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Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Just finished working out. I did the 30 Day Shred and did 10 mins of flexibility on the ball to stretch out. i was pretty sore after two days of this @ss kicking that I have been getting from Jillian. Who would have thought a 20 minute workout could be so effective? I take hour long Zumba classes, I run, and I feel that I am in decent shape.

And yet this 20 minute workout has made me sore.

When I was getting ready to workout, I put on a pair of shorts and immediately noticed that my legs look more muscular. I am not sure if I can give all the credit to the 2 days I did the 30 Day Shred or not I am sure. But it made me feel like maybe this is gonna lead to some good things. It is also only Day 3 and I have noticed an improvement in my endurance. I figured since I was so sore that I would have a hard time doing the exercises tonight. It was the opposite. The last two nights, I only did 10 push-ups to start, before I had to start and take a break. Today I did 15 to start and almost did them the entire first 30 second set. That's a 50% improvement...in 3 days! The last 2 days I have been using 2 sets of weights. I start off with the 8 pound weights, and when it gets to be too much I switch to the 2 pound. I noticed today that I used the 2 pound weight wayyyyy less than the last 2 days. So day 3 and I have noticed mad improvement! I'm lovin' Jillian.

My food has been a little out of control. It's TOM and I have major cravings and am hungry all the time. Hate that. I am hoping to hang on as best I can and hit it hard next week. I did eat well over fruits and veggies. So that is good.

Well off to bed!!

  
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MARVEEME 3/4/2011 7:19AM

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Excellent job, girl, you GO!

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SHEROTT1 3/4/2011 1:00AM

    I think I will try this 30 day shred. It sounds awesome! I have her Banish fat boost your metabolism and I really like it! You gotta love Jillian!!

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30 Day Shred

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Well I am back. It took me several days to get myself together, but now I am back. I am planning my meals and exercising.

I started 30 Day Shred last night and so far haven't been sore yet. It hasn't been 24 hours yet, and it usually takes me a full day before I begin feeling the soreness. Tonight I am gonna do it again and also either go to Zumba or go run. Not sure which. It will be challenging to do those with the 30 Day Shred.

Food today will be healthy. No eating out. Breakfast is 1/4 c pistachios and 2 clementines. Lunch is chili, veggies, peanut butter sandwich.

I need to revamp my goals and deadlines since I have missed several.

I will try that later. Off to my day!

  
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HOBBETTES_MOMMY 3/2/2011 10:47AM

    I really enjoyed 30 Day Shred! Jillian gives a great workout in a short amount of time! Have fun at Zumba class!

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LADYBUGG67 3/2/2011 9:09AM

    30 Day Shred was tough for me. I did it every other day. Now I am back to doing Chalene Extreme.

Have fun at Zumba! I do the videos. One day I am going to try a live class.



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Hanging on, clawing, slipping, falling, climbing back up on the wagon!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This is gonna be a quick entry. The last week my food intake has not been good. I have not been logging my food like I was, and many days I went over my calorie ranges. Yesterday I ended up binging because my boyfriend and I are having problems and I sought solace in food. It was a stupid thing to do, but it's done none-the-less. Despite my indescretions I don't feel bloated today which is odd. Usually the higher salt intake has me feeling really fat. emoticon However, I am not going to be naive and think my indecretions have not added a few pounds. I haven't weighed lately but I know I have to be up a few pounds, due to my food choices and my lack of exercise. Also I noticed that while I was eating healthy that my skin had cleared up. Now I am all broken out again and I have only myself to blame.

I also have not been working out. I haven't worked out in a week!!!! emoticon I am running a race in a few weeks and slacking is not an option.

I am a self-defeatist. For some reason I will stop and quit before I get a chance to fail. I must break this awful habit.

So today I am logging every bite I eat. I am weighing and I am going for a run...even if it's in the cold, nasty rain! emoticon I will read some of the spark to keep my motivated, and I will do what is right by me. I will not fail this time!

  
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MARVEEME 2/25/2011 6:24PM

    ATTAGIRL!

Lift yourself up by those big 'ole bootstraps, and get back on that horse....you still have awhile till the ride is over.

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BUTSWEETER 2/24/2011 2:24PM

    Yeah! Do what you need to do! Learn from your mistakes and make today a better day.

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Positive Changes

Monday, February 14, 2011

Things this weekend were good. I got some good workouts in Friday. Saturday I didn't workout but I got loads of walking in since I went power-shopping. Sunday I was gonna take a run, but caring for the family got in the way. Today I am gonna get some movement in. Food was decent all weekend. I didn't track but I was mindful about what I was eating and tried to stick to things I knew wouldn't ruin all my work. I am back to tracking today.

This week may be tough to get all my workouts in. I have to work several days and it's tough when the schedule gets hectic. I'm gonna hang in there though! I can do this! :)

I noticed a few things lately. My face looks thinner, and my tummy not so bloated. I am attributing these changes more to my new diet than to weight loss. I am eating better things now and I think the decrease in salt has made me less bloated. Even my hands look smaller!

Another change...less self loathing. When I was trying on clothes the other day there was much less self deprecation going on. If I tried it on and it didn't fit or looked bad I just took it off. I didn't have the talk with the voice in my head about what a fat pig I was. I accepted it and moved on. I bought a few items, some dresses, a skirt...fun things. So my shopping trip was lots of fun for me.

Positive changes...a little at a time. Life is good.

And I lost another pound! emoticon

  
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MARVEEME 2/14/2011 2:03PM

    YIPPEE!

Already enjoying the spoils of your work! Keep on keepin' on, my dear, and you'll be dancin' on the ceiling in no time!

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GOOFYGIRL1974 2/14/2011 11:45AM

    Congratulations for a fun shopping weekend! Have a great week!

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JACKSMANNEQU1N 2/14/2011 11:44AM

    The voice in your head can be the most harmful of all. Stick with this. You are doing great!

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I'm so virtually HOT!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I’m back on track.

After the flu and being sidelined for a day or two by migraines I am back on track. I am eating healthy and planning my meals and back to working out. So yay for that!

Yesterday was good. I went a little over my calories, but it’s that TOM, and the hormones are raging. I am thankful that I was able to hang on as well as I did. Cravings aren’t as bad today-yet. Hopefully I can keep them at bay! Breakfast was a fiber one oats and peanut butter bar and a dark hot chocolate with milk. I really don’t like the dark hot chocolate with milk…too rich for me. I much prefer it with water. However, I am doing a challenge this week on Sparkpeople to try to meet my 100% RDA of calcium. I never thought much about calcium because I do eat a lot of dairy. I love cheese and yogurt and most days have some of each. Yesterday I had cheese, yogurt, 2 servings of cottage cheese, and sour cream and still only got in 62% of my RDA. I guess I am not doing as well as I thought! I think I am going to purchase some supplements to help get my intake up! Luckily today my breakfast already has me at 60% RDA, so I might meet my goal today!!

This morning I have been playing on My Virtual Model. (Search Virtual model and follow the link!) I have done this many times before. First, I made a “Fat Melody” at my starting weight of 237. She was very pretty, but made me very sad when I looked at her. I guess because I know how truly unhappy she is with that body. Then I made a “ThinMelody” at my goal weight of 155. I am positively skinny at that weight!! I had a great time dressing her and trying on bikinis. She was HOT! I hope I look even remotely that good when I lose all this weight. Then I created “Midpoint Melody.” She looked really good. Cute. I remember the last time I was close to that weight- I was decent looking. I had a nearly flat stomach. I had to have a stress test and the male nurse who was putting the little sticky monitors on me told me I didn’t look like I weighed that much. (oh yes, he was flirting with me, and I was flirting back! Lol) So maybe I can look decent at that weight again in the next few months. It’s only 29 pounds away…

When I reach 20 pounds down, I am gonna make another model and compare her to my first virtual model. That should be interesting. I also have actual before pics. I’m not taking another set until I am 20 pounds down. They are awful!!

Well on to more positive things. I got through the “Kathy Smith’s Weight Loss Workout” last night. I used to do that workout all the time when I was younger and man is it tough! I bought the DVD of it online last year and had only done bits and pieces of it. I like it because of the dancing aspect of it. The knee lifts are killer though. I bet you do hundreds of knee lifts during the video. Should help shape up my thighs!!

Today is strength training and I think I am going to Zumba if it doesn’t start snowing. We are right along the line where the snow is suppose to cut off. If it cuts off closer to Lexington then we will get no snow, if it pushes more north we may get some. So I guess I will have to wait and see. If it does snow I will do a TBL DVD.

For lunch I am having a burger, with guacamole, salsa and tablespoon of light sour cream on tortillas. I have been craving burgers. I don’t know if it’s something missing in my diet or if it’s because it’s that time of month, but I gotta have a burger!!

Dinner is gonna be a healthy request Mexican Tortilla soup. YUM! I looked at my food tracker an I have officially got in all my calcium for the day! emoticon

Have a great day all!

Some of you asked to see my vision collage. It's filling up very quickly! I added those pictures from My Virtual Model to the collage today. I also made a "ticker" that I am going to keep on the wall beside my computer! If I lose a pound the arrow moves down! I love the tickers, so this was fun and really easy to do! I added a picture of it as well. If it's not on my blog, check my pictures! :)


  
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MARVEEME 2/10/2011 8:16AM

    That is FANTASTIC! What a GREAT motivator! I love it!
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The fact that you're adding as you go, and planning your comparison to reality is going to be even more encouraging too. You've got to keep us advised on that front too.
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Keep up the great work, honey, you're an inspiration!
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JOANN1212 2/9/2011 1:32PM

    good

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