Tuesday, September 02, 2014
I have challenge myself to do a "100 days of exercise" challenge. This means for 100 days (not consecutive) I will be exercising. I plan to do a blog post for each day (even though day 1 is complete via this video) and include pictures for each day. Then put a video together after the 100 days are complete!
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Today was a bit rough for me. I didnt want to get out of bed, and could't make it to the college to get in the mood at the gym because was unable to find a babysitter for the baby (not that Im complaining that I got to sleep in a bit, and cuddle with the little one), but if Im not in the environment to get things done, I dont. Im one of those people. I need to be surrounded by those who are also pushing themselves to look and feel better.
That being said, I decided once I got the baby to nap, or at least be content with staring at the wall in his crib, I hopped in the shower, hoping that it wake me up and get me in the mood. It did! I did 15 minutes of Pilates today, and although I havent done it yet, I plan to do some Yoga once my husband gets home and can tend to the baby seeing how it will be roughly an hour.
Me after Pliates!
Me after my workout day 2 which I forgot to post to that blog lol.
My "after workout" shake.
For breakfast I had a bowl of chili and a coke. I know, I know... you must be wondering why the heck I would have chili and a coke for breakfast. To be honest, I hadn't eaten dinner since about 6pm the night before, so it wasn't like I was overloading myself. Also, it was a small bowl, and coke seemed better in the caffeine department than a tea or coffee with chili. My after workout shake/lunch is just 2 bananas, a little bit of honey, cinnamon, milk, P2B peanut butter, ice, and water. It lasting a long time to drink and taste delicious! For dinner it will probably be another bowl of chili, and maybe a sprite. I have had a ton of water today, so I'm not worried about not getting enough.
Enjoy your day everyone! I know I am :D
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
On day 2, I ran farther than I had before. This is a huge accomplishment for someone who hadn't exercised in 9+ months. I still couldnt run a half mile, but I managed to get up to a quarter, which is saying something. I listened to ZombieRun on my iPhone which kept me motivated to keep going because it was so much fun to be interactive with a story. If you havent tried it, and enjoy listen to something while running, and zombies dont bother you, you should try it. It's a neat game!
I then ran the stairs of the bleachers. ALL 480 OF THEM! Now, that being said, by the 3rd row of steps which is up 48, and down another 48, I almost died, lol. But I managed to keep going and pulling myself up those flights of pain :D Boy did my legs hurt the next day. And I loved it!
Top of the stairs view!
The picture of the "death stairs" on the stadium. I ran/climbed them all!!!
Overall proud of myself for the day 2 of my challenge. :)
Monday, August 04, 2014
I know its been forever since I have been on here. I manage to get down 18lbs before getting pregnant (which only took 7 years)! I was so proud of myself for accomplishing a goal that big. This is something that is huge for me. When I was married I weight 148lbs (I weighed myself that morning I swear lol) and 3 years later I got up too 181lbs. I couldnt believe it. Nothing fit, I felt miserable most of the time, and I was just unhappy overall with my appearance. After about 3 months, I managed to get down to 162, and felt so good.
I bet you can guess what happened next. I got pregnant with my baby boy Gareth! I ended up getting up to 195lbs at the end, and had him a little more than 3 weeks early. I am now down to 175lbs which is good (took about 4 weeks to get this far, but have been stuck since). I am so excited to be back on here, not sleeping all the time, and getting back in the grove of life. I even went back to work as of Saturday :) I feel like I am finally getting back into a routine! So I need your help Sparkers! I need help finishing this weight loss journey. I dont have an eating schedule yet unless you count lunch at work. I still have to get up sometime between 2-4 to feed the baby and I am always hungry then. I am strictly breastfeeding, so I get hungry a lot, because breastfeeding burns about 500 calories a day to make the milk, so I do use a lot of energy just in that department.
Well, enough about my weight and what I want to do, so here is my new son :) My husband and I are so happy to have it, as it took a lot of time and doctors to get him here.
Gareth, born 7:13pm on 6/21 5lbs 2oz!
We are so excited!
Monday, March 03, 2014
Hello Everyone! I know its been a while, and it will probably be a while after this until I get a routine under my belt.
And update on my life recently: I am currently 21 weeks pregnant with a beautiful baby boy! This is exciting to me because I have had infertility issue for a long time. It took me and my husband 7 years to conceive (although part of that time we hadn't been trying, but also not preventing).
I got my First Big Positive in August, but lost the baby at 9 weeks, then immidiately got pregnant again and am doing great! I just love feeling him kick, because its the greatest feeling in the world as a person who only wanted one thing in life, and thats to be a mother!
As of weight loss, I managed to get down to 162lbs, from 181lbs which was my lowest in almost 3 years. Then getting pregnant with this one, I am slowing working my way back up, although I know that's part of the process. HOWEVER, I know because I lost the weight before, I can do it again. It may be hard, but its also achievable! It works if you put your mind to it!
I have decided that once the baby arrives, I would like to try Weight Watchers, as that's the only one I haven't tried, (and just want the experience with it) and incorporate SparkPeople, because lets face it... You guys are the reason I can do this! I love the family that I have grown to know and love, as well as the vast amount of information right at my fingertips. Such motivation is not only helpful, but for me, its needed! Thank you!
Next is my career. Although currently I am still in a pharmacy, I plan to become a personal trainer. :) This excites me because I love the idea of helping others gain health through exercise, which a lot of us greatly lack. So I am currently in an bachelor of exercise science program at my University getting as much knowledge as possible! I love love love it!
Finally, I have entered what I would call the "FiloFax" world. Although I wasn't sure how it would work for me, I purchase a cheaper version of a FiloFax planner, (I got a DayRunner from Staples) because I didn't want to spend the money if I wasn't going to use it. However, this year I decided I really needed to get organized. Especially with the baby coming! So the past 2 days, I have put together and designed the way I want a planner to work for me, and so far I am LOVING it! Its really helping me full my motivation to get everything done. Once I really decide how well its going to go, I plan to upgrade to the real deal, and fork over the money. But it will be a while. :)
Well Lady's and Gentlemen,
Until Next Time!
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