EMMA2727272's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EMMA2727272 EMMA2727272's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ My mind has been blown and I need some advice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778648 So because I can sometimes become obsessive with numbers, I did a little research on the SP website about my BMR in the hopes of figuring out how many calories I need to just maintain (just out of curiosity). I remember that I had read an article on SP that outlined how the calorie ranges were calculated, based on your BMR, your activity level and on how many pounds you would like to lose. So I searched for this article. Here is what I found: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit<BR>i... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:34:25 EST Friday's Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778486 So yesterday went really well! My 2 goals for the day were to eat within calorie range and to go for a run after work, and I did both of them! <BR> <BR> Today's goals are: <BR> Eat within calorie range <BR> Do 45 minute circuit training at lunch (& wear HRM to track calories burned) <BR> <BR> The workout will be easy for me since it is during lunch time at work, its just the staying in calorie range that might be a bit difficult since my track record proves that I have trouble on the weeke... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:56:12 EST Thursday's Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777888 SO here are my goals for today: C25K W1D1, and stay within calorie range. Doesn't seem so hard, right? <BR> <BR> I already have all of my food mapped out, now I just have to decide if I will run at lunch or after work with my pup. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:00:53 EST Calorie overload and weekly goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777887 Well, yesterday was not the best day. I was having such a crappy day emotionally and was soo tired that right after lunch, I decided I just didn’t have it in me to be ‘good’ anymore. I started off with having a healthy snack of a banana, but knew that by the time I got home I was going to have crackers and melted brie and knew that I really didn’t care about portion sizes. For dinner I had a small amount of chili, but then we went to the movies and had popcorn and I devoured some m’n’ms! ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:57:05 EST look backs and finding my direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776474 It’s been a long time, sparkies. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been here and it definitely doesn’t mean I haven’t been active, because I have been. Sure, there have been periods of time over the last couple years that I haven’t tried at all.. that I have thrown everything that SparkPeople has taught me and everything that I have taught myself right out the window, but the important part is that I keep coming back. <BR> <BR> So, what motivated me to start blogging again? Honestly, it has n... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:06:30 EST Today's Goals: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145882 Meals - around 300 cals for each meal (meals for the day are planned, just have to stick with them) <BR> Snacks - around 100-150 cals, two snacks for the day <BR> Exercise - P90X W2D1 (Chest and Back + Ab Ripper) <BR> Homework - finish paper <BR> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:17:20 EST Time to reign it in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144123 Ok, so I've gotten a little off track nutrition wise the past two days so it's time to reign it in! <BR> <BR> My plan for today? work it out. eat to fuel the body! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am going to my friend's 'game' dinner that he and his hunting crew put on every year. I will more than likely eat more than I normally would, but I am going to fill up on veggies and just have a small taste of the dishes that I REALLY want to try. And, I'm not going to have any desert. So that's my plan!... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:26:38 EST Today's Goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142675 P90X kenpo <BR> eat healthy breakfast, lunch dinner and snacks <BR> no sodas <BR> no alcohol <BR> no junk food <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:26:03 EST Tuesday recap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141798 So, the day isn't over yet but I've already accomplished a lot of what I wanted to do and feel confident that I will succeed today as well. <BR> <BR> So my goals were: <BR> P90X Legs and back - done! <BR> Eat healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks - dinner is planned and ready to go, but waiting for the hubs to get home.. so done :) <BR> No alcohol - check! <BR> No junk food - check! <BR> Only have one diet soda... so this is what I've been consistantly failing at this week. BUT I do f... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:51:03 EST Monday Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140824 Just a little recap to see how my goals for the day went: <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> <BR> P90X Yoga - Done! <BR> Run with the doggie - not done :( <BR> Healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks - done! <BR> sodas - 2 <BR> no junk food - check! <BR> no alcohol - check! <BR> <BR> I call this day a win in my books :) Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:00:32 EST This week's goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140451 Writing it out so that I can physically see them! <BR> Monday: P90X Yoga (done - but find the last third so boring so only did 1 hour) <BR> Run with the dog <BR> Tuesday:P90X Legs and Back <BR> Wednesday: Kenpo X <BR> Thursday: Run with the dog <BR> Friday: W2 P90X Chest and Back <BR> Saturday: W2 P90X Plyometrics <BR> Sunday: Back and biceps + Run with the dog <BR> <BR> Each and every day this week I vow to: <BR> Eat heathy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. <BR> Not have a single dro... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:25:50 EST Weekend Recap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921257 Well sparkies, I am SO happy to report that I finally had the perfect weekend! Since the end of the week is typically what is known to ruin me diet and fitness wise, I asked my fiance on Friday afternoon if we could have a 'clean' weekend where we focused on making ourselves healthy and fit! Sort of a detox weekend, and mostly to prove to myself that I actually CAN make it through the weekend feeling proud of myself! This meant eating only foods that did not come from a box/container (wit... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:53:44 EST HRMs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903969 Any of you out there have a Heart Rate Monitor? I've been looking into buying a used one through kijiji, but am just not sure which to go for. Garmin? Polar? any ideas? I would love to have one to track my runs, but really I'd love it to see how many calories each workout burns! I have SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia) which is basically like a circuit problem in my heart. It's not life threatening, and the worst thing that happens to me is that sometimes my heart beats like crazy an... Wed, 30 May 2012 09:09:48 EST HRMs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903968 Any of you out there have a Heart Rate Monitor? I've been looking into buying a used one through kijiji, but am just not sure which to go for. Garmin? Polar? any ideas? I would love to have one to track my runs, but really I'd love it to see how many calories each workout burns! I have SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia) which is basically like a circuit problem in my heart. It's not life threatening, and the worst thing that happens to me is that sometimes my heart beats like crazy an... Wed, 30 May 2012 09:09:45 EST Don't you wish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902554 Everyone had the summertime off work? And we just played and spent our days lying on the beach and swimming and playing frizbee and eating watermelons? Going for runs on cool mornings and spending actual time preparing your amazing lunch to eat on your balcony? Don't you wish you could spend DAYS having good quality time with your friends? And then turn into a hermit and spend days catching up on all the good books out there? Don't you wish that you could go to summer concerts outside, s... Tue, 29 May 2012 11:17:06 EST feeling pretty discouraged... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900926 Notice a pattern here sparkfriends? At the beginning of the week, I feel weak, overwhelmed, HUGE, and upset. Could that be because I literally exhibit no self control on the weekends? At the end of the week I tend to feel GREAT! STRONG, powerful, resilient and in control. That's because during work days, I eat beautifully and work out every single day. But then all my efforts get thrown out the window by the amount of eating I do on the weekends. <BR> <BR> Well, this past one was no ex... Mon, 28 May 2012 09:37:17 EST day 3 of 7 - feeling pretty great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4897489 So, my last post was about how miserable I was about being the size I am now with a wedding coming up in just a short 18 weeks. While I did not magically overnight become smaller, or more okay with the size I'm at now... I've now realized that I CAN do this in time for the wedding! I think I was just down on myself because I felt completely overwhelmed... But the past 3 days have gone really well and I feel a lot better! <BR> <BR> Day 3 of 7 of sticking to the plan has so far been a succes... Fri, 25 May 2012 11:19:54 EST 18 weeks till the wedding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894263 And there is NO way I'm walking down the isle the way I am now. I do not feel sexy, confident or proud of myself... and I'm not trying to be harsh with myself, it's just the way I feel. I also think I've gained weight since I bought my dress so I actually NEED to lose some so that it will fit! I will be so frusterated and disappointed in myself if I am not back down to my weight that I was last year.. Technically, I can do this and be healthy while I'm doing it. I have 18 weeks and 32 pou... Wed, 23 May 2012 09:15:39 EST Week 2 Day 2 of Back on Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872560 So yesterday went really well! Went for my run at lunchtime and it didn't feel as hard to do as last week! Stayed under my 1650 calories for the day, which is great and huge for me! I did have some unhealthy snack food but limited it to half a portion and tracked all the calories! <BR> <BR> Today, I did 28 minutes on the elliptical. A couple girls from work joined the same gym as me and we've all been going together this week. One of the girls seems to be in the same mind frame as me, w... Tue, 8 May 2012 15:28:47 EST Week 2 Day 1 of Back on Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870588 So far, Week 2 is going extremely well! I'm back on track and READY to lose all of the weight that I've gained back! I'm feeling strong and confident and in control. <BR> <BR> Last week, from Monday - Friday afternoon I ate very well every day and stayed under the 1650 calorie mark. I was trying to stay under 1550, but at 1650 I felt satisfied the whole day while still watching portion sizes and making sure to eat very healthy. I also worked out during lunch at the gym 5 days last week! ... Mon, 7 May 2012 13:13:15 EST I'm ready to let positivity into my life again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859329 Well sparkies, it's been a rough while for me emotionally and mentally over the past 9 months, which is probably why I haven't been around as much as I should have been and is partly to blame for me gaining 29 pounds, making me the highest weight I have ever weighed in my life. <BR> <BR> To summarize what's been going on with me... <BR> <BR> - last spring, I started having panic attacks. Excercise stopped (because feeling light headed/ like I was going to pass out is what triggers the atta... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:03:38 EST I need your help pls!! (not diet/fitness related...) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4775139 So, on Christmas Eve I got engaged! It was the most magical night in my life.. and I'm SO happy that I get to marry my best friend this September. I love planning events, so planning my own wedding has so far been a blast! Well, that is until all of this bridesmaid drama has started happening!! <BR> <BR> I have 6 girls in my wedding (I know, that's a lot) but one is my sister, one is my sister in law, and the other 4 are friends that ive known my whole life. <BR> <BR> Last Friday I went ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 08:39:40 EST Finding my new 'Healthy'/declaration of independence from oppression (DIY Challenge July 1-4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4340732 I started this blog last week after joining the DIY challenge, but I started it before the first 'challenge' was posted so I thought I would just tie it into the blog portion of the challenge, as what is asked is that we make a declaration of independence from oppression. Well, I truly feel a sense of relief being lifted from my shoulders when I write about what I have to say below. My focus lately has been shifted from the 'losing weight' view of what healthy is, to what healthy actually i... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 14:52:30 EST Wow, it's definitely been awhile! & DIY Entry Card http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4328673 I cannot believe it's been since May 3 since I've blogged! Time sure does go by real quick... I am still around, still workin' it, but a few things have changed: <BR> <BR> 1) I have decided to quit tracking calories. It's not because it's not a great system, or because I haven't learned a lot from doing so (absolutely no regrets), and this time it's not because I'm too lazy (score!). I've decided to quit because for me, it got to the point where it just wasn't healthy anymore. I was rep... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:45:20 EST Finally - new shoes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4207564 YAY! I am SO excited to go home and try these babies out. I went at lunch to the Running Room, tried on a few pairs, but these ones were the ones! <BR> <BR> I got the Nike Vomero+ 5s and they feel amazing! It's so weird to put on a new good pair of running shoes after wearing my old pair for close to.. 5 years. I know, absolutely terrible and I'm super lucky that I didn't cause any permanent damage! I haven't been consistantly working out in them over the past 5 years, but I was clearly... Tue, 3 May 2011 14:10:04 EST People in Ottawa - I would appreciate advice!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4204806 I am going tonight for my first pair of 'real', fitted, perfect for my foot running shoes. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions where I should go? I have thought of the Running Room but not anywhere else, yet. <BR> <BR> Also - do you just go into the store and say you want to get fitted? I am going to bring my old pair but I'm not sure what else to expect... <BR> <BR> Any tips and advice is greatly appreciated!!! Mon, 2 May 2011 13:10:09 EST Pain, pain, pain... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4157695 Hi everyone! It's been a really long time since I've posted a blog... over a month ago! I'm still here and tracking, reading people's blogs, running etc but for some reason have just really not felt like writing a blog out. Sometimes I'm all in with SP and sometimes I feel like I need a break... Anyways... <BR> <BR> I've been doing fairly well - started running again which is great! I have a 5K on May 14 and a 10K scheduled 2 weeks after that! I'm feeling kind of down about all that th... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:43:34 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4060866 I am struggling. I am having such a hard time with this thing lately that I don't know what to do. I WANT to be happy and toned and in control of my body. I WANT to regularly work out. I WANT to have power over food and I for sure do not want to let it run my life. But I am finding it so incredibly difficult to keep in control and to form my habits. I feel like I do so well for a week or two weeks at a time and then it just goes up in the air and I throw in the towel. This is hard. Th... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 15:18:43 EST Taking back my progress. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4044824 Okay, so I joined the gym Feb 8 and kicked sweet a$$ at it for a week and a half, and then I got sick. I'm totally going to own up to the fact that while I was sick, I ate my weight in bad food. I really had the mindset that 'I'm sick, I need calories to get me healthy again'.. but I did not choose healthy calories at all. I've been stuck in an eating rut ever since. I haven't been to the gym since LAST Wednesday and I feel like I've taken any progress I'd made and thrown it right out the... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:49:59 EST I need a kick in the butt... please!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4035727 Okay, so on Thursday I woke up and was severly sick - sore throat, stuffed up, losing voice.. the whole package to a typical cold. It felt kind of heavy in my chest, so after debating I decided to NOT go to the gym even though it was IN MY CALENDAR and everything! I've been doing this lately and for some reason its so much easier to actually GO when it's a part of my schedule. I guess because it makes it a concrete thought versus an abstract 'oh, I guess I'll go to the gym at some point to... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 15:14:37 EST Feeling GREAT today!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022079 So a few things have happened recently that has made me stop, think and realize a few things. <BR> <BR> First - I CAN do this. I know that I can and I finally believe in myself. I can get to goal weight (or happy weight - I'll know it when I'm there). I can work out consistantly. I can be proud of my food choices and I can overcome cravings and my unhealthy relationship with food. It's hard work - really tough. I've made it a long way but I still have a long road ahead of me. I don't ... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:14:58 EST I had a big mac last night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4013708 And I'm really not proud of it. Not only a big mac, but fries, beer and wine... <BR> <BR> The day started with brunch at my mommas house. I had probably half of what I would normally eat (point for me), but it still equalled to around 800 calories (point for food). But, I tracked it and was all ready to go for staying in calorie ranges for rest of day (point me). We went skating on the canal (point for me), and then to the gym after (point for me). But then we went to costco, and I trie... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:57:32 EST I *heart* the gym. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4009796 I really do. I love it so much, I want to go back again tonight even though it's my scheduled rest day. I love the treadmill, I love the elliptical and I even love the bike (even though its simply because of the way it makes my tush feel). I love the weight machines, the free weights, and even though I haven't tried any classes yet I'm sure I'll love them too. Why, oh why, can't I be so full of love all year round? Maybe this time really is it because last year, I think I only 'liked' go... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:03:37 EST Making it a better day than last year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006753 So yesterday's February blog got me thinking. Everytime Feb rolls around, I'm motivated beyond belief. So how can I make this February even better than last? Well, I decided to look into my blogs for last year and came across the 'Binged' blog I wrote on Feb 11, 2010. I was so asshamed of myself for going home and eating everything under the sun. <BR> <BR> I vow to make tomorrow a better February 11 than last year. I promise to give 100% more into this month than I did last year. <BR> ... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:12:18 EST Dear February: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4003866 Dear February, <BR> <BR> I LOVE you. Really, I do. You always have a habit of kicking me in the butt and getting me motivated to do better, push harder, get on track, make those small decisions that all contribute to an overall healther lifestyle. <BR> <BR> You were there for me in 2009 when I'd never run before. You helped to push me complete a 5K that same year! You also motivated me to eat healthier and get inspired by all sorts of fitness routines. <BR> <BR> You were also there for... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 11:47:23 EST NO MORE EXCUSES!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4001189 I feel the fire just burning! I am ready to go. I am DONE with the excuses. DONE with the slacking off. <BR> <BR> I <BR> <BR> AM <BR> <BR> READY! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922594735.jpg"> <BR> http://www.fitnesscure.com/2010/04/14/da<BR>ily-fitness-motivation-april-14-2/ Tue, 8 Feb 2011 13:41:48 EST I need opinions please!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3990309 I really, really want to buy this dress: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l332935520.jpg"> <BR> <BR> to wear with these shoes for Valentines Day (and to wear after): <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l996248902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And buy 3 more pairs of shoes, 1 ring, and 1 necklace. <BR> <BR> First - What do you guys think of the dress and shoes?? <BR> <BR> Second - should I buy all this stuff? I feel a little guilty for splurging an... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 13:56:43 EST 'and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make..' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3965689 These lyrics from the Beatles' song 'The End' are not only pretty, but also really inspiring to me. <BR> <BR> The way I see it, the more you're willing to put into something is the more you're going to get out of it. And how true is that when thinking of everything you're willing to give to yourself? <BR> <BR> Consistant exercise - put your all into it and you are going to get SO much out of it. Not only will you have a strong, lean, sexy body but think of what your mind and soul get as... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:16:06 EST First ever winter run,RACHEL_MAC picture challenge start pics, and overall catch up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3945119 So sparkies, it's been awhile since I've wrote out a blog to keep in check and on track! I've still been here.. reading your blogs, using the nutrition tracker (mostly), trying to be healthy. But there has been something major missing from my life. Something that kind of shuts me down when I don't get enough of it in. I'm been afraid to get back into it for fear of failure, and I've been jipping myself out of something that makes me feel fierce and powerful. I've been SLACKING on the ex... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:37:50 EST New Year = New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3873566 OK, so I wasn't even going to touch on my new years 'resolutions'. Usually, whenever I have made resolutions in the past, I have failed miserably with them. I think this scares me into making any kind of conrete goals because I don't want to fail myself... <BR> <BR> BUT - I've read quite a few inspirational and motivational blogs on how other people want to own 2011, and I myself feel inspired to do so as well! <BR> <BR> I've had a great year in 2010. I've learned a LOT about myself.. my... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:42:17 EST I feel gross... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3856069 I've been eating like CRAP since Friday of last week. And I can really feel it. Weekends are tough, but the week days that are filled with sugar and candy and cookies and ughhh... those are even tougher because those are the days I'm supposed to stay on track to a "T". <BR> <BR> It's the holidays.. people are bringing in baked goods to the office. Yesterday, I went upstairs to have a cookie and ended up with 3 small ones. Today, I promised myself that I would eat NO SWEETS and guess what... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 14:53:14 EST In one year, I have... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3847133 I keep an excel progress sheet to enter in my inches lost and pounds lost so that it's easy to see what's happening over the year. <BR> <BR> I entered today, and realized that exactly 1 year ago yesterday, I started this spreadsheet. <BR> <BR> This year I have lost: <BR> 16 pounds <BR> 4 inches off my waist <BR> 6.25 off my hips <BR> 0.75 off my neck <BR> 2.5 off each thigh <BR> 0.5 off each calf <BR> 1.25 off each of my upper arms <BR> 3.5 inches off my muffin top <BR> <BR> I realize it's... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:19:18 EST Becoming consistant means giving yourself the power to choose. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3843627 I believe I've found my new mantra! I found this saying in a Sparkpeople article on motivation and it has stuck with me ever since (although it's not word for word). <BR> <BR> Yesterday went really well. I chose to fuel my body with nutrients needed to get me through the day. I chose to do the 30 Day Shred as a part of my exercise plan for the week. I also chose to do W1D2 of the 100 pushup challenge. I have decided to re-do Week 1 because my arms literally gave out when I attempted W2D... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:31:09 EST Last week's 250 Challenge = major fail.. starting over this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3841268 So last week I completely failed at this challenge! But I am going to pick it right back up today and start the challenge OVER!! And I am going to ROCK it this week! <BR> <BR> Becoming consistant means giving yourself the power to choose. And I CHOOSE to have a regular workout regime! So I am CHOOSING to start this tonight. Lack of motivation = complete BS. There is no such thing. There is only a CHOICE each and every day. <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals (my 250 challenge is... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:36:04 EST 250 Daily challenge update! (round 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3831880 Monday: 250 cardio minutes (woo!) <BR> Tuesday: 250 sit ups (100 done) <BR> Wednesday: 250 stairs (24 done) <BR> Thursday: 250 lunges (125 per leg) <BR> Friday: wall squat! <BR> Saturday: 250 jumping jacks (started these last night, 75 done) <BR> Sunday: CATCH UP DAY!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Dec 2010 10:58:14 EST 250 Daily Challenge is BACK ON!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3827023 Okay, so since I had such great success with the above challenge I am going to start it again... <BR> <BR> Learning from the previous time I did this, I should start with the more challenging and time consuming tasks at the beginning of the week so that they are not jam-packed in my catch up day if I don't end up doing them throughout the week. <BR> <BR> Here it is: <BR> <BR> Monday: 250 cardio minutes (woo!) <BR> Tuesday: 250 sit ups <BR> Wednesday: 250 stairs <BR> Thursday: 250 lunges (1... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:15:59 EST ~!~SUCK IT CHALLENGE ENTRY CARD AND DAY ONE CHALLENGE~!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3817023 *By YOOVIE*... <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> 1. Pick any 5 things to measure that you will measure again on New Year's Day. <BR> A. Weight 135.0 <BR> B. How many times per week I stay within calorie range: around 2 max :( <BR> C. How many times a week I do cardio: 0 currently... :( <BR> D. Thigh Measurement: 23.25 <BR> E. How many real push-ups I can do: 5 <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> 2. Will post a current body shot tonight! My ticker is accurate and I will work on re-doing my spark page over the ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 12:59:19 EST 250 Daily Challenge Re-cap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3813968 Well, I finished the challenge last night! Ok, I lied.. I have 100 jumping jacks to do tonight and then it's done. <BR> <BR> All in all, I thought it was a GREAT challenge for me. I was able to get things done during the work week for the most part and it motivated me to get up around the office for some more than normal exercise! <BR> <BR> What I need to work on for next time: <BR> Actually doing at least some of the daily workouts on Friday and Saturday. I know I'm busy, but I'm no... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:24:52 EST 250 Daily Challenge.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3811491 I did not finish the challenge yesterday!! I was feeling really sick, my throat hurt, I was really tired... so I decided to take the day off. Well, actually.. I took Friday and Saturday off too from the challenge. I know that I can use today as my catch up day so that is what I'm going to do! <BR> <BR> This means: <BR> 80 Wall push ups - not going to do because I started the 100 push up challenge and I don't want to over do it so I can focus on the actual challenge... BTW - I am doing R... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:14:30 EST Another quick update before the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3807032 Monday 250 crunches = DONE <BR> Tuesday = 158 wall push ups done, 92 to go! <BR> Wednesday = 250+ stairs = DONE <BR> Thursday = 50 lunges per leg done, 75 per leg to go! <BR> Friday = jumping jacks <BR> Saturday = bicep curls <BR> Sunday = catch up day! <BR> <BR> Just so that when I leave work where all my numbers are written down, i'll know how many to do at home! Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:57:16 EST