SARNOLD29's SparkPeople Blog SARNOLD29's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 2 Yesterday it took me an hour and 40 minutes to do 5 miles. Feeling slightly sore in the calf area and foot area, but to be expected. To keep my mind off the miles I watched a movie that has the new lead actor who plays the black panther in the new marvel comic movie that will be coming out. I can also feel that my arms are a bit tender. Will see how tonight goes with getting another 5 miles in. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 21:46:16 EST Walking from 3 to 5 miles I have been walking 3 miles to try and get the 10k steps in but found that probably the steps I need to take counted on the treadmill as 10,000 steps is a little inaccurate so I'm increasing the miles as of today to 5 miles. My goal is to get back to being able to do a half marathon and also I have lot long and hard over finding out my mom has lymphoma and have decided that with pursuing this goal of getting back into shape to do a half marathon that once I reach it I will continue onwards. ... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 21:45:49 EST Connecting to fitbit I decided to go a step further after seeing an e-mail from Sparkpeople that you can connect your fitbit device to your page. I want to start keeping track of my steps. My goal is to do 10,000 steps per day. <img src=""> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 01:11:46 EST T25 and losing weight I joined a weight loss group and it ended in the beginning of August. To compensate for this group loss I was given T25 during the time and started doing the workouts. Around the 3rd or 4th week of doing T25 I got this crazy notion to start tracking my weight loss progress in order to receive the free t-shirt for T25. Well, I am in the 7th wee now and been taking pictures every week to keep track of my progress. I was quite embarrassed at first in doing so because I'm ashamed of what my ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:39:52 EST Power of intention Today I will: <BR> <BR> Take better care of myself <BR> Not sleep in <BR> Workout in the mornings <BR> Cook my healthy meals <BR> Keep better track of my calories <BR> Do yoga <BR> Keep lifting weights <BR> Do 9 mikes on the treadmill <BR> Let go of the past to bring in the future <BR> Knit for fun <BR> Study for CPA <BR> Prepare for interview <BR> Put clothes away <BR> Drink more water <BR> Make promise to pickup photos and make an appointment on Wednesday <BR> Attend fun walk/run on Thur... Tue, 20 May 2014 17:34:50 EST Body Aches I have been consistently losing weight. On average, it is 2 to 3 pounds a week. To help keep me going on track I have signed up for this ton of fun group which is similar to the biggest loser. We get together to do classes on watching healthy cooking demonstrations to exercise classes and can get together in addition to these classes by attending fun walk/run sessions during the week which are on Thursday and Saturday. Also, there is a fitness class held at a fitness center every Sunday. ... Mon, 12 May 2014 22:55:12 EST Week after being letting go Today is the 7th day since finding out I was being laid off at work. So far I have kept myself on track with eating right and exercising. It has been awhile since I have done a full workout routing of not only doing treadmill work, but also lifting weights. My body aches and I am sore. At times it feels so painful I feel like caving, but it is days like today where I realize I can't give up. Giving up is not an option because since I started this routine I have lost inches. My clothes a... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:04:42 EST Losing my way and coming back again For awhile I got sidetracked, mainly due to the stress I was experiencing at work. Speaking of which, I just got laid off on Friday. I knew it was coming, but it still hurts. I have been keeping myself busy by not moping around and having an accountability partner - my mom - to speak with and let her know how my day is going and what I plan to do the next day. My roommates are helping me out as well, giving me chores to do and having me get up at a certain time and workout. Between my m... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:04:37 EST Saw this and wanted to post A vet said this is what he thought was a hero, but to me this is definitely something that can pertain to anybody trying to accomplish even losing weight or anything they want to in life. <BR> <BR> To do what’s right…even if you are afraid. <BR> To listen to the inner wisdom of your soul…and not the random opinions of others. <BR> To be kind…and remember that sometimes the person you need to be kindest to is yourself. <BR> To live by choice…not chance. <BR> To pursue excellence…excel, but no... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:50:51 EST Day 1 of exercise regimen It has been a long time since I have done a good workout. Today, I'm putting an end to the excuses (I'm tired, I don't feel up to it, I don't have time, and I'm exhausted, etc.). I feel like something has got to give here, especially since I want to take back control of loving myself, which also means treating my body with respect because nobody else is going to do this for me. <img src=""> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:33:55 EST Long time since last post I joined overeaters anonymous in hopes of taking the reins again with being in control of myself. It has been a very long time since I felt really in control. I have allowed for so long, this abuse of my body. I have abused it in so many ways besides just by overheating and I know it is time for me to stop and really take care of myself cause if I can't, who else out there would want to? I self-sabotage myself and there is nobody to blame for it except me. I push away love from myself an... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 21:13:15 EST Commitment....... <BR> “There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” <BR> Art Turock - <BR> <BR> <BR> Share or Discuss This Quote <BR> <BR> I get so caught up in committing to other people and the path that they are on that I lose focus on me. I'm so very good focusing on others and committing to them and I need to just do the same with... Wed, 8 May 2013 21:21:33 EST Second weigh-in This week I lost 5 pounds. I feel more energetic and stronger now. I really stepped up my A-game and this week coming I have plans to step things up even further. And so it is!:) <img src=""> <BR> I also want to say that I started the week realizing how before I was struggling and having conflict inside of me. I was feeling a lot of pull towards my changing thoughts with tearing down my wall. I had a talk with a really good friend of m... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:00:52 EST Day 2 of lesson one: I just finished another workout of 5 miles on the treadmill. I'm pealing the bricks I have laid down upon me and they are coming off. Again, I watched The Biggest Loser as I worked out and one of the contestants was talking to Jullian, telling her that he has never felt good at doing anything before and so being fat was also just an extension to him, something else to add to the list of what he wasn't good at. I could relate to that on many levels. Since the feeling I had inside was of me... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:39:19 EST Lesson 1: Tear Down the Wall <img src="">"Dear God, I am (fill in the blank) about that situation. I place everything that happened and all my feelings about it in Your hands. Please help me see it differently." <BR> <BR> Self-abnegation: I have built this wall so that others won't hate me for being beautiful and successful and seeming to have it all. <BR> <BR> Dear God, Please remove the wall that I have built around me. I have built it so strong, dear God, th... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:32:59 EST Question: Are you willing if even for a moment to consider the possibility that God can outwit your insanity? <BR> <BR> Dear God, Please free me from false appetites and take away my pain. Take from me my compulsive self, and show me who I am. Dear God, Please give me a new beginning. Unchain my heart so I might live a freer life at last. Amen <BR> <BR> You are about to embark upon a specific journey, and as with everything else in your life, you have 2 choices: you can play it shallow or you can... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:10:30 EST The 4 principles in A Course in Weight Loss 1) your body itself is completely neutral. It causes nothing: it is completely an effect, not a cause <BR> 2) neither poor diet nor lack of exercise are the cause of your excess weight. Mind is cause; body is effect. The cause of your excess weight is in your mind <BR> 3) the cause of your excess weight is fear, which is a place in your mind where love is blocked <BR> 4) fear expresses itself as subconscious urges, which then expresses themselves as either excessive and/or unhealthy eating... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:25:18 EST My Divine Self <img src=""> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:40:46 EST Fear I have been starting out blogging on a bad note lately, beating myself up over the fact that I just can't motivate myself enough to get up in the mornings to workout. I had to step back and really take another more positive approach in loving myself and knowing my self worth. I have to give myself credit in the fact that I have been watching what I eat by being more mindful. I also have to give myself credit for coming home after an hour and a half commute and getting on that treadmill to ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:39:58 EST Revelation I realized something today. I had an interview and I had to be there extremely early in the morning today. I got myself up extra early to make it on time. What I realized is that I am able to interview for a new job and get up at the necessary time to get there, but I can't even motivate myself to get out of bed that early in the morning to workout. Seems pretty messed up, my thinking here. In having it dawn on me that this happened today I have to say I'm a bit more inclined to motivat... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:32:44 EST "The Spark" I've been doing my homework about this whole getting up in the mornings and because I've been bringing out in the universe and expressing my desire of getting up and working out in the morning, the universe has responded back. Today, I received an e-mail from Hay House, the publishing company under Louise Hay (who is my idol). In the e-mail, it was giving me titles of books available for purchase and I came across "The Spark". It's a book telling a person wanting to lose weight and who als... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:04:09 EST Mornings... Mornings have always been difficult for me to get up. I set my alarm earlier than the time I need to get up so I can make it on time to work. Now that I have set a goal of getting up earlier in the mornings to work out and get my metabolism going, it's been difficult for me to do so. I just need to keep being persistent and determined in getting up and I know that my body will eventually respond. <BR> <BR> Although my goal for getting up in the mornings to work out has not been reached ye... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:08:00 EST Love and respect for myself "Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different." - Stacey Charter <BR> <BR> I love and respect myself and because of that I choose to make changes to create a healthier new me by loving my body and treati... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:42:57 EST I choose <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found this on Facebook and I felt it was appropriate to post. I think it is so easy to worry, complain, criticize ourselves out of fear. We need to be more loving to ourselves and although I'm not at my goal quite yet, I will definitely get there. We all have choices to make and what we choose is based upon how we think. We reap what we sow. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 08:04:17 EST Loving this quote "You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them." ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 12:35:57 EST New Year, New ME It's a new year and I feel really good inside with all the positive books I have been reading for my mind. I've been treating my body better and I have started to actually lose weight again after gaining back a majority of the weight that I had lost. I was down to 160 when I lost sight of me and my goal of getting down to 140. Now is a good time to start. It's never too late to finish a goal that was once started, but never ended. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:53:21 EST