26 Pounds? Yes or No?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Biggest Loser Winning in Winter Purple - What a journey!! I had many ideas and plans for this journey. I thought I’d be diligently working towards running a mile by May, faithfully practicing the Hula Hoop and looking at jumping rope as well as conquering 10,000 steps a day. My goal was to get as far away from the threat of Diabetes as possible by pursuing a commitment to activity, healthy eating and eliminating sugars. I set a weight loss goal that would bring me to Onederland and finally, I planned to have or schedule a Fitness Party.
So, how did I do?
1) Jogged for 2 minutes only once. Nowhere near mastering a mile yet.
2) My hula hoop was moved to an area of the house that is not conducive to hooping and I’ve done nothing with it.
3) Jump Rope? I’d have to get one before I started jumping it.
4) 10,000 steps a day. I have tried 2 pedometers and cannot get them to work so I have no idea how many steps I take a day.
5) Fitness Party – I’ve had to postpone that because of scheduling and availability of guest trainer.
6) I go to Zumba 3 times a week and Rock It.
7) I’ve finally use the elliptical without knee pain and stick with it for 40 minutes.
8) 2x a week I do a One Hour 4mile Walkking/Jogging Video
9) I have successfully avoided sugar with no exception
10) Health and Diabetes – I have no numbers but I do have the scripts to have a full blood workup next week.
11) The Fitness Party is definitely going to happen with my Wednesday Women’s Walking Group that I have been leading for 5 weeks. Possibly for my birthday in May.
12) ONEDERLAND has been reached. I had my doubts 2 weeks ago but Saturday I hit it – 5 days early.
What have I learned?
• All things are possible. The combination of fitness and nutrition work great together, yet there is no guaranteed formula to success. It requires complete focus and commitment, wise choices and forgiveness
• Eliminating sugar eventually eliminates the cravings. It gets easier.
• Almonds and nuts are a super staple.
• Yes, you CAN learn to love exercising and even start to crave it.
• I am motivated by points and SparkPoints works extremely well for me. I sometimes grab some fruit or even my dumbbells late in the evening to get additional points.
• Rewards are fun and work well. However, I tend to not cash in on them but rather save them.
• I can achieve my goals – my goal weight and I can maintain it. I CAN and I WILL
• Setting High Goals can be achieved but they need to be realistic and sensible because it could be easy to become discouraged and that would be self-sabotaging.
• I am ready to keep going, to improve my physical health by meeting with a trainer and continuing my cardio schedule. So Biggest Loser Spring? Bring It On!!!
What would I have done differently?