CUERVOGIRL's SparkPeople Blog CUERVOGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community going on 30... I turn 30 next week and no I do not find it to be a big deal it's just a number. While I was looking for picture's to send out with my birthday supper invite(I was really bored and our system was down so I couldn't work) I found a dirty 30 challenge. The jist of it is make a list of things that you want to change before your next birthday or one after that. I am currently making my list now. <BR> <BR> I have some financial goals - one of them is to look at more houses and buy one #adulting <... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 14:50:16 EST 1st goal Yay!!! I met my first goal for Prevent this week. The first goal they set @ 7% of you weight loss and I met it. I feel though however that I have kinda been struggling since I met it. But I think I know the reasons behind it. I have had a couple of latte's. Now I don't want to cut them out completely but I do not need to be having them consistently again. <BR> <BR> I also did a fitbit challenge this week. I did way more cardio than I ever want to do. I need to stop this. I have a new plan f... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:29:15 EST Week 1 Prevent So week 1 went very well. My eating was pretty spot on how I wanted it to be. I would have to say my alcohol intake was pretty good too. <BR> <BR> My workouts were spot on and I got them all finished, YAY me. <BR> <BR> I know I am a very competitive person. I get invited to fitbit workweek challenges and when I look at my fitbit dashboard and the challenge I will see that I am behind someone and then be like oh I need to go walk more. This is NOT what I want for my fitness goals. I don't wa... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 21:30:26 EST Prevent We got an email at work the other week talking about the program called Prevent. I skimmed it and then I decided I would come back and read it later. A friend of mine was like did you read about this program and I said no. Then she told me a little bit about it and I found it intriguing. I thought it was going to be like another program that people have gone through at work and they all seem so unrealistic for me. <BR> <BR> So far how I understand this program is that you get put together wi... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:28:22 EST Changes I feel like a broken record stating that I yet again need to make changes. I have fallen back into bad habits and feel like crap. Sometimes I think that I try too much all at once. I read a book a while back that included workout plans as well as food tips and a bunch of other good information. <BR> <BR> Starting this new year I am going to start following the workout plans again. However this time I am going to follow the 3 times a week plan. Last time I tried the 5 days a week plan and I t... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 16:32:15 EST feel I feel as though i have been slipping lately. I feel like I haven't been working out enough. I feel like i haven't been eating good enough. <BR> <BR> As for my not working out enough well two weeks ago i only did half my workouts at the gym. Last week I then decided that i just wanted a week of walking. This week well I haven't done much of anything. A walk and a bike ride here and there. Maybe my mind and body is just telling myself that i needed a little break. Next week I am going to get... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:15:14 EST week 2 and a bike tour This week has been a pretty good week I think. My eating has been fairly healthy except for a couple of things. Volleyball will always be a tough thing for me. This week it was drinking a little too much. My exercise has been good however so that helps my eating and drinking choices. <BR> <BR> My eating choices weren’t the best of choices after volleyball, but that is ok for me as this is a free night for myself, I didn’t go overboard though so I didn’t feel bad about it. However normally a... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:13:24 EST week 1 and tea tea: So i think tea is going to be my new thing. Instead of coffee in the morning i can have tea. At night when I am feeling like i am really hungry I can have a cup of tea and i think that will curb my hunger. This sounds like a really good plan. I went to the store tonight and bought two different kinds. They didn't have a lot of options for the brand i was looking at but they had two that sounded good. If i decide to stick with the tea maybe i will buy some more flavors online. Or find som... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:36:48 EST its been tough So I have my really good days and my really tough days. I need to start making my way towards having more good days than more really tough days. I am going to start a 12 week challenge. I have a list of things that i want to start working towards. These things include things i want to quit eating all the time as well as things i want to start doing all the time. <BR> <BR> I have made a list of all the things that i want to change overtime. Some things i think will be really easy but some mig... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 17:29:32 EST the beginning (again) So this week has been my first week doing my new thinner leaner stronger weight lifting routine. I am through 2 days of workouts and really like it so far. I am planning on going to the gym tonight to do night 3. So far i really like the workout plan so then hopefully that means that I am going to stick to doing the workout plan. <BR> <BR> Last week I was going to learn my new workout routine and get to the gym to get a feel for the machines. Well this never really happened. I went to the g... Wed, 6 May 2015 20:33:33 EST a week of preparing So in May I am starting my new workout routine. This whole week ahead is going to be dedicated to learning my workout routines. Going to the gym and getting a feel for the machines that i will be using. And probly figuring out at this time what would be my max weight with the exercises. This way i know what weights i should be using when i start my new routine. I am also gonna get back on track with my eating. I have fallen hard off the wagon and really need to get back to it. <BR> <BR> Lat... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:06:41 EST thinner leaner stronger So I have been struggling quite a bit lately. I need to start controlling what I am doing and what I am eating. I haven't been eating the greatest. I have my good moments and then I have my bad. That is how I have always been. I kinda want to be like that in the future but make my bad moments be controlled moments. I want to be able to go out and enjoy a meal out, but i don't need to do it all the time. When I am at home I need to start making good choices all the time. I have a plan but now ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:03:07 EST walking vs running Walking. I have always enjoyed walking. If I'm frustrated I walk. If I'm angry I walk it off. If I just need some time to myself I get my ipod out and go for a walk. I have heard by many people "i saw you out walking this morning". I enjoy that, I really like that people know me as the person who likes to walk. It is much better than a few other things that people could or would say. <BR> <BR> Running. I have always HATED running. But for some reason I really want to like it. I started out ... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:33:14 EST one month with my fitbit Today is my one month anniversary of having my fitbit. I love my fitbit:) <BR> <BR> Some of the things that it tracks for me: steps, heart rate, distance, floors and calories, You can also have challenges with friends. There is a dashboard page where you can see your progress. My step goal is set at 10k every day and my distance is 5k. I however think that the distance is a little off on mine. I need to figure this one out, gotta do some research. <BR> <BR> The fitbit has motivated me a lit... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:19:17 EST struggling So I feel as though I am struggling a little. And I keep thinking about it. Am I really struggling or is it all in my head? I wouldn't say I am struggling per-say. Being healthy and finding a balance is always in a way gonna be a struggle. There is always something that will come up that will make it seem a little more of a struggle. I just need to learn to start handling it in a better way. Here are a few of my struggles that I feel. <BR> <BR> 1) drinking too much. Well I do like to go out ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:07:42 EST still slacking....kinda I still feel as though I am slacking when it comes to the gym. Well i feel that way because that is what i have been doing is slacking. I went twice this last week. I still get exercise every day but that isn't enough for me. This week I will make it to the gym 4 times. I will bring lunch to work 4 out of 5 days, there is a benefit of which i will eat for on the other day. I will only eat out on Friday night, Fish Fry with friends:) <BR> <BR> Saturday I just didn't feel like going to the gy... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:02:16 EST slacking I feel as though I have been slacking in my blogging lately. So here goes a post, on a Friday night. <BR> <BR> I actually had a pretty good week. I brought lunch with me every day except today. We had a food day so i ate that, I probly could have watched what i ate a little more but i was ok with what I ate. Until the dilly bars came out, but whatever can't tell myself no all the time. My nighttime eating hasn't been the greatest but it was fairly ok. I need to work on my meals and them bein... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:22:14 EST a new month So looking back I had a pretty bad February. I ate horribly. I worked out, don't think it was as much as I wanted to. I drank more than I intended to drink. <BR> <BR> So here are some goals for March. <BR> I am going to track everything I eat <BR> I am going to workout and continue to train for my 5K in April. <BR> I am going to try not to drink so much. <BR> I am going to start bringing lunch to work and eat something good for supper. <BR> I am going to quit drinking so many latte's. <BR> ... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:46:08 EST ramblings Is this stupid cold weather ever gonna end – its bringing me down a little. This upcoming week looks like it is still going to be a little cold but not as bad as the last couple of days have been, at least I think anyways. When I can hear outside how cold it feels I just want to stay in my bed all day long. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about this, that’s what I get for living in Minnesota. <BR> <BR> I had a fairly good week this week. I went to the gym a couple times. I ate fairly... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 17:04:04 EST music and stuff There is nothing more frustrating than leaving volleyball to go to they gym and realizing that you don't have your ipod on you. Well maybe one thing, going to the gym and realizing that your ipod is dead. Tonight i did the crap i forgot my ipod. So what did i do. Just went home and said forget it. I am hoping to have a really good rest of the week. One thing i need to do right now is get my other ipod charged up and update the song list so that i can just bring that one to work and not have t... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 23:02:09 EST revising goals a little bit So here is my list of goals that i had at the beginning of the year: <BR> This year i have some goals that i would like to meet. <BR> 1) start forming good habits. I have some bad habits that i would like to break, yes i have a list. <BR> 2) Start tracking all food and drink intake no matter what. <BR> 3) Run a 5K by my birthday in April. My goal time 1/2 hour. <BR> 4) Run a 10k by the end of summer. goal time? <BR> 5) walk/run/bike/elliptical - 100 miles per month. <BR> 6) start lifting weig... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 13:21:48 EST struggles One of the worst things for me is having a bad breakfast. Yesterday i had a bad breakfast. I tried something new and did not like it at all. So I threw it out and decided to have a "fancy coffee" instead of a cereal bar that is at my desk like i could have. All day i felt like i wanted to eat and eat and eat. For lunch i brought a salad. I normally walk on my lunch and eat at my desk. Yesterday i was so hungry at lunch time i decided to just sit and eat. Get all my stuff on the table, open my... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:15:12 EST first month overview This month has had its ups and downs. I had days even weeks of pretty good eating. I also had pretty bad days of eating. Sometimes it would last a day, sometimes it would last multiple. I have ended the month off with a couple of pretty bad days. My goal is to bounce back and get back to where i want to be eating and health wise. <BR> <BR> My workouts have been up and down as well. Some days i was good about going to the gym some days i was bad with it. Some days i would go and not give it ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:46:54 EST rough week I have had a rough week. I just can't seem to say no. Mainly i can't say no to drinking. And of course drinking leads to horrible eating choices. I didn't eat completely horrible but definitely worse that i wanted to eat this week. So now i just need to start over and get back on track. I wrote down everything i ate and somewhat what i drank but i didn't track calories. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow i am starting a new workout plan so hopefully that goes well. I am almost at my 100 miles this month, i... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:37:45 EST week 3 I had another really good week this week. I went to the gym a little more than last week. Even though i didn't necessarily do the complete workouts i wanted to but i was there. Sadly the things that hindered my workout was my wardrobe. The two times i stopped early it was cause something i was wearing was bothering me. One was an uncomfortable pair of yoga pants, not sure if that was just an excuse in my head or what. The other was a t-shirt that was way too hot, i started feeling icky and kn... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:28:39 EST positive week The biggest positive of the week was the temperature, lol. We actually had above 0 temps and it was nice. until last night when it was drizzling/raining and now it is snowing. Which means it's going to be icy, YAY. <BR> <BR> I had a pretty good week this week. I didn't go to the gym as much as i would like however i did go a couple of times so i am happy with that. I've been rethinking my running plan a little but in the end it will have the same outcome. I set up a countdown on my ipad to ... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:57:28 EST icky feeling So i have done very well with my eating for the last week plus some. Tonight i decided that i was going to go out for supper after volleyball with some people. I knew exactly what i was going to get, boneless wings with the most amazing sauce. i really wasn't caring how many calories were in it or that it was deep fried. Well the wings were just as a amazing as i remember but now i feel like crap. I don't know if it was cause i ate too much - i didn't even finish them all. Or maybe it is just... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:11 EST Successful Week 1 I would call this week pretty successful. I ate very well. When I did go out to eat I looked up the menu before I left and I stuck with the choices i had picked out. I made it to the gym a couple days even. I started my running program. I went to the grocery store a couple of times and didn't buy anything I really didn't need. <BR> <BR> My goals for this week: stay on track with my eating. Stick to the workout plan that I have created. Don't get too stressed out at work. Stick to my plan th... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:16:27 EST Saturday Weekends always seem to be the hardest for me. I have been very impressed with myself. Today i have done really well. Even going to the grocery store i didn't splurge on something that i don't need to eat. I'm not going to say no to a treat from someone but i don't need to go out buying it myself. Lets hope tomorrow is just as good. I'm planning on going to Walmart tomorrow(i HATE Walmart) so hopefully that will go just as good as the grocery store went today. <BR> <BR> I had to work tonigh... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 01:15:12 EST a little bit of this and that So today didn't work out as planned. I didn't go to the gym after work and get on the treadmill, which is ok not going to get down on it. I ended up going to town with one of my friends. This town actually has stores and restaurants and so much temptation. She emailed me this morning and asked if i wanted to go with her. I said sure why not. She was like do you wanna go out to supper too. do you wanna go to panera, olive garden or texas roadhouse. I had mentioned that i was trying to eat heal... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:10:02 EST Dieting Dieting - I hate that word. The other day i had to fill something out at the doctor's office and one of the questions said are you currently dieting. I wanted to put no and give an explanation. It would have been something like I am not dieting I am changing my lifestyle to a healthier lifestyle. I am changing my diet no dieting. Dieting always seems to be something that has an end date: when i lose so much weight i will be fine and then go back to eating like crap. This week i have been doin... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 23:52:59 EST Good day So today i had a good day. It was a good day at work. I got home and had supper. I then relaxed for a bit until it was time to go to the gym and get on the treadmill before i played volleyball. <BR> <BR> My plan when I went to the gym was to walk for about an hour. I had to get in at least 3 miles. I wanted to do one of the preset things on the treadmill and then just walk for the other half hour. <BR> <BR> One thing I always seem to do is to look down at the clock and see how much time i... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 01:00:29 EST getting better My motivation seemed a bit better today. After i left volleyball i was thinking i should go to the gym and walk on the treadmill a bit. Well i didn't have an ipod with me so i decided not to. I decided to go the grocery store and then go home and get some stuff done. <BR> <BR> I'm going to work on eating better and going to the gym and walking on the treadmill. I thought earlier that maybe i just give up on going to the gym and just concentrate on eating healthy. I don't think i can do that... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 23:43:42 EST no motivation. So i have a severe lack of motivation right now and i don't know how to get over it. I need to start going to the gym on a regular basis and i need to start eating healthier on a regular basis. <BR> I'm going to try and make it my goal to only eat food at work that i bring to work. No eating from the vending machines or our food vendors. <BR> <BR> As for working out i'm not sure how to kick the non-motivation. Start small tomorrow. Maybe that is where i am going to start. I think i am just ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 23:57:11 EST still winter I know it's not going to go away for a while but I think I still might be in denial. It was really cold today my car wouldn't start. Hopefully that is the only time this winter that this happens to me. Needless to say i didn't go workout today. I have just been lazy and felt like eating like crap. So i did. Tonight i am going to make an eating and workout plan for the week. I am going to figure everything out and try to stay around 1500 calories. Hopefully making this plan will make me accoun... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 18:46:45 EST Winter's here So I live in Northern Minnesota and we got some snow last night. I know I should be used to it right? Well no actually we have not got a lot of snow this year, we didn't even have any on Christmas. So i woke up this morning with the intention of going to the gym and getting a workout in. Well seeing the snow i was not happy at all. It was also really windy out - cold plus really windy = really really cold. I decided i wasn't going out in that and i decided to skip my workout. the 3rd and i am... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 21:19:24 EST 2015 So i say this to myself all the time and it will stick. I wanna lose weight and be skinny. well i have changed this thought now to i wanna be healthy and look athletic. <BR> <BR> This year i have some goals that i would like to meet. <BR> 1) start forming good habits. I have some bad habits that i would like to break, yes i have a list. <BR> 2) Start tracking all food and drink intake no matter what. <BR> 3) Run a 5K by my birthday in April. My goal time 1/2 hour. <BR> 4) Run a 10k by the en... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 23:58:44 EST