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Procrastination is NOT my identity!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."--Lao-Tzu

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of."--From Joyce Meyer, Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."--Walt Disney

I want to know that I am doing my best, making the best choices I can make (not that other people can make for me), and making progress toward my healthiest life. I can't do my best, I can't make the best choices, and I can't make progress toward my healthiest life if I put things off.

I don't need to wait on instructions from my doctor or hear his concerns about how I need to lose weight and eat a healthier diet. I know that I'm not at my ideal weight and I know that I don't eat a healthier diet. I just put off the things that I know I need to do. And now, I'm paying for that. I have high cholesterol, kidney issues, possible gallstones, most of which are caused by my diet and not exercising doesn't help, either.

I am excited to see where this journey takes me. I am excited to see my results and know that I have conquered my eating habits and lack of exercise. Procrastination is NOT how I want to be defined.

  
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TXPATRIOT 7/16/2013 11:50PM

    I can relate to your blog so much.

I didn't have any health issues, but I was a ticking time bomb. I kept telling myself that I can't wait a disease or a condition, then do something.

I know you can break through your tendencies and do this with determination and perseverance!

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STINASTEW 7/16/2013 9:24PM

    You GO GIRL!! :) Get past the procrastination & the rest will come way easier!! Keep breaking those habits & remember that the journey is for you & your future

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I am more powerful than I realize!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I can do anything I set my mind to do. Remembering that is key for me, especially when it comes to weight loss. I just need to concentrate on the good things that I want/need. I also need to focus on what I want to do and not on the excuses I can come up for not doing what I want to do (wow, can anyone understand that?). I can't think about food all the time if I want to lose weight. I can't whine and complain about exercise because that is an important step in a weight loss journey. Those size 6 pants are not just going to mold to fit my body, as much as I wish they would. I need to schedule exercise into my day. I usually have an hour before work starts where I could work out in the gym that is right down the hall from our clinic, but I haven't taken advantage of it yet because I always have an excuse not to. So I'm gonna do it...tomorrow. Ya'll check up on me to make sure I did. I'm gonna do it the day after tomorrow, too, so that I will form this new habit.

I need to become more active. I need to break my habit of laziness and stop putting off until tomorrow what I can do today. I am more powerful than I realize. I can decide to eat healthy, I can decide to exercise, and I am the only thing that can stop me.

  
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KTIERNAN09 7/9/2013 10:38PM

    You so are! Those morning workouts can be rough; I just started trying to squeeze in a half hour before work as well. We can both do it!!

You can do anything you set your mind to and it sounds like that' just what you are doing. Keep at it!
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STINASTEW 7/9/2013 10:06PM

    Great plan! Even if you get in there for a short time, it's better than nothing & more than the day before! Maybe then challenge yourself to add 5 more min in the gym each week or even each day! You deserve all the healthy benefits! Good luck!! :)

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Changing my habits

Monday, July 08, 2013

I hope by changing my habits to increase my joy. 40% of everything we do is done merely from habit (a statistic from Joyce Meyer's book, Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits). A habit can be formed or broken in 30 days. Really???? That's it???? I'm huge on instant gratification and would like my habits to be changed right now, but I need to be realistic. But if I stick with it and don't QUIT like I am prone to do, my habits can be changed for the better. Vince Lombardi said that "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit", so I am going to unlearn quitting. I CAN and WILL change my bad habits.

Some habits I would like to break are:
1-Quitting
2-Nail biting
3-Beating up on myself
4-Swearing
5-Having a generally negative attitude
6-Emotional eating

Mark Twain has said,"Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by man (or woman), but coaxed downstairs a step at a time." So I figure by continuing to take small steps each day, I will break my bad habits.

  
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STINASTEW 7/9/2013 3:18AM

    You can definitely do it! Small steps are key & Mark Twain but that nicely :) just remember that if u happen to mess up along the way, just pick yourself back up & back on track!

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My story

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hi everyone! My name is Micaela and I am 31 years old. I live in Topeka, KS with my husband, Jacob and our two dogs, Stella and Lily. I have a job in the medical field and enjoy being able to help people every day, even though I don't necessarily always do it as cheerfully as I should. I struggle waking up in the morning because I'm tired and would like to be able to sleep a little more:( I work at a desk job and don't get up and move around very much. Every once in a while, I will get up and walk to the bathroom at the other end of the clinic where I work, just to get up and move.

When I met my husband over six years ago, I weighed 120 pounds. Today at my doctor's appointment, I discovered that I now weight 160 pounds:( I have had a lot of health issues come up within this last year and learned of another one today. I can't wear my wedding ring because my hands are too swollen. Why? Too much salt in my diet. My feet are puffy, too. I tried the whole WW thing with my SIL. We used to walk every night after work, but she has lost so much weight and gained so much energy, I can't keep up with her anymore. I created a SparkTeam called Let's get healthy, Topeka! and I hope it takes off. I would like to organize a group that could walk together and make it a social thing, so we could all find motivation:)

I would like to start a family in the near future and that is what's getting me started on this journey. I want to be a healthy mommy for my babies and right now, I'm not very healthy. So I'm gonna work on that. Stay tuned!

  
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STINASTEW 6/29/2013 10:19AM

    You can do it! :) That salt is a stinker! I love me some salt, as well! :/ We've started using sea salt & trying to minimize it a little more. It's hard, but sounds like your motivated! :) WOOHOO!

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KABMPH 6/27/2013 8:43PM

    Welcome to SP! No doubt you can achieve your goals!!
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DOPAMINEJUNKIE 6/27/2013 8:31PM

    Nice to meet you Micaela! I hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend, I'm excited to see your progress!!

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MOMMY2MADILYN 6/27/2013 8:21PM

    Hi Micaela and Welcome to the Team!
I'm here if you ever need anything. I wish you all the best with your goals! Just remember, take it one day, one choice at a time. You CAN do it!!

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