CUERVOGIRL's SparkPeople Blog CUERVOGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community running So a friend asked me if i wanted to do a 5k at the end of June. I asked her if she meant run it, which of course she did. Now here is something about me, i dislike running but i really wished i liked it. So i said yes i would do it with her. So today i went out to see about how far i could make it running. I made it a little further than I expected. Still not very far but now i know where to start in my 5k training program which is about perfect for when the 5k is. The best part about this 5k... Tue, 6 May 2014 22:47:04 EST 28 years old So After my 28th birthday i wrote down a list of goals for the year ahead and figured i would put it on here in case i lose the piece of paper i have it written out and some of my reasons for that goal. These were written on 4/8 <BR> <BR> Food and drink goals <BR> 1) quit drinking pop. I quit drinking pop for about 4 1/2 years. and then i went through training for my current job and was bored and i started drinking pop again. <BR> 2) only 1 coffee per week. We have a coffee cart where i work... Sat, 3 May 2014 17:29:07 EST week 2...almost I am almost done with week two of turbo fire. There is one day of rest in the plan however this week i took 3. One of the days that i took off from turbo fire was to enjoy the nice weather outside(we haven't had many of these this spring), i went for a bike ride and a walk. One of the other days I took of was a scheduled rest day and the last one i took off was Friday because that is the day that i really want as my rest day. I would say that it was actually a fairly good week. <BR> <BR> Thi... Sat, 3 May 2014 17:11:17 EST Week one.... So I started Turbo Fire on 4/16. The first week went really good. I made pretty good eating choices and drinking choices as well. There may have been a few bad choices but they were not horrible. I always do pretty good on week one and then after week one i go down hill. Well this week was no different. I was really good on week one at logging everything I eat. After week one that went down hill now too. So right now I am going to try to remember what i have eaten for the last couple of days ... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:39:29 EST volleyball Yay for exercise. However it is everything that happens after we play that isn't good. Between drinking and then the bad eating choices after. <BR> Tonight i had a few drinks, not as many as last week though. Thats got to be a plus. I need to accept the fact that the drinking will never stop. i just need to be better about how much i drink and what i eat after drinking. <BR> I just need to slowly work on getting better at the things i want to get better with. First thing to work on, coffee o... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:10:04 EST Goals to work toward Food <BR> Pizza – do not buy from the store. Ok to order once a month @ work <BR> Candy – Do not buy from the store or machines @ work <BR> Chips – Do not buy from the store or at work <BR> Shakes – every day for breakfast and lunch <BR> Pasta – once a week – whole wheat pasta <BR> Calories – try to meet my calorie goal every day – between 1300-1600 <BR> Fruits and veggies - at least 1 serving of each per day. <BR> <BR> Drinks <BR> Pop – Do not buy from the store or machines @ work. Ok when ... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:59:59 EST Feeling Down Really not sure why lately but i have been felling really down. I don't want to do anything. I used to love walking, this summer i barely walked. I used to like at least getting in some exercise every day but i seem to have been having trouble with that. I have been really bad with eating like crap lately and can't seem to get out of the fun. <BR> I really with i had some support in my life to help me make the changes i need to make. One step at a time is what i need to tell myself. I am goi... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:48:08 EST BElieve in YOUself This is going to be my new motto, but i have a feeling it will be a hard one. <BR> I have some goals and i believe that i will accomplish them. <BR> I have had a lot of trouble lately believing in myself so that is now what i am going to start working on. <BR> I am going to start with a five week challenge for myself. <BR> This five week challenge includes some workout goals as well as some goals to make me a better me. <BR> I bought myself a notebook to journal in. I made the first page an... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:13:00 EST thoughts while walking New goal i created for myself while walking: i would like to walk a half a marathon. <BR> Then i also decided i would also like to bike a half marathon. I just need to figure out a new route due to road construction. <BR> Than I decided why not add the elliptical for a half a marathon. <BR> Tonight i walked 7.13 miles <BR> On Saturday i biked 4 miles. <BR> Tomorrow i am gonna go to the gym and see if i can do 4 miles on the elliptical. <BR> 13.1 miles is a long way but i think i can do it. <... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:26:44 EST Failure Failure is inevitable, it's how you recover from that failure that important. Learning from your own failures is a big step. The more you learn the less failures you have and the more successful you are. <BR> <BR> So lately i have felt like i have had a lot of failures and have not recovered from them very well. I know that this is what i need to work on, one thing at a time. Well actually I want to start with working on two things. <BR> The first one, I hadn't drank pop on a regular basis... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:10:20 EST bounce back I really need to bounce back from how i have been eating lately. I'm hoping after this weekend it get better. If it doesn't get better not quite sure what i am going to do. I do well for the most part with working out but i am having a lot of trouble with what goes in my mouth. <BR> <BR> Really I wish I had some support around me, but i really don't. Everyone around me eats horribly and has no intention of changing it. Maybe I'll find someone, but where i live i see it very unlikely. <BR> ... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 14:22:34 EST Clean week This week my goal is going to be to have a clean week. I am not gonna eat out at all. I am gonna have my herbalife shakes for breakfast and lunch every day. I am gonna eat a healthy supper. I am gonna do 4 workout classes this week as well as two nights of volleyball. Hopefully the weather is nice next weekend so i can take my bike out. I am also gonna do a wrap next weekend as well. I am gonna take my vitamins everyday. <BR> <BR> One of my biggest things i don't like about my body is my leg... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 21:01:59 EST the start of herbalife Well today I start my journey with herbalife. 2 meal replacement shakes a day, daily vitamins, and tea. Healthy snacks as well as a healthy meal. Today at work I was really busy and the hardest part of being really busy at work is i don't seem to have time to eat all of my snack. My goal for tomorrow is to make sure that i get my snack in. I was very skeptical about replacing two meals with shakes today but it went rather well. As for exercise today i rode my bike to Zumba, only about a mile,... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:04:44 EST A new journey well after another week of starting out well and then going downhill i've decided it is time to try something new. I am going to try Herbalife. I have been debating trying this for months and told myself if i could not do it on my own I would try this. I am going to give it 60 days. Another thing i am going to use is it works products. <BR> <BR> So a little about Herbalife - to lose weight you replace 2 meals a day with one of their shakes, you eat one healthy colorful meals a day and health... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 19:17:05 EST looking up So I've been a little down lately and today i got a phone call at work and it made my day. I work in a company of 2000+ ppl and someone called me and asked if i wanted to be part of the company's beach volleyball team for our supplier tournament at the end of summer. This got me extremely excited. i mean i am gonna get paid to play vball - winning. <BR> <BR> I am gonna use this as motivation to get into better shape, to lose a few pounds and maybe be a little happier. I wanna look skinny bu... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 20:01:48 EST Q's & no A's I keep asking myself why i can't seem to ever stick to a diet or exercise routine? i however can't seem to come up with an answer for this. Why does one bad choice always seem to lead to another? again i don't have an answer. I know what i should eat and what i should eat in moderation but why can't i follow what i know? still don't have an answer. Why can't i ever meet my goals? answer unknown. <BR> <BR> Well i guess all I can do is keep trying and never give up. <BR> <BR> So here I go a... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 20:28:41 EST WLC I am starting a weight loss challenge tomorrow. Hopefully this will go well for me. The last couple of times i have done weight loss challenges i have made lists of stuff i can't have and how much i wanna exercise and all that stuff. However i never seem to stick to that stuff. So this time i have made a list of habits i would like to form. Every week I am going to take time to review the past week and make a list of good things i did, things I am ok that i have done and things i am disappoin... Tue, 14 May 2013 23:53:31 EST grrr.... So I left work early today and when i got home for some reason i decided pizza sounded good. So i ordered one and some chocolate things. Well after eating two pieces of pizza and one of the chocolate things, i was trying to figure out why i was eating it. So i did the right thing at the moment and gave the pizza and chocolate away too someone. <BR> failure in inevitable, how you recover is what's important. <BR> So for my recovery, i would really like to go for a walk, but its only 30 some de... Thu, 2 May 2013 15:37:43 EST May Challenges I have been slacking a little bit lately. So i have determined i am gonna do two challenges for the month of May. <BR> The first is a walking challenge: 100 miles. I think the hardest part of this one is gonna be that it isn't ideal weather for walking out yet, yup there is snow in the forecast. (not happy about this) and I also put my gym membership on hold so i can't even go there. <BR> The second is a squat challenge that i have seen floating around facebook: The hardest part is that it is... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:42:26 EST time to get back to it I have been really bad lately with my eating habits. Luckily i have been ok with my working out habits so i have stayed pretty even with my weight. So now it is time to start eating healthy again and make that number go down. So now i am gonna make some goals for the month of April. The main downfall i will have for the month will be my birthday. One of the good things though is that i will be done with vball soon. I know that doesn't sound like a good thing but it is what happens after vball... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:32:07 EST ups and dows Every day seems to have it's ups and downs. I always feel a little down at work cause i am in a closed room with someone i can't stand and they don't shut up. My family also sadly seems to bring me down a little - they are negative and crabby and i really can't stand to talk to them most of the time - well actually i don't talk to them hardly ever. <BR> I have started talking fitness classes at a studio in town. I really like the classes and when i take them they seem to bring up which is aw... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:23:32 EST *deep breath in - and let it out I had a horrible weekend which totally brought my mood down today. I really need someone to brighten my mood, pretty sure i am not gonna do it myself. There is however very few people that could probly do this since in general i can't stand most people. The one person who can do this well, i haven't really been talking to much lately. <BR> I had a pretty healthy day today, however i can't seem to manage to eat enough calories. I eat three meals a day and three snacks a day. i have no idea wh... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:08:36 EST grrr..... Lately i have been very up and down with my eating and exercising. There is some days i do really well and some days i do ok and some days i do horribly. I try to have a good breakfast every day, a protein shake, but somedays a bismark or coffee sound so much better. I have been trying to stay away from chips and candy, at work it has been going ok cause i don't bring money to work to buy the stuff. The hard time is when i am not at work. Pizza sounds good so i order one or go buy one. Candy ... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:44:53 EST This weeks goals My goal for this week is going to have to do with my drinking. I know i will go out a couple nights this week. My goal is only to have 3 drinks per night and they are only going to be single shots. I am going to continue with my healthy eating and if i can make it the whole week without eating out i will be doing good or if i do eat out it needs to be something healthy. I would like to go to the gym 5 days this week - 2 full cardio days and 3 weight days. I also have 3 days of volleyball this... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:47:09 EST New years eve/New Years resolutions I went out with a friend last night and was very impressed with myself. We ate supper at one of the local bars. I ordered grilled chicken without cheese bacon and mayo - no bacon or cheese is a pretty good feat for me. I also ordered a side salad, when i got it it was covered in cheese. I asked for a little plate and took most of the cheese off. I also ordered fat free dressing for it. I wasn't very impressed with the salad as it was hardly any lettuce and about a 1/2 a cup each of cucumbers,... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:28:01 EST weight loss challenge So I started a weight loss challenge right after halloween and it goes for 12 weeks. I mean really who starts a weight loss challenge during the holiday's, well apparently this girl does. The WLC that i am doing is being run by someone who sells herbalife. I use a few of the products and debate every day in my head if i should do the whole program. The program includes replacing 2 meals a day with protein shakes and then 2 snacks and 1 regular meal. There is also some vitamins and other stuff... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:51:16 EST temptation I have yet to try to figure out how not to give into temptation. We ordered out for lunch today and i almost used all my points. Not i am craving something with carbs, mainly pizza. Do i give into this craving. now otherwise it won't go away. I am thinking that i need to go to the store and get something and learn from this experience. I need to order something that i can actually save half and eat the rest later. Use my extra points for stuff like this. Now what to get from the store. Pretty... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 22:06:23 EST goals I am gonna try to start making small goals for myself every week. My weeks generally start on Wednesday's, this may change once my hours at work change. For my goals I am going to try to make it something pertaining to working out and something pertaining to my everyday life. <BR> My goals for this week: <BR> 1) drink at least 8 cups of water everyday. 1 more cup for every 1/2 hour i work out. <BR> 2) make it a point to stretch every day. <BR> 3) I am going to use lotion at least once a day(I... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:11:18 EST back again So today is my normal weigh in day for weight watchers. My goal is going to be to maintain where i was last week. I have had a pretty bad week with being healthy so maintaining would be great. (I plan on weighing in, in a few minutes). Tonight i have a friendly weight watcher meeting with a friend, so hopefully that will help me get back on track. <BR> I am thinking today will be a good day to go out for a short walk, it is going to be a little to hot to go for too long of walk. After the me... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:39:02 EST me So this past week there has been a few downs but not big downs, recoverable downs. <BR> Something happened the other night, it was inevitable, it was gonna happen it was just a matter of when it was gonna happen. I don't think it was a bad thing but others might. The one thing that keeps me going is the fact that i am happy with what has happened and I don't give a crap what other people think about it. No regrets. There are no mistakes in life only learning experiences:) <BR> However this p... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:22:22 EST ups and downs So i know there is ups and downs when it comes to trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. My biggest downs lately have been drinking and going out to eat. After this weekend i don't think drinking will be as big of one since I will be done with volleyball at the bar. I managed to get my hours changed at work so come winter time i will be able to play volleyball a couple nights a week. Lets just hope it doesn't lead to going to the bar afterwards. I have determined that i am going to quit drinking... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:16:33 EST bad day:( So yesterday i had a really bad day. I know i am entitled to have a bad day once in a while but i hope they are not all like yesterday. I had planned on going out for lunch with some friends. Another and i had talked about going to a particular restaurant so i looked at the menu and figured out what i was going to eat and about how many points it would be. Then I get in the car and the others are like well lets go to olive garden. Really:( We all decided we were going to do soup, salad and br... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:25:31 EST A good start:) I started weight watchers AGAIN on Monday. So far I have been doing pretty good. Every day seems to be a learning experience. Yesterday it was a little lesson in drinking, which i feel i will run into again real soon. I need to find something to drink that i like and is low in points. A bacardi Strawberry is 7 points - I can have 30. I however did figure out that the shots i normally take are 3 points. might need to stick to shots. Today i learned that i need to eat at home like i do at work,... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 23:16:00 EST A good start tomorrow Well I have had a couple of bad weeks, i really didn't care because of all that was going on. I spent a weekend with a friend in the cities and then i just spent a few days at a big country fest. I didn't eat much at all just kinda drank the days away. So today is my last day of not giving a crap at all. <BR> Tomorrow i am going to start weight watchers with a friend, the one i went on the weekend trip with. I have attempted to follow weight watchers before but it has never really worked the... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:30:53 EST a new start in the future So I have determined that this month i am just not really going to care anymore. I am going to be good when i can but i have a couple of weekends coming up that i have zero intention of being good. First i have a weekend in the cities with a good friend of mine. We are going to go to a twins game and the science museum. Then new weekend is We Fest which is going to include lots of drinking. When i get back from there I am hoping that i will get better with my eating and working out. <BR> I n... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:24:39 EST Day 2 of end of month challenge Well i know i definitely did not eat enough today. I need to start getting my food ready at night and then i can just grab and go in the morning. I have a goal that i don't want to eat after work cause that is normally when i binge and eat unhealthy food - I get off at 8 at night so this is a pretty reasonable goal. But when i got home today i was starving, I didn't eat anything and just went for a walk. By the time i got home it was horrible. However i made the good choice and had some fruit... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:03:35 EST end of month challenge. So starting today I am going to see how many miles I can walk for the rest of the month. So that's 6 days. My goal is 30 miles. Wow that seems like a big number however for as much as i love to walk I am pretty sure that i can do it. <BR> I just got home from a 6.08 walk. A good start, now lets see if i can keep it up. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:23:48 EST shorts I despise wearing shorts. I hate how my legs look in them. My legs are jiggly, I think they are fat and have stretch marks. I also feel that my legs are a little too muscular. Yes i know it sounds weird but I would like my legs to be smaller and tones. <BR> So I have determined that I am going to start wearing shorts around the house every day for a little motivation to keep working out. I want to feel comfortable in shorts and would love to be able to wear them in public and be comfortable. ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:32:10 EST :( Today not eating very well was a total understatement. I ate horribly. Tomorrow will be a better day and hopefully a better week coming up. I went and bought lettuce so i can have some salad's this week. It is suppose to be a really nice week so walking and working out should hopefully be successful. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 20:54:14 EST the bad and the good I did not eat very well yesterday however did manage to walk 8 miles while working. <BR> Today I plan on not eating very well, yes it is that kind of day. I am hoping however to have the motivation to go to the gym tonight. <BR> I have a feeling this week is going to be a good week with working out and eating. There is a food day at work that i still am debating whether or not i should participate in. Right now I am thinking that i am not going to participate, generally it is just junk food ... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 14:04:47 EST what i need to do and how i plan on doing it I need to figure out a diet that works for me. <BR> i need to figure out a workout plan that works for me. <BR> I need to figure out how to balance healthy choices with my social life. <BR> I need to find the motivation to stick to my plans. <BR> I need to not be hard on myself. <BR> I need to allow myself a few LITTLE mess-ups. <BR> I need to make reasonable goals. <BR> I need to track everything i do, good or bad. <BR> <BR> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - <BR> To start there's my diet. I... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 02:13:15 EST Week 1 Week one of my goals went very well I think. We ordered out lunch one day and well, i ordered a wrap which was the best choice ordering from a pizza place. The downfall was that i ordered it with the cheese on the side, it was a cheese sauce it said, however they put a bunch of pizza cheese on the wrap plus the cheese sauce on the side. i have determined that i need to quit ordering from that place as they screw up my order almost every time. Went to the bar a couple of times and managed to n... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 21:31:45 EST thought going through my head So last week I decided that i needed to make some goals for myself for the next month. <BR> Goal #1 - No drinking for a month. This will be a challenge for me cause i like to drink. But i decided that i could save some money and it would probly help me lose some weight. <BR> Goal #2 - work out for at least 4 hours per week. For me this seems like a low number but i figured i am gonna start out low and and then i will increase my goal. <BR> Goal #3 - I have been doing weight watchers, so goa... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 01:14:56 EST Bored So Yesterday I was so bored at work that i decided to make some goals for myself. I've decided that I am gonna do monthly goals for myself. Not sure what I am gonna do for myself when I meet my goals. It would be nice if i had a friend to help keep me motivated but most of my friends are pretty undependable. I don't work on Wednesday's so today I decided I would make a workout plan for myself for the month. I really like what I have come up with and am very excited to start doing it. I have d... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 00:00:49 EST 21 days I was just reading about how many days does it take to form a habit. The answer is 21 days. So if i start today I could create a habit by the end of the month. Some things i would like to have as part of my habit would include exercising daily, eating healthier and homework/recreational reading. Sadly I think the hardest one of these habits to form would be my school work. Recreational reading would be fine with me however homework is more important and i just don't like doing it(as I am typi... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 23:55:32 EST This week So I have some pretty good goals for myself this week. I am hoping I can accomplish all of them. I went for a walk this evening and it was gorgeous outside. I have noticed that when i am walking my hands start to feel like they are swelling and feel really dry, but I don't know why. When i get done they feel much better. Hopefully it will get better. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 22:01:00 EST I used to be fat Ok so I know I am overweight but i guess i would not call myself fat. However I have been watching the tv show "I Used to be FAT" on MTV, wow what a motivational show. Watching what these kids go through and what they accomplish in a summer is inspiring. For the most part today I had a really good day of eating, till i got home from work and ended up going out to eat with a friend. I got a BCB and FF's. I ate the whole burger and some of the Fries. <BR> When I went to work this morning I had... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 02:03:06 EST 10k by fall I did my 5k last week. It didn't go as good as i wanted but I finished it. Now my goal is to do a 10k in October. I have a friend who lives in town with me that i am going to do it with. We will be motivativating each other to make sure that we do this. I have the intention of being the person who is going to make her do it and not slack on it. I have some very ambitious goals for this summer so hopefully i can accomplish all of these and be a little more happy with myself. Wed, 25 May 2011 17:26:05 EST It finally looks like summer outside:) I am so happy the sun is shining, it's been a while since it has done this. I went outside in a tank top and it felt amazing. i actually went for an 8 mile walk, very impressed with myself. It took me just over two hours which surprises me, cause i normally don't walk that fast. I did this after a morning of shampooing carpets in my living room. Needless to say my feet hurt. I am gonna soke them in the little pedi spa that i have. It is suppose to be really nice all week so hopefully that mea... Sun, 15 May 2011 17:14:28 EST rain rain go away. When I am trying to train for a 5k this rain and wind are not helping me out very much. It is still a little to cold outside to be running in the rain. I did a little tonight, but it was only sprinkling, however the wind was terrible. It is suppose to be raining all week:( I am gonna wake up every morning and either go to the gym for a workout or walking around town and then i am going to do my running and maybe some other stuff at night time. Don't think i will be able to walk on my breaks t... Mon, 9 May 2011 01:24:24 EST