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Day 404 on the Journey!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

I have been maintaining my staying with my calorie range streak and I am 4 days strong with today going to be 5. emoticon emoticon I am suuuuuuuuuuper happy about this because it so true that we should



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Unfortuanetly my 1 day wake up and exercise streak didn't really become a streak because it didn't make it to 2 days. I had a HARD time getting up this morning so much so that I was even late for work. Anyway I won't let that get me down. I plan to get my workout in this evening when I get home. I'm looking forward to it because it will me my first time doing this video. Also



Anyway that's all for now folks. Thanks for your time!! emoticon emoticon

  
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JUDITH316 9/1/2014 12:18AM

    Cheering you on my friend... you can do it...keep up the great work Chalecia...

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CHANGEOLA 8/26/2014 9:57PM

    emoticon work Chal! I am glad that you are still fighting the good fight and that nothing is standing in your way emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 8/17/2014 12:43AM

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Came back to cheer you on, you are doing emoticon

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KIM22211 8/16/2014 3:17AM

    I am 2 weeks in staying under control with calories but not getting in enough steps in!

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JUDITH316 8/16/2014 2:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on staying within your calorie range the past 4 days... emoticon I cheer you on your journey, keep up the great work! emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 8/15/2014 4:26PM

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/15/2014 2:34PM

    Really liked that last poster...

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SUPER_CIARA 8/15/2014 2:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sounds like you're doing great! Keep it up.

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Day 403 on the Journey!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

Guess what? I exercised last night. emoticon I know you were probably expecting something more exciting but those four words are a sign to me that "I'm back." Those four words mean that I've regained the Chalecia of old who got her workouts done no matter what and I am SUPER happy about that.

So yep despite sounding like I wasn't going to do my workout yesterday in my blog (and believing when I wrote it) I went home and did my Turbo Jam 20 minute workout (at 9:30 p.m. no less). After writing my blog yesterday I decided to re-read (since I get points for that now emoticon ) Coach Nicole's series on the Habits of Fit People and one of the habits was "Work out like it's your job." That article is what allowed me to work out last night despite several thoughts popping up in my head from in the evening to my actual workout about how tired I was and about how I would end up tired tomorrow and a whole host of other excuses. I was able to dispel those thoughts by saying "If you had something to do for work you'd have to do it tired or not so you're working out." It was such an emoticon NSV for me.



Not only that but I loved the workout. It was soooooo much fun. I've done only 2 of the Turbo Jam videos so far and I loved them both. They don't feel like a workout even though I know that I'm working but it's like you're at an intense dance party. The music is emoticon and Chalene's vibe and attitude is emoticon too. The only drawback I have with the videos is that I do have co-ordination issues so I'm having trouble learning some of the moves and the overachiever in me is finding that a bit frustrating. I have every intention of pushing until I get them down though so that's just a minor inconvenience.

I did the same video from last night this morning (another victory- waking up and exercising) and I was already a little better. This wasn't the scheduled video but it was the one I had time for this morning so I'll have to do that next one tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it.

In other news, yesterday also marked the beginning of the 100 push-up challenge which I convinced my DH to do with me. Really we were supposed to start on Tuesday so we can do it on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but he had a headache on Tuesday and wasn't up for it. Anyway that means we're going to do day 2 today even though the program is designed to give you a rest day between days but I don't want to end up on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule because those days are not convenient for us so I'm going to push for us to do it today. I hope he can manage it though because I'm sure he's pretty sore today from yesterday so here's fingers crossed. Day 1 of the Challenge was pretty challenging but I guess that's why it's a "challenge." emoticon I'm pushing through though because



Also on the eating front I'm now on a 3 day streak and today will be 4. All in all as I said above "I'm back!!" and happy about it. emoticon Thanks for your time. emoticon emoticon

  
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KIM22211 8/15/2014 3:39AM

    good for you and hubs! I like that work out like it is your job!

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2BDYNAMIC 8/14/2014 9:16PM

    This is great .......... and I like what you shared from Coach Nicole ......... "Work out like it's your job." ............... and you can be proud of yourself .................. not to mention having your hubby join in too ............. Good influence ....... emoticon

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JLOVESDOGS 8/14/2014 1:38PM

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You have every reason to be proud of yourself!! Great job! And great job getting your DH to join you in 100 pushup challenge! Wish I could get my DH to do something like that emoticon

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Days 401-402 on the Journey!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

The past two days have been good. Well at least on the eating front. I currently have a two day streak of staying within my calorie range and I hope to make it 3 today. emoticon It's not much but it's a major victory to me with my eating having been out of control for probably a whole month.

On the exercise front things haven't been so wonderful however. I did do my first Turbo Jam video yesterday morning because it didn't work out for Monday evening and I was supposed to do the second one this morning but I just couldn't negotiate myself out of bed. (Yes I said negotiate)

Unfortunately I've let my body fall out of it's routine of getting up to exercise and so it needs to be re-trained but it's soooooo hard. Yesterday in and of itself was a feat. I think yesterday's negotiations went on for about two hours of waking and sleeping before I finally got up. I didn't have the time for that this morning though because I had to leave earlier than normal hence missed workout. Sadly too I don't see it getting done this evening either because after work it's straight to church and when I finally get home probably after 9 p.m. I don't see me having the energy to get the video done. I'll try though and hope for the best.

In other news I was reminded how easy it is to disregard our accomplishments. This morning I decided to wear a pair of pants that I had bought for work way back from the last day of May and at that time they were a good fit. Not snug but a good fit. This morning however I could hold the waistband of those same pants several inches from my waist! And to think in the back of my mind I've been thinking that I've achieved nothing this summer. I may not have achieved all that I wanted to but I did way better than nothing.



(In case you can't see the words clearly it says, "Celebrate your achievements. Your journey must include time of reflection. Compare where you were five years ago with where you are now and congratulate yourself for your achievements both big and small. Don't forget to reward yourself for your hard work, careful planning and strong character.")

Let's celebrate all that we've done, big and small!! Thanks for your time!! emoticon emoticon

  
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PURPLEPEONY 8/14/2014 2:05AM

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JUDITH316 8/13/2014 10:59PM

    Good Job Chalecia, you are on the right track, keep up the great work, cheering you on as always... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KNIBARG 8/13/2014 12:54PM

    Good for you! It is tough when we get out of our routine. I am already dreading the thought of getting up at 4:30 when I go back to work in a week to do my morning runs. But, I know I can do it. Sometimes I just tell myself that if I don't get up then I wasted my sleep for nothing because I never REALLY fall back to great sleep after that alarm goes off - it just turns into a battle with the snooze button. I also try to visualize how great I will feel when I am done. But, I have faith that you will get back into your routine! emoticon

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Days 397-400 on the Journey!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

Things have been okay over the past 4 days. They haven't been great but they haven't been awful either. I'm still pushing and I'm still determined. I'm slowly but surely getting my eating back in check and I'm hoping to get back to a consistent workout routine this week by starting Turbo Jam this evening.

Yep, now it's Turbo Jam. I tried Hip Hop Abs last week but I don't think it has enough to hold my interest. Firstly it didn't challenge me enough as a workout. There was barely any sweat at the end of a workout and that was just TOO foreign to me after the sweat baths that I was used to from Insanity and Focus T25 emoticon . Secondly there wasn't enough variety. I can't do the same video too much or it bores me and with just the first week I would have done the same video FOUR times!! So yep I decided to set my sights elsewhere and they landed on Turbo Jam. I hope it's a fun program and that I enjoy it because I really want to get back that zeal that I had for exercising. I also hope I get good results from it because I really need to send these pounds packing!!

Speaking of sending pounds packing. I sent one on it's merry way according to the scale on Saturday so I'm back to 169!! YAYYY!! May the 170's never see my face again!! I was tempted to be disappointed with "just" one pound but then I remembered this pic:



So I'm rejoicing for my pound. May all it's little buddies join it soon. emoticon So yep that's where I am now still pushing on because



Thanks for your time. emoticon emoticon

  
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VTORIA3 8/12/2014 4:45PM

    emoticon on your weight loss! All movement in the right direction is huge and very motivating. Keep up the nice work! emoticon

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CHANGEOLA 8/11/2014 5:02PM

    emoticonto Turbo Jam. Do you realize how far you have come though? Saying that Hip Hop Abs wasn't challenging is emoticonYou are a beast! "Roar!" emoticon I can so relate about that one pound but we gotta celebrate all victories. Wishing you luck tonight with the TJ! emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/11/2014 1:37PM

    Good Job !!
building good habits is HARD WORK !!

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ADRIENALINE 8/11/2014 1:37PM

    Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Days 393-397 on the Journey!!

Friday, August 08, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

Firstly emoticon all so much for your wonderful support on my last blog. It made SUCH a difference. I hope to thank you all individually but if it take me a while to get to it, please know your words of wisdom and kindness were appreciated!!

I apologize for being M.I.A. I've been busier at work than usual and so I haven't had much time to blog. Anyway I've been consistently getting myself back on track, not as well as I'd like but hey



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Through my persistence and since hitting reset (for the last time I hope) I have exercised for 3 days, today will make 4 and I have also stayed within my calorie range for 3 days. I would have loved a perfect reset but that's just it, isn't it? Life isn't perfect.

For some strange reason I keep expecting that straight line to my goal but there will always be all those loops. I need to work hard to make those loops less yes but I also need to acknowledge their existence.

I'm at a place now where I'm trying to do a lot of soul searching. Trying to figure out why I tie my self worth to my dress size and then trying to figure out how to fix that. I've found myself calling myself "fat" and it saddens me because I've ALWAYS hated that word because it was cruelly used against me in all my formative years and here I am using it against myself. So yep I'm trying to come to grips with the fact that I am beautiful, strong and a wonderful person despite my size. I don't know if anybody else has been struggling with this but in case you are remember







Thanks for your time. emoticon emoticon

  
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JUDITH316 8/11/2014 1:39AM

    Hi Chalecia, cheering you on your journey! Keep up the great work emoticon

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SISSYFEB48 8/9/2014 10:48PM

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CHANGEOLA 8/9/2014 7:25AM

    emoticon You determination is admirable! Keep fighting the good fight Chal emoticon

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KIM22211 8/8/2014 6:34PM

    so good!!! I am finally movin and groovin again too. Need to get my steps in better. But I enjoy being home alone so much that I find myself on here too much! lol You are doing amazing! You need to show us a new wonderful pic!

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KNIBARG 8/8/2014 3:06PM

    Congrats on your reset. I also just gained 5 pound after two weeks at the inlaws and hit 169.6. All I can do is get back on track and keep blogging, tracking, and making positive choices. You will keep moving forward because that is who you have chosen to become - someone who doesn't give up! You can do this -- you are the same person you were 5 pounds ago. I was telling my husband how upset I was that I had gained - he said, don't worry about it. You will lose it. He's right. I will. I can continue to beat myself up over the gain or I can remember this is a journey. This "detour" will cause me to get to my destination later than I had planned, but I am still on that road. So are you. Keep pushing. We will get there! emoticon

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