Saturday, March 05, 2011
You know, when i first joined Spark People... ok hang on, when i first joined Spark People i didn't go near any message boards or anybody's Spark Pages. I didn't make any friends. I just 'lurked' around and made good use of the tools, for atleast the first 6 months. That was all i needed.
Until i discovered other people and how to actually use the teams and message boards etc!
Anywho's - let's say, after the first 6 months or so of Sparking, i assumed those people who'd lost 40lbs, 50lbs, 60lbs, 90lbs, 100+lbs... they'd all BEEN on their journeys. They had ARRIVED. They'd finished. They were WISE and knew all there is to know.
I am 90lbs + down and i still get completely LOST and... worried and scared and CLUELESS in what the heck am i doing? What the heck do i do now?
It's funny. Nobody's ever an expert. We're all human. We all get worried/scared. We all get lost.
It's so interesting to learn and realise that... you're never at your destination. Life is a journey.
------------(Little verbal vomit there )---------------------------------
Anyways i worked out this morning. Spent the day with my Mum/Sis/Neice + lunch. (Yummiest gourmet burger + coleslaw + chunky homemade chips...yum) I had some lounge time when i got home to the Hubby and we chilled and watched the latest TrueBlood (faabulous), then i got changed and had a (BodyRock) workout!! Woohoo!
Well i just realised i subconsciously made a little habit for myself of working out of a morning for the weekend which helps with my choices for the whole weekend - mainly food-wise but hey, if i've worked my ass off in the mornings at the weekend then why the hell can't i have a gourmet burger for lunch with my family?
Balance my friends. Balance and Variety are the SPICE and EXCITEMENT of LIFE
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Suppose one of these is needed hey! haha....
Why is it we tend not to blog when we're struggling? I had some bad times last week, for a few days... I'm glad i'm over it now but i don't know why i didn't just come here and blog, i bet it'd be back in the saddle earlier than it takes my body to cry out to me to be bloody healthy again!! I think i get embarrassed - i already know i have nothing to be embarrassed about but... meh, ya know?! :-/
My mouth is currently ON FIRE after trying a SparkRecipe of "BONELESS CHICKEN HOT WINGS" ( recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=704191 ) by Chef Meg! Been meaning to try these for a while! Hubby loves spicy stuff but woah, this was MEGA for both of us. We're trying to get used to hot hot foods before we get to Thailand haha. I had to have a load of garlic mayonnaise with mine but that's ok! They were tasty at the same time though!!
So i'm back to BodyRocking and loving it. This is me, definitely. If i stick to anything for life, i want it to be BodyRocking. I love physical challenges and competing against myself and it's doing me good at the same time... plus i'd love to be a bit more on the muscular side.
Saturday, today was my first day off work in 3 whole weeks - including weekends! So i had a nice lie in, got up and had a good ol' workout and then went to buy some Honeymoon clothes!! It was so nice to be buying smaller sizes... i'm buying size 12s eek! Bought hubby lots of clothes too and at really good prices. Retail therapy is rather good hehe! I had a nap when we got home... just so tired and being off work and being able to sleep for a while just catches up with you heh.
Still doing Jillian's the Shred. I am going to do Level 1 for the last time tomorrow and then move onto level 2 next week. Ack i was starting P90 in March wasn't i? I might mix em up...
Oh and also. I'm trying to pay less attention to my weight. I'm still gonna be weighing in but it's all about working out and getting leaner, and making things fit better. And being healthy!!
LET'S GO! =)
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Firstly, I think i'm learning to chill. I figure I'm just gonna go swings and roundabouts for a week or too. Not stress about the food too much but eat well, and not stress if i miss a workout or 2. Just kinda hang about for a week or two. I don't know whether i'm going to workout later, i've had two rest days already but i'm starting to feel the tiredness from work right now... i can't wait for a day off!
Anyways. I got a little shock after looking at a friends old online blog... she had pictures from a holiday we went on, i believe i was 18/19. One of my Sparkfriends, POOKIE, posted a blog the other week about shocking yourself. Well this was a shock!
I didn't know my friend had these pictures, but i did not know i was this size on the pictures, and i must have seen them back when they were taken! It's just such a big shock to me, and i thank the Lord i decided to do something about myself... and i thank SparkPeople too... otherwise i still might be in that situation. At the same time, they make me feel better right now, and thankful for where i am right now.
These are so horrible. :s
On another note, i also saw another friends photo's of when i was 13/14. These are a little bit better, but i had put a little weight on and was a size 12 going into 14.
Somebody i work with said to me yesterday that i look young again. She said i look like i did when i was a kid again. LOL. I can kinda see what she means now, but i think i'm in better shape than i have ever been now.
We are so worth it.
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