Day 1: Serious about the workout
I've been away for awhile because I was starting to feel pretty desperate about my fitness situation and felt only a major shakeup would get things moving in the right direction. I was right about that. And wrong.
My cholesterol results cam... Read more
Day 1: A chance to get some traction
I'd made a great beginning to 2015 in January. I had a 21-day fitness streak going, and I was logging calories faithfully every day.
Then my sister came to visit for a week. Kerplooey! There went my good eating habits and daily exercise.
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Day 1: Walking in the rain
I love it when I can get exercise and a facial treatment all in one go. That's how it was today. Sort of.
When I went for my daily brisk walk just after lunch, the temperature was about 38F, with 100% humidity and a cold mist in the air. Th... Read more
Day 1: Three weeks, little progress
Today marks my 21st day in a row of exercising for at least 10 minutes a day. Most of those 21 days saw me exercise for much longer than 10 minutes, and at a reasonable intensity. Most of those 21 days I've also eaten within my calorie range.
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Day 1: Think beyond the scale when it comes to rewards
I've always rewarded myself for reaching certain weight loss goals. But I've been suffering from motivation issues lately and realized I could perfectly well reward myself simply for my perseverance, regardless of what the scale says. (I know, n... Read more
Day 1: I've got a lot of work to do
...to make up for yesterday.
I try to stay positive on this blog. Positivity is a theme for me for 2015. I don't believe you can just "wish away" negative thoughts, but I do believe it's possible to perhaps retrain the brain to shift focus ... Read more
Day 1: Holding pattern
It's been kind of a bumpy week so far. I've had trouble with sleep and low energy. I blew my calorie count one day, but I kind of shrug that off. It was only one day. For the past two days, I haven't taken my afternoon walk. The relentless cloud... Read more
Day 1: Didn't let insomnia slow me down
On the heels of yesterday's awesome, 10+ mood rating...I couldn't sleep. Why? Who knows?! Insomnia can be so aggravating. Even when you do everything 'right,' it can still plague you.
Luckily, I don't suffer from all-out, my-eyes-were-wide-... Read more
Day 1: For the first time ever, I rated my mood 10+
I've been a member of SP for...I don't know how long. I think since at least 2010. Like many members, I've waxed and waned with Spark. One thing I like about SP is how they continually add new tools (or 'toys,' the way I see it) to play with. It... Read more
Day 1: Still learning new things about myself
I have never in my adult life exercised outdoors in inclement weather. And I have a very broad definition of what constitutes "inclement weather." Over 90 degrees. Under 50 degrees. Breezy. Raining/snowing. Or even just threatening to rain/snow... Read more
Day 1: Eight-day streak and counting
Today I reaffirmed to myself that I can be flexible about fitness but still get it done.
Due to an early medical appointment for my mom, I wasn't able to get my 10 minutes of rowing done first thing this morning. That concerned me because I... Read more
Day 1: Two pounds down, 10 to go
I was going to stay off the scale, but I couldn't resist. Thursday is my usual weigh-in day, so I stepped onto the white square this morning. To my delight, it says I have lost two pounds already. I'm very pleased, even if that is all just water... Read more
Day 1: I did not reach my steps goal today, and...
I don't care.
I said before I mainly use the Jawbone to prompt me to move, not to simply count steps (though it IS a fun challenge!). Today I just couldn't rouse myself to do extra walking. I had a rough sleep night, followed by a low-energ... Read more
Day 1: Six-day streak
I love streaking. Sorry for the bad joke.
Because I was pretty much "away" from SP for 18 months (and subsequently gained 13 pounds), I didn't have a lot of confidence in my ability to muster the self-discipline required to get back on trac... Read more
Day 1: Nailed the nutrition today
Today's victory goes in the nutrition category. Every day I run the nutrition feedback report, and I was surprised to see today I hit every nutrient on the money! I say "surprised" because I rarely hit them all. It's kind of a game to me, though... Read more
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