The saying: "Sick and tired of being sick and tired" certainly applies to my struggle with CFS! And there are times where I am just desperate and will be willing to almost do anything to feel better. I have been in a bad crash for almost a mon... Read more
Tonight after another absence I'm back at SP, and seeing all these Consistency Awards for all my friends here on my feed. I realize that is exactly what I am lacking...consistency...in anything really, but especially at SP. I feel a little spa... Read more
Why is it I cannot seem to get it together anymore here??? I have no words. I do manage to track my food about half the time anymore, but everything else has fallen by the wayside and I have no motivation to do anything about it. I am extreme... Read more
I have really fallen away badly from Sparkpeople. And I know it too! The scale and my body can tell. Discipline has never been a strong virtue with me. I start all gung-ho on a project, but eventually it falls by the way-side. I had wished ... Read more
Saturday, December 24, 2011
The LIGHT in the Darkness
So, what do you do at 5 in the morning, after a whole night of not sleeping? Besides wanting to tear your hair out and scream, I m... Read more
I have done pretty well over-all with tracking every day. The only time I slacked was for three days when I was out of town this weekend. But I'm jumping back on the wagon and I'm proud of myself that 99% of the time, I have stayed within my c... Read more
I'm back as promised....
After much thought about what I am struggling with right now, which is consistency, I have decided to do a "Back to Basics" approach for my challenge.
So for the rest of this month, I will CONSISTENTLY track ... Read more
Although my life has been plenty busy with taking care of my parents, my home and husband, and trying to take care of myself in chronic illness too, I have been letting my healthy habits slip. I have been getting more and more lax in eating hea... Read more
I had a little interruption with my plans to challenge myself to strength train in June. My husband developed a kidney stone, was unable to pass it on his own, had to have lithotripsy done, and was even more miserable afterwards. This physical... Read more
So what did I do for my first week of my challenge to get more strength training in? Spent all my energy inadvertently getting more cardio exercise than usual. I was doing a lot of walking around different places, shopping, garage saling, etc.... Read more
There it is in black and white (or pink and black in this case haha). I won't bore you all with stating again (ok, I will haha) how this challenge is overwhelming to me and scares me because strength training, even more than cardio, really wipe... Read more
Even though I forgot to blog my results for my final two weeks of my personal challenge for April, I didn't forget to actually complete them. I have no idea why I never posted.
I can't recall exactly what the dates and exercises were, bu... Read more
I am really realizing anew that strength training really wipes me out -- worse than cardio even. Of course, I never exercise too strenuously, but something about using my muscles really wears on me. I have to be careful, but I don't want to gi... Read more
Firstly, I started the month off right with exercise on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd. Both days walked around stores.
My first full week, I did well with cardio exercise but only got in one day of Strength work.
Tuesday (5t... Read more
For April, I continue to work on making exercise a more consistent AND do-able habit for my life. For this month, I will do cardio exercise at least twice a week and strength training at least twice a week.
My reward after 30 days: scra... Read more