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. 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!!!!