Sunday, January 8, 2012

Oh - Hello Building with Equipment.............

Wow. It's been over a year since I've posted and I've continued to ride the weight loss roller coaster. Let's review all the things I didn't do:
1. Even a quick walk around the block will not only make you feel better but help you to counter act the calories.
2. If it doesn't taste good, or if you don't feel like it don't eat it.
3. Exchange one meal a day with a sizeable portion of fruit to fill you up!
4. Try to push yourself past where you're tired, it'll make the workout more effective.
5. Even if you don't feel like working out go. When you're done or seeing some results you'll feel better.
6. Don't eat just because everyone else is. Hold a drink or chew spicy gum so you don't feel tempted. 
7. Plan your workouts. Seeing it in your schedule and setting aside the time leaves no excuses
8. People are going to talk and you really need to be losing weight and getting healthy for yourself and not for other people. It keeps your motivation up.
9. Count calories. It's easy and makes you accountable to binges and overeating.
10. Pre-package everything and practice self control as best you can. Eat only enough to make it to the next meal.
11. Don't forget that you should change your workout every six weeks and if you don't like the workout you're on just change it just keep working out whatever it is!
12. Pick something to get you motivated but not a  picture of someone skinnier.
13. Stay Motivated especially through the holidays. Make small changes like eating just slightly less desert or walking after any meal if you  can!

So again - Let's start over. I went to the gym today for the first time in Months?? I was working out every day over summer but eating like I was thus zero movement. Then my workout partner and I parted ways and so I didn't feel accountable. Today I weighed in at 185........let me say that again 185!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bah I'm back up not that I'm surprised but that's 55pounds by mid March. 

55 Pounds in 10weeks maybe longer. The ultimate goal - That's about five and a half pounds a week. Which I don't think is really all that unreasonable considering I know the first at least twenty is pure fat. It'll be the other 35pounds that I'll be back to fighting again. 

First Goal: Drink a fruit smoothie for breakfast everyday this week....starting small =)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

And There You Have It

The pageant is finally over. It was three days of a lot of Hurry Hurry Hurry......wait! We each had to come up with a goal that we had to complete  by the end even if we didn't win which apparently was everyone's goal. I felt a little guilty because for sure I didn't win and frankly I didn't even want to place in the top. My goal for the entire weekend and leading up to the pageant was to feel so good about myself when I walked across the stage in a true bikini and three inch stilettos. When the moment came, I wasn't the skinniest, or even the most beautiful there but walking across people cheering believing in myself that was the best. It was exactly what I wanted and needed to realize I was doing this. All the hard work I had put in to get to that point was exactly what I wanted.

Now that it's over, I am obsessed with working out. I missed a few weeks between school and work and everything else. And I'm ready! I'm down just forty pounds so that's another 25. If I came this far then I can go another 25 pounds. My next physical adventure is a full marathon!


Helpful Hint: Stay Motivated especially through the holidays. Make small changes like eating just slightly less desert or walking after any meal you can!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Goodness

How many hitches can one person have? First the INSANITY dvds I borrowed ended up not working so there was a small break in my workout until the dvds I ordered came in and then this week I become so ill that I couldn't work out. And I really have turned into that person. I have been feeling so sluggish and mean because I haven't been able to work out. I have a doctors appointment on Friday so hopefully I will start to feel better ASAP! The pageant is in 79 days exactly!

Also, meeting with the new personal trainer on Monday. Friend of the paid eye candy. Hopefully I won't have to change trainers anymore after this one

Helpful Hint: As much as it's good to exercise some every day, If you're sick pass and fully recoup before you hint the mat hard again

Monday, August 23, 2010

Uh Oh

Today was day one of the 60 day INSANITY work out.....it was only the fitness test but I hurt already. Not good but good at the same time. I went from someone who hates working out. Dreaded made up every excuse not to go. Sometimes when my mom said I should go work out on the membership she bought for me in high school I would drive down and sit in my car and work on homework. Now I love it. The more pain the better the work out in my mind now. I don't know what came over me to change me from a lazy bum who sat in her dorm room drinking dozens of diet cokes a day watching anything that was on television. To planning on pulling all night marathon trainings, doing the INSANITY work out and continuing to train at the gym. But I like it and I hope that this new energy in my investment of my health continues for a long time!

Helpful hint: Pick something to get you motivated but not a  picture of someone skinnier. Maybe a swimsuit hanging on the door [mine's a white and gold cut out =)  ]

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Not so good

Alright, well this weight loss thing isn't going so well for me lately. But Ryan from the church is going to lend me the "Insanity workout" from Shaun T maker of Hip-Hop Abs. Not that I've watched or hemed and hawed about what workout I'm going to start next. So Monday morning 4:10 am INSANITY WORKOUT! I have 90 days from today until the pageant so it'll be just short of the full workout.


Helpful Hint: Don't forget that you should change your workout every six weeks and if you don't like the workout you're on just change it just keep working out whatever it is!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Satisfied vs. Full

I think alot of people have the same issue I have or maybe it's just a famiy thing: I eat a meal and I feel full enough to last until the next meal........and yet I keep eating. I can stop myself but I just keep eating. Even today (day one of 1250 calories) I had a large lunch of three-egg deviled egg salad with a thin bun [best invention literally of sliced bread] with cheese and I was full. So I opened my bag of cherries and started snacking on those but decided I was pretty full so I put them away and a little while later I had a pudding cup. I think weightloss wise that's my biggest challenge.

Helpful Hint: Pre-package everything and practice self control as best you can. Eat only enough to make it to the next meal.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Forever Changing

It is a theory that changing your diet everything eight-ish weeks, and your exercise routine every six weeks is good for your system. It keeps it guessing and hopefully continuous progress. However, silly diets don't help at all under any circumstance. I just finished a diet where I could eat anything I wanted as long as I did it three hours after I'd been awake and three hours before I went to bed. Maybe I did it becuase it sounded easy but let me tell you when it comes to losing weight easy usually doesn't work. I have found that couting calores is truly the best way to go. I know it's time consuming but I found out that to figure out your Daily Calorie Intake you should take your goal weight times ten. I'm goal weight is between 125-135 so the middle 130 times ten is 1300 which is pretty reasonable to me. It may be hard but with good self disicpline I think it'll be perfect. Pluse alot of electronics are using electronic calorie counters making it easier than ever. Tomorrow starts the buckle down. I've only got 174 days until I want to be at my goal measurements. LET'S GET IT STARTED!!!!


Helpful Hint: Count calories. It's easy and makes you accountable to binges and overeating.