So I have recently gotten back on the weight loss wagon. (even though I am not sure that I was ever fully on) It feels good. I always feel better when I eat right and excersize. Why is it so damn hard to stick to it for extended periods of time??
I dont know. Anyways, I joined weight watchers online at the beginning of last week. I figured that I could watch what I was eating on my own, but if I was paying for a program, then I would be more like to stick to it. Last week I lost a little over 3 pounds!! yey.
This week’s goal is to stick to my daily point allowance, and use as little of my weekly points as possible. I am also trying to add in some excersize. I just got Zumba for my Wii and I loveee it!! =) I also want to try to get into running. A while ago I had started Couch to 5 k, but was never able to stick with it. I am thinking about signing up for a 5k with a friend (who is an avid runner) so that I am forced to train for it. I don’t know. We’ll see. At some point I would also like to join a gym. Still gathering up the courage for that one. For some reason the thought of working out around a bunch of random people scares the shit out of me.
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So this past week I got accepted to study abroad in South Africa. Words cannot explain how excited I am. Like. You dont even know. I’ve been hearing all sorts of crazy awesome stories about morning runs to the beach to watch the sunrise, and soccer games with children in townships, and bike ride tours of the area. There is nothing I want more than to be able to participate in all of these activities. I am using this as my goal..my something to work towards and train for. I have about two full months and I would like to try to develop a concrete plan to follow. Any suggestions?? =)
I have been doing C25K…On week 3 right now. I am determined to complete this..and with the weather getting better around here I would like to take my running outside.
On top of that I would like to start lifting weights. I am currently not a member of a gym but would like to join soon..only thing is I have no idea what to do. Haha.
I have also heard about p90x/ insanity/ turbo fire workouts. anyone ever try any of these?? I get bored with workout DVD’s easily but I feel these might be more effective since there is more to do. What do you guys think?
Soo I’ve been on this journey for a little over three weeks now. That makes me an expert right?! Hardly. But I have realized that there are two things that are keeping me going that I was unaware of in previous efforts to lose weight:
1. Optimism is key. If you wake up in the morning and say “ughh i have to work out today and I can only eat healthy foods?!” your day is going to suck. Thats pretty much guarunteed. But if you wake up and say ” lets see if I can beat yesterday’s workout, and find some new healthy recipes” then you will have something to look forward to. Besides that, just be appreciative of what you have. Thank God (or whoever needs to be thanked) for things that go right, and forget about the things that don’t.
2. Drink your water. This is something I always heard but never listened to. Now, I drink water with every meal, and it leaves me feeling more satisfied. I drink it between meals, and I find that I am not tempted to look for snacks and I don’t feel hungry as quickly. I drink it throughout workouts, and it helps get me through. Just drink your water. =)
These two things are probably wayyy obvious, but I know they are things that can be easily overlooked/ forgotten.
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kristensdaily said: Not a question, but a hey-there-welcome-to-the-best-community-ever!!
Seriously. This place is great for support.
I would suggest following smarthealth, hyperbolicdiet, effthisdiet, and smaller-n-smalle if you're not already. They're great resources and super supportive. (Smarthealth is THE man to go to for any health/fitness related questions. He'll even make you a routine if you ask nicely! DavidLamb is also a good resource.)
Best of luck!
Thank you so much for this. i literally just found and followed every single one of the blogs you suggested. =) and thank you for the warm welcome. This seems like a great place to find advice and support, and I can’t wait to start making the progress that i see everyone else on here making.
down the road the sun is shining
In every cloud there’s a silver lining
Just keep holding on (just keep holding on)
And every heartache makes you stronger
But it won’t be much longer
You’ll find love, you’ll find peace
And the you you’re meant to be
I know right now that’s not the way you feel
But one day you will
So I realized that I haven’t even told you guys how much I weigh, and my goals and all of that good stuff! Slackinn’
What better day then WIW to start off?
Date: 12/1/2010 — December already??
Current Weight: 208.6
Goal for next week: 206.6
Ultimate Goal: 130.
On another note, I started my winter trimester of school yesterday, which consists of classes from 9a.m. until 6p.m. with a 2.5 hour break around 1:30. There are no places to get a healthy lunch and not really any way to carry/store/eat one that I bring with me.
Anyone know of anything quick that will fill me up but not load me up with sugar/salt/etc?
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