself at the bottom or way down on the priority list for my time, energy, etc. Its almost as if I don't deserve to have the time and energy invested in my well-being physically, mentally and emotionally. This so has to change and it changes now. I can focus an appropriate amount of time, energy etc on myself and still have enough or more to offer others.
Important people in my life are battling depression, anxiety, etc and I have been there and battle it myself daily. I want to share life with them, support them, and encourage them withou getting depressed or anxious myself about it. Being active and taking care of myself is the best weapon in that fight.

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SHUDDEC 12/4/2012 2:21PM

    Thanks StevieBee 569

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STEVIEBEE569 12/4/2012 2:14PM

    Remember you are worth every effort! Hang in there! You can do it!

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Planning for my future!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Good Morning Everyone!! It may seem to others on the outside that I haven't been working on my fitness and weight program as diligently as before. On the inside thought, things have been churning, adjusting and getting ready for outward changes.

I've been working on a 15-month plan to reach my fitness and weight goals. Using 12-week mini programs (3 to start) with mini goals and rewards, I've mapped out the next 15 months.
Now I have a weekly program for the next 12-weeks that includes cardio sessions6 days out of 7, 3-4 weight lifting days, social time in the gym via group exercise classes (cardio) and a weight lifting program from a well-known, respected trainer.

Plus it includes working with a personal trainer one day a week for the next 12 weeks (one of the weight lifting sessions each week); getting blood work done every three months, meeting with a Registered Dietician to go over weight check, successes, challenges, food logs and goals every two months.

Adding using the Spark Coach logging will help keep me on track.
I've also built in reality checks and encouraging motivation for those times when I will need it.

Now, rather than just showing up for personal training sessions, I'm owing my fitness activity - challenges, successes and achievements.
I love Spark People!!


Adding the Sept 9 Heart Walk to my TO DO list

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I am going to do the 5 mile walk/jog event on Saturday Sept 9 here in Santa Rosa. This means I need to kick myself in the butt and get busy to get ready to do it.

Got the colored stars out to track my daily goals on the calendar in the kitchen for all the world to see.
Clean Eating
Tracking Food
Working out

Looking for others to do the event with and posted on the Santa Rosa/Sonoma County Spark Team page, on Facebook, and on the 24-Hour Fitness FB page as well.
I'm going to order a Spark People t-shirt to wear

I tried to get a team together at work for the event - no go, no one was interested
Maybe I'll send out a challenge to people in my family and friends - change that to I will send out a challenge to my family and friends to participate

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SHUDDEC 7/5/2012 4:23PM

    I'm going to keep looking for a SP shirt to wear that day, many of the styles have limited sizes or are sized for smaller ladies than I.

I've decided to start walking from Howarth Park to Spring Lake and back 3X's a week to help with this event and with my jog/walk training as well.

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NORCALMOM3 7/5/2012 2:12PM

    I will also be at the Santa Rosa Heart Walk on Sept 9th!

I am walking with co-workers and have a goal of being able to complete the 5 mike walk without stopping.

I like the idea of using colored stars on your calendar. Gotta love getting a gold star!

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