Saturday, February 23, 2013
So, I got super behind on the count down activities (read: never actually started on them), so here they are.
1. Make a plan
Diet: Common sense healthy eating/Plate Method/ Sticking between certain Spark recommended ranges.
Exercise: Cardio 4x week for 30 minutes adding in ST for certain body parts (Shoulders to restrengthen after an old injury and Core to help with better posture). At this point ST is not a primary focus.
2. Update Sparkpage
Will do as soon as this is posted.
3. List the reasons you want to lose weight
I am officially at my highest weight EVER. In the last few months, I've gained back all that I lost after my accident, plus a few. I have got to stop this before it really gets out of control.
I want to have the energy I know I can have
My dogs getting fat. I once read something "If you're dog's overweight, it's time to get off the couch." Well.... it's time.
I know I can do it. I just have to DO it.
All of the other reasons: I want to feel sexy, spontaneous, healthy, vibrant, glowing. I want to know I'm treating my body as the special thing that it is.
4. What are your trigger foods and trigger situations?
Trigger Foods: Fast food ANYTHING, Cheese, Bread, Anything greasy or carby, Cheesecake
Trigger Situations: Realizing it's 6pm and I haven't thought about what's for dinner. By this point it's too late to start cooking (Kids have an early bedtime). Being out in town and hungry.
I can solve these situations by thinking ahead and planning dinner in advance. Not necessarily the day before or anything, but at least by lunchtime the day of. And I can make sure when I'm out, I have something handy to curb hunger, be it nuts or a granola bar, or something like that.
As for the foods themselves, I am not going to eliminate any food completely. This is a long haul thing, and I believe with control, there is room for any food in a healthy diet. So, I will see if the food fits into my diet plan and if not, is it worth the calories? Can a snack be swapped out somewhere else?
5. Ways to Cut Calories
This one doesn't really have a straightforward question or prompt other than listing ways I know to cut calories.
I guess, I don't know a whole lot of them.
FF dairy products, use less sugar - especially in drinks, make sure it's really hunger by drinking water first, satisfy a sweet tooth with fruit first, avoid packaged and processed "food".
That's almost half of em. But I'm getting some pain in my hands from typing, so the rest will come tomorrow - errr rather later today since it's past midnight.
Which happens to be day one of the Challenge.
Friday, February 01, 2013
This may just be my favorite video of all time.
Pittie puppy + Exercise = Extreme levels of cuteness and squeeee.
This is a video of puppy persistance. He wants to exercise with daddy, but can't seem to get he hang of it.
From the video page:
"It is so difficult to get in a workout these days. You try and make time but there's always someone hogging the treadmill at the gym.
If all your fitness efforts fail, do like this puppy, and hop alongside your workout buddy. And while paws offer the best traction for dealing with incline and speed, there is an important lesson to learn from this agressive and persistant puppy — if at first your exercise efforts flop, try and try again."
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I found something today that I want to share with you.
And while I'd wager that the majority of us on SP don't do what I'm about to show you, I know some still do.
And besides, this is sudden perpective changer.
Imagine if you will...
You wake up, drinking a glass of orange juice with your breakfast. You head out the door, stopping for a latte on the the way to work.
First break comes around, you feel like you need a pick me up before lunch, so you grab a soda.
At lunch you grab a fruit punch with your meal.
Getting off work you head home for dinner, with a cool glass of sweet tea. Maybe afterward to meet some friends for a quick beer.
Sounds like a "Typical" day....
only what you don't realize is................
Is that you've drank your ENTIRE days worth of calories.... and not counted for a single bite of food.
Really makes you look at things differently, doesn't it?
Monday, January 28, 2013
Almost a week down and still going strong!
1. I started my first day of class on Coursera. Entrepreneurial business class. Fun stuff.
2. I created a twitter account for the personal/writer side of me. I've had one for my website, which is dedicated to the topic of motivation, loving yourself, and such (which can be found here https://twitter.com/UncopiedLife ) but I wanted one that would express the fun, silly, writer side of me. That's here: https://twitter.com/KimThirion Of course, you don't have to click on either of those links.
3. Started reading a new book today "The Snow Angel". For fun. I'm a big reader, so ordinarily this wouldn't be anything to mention. But for the longest time anything I've read has been for learning. Time to enjoy myself.
4. I did not eat any sweets today.
5. I put down the laptop while watching tv with my better half today. Usually, I'm typing, watching, reading etc... all at the same time. It was nice to just enjoy something.
Hope your Monday went well!
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