N2LAW1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=N2LAW1 N2LAW1'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/ 1 month done of Split Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560956 Ok I have completed a full month of split training and I can feel the difference although the weight is not moving yet it is not going up. My inches are going down and I am getting this routine down pat. I really like my leg routine. I pretty much do leg press sled machine or seated, leg curls , adductor and abductor leg extension then I throw in something different on the 2nd day of legs, usually squats and lunges. I feel the burn and I feel my body getting strong. I am increasing the w... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:59:26 EST All about the Inches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541398 Well we have read over and over again about not being a slave to the scale or letting those numbers dictate to us our mood and attitude for the day. But it is only human nature or sheer curiosity that makes us want to peek and see if there is any movement in the numbers. I have to confess that I fell victim to my curiosity and had to look to only be disappointed that the number had gone up by a tenth of a pound. I stared aimlessly at the digital number and swore the scale had to be broke b... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:01:55 EST Continuing with Split Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539686 I am officially in week two of my split training, although I did try to stick with the plan last week, life got in the way BUT I at least got the cardio in no matter what! <BR> <BR> I have found that I am loving my workout sessions and get a little annoyed when someone wants to stop me and hold a long conversation. I have never been good cutting people off from talking too long. I notice that I perform best in the mornings, I am in a zone that I absolutely love. The challenge comes when I... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:48:17 EST Split Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526080 Okay today was the 1st day of something new for me. I spent the last 4 days reviewing and reading all kinds of fitness and workout books and webpages and success stories. I have now created my own split routine for ST. Today was day 1, the plan is to do this for 4 weeks then switch up and/or re-assess. <BR> <BR> Mondays <BR> -legs(quads & inner thighs) -hamstrings -low back -butt(glutes) <BR> CARDIO * initially I said my AB DVD but that was a bit overzealous <BR> <BR> Tuesdays <BR> -Car... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:02:16 EST Down 2 pants size http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372134 Yoohoo to me, down two more pants size feeling good. Been working out consistently since Jan at least with my Personal trainer 2 times a week. My workout partner has dropped out so now the time is dedicated to me for the full hour. I want to see this through a little longer at least for my stomach and thighs. <em>250</em> Thu, 30 May 2013 02:25:17 EST Update on Honest is Best Policy 4 Week Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090508 Well, I can give myself a pat on the back, if anything I stayed focused on meeting my goal. I did not average the 5 days a week but I did do 4 days a week. I wasn't able to incorporate a 2nd day of ST with my trainer but I did add the new roll machine 2x a week which I definitely feel in my core and back. There were days that I was bored or dreaded going but I would psyche myself up by saying "Once I go I will feel better" or if I was short on time and a part of me would say skip it, I wou... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:18:12 EST Day 3 of mini goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036847 I am feeling great! In my prior blog I set up some mini goals to get back on track, for 2 weeks doing Cardio 5 days a week with 2 ST days. Well today is day 3 of this mini goal/challenge I set for myself. I woke up this morning not wanting to go to the gym but stubborn enough not to give in to it. I got dressed and off I went--wow it felt great. I mixed it up, I did the elliptical then treadmill/run/jog as HIIT. Felt so good when I was done. There is such a great feeling when you accomp... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:42:41 EST Honesty is the Best Policy-4 week goal: Day 0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032461 I know this is a cliche but it was time to face the truth. I have been so despondent with the weight loss being at a standstill/plateau that I have scoured the web, magazines and every where I could find information on how to break through my plateau. Most articles and tidbits state, if you have been true to the diet and to the workouts, then change up the workouts, do something different, do HIITs workouts, and to my surprise many have said to have a cheat meal or day. Well I tried the ch... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:36:36 EST This is truly inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029869 check out this short video on Ernestine Shepherd, worlds oldest female competitive body builder <BR> http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3<BR>315 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:01:38 EST 2nd day with trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004471 Just want to report that I knocked out a 2nd personal training day and it was great. Going strong and already seeing results. <em>104</em> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 03:21:01 EST That in-between stage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994063 OMG, what a high buster to go to the mall, grab some clothes in the size I use to wear to find out that they are too big, well yes that is great, but then to get the next one or two sizes down then to get frustrated because they do not fit right. I tried on nice summery dresses for it either to be too big in the back and tight across the center OR too big in the chest and under arms and matronly in the rear and/or stomach. I went through several stores over this past weekend to only find 1 ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:23:14 EST Day 1 with my Personal Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994047 Wow, what a kick in the workout today. My girlfriend and me started our workout with a personal trainer and I sweat more in that hour or joint workout than I do in my singular cardio workouts. It was awesome. Our plan is to use him for 1 day a week for a month, BUT we, or I should say, I will continue my strength training on my own the other odd two days. I am more motivated than my girlfriend, she is still a newbie and I don't let her lack of motivation hold me back, I just hope that she... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:07:05 EST Where Am I so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984270 I started out with such a bang and had so many mini goals to hit then when I reviewed them I realized they have been lofty. But one thing for sure they were there staring right back at me pushing me along. So far I have learned that this all takes time, this weight did not come on me over night and it will not be off in a few weeks. <BR> <BR> Since joining SP I have seen so many success stories and I too want to be one, but I have to say I feel it daily whenever I hit the gym and have a g... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 03:19:24 EST Boot-Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854258 I tried the Boot-camp class at 24hour fitness, wow what a workout. This may be it to hit my thighs and stomach. This may be what I need to push me over the edge in the toning and weight loss. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>344</em> <em>216</em> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 02:05:13 EST Day 1 of 30 Day Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4760029 Ok, got in two good workouts today and I feel good. Did my regular morning workout in the gym then this afternoon did Day 1 of 30 Day Shred. This is definitely going to be a challenge for me because I have so many little ailments, i.e. my knees. But, I am not going to let that put me out of the game, I am going to put on the knee brace and work it!! Or, just do a modified version or whatever it takes to get through it. <BR> <em>418</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:09:59 EST Been sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4757342 I have the worse head and chest cold. I have been sick since Monday the holiday. I have been in the bed since Thursday. I went to the gym that morning but was coughing and weak. Later that day did a kettleball DVD which was a good workout but realized that I was pushing myself too hard so succumb to the illness. I am going to rest today and tomorrow. I go to the doctor on Monday so will see how it goes then, but you know how that goes, by the time Monday comes I probably will be better.... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:55:26 EST All About the Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744832 Great news, my doctor called yesterday, he was simply thrilled at my fasting blood and lipid numbers. My total cholesterol is below 200, My good carb (HDL) is below 50 my bad carb (LDL) is below 100 and my A1C is below 6% Now when I started this journey my numbers were above all these areas and fasting approaching full blown diabetes. Of course I told him what I was doing and he said keep it up, he told me the exercising is affecting these numbers for sure as well as my diet. Now for my T... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 13:20:15 EST Master Your Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736137 Master Your Mind <BR> A lean, sculpted masterpiece of a body is first created in the mind, then by your actions <BR> February 12, 2012 <BR> Pauline Nordin <BR> <BR> A lean, sculpted masterpiece of a body is first created in the mind, then by your actions. It's a game against your own human nature, it's going beyond your ideas of what's acceptable and reasonable to do to achieve your goals. Most people don't reach to their full potential, not because they don't have the basic knowledge about ... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 03:40:54 EST Impatient http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4734664 I am just impatient, I want to see dramatic results now! But I tell myself that this weight did not come on me dramatically so I have to learn the art of patience, which I don't have in a lot of areas of my life. <BR> <BR> Truthfully, when I look in the mirror I do see some changes, muscle definition coming up in my arms, thigh and my back AND I definitely feel the solidness in these areas. <BR> So I know I am improving. <BR> <BR> I would like to get my stomach down and tighter now, m... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 03:49:38 EST Gaining respect in gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4722798 Today two men came to me and complimented me on being dedicated to my routine and workouts. I see these gentlemen each time I come to the gym and obviously they notice me. That really boosted my ego and made me want to keep working at it. I can feel the transformation internally and feel it in my clothes but still striving for the big visual difference. I know, I know it is going to take time... All in all a great day and work out! <em>104</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 00:36:04 EST OMG It is working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4697188 Today, the scale gave me a wonderful result, I have seen a weight loss of 2 lbs for a total of 5 pounds lost since starting out on this process. This gives me the motivation to keep going, I am so happy and proud of myself. Yes, I started this in Dec 2011 and then the week before I had no weight loss, I was a little depressed about this. So this past week I really focused on workouts and my nutrition and it has paid off. There were some days I went to the gym 2 times in one day or I did an... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:11:58 EST My 1st compliment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4696109 Wow, today I received my first compliment about me loosing weight. That felt so good to answer their , "Yes, Iam" Ok, this was definitely a boost for me, folks are beginning to see it and I am beginning to feel it. Tomorrow is weigh in day, will see how far I come. I am hoping for a good number. <em>30</em> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:13:28 EST Started out Rough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4690511 Ok, I had a rough day today in my new work position. Today started out oversleeping and being sore from the day before from my upper body workout, felt it all day. I did not make it to the gym because not enough time to get there and work. Ok, then at work in this new position, which work from home, I forgot to eat because I take the Lipo-6 (which I only take on days I workout but it obviously stays in my system) which reviews do say you must remember to eat, I ate like a bird today, simpl... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 03:13:53 EST I was Hyped today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688292 I am getting the bug, meaning I look forward to going to the gym, it is like the morning doesn't come fast enough. I worked my upper body today, back and chest and arms. Great workout for me and still feel it at 11:30 p.m. from 5:00 a.m. I also have to confess, I feel good but when I look in the mirror I am sad. I know, I know, it did not come onto me over night, this weight, but I am anxious to see some improvements. I think I just have to mix it up. Today was the 1st day I took my ipod... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:47:16 EST This is new for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680130 I am such a private person, to create this Spark Page and place my most vulnerable pictures online for others to see it a big feat for me. However, I am doing this to make myself accountable to myself by having the support of community members. I already feel the push just having this Spark Page, so thank you all in advance for the encouragement. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 12:25:29 EST