Saturday, December 28, 2013
So it's probably been about a month or so since I"ve been on.... life has been crazy, and to be honest, I've just give myself excuse after excuse to not commit to anything - eating whatever crap I want, not exercising, all those horrible habits, they just spring themselves right back up into our lives and take over all the great abilities we've formed. It's no bueno.
I'm kinda at a point though, where I've had enough. With the whole Resolutions thing, I do think it's kinda a loaded gun, so I'm starting TODAY! I am so sick of it... and to be honest, life has been totally nuts with crazy event after crazy event to wrap up 2013.
The school for my husbands fitness training certification completely backfired on what they said was part of the program and we had to report them to get our money back.
On black friday my debit card got stolen and someone went buck wild.
Our duplex is slowly meeting it's demise. THe garage door broke, and the sewer pipes get backed up - thus making it so my neighbors feces are in our TUB! IT was nasty! My husband and I have known we've been wanting to move for a while, but this was kinda the nail in the coffin, so once we get enough funds to move, you can bet your bottom dollar that we will.
My husband got sick. And not just the 'well I kinda have a sniffle' - NO. This was a hacking, flemmy, green, cough, chest, nose, eyes, you name it, kinda cold virus. It's been about 2 weeks and he said he is back to about 70%... so we did a light trip out to the gym yesterday which was nice.
I mean, the last six weeks have been endless with stress! It totally made Christmas not as exciting as I'd hoped, but that's alright. For the Christmas holiday, I couldn't have asked for anything more. I had a five day weekend with family and got to do some fishing with my Dad (not catching though) and just get to not stress for a couple days. As far as gifts go, I couldn't have asked for anything more there either. I do feel truly blessed.
So, I'm thinking positively and I know I want to move forward... so time to have out with it.... I weighed myself today....
Bleck Bleck and more Bleck.
I know I can only blame myself for this. I mean, in March 2013 I was down to 156. So technically I am up almost 7 pounds. Time for a change.
So... I'm going to spend the next day or so setting up my goals for 2014. No more binge, no more eating whatever the crap I want, no more feeling lousy about myself! My body is my canvas and it's time to make some changes.
I'll post my goal on here, but I know that this should also be one of my goals - blogging.... when I blog I actually feel better about myself and this whole weight loss lifestyle since I don't usually have many people around me who support it. So... blogging is definitely going to be on my goals list.
Anyhoozer, time for breakfast and running errands today!
As for a workout, I'm going to stay home and do some body weight squats and maybe a yoga DVD to get back into the spirit of things!
Monday, November 04, 2013
Happy Monday Sparkers and Sparkettes!
In a pure effort to stop watching so much doggone TV, I am actually sitting in my living room, post my first P90X chest and back workout, blogging. This is a big step for me because typically (well in the last three months) my routine has been, come home, eat dinner, then try to talk myself into the treadmill. I've been failing miserably which is why I've actually gained alittle bit of weight. But I'm working on it.
Actually, I feel pretty toast after my first P90X workout, but still feel good.... I guess I'll have to really see how I feel tomorrow when all the muscle soreness kicks in. I have to admit though that I was really annoyed that my husband (who already went to the gym today) was laying on the couch on his cell phone while I was working out. But whatever.
So - besides that, my goal for the next 3 weeks are to eat, sleep, workout, and breathe OPTICS. I have my ABO Certification on Nov 22 and I'm kinda freaking out. My last examination I got a 78% which technically is passing, but I cannot rely on 8% over the minimum. I have to do well. I have to get this certification.
I'm off to study then, but i really just wanted to check in. As far as eating goes, I did cheat a little today and ate some Mini Kit Kats as well as these brownie/chocolate chip cookie things my boss made. BUt life is short and if I want the cookie I'm gonna eat it. So I'm not going to grill myself about it.
Anyhoozer, Happy Monday Everyone!
Saturday, November 02, 2013
So, here I am... awake. The chance I get to sleep in and really soak up the awesomeness that is my bed, in all it's glory... but no... my silly body is awake. Ready for action. I tried to stay in bed. And in fact, stayed laying there for about a half hour, before I had to get up, make breakfast, and blog.
For me, through this #fineby29 challenge, I definitely have to rekindle my outlets for self expression - i.e. blogging. I feel safe with you sparkers. No drama. No family issues. No judgement. Constant positivity and uplifting. It's weird to think I have been a member of a website for four years - I mean, who does that? But it's amazing to see new members, and still get comments and thoughts from oldies and goodies. It's like my own personal workout go-team-go. I'm very thankful for this.
So - just a few days of tracking calories (which I use myfitnesspal as alpine sallie if you want to see what goes into my belly) and I've already lost the glycogen (about a pound) and weighed in on November 1st at 156.8. Not too shabby for just a day or so of whipping my booty in gear.
As far as activity goes, I've been trying to really focus on stretching and using body weight to do things - leg lifts, bodyweight squats, lunges, and just stretching stretching stretching. I'm not flexible by any means of the word, except maybe the flex part, cause I've got the tickets to the gun show! hahaha!
My husband is also suggesting that I really utilize any workout DVDs I have. I have burnt copies of various workout DVDs - p90x, zumba, shape, yoga, 30 day shred, at least a dozen in total... just to keep it exciting... and for that, I think he is right - I need to mix it up so it doesn't get stale..... but don't tell him that! hahaha!
Anyhow, the thing I've noticed in the last couple days is my mood. Usually if i don't like someone, or am annoyed or something, I usually take the high road... I won't talk to them, won't think about them, won't waste my breath. Why would I? I mean, if they are bugging me, it's not worth the energy.
However, lately - I want to give people a piece of my mind!
Example 1 - Family Photos. 26 People. 9 Families. A perfect disaster. Every year, my sister (who's major hobby is photography) wants to do family photos, my job is to gather and organize people to said event. This year word got out about my sisters 'talent' and a booty load of people showed up. People she doesn't really like. So, she was a total jerk to them! Cold shoulder, unorganized, it was weird. And... I feel like just to get back at me for this, because someone it always comes back to me and my 'the more the merrier' standpoint on family, the pictures that were taken of myself and my husband, look like crap. Seriously. When I asked if there were anymore pictures, she snapped at me, but was bragging that there was over 450 pics!
I'm at a loss with this one. After thinking it through a couple days, I've decided it annoys me to no end. Because for family photos, if I don't send out one she took, she's going to think I'm a jerk, but if I do, they look terrible. I mean, I'm a floating head in most of the pictures.... and she made sure to cut off limbs and things. Grrrr. I honestly, feel like with her experience and passion for photography, this was done on purpose.
Anyway, just thinking about it annoys me.
Example 2 - working 40+ hours a week. I need a vacation. Bad. I was supposed to take Halloween week off, but because there was diddly squat doing on, I decided to work. Bad idea. I feel like I'm working way too much. And with the certification exam in three weeks, I feel like I'm going to fail. And fail hard. We took a practice exam, I got a 55%. You need a 70% to pass. So I feel overwhelmed and totally screwed. I can't not not work and not get paid since we are a one household income until my hubby gets his fitness trainer certification, so right now, I'm a little stressed.
Example 3 - just the fact that this blog sounds like I'm just complaining annoys me. I hate when I annoy myself. I get like this all the time. I know I need to change this too. I get bored easily, I need to find ways to entertain myself because I can't just stare into my fancy cell phone for hours like my husband does in silence. It annoys the bejesus out of me.
Okay... so maybe I am just PMSing. Hopefully any way.
As far as the agenda for this weekend and my #fineby29 challenge first weekend, I wanted to make a healthy breakfast (check), blog (almost check), go for a fall bike ride, go visit my little brother at the hospital (I'll blog about that later), have some ME time, and study.
My husband is getting over the stomach flu and I'm doing all I can to not get annoyed with his moans and groans, but I need ME time - bad. I'm thinking Starbucks or Barnes and Noble. THis is why I get annoyed when he gets sick - when I get sick, life has to go on... no complaining. He turns into a giant man baby. So I'm thinking SPACE today is what's best. Originally today is my brother in laws birthday so we were all going to go out to dinner, but because sissy pants and I are annoyed with each other, husband is sick, I don't think that's gonna happen.
So - Off I go my fabulous Sparkpeople. You are very special to me. And Please know that this is my sanctuary and feel free to comment and use it as yours. It's awesome to have a safe space to get it all out!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
So - I've been thinking that I need to come up with another challenge. Last time I wrote out a cardio plan I wasn't really all too motivated to follow through with it. So this time (a good 6 weeks later) I'm ready. Today I weighed in at 157.6. 5 pounds up since my all time low (around springtime this year Aprilish.)
Honestly, my goal weight has always been around 145-150 pounds, and I feel like I want to get to 140. It's only 18 pounds and I know I can do it. Hubby and I have been having a great debate about the treadmill not being that good for me... he thinks it's pushing me along and doing the running for me, but I say, it's better then nothing and I still feel really self conscious running outside. I love riding my bike and doing other things outside, but for some reason, jogging, walking, running, all of that, I feel self conscious when I'm outdoors.... not to mention it's freaking cold as all heck here now.... it was like winter just decided to make an early entrance and now we're all freezing.
So - a friend of mine had a birthday this month and in the meantime did a #fineby29 challenge, which for her meant cutting out certain things and staying consistent.. and for me, it's going to mean about the same thing...
My birthday actually isn't until the end of March... so it's about a 5 month challenge for 18 pounds... I think that this is totally do able. My thoughts are that this Friday - Nov 1, I will begin a more strict eating - more like an 80/20 split. Meaning that 80% of the time I'm at my A game.... while 20% of the time I can still have some freedom (since we are talking about doing this through Thanksgiving and Christmas.) But not getting all cray cray... just tracking everything and not eating until I hate myself (not gonna lie, I've been doing this lately) and I just want to FEEL better. Also with the 80/20 split is that it is 80% what you eat and 20% getting your sweat on. I have to track every single calorie if I want this to work.
What type of challenges are you doing? How is it going? Any suggestions?
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