PHIT4YOU's SparkPeople Blog PHIT4YOU's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Trying to overcome June "Gloom" Staying on track with my eating habits and my workout routine has proven to be a major challenge this month. First of all my workload has increased which means that I spend more time on travel which has throw me off. Moreover, I was involved in a car accident and injured my back. Therefore, I have been on bed rest and on strong medication. I plan to start physical therapy next week in hopes to get back in the swing of things. I did manage to go to the gym on my own two days this week; ho... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 09:31:42 EST Motivated in May!! April proved to be a very challenging month for me. I was plagued with dealing with allergies, the demands of work, personal issues and just being plain exhausted!! I think it is important to listen to ones body and make the required adjustments t to overcome. I think last month, my body was signaling me to get more rest. So, that is what I tried to do. However, for May, my objective is to try to focus more and re-energizing. To help jump start my routine in May, I have signed up for “Spri... Mon, 2 May 2011 21:22:31 EST Getting Back on Track It has been a challenging week with the demands of work. As such, I have been struggling to stay disciplined. My eating habits have been off because I have been bombarded with countless meetings and I have been getting home late. As a result, I have not been tracking my eating habits as I have should —which means I have been making quick choices which have not been the best choices. Furthermore, my workout has suffered because I had to rush to get my workout done in the mornings, in order... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:23:19 EST Tackling Allergies I love the fact that we are beginning to get decent weather but the impact to my allergies is overwhelming. I did a lot of yard work over the weekend and as such been struggling with my allergies since then. Therefore, I took the day off from my workout yesterday. However, when I tried commence with my workout today, it was a major struggle. I managed to get through my 65 minute cardio work out but I could not proceed with my strength training scheduled for today. Hopefully, I will manag... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:09:26 EST Mental Health Weekend!! I have been really pushing myself the past few weeks with work, adhering to a stringent fitness plan, and monitoring my nutrition. However, this weekend, I have decided to give myself a “mental health” break. My day typically begins at 4:30 AM each day. I am at the gym faithfully at minimum 5 days a week for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours daily (which I really enjoy). After which I work from 8-9 hours a day for my job. Usually, my evenings are encompassed with more work involving my nonpr... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:46:41 EST Pushing Through!!! Embarking upon 31 January 2011, I am proud of the achievements that I have made for the month. I have managed to accumulate 2,007 fitness minutes for the month!!! My objective for January was to exercise 5 days a week [1 hour Cardio; 30 minutes strength training]. I am so glad that I stuck it out for the entire month even though it was quite challenging especially since my workouts begin at 5:30AM—Yes, I am a morning person!! However, the cold, winter mornings almost deterred my early excu... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:13:07 EST The Journey Begins.... I’m nervous, anxious, excited, and somewhat apprehensive about writing my goals down in black and white because my goals have been dancing in my head for years—my little secret. However, I have realized that in order for goals to take root, be nurtured, and become a reality, I have to write them down. Writing goals down allows me to have a better sense of accountability and allows them to be constant reminders for them daily. My primary objective is to become a better in all facets of my l... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:33:02 EST Week 1- What A Challenge Upon completing my first week of the Spark People challenge. I am delighted with my progress because I have managed to loose 5 pounds this week. However, my most challenging day of the week was yesterday because I had to deal with a stressful personal situation. My eating habits are adversely impacted by stress--either I eat too much or I don't hardly eat at all. Yesterday, I hardly ate at all. But the selections I did make were not the best--could have made better choices. <BR> Trying ... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 18:02:40 EST