Saturday, September 24, 2011
I have finished with my first Bootcamp challenge. Finished all four weeks.
Feeling rather proud of myself. It was good four weeks.
I was wondering what to do next, and decided to go to another one. I've discovered that I really do need structure in my life or I'm completely lost.
I like rules. I like following rules. With rules you always know where you stand. You either follow it or not. It is simple as that.
To all of you who struggle with chaos, fitness challenges are for you.
I think all is going well. Had a bit of "crisis" . Took out my scale out of hiding place and almost weight myself, even though I said that I wouldn't. But then I thought "You will just feel bad afterwards, or even worse, you will feel good - excellent, and then you will again be obsessed with numbers. You really don't want to do that." So I gave my scale a pitiful look, and put it away again in the closet, where I wouldn't find it.
Those are my fights. I fight with scale, and having masses of chocolate, feeling like not wanting to work out. And somehow I'm still doing it. Still winning, I think.
Wedding can be a really good motivation
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Today I did my last day on the third week of bootcamp.
Feeling very proud of myself! One more week!
Still am wondering what I'm going to do after this one... Any ideas? Good challenges?
From my last blog where I decided not to weigh myself for the next 20 something days, I've noticed that I'm really obsessed with numbers. If I don't see progress in numbers I really can't see progress at all. Today is one of those days.
It's my weekly measuring day. Numbers weren't so great, and I can see myself much 'fatter' and just started feeling a bit - hm - sad..
And realising that it's all about the numbers.
The really sad part is - me! Cose I'm not giving myself an opportunity to feel good about myself for working hard, and for up till now - very successful period, but only looking at numbers.
I do hope that will change.
I do hope that I will keep the motivation on a high level and not give in.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
And so I've finished my second week of Coach Nicole's Spring Bootcamp.
I have to admit that this week wasn't that easy, like the first one when I was really enthusiastic about. This week I had to roll up my sleeves and make myself to do my workout even though I didn't feel like it. It's amazing how one can really make oneself for something when one has a real goal, something to look forward.
That's how I did it. Just had to say in that one moment that presents itself very indulging - NO! You are moving forward!
A book that I'm reading at the moment helped me in changing my perspective. It's a book about marriage (it's not obvious connected with weight-losing, but in a way it is). And in the book, author says that marriage is supposed to be hard work, and that we people have to have it hard, cose that makes us more motivated and feeling accomplished with what we've done. He used the image of himself running a marathon. The harder the goal is the more pleasure we get from it.
I have to agree with that. Who likes it easy?
We are created to DO! And GO!
The more we work the better it feels (I'm referring to workout). I know, it's something that most of you great sparkpeople already know.
How to stay motivated, how to make yourself go further?
Today I read this on one blog:
"What we feed grows.
If we feed the negative in our lives, it gets bigger. It becomes an unending cycle of drudgery and pain. And it continually gets worse. I am an EXPERT at feeding the negative. I think we all know how to do that.
If we feed the positive in our lives, it gets bigger. The cycle is now made up of health, strength, and energy. Feeding the positive, well, that's a learning experience for me. It takes planning and effort and action. It takes overcoming LAZINESS, which I believe is a huge part of my negative cycle. I'm not so good at feeding the positive."
So true. Simple and true.
I encourage you, good Sparkpeople, not to follow that self indulging moment of laziness, but to stand firm and follow your goals!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I did my first week of Coach Nicole's Bootcamp!
And have to admit that it wasn't so hard, just because i got my mind into it. I did lose some weight and some cm around my waist, so that's a good motivator to go on.
I'm happy, and will be even more happier when I do whole of Bootcamp's 4 weeks.
So one down, and three to go!
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