AIM4DAGOAL's SparkPeople Blog AIM4DAGOAL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sustained Discipline I am not a blogger. But I am a thinker. Today I have been reading my assignment in the book "Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst and asking myself if sustained discipline is possible. I had a disciplined week last week followed by a day of letting myself go. Why is choosing to be disciplined so difficult. I believe that God call us to be disciplined in the way we live our lives and He would not expect it of us if it were not possible. The next choice I make will be one of discipline. I am hoping... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 07:54:34 EST How weight loss has changed my life... Actually, weight loss hasn't changed my life. Except for being pregnant, I have never been more than about 15 pounds over my ideal, though unrealistic, weight. So why write an entry with this title? I know that I have the potential to be obese. I have watched many of my close relatives struggle with issues relating to being excessively overweight and I have vowed to myself to not let it happen to me. I love to be active, so exercise is a big part of my weight management. I run, garden, ... Wed, 27 May 2009 00:02:02 EST Biggest fitness accomplishment so far... I believe that my biggest fitness accomplishment so far is running. I have made running a regular part of my routine at least 3 days a week. It will be 2 years in July since I picked up my first pair of running shoes and began training for my first 5k. When I started I did the "coolrunnings" website's "Couch-to-5k" training plan. It required you to run for 30 seconds and then walk for 5 minutes repeating for about 30 minutes. This initial training was so hard for me! I thought 30 second... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 23:26:01 EST No more excuses Off and on I have made exercise a habit in my life. I have gone through spurts of doing Pilates everyday, doing workout videos several times a week, daily walks... You get the idea. Each of these activities eventually came to an end through some kind of interruption to my schedule - North Dakota blizzard, family vacation, injury. But I like to be fit. Eventually I get back after it and try something else. <BR> <BR> In the summer of 2007 I decided to give running a try. I had never been... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 09:11:45 EST Motivation? What motivates me to keep going on my journey to a healthier weight and lifestyle? I wish I really knew because I can't seem to keep motivated. When I started SparkPeople, I was on-fire! I knew that I wanted to lose weight and I was determined to do it. I lost 5 pounds in the first two weeks. That was exciting. Then it was Christmas holiday time... I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain either so I was satisfied. <BR> <BR> Then my online course started again and I was busy so I ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:24:23 EST Discouragements & Setbacks I get discouraged by setbacks. At the end of a day in which I have made repeated bad choices in food and activities I am angry with myself. Unfortunately, this anger doesn't usually translate into new resolve. <BR> <BR> I have been on and off the weight-loss train ever since I had my 3rd child nearly 7 years ago. Each time I have tried to lose some weight, I have met with success for a time. I lost 27 pounds one time. Each time, I have forgotten that the changes I made to lose the weight ... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 08:06:19 EST