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Failing myself
Sunday, March 08, 2020      5 comments

I have been failing myself lately. It wasn't intentional but I let it happen. I'm disappointed in myself but I have only myself to blame. I allowed a week away from home to derail the progress I was making by giving myself excuses on why I could... Read more
Making myself a Priority
Sunday, February 09, 2020      5 comments

Too often I place myself at the bottom of my list. I take care of my son, mostly as a single parent, I make sure I do my job to the best of my ability, I make sure my family (parents, sisters, nieces and nephews) are well, my son's dog is fed, l... Read more
I am...
Saturday, February 01, 2020      7 comments

I am many things. I am a woman. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a mother. I am an aunt. I am a cousin. I am a friend. The one thing I am working on being is happy with myself as I am. This is a daily struggle. I don't always like the i... Read more
Time
Thursday, January 30, 2020      1 comments

I used to make excuses as to why I couldn't work out. The number 1 reason was that I didn't have time. The image below really sinks in lately because I'm really good at making excuses. What I'm not really good at is making myself a priority. I a... Read more
Discipline
Sunday, January 26, 2020      5 comments

So my morning didn't go as planned. I meant to wake up early and work out before I had to be at my son's school to help set up for the community open house. I wasn't moving as fast as I wanted so I didn't get in the workout. Best laid plans and ... Read more
Food Prep Problems
Saturday, January 25, 2020      6 comments

I have a love/hate relationship with food prep. I love the reward of being able to grab and go during the week but the actual prep part is a pain in the butt. I have ingredients with which to prep but figuring out what I want for the week is the... Read more
Good things take time
Sunday, January 05, 2020      8 comments

I am impatient when it comes to my progress. I want to see the weight and fat rolls disappear overnight. I know it's not realistic but it's a mental thing. I know that it took years to put this weight on and it will take time and dedication to g... Read more
Reinvesting in Myself
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      1 comments

As I sit alone in my apartment on Christmas Day, for the first time since my son was born in 2009, I am seeing how much of myself I have wasted over this last year. I poured myself into a useless relationship with food and poor diet choices. I a... Read more
Motivation and Discipline
Thursday, November 21, 2019      2 comments

Motivation is never is great supply. It always seems to be lacking. It comes and goes on its own whim and doesn't appear to want to stay around long enough for my goals to actually be reached. I'm working on the discipline side of this equation.... Read more
Better than I was
Monday, October 14, 2019      0 comments

I've fallen victim to myself way too often comparing myself to the progress of others. I'd give up way too quickly if I didn't see immediate results. I'm learning to enjoy my slow progress because it it still progress. I'm eating better, I'm try... Read more
Are there really any bad workouts?
Saturday, October 12, 2019      4 comments

There actually is a bad workout, besides the ones you missed. It's the half-assed workouts where you don't give your full effort, you refuse to improve or correct your form and you quit before you're finished. Part of my groups challenge th... Read more
Taking back control
Thursday, October 10, 2019      3 comments

So I decided to take back control of my life. I'm not just getting healthier physically, but by balancing my bank account, updating my budget and setting up a plan to pay off my credit cards. I plan to be both physically and financially healthie... Read more
Commitment to Myself
Friday, September 27, 2019      11 comments

I've read, heard and been told numerous times that in order to be successful at getting healthy, you have to treat working out like any other appointment you would make for business or a doctor. I've come to find it is 100% true. If I do not mak... Read more
No Gym for Me
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      3 comments

I do not have the funds or the time to get to a gym. I do my workouts outside or in my living room. But it doesn't matter where I workout, as long as I continue to put in the work necessary to help me reach my health goals. So remember, if ... Read more
You are Amazing!!
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      3 comments

We tend to look in the mirror and only see the flaws. Those flaws we see, most other people cannot see them. The lines around your eyes from squinting - those are from days spent in the sunshine. Those lines around your mouth - those are from al... Read more

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