Sunday, September 04, 2011
Do you know what this is?!
My very FIRST gym bag packed and ready!!!
It is crazy to think that I have lost 100# without one. But, I live close to campus (ie: gym) so I didn't really need one. Besides I have a bunch of small bags that I could throw my clothes in.
Than, I got to thinking when I will be working out this semester...
..with my work out buddy at 5 am.
..in my classes, soccer and group fitness, at 10 am Monday through Thursday.
..in the afternoon on Wednesdays with my lifting buddy.
Without all this activity, a gym bag makes more sense than a locker.
So, I am a proud owner of pretty pink gym bag and it only cost $8.28 + tax! WIN!
Now, I just gotta figure out what's wrong with these darn legs and why are sore/weak along with the dizziness/nausea so I can work out! I know this isn't what everyone wants.. but I want them to find something because than it is something. If it's not something, than I don't know what it is or how to fix it and that scares me more!
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Today my sore throat is almost non-existent. Also, I only got nauseous and dizzy for 20 minutes today. Could I be getting better? I hope so! I wanna do ANY exercise and I have a tentative with Curt. It'd be fun to see him outside of the YMCA.
Putting that update aside, in the last two weeks, I have gained approximately five pounds. I know it's only five pounds but I don't want them to make friends either. I want them to run away scared and never come back. Right now, they are on a guest past, that is almost up.
I guess I am frustrated and kinda sad because at the beginning of summer my goal was to be under 160. I made it but in the last couple weeks due to sickness I am now back to 163.
If nothing else, it has taught me to not take my weight loss and new lifestyle for granted. I could easily see how people can lose x-amount of weight and gain it back with a few friends.. one of my biggest fears.
The rational part of me does know these 3# at the very least don't have a chance. I have a routine down for lifting and I have a class for my major that is group exercise. Yup, I work out twice a week for credit!
Now, I just have to get better!
On another note, a member was talking to me about people that are overweight. He said some comments that did not sit well with me. It's ironic how people talk to me. They see a young fit, healthy individual and don't realize I was once one of the people that they are talking about. This is why you shouldn't judge a book by the cover.. cuz you don't know THEIR story! I tend to get quite protective. More and more, I think I want to find a job helping people change their lifestyle, like I did... but how? Personal train? Perhaps. But there seems like there should be more than that.
Hope everyone is having a good Labor Day!
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Today, I went to the doctor for my dizziness, nauseous, and muscle soreness. Because I also had a sore throat while there, they tested me for strep. Negative. Waiting for the cultures to come back to double check. They are testing me for thyroids and anemia. I won't know the results until Tuesday. Until than, I am to take multivitamin and claratin. I took the multivitamin when I went to work and I felt better within the hour. But, now my wisdom teeth are killing me. And, my sore throat!
To say the very least, I am very miserable. With that said, I realize I am very blessed. I have been very crabby about work and being sick today. So, I complained alot. My friends on campus, at the Y, on here and beyond were all very kind to me. In fact, they asked me to keep in touch. So many, that I will probably post it on Facebook and here to keep everyone updated. I just thought it was nice.
Even when you are miserable, people care for you and want the best for you!
Okay! Now time for me to go to bed. I hope to sleep until 10ish. A girl can wish!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Who wants to hear about my vacation?! Well, good. You came to the right blog!
I got up and early and worked out with my work out buddy at 6:30 am! It was super fun. Than, I started to head south with stopping at my parents house and just taking my time with the 3 hour drive. I figured I had alot of thinking to do! After supper with my sister and her family, we went running on the track. That was nice!
My sister worked during the day and the little one was in daycare so that means the day was my oyster! So, I did what every one does on vacation and went hiking!
Here is a picture overlooking the bridge entering Red Wing, Minnesota!
Later that night, I went to Reba McEntire featuring Ronnie Dunn. Here are a few photos from that night!
Nicole and I went shopping at the Mall of America. Could someone explain to me how shopping all day exhausts me but a 6 mile run doesn't as much? After the long day of shopping, we stopped at the Lego store for my nephew, Trevor, who is 3 years old, since he was so patient and a good boy. He loved the store! You should have seen it when he found out my sister was going to buy him some legos.
I went to the Renaissance Festival at Shakopee, Minnesota.
This was a long, busy day. I went to church at the church I grew up at than I had my sister take a photo of me with dog food of the amount of weight I have lost.
I went to my Grandma's. That was nice to spend a few hours with her. I got to see my quilt with my old shirts from college and races!
Than, I went back to my other sisters to eat supper, pack up and drive the 3 hours back. I finally got back about 11 pm.
I got alot of time to reflect (6 hours in a car!) on my friendships and whatever else.
I am sad that his and I's friendship is ending.
I am disappointed that he couldn't be mature enough to talk to me about it.
I am hurt that our friendship didn't mean enough to fight for.
But, with that said..
I know I cannot do anything about it. I could confront him about it.. but, what will it do? It's not like the friendship will go back to how it was. The damage is done. For whatever reason, he is CHOOSING to not be a friend to me. His loss. Seriously.
On the flip side, I have some pretty great people coming in my lives. More assertive, at the very least! I really enjoyed running with him but one of my new friends want to start running, too. I think I will take advantage of that situation.
I cannot believe school starts next Tuesday!! Where did the time go? But, it will be a nice distraction from all this relationship stuff.
On another note, the scale says I gained like 4# on vacation! It lies!!! On Thursday, I weighed myself at my sister's... 157 and today 161.2. Okay, I know I ate ALOT but I did NOT eat 10,500 excess calories! I am thinking I have alot of sodium retention considering I did eat alot of foods that weren't so healthy for me!
I do feel refreshed with my friendships and my job. I am not sure if I am ready for classes to start but that hopefully I will get there in the next few days. I do hope to get Saturday off so I can go home for a long Labor Day weekend.
Okay, I have rambled on enough! My ipod was dead so it was charging while I was updating you all. Hopefully, it has enough charge for me to go on a run!
Hope everyone is surviving all the hurricanes, earthquakes and beyond!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
For those that do not know, I work at a YMCA. Part of my job is where I give orientations to new members on how to operate the weight training machines. I, also, provide fitness evaluations.
Eventually, another part of my job is to provide body fat analysis. Right now, the personal trainers and the director of the Wellness Center perform them. Back in February, the director performed one on me so I can promote it to the members.
Well, today a member asked if I could do it. I explained I was not trained on it. Than, my boss called to see how things are going. I am working alot of shifts while is on medical leave. I told her about this member and she told me play around with the machine and perform it on myself.
So, I did.
Here is the exciting news!
I compared the print outs and here is what I found:
- In February, I weighed 175 pounds and had 67 pounds of fat.
- Today I weighed 159 pounds and had 50.9 pounds of fat.
So, in essence, I maintained the same muscle mass (it tells you the pounds of muscle you have, too) while losing 15 pounds!
I am trying to focus more on strength training so now I can use this as another tool besides body measurements since it can measure my muscle pounds. How exciting!
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