Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Every one says when you get married you get fat. You get comfortable and stop working out or worrying about the weight and you get fat. Naturally, i said that wouldn't happen to me. My handsome husband loves to exercise and prefers an active life style so that wasn't going to happen to us. My apologies to every one who heard this non-sense. It's not so much that you don't care what you look like, or that you think you don't have to try anymore. That's not it at all, in fact I desperately want to get back to my form cause i want my hubby to have a hot little wife. But, he thinks i'm hot already. All 146lbs of me. yes folks i'm back at that horrid number again. At the end of a long work day we kinda just want to eat dinner and chill out for the night. this is NOT conducive to a healthy life style i know, but we're newly weds and that's quality time.
I GOT MARRIED!!!
Ron, who i mentioned in my last blog, my best friend, my love, my new husband. He proposed in December, right before Christmas, we got married on March 18th. Neither one of us cared much about the wedding, we wanted to be married. so we hightailed it to the altar! :D We did have a beautiful wedding and reception (GREAT FOOD!) though.
back to the topic at hand. Back in february we were getting ready for the wedding and still working out occasionally. Ron did the tough mudder with the guys from out church and, with the influence of some friends, had the brilliant idea to sign us up for the one in Oct. at the time we had 8 months to train. No worries! but here it is 10 weeks out and i'm 20 lbs heavier than when i signed us up... so is he. Oops. Now, i'm not completely delusional. I realize i can't get to my best self in 10 weeks. However, at 2 lbs a week, i can be down to 126 by Oct 7, and that's MUCH easier to lift over a mud covered wall than 146. Not to mention it's a reasonable goal. and oh yeah... we'll be that much healthier.
Sunday we played sand volleyball for 2 hours, today i did 30 minutes of turbo fire. and we've got some other work outs on the menu for this week also. Just dance (kinect), running (gotta get up to 10 miles somehow), and some other stuff i hope. At least we're getting started.
Wish me luck!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Soooo much has changed in the last year, and i definitely fell off the wagon. Who am i kidding, i hurled myself off said wagon and kept running in the opposite direction. Now, i'm not where i was 12 mos ago, but i did undo a lot of the good work i did earlier this spring.
Before i left for Africa i had finally broken that 130 mark (woohoooooo) 126 to be exact. But then i went to Kenya, DID I MENTION I WENT TO KENYA!!!!, for a mission trip and actually gained weight! In their culture a round form means you eat well which means you are wealthy. Being slim and trim is a negative thing, so kept feeding me. Seriously, they're like stealthy little ninjas, every time i turned to say something to someone someone else had piled another spoon full of starches on my plate. And i know i know, just kindly say no and put your plate down when you're full... only that's not really an option. We were on a mission trip and you have to be very careful as to not offend anyone.
I may be giving Africa too much credit though. Upon my return I got a boyfriend :D :D :D After much prayer, my bestfriend Ron and I have started dating! super exciting. And then he got a real job. So instead of us waking up and working out at 6am he goes to work and so do i. And we don't work out after either, we sit around and talk and go out to dinner and do other 'coupley' things. So, to recap, between the months of dec2010 and June2011 i lost 18 lbs, and between 6/25/2011 and 11/15/2011 i put 12. *sigh* so sad. I weight in today, i've gotten the swift kick in the rear i needed, and i think i'm back on track. i went down the last 2 weeks in a row, i've got momentum and motivation. and i'm in much better health than i was this time last year.
My weight may be a lifelong battle, i think i'm learning to accept that. Once upon a time i didn't have to try to stay in shape, but that was when i was 18, i'm not anymore, if i want to keep my weight under control i'm gonna have to work at it. And, i may fall into my old horrible habits from time to time, but that doesn't mean it's over or that i'm destined to make poor decisions for forever, it just means that occasionally i'll have to hit the reset button start over and keep on chuggin along... and i'm good with that.
Monday, February 21, 2011
up until now when i used up all my WW points i was using my points plus (49), and while i know they give you wiggle room for a reason i just didn't feel great about it. Today i realized you can choose which 'extra' points you take from first, ie Activity or Points plus. I'm encouraged by this. Now i'm not just eating past my allowance, I'm eating the extra points I've earned. And I've earned a TON!!
Went rock climbing this weekend. Spent 3 hours total at the place, and Bilaying is HARD WORK! Sure rock climbing is tough (much tougher than i anticipated), but when you do it right bilaying is a work out all it's own. I counted 2 hours (there was quite a bit of down time) for a whopping 19 points! I honestly didn't expect the cardio workout i got. It was an indoor facility, air conditioned and I was DRENCHED in sweat. very very gross, lol. But it felt great. Afterward we went for sushi. We left not feeling hungry, but the metabolism was still running and by the time we got home i was famished again. Seriously, who knew it was such a great workout. And i love the challenge, can't wait to go back again.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
My line, for forever and ever, has been 140. This was, of course, before i surpassed it. Once upon a time, when I was in the 130s, if I got near 140 I immediately cut back on the cals and revved up the physical activity. 140 was my line, I was NOT going to get there, I definitely would not go past it. Then, one day my pants did't fit, I felt sluggish and gross, and I looked in the mirror and was shocked and appalled. I got on the scale to see exactly how much damage I did and YIKES! 146. The worst part, it was a fat and flabby 146. I'd always been active so even when I was in the 130s it didn't look like it because there was quite a bit of muscle. Last year that wasn't the case at all, not only was I up to 146 but it had been several months since I'd done anything active so it was a rather large 146. blech!
That was the bad news. The good news is, I threw a little fit and blamed everyone around me, not wanting to witness another fit (actually not little at all) my friends rallied around me and have taken it upon themselves to get me back to a healthy weight. For the last 3 weeks we've been working out together 5 days a week (see 6 am) I've been logging my food, and 2 weeks ago I started weight watchers. Today, I weighed in at 140!!! I'm back at my line :D
Friday, February 11, 2011
Started Weight watchers yesterday... technically i weighed in last week but yesterday we got all our intro info and books and what not. I'm optimistic. It's a little weird the way they calculate the points, but i'm willing to try it. People swear by the program, and it does seem rather easy. I can do the workouts, it's the food i have so much trouble with. I LOVE to eat, and hate logging everything. on the one hand keeping track of every detail made me aware of how much i was eating, but it was tedious. subtracting points actually does seem a little easier. That and did I mention it was FREE! yeah our office is sponsoring anyone that wants to participate. So, points, weekly meetings and weigh ins. I'll let ya know how it goes. oh oh! i forgot, you get extra points when you work out! i like that part. Happy sparking everyone
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