AMANDAUNBIDDEN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AMANDAUNBIDDEN AMANDAUNBIDDEN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861170 So it's coming to the end of day three on the 24 day challenge, and I am still feeling great! I think this is exactly what I needed to get me back on track. I also forgot to give everyone my before pics, weight, and measurements. <BR> <BR> I hate sharing these because they highlight some of the weight I've gained back but that's life. Nobody's perfect. The most important thing is that you don't give up. If you notice yourself eating all the fried/fatty food and sweets and gaining weight, th... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:33:50 EST Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859758 So I decided against getting a fitbit at this time and decided to do the Advocare 24 Day Challenge instead. I've never had trouble keeping up with my fitness. I love to workout. It's my eating that is out of control. That's where this challenge comes in. It's a clean eating challenge that has two phases, a cleanse phase and then a max phase. You still eat the same on the cleanse phase so it isn't one of those only drink juices thing or only protein and veggies, etc. You just focus on healthy ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:50:33 EST Thanks Guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847405 Thanks for all the tips on activity trackers! Sorry it took me a minute to get back to ya. I've been feeling a little depressed and unmotivated the past few days. This weather has really done a number on me. Here in my part of Texas, we have been hit with snow/ice storms and I am sick of being in this house. I might be able to get out today as the snow has melted and it's supposed to be slightly warmer (40's). I better get out today because it's supposed to just get even colder the rest of th... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 08:12:16 EST Spark Activity Tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844204 Who has one and do you like it? What about fitbit? Which should I get or do I need both? I can't afford both right now but I could get both in time. I've been using my phone to track my steps but that is a real pain in the booty. I've only used it one day but it's hard to carry that thing around every time you move. I do have a arm holder thing I got for Christmas. See pic. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1529748636.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But I don't like wearing that... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:10:30 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843049 First of all, Happy New Year my Spark Buddies! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1120086063.jpg"> <BR> That pic above is what I did on New Year's Eve. Spent the night on my sofa and it was a good decision because today I am refreshed and raring to go, not hungover/feeling like death and still in bed. <BR> <BR> So I thought, I would post my goals for this year cause that is the thing to do on New Year's is it not? So I will be cliche and follow along. ;) <BR> <BR> M... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 16:28:28 EST Getting Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839336 Hey guys, I think I will start posting here again regularly. I really need the accountability. I have fallen off the wagon over the holidays. I was doing really well and then both my daughter and I came down with the flu. You would think this would help me lose weight but nope. I actually didn't have any nausea or anything like that with this flu. It was just fever, body aches, and coughing/congestion. My appetite did not go anywhere though and I was only eating comfort food. Also, I couldn't... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:15:50 EST Christmas Survey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837586 Hey long time no see, friends! I thought I would post the survey on my blog here just for fun. Feel free to copy and paste this and use it in your blog! Would love read your answers! Hope everyone that is celebrating is having a merry Christmas! <em>446</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741470913.jpg"> <BR> <link>amandaunbidden.blogspot.com </link> <BR> <BR> Favorite Christmas Movie? <em>445</em> I have so many that it's hard to dec... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:52:03 EST Started a New Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807759 <em>524</em> Hi guys! I haven't been active for a really long time. I've still been doing my fitness and trying to eat well (emphasis on the trying) and logging that stuff but just not active with anything else. I did start my own blog on blogger because I wanted to be able to connect with more people and if you blog on here, the only people who can comment are members. I would love for you guys to check out my new blog if you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Here's the link ----> <link>amandaunb... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:09:48 EST Been AwayToo Long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726495 OMG! My last blog entry was June 3. Not good. I hope everyone has been doing well. I'm going to the dr tomorrow for my yearly lab work on my thyroid. and I'm a little worried about what the scale will say. I've been a little off track lately. Actually, make that A LOT off track. I haven't worked out in a week and a half. <em>40</em> <em>2</em> This has to be the longest I've gone without working out in forever. And my eating hasn't been that great. I'm getting back on the wagon today th... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:53:48 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709645 So I lost 3lbs! Whoop! I know my goal was to lose 4 but I am always thrilled to see any loss so I'll take this. I'm now back down to 171. I am 3lbs away from moving from the obese to the overweight category so I'm looking forward to that! Also, looking forward to being in the 160's again because I haven't been there since about 2006. My measurements are down slightly too so that makes me happy. <BR> <BR> New Measurements: <BR> <BR> NECK: 14 (no change) <BR> <BR> CHEST: 34.5 (down 1/2 an i... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 10:41:22 EST A Little Getting to Know YouSurvey for Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704682 You know as I'm reading some of your blogs, I'm realizing that I don't know that much about y'all like how many kids if any etc. So I thought a survey might be fun. Just some basic questions and some fun ones! So feel free to copy and paste the questions onto your blog! <BR> <BR> 1. ARE YOU A PARENT? HOW MANY KIDS? HOW OLD? <BR> <BR> 2.SINGLE/MARRIED/SIGNIFICANT OTHER? <BR> <BR> 3. WORK? WHAT DO YOU DO? <BR> <BR> 4. FAVORITE KIND OF MUSIC? <BR> <BR> 5. FAVORITE WAY TO WORKOUT? <BR> <BR... Tue, 27 May 2014 21:09:50 EST Update With Some More Progress Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704606 Sorry, I haven't been on. I've been active on IG cause it's easy to update from my phone but not here. After I write this, I plan on making my rounds to everyone's blogs. Want to see how you guys are doing! <BR> <BR> As for me, I haven't been doing too well eating wise. My grandmother was in the hospital all week last week so things got a bit crazy around here. They thought she had a slight stroke but turned out it was just pneumonia that had went into her bloodstream. Thank goodness she is... Tue, 27 May 2014 19:13:15 EST Goals for the Rest of This Week and Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694124 Well, I have missed 4 days of working out! 4! I know I need a break after my grueling two a days on little sleep but 4 was taking it a little too far. I should've stopped with 2 days off. 4 days for me is just being lazy. So time to get back on track! <BR> <BR> Here's my workout plan and goals for the rest of this week. <BR> <BR> Workouts - I'm going to do my plan backwards because I skipped Legs and Back last week. I never skip that so I want to start with that one and work my way back. ... Tue, 13 May 2014 11:33:41 EST A Update With Some Progress Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692272 Well, I've lost another 2 pounds! Woo Hoo! Wasn't expecting that really because I binged two times this week. But that is a heck of a lot better than everyday. And I've been killing it with my workouts so that probably helped out with the bingeing. I'm really proud of myself for yesterday because instead of bingeing I just had a couple of handfuls of the chips that I wanted. They weren't in my plan but I just adjusted what I was eating that day to account for the calories. I'm just really hap... Sat, 10 May 2014 22:45:13 EST What's Helping Me Stop Binge Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687531 I didn't really go into much detail about my binge eating in my other post so decided to make a separate one. In an earlier blog post, I outlined some things I was going to try if I felt like bingeing. I think I said I was going to write a blog post, do my nails, read motivational quotes, etc. I tried the motivational quotes and getting on instagram and just looking at motivational pages which really seemed to help. Also, looking at my goals that I wrote down seemed to help refocus me too. I ... Sun, 4 May 2014 21:55:47 EST Hey, Hey! Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687434 So I haven't posted a blog in a couple of weeks so need to correct that for sure. The last time I weighed in I lost, 2 more pounds! Holla!! I was so happy to see that! The inches are down a little too. I've really been working hard on my eating, and I know that's the reason for the weight coming off. Once I finally committed to really working on my eating, I started to see results again. Diet is #1. I can't say that enough! <BR> <BR> So I guess I'll go over how I've been doing since the las... Sun, 4 May 2014 19:56:51 EST Last Week in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681087 This past week has just sucked. For some reason this week, my depression has flared up and I just didn't have the motivation to do anything. I just didn't care if I worked out, ate right, lost weight, nothing. This happens a lot around this TOM. I haven't started yet but about a week to a week and half before this happens. My diet has been really bad for a couple days this week. The rest of the week, I didn't do too badly. I missed a lot of my workouts but this was supposed to be an easy/reco... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:59:39 EST Goals For the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677442 Since it's Monday, I guess I'll put up my goals for the week. I slacked on my diet both Saturday and Sunday but I am back on track as of now. Holidays are hard on a person's diet. I should've went into the holiday prepared but I didn't so next holiday, I'll have a plan and that should help. :) <BR> <BR> Now for my goals. Stick to my calorie limit at least 6 out of 7 days. <BR> <BR> Don't go crazy on that 7th day. <BR> <BR> Plan my meals out each day and stick to them. <BR> <BR> Drink ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:23:20 EST Yesterday Was a Fail! :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672694 Well, yesterday was kind of a fail. At least, I got that first good workout in. There is something to be said about working out first thing in the morning. <BR> <BR> I ended up with a migraine that would not go away yesterday so I missed my chest, shoulders, tri workout, and my eating was terrible. I was just tired and cranky yesterday so yeah. Didn't meet my goals. I am not happy when that happens but I also know that is life. Things happen, and you just have to pick yourself up and start... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:04:12 EST Goals for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671990 Workouts: <BR> <BR> AM: Cardio X - already finished 30 minutes (skipped the yoga part or it would have been like 40) <BR> <BR> PM: Chest, Shoulders, Tri's, and Ab Ripper X <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> <BR> Stick to my meal plans and calorie intake. <BR> <BR> Drink at least 100 ounces of water. <BR> <BR> Mind: <BR> <BR> Take those negative thoughts hostage and immediately turn them into positive ones. <BR> Be grateful for the ability to move and workout. So many do not have that luxury. <BR>... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:42:07 EST Legs and Back Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670151 And here's my legs and back recap from tonight. <BR> <BR> I used the bands again for the chinup/pullups. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. BALANCE LUNGES - 25 reps each leg <BR> <BR> 2. CALF RAISE SQUATS - 18lb dumbbells for 30 reps <BR> <BR> 3. REVERSE GRIP CHINUP - 18 reps <BR> <BR> 4. SUPERSKATER - 25 reps each leg. <BR> <BR> 5. WALL SQUAT - I had to straighten my legs once near the end of the time but held for the rest. <BR> <BR> 6. WIDE FRONT PULLUP - 15 reps <BR> <BR> 7. STEP BACK LUNGE - 14... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:07:58 EST Back and Biceps Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670140 Thanks for the links to the IG's and twitter! :) I don't why my twitter link wasn't working but you can find me under amandakteacher . <BR> <BR> I did Back and Biceps on Wednesday but didn't get around to putting up a recap so doing that now. This is from P90X. <BR> <BR> Now, I am going to note that for a long time I have been fudging my workouts. Looking back over the past few months, I realized I did a lot of the chest, shoulders, tri etc and legs and back but I always skipped biceps. ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:51:50 EST Instagram Twitter? Etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669544 I don't know if anyone is on twitter or ig but I thought I would share mine with y'all. I've had twitter for awhile and ig but I only started posting pics on ig the other day. <BR> <BR> Come follow me and leave me links to yours if you have one and I'll follow you too! <BR> <BR> Instagram: <BR> <link>instagram.com/amanda_gibson33 </link> <BR> <BR> Twitter: <BR> <BR> <link>https://twitter.com/amandakteacher </link> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:17:46 EST Update and Chest, Shoulders, and Tri Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667774 Hey guys, how is your week going? Hopefully, you are all working hard and meeting those goals! I have been having a pretty good week myself. Yesterday, I stuck to my calorie goals. I didn’t stick to my meal plan exactly but I feel like that is okay as long as I stuck to my goals and ate mostly healthy, which I did. <BR> <BR> Today has been great too! Finished P90X plyo and didn’t feel like I was dying through all of it. Sure at the end I was dying a little but I’m getting so much better at ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:55:17 EST Goals for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650622 Thanks guys for all the comments on my progress pics. I'm kind of thinking of those as some of my before pics. I have the full pics of my stomach and everything so I can't wait to post some great after pics in a few months. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will do P90X Plyo (such a hard workout) <BR> <BR> I will stick to my calorie range. <BR> <BR> I will drink at least 100 ounces of water. <BR> <BR> I will move more throughout the day (which will be easy today because I will be gone shop... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:40:04 EST Some Progress Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650424 Thought I would add some progress pics. I'm getting a little bit of muscle so thought I would show that to y'all! Also, I completed all my goals today so Woo Hoo for me! I even added in a 15 minute walk/run mile just for fun. So here's some pics. I cropped my sweaty no makeup face out. Your welcome. <em>211</em> And I apologize for the quality. I took them with my phone. <BR> <BR> Ok, first a pic of my baby bicep. It's starting to come in. I just need to get rid of the fat around it. Oh, ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:17:09 EST My Goals for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650054 I think I'm going to try to start posting my goals daily again. I think it will help me be more accountable. So here are mine for the week and today. <BR> <BR> This Week: <BR> <BR> I will follow my P90X plan for the week. <BR> <BR> I will eat within my calorie range at least 6 days of the week. <BR> <BR> I will not binge but eat things in moderation that I am craving when I'm craving it. <BR> <BR> I will move more throughout each day. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> Do Cardio X ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:50:57 EST A Little Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628796 Thought I would stop in and give a little update to how I am doing. I think I am finally getting on board the healthy eating train again. For about five days now, I've been eating really good with no bingeing. No bingeing!! Holla!! It's so hard to get back into that healthy eating mind set. This time around I am doing some things differently though. If I am really craving something and I can fit it into my calories for the day, then I eat it. This seems to help me keep from bingeing later. I ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:37:11 EST I Found An Alternative to Hot Cheetos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624822 I'm so excited guys! I love me some Hot Cheetos but of course they aren't the healthiest thing on the planet. So when I was at Wal-Mart yesterday, I found these Kashi Crisps and they taste sooo good! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l493201485.jpg"> <BR> Kashi Black Bean Chili Lime Crisps <BR> <BR> And the nutritional info is pretty good! I love that one serving is 27 chips. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1533256988.jpg"> <BR> <... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:00:36 EST A Workout Playlist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616210 Music pumps me up like nothing else, and since I'm always looking for new songs to add to my workout playlists I thought I would share some of my favorite songs to workout to right now. <BR> <BR> I love hip hop/rap and rock to workout to so some of these songs have some pretty graphic language. So you might want to try to find a clean version of some of these songs if you are bothered by that. I'm not easily offended so I just listen to the original versions. <BR> <BR> So onto some of my ... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 18:58:32 EST Gluten Free Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613346 I just realized I never updated anyone on the whole gluten free thing. I figured out that I gluten was not causing the swelling and bloating. It's more of the processed foods and eating too much at one time. Not as in eating too many calories at once but eating large volumes of food at once. I don't know why but it makes me swell. If it's healthy stuff, the swelling goes down after an hour or two so there's that. I also was not really calculating my sodium intake correctly. I thought I was t... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 19:43:35 EST How I Did Last Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613338 I thought I would check in and let you guys know how I did last week. I think I did pretty well but there is definitely room for improvement. <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> <BR> First my measurements are the same. (Didn't expect them to chance but just measuring them to keep me accountable.) I'm not weighing myself yet because I know I haven't lost any weight yet and it just puts me in a bad mood and makes me want to eat all the food. lol <BR> <BR> Here are my measurements: (pretty much the sam... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 19:29:34 EST Bad Week *womp womp* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606459 It hasn't been a very good week for me. I've had some personal problems come up. You know, life? lol And I just haven't met any goals. I'm sad about that but not ready to give up. I'm going to just start again today. You know the whole . . <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1121579695.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, I'm going to just make this new week my best yet! Back to working out, planning my meals, and setting goals and smashing those goals in the face! <em>211</em> ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:58:35 EST Goals for the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593661 I love me some goals so here they are: <BR> <BR> My long term goal: <BR> <BR> I will lose at least 40 pounds by December 2014. <BR> <BR> How will I do this: <BR> <BR> I will stick to my calorie range at least 6 days of the week, every week. <BR> <BR> I will not go more than three days without exercising. <BR> <BR> I will follow my fitness plan. <BR> <BR> I will move more throughout the day. <BR> <BR> I will keep involved in the Spark community for emotional support and accountabilit... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:15:47 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593656 Let's do this! <BR> <BR> It has been sooo long since I've posted a blog. Since last July! Eek! So let's catch up. :) I have been doing really well with the fitness aspect of my healthy journey. I have kept up with my workouts and try never to go more than three days without a workout. I plan for 6 days of workouts but as we all know life gets in the way. I average about 4 workouts a week but I am going to try to step that up in the New Year. <BR> <BR> As for my eating, well that has been a ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:06:29 EST Week 6 Review and Going Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422132 I wanted to do a quick update on how P90X is going. I'm still doing well. I didn't do so well with my sugar free challenge and really did not succeed with it. But I think it was because I was going at it in weight loss/look better mode and not doing it for my health. When you're doing something for the wrong reasons, it usually does end up failing. So I'm going to approach things a little differently from here on out when it comes to food. I'm going to try my hardest anyway. <em>41</em> <... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:18:18 EST Week 5 in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412535 Well after I do yoga today, I will have finished up my fifth week of P90X! Still loving it! <BR> We are back to the weights this week, and I upped my weights a little too. I am sore though! I haven't really been sore in the past with this program but I am pretty sore today. Not can't move sore, but still sore. I did Stretch X after Kenpo X yesterday just work out some of that tightness. It helped a lot. <BR> <BR> I'm also grouchy! I'm thinking it's detoxing off this sugar or something beca... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:27:40 EST Confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411538 Well, I didn't do so well yesterday with my challenge. I ate 2 cupcakes. <em>39</em> I was ok with it at first saying to myself, I'll just start over tomorrow but then my daughter saw me and got really mad. I have these sticky notes that I've placed on my calendar that I am marking off the days I've went without sugar and she grabbed that off and said, "You don't even deserve this!" And tore it in half. lol I'm sorry. I know it isn't funny but she's like my own little Bob or other personal... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 13:17:27 EST Kick Your Sweet Tooth Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409553 Since I started Spark, I think the one habit I've really been able to stick with is fitness. I LOVE working out and working out hard. I love being active. I know I will be doing this the rest of my life. And while yes I am working towards a better body looks wise and to drop weight, that is not why I work out. I work out because I enjoy being an athlete. I enjoy pushing my body and seeing what it can do, and I love the feeling after a good hard workout. I'm hooked on working out and that's no... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:08:38 EST Starting My 5th Week of P90X http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407509 So happy July guys! Can you believe it's already July?? I'm still scratching my head at that one. <BR> <BR> So an update for ya. Last week was kind of a bust. It was supposed to be an easier week, and I took that a little too far. I was scheduled to workout 6 days. I worked out 3. Oops. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Here's what the schedule that was supposed to happen. <BR> <BR> Sunday: Yoga X <BR> Monday: Core Synergistics <BR> Tuesday: Kenpo X <BR> Wednesday: Stretch X <BR> Thursday: Cardio... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 13:46:29 EST Just a Quick Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398964 Well, I've been doing ok with the P90X and healthy eating. This wasn't my best week but I still managed to lose some inches which makes me VERY happy! <BR> <BR> Here's the schedule I was supposed to follow this past week: <BR> <BR> Sunday: Core Syn (did it) <BR> Monday: Cardio X (did it) <BR> Tuesday: Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X (did both) <BR> Wednesday: Yoga X (did not work out, motivation has been low this week) <BR> Thursday: Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X (did not work out agai... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:37:19 EST Eating Six Small Meals a Day to Boost Metabolism A Myth?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392567 I don't know. What do you think about this article from Jillian Michaels. It makes sense. I actually like eating bigger meals because I do feel more satisfied but I always thought I should try to eat several small meals a day to boost my metabolism. Maybe, that is not necessary afterall? Below are the main points of the article. Tell me what you think? Do you think eating several small meals a day is better and increases your metabolism? Or do you agree that it's just a myth? <BR> <BR> Read... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:55:07 EST 2 Weeks and 2 Pounds Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391026 Well, I am starting the 3rd week of P90X today. I am very excited with my results so far. My diet has not been good. I've indulged in a lot of things I shouldn't have and overate a couple of days each week but I still managed to lose two pounds and some inches! I can't imagine how much I could have lost if I had stuck to eating really cleanly. I am fine with the results though because this is something that I can maintain. I'm able to indulge in things I like like some chocolate or a cookie o... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 17:30:43 EST Review of Sunday Workout and Eats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384035 I'm really proud of myself for my eating today. I've stuck to my meal plan almost completely. I had 3 chocolate covered almonds at my mom's house but that's it. You see that's where I get tempted everyday. My mom lives next door and since I am a single mother and only have one child, we always eat dinner over there. It's just nicer having a big family around the dinner table instead of just the two of us eating alone. So, anyways, they always have tons of goodies over there and it is hard to ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 02:26:17 EST Review of Week 1 P90X http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382065 Ok, finished week one. I'm writing this after midnight so it's Saturday already and my rest day. It'll be the second one I took this week so I might get in a light workout when I get up on Saturday. I dont' know yet. It'll be 30 minutes of Coach Nicole's cardio workouts or something like that and some stretching. They are pretty easy for me so I might do that. We'll see. <BR> <BR> So here's a review for how I did this past week. <BR> <BR> Workouts <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> I must say I ... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 02:53:19 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380561 How's everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> Well, it was yoga yesterday but I did not end up doing it. I actually took a rest day. It wasn't planned but we had bad weather and my sister and her kids got stranded at my house so we just ended up hanging out. It was nice, and I'm ready to go again today! <BR> <BR> On the schedule is Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X. I'll probably do some yoga afterwards but I don't know if I'll make it through the whole thing. I get bored with it easily. I like the b... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 16:51:45 EST Day 2 and 3 Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378598 I forgot to get on here earlier and add my goals and stuff so I will just let you know how I have done today. <BR> <BR> <em>23</em> I completed P90X Shoulders and Arms. It took me forever though because I have one set of weights that you have to twist on and off each plate to change sizes. I forgot about this so first thing tomorrow, I'm going to Wal-Mart to get a set of weights and a rack. <BR> <BR> <em>418</em> I also did Ab Ripper X. So hard. But I could do almost all 25 of everyth... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 00:33:32 EST Day 1 Down, Only 89 More Days to Go . . lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376810 Ok, I do not suggest to do what I did yesterday. It was one of those days where I was feeling great and like I could work out forever. So in the morning I did the 55 minute Core Synergistic workout. <em>362</em> Then later that afternoon, I decided to do 47 minutes of butt kicking tae bo. <em>216</em> I still felt great afterwards and all night last night. <BR> <BR> This morning . . I want to foam roll everything, maybe even my face . . <BR> <BR> I googled face foam rolling. I found ... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:25:12 EST My Goals for Today (forgot to post this morning) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375931 Ok, I wrote down my goals for the day this morning but forgot to post them on here so I will just post what I wrote now. I've kind of outlined my plan for eating and exercising below. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> of P90X and Diet Overhall! <BR> <BR> Ok, I'm ready and motivated to get started and kick butt today! So first things first, let's get my weight and measurements out of the way. <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> My weight is 186. I've updated Spark with my weight too because I've decided ... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 19:57:18 EST A Year in Review and a Plan to Get Back on Track and Reach My Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375250 <em>7</em> Well, I have been plugging away on this weight loss thing for a full year now and have had some successes and some failures but I have finally decided I am ready to commit 100% to both my fitness and my diet. I have been giving 100 to 110% on fitness lately, and I'm proud of how far I've come in that. Diet, on the other hand, is where I have crashed and burned and we all know that's what makes or breaks any weight loss goals. I am ready to get back on this weight loss track thoug... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 03:47:51 EST