Thursday, November 04, 2010
I need to blog more often. That's another task for me. I was gonna blog earlier in the week but my laptop wouldn't load "Add blog entry" - and it almost didn't tonight either!!
This week has gone really well, and to be honest, i do have to take some credit. (hah) There have been hard times, both eating and exercising, where i have had to slow myself down and say STOP. DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS? ARE YOU SURE? WHAT SHOULD YOU REALLY DO? and the one that gets me, if none of the other do... is - HOW WILL YOU FEEL AFTERWARDS?
These words have helped me so much this week. To not eat the bad AFTER i have ate the good. To not go overboard snacking. To say "No thank you" and to choose the healthy option. It feels GREAT afterwards - i just need to keep remembering that feeling, that feeling of strength and control, that is what i have felt after overcoming small obstacles.
I have worked out steadily, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday. 3 times is a good start to come back to. Even they haven't been easy though, Tuesday and today i've had to talk myself into putting my workout clothes on, and saying "hello? Remember that great floaty feeling of strength and control? Yeh, let's get to it and get it back then!"
I created a little strength circuit to complete after my cardio workout. I've been doing Nell McAndrew's Ultimate Challenge (cardio) - as it is indeed a challenge. I've done the same each day, because i like to feel my progress, getting further through the dvd, or performing better and easier to what i could already do. My strength training i got from LYNN & the wonderful team i am part of... Tone Your Sexy With Stiletto's. I incorporated all of the exercises suggested. Here's how my strength training went this week.
A run - through of this routine twice or three times, depending on fatigue!
30 Bicycle crunches
12 Reverse Crunch
12 Tricep dips
12 Back extensions
30 Toe touches
15 Runners lunges
2 x Dolphin Pose (10-12 second first time, add as many as poss next hold)
2 x Modified plank (same as above)
10 Pushups (i'm finding these so hard all over again)
10 Dead lifts
12 Dumbell squats
10 Lateral raises
12 Dumbell Rows
And then run through again after a sip of water and a few deep breaths!!
I have that on my pad, so i can use this again and again. I am ready for next week though, i see Lynn has posted a new blog with new exercises for the next couple of week of NEW YEARS BOOTCAMP.... so i am very excited to have a lookie at those and work up a plan for next week. =)
So anyways, tomorrow is Bonfire Night and we are having some family over to our house for FFF... Food, Fireworks and Fun! LOL. I'm gonna enjoy myself and have a drink (the wrong stuff, WKD=200cals per BOTTLE, sadness!!) but i'm not gonna go overboard too much.
Friday, October 29, 2010
I didn't realise how long it's been since my last blog.
Now I'm all married and not been Sparking for a while!!
I was gonna title this blog "Back on Board" - or something to do with being back to Spark, for good, for real, this time it's real. I decided against it. I've been 'saying' it a lot - "I think i'm back on track" "I think i'm back" "I think i am back into the swing of things"..... all these i thinks, all these unsure statements. I just sat here and thought "But i am, aren't i?" - how is that? Because i have decided i am. Because i am GAME. Because now i am prepared to strengthen myself up again now to say NO to that extra serving. Say NO to that ridiculously huge meal. Say NO to that calorific fatfest.
I know now, that i can be back whenever i want. It is when *I* decide. And the past few times in the last 2 months, i've been totally half-bothered. Halfy-half. Couldn't decide. I'd say i "wasn't strong" enough - but that is the EASY way out. I simply didn't want to.
Being strong enough to get on board and say NO is purely up to me. That cog has now turned in my mind and i need to get off the rollercoaster and back to my stable, enjoyable healthy lifestyle.
I have been lucky... and i said this not so long ago, but still I am at my goal weight. I have hovered above and below it whilst being on my rocky offroad path... but i did have a rise earlier this week, and now i am ready to begin some more hard work - and set a NEW goal weight. This will also be my ULTIMATE goal weight. I have reached 2 already, so there is nothing that can stop me with the right determination, patience and persistance....
My new journey has begun.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
This is just a blog for me to basically check in with myself.
I haven't been online as much i'd have liked to have been, so i feel like I am behind with everybody. I am reading people's blogs and checking in on them, i'm just not having the time to comment. So if any of my FAB Sparkfriends are reading this... i am keeping up with you, and thinking about you, i'm just a little slow right now =P
I think i'm back. No, not think, i know i'm back. I'm back to where i want/need to be and starting to work hard again. I'm definitely where i need to be to keep maintaining and this is good enough for now.
My workouts are going great, and it's like my 'break' has helped to improve my fitness. LOL.
So for now... i am still bootcamping !!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I just need to write. To give myself, something. Something to be here for.Instead of coming here and just looking around.
I don't think i've necessarily "fell off" -i just think my Spark has dimmed a little bit. I had about a week off... a week off from, a healthy lifestyle. My healthy lifestyle.
It's just so hard getting back on right now. I want to do it, i'm just struggling a little bit. I can't let myself slip into the dark.
The positive is that i have been VERY lucky. I am so thankful to be this lucky, because i think it's given me the confidence in myself to pick myself back up and carry on, and be GOOD to myself, to my body, treat it WELL, like i have been for the past... yikes, it's almost 12 months since i joined SparkPeople!
Why am i lucky? I weighed myself... after eating junk for days, not exercising (except for dancing for 6 hours straight on my hen night...girl power? lol....) - after weighing myself - i am still at my goal weight. Holy Jeez.... how crazy is that?
I thank my body, for not punishing me, but for allowing me this....this time off, this time of being carefree... it's allowing me this time, knowing that i will get back on board and treat it right again,I have to stay faithful to my body.
Maybe with my hard work, I have worked my metabolism up to like it was in my teenage years when i was fit? Just gotta reward it now...and get back on that healthy horse, and keepmy head high.
As always... i KNOW what i gotta do... Sometimes it's just doing the right thing is what is hard about it!!!!
I am trying.
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