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Progress feels good!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

It's been way too long since I've added a blog entry. Which reminds me when everything went horribly wrong last year. I stopped exercising, eating right and journaling which ultimately lead to weight gain and feeling bad. Why do I sabotage myself in this way? Why do I repeat the same mistakes when I know that the outcome will not be what I desire? So this time when I reverted to my bad habits again (like skipping a workout, isolating myself from people and eating that second helping) I caught myself two weeks in (instead of 6 months in) and made an effort to stop the negative behavior. WOW progress feels good!!!


Switching it up. . . REALLY?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My gym doesn't have a pool. So on top of my membership at my gym I have a membership at the local rec center. 5 days a week I go to my gym and workout and then I drive to my pool and finish up. Frankly, I'm sick of it. I feel like I pay through the nose for all these memberships. So a new gym opened up close to my home that has a pool. YEAH!!! I visited the gym yesterday and everything is so shiny and clean and all the equipment is super new. . . but there's a glitch. No women's workout room. Which I love. I don't like displaying my sweaty crotch in front of men while doing the abduction machines. Or stretching in my most unflattering way while Bruno is staring at me from the corner. Or all the unflattering noises that I involuntarily utter as I am doing those last two reps. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't look great when I workout. And somehow I don't push myself in front of men. Call it vanity or being brought up to always "appear" ladylike. I don't know. UGH! I am super frustrated. Maybe my old gym works for me. Maybe I don't need to save that extra $15.00 by going to the new gym. Maybe I like having to drive all over town to get my workout. For goodness sake!!!! WHO AM I KIDDING???? I am switching it up!!! I will get over my fear of not appearing ladylike. Yeah I sweat. Yeah I make freakish noises when I push myself. And I don't always look pretty or appear ladylike. But I made a commitment to myself to live a healthier lifestyle. And not everything is going to be easy. Not everything fits into a neat little package. This is just another hurdle that I will conquer on my journey to a healthier me.

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ROSALACEY2 4/30/2010 9:52AM

    I had to laugh when I read this. I don't even like going to a hair salon when there are men in the chairs around me getting their hair cut. I don't care if women are around, but just feel strangely vulnerable and self conscious with my hair wet, getting a trim, and sitting in that chair with the little cape on and no makeup. I don't know why it bothers me but it does.
I understand how you feel...I would have to go to an all girl gym...besides I don't necessarily want to see Bruno bent over either, LOL. Congrats to you though, for getting past it and doing what makes sense for you. Be proud of that sweat, girl, don't worry who witnesses it...it's a badge of honor :)

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    Definitely switch it up. Good for you. Who wants to drive to two gyms? Ugh. I do know the feeling about men watching you work out, though. You just have to remember that they probably think you are a hottie even when you don't, and anyone who is stupid enough not to doesn't matter because you have an awesome boyfriend back home who can't wait to see you in all your sweaty, chlorinated glory. Not that it would matter anyway, but having a bf is pretty rad, no?

My gym (pole studio) is $100 a month. But it's the only thing that gets me to exercise regularly, so I'm doing it. Congrats to us for making the commitments we need!

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Spring cleaning fRenZy!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

At some point during my routine cleaning today I got into a fRenZy and began spring cleaning! I washed all the floor boards with bleach and water and that moved me into cleaning the walls, doors, floors, my frig, oven, laundry room, I dusted, processed laundry, recycling organization. . . UGH I am so freaking tired!

The good news is that heavy cleaning is considered exercise!! SO I have just jump started my fitness minutes and calorie burning for the week.

YEAH ME!!!!!

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    I really need to do the spring cleaning thing, too. Soon enough, I'll have missed Spring altogether! Augh. Great work!

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ROSALACEY2 3/22/2010 9:40AM

    Way to multitask!!! Now, could you send some of that energy over here, 'cause I need to get my spring cleaning done too.
Yeah, isn't it great that heavy cleaning counts as exercise?
It's a real win-win!

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Move over jiggley bits - it's time to go!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I am completely annoyed with my weight!!!! I've been working out steady, losing inches, but no FRICKING WEIGHT!!!!!!! I know I am not supposed to live by the scale, and I am seeing improvement through inches lost and firming up - but who am I kidding???!!!! Weight matters to me!!!!!! My mother warned me that the older you become the more difficult it was to lose weight. Long gone are the days when I could workout for a few weeks and see a huge change in my body. SO. It is ON!!!!! I am stepping it up. And my fat ass is not going to win this time!!!!! This is my body and I say what happens here!!!!! Move over jiggley bits - it's time to go!

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ROSALACEY2 3/20/2010 10:49AM

    Hi again,
below are the links to the articles I was talking about. Hope they help. Don't forget to collect your spark points for reading the articles by clicking on the "get spark points" link at the end of each article.
Have a great weekend
PS I hope these come up as clickable links, I don't always do it right, but if they don't, just copy and paste.




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ROSALACEY2 3/20/2010 10:28AM

I think this is a common thing with many of us. My scale actually went up a few numbers before it started going down a little. But there will be that point when the changes already going on in your body WILL start to show on the scale.
There are many good articles here explaining the physical reasons for the scale being slow to move. I'll send you a link to one when I find it later.

Try to just concentrate on the fact that you are seeing changes in your body, even if the scale doesn't show it yet.
Keep up what you're doing and make sure you're eating enough calories, fat, protein, carbs etc and drinking a lot of water.
Are you using your nutrition tracker and fitness tracker every day?
Believe it or not if you don't eat the recommended # of calories spread out in regular meals throughout the day it will actually hinder progress instead of speeding it up. I had to learn this the hard way. My scale is finally starting to move though, and so will yours...hang in there.
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Bye Bye Grey Goose!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

I've decided to end my love affair with grey goose. . . goodbye to my beloved martinis with the gorgeous shards of ice and the perfect balance of lemony twists! I can't just live with one! After I've been sipping the first and the ice begins to melt I long for the next icy concoction. I can't continue this menage'toi. I have no self control! I cannot just have one of you! We've been meeting way too much the past few months. I can no longer live this way. After I have resisted you both for a while (I'm giving myself 1 month) I may visit one of you from time to time. But it ends today with the three of us!


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