Fitness Minutes: (716)
25 5/4/12 10:15 P
Today was a good day. I put 45 minutes of quality circuit training in and had amazing energy. I've had this war against strength training for a while. I'm a minimalist when it comes to exercising. If I don't feel that it's necessary, I don't want to do it. I used to strength train a lot before I came to the summation that humans were designed to walk. I reasoned that our purpose was to perform mostly cardiovascular exercises, but after a few weeks of this I realized that this view is incorrect. We also are designed to bend, to pick up heavy things, to be able to lift and support our own body weight and more weight besides. And because most of our lifestyles are not conducive to this kind of activity, supplemental strength training is necessary. So I've gone back to implementing 2 strength training sessions a week, and I'm deeply enjoying it. I believe this will give desirable strength and tone to my body. My diet has been good as well. I haven't experienced any outlandish cravings and ate pretty clean today. I weighed myself on the scale yesterday and it said 177 pounds. Even though I'm not making how much I weigh my main focus it does make me happy to see the numbers going down. I just don't want to be one of those people that gets overly disappointed if the scales do not go in the direction I want them too. When I lost weight from 300lbs, it wasn't a straight shot. Some weeks I gained, and others I lost a lot. Overall as the months went by, though, the weight loss was consistent. The most important thing is to change what's on the inside--our thoughts and habits, rather than merely focusing on weight. As long as we adopt favorable habits and positive thinking, the rest will follow.
Fitness Minutes: (716)
25 4/30/12 2:19 P
Tried to come up with something more original to entitle my journal, but seeing as my brain isn't functioning well today, what I have up is just what it's going to have to be. My wellness goals are to eat wholesome, real foods; eat mindfully, lead an active lifestyle, lose some body fat and become leaner. I'm a very right-brained individual. I thrive off of creativity and flexibility.That is why I refuse to judge my progress by numbers, no matter how tempting it is. I feel happiest when eating healthily and exercising feels like a natural and enjoyable process. I have no desire to make things unnecessarily difficult for myself. Many people love to challenge and push themselves, and that's great for most individuals. I've gone against myself for so long in everything I've done that I've reached the point where I'm tired of demanding so much of myself.
I believe that all of us are supposed to be ''fit''. It is just that most of us are leading lives that go contrary to our attaining this fitness. I believe that by eradicating as much unnatural, chemical-laden, processed, and refined foods as possible from our diet and making it our aim to be active each and everyday doing forms of exercise we enjoy and will stick to will gradually bring individuals closer and closer to a body weight and shape that is healthy for them. Lastly, I do not desire to focus on any one part of my body and it's appearance. I realize that some things are beyond my control and I'm learning to be satisfied with the overall shape I've been given. As long as I am fit and healthy overall is what matters to me.
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