Sunday, February 03, 2013
I think I'm liking these blog posts based on songs ;) I was listening to my iPod today while I was doing my dishes like a good girl and I'm too Sexy by Right Said Fred came on. If any of you were around in the 90's you would know this song. Anyway, it got me thinking about excuses. I find myself making excuses all the time.
I just had a stressful day at work so I deserve a treat. I deserve a night of laziness because I'm too tired. I deserve a fast food meal because I'm too hungry to wait and cook anything. Apparently I'm "too sexy" to do anything worth while to help accomplish my goals.
What I've really been trying to pin down over the last few weeks was when my thinking started to change back into the old way of thinking. When did I decide that being lazy, overeating, procrastinating was the better option. Basically, when did I start giving up? What was the turning point? I can't say that it started when I hurt my back, because I had reached my lowest weight about 4 months after my back injury. I think it goes back to when I came back from vacation. Bills started rolling in, classes started, and I had seen a life that I wanted to lead but I just didn't know how to go about achieving it. I think I gave up and gave in for fear of failure. Fear of falling flat on my face and not recovering. But isn't that exactly where I'm at right now?
If I stay right where I am and let the fear win and not make any changes, I will never change and become the person I want to be and have the life I do deserve. It's time to embrace the fear and make a change.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I love New Years! Other than Christmas, I think it may be my favorite holiday :) I don't know if it's because I'm a failing perfectionist and love to organize and plan, but just the idea of a fresh start is appealing to me. This year especially!
2012 was not my best year, though it did have some highlights. I went on vacation and got to see a chunk of the country from South Dakota down to Florida with stops in Nashville, Atlanta, and Pensacola Beach (my favorite part ). Dylan is becoming more outgoing and is just the sweetest boy ever. Some days I wonder if I'm doing a good job with him, and he will just do something so great like opening the doors for strangers or just giving me a random hug and telling me thank you...that lets me know, yep I'm doing okay :)
My biggest hurdle this year was my back. I woke up in March and could barely walk for about 3 weeks. This would be coming after a year of working out consistently and losing about 20 pounds. Well working out got put on hold for quite some time. I was able to keep the weight off and even lost some in the summer when I started using the elliptical gradually. Then I went on vacation and it all went down hill since then. I've gained back all the weight, I don't workout anymore as I use my back as an excuse, but in all reality I think if I would sit less and move more, it would probably be better. I eat too much junk food...sweets especially :) But that is all in the past and that's where it's going to stay!
New Years resolutions!
1: Lose 52 pounds this year
There are 52 weeks this year, that's one pound a week. Completely doable!
My first step in this goal will be to do 30 days of DDP and logging my food
2. Get out of debt
My main goal is to pay off credit card deb this year. I will still have student loans to tackle, but I'll save that one for next year :)
I've worked on this through out this year, but the one thing I didn't do was freeze my cards so this Christmas I kind of back slid a little. So my first step this year is to literally freeze my cards in the freezer so I can't use them :)
3. Have a clean and organized home through routines
I started reading the 8 minute solution..great book! My first steps in this goal is to work on 2 habits for 21 days on top of doing at least one 8 minute cleaning session every day.
I will be working on these goals through the use of a wonderful book by Chalene Johnson called "Push". It's all about goal setting, getting healthy, and really making smart choices and actions. Love the book and the message :)
I hope you all have a blessed and Happy New Year and all your hopes and dreams come true!
Monday, December 17, 2012
I just finished reading over my past posts and I am speechless. I've been through a lot over the last few years and apparently was quite depressed. I'm happy to say that I am in a better place today then I was back then, but I'm starting to slip back there again.
Today I forgive myself for all of the past mistakes, wrong choices, lack of action that I have made in the past. From now on I'm just going to do my best and forget the rest:) Consistency is the key to success I know that now. I now need to decide what I want more in life...Is it the lonely depressing life I lead now or is it the healthy, happy, social life I want to lead? I choose the second.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well the insanity stops here! (anybody remember that lady:) ? ) My first thing I will do different is make a promise that I will stick to my DDP. I have never finished a 90 day program all the way through. When I did them consistently, I saw results, but it just wasn't good enough. I'm always looking for something better, quicker... It's time to change your way of thinking, and I'm going to start today. I know that there will be times I mess up, miss a workout, eat too many sweets, but the important thing is that I forgive myself, pick myself back up and continue on right where I left off. This won't happen over night, and I need to accept that. Changes that happen slowly last much longer and are easier to maintain.
Goals this week? Workout 3 times a week with DDP and log into Spark everyday, spin that wheel and post in my team.
2012 is almost over, I'm going to end it on a good note and 2013 will be my best year yet!
Monday, March 07, 2011
Whew! It's been 3 weeks since my last post. I was hoping to get here every week but life happens and things get busy! I have been consistent with my workouts and am still Loving it!! I actually look forward to waking up before 6 and getting it done! I just feel sooooo amazing afterwards. I have so much energy and I just can't sit still. People are going to think I've got ADHD cuz I'm always bouncing around!
What makes this so amazing is that I'm back to my old happy self again. This is huge for me. I used to be the girl they called smiley at work cuz I was never in a bad mood, always happy, never got down, mad, or lost my temper. Flip back to about, oh I don't know maybe after my mom died almost 10 years ago. That's where things took a shift. I became moody, snapped more easily and just was not a happy person anymore. People stopped calling me smiley because in all actuality I was a capital B. And I continued on. Some days were good some days were bad. More days however, were dark and depressed.
Then I quit smoking 4 years ago and that's when the you know what hit the fan. I had smoked for 14 years and now what do I do? So then I became addicted to sugar and binge eating on the weekends, and then at nights after work. It just progressed into this out of control disaster. My moods worsened, I was constantly snapping at my co-workers, son, and just shutting myself off from the world. It was horrible. I was losing my friends, and people didn't really like to be around me anymore.
So today I just feel so blessed that I have found something to bring that happiness back into my life. Exercise has been the anti-depressant that I should have been taking a long time ago. So this is more important to me than the numbers on the scale right now, because I am actually happy. I'm happy with myself, my life, my son. I like who I am today! I couldn't have said that two months ago and that is the biggest accomplishment I have achieved so far. With the way that I'm feeling right now, anything is possible. I know can reach my goals, I know I can make this year my best year yet, I know things can only get better from here on out as long as I keep loving myself and doing what I need to make me a better person.
Now with that said, lets talk about results. I have seen some results after 5 weeks. I was wondering if I would since I wasn't putting in a lot cardio at first but I am happy to say I am down 5.7 lbs and have lost 4 inches! This last week I dropped 2.2 lbs which I was shocked with! I'm hoping with the increased cardio I can continue on that path. Also, this last week I started tracking my food with loseit.com which also syncs with my iPod Touch which makes it much more easier. Once I get my heart monitor in the mail, I will be tracking that as well to help better track my daily calorie burn vs. calorie intake. So that is where I am thus far. I don't know when I will be able to post again. For sure, after week 9 of the prep schedule to post my results again.
Here are my before's and after's:
Starting: 5 weeks:
weight: 203.9 198.2
chest: 48 47 1/2
L. Arm: 12 12
R. Arm: 13 12
Waist: 45 44
Hips: 48 47
L. Thigh 26 25
R. Thigh 26 25
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