Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stick and Stone May Break My Bones But Your Words Can Never Break Me

Photo Credit: Colin Bailey

This past week has been a lot of ups and downs for me ..But im still going strong.. I have realized that i shouldn't dwell to much on what people think of me rather than i should just keep my head up high and go foward.. I started off the week with a family member telling me that i look like i've  "add on a few pounds too many" to put it in a nice way. I of course got a little defensive. Granted they haven't seen me in like a year but i just felt so defeated. I just finished doing the 2 week challenge and i so  was excited i lost 5 lbs. (yea me! :) ) But then hearing what i just heard was not so good. I eventually brushed it off my shoulders and didn't dwell on it. I would've just got too down and you know how food and being down goes together. Didn't want to go down that road. So i held my head up high and kept going foward. I still did my excercises though not a consistent as when i was doing my 2 week challenge but i still did them. I have started noticing that i don't eat as much as usually do. My next goal is to start counting my calories consistently. I tend to forget alot. I have also incorporated walking into my excercise. I've realized that i need to do more walking. I know that I and only I can be the one to do something of my outcome. I am not going to let anyone stand in my way no matter how depressing some comments are to me. But do you want to know what the best part of my week was. Getting on that scale this morning and seeing those numbers move back. Though not alot, still it moved. I lost 2 more pounds.. :) So as i double check to see if i was mistaken, i get off the scale and smile to myself knowing i am 2 more pounds less closer to getting to my goal weight. In conclusion I have signed up to do another two week challenge and I am hoping I will see more numbers moving backwards in the right direction. So for now I am taking it one day at a time and I am not letting anyone stop me.

Question: Where are you planning for your feet to take you before 2011 ends? Any races or training plans?

Before 2011 ends I plan on being 40 lbs. lighter. I am hoping anway. :) I hope to succeed this by eating right, counting calories, and also by doing daily excercises and walking. I have entered to do a 5k walk in October. I am pretty psyched that i've signed up to do it. It will be my first walk ever in my lifetime. My biggest accomplishement will be finishing it. After that i am hoping to do a 5k run. But we'll see how i do with my walk first. I am not a big runner but i hope i will do it someday.As i mentioned one step at a time one day at a time.

This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Changing My Life Starting Today 09.19.11

4 weeks ago  from tommorrow i decided i needed a change. i was tired of going through life being tired and feeling like crap basically. so i decided to do something about it. My best friend told me about mamavations 2 week challenge. i decided to do it just for fun.First week about killed me. my body knew something different was happening. muscles i hadnt used before i started using again...To say the least my body was in pain.. but in a good way.  2 weeks later i completed it and loved it completely. although sweat monster is my least favorite workout i still forged on ahead. She then said why dont you just do the two week challenge. So i decided why the heck not ive already done it once why not doing it again.. So here i am on day 13 just finished at doing my paralyzed workout and though i am not completely paralayzed i feel great. i have even incorporated a workout on the treadmill and even the ab crusher workout. Need to stay motivated. One more day and i will be finished with this challenge. Will i be done then?? Answer is no i would like to keep going. Being petite (4ft. 11 1/2 in.) i doing like weighing what i weigh now. I started 4 weeks ago @ 165 lbs. ive lost 5 lbs.. (yah me!) but i feel like im stuck.. i would like to keep going and would like to lose another 40 more lbs.. Any praises and encouragement would help go along way because my road is a long way and i know there will be days where i will need that boost of courage.. Please stop on by and introduce yourself as i would love to meet new people who are in the same boat as i am. I am also pledging to be a sista in the mamavation sisterhood. I would love to be a sista because i want to make a difference in my life as well as someone elses. I am committed to changing and helping to change my life and somone elses. I feel i can support people who are in the same boat as i am and give support also. So in conclusion please help me along in my journey and support my choices as i will do the same in your journey.. thank you all and have a great night!   :)