JENNYBOYKIN's SparkPeople Blog JENNYBOYKIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community When you hate on others the only person that looks bad is you. Just a couple things Ive found on twitter..Hope they boost you motivation like they did me! <BR> <BR> Every act of kindness has a ripple effect. You never know who will be affected by your positive energy. <BR> <BR> Just because you miss someone, doesn't mean they belong in your life. <BR> <BR> When you hold on to everything, you walk away with nothing. <BR> <BR> Time to schedule your workouts & healthy meals for the week ahead. <BR> <BR> Did you plan out your healthy meals and worko... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:43:34 EST Go to bed. That is all, goodnight! In some area of your life, you have been stalled. You can't move forward, and there's no point in going backward. So you just sit there, waiting. By now you are getting bored and aggravated and maybe even angry. You should have moved ahead by now. You did everything right, && it's hard to deal with this seemingly endless phase of waiting. But there is a method to the madness. You are where you're supposed to be. Everything is lining up now, and when you can finally move again, you will be poi... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 04:53:27 EST LOOVVVE SPARKKKKK PEOPLE!=] Don't allow your wounds to transform you into someone you're not. <BR> <BR> Doesn't matter how many times you've broke down. It's about how you stand up and move forward. <BR> <BR> No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for it. Somewhere else, someone is fighting to survive. <BR> <BR> <BR> && sometimes you just need to step outside, get some fresh air, clear your head, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be. <BR> <BR> =] Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:37:52 EST Be crazy and weird, don’t be afraid of what anybody thinks. <BR> Try to accept yourself as you are, God made you that way for a reason, in time you will realise why. <BR> <BR> && Whatever you are, be a good one. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:39:15 EST Too choose is also to begin.. Green tea = a hug in a cup <BR> <BR> Keep complaining on the couch or get up and make a change? What's it going to be? <BR> <BR> Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest. <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Dec 2012 21:33:19 EST HAHA!!=) do it with passion or just dont do it! Broccoli may get stuck in your teeth, but French fries get stuck on your ass.. <BR> <BR> Oh you worked out yesterday? You brushed your teeth today, does that mean you'll skip it tomorrow?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A skinny fat person is someone who is generally skinny and has a slight frame but has a large protruding belly and usually love handles <BR> <BR> Get in the gym, you might meet your Swole Mate ;) <BR> <BR> Yes I am eating healthy. No, I am not on a "diet". <BR> <BR> "Hey I jus... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 16:51:16 EST Simply be you. That's all you need to be. Thanks to everyone who commented on my blog yesterday! Love ya guys! It really meant alot to me youll never know! thanks!!=) <BR> Now time for me to get motivated! <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Life will bring you pain all by itself. ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 01:53:27 EST Inspiration..!?!?!?!?? Inspiration! Everyday I try to Inspire not only the people reading my blogs but my self.. So what do you do when the one giving inspiration has none herself. The past couple days Ive felt so lonley.. I can't get my ex off of my mind..I miss him and I miss having someone by my side..He was my best friend and now I feel like I dont have any friends.. <BR> I live it at home with my grandmother..I love her sooo much and Im so grateful to be living with her instead of some shed in the back of my m... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 01:01:40 EST You won't see me Fall.=) <BR> You may see me struggle <BR> but you won't see me fall. <BR> Regardless if I'm weak or not I'm going to stand tall. <BR> Everyone says life is easy <BR> but truly living it is not. <BR> times get hard, <BR> people struggle <BR> and constantly get put on the spot. <BR> I'm going to wear the biggest smile <BR> even though I want to cry. <BR> I'm going to fight to live <BR> even though I'm destined to die. <BR> and even though it's hard and I may struggle through it all. <BR> yo... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 21:48:02 EST GOALS Cardiovascular Goals- <BR> Improving your cardiovascular health involves increasing your heart rate and giving your lungs a workout, which in turn lowers blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease. Activities such as walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, jump roping and in-line skating all raise heart rate. Short-term cardio goals might include 30 minutes of running on a treadmill three days a week, walking briskly for 20 minutes four days a week, jump roping for 1... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 20:14:56 EST Best day of any month.. The 1st! Train like an Athlete, Eat like a Nutritionist, Sleep like a Baby.. Win like a Champion! <BR> <BR> Life may not be going well for you now, but as long as you are here, as long as you press forward, anything is possible. <BR> =GET A JOB (YAY I JUST GRADUATED!=)) <BR> =START LEARNING SPANISH! <BR> =START PAPERWORK TO VOLUNTEER AT ANIMAL SHELTER <BR> =TAKE 15 MINS TO MEDITATE EVRYDAY <BR> =BE KIND=) <BR> =HELP MY GRANDMA AROUND THE HOUSE MORE <BR> =KEEP EXERCISING & NO JUNK FOOD <BR> <BR> WHA... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 20:13:06 EST Whats your secret??? <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">HAHAHAH!=) Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:54:45 EST NO ONE IS PERFECT!=) Feeling pretty motivated today.. <BR> <BR> I've made mistakes in my life. I've let people take advantage of me, && I accepted way less than I deserve. But I've learned from my bad choices & even though there are some things I can never get back & people who will never be sorry, I'll know better NEXT time && I won't settle for anything less than I deserve. <BR> <BR> If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive. <BR> <BR> No one is perfect! We all have imperfections and things we ... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:36:56 EST If you give, you will be blessed. Saw this, and I loved it right away! Just wanted to share! Love Ya Sparkpeeps!!=) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 01:09:16 EST Thanksgiving Rehab... Woot!! Woot!!!!! <BR> Thanksgiving rehab begins now!!!!! Who's with me!?!?!? Time to plan your workouts & healthy meals for the week ahead! My Workout Schedule will consist of this.. <BR> Mon. Shakeweight & Sparkpeople Videos <BR> Tues. Billy Blanks TaeBo <BR> Weds. Yoga & Running <BR> Thurs. Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred <BR> Fri. Ab Videos <BR> <BR> & <BR> <BR> Making sure Im drinking plenty of water this week. Drinking water keeps skin hydrated and bright! <BR> <BR> "Live your life, ta... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:17:50 EST AM I TOO OLD FOR A CHRISTMAS WISH LIST?? FOR XMAS I REALLY WANT THESE DVDS BECAUSE IM AN EXERCISE DVD FREAK! <BR> <BR> Poise Fitness - Core Training <BR> <BR> Jeanette Jenkins: 21 Day Total Body Circuit Workout <BR> <BR> Jeanette Jenkins: Bikini Bootcamp <BR> <BR> Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism <BR> <BR> Personal Training with Jackie: 30 Day Fast Start <BR> <BR> Amy Dixon: Breathless Body <BR> <BR> 10 Pounds Down: Better Body Blast <BR> <BR> Cathe Friedrich: Slide & Glide <BR> ALSO I WANT A GYM MEMBERSHIP A... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:14:46 EST Never lose Hope. Never lose Faith. =) Kinda frustrated today because I haven't lost any weight. I might of even gained weight, but I'm to afraid to step on the scale. PATHETIC! I know. <BR> But I can honestly say I haven't put enough effort into this. <BR> I cut out all soda and started preparing meals and eating healthier. <BR> BUT I've also cheated and have had fast food and haven't exercised since I can't remember. <BR> I think I'm mostly so frustrated with myself for not trying. <BR> There will be obstacles. There will be mis... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 00:04:52 EST mmmmmmmm...Salad! =) Just went on Sparkpeople Recipes and typed in "salad" in the search, and ! got a bunch of delish salad recipes! Im soooo so excited to try them this week! <BR> <BR> If you go to my Spark page on my recipes/cookbook link theres a section of all the salad recipes if you wanna check them out!;) <BR> <BR> <BR> Time to schedule your work outs & healthy meals for the week ahead! <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:15:34 EST Always know the the difference btwn what your getting and what you deserve... "It's better to break your own heart by leaving, rather than having that person break your heart every day your'e with them. " <BR> This quote really stuck out to me today.. Every day I'm getting stronger and closer and closer to forgetting about you..=) <BR> Have a great weekend Sparkpeople!!!=) <BR> Happy Friday!!!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:42:50 EST I SO BADLY WANT.. <img src=""> <BR> JEANETTE <BR> <BR> JILLIAN MICHEALS AND JEANETTE JENKINS WORKOUT DVD COLLECTIONS!! <BR> THEYRE ARE BOTH SO AWESOME, BADASS AND YOU GUARANTEED TO SWEAT!! JEANETTE JENKINS IS SO MOTIVATING AND BOTH OF THEYRE BODIES ARE INSPIRATION!!! <BR> SOMEONE PLEASE BUY THEM FOR ME!!! <em>211</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 13:30:15 EST This burns a Sh*t load of calories! SPRINTING - Sprinting burns up to 5,000 calories per hour. Of coarse, it's not possible to sprint at top speed for an hour. You can alternate sprinting with jogging & itll get the metabolism in high gear. Sprinting is the best way to reach your weight-loss goals. <BR> <BR> JUMPING ROPE - Jumping rope is one of the most efficient uses of your exercise time. You can burn up to 20 calories per minute with high-intensity rope-jumping. <BR> <BR> WEIGHT LIFTING - Lifting weights can burn up to 1... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 13:08:54 EST IF YOU WANT SOMETHING YOUVE NEVER HAD YOUVE GOTTA DO SOMETHING YOUVE NEVER DONE.=) HEY SPARK PEOPLE, <BR> I ALMOST WASNT GOING TO BLOG TODAY. IVE KIND OF BEEN FEELING DOWN TODAY, BECAUSE IVE BEEN SICK THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE BUMMIN ALL NIGHT; SO I STOPPED MYSELF FROM WHAT I WAS DOING AND DECIDED TO GO FOR A DRIVE AND BLARED MY MUSIC IN THE CAR. WHEN I GOT HOME I STARTED MAKING DINNER AND COULDNT GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD. <BR> MUSIC = INSTANT MOOD BOOSTER IT WAS DEFINATELY THE CURE FOR MY SOUL TONIGHT! <BR> <BR> NEW WORKOUT PLAN - <BR> WAL... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:04:35 EST TURN YOUR HATERS TO YOUR MOTIVATORS! =) INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Life is about changing for the better. If you have to let go of some people along the way, then you go right ahead. <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:09:34 EST Show me someone whos done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversit So this last week I found out I've lost 7 pounds and a couple inches around my waist, hips and stuff; which is awesome! But I think I got to excited cause the next couple days after I ate pretty ridicuolusly, does that ever happen to any body else? I just got a little ahead of my <BR> So this week Im going to plan my meals, prepare some meals ahead of time, & drink LOTS of water. <BR> Tomorrow morning Im going to wake up XTRA early (Thanks DLS) and go for a walk!=) <BR> I need to ge... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 00:10:38 EST weak body, strong mind. <img src=""> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:12:18 EST IF YOU WANT IT.. WORK FOR IT..ITS SIMPLE.. <img src=""> <BR> LOST 7 POUNDS..A COUPLE INCHES AROUND MY WAIST, HIPS, AND THIGHS...STOKED!=] <BR> I'M REALLY FEELING POSITIVE ABOUT THIS!! CANT WAIT TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING TOMORROW FOR MORE FRESH, HEALTHY, AND DELISH FOODS!!!! <BR> YOUR LIFE CAN EITHER BE ACCEPTED OR CHANGED. IF ITS NOT ACCEPTED IT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. IF IT CANNOT BE CHANGED, ITS NEEDS TO BE ACCEPTED.=] <BR> <BR> ITS AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU JUST WONT GIVE UP!!... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:38:14 EST Reality Check While I was running, I thought I heard someone clapping to cheer me on. Turns out it was just my thighs. <BR> <em>100</em> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:11:27 EST Smile even through your tears, be strong even through your fears. HONESTLY I FEEL REALLY STUPID FOR HOLDING ONTO THINGS THAT KEEP HURTING ME.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LIFE PASSES BY SO FAST, YOU NEED TO MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT!=] <BR> <BR> THIS WEEK: DRINK LOTS OF WATER!! <BR> <BR> WHATS EVERYBODYS GOALS FOR THE WEEK? Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:23:26 EST No mercy. No shame. Put in work!! <img src=""> <BR> My new wallpaper!!!!Motivated!!=] Mon, 29 Oct 2012 01:28:47 EST need a little advice.. Seriously not in a good mood, i can't seem to shake this funk I've been in for weeks now. some how i went from having a great morning and feeling motivated to skipping out on my walk and feeling like shi t. <BR> I've been going through a lot lately, i just had a bad break up, Ive been having bad anxiety, moving, and gaing 20 pounds and not being able to find a job which means im fu cking broke. I don't feel freakin sorry for myself i just need halp getting what i want.=[ idk tomorrow morni... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:02:26 EST SToP BEING A LAZY ASS!!!!!! SORRY, BUT NOT SORRY ;) The moment you stop accepting challenges, is the moment you stop moving forward. <BR> Going for a walk right now down by the beach with my friend. <BR> Grab a friend and go for a scenic walk today, even if it raining grab an umbrella and get some warm clothes on and go!!! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:06:45 EST Don’t let life change your goals, because achieving your goals can change your life. Set new goals today, started preparing meals for the week, feeling motivated... <BR> I'm really tired tonight but i just wanted to pop in and say good night spark people! <BR> =] <BR> got love for yall <BR> STAY UP!!;] Wed, 24 Oct 2012 01:15:56 EST FORGET YOUW WEAKNESSES!! AND THINK COURAGE. FINALLY BACKON MY REGULAR WORK SCHEDULE, SO IHAVE A FEW GOALS FOR THE WEEK... <BR> <BR> DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY OR MORE! <BR> <BR> CUT BACK ON SMOKIN 2 TO 3 A DAY INSTEAD OF 5 OR 7! <BR> <BR> MAKE A NEW DIET PLAN.. <BR> <BR> GET BACK ON TRACK EXERCISING. <BR> <BR> GO ON A NIGHT WALK/JOG AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK. <BR> <BR> WHATS EVERYBODYS GOALS? <BR> <BR> YOU NEVER KNOW HOW STRONG YOU ARE UNTIL BEING STRONG IS YOUR ONLY CHOICE. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:42:59 EST Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. JUST WANT TO SHOUT OUT TO JOHN FOR BEING SOO SUPPORTIVE AND EVERYBODY HAS REALLY SHOWED ME HOW AWESOME PEOPLE CAN BE!=] THANKS EVERYONE........ <BR> <BR> IVE BEEN REALLY HARD ON MY SELF THE PAST COUPLE DAYS AND ITS JUST EXHAUSTING ME.. IVE BEEN FEELING SOO UNMOTIVATED AND OUT OF IT.. THIS LAST 2 WEEK I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO GOTO WORK CAUSE THEYVE BEEN REPAIRING THE ROOF.. I THINK NOT DOING MY NORMAL ROUTINE HAS REALLY THROWN ME OFF MY GAME (AND MADE ME A LITTLE DEPRESSED)=\. <BR> IVE BEEN EATI... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 01:43:43 EST ACCEPTANCE IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS ON EARTH... HAVENT POSTED A BLOG IN A COUPLE DAYS...IM FEELING A LITTLE BUMMED CAUSE I FELT LIKE I WAS DOING GOOD ON TRACKING MY FOOD AND EXERCISING BUT THESE PAST COUPLE DAYS I JUST HAVNT BEEN DOING GOOD.. THE OTHER DAY I ACTUALLY ATE 4 JACK IN TH BOX TACOS AND FOR DINNER HAD MICKEY D'S..TODAY I HAVENT REALLY DONE GOOD EITHER PLUS I DRANK WAY TOO MUCH THE OTHER NIGHT AND STILL FEEL LIKE SHI T SORRY PEEPS I JUST NEED TO VENT..=[ TALK ABOUT YOUR BLESSINGS MORE THAN YA TALK ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:17:57 EST Positive people are not only more fun to be with, they are inspirational. HAD A GREAT WEEKEND!!!I DIDNT DO PERFERCT ON MY DIETING BUT STUCK TO MY EXERCISE AND GOT MY FRIEND TO WORK OUT WITH ME! YAY ! TOMORROWS MY REST DAY BUT IM SNEAKING IN A WALK! ANY WHO, READY TO GO MIMIS!!GOOD NIGHT SPARKPEOPLE!!=] Mon, 15 Oct 2012 01:20:53 EST LIFT OFF!!!!! Your @$$ from the couch! 5-4-3-2-1- GO! GETTING READY TO DO MY FIRST BRUTAL WORKOUT IN LIKE 8 MONTHS!! THANKS TO BILLY BLANKS TAE BO!! IM FEELIN REALLY MOTIVATED TODAY AND EMBRACING MY IMPERFECTIONS. =] Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:47:01 EST Daily Vizualization Imagine yourself dining out with friends. You know exactly what you want to order, and you have no problems turning down "tastes'' of your friends' food. How does it feel to be so in control of your restaurant experience? <BR> Carry that feeling with you the next time you go out to eat. <BR> <BR> Didn't realize how out of control I am. <BR> <BR> We all deal with setbacks in life, but you CAN overcome them, no matter how challenging they may be. Take small steps toward consistency in your ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:53:13 EST HAHAHAHHAHA=]] If you think you are being healthy by ordering a diet coke with your Big Mac … You're Definitely a Douchebag. <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:02:19 EST Battling the boredom munchies right now. Losing weight is hard. TODAYS MY FIRST DAY AND IT STARTED OUT GREAT THIS MORNING BUT WHEN MY WORK CALLED AND SAID THEY DIDN'T NEED ME TO COME IN I FOUND MY SELF SOOOOOO BORED THAT I JUST KEPT SNACKING. HOPING TOMORROWS A BETTER START.=[ Tue, 9 Oct 2012 21:54:34 EST