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I love this concept! Put it down in â€œinkâ€ where the whole world can see. I love the accountability! Main Goal: VIXENSDEMON VOWS NOT TO CHEAT I have made too much progress in the last year+ to be regressing into bad habits! I have now lost 95lb and have built an amazing muscular body that I am really proud of but I still have a long ways to go. I find when I allot myself a little cheat meal or snack it turns into a whole day. By then I feel depressed and upset that I let it go so far so I eat more. BAD BAD VIXEN! It seems harsh but over the last year I have learned what my slips & epic fails are caused by and it is always from a "It will be ok this once". It creates a craving for more that I give into w/o thinking about it. SO! Knowing I feel so much better when I just do not allow myself the slip in the first place so it does not turn into a food slide. Steps to reach my main goal: Get rid of all junk food in the house and office. Make healthy alternatives that I can have handy at home and work. Introduce more Primal meals. Drink more water so I don't feel â€œhungryâ€ Feel empowered I am making the choice not to eat those things NOT DEPRIVED! WHY??? Loose the last 30-40lb I have come TOO far to regress into bad habits now!! Life Goal: MAKE A FAMILY BUDGET! (THE CONTINUAL QUEST FOR MOST) Get a good banking program and see what we have been spending our money on. Sit down with Love and go over what we find/ideas to help control spending. Put it on paper just like these quests so we STICK to them! I'm a few weeks late but have been doing my best the last few weeks to do this and so far so good. I hope I can stick with it and any useful help would be much appreciated. This is my first Challenge in this forum so I hope it goes well. Thanks so much for the opportunity to put this out there and make me feel more accountable.
ME BEFORE I had been athletic all through school. I was involved w/ team sports & loved going to the gym with my dad. After recovering from the birth I went back to the gym but my dad was no longer able to go with me. I tried to remember what to do but got bored and lost interest. I gained and gained and after my second child I was well on my way to the 270lb that was my highest weight. I did not work out, I didn't even like to go for walks, I could not keep up with my kids, I was having back problems, I couldn't lean over to shave or put on socks, I was upset and sad about how I looked. I felt ugly and no matter how I changed my hair or makeup or where I shopped for clothing I knew the real reason that I was so disappointed with how I looked was because of my weight. I had to change but I was SO lost. WHAT I TRIED FIRST After trying to eat better on my own and diet with what ever fad diet was popping up in my email box I would loose about 20-30lb only to gain it right back because I did not know how to continue. A dear friend from High School started posting on Facebook about the runs he was doing. He was getting faster and faster and going farther and farther. I finely told him he was doing amazing. He said he had to because he had let his body go too far and that he was now facing diabetes, a fatty liver and that if he did not loose weight and start eating healthy, his doctor would be forced to put him on medication. He is the same age as me. I had not had medical issues as far as that goes but I knew I would be there soon. I asked him what he was doing and along with the running he was eating healthier and doing a program called Insanity. I had not heard of it and wanted him to tell me more. I made a pact with myself to make a change in July '12 to become healthy. I started with my food. Food is by far and has always been my bigest challeng. It was hard to understand how the calorie intake worked so I did tons of searching and lots of reading and comparing. I am still ever learning on this front. WHAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR I needed direction, something to tell me what to do. When my friend started talking about how he was doing Insanity I looked into it. I was like OH NO! There is no way I could do that! I started looking around at some of the other programs that BeachBody had.. I needed something to get me moving. Something to make me excited to get up in the morning. I stumbled over Turbo Fire and thought ok.... Maybe I could do that. I started Martial Arts classes after my youngest daughter started. I had done Tae Kwon Do in High School and loved it. My current dojo teaches Tae Kwon Do, Shotoka, TMA, self-defense, freestyle, weapons, mix martial arts and gymnastics. Learning Martial Arts has been highly beneficial in not only my fitness but in my disciplined as well. When I finished TF I needed something new and fun. I had started Martial Arts Classes and really wanted something like that. Combat was PERFECT!! After that I decided I was ready for Insanity! Shaun T and me did not always get along. Many colorful words where spewed between gritted teeth BUT I LOVE my results!! Strong!! I am now doing Shaun T's HipHopAbs. TOTALLY different Shaun T!! ;} I am loving the dancing so much I have started doing Zumba with my SIL! My body has changed SO much! I am turning my body into one I am SO proud of. I see muscle tone and I feel strong. I love that my core is becoming stronger. I used to have so many back problems and now I have not had back pain in months. In July '13 I was at a 85lb loss and felt amazing but knew I had farther to go. I am elated by the fact I can actually do full push ups on my toes. When I started I could not even do one on my toes. I can almost do a full set now and plan to be able to do even more. I worked hard to finely do my first unassisted pull-up recently!! My MA teacher loves that unlike many of the students in his classes I am able to keep up with the Cardio burn classes without any problem. Not only physical changes but mental as well. In Sept '13 I did a C25K program and ran my first 5K. I am much more confident of myself and feel powerful in everything I do. I have amazing energy now and am so encouraged to continue my weigh loss and get FIT and HEALTHY! With every day I push myself harder and I find myself doing things I never thought I would. So much has changed! Everything I do has been effected by my new lifestyle. I LOVE being fit. I LOVE the feeling I have when I finish a workout. I LOVE the way I look and how Love looks at me! I feel amazing, strong and confident!. I love all the compliments I get. I LOVE talking to people about the changes, and I get so excited when they want to know about how I am doing it I LOVE that I can go play volleyball with my oldest, go to martial arts classes with my youngest and have more power and energy to play with my hubby ;} I have power in me that I never knew was there and I LOVE how good that makes me feel. I am so excited that friends around me and my sis in law has decided to start getting fit as well and I love to help them reach their goals. And I am just starting! PROBLEM NOW I have now leveled out over the last 2 months. I am strait up ADDICTED to working out. I love getting up early and giving it my all. Unfortunately I started having issues with my eating habits. I felt like I could allow myself a few little extras here and there but learned that that led to cravings that led to eating without thinking. I started to pick up bad habits that just would not do. I NEED TO BREAK THOUGH TO THE NEXT LEVEL!! I am hoping that with the challenges in this forum that I can keep myself accountable to get to my goals. The more friends I have pushing me I think the better I will be able to keep myself from giving into the evil temptation.