Saturday, March 26, 2011
I am overweight and I know it. When I jog, my stomach moves with me - not a good thing! So when I set out to do the 100 day Burpee challenge, I wasn't sure how my body would take it. Not to mention the mental toll. If you don't know what a burpee is, it's an evil little exercise that combines squats, mountain climbers, pushups and jumps into one.
Here's the link to the article that has the rules as well as another link to see these things in action.
On days 25, 50, 75 and 100 we have to time ourselves. Well, my husband created a page on facebook so that those who decided to do this challenge with us all post our times as well as update our status each time we complete a day.
I am by far the most, lets say 'physically challenged' out of everybody:) So when everybody was posting times of doing 50 in 2:50 to 3:30 range, I thought for sure that I was going to be double their time and set a goal for under 7 minutes.
I did them today and got a time of 3:50! Which goes to show that I have no idea what my body is capable of, nor how far my stubborness will get me when it kicks in. Personally. I just didn't want to embarrass myself:)
I use to be the fit one. The one to beat. After years of letting myself go, I decided that I was done with that little experiment on myself and get back into great shape again. I don't want to look like I did in my 20s, I like my curves. But I want healthy curves, not ones that will kill me:)
Right now I am on a high. The exercise high that so many people talk about but you may wonder if it really exists. It does.
And it's fantastic!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
I have here a MIRACLE PILL that will help you lose weight! That's right folks - need to lose 5, 25, or even 100 pounds?!? Than look no further, I have your answer in this little white pill that is in my hands! Now I know what you are thinking, how can this be? Well, it's quite simple folks - I found a space-age technology that can ZAP fat right out of your body! That's right - it ZAPS THE FAT RIGHT OUT OF YOUR BODY!!!
Have you ever seen a fat alien - well have you?
Of course not, that's because they know the secret. And I, with my interplanetary diplomatic skills, got the secret out of them!
This pill does amazing things. You can eat as much as you want, whenever you want to and STILL LOSE WEIGHT!!!
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Directions for the pills:
Take two with 3 quarts of water.
Eat no more than 1000 calories a day, most of it celery.
Exercise for 120 minutes each day, make it mostly running, fast running. As in I-can-win-a-marathon running.
Drink 3 more quarts of water.
Try not to pass out from all of the exercise and lack of food.
Drink more water.
Go and get lypo and a tummy-tuck.
Drink more water.
Go to sleep and start over again tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I haven't been feeling well lately. I've been exercising through it, but now it's caught up with me. Apparently the experts were right when they say the body needs rest when you are sick - who knew?!?
So my rundown body has made itself well-known that it was done with me pushing myself so hard while it battled a cold. I have been out of commission since Saturday (the 14th of February).
The good news, though, is that because I am in better shape (and I truly believe my metabolism is better than it was two months ago), I only gained a pound while I've been in my non-exercise, not-so-healthy eating mode.
And I know that I can lose it once I get back on the elliptical again.
Hopefully, that will be soon!
Friday, January 30, 2009
For years I struggled with my weight. I would lose a little and gain it all and more back. The worst part was that I didn't realize that I was doing it. I always wondered how people could yo-yo like that and not realize it. Now, unfortunately, I know.
As like most people, I would get into the mode of "I am NOT going to be like this anymore!" and start to eat healthy and exercise more. Then after about a week, my willpower would run out and I would go back to my old ways - without even really realizing it. I would eat the snacks that would still be in my house or stop off at a fast food restaurant for just "a small meal". So 3500 calories later and no exercise to burn it off, I would soon be back to my old weight. Which of course, depressed me so much I would eat even more! An absolutely vicious cycle!!!!!!
So what changed...
First, I joined the Official New YOU Bootcamp. I admit, it was for selfish reasons. I love a chance to win gifts so I figured what the heck. I really didn't think that I was going to win anything, but I love the chance. Ohhh how wrong I was!
In order to do the Bootcamp I had to get up an hour earlier than normal. I am NOT a morning person, getting up early is something I try desparately to avoid.
But I prayed, and have kept praying to God to help me lose this weight. With His Grace and Strength, He gave me not only the ability to wake-up with minimal effort (I REALLY don't like to - I can't stress that enough!) but He actually gave me the desire to do so!
So I started to wake up at 5:30 so I could do the videos. I realized that I really like them! Then another member of ONYB told me about the Biggest Loser Challenge 9. My group the Golden Gladiators has inspired me to track both my fitness and nutrition information. Something I never really wanted to do before. I would sometimes write down the fitness, but I really didn't like to do nutrition - even though I read many times how beneficial that really is.
I now WANT to go to the gym or at the very least, do a minimum of 30 minutes of some kind of cardio for at least 6 days a week.
That is a MASSIVE change from just a mere 3 weeks ago (yes, just 3!).
And of course I cannot forget about my beloved Goonies! They offer emotional support that I would be remiss if I didn't mention them! They are the reason that I have a 6 day a week/ 30 min per day goal. And I didn't realize how great they really were until my birthday on the 11th of this month. I had a lot of people wish me Happy Birthday and send me SparkGoodies and I haven't even really been active in the group. They showed me what it means to really support each other, no matter what our status is in SparkPeople.
So now, for the first time in years, I am steadily losing weight. I lost two pounds two weeks ago and one pound last week!
It can be hard to read about some people losing 4-7 pounds in one week, while I only have a one pound weight loss, but I know that my body is trying to undo YEARS worth of unhealthy habits. The turnaround in just 3 weeks is really amazing if I let myself think about it.
My flexibility has increased, as well as my stamina and muscular strength. My blood pressure is now in an "excellent" range (as one medical tech told me) and I feel better about myself than I have in a long time!
My journey is just starting, but at least I am now on the right path! Sparkpeople has helped me find the path and has helped me to stay on it...
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