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Day 125. Bootcamp Day 27. SS Day 1.

Monday, May 13, 2013

I will be finishing the Spring into Shape Bootcamp tomorrow. I can't say I followed the challenge to the letter .. but I will have done every video for a total of 4 times each. I don't think I will be entering another exercise challenge for a while! I can't say I've made any great changes over the past month. The videos are still SO hard .. this last week I was supposed to do some of them more than once, but I am so exhausted and shaking after one time, I just couldn't repeat them. Not sure I can get the challenge trophy .. :-/ I'm just happy I didn't give up - I did the best I could, and am excited to be DONE WITH IT!!

Today was day one of the Spark Solution challenge. I am SO FREAKING HUNGRY. I thought I would answer the Daily Reflection questions in my blog because I don't want to write in my beautiful new book! Silly, I know. :)

"I made healthy food choices based on the Spark Swaps meal plan."
Definitely! I followed the plan to the letter, except for 1 or 2 very tiny tweaks because of what was available in our fridge. I was over their calorie count for the day, but by less than 100. 1545 for the day, and that's pretty darn good in my book.

"I was physically active, following the Fitness That Fits workouts."
Absolutely! I got a 27min speed-walk in this morning, plus 2 bootcamp videos, and another walk in the afternoon. Plus regular activity of chasing Maxwell, doing housework, etc.

"I felt motivated to stick with the Spark Solution program."
NOT AT ALL. I am having a really hard time already, because I am sooooo hungry. I feel like I could eat a horse. And we just had dinner! I haven't felt full or even satisfied after any of the meals or snacks today. I stuck with it, but I'm really hoping tomorrow will feel easier.

"I am ready to take on tomorrow and all that it has in store for me."
So-So. I have looked over the meals and am preparing myself for another hard day. I really want to stick this out .. but I'm not gonna lie. I am not sure I'm gonna make it two whole weeks. Thankfully my husband is on board and we are at LEAST committed to the full first week -- because of the cost of the groceries we bought!! :-P

So, we'll see. That's all for now!
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STEVEN2GO2 5/14/2013 7:40AM

    Ashley,

One day at a time. At least you are brutally honest! What you are doing does not sound like the most fun thing to do. I really hope you see positive results, and the sooner the better, maybe that will help you with motivation and build momentum as you go through these two hard weeks. I HATE when I restrict my calories and feel hungry, I just want to open the fridge and dig in till I am satisfied. But that number on the scale and BMI going where I want, helps me to maintain some discipline.

Good luck as you continue to put yourself through HECK! It is a great thing that your hubby is on board for the ride!

Take care, good luck,
Steven

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CAMETHYSTE 5/14/2013 2:37AM

    emoticon making it through the day. Sounds like it was a tough one! Hopefully your hunger will decrease throughout the week... maybe it's just cravings? I'm not following the SS menu right now because I don't have the groceries or the space to keep them, but I did stay under 1500 calories today and made healthy food choices for my meals and snacks. Good luck tomorrow! emoticon

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JENNAWW4LIFE 5/13/2013 9:31PM

  I was the same with the Bootcamp Challenge ... I did what I could and that was good enough for me. It was still more than I had been doing so I feel like I earned the trophy. And I'm SO glad it's done! And no, I will NOT be signing on for another one :P

I am not really following the Spark Solution to a 't' either (guess I'm not much of a team player, am I, lol!) ... and I will probably drop out of the Sparkteam for it. I don't do well with ANY program that is too rigid and structured so I don't follow menu plans or exercise plans either (because of my stupid fibro).
I am using the book as a motivational tool and I'm good with that :) I KNOW, for the most part, what to do for food and exercise ... it's just a matter of getting myself into the right mindset to actually DO it.

I say do the best you can, do what works for YOU, and good luck and best wishes to you!



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