Thursday, March 11, 2010
I have recently revamped my program, and making new goals. My goals are not focused on numbers, pounds, calories, but instead on commitment. I am commited to focusing on my nutrition, on getting healthy foods, and feeding myself for fuel not pleasure.
Another commitment is to exercise. Our bodies were designed to move, and while I dont have a sedentary job, my body is used to walking throughout the day, so I must challenge my self in different ways. Ive set a goal to attend at least two exercise classes a week to increase my motivation and provide new ideas/challenges.
Last night I tried "hard core abs" offered at my gym, oh and it hurts so good. Yoga tonight, pool tomorrow.
Monday, March 08, 2010
Ive been feeling great about my progress until just recently. Its been weeks since my last weight loss, and Im so frustrated! My clothes are fitting the same. I went through my spring clothes that I put away for the winter time and they dont feel baggy or anything. They still feel small in all the same places as when I packed them away last year WTF!?!? I feel like I keep trying new things at the gym and new challenging workouts, however still no change. With the onset of spring weather I have had my first outdoor run of the year and felt pretty good about it, although it sure was tough.
As far as diet goes, I cook almost all of my meals at home, and if/when I eat out (less than 2x week) I choose the healthy options. i.e. omitting cheese and dressing on my sub, choosing a lean protein/veggie dinner. I have started tracking my food again, I feel like I tend to sneak things, albeit healthy sneaks, I may be taking in too many calories. I have got to get the peanut butter out of the house!
I also need to take advantage of the group fitness classes offered at my gym. The costs are already factored into my dues so I am basically paying for them anyway, I need to get my butt in gear and get to one. I have done yoga before because I love it, and while its good for strength and flexibility, Im looking for a calorie burn!
Currently I work out about three - four times a week, I am now once again closely monitoring my intake of calories, water, sodium, etc. What else can I be doing? I hear good things about zumba, spinning, etc. I also would love to try the pool... Any suggestions, tips??
Monday, February 22, 2010
WATCH THIS : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25067201/vp/35
OR READ THIS (and see pics of how ridiculous this world is) http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/fashi
OR READ IT HERE:
So it's come to this.
After all the hype, promises and international outcry, fashion's still calling normal girls fat.
Coco Rocha is the latest victim of fashion's irresponsible, unattainable demand that young women - some barely into their teens - be emaciated.
The 21-year-old top model, an outspoken advocate for industry reform, told The New York Times that demand for her services has waned, thanks to an occasional hamburger habit.
Sunday, she modeled for Diane von Furstenberg. Monday, she walked in Zac Posen's show.
Look at the pictures.
She's a size 4 - and she's gorgeous.
Gemma Ward, an Australian who quit the business last year, got attention recently for chunked-up pictures (read: she's got thighs) that circulated online. One blogger suggested she could get work in the plus-size biz.
Compare these women with the models getting all the bookings - stick figures with jutting collarbones, thighs the size of their ankles and not a whisper of a womanly curve.
They're following in the footsteps of waifs like Kate Moss, who recently gave us her words of wisdom: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."
It didn't feel good for Ana Carolina Reston, the 88-pound Brazilian who died in 2006 of complications from anorexia.
Don't feel sorry for the models: They live in a country where there's access to food, and are actively starving themselves to make money. They're making a choice.
Crystal Renn, a size-12 model who spent the early part of her career starving herself, says she was chasing a dream.
"No one chained me to a treadmill; no one forced me to starve," she told the Daily News. "I made those decisions to reach for the standards that were set for me."
Want to throw blame? Look straight at the people who are paying them.
Last week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America threw a symposium where designers, models and editors discussed raising the "sample size," the industry standard set for runway and magazine photo shoots, to a size 4.
Right now, it's a zero.
Designers and agents alike know that they're setting the bar for boniness - and that it's set pretty high.
Stunner Doutzen Kroes was at that panel and told The Associated Press she doesn't do shows because she doesn't fit into the sample size.
So she joined Victoria's Secret's brigade of sexy girls. "I eat and I am happy," she said. "I want a healthy lifestyle, and I hope other models can have choices like that."
Rocha spoke out at the event, too, saying, "It took a while to grow the confidence to say, 'This is who I am, take it or leave it.'"
And fashion, she has now revealed, decided to leave it.
Two years ago, at the first of these useless events, she admitted that when she was at her thinnest - just 108 pounds (she's 5-feet-10) - someone told her to lose weight.
So she did, and made herself ill with diuretic pills taken on an empty stomach. She vowed never to do it again - and made a plea then to the people present at the dog-and-pony show to make a change.
It was a cry for help.
And no one has listened.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/fashi
**** I personally feel sad for this industry, It so hard to believe that in a society where food is abundant for the most part, a starved-looking waif is supposed to be idealistic. This world and the media are completely twisted, and kudos to Coco for those curves!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I was working out yesteday on the treadmill while watching pulp fiction:
Fabienne: No. Pot bellies make a man look either oafish, or like a gorilla. But on a woman, a pot belly is very sexy. The rest of you is normal. Normal face, normal legs, normal hips, normal ass, but with a big, perfectly round pot belly. If I had one, I'd wear a tee-shirt two sizes too small to accentuate it.
Butch: You think guys would find that attractive?
Fabienne: I don't give a damn what men find attractive. It's unfortunate what we find pleasing to the touch and pleasing to the eye is seldom the same.
LOVE IT! Not that I want a 'pot' myself but had to laugh!!!
Saturday, January 02, 2010
So going to the gym this afternoon I just knew that I would be overwhelmed by the extra bodies in the gym where so many people are starting off the new year with exercise. I think that this is wonderful, actually the only machines open were the treadmills which is where I prefer to do my cardio so no problems yet. The only thing that threw me was this giant family who allowed their young children to do whatever they want in the gym while the parents got in their exercise. Now the machines at my gym are all equipped with flat screens so it bothered me some that these kids were just sitting on the machines to watch tv! AHHH, but Im not the kind of person to say anything, thus I continued. I felt really great during my workout and to boot I weighed myself today post work out and hit my lowest weight thus far! This is the first new years I can ever remember actually feeling confident and better off that I thought! Hooray! I made it through the holidays and came out lighter and healthier on the other side! Ive began training for my first 5k in march! SOOO EXCITED! Wishing everyone else a happy new years and cheers to the success we've already had and for what's to come :)
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