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I did it!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I went and joined the gym! I'm really excited and more hopeful than ever about getting fit and healthy! This has to be the most defining moment of my dieting history! I can't wait until tomorrow, it will be my first work out! emoticon

  
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TAM445 6/11/2009 10:34AM

    Congratulations!!!! I'm so proud of you!!

You're committed to this!!

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FANTASTIC731 6/11/2009 9:01AM

    YAAAAAAAAAAAY I'll be watching your progress & helping you anyway I can!

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REDRADY1 6/11/2009 1:46AM

    That's Awesome. Don't you feel inspired? Can't wait to hear about your future progress. Way To Go! emoticon

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I'm joining the Gym!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Wow! I never thought I'd be able to say that! That I (lil ole me) is gonna join the gym. Anyway, the scoop is that Kenny and I went there today to check on the prices and they were right where I had hoped they'd be. An old friend of mine had told me their prices several years ago and I had expected them to have gone up, but they hadn't emoticon. So, we took the tour and all and we're hooked. We didn't sign up today because we didn't have the 60 bucks registration fee on us, but I think we'll probably wait until july to sign up. Either way, we're GONNA join and I'm soooooo excited. I can't wait! emoticon

  
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FANTASTIC731 6/10/2009 9:30AM

    YAAAAAAAAAAAY

Glad to hear you are able to join a gym. I too had never stepped foot in a gym. Yes, it was intimidating at first but I quickly became super focused & just working hard each & every time I go now.

I don't believe it the matchy-matchy outfits... after all, I'm there to work & sweat my butt off!
I wear super comfy pants (if you can invest in those "wicking" pants do so!) and a big ol' shirt!
The way I figure it is this:
If I work hard when I finish up & I'm a sweaty mess - what difference is a designer or even expensive workout suit make?

I've become a big fan of Spinning (stationary bike classes given in a class form). I've never bought the shoes that go with it - I just use my sneakers - I can' see spending 60-80 bucks just for a pair of cleated shoes!

I've learned to admire the elliptical - granted when I first started, I was lucky to make 10 minutes on it! I'm now up to an easy 50 minutes!! WOO HOO - GO ME!!

I work on the treadmill for endurance. I can use every piece of equipment at my gym (LA Fitness) - keep in mind - it took my 1 whole year to do this. But that was my initial goal - to not only get healthy - but to learn to use every piece of equipment that I basically pay for every month!!

I wish you lived in Cape Coral, Florida - I'd take you with me to the gym & we would have a blast.

Just have fun, be safe, take every class you can & ROCK IT - I have no doubt you will do just fine.
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Yay!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

So, there is a possibility (however small) that I might be joining a gym! YAY! I called one place that's near my job and they want like 39 dollars a month for membership, which isn't so bad, but they really don't have a lot of stuff. What I really want to join is the health and fitness club that's really big in my city. They have LOTS of stuff, including a separate gym just for women! Anyway, I called them today to check on the prices, but (grrrr) they wouldn't tell me prices unless I come in. That really bugged me, because I know what they're trying to do. They're hoping I see the place and say "OMG Gym HEAVEN" and decide that price doesn't matter. Well, if I were, say... the mayor, price wouldn't matter... but I'm not, so it does matter. So, long story short, I've got an appointment and we'll see how it goes! emoticon

  
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TAM445 6/8/2009 8:32AM

    I visited the Women's Center for Wellness that is close to my job. It is AWESOME!!! They have a heated pool and sauna, spa - which you get discounts on, and any Cardio machines you can think of. They also offer over 100 classes a week and a track that loops around the 2nd floor - Yes, the SECOND FLOOR!!! And it's for Women only. They ever offer classes for morbidly obese women only so that they can feel comfortable. It was gym heaven. !

But I chose to go to Anytime Fitness which is right up the street from my house. They don't offer half as much stuff as WCW but I realized I didn't need much. They have treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and weight systems. That's really off I need. Nothing fancy. The most important consideration was that Anytime was available to me 24/7. I have gone to work out at 10 at night over there. I couldn't do that at WCW as they close at 8 every night. It makes a big difference.

Good luck with choosing a gym and getting moving!!!

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Sigh

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

So, I've figured out that I'm never going to be consistent at my diet or at SP. However, my desire for it strong enough that I always keep coming back, even if sporadically. Today, I found yet another motivator to keep pursuiing this weight loss thing -- high school pictures emoticon. Granted I'm only 24 and and only graduated 6 years ago, I've manged to gain weight like a seasoned pro. Anyway, like I said I found a couple pictures that got me thinking. ... I used to think I was horribly fat... but at 5'4'' and 180lbs, I wasn't horribly fat, but I was a bit overweight... which sat mostly in my belly (thanks to everyone on my dad's side of the family for that physical trait), giving me a slight pregnant look. And believe me, I have been asked NUMEROUS times by strangers if I'm pregnant. The answer, after mentally shoving my foot down their throat, is always a firm no. But that's getting off the point. I saw the pictures today and realized exactly how NOT FAT I was and that I actually looked pretty nice... nothing that a few sit ups and few less colas wouldn't cure. But then I got the call center job and went from standing all the time, to sitting all the time. I also had to adjust to an odd ball shift and started eating out a lot. I gained weight. This was at the beginning of 2006. So from Feb 06 to now, I gained 50lbs, doubling the amount that I need to lose to be where I want to be. See, the problem is that I've ALWAYS thought of myself as fat and so even while dieting/exercising, I never truly believed that would be anything but fat in my eyes. But when I saw those pictures, I realized that at one point in my life, I was a pretty nice, realistic size. And that made me realize that if I was there once, I can do it again. The only set back is my inate tendency toward procrastination and laziness, which I plan to try to overcome. But I don't expect it to be easy... I mean, really, how do you trick your brain into thinking it wants to do something when it really doesn't want to do it? Even disreagaring exercising and eating right... how do you make yourself believe that you really do want to clean that kitchen or cook that dinner, when in reality you'd rather chew on glass? Yeah, I have a long road, I know. But I've tacked those pictures up on the wall just beside my computer monitor so I can see them all the time. And when I've been on this computer too long, hopefully they'll inspire me to get off my rear and go for a walk!

  
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DRAGONFLYFAITH 9/8/2008 4:55PM

    You CAN do this. Getting started is the hardest part. But I have faith that if you really want to do it, you can.

And hey...only four more weeks until I'm cleared. But don't wait around on me girl, get out there and go for it! No excuses. Let's race to the finish line! Let's hold each other accountable.

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Fun, but exhausting weekend

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ouch! Don't touch me!.......... yep I'm sunburned. Yesterday, I went to St. Augusting Beach with my husband and my sister. And despite making a special shopping trip to buy the spray on 50spf sunscreen (spray works much better than rub on) and despite REAPPLYING several times, I still managed to get sunburned. I really am a walking advertisment for Coppertone. I was in the sun on the beach for 5 hours. Where the sunscreen was sprayed, I'm white as can be (and believe me, I'm usually a glowing WHITE lol), but where I missed, I'm lobster red. Unfortunately, I missed a large spot on my right shoulder blade... and it hurts every time I move. And although I did spray my face several times, I got sunburned there too. But I know it's because I was constantly rubbing my face to keep the salt out of my eyes. So I know I probably just rubbed all the sunscreen off. Even with the sunburn though, I'm happy. I haven't had so much fun in a LONG time. I felt like a kid again playing in the waves. Even when I lay in bed last night, I swear I could still feel the waves lol. It was great! emoticon

  


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