TL-CHICKYBUM's SparkPeople Blog TL-CHICKYBUM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Believe In Yourself Happy Monday Everyone! I am writing this blog not only for me, but for all who lose faith in themselves just because you didn't exercise for that day (or two), or sneak in an extra piece of....oh let's say....cake, I have just one thing to say, and that's Believe In Yourself. Don't get discouraged. I had such a busy weekend, that I didn't even fit in my strength training, or cardio for Saturday or Sunday. I did however, shovel when we had a small snowfall on Saturday...and going up the sta... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 12:31:39 EST I Love Myself More Today I gave myself a big hug today because I worried about gaining extra poundage during the "birthday" season. I didn't do any cardio last night because I ate too much at dinner ( I meant, I ate too much CAKE after dinner). I have my arsenal of "goodies" ready for any tempation, and even if I slip once, I know my efforts and dedication will pay off for just a day, then I'll get back to my routine the next day. I've been reading a lot about "down time" for the body. I understand that if your ... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:04:43 EST Oh boy! Approaching Family Birthday season and I'm already feeling gassy and bloated just thinking I got bloated and gave myself gas today just thinking about the dreaded family birthdays. We have a couple of birthdays in February, a couple in March, quite a few in May, a few more in June and July, all the way into October. Don't get me wrong, I love both my families (hubby's extended and my extended family) What I mean are the cakes, treats and restaurant meals I will be partaking in. My willpower for cake is not very strong. For example, tonight we celebrated my hubby's birthday. I... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 23:21:16 EST The Weekend is now upon us.... I used to dread the weekends.....sitting on the couch, watching tv, mindless snacking...but not anymore. Now I am checking the weather reports, and if it's not snowing, I will go outside for my walk. I've upped my treadmill workout with a light jog for about 5 minutes, which is all my legs can handle right now. I have it in my mind that I will jog for my entire cardio workout (soon), at least that's my goal. I used to run cross-country at school a long, long time ago and I loved it! <BR... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:15:54 EST I Was Really Inspired Today.... Wow.....I just read treble02's blog, checked out her spark page, and I was totally moved by her pictures & stories. I am blown away and in awe of her determination and motivation to herself. She looks amazing, she probably feels great about herself, and I am so determined to accomplish my goals.....I posted a comment on her page, and it made me feel good to read her stories. She is truly an admirable example to live by <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:33:25 EST