Still Here and Still working out

I know that you are probably thinking that I have fallen off the wagon but NOPE!  I'm proud to say that I am still here and still working out!  I have just completed 3 weeks of working out at least 5 days per week.  Granted, I haven't had much weight loss..(3 lbs so far) but that equals a pound per week and considering the fact that I haven't really altered my diet in any way, I'll take it!  I'm fine with slow and steady....for now!  I know that If I followed some type of nutrition program or ate clean at least some days I'd see much more progress. I'm working my way up to that and hopefully I'll get there at some point.

As far as what I've been doing,  I've  just been mixing it up  just to overcome some of the monotony of the workout( I tend to get bored easily and when I get bored, I quit)  I also do Turbo fire and Zumba, (which I absolutely love!)  I'm telling you, if you have not tried a Zumba workout, you do not know what you are missing.  It is so much fun and you don't feel like you are working out at all. You also burn a ton of calories while learning some dance steps to boot.  You simply cannot lose with this workout.
I'm still at the point where I have to talk myself into working out( it hasn't really become a habit with me yet)  I look to my motivational source to get me started and some times it takes me a while to actually get up and get moving but I've been at it for 3 weeks now.

I've also learned that although I am a morning person, I can actually work out in the evenings (which I have been doing for most of these past three weeks)  It's really not bad at all and if I workout late enough,by the time I'm done showering, I'm usually dog tired and I just fall right asleep, aching body and all  lol.
Getting it right,

Red Robin is the Debil

Yesterday, I had an awesome workout.  I was out by 6 a.m. on the track getting my hour long walk/jog in and then I came home and did Chalean Extreme's Burn circuit 3.  I really felt like I was accomplishing something.   I had plans to do another evening workout but I ended up going out to dinner at Red Robin (my first time there and to be honest. it was nothing special  the food was average at best).  Anyway I ended up stuffing my face with a burger (only ate half) and fries, and then having a cinnamon and sugar pretzel at Auntie Anne's.  How's that for a wasted workout?  I was so disappointed in myself because I did all of that work for nothing.

So that's my pity party tale but I won't dwell on it.  Now to put that fiasco behind me and move on.  I can do this...I know that I can!

Getting it right and tight,

keeping it up!

Woke up early this morning and decided to get my workout over and done with.  I still need to do the abs workout  but anyway I feel great.  I think I've found a way to get me motivated, I look at before and afters of people who have successfully lost weight.  Viewing photos and reading about the success of others seems to be just what I need to get me off of my butt and moving.  I was even motivated to do a kettle bell workout last night at 9:00 P.M.  who would have thought?  It may not be a conventional method of motivation but hey, it seems to work for me.  Now to get this eating together.

I'm finding (with my nutrition tracking) that I am not eating all of my allotted  calories most day. This is fine but  yesterday I received a "D" on my eating and it was due to my dinner at Boston Market.  Aside from a few Pringles( I was stuck out  for quite a few hours without any snacks so I had to run to CVS and grab something because I was starving) and a yogurt that is all I had to eat. I'm thinking  Rotisserie Chicken, you know not too bad of a food choice but when I looked up the nutritional information in my one little individual meal from boston Market it added up to over 1000 calories.  Sheesh, and I didn't even eat all of the chicken that came with my meal.  I really need to learn to make wiser food choices but I know that I cannot go out to eat ( be it fast food or a restaurant) and order a salad,  I just can't!

I know that I need to start cooking more.  I read how people cook for an entire week and freeze their meals and I think I did that once but the food didn't taste as fresh, especially after the first or second day.  Anyway, I will continue to search for tips and tricks to get me through this journey intact.  lol  but for now I'll leave you all with a little weight loss humor:

Getting it right and tight,

I'm still Here?

Had a not so great week last week, I was only able to work out 2 days. Yes, I know I suck, but the good thing is that it is now August and an entirely new month to  keep things going.

I've also decided to start keeping track of my meals. The only thing that I really don't like is that this particular  meal tracker requires you to weigh in each day.  I'm already a scale whore and I know I need to back away and I have been trying to do that and now this.  lol
I weighed in this morning and am happy to report that I have lost a whopping one pound.  That's right one whole pound.    I know it isn't much but at least the scale is moving and in the right direction.

I had to try hard to remember what I ate yesterday...maybe I'll start carrying around a little mini notebook and write everything down and then log it online later on.  I also need a way to determine portion sizes.  I'm not a weigher or measurer as far as food is concerned so when I need to enter the amount that I  ate, I usually just guess.  I'm not sure if this will make much of a difference in how this affects my weight loss or not but we shall see.

Unfortunately it is that time of the year when I have to see the gyne for that dreaded pap. I should have made an earlier appointment,  but because I didn't I am now stuck with an 11 A.M. appointment time.   I don't care how old I get I will never get used to those dayum stirrups and  that speculum.  I absolutely hate it but it must be done.    Arrrgh!!

Getting it right and tight,