Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I'm not going to promise that I will be back to regular blogging, because I've done that in the past and it obviously hasn't worked! I will however try my best to blog when I can.
So I'm back at it again.. A whole lot of sitting around and terrible food choices has got be right back to where I started. I was surprised to see 182 on the scale and yet not surprised at the same time. Ever since the photography job that I was doing that had me working crazy hours, it's been a total downslide. I was eating out way too much and not exercising to make up for it. Follow that with more unemployment, then the holidays, then a trip to Alberta to meet my new nephew. Needless to say, I've been very lazy and it's time to stop!
I'm getting back on the wagon slowly. Of course, I got sick last week so that's been holding me back. x_x Got back down to the gym today though and managed a small triumph of running for eight minutes without stopping. I know a bunch of you are probably scoffing at that thinking that's nothing, but I've alwaysss been horrible at running, so it's an accomplishment for me!
So here's to making this my year. I know it's been said before, but I intend to not let it be said again. I'm hoping to get a ring some time this year, so if all goes well I'll be getting married next year. After that, I want to have babies. I just really want to be able to say that I'm proud of myself and I truly respect my body.
I have a couple goals that I'd like to set this year.
1. Get down to at least 150. That's entirely doable.
2. Continue to push myself to the point where I actually enjoy running and don't feel like dying when I am.
3. Lose at least 20 pounds by June 22, the day that we're going back to Alberta, followed by my cousin's wedding the week after.
4. Go bike riding at least once a week once the weather warms up a bit.
5. Try one new recipe a month. (Already made some chicken noodle soup for my cold. :))
6. Continue to strength train so as I lose weight, I'll have muscle definition.
I'm sure I'll think of more, but that's just what I have now. I'm excited to see the weight start coming off again! This time, I want to lose enough to really see a drastic change in my body. Even when I was at 160, my body wasn't anywhere close to where I'd like it to be.
I hope everyone else's year is going great so far! I wish you all good luck in your journeys!
150 days til Alberta! Let's do this! :D
I'll leave you guys with a photo of me holding my new nephew Cayden, the cutest little guy ever! :) (Forgive the big finger at the top of the photo, this is my dad attempting to take a photo with a phone lol)
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I know it's been forever since I've blogged and it's really something that I have to make an effort to do. I don't really know why I put it off because it does help me stay on track.
Either way, thought I'd ease myself in with one of those ABC about me things! Saw this one of my spark friend DARKMOON1025's page and thought it looked fun. :)
A - Available or married?
Technically neither, but my boyfriend and I have been together for over three years and I'm hopingggg to get a ring sometime this year.
I've been trying to find another author to enjoy.. I just started reading one by Robert Ludlum.
C- Cake or Pie?
D- Drink of Choice?
Coffee, flavored water.
E- Essential Item?
As sad as it is, my phone. Of course, for working out I need all my gear and my music.
F- Favorite Color?
Pink, Silver, Gold
G- Game to play or watch?
Play: Boardgames. :D Watch: Hockey.
I never know what to put as my hometown.. Was born in Quesnel, BC then lived in Mission, BC until the end of grade 7.. so I guess Mission?
Chips.. Especially ketchup lays, mmmm .
Currently unemployed.. will be going to school for Therapeutic Recreation this year though.
K- Kids and names?
L- Life is incomplete without?
Love, respect, family and friends.
M- Music group or singer?
Alexisonfire, Rise Against, In Fear and Faith, etc... I also like a bunch of Japanese and Korean bands.
N- Number of siblings?
Two. One brother and one sister, both younger.
O- Oranges or apples?
Deep water, heights, spiders/insects
Q- Favorite Quote?
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
R- Reason to Smile?
My wonderful, loving boyfriend, family and friends.
Fall and spring.
One on my back, right below my neck.
U- Unknown fact about me?
The most serious injuries I've ever had inflicted on me were stitches on my finger and toe.
V- Vegetable you love?
Carrots, broccoli, asparagus, potatoes, beets, celery.
W- Worst habit?
X- X-Rays you've had?
Only on my mouth/teeth.
Y- Your favorite food?
Chinese food, pasta, perogies.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
So we went hiking again yesterday! It was a lot of fun but needless to say my legs are sooooo dead today! The whole hike took roughly 5 hours (that's including 45-ish minutes of rest/food time), but at the end of it my heart rate monitor read 3032 calories burned!!!!! I have no clue how accurate that is, but I have my height/weight/age all programmed in and the calorie counts it gives me for my regular workouts always seem on point so I'm guessing it has to be somewhat close!
The hike itself was absolutely beautiful~ We did the Diez Vistas trail up at Buntzen Lake. The trail's classified as intermediate but omg, I definitely felt like I was going to die at more than one point throughout lol. There's a ton of up and down, lots of switchbacks and quite the elevation climb. Of course, it being the greater Vancouver area, we had light showers all through the hike which made the trail quite slick especially where there were lots of roots and rocks that you had to venture across. However, at the end of it you just feel so incredibly accomplished! So totally worth it!
Here's a few photos from it, including the amazing views from the top. :)
Gotta say, nothing beats being outside! Especially when you live in a place that has so many amazing sights to see! I'm really looking forward to hiking more throughout the coming months!
Now if you excuse me I really need to go give my legs a good, long stretch. x_x
Friday, April 27, 2012
So I'm back in the 170's. It was kind of inevitable with how much sitting around I've been doing since I've been unemployed, along with some not so healthy eating choices and not enough exercise to balance it all out.
I'm going stay positive though! I'm doing something about it now. I'm tracking my calories again, I'm making sure I'm working out at least 5 days a week, I'm watching my water intake.. Although it's extremely frustrating that I'm up at least 10 pounds from my lowest weight, I know it's not the end of the world.
I have to say, thank god it's getting nicer out. I know that living here in the greater Vancouver area I should really just suck it up and go outside when it's raining, but it's just so much nicer when it's not. I'm looking forward to walking/jogging, going on hikes, biking, and all the other fun things that come with warmer weather.
I have a girls night tonight which I'm a little nervous about now.. I know I'm gonna be drinking and chances are there will be unhealthy food as well... I know it's just one day though and I'll be right back on track by tomorrow. All I can do is ensure that I get my workout it, eat as healthy as possible before hand, and load up on some healthy food before I head over to my friend's so I'm less tempted by junk.
In all fairness, I've been feeling good lately! Especially since I've started the Body Revolution dvds and been monitoring my food/water intake. Staying within a 1400(ish) calorie range is tough, but if that's what it's going to take to get this weight off, I'm going to do it!
There are a couple events that I have coming up within the month that I'd like to look my best for.. one is my grandpa's 80th bday where I'll see a bunch of family and the other is a camping trip with a bunch of friends where I'll likely be needing to be in a bathing suit.
So I'm not going to let this number get me down! It's just a number! I've been ignoring it for far too long, afraid of what it might be, and I obviously had the right to be worried! So now that I know where I am again, it's definitely given me the push to try extra hard.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
So I'm trying out Jillian's Body Revolution! I started on Monday and it been good so far! I've been doing the jumpstart first week, so I've been doing both ST and cardio dvds. I haven't weighed myself in a couple months 'cause I just knew the seeing a number would just depress me and have the opposite effect that I'd like, so I came up with a solution! To get my starting weight, I took a photo of the scale without looking at the number, then got my boyfriend to take the info and erase the photo.. then I'm just going to do the same thing every week and just have him tell me if the number is lower, higher or the same. :)
I've also been trying my hardest to keep my calories as low as possible.. Is it just me or is trying to stick to 1200-1400 calories a day REALLY hard?? Personally, I just can't live with three meals and a snack, it's just not enough! I find I really need a couple extra snacks throughout the day to not feel like I'm starving. Obviously I NEED to try my best to keep my calories low though, 'cause when I've been eating 1600(ish) a day my weight hasn't been budging. It's just tough, 'cause I'm awake for 15-16 hours a day.. Any tips you guys could give me would be really appreciated!
Oh, I forgot! Josh and I finally got to go for a bike ride on the weekend! It was lots of fun, but omg, my quads were screaming lol. I'm excited to go out again as soon as the weather clears up though~ The rain has really been relentless! I'm really hoping it's nice on the weekend though 'cause we're supposed to be going hiking with a few friends again. :)
With all this rain, it's been a lot of staying inside! Did another drawing though~
Just gonna focus on doing my best! I'm really hoping that all my hard work will pay off!
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