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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bad news first...

I've been training with a group on M/W/F at the gym I work at. For staff we typically don't have to pay for classes as long as there is room for us in that said class. Got news this morning that this training group is an exception to the rule emoticon Our boss wants us to pay, which in all honesty I understand, but I can't afford it so I'll have to quit. Needless to say I am completely bummed about this because I have seen such a difference in my strength since I started.

HOWEVER...I lost 75 lbs without a trainer or group training before, so I can finish this out on my own. I really enjoyed spending time with the group of ladies though, they were a lot of fun to hang out with. AND I learned quite a bit from the trainer to move forward, so I'll be able to take a lot of that with me.

The rest of today will be awesome though, I'll be taking my little one to Kings Island for her last hoorah before they close down for the season and then we're heading to Kentucky to visit with some family that is in the process of moving from Florida to California! I am already making vacation plans!! lol The farthest west I've been is Texas / Oklahoma so I'm hoping we can plan to go visit them in a year or two.

Have a blessed day!

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IMREITE 8/22/2013 1:39AM

    There was a gym i was hoping that would let me pay by class but they make you be a member or pay for a session (2-3 months). but then i decided to take what i learned when i did go to the class. not the same but better than nothing.

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JLEMUS1 8/21/2013 9:23AM

    That sucks about your classes but maybe you guys can get together at your house or someone elses house and get a DVD for strength training like the ones one spark people they rock, either way good luck!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/21/2013 7:22AM

    Sorry to hear about your classes, that stinks!

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What Happened to My Measuring Tape!?!?

Friday, August 09, 2013

No kidding, I think someone is playing a horrible trick on me!

I went to measure myself this morning and my tape measure is reading different numbers.

Well, I thought...that can't be right, I'll check again....make sure it's on the widest part of my body and...nope...still the same.

Hmmm? I looked at the tape and inspected it a little closer, looks like the one I used last time. I did find it right where I left it, so it would seem that no one even picked it up.

Oh, maybe I had it on the wrong side, so I measured again (multiple times)...still the same.

Well, I guess I have to face the fact that I lost some inches over the last few weeks. emoticon

Why is it so hard to believe this? I've been working hard, getting up early every morning, seeing a trainer every other day...something I didn't think I needed. Yet it is so hard for me to accept the fact that I'm getting rid of this weight!

The lie I am believing is that I can't do it...the TRUTH is in the numbers and the way I feel!

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IDLETYME 8/9/2013 11:44AM

    Numbers don't lie - emoticon

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ATLTRAINR 8/9/2013 8:02AM

    Way to Go!

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WIFE49 8/9/2013 7:57AM

    Good for you!

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Where do you find active wear?

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

I'm sitting here half ready to go workout...seriously, I'm wearing some of my regular shorts yet I have my workout tops on.

I have been meeting one of our trainers for VERSA training (small group personal training) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5 am with some friends of mine. I really enjoy it other than when he CANCELS the workouts. I still could have gone in, oh yeah, but then I started rationalizing..."I can wait and go in and take classes instead or just make up my missed workout on Saturday". Mind you I should be doing some kind of workout on Saturday ANYWAY, lol.

I am addicted to schedules! I love knowing what my day is going to look like so I know what I can get done or what I can do for the day. When my schedule gets disrupted it throws me for a loop and I fail to plan my day correctly. UGH! My control issue emoticon

I am slowly getting back to my healthy ways. Starting with the workouts and I'm feeling stronger and definitely have more energy. This weekend I had ENOUGH of the junk food! I was so sick of feeling "yucky" that I told my husband that I was done! We are not eating like this anymore!!

Two days in and I already feel the difference! YAY!!

Anyway, I do need some help....

I have 2 pair of workout capris that I LOVE! I bought them at Meijer but they no longer carry them. emoticon But I'm getting to the point where I need more clothes. The problem is everything I find has a low cut in the stomach and I need more support there. Also, I like the loose fit of these pants (in the legs) and that they have that wicking material.

I have been on some websites looking but I get discouraged very quickly, especially when I can't try them on, so I figured I'd ask you all!

Where do you find active wear that might be similar to what I am looking for? Capri, wicking, support in the stomach but loose on the legs. Hope that isn't too tall of an order?

Thanks!! Have a fabulous day!!

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    Hey, lady! Fancy meeting you here!

I'm with everybody else... Walmart. Danskin has a fair selection of supportive, yet loose where you need it, workout attire. And you just can't beat the price.

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IMREITE 8/8/2013 1:14AM

    i hate spending a lot of money on clothes. when i go to shopko i generally look at the sale racks in the active wear dept and get some good deals on some tops.

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SYELLICO 8/7/2013 8:42PM

    I agree with WalMart and Target. Also, JC Penney and Kohl's have some really nice stuff and usually you can get it on sale.
WalMart has the Danskin wicking tops, tanks, and pants that are pretty darn cute!

Hope you find something you like :)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/7/2013 9:25AM

    I've gotten all of my workout stuff from Old Navy and WalMart. I need the same type of clothing that you do, wide leg, high waisted, etc. It works well for me and it's cheap, SCORE!

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For the Birds!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

This back and forth garbage is for the birds!

I have been on a crazy journey over the last year. Not being consistent with anything health related. Sure, I'd run a few miles here and there through the week but wow my eating habits are horrid!

I WAS doing great in that area, I WAS working out 6 days a week, I WAS losing weight and toning what happened?

Well, I can tell you all I do know is that I'm tired of it.

My motivation is not a picture on the fridge, my husband or kids, a pair of pants 3 sizes smaller...(it use to be al these things)

My motivation is focusing on the one who cares about me more than anyone. The one that not only wants me to be physically healthy but also spiritually and emotionally healthy.

Look, I'm not going to go all "Bible Beating" on you all, I'm just saying that my motives have been of this world, what people think I should look like, what the media says we should do and so on. My focus has been on what others think! Who the heck cares what Joe Schmoe thinks of me!

The truth is, God gave me this body and I'm suppose to take care of it. I have been praying a lot lately about why I'm doing this to myself. Yes, over the last year my relationship with God has grown tremendously and it is amazing what He has done in this family! One of the many things that has been revealed to me is to appropriate Christ in my daily work, with my kids, husband, strangers I meet in the grocery store...allowing Christ to live through me so that others can experience His glory (not mine). His is my strength, not "Lord,will you give me strength"...BE my strength...BE my patience...Take this burden! Which is what He is doing.

I asked Him, why is it that I can appropriate you in my life at work or in the car even but not in my journey to a healthier me? Why can't I do that? I should do that shouldn't I? And after about 3 days of really getting down to it, I was approached by a woman/member at the Y about a Bible study. (She knows me and what I've been going through) It's called Made to Crave...hmmmm? It was about...appropriating Christ in this journey! I couldn't believe it! Just started it but wow...If anyone's interested I'll let you know what I think when I've finished it.

Sometimes we have to come to the end of "self" and let God take over. I am at that point with this struggle in my life. Does this mean I sit back and say "OK God, melt the fat away!" Lol, no. It means when I wake up in the morning and go to the gym. I'm doing it to glorify the Lord, not myself, not for others, not for this world. I'm doing it so that He can use me in whatever way He wants to carry out His plan and I can't wait to get started!


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IDLETYME 7/17/2013 3:13PM

    Glad you found a plan and hope it is working out well for you!!! emoticon
Hugs, Nancy

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/9/2013 7:30AM

    Amy, I'm so glad you've found a way to get back to a healthier you. emoticon

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I'm Off.....

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Visited my doctor yesterday to discuss my knee pain and luckily it is just a matter of getting my IT band stretched out. He said it was really tight and said everything else looked good....

except my weight. emoticon

He asked me what was going on. If it was my knee problems/last years surgery on my legs that has be hindering my workouts or was it something else. I quickly said that I knew exactly what my problem's ME and food! emoticon

I have been making very poor choices and no matter how much you work out if you don't make proper food choices you are not going to lose the weight, and I know this.

Today's a new day. I can be down to my goal weight by November if I stick to my plan. That would be amazing.

So with all that, the doctor told me that since my knees looked good minus the IT bands which is very fixable, that any other pain is more than likely caused my by weight gain.

I started to think about this after I left and remembered when I first started running and how much my knees hurt, (usually after the run/that evening) but I stuck to it and eventually I had no pain at all. It was because I was heavier and his explanation was that even 20 lbs can feel like 30-40 on your knees when you run. Makes complete sense!

I am very excited to know that my running days are not over! emoticon

I have a couple of runs I want to do this year, the Color Run and the Fighting Hunger that I have done for the last 2 years. And I know that next year I can get back up to that 15k for the Heart Mini. emoticon

I believe the doctor's visit was a wake up call for me that I need to start paying attention to what I'm eating again and stick with it. I feel so much better physically and mentally when I make the right choices.

I'm off..... emoticon

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FRAUNII 5/20/2013 5:36PM

    You can do it!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/8/2013 9:00AM

    I think we all need a wake up call once in a while. You can do this Amy. emoticon

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