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New Motivation

Friday, August 06, 2010

Alright ladies and gents.. I should be able to get my butt into gear here pretty darn soon. I just spent the most money ever on personal training sessions to give me motivation because I have been lacking severely in the motivation and accountability category.

August 16th to October 8th. 8 weeks of 5 classes 1 hour long each day. M-F at 5:30am. I am not a morning person. Not at all. But I spent the money and I will do the time. I will start out each day right and stay focused all day long on my goal. My homework does not get stressful until the middle of October when this class will be over. And I'm only working 3 days a week taking the minimum number of credits I can to stay full-time and graduate on time. So it's 40 sessions for $250 plus nutritional support and accountability. That's $7/hr..

Now I have to make my money worth it and get in the mindset. I wish Biggest Loser was on again.. but I know I can do this. I might hate it for the first 2 weeks but I swear I will get used to it and I will dedicate 100% to every workout because I don't want to cheat myself. The hardest part is adjusting my schedule to go to sleep as early as I can. I have to wake up at 5am. Luckily I only work RFSat.

So my plan is to go to these classes, then come home and shred, then do yoga and either get started on homework or nap depending on how I feel. I don't have class until 11am or 1 so there's lots of time after class ends at 7am. But we will see how this works out. I just have to keep telling myself that it's 8 weeks. 1 day at a time.

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MELSY82 8/12/2010 1:49PM


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ARIANABLUE 8/12/2010 11:54AM

    awsome idea... you def will stick to it and lose that weight soon enough you will be in those jeans!!

Let me know how it goes

anyadvice for me i have 80 to lose

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KROWNEDBEAUTY 8/6/2010 11:46PM

    Kudos to you on giving yourself structure! You're gonna look awesome in 8 weeks! Great job!

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TURTLERAE55 8/6/2010 12:38AM


Keep up the good work.

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Great Week Plan

Sunday, July 18, 2010

drink water first thing every morning.. make breakfast. eat an in-portioned lunch with 1 side of fruit and not all just entree.. eat dinner full of protein and veggies.. steer clear of carbs after 6pm.

i don't care what it is or what the calories are just keep it in those rules. this is ease-into week.

cardio time - im gonna get these abs to show before J and im gonna work hard for it.. 600 calories burned/5x this week. don't care what or how but they gotta be done so minimum 45 minutes 5x this week.

shred!! my body loves shred. aim to do it every single day. make it a priority. got 20 minutes? got time to shred!


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MAREINA 7/22/2010 1:32PM

    i hear drinking 16oz with the juice of half a lemon every morning is a great way to start the day :) i love it! are you doing jillians 30 day shred? i'm starting august 1 and nervous about i!!

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FAMEFIT 7/19/2010 1:34PM

    wahoo im with u on the shred!!

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CHRISTIE_UIOWA 7/19/2010 12:17AM

    Great plan! So glad to hear that you have your motivation back...such a great feeling! :) Let's have a kick-ass week! :)

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BENJAMINSBABY 7/18/2010 8:54PM

    Awesome plan! Hey, how about this: I'll shred "with" you!!! I've been meaning to get back into it, so this will be perfect motivation for me since you'll be doing it too! And I'm finally going to start hitting up the gym again this week. Let's rock this week, kk? :)

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Competition and Motivation!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

alright ladies and gents! my motivation is back! J and I were talking at the bar last night and he's talking up how much he's been working out since he was cleared for exercise again.... so we're competing to see who can get their abs to show first! we're practically identically in shape even though we're different sexes. him and i both are about 15-20 pounds overweight but have a lot of muscle and our endurance is about 30 minutes except he's 6'2 and im like 5'2.. haha more like 5'4.

my gym membership ends on the 1st of august.. but i might join this bootcamp group training class at my gym in august to really kick my butt into gear. i have a TON of groceries to last me until september i swear. some things are healthy but i do have a lot of my favorites. i've learned that i can kinda get away with eating anything in portion for lunch because i go to work and walk 4-5 miles then and if i come home and have a protein-based dinner and do shred, my body smiles!

so it's on! 6 weeks until classes start up again. yuck! but i'm living by myself now until my roommates move in in middle august and im ready to kick some fat to the curb and show J that i know what's up! and he's not gonna be too hot for me... oh bring it on boy!!

um... he's still the greatest! i can't believe it's been 5 weeks already since that first night that i met him. all of that waiting has been worth it. i've been doing a real good job of keeping my feet on the ground but falling too. and my parents are having issues right now and he's been so good with that. it's put me in a real depressed mood this and he's been ok with my not wanting to go out at all this week. on tuesday i think we're gonna go to an iowa cubs game because i love baseball and i have the whole day off and it would just be a great day!

ps: i win dumbass of the year with this the middle of watching how to train your dragon i saw a centipede crawl across my livingroom floor. trying to get the centipede in my livingroom outside, i open up the porch door with the livingroom light on and 15 bugs swarm in.. i shut the door, leave the centipede, then try to kill some of the flying bugs with a broom. i accidentally hit the glass light covering with the hard part of the broom and it shatters in a hundred pieces all over the floor and my coffee table where 2 glass cups then also shatter from the falling glass.. now i've got a livingroom full of tiny little pieces of broken glass, 2 broken cups, bugs still swarming and a centipede still trapped under my sandal... i'm calling it a night!

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BENJAMINSBABY 7/18/2010 8:52PM

    Oh my goodness girl I just DIED laughing about that centipede story!!!! Hahahaha that totally sounds like something I would do! I hope you didn't get hurt by the glass! And I think that lil competition between you and J is GREAT!!!! Woot woot! You're gonna win! That's right, I said it! ;)

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relaxing and laziness

Thursday, July 15, 2010

well after the 4th of july i haven't been doing much with this summer. i've completely slacked on eating healthy or even watching what and if i'm eating at all. i don't think i've had a piece of fruit since the 4th. and i've been giving into temptations and cravings left and right. my weight is back up to 144.5 AGAIN. the 7th time now i've rebounded from 140-145. am i ever going to get over this wall?

do i really even want to get over this wall? i've been struggling with finding the motivation and the reasons why i don't just call it quits right here and say that 140-145 is a good weight for me. i'm satisfied here. obviously i want to have a flat stomach and be skinny but do i really want it that bad. maybe i'm just being a pansy. the last 20 pounds are always really hard. and let's face it? i'm not exactly trying. i don't have the persistance of getting 60 minutes in at the gym 5 days a week and tracking all of my calories under 1400 like i did 2 years ago. im sure if i did do that again the weight would start to come off at 1-1.5 pounds a week again. i know i can lose more but again.. do i want to?

this summer has been about relaxing for me. just kicking my heels, trying to pay off debt (while accruing more.. not exactly working the right way), hanging out at the pool and with friends. but it's getting a little overboard. i wake up before only on the days that i have to work in the morning, which is at 11:15 so not even much better. and i'm having a drink or two pretty much everytime i'm not at work. last night my laziness was making me feel so guilty that i went home after being at the bars for an hour.... and my poor best friend got a DUI driving herself home because i left. she blew a .10, just barely over.

but everyday has been waking up around noon.. going to work at 5, maybe eating something before then, starving at work, getting home and having something fast, like wendy's, work food, little caesars, taco bell... etc before going out to the bars for drinks and late night food even later. i feel like crap. i'm so tired. i'm sleeping horribly because i just can't shut my mind off. i need something to focus on everyday to get back to feeling like myself. but i just want to sit here and stare at my computer screen all day until i go to work and then repeat until i fall asleep. some summer.. i'm wasting away SO much time for me to accomplish my goals. i know as soon as school starts again i'm gonna be complaining about i just don't have time to work out and how i wish i could be sleeping right now. why can't i find a balance?

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AMBERNICHOLE3 7/16/2010 5:13PM

    I have felt that way numerous times! Look at my blog I wrote "Electric Fence" it might hit close to home with you...good luck

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LORIENWILSON 7/16/2010 2:34PM

  it is very difficult to keep up the healthy living when you are not in the mood to do it. But you could always do small things like when you are out by the pool with your friends maybe you could do a couple laps? Or if you are talking to them maybe you could tread water or even just hold on to the ledge and kick. SOMETHING to start reminding your body it needs to move. I'm speaking from experience. I have a hard time remotivating myself when I fall of the horse.

Keep strong girl!! you can do it!

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    It is really hard to keep going when we lose motivation. I have taken breaks here and there, but I find that everytime that I step away for more than a day or two it is soooo hard to come back.

If you decide you are comfortable at the weight you are at, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't try to eat healthier simply so that you don't feel so tired all of the time. All of June I decided to relax on my program, but I maintained where I was at simply by throwing fruit and veggies in my diet as opposed to just eating red meats and fried food.

I wish you luck finding balance, it can be really difficult at times.

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4th of July Weekend

Monday, July 05, 2010

well i was super close to getting under 140 until this weekend.. i'm pretty sure i gained 3 pounds back. wow! all i did was eat and eat and eat!

my hometown celebrates the 4th of the july on the 3rd with tents and tailgating all late night downtown along the river in the industrial district parking lots. there's an airshow at 7pm, presentation and salute to the military at 9 and a 45-minute fireworks show at 10pm. it's always really fun because my whole family comes back for the fireworks. i have aunt and uncles all over the US: omaha, minneapolis, kansas city, denver, and phoenix, plus the 6 families still in my hometown. all of us together is around 50 people. and my family gets crazy sometimes. the 40 yr olds were playing beer pong against my cousins who are like 23-25.. and the older ones were winning and cracking raunchy 'ball' jokes. they're just nuts sometimes. haha

my family just went out for dinner at olive garden.. wow i am stuffed and i only ate half of the dinner. but it was fantastic. i tried the new parmesan-polenta chicken and ravioli. considering this was the first time i've had "italian" since i left italy, it was actually very-very good! healthy though.... definitely not. i am real sure i've gained 3 pounds.. yuck. that will set me back another week. oh well. getting to my goal weight is not a race it's a life. these holiday weekends happen. i just can't let it keep going living like that forever though.

tomorrow morning, i'm leaving early to go back home.. hopefully i can sleep on the car ride back. then back to my routine.. working out and getting over this stupid 140 wall.. i felt SO SO SO close to busting through it this past week. ill dig down deep and find that motivation again. i'm excited to see justin again. it's been 5 days since i've seen him. everything is going real good so far. still talk everyday. trying to keep things fun and learn more about each other. anytime i feel like i'm getting in over my head i remind myself of the stressful and not-so-good things about relationships and that makes me slow down and think with a level head. i am terrified of the idea of a serious relationship. i have a little less than 1 year and i'm finsihed with school and a new chapter in my life will begin again, exactly like when i met my ex-bf during my senior year of high school and that whole transition time. oh well! i'm not fighting it. obviously i really enjoy it!

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AZURELITE 7/12/2010 9:10AM

    You've come this far... the wall WILL be behind you sooner than later!


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BENJAMINSBABY 7/9/2010 11:52AM

    Sounds like funnnnn! Don't worry love, you'll get over that wall! :)

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MELSY82 7/7/2010 10:29AM

    Your 4th sounds like a lot of good fun! I love getting together with the uncles and they think they're still 25 and youthful..til they wake up the next day and feel run over by ten buses hahaa. Don't beat yourself for this, it was a long holiday weekend and it seems like we all struggled. You are at that wall indeed, and it already has cracks in it, just push it over!

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MAKALANI22 7/6/2010 4:47PM

    yikes, i know how you feel! i gained three pounds back last week doing everything right (wtf?)! ah well, we'll just have to work hard and then it'll be THAT much sweeter!

you're doing great! keep up the good work!

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CHRISTIE_UIOWA 7/5/2010 10:06PM

    sounds like a fun-filled weekend!! :) I think we all gained a couple pounds over the holiday weekend, but Im sure once you get back on track and into the routine of things, it will be gone in no time. Like you said, its not a race....its life. :)

Hope you have a great week!

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