MXDADVTRGRL85's SparkPeople Blog MXDADVTRGRL85's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community California Vacation! Yes! I'm going to Cali!! In September for about 6 days to see some family! I'm ever so excited and am ready to certainly kick it into overdrive! Last week was 2 months exactly till I leave. So I thought I could loose 20 pounds. But I'd truly have to fight for it! And I think it's worth it! Well, and I am certainly worth fighting for. <BR> <BR> I had intdended to join the YMCA with a friend of mine (work out buddies) but it was a difference of signing up for $90 last week or August 1st $40..... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:43:55 EST Turkish Get Ups: Bootcamp Update DOWN 5 POUNDS!!!!! HOORAY! HOORAY!!! And my clothes are fitting SO much better. Honestly, I cannot wait to be OUT of these clothes :) <BR> <BR> We've been doing these workouts called the Turkish get ups. Ow ow ow ow ow... They are so painful. But yet so effective. Look them up on YouTube. I kid you not! The motion should be very robotic and mythodical. I feel it everywhere. Add a weight and it's even more so a killer. I'll certainly be adding that into my weekly rotation!! (SIDE NOTE: last ... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:40:01 EST Bootcamp. Our Second Round. Different Guys! After attending the meeting with the guys at the bootcamp we were told that we couldn't do any other workouts except for the 2 days of 30 min cardio. I love yoga, I shall not give it up. So I'm not. I'll do that for one of the cardio days and for the other, walk or a Jillian cardio disk. Not doing yoga may very well mean that someone dies. I have to get my zen on, center, and focus. <BR> <BR> They told us we could have one cheat day a week. It gives us something to look forward to and to bu... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:32:24 EST Sickly. Yet triumphant! I have been "ill" on and off for a few weeks. It's horrible! Every time I start kicking butt and taking numbers something happens. Which I get depressed and therefore eat. Luckily I don't keep bad snacks or any snacks in my cupboards or in my desk. But it doesn't keep me from searching people out while at work... Lol... <BR> <BR> My boyfriend is on month 2 of Insanity. Therefore I should be in month 2 of Jillian Michaels. After fighting pnemonia, recovering from that, and then a few other t... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 11:31:51 EST Week 3, Julian Michael's Body Revolution Switched into the next cycle of videos. And I am sore. And love it! <BR> <BR> I text my boyfriend yesterday AM to say my shoulders were (still are) on FIRE!! Being the doctor he is he called ASAP to see if I was ok. I started laughing (how sweet), and explained why. <BR> <BR> However, I don't like the outrageous plank ups. My shoulders are seriously KILLING me. And yet again, I love it. I know it's working, I can feel it working! <BR> <BR> Everything feels like jelly. Abs, arms, shoulder... Thu, 24 May 2012 10:43:03 EST Officially 10 pounds down!!! I am SO excited!!! I finally hit my goal! Overall I want to loose 50 pounds but I'm surely doing this pound by pound and one small goal at a time. <BR> <BR> And this AM, I hit my first "BIG" goal. That seems small but have to start some where. My next goal is to loose 15 pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm on day 5 of Jillian Michale's Body Revolution, and loving it. I rearranged the weekly schedule to accomadate being out of town all weekend. Yesterday was to be cardio but I decided to do cardio at th... Fri, 4 May 2012 11:12:40 EST Walking Pneumonia and 7lbs I'm back! I have been sick for well over a week. I was getting incredibly sick of being sick. It started the 20th with allergies and went downhill from there. Monday I left work, went home to take a nap and woke up with a 102 fever. Awesome. I had no appetite and couldn't kick my fever. Luckily my boyfriend is a doctor, so he made a housecall :) He diagnosed it as walking pneumonia. Lovely. <BR> <BR> So I laid on the couch nearly all of last week. I found that I hate both my bed and couch, ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:06:09 EST Bootcamp Graduate! Next Up... I finished bootcamp! And left 7 pounds behind with it! Woohoo!! The last 4 weeks and 3 days out of those weeks have been, a bit rough! But I realize what I am capable of doing. I told myself that if I could make it through I would look at getting some sort of workout system. <BR> <BR> After talking to friends I decided on Jillian Michale's Body Revolution. I don't know of anyone else who has done it but I love Jillian and have done a few of her other videos, I know they work. <BR> <BR> I ... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:24:36 EST Moving. Is such a pain. I started moving Friday into a bigger place. Even has a big backyard! (Can you say pool?!?) I also started bootcamp last week. That combination yesterday morning ended up in me feel like my head was nailed to the pillow. My body litterally told me, "Screw you. We're staying here." While my mind realized I needed to go. My body won that fight and I slept for another hour. Do I feel bad? Yes, but I know that when my body needs rest. My body needs rest. <BR> <BR> I'm so ready to be back in wor... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:46:26 EST It's Pain Leaving The Body That's what my co-worker laughed and said to me this morning as I waddled down the hallway from my office into the kitchen for water. <BR> <BR> Two friends and I started the bootcamp yesterday. When the trainer said suicides, I muttered an expletive as I haven't done them since 8th grade lol. Today two of us are walking around like old ladies. <BR> <BR> Is it a good pain? Yes! But aching whenever you bend to sit down (whether chair, car, toilet) is very uncomfortable! And as we walked thr... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:34:59 EST Eureka Bound! Marc (boyfriend) and I are leaving in a few short hours to go about an hour away to the beautiful town of Eureka Springs. We're staying at the Crescent Hotel, it's a historical hotel said to be haunted by ghost. We've not been away since Christmas so this will be quite nice! The drive there is windy but the views are amazing and I'm hoping that some of the trees will be green. When I was a kid we would drive through and giggle how being so far above the trees made it look like broccoli :) <B... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:48:13 EST Bootcamp The Living Social Deal of the Day yesterday was a month of bootcamp. Sounded exciting but I was a bit scared to sign up for it. I told two friends about it and they said, "If you do it, I'll do it." Part of me wanted to respond with, "So if I jump off a bridge, are you going to as well?" But I didn't. <BR> <BR> Starting in one week Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the 3 of us will be at a local park doing some crazy stuff at 5:30 in the morning for 4 weeks. Yes, in the morning. For an hour. ... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:03:40 EST Kayaking Darker Me It's about that time of year to start amping up for the river! A new kayak! Digging out all of the gear to make sure it's good. Buying new gear. And most of all I have to start tanning.. <BR> <BR> My co-workers have been laughing at me because I keep saying I have to tan before the summer. <BR> <BR> When I say this people look at me crazy and typically reply with, "But you're half black, why do you tan? You have such a great complexion." I can't help but laugh. Yes, I'm half black but if ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:05:27 EST Garage Memories I am moving into a bigger place at the end of the month and my mom has told me to go through the remaining boxes in her garage and take ownership of them. So I helped out on Sunday, it was a gorgeous day!! <BR> <BR> Moving through boxes I found papers I'd written in college (including 2 business plans I wrote and got excited in reading the comments from professors applauding my hard work and researchm YAY me!), old toys, art work, notes from high school, and pictures. The pictures were the ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:50:13 EST Past Vs. Present It is so odd that not to many years ago I was sporting a size 22 pant. At that size people thought I was lazy and incompetent. Because apparently laziness and the want to succeed is dictated by your weight... Please. <BR> <BR> And now at a size 12 and have maintained for nearly 3 years, people come to me with their diet questions, help, and support. I thought it was odd at first as I surely don't know the answers. It's a bit of trial and error, finding what works for me. What foods to put in... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:09:21 EST Mom Knows Best Last week I was utterly frustrated. After talking to my mom about how frustrated I was getting, she suggested that I go back to the routine I had down when I lost weight the frist time. She commented how I had that routine down pat, and said that I should go right back to it. As I found that was so easier and complimented my life. <BR> <BR> What was the routine? <BR> <BR> - Up @ 5am, brush teeth, drink some water <BR> - Eat a handful of almonds <BR> - Workout for an hour <BR> - Come home... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:54:02 EST It's That Time of Year... Sick People. Everywhere. There are at least 2 people in my office who are sickly today. My stepdad is sick. Family members. Other friends. I've not been sick with the flu in exactly 2 years. However, I did get the stomach flu right before we went to Santa Fe, NM for New Year's last year, it lasted less than 24 hours. And I lost 5 pounds, which is not to shabby... Though I couldn't enjoy my food at the Big Texan in Amaraillo, TX. Yes, I'm still bumed about that. <BR> <BR> I think a great deal of this is because thou... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:14:13 EST Frustration. I cannot seem to get movtivated to get the remaining off. I know EXACTLY what I need to do and how to do it. I've lost the weight before, I can do it again. I suppose I feel as if I'm loosing out on something if I don't go out to dinner or out for drinks or cure the craving. <BR> <BR> I feel like screaming in annoyance. And then I put on my work clothes (that were a bit loose before the Holidays last year) and I feel pathetic. <BR> <BR> I have got to get out of this rut, just let go and l... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:14:35 EST Sleep Lust. There are 3 times a year where we work like crazy mad on project. This year is a bit different in which I'm trying to NOT make excuses as to why my bootay shouldn't be in the gym. But I like to sleep. Well, not like. L-O-V-E to sleep! My alarm goes off at 5:15 and I snooze it. I then roll on outta bed because I have to get ready for work. Boo. I've even the alarm on the other side of the room. But I just hit and go crawl back into bed. Ha... <BR> <BR> I did cancell my cable. It's honestly, ... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 15:51:50 EST Soreness. Is gain. Currently sitting in my office, extremely sore. So sore I couldn't do my hair type of sore. And my thighs burn. <BR> <BR> The saying is "no pain, no gain"... Well I'm in a lot of pain, so I guess I have a lot to gain. <BR> <BR> I've tossed out my scale. I'm working out every day. However, with my food, I've cheated a bit. Not crazy but eating what I know I shouldn't. So I'm promising myself not to eat what I'm not supposed to. The amazing thing with Isagenix is that you can buy green tea ... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 10:09:10 EST Define. So who am I? I've always been the sarcastic (used to be fat) girl. Who loves her family and friends hard. Seeks adventure and new things. Loves to travel. Has a true zest for life. Reads recipes like books. Tries to grow plants, names them, they die and then has a ceremony at the trash bin. Loves being local. Works hard at keeping things simple. And has a true love of garage sales (HELLO, it's like treasure hunting! I once found a pair of Manolo Blahniks) and antique stores. <BR> <BR> I've ... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:46:09 EST