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Friday, September 14, 2012

When I was giving the challenge to blog my 12 week plan for success, I must admit that I thought long and hard about it for 2 days. I decided that I would just tweak what I’ve been doing from day one and be consistence with it.

Instead of working out 3 days a week, I’ll be challenging myself to do 5 days a week. I usually walk or do cardio DVD’s but I will start incorporating other exercises such as rope jumping, swimming etc. in my routine so that I can keep myself from getting bored as well as to keep my body from getting used to the same old exercising and becoming ineffective.

2. When I started out with Sparkpeople, I use to measure everything I ate faithfully, however, somewhere along the way, I slacked off and I started doing what we call “eyeballing” my food. Tracking my food and staying in my calorie range is not a big problem for me; however, measuring everything I eat on a consistence basis is. I have already started back measuring everything I eat and I now try to be mindful not to consume more than 1200 calories daily. If by chance I go over my calorie range set by Sparkpeople, I will not allow myself to feel like a failure.

3. I believe that maintaining a good attitude on this journey is equally as important as food intake and exercising. I will strive every day to keep a positive attitude and get out of my comfort zone and push myself further than I every have before, approaching each challenge head on.

Finally, as one of my fellow team members stated, it is not necessary for me to buy something as a reward for my victories because for me just a chance of a better quality of life as a result of shedding the unwanted pounds is really all the reward I need for now. Later on down the road, as the weight drops off, a new wardrobe will definitely be a must have. emoticon

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