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I'm determined...but I still need help!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Okay, so it's been a while since I've been on Spark-about 2 months, not that bad, but not good either. This year has been a roller coaster ride, I went from being 14 lbs from my goal weight this time last year, to now being 25.5 lbs away. I've had two major injuries that have kept me from exercising for a few weeks and another for an entire semester of school. I've lost my mojo, due to some drama that took center stage in my life and school has been kicking my butt!

But, I'm done complaining about it, feeling sorry about it, and even worse trying to make you feel sorry for me. I have to get back on...I'm graduating in a little over a month; although, UC Berkeley has been an awesome experience, I can't help but be thrilled to say "FINALLY!" emoticon
That is until I start grad school, after my year off from school to prepare for the GRE. Getting off track emoticon Thus, since I'm graduating I've decided to use this as a motivator to lose weight. I would like to lose the last 10 lbs. of the 15 I gained, since my first injury in December 2011.

As an incentive to help me with this is an H & M gift card I received for Christmas last year. I plan to use this card to purchase a cute dress for my graduation ceremony in December. I think this will work, plus the fact that I loved how toned my legs were! emoticon

I know I can do this, I have the right motivation [check], the right tools -Spark, Gym membership- in case it rains and can't run outdoors (sorry guys can't run in the rain, can't risk slipping and flaring some of the injuries), good running shoes [double check], but I'm not going to lie I need support-this is were you guys come in...I know it's not fair to demand this from you...but I'm sure some of you have been on the same boat and can relate, right?

I love the people that I surround myself with, they love me for who I am and don't think I should be "obsessed" (strong word used to increase dramatic flare) with the weight I have gained. But it's also not okay, to not do anything about it. I realize that I've suffered some major injuries and working out went out the window. I did physical therapy and at times I did work out, but since I couldn't work out as intense as I use to, these "light" workouts lost their appeal and I just stopped going to the gym. When I got my momentum back, another injury...this one a little worse than the other. But now I'm better, motivated, and I know I have some limitations to what I can do, but I'm still going to get out there and work on it.

So, here I go, I'm a girl on a mission...hope to hear from some of you...and wish me the best of luck!
PS: if any of you know of any awesome tips to get me to STAY motivated please forward them...thanks!
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  • JELLYSANDWICH
    Its great you're getting back on track. I stay motivated by thinking of the goals I want to accomplish. Best of luck to you!
    2970 days ago
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