Me after losing 64.5 Pounds!! Getting close to goal!
9/20 side shot after zumba..wow I can't even believe that is me! weight 177
When people talk about "adventures" I have visions of swimming with dolphins, petting a tiger, backpacking through europe...but for me right now...my choice to make 2012 the year to make a "better me" is the adventure I am on.
Like most adventures, they change your life, your way of thinking and how you see yourself. This is just what I need!
About me.. well here is a list of things I love *order is random :)
dogs, cats, my partner, gardening (and miss it greatly since moving to az) anything with polkadots, earrings, vintage style, baking, cooking, moijito's, self help books, northern ca ocean, helping others, my unmatching set of coffee mugs, good earth tea original, recycled everything, art of all types, music and more music, trees, old stuff no one wants, my collection of vintage suitcases and thimbles and last but not least... I'm learning to love myself... how awesome!
I really don't know how much I want to lose as far as weight...I started at 251 earlier this year... and I thought gosh if I could just get back to 225 I'd be happy. (the lowest weight I remember being as an adult). But I've been inspired by sparkpeople and the people who spark and I feel the goal of 180 is reachable..maybe even more. For now that is the weight goal
My life goal..to change habits that I feel are unhealthy, from my ever worried state of anxious thoughts to my inability to de-stress and take time to enjoy life.
So my goals..in short are to make 2012 the year I start the journey to a better me.
And I'm sooo excited to make this happen.
I am very eclectic and so my "program" is no different.
Eat better by-
Reduce trigger foods:
ice cream, fast food, fatty snacks
Smart swaps- using lower fat options, whole wheat options and any other exchange that is a heathly choice.
Walking, Biggest Loser DVD's, Gaiam stability ball workout, Sparkpeople workouts, kicking up the volume on my "home chore workouts" and pretty much just doing more than I did before.
Stay accountable by staying on sparkpeople. Refresh my motivation and motivate others. Use the resources to make the a lifestyle not another "good try" or fad in my life.
Being kind to myself-
While not directly a weight lose goal..A good part of y program is just treating myself better. Finding the time for me to enjoy life and feed my soul. This makes a more positive outlook which in turn makes all facets of this journey
_X_ complete 1hr of cardio without stopping
___ walk 4 miles
___ walk 4 miles faster
_X_ reach 180 goal weight
___ **NEW Goal 170
___ complete a yoga class
_X_ try zumba
___ learn to jog/run
___ 20 crunches
___ 10 pushups (modified)
___ try dance class
___ Color Run - Jan 2013
*more to come*
_X_ increase veg intake
_X_ 25grams fiber daily
_X_ smaller portions
_X_ stay at calorie goal
_X_ take me time weekly
___ focus on my dreams
_X_ be kinder to myself
___ deal with stress better
___ learn to let go
___ stay positive
___ start doing art again
___ visit the greek isles
___ visit spain & italy
___ visit india
___ write a book (or more)
___ find my "calling"
___ start our family
___ volunteer again
**more to come**
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
| current weight: 174.0
Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year! I'm finally back (it's been soooo long!) and just wanted to let you know that I've missed you and that I look forward to reconnecting. Hope you are doing well and that 2014 will be your best year yet!
879 days ago
It has been a while! I am remotivated. Thank God! I joined Planet Fitness and went once a week. Now I am excited to go more often. I really like it, and there is no pressure, but I feel better already. Eating better makes me fell better too. I cannot wait to have great salad with my favorites today and to pick strawberries tomorrow. I am healthiest in the summer.
1101 days ago
Hope you are doing well!
1112 days ago
BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD
Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!
You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!
"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"
Again, Congratulations Beautiful!
Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!
1143 days ago
I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.
1220 days ago