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Day 1 of Level 3

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I made today Day 1 of Level 3 for 30 DS. Man oh man was that a workout. She had me jumping and lifting weights and constantly moving all at the same time. I'm feeling pretty good and energized after the workout but I'm pretty sure I'm going to be feeling it tomorrow. Good thing I only have school. lol. I have 11 more days to go and I plan on doing Level 3 for the rest of the days. Can't wait to see the final results of my Shred :]

  
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ELIZAGETTINGFIT 9/30/2009 10:10PM

    Yay level 3! I'm 1 day away from halfway done so you are just ahead of me:-). Let's do it!

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FITBECKSRN24 9/29/2009 6:11PM

    ugh so jealous! i need to do the shred! lol i just bought my dress and i seriously need to jumpkick my exercise again! (its been almost 3weeks eeekkkkk) congrats tho, i give you a lot of credit for getting this far! i quit after the first week!

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LEASH21 9/29/2009 3:38PM

    you go girl!!! I am so proud of you!!!! :)

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LITTLAH 9/29/2009 1:55PM

    11 days is not very much! Way to go! emoticon

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TEAM-SARAH 9/29/2009 11:58AM

    Yay you're gonna be RIPPED haha. Get a couple more of her videos when you're done too!

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GAUVREAU99 9/29/2009 11:32AM

    You go girl! Glad you are more motivated than me today...LOL

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MARYONAMISSION 9/29/2009 11:18AM

    Ashley you are doing amazing! Keep up the good work and be proud of your results!
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YINYANGSJM 9/29/2009 9:09AM

    Great job Ashley! I loaned my copy to Tasha...someday I'll try it again when I'm in a little better shape. Right not just concentrating on cardio and easier strength stuff like crunches, pushups and lunges. Maybe when she's done with it I'll attempt it. Good job on making it way past the 1/2 way point :)

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NO PEEKING!

Monday, September 28, 2009

emoticonSoooo, I peeked on the scale today. I liked what I saw but I really need to just weigh myself on weigh in days. I've notice that when I do weight myself throughout the week that I fluctuate BIG time. I usually don't let the numbers bother me BUT what if the number I saw today isn't the same on Friday. If it's lower then onbviously I would be ecstatic but if it goes up, I will definitely be crushed. So, no more peeking on the scale this week! I am only going to get on that scale on Friday!

emoticon I've eaten really good so far today. I had an egg and cheese sandwich this morning on wheat toast with mayo. Then for lunch I got a turkey sandwhich and baked doritos at school. And I am so proud of myself because this evening I'm meeting up with a friend and I made sure that I didn't make our plans to be to go out to dinner! So, I am having spaghetti at the house :] I need to start doing that calorie deficit thing to make sure I'm eating enough calories and then working enough off too. Well, there's a new October goal. lol

emoticonToday was Day 18 of 30 DS for me! Only 12 more days to go!!! Hopefully my final results are just as good as my halfway mark results! I have been working out in the morning. There have a been a couple days where I didn't work out in the morning but I did end up working out in the afternoon or evening. So, it was all good. I had decided that on days that I didn't work I was going to do Shred and run... I haven't done that yet. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit it all in. Like on school days for me, after I put my daughter on the bus, I will either go shred or jog. Then shower, get ready for school, and eat breakfast. I was thinking that I could Shred and then right after go for a jog. But i've been noticing that when I work out in the mornings I am always soooo hungry and very tired. I don't know if it's because maybe I'm not quite used to it yet or what. Then I also said on days off I was just going to Shred. I have come to the conclusion that I can't do this. By the time I get home at 8pm I have to get my daughter ready for bed. Then it's time for homework. I'll figure something out. lol.

emoticonJust an update in my personal life. lol. My daughter is doing great in kindergarten! She got her first midterm report for the first 9 weeks and she got all "S"!!!!! I'm so proud :] Last Thursday I went in for Apple Day. They had different stations set up and they did different things with apples. I taught the kids how to measure the circumference of an apple with a string. And then they had to tape the string to the paper and use those little connector block thingies and make them as long as the string and tell me many blocks long it was. Some of those kids were just so friggin cute and some I wanted to just be like, "OMG!" lol. I met my daughter's best friend and her mother. It is too cute cause she will come home and be like "Leah this, Leah that". And one day I was just like, "Is Leah your best friend?" and she's like, "YEAH!" She's the friggin greatest kid in the world! Some days she can push my buttons but I just love that girl to deaht! She's going to be 6 in 3 months!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH! She's the greatest :]

Have a fantaulous week everyone!


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ELIZAGETTINGFIT 9/28/2009 8:37PM

    I started peeking during the week and it hasn't gone that great...I think I should stay away! Yay on coming so far with the shred! I hope you have spectacular results. I hear ya about meeting up with friends and food. I turned a friend down for happy hour this Friday because I knew it meant trouble! Both she and I have been complaining about our weight for so long yet we keep meeting up for drinks and queso!!! Ugh! Anyhow, awe, I can't wait until my son is in Kindergarten:-). I teach Kinder and plan to have him super ready so his teacher will looove him! haha

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MARYONAMISSION 9/28/2009 6:57PM

    I need to lock up my scale too. I drive myself crazy. I also need to do stuff with my friends that doesn't involve eating. We're so bad about that. Your daughter sounds adorable. I can't wait until my niece is that age.

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TEAM-SARAH 9/28/2009 5:55PM

    Sounds like your workouts are going great! I always peak at the scale too haha. Its hard to resist, especially on those days where you know you've been doin great and you feel REAL good about the number you're ognna see. I'm glad your daughter is getting along so well in kindergarten too!!

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CARRIEK1977 9/28/2009 4:38PM

    I have the 30 day shred and I use it now and then. Maybe I will try to actually do it every day for 30 days and see what happens! Way to go!

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KIERA09 9/28/2009 4:32PM

    So, you're doing the 30 day shred, is that right?
I was wondering about that...I ordered it on netflix. Hopefully I have good results like you do!

Good luck and your daughter sounds adorable!

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BAD week :P

Friday, September 25, 2009

So, I stepped on that scale this morning and saw a number I didn't want to see. It's my own fault though and partially TOM's. lol. I do have to admit that I didn't do so hot this week. Well, I would do good for breakfast and lunch but then come dinner time I went out to eat. I went out to eat four times this week! That right there is my weakness. That's what me and my friends go do when we get together usually... just eat. lol. And my friends are like all spread out so it's not just like one huge group of friends that could meet up once a week to make things better... no its small separate get togethers. We have limited stuff to do around here in good ol' Ohio. haha. My plan is if I go out to eat I just gotta order that salad. Man oh man...
I actually did pretty good on my exercising this week though. I ran outside and that killed my legs! I don't know what it is but I run so much better on a treadmill than outside. I get so winded when I'm running outside. I've also noticed that lately when I do my 30 DS I get sooo tired. And sometimes I'm only doing the modified stuff and have to take like a 10 second breather. I was perfectly fine when I first started so I have no idea what is going on? I was even doing better with Shred when I was sick than how I've been doing now. I don't know where all my energy has gone too since I have been keeping up with my exercising. I've also decided to change my workouts a bit more to burn more calories. On days that I have off I plan to do both jog/walk and Shred and then on days that I work I'll just Shred. So, hopefully I can get this ticker to get a movin' like I really want it to.
I just need to get that thought out of my head that weight is just going to come off like that and doesn't take time. Like I know it takes time but then I read this stuff how people will lose like 10 lbs in a month. And it's like geeeez that's a lot.. how do they do that?!!? And I do want to lose this weight so bad but I have no idea why I'm not trying even harder to get it off. I need to learn how to control those cravings and atually stick with counting my calories and working out. I guess it's because I'm not making losing weight a very high priority even though I really should. I do want to be skinny again and comfortable with my body because I haven't been comfortable with it in years! I just let everything else come before losing weight but sometimes in all actuality that stuff does need to come before losing weight. And I love how my Sparkfriends are there for me and give me all the support, suggestions, and guidance in the world. But, really I don't think I'm going to be quite in the zone until I tell myself that I need to make this on the top of the list. I guess i would like to think I have it up there but in all honesty I know I make way too many excuses sometimes. So, hopefully that light bulb goes off soon so I can be super gung ho about this weight loss thing!

Hope everyone had a great week and has a great weekend :]


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4MARLEY1 9/28/2009 9:00AM

    Wow, reading this blog, it's like talking to myself. I know exactly how you feel. I am really wanting to lose the weight, but I'm not living up to my potential. I know I can do better than what I am doing. I'm really going to try to put this as main priority this week, well other than my son. That's my main excuse I guess. I always want to do things with him and don't have somebody to keep an eye on him while I work out. He gets under my feet if I do it around him and that could be bad for the both of us. Well, good luck! I know you can do this!

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ELIZAGETTINGFIT 9/27/2009 1:38PM

    You'll get back on the wagon soon...Don't compare yourself to others losing 10lbs a month. Everyone is different, weighs differently, and has a different lifestyle. I love getting together with friends too and it always always always involves food and drinks! My colleagues also like going to happy hours 1 time a week and it has a free bar with chips, queso, salsa, beans, meat, etc. It's killer! We all mess up from time to time but what's important is to keep trying...no matter how half-ass the effort. I always think about ppl who have lost big numbers like 60+lbs and think...they must've had setbacks along the way...and it didn't happen overnight. If they could lose that much then I can lose 40.

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BONNIEBLC 9/25/2009 11:57PM

    That is the way i've been this week, out to eat 3 times, and i've blown it everytime, it's so discouraging, but you just have to get back on the next day, thats how tomorrow will be for me

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TASHISNOQUITTER 9/25/2009 10:45PM

    oh Ashedie! You are stressing too much over this. Your willpower will kick in eventually and youll have no problem ordering the healthy stuff at the restaurants. Maybe you need to limit yourself to one cheat meal a week. Since Ive started doing that I look forward to my cheat meals and I plan it out ahead of time :) whatever Im craving that week I eat on Sunday after weigh in :) Everyone has their own ways tho and you gotta do what works for you...you got this tho bestie!! I know it!!

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TEAM-SARAH 9/25/2009 9:23PM

    I used to do way better on the treadmill than outside.. but now I find the treadmill just way way way too boring for doing a run anymore than 3 miles. Outside is just so distracting and pretty... I forget I'm even running.
Also... you're doing awesome. and people who lose like 10 or more pounds a month GENERALLY have a lot to lose. You don't seem too big to me. I mean I know you want to lose weight and get fit but you aren't real heavy so your weightloss isn't going to be as dramatic. You can see some great results though if you just remain super super dedicated.

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GAUVREAU99 9/25/2009 9:13PM

    Good luck on kicking your weight loss into gear. I used to go out to eat a lot with friends and found that the only way to survive eating out is to preview the nutritional value of the menus of the restaurants you go to often. (Make sure you check the salads as well because they tend to have more calories than some of the entrées)

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And here's the plan...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

After reading the comments from my previous blog by my *AWESOME* SP friends, I have come to the conclusion that I will more than likely have to start my workouts in the morning. I am soo not a morning exercising person but I guess that's going to have to change. So, here is the plan...

emoticon Days that I don't work I will go for a morning jog/go on the treadmill after I put my daughter on the bus.

emoticonDays that I do work I will do 30 DS.

I will be starting this tomorrow morning...man oh man....

  
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FITBECKSRN24 9/23/2009 1:50AM

    you CAN do it!!! i know you can!!!

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SUNNY142 9/22/2009 10:16PM

    You've got this! After awhile you might even like it. I hate working out in the morning... but once it becomes a habit I love it. Good luck :)

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BERAEL 9/22/2009 10:02PM

    Good luck with the new workout regimen! I'm sure you can keep it up, it'll just take some effort. I completely understand, I'm not a morning person either! I've been attempting to do morning workouts for, oh, 3 months now to no avail ;) emoticon

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A&P has taken over my life :[

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ugggghhhh! I knew this was going to happen when I started school back up :[ I have been slacking sooooo bad with working out. I wanted to work out this morning but I was so tired from vacation and going to bed late from studying that I told myself I would do it later today. I was going to do it after I got home from school but I had to order pictures for my lab practical that I have next week. And I'm in the process of looking for my own place so I was looking up stuff for that. Then it was time to pick up the daughter from her dad's and then I had to go pick up the pictures. Came home and ate dinner then started studying the wonderful heart, veins, and arteries. Then it was time to get Abbie to bed. Then off to study somewhere. I finally just finished studying a little bit ago and realized I didn't work out like I told myself I was going to. I actually have to study for this class because I have always never done so great in A&P. So, I'm trying to figure out a way to study and workout at the same time. It's just that I want to do Shred and I know for sure that I can't do that and study at the same time. lol. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to read stuff on the treadmill but who knows if I'll actually soak up the information. I know I have to fit working out in my schedule because I know I'm not going to lose any weight if I don't work out and only watch my calorie intake. We'll see. Wish me luck on working out and A&P... emoticon

  
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ELIZAGETTINGFIT 9/22/2009 9:10PM

    You sure have a lot on your plate! Just take your time and find ways to workout at home. Shred is the bomb because it's at home and for only 20 minutes. Keep looking into dvd workouts is all I could advise. I start my master's next summer and want to reach my goal weight by then so I can just work on maintaining:-)

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TATTED_PINUP2BE 9/22/2009 3:02PM

    You'll find the time, if your workouts are suffering just make sure your diligent about your eating. That's how you gain. It's only temporary but you'll eventually find some sort of rythmn. Don't stress girl, even when things are all crazy, try to keep sane!!

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TASHISNOQUITTER 9/22/2009 1:18PM

    I HATE A&P!! haha but you got this bestie! Youll find a way. I know its hard but you gotta look at your priorities and decide if losing weight is important to you. And I know it is! Let me know if I can help. I can surf for apartments if you want me to! :) emoticon

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TEAM-SARAH 9/22/2009 12:56PM

    Maybe you ought to get up early to get your workouts in. That way you don't end up at the end of the day with 100 things keeping you busy and stopping you from doing it. If you make it a priority, you'll figure out a way to get it done! Hang in there lady!

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MARYONAMISSION 9/22/2009 12:22PM

    Good luck Ashley!!! I've tried studying on the treadmill and it's not the same as studying at home but I do retain most of the information. I know how crazy it can be with school and work. Maybe once you're back in the groove and caught up on sleep you can start getting up in the mornings again. I hated A&P soooo much. I think that was the first "C" I ever got.
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FITBECKSRN24 9/22/2009 4:20AM

    i HATTEEDDD A&P with a PASSION! lol....what are you taking it for?? if you need any help just drop a line =) not that i can promise to know the answer, but after going to nursing school, i know a lot more now! for some reason when they explained it, it just made more sense! i'd be like OH! THATS WHAT THAT MEANT! =D

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SUNNY142 9/22/2009 1:10AM

    I used to study on the recumbant bike a lot in school. I actually found that I took in a good amount of info. The work out definitely wasn't the best or more efficient but it was better than nothing.The ellipticals a good alternative too. I could never actually read while I was the treadmill though. Good luck with A&P I know that really is a tough class!

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MEGSANDBACON 9/21/2009 11:22PM

  You are a busy bee!! Seems as though if you really want to get a workout in...you are going to have to be a morning girl. Get up, get it done and you will have the rest of the day for everything else!

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