30 Day Challenge Update

Hey All,

Just wanted to let you all know how my 30 day challenge is going. So though I have missed some Zumba classes I have still been managing to hit the gym for elliptical and strength training.

Week 01 –  I managed in the first week to get in 127 minutes on the elliptical, and I got in 11,850 strides.

Week 02 – I managed to get in the second week to get 185 minutes on the elliptical, and I got in 15,508 strides

So that is a total of 312 minutes and 27,358 strides.

I continue to be surprised at how much I can do when I don’t fear failure.

Success is not final

I still fear failure every once in a while, but not as much.  It is something I am aware that I do, and I am working on utilizing that fear to push me forward. Until the next time remember that the Universe is in my thoughts there by so are you. Be blessed.

<3 Hill

It’s Weigh In Time – End of Week 07

Hey All,

I hope you all are having a great week.  Well it is that time once again to put the numbers out there.

Beginning Weight on 6/15/2014: 359.8

Last Weigh In on 7/30/2014 337.4

Current Weight on 8/06/2014 – 339.0

Gain of 1.6

Total Lost 20.8

I can’t say I was surprised by the gain if you read my Coming Clean post you know that I struggled most of the week, but I am not sad about it either, which is quite strange.  As I write this I have a smile on my face because it wasn’t that long ago that a gain even a small one would have thrown me for a loop and sent me in a downward spiral.

Every day even when I give in to my stress I am aware of the journey I am on to Health, Happiness, and Prosperity.

Every day even when I give in to my stress I am aware of the journey I am on to Health, Happiness, and Prosperity.

I am not proud that I allowed stress to deter me, but life happens or as I would say shit happens, and we don’t always react in the best ways, even when we know that we should. I am back on track though I have been having some elbow pain, but I am still working on my mission step by step.

Each of up determine our destiny.

Each of us determine our destiny.

So until the next post remember that the Universe is in my thoughts there by so are you. Be blessed.

<3 Hill

Coming Clean

Hey All,

Cause for a split second I thought about throwing in the towel, so I could eat what ever I want.

Cause for a split second I thought about throwing in the towel, so I could eat what ever I want.

So I have to come clean about the things that I have been doing…or rather not doing, and what I have been eating.  I was fine on Wednesday, but Thursday I felt mentally hungry all day.  I don’t know if you know what I mean, but I would eat and my tummy was full, but I was mentally craving food in a bad bad way.  I got a little more than I could stand when I got off of work and called my sister about going to Zumba.  I was still trying to talk myself into going to Zumba that afternoon, but when I got home I just said fuck it.

None of us know exactly how long it will take to make these new habits stick, but if we give up we will never know.

None of us know exactly how long it will take to make these new habits stick, but if we give up we will never know.

Without going into all the chaos that was my Thursday – Saturday cause lord knows that you probably don’t want me to give you the recap which would take 3-4 paragraphs of my feelings and what the fuck I was thinking as I stuffed my face and laid in bed through Zumba.  I messed up and I can’t even honestly tell you why, which is the most bewildering thing to me.  I wanna know what set me off and why I was so mentally and emotionally hungry.

It wasn’t until this afternoon that I got a clue about why I may have been feeling so hungry and stressed out. After having a blow out fight with a few family members I feel more level headed and sane.  Perhaps it is the holding back what I really want to say that has me stuffing my face. Perhaps it is my lack of directions or rather that I have too many directions in which to go, so I am feeling lost. Either way I am moving forward from today into tomorrow and the next day after that.

Wish me luck as I get my ass moving once again.  I have to take control of my feelings, actions, and my future. Only I can control myself no one else.

My plan A failed, so I gotta move one, but not give up.

My plan A failed, so I gotta move one, but not give up.

Until next time when I hope I have something more positive to share. Remember that the Universe is in my thought there by so are you. Be Blessed.

<3 Hill

30 Day Challenge Update

Hey All,

Just wanted to let you all know how my 30 day challenge is going.

So I managed in the first week to get in 127 minutes on the elliptical, which is 67 more minutes than I usually do

On the stride side of things I managed to get in 11,850 strides, which is 6050 more strides than I have in my workout plan.

I am so proud of myself. I can do this.

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Until the next time remember that the Universe is in my thoughts there by so are you. Be Blessed.

<3 Hill

Celebrate with Me!!!

Hey All,

So I don’t know how many of you know that I have a pandora bracelet that I use to motivate me with losing weight.  About a year ago when I was trying to lose weight I bought it and told myself that for each 10 pound lost I would add another charm.  Well I usually have no problem hitting the 10 pound mark and this time was no different.

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I put this bracelet back on after losing the first 10 pounds and I have been awaiting the chance to put on the second charm and this week I finally did it…with 22.4 pounds down and gone.  The first charm was to keep me motivated to finish up my bachelors degree, and the second is geared toward the fact that accountant follow money and I want to manage my money and in the future manage other peoples money.

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 Yay me!  I hope you all are striving for the best that you can give, so that one day we can all thrive in life.

Until next time fabulous friend remember that the Universe is in my thoughts there by so are you. Be Blessed.

<3 Hill

It’s Weigh In Time

Hey All,

So it has been another week and I felt that I did pretty well with eating and I hit all my workout plans. I could track all of that but, I really don’t want to post each and every day, so I keep track by using a google docs.  I work in an office, so I am always around a computers and when I am not I text myself what I ate, so I can enter it later.  I haven’t felt like giving up, but I felt that at some point I will need to remind myself or another person that the start is always the hardest.

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I have been at this journey since 6/15/2014.  I advised Brit another blogger to let go of past failures and today I am reminded that each time in the past that I have failed at losing weight that I learned something about my self.  What I could eat, what worked, and what didn’t work, so it wasn’t all for nothing.  This time around I feel different.  I don’t feel deprived, starving, or as upset as I used to get.  Yet this time around I weighed the most I have ever weighed.  That there is growth.

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Starting Weight: 359.8 pounds

Last Week’s Weight: 343.4 pounds

Current Weight: 337.4 pounds

6 pounds Down from Last Week

22.4 pounds down from the beginning

So once again I am super happy, but at the same time I have learned to take a weigh-in with a grain of salt. I still gave my sister, nephew, and cousin a high five, but I know that at some point the scale won’t do what I want, so I feel happy and a little determined to not let the scale get to me.  I am a bag of mixed feelings.

Until next time remember that the Universe is in my thoughts there by so are you. Be Blessed.

<3 Hill

I am gonna Choose a Promise…

Hey All,

I don’t know about you, but I love the show Extreme Weight Loss with Chris & Heidi Powell ,which airs on ABC on Tuesday nights.  Here are some links that you can check out if you like.

Official ABC Extreme Weight Loss  Site

Chris Powell’s Official Site

Heidi Powell’s Official Site

Page from Chris’s Site that Inspired this Post

Chris & Heidi Powell

Chris & Heidi Powell

As I was wondering about Chris’s site I stumbled upon his “Getting Started on Your Transformation” section.  I have watched the show many time, but I never thought to head over to his website.  Well the first part of the transformation is “Choosing a Promise.”  I have to admit that I have made a lot of promises both weight loss wise and not in my 29 years of life that I failed to keep. The advice that he give is to make it so small that it is basically impossible to break or fail to complete.

I sit here at my desk with Monsters Inc. playing in the back ground wondering what promise I can make myself that I wouldn’t break even when my life gets hard or busy.  I also wonder why I break so many promises to myself and don’t feel bad about it, but when I break a promise to someone else I feel such a sense of guilt and self loathing.  Shouldn’t the promises I make to myself be just as important.

Promises are for the long run.  I know important my physical health is and losing weight is my goal, but I have decide not to start off with a fitness promise, but to make my promise one for the mind and spirit as those are just as important along this journey as getting my body healthy. I promise myself that I will read Christian Larson’s Promises Piece – modified for The Secret daily.

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There is something about this piece that often helps me overcome hard times.  I hope that by reading this piece daily that I will be able to overcome any obstacle even when going against the odds, and that I will be able to live my live by these words and open myself up to all of the greatness out in the universe that is just waiting for me to open myself up to it.

Though the video is from I think the end of 2012 Mayi Carles has a great video on The Snowball Effect which hits on the point that Chris Powell makes about making promises so small that you can’t fail it. If you haven’t made little promises to yourself to build a great foundation made up of little promises kept to your self then join in on choosing a promise.

Updated on August 03, 2014: I have failed to keep the above promise, so I will be trying to read that piece as much and I can and I will have to do another post when I discover the promise that I can make to myself that I won’t break.  I thought that this one was pretty simple, but clearly it isn’t.

The Universe is in my thoughts there by so are you.  Be blessed.

<3 Hill