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Not too late to change

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Is it too late for New Year's resolutions?? emoticon Throughout my journey I have always stated that my #1 goal was to be healthier. In the beginning I was so far from anything that I thought would be my "ideal" weight that I did not think about what I would once I got there.

After reading about setting goals and about maintenance, I realize that I am there (or really close to it). I would like to get to the 60 pound mark of my weight loss journey but it no longer my primary objective. Today I have set some new goals that have nothing to do with that "magic" number on the scale. emoticon

#1 Let's tone it up emoticon
I have started in this direction with my Billy Blanks challenge but I am also looking into other workouts that will help me. My future plans include
1. Take a pilate class- I have heard it is good for strength and muscle toning so I want to at least try it.
2. Kettle bell workout- I have been searching the internet for some DVD that include some type of workout plan. This will likely be my next big fitness purchase

#2 Let's keep it balanced emoticon
1. This is a LIFESTYLE not a DIET so I need to make choices that reflect that. No more " eat whatever I want week-ends" Going for a more 80/20 split when it comes to my food choices. I will still track what I eat but I am more concerned about making the "healthy" choice rather than the "low- calorie" choice

# No more scale worries emoticon
Right now I am doing a Spring challenge that ends April 20th that requires me to weigh in every week. But I am no longer going to worry about the scale but more on how my body is changing emoticon I know that as I gain more muscle the scale may go up and down so I will no longer measure success this way. I am still thinking about what I can track on my Spark page to keep me motivated.
Any ideas?? emoticon

I am looking forward to some Michelle Obama arms,Tina Turner legs and maybe a Beyonce bootie emoticon emoticon
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    This is a LIFESTYLE and not a diet. I must remember this always.

    Thanks for the LIFESTYLE reminder. So often I just live habitually and forget that making healthy choices is a much better habit to have.
    2237 days ago
    I love Pilates , I do it every 2 days , alternating with my ST days. if you do the exercises correctly(I have a book where it explains every move and the general principles)it's harder than everything I do. including the ST program from a bodybuilding site for men. I don't know why spark credits it with so few calories . it never fails to make me sweat and lose my breath emoticon and it's the best core thing I tried
    2237 days ago
    Sounds like you have a good plan. I also am looking for a set of kettlebells and DVD. If the scale isn't going in the right direction but you feel better and your clothes fit better, then you are doing the right things. Keep going!
    2237 days ago
    Great goals, I did a pilates class tonight, it hurts so much! I have Jillian's Kettlebell DVD but no kettlebells.

    Good Luck with the spring challenge and please share your steak fajita recipe, it sounds so good.
    2237 days ago
    Sounds like you have the right plan & mindset in place. I look forward to the day when the scale is my friend.
    Keep up with the great job you're doing!
    2237 days ago
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    If you feel good and you are healthy at "your number" then you are at" your" ideal weight". Although Michelle, Tina and Beyonce are something to aspire for, just get the best body for NATURALROCKS.

    emoticon you have done an emoticon job!!
    2237 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2013 8:31:52 PM
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