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First VLOG

Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 1 Commitment Video Log. To capture where I'm starting from.

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RYDERB 11/5/2014 5:59PM

    emoticon to waking up each new day, feeling stronger than yesterday. Good luck! emoticon

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RYDERB 11/2/2014 8:42AM

    I have to figure out how to change my settings. So I can see your blog. I guess if you block all the stupid advertising popups, you can't see some of the important stuff either. Boo!

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LIFEGENESIS 11/1/2014 5:01AM

    YAY for your first VLOG! Welcome and good luck! Keep vlogging! :D

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My Fiji Kickstart

Friday, October 31, 2014

Last weekend I went to Fiji to celebrate Kaipara's birthday and to kickstart my healthy lifestyle commitment. I knew I would be wishing I was fitter and smaller - and so I went to face the music.

This year has been so inconsistent for me, and it boils down to me not taking the time to centre myself DAILY.

YES, I have been incredibly busy at work.
YES, I have been busy with PACIFICA.
YES, I have been involved with my family and friends.

But a few months away from consistent exercise, combined with trying different eating fads (high fat, high protein, low carbs) has seen me balloon to 100kgs again emoticon .

Over the past month, I've been thinking what else can I do? I need to stop this now! A plan has been unfolding in my mind (and actions) and this is what it now looks like:

REGULAR EXERCISE: At least 5 days a week.
- I will try new things to keep myself interested. (I am so happy to have started swimming lessons this week! emoticon ).

NUTRITION TRACKING: At least 5 days a week.
- My Achilles Heel is the volume of food I eat. Tracking enables me to account for what I am consuming. I accept that there is no magic pill and there is no easy diet that allows me to eat whatever I want. My healthiest sustainable solution will only be found through tracking my consumption until I am under control.

DRINK at least 2 LITRES of WATER each day.

SLEEP 7 hours each night.


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RYDERB 11/2/2014 8:40AM

    emoticon emoticon I'm sorry you've been struggling. That sucks! I know, because I've been struggling too. emoticon Love your determination and plan to put yourself first and take control.
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LADYGSC 10/31/2014 9:37PM

    emoticon emoticon goals emoticon

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8 Days Tracked

Monday, May 27, 2013

This has been an AWESOME week! I have tracked all my food and exercise and today the gym guy reviewed my nutrition.

He gave me a couple if pointers ... nothing inspirational but it seems to have had a big effect :)

I got home from work at 5:30pm and made my dinner (steak and salad) ... I was starving. 7:30pm I go buy some groceries ... 8pm I go to the gym and do my 45 minute cardio workout. Yuss!!!!

Small change plans for the week:
- I'm really looking forward to having stir fries and omelettes this week as I've been eating loads of salad and I need to mix things up a bit more.
- I'm going to only eat carbs that are in my fruit and veg.
- I'm only going to eat 2 serves of fruit a day.

And I am still LOVE LOVE LOVING the gym!

Thanks Adz for the 21 days motivational tip ... I hear you've sparked a bushfire!

8 down, 13 to go ... And repeat :) xx

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ADZY86 5/30/2013 9:03AM

    Yayyy! Thanks for the shout out! Bushfire is EXACTLY what it is...I can't believe it! Everyone has been passing it on and I'm seeing blogs about 21-day habits and shout outs to me all over the place haha I love it. Doesn't 21 days just feel so easy, or is it just me?! I'm now on Day 17 of my third cycle of 21 days (so it's Day 59) and I can't believe it! This is the longest I've stayed on track in over a year! I've found something that works for me and clearly for so many others, and I'm so pleased.

I had to start doing stir frys for lunch this week too. Love my salads but definitely also needed to mix it up. My taste buds really thanks me xx

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ROCKYRD1 5/29/2013 3:37AM

    You are all revved up - Burn rubber. emoticon

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RYDERB 5/27/2013 1:11PM

    emoticon Sally! I can feel your energy all the way over here. emoticon

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Reflecting ones way to Fullness.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ok ... so I have now completed two days of tracking and decided I needed to adjust my slow weight loss goal as my calorie allowance was too large (1590 - 1920 calories per day). Seeing as I'm investing so much time and money into exercise, its important that I nail my portion control.

Tracking has been a brilliant partner to my gym workouts. And going to bed physically tired, feeling slightly hungry and very excited for tomorrow is a rewarding way to end each day.

You know, my heart skips a beat when I consider what I am getting back ... Renewed energy ... Better fitting clothes ... Increased self confidence ... A deep sense of humility for being privileged enough to experience the sweetness of success ... Incredible hope, enthusiasm and excitement for the future as I continue to conquer fears and become more healthy.

When I consider all these things, that slight hunger I was feeling disappears and I feel a fullness to bursting!

I am so incredibly grateful for Sparkpeople ... I am never alone on this journey and I can therefore always succeed.

In health, Sally


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RYDERB 5/21/2013 11:20AM

    Love this blog Sally! Congratulations! You've already come so far that I know you can do anything and everything you want.

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I finally joined a GYM ...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I've been busy the past few weeks, learning new things. But I accept that I really DO still need to track my food as I just get so easily side tracked with over eating when I don't!

But the coolest thing is that I have become a member of my local aquatic centre which includes gym membership. Belonging to the gym entitles me to whats called a 'Face 2 Face' programme, where an Instructor provides me with an exercise programme. (We start on nutrition at our next session).

I am thoroughly enjoying my confidence growing with each visit! Now that I have given up the adolescent attitude of resistance, I have found myself embracing the process of exercise, and I am delighted!

Now I just have to stop eating like an Olympic wrestler and I'll be sweet as! Hence I'm back to tracking all nutrition this week :)

Have a superb week spark stars!

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RYDERB 5/21/2013 11:17AM

    Woo Hoo Sally! Sounds like fun fitness!

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ADZY86 5/20/2013 9:38AM

    Yayyy for joining the gym! Hope you grow to love it there. Really love to see you blogging again; I really love reading your stuff.

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