Tuesday, May 07, 2013
So, I have tons of friends selling Body by Vi. To me this is really just people reducing caloric intake, so they lose weight...which you can do with actual food anyway. BUT...I am one of those people who never eats breakfast. Would it be wise to use their shake or really any shake as a breakfast option only? Or can any of you suggest good on the go breakfast options?
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The challenge for this week is to create a workout game and perform it twice this week. Since the Oscars comes on tonight, I decided to create one especially for it, and then I'll create another for later in the week. Mine is very simple or else I would not be able to remember what to do.
Everytime I hear:
Academy do 15 sec plank
Supporting do 10 Mountain Climbers
Actor do 10 Bicycle Crunches
Actress do 5 pushups
Best do 10 Jumping Jacks
I did strength training yesterday, and my legs are super sore...that's why I really don't have any leg work like squats included. Is anyone else doing something similar tonight?
Friday, February 22, 2013
To be honest I never know what to say when someone says, "Tell me a little about yourself." So, I guess I'll just start rambling and see what happens lol! First, my name is Briana. Many of you already know I have a full time job, and I'm a full time graduate student. This means my time is very limited on most days. I've been on Spark for years, and my relationship with weight loss is very up and down. My main problem is motivation. Normally, I would say time, but to be honest I could find the time if I tried. Getting started is the hardest part for me. Once I get started I feel great, but actually waking up early, or delaying a tv show is actually hard for me. I'll tell myself, "You've had a hard day. You deserve some rest." I know what I really deserve is a healthy body, but it's hard.
Since the beginning of the year I've been off track. I think I stuck to my goals for 2-3 weeks. I want to get back into things. When I think back to when was I the happiest, when did I have the most energy, when did I have the most confidence? The answer is when I exercised consistently. Not necessarily because I was losing weight, but exercise just made me feel good...the endorphins I suppose. I felt like I was on top of the world. I felt like I was accomplishing something. The negative self talk barely existed. I was not anywhere near a goal weight, but I was okay with my body strictly because exercising gave me confidence. I want feel that way again. This should be motivation enough for me to get back on track. I have a plan, and I'm hoping to take things day by day, and get back where I was, and to make it last this time.
I guess I really have not told you very much about myself yet; I've just gone on a long rant about how I want/need to start exercising again lol! So, I guess I'll give you a list of things about me.
Tv Shows I watch: Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, New Girl, Spartacus, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Vampire Diaries, Revenge, TrueBlood, Modern Family, Suburgatory, The Following, Grimm........Yeah, that's a lot of tv
Music I listen to: almost everything to be honest...I do not listen to a lot of rap or country, but I do have a little of each in my cd collection (I know...who buys cds anymore lol!) My favorite genre is definitely r&b, with jazz as a close second. Cds in my car right now are Robin Thicke, Joe, Michael Jackson, Chris Botti, Miles Davis, NeYo, Margin Gaye, Maroon 5, Matchbox 20, The Goodie Mob, and Luther Vandross. I do own an ipod, but I only use it for jogging. On my ipod is a lot of Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Calvin Harris, etc...basically anything upbeat, I don't care what kind of music it is as long as it gets me pumped up.
Fears: tornadoes, failure, heights, scary movies
Favorite Foods: Seafood, mac & cheese, bbq
Bad Habits: Biting my nails, I'm a people pleaser sometimes to the point that I do things I really don't want to do
Weird Habits: I cannot blow my nose in public
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
Most Hated Exercise: Walking Lunges, Burpees, really most cardio to be honest
I can't really think of anything else to add. I don't have an updated picture, because when you're not pleased with the way you look, you tend to shy away from pictures. Hopefully, I'll have a new pic soon!
Have a lovely day everyone!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Weight and Inches Since 2009
First 2010 Weigh In--01/04/10-228.4
First 2011 Weigh In--01/01/11-243.6
First 2012 Weigh In--01/01/12-227.8
First 2013 Weigh In--01/02/13-237.2
Starting Total Inches----02/??/09-285.00
First 2010 Total Inches-03/02/10-274.25
First 2011 Total Inches-01/01/11-282.25
First 2012 Total Inches-01/01/12-269.0
First 2013 Total Inches-01/02/13-276.5
So, I'm not pleased, but I know I didn't put in the work. I started off 2012 doing really well, because I was already in the middle of a program. By Jan 2012 I had been working out pretty consistently since June 2011. I just really have to buckle down and want a better life for myself...no excuses. I'm not at my heaviest weight, but I am so out of shape. Two flights of stairs and I feel winded. I remember this time last year, I was jogging all 7 flights of stairs at my job with no problem. I feel worse about my physical activity than I do about the scale, to be honest. I remember how proud I was to be able to do burpees, pushups, jogging 30 min nonstop, etc. I want that feeling back! I am going to use that as my motivation. I'm going to sit down and come up with a few goals for myself that will get me back on track. I'll probably come back and edit this post when I have them all sorted out.
I wish everyone a fantastic year!
1 Week From Now (1/9/13)
-10 glasses of water a day (I'm currently getting in 6-8, so hopefully this will not be too hard)
-Pantry and Refridgerator Revamp (I have to get rid of the junk and replace it with better options)
-3 days with at least 30 min of working out (I don't care what it is. I just want to be moving.)
4 Weeks From Now (1/30/13)
-Lose Something (I want to see a lower number in total inches and lbs. I know it's only 4 weeks, so I'm not expecting anything drastic...simply just a lower number.)
-Start a jogging plan (I have to get back to jogging. After getting started I really enjoyed it. I want to get back to that. I'm not sure what plan I'll use, because I really didn't like C25K. I might end up using it anyway though.)
-Try 1 new healthy food and 1 new exercise (This is something I hope to continue every month throughout the year.)
-5 non-modified pushups ( This is really depressing, because I was doing over 30 in the spring of last year. I can currently do 3, so if I stay dedicated I should be able to eek out 2 more in 4 weeks.)
-5k under 35 min (I did one under 40 min last year)
-jog a half marathon (There's one locally in March, but I know there is NO WAY I'll be able to complete that one. I eyeing one in Chattanooga in October that I skipped last year.)
-1 new healthy food per month
-1 new exercise/activity per month
-under 200 lbs
I tried to make goals that are attainable and not too outrageous if I stay committed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I have not been very active.
I have not eaten well.
I have gained weight.
That pretty much sums up what I've been doing health & wellness wise since the last time you heard from me. On the plus side, I've started grad school. On the minus side, I am more stressed out now than I ever was as an undergrad. I have to read 4-5 books every week, plus anywhere from 1-3 papers a week. On top of that I am still working a full time job. Like I said...STRESSED!
I know I feel better when I exercise, so I am going to commit to 10 min. I know that sounds like nothing, but I am so utterly exhausted that 10 min will probably be a struggle. I am hoping that after my 10 min are up I will want to continue. Either way, I will definitely do the 10 minutes. I'll also drink 8 glasses of water. I currently average about 6.
That is all. I just had to put that out there so that I will have some kind of accountability. I hope to be able to give an update next week.
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