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Week Reveiw

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Today marks the end of another week for me on the weight-loss stuff and am good for it. I feel quite motivated today and I was quite happy with my choices this week.

I started with the first week in the Better Sleep Challenged and ended it today with so much to talk about, my resolve however about my sleep is that there is an element of will power in sleeping, kapish?

I have very inconsistent sleeping habits, sometimes I oversleep, other times its insomnia. But this week its the time for oversleeping, I made sure to go to bed 9pm most nights but I needed extra energy to wake in the morning. I did my best to stand up by 5:30am (on mornings when I wake early) though just to get all the necessary things done before going to work, but it was with a "will" that I stood up always. I don't really know what to expect after the 7-8 hours, either to still feel sleepy, to be sluggish, to be strong or widely awake or what??? I felt all of 'these' throughout the week but in all I had to tell myself "get up and do what you gat to do", with these words I became awake and alert and did my stuff, but if I say to myself "you don't have much to do today, besides you are too tired from yesterday's work rest more", with that I pull my covers over my head and am there for another 2 hours (not good). So in my opinion, its not enough to desire 7-8 hours of sleep each night but you need to psyche yourself with the right/motivating words to really get up.

I have been enjoying Sparkcoach. What I have been enjoying more is the community tasks, they are activities I had to do each day and it helps me so much to stay active, accountable and healthy. Today I was asked to recount a mistake that made me slump on this journey. I have not worked out for two whole weeks (not proud of it) but I cannot explained what happened just realized one thing led to another and I was not working out and days became weeks on me. I did P90x2 today and I was proud of myself, I can confidently say to myself now that "am back on track".

As I am blogging now, I think I can remember my major mistake was leaning on the number on the scale. The number did not budge and I was becoming discouraged by the, for a month I was in the same weight range (fluctuations) but now I know I had to move on irrespective of what happens. I needed to make exercise my way of life, a habit, a life, a living, my life, my fancy, my delight, my breath and my all, I feel that is the only way I can continue even when I have nothing to show for it.

By the way I have many things to show for it, I am presently wearing a short buttoned up (little tight though) which had been impossible for more than 3 years now, I was so proud of it I have left the buttons on since morning, lol.

Today am back on track and sleeping is doing well as I entered into my week 2 of the BLC.

Have a lovely week ahead.

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    Thanks for the link. Great site. I love the calculators!
    3034 days ago
    WOOHOO on fitting into the shorts! That is awesome.
    I do the same thing with waking in having to say to myself to get up and do what needs to be done. Sometimes need to keep repeating it and others I fail miserably. I have come to realize I am a night owl, always have been. Unfortunately the rest of the world doesn't live in my small world and it forces me to adapt to theirs. LOL
    You have done a great job keeping with your community tasks. You rock!
    3037 days ago
    First, I think you and I basicly wrote the same thing in different ways...when we slip it is generally because we allowed ourselves to do so...ok, my PF was my fault and I can fix it but I need to push myself to will myself to do what I need to do and to NOT do what only makes the problem worse. So, you got just a little off track with your exercise for a bit...well you're back on track and found one of the key ways to avoid that scale related in your closet and glory in the proof of all your hard work...tightening those muscles means you are looking better no matter what the scale says! So....keep on working and proudly wear the proof of your work!!
    3040 days ago
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