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Fluffed up!

Friday, July 11, 2014

I'm bad. I gained a few pounds. Can't blame it on anything, anybody, but myself. I keep trying to pick my head up but it wasn't working. I bought the wrong foods, half-heartedly did my workouts and just tried to skate by.

No more! No more adding fluff to my gut! I can't take a break from this. This is life. Even if the scale isn't showing my hard work, and it's depressing, I can't give up on trying. I just need to find something different.

So this "different" rolled in. My husband said he mapped us a 5k and he ordered me a new sports bra (one of my many excuses why I couldn't workout well) and he said he wanted to start trying to lower our time. Score! Competition against myself and my time! I'm game!

My bra fit perfectly! It's amazing. I have a big chest, but not big ladies.... if that makes sense, and therefor I had the hardest time finding something in my size. Most bra companies don't even carry a large number with a small letter. But my amazing husband found one and he did great! I'm even going to order a few more!

Enough about my lady bits though... onto the 5k!

We did our 5k today. The sidewalks were rough trying to push Olivia in the jogging stroller. We had to walk a few times when we could have ran. We did run as much as we could though on the flat areas. I didn't time any of the running parts. We would just say, "ok, run to that blue house, go!" and then we would get to that house and every time I would try to push myself at least one or two houses further. I did the 5k in 50 minutes and 40 seconds. Awesome! Way better than I though! Next goal is to get it under 50 minutes! EASY!!! I can totally shave 41 seconds off!

Our plan is to do that specific route once a week. Since the terrain isn't flat the whole way we figured this was the best way to judge how well our progress is. The other days we can map out different 5ks or less or more... but every week we will return to this loop and check how we do!

I'm excited! Let the game against my self begin! (and let the scale show that this girl means business!!)

  
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NOTGVGUP83 7/11/2014 2:02PM

    your hubby is so sweet. Keep on pushing girl you're doing great just dont give up!

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GHOSTFLAMES 7/11/2014 4:39AM

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RUN OR DYE 5k (PAWSE WEEK 8)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I'll have more pictures later. Here's one:

It was my first one. It was almost all in the woods and very muddy. A huge complaint among everybody. The runners had a hard time running and sometimes we would have to single file around a huge mud pit. They even had one spot where a worker stood there and warned people that the hill was steep and slippery. We saw at least 3 people end up falling in the mud. I almost lost my shoe on numerous occasions. BUT! It was still fun. I didn't run much but I'm happy to say I ran some! I didn't plan on running at all. Once we got to the pavement I told my husband I would run in bursts. We would pick a cone or other landmark to run to and I made it every time. I think I only got in 4-5 bursts of quick running but I'm proud of that! My time was 57 minutes which I'm happy with since we walked slowly up and down muddy hills most of it!!

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I've had a very rough past few weeks. I somehow got into a slump and was just going downhill fast. I was crying almost everyday, very emotional and depressed. I tried really really hard to find the underlying cause of what was going on and I found a few things that I am working on and are making a huge difference. One of them being my depression was causing me to be lazy, especially with housework, and just being in my house made me more depressed. I hate my apartment and it isn't a "home" to me. I started looking at new apartments and that was just blah. So I decided that I'm not going to be blessed with somebody better than I have no if I don't take care of what I have now. I started really scrubbing and deep cleaning things and getting back on track with laundry and dishes. My living room is almost clutter free except for a pile of things in the corner that below to other people and need to be delivered. My dishes have been done everyday for about 5 days. My stove is sparkling clean (that took almost 2 hours!! It was awful!) I'm feeling much better. I'm going to buy some decorations to make things nicer. Right now we have bare necessities and I need to start making the best of it. I think if my place was more pleasing to my eye I wouldn't hate it quite as much! Oh and my mom gave me a plant that looks real and it's not! So I have a great decoration and I can't kill it! yay!!

I'm paying better attention to my diet this week too. I made a list of meals for dinner so we quit going out to eat or ordering. With my kitchen being clean, having to do dishes isn't an excuse for being lazy and eating out. It's nice making dinner in a clean kitchen with counter space!

The 5k really inspired me to get healthier. I want to go next year and look at my pictures this year and see how far I've come. I caught a shirt they threw out into the crowd and got home and realized it's a size S. Ha. The one I ordered for the day was a mens 2X. Next year I will be in a smaller size and not feel so horrible having to be in the line for the 2X while my husband is swimming in a medium!

This week I'm going to focus on eating healthier and more water! I'm going to get back into a training program instead of being bored trying to find some way to move my body everyday. Olivia loves music and dancing now so I've been working out and dancing with her everyday. And when she takes her bath I've been doing squats and various ST movements (anything I can do that doesn't take my eyes off her!)

So.... in summary.... I'm back. I'm fierce. I will beat this plateau that has me chewing my nails and wanting to scream. I ready to love doing this again!

  
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KIBAISREADY 6/29/2014 7:53PM

    Alright now Aimee! Get it girlie! emoticon emoticon emoticon It look so fun with all the paint and stuff! emoticon

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KCSMOM9 6/29/2014 9:31AM

    I hope things are looking up for you Aimee. Great job with the 5K! My 1st was also very muddy and hilly. Keep it up! emoticon

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FITWITHIN 6/29/2014 4:21AM

    Congratulations on your Run or Dye 5k. I'm sorry that you been having a rough time. Hopefully these up and coming weeks will be better for you. Keep up the great work on your journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Motivational poster!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

For this weeks challenge we had to create a poster for motivation for the remaining weeks. Here's mine:



Here's what the pictures mean to me.... roughly clockwise:

1. Freggies! I need them. Lots of them! I want to eat more clean and more colorful!
2. Picture of myself when I first started dating my husband and thought I was fat then. Yeah... I'd kill to have that body now! Motivated to get back to that point!
3. Picture of my husband and I for our 3 year anniversary. He is my inspiration and he's my at home personal trainer. Tells me to snap out of my moods and just do it without thinking about how bad my day was, or how much I want to skip a workout or eat junk.
4. My daughter and I! Working hard and eating healthy to show her this life is real. It's not temporary. It's forever. It's not hard and see can get a good start on a healthy life.
5. Water water water! And lemons! I love lemon water. Reminder to drink more!
6. My pregnancy picture. I really want to have baby #2 but I don't want to even think about getting pregnant until I lose a little bit more weight. I have roughly 15 pounds to go to finish losing this pregnancy weight. I'm halfway there. I can do it!
7. 20# dumbbell. I'd like to be doing sets of curls with my 20# by the end of the challenge. I'm on 10s now. I think doubling that is a real possibility in the next 6 weeks.
8. Quote. "Never give up. Everyone has bad days. Pick yourself up and KEEP GOING"
9. The gym! I have a membership. I need to set a time and go more often!
10. No Fast food! It's my 12 week goal and so far so good!!
11. Run of Dye 5k. My first 5k!! It's June 28th! Two weeks away! I won't be able to run the whole thing but I hope this sets me up to begin competing in 5ks for real. (this one isn't timed)

  
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BLOOIZEANGEL 6/14/2014 11:06PM

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ZENRYAKU 6/14/2014 5:44AM

    Great collage of wellness plans.

I haven't tried lemon water. I'll give it a whirl since my Dad has dropped off a whole bag of lemons from his garden.

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MARYJOANNA 6/14/2014 5:35AM

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KATELJM 6/14/2014 4:00AM

    That's an amazing collage!

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PAWSE WEEK 6

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ummmm, where'd my week 5 go!? I know I typed it! I best go find it in my computer documents. Maybe that's why I failed so bad last week! Spark didn't know how much I wanted to do awesome!!

Hopefully this doesn't get lost in the shuffle!

Plan- Give 100% effort plus some in the weekend challenge!
Plan all meals for the whole week so I'm not tempted to go out to eat all the time.
Get extra freggies for juicing. I didn't do that all week!

Act- Make a list of meals that are low in sodium and add meals to the calendar so I know exactly whats for dinner.
Finish my week supply of Shakeology and then never ever do that again!
Write down why I am doing this journey and what it means to me.... because I'm starting to fall, and falling hard... after last week.

Write- I gained last week. Almost 3 pounds. I knew it before I never stepped on the scale. My body feels bloated, feels like it's retaining water and I have no energy. My husband started working out and pushing me to work out. I don't want to have to rely on him. I LOVE LOVE LOVE him and I love how much he is doing to help me but I also need to be able to do this on my own. I want to want it again. Right now I'm skating by and hating it. I think it's because I'm starting to compare myself even though I know I shouldn't. I need to look beyond this plateau.... funny how when I lost weight before I was pregnant I hit a plateau at exactly the same weight! hmmmmm....

Set- 2 pound loss would be amazing. I want to get rid of what I gained at least. I know it's reaching far but if it's mostly a water weight gain I can try to figure that out and see the scale drop quick again. It's done it before!
- Workout at the same time as Matt either at the gym or at home for at least 30 minutes a day.

Execute- Planning on setting aside time to workout at night no matter what. Matt works out in the living room and I do the bedroom. I'm going to write down exactly what workouts I want to do AND finally go see the darn trainer I paid $99 for. I keep putting it off because of ridiculous excused. No more. I need to move beyond where I'm stuck and I think that will help!

Matt and I also talked about switching gyms when my membership is up. I want to go to a gym that has racquetball again. That workout/sport is what got me over my hump last time and I really REALLY REALLY enjoyed playing with my husband. Just crossing my fingers I can find a court in a gym that also has daycare that won't break the bank!!



Picture was from last month when we went to the Botanical Gardens. Olivia loves it there. So many amazing plants! We bought a year membership so we can go walk around whenever we want. I wanted to capture our first time in picture but hated how I looked. All I see when I look at this picture is my stomach. I don't see my beautiful little girl learning how to walk, or my pretty smile... I see only negativity in myself and I want to change that. I want to change my attitude towards myself, and my image. I want to feel comfortable in my own body. Here's to a better week full of more motivation, more positive thinking and less beating myself up.


  


Cake!! and my Reward Plant!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

My mom and I made this for my church's youth group senior graduation dinner. It was the theme of "Oh the places you'll go" by Doctor Seuss."






My husband made of list of things I get at random weight loss numbers starting two weeks ago when I made my motivational weight loss board. My 1 pound loss was a massage from him with an awesome new lavender warming oil he bought. It was great! Next was a plant he picked out for me when I got to 3 pounds loss. This is the plant. I love it!!! At 5 pounds loss I get to pick out some wall art for our bedroom. I'm excited to meet that next goal!!



  
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SALGUOD2 6/1/2014 5:58PM

    great looking cake and plant

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-SEVEN- 6/1/2014 8:18AM

    Your cakes are so amazing! I love that your husband is supporting you. What love! emoticon

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ZENRYAKU 6/1/2014 7:39AM

    What a lovely cake! And what a lovely set of rewards. It's great that your husband is also motivational and supportive of your goals.

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