Wednesday, September 04, 2013
So, 9/1/2013 was my 42nd birthday! My son has been doing track and cross country and my goal was to do a 5K this summer with him! Signed up for Finish for a Guiness on 9/1- my 42nd birthday! It was great! Jared and I raced- I finished in 34 minutes- and didn't stop- it was my goal to finish and not have to stop and walk, to run consistently and Jared won his age division and finished in 21 minutes! Wow! I was so proud to do this with him and Jared who is, of course, a typical teenager and very stingy with affection posted this picture on line on facebook and all his friends "liked" it! It made my heart swell- for him to acknowledge me and be proud and wish me well on his facebook page. If course I am not a "friend" on his facebook page, that is not "allowed" but this is a major major heartwarming post for me and I will never ever forget it! One of those moments in life- the race itself and then him showing me the post and sharing it with me- wow! I did not meet my under 190 goal for my birthday but I need to stop focusing on the scale, my measurements have moved and I am now fitting in a size 12/ 14 and it is amazing! My hormones, body type, etc. all effect my weight but my inches are moving and my shape is changing and more importantly I have endurance and have transformed my inside and out. Thanks to spark for all my friends and all the support- 24/7 whenever you need it- spark friends and spark is there! My whole family went to the 5K too, my husband and son, Colby- 12 and Avery- 7 and were there cheering and we may do a walk/ run at some point together as well, this is a family affair and I am so thankful to my family and my friends as well. So happy to have a positive blog today and share with everyone! Here's to a great school year- all the kids are at school today- hoping I can manage the new schedules, work, etc. and commitments and find a new schedule that allows me to squeeze in my zumba, etc. too! and of course my sparking!!!!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Okay, trying something different, a short blog about how lately I am just friggin stuck and feel like I am in mud, both my feet and my body and my brain, sludge. Got to get going! Had the worst PMS this month, hurt my ankle so think the not exercising during PMS really got me wow. I have to get on track, fighting for it, any help, any love you can send? I never had a negative blog but this is just a request, I always tend to not ask for help but asking my spark friends, send me some love! I got down to 199 on 7/5 and today was 199, really? all month exercising, running, eating right, etc. etc. and no movement. Have done measurements and that has moved but the scale, really? and lately just want to friggin sleep, ugh. have to fight the urge, it is so mental yet physical too. Send me some love, some encouragement please, to my spark friends, we all need some help some time and thanks for sending me some love today if you have a minute, I can do this, I know I can, xoxoxoxoxoo Me!!!!
Friday, June 28, 2013
wow, I finally lost another pound today, and down 38 total. almost to my goal of under 200 for fourth of july, freedom from the 2's and we had a kid party yesterday at the Y. they sent out an email saying the Y wanted adults to help in the pool with the kids and I waited and waited for a reply all from the other parents and of course who wanted to go in the pool/ in a bathing suit? I decided,I will do it! I did it. I shaved (ha!) found my bathing suit and owned it, my daughter was so happy she was like mom, wow! I get to swim with you. I want my daughter to know we should live our life and I was determined not to mention I don't want to put on a swim suit or anything like that and just put it on and be like, let's go! She told me she loved my bathing suit (my daughter) and I said thanks! No negative talk here. We had a great time and when we were in the showers getting changed back one of the moms said- wow you look so great! this is while I was standing there soaking wet in my bathing suit! I was so happy! There is one thing to say you look great when you are covered in a flattering outfit to cover the flaws but this compliment was a woo hoo for me and I am so thankful to her for saying this. I did thank her and I am so glad I made the decision to live life, be thankful for my body, wherever I am in my journey and go for it! I need to lead by example with my kids and I am proud of where I am and where I am going and where I have been because afterall I am who I am from what I have learned and I am moving on.... into the 100s and enjoying the journey! Thanks for listening!!!! WOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 24, 2013
I have been participating in Spark, logging in, doing my food log, enjoying my spark friendships and reading blogs but I guess it is my turn to jump in and share more with everyone. I have found such inspiration from blogs and I feel like they make all the difference to me. Everyone sharing their feelings and reading someone relay a feeling that is exactly how you feel is just awesome. To feel not alone is great. There is so much support on spark and it is really key to keeping my motivation up and learning to emotionally handle this journey. After all, emotions are what really fuels my eating a lot of the time (or used to but I am getting better at it) but I have to control my environment as much as possible because when all hell breaks lose, well that is why the monster ravenous carb seeking Michelle comes out and says feed me, I need food, I am stressed, aaak!!!! Now I make it a point to exercise daily at least a half an hour walk at lunch and to go on to spark and read blogs and connect with my peeps. Thank you to all my new spark friends and to anyone reading this. Thank you to everyone in this community for being there and sharing and thank you to Spark for having this wonderful site. In my "real" life here, there is support but there are emotions and complicated relationships and lots of attachments that sometimes are not healthy or sabotaging and it is nice to have a nice clean support system on Spark where there is always love to be spread around and support. there is no argument going on or some alterior motive, just support and genuine care! I love it!!!!! Thanks Spark, Spark friends and everyone who enjoys this site, we are all in this together! Let's have a great Monday and drink lots of water, log in our journals and get moving and do some walking or whatever exercise makes us happy!!!!! I am here, I blogged! Woo hoo! Maybe I will think of some awesome stuff like some blogs I have read but for now at least I jumped in and may have flopped but who knows, I may turn into an Olympic diver and do some fancy ones at some point!!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Well today is the day, let's get it ALL DONE!! Clean this house! Get some work done! Run one mile and oh yeah 3 sets of push ups on my toes, as many as I can! Plus, stay on track with diet! I can do it!!!! I HAVE TO do it!!!! I love Spark. Thanks to everyone in my family, friends and Spark for support!!!!
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