Making me healthier
I have been doing my best to eat healthier and get more exercise to lose weight. But mostly to get myself to a healthier place. I do not focus on the numbers on the scale so much as I do on how I feel physically and mentally. I don't feel like I... Read more
I am not going to say the number on the scale doesn't matter. but, I do not focus on those numbers. The reason I am here on this site is to get healthy. I want to be able to run, play outside with my son, find clothes that fit better, and to be ... Read more
Visions of my future
Question is : Who, what, where, when, how, will I be doing in ten years from now?
In ten years, I will be headed toward my 35th wedding anniversary. My husband and I will both be fit, and so will my future teenage son, and adult son and his... Read more
My Motivation Goals
I seem to run out of motivation. Not that there are not people trying to motivate me. I am just not feeling motivated as much as I would like to. I am doing my best to stick to my plans, tracking, healthy eating, exercise and so on and so forth.... Read more
Changing up my workout plans
On my gym days I recently started joining the step class, so I am not ready to change that up yet. But, I am going to try changing things up on non-gym days. I will start walking around the block as I have told myself I would. Gym days are my st... Read more
My Spark Solution Review
When I ordered the Spark Solution Book, I didn't know exactly what it entailed. I was pleasantly surprised. I knew I like the other Spark book and love the Spark People website, so I thought I would like this book. I didn't know they would also ... Read more
It's interesting, the SparkCoach question and topic today was about stress? Do I stress about weight loss? No. Does my stress affect my weight loss? Yes. I had a stressful day today.
I don't stress about how much I lose. I do get excited to s... Read more
My real fitness goals are endless. I want to be physically able to participate in high endurance and fun activities. I want to run 5K's and more. I want to play volleyball, basketball an baseball and kick a soccer ball around the yard with the k... Read more
Sabotaging my efforts
So, I am asked, is someone sabotaging my weight loss goals? Most of the people in my life do not intentionally try to sabotage. My husband likes to eat out often. Sometimes because he does not want to wait to get home. And sometimes he thinks he... Read more
This months goals
1. Be more positive.
2. Get outside and play with my son. Run, chase, swing, whatever keeps me moving.
3. Keep Sparkin'!
4. Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier.
5. Do 10 mins exercise first thing in th... Read more
SparkCoach! Week 3 day 1
Question is, what is my true motivation? What do I hope to achieve or experience after reaching my goal?
My true motivations would be:
1. Get and feel healthy, live longer
2. Play outside, volleyball, basketball, bad mitten, swim, play w... Read more
My excuses to not working out
I try to work out every day. Sometimes I don't workout because I just don't have the motivation. Some days I just get started and do it anyway. And as articles I have read, it does make me feel better, and once I start, I want to do a little mor... Read more
Changes in me
Since starting with SparkPeople to make my healthy lifestyle change, I have noticed some changes. I am not trying to focus on the scale numbers. But, I want to make myself feel better. I do feel better. I have been able to walk further than I d... Read more
SparkCoach- quick and easy meal ideas
Quicks and easy meal ideas
Breakfast is usually quick and easy.
Oatmeal with fruit, hard boiled egg or some yogurt.
Cold cereal and banana,
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and some fruit.
Lunch I try to vary more.
Ham and ... Read more
SparkCoach- SMART changes
So, on SparkCoach I am encouraged to think about my current goals. After reading and watching video, I might want to rethink my goal and make changes if needed.
I ... Read more