Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Something to blog about...

Well I thought I'd jump on the scale today...it's been a little while, so why not right.  I had a good weekend, over all.  Worked out Saturday, a really good workout too...Sunday off and Monday was a stat and I ended up taking that day off too.  So anyway here goes...down 12 LBS since January 1st!!  That's right...12 fuckin' pounds man..I'm so pumped!!  All my hard work is paying off...I have reached 10 and beyond...there's no stopping me...
I have another goal...I want to run a 5k Summer.  Yes, I want to run a 5K by Summer.  You know, I have set this goal before...and gave up.  This time I'm not giving up.  I will run a 5K by Summer.  I will run a 5K by Summer.  I will run a 5k by Summer.
I can't wait to Weigh in next week and get my measurements taken again.  I want to intensify each month like it's nobodys business.  I can't do this.  I will do this.  Success is what I want.  It's been a long enough struggle for me...it's mental it's physical...and I want to set it all free.  
Today when I saw on the scale that I was under 250...I raised my arms up all alone in the change room.  I was so proud, I felt emotional.  All the way home, my walk is about 20 or so...I felt myself tearing up a little.  I will not give up and I will not let anything or anyone get in my way.  I've realized that weight loss is a fight, a fight with your inner self.  It really is...it's about kicking the bad habits of yourself, essentially.  I am c'mon I have 25 years of bad habits.  I can blame my parents for always making me eat everything on my plate...sure.  I can blame my mom and grandmothers for always making food that was so tasty, but full of fat....But I won't.  You are the only person who controls what goes in your mouth.  You can choose an alternate...I didn't grow up with major food rules.  If I would have preferred a salad, I could have had it.  But I choose the meat and potatoes...and gravy, lots of gravy.  
Not anymore...! That's right people....Success is what I want, I don't want to fight my inner self anymore and I WILL run a 5k by Summer...then I'll go out and buy a Black Dress...it may not be as little as I want it, but you know what...that'll come, I know it will! That's one thing I am sure of.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Well middle month it is.

I cannot believe it's already the middle of February.  I am still working really hard towards my ultimate health and fitness goal, which is essentially...Weight Loss and to feel good! 
I'm not gonna lie, the past 2 weeks have been a bit challenging and I am seeing myself not as disciplined as I was.  Not that I'm going hog wild, but I am 'treating' myself a little more than I am worthy of.  I'm not sure why I am letting things slip lately, but I'm gonna stop it right now.  I can't stop this fight right now.  I am doing too well...today was my rest day.  But tomorrow back at her...I really do love working out.  So I'm not quite sure where this slip up came from.  Anyway, it is what it is.  And tomorrow is a new day.
I have been trying the Spin bike in my workouts the past week.  I am working up the mojo to do a Cycle class.  I'm looking forward to that.  I have also decided to put the Pump class on the back burner...I find I am so sore for days after, and it really puts a screws on my workouts for the rest of the week.  So Tuesdays Body Pump class is a no go for a little while.  But that's ok, I will make it up with other stuff. 
Tomorrow is Wednesday...I can't wait to get back to the gym.  I have managed to kick up my run time on the treadmill as well.  I have been walking 1 running 2 to 3 mins...then back to walk for 1 to 2 mins, then run again.  I love it...I can't wait to run my first 5K someday soon.  Maybe by summer, ya just never know! 
So that's my post for today.  I know I haven't posted much, it's been quit busy at home and work.  I will try and post more though. 
Peace out!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another day another post...

Gawd, I don't know what's wrong with me...I keep forgetting to update my blog...well not really forget, but I get all caught up at night with everything else...and when I realize, Shit I need to post, I'm so f-in tired that I just go to bed.
So yesterday after work, I managed to get 60 minutes of cardio in.  Ohhh nelly I was fuckin' pooped I tell ya...the last thing I want to do on this journey is injure myself...and last night I felt my left thigh was in alot of pain...luckily this morning it wasn't.  That's the last thing I want to do it hurt myself. 
So everything is going so well.  I feel great...and you know what, funny thing, I'm loving my workouts!  Really...I am.  It's funny how life is sometimes eh.  I was saying to a friend the other day, why in the world couldn't I have dug this mojo out before I got married.  Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adored my dress...but it would have been nice to get a "Skinny" dress.  I guess that wasn't the way things were meant to be.  And right now it when I was suppose to discover this new healthier, active version of me.  I'm still me, you can bet your ass...just me with a twist! hahaha That's right...a Twist...!
Today, February 9th - I managed to get 1 peices of whole wheat toast with yummy almond butter down for breakfast with a small glass of soy milk, as well as a glass of water.  My morning snack was 2 eggs, hardboiled of course.  For lunch I had left over whole wheat couscous, with grilled beggies and a banana.  This afternoon for my snack, I have either, an Apple or Grapefruit with my almond mix.  And I'm thinking we're having pork for dinner with a veg. 
My activity at the gym today will be, 30 mins of Cardio and will be doing arms tonight as well as Abs.  We have some running around to do tonight, so my cardio will be a little less.  I'm ok with that since I got 60 mins in last night.  I always count my walk home too on top of what I do at the gym, cause it's exercise...and it's usually about 20 mins.
This weekend I have to make some Clean snacks...we're running out and getting a little sick of the same ole...I thought I'd better get to changing things before something bad happens...like Chips...Chips is bad...and need to be stopped!  :)  Thank god my mojo kicks in when I see them...well...I guess that's all she wrote for today gang...Cheers...to feeling good and to your Health!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ok, Ok here it is!

Well my hard work has FINALLY paid off....7lbs down...1 month.  AND got my measurements taken yesterday and down inches from head to toe.  I forgot to bring my notebook to work today, so I don't know exact, I'll post exact digits from last month and this month tonight when I get home. 

Just to give you an idea;
Bust down
Waist down
Hips (at fullest) same
Hips (at pelvis) down
Thighs down

It feels so good to know that all my hard work is paying off.  You know, it's a bit surreal.  Not to sound all cliché and shit...but when you work towards a goal, so many times...so many years....it's hard to believe that it's finally working.  I have quit so many times...went back to my bad habits, and this time I just wanted to see if I could actually succeed...and you know, I have.  I might have only dropped 7lbs, but I now know that I can do it...don't get my wrong, I am VERY happy with 7lbs...so I should say "only".  But you know what I mean.  It's a good feeling and I can't wait to see 7lbs more gone.

I'm tired this morning, and I have a headache...uck! 

That's it for now!