I'm still working out

I'm still on my fitness quest. working out fairly consistently but I need to do something about my eating. I don't eat much but I really don't cut anything out either. I've been eating some fattening and fried foods and I know that is not conducive to the things I'm trying to accomplish. I've also been skipping breakfast here and there and not really making sure I eat 5 or 6 meals a day and I know that is part of the reason why the scale is not moving. I've never been a "plan in advance type of person" but maybe I can try it out and see how it works, I think I can definitely benefit from planning meals in advance because that's part of the reason why I'm not more strict with my diet. Sometimes, when I get hungry, I just grab the first thing that I can find that is quick and easy. If someone happens to cook something , I'll eat it even though I know it's not good for me because it's already cooked and saves me the trouble. I have to work out something doable so I can start seeing some results.

On a new note, I can now do 7 pushups(not the girlie kind) I may even be able to do more but I haven't did a count recently but that's good fr me because when I first started, I couldn't even do one.

Not consistent but I'm moving

Yesterday I walked/jogged on the track for an hour. I feel great when I workout but I don't know why I find it so hard to be consistent with it. I know that I need to lose weight and I know what it takes for me to do that so why am I not making the connection to get it and keep it moving. Oh well, I plan to walk on the track today as well.

Yesterday I went to Sam's Club and as I was leaving, I noticed the store people putting up a new display. it just happened to be for a Wii game that I planned to purchase but figured that I would have a hard time finding since I didn't pre-order. I was surfing the net and came across this game that was to be released on May 19th, The website said you had to pre-order it which I intended to do but I decided to wait until it was released so that I could read some reviews first. I wanted the Jillian Michael's bootcamp for Wii but after reading numerous bad reviews on how the game didn't pick up your movements and motions, I decided to save my money. However, this game is called Active Personal Trainer. I tried it a little bit after I came home. It comes with a stretchy band for upper body work and a leg strap pouch which is used to hold the knunchuck. Anyway, I entered my stats (by the way, it is compatible with the WII board but only for some of the exercises. During my use yesterday I hadn't encountered an exercise that asked me to use the board. just about everything that I did didn't need the board) but back to the game. I have the Wii fit which I found to be fairly easy so when it asked me what type of workout I wanted, I quickly respond intense. The game assigned 18 exercises for me which consisted of walking/ jogging on the track doing high kicks and front kicks, Cardio Boxing, Lunges, squats, inline skating and jumping, bicep curls, and a slew of other things and believe me when I tell you, you can definitely feel it. Especially those squats. If you don't have the correct form or the controls pointed in the correct direction, the game will make you hold the move until you get it right. due to my handling of the remote, I was in a squat for quite some time and believe me when I say KILLER!!. I plan to use it again today but this time I'm going to start off small. I'm doing the option of 30 day challenge and I finished about half of the exercises yesterday before I decided to quit which was a bad move on my part because I didn't get credit for any of the hard work that I did. Now I will be starting anew today.

I missed a few workouts and you know what

I'm okay with it. As long as I get back on track then it's all good!. Today I will be doing ChaLean extreme again. I don't know why I want to torture myself again with that women. It's hard and when I'm done, I'm always pouring down with sweat. I think I will not try to be so gung-ho and keep up with Chalean on the heavy weights. it's been years since I worked out consistently with weightlifting so I now realize that I have to ease back into it gradually. I also revamped my goals and gave myself a year from now to get back to my goal weight of 150 lbs.. I still plan to come up with some short term goals in the interim but that's the plan for now. I have been so inspired by watching videos of other people's weight loss success and ya'll know "The Biggest Loser is a major motivator as unrealistic as it may be. don't get me wrong, I know the weight-loss is real but even Bob and Jillian will tell you that they work out 8 hours a day or more on the ranch which simply is not feasible for those of us with jobs, children, and lives. I

And the saga continues....

I wasn't able to get in any exercise yesterday although I had every intention to do something. I had a headache that would not quit and unfortunately it lasted most of the day. I couldn't do anything once I made it home but pop some Tylenol and try to sleep it off. I have been getting headaches more than usual lately. I have no idea why. I used to only get a headache once every blue moon and now it seems to be happening more than I like. I don't know what's worse, a headache or a stomach ache....but I know I don't want either one.

My eating has been so so. I haven't really been watching what I eat and yesterday I was starving. My headache wouldn't allow me to stand up too long so I ended up grabbing a Tv Dinner and a bag of cheetos. Wrong food choices, I know, but I was starving!

Anyway, today I plan to make up for it and burn some calories. According to my food log, I had a pretty nice sized calorie balance banked up to borrow from in case I go over on my allotment but today it's at 491...which isn't so good. I'm going to work on building it back up. I also need to get back to walking in the mornings. I haven't walked since Sunday's 6 miles. well I did walk about 20 minutes to pick up the kid from school but I have to get back to my hourly walks if I want to see some progress.(which the scale simply refuses to show me...I'm at the same weight I was on day one) I know it hasn't been a week yet but I was counting on losing 2 pounds per week Wassup with that?

Today is day 4 and I'm still chugging along

I'v manage to walk for at least an hour for the past two days and yesterday. The Kids and I participated in The Crop Walk to stop hunger. The initial route looked rather daunting but as we walked it became more bearable. The entire route was 6 miles. We walked with the kid's friend and parents. I'm quite sure I could have made it the entire miles but because the kids were complaining of being tired (even though they were adamant about finishing the entire route) the other parents thought it best to trick the kids by shortening the route just a tad bit. I'd say over all we walked maybe 5.75 miles out of the 6 which isn't half bad. We walked a little over 2 hours and I burned about 1130 calories which really had me happy. I was elated about the calories burned until I came home and logged my meals and found out that the Quiznos turkey sub that I had for dinner contained a whopping 1330 calories. I was floored. I checked every website I could find just to make sure that the calorie count was correct I mean it was a turkey sub. I think the mayo and the bread were the most calorie laden things it contained but 1330 calories? WoW.

Today I figured I would switch it up a bit. The plan is to do Hip Hop Abs or Rocking body instead of walking. I may take a walk a little later on this evening if I feel up to it.

I'm beginning to realize how much of a factor proper nutrition is in regards to losing weight. Imean, I've always known that eating right is 90% of the equation but I figured I could still eat the things I love. That's going to be a hard thing for me to overcome. Right now, I'm not really cutting any particular things out of my diet. I'm just trying to stay within my calorie range, cut back a little on the sugars and "whites" and then we'll see how it goes from there.

This daily weighing in sucks. lol I had lost 1lb in the 3 days since I started and now I'm back up where I started. I know weight fluctuates daily depending upon what's going on with my body but it is a little disheatening. I guess I'll just have to suck it up and do what i know I need to do in order to get this weight off for good!

Day 2..Done!

I got up this morning and the kid and I walked for an hour on the track. It felt good but my legs are sore. Not from walking or anything like that but from the "chub rub" of my thighs. I never really thought that I had big thighs but the chafing has certainly let me know that I am indeed wrong. Anyway, I feel good that I have been able to keep it up. Yes, I know it has only been two days but if you know me, you know that is a feat in and of itself!. Also, yesterday, I did manage to muster up the energy to complete my Burn circuit 1 of ChaLean Extreme. I had to stop on occasion to find the weights that my 13 year old borrowed (without asking mind you) and then not only failed to return them but failed to even remember where they were. I'm going to have to buy me a new set and let him keep the old ones that he keeps losing. The plan for later on this evening is to maybe do Rockin Body if I feel up to it but now I'm going to head out to this festival.

I even managed to log my meals yesterday and ended up with an 89% B for my eating. That definitely makes me feel good even though it doesn't take into consideration the quality of foods that are eaten. I think it only measures the amount of calories and compares it to you allotted amount. I had some not so nutritious food yesterday ( butter and sour cream on my baked potato..I know right!) but I still stayed within my range so that's a start. One problem that I did find was that I had a hard time drinking enough water and this is coming from a person that used to drink 100 oz or more per day or close to it. Yesterday I think I ended up with a little under 64 oz. and as of this moment I've only had 16.9 oz and I struggled to get that in. I'm not a big pop...(yes , I said POP) drinker and water is my drink of choice most times but because I haven't been drinking much of anything in the past couple of months..I think I'm going to have to work my way up. Anyway....so far so good. I knwo I can do this Man!!!

II know I sound like a broken record

with the "I'm back" thing but I am officially disgusted with myself. I mean I knew I had gained some weight but after having found inspiration in reading some blogs about weightloss success, I decided that today I would start this journey again and get this weight off for good.Anyway, what I was saying before I went off track was that I knew I gained weight but dayum. when I stepped on the scale this morning I was not prepared for the number that stared up at me. 227.8 pounds. may as well be 230 POUNDS! WOW!! How in the hell did I let that happen? I was so upset that I was determined to workout even though I really didn't want to and had already eaten a sausage Mcmuffin with egg from McDonald's for breakfast. I know bad food choice but the good thing is that I walked/jogged around the track for about an hour and 5 minutes. Yay Me!!! Even better is I burned off the 440 calories that was the Mcmuffin. In addition, I decided to start Chalean Extreme and I had the nerve to get winded and tired and I was just on the warm-up. I did a few minutes of it but had to stop when it got to the pushups. I'll try to pick it up again either later on this evening or tomorrow.

What I need to do is get a plan together. I'm also using a program to log my meals in which I need to weigh in everyday(which I really didn't want to do) I'd much rather weigh in weekly. I think my first goal will be to lose 8lbs this month. I think that's pretty much doable at 2lbs. a week. I'll be back with more of the game plan. 230POUNDS UUUGH!!!!

Absolutely No Excuse

For my inability to stick with working out. I don't know what is up with me but I know that I need to lose weight and I know that I have to get active, STAY active, and eat right to do so but I can't find my motivation. Had I kept this up when I first started in January I'd have almost 2 months under my belt right now. Summer is steadily creeping up and before I know it, It will be here and I will still be in the same, sad, sorry state of fatness that I'm presently in. I know I better get to moving soon!!! I know as soon as the weather breaks (yes, we still have snow) I will hit the track and start walking and/or running. I also know that I have just about every workout tape known to man as well as a weight bench, treadmill (albet in storage since it wasn't being used and just taking up space), dumbbells, barbells,exercise bands, fitness ball, and the like so I have ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE not to work out. I think I'm going to take some photos and post them up where I'll be sure to see them and I know that will motivate me! Today I have plans to do something, If my mind doesn't succeed in talking me out of it, I will get my workout on!

I'm Getting Excited.

I'm feeling a bit refreshed. Admittedly, I haven't been doing much of anything as of late. my workouts are sporadic at best and I haven't really been watching my eating but today it was so beautiful out, I decided to walk the kid to school this morning. I'll most likely be walking to pick the kid up as well.

I hope this is a sign that Spring is on the way. It's a whopping 60 degrees here today...  60! lol I know that's probably freezing to you all who've been spoiled by beautiful weather all year round but 'round these parts, we take what we can get.

 I'm seriously thinking of getting ChaLean Extreme as I am tired of p90X already and I've only done it once. I think the fact that I know every joke, comment, laugh etc is what really gets to me. It gets old you know? Anyway I did Shaun T's Rockin' Body (Disco Grooves) and I absolutely love it. Yes, you are working out and depending upon how hard you work it (and I try to go pretty hard) you can work up a nice sweat too. It's also really fun, I find myself just grinning from ear to ear at Shaun and some of the old skool moves.

 While I'm not actively altering my diet too much, which I know is a big no no because diet and eating right is about 85-90% of weightloss, I will be attempting to keep track of what I'm eating daily for at least 7 weekdays. (I do what I wants on the weekends) haha!

I also plan to re-measure, and re-do all the stats and come summer we'll see where I am.

Hmmmm... I need to get busy!

As you know, I officially started p90X on the 9th, and while I rocked day 1(if I do say so myself) yesterday wasn't so hot. I already decided that I would need to work my way up to Pylo so I substituted with Hip Hop Abs. Now Pylo isn't extremely difficult and I have done it previously but the problem is that it tends to take a toll on my knees. When I did it before I did it using my trampoline and it did make it more bearable for me so that is always an option when I decide to work it into my routine.

Anyhoo, what I really wanted to talk about was yesterday. I had company and you all know that when company comes, it can throw your entire routine out of wack. I'm normally a morning person, have been that way all of my life, so I low that If I don't get my workout in early then it won't get done. Well yesterday, I watched the morning hours just tick by and I still hadn't gotten anything done. My mind started working and making up all kinds of excuses and reasons for me to not work out. I'll just work out on the weekend. I said I would only work out 3 days a week so missing this one day is no big deal. I'll do double tomorrow and yada yada yada. I really had it in my heart that I wouldn't work out but deep down I know that I needed to. Hell It was only day 2 for me and I didn't want to quit tat early so I dug deep within myself and somehow mustered up the energy and determination to pop in my HHA( yeah, I know hard work lol) and get my behind up and moving. Once I got started it really was fun and I also realized that working out in the evening isn't as bad as I thought. Granted, it will take a lot for me to get moving once I'm home and settled in but an occasional evening workout is totally feasible if my mind decided to co-operate.

Eating is a whole 'nother story so I'll save that for another day.


It's amazing how much difference a few weeks hiatus can make....and I don't mean that in a good way. I did my 30 day shred yesterday and not only was I more winded than usual but I had to take breaks and modify a few things. I was working out consistently for either 2 or 3 weeks up until the 13 or 14 of December. From then until yesterday I did nothing. (well I did workout one day in between) Anyway Before the break I was still huffing and puffing but I could at least get through the workout but dang. Yesterday I was disappointed in myself.

On another note, I logged my meals yesterday(steal have a few more things to enter) and My eating is about a C on a scale of A to F. I figured that as long as I stay within my alotted calories and ate semi clean, I'm good but that is proving not to be true as well. I also tried to stay within my alotted fat, protein and carb range. I have to go over my entires to see what's going on with that. I know I will have a cheat meal or a cheat day and if it's going to make a huge differnce in my eating for day, I'm screwed already . lol

Anyway, I'm going to try to do better today, I know part of the problem is that I didn't eat all of my allotted calories yesterday so i have to work on that.

Soon to Be Back On My Grind

As I probably mentioned, I had an appointment with a Mac Genius and he confirmed what I already knew. My hard drive crashed and I lost everything, EVERYTHING! I'm most upset about losing my photos which I tend to delete from my camera once uploaded.
I did have a few on another drive so that's good. I have truly learned my lesson. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Before I left, I was going to by an external drive to back up my system but figured it could wait until I got back from my trip. Little did I know my mac would would be dropped at the airport. Anyway, I was able to get the majority of my programs back and I also made sure to back them up this time. Now I'm ready to fully concentrate on getting back in shape

To lose 60 lbs of body fat (which would put me at about 155)
To Gain Muscle
Be Rid of Back Fat forever
Get reacwuainted with my collabones(clavicles as my mom likes to say)
See some semblance of abs (doesn't have to be a six pack, hell I'll take a 2 pack)
have a defined waistline

Short term goals
Work out at least 3 days a week
Log my meals
Stay off the scale (lol yes, I'm a scale whore)
Drink at least 64 oz of water a day
eat at least 2 servings of veggies per day)

I'm still figuring out things so I'll post as they come to mind.

New Year, New Me

SO I have embarked on this weightloss challenge in '09. The plan was to start on the 1st but I will be starting tomorrow, the 5th. I just got back into town and because my Mac is giving me the blues right now, I didn't have access to a comp or my workout things. Anyway, I plan to take my stats and start p90x then.
I also have an appointment with a Mac "genius" to find out what is going on with my comp. I'm pretty sure that I will need a new hard drive. (fell off the table before it went through the scanner at the airport and yes I fully intend to file a claim with TSA). But anyway, I know that I'm basically screwed since the comp is out of warranty. My main concern is all of my photos which,unfortunately, I never got around to backing up. I fully intended to purchase an external hard drive and move some things to it but figured it could wait until I got back. Little did I know !!!The one saving grace is thati can replace the hard drive myself so thats a few dollars saved.

Back to working out, I intend to WOWY as well if my pc (which I am trying to get used to again) will hold up.