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Coming Back Strong + September Goals

Monday, September 02, 2013

My last blog was about putting in 100% of my effort and dedication, and then I completely ceased to be here. I have been in a lot of pain and could barely get out of the bed. Some nights I didn't go to sleep because of the pain. I was dizzy often and sick always. Just my luck. Every time I get really into this lifestyle change, something pulls me back down.

I was going to continue to post on here throughout that time, but for one, the light really hurt my eyes and secondly, people on these kinds of websites think people want attention when they constantly are sick/hurt and post about it. So I dealt with it in private. How is it that a support website can make you feel unsupported? Story of my life. I still feel crappy but nowhere near as bad as I did the end of July/entire month of August. I decided to just suck it up and do what I can, because I can only get worse sitting on my butt. My pain is mostly in my spine and skull, which sounds risky (and maybe it is), but I feel like I need to take control in some way.

So yesterday, I began working out again. It was just a 32 minute trial cardio workout to make sure I am okay. I completed it (with only two 1 minute breaks). Today I am doing the same workout, plus some arm workouts. Tomorrow will be cardio and back workouts.

September Goals:
- Lose 8 lbs
- Workout 4x a week min.
- Drink at least 6 cups of water (it's not where I need to be, but it is a step up).
- Try new foods.

Already completed one of my goals! I tried kale today. Last night I tried guacamole. :) Branching outtttt.

That's all for today. About to get in some water and go workout. I have a lot of homework to do and shows to watch, haha. (Listening to/kind of watching the show for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders right now as I blog this and do one of my assignments.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BJPENNY70 9/5/2013 11:10PM

    Yes, being in pain and being sick is no joke! There are a lot of people out there on Sparkpeople that does understand your pain. I have been there and still am. Remember to set goals with baby steps and work your way up. I started out exercising by laying on my bed, because I couldn't stand up long. Then I began to sit on the side of the bed and do exercises. Then next I started walking. Now that was a challenge. I would walk a few steps and be short of breath. The key to it is start out small and work you way up as you get comfortable with exercise. If the exercise hurts then back down on it some or modify the exercise to fit your capabilities. I saw one of your goals is drinking water. If you drink it with ice it will rev up your metabolism. Plan your meals with the tracker and stick with it. That is where most of my success has come from. You have done really good. Better than you think! Keep at it! Losing weight and getting healthy is work, but so worth it. We all get sidelined from time to time. Don't be hard on yourself, just start over and be proud of yourself. emoticon

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THOMS1 9/2/2013 9:49PM

    emoticon I wish you success.

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MJRVIC2000 9/2/2013 4:18PM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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RAPUNZEL53 9/2/2013 4:18PM

  Good Luck!

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