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Just keep swimming....

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The pool is finally back open at work (two days out of the week anyway). So I decided that I would make a goal and swim one mile each time I go to swim. So I swam 2 miles this week! I am now going to try to keep going for a few weeks and then try to shorten the time (I am currently at an hour for a mile).

The boot camp class is starting up again next week, so now I have to decide if I want to add that back into my routine or not. I really do enjoy it, however the price and travel are what gets me.... I will figure out something though.

I am just trying to focus on getting back into my groove and into planning. I know it will happen, it's just the waiting and the working things out that gets me.

  
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FINCHFEEDER80 8/30/2013 9:09AM

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I too, am jealous of your pool! I've always been a little fishey!

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PJNSGRL78 8/29/2013 1:31AM

    Oh I am so jealous emoticon I would love to have access to a pool like that it sounds wonderful. I had a pool when I was a kid (from the time I was 11 until I was 14) and I LOVED it. Unfortunately the indoor pool we have in our town is soooo busy with families or it's lap swimming and I don't think I am a strong enough swimmer for laps.

Great job on the swimming. I hope the boot camp works out for you. If you love it and you can swing it you should do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEPH3443 8/28/2013 9:34PM

    I love going to the pool! I've started to go once a week this summer but this last week the pool was closed for maintenance; i surprised how much i missed it! Hope you are having a great night :)

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2DAWN4 8/28/2013 8:49PM

  I finally had a chance to go swimming over the weekend for the first time this summer! Enjoy it greatly. Swam several laps and it felt great! So glad that you also had the chance to go. Keep up the great work!

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The rabbit hole......

Friday, June 14, 2013

So I had an emotional breakthrough. It's supposed to be a good thing, right? It has actually done more damage than good. It has put the relationship with the other person on rocky, awkward territory. I have realized what triggered the eating and laziness, and when I told the other person involved about why - it was not received well. I didn't expect sunshine and rainbows, but I did expect at least an adult conversation and solution. I have told them that I am doing my part to change it, but I was met with stress and emotional roller coaster feelings...
I just don't know what to do at this point.
I also haven't been able to go to boot camp because the trainer switched the days and times to those that I am not able to attend... The other boot camps in my area are more expensive and do not fit the criteria of workout that I need.

I am so lost and starting to feel disconnected from the challenge. Why does one thing happen when things are good to send me down the rabbit hole to failure?

I do not want to give up, but I need change. The other person is not willing to do that. I can't give up on myself and giving up on them might be just as bad....

  
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SHAPESHIFTER09 6/15/2013 11:38PM

    I'm sorry you're going through this. I've had more than my fair share of experience with relationships that involve people who aren't looking out for my best interests. My best advice? let go, or be dragged. Best of luck to you.

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MPRILL 6/14/2013 7:30PM

    emoticon Hang in there. Sometimes the right choice isn't the easiest.

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TAURUSGIRL3 6/14/2013 1:09PM

  Hang in there!!

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Getting Addicted!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

So I have been doing the boot camp for 3 weeks (I missed last week). I am feeling better and I am not really sore after the workouts. Not only that, but I am now motivated to do the 30 minute Total Body Challenge on Coach Nicole's 28 Day Boot camp DVD at least one other day in the week. I have set a date with another coworker to start swimming after work maybe 2 days a week.

The cons: I have not been tracking my food..... :( But I have been tracking my fitness which I am proud of!

So this week, I am going to make tracking my food a priority, then I will plan days to workout so that it is more scheduled.

  
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I didn't wimp out!!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Woo Hoo!!!!
So today is a good day for me (not just because it is Friday), but because I have achieve TWO workouts so far this week.
The first was my SECOND boot camp class, and then again today when I completed 5 out of the 9 SIS challenge drills. My numbers of course need improvement, but I still at least did something! I plan on completing the rest of the drills tomorrow, and also getting in some cardio time. I am thinking it is going to be Jillian on my Biggest Loser XBOX Kinect game. She is such a motivation for me!
My next "small goal" plan is to actually plan out my workout days in order to make sure I get at least three a week. I do want to start small (habit forming) instead of overwhelming myself.
Then I am going to get to work on tracking my food again. Then measure and weigh my portions, and finally start my weight goals and rewards.

I love this challenge! I love my bootcamp class! I love my SP teams and friends!
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BIXASTARR 5/19/2013 12:26AM

    Your excitement is infectious! Congratulations!!!! :D

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Spring into Summer 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It's that time of year again! The Spring into summer challenge. The last challenge was I year ago (about the same time I.... took a leave of absence). I am using this challenge to get back on track and keep going with the little goals.
I plan on using this challenge to get me back into the motivational "sweet spot" I had. I want this challenge to help me in between my boot camp classes. I am only going one day a week (it's all I can afford), but I don't want to be a couch potato the rest of the week.
I want to use this challenge to gain the courage to keep myself motivated instead of letting go with excuses.
I would love for this challenge to help me get into the exercise routine that I know I need and still have wiggle room to try new things/ change it up to get me through the plateaus that I will be faced with eventually.

Mainly I want to use this challenge to reconnect with myself and fellow sparkers in order to gain friendships and accountability partners that will help me through so I can pay it forward when it is my time.

xoxo
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BIXASTARR 5/15/2013 3:00PM

    The challenges are a way to make fitness fun. At least for me, because if it's a game.. I'm all in. I'm happy you're doing the challenge too! If you need a cheerleader or virtual hug along the way, I'll be here :) Good luck!

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