MAGGIGIRL's SparkPeople Blog MAGGIGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Push in Back on track is harder than I thought! Easy where to go what to do when I'm there bring water how to dress all that is easy SInce I have been at the gym for years. I even checked out a new gym to see if I should move my membership. I'm not going to. My friend joined up tho. The hard part is my muscles feel it. oh well maybe I have to schedule a couple more naps LOL as well as a couple more classes. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:58:06 EST Today is the day Should have been could have been. Why I did not blah blah. I need to make a commitment to me. I have now 82 too many pounds on me. Gained 30 of em back. I am so tired of being rolly polly! I am almost embrassed to see my trianer when She gets back from China. I busted my toes and I ate all year. <BR> So My wisdom I got is STAY in budget! Stay on track by tracking and excercise every day! <BR> SO those are my goals Sun, 4 Oct 2015 11:21:25 EST Don't stop believing Here I am trying to make a go of the whole me project! This is my life. It has be sustainable. Looking at that a little more. Clearly I can't just loss 25 and gain 25 and lose and gain to reach my goal I have to focus and stay focused. <BR> Then what I focus on has to interesting and easy enough to do that I can keep it up. <BR> So here goes Workin up to: walking 45 min a day. <BR> Getting to the gym or doing cardio by video or community center totalling 4x Cardio a week. <BR> The b... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:31:47 EST Success Do a little it is better than NONE. I have been working with this one. So I went to the Zumba class on my street instead of my fav. That way I could fit is in! I walked 10 min and not 40 but at least I did it. I ate and drank the "better" foods. and now I lost this week 1.8 lbs!! Sometimes small is the beginning! I got a little off track I was on vacation then I was sick on my back in bed sick for a week 3 off ruined my momentum! But little steps started the momentum going!! Whoo whoo i... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:19:47 EST Do it anyway Sometimes I dont feel like it. My motivation varies. <BR> Sucess is in habits building days in a row. Not what you do once. But What I do once becomes twice. <BR> I look in the mirror and I do feel upset that I allowed myself to lose focus. There were reasons what were they? Emotional ones. Stress. Not dealing with issues. Just being lazy. Not asking others for more help. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:48:29 EST Just do it and do it and do it whoo hoo I am doing it! check marks all down the list. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:49:54 EST new goals 45 min walk per day. <BR> 20 min 5 days per package excersize. <BR> 2 h2o per meal. <BR> lots protien. 5 egg whites per day! Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:58:53 EST MORE MORE more less...less LESS Reading Bob Harpers book on skinny in 21 days. Gonna give it a try as it includes all 4 food groups. Exercise routine. AND I need it. <BR> <BR> Sometimes you have to know when experience is staring you in the face. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 17:48:28 EST What you can Do what you can! Funny how I think summer freedom spare time. It is not really that way! LOL~I have had some restraints on my schedule. Here I am starting with walk 10 min around the block cause I cannot get away for my time at the gym. It stresses me out missing my workouts!! Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:49:13 EST how long I was noticing that I have been on this web site for years! I remember thinking that I should reach my goal in only one. I have moved closer then further then closer well you get the pattern. It is the pounds I look at. I know that I have moved closer in other ways. Like behavior, attitude toward exercise, food. water. Wondering how long it will be or if I will ever lb wise get there? <BR> <BR> Now I have to stop and ask how determined or committed I am that I am still on this site? ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:58:31 EST Shake of Lazy and Push through!! It is amazing to me how much of all this health is a MENTAL game. I wake up and don't want to do it, but I do then it is awesome how my body gets warmed up. Then my body wants to cooperate with a really hard work out. <BR> Yet had I gone along with the slow lazy morning I would still be in bed. <BR> Also once at the gym I notice how just a little goal. Like okay lets do 10 min run on the treadmill. Then I think ok how about 10 on the eliptical. Then more and more pretty soon I have... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:25:51 EST Duathalon DONE!! Believe it or not. I trained for it I did it all 29 miles! I did not lose a pound. Wow. That tells me something. Weight loss happens when I track and stay on the trail not stray. Fitness happens when I train. <BR> <BR> Really I was not sore in the legs or back but my feet hurt!! That was wicked. I made it in 2hrs! I was so pleased maybe I'll do it again next weekend.... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:07:30 EST Low This week I have reached a all time low energy wise. I just don't know what is up. I have been draging it around. I am TIRED! So I slept and slept. Still draging. <BR> <BR> I watched the olympian fall. SCARED me! I am not sure what happened in my mind. But I started to worry about doing my dualathalon. After that werid huh! <BR> <BR> Onward and Up ward today will be a restart day. Mentally. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:46:54 EST YES! I love it! I have been taking HIITS class, using cardio intensity classes and running intervals! I made it all the way up to 9miles/per hour. I am running so much faster I did not think I could! Woo hooo! So happy! Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:46:49 EST Battling the bulge. I think that I am pretty stick to it with the exercise. I do most days get up and do it. Awesome! <BR> I have had distance victories recently! <BR> <BR> Not sure how I can motivate myself to be awesome at tracking, my food I know this is a larger portion of where my battle currently is. <BR> <BR> I heard a guy talking about how he grew calluses on his hands by repeatedly shoveling 10 min a day. He pointed out that this can happen on your conscience too. <BR> <BR> I wonder what mus... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 13:52:44 EST Perspective Mind set! Thinking. Meditating. That is a big part of success. I am looking to make a New thinking list of mantras. <BR> <BR> Today was awesome I met my goal for my awesome hour! I was proud of myself. Mileage whoo hoo. <BR> <BR> Today I kept pace with people training for Triathalons. I was proud. <BR> Yesturday I ran into a friend who was telling me that Her new gym is so much better than our gym! I thought wow I guess I suck. Today I realize perspective is every thing!!! Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:56:21 EST The road Increase 10% of distance is the next goal. On the bike. Make sure the cardio is possible I will have to sleep every night at least 8 hours that will be a challenge. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:49:23 EST Christine! Yes I'll do it. I love my fitness coach Christine. <BR> My life coach -My son Matthew. <BR> My instructor Erika. <BR> And Myself. <BR> <BR> So Christine asked me to go for a goal of 5lbs a side on my bar bell by the end Feb, for Chest press! <BR> I am in! <BR> Matthew wants me to be able to do all he does. SO I am going to skate every time he asks this winter. <BR> <BR> Erika offered me 10 free sessions so I need to get to her studio 10X. I need to decide on a due date for this one. She also asked ... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:55:49 EST New Years Resolutions? Hey guess What I allready do alot of the do list for new years type resolutions!! HA half way there RIGHT! <BR> 1. go to the gym -I do <BR> 2. exercise 4 or more times every -I do <BR> 3. Lift weights - I do <BR> <BR> I just want to increase effectiveness that will be the turning point to even great places. <BR> <BR> I was so thrilled on New Years eve. When I was on the ball balancing arms up to the sky knees on the ball! Whoo hoo I never thought I could. The hour classes fly by no longer ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 10:41:00 EST Looking over sucess I made a lot of progress this year! <BR> I need to make some more progress! <BR> If I always do what I always did I will only get where I am now! <BR> This weeks Challenge more CARDIO!! Followed by a reward of long shower hot tub and or Wet Sauna! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:44:05 EST Reflection Reflection is always good. Review the past take a peek at what is going on now, Where am I headed. Sometimes the difference of making a home run is not a violent left turn but one more stretch or a mm difference on my golf swing.. <BR> <BR> With weight lifting I think I am doing great. <BR> Cardio that is where I want to go best this season. <BR> Last year Running the Policeman's 1/2 was a major victory!! <BR> I did not sign up again. I want to try something different. I like Free....... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:30:46 EST Shakeology I Love my Shake. It helps me eat well. full of yummy superfoods. I love it. apparently I could also sell it. I have yet to try that on for size. I have been so busy all Fall. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 20:30:04 EST Inches or pounds So what is it inches or pounds what really counts the most? <BR> <BR> If I gain lean muscle mass I look better! I will burn more fat naturally. I will be healthier. <BR> <BR> Muscle being more dense has more weight then straight blubbery fat! You know I am right. But the scale says what it says. The smaller the number the better! <BR> <BR> How should I really measure progress? Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:43:17 EST Eat real food I have looked at soo many Shakes/ protein powders ect. Never felt I found one to try and buy. Finally I did now I am waiting excitedly after a few years of searching we will see if it is Great or not. I am trying a 3months of it. Let you all know if it works. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:08:09 EST I'm here So a big week exercise wise and a big week back in the saddle with so many things, schedule wise. Whoo hoo! I am here. Must be gentle with myself too but push into being active everyday! Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:22:57 EST Kick your own *ss SO the last couple days I have decided you know like when you just know it is now! Right now. I kicked my own butt I went to the Gym and there is a girl I know taking not one but 2 classes in a row I could do it! I know I have the stamina So I did! I felt a little tired but really I never fell asleep in afternoon so guess what I did it again today 2 hours back to back. <BR> <BR> KICK your OWN *SS. <BR> <BR> I have been really thinking about how much I need to invest in myself. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:16:47 EST Cheerleader Last week I ran with Charlie, who ever. I learned about myself that I love love love running with others and cheering them on. Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:43:58 EST V for Victory G for goals Victory I have never quit completely on this jouney I have side steped and remounted the path many a time. <BR> This months Goals are: hold a Squat for 5 whole minutes. <BR> Make it to every Body Flex class. <BR> Do the Run and Ride!!!!Sept 14 My birthday <BR> Exercise daily cardio classes, biking,run,swiming. <BR> Lose 3Lbs... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 10:00:37 EST When did it happen When did it happen that I became the bigger brother who listens or understands rather than is understood. When Did I become the complaints department? When Did I become independent and grown up? I really cannot say! <BR> <BR> When will it happen that I will reach all the goal? I guess little by little just like growing up did! Slowly 1/2 step by 1/2 step success adds up! <BR> <BR> Having had a couple set backs I was disappointed. Then I realized how far in other ways I have come. ... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 23:28:19 EST You know you want it!!! Interesting that I always thought I did want it. Inwardly I did not want to do the do things to make it happen!!! <BR> DO you want to be healthy? <BR> I will commit to ever day making the time. <BR> Every week scheduling and making sacrifices to be fit! <BR> Walking right past the processed food department. Looking for and making Good Healthy recipe. <BR> <BR> "Some people think they know soo much about health!" -Friends comment <BR> I really thought about what She was saying. My D... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:20:24 EST You are who you think you are! I saw a awesome quote about Its not about who you are it is about WHO you THINK you are! I have decide to start thinking I am someone else! I mean that I can or could do things that I could not befor. <BR> <BR> I never wanted to run till a few years ago. I never thought of myself as a runner I do now. I was not a golf I tried it and I am one now. <BR> <BR> Thought thought and became the thing he thought of!!! <BR> <BR> I am going to think of some cool things and be them!!! Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:29:19 EST Goals Wow It was amazing that I was able to achieve all my goals! I had made a sparks people goals. I looked them over and found that I had achieved them all WOW! I feel so very good about that!!! <BR> They were : <BR> Buy a bike and like it. <BR> Try Golf and like it. <BR> Train and run a Half Marathon! <BR> Lose some weight. I lost 22lb since Sept not bad. <BR> SO thrilling to take a look a list and see you are doing it!! <BR> <BR> New Goals: Keep Losing weight. -by eating healthy. <BR>... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:02:38 EST Run race girl Run Today was Commit to get fit I was commited to do well and I did 5k -34 min! I am very happy with my effort ! My husband and son came with me it was great. I love cheering for people! Sun, 9 Jun 2013 13:24:32 EST Poster girl? Guess What...I am gonna be on my gym website and so is the Power of Awesomeness. I sent a letter to my instructors, a little reflective deal saying thanks for helping me along the way here is a few changes etc. Because I was making my goal that weekend of running this 1/2 marathon and was feeling all happy and grateful. SO they asked to put it up on the WEB site and my picture!!!!!!! They were all saying it made em cry! Not the bad cry but the WOW We live lives of purpose at work kind of ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 12:54:45 EST DAP WoW! I got alot of Dap from the friends at the gym. Several hugs from my personal Trainer. Alot of achy feet and legs for this past week. A couple of serious chaffing wounds that are almost healed now. I will Run long again! I do Love it. Sun, 12 May 2013 13:11:18 EST Must be fun to paint the sky Wonder what is next!! I had a thrilling and emotional run in the 1/2 marathon Love running with others it was Gr8!! Thu, 9 May 2013 20:15:36 EST Amazing~ In my previous life before I joined the "fitness protection program". I was unfit and thin a serious smoker of only 2 packs a day. I did walk, well only inside stores to buy things. I never ran ever. For any reason. I quit smoking for my kids. Because I was diagnosed with Emphysema. So I started to walk the blocks around my house. My whole body burned with stinging pain, and turned bright red. I kept going. Even with daily efforts to gain health by exercising. I ate apparently too... Fri, 3 May 2013 20:22:44 EST Reflecting on the journey I never wanted to be a runner. I never wanted to be lazy but I was. Seemed that I worked hard but drove everywhere. I smoke 2 packs a day. I sometimes exercised but it was always on purpose. Like take a class not walk to work. How has it all Changed my life highlights are my Children and my exercising. <BR> I had heard about commit to get fit and wanted to try. Started to train. Right away the wrong shoes and a steep increase lead to pain. Started again next time. I made it I ran ... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:57:54 EST Float like a butterfly sting like a bee What is your mantra? Floating. You can do it. You are doing it. Run a mile breath smile. Put on your big girl panties and do it!! <BR> <BR> Today was awesome mentally the 10 miles flew by. so awesome loved it. feel a couple achy spots now. Bound to be pounding that much pavement. <BR> I am so exhilarated. Looking very forward to the race Day now!! Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:47:52 EST Next mile So here it is 2 weeks and 3 days till the big Race day. Can She do it? Yes She can. Will I be fast not really that is okay. First 1/2 marathon ever I am DOING IT!! <BR> I have increased in Speed and distance. I am excited I learned a couple more things about running and myself too. Mostly I just need to do this. Follow through. See you all in a couple weeks to let you know how it goes. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:17:40 EST Terry FOX My youngest son Loves Terry Fox! I was surprised by this at first. <BR> Last night Terry's movie was on I wanted to cry. He was awesome. I love the part where he focused only on the next mile ahead! Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:34:21 EST Zumba Love I Love Zumba I love Zumba!!!It was so fun and I signed up for another class not sure how I will find the cash to pay for it but I signed up I love it so Much! Best hour of my week!! <BR> We are laughing about how I started Zumba as a 8 week class that I was going to just go to for 8 weeks then...I loved it and again again and again!!! Fun Fun fun!! <BR> I now own Zumba clothes and shoes and wrist bands!! <BR> I was even a Parade for the Dance Studio!! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 23:13:42 EST Running Buddy~lil buddy Once Again my little man is leading me in the race!!! Out on the open road we run and run together! He is awesome. So motivating! I must do some speed drills if he is going to run with me, or should I say if I am going to keep up with him!! Slow and steady is how I have mostly trained so far this season. Speed drills tomorrow. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:33:07 EST Second chances Here is to second chances. I registered today for a race that is the first one I ever did it is called commit to get fit! I commit to get fit, My son has run this with me one year he even beat me!! Wow! I also found out today I could get a chance to add myself into another race that is coming up I have always wanted to attend this It was one that friends from the gym were doing . The one that motivated me to try to learn to run so it is significant if I were to run it! The Half marathon... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:18:02 EST keep it up no matter what! Some days are harder than others to stay on track! <BR> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:28:04 EST family fun Swam Wed with my boy! Skated yesturday and will ice skate again today! I love it. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 12:42:07 EST It worked! I did lose 11 lbs!! Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:23:12 EST Really!!! So happy to say that my Dance studio started a weight loss challenge! Free so I joined now to do the work so excited to get it going. Another forward motion on the journey. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:37:46 EST Exactly the right thing. There is doing the right thing. Then there is doing exactly the right thing. Sucess is moving forward taking action on the exact right thing!! What is the plan here. I am revisiting what is causing sucess and what is not. Focus on exactly the right things. Portion control accountablity. Regular exercise. Dealing with what goes downn rather than not. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:23:55 EST Activity So I place in my mileage and note I entered the wrong activity. Apparently Running the same distance as I rode my bike is more that double the calories burned. The key word here is "rode". <BR> I am biking and I am working but if I ran the same distance I would have been slower I know it. Interesting to take note of the calorie difference. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:36:35 EST