CHRISSY3562's SparkPeople Blog CHRISSY3562's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 1st day to a new me I did my first workout for the first time in a while. It felt pretty good, but I was definitely winded by the end of the workout. I've also been very contentious of what I'm eating. Unfortunately, until I get paid on the 7th I'm stuck eating anything that I have in my apartment (which includes massively expired top ramen). Once I'm paid, I can afford to get some new groceries and healthy food. Until then, I'm going to make due with what I've got and try to pick the healthiest choices possibl... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:01:24 EST Tired of being the fat sister I found out recently that my parents are taking my brother, sister, two stepsisters, and me to Vegas in June. I'm excited for the all expenses paid trip, but I'm also terrified. I am the shortest and quite frankly the fattest of all of my siblings. When my mom & step-dad got married Dec 2012, I felt really fat next to everyone else and I don't want to feel that way out by the pool on vacation. <BR> <BR> On Monday I start a new chapter in my life as I go back to school, so I am going to use ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:32:58 EST I didn't use finals as an excuse! I've got two finals tomorrow, one of which I have to know about 250 medical terms for, but I still did my exercise today. Today is the third day in a row that I've t-tapped. Usually somewhere around the third or fourth day I quit, so I think if I can get through tomorrow's exercise and actually workout while I'm out of town visiting the boyfriend then I'll be golden as far as sticking with my program. The nice thing I've noticed about exercising the last 3 days is the next day I'm not as hung... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:13:48 EST Day 2 I worked out again today. I had a hard time making myself do it, but I did it. Usually when I'm as lacking in motivation as I was today I skip my workout, but I am proud of myself for actually following through today. The other thing I'm lacking motivation to do is study for my finals. I've got 3 on Wednesday and only 1 that I'm worried about, but I know I should start studying now so that I don't have to cram tomorrow. Maybe once I finally get some dinner in me I'll be able to make myself st... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:10:34 EST Turning tomorrow into today I've been putting off exercising ever since school started despite noticing that I'm putting weight back on. I finally stopped saying that I'll start tomorrow & did it today. It felt really good to just do a quick 15 min workout while I was waiting for my dinner to cook. It felt really great, & I'm hoping that I can continue to take at least 15 min a day for my health. I've got 8 months till I graduate with my MA certification and I'm hoping that in that time I can be down to a size 8. I have... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:46:30 EST Its time to change Today I started a 14 day boot camp with T-tapp. I'm going to see Rob in 13-14 days and I want to look a little better. Today was instructional workout 1, and tomorrow I'm gonna try to do instructional workouts 1 & 2 since I have a bit more time. My other goals include body brushing daily and taking my supplements. If I continue this on a regular basis maybe next summer I can feel comfortable in a bikini and get a sexy new one. If I'm there before then I'll get it and show off my new body in t... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:56:09 EST Going through a rough time I'm bipolar and recently my life has been spiraling out of control. My meds aren't as effective as they used to be and my family life has gotten crazy. I got to a point where I was struggling to find reasons to keep living. Thankfully I recognized the signs that I was heading down a path I didn't want to go. I took the first step today to prevent myself from going any farther down that path to depression. I'm working with a shrink to better myself and thankfully developing healthier habits is... Thu, 12 May 2011 00:50:51 EST I think I've found my motivation! So, Thursday my boyfriend started questioning our relationship. I think he just got scared because he seems fine now. One reason he mentioned (besides our distance) is the impending summer. He's very active biking & hiking all summer while I'm not the most active. The majority of things to do where he lives are outdoors, whereas the majority around me are indoors. He was worried that we'd get frustrated with each other this summer because of my fitness level. He didn't tell me this to hurt me... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 23:45:47 EST Day 2 Well, today is day two in trying to drop one dress size before Valentine's Day. I've been really sore all day, so I didn't do the Slim in 6 dvd like I wanted to. Instead I did the New YOU boot camp day 1 workout & the 7 minute upper body workout. I'm glad I made myself workout again today, but I wish I could've done more. While not an excuse, I think working a back to back every saturday & sunday kind of kills me. This isn't anything that's gonna change anytime soon, so I need to condition my... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:34:58 EST 2 weeks till Valentine's day 1 dress size to drop I'm not sure if my guy and I are doing anything for Valentine's day, but I want to be prepared if we do. I figure if I can drop 1 dress size by the time that night rolls around I can treat myself to a new dress. Right now I have a couple that fit, but they're all a couple of years old. I figure the idea of buying something new and pretty will motivate me. I am going to update my weight and all of my measurements as soon as I get my laundry started, then it's time for day 1 of slim in 6. (Too ... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:25:48 EST Slacking I've been seriously slacking the last two days. They were my days off, so I let myself eat whatever I wanted...not a good idea. Also, I have had a headache for the past five days. When I'm not feeling well I like comfort food. Not the best choice. Still have the stupid headache, but I'm going to promise myself a new dress for Valentine's Day if I can be good until then. Hopefully this will motivate me for the next three weeks. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 14:33:03 EST Time for some serious motivation I've decided its time for me to get some new motivation. I'm going to find a cute swimsuit that I'd like to fit into and put it as my background picture on my laptop. I spend hours a day on here, so seeing it should help me. I've started searching for new recipes on here and trying them out. I love that they're healthy & good for me. I'm taking things one step at a time. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:47:40 EST Stressful The last few days have been stressful. My cat Lily went missing on Tuesday when I was at work. Its really weird because she was in the house when I left at 3 and hasn't been seen since. It may sound paranoid, but I'm pretty sure someone came into my house and took her. There was a light off that I had left on, and the toilet seat was up when I left it down. I don't get why someone would take her and none of the monetarily valuable things such as the flat screen tvs and the dvd players. I miss... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 02:21:17 EST Sore and strong I have 3 five minute workouts on my iPod, 5 minute abs, 5 minute butt, and 5 minute arms. Yesterday I did all three and now I'm sore. I was able to get myself to do the 5 minute abs again today and I'm hoping to convince myself to do the other two later today. My breakfast was a banana and a strawberry nirvana jamba juice. Before I leave for work I'm going to start the slow cooker apple brown cinnamon oatmeal and possibly eat some for dinner. Having that to jump start my day tomorrow will hel... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 16:59:32 EST Feeling good, even if the numbers don't say so I ate healthy to start out, but my dinner was far from healthy. I'm not getting down on myself tho, because I still feel good. I know that not giving into my cravings sometimes will make me feel deprived and I'll fall off the wagon. Right now I'm more concerned with exercising again. I did 10 min with my weighted hula hoop and then some strength exercises. I've got the sore muscles to remind myself I'm working hard. :D Tue, 2 Nov 2010 02:04:13 EST War wounds help keep me motivated! I've got a huge bruise right above my right hip and its great, even though a bit painful. The bruise is from using my mom's weighted hula hoop for the last couple of days. It is not as intense of a workout as I used to do but the fact that I've done it for three days in a row is an accomplishment in and of itself. I have also been throwing in some strength training in, which surprised me. Three sets of squats for the last three days have caused my glutes to be sore in a good way. Today I thre... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 02:37:28 EST Trying to get motivated I fell off the diet wagon again, so I'm trying to get motivated again. I've written two goals on my mirror in erasable pen for the week. I also added them to my other goals here. One is related to my diet, the other exercise. This week's goals are to not drink any soda at work (I get unlimited free soda) and to use my weighted hula hoop for 15 min a day. I'm hoping by doing this they will become lifestyle changes. <BR> <BR> Once I get a week or two into my routine, I'm going to start tellin... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:59:43 EST