Health Encouragement and Motivation
A few of these are my quotes and statements, but the majority are ones I found on the internet and on SparkPeople's Motivation section. These have all been very encouraging and motivating to me. They remind me to keep trying, keep dreaming, and ... Read more
Running: Outside Vs. Treadmill
A couple of years ago I started running on a treadmill about 4 days a week. At that time in my life running on a treadmill made sense to me and it worked for a little while. The gym was convenient since it was on my college campus, I could watch... Read more
Back on track thanks to positive thinking
I've finally gotten back in the groove of exercising again. The past month has been a great one for me and I've finally gotten in the habit of exercising! It feels so good to be exercising again! ... Read more
Salads and Change
So I have a weird relationship with salads. I'll eat lots of salads for weeks on end to the point that I get sick of them. Then I won't eat any for months. Maybe I'm just bored or sick of them.
Anyhow yesterday I had a salad with an amazing... Read more
learning to enjoy exercise
. This past week I worked out 4 times. One of them I was absolutely miserable the whole time I was working out. It may have been because I was studying for a test while working out & also sleep deprived. I've noticed when I'm sick or really tire... Read more
Patience is key... progress happens slowly
I was really discouraged for awhile, because I had not lost weight or even looked different.
But now All this hard work is finally starting to pay off! Hooray! My stomach is more toned and my pants are looser.
So, I've been working ... Read more
New Year, New me, New Habits
I've been really frustrated with myself lately for gaining more weight. I've never weighed more than my highest weight of 160, until recently. I currently weigh 170, which is really scary to me, because it's only 30lbs away from 200!!!
The th... Read more
Eating Healthy, Feeling Good, Finding Motivators
I've really made a huge change in my eating style.
I've cut out dessert except for a mini-candy bar, hard candy, gum. I'm eating yogurt instead of ice cream.
The first few days I really wanted sugar! it seems like the more sugar I eat the... Read more
Thanks for all the encouragement!
Encouragement is something that we often take for granted and seldom apprecitate other's efforts. It really means alot when someone encourages me and I'm working on enocouraging others.
Sparkpeople has become an amazing lifeline that provides... Read more
Summer led to weight gain- :(
I can't believe I gained back all the weight I lost! This summer, I didn't work out much & ate way too much junk food, especially dessert!
Previously, Sparkpeople was the main motivator that helped me to stay on track and become healthier.... Read more
As I was cleaning out my closet, I decided to try on old clothing I had. I was suprised to find out I could fit into several capris & shirts. Just last month these pieces of clothing were too tight and not flattering.
I've been eating lots... Read more
The past few days I have been serious about fitting in time for exercise.
I never understand why people say there's no time to exercise. I think you have to make time & decide what's worth giving up so you can exercise.
I try not to l... Read more
TV Pet Peeve
Ok, so here's the thing. I used to be addicted to the TV and computer-meaning I would sit in front of them for hours a day, spending all my time there. Thank goodness, God was able to break me from that habit! It took time for my habits to be ch... Read more
Lately, I have been making smoothies like a mad person. They are so easy to do yourself and much healthier than store bought or restaurant ones. A christmas present to myself was a smoothie maker. I have the Elite Personal Drink Kit that lets yo... Read more
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Exercise & Food Relation
I've noticed a trend lately in my daily life. When I exercise, I tend to make better food choices & eat healthier. The cookie, or chips or whatever just is not as appealing once I've exercised. However, this trend doesn't seem to affect me if it... Read more