Sunday, July 15, 2012
So I just realized it's been a year since I was really ON SparkPeople, and it's blatantly obvious Spark People is a great tool. This year I tried to do things on my own because I was tired of the tracking and limitations. Well, as a result I only managed to lose 10lbs. Much less then before. What's weird is that I'm more active then ever, doing Martial Arts and kickboxing, yet I'm not losing weight. Why? Terrible eating. It's really bad. I find myself making excuses to eat poorly, or thinking that I just want to be like all the other kids eating however they want.
Here's the thing. Look at sickness and obesity rates. I'm actually lucky that I was overweight as a kid. Yes I had to go through some tough stuff other people didn't but I learned a valuable lesson about diet. Those kids eating however they please are going to face horrible issues when their older. When their metabolism slows down and the junk they eat catches up, they are going to be caught off guard and not really know what to do. I see it now with my brother. He is rapidly gaining weight but doesn't want to change his diet. Why? He's ignorant. He doesn't know how to eat healthy, mainly because he thinks ALL healthy food is gross. I've learned at a young age how to eat better. Maybe I don't practice this everyday, but I'm aware of it. I have regrets when I eat poorly, whereas he would eat poorly without a care in the world. So I am appreciative of that.
In other news. I need to go skydiving. Luckily I'm under the weight limit that would mean I would have to pay more. Yay! I just need to schedule it. I'm thinking about doing it during my birthday weekend. I'm sooooo nervous, but excited. I hope I enjoy it. Even if I don't I can still mark it off my bucket list haha
Continuing on my bucket list. I just signed up for the Color Run. I payed the flippen $60 to run it at a NASCAR racetrack -_- That's the bummer part. It's on a racetrack. I'm hoping that the incline won't kill me too much. I'm hoping my friends will go, but I can't blame em if the price is too much or location isn't nice enough. I just kept thinking how I say I'm going to run a 5k, but never do. Now that I've payed money I'm in it. haha Like many new runners I'm just gonna say it. I hope I'm not the slowest or last person to finish. there I said it. I know there will be people, lets say walking the the whole thing. But like I said, I'm new so I'm gonna be worried about that factor till I actually attend.
Further in the future still, we are planning on doing the Tough Mudder. An extreme obstacle course between 9-12 miles long with lots of tough obstacles. I know it's tough and many people get injured, but luckily I have someone whose interested in doing it with me and hopefully they won't back out like my friends usually do haha but she's a fitness person like me so I think she will go. We have a training routine we are working on, so any tips would be greatly appreciated. I just learned today that you can skip obstacles. Mind you I don't want to skip any. Hopefully by June 2013 I'll be in 3x better shape, but just in case I'm planning ahead. Like lifting my friend over the walls then walking around. I have like NO upper body strength at the moment but i'm working on it. I'd like to be able to do real push-ups and a couple pull ups by the time I get there.
Well anyway, I'm hoping by getting back into blogging and tracking I'll do better at my weight loss and fitness progress. I hope everyone is doing well.