JENELG's SparkPeople Blog JENELG's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Making these changes REAL habits Many say that to make something a habit you need to do it for at least 21 days... Ok, so I have been eating right and exercising for about 29 days. As the time passes I can easily see how I felt back each time but I am still being careful to not get comfortable. It is so easy though! <BR> <BR> It is easier to heat up a frozen packaged meal than it is to make you own dinner... It is easier to sit and watch TV than going to the gym... So now I have to rely on that part of me that has not rec... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:10:22 EST Hope you read this message when... - When you are tired! because all it takes is for you to feel that you have done enough to get comfortable. You are capable of so much more. <BR> <BR> - When you are sad: because working out and eating right has made you happy and if you are sad, most likely you are not eating what you should or enjoying a workout. <BR> <BR> - When you are ready to give up: Today it felt like one of those days I did not want to go to the gym and the voice in my conscience said "This is how it started last... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:31:41 EST Zuuuuuumba! - Just loving the benefits! Every time I think about how far I have come I get a bit frustrated with myself. I had lost the weight and I was happy... then what happened? I got comfortable... I got lazy... <BR> <BR> So here I am again but this time with the experience of last time. My body is remembering everything... I am happier. <BR> <BR> Zumba is amazing... today I had the best compliment from a lady who wanted me to move in front of her so she could follow me because "I know what I am doing"... little did she k... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:00:47 EST Fashion Disaster at the Gym?! The horror! So I am trying to get back in shape... This includes Zumba and Kickboxing classes at the gym. I am actually liking my mood and how my body gradually remembers what is like to be in shape again... <BR> <BR> While in my Zumba class the girl in front of me noticed I was wearing almost (not quite) the same purple top as hers... OMG! Her look of horror! It was just hilarious for me as I actually do not care much for that sort of thing. However, it made me wonder.. How many of us care or do not c... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 23:17:12 EST Day 6 - Back to Basics - Feeling good! Motivated! Just a quick update on how it is going. I am feeling good and I am reflecting on what is to come. Thanks for watching! Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:33:28 EST The art of being prepared - Day 3 - Back to Basics So as I am going to bed, I am thinking to myself... Why did I eat the baked turkey sandwich from Costco. Who am I fooling here? <BR> <BR> My day started well, I had an awesome oatmeal smoothie, followed by veggie snacks and sea bass (pan fried) salad lunch. Later in the day I felt I was still hungry, I had already drank 8 glasses of water, I had already eaten my second snack for the day... What was it then? Why am I hungry? <BR> <BR> I did my shopping list and decided to go to Costco... I ... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 02:30:21 EST Back to Basics - Day 2 - ZUMBA anyone? :) First Zumba class in months! I had only done 2 classes before. I am glad to be back!! Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:10:18 EST Finding my true self… I think one of the reasons why I have not been able to say I am completely happy with myself is because I do not know what my calling in life is. I do not have a real passion for any activity or task I currently do. Is this possible? I look at others around me and I can see their passion for cooking, teaching, dancing, painting, selling, etc. What about me? How is it that I have not found that one thing that can get me excited? <BR> <BR> I certainly feel that this is what truly affects me w... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:54:05 EST Day 1 - Back to Basics I called it back to basics because I am starting again and I need to take baby steps. Thank you for all your support Sparks! Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:58:50 EST Back Again... bigger and unhappy =( Not a surprise that I am here again. The same place, same feelings, just wanting to change. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:34:39 EST Incorporating Jogging in my workout routine... Just thought I would share my weekend experiences and also show you an app I found for my phone that I am planning to use to train for a 10k marathon (about 6 miles). Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:34:23 EST New Goal Accomplished! - Feeling goooodddd Today was a great day. I had more energy, I had my morning shake, my snacks and even though my dinner was not the best (sushi)... I have to say I felt much better. After dinner my fiance and I went for walk that we alternated with jogs... It was awesome! I had more energy and I was able to keep up. <BR> <BR> The total distance we did was 6.58 km which is just pass 4 miles! I cannot tell you how good that feels. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another challange, we are going to a wine tour... the te... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 02:53:59 EST My Struggles Thank you all who have supported me back in this journey to a better me! Couldnt continue without you! <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks for watching! <BR> <BR> Jen Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:09:49 EST First V Blog ever... My first video... hopefully helps me reflect on my journey. Thanks for watching. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 23:21:59 EST Back Again... Have you been there? A year has passed and I did not stick to my plan. I didnt get married neither, wedding as been postponed for next year thankfully (for different reasons) so I still have the motivation to there. <BR> <BR> Hoping this time I can stick to it. It has been a month since I have started and so far I have lost about 7 pounds but it is now that I need support the most because I am getting to that part of the journey where food becomes a burden since I do not have the time to cook as much as I like. ... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 00:41:56 EST The week continues... I think the hardest part of starting over with the weight loss is committing to make my own foods. So far I have been good but I can see how I can get tired of making my own food. Truthfully I am not a chef and I think I like cooking to some extend but sometimes I just want to come home from work and relax... Last night I went to bed late because I forgot to make my lunch. Today I am going to bed a bit late because I have to do all the cleanup from cooking dinner and my lunch for tomorrow. I... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:07:03 EST Looking forward to tomorrow Today was filled with achievements. I started drinking water from the beginning of my day and I thought my cooler only held maybe 9 oz of water and it turns out it holds 12 oz! I was very surprise when I realized at the end of my day I had drank 6 cups of 12 oz each! That's way over the 8 cups recommended! I felt very good! <BR> <BR> I had a rocky start with my breakfast because I realized a was out of the berries I usually use for my smoothie. I was able to quickly come up with plan B and a... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 23:55:35 EST My first week - The tale of motivation So spent a good half of my day preparing for this week. I signed up to SparkPeople looking for a way to find buddies and ways to motivate myself to a new healthier me. <BR> <BR> I read a lot of blogs and found key ingredients for success which I believe I did not have before. One thing stuck in my head is "perseverance". I find that even though people go thru a lot sometimes, if they stick to their goals, they can accomplish what they once thought was impossible. <BR> <BR> I need to have p... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 00:41:23 EST New Start! Here we go again.. Trying to get back into shape, to eat healthier, to feel good about myself... I guess we have all been there. I always find it hard start and even harder to continue because I feel I missing a lot by not eating what everyone else eats. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I am able to keep it up this time. <em>306</em> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 03:24:01 EST