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Keeping a positive mindset

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I Made It!!

My goal for this morning was to make it to the top of my mountain. This is only my second hike this fall. I have to take the summer off from hiking because we have rattlesnakes so although I have been working out, I have not been hiking up mountains. I gave myself an unlimited amount of time. I just wanted to succeed. I just kept putting one foot in front of the other, stopping for water breaks along the way. I DID IT!! I made it to the top. The total hike is only 2.6 miles but you go up

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Jewel_O

 

Celebrating a HUGE fitness milestone this morning!

I have to put this in writing. This morning I rode 20 miles. This has been a goal of mine that I have working toward for some time. I rode the first 10 miles in my fastest time ever...4:55 minute miles. The second 10 I did a little slower but not much. The journey was also work...there were hills. It was a very challenging ride. I am so proud that I stuck with this and really put my all into something that was fitness related. I have not been losing weight with the program...just inche

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Continuing to think positive and really push my fitness!

I am still battling the scale and not winning that war. I am afraid to not look at it each morning because I am afraid it will get even more out of control. I am not going to let it defeat me. I am going to continue to look at my fitness level and my strength and my change in health to motivate me. Today I rode 14 miles in 70 minutes. That is not a record for me but close. I pushed and did intervals and hills and really continued to think about my muscles working each pedal at a time. I f

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Jewel_O

 

I have two choices here - Celebrate success or moan about the weight gain

Today I have two choices. I can be upset by the fact that, although I have really worked out hard this week and followed the plan, I have gained .5 of a pound OR I can celebrate all the successes I have had since I joined the program three weeks ago. I am choosing the later. Today I can ride for 16 miles in 90 minutes which is 6 miles more than three weeks ago. Today I am four inches smaller that I was three weeks ago. Today I can do 20 push ups when I couldn't do one three weeks ago. To

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Jewel_O

 

Heading down the rabbit hole...

I feel a bit like Alice. I am starting a journey and don't know exactly where it will lead. In the past, I have tried different weight loss programs only to lose my motivation, cheat and give up when I saw no results. I am now at a point in my life where I am done. I am done with disrespecting myself, with not seeing myself as a person valuable enough to put in the effort for. I put others first. I have not been willing to commit the time and funds necessary to myself thinking that it woul

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