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Around the Corner and Back Again

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That's where I've been. I had to take a break from the computer and some other things for a while so I could get my life together. Things became way to chaotic and I felt like I was gonna snap. So now I'm back and ready to attack. I didn't make my birthday goal of 200lbs, but it's cool. The stress I was under usually would've sent me to the fridge on a rampage, but I was able to drop four pounds since my last weigh in.

Today is my 5month Sparkversary and I'm a little disappointed, but not discouraged. My measurements are about the same despite the 4lb loss and I'm about a month of course, but really needed the break. Well, it is what it is. Gotta keep on trucking. My new goal is to be at or below 200 before October 13th. It's a special occasion and it's a must that I'm looking and feeling on point.

  
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SCARLETCURLZ 8/26/2012 9:11PM

    emoticonYou're right, just keep on truckin' girl!

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LMH1223 8/15/2012 12:39PM

    Welcome back!! I can relate with the need to take some time off, you need to do what's best for you. You got this!! emoticon

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SHANNISHELL 8/15/2012 11:31AM

    Don't get discouraged. Take it one day at a time. Don't forget to celebrate the non scale victories as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My sexy body...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Yep. That's what's going on in my head when I hit a mini-goal like I did this Wednesday. Then my mind gets into the "since I'm so sexy, I can eat this and that and this and that and that too" mode. I felt myself going there yesterday when I went back to the kitchen for seconds on a dinner that was thebomb.com if I must say so myself. Instead of going for the veal, I dug into the mustard greens just to satisfy my "sexy body" mind.

I don't know why, but every time I get close to or reach a mini-goal, this happens. Maybe I get too comfortable after seeing that I just have to eat right and exercise to drop the pounds. Even that is silly because the exercise is fun yet exhausting and resisting food temptations isn't easy.

As a solution, I'm going to go purchase a full length mirror today. That way, when I get in this mindset, I can just look in the mirror for a reality check. I still have a long way to go to get to where I wanna be. A nice little reminder will give me the kick in the pants I need when I attempt to go back for seconds or eat a pack of M&M's like I did yesterday.

  
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JAZZYCHICK 6/27/2012 10:36AM

    Hang in there!! It is not an easy road to finding our health selves but it is totally worth it! I hope you got the mirror. Good luck!

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PIXIEWIXIE 6/22/2012 10:57AM

    Hey, what was the mini goal that you reached??? The two-tens? Try celebrating with something that supports the process... like, "This sexy body... would look great in some new workout pants." I dunno, it works for me. xxx

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TIDESONG 6/22/2012 10:46AM

    Oh, I so understand what you mean!!! I hit my mini-goal yesterday, and what are the first things going through my head? "This sexy body" (using your excellent words!) "can have a brownie." And "This sexy body could take a week off!" All sorts of things like that. But for me, I think part of it also stems from the difficulties I've had in the past couple weeks. I've maintained calorie range, done a crapload of exercise (more and more intense than normal) only to drop ever so slightly on the scale. I got frustrated, but yet when I achieved my mini-goal, wanted to throw in the towel for a round. But I know I can't, so after I had my brownie, I kicked myself in the rear and said, "Okay, now get back on your plan."

I think the full-length mirror is a great idea. I tried getting one at Target to find they had crap for mirrors. Any idea where to get one? I need the reality check, too!

Great post. Thanks for getting me thinking again! emoticon

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T3 Tae Bo update and 3month Sparkversary!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

So, I've been out of town due to a family emergency and I'm just getting back to my normal routine after a hectic week. I missed my sparkversary update yesterday, but everything's probably still the same as my last measurements.

I was so proud of me when I went out of town. Even though I had to rush to pack for a 3hour drive and a one week stay, I managed to pack my T3 Tae Bo DVD. Yes, I even squeezed in one workout while I was gone. But halfway back home I stopped to get some things out of my suitcase and wouldn't you know it. I left my DVD at my family's house. Not just at their house, but in their DVD player. So now I'm back home with no T3 Tae Bo DVD. LOL, SMH, and any other acronyms that are appropriate for this ridiculous situation. Oh well.

So, at some point in the future, I'll start over again and post more updates. In the meantime, I've also got that 10-minute trainer DVD set that's waiting for me to try it again. Maybe I'll start that one on Monday.

  
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SCARLETCURLZ 6/18/2012 10:58PM

    Congrats on the Sparkversary!

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TASNIM81 6/18/2012 11:21AM

    Congrats on the sparkversary!! You're doing great! emoticon emoticon

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PIXIEWIXIE 6/16/2012 7:24PM

    Welcome back! You were missed! Good on you for taking the Tae Bo with you but especially for using it! There are heaps of things available online to watch, Tae Bo included, so don't worry too much. I'm sure you'll find something to tide you over. Have a great weekend! xx

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T3 Tae Bo Day# 4 Acceleration

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

SW 211
BMI 42.7
Waist 40
Arms 16
Hips 47.5
Thighs 29
Bra size 38DDD

Acceleration went well today. I'm working on the beginner's level plan and its not really a workout, more like an introduction. It does work up a sweat and get you breathless for a few minutes, but then it's over. I'm okay with that except that it means I spend 20+ minutes on a 7 minute workout. That takes a good bit of my one hour workout window in the mornings. I'm going to stick with it though. I've just got to make sure to fill in the extra time with a readily available 30-40 minute workout.

I usually only measure myself on my Sparkversary days. Seeing these measurements makes me glad that I do. I don't understand why my thighs and arms are staying the same. Those are the parts I work the most during my workouts, so shouldn't they be shrinking? Go figure.

  
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EMELEE82 6/16/2012 10:32AM

    Whoop Whoop! I love me some Billy Blanks YAR!

You got it girl! Don't worry about the measurements at the start. Check those after a few weeks. Your body is changing and building muscle.

Keep it up! You are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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T3 Tae Bo Day# 3

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Ahhhhh. The painnnnn. It hurts so goood. LOL. Same workout today, Ignition. Still just as sweaty as I was on Day# 1. My left shoulder is still hurting, but not as bad. I'm gonna take a sneak peak at tomorrow's workout, "Acceleration". I'm sure it's gonna be much more of a butt-kicker.

Weigh-in-Wednesday is tomorrow! Looking forward to posting my loss and moving that ticker back in the right direction. I've decided that I won't do a daily blog about this after this first week. I'll probably just post my weekly progress and new workouts. There's a Transformation workout for day 12, so I'll definitely write about how that went.

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HUBTYRJ 6/6/2012 5:39PM

    Thanks so much for the support. Floor work is the pits without some cushioning underneath. I'm still including Les Mills in my daily routines. I'm in love with the Bodyvive House. "I'm out of control...Release me..."

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PIXIEWIXIE 6/5/2012 12:47PM

    Look at you go! You're smokin'!
As promised, I booted up a Tae Bo yesterday in an effort at moral support but about 3-mins in I realised it was making me very unhappy. I knew there was floor work coming too and I was not in the mood on my cold, tiled, kitchen floor: the child was watching tv in the living room. So, I switched to Body Combat 40 and it was good fun. Bloody tough, but fun.
Keep up the Tae Bo-ing. Wishing you well for your scale date tomorrow.
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