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August Vision Board

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

emoticon Weight: July 1st 247
emoticon Weight: August 1st 241
emoticon Miles Walked: 117
emoticon Lbs Lost: 6


July was a very emotionally draining month for me. A wedding and 3 funerals all within weeks of each other was rough. On the plus side, I didn't use food to cope with my emotions, Win!! Whenever I felt a bit Angst or stressed I went for a walk. I let mother nature & endorphins, calm me down while speed walking up some steep hills!! It worked~

emoticon -Loss of 6 lbs! Happy with this because I've been losing and gaining the same 5 lbs for several months now. I constantly have to remind myself that this Lifestyle Change has never been abt the scale. Its abt Healthy Lifestyle habits that need to be honed and practiced on the DAILY!!

emoticon - I'm Giving Myself a Time Out, I'm spending more outdoor time with my family. Disconnecting from my phone/lap top has been a nice change. I've stopped watching TV daily abt a year ago. I've been giving myself 45-60mins daily to catch up on Spark, Podcasts, blogs, etc... It's getting easier! I have a Soaker Tub outside that I fill with COLD WATER, and dunk in that each morning/ after I work out! Its helped soo much with my knee/ joint pain!! I love it. Also aides in burning "Brown Fat" Adipose Tissue from what I've read, so 2 for 1 benefit!!! Yaa-- lol

emoticon Staying true to what MY Balance is. For too long I've let the scale dictate the success of my Lifestyle change. It sounds so dated, this way of thinking but its hard wired in me, forcing myself to think otherwise takes some practice. I have My Calendar, Vision Board, Scale, and Mirror all in my dressing room. Every Day I get dressed and I see that VB and Calendar. Each Day I write 2 things that I'm happy abt in regards to my weight loss. "It Fits!! purple tank top from @PelesJewel", "Walked 5 miles today, ran 3." When I get on the scale once a week and its not moving, seeing all those victories that I've recorded keeps my spirits up! It sounds simple, but Little Things Matter, those little victories is what keeps that fire burning within me. Note above my scale reads: Its not abt the scale- "Its the Cortisol/ Insulin Resistance, Dummy!" LOL *Shout Out to Dr.Jason Fung Fans!!

emoticon -Change is happening. Pushing out of my comfort zones is a struggle most days but I'm trying. If I wasn't I'd be back up 20+ pounds or more because the scale isn't moving fast enough. I would of given up and settled in with the notion that I'm Polynesian, and were just hard wired to be BIG... Then I see fit pictures of "The Rock" and Spark Sister, @Pelesjewel and get inspired by those Fit Poly's and I'm on board again!! .. #IslandCrossFit


emoticon Lets have an amazing August spark friends!!!






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  • 3VEGGIES
    Great to see you making progress! emoticon emoticon
    793 days ago
  • TIGERSEYEHEART
    Awesome blog. Wow! Super duper summary. You're doing just great. I too have broken up with my scale and it no longer rules my heart, mind and spirit. Yay for huge victories in nonscale victories. 💓
    801 days ago
  • LINDAF49
    I love your Vision board and the whole blog was pure encouragement for me - I came to your page to give you a goodie for your lovely post on our team and read your blog first - WOW girl you are pulling it all together and I LOVE your positive goals, attitudes and SUCCESSES!!!!

    Keep up your steady work and victories - You are good for me!!!
    809 days ago
  • LIFEFOUNDONARUN
    Love!! You know it's because of you that I now have a vision board sitting in my home office, right behind my laptop. So when I work I see all of my goals staring back at me. Reminding me of what I dream of. Thank you! You had a great month, girl! I know August is going to be even more fabulous for you. YOU have the mind and determination of a true winner. Getting outside of the comfort zone is where it's at ;-) You go, girl!
    814 days ago
  • FFWONDERWOMAN
    Solid Goals, Solid Plan, YOU CAN DO IT!
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    814 days ago
  • 52BINCE
    This is Awesome and you are doing great!!
    818 days ago
  • GO_GAL_GROW
    emoticon Woowee Sister, What an AMAZING blog and thrilling accomplishment!

    emoticon You went deep, E PiKo kine deep!! Recognize! I love it when you share your triumphs and struggles so freely. You know, we all struggle at one thing or another, that’s life. Yet, it’s clear your journey, has strengthened you immensely, no longer believing in a fake Matrix. We are Polynesian, Sister, we are the Matrix!! Wuttt!! Chicken Skin Clarity....Neo, Wake Up Neo!

    Thank you, Sister, for the shoutout and for lumping me in the same descriptive with Duane, he’s such a Baller, and damn, easy on the eyes, proud of that one and super proud of you, MA. You are Unstoppable!


    819 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    emoticon job in spite of having been a draining month. You are doing AMAZING, girl! emoticon
    819 days ago
  • SUSIEMT
    What a wonderful month you had!! You lost 6 lbs. to boot!!! Woo Hoo you! You have such a great attitude! Make August great as well!! You definitely finished Strong!!!
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    819 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Fantastic handling of difficult situations. Proud of you and WTG on 6 lbs. released. Awesome.
    819 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    I think you had a spectacular month!! Congratulations to you for losing 6 pounds and in the midst of so many things going on like you said! ..:: I love that rather than turning to food for solace, you took a walk outdoors with mother nature and let your endorphins take it from there!! 😃 .. I hope you are really proud of yourself because I as your friend I'm very proud of you!... And I absolutely love your vision boards! ... Here we go with our new month of August today and I will be looking forward to reading your next blog of how things went for you!... emoticon cheering you on!!
    819 days ago
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    Absolutely love all of this! Positive Honesty. That powerful combo WILL get you there, friend!!
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    819 days ago
  • VALLEYGIRLSPAGE
    You are doing fantastic! Love your vision board....you have inspired me to make one. Have a healthy Spark filled August!
    819 days ago
  • KATIE520
    You're doing fantastic! Love your vision boards--I really need to do this too, as well as the calendar! I track everything online, but your way would be much more inspiring!
    819 days ago
  • KDGIRL
    Great Job Alofa!! I love your vision boards. I feel August IS going to be amazing!!
    819 days ago
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