I started 2 different challenges in January. The first one started at the very beginning of January. Grace (GRACEKEYXO) started it up and we have to check in on facebook and on her website gracegothealthy.com. Weigh ins were on Sundays and I forgot to weigh myself this past Sunday because of the move and didn't have my scale. I weighed myself this morning and from my starting weight for this challenge I have lost 5 lbs!! YAYYYY!! The second challenge I started was on Jan 20. It's the Biggest Loser Challenge Round 2. Gotta step up my game this round. This challenge first went on during the holidays and I managed to maintain so I'm excited to see what I'll do this time around. The challenge is over March 16...so we will see :]
This past weekend I moved to a house that's about 30 mins away from where I was living. The house needs some work but I'm excited that we have a house. There's so much more room and there's a yard!! YAYY!! Abbie is excited about the house but not about starting a new school. She starts her new school tomorrow. I've been telling her about my stories when I moved because I was 9 when I had my first move...well the first one I could remember. I'm sure shell do great but I know it takes some getting used to.
Since the move I have not been eating very well. Didn't go gracery shopping because I didn't want to drag the food from the apartment to the new house so there has been a lot of eating out :/ I plan on going grocery shopping tomorrow and getting back into my healthy eating. I actually wasn't doing that bad...I had my days but I got right back to it the next day instead of waiting a couple weeks. There's tons of recipes I need to try so each week I will be trying a new recipe. Maybe to hold me accountable I'll post the recipes on here with a picture.. try something new :]
School hasn't been so bad. There has been a lot of procrastination but thats nothing new... HA! It's taking me a bit to get back into the swing of school though. I have my 12 hour preceptorships on Thursdays. Right now I'm on a neuro/stroke unit. It hasnt been that bad which I'm actually surprised about. Guess I should give myself a little more credit. It's pretty exciting because I feel like an actual nurse but there's still so much to learn and I hope I learn a lot in this last semester :] I can't wait to be done with school... even though I'll be going back for my Bachelor's...sometime...
1. Cardio 3-4x wk (Zumba, C25k)
2. Push ups & Sit ups every other day
3. Get an at home strength training program together & do 2-3x a week
4. WATER!! WATER!! WATER!!
5. Try a new recipe every week & share in blog with picture
6. Lose 0.5-1.0 lb a week
I am so mad at myself!! I had my military fitness test yesterday and I FAILED!! Now, the waist measurement has always been the thing that has made me fail in the past. I have never had problems with the run, push ups, or sit ups. So, tell me why I did absolutely horrible on my effing sit ups?!!?? I improved everywhere else except my effing sit ups. And it's not like I havent been doing sit ups to prepare for this test. I have been doing sit ups like every other day. I had like 15 seconds left to go and seriously couldn't pull my self up anymore. Usually I will struggle the last 5 seconds. I have no idea wtf happened!! GRRRRRR!! But anyway I have to retest in April...11 weeks...hopefully 3rd time's a charm again...
Waist - 35 (-2...mind you I am sucking this shizz in as much as I can so this doesn't go with my SP measurement)
1 1/2 mile Run - 15:28 (-7 sec)
Push ups - 22 (+2)
Sit ups - 29 (-7....seriously...WTF??!!??)
November 2011...not gonna lie...didn't really give it my all with this test because I knew I had already failed after failing the waist
Wasit - 37
1 1/2 mile Run - 15:35
Push ups - 20
Sit ups - 36
May 2011 - This is the time I actually PASSED it :]
Waist measurement - 35.5
1.5 mile run - 15:18
Push up in a minute - 23
Sit ups in a minute - 41
Waist measurement - 36"
1.5 mile run - 14:50
Push ups in a minute - 22
Sit ups in a minute - 42
This really was a great challenge to have during the holidays and I was glad that I participated in it. Although I didn't do the greatest I was more mindful of my eating during the holidays. I hope we are able to do another challenge but till then I know what needs to be done to lose these pounds and to get rid of these inches!! Yall are AWESOME!!!!
Beginning of the Challenge
End of the Challenge
Weight: 165.8 (-0.4)
wasn't surprised that the measurements didn't change at all lol
I started Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 the day before yesterday. It's a lot like 30 Day Shred but it has its differences so hopefully I don't get bored with it. And if I do, I guess I'll just suck it up and keep doing it cause I know I'll lose inches and that's what needs to be done.
I started C25K yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. After running outside this summer I'm really hating running on the treadmill. Gotta do what you gotta do though cause I don't think I'll be running in the teen degree weather here in Ohio lol.
I also found these daily workout things on Pinterest. Like yesterday was do 30 mins cardio, 25 left leg lunges, 25 right leg lunges, 30 pelvic thrusts, & 30 min deep breathing. They're different everyday of the week. Thought I'd give it a try and see how I like it :]
I've been looking up more recipes and trying to watch my portions. Now I need to actually make all the recipes I've looked up and bookmarked lol
I start my last sesmeter of Nursing school on Monday!! It felt like it's been forever but at the same time it feels like it's come so fast. I am so excited and can't wait to be a Nurse (although I feel like I still don't know a lot lol). I'm very ready to have more free time and spend more time with my family :]
COUNTDOWN TO THINGS HAPPENING IN 2012:
Military Fitness Test - 16 days :/
25th BIRTHDAY - 5 weeks
GRADUATING NURSING SCHOOL - 16 weeks
1st Wedding - 22 weeks
2nd Wedding (St. John's, Virgin Islands) - 25 weeks
3rd Wedding - don't know the actual date yet but they were leaning towards Sept...
Losing a pound a week is not too much to ask for since I only have 20 lbs to lose. And if I do lose a pound a week then I'll be at my goal weight by the time the 1st wedding comes around :]
And Have a Happy New Year!! May we all kick bootay in 2012!!!!
1. Begin Ripped in 30 on 12/27. Finish by 1/31
2. Begin C25k
3. Push ups and sit ups every other day/night.
4. PORTION CONTROL!!!!
5. No eating after 9pm
6. Lose 1/2 lb - 1 lb a week
7. Only eat out 1-2 x a week
8. Zumba on PS3 Move every other day
9. Figure out UFC Training on the PS3 Move
10. Stop beating myself up so badly if I have a binge day/bad day... just get back to it the next day!!
I WILL DO THIS!! 2012 is almost here and all the things that are happening will be here before I know it! GOTTA TAKE CONTROL!!!!