LOTUS0807's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOTUS0807 LOTUS0807'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/ No Time Like the Present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259808 Well, I would be lying if I said this has been easy and fun. So far, I am more overwhelmed than anything. You see, I am an all-or-nothing kind of girl. If I can't do it perfectly, I might as well give up. More than anything, that is the habit I am now trying to break. In the short, month and a half that I have been committing myself to changing my lifestyle, I have accomplished things I never thought I could. I have been pop-free for a month! For me, a girl who has been drinking pop since ear... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:02:49 EST Too Soon to Feel Discouraged! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237238 Well, I have been active in this new lifestyle for just under two weeks and I am already feeling discouraged. The reason why, you ask....Because even though I feel better, have more energy, feel motivated to keep moving forward, continue to go to the rec center even though I am overwhelmed by it all, drink water instead of pop, and make reasonably better food choices, I am not seeing the pay off on the scale. <BR> <BR> And I can already here what many of you might say to me...aren't the pros... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:38:56 EST The First Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220678 Well, it turns out that first workout wasn't as scary or overwhelming as I had expected. Don't get me wrong; I had trouble completing every pose or exercise, but I tried not to get too down on myself. I am 31 years old and I rarely do physical activity so what do I expect? I am realizing that as long as I keep trying, I will get better and better. A huge part of me wanted to say that I tried it and it wasn't for me. The other, smaller, quieter part spoke up and said maybe I should stick it o... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:20:52 EST New Year, New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184077 As 2013 begins, I am reflecting on the last year which has been full of amazing moments and also challenges. I have dramatically changed my life over this last year....mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. My physical life is the area that still needs major attention and this is the time for it! <BR> <BR> I am committing to using this awesome site to track my nutrition, my activity, and develop support through others who are doing amazing things and reaching goals. For so long, I have said... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:29:06 EST