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Another Monday and Choices To Make

Monday, April 22, 2013

Today is another Monday. The days come and go more quickly than I would wish but it's up to me to make the most of each of them.

The impatient improbable part of me wonders why I'm not at goal yet. The realistic (and very tiny portion) part of me knows I have generous room for improvement.

I am able to see my progress. I can see how I have ramped up my activity and have grown stronger. I am more conscious of my eating and have been pretty good at making smart choices.

I am still fat. It's a little depressing. I am at a set point I have been at for many years off and on. I actually feel pretty good, don't look terrible in my clothes and many very over weight people would love to be where I am at.

I am struggling to reach that tipping point where my body begins to really burn this 30 pounds of famine insurance with confidence.

I am a little discouraged because if I push myself too hard with my cardio- my knee fights back. I rested all weekend and my knee is still tender. Sigh.....

This week I am going to plan my workouts. I am going to stick to the spark recommendations for my diet and the goal will be to burn 500 more calories each day more than I eat. I am focused on the next 7 days and nothing more.

Here is my exercise plan for the week;

Monday- stretch and stairs
Tuesday- 60 minutes cardio and stairs
Wednesday-walk and total body workout dvd
Thursday- 60 minutes cardio and yoga
Friday total body dvd and stairs

Best wishes to all the sparksters struggling today. You're not alone.

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    emoticon Its worth the journey.
    1821 days ago
    1825 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Keep making healthy choices and everything will fall into are creating good habits that will benefit you in countless ways. That is the key. Keep at it!

    1825 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    that's right. slow and steady wins the race. The snails are perfect. They show no matter how slow you go, you do get to the finish line, and you go over. emoticon
    1826 days ago
    Slow and steady wins the race :P last week I didn't do too well, but I have a big problem with an all or nothing kind of attitude. I am either maniacally doing 110% or a big lazy blob on couch doing -40%. Learning how to have more of an even consistency and not get upset with myself when I don't have instant results has been a hard lesson for sure!!
    Looks like you have some awesome workouts planned this week, here is to a happy, healthy week!
    1826 days ago
    Hey - that bottom picture looks a lot like me - except I'm still at the starting line wondering what direction to go in!

    I know you are disappointed - I'm living it right now too. It is hard sometimes. I know I am making a big difference - but it is soooo hard when it doesn't start to show. I mean, it shows in some ways - and not in others.

    You sound like you are doing an excellent job - and it is great to see you setting goals. You can do this - and you will - because you are way too strong to give up or give in.

    Keep up the great work! I'm rooting for you - and still trying to find the finish line!

    1826 days ago
    Love all your positives. We may not get thereat the fastest pace but I know I'll get there and so do you. emoticon
    1826 days ago
    Have a good week, Patti. Try to be kind to yourself. You are making progress. Even slow progress is going in the right direction. You're getting stronger and making muscle. Your clothes are fitting better. The scale will move eventually.
    1826 days ago
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