Friday, September 30, 2011
SeptemberÖI lost 5lbs in September. Itís all been in like the last week and a half.
Iím taking October by the HORNSÖ I am doing Chalene Extreme while throwing in TurboFireÖ I want to see what this body of mine is made of!
Iím under a ton of stress, and I was going to go home from work and cry. But, no, Iím going home from work to TurboFireÖ Like Chalene always says, get mad about something. I AM mad. I may as well kick and punch!
Iím taking September out with a BANG!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I donít blog that often anymore. I guess I really should. Iíve reached a milestone that is beyond words for me. For years and years Iíve struggled to stay under 140lbs. That was a trigger number for me, Iíd crash diet, freak out, whatever if I got over it. I abused my body in ways that make me cringe now.
Today I sit here at 126.8lbs. And, I did it with eating enoughÖand TurboFire/TurboJam. My husband ordered me Chalene Extreme, and I canít wait to put that into the mix. In 3lbs, I will not be overweight anymore. Thatís a feat I really was starting to wonder if Iíd ever reach. I give myself full credit, of course, logging, working out, counting calories, it all combined is what has gotten me here. Wearing a size 4, no less. I do credit TurboJam/TurboFire some, though. I had no idea I could push this hard. When Iím done, Iím covered in sweat and feeling amazing. My husband is in awe that I can do what Iím doing. When I do try other workouts, I go further, I think because I realize I can push harder than I thought.
Thank you Chalene, and fellow sparkers. I suppose sheíll never know what sheís done for my self-esteem and confidence.
If you did read my blog that was taken down. It was about the friend in jail for something he didnít do. Well, we got the money together for his lawyer. The preliminary trial the judge said the prosecutor did NOT prove their case, but it has to go to grand jury based on the charge alone. The transcript was sent to Grand Jury. In that transcript the judge says he would drop the case. My friend and his attorney are not allowed in the grand jury to see if he gets indited (sp?). Hopefully the transcripts are enough to drop the case. His lawyer seems to think it is. However, if not, we cannot get the rest of the money together to retain this attorney (who is awesome). At least he got him this far. Iím still praying. The Grand Jury is tomorrow. I just pray they see the truth.
Friday, September 09, 2011
I suppose it is time I post a blog!
I used to blog all the time, but life kinda got the best of me.
My exercise/diet is on a streak again, and Iím feeling good. I got a random compliment today from someone I havenít seen in a couple weeks. Sheís a runner who has lost a ton of weight, so the compliment really meant a lot to me. Sheís been an inspiration to me for a long time.
My weight is hanging around the same, but this time, since Iím streaking like a mad woman, I can honestly say my period is due tomorrowÖand I can relax about it.
My skinny work pants are baggy. You know the pants, the ones you donít wear on Monday because of the pizza over the weekend?!?! Heck, I even wore them this weekÖand this is fat pants week!
Iím in a tough challenge where you have to post dailyÖ do 1 hour of cardio and/or 10,000 steps and record that as wellÖyou also have to stay in your spark calorie range, everydayÖ. And Iím still in it! Yes, itís only been a few days, but I usually freak about challenges and donít do it.
The hubby and I hit a rough patch, but things seem to be getting rapidly better. I am thinking stress got the best of both of us. We need to realize weíve been through worse, and weíll get through this.
Just wanted to update everyone. Iím still reading and commenting on blogsÖIím tracking like crazyÖIím getting it DONE.
I am in love with TurboFire and I canít imagine not having it.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today is my TurboFire rest day. Iíve never taken Wednesday as a rest day before.
I think Wednesdays being the rest days is going to work out really well for me. I am usually off work on Wednesdays, but right now I really need to take advantage of the overtime my work is offering. Iím at work right now. My two disabled daughters receive Social Security benefits. A couple months a year, they say since some months have over 4 weeks, they may have overpaid them. Then they short them. Usually they give us like 3 days notice when theyíre going to do it, but this time, they told us now that September we will be shorted around $700. They didnít overpay them, and they will, in a few months, send us a check saying they UNDERpaid them. This is a constant headache for us. We never know which months they are going to do it.
So today, on my day off, Iím working 11 hours.
Iím so glad we had advance warning of the cut for September. Once they told us on the 30th of a month that the next month was going to be cut down by $800. Now, I KNOW that money is something the government does to help us. Itís amazing, my husband can stay home and take care of them. Itís hard, though, when you are expecting that much in 3 days and find out itís not coming. We had to borrow for rent. That was a few years ago, and since then, I live in fear of losing their money.
I probably would be more accepting if I didnít know that in a few months, they will admit this mistake.
I want to do a TurboFire workout today, but I know rest days are important. The program kicks it up a notch next weekÖso I better take my Wednesdays while I can!
Love you guys!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Today on the schedule was HIIT 15. I was DYING at the end of it, but I was feeling really good.
I pulled out the Elite set today (never done any of those!) and did Fire 60 after!
Oh man....gotta get some water down... *WHEW*
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