Monday, April 30, 2012

early start

     Holy crap.  How awesome is it that it's not even 11am and my work out  for today (Couch to 5k run) is done and I don't have to think about it any more.  Wow, I love this.  I am going to hang with a gf of mine in Queens today for some sunshine in the park with a packed lunch.  

Sunday, April 29, 2012

more on day 42

     In addition to being a weigh in day, today was nice and active.  After out big clean out yesterday N and I made two trips to our local Good Will to drop off all of our donations.  That was a total of a 2 mile walk and 4 trips up and down the stairs.  Today was going to be my run day but it was getting late (and dark) so I subbed in the Biggest Loser Cardio video and will run tomorrow.   


    Still can't believe I'm down 15 lbs. 
    It's awesome.  
    xoxo

weigh in - day 42

     "The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is..."


     Here we are on day 42.
     188.8 lbs
     -1.2 lbs from last week
     -15.5 lbs total

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"rest"

     While I did not formally work out today N and I ripped our apartment apart.  We thought we were just going to go through a few things to set them out for donations.  Instead we did our bedroom, master closet, hall closet and living room.  It was amazing, we have a ton of stuff to donate now.  Tomorrow we will either get a Zipcar or see if anyone has a car handy for a quick trip.  


     Tonight we are going to a Ludo concert in Manhattan and I am so psyched!!


      xoxo

Friday, April 27, 2012

day 40

     Today has been a pretty good day except I don't think I ate very well. I didn't really eat enough today. I fell into the trap of I'm doing a thousand things and am not going to stop and eat which can be just as bad as sitting on my ass and eating all day. Today was running day which is a favorite of mine. I also got to be a bad ass again because the weather is still kind of chilly so I was out in my long sleeves and fleece hat. I'm such a bad ass.  


     Head cold is finally gone which is great. The weekend is upon us as well as my rest day!  I am taking my rest day tomorrow but hope to still be active. N & I have some crap to get out of our apartment and take to Good Will or Salvation Army so there will be at least a few trips up and down the stairs.  We may also hit the Container Store and Bed Bath & Beyond for somethings to jazz up our apartment.  


     Oh!  I added a photo page to the blog, click the link above to see what I've got.  :)


     Happy weekend!!
     xoxo

Thursday, April 26, 2012

awful video

     To keep myself from getting bored beyond belief on the days that I am not jogging I try to mix up the videos that I watch.  I thought a fun practice would be to go to YouTube and just search for 30 minute workout videos.  Even if I didn't love them that would be ok, they would just be something different.  The vid I did today was a "Dorm Room Work Out" from Exercise TV.  Yikes, I could have punched the chick leading the video.  Even when I was a freshman in college could not have kept up with her (I also didn't have the type of room to work out that she assumed I had - Big Mama T can tell you all about that.) I did A LOT of modifying to keep up stay coordinated.  I think I'll go back to my Biggest Loser videos.


     Not much else to report.  Did a bunch of job applications on line today - those assessment tests you have to do take A MILLION YEARS AND I HATE THEM.  I will finish some more tomorrow and do more general searching.  My head cold is doing way way better, thanks to all those who sent well wishes.  


     Off to watch some more Community with N before bed.
     xoxo

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

day 38

     I feel like I have been working out all day!  Today I cleaned out the closet in my bedroom.  As far as closets in NYC go, N & I have a pretty big one but lately it's felt like we don't have room for anything.  Well I took out everything I could reach, swept and covered 3 shelves in contact paper and repacked a couple of the plastic bins we have.  What I thought was going to be a simple closet cleaning turned into a mini face lift.  It looks great and I feel really goo about it.  Since I still haven't gotten work it feels good to get things done around the apartment.


     I did Couch to 5k today & started Week 2.  My time was slower and I didn't go as far as I have, but I jogged all my jogs which is always an accomplishment.  My head cold feels like it is on its way out but it isn't gone yet.  I feel much better today than I have the past few days.  


     Tonight is laundry night!  Woo!  No more stinky workout wear!  Double Woo!!


     xoxo

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

head cold

     Day three of this head cold has so far been my least favorite.  While I am blowing my nose and sniffling less I feel much more like poo today.  I have that fuzzy behind my eyes feeling and feel really run down.  I took it easy today.  My work out today was tooling around with the Xbox Kincet that N and I just got.  I did the demo for Your Shape 2012 which was lack luster and the demo for Dance Central 2 which was a blast.  If I purchase either it will be Dance Central 2.  I didn't take much medicine today and most of my symptoms are gone so I'm hoping this is the last full day of this head cold.  


     Tomorrow is running day!  I'll finally start week 2 of Couch to 5K!  I'm really excited about it.  All the runs this week are to alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes, there is a 5 minute walk on either end.  


     I also wanted to take a quick second to say thank you for the positive feedback that I have gotten from friends that have started to read my blog.  I hope you'll click the follow button and stay connected with me.  


     Bed time for the sick kid.
      xoxo

Monday, April 23, 2012

chilly weather jog

     It was a real change to go jogging/walking in such chilly weather.  I was nervous about what it would be with so I did some reading before I went out.  It was recommended that I still wear shorts and that I could wear long sleeves if I so chose but that covering my head was a must.  So I went out in my shorts, running tee, zip up hoodie (only as heavy as a tee shirt) and a small fleece cap.  Not only was I incredibly comfortable & dressed perfectly for the temperature but I felt like a total BAD ASS!!  I am not kidding.  Being out in the cool air jogging and walking really had me feeling like I was doing something that no one else does and I felt really strong.  I paced myself and beat my best time and distance again!  So awesome.


     My obstacle this week has really been the lead up to and the actual having of my lady time.  Ugh.  It makes me batty, like legit batty.  I've been doing good at catching myself and having dried mango instead of chocolate, but last night I had some chocolate and that is really ok with me. TJ's makes a great bar that is dark chocolate, sea salt and caramel.  I have 2 in my freezer at all times in case of emergency.  It takes me about 3 months to eat one bar so I think I am doing alright on that front.  I just find myself hungry ALL THE TIME this week and it's a pain.  Drinking more water and tea only curbs some of it.  I do have to say thought that this week has been much better in the pain and discomfort area so far, which I enjoy.


     That's all for today.  xoxo

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weigh In -- day 35

190lbs
-1.4lbs from last week
-14.3lbs lost total


     I woke up this morning feeling like crap.  Thanks to seasonal allergies, I have an awful sore throat.  The numbers, make me feel a bit better thought.  I'm going to take it easy today, it is my 2nd rest day of the week which couldn't seem to have come at a better time.  


xoxo

Saturday, April 21, 2012

day 34

     Started off the day with a little sleeping in and then a nice jog/walk.  I felt like I got a good handle on pacing today.  I didn't go as fast or far as the other day, but I did complete all of the jogs and was breathing pretty well at the end.  I also jogged farther out before turning around to make my walk home a bit longer.  


     Tonight with dinner I had an iced coffee float while I was out with my family after seeing Jersey Boys.   It was just a big scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice coffee.  Magic.  When I saw Mo today she gave me a Nike sports bra for high impact that is in my size. She ordered it for herself, but I guess she didn't need it.            I will give it a run tomorrow.  Also my aunt gave me some video she wasn't using any more, I think I took 3 or 4 of them to try out.


    Weigh in tomorrow!  
     xoxo

day 33

     Nothing to report today.  I made today a rest day after working another day on my feet the whole time. N and I went out with friends tonight which was great.  We hit Crocodile Bar down on 14th which is awesome but they specialize in 2 big things I am trying to avoid: beer & pizza.  I only had one beer but had two pizzas, they are those little like personal size ones.  At Crocodile (and Alligator - their sister bar in Brooklyn) when you buy a beer you get a ticket for a FREE PIZZA.  That was my dinner tonight so I'm gonna really push myself in my run tomorrow.

     I hadn't really considered drinking to much in this life style change until I saw how many calories were in a shot of Pinnacle Vodka (132 in "Whipped Cream" for every 50mL which is about 1.69 oz)  Bugh.  Calories in, Calories out.  And as for me right now, it's a total waste of calories to drink too much.  Having a nice blonde ale over conversation with friends was awesome but  don't know that I'll be going much beyond that for a while. 

    Tomorrow I'll be jogging and walking.  I'll also be spending time with family coming into town, we're going to see Jersey Boys :)

     xoxo

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I'm sorry, that's what size?

     I hopped the train to Jersey and used a day pass at Mo's gym again and got in a good half an hour in the pool.  Lap swimming is just magic, I can't say enough.


    What I want to talk about today (more like rant about) today is plus size work out gear, the lack there of and the CRAZY prices and sizing scales assigned to what there is. I need a bit more of a heavy duty sports bra than your average runner as I currently wear a 40C.  Not too many sports bras floating around in the size category and when you do they are labeled a size 3X and cost upwards of $60.00.  WTF?!?  I am plus size and I soooo get that but what the hell dude.  I put on an XL or even  1X in athletic wear(and I mean the real stuff: Nike, Rebok, UnderArmor) and if I can even get it on I look like over stuffed sausage.  Not. Cool.  Myself and others like me need to feel just as safe and confident in work out wear as those that are already fit.  Do you know what can happen if you aren't wearing the right kind of sports bra for the activity that you are doing?  The Cooper's Ligaments that keep your ta-ta's looking fine can stretch and as we all know, they don't unstretch.  So what, since I'm over weight it is twice as hard to protect myself from that? It is infuriating.  So ideally I would have this sports bra or one like it, but in order to have two (so I don't have to wear that icky thing for days and days in a row) it would cost over ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.  


     I could go on about this FOR DAYS.  We as a society have a fat diet, obesity is rising at alarming rates and when we wise up and start to address deeper issues, take care of ourselves and start working out we either have to break the bank to out fit ourselves properly or suck it up and do something else.  Like me, I currently wear 2 sports bras to run, I hate it but for now it works.  URGH.   When are companies going to step up and address this BS?  


     OK, got that out of my system (for now.) 


     ;-)  xo

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

day 31

     After much of my usual kicking & screaming and even doing a ten minute warm up tape and crapping out, I laced up my big girl sneakers and went for a jog/walk.  I started Couch to 5k AGAIN.  For someone who claims to love running so dearly, I haven't been doing very much of it.  I am so glad I got out there and did, the weather was just perfect.  It was also a whole new ball game after I've been working out for a while now.  I pushed myself harder than at had before and it was awesome.  I had been doing about 1.98 miles steady every time I went out and it was frustrating.  Today I pushed and pushed.  I did 2.29 miles at a pace of 13:06/mile.  That is INSANE.  I added that distance and took 2 minutes off my best time. 


     Tomorrow I do believe I will be swimming again which will be awesome.  I love it.  I may be able to do some weight or resistance training as well.  


OH!  Yesterday I did measurements again and I lost some collective inches.  !!!!  I also did another picture but I have to cartoonify that on N's computer before that get's posted.  Lastly, I have started to share my blog with a few people now that I have been at this for over a month.  It's really scary to put myself out there but What the hell?  It's just weight loss.  


xoxo

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

30 days strong

     So here I am on the far side of my first ever-of-any-kind 30 day challenge and I 'd like to say that I have really come out on to.  Out side of committing to getting healthy, starting this blog is one of the smartest things I have ever done.  I feel like it really keeps me accountable.  Even if no one reads this blog every day I fess up to what I did or did not do and I can really talk about how it is going for me.  Because of that I am challenging my self to 30 more days (which brings me to May 17th) of blogging everyday.  


     When I started this I was 204.3lbs and my BMI was 41.3.  Today I am 191.4lbs and my BMI is 38.7.  I've lost 6.32% of my body weight and I have gone from being Morbidly Obese (BMI of 41 or greater) to plain old Obese (BMI 30-40.)  That is huge.  I had a goal to lose 15 lbs by June 15th and I am already 86% there with only 2.1lbs to go.  I work out no less than a half an hour no less then 5 days a week, I've done a few 6 day weeks.  I now know myself as some one capable of doing this which was not the case before.  


     This evening I will do measurements and take another picture and set if up cartoon style.  I'll also do a regular clothed full body shot.  I'm going to start adding in some more photos.  I've said before how much I'm inspired by Kelly at Kelly is Losing Weight - Future curvy & fit girl and I think that something that she does that really works for me are all the pictures.  While I don't know that I'll have a photo after each work out I will start to document with photos better.  Like many that are over weight, I really shy away from being in photos.  But I am turning that all around now.


     woo!  Here's to 30 more days!


xoxo


  

One day more

I haven't gone to bed yet, it's still today! Wow, with just one more sleep until the en of my 30 day blogging challenge I've been slipping a bunch. Either way, I've gotten my entry in.


Today I did one of my new videos, The Biggest Loser Cardio 1. I have to check which series of videos it's from since there seem to be a few. That 30 minutes kicked my bum, it was a much more traditional work out than Hip Hop Abs so it was a great change of pace. I may do the cardio again tomorrow plus something else to get me closer to 45 minutes. If the humidity and heat aren't too bad tomorrow I may go run.


I wore my new sneakers today and they were awesome. So much more traction on them. They make sitting on the balance ball feel way less dangerous. Trading out even just a half an hour of sitting on that instead if being a bum on the couch and I can feel the difference in my back. I dig. Ok. Time for bed.


xo

Monday, April 16, 2012

reward

     Wow.  Talk about a day of reward, today was incredible.  Brunch, new sneakers, pedicure, games in the park, delicious cheap dinner and Community (my newest tv show love.)


     I balled my two rewards into one day today and it was worth it because other great things just started to pop up around the rewards.  
First was a shiny new pair of sneakers.  I went to REI and tried on a few pairs, the sales girl there was super helpful and she her self was relatively new to running so she had a good idea of what I was looking for.  After about three pairs in two sizes I found my loves.  They are Asics and I adore them.  The girl at the REI said I would know when I tried on the right ones and tha trying on more then one was god so I could compare and at first I really thought she was just saying that.  I put them on and they felt incredible.  I jogged a bit around the area and wow, just wow.  


     Later while we were in the park we saw this duo doing what looked like moves from Cirque and it was inspiring to me.  In them both I saw no difference between me and them save for A LOT of practice & training.  They were pretty awesome.







     Before dinner and heading back to Brooklyn I treated myself to a pedicure.  Magic. 


      


     Today was my rest day but I was still pretty active all day.  Good times.  


xoxo


Sunday, April 15, 2012

weigh in - day 28

191.4lbs!
-1.6lbs from last week!
12.9lbs lost over all!


STFU!


     Wow.  I guess the proof really is in the numbers and it doesn't matter how I feel about the workouts that I did or that I broke down one day.  I worked out 5 days this week (as I said I would) made good choices when eating and there you have it. Down 1.6lbs.  Woo!


     In addition to my pedicure today for meeting my 1 month working out milestone, N informed me he's taking me to get new sneakers!  AHHH!  We're going to swing by REI and pick them out today after brunch with one of our besties.  Holy sh*t!


yesterday

     Yesterday was my first no post at all day!  Ugh.  I didn't think about it until I got up this morning.  I'll post now to fill you in on yesterday and again later since it's weigh in day!  I'm going to finish out my 30 day challenge strong, two days to go!


     N and I spent the day out walking around in Brooklyn and it was beautiful.  We walked through the farmer's market at Prospect Park, had brunch at a cute place called Pequena then walked into Prospect Park for most of the rest of the day.  N is working on a card game he created based around beach volleyball and I worked on goals, milestones and rewards in my notebook.  We had such a blast.  I'm still trying to figure out the best way have them added into the blog so they are easy to follow.


     At night I did Hip Hop Abs Full Body Burn.  Boy was it ever.  I am way less sore today then I thought I would be because there were multiple times I thought I was going to collapse while I was doing it.  


     Oh! Yesterday I got my hands on some more workout videos I got some yoga, The Biggest Loser, p90x and pilates.  Awesome to have some choices now. N and I also moved some things around in our apartment and are going to be hooking up Kinect to our Xbox which has some great workout "games."  Thanks to Mo for winning the Kinect on the radio like a year ago and never giving it away until now!


     Ok, back later after my weigh in!

Friday, April 13, 2012

3.1 miles home

     Much shorter day today than yesterday.  Today I stood outside for only 5 1/2 hours instead of 6 ;)  Again a good solid day of work and seeing friends.  To mix things up even more today I walked home from work.  It is exactly 3.1 miles from where I was working to my front door.  Why is that awesome you ask?  Well, 3.1 miles is equal to 5k which is big for me this year.  So far I am registered for 1 5k that is coming up soon and will be registering for more.  

     The route that I walked takes me over the Brooklyn Bridge which has to be one of the coolest things to do ever.  It's crowded and there are tons of people who don't get the rules (#1 being stay out of the bike lane if you want to live) but the walk is just awesome.  It makes me so proud to be a New Yorker.  More importantly than all that is that I have done this walk before over the bridge and also from work all the way home but this time, it was easy.  I went the whole way unwinded and stopping only to not be hit by on coming traffic.  That is a total win where I can say hey - it wasn't this way before I started to take care of myself and yea, I like it.

     Last thing is I need to start to come up with some more goals for meeting mile stones.  I have one coming up soon for having been working out for a full month (pedicure!)  and want to come up with more to keep myself going.  Mo reminded me today that I need to reward myself for the little things too and to thank my body for all it's done.  Like giving myself a good foot rub with some lotion to reward and thank my body for the work it did on the walk today & standing all day at work too.  I did it.  I really do have to cherish this body, it's all I've got and so far it has done me good.  

  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

long day

     It was a good day all around.  I worked today which is always a plus.  I was at the location I'd been at for five months and made some great friends and seeing them all is always a total pleasure.  


     For the first 6 hours of my 9 hour shift I stood and never sat, no chair to be had.  Just stood outside for 6 hours doing line management/crowed control.  While it isn't an actual work out it is added to my workout record (which you can click on the link above) because it takes something to stand that long, dammit.  Since I was super exhausted tonight I opted out of my usual cardio and did a 30 minute yoga routine that I found on YouTube.  Was it the best? No.  Did I do well? Nope. But I did the full 1/2 hour to the best of my ability and that is a win in my book. My mother is a certified yoga teacher and has taught me to not get caught up in doing the moves "perfectly" but to work on getting stronger and focus on breathing.  She's my total yoga hero (among many other hero titles she holds.)


    Mixing it up felt good and I got in some serious stretching which I totally need.  I'm up for any suggestions on favorite videos should you have them.  I have work again tomorrow but for a much shorter shift.  I'll probably stand for most the whole thing so here's hoping it's nice out.  


xo

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

back in the saddle

     After a phenomenal break down yesterday I am back.  So I totally wigged out getting ready to workout yesterday.  I blamed it on the tape but that honestly wasn't the case.  I was just hit with - wow here I am again with this tape and I don't have much to show for it, I am down 11.3 pounds and no one knows, I can't feel it of see it so F*CK! I cried and cried last night that I've been doing all this work and it doesn't seem to be making a dent - like no one is noticing, including myself. I just need to get in check is all.  If others notice isn't really the goal, getting healthy and feeling better is.  I went from not working out at all to working out between 5 & 6 days a week in about a month.  I have lost 6% of my body weight.  I am 3.7lbs away from hitting a goal that I have set for June 15th.  I am doing a 5k Mud Run in 24 days.  And why?  All because I said so, that I had enough of my health just getting away from me and holy f*ck I don't want to be diabetic.  One of the leading diseases in this country - and Type II is SELF INFLICTED.  No thank you.  


     Today I took the train in to Jersey to hang with my mom.  We grabbed some gear for my up coming Mud Run (stuff cheap enough to throw out if it's trashed after the run) and she took me to her gym.  I did a half an hour on the treadmill and swam 300 meters in the pool.  Good lord do I love swimming.  I swam competitively in high school and I loved it.  I was a distance swimmer as opposed to speed.  I was never fast but I could swim for days if you asked me to.  My favorite race was the 500 meter.  I only ever placed once (I swam the slow lane) but I loved it.  20 laps.  Simple.  Wow.  If I could swim again all the time in a free lane I would.  I would have to start taking benedryl and carrying lotion with me everywhere since me an chlorine don't mix one lick but ugh... it just felt so good to swim.  


     I feel good today.  Yesterday I did not.  Such is life.  As promised, the good bad and ugly of this journey.


xoxo

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

nope. not today.

     Today was going pretty well until it came time to work out and boy have I just shut down.  I restarted my week 2 of Hip Hop Abs since I didn't complete last week being out of town.  Yesterday was day 1 and I did the cardio video and just 15 minutes ago when I put the video on again I went numb.  I am so sick of this stinking video.  I want to cry and really might.  N came in the room as I was shutting it off and was like "no, you said you'd do it" I was like"oh f*cking well." I guess this is the break down you are supposed to have or whatever, the I get that working out is awesome and that it's been doing so much for me but so what?  I've lost 11.3 lbs but so what?  

     I want to go out and run some more or run on a treadmill.  I feel like I had an affair with the treadmill I ran on in Boston, it was so incredible.  I was in control the whole time, no one telling me how to do my work out it was amazing.  Granted I do like the structure of a video or a class (though I've never done a class) something I know the way it's going to go.  

     How do I make peace with not working out today?  I feel like crap and I really don't want to have to have the convo with N about why I didn't.  What's it matter why I didn't, I just didn't.  

     I can't even stay focused to write this post.  

Monday, April 9, 2012

day 22 - weigh in

193 pounds!
1.6 pounds down from last week
11.3 pounds total!

STFU!

     What an incredible feeling to still be loosing.  I can't feel the weight coming off but I believe the scale and the way I've been feeling.  What I am super excited for are the ways that the shape and size of my body will begin to change.  I know that takes longer but I am so ok with that.  

     In 25 days I am doing the Dirty Girl Mud Run with a couple of girl friends of mine and I cannot wait.  I ordered one of their bracelets a while back and have been wearing it since it arrived.  I switch which te arm I have it on after each time I work out.  It is a great reminder of the goal that I am working towards and really helps keep me motivated.  This little bracelet has been keeping me on track and it shows!

xo

Back in NYC

After another whirlwind day at PAX, N and I are back in NYC. I'm writing this on the local A train back to Brooklyn after our 3 1/2 hour bus ride from Boston. What an incredible extended weekend.

I did not work out today, though we stood from 5pm and didn't sit down again until we sat on the bus at 8:30 I didn't have a formal work out. In reflection over the past few days I made a few observation.

1) though I often doubt myself, I married the right man. We have so much fun together and he stops at nothing to ensure that I am having a good time and is also such a huge supporter/cheerleader to every thing I do.
2) On short trips like this I will be leaving the work out wear at home. While it felt amazing to get up and work out in Friday it was out of the question the other days. It was a physically and mentally demanding trip and that works in my book.
3) Making healthy choices doesn't always mean salads and veggies. This weekend it was about the lesser of all evils (the evils being convention center food) and listening to my body. Staying hydrated and asking the lady at the "Mex" booth to just throw the rice and beans and guacamole in a bowl and to not worry about the other terrifying looking stuff they had there. What's great is that I'm not deprived or left in the lurch since I'm just looking out for myself & being smart.
4) I handled PAX this year so much better this year than I did last year (physically & stamina) and I know that it's because of the work I have been doing lately. if this is how much better I feel after just a few short weeks I am thrilled at what is to come.

Ok. So I will weigh in first thing tomorrow and post those results separately from my regular post just so I am all caught up.

Thanks all for coming with me on this journey. It was like having all love and support with me even in Boston & I can't thank you enough for that.

xoxo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

3rd night in Boston

This morning there was no 7am work out. I consciously skipped it and am totally ok with that. We spent another long day up down and all over place. Did good on food today with stir fry broccoli & tofu and then rice, beans and guacamole. This whole weekend I've had an Atkins shake and bar for breakfast and they are just perfect. Depending on how late it is when we get home tomorrow I will weigh in. If not I will weigh in Monday morning first thing.

Since we don't have to be at the convention center until a bit later tomorrow I'm shooting for another half hour at the Y.

xo

Friday, April 6, 2012

2nd night in Boston

Today started unlike any other. I got up at 7am and went jogging. Whoa!! Today was an incredible day at PAX. We spent a better part of the day on our feet and running all over the place. Food was less then yummy but I did well with a salad for lunch and a veggie burger for dinner. Tonight we walked from the convention center back to the hotel which was just around a mile away. That combined with the treadmill jog I did today is three miles and all the running around at the convention center felt like ten. Oh! I the walk home we swung into a CVS and I go arch supports so I'm hoping they will help with some of the foot pain I've been having.

It's been an awesome day.

xo

Thursday, April 5, 2012

1st night in Boston

Today has been great. My energy has been through the roof and all over the place. I did my ab sculpt vid today and really went for it. I then spent some time screwing around on my new balance ball. That was hysterical. I think I need to watch the DVD that came with it or look some stuff up on YouTube because I was all over the place just trying to follow the instructions.

Tomorrow's plan is to be up and out early to make sure we get a spot on line for the Keynote. Now I haven't ever been one for getting myself up earllu enough to do the extra anything. I do everything I possibly can the night before so I can roll my ass outta bed and do what I set out to. Tomorrow I'm going to push myself to get into the Y to do a half hour of something before we have to be outta here. I'm shooting to get up and out at 7:00am. Work out and get back here to shower change and be ready for the shuttle 8:30am. Totally doable!

xo

Good day

I got my work out in early today which seemed to make all the difference in my day. I did both ab sculpt and cardio again today. Tomorrow I'm only scheduled to do the Ab Sculpt but I think I will do both since I don't know what my next three days are really going to look like. The plan is to get in at least a half an hour walk/jog on the treadmill in the hotel each day. I dunno how realistic that is though but I will be sure to report all that work I do or don't do.

At Marshall's today I picked up a balance ball for $12.99 and some wrist weights. The balance ball is awesome but the weights stink so I'm taking them back. I was so excited about the balance ball, I've been looking at them all over the place but they are usually $20 or more which isn't really my style. I inflated it (which was a work out all by itself) and messed around a bit. I can do crunches on it and it's so awesome! More like I'm awesome cuz I can do crunches!!

Sooo like I said tomorrow I'll do both tapes and maybe play some more on the balance ball then it is off to Boston for a weekend of game nerdery!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

stats & numbers

     Today I unlocked a new achievement (nerd!) I worked out for 53 minutes up from my normal 30.  In week 2 day 2 of Hip Hop Abs you do both the Cardio and the Ab Sculpt.  It was rough for a while there but I pushed though.


     I'd like to give a huge shout out to my husband, N, who has been such a champ in this new lifestyle I have adapted.  He's a huge cheerleader and so incredible at cutting through my b.s.  It's been awesome that we each get a little designated time to ourselves in the evening sometimes, I get to work out and he catches up on reading and comics, it really is a win-win.  


     As promised I did more math today and came up with some awesome info.  Bare with me - the numbers are coming.


Starting weight: 204.3  Current weight: 194.6  Loss to date: 9.7


Goal by June 15, 2012: 189   Overall Goal: 130
Percent to June Goal: 63%  Percent to Overall Goal: 13%


If I loose 1 lb a week, on average, from this point on then I will reach my goal of 130 lbs by June 7, 2013.  That's on point, right?


This is a schedule I can use to stay on track.


May 13, 2012 - 190 lbs
July 22, 2012 - 180 lbs
September 30, 2012 - 170 lbs
December 9, 2012 - 160 lbs
February 17, 2013 - 150 lbs
April 28, 2013 - 140 lbs
July 7, 2013 - 130 lbs


So as long as I am at these weights (or less) by these dates then I am on track!  


Whoa.  This is awesome for me.  I love the goals and measurements.  Let's me know where I am going and if I fall off it let's me see where I need to get back to.  











Monday, April 2, 2012

late night numbers

     Today was back to the good ol Hip Hop Abs.  I pushed myself today and it felt good.  I am starting to get a little bored with the tapes thought.  Some parts of the video are actually great & motivational just when I need them to be but the repetition is starting to get me.  Oh well.  


     After my weigh in yesterday I did some maths.  If I continue to loose at LEAST 1 lb. a week I will have lost 10 more additional pounds by June 15th (which is my date to have lost and initial 15lbs by.)  So I would like to make an addendum to my original goal now that I have some more info.  By June 15th my goal is to be down to 184 lbs which is a weight loss of around 20 lbs.  


     Sounds doable to me.  Tomorrow when I am less exhausted I will map out goal points and all since I just tried to use the calculator and went cross eyed.  But also if I move at this pace I do believe that has me reach my end goal of 130lbs by the end of June 2013.  Just over a year.  Not too bad.  I like it.


     Ok, must sleep.  


xo 

day 14 - weigh in

     I lost weight again!  This week I weighed in at 194.6lbs.  That's and even 1 pound down from last week! That brings my total weight loss to 9.7lbs.  STFU!  Are you telling me for real that I've already lost almost 10lbs.??  AHHH!!!  

     I have to say I was really looking forward to weighing in this week.  I worked out 6 days straight and ate pretty well and it was totally worth it!  Honestly I wasn't expecting to have lost.  I don't know why but I didn't.  

     Today I didn't work out and wasn't particularly active.  N (my husband) and I ran some errands and round trip walked a total of 1.3 miles.  I spent most of today painting shirts that we'll wear when we go to PAX this week.  For N I'm painting a Deus Ex logo tee and for myself I am painting an ilomilo inspired shirt and a Doctor Who inspired shirt.  

     Tomorrow I will start week 2 day 1 of Hip Hop Abs and am still shy to jog with my foot hurting the way that it does.  Once I have accumulated some monies I would like to purchase A) a good pair of jogging or cross training sneakers and B) another pair of arch support insoles.

     As a FYI I may not weigh in next week until Monday as I'll be getting back to NYC quite late and even thought I will be in Boston I will be blogging from my phone about how I'm doing.  I'll be out in the world playing games but as my friend Kelly over at Kelly is Losing Weight always reminds & inspires me - Good Choices! I can't let things lack just because I am doing something out of my norm.  Love it!

xo


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ahh!! Forgot to blog!!

Today is my workout day off which usually mean I totally forget about my blog. My bad, yo.

I didn't work out today but did spent a bunch of time on my feet walking around. I ate well and didn't snack. The only thing I really have to report is that my foot is still really hurting. Tomorrow I'll be heading to Target so I'll get some more arch supports since mine are mostly worn out.

That's all! Blogging from bed on my phone, I didn't make it to sleep. This is totally the future.

xo