Monday, November 26, 2012
Omgosh, I'm out of shape!! I started the Jillian Michael's 30-day Shred today and just feel like a miserable slob!! Sheesh. This is the girl who used to be a runner and could lift some pretty heavy weights.
Starting over SUCKS.
Since I've been away from SP I've gained about 20lbs. I trained very poorly for the Detroit Free Press 1/2 marathon. I finished, but at a very pathetic time of 2:45 and since I trained so poorly, I injured my hip and could hardly walk for 2 weeks.
It's been a downhill slide since then. The unhealthy train is full steam ahead and I need to do something to stop it.
Hubby and I have been eating out like 5 nights a week o_0 This needs to stop!! I've really discovered that not only is food my weakness, but I'm completely lacking in motivation to work out. It's so much worse now that I'm back on the 13 hour midnight shifts. And I just accepted full-time. I also recently found out that I have a severe vitamin D deficiency and recently starting taking a mega-dose prescription. I'm also trying to work in some vitamin supplements...but very slowly because vitamins make me feel nauseous/headache.
My goal is to do the JM Shred 4-5 days per week and start hitting the gym. I bought a really nice new Nordic Track commercial grade treadmill but right now, I just don't want to run at all. I feel like I'd better get to the gym and get on the elliptical and get into better shape before I go back to running. I also need to start eating at home. It's crazy, not only what we are spending to eat out so much, but the amount of unhealthy, high-calorie foods we're consuming when we're out. Need to start getting back to the basics and cook healthy foods for both the hubby and myself.
I am down to one pair of jeans that I can barely squeeze into, but have a closet/dresser full of really nice clothes that don't fit...at all. This is bullsh!t!! I need to kick myself in the butt for real!!
Thank goodness for SP!!!!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Oh my gosh...this has been a whirlwind month. I got really sick, had to have some spinal procedures, got sick AGAIN and work, school and family committments. I totally fell off the wagon. Thankfully I only gained back 1 pound. I started running again last week, getting in a few 4 mile runs with the dog. My body really hated me for it, which shows that I have been out of the fitness routine for too long. I'm so far from the half-marathon shape that I was in last October.
The good news is that I'm back! Back on SP and also got the mobile app for my phone. I need to get back to counting my calories, since I have been eating anything and everything that I want lately and not packing my lunches/dinners, like I should be.
I'm very inspired to get back on track. I will be pinned as an RN next month on the 27th and want to wear a nice dress without feeling fat. 4 weeks is a good amount of time to lose a bit of weight and tone up. I'm going to Florida for a graduation trip to Disney World on June 16th and don't want to feel fat in my bathingsuit. It would also be nice to be able to fit into more than 1 pair of my shorts!!! That gives me almost 10 weeks to get it back together, which I feel is totally doable if I commit myself.
Right now my weight is 147lbs and I would like to see my self back down around 130lbs. I also need to get this body toned back up.
I signed up for a few races also. A 5k that's coming up in a few weeks, the Free Press half marathon in Detroit this fall, and I want to squeeze in some 5k and 10k races along the way. I am officially done with RN program in 4 WEEKS also!
I am going to be in my best shape EVER...just watch and see.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I have been so busy training at work and in the last semester of nursing school that I totally fell off the food tracking wagon. I've practically fallen off the workout wagon as well...holding on to a few workouts a week at the gym. Had a terrible bout with the Creeping Death that's been going around and then migraines that would not go away. Tried a daily med and couldn't take the side effects, so the best I can do is take a rescue med and hope that I catch it before the med makes it worse instead of better. Beginning to wonder if I may need glasses...I can see fine, but something has to be causing these headaches.
Anyway, I digress. I have been eating pretty sensibly though. I know what a portion size is. If I want a pop, I skip the chips, etc. We have been eating out a bit too much lately...and that is no good, but I swear, there is just NO TIME RIGHT NOW!!!!! I have managed to keep off the 6lbs that I lost so that inspired me to get my butt to the gym last night and do a killer 700+ calories workout =) My mom is joining my gym too, so that will be nice to have someone to check out some new classes with...mix it up a bit. I also got a Groupon for a yoga studio that I really like, $25 for 25 classes and it's good til April.
I'm in my last 2 weeks of my Ortho/Neuro rotation so I know I will be busy. Then I go to a class called Transitions for 8 weeks and nursing school is OVER. Trying to hang onto my fitness goals by the skin of my teeth until school is over. Sigh.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Yep, my healthy eating went completely off the rails yesterday. I committed some serious diet no-no's and went WAY over my calories for the day. I ate mozzarella sticks, a donut, a piece of cake, peanut m & m's and doritos. I didn't say no to the "going away party" goodies at work like I usually do.
I realized this about myself. .. once I go over my calories, I develop an 'all or nothing' mentality and say "screw it." I need to stop that!!! A small screw up turns into a big caloric nightmare!! I know a lot of this is me being over-tired with the beginning of my last semester of nursing school, coupled with work, kids, hubby, trying to work out, etc. Having said that...I have no plans of letting this happen again. My splurges need to be counted in my calories and I need to weigh out if it's worth it!!
Good news is that I've lost another pound and the train has found the tracks again =)
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