Clean eating (not easy but it is doable)
I jumped back on the fitness bandwagon in August, and I am so proud that I have pretty much stayed on it.
It helps having to meet with a personal trainer once a month to be weighed and have body fat percentage measured along with other key... Read more
Failure IS An Option
Failure does not automatically grow your character. Failure only builds your character when you respond to it correctly, when you learn from it, when you grow from it, when you say, “What didn’t work here, and what can I change?” When you think ... Read more
Hard Work! Dedication!
I can do this. I finally believe that I can actually lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle..and be fit in the process. I didn't even realize how much doubt I had before and why I kept sabotaging myself.
In April I had a physical and f... Read more
I'm off and running.....
Well, since April 21 of this year I have been doing a cardio routine for at least 30 minutes a day 6 days a week, whether I have felt like it or not.
Am I proud of myself? You betcha!
I am encouraged by my consistency and my determina... Read more
Keeping It Simple, Keeping It Real
I am four days away from completing my first month. I am very happy with how my comeback is going so far.
I set a simple goal---one that I felt certain I could reach, and that was to walk 2 miles a day, six days a week. Actually, I started... Read more
No More Lone Ranger
It's been over a year since I last made a blog entry. Why? Because I was too ashamed to come on here among my SparkFriends and tell you all just how far off track I'd gone.
For some reason I gave myself permission to go hog wild: to eat wh... Read more
Today's Community Task: If "weight" didn't exist, how would you be able to tell your body is getting healthy?
This is easy since I don't use my scale as a measuring device. (I'm convinced mine is broken, but I couldn't afford to buy a comp... Read more
Keeping It Real
Daily Community Challenge on SparkCoach: Has your journey been painful so far--or adventurous? How could you make changes in your habits or your outlook to make the process more fun and exciting? Write a short blog today on this topic.
Thu... Read more
I'm Challenging Myself!
Today's Spark Coach Task: How do you plan to shake up your workouts?
I have been multi-tasking! I needed to clean out my 2nd bedroom which I am in the process of converting into a Serenity Room. That's where my bookcases are, so I've bee... Read more
Moderation in All Things
Spark Coach assignment: Journal or blog about an area of your lifestyle that needs moderation. What can you do to change your attitude--and future outcomes?
I could be in total denial here, but I believe I live a life of moderation. I don'... Read more
Pizza? Not beneficial, but permissible
Daily Community Task from SparkCoach: Think about the last "mistake" you made that left you feeling upset or off track. Now re-frame that event as a learning opportunity. What did it teach you? How can you be better going forward? Share your in... Read more
What, me worry? Laughing in the Face of Frustration!
Spark Coach question: Have you struggled with stress or anxiety related to your weight-loss program or weigh-ins? Blog about it and get it off your mind.
Well, no, I haven't experienced any stress or anxiety related to losing weight or wei... Read more
Discipline Is No Longer a Dirty Word to Me
Today's assignment is to blog about what we plan to do if there's someone in our lives who is sabotaging our weight loss efforts.
Well, I live alone, and most of my friends are as health conscious as I am, if not more so, so I don't have to... Read more
REALLY Getting Down to the Real Nitty Gritty
Today's Community Task in the Spark Coach program:
Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal?
... Read more
In Pursuit of Progress, not Perfection
This is my third time starting over in the last 3 years, 10 months and 15 days (not that I'm counting!).
The first time I joined Spark, I very enthusiastically set up my page, joined some Spark Teams, began exploring the site...and I start... Read more