ANNROW0354   24,723
SparkPoints
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
 
 













I have 20 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Making myself a priority in 2014!

Somewhere in the past week or so, I have had an awakening regarding this journey to health and fitness. Maybe the books I've been reading and the support of SP has clicked or something, but I finally realized that if I am going to have success, I have to be accountable for the choices I am making....ALL of the choices. That means no more kidding myself. I've been held in bondage to my fear of how much I truly weigh....like seeing the number on the scale is going to change reality. Avoidance ...
Somewhere in the past week or so, I have had an awakening regarding this journey to health and fitness. Maybe the books I've been reading and the support of SP has clicked or something, but I finally realized that if I am going to have success, I have to be accountable for the choices I am making....ALL of the choices. That means no more kidding myself. I've been held in bondage to my fear of how much I truly weigh....like seeing the number on the scale is going to change reality. Avoidance of the scale simply allows me the ability to not be accountable for the consequences of my choices. Sure, I can tell when I my pants are getting tight or whatever but that could mean 5 pounds or 20 pounds. I will no longer do that to myself.
Now, before anyone tells me the dangers of scale obsession, let me say that I am not going to become obsessed with the scale as I was when I was a teen and 20 something. I do not get my self-worth from a number on the scale and I will not allow that number to send me into despair. However, I know what it is I want this time around and I am not going to stop until I reach it. Mind you, it is a very reasonable goal for my height and age. I'm not trying to be 120 pounds anymore.....I could never be happy denying myself what I would have to deny myself in order to reach that weight.
But, like it or not, weight is a very reasonable measure for health and while I am pretty fit right now, I am still overweight and not stepping on the scale isn't going to change that fact.
So, here I go...I'm going back to the basics.
Track food and stay in calorie range
Track fitness...increase intensity and duration
Weekly weigh in for accountability

If I truly want to make myself a priority in 2014, I have to begin to be honest with myself.
Read More About ANNROW0354 (Updated March 14)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams





 
Interact with ANNROW0354

Send Member a Private Message





Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 6/11/2013

SparkPoints: 24,723

Fitness Minutes: 8,237

My Goals:
Long term goal for 2014: Embrace this journey to a healthier lifestyle that has me releasing excess weight and enjoying every day as a new opportunity.

Long term weight loss goal: 35 pounds by June 2014.

Long term fitness goal: Run a 5k in 2014

My Program:
Daily meditation and prayer; positive affirmations; keeping my goals in front of me.

Track food daily and stay in calorie range by eating clean...no processed foods.

6000 SparkActivity steps daily....
Get out of the house and to the gym 4 times a week.

Personal Information:
I live in Naperville, Illinois which is about 35 miles west of Chicago. I have 5 children but only 1 is living at home at this time. I have a wiener dog named Mia. I volunteer at a homeless shelter, write articles for a website and enjoy Chicago sports teams Bears, Bulls, Sox and Blackhawks!

Profile Image





 
 



New Jeans
From:
INSPIRATION123

Clover
From:
STEPH-KNEE

Welcome Mat
From:
SparkChicago- t...

High Five
From:
RESOLUTION2014

High Five
From:
Little Black Dr...

Map
From:
MICHELEBDAVIS




Member Comments:
PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/22/2014 6:03:50 PM

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



Report Inappropriate Comment
PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/9/2014 9:09:24 AM

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
–Marian Wright Edelman
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, "Coach Nicole's 28 Day Boot Camp." Have a healthy day!



Report Inappropriate Comment
PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/5/2014 7:48:47 PM

Success is a Choice
-Unknown
"Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
Hugs,
Pixie




Report Inappropriate Comment
PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/2/2014 11:01:28 AM

"Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is - where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life. Live today to the fullest."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Plateau? Or Self Sabotage?" Have a healthy new year!





Report Inappropriate Comment
BEARWITH
12/20/2013 5:02:28 PM

Hey -thanks for your comment on my blog; it really helped make my day.

It's interesting reading your 'info', in terms of the goal-setting. I used to be a project manager and setting goals has been at the core of my role for a long time. I also regularly set and review personal goals but have a real problem with procrastination so the goals I set so carefully usually slip by completely and I don't do much about it! Tsk, enough of that - time to change from the inside! :^)

emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (55 total):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page