Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I tell you what. I just got back from Washington this past week and it was just what I needed.
On Saturday when I arrived my friend Bonnie picked me up from the airport and we drove to my (ex) sister in law's house. I haven't seen her since the dirty "d" word and I really wanted to meet what should have been MY nieces. What a treat that was! I had so much fun. She made this yummy quiche and I wanted to eat the whole thing but seeing how great she looked and knowing she works out every day at the P90X and well, it kept me at bay! LOL
From there Bonnie and I did some shopping so we could get ready for the Bachlorette party.
Oh the Bachlorette Party... Let's just say that when you don't drink for a really long time, like 4 months, then you come to a party and have the intentions of a couple of drinks.....that a couple is all you need to put $20 worth of Duran Duran into a jukebox and wonder where you are the next morning. Four. I apparently was pretty happy after 2 drinks, gone by 3.
*obtained from Duran Duran site...
So.... I will be back on the "no drinking" thing again. I did pretty well the rest of the trip with one glass of wine on Monday night with a girlfriend I hadn't seen in several years.
My friend Kim, by the way, was absolutely radiant with her happiness and her fiancé and kids are simply wonderful. If I ever thought that love couldn't exist anymore they could walk into the room and prove me wrong just by their faces. Simply stunning. I can't even describe it other than it would bring me to tears how sweet it is. The wedding was wonderful and I am soooo glad I made this trip!
Did I just do my sidetracked rambling again? yeah....I do that.
anyways. I should have pics of the trip here soon. (although I still haven't decided if I should post them or burn them....ehem....some of them anyway)
Alrightie then! So, now that I am revived from the trip and my foot is feeling a bit better I am ready to do my workouts....I think. yeah. Ready now.... really feeling the mojo motivation here.
Okay, so maybe I am not quite as motivated for some reason as before. BUT, I sortof am. When I first came back my weight jumped up almost 5 pounds...which for me is nothin honey. Already since inhaling lakefuls of water daily and leaving a doggy whittle trail as the aftermath has reduced this weight by 3lbs. I have been back to tracking and catching up on the school work. I just need to motivate one little thing.
Yup. That's right. I just pulled the LAMEST excuse out there. Dang it. Ya got me.
I don't wanna gooooooooooo, but I neeeeeed tooooooo.
But, I wanna look good. and not even slightly good but single digit pant size good.
Oh yeah baby... like 80s Duran Duran good
That's right...there it is. I'm feeling it now.
Like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston good...Like all muscular and bikini good..
I'm going to push play now!!
*taken from Sparkmember "Yoovie" blog.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Doesn't it look inviting? The colors of cheer? and when it hits your belly you feel satisfied, if even only for a minute...
sighs...but then reality sets in. The pic of the saggin chin, the dress that won't fit.
I'm trying to remember this. I'm trying to focus on my motivation wall with the upcoming races and Slim in 6 challenge.
You can't work out...your foot is still bummed..
You'll never fit into that dress!
It'll never wooorrrkk!
Today I took my little VW Bug to the dealership. The check engine light came on and I knew I was due for an oil change. The service person came out and said "alright, who heard the bump?" We looked at him confused....and he proceeded "someone had to of heard it" and I raised my hand (yeah, like a school kid) and replied "A rock hit my car when I avoided a pothole last week?"
"well" he said, "that rock cracked your undercarriage and fuel is leaking everywhere. I can't let you drive it and I would call your insurance company as this is going to be EXPENSIVE"
My oldest and I made it threw that no prob...no prob. The VW dealership gave us a rental for one day free so I could get home. Coolness :o)
But....I had to tell my hubby. And he is a man of blame. I just can't figure out why he couldn't blame the damn rock.
So, I look at the treats and catch myself...I may not be able to work out fully yet, but, I can take a shower instead. I can blog....I can do my homework, and I can breathe. I just need to breathe...
I did have some candy from my youngest....but then I got the diet pepsi. (Twizzlers)
I'm gonna go take a shower and breathe before I binge on something worse that candy...
Monday, March 07, 2011
Bear with me today as I a lot of times write to think...or is it the other way around? These past few months have been interesting to say the least. My oldest "panda" and I are back in school full time and this time I was determined to keep my healthy lifestyle in part of my schedule.
I created a vision / motivation wall. Finally. I put it together and I really like the way it came together. I will have to steal one of my kid's camera's and take a pic of it. But here's a faded, blurry one from my phone....
I'm hoping to really add to it the with Bay to Breakers race and whatnot. Make it like a scrapbook as well as a motivation poster...
My niece is engaged. She's hoping to get into shape before next year and so I am doing Slim in 6 with her. We try to hold each other accountable. It's been a lot more fun that I thought. I was afraid that...well, I dunno...I feel awkward working out in front of people and over the last year I think I have really overcome that. If she wants to work out, great otherwise I try not to use it as an excuse to get out of it..
Last Friday her, Panda and I all worked in our hour workout...the house smells like a sweat factory hubby says, but we do it. I went to go get my phone downstairs and do a quick jog. Train for the Bay to Breakers. I was soooo happy that I started singing "1,2,3, 4, 5" in "Electric Company" format ya know...with the pinballs and colors and what not?
Well, anyway stair number 3 got counted for "3,4" and so when I got to stair 5...well, I had already counted it in my head and missed it....long story short I fell and I couldn't get up.
A week later with a swollen, bruised foot (I didn't even know the bottoms of our feet could bruise..hmm) I do the crunches with the girls, but mostly am couch bound. With that one can do a LOT of thinking.
I know everyone has stress and let me tell you...i don't like drama. at all.
I have a question that seems to plague the ever loving daylights out of me. One of the things I've been learning with weight loss, health, and overall general life is to rid yourself of all negative influences. Whether it be dark people or ... anyways. I wonder how this works when you have been married to one for umteen years?!?
Yeah. I bet those experts don't take THAT one into consideration. **scratches head**
I thank goodness for my girls and my friends daily. I signed up for the Bay to Breakers. My very first race. It's their 100th one and I thought this would be a good one to start with.
"he" freeeeaked out. I mean, like "why are you doing this to me?!" freaked out. Angry. "you can't even walk a mile what the hell are you doing?!" freaked out.
We won't even get into the lack of support when I mentioned the hotel. Now we just don't even talk about it. at all.
I think I figured out why I like to work out in private.....
but my girls....they all stepped up with their money and said "we'll walk it with you. We believe in you." as well as my oldest's guy friend. It was just what I needed. So, I may not be running...but with the support of my girls and Zack, we be trekking it :o) I think my first run will actually be next month. I am doing a Deaf Event Run for my ASL class. well, if my foot heals enough...LOL May just do their facepainting ...
Food. That's tricky. I'm starving sitting on this couch! LOL
Well, going to try and sleep. I have to somehow get a challenge going for my team. I really really need additional team leaders for support. I may just delagate a few whether they like it or not :o)
Hey, did you know crutches burn a major load of calories? Good, cuz I always look like I'm gonna pass out when I am getting where I need to go....
Ooooooh! I just ordered my Shakeology :o) Healthiest shake eva!! I really have to get my webpage up for that.....OH...hubby wants to do a competition for his BBQ this May. Have to schedule that in somewhere....and I got Rev Abs coming soon....
Working on my six pack baby!
Wow....there's a lot of confetti in my mind...at least it's on paper now some of it. There's still a lot of sorting to do.. LOL
Monday, February 14, 2011
Balls to the Wall Template!!
MAKE ME _"Slender"_.
Current Weight: 194
1. Chest (under boob) 38.5
2. Arms 14 (is it good they are getting bigger? ..yes, right?)
3. Hola Hips Hippo! 46.5
4.Thunderin Thighs 26
5. Witherin Waistline 38.5 (yes, bigger than chest)
Amount of time you can reasonably dedicate to exercise EACH DAY (oh yeah I went there):
**I will come rain, sleet, or snow (ha ha ..I live in Cali ha ha) spend ONE HOUR each day. I will I will I will!!!**
Number of Rest Days needed per week (maximum):
**As I have a goal for a wedding I really don't want a rest day...That and I know I will slack if I even take ONE day...therefore, from here til April 1st I will avoid "rest" days and will beg the support of my team if I do take one..."*
Is your goal for this challenge...
A) Lose weight **YES**
B) Maintain **NO!!**
C) Lose inches **YES**
D) Prepare for a race **sorta, I'm walking the race w/my kids**
E) Surprise yourself **more like convince myself**
F) Get stronger **eh, just comes with territory, doesn't it?**
G) Start exercising
H) Exercise regularly **YES!! Consistency: I am so bad to it**
I) Break a plateau **again....those darn 190s**
J) Combination of these options: **noted above**
Do you have the balls to take a new before pic or use one you already have? (If using one you already have- please note the weight on the pic) **DO I POST ON TEAM PAGE?? WHERE DO YOU WANT ME TO OWN THIS?? **
Do you have any physical restrictions due to injuries, babies, vampirism, living dead syndrome, severe laziness, etc? **LIVING DEAD SYNDROME?? AWESOME..NO, BLIND/DEAF..WHICH MEANS NO BALANCE...I MAY HIT A FEW TREES, FALL ON A FEW CURBS, BUT, I WILL EVENTUALLY EFFIN PREVAIL!!!**
Which muscle group do you want to start with? (I will definitely be paying attention to these- so be honest)
A) Upper Body (back/arms/shoulders/chest) **I've been currenlty working on this which I think is why my arms increased an inch....they aren't "gunny" yet, which I am hoping for"
B) Core (abs/back) "THIS is my main goal I think for this challenge. I think if I can get the waist/core down the rest will follow...is that good logic or chick logic? .Wait, chick logic IS good logoic!!!"*
C) Lower Body (legs/ass)**I do have a HUGE arse...but waist 1st**
D) Total Body (all of above) **I kept trying to do this and I really think I should go to baby steps or something...what do y'all think?**
Which of these things are you excelling in the LEAST and which do you think is your BEST area?
A) Cardio. **videos..pretty good...my most consistent so far**
B) Strength Training/Toning/Scuplting **My weakest for sure, mainly due to utter confusion and loss of what to do, I do SOME light ST in videos with resistance bands**
C) Weight Training (heavy weights) **wwhhhhuuuuuuaaaat?!**
D) Flexibility Training (stretching) **did we not discuss the lack of balance? Now, I'm wondering really where my weakness is....hmmmm"
E) Agility Training **??**
F) Speed Training **HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA**
Do you have a goal outfit or an upcoming even that is motivating for you? **Wedding April 5, Bay to Breakers 12K May 15th"*
Which kind of Motivation has seemed to work best for you in the past? **I hope I say this right, but someone doing this with me. Like one member of AB and I would "workout" evrery morning" together. Made me feel guilty if I didn't...so, I guess.that. I think that's why we all love this team so much :o)**
C) Your own progress
D) Combining with other activities (such as gardening, volunteering, babysitting, etc)
E) Other **see above! LOL**
Let's nail these boobs to the wall!!! Oh wait, "Balls to the Wall"....HUBBY COME"ERE!!!
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Let's see how I did...or didn't...no...did. or will do.
Dare, De-clutter, De-stress, & Determined
Cupid’s arrow for the week: You’ve made it this far!!!! You’ve worked your tail off for the past 4 weeks and are going to finish the CUPID challenge strong and DETERMINED!!! Show me how you are going to finish this challenge with the wind to your back and carry it on through the rest of the
1. DARE – What’s holding you back? What are you afraid of? I DARE you to dare yourself to do ONE thing this week that you are uncomfortable doing. Is it trying a new food? Going vegetarian all week long? Trying a new class at the gym? YOU figure it out. DARE yourself and take it on!!!!
So many so many have I! Let's see...Oh! I know. My niece has been wanting to work out with me and I've always been very uncomfortable working out with people. My DARE is to let my fears down and to INSPIRE!!
2. De-Clutter – How do you expect to make forward progress when you have clutter in your way? Be it your home, your office, your car, your gym bag, your purse, your fridge….DE-CLUTTER and start fresh. Start that Spring cleaning early!!
I am taking this one literally and decluttering my home, my mind, and my fridge of bad foods...
3. De-stress – So, you have that gift basket full of bath salts, relaxing music, and candles and still have yet to use it. You will this week. Pick one day/night where you take one hour to De-stress yourself however you can. An hour of meditation, yoga, busting a$$ on the treadmill, or soaking in a hot tub with a glass of wine. Make the effort and do it. You need it!!! Let yourself recharge.
ooooooooooh, this one sounds uuuuber nice....will have to get back to you on this one...ooooooooh
4. Determined – How are you going to continue on with this energy after this challenge is over? You have to be determined. Write down 3 goals that you are determined to accomplish before St. Patty’s day and post them to your template.
1. Working out with niece for six weeks starting TODAY!!
2. Running 3 days a week as I entered the Bay to Breakers 100th 12K..GASP!
3. Look good for Kim's wedding in April :o)
I CAN DO THIS I CAN DO THIS I WILL DO THIS!!
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