MAGGIGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MAGGIGIRL MAGGIGIRL'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/ Do it anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831241 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793009 whoo hoo I am doing it! check marks all down the list. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:49:54 EST new goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792425 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792371 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765902 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742696 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683827 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649504 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633156 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624263 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613071 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598163 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590269 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589718 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580596 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579979 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574489 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556248 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529083 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519865 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518312 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516381 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499119 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479342 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475181 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398995 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394527 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391799 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383411 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374610 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354043 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351360 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~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344724 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340696 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336323 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327366 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320138 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310805 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308251 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295286 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255227 Some days are harder than others to stay on track! <BR> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:28:04 EST family fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145097 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143000 I did lose 11 lbs!! Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:23:12 EST Really!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052221 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584690 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4529267 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 Protien and milk WHAT?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4498189 SO I am eating Protien and milk so much more milk/dairy I had kind of cut it out. It seemed like extra calories. I am focusing on drinking small amounts or using Greek yoghurt with soo much as 19 g of Protien. Wow I could feel full on a smoothie low in fat high in fibre for long while. Also One egg 2 slices cheese can that beat the hunger or what. I allway have eaten protien 2 to 3 a day but wow. I am full. less carb more Fruit this week then veg... Hmm see if that is good when I get ... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:58:13 EST GOals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4470108 So I am thinking over this goal stuff! Seems like setting a goal is important. Or many small goals. Here It is. <BR> <BR> First lose 5% more loss by October 21! <BR> Second try something new exercise wise, look for a new class or activity. Maybe Tennis? <BR> Third pay off some bills. <BR> Fourth try a new attitude. Since Nothing changes if nothing changes maybe I am wrong about a few things Keep an open mind. <BR> Tue, 6 Sep 2011 19:20:20 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4438065 So I know last week I move the wrong direction of my body goals! I was a bit disappointed in myself. Then I realized that several family goals were met. I had fun camping and seeing my family and that our relationships are growing. This is awesome! I have to say that the more goals or things in a persons life can make it harder to do it all. Today is weigh in day. Will the numbers glow? I doubt it! I will weigh in for the point of accountablity and refocus!! <BR> Goals for this w... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:52:06 EST surprising and thrilling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4388657 It is surprising and thrilling to actually be achieving sucess when there has been so little for soo long. What is different? Daily and weekly accountablity. A plan that is proven to work. Consistant effort. <BR> I have had bad days even the occasional week up 1lb. I have not given up though. I am planning to stay on track! no joke. This is my life. This is my body. I am a lifer and I have commited to this process. Weekly weigh in's Daily exercise. Daily charting my food. P... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:45:23 EST