Friday, March 14, 2014
A big mistake people make when trying to get healthier is when they fall off the wagon a bit and think, ''I have to start over!'' - SparkCoach Nicole
Umm...this is me. Totally and completely me! I suffer from this delusion. This is not my first SP account and I've started and stopped WW more times than I'd like to admit. Perhaps I constantly start over, because I'm scared a mistake will stop me from having progress? But that doesn't work, because I haven't had progress due to my inconsistency. Starting over doesn't magically give me a clean slate. Starting over doesn't magically stop me from eating crap. Starting over doesn't magically stop me from sitting on the couch instead of working out. Consistency does though.
I need to stop starting over and I need to be Consistent and Intentional!!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Spark Coach is dealing with exercise excuses today and we are supposed to blog about our excuses for skipping exercise and our plan to counter those excuses.
Excuses 1 - I'm Tired! Honestly, I am tired at the end of the day. However, I'm not so tired that I won't watch TV shows before going to bed. If I want to watch episodes of something, I need to do it on my treadmill! One episode usually equals 42-45 minutes on the treadmill.
Excuse 2 - I don't have time today. If my day is really that busy (sometimes it is), then I can fit in a short 10 minute SP exercise video. There are tons on the site and they are free!
Those are my two excuses for not exercising. They come up often, but I am now going to bust them!
Sunday, March 09, 2014
WooHoo! I'm a down a pound since last week. I had a low mid week weigh-in, but it wasn't real. I'm okay with that, because I am down a pound from last week!
I took a good look at my weight chart in SP. I extended the dates out to next Sunday, so I can see what my goal weight is supposed to be and that is what I am aiming for. So I am working towards being 188 on weigh-in next Sunday.
On the medical side of things, I'm having thyroid issues! It's been over a year since I have had normal thyroid levels. I have been hypo and hyper. What is really weird is that I have been hyper lately, but I haven't really lost any weight. Usually when I'm hyper, I lose weight pretty quickly. I've seen three different doctors, played around with my synthroid dosage and still no results. The doctor I'm seeing now is referring me to see an endocrinologist. I'll hopefully get to see the specialist at the end of the month.
I hope everyone has a great Spark Week!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I'm someone who has to jump in 100%. The problem is...I can't stay 100% for any real length of time. I was reflecting on this yesterday and have realized a few things about myself.
1. I'm 40 years old and thing like my knees...hurt when I do too much. (I've noticed my knees hurt when I don't modify TurboFire workouts).
2. I'm closer to 200 lbs than 150 lbs. I need to respect my body by easing into workouts now. I used to be able to jump into to something, but now I need to give my body time to adjust to it!!
3. I need to make gradual changes. I'm going to back to running, but I'm going to tackle it like I'm a beginner training for a 5k. It's been a while since I've run and my body needs to adjust.
4. I need to change my eating habits. I've known this, but I need to make gradual changes so I don't feel like I'm turning my world upside down!
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