Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    08ESCAPE   107,362
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints

Refection and Moving Forward.... Rock It Challenge!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

What’s has worked for me so far?

Tracking my food has been the biggest help for me. Being honest about what I am eating, and how much I am putting in my mouth has helped me lose 19 lbs so far.

Other things I have accomplished:
emoticon I can run 5K in 35 minutes (started at 40+ minutes)
emoticon I have committed to working out at least 5 days a week (started at 3-4 days per week)
emoticonI have increase my Fruit and Veggie intake to 5-7 per day (started at 3-4 per day)
emoticonI have increase my water intake to 8+ glasses per day (started at 4-6 per day)

I know I could not have done this without the help of SP, and this great community that keeps me coming back everyday.


Three things I want to change and focus on moving forward?

1) Salt Intake
I have been monitoring my salt in take for a month, and wow. I went over my sodium intake 17 days, and I never added extra salt to any of my meals. All this excess salt is coming from processed food. Therefore, my challenge is to work on keeping my salt intake in check and reduce the amount of process food I eat.

2) Challenging Myself
I have never really had an issue with exercising, but I know I can push myself a little more. I am challenging myself to being able to complete the following exercises by February:
emoticon -15 push-ups
emoticon - Run 5K in 33 minutes
emoticon - 30-second side plank
emoticon - 1 minute plank
emoticon - 100 jumping jacks

3) Yoga
Yoga is great for developing your flexibility, strength, and balance. I have tried a few yoga videos but have never felt comfortable doing the workouts. I want to challenge myself to completing at least one yoga workout per week to help strengthen my core and improve my balance.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JESSYVIRGINY 10/20/2012 7:07AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SGTSUNNY 10/18/2012 5:16PM

    Great blog! You are doing great, the numbers show that. I do think the sodium will come down as you make small changes to whole foods instead of processed, I have seen mine come down in the last year by doing that. One small step at a time! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOPEYP 10/18/2012 12:18PM

    Great plan! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DOLLFACEDX 10/18/2012 10:57AM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.