Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Hey Sparkies..I know I've been MIA as far as blogging for the past week. Like I said..got kinda burnt out and just wanted to relax. Ordered Turbo Fire though and I'm looking forward to getting started with it. I'm going to start the Five Day Inferno plan on Sunday. Let me know if anyone wants to jump in.
If anyone is interested, I'm keeping a blog (separate from Sparks) with my progress. I will update you guys on here as well..but just not as in depth (don't want to bore ya-haha).
Went on vacation this weekend..gained some weight, I'm sure of it...I have decided I am only going to step on the scale for weigh-in days though so I don't know how much. I think if I stay off the scale, it will make me want to behave more..haha. So we'll see.
Anyone else in for the TurboFire 5 Day Inferno?
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Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Hey guys-I just bought Turbo Fire and Chalean Extreme for pretty cheap--has anyone used this programs before? I think I'm going to get started on the Turbo Fire Inferno 5 Day Plan and move into the hybrid version of the program. Does anyone have any experience with this? Do I need to buy anything else to get started?
I purchased them late last night. I did this because I need something to change up my workouts. The cardio at the gym isn't cutting it anymore, I'm burning like half as many calories because my body is getting so used to it. I figure these programs are a good way to condition me.
It's a 12-20 week program depending on which track you follow. I'm excited to get started! I think this is just what I need to motivate myself. I'm trying to get some of my friends around here involved so I have people to force me to work out, especially because the program is 6 days out of the 7 in the week.
Let me know if you want to do it with me or have done it before!! :)
Monday, November 01, 2010
Soooo...I'm thinking more since I have been writing about my plans and stuff. I am realizing..while creating structure is how I work best, I think my problem is that I'm obsessing about my lifestyle. Maybe I'm pushing something too hard and it's causing me to subconsciously rebel.
I need to sit back and realize how far I have come since March. I need to give myself credit for the 10,000+ fitness minutes I have earned in that time, the 55+ pounds/30% of my starting body weight that I have lost, the thousands of cigarettes I haven't smoked, and all the work I have done psychologically to further figure out who I am and how I got there. I shouldn't spend so much time worrying about doing everything perfect every single day so I can make sure I lose my last 15 pounds faster. If I'm being healthy, it will continue to come off...even if I'm just losing a quarter pound a week and maintaining others. haha.
Doing all these things are important, but should I be putting so much stress on it? I don't think so. And I think it could be backfiring on me..I keep eating crap no matter how much I plan. This wasn't an issue before and I think it's because I'm starting to obsess since I'm not really losing much anymore.
Me when I weighed 197 would slap me if I saw how extensively I was planning so I could lose my last 15 pounds. It's FIFTEEN pounds. I had to lose over 70 when I first started out to get to where I was before I started gaining weight. You can literally read my beginning blogs about how overwhelmed I felt and how I felt like it was going to take forever. Does it really matter how long it takes me to lose these 15 pounds? I need to remind myself I have the rest of my life to lose weight and be at my goal weight..what's the sense of making myself plan the smallest details like if I'm following my diet exactly or reaching a deficit of 800 calories a day between working out and cutting calories from my maintaining ranges? Being healthy is what is important.
I can remember getting down to 165 and feeling so proud of myself. I wasn't embarrassed to see people I hadn't in awhile (I was before) and I was so proud of losing my first 30 pounds. I felt like I looked good in whatever I put on and it didn't take me long to pick out something to wear. Quite honestly, I felt like I looked better than I actually did. haha. Which is actually something I'm really happy about. Now I find myself taking longer to get ready, trying on a ton of different things, etc. I don't know if it's for sure, but I think a big portion may just be being home again for a long period of time. I learned in college looks weren't everything..now that I'm back home with the same influencers, maybe some of that is rubbing off on me again. I need to make a conscious effort NOT to let it effect how I feel about myself. That's what got me where I was in the first place. AND IT NEEDS TO STOP.
So where am I right now? I don't know. Making healthy decisions. Focusing on more important things. Not beating myself up. I'm going to spend some time reading my old blogs to remind myself how far I've come. I'll write again when I figure out more of what's going on with me. haha.
Can you keep up? haha..I know I change what I'm doing every day. ;)
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ahhh..I have seriously gotten like 10 calls/texts/Facebook chats from friends about going out tonight. I thought that my whole problem would be saying no to them when they asked. Turns out, my plan of asking myself questions to psychologically make myself WANT to stay in worked..but it didn't prepare me for what is actually happening..being annoyed. haha.
All of these people are giving me so much grief about not going out..I haven't heard so many different variations of the word "lame" so much in my life before. I knew it was going to be the worst the first weekend because people aren't used to me not going out and it's Halloween..but JEEEEEEZE. Sometimes when I explained why I wasn't going out (I have a lot to get done, wasting too much money, wanting to get my last 15 pounds off before work gets crazy, I'm kinda over doing the same thing every night, etc.), they respected it. Other times it was "BUT it's HALLOWEEN..are you serious!? That's so lame!!" yada yada yada..makes it so awkward. I just want to be like, "you're wasting your time..I'm not going out so you can stop b*tching already."
I might ask a close friend if they are sure they don't want to go out ONCE when they say they don't really feel like it..and usually I don't even do that. If someone says they don't want to go out and explains why, why continue to nag them to?? Soooo annoying.
The same goes for drinking or eating during dinner..why do people INSIST you have a drink? haha..as terrible as it may sound, I don't drink if I'm going to just have one drink. Maybe I will once I stop dieting..but I TRY (hasn't been working lately, haha) to limit myself to like 1300-1500 calories a day..you can bet that 100 of them aren't going to be spent one alcoholic beverage when I can use them towards eating something that will fill me up and give me nutrients. haha.
Quite honestly...there's a part of me that hates drinking holidays like Halloween. I loveee socializing with people, it's actually my favorite thing to do, but when places are packed (as they usually are during drinking holidays)..I HATE IT. And I love going to bars too...it's just when they are packed, they are the last place I want to be. Same with when the music is really loud and you can't hear anyone talk. What's the point of going to a bar just to listen to really loud music? haha..obviously dance clubs are completely out of the picture for me. Just the idea of "grinding" on some potential creepo is too much for me to think about. Guys are so weird (no offense fellas)...and get even creepier in the dark with the music on while drunk. haha.
I wish my mom wasn't going out tonight though so we could hang out..haha..it's going to get boring later I bet. But whatev, I can always go to bed early and wake up to work out and then get things done. I watched my nephew all day today so I didn't really do much. But I'm so so so happy I got to spend time with him.
Still recovering from all that chocolate...haha.
Off to do some Jillian tapes...make up for what I have been missing on the 30 Day Slim Down due to my laziness.
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