Thursday, March 31, 2011

No fun no fair!

Well you can just disregard the last post...I had to return my runners!  They were really awesome but a half size too small.  Wednesday night I tried them out...which by the way, running on the treadmill was a fuckin dream...I ran for 8 mins straight! No was like I was running in memory foam.  What a I managed to get my entire workout in, including my weight training, then I walked home in them just to be sure.  And yes, when I got home my feet were being squished together at the bottom.  I knew as much as I LOVED them, there is no way I could keep them.  I need comfort if I'm gonna start running outside...not blistered feet.  Remember the feeling after skating for a few hours, after taking off your weird your feet felt...that's how I felt when I took them off.  Booooooo!  So back to the drawing board for running shoes.   That's ok though, I love shopping for runners!  I told my husband I want to own 5 pairs of runners! LOL He laughed at me, of course.  Maybe when they come back to Costco, I'll grab the 9.5's at first glace!  I won't miss out next time for sure! 

Ah well...whatever.

So good workout yesterday.  I'm finding it a challenge to get that 60 mins of cardio in daily.  I work 'til 4 most days, sometimes 415p, then by the time I get down to the gym and change, it's already 430p...I've been 45 mins in, it's just after doing my cardio I really want to get a good weight session in not to mention Abs.  Abs are a after doing all that, it's just after 530p....then I have another 30 min walk home...I guess essentially my walk home could count in that 60 mins couldn't it.  lol  I never really thought of that. there ya go.  I like to leave the gym around that I'm home for 6pm to have dinner with my husband.  He shouldn't have to have a later dinner just cause I'm working out right?! 

So I'll be getting my measurements take tomorrow.  I'm excited and a bit nervous too.  I had one week that I feel I sorta fucked up.  The week we had the pup...I didn't work out.  And I'll tell ya I felt it.  I felt like shit all week, tired, annoyed and to be honest a bit deppressed.  Weird eh.  My body used to getting that exercise and when I wasn't working out I just didn't feel like myself.   I totally get it now!  I really do. 
My life has changed, my decisions are taken more seriously.  Well, when it comes to what I put in my mouth.  Some days are harder than others, but the result I'm seeing are so good.  And you know, I FEEL awesome...and I owe it all to The Eat Clean Diet.  I do, honestly, Tosca Renos books, her blog, her site...has motivated me to find me.  I know it might sound cliche, but all these years of just eating and over indulging did NOTHING for me...but keep me out of the clothing stores I love, being envious of friends and other people life and fitness.  Thank god I am outgoing and pretty confident, even at 260lbs.  Cause I would have been a lost cause.  The one thing about me and being fat was that I still love myself, I know I'm am/was a good person, and I know I am loved my others.  But when I look in the mirror and old pictures I don't see who I really am.  I can't wait to see the reflection of the real me. 

She's coming...she'll be here soon! 

Monday, March 28, 2011

I like my new kicks...Adidas it is!

I ended up going with Adidas.  Not that I don't like Adidas...I haven't worn Adidas in years actually.  I went with them because Costco had a sweet pair for $36 bucks.  And the Sauconys I wanted were $100, so I figured I'd get the Adidas now and later on get the Sauconys...a girl can't have too many pairs of sneakers right...they count as shoes!

They're very comfy. I got a 9..usually I take a 9.5, but the 9 seem to fit.  We'll see how it goes...can't wait to get on the treadmill tomorrow to test them out!

Here they are...Tada!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bring on Monday

As you know, or you may not, but Monday is my least favorite day of the week.  I can assume that I'm not the only one who feels this way.  I don't know, it's just tough to be off work for 2 days in a row then have to start all over again.   You forget about what you left behind at work, or on your desk the whole weekend, then Monday, you have to see it realize it's still there, no one came and took it away like you hoped...Whataya do?

Ok, so Monday is my day to begin my change in workouts.  I will be increasing and decreasing in different areas.  I'm looking forward to more challenges.  I think I might do a Yoga and Abs class on my lunch as well as my afterwork workout.  I want to maximize every second I can get in the gym.  

I can't wait to be able to buy some new clothes, I just can't wait!

It's a short post today, I wanted to type something as I sit here and watch a special on the comedy network about Greg Giraldo the funniest fuckin' comedian my opinion.  What a guy!


Friday, March 25, 2011


It's Friday, Friday, Friday! 

It was really good to get back into it.  Can't wait to work my ass even harder next week.  This is what I managed to get it for workouts this week;

Monday: 40 mins of Cardio on my lunch. (Eliptical and Bike)
Tuesday:  45 mins of Cardio (Bike and Treadmill) 15 mins of Abs, and a really good stretch session.
Wednesay: 45 mins of Cardio (Treadmill and Bike) 15 mins of Abs, Triceps and Biceps (20mins).
Thursday: 15 mins on the Spin Bike, and a 20 min Ab class on my lunch.
Friday: Off

My goal for next week is to up my Cardio to 60 mins.  I feel I need that to maximize my workouts.  I will also increase my weight and decrease my reps to get the most of my weight training.

Tomorrow I plan on hitting the gym again, I'm not sure what time, because I have some errands to run.  I'm looking forward to it.  And something else I'm looking forward to is break the 20 pound mark.  I'm so close I could fuckin' taste it!  C'mon C'mon C'mon C'mon...

I have an announcement!!!!!!!!!!!!  I want to sent a shout out to my VERY good friend Erin...WAY TO GO GIRL...10lbs the wind!  Damn, I'm proud of you! We are gonna surpass our goal...and when we do look out...!   We're in this together, remember that!  

Treated myself today...I bought a gorgeous Spring/Summer coat.  It was a bit pricier that I would normally spend on a coat, but I just LOVE it and have been eyeing it for about 2 weeks now.  I know it must look good because my husband actually said, "Ya looks really good"..."You think you're classy or something" LOL  That's his way of saying I look good in it! God love 'em!  Stay tuned, I'll post a pic!! 

Feelin' good! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'mmmmm Back for good!

Fuckin' hell life has been INSANE the past week and a half.  But I'm back, and it's sorta back to normal.  Boy oh Boy do I have some news for you...down another..well...I can't remember what I posted last time and where I was then...but as of today, March 23, 2011 - Down 17 lbs since January 1, 2011.  That makes me VERY happy...bring on the big 2-0!
Tomorrow morning, back to my fruit and Oatmeal breaky that's for sure. This past week has been a challenge for me.  We tried to adopt a dog, which just didn't work out.  It was a very sad time for me.  But she is in a great home with loving people and LOTS of space to play.  All is well that ends well!
So back to "My eye on the prize" now!  Worked out Monday on my lunch, Tuesday after work and today after work.  Feeling good!
Besides that...I'll be getting my measurements taken again real soon.  Holy shit, I can't wait.  I am starting to REALLY notice how loose my clothes are fitting now.  Get a load of this...dug out 3 brand new pairs of dress pants that were in a suitcase above my closet...haven't worn any of them in years...And yup, they all fit...a teeny big snug in the waist, but fuck who cares, I'm not uncomfortable and I have 3 new pairs of pants to where to work now! Preeettyy awesome!!
My friend Chrys signed us up for a Cycle class next Friday.  That's something I have been wanting to try for a long time and I'm finally gonna do it.  I can't wait.  She's done a class and loved I'm pumped! I want to also say how freakin' awesome she's doing with the gym and taking her fitness to another level! Kuddos to you girl, keep it up...we'll get there! And when we do, look out! :)
Life is good is good!  Even though we did get more of the fuckin' disgusting white stuff..I've been wanting to start running outside but waiting for the ice and snow to be gone.  So I might have to wait a little longer.  I did manage to get out for a run with a couple of my colleagues, Loraine and Karen.  We did a few laps around Victoria Park on our lunch, it was chilly but it felt so good.  Can't wait to get out there and just give it!
Oh another exciting milestone and positive...a little spring jacket that my friend Jodi bought me a while ago, actually just before our wedding to be exact, cause it was the colors of our wedding, brown and fits.  Back then it wouldn't quite zip, well it did, but it was WAY too tight, now, zip and there is room! CELEBRATION!!  I went into the Running Room on my lunch to look for one of their running jackets, but the service SUCKED...thank god I came home and tried that jacket on again, cause now I can use it and save my money for a new pair of runners! YES!!

I'm thinking Saucony this time.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Victory is MINE!!!

So here we are, March 1st...the first day of the 3rd month of this new year...also My wonderful husbands 35th Birthday! Happy Birthday honey...that's all you got of this post...! :)

So first off I would like to say, Wooohoooo!!!!!!  I was measured I do every month and I am doing soooo gooooood!!!  Ok so here goes:

Chest/Bust - Same
Natural Waist (2' above navel) - Down 4.5 inches
Hips @ Fullest - Down 2 inches
Hips @ top of pelvis - Down .5 inches
Thighs @ fullest - Same

Down 5lbs

Another really really really exciting thing...I tried on a few pairs of dress pants and a suit jacket that I have had for a few years now, no joke, it's really been a few year.  So Sunday morning after my workout and shower I decided to take down the suitcase that I had full of clothes (some winter and some that didn't fit right now) and go through what might possibly fit.  So 3 pairs of dress pants and a suit the jacket doesn't fit 100%, but it will though, soon enough.  But 3 pairs of brand new fun is that!!!  So I purged 3 pairs of old pants that were too big for me, and will donate to a Community house to someone who might need them.  

How's that for victory?!?  It feel really great I'll tell ya.  I want more for the month of March, and I'll get it!  One thing I want to mention, is a huge huge huge thank you, to those who took and take the time to write me and tell me I'm inspiring them! You know who you are...seriously you have no idea how that makes me feel.  I am so happy that I can inspire you and give you the drive and light that fire under you ass!  Keep reading and keep commenting...even here on the blog, if you have something to say, comment...if you have any suggestions or ideas or workouts that you want to share...please let me know.  I want to keep my blog 100% I am willing to tell all.  I have lived my 31 years being the most honest person I can.  Those who know and love me know that!  

Thank you again to everyone for your amazing support and positive words! I love you guys!!!

Here is a little funny to go along with the Title of this post!  Victory is MINE!!!!  Whooo ha ha ha!