My short term goal is to finish February with the same enthusiasm and positive attitude that I have now at the beginning of the month. I have struggled since October to stay on track for more than a week at a time. I'm making little happy faces on my calendar for each day that I exercise, drink my water and stay within my calories. At the end of the month I hope to have a very happy calendar!
You really need to listen to you body! I know that the desire to workout can be strong, but it's important that you take care of yourself! I haven't tried Shakeology and I haven't heard much about it. I hope you are feeling better!!!
I was on such a workout high, so thrilled to have taken the bull by the horns, so to speak, and just kept running with it. Been going regimently everyday and was fighting some sort of sickness that was creeping up ever so rapidly on me beginning of this week but I was determined not to let it get the bettter of me. I even turned to my husband on Wednesday night and said, " I HAVE to get out there, I have to do something, even if it's not what I normally do in 30 minutes etc, I have to put on those workout clothes and show up or it's another thing that has come up and gotten in the way. If I'm getting sick I just have to listen to my body and take it easier" Well wouldn't you know it...Thursday morning I woke up completely nauseas and ended up back in bed with hot/cold flushes. When I woke up at 3pm (yes, 3pm) I was in absolute agony. FOr the next few hours I could not eat, sit in any comfortable position or focus on anything without feeling even more nauseas. What started out as a pain in my lower back near my kidneys on the right side ended up (and me thinking I probably slept funny) moving into my stomach wall and by midnight I was begging my husband to take me to the ER. Everyone thought I was passing a kidney stone ( I know I wanted to die, the pain was soooooo intense and so dilipiatating with me breathing like I was in labor and tears constantly running down my face) I had the staff completely duped, no idea what it was. I was given morphine a CT SCAN and still not evidence of anything. By 4am the next morning I finally was drugged up enough to sleep and every day has gotten better. TOday certainly being the best. I am crushed beyond words that I am now 3 days down on my exercise but vow to make each day accounted for once I am totally on my feet again. The only thing I have done differntly other than workint out everyday, is take Shakeology. This would have been my 3rd week and the day I started to get very nauseas and consequesntly ended up in the ER, was the very first day I could not bare to take more than a sip or two. I have a follow up on MOnday with my doc and will be bringing that up to him as I've since done some research and while I love Shakeology (don't get me wrong, it's great stuff)....if it's not for everyone, sadly it may not be for me.
Girl.... Go get your dream. I wish hadn't waited!!!! There's always a reason to wait,..... Just jump in and sign Up for your certification!!! What's the worst that can happen? I replied to your comment on the main board so I'll keep This short so as not to bore you lol but, I look forward to your Next positive step... Zumba certified. I'll be right behind you in acouple months.
Do it!!!!! Sign up now for your course. I've wanted to too and I've done the same, "let me lose more weight first" Go get certified, I know they've had certifications open in Different states since December.
Sign up, you'll never look back then..... If I didn't have surgery comng up Next month I'd be signed up for Feb. I'm behind you.... No more waiting for a better time, the time is now... Go get Your certification... Whats the worst than can happen to you???? And I'll get mine once this surgery is done and I'm officially healed.
I am trying to get back into the workout beast i was a couple months ago but after thanksgiving it all went downhill. But i'm two weeks in and i'm getting my stamina and endurance back and I'm thinking about getting certified as a zumba instructor. I keep coming up with a million excuses about why i should wait (like when i lose more weight, or when i get a six pack lol *not*) but i'm going to stop procrastinating and do it !!!
I had to take a break in July/August as I was put on this very ridiculous weightloss by a natural med doc and in the end he turned out to be more of curse than a blessing. Tryng to reduce my intake to just under 1000 calories and I was buring 1000 + on my workouts daily so I was having a lot of low energy and though I did lose weight, it was not something I could keep up. Life took on a whole new lot of courses and toward the last few days of December, I ventured back to Sparkpeople, where I NEVER should have left to begin with,.....and decided to commit myself to one of my friends new goals. (To complete 30 miles by walking or running in 4 weeks) we are past the half way mark and only becuase I then took on several other goals after joining spark up again. I'm also doing the 28 day boot camp and have worked out every day since the 31st December, even when I'm absolutely exhausted, I'm putting my workout gear on and just hitting the bike or pavement. Our Gym still hasn't opened and it was frustrating waiting for it but I went ahead and took life into my own hands. IT is, ultimately, up to me anyway. So I'm happy to say that I've already lost 5.5 pounds - I've also started shakeology by beachbody and love it. Looking at having to start putting away for my next shipment vvery soon.
My goals are just to keep going, Once I hit the rest of my 30 miles in 4 weeks goal, I want to start all over again. Ultimately I'd love to do my first 5k this year. I'm shooting to double my exercise hours this month and I just don't want to stop. Can't wait.
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