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Wrapping up June. July is coming so fast!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Friday Sparkers! The end of June is approaching in a few days. I feel like I had a pretty successful month so far. I am tracking my food again, and I am being more strict in my food choices. I still snack, but I watch what I am eating. I ask myself if I am snacking because I am bored or if I actually feel like I need food.

I had kickboxing last night. Now I have two different online deals at two places. Last night was the first intro class at the second place. They actually taught my friend and I the proper moves. It was fun. I never had an exercise class with a friend before, so it was a nice change to going by myself. We are going to attend a full class on Monday - I know it will be tough, but it is definitely worth it! We had to do this circuit part where we did 8 reps of a certain exercise and then moved on to the next one. The pushups was the hardest for me even though they had a bar piece of equipment to hold on to. We did these Truck Driver exercises too that I never did before. We had to hold a 10 pound ball by the straps straight out in front of us and turn it back and forth really fast. It was harder than it looked when the instructor showed us! Then we did another ball exercise where we sat down and had to lay down with the ball behind our head and then bring it up between our legs and hit the ground.

After kickboxing class, I went over to my Aunt's house to help her with a craft project. She has been losing weight also for the past six months or so. It is nice to talk to someone about food without them being critical. We gave each other some ideas on how to be more creative with what we eat. It was a good time!

The past two weeks I have been trying to get in some kind of exercise every day. Even if I don't have a lot of time, I try to complete a SparkVideo or even do as many crunches as I can. I am trying to keep reminding myself that Every Day Counts! Even parking further away from a store and walking a bit more helps! I used to do that all of the time. Then I just randomly stopped doing it as often? Weird. I now try to park away from the store more often now!

I also noticed I started slacking on how much water I have been drinking. One thing I still hate, is that more water = more trips to the bathroom. When I am indoors, it doesn't matter.. but being outside makes it tough for me! I try to drink as much water as I can again. Even though I realize now that I stopped drinking as much water, at least I didn't replace water with soda or anything else. I just wasn't drinking as much! I still like diet iced tea sometimes, but I try not to have the sweetened iced tea. I would rather eat my calories instead of drinking them (except for the occasional alcoholic drink).

This weekend I have so much going on! Tonight I am playing games. Tomorrow morning 8-12 the neighborhood is having a yard sale, so I am helping my parents out. There are a few things I can try to sell also. Then I have a bridal shower 1-5! I will be all tired and sweaty and it won't be from exercising! Maybe I can fit in some exercise Sunday morning before I go to the horse races with my boyfriend and two friends of mine. If I can't find in a full hour of walking or something, at least I will try and do some squats or crunches or something! Once Monday comes, I will feel like I need another day OFF!

July is coming up so fast. I want to create another set of goals for next month. My 2 year Sparkversary is Aug 17th. HOPEFULLY I hit my goal weight by then. I have been saying I want to hit my goal weight for months now! I need to keep tracking, keep exercising, and continue to stay positive! It will be tough because I will be on vacation for a week in July, but hopefully I stay somewhat strict with my eating!

On another note, I am having a Potluck get together in July, and I am trying to figure out what I want to make. I may make chocolate covered frozen bananas? They sound pretty tasty & easy to make! Usually I have some kind of theme to go with my parties. So far the only theme anyone is agreeing on for the type of food to bring is Anything or Sandwiches/Salad. I could probably make some kind of caprese salad and maybe mini quesidillas or grilled sandwiches or filled croissant sandwiches? What I make also depends on how many people are coming! I do like trying new recipes though, so I will have to try something new! Anyone have any suggestions on a sandwich or salad to make for the Potluck? Or just any fun recipe to make for a group of people?

Hopefully everyone has a great weekend! Keep Sparking and don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back for everything you do!

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    Great job on planning and analyzing your decisions. I love how honest you are with yourself!

    On ideas for your potluck - whoopie pies came to mind!
    1821 days ago
    You do have a busy weekend.

    The Potluck party sounds like fun. Maybe you could do a luau themed party or a fiesta type party. Just a few suggestions.
    I will be anxious to hear what you do for your party.

    Enjoy your weekend and have a great week!
    1821 days ago
    It sounds like you are liking the kickboxing It is one of my all time favorite things. My husband use to tell people to watch out she may be short but she practices punching and kicking.
    I love chocolate covered bananas. Have you thought of doing a food on a stick/pick party? I had a list once as we helped my son come up with different themes. I remember he had a dip off to. He would go to the dollar store and get silly little prizes. I am sure you will come up with some thing fun. Have a great weekend.
    1821 days ago
    Sounds like your staying pretty busy. I have faith in you that you can hit your goal, your not that far away. Wishing you lots of luck on your continued journey.
    1821 days ago
  • EXPLORER2988
    Sounds like you have a full schedule. You're right it's nice to have someone else to talk to that has a common goal. As my mom used to say, "Misery loves company" I'm sure you'll get a few new idea's....good luck with your party. Have a great weekend.
    1821 days ago
    I agree- It's so nice to be able to talk to someone else in person about food stuff! I feel like I can't really talk about it to my friends that are overweight and choose not to diet/exercise, because I'm really paranoid about coming off as b*tchy or judgemental. I'm not critical of my friends like that, but I'm terribly afraid that they might see it that way...and I certainly don't want to bring up any topics that might be unwelcome!

    When I get to hang out with people that are also focused on losing, though, I feel like I can talk about that sort of thing freely (Calories, numbers, food, etc) and not worry that I might be hurting someone's feelings!

    Kickboxing sounds like fun. Whenever I see videos of people doing it, they look fierce!
    1821 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog. You are doing Great on everything it sounds like. God Luck with the New Goals when You make them. Keep Up what You are doing. You Can Do It. This is the WTG!!! God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1821 days ago
  • DALID414
    That kickboxing class intro sounds like a boot camp class they used to teach at my gym. Good luck with your July goals.
    1821 days ago
    I'm happy to hear that it sounds like you're doing really well this month! I love the upbeat feel of this blog post. That kickboxing class sounds like a fun challenge. I'd love to try one some time. Keep us posted about how that goes.

    I totally agree about not drinking my calories. Eating them is always so much more satisfying. I always drink a lot of water, so I'm constantly visiting the washroom, lol!

    It sounds like you have a busy and fun filled weekend planned. I hope you enjoy every minute of it!
    1821 days ago
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