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A New Photo!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

About a week ago, I gave my emoticon to my bf for the month of January. emoticon I knew he wouldn't give it back to me even if I begged.

I did this because I want to start to focus on fitness goals instead of the numbers on the scale. It has been a week. Honestly, it has been a hard week. I kinda feel fat. But, I have been trying to focus on working out every day and staying within my range. It's kinda been working but I still feel I have been slacking.

Anyhow, I realized I didn't have a recent photo of me and I needed some feedback so Nick took my progress photo today. Boy was I in for a surprise. Here is it!

Holy moly, who is that!?

Oh, wait, that's me!

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MSJULES01 1/11/2011 11:31AM

    Doing great. Keep it up.

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HANNAHV 1/11/2011 2:08AM

    Gosh, you LOOK stunning! well done you! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/10/2011 10:37AM

    You look MARVELOUS!!! Keep it up. You're doing it right.

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REVJVH 1/9/2011 8:30PM

    Woo to the effin' hooooo!!!! You look amazing. AWESOME, even!

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VICIOUS421 1/9/2011 7:47PM

    emoticon You look AWESOME!!!!!!

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LIQUEURLADY 1/9/2011 6:34PM

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CRISSYCURRY 1/9/2011 4:44PM

    You look great! Congrats!!

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CIVIAV 1/9/2011 2:14PM


And indeed you are right, both you and Nick are lucky to have found each other!

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ZEVCAIT 1/9/2011 1:33PM

    WOW!!!!! You look great, and I bet you feel good too. The scale idea is funny but a good idea, I should try it.
Keep up the amazing work, just seeing your photos motivates me.

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AAAANNA 1/9/2011 1:30PM


You look great!!!

Fantastic idea about the scale too, and what a great way to start 2011 emoticon

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Thank you for voting me as a SP Motivator!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Have you ever achieved a goal that you simply did not think you were ever going to reach?

For some, it may be as simple as losing the five pounds. For others, it might be running that marathon.

Most of my major goals, I had doubts in myself that I could achieve them. Like running a marathon. Yet I put them on my put them on my motivational board anyways. Recently, I redid my motivational board and realized I reached a few of my goals. Like running a 5K. Or becoming fit.

Another goal of mine came true today. Tonight I officially became a Sparkpeople Motivator.

When I read this tonight, I instantly broke down. So many emotions are coursing through me right now but most of all, I want to say thank you.

Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for rejoicing in my small victories.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. This means so very much! emoticon

[And, if you are new and you are reading this, write down those goals and keep plugging away at them one day (or one pound) at a time. It will happen. You CAN and WILL do it!]

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SHERYLDS 1/8/2011 2:48AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I could not be happier for you

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SKINNY_PYLON 1/8/2011 12:35AM

    Great blog! and great page too! very inspirational!

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DARBOYMOM 1/7/2011 11:09PM

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PATRICIAANN46 1/7/2011 10:55PM

Do you believe me now when I tell you how much you inspire me????
Now you know that you inspire LOTS of people.
I am so proud to be your adopted Mom......... emoticon

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The New Spinning Plan!

Friday, January 07, 2011

On Monday, I tried a spin class out for the very first time.. loved it! But, I haven't been back. Why, you ask? Well, because I haven't been able to get my tush out of bed on time. Getting out of bed at 6 am when I don't have is asking alot.


I was thinking.. it is time to re-think this spinning class business. I have decided I am going to sign up for spin class on Tuesday at noon and Thursday at 9:30 if they aren't already full and cancel my class on Friday at 6 am.

Hopefully, I will...
-Get addicted to it
-Find the motivation to go on Mondays and Wednesday at 6 AM
-Drop pounds like crazy
-Improve my running time

Hope everyone is kicking 2011's butt!


Okay, basically, I love the YMCA I have decided! You have to sign up weekly so this means I didn't commit to 6 AM classes. It is now official. I am signed up for Monday and Tuesday at noon and Thursday at 9:30! emoticon I feel like it is definitely doable. Now, let's cross our fingers that I will get so addicted that I WILL be motivated to go to the 6 AM one when the semester starts!

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CHRISTINECAN 1/9/2011 9:31AM

    The best way to succeed is to make the path to the goal doable. The new times fit that paradigm. Onward!

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/8/2011 12:23AM

    KEEP US UPDATED! I am def. trying a spinning class before I go back to Greece!

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PATRICIAANN46 1/7/2011 10:59PM

  The new times should work out much better for you. I have to say, that NOT being a morning person, I couldn't in good conscience, push you to do the 6AM class.
I can't imagine spinning anything at that hour!!!

I wish you the best........

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JOAN_HEO 1/7/2011 8:45PM

    Will you still need a wake-up text for your noon class?


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SHERYLDS 1/7/2011 3:08PM

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KRPBMPMOM 1/7/2011 11:55AM

  Good luck! My health club offers a spinning class weekday evenings at 6:45pm and weekend mornings at 9:15. I would like to try it but I am a little nervous. But since you just went for the 1st time and loved it, you have motivated me to give it a shot tomorrow!!! Hope you are able to find a time that works for you. 6am is wayyyyy too early!

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CRISSYCURRY 1/7/2011 11:49AM

    Good luck!! I love spin class!

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HEIDISO 1/7/2011 11:41AM

    Good luck!

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My New Hobby: Working Out!

Monday, January 03, 2011

I consider myself fairly close with my parents. Than, on Friday I said enough was enough with my actions. (See blog.) Basically, I left, called when I got home, and haven't talked to my parents since. I talk to my parents on a daily basis, several times a day, so this is just weird.

In fact, today I realized they didn't even know I was taking a spin class. Even through I signed up for it before I went down there, I didn't share because my mom tends to be negative when I want to try new things.

I remember a few years before I went to college, I mentioned I was going to run a 5K and my offered me a $1000 if I did it that year. Man, I should have taken the money and ran (literally).

Anyhow, I tend to shy away from telling my family about "new" things that I may have doubts about myself. Kinda like when my sister laughed when I told her I want to learn how to ride a bike. I think you are getting the point.

Tonight, I have been thinking about it... and I think it was a blessing in disguise. If I told my mom, she would have been negative, making me doubt myself, and I wouldn't have gone. But, I didn't tell her so I went.

I am feeling pretty darn good about going to my first spin class. I tried something new and my depression is gone, for now. In fact, I am feeling like my old self. Thank goodness!

Besides thinking of that blessing in disguise, I was thinking how I need to get a hobby. I have been SOO bored with no homework and only working two to three shifts a week. Than, a emoticon went off!

I used to exercise like TWO hours a day. I could do that! That can be my hobby for the next three weeks until I go back to school. I like to exercise. I need to exercise for my depression. Also, when I go back to school my body needs to be ready for two hours of exercise again because I will be doing that with my spin class and my activity courses. (I am an Exercise Science major and we are required to take activity courses like badminton.) And, if I happen to lose some weight.. I won't be complaining.

Actually, I probably won't even know, lol. A few days ago I had my BF take my scale and not give it back to me until Jan 31st. Maybe that was another reason I was anxious? I was banking on that we are going to still be together in a month.. I think so.. but, hey, you never know!

SO, yes, I have a new hobby... exercise!

And, yes, I will be safe. I will make sure I eat enough calories and not even do it. I already got that from my BF, lol.

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JOAN_HEO 1/7/2011 8:51PM

    I can't spin! Heck, I can't even twirl or whirl! =)

Seriously, it would kill my knees. They don't bother me at all when I run but they're bad on a bike. I'll let you do the riding. =)

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BAILEYS7OF9 1/4/2011 11:24AM

    Glad you are coming to terms with stuff that has been bugging you. Really happy you went to the spin class, how did it go?

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SHERYLDS 1/4/2011 8:08AM

    You just keep getting stronger and stronger,
better and better.
Nothing wrong with being enthusiastic about new projects...
especially when they are healthy ones

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LCORTEZ7 1/4/2011 12:41AM

    Sorry about your parents but it sounds like it was the right choice for you. I've always wanted to do spin class as well but haven't pushed myself to try it. Make sure to keep me posted with how it goes. emoticon don't let anyone tell you that you can't.

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Spin Class

Monday, January 03, 2011

Thanks to JOAN_HEO, I made it to my spin class. I was 5 minutes late but I made it to my spin class. It was alright but I would definitely do some things different. Next time, I need to get there earlier than I did today for time to get settled in, adjust seats, and ready for the warm up. Another thing that would make the class smoother I need a squirt water bottle versus one with a twist cap.

Anyhow, it was nice to get up and start my day with a good workout. I expected to sweat more but I think it was because I wasn't "into" my workout. Talking of which, SP says I burned 566. Honestly, I do not feel like I burned that. So, I put in 30 minutes... since my legs and butt are sore. Is that normal for my butt to more sore than my legs?

Last night when I was couldn't sleep, I did alot of thinking. I decided that for the next two months (or a certain time), I am going to reward myself with buying a new song for every class I attend. When I have gone to every class during that time frame and not missed a single one, I get a new Ipod. Right now, mine is on its last leg.

I did expect to get rid of some anxiety. It's not. I am not sure what to do to make it go away. I seem to get temporary relief from exercise right now. Maybe it is more anxiety related to my relationship than depression. I wish I knew how to calm myself about him leaving me. I tried talked to a friend about it. No help. She is like just don't worry about it. Have you ever tried to not think about something? It's impossible.

Anyhow, spin class was a success!

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JOAN_HEO 1/3/2011 1:27PM

    It's guy troubles that's causing the anxiety? If he leaves? So what? You will be the same incredible spinner-runner-woman that you are! You might even be better! (Not possible!)

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