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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

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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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Tongan Family Holiday Rocked

Monday, May 06, 2013

I just got back from a family holiday to Tonga. It was an incredibly special time for my mother (who is Tongan) as it was the first time that her daughters children went to Tonga. We just LOVED it ... Omg the snorkelling was awesome and I had a brand new underwater camera to go mad with :)

Did I overeat? YES!
Did I berate myself? NO!
Did I keep active? YES!
Am I back on track? YES!

Today I joined my local aquatic centre and gymnasium ... I just love it there ... I spent 1.5 hours aqua jogging tonight and then 20 minutes in the spa pool ... Sooooooo relaxing! But I am actually really looking forward to learning more about the rest of the centre. I have my first session on Thursday and then workout session next Monday. Every other day I'll be in the pool or taking a spa ... Bliss.

I've also enrolled in a sea kayak course. Tomorrow we have our first lessons at the pool. Then more theory and lessons on Saturday this weekend and a kayak trip all day on Sunday ... I am NOT looking forward to the Eskimo rolls ... But hopefully I'll do ok. NERVOUS!

Eating today has been fab ... Back off the bread! I plan to be back to my pre-holiday weight by the time I weigh myself this Friday :-)

Filling my life with activities I love is an absolute buzz ... Overcoming fears rocks!

  
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Ego boost ...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I just have to blog about my little ego boost that occurred tonight.

I really wanted to go to the pool tonight but I had nobody to go with. So I ate my yummy chicken salad then did my strengths workout. I had bought a new pair of swimming shorts today ... Size L as the XL were just too big now. I tried them on with my togs and they looked great YUSS!!!

So I threw on my jeans and hoody and went to the pool alone. I worked harder than normal with no distractions, doing laps for an hour (very slow laps). Then I went to the spa for my wind down and treat. It was pretty crowded so I sat in the only spare spot between a couple and a single guy.

The guy started chatting to me and it was all very polite and friendly. After 20 minutes I said goodbye and went to shower. Eek I thought to myself ... He'll be checking out my body! Ah well ... When I walked out the front door he was standing there and he nervously asked me if I was single. I told him I was, and he asked me if we could swap numbers.

I agreed to take his number and told him I'm turning into a pool junkie so he'd most likely catch me here most evenings ... that was such an ego boost for me!

My my my ... Pool culture huh ... I get to trim down AND get opportunities to be sociable. That's a bit more spicy than walking to and from work everyday lol ...

  
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ADZY86 4/16/2013 6:06AM

    Ooooo go you, sexy mama! Bet you looked hot. Ibet you also walked out strutting your stuff, full of confidence. Love it. emoticon

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