Mr Ol' Habit.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's been about three weeks of me actually trying to move and workout and be healthy while on Spark People and I really just wanted to reflect on what it feels like. I have been on here for probably about a year now and have been so motivated by all the people that are on here and all the amazing success stories that they have. I found myself thinking that it was too hard or almost like I wasn't worth it. I decided to nix that out the window and really start doing it. I have been working out everyday for an hour (if not more) with the exception of 2 days in 3 weeks. I feel totally guilty and horrible if I don't work out and I hate that feeling. I feel like I have loads of energy (which is why my brain thoughts are so scattered) and I constantly find myself smiling and happy. If this was all it took then I don't know why I have wasted so much time? This New Year's I really think I am going to set a resolution and stick to it. Which will be fabulous for my confidence and my health. As far as the confidence thing goes-I haven't really been able to tell a difference (I'm only about 26 lbs down) but everyone else has and it's nice and scary at the same time to hear compliments. I don't want to mess it up this time or become unmotivated.

Any tips for really turning the running up a notch (I have been on the treadmill for an hour a night but mostly just jog)

I can't wait to be down 75lbs because I made a reward of getting my first tattoo which I am stoked about :)
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    One good way to knock it up a notch is intervals. I like to decide on an amount of time - 30 seconds, for example - and bump up the speed or incline so I'm really working. I make the time long enough to challenge me, but short enough it's bearable. Then I drop back to my normal pace.

    I remember somewhere after 30 pounds was when I started to actually notice things like my reflection and shadow looking different, clothes fitting loosely. emoticon emoticon
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    You are doing a great job. And tattoos are so much fun after they've healed :)
    2319 days ago
  • IAM_HIS2
    First of all, the pounds may take longer to lose. But I sure hope you are keeping track of your inches. I bet they are going down. Our bodies are all different. You may be taking off inches first, than the weight will follow.

    Keep up the great job. You rock!! By the way, those pounds that take a long time to get off, are worth it!!
    2319 days ago
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