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Week 4: Small battles, Small triumphs

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I snuck on the scale and saw that I have lost about 5-6 pounds since starting this challenge. :-D

I am studying for my cardiology test so I am going to be really busy until the end of January. I will write more later on!
*~*~*~* The exercises I list here aren't necessarily the ONLY workouts I've done, I just don't always remember to come back and update this blog!~*~*~*~
Monday: I did good with my caloric goals today! All of my meals were made by me! AND I didn't over eat. I think I stayed within my caloring range today!!!! Yes! I'm making progress.

I did a Zumba class at the YMCA & 10 mins of yoga this a.m.
I seriously think I may be sleep deprived. I haven't been able to sleep the last few nights and I am not feeling too tired or anything but I have been having more clumsy moments! I fell FLAT on the bus this a.m. Bruised my shin and my hip on the right side!![ this is after I fell and sprained almost everything on the left side 3 weeks ago]... Talk about setbacks! either way I am not giving up on this challenge But I AM going to try and get more sleep. Safety first... :-) Best of luck to you!

Tuesday: Last night I ended up playing this game on my PS2 called Kinetic for 2 hours! It's basically a workout game similar to the wii but it was out BEFORE the Wii! I love it. I hadn't played since 2006 but got curious and dusted it off and tried it again! My boyfriend and I competed against each other and worked up a great sweat! So add 1 hour of exercise to yesterday for me!

Tuesday- we competed on the Kinetic game again... this time I did 45 mins. The game has me sore!!!
Wednesday- I feel more and more dedicated to getting in shape and seeing progress. I really want to reach my goals and more importantly I would LOVE to see the scale finally under 149! I'm tired of being overweight and more than anything I want to atleast get back to where I used to be at 140. I'm just going to stick to the plan and stay focused because I KNOW I can do it. This difficult thing is finding time to workout as hard as I would like to while staying focused on medical school. It's like I have TWO VERY difficult tasks in front of me and I WANT BOTH. So I'm going to make it work! Baby steps...

Also, I have been struggling with trying to eat healthy foods and not junk. Monday I had a great day and really stuck to my calories. Tuesday I did well at first but then ate fastfood twice- although I did try to make healthy choices. Wednesday, I was hungry and made this REALLY delicious grilled fish with south westernrice ad corn... Finally it hit me, I CAN COOK really WELL! And since I'm so busy it doesn't have to be extravagant it just has to be tasty and edible... so I'm going to do better at staying away from fast food! Ok back to studying... bye!

Thursday- Walked home in the FREEZING cold 3.5 miles*~*~ Breaking news! I went to Buffalo Wild Wings with my friends and OnLY got 6 boneless wings and celery. No fries, no extra's, nothing! I was SO scared that I was going to regret it and be super hungry later but I did not give in. Later my BF came over and offered to grab some food* FAST/FRIED foods* for me because I was hungry but I just ate some baked lays-serving, and an orange!! GO ME!

Friday- I still have a craving for some hot wings, so I'm going to make a substitute... lol. Grilled chicken strips with "hot wing" sauce - i.e. texas pete hot sauce. MAKING THIS MYSELF!... I'll let you know if it turns out well

* I REALLY appreciate you guys reading my posts!

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MAINEROCKS 1/12/2009 10:11AM


Good luck on the test!

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JULIE2BTRUE 1/12/2009 2:30AM

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PGPMEHL 1/11/2009 9:53PM

    Good luck!!

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Good Luck with your studies!!

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Week 3: Up and Running

Monday, January 05, 2009

This week's Affirmation: I clear my mind of negative thoughts and allow peaceful thoughts to enter!

This week's Quote: If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

Hello All!

This is the start of my 3rd week of my 12 week challenge. I hurt my ankle pretty badly in week 1. But thankfully I am able to get back to the swing of things and I even went running last week! Ok.... It was more of a jog/walk BUT I am surprised my ankle allowed me to do it considering I was on crutches only 2 weeks ago. I am still taking it easy though.

I've decided to follow the spark plan as closely as possible. I am aiming to eat 13oo-1550 calories... And to be honest I have trouble with the diet aspect BUT I am going to give this my all and with some planning on the front end, I think that this can go smoothly!

My weekly goals:

OH I am going back to using affirmations and positive thinking! I want to renew my spirit and stay focused

Get 8 hours of sleep
do 45-1 hr of exercise in the a.m. [a video +yoga/pilates] +
do 30-1 hr of exercise in the p.m. [30' cardio in apt gym + weights/strength]
Track my meals
Plan ahead and stick to my calorie range...
Oh and I'm aiming for ~ 250 mins of exercise... I guess
Journal daily

Mon a.m. 46 mins Salsa video + 20 min Yoga @ 4:10 a.m. - couldn't sleep so I thought I would just get myself organized... BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY!

* After School I got busy studying and was bascially HUNGRY alllll lday. I dont think I ate enough protein. Ended up eating a lot. Then had insomnia and didn't sleep until 5 A.M.!!!!!! so I only slept 1 hour!
Tuesday.... Didn't get to bed til 5 a.m. so I definitely didn't wak up and work out. I felt like CRAP allllll day. So I got home and slept. Now I need to finish studying but I'm going to get some sleep tonight. So I will start fresh tomorrow!

I would really enjoy some feedback :-) But if not it's ok! Sometimes you have to encourage yourself!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Oh and the picture above is from this a.m. 1/5/09

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WILDGOBLIN 1/5/2009 12:34PM

    What a great plan! I love the quote. So very true. You are really doing great. Half of the battle really is in our mind. Good luck!

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MAINEROCKS 1/5/2009 11:38AM

    I think you have a great plan in place! Positive thinking will get you so far - such an important factor. Keep up those affirmations.

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Week 2: Back on the wagon?

Monday, December 29, 2008

LAST WEEK OF BREAK! I have really enjoyed having free time to sleep late, read when I want and RELAX! :-)

Hi guys! I took some time off for my ankle... and although I still need crutches to walk long distances, I'm hoping that I will be getting back to working out alotsoon!

I have been having trouble staying to my caloric limit af 1200-1450 calories and I think I have been going over my exercise goals every week... so either I NEED to eat more calories OR I need to find a way to control my eating a little better ;)

Sunday: first day back on the ankle. Walked around my apartment complex for 22 mins... It hurt but I don't want to lose too much time just relaxing... :-) I go back to school next week and I want to enjoy some of my free time!
* 8 min salsa video= ankle hurt
*23 min- dance video... without moving left ankle :-)
Just doing as much as I can
Mon: 30 min walk while waiting on oil change... ankle stiff and sore


Week 1: Isn't it Ironic?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hey everyone!

I started my first week of my 12 week challenge and guess what!!! On day 3 I fell and tore my ligament in my left ankle, sprained my left thumb, and bruised and scratched my left knee. Needless to say this was supposed to be my 2 week bootcamp to give me a jump start before school started again and now I am on crutches!

Sunday- Tuesday I walked for about 1.5 hours/ day plus strength training.
I was injured on Tues during my walk
Wednesday- Friday: on crutches for ~ 4 weeks... :{ But I'm trying to have a speedy recovery! Either way I am going to do as much as I can while resting my ankle. So no more running, no more taebo for a while, no more bike.... BUT I can still lift weights with my arms, do core exercises etc. I may as well have a good attitude about it because I can't change my situation but I can make the best of it!

AND Of course all of my Christmas presents had something to do with exercise... lol. I got a heart rate monitor, taebo AMPED video library, a pedometer to use when my nike plus shoes mess up (which happens frequently), and another taebo video, body sculpting video, and an exercise video from my sister and bf. :) I think ppl know I love exercise!

When I get my camera up and running I'm going to add a picture each week of my challenge for motivation!

Starting WEight 153.6 I will not weigh again for four weeks. The Best Life diet suggests that you give yourself 4 weeks to allow your body to become more consistent at weight loss. :-D


12 Week Challenge Starting Sunday...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hey everyone

This is going to be quick because I'm studying for our LAST TEST this semester!!! YAY! I take it Friday a.m. so Pray for me/wish me luck! :-D

I am starting a new challenge On Dec 21! I ALWAYS make new years resolutions because I LOVE achieving what I say I will and If I don't, I just revaluate them and add them to the next year's list if I feel it's still important! :-) I never let it discourage me! Lol... If you keep trying you are BOUND to reach your goals one day!

My New challenge is beginning before new years because I just completed my last 84 day challenge and I would like to reach 145 before the New year hits!

I'll fill in the details and hopefully do a weekly update w a picture So I can see my progress! EXCITING!

OK back to studying! This time we're learning alllllllllllllllllllllllll about the LUNGS! So Don't smoke if you haven't started, Stop smoking if you do, and stay away from environmental toxins because they really do have a bad effect on your lungs... Even if it takes 20 years!

Adios Everyone!


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