Sunday, October 07, 2012
Goal: Burn 2040 calories
Completed: 205 calories
So, yeah, this week was a major bust. I am starting the Fall 5% Challenge well, though. It began yesterday and I got in 45 minutes of exercise and 8 glasses of water. Today I did not exercise, but got 10 glasses of water.
Tomorrow, I will exercise... and the next day and the next and so on.
I haven't considered giving up. It's not an option.
Next week I'll do better.
I had almost considered not posting this, since there is so little to tell... but I promised I would. Plus, I wanted to put this out there in case someone else is struggling with getting in the exercise. I guess I just want to show you that we can't give up when things don't go the way we'd hoped.
Instead we get off our butt and go make it happen.
Hope everyone had a great week!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
This is my get-your-butt-back-in-gear October Challenge (aka the Alt October challenge in the 50lb Challenge Team)
This challenge has 5 parts:
1st- Goal: Burn 8200 calories by November 1. (This is my weekly goal x 4) I've always focused on specific tasks, and I get bored. Plus, I sometimes, pick "easy" things to get my minutes in, thus never burning enough calories to get anywhere. This will keep me from "cheating".
2nd- Reward: Eh, I'm iffy on a reward. I'm so picky. Food rewards are against the rules (and I wouldn't pick it anyway), but I also don't want to purchase a reward either, as I can't say if I'll even be able to afford (or find) what I would want. So that leaves things like, "read a book", or "take a bubble bath" - all things I already do. I get plenty of alone time. So, eh. I don't know. Hah, I'll take suggestions!
3rd- Quote: I will post a new quote each week. This weeks quote:
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”–Maria Robinson
4th- Blog: I will update my blog once a week (Saturday) to reflect my progress.
5th- Print: Supposed to print it all out and put it somewhere you can see each day, but I don't have my printer hooked up. So.... I'll probably just write out.
And that's it!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
So, you know how I mentioned in a previous post, that I had slacked off on working out?
I did. For about 2 months. And one of those months was spent eating out almost every day.
I'll wait while you pick yourself off the floor.
And guess what? I gained about 8lbs.
But this post isn't to whine about how sorry I am (I'm not - It was a learning experience), or even about how I'll promise to get back on track (which I will). This post is about what happens when you don't even notice it.
I can't tell you how many times I've given up because I just wasn't seeing any progress.
But the cold hard truth is simply that we either a) don't WANT to see results or b) we're so blinded by what we THINK we are that just don't see the TRUTH.
I can tell you that aside from the scale going down a little a time, I did not notice any physical changes taking place.
My clothes didn't fit differently.
My pain had barely diminished.
I wasn't happier.
Oh and all of the above were a LIE.
Did you hear that?
With those 8lbs added back on, I can tell you that WITHOUT A DOUBT, that my body had been changing. Because I can feel it going to back to what it was.
I FEEL my clothes getting tighter.
I SEE my legs are a bit thicker.
I FEEL the pain in my foot returning.
I FEEL my energy evaporating.
I SEE that my boobs don't fit in my bra anymore (Ok, so maybe this isn't so bad)
Anyway, my point here is that even if you don't feel that change is happening, IT IS.
Just try going the other way, and I PROMISE you, you'll notice a difference!
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
This past week I did something that I've been literally wanting to do for years: pierce my nose. With one of those itty bitty little studs that almost looks like a speck of glitter.
It was a spur of the moment decision and I'm very happy I finally did it.
But it got me thinking about WHY I hadn't already done it. My list looked something like this:
*I'm too old (I'm 28, but felt that piercings are more for teens and early 20 somethings
*What if people hate it? (My ex said they were ugly)
*My job (not allowed at work)
*What if I hate it? (that would suck)
And so on. But these are horrible reasons to not do something! They are all based out of fear. And it's no bueno to give in to fear.
I mean, really? Who cares how old I am? Who cares if someone else doesn't like what I do with MY body? If I hate it, I can take it out! The job was the only semi-legit reason on the list (which I no longer have to worry about).
So I said to heck with it. I'm doing it. And, as you can see, I did. And I love it, btw.
But then I started thinking... these excuses are NO DIFFERENT than the ones we tell ourselves about exercising and eating right. They may look a bit different, but they're the same.
*I'm too old. I'm too heavy. I'm too this. I'm too that. For the record --- NO, YOU'RE NOT.
*What if people laugh at me? What if people think I look dumb? What if people don't accept what I'm doing? FORGET about "PEOPLE". You aren't a business, these people can't buy *stock* in you. They don't get a say!
*My job. I don't have time. I'm too busy. NO YOU AREN'T. Working out and eating right, simply isn't a priority. We MAKE TIME for the things that are IMPORTANT to us!
*What if I hate exercising? What if I hate this food? What if it bores me? Then do/eat something else! Experiment. Learn. Getting something wrong means you're learning what doesn't work -- which is JUST AS IMPORTANT as knowing what does work!
Fear limits, paralyzes, slows, detracts.
Jumping takes you places. Doing opens doors. Flying sets you free.
Don't want to walk? Then dance!
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