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What is your healthy?

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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It is a balmy 94 degrees in North Texas this afternoon but I'm feeling alive and wonderful!

So I've been journaling on healthy weight and healthy BMI today. A few years back I met a trainer at my gym who wanted to get into the military and she diffidently looked the part. She was tall, thin and fit however, they denied her because she was "overweight" by their standard... I've also seen pictures on Facebook and Pinterest of gorgeous fit women who claim their BMI says they are overweight.

This really got me to thinking. A little over a year ago I got down to 160 pounds. I was feeling confident and sexy but I was still "overweight" Because of that and family issues I fell off and gained back 40 pounds.

Now my question is What's your healthy?
Because it's not a number!

My healthy is not feeling stuffed after a meal.
My healthy is doing two hours of calculated exercise a day.
My healthy is feeling sexy in my clothes.
My healthy is not being too busy or too tired to play with my kids.
My healthy is drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
My healthy is no fried foods.
My healthy is lots of fresh fruits and veggies.
My healthy is remembering every sacrifice is worth it and I want to inspire people that sitting around all day eating junk food is not healthy and not worth it! LIFE IS WORTH LIVING, and living to the fullest!!!

I hope this was inspiring and really showed my heart. Because I have so much love for everyone who makes a decision to be healthy.

So tell me what's your healthy? I want to know, I want to know what your goal healthy is, not your goal weight. Because I got burned racing to a number.

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BECCA315 8/10/2014 7:13AM

    LUV the attitude, and thanks for giving me something to think about...

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+2.2 and Running from Zombies!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

So I'm sad to say that I gained 2.2 pounds this week.

I'm really REALLY trying not to get stressed out. This weekend has been interesting to say the least. I've had to grow up a bit concerning family issues, and I'm a little fatigued because of it. I did have a lot of Chinese this weekend and although I ordered only vegetarian meals of course they were covered in sauce and oil so I know that has a lot to do with the weight gain this week.

Oh and I don't think I've mentioned it but my husband and I are doing a Biggest Loser Challenge at home and each week the one who looses the most gets a special (non-food) treat. Like 2 hours game play, 3 hours personal time, $50 to spend however... For two weeks I was winning but this week my wonderful hubby lost over 2 pounds coming back from a +.8 gain the week before!

So needless to say i've hit the gym this morning and I'm planning on (if the rain lets up) going running or hitting the gym again tonight. I'm going to kick butt next week and I'm really going to focus on my sweet drink intake!

Oh oh I'm also training for my next 5K - the Electric Zombie Run! I want to finish in under 30 minutes and therefore be a survivor! (over 30 minutes we get a "you're a zombie now" medal). I'm planning on training by step machine... because my trainer said "If you can climb stairs, you can run a 5K" and I concur! I can only last about 5 minutes before I feel like I'm going to pass out!

Well that's all for now! How do you train for a 5K?

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CRYSTALDANCER 6/25/2014 9:31PM

    How do I train for a 5k you ask? By running, outdoors, rain or shine. Then by doing sprints and interval training in a gym or on a track. I think you already lift weights, but if not, get on the leg circuit at least 1-2 times a week. Abs and back are important too. If your center is strong you will be faster.

If you want to run 5k in less than 30 minutes you have obviously got to run a sub 10 minute mile, so use a watch, a running app, etc to make sure you stay on pace while you are training. You can do it! You are a SURVIVOR! :)

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BECCA315 6/25/2014 5:00PM

    Good luck on running from the zombies!!

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Skinny vs. Healthy

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I lost 1.6 pound this week!!!

I haven't had two consecutive weeks of weight loss in... months!!!

I also went to the gym today. I wanted to do zumba but didn't care for the style of dance with this teacher. So instead I Ellipticaled for 30 minutes and ran on the treadmill another 30 minutes.

But it was interesting, the girl next to me was probably half my size, and I'm not judging her at all I'm so happy she's in the gym however, I'm on there for 20+ minutes sweat pouring down my face, arms, you name it. This poor girl gets on and after 5 minutes she's winded and telling her partner she's done.

There is something I've really learned over this last year, skinny and healthy are not necessarily the same thing. My days of fighting to "get skinny" are over. I'm fighting for my health and the health of my family!!! :gets off soap box:

Well guys that's all for now! I'm pooped and need to have some lunch!

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PERSISTENTTIM 6/19/2014 12:53PM

    Great blog! Good luck and keep up the hard work!

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NOTGVGUP83 6/18/2014 2:35PM

    so interesting, I rather be healthy than just skinny and weak. Congrats on your -1.6 lbs this week!!

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BECCA315 6/18/2014 1:35PM

    Good job on the workout!

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June Goals

Thursday, May 29, 2014

So I'm nearing the end of May... still the same weight I've been since December... Honestly maintaining is not bad however, it's not what I want right now.

But I have learned a lot in this time. It's not about the end but the journey along the way!

In June I'm going to set up some goals. 2014 is almost half way over and I'd like to loose 4 pounds in June. So I'd like to see 190 by July 1st.

I'm also considering not looking at weight at all. I'm thinking about purchasing a body fat analyzer and just going off of that. Honestly I just really need a good scale! I feel the cheap $20 one at walmart is just not accurate. but maybe it really is telling me the truth. After months of being in the gym (missing one or two workouts a week, not making the best food choices) I really am not loosing any weight.

Part of me refuses to believe that, but now that I'm getting it into words it seems true.

I am feeling a little like I will never see a healthy weight, a little discouraged.

I'm excited about being healthy today. That really starts with getting off the couch and having a healthy breakfast and figuring out my June goals.
1) Training every Monday (don't skip) I even went Memorial day! Holidays are just a day to show my healthy
2) Every day 30 minutes of fitness (weekends is yoga) I would really love to see if in June of doing a good month of exercise I still don't loose weight
3) Free MEAL One day each week. That's Breakfast, Lunch, or dinner. I can have fried food, soda, sweets. Any other day or meal I do need to take the healthier option.

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KYGIRALDO 6/1/2014 11:51PM

    You can do it! 80% of weight loss/gain is diet and 20% is exercise. If you are within the calories each day and are still not losing weight, it might be time to take a look at where those calories are coming from. 100 calories in cookies versus 100 calories in a salad are not the same. The cookies spike your blood glucose levels which eventually creates hormones that make you store fat while the salad keeps your blood glucose constant. Try to eat foods with a low glycemic index... they are more nutrient dense and won't spike up your sugar. A good book to read is "the blood sugar solution" by Dr. Mark Hyman. It teaches you how to eat to lose weight and fight obesity and diabetes. Hope my comment helps you lose weight!

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PERSISTENTTIM 5/29/2014 9:12AM

    Great goals! Good luck and have an awesome June!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/29/2014 7:35AM

    Great goals for June!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAROL7 5/29/2014 6:22AM

    There are lots of paths to a healthy lifestyle ... but all are work. AND ... all require you to make a DECISION as to how important this is compared to a bite of this or that.
SO DECIDE ... and then do it. For me it always comes back to counting calories and putting everything I eat into the SP Tracker. Have a good June.

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Who's got two thumbs and getting a year of personal training? THIS GIRL!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Monday all!
Today is day 1 of my year long commitment to getting personal training! I have so many goals that I know I'll achieve however, having a personal trainer will help me achieve those goals.

Ever since I got my first gym membership back in gosh... back when I had my first job... I think I was between 15 and 17. But I've wanted personal training (also because I would like to be a personal trainer) and now I've finally got a chance!
I'm going to make the most of this year and I know with this level of accountability I can see these 50 pounds off!!

So that being said I might be taking some time off of Sparkpeople because with this training I also get a website that my coach has access to, to give me workouts and see what i'm eating.

Well guys with God all things are possible and I can do all things!!!
Have a great Monday!!!

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 5/12/2014 12:30PM

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PERSISTENTTIM 5/12/2014 9:48AM

    Very cool, congrats! I agree with God anything is possible but we have to put in the work and you are making a huge commitment and that rocks! I too aspire to one day be a personal trainer, coming from a place of living unhealthy will give you a perspective some don't have. Good luck!

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