Monday, March 22, 2010
My trip to Canada, Maine, and Boston was amazing! I have never laughed so much in my life. With all the laughter, I was able to de-stress from school, personal situations and even my own weight loss. It turns out that I lost 3# which was just the cherry on top of the amazing trip.
It turns out I had a lot of firsts. (In no particular order.)
First time I ...
..was out of WI or MN.
..saw the Atlantic Ocean.
..tasted the ocean.
..used a Passport.
..saw real mountains - called White Mountains!
..visited Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts.
..been on a ferry, subway or train.
..saw all the Great Lakes.
..been through the US and Canadian Customs
..had a real Boston Cream Pie (..well a bite or two, lol)
..climbed Bunker Hill
I hope you had an amazing week.. as much as I did!
Friday, March 12, 2010
This week is my SPRING BREAK and so I will not be on here until next Sunday which is March 21st, at the earliest! I wish you guys a great week by continuing to work out and eating right.
If you are wondering what I am doing for Spring Break... I am going on a trip to Portland, Maine (two hours from Boston by train). I am super excited as we are driving there and back so we will be going through Canada than visiting Boston on one of the days while we are out there.
While we are there, it is not all fun and games. We will also be working on a home for Habitat for Humanity. All in all, I will get to know some great people and have TONS of fun! I am sure I will be sharing pictures and writing a blog about it!
Again have an AWESOME week!!!
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Okay, tonight I was laying in bed thinking about my weight loss among other things and identified I lose more pounds when not in challenges.. and I was really asking myself why. Than it came to me.. (this is my epiphany!!!)
I am motivated intrinsically, and not extrinsically. I probably lost most of you there unless you are a psychology major, as I am, so let me explain. Currently, we are learning in my Motivation and Emotion Psychology class that there are two types of motivation which I mentioned above. Intrinsically is when you are motivated from within such as when you are happy to do it. Extrinsically is when you are motivated to do it by external factors such as money or someone telling you to do it!
THIS is why I cannot lose weight in the challenges/contests. I always I thought it was mental - and it is. I just didn't realize it was my motivation part. I was trying to be extrinsically motivated by money or my coach when I am intrinsically motivated such as buying smaller clothes..
Besides understanding why I cannot lose weight in challenges, I am also very excited to realize I learned something in class, and applied it. This shows I do fully understand the concepts! How amazing is that! Seriously, I am SOOO excited.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Okay, time to vent. I know this is something little but it still bothers me.
A guy that weighs in the 350s/400s I know at college told me I should go work out when I mentioned I have not worked out. Seriously?! You are telling ME? Seriously?!
Okay, I know I am no model but seriously I have lost nearly 50# and dang proud. You cannot exactly do that overnight. It has taken 9 months of hard work and dedication..of repeatly telling myself NO, NO, NO...than this guy comes along and tells me I need to work out.
Mind you, another guy, who is THIN and FIT that rock climbs and has started running again, told me last night I could have candy than go workout. Like how he said it, he wasn't telling me to like I need to but because I was worried about the calorie intake.
Putting that aside, the first guy, the one telling me to go workout, acts like he knows everything about food when he doesn't. As we all know we are constantly learning.. but the stuff he's saying is wrong..but I don't correct him. Let him believe what he whats. Than, today he is telling me there is a way to life for endurance and strength - I KNOW THIS. In fact, most the time I really like showing off how much I know about health and surprising people, lol. Also, I know I could waste him at any amount of time on the elliptical or any run.. grr.. hear me roar, lol!
Times like this, I just want to be like "screw you" (please mind the language) and work out. Not because he told me too but because it means I will be one more pound less, a clearer mind, be able to sleep more soundly, closer to my goal weight and wearing looser clothing.
One day I will NOT be the fat girl people tell to work out or I should eat less. But I WILL be the girl that everyone wants to work out with and asks how she did it. Oh wait, I am ready that girl! And, it feels amazing!!! Seriously!
I started this for ME, and I will end it for ME! One of the reasons I want to lose a total of 100# is because I CAN...and to prove to myself I can, hehe! Half way there!
Maybe this is just what I needed.. my friend and I talked about me doing the Cold Fusion Challenge again. This time it sounds like I would have more support than I did in the last challenge and someone to keep me on track. I really, truly believe I CAN win this challenge if I focus on the task at hand..meaning what I did this summer when I started. It's simple.
Cardio - 40-60 minutes
Strength train 3x week
Drink plenty of water
Eat within my range
...and have FUN!
If nothing else, I have learned I can do it with I stick with these things. Sure, there will be bumps in the roads but I CAN and WILL do it.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
So, yesterday I was very stressed out and was taking some negative things in my life to heart. Even during the day, I was trying to find the silver lining in the dark cloud and even made my status as "is having a hard time finding the light today." Well, during the day people commented on it and made me really laugh. Thanks girls! I might just go buy myself a flashlight to remind myself of this and the support that is here!
Below is the conversation.
THECRAZYMANGO is having a hard time find the light today.
BAILEYS7OF9: usually there is a switch on the wall when you enter the room. If you can't find it, make your own.
HEIDISO: Time to start a fire. They put off a lot of light.
THECRAZYMANGO: Oh you guys! You are THE best.. Bridget, I think they hide mine. :P Heidi, I do like fires but idk if I can have one in my dorm room. Haha!
JADZEAMAY: We have loads of flashlights for times like that. DH is a flashlight junkie. Hasn't found one he doesn't like. Bet he has no less than 20. He has the same problem with sprinklers.
THECRAZYMANGO: Oh, you guys are too much! I seriously I laughed for two minutes straight.. which I seriously needed after this emotion draining day!!! :
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