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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Phew!! Ok well I went off the wagon for a few weeks. Life happens. We see the opportunity to jump off something that is perceived as hard or discouraging we LEAP!! The good news?? I didn't regain any of the weight that I had lost which was roughly 5 lbs. I got my mojo back a few days ago and have dropped an additional 1.8 pounds. So almost at 7 lbs now.

I have A LOT to go!! I wanted to lose roughly 60 pounds. I know I will never have that 22 year old body again, but damn here are some beautiful 40+ women in the world that look better than some 20 somethings!! Mostly I want to be healthy. I don't want to spend the later part of my life being sick, worn down, in hospitals or nursing homes. I want to LIVE!! I know what I have to do in order to achieve that. Challenge myself.

Here is my personal challenge.

1. To always stop for a moment to enjoy the small things in life. Such as the feel of the sun on my skin or the sounds of birds chirping. The trees softly blowing or a set of wind chimes in the breeze. Take in a deep breath of air and realize its good to be alive.

2. Treat my body as a temple. That saying goes a long way. We have to live with what we do to ourselves. And frankly we abuse ourselves with food or lack of self esteem. Forget about those voices that always nag you. 'You can't do this" .. Pfttt on them. I will show that voice a thing or two.

3. To do AT LEAST 30 min of cardio a day as well as some form of weight training. Its been proven that the weight training helps your bones as you age!! And both are known factors in 'age rejuvenation! If your not sweating.. your not doing it right.

4. Take baby steps and give myself rewards! and this doesn't mean food rewards!!! Every 5 pounds I will reward myself. Be it a pedicure, new lipstick.. It will be a reward that doen't include food. I own a fitbit, which I love, but my 20 pound goal is going to be a bodybug. (150 bucks) at 50 pounds.. I get to buy new clothing because none of mine will fit anymore. That is reward enough.

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    GREAT GOALS! I own and highly recommend the Body Media Fit Armband (what they use on the Biggest Loser T.V. Show) -- our SparkPeople nutrition and fitness charts SYNC with their tracker!!! Also $150.00, & very motivational like the BodyBug.

    Come join us in SparkNashville's Town Square Chat Thread! We are beginning a 4-Week Challenge today!!!

    hville Team Leader
    1756 days ago
    I love this blog! Love your goals and your attitude. Welcome back & Well done for getting back on it and for not having regained any. That in itself is an achievement. I'd like to follow your story, so hope it's ok to add you as a friend.

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    1756 days ago
    Well, you go girl and congratulations on taking that leap and recovering so nicely. Your goals are reasonable and it sounds like you know how to meet them. Best wishes to you.
    1757 days ago
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