Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"I look good. I mean, really good.... HEY EVERYONE! COME SEE HOW GOOD I LOOK!"
This website is awesome. I enjoy logging in and tracking everything, watching my progress, making friends, and connecting with teams and the whole sparkpeople community. The articles are wonderful as well- by reading them every day, I'm not only better informed, but earn sparkpoints! I got my mom hooked on it too. We both compare how we did for the day, our daily goals, and our accomplishments when reaching the certain range of calories, fats, protein, and carbs for the day. We both are finding it hard to get the right amount of protein, so we're like crazy women making hard-boiled eggs, eating yogut, cheese, fish, chicken, etc. I kept asking my incredibly fit brother for advice (he's a hockey player and has the body of a superhero) but he shrugged,explaining that he could eat whatever he wanted and just work it off when skating.
That leads into my exercises. Running on the treadmill, dancing, and various strength workouts. I am trying to buy a bike at Walmart (this super awesome vintage-y looking mint green bike with a little basket). I used to ride my bike and scooter around ALL THE TIME, but then middle school hit and I preferred to be alone in my dark room with my dark thought listening to dark music and writing angsty diary entries. High school kept me busy in my room, with the only exercise being dancing in school, community, and professional musicals. Since joining the site, I am doing all of the workouts I listed and enjoying them thoroughly. I no longer dread the treadmill that has sat in the third story of my house for years, gathering dust. I work out on it and watch either the first season of Fringe or a superhero movie (judge me if you must, but they really inspire you to kick some butt!). I can see myself toning up already and, although I have not weighed myself yet, I can see that dedication to the site and progress is paying off! I can't wait ot continue to the next step, Healthy Habits, tomorrow! Have a good week everyone!