Tuesday, May 13, 2014
About 4 years or so ago, I would have never dreamed that I'd be able to lose almost 80 lbs and become a lean, fit person that could run circles around people half my age- BUT I DID IT! It took a lot of hard work and determination, but I did it. I have my moments when I tend to want to give everyone but myself the credit for all that I accomplished, and indeed I realize that I did in fact have a great support system in my wonderful husband. But the truth is he was a "support system" and so was my faith [Jehovah God] as well as this website, SPARKPEOPLE.COM. But a support system alone isn't what helped me to change my life. The truth is, at the end of the day- it took ME being determined. I took ME getting up off my butt. It took ME putting away bad habits and sticking- no CLINGING to new healthy ones. And -as I sit here in this moment I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, I can do this again. I WILL do this again. I will use the support system I had before but this time- THIS TIME I will remember how important it is not to rest for one second. Not relax for even a moment. Vigilance is imperative and I will not succeed with out it.
With every battle we fight there must be a plan set in place. I too have a plan. After these past few years I've discovered what works and what doesn't. I have more knowledge starting out this time than I did before so honestly I ought to be very positive and comforted, b/c all the hard part of researching and learning HOW to do this is already done. But one can never have too much knowledge so one of my goals is to endeavor to continue to learn more and more about the things that are important to me.
Enough time has been wasted in my life! Its time for action!!! TODAY IS DAY ONE OF MY NEW LIFE. I couldn't be more excited. Re- implementing healthy habits will be a fun and excited welcomed change. Its time to get focused. And, while I know initially this may sound selfish, its truly not. But here's the bottom line. I have to start taking better care of ME. If I do that then I'll be better able to take care of my loved ones.
So here's a run down of my immediate plans:
*Awhile back I went thru a program called the 30DayPush.com I am going to get out all my notes from that, re-read them, and if necessary re-do the program so that I can center my life again.
*I remember when all this started a few years back. I was taking supplements to help me feel up to doing my workouts [things for my mood, my joints and my over all energy and health. Also I was taking fiber religiously- every single day before my biggest meals. Not to mention I supplemented a protein shake as a snack or meal after doing a vigorous workout to help my body recover faster. The point is I know HOW and WHAT to take, now I just have to DO it!
*When it comes to my workouts, there's a saying: "if it's not broke, then don't fix it!" Well I have a work out that I LOVE doing! TURBO JAM and TURBO FIRE. I used them to lose 80 lbs of fat before and replace it with muscle and I can do it again!!! So I'm going back to my routine of cardio on even days and strength training on odd days [and one break day a week].
*Last but not at all least~ #SPARKPEOPLE.COM has been one of the BEST tools to helping me get back into shape. I will be here every day from now on, logging in, tracking and trying to support others- in doing so I will also be encouraged to reach my goals.
I'm very excited about all this, but now its time to get up off my but and get started! PM me if you're interested in being SPARK BUDDIES!!! B/c I fully plan on sticking around for the long haul! I'm going to get down to 110 again!!!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Ah, I slept really well last night!!! This morning, no headache- so nice, no neck or back ache- very nice! The windows are open so I woke up to the sound of the birds. So calming! So peaceful. Days like this I feel like I have all the time in the world, but, the truth is, I know that's not true. Every day that passes is another day that we can either come closer to our goals or move farther away from them. So I think, its nice sleeping in, waking up slowly, not hurting- possibly because I slept so long- feeling so relaxing this morning... But there is so much to do! Do you ever feel like you have so much to do and even though it seems like maybe time is just standing still that its actually FLYING BY... you just cant seem to feel it? Like being on an elevator and not being able to tell if you're on the 1st floor or 10th...? I know, I'm not really on the 1st floor, but, I know I'm moving whether I want to or whether I like it or not. Just hoping its in the right direction and that I make it to the right place...
So contemplating my goals and desires~ I want to get back on track. What does that mean for me? Making better, healthier choices day by day and being consistent. It sounds easy enough. I think, honestly, it really its complicated, its just a matter of getting motivated and being positive. Why is that so hard?! Well, on beautiful pleasant days like this.... it seems a little easier!
* Eat a healthy brunch
* Workout- possibly go for a walk?
* Work around my house
* Make it to the meeting
* Get to be at a decent time so I can get up early tomorrow
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Trying to get back on track...finding that I remember now why it was so hard in the beginning... It's because when you start these things its hard to get the momentum going.. Soooo,...today our water was shut off! That was not good timing either. (For several reasons: 1) We have barely enough to pay the bill! Let alone a reconnection fee!!! 2) Tonight is meeting night and we all needed baths!)
So... at the risk of sounding (pardon my terminology..) ghetto- I shall tell you all what we did- what I took the initiative to do-... See...we have a lovely pool surrounded by a nice privacy fence ...and well....see...since it DOES have a privacy fence...- LOL-I'm sure ppl already know where this story is headed but Ill say it anyways- I got myself and the girls to go for a swim. After we was done swimming, we one at a time, took buckets of water behind the pool (with our swim suites still on!) and lathered up, shampooed, conditioned, shaved, the whole 9 yards-! and rinsed with buckets of clean pool water. After ward we sat on our towels in the sun to dry. I actually really do feel really clean! I even smell really clean, not at all like chlorine. Its funny what you will do to get clean when you have to!
Tomorrow...somehow...we will get the water turned back on. But to say the least, today was interesting. It got me to thinking on how lazy I am. How much I don't have a clue that I'm pampered! I was talking to the girls about how they had to do things back in the old days and it got me to realize that I'm so spoiled as a parent and as a mother! I mean I'm so thankful for many of our technical advances, yet at the same time I would like to keep myself in check more on how much I rely on them and how literally lazy I have allowed myself to become.
At least before I went out for a swim I got a 20 min cardio workout in. It totally reminded me how much I love working out! I'm really ready to do this. Except once I get back on track I do not plan on ever letting myself fall so far away from being on track again!
Going to go get ready for the meeting now. There's nothing I can think of that could make me feel better than to be around my spiritual family in times of hardships.
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