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Monday, March 01, 2010

Alriiiiight... it's March 1st, peeps! FINALLY!!! i'm so pumped. spring is coming, spring is coming!!! (i actually had to clean snow off my car at 6:20 this morning so i could get my bum to the gym... so thankful the roads were cleared! lol) but yea, lots of different things running through my mind. i was really looking forward to weighing in today, because i had jumped on the scale on thursday and it had said i was down to 150, and i was SO pumped, and i was like hell yea, i'm gonna start the month of march at 150! ... nope. the scale was a solid 151.5 this morning. could have something to do with crazy treat meal i had on saturday night, howeverrr... i did workout on satuday, and i also worked out yesterday.. did 90 min on the arc trainer (1235 cal) and trained shoulders... but here i am, march 1st, 151.5 ... i kind of 80% expected that i might not be at 150 because i was working so hard at it and wanting so badly to see it happen... but you know what you do? you don't let it get you down. you swallow it, and you get your butt to the gym, and you go HARD, and you stay on point with your nutrition... because you have a goal to meet, and nothing's going to get you down. you won't let it! i would also like to add that i realized something... back when i joined sparkpeople in feb 2008, i was 153, and it took me until aug 2008 to get down to 140. so that's 6 months to lose 13 pounds? that's ridiculous. i'm determined to get down to 140-143 by May 22nd. that's a personal goal right there. there's NO reason that i can't do it. i want to cut the time that it takes to reach goal weight. hard work, discipline, and staying focused... can't give up because the scale doesn't move, or because you tripped up on a couple meal choices.. i've been doing a ton of cardio, but this month i'm going to start focusing on my strength training a lil more... gonna build up these muscles and really watch what i'm eating... sure to see results. my body reacts really well to strength training, luckily! i am excited to set march on fiiiiire! 145 by april 1st. let's get it!!!!

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    I REALLY wish I read this when you posted it!
    But it's never to late to be inspired & soak it alllll in.
    thank you so much for your awesomely motivating posts just by being you. You're a very cool girl!!
    3789 days ago
  • KIRSTY1306
    Wow , I love the enthusiasm and dedication that comes out of this blog. You are so , so right about not letting it get you down and simply carry on as strong as ever to reach your goal. I have to say though , I think you were smart losing 13lbs in 6 months, it is more likely to stay off. It took me 7 months to lose 20lbs and they have stayed off so far even when some times I haven't been able to work out etc because of health conditions - just goes to show if it comes off slowly you can usually keep it off.
    Anyway , I hope you reach your target , I'd love to find out whether you get there by May! Good luck and keep up the good work ! emoticon

    Kirb x
    3816 days ago
    emoticon Slow is better. Good blog.
    3816 days ago
    Wendi... taking 6 months to lose 13 pounds is NOT ridiculous... it's SMART because I bet you kept that weight off for a while, right?
    Currently, it has taken me 2 months to lose a solid 5 pounds and I'm exstatic about it! LOL A rate very similar to your original rate of weight loss!

    I think the more time we spend dieting and eating under a maintenance range of calories the harder it will be to lose weight again in the future (remember the rate at which your metabolism slows down when you eat less and less food!) So it's smart to have moments of high calorie or maintenance calories (like a week off or something like that) to rev your metabolism back up!

    Lately I've been relaxing my diet on the weekends (when it can't be helped) but keeping things very strict on week days. Seems to be working at a very comfortable rate for me! I hope you can find that sesnible rate for you too!!!

    Go get 'em girl!!!
    3816 days ago
  • ROGUE_1
    I absolutely LOVE your energy and your positive outlook!

    You wrote "can't give up because the scale doesn't move, or because you tripped up on a couple meal choices.. " which is something that I think so many of us struggle with. I am guilty of occassionally thinking, "well, since I didn't work out yesterday, I won't today" or "since I ate THAT, what does it matter if I eat THIS?". But you are RIGHT, we can't let these things derail our progress. Gotta put those bad days behind us and move on.

    I'm with you on focusing on ST more. I've been training for a Half Marathon which is in less that 3 weeks (holy sh*T!) and have cardio DOWN, but have been letting ST go to the wayside. I started a new routine today and it kicked my butt majorly! I'll be doing it 3x/week. Phew, I thought I was gonna pass out a couple of times this morning though, it was so hard. Do you have a specific ST routine you follow?

    I'm so glad Peggyo reminded you to take your measurements (I've gotta do that also)!

    Keep it up, I know your hard work will pay off. I'll be cheering you on as you work towards your goal. Let's kick some butt this month!
    3816 days ago
    and be sure and check your measurements. Write them down today on the first and check them on the 1st of April
    3816 days ago
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