PAISLEYOWL140's SparkPeople Blog PAISLEYOWL140's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Turkey and goals So my gym is open this Thursday till 1pm so the plan is to prep everything the night before so all I have to do is put the turkey in and then head off to the gym for a couple hours. There isnt much to do since its just the four of us (me, my aunt, grams, and my dad). <BR> <BR> This week I would like to aim for going everyday. MWF I do cardio and full body and then just cardio on TR. I would like for this to be my norm. Im working on my 'at home workout' list. I want to make sure Im hi... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:46:49 EST @ the gym I made it to the gym last night and I am so happy that I made myself go. I had planned to go earlier in the day and then around 6pm I just felt tired and drained. I was fighting with myself. My shoulder blades where also still sore from raking up leaves Sunday. At 830 I changed my clothes, put my hair up, got my water bottle and went to the gym. <BR> <BR> I did 40 mins cardio between the treadmill and the bike, and 30 mins between lower, upper, and core When I was working my arms and... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:43:29 EST cough UPDATE This cough is coming to an end which means I can return to the gym. Im not going tonight because Im really sore from raking up leaves yesterday. I did do some exercises and I plan to go for a walk tonight. Tomorrow, Thursday and early Saturday morning I plan on going. I might also go Saturday night because we are doing Thanksgiving at my grandparents and I already know that Im going to feast. <BR> <BR> I plan on taking better care of myself since I watch a 2 year old that loves giving me... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:18:23 EST got the cough... again On November 2nd I watched my little cousin who HAD to give me kisses all day. She coughed a couple times but I didnt pay to much attention. On the 3rd I watched her again and she was still coughing. Later that day I went to the gym and there I started to cough. Today we are still both coughing. Because of this I havent been to the gym since the 3rd. Its a dry cough and very annoying. <BR> <BR> This cough medicine isnt working but it feels like the same one I had back in February and... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:12:33 EST My Birthday Yesterday I turned 33 and my day was GREAT!!! I got up at 7 and spent about 80 minutes at the gym. It felt so good to be there. Its been 3 or 4 months since Ive been due to family things and me just feeling drained. The only spot on me thats sore is my chest. I plan to go back tomorrow night and Thursday night. I might even go Saturday morning before heading out to my grandparents place to celebrate October/November birthdays. <BR> <BR> This is going to be my year. I really need to ... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 08:25:22 EST UGH!! I just saw.. 'it' (not the movie) I open up my lap top and in the black screen I spot it. The other chin. I need to put my foot down and focus on my goals and work my ass off to reach them. My birthday is this Sunday so I have decided to wake up early and head off to the gym. We are going to see Crimson Peak at 11am so I have to get up at 630 (eat something small) then head to the gym from 7 to 830, and then come home to shower and eat. I want my year of being 33 the year of change. The year of achieving my goals. <BR> ... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:18:47 EST What a Month These past 33 days has been soooooo busy. We finished pulling up the pavers on the front porch and we are currently filling the holes and smoothing out the concrete. We are still debating on if to paint or stain the porch, or just leave it natural. We also cleaned up the driveway. Cleaned the edges, removed a lot of sod, pulled up loose drive way, and power washed. It looks so big now! <BR> <BR> I got my little cousin a lot this month so Ive been extra tired. The little fart even gav... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:06:39 EST OMG!!! So I still haven't started anything. I feel like I haven't been to the gym in weeks. I eat whatever I want and Im always hungry. Im usually like this the week before my period, but not this time. I am stressed about a couple of things. My cousin is getting married October 10th and I still haven't lose any weight. Yes there are some parts of me that has toned up but I still have a big gut. I NEED MY CARDIO!!!!! Then there is my grams doctor appointment to see if it is dementia, if so w... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 11:15:11 EST It WILL begin tomorrow So I never got around to starting the new plan on the 26. Lack of sleep and yardwork got in the way. I was hoping to start it yesterday but as I was doing housework I found more work to do and my OCD kicked in and I spent all day in the bathroom cleaning and organizing it along with cleaning the living room. I need to finish the housework today (cleaning the kitchen and a lot of laundry) since I'm watching my cousin tomorrow through Friday. I would like to go to the Gym today but I doubt ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:15:16 EST My changing Plan Not sure if it was on this profile or my last profile but I remember writing a blog about changing things up. Changing up a routine is good for your muscles and people that do this also have better results with weight lose. So over this past week I was planning things out. Here is my plan that will start this Thursday: <BR> <BR> Monday and Thursday (Day A) <BR> a.m. - Morning yoga // stretching // Challenges <BR> p.m. - Stretching // Spark videos and Bra bulge exercises // bedtime yoga <... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:21:02 EST So far this month Since the 10th Ive only been to the Gym once. I had my busy days of house work and yard work and on the days that I could make it I was sore. Friday night my body just felt drained and I was a zombie by 8. Sunday I woke up with my left trapezius muscle (had to look that one up, the muscle that connects your neck to your shoulder) really tight. <BR> <BR> Tonight my aunt is going to the gym and I plan to go tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday. Im not sure what we are doing this weekend but I wo... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:33:46 EST Back on track Sunday me and my aunt went to the gym. The last time before that was July 7th, and before that was June 30th. My goal for July was (at least) 30 hours of Gym time. Sadly I only made it for an hour. July was full of yard work, soreness, lack of sleep. <BR> <BR> August will be different. I already got a routine for housework down so I can get through that stuff pretty quick. The plan is I go to the gym 3x a week. When my aunt gets home I head to the Gym for 60 to 90 mins then come ho... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:37:13 EST Change... take 2 So I had this nice long blog and my dogs paw hits the lap top and it all goes away. I am not about to spend another 30 minutes thinking about things and writing it all back up so Im going to just give the pinpoints. <BR> <BR> Things NEED to change!!! Yes I have said this before. Here it is: <BR> <BR> 1. Plan out all meals, 2 weeks at a time <BR> 2. Clean house throughout the day so I'm not doing everything at once. Do breakfast and lunch dishes after lunch and do a quick clean in the kit... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:40:02 EST ctrl+alt+delete.... Refresh Over the past couple of days I have been looking over old posts, both on this page and my old page. I found out about SparkPeople back in the fall of 2007. I feel like I have wasted so much time. I could have been at my goal weight back in 2009. But I tell myself that this isn't an easy thing to change. It takes time to change the way to think of food and to build up motivation to exercise. <BR> <BR> I was active when I was little but when I started Jr. High I became a couch potato... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:26:14 EST Cleaning and Organizing The other day after all the heavy rain I found a big bowl of water in our kitchen cabinet. I think we are cursed. I pulled everything out of the cabinet and cleaned anything that was wet. Yesterday we got a plumber out and he fixed the 2 pipes (the ones that go out through the roof). He also fixed the busted pipe that's for the hoes. As he was fixing one of the pipes he smelled gas. It was up high and very slow which explains why it wasn't so strong smelling. There were a few times thou... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:53:41 EST New month New goals Last month I was at the gym for a total of around 12 hours (10 days ranging from 40 to 90 minutes). In my last blog I talked about an idea me and my aunt had for the gym. Thinking it over I think the best thing is just to alternate days. I go MWF and she goes TRS. I would like to aim for 2 hours and then add on Saturday and Sunday. <BR> <BR> I don't really know if we will stick to this because Im always changing my mind. The goal though, is to have a total of at least 30 hours this m... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:08:35 EST New gym plan Since May 11th I have been going to the gym at least 3x a week. Over the past 12 days I have only been 2x. Last week I cant remember why I only went once. My grandma did have a UTI and she was pretty much a child so maybe I was just too tied to deal. I also had rain and rain makes me tired too. Thursday I couldn't go because I watched my cousin till 8pm and Friday we started out Game of Thrones marathon. <BR> <BR> I just talked with my aunt about what we need to do. Here is the plan: sh... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 13:47:32 EST No rest = No Gym The last time I was at the gym was on the 11th. I feel like its been way longer. Friday was my cousins bridal shower. Saturday I got up early and made a large amount of chicken salad for the family reunion (dads side) and then me and my aunt went to a concert. Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello with Mariachi El Bronx. Gogol Bordello was awesome!!! Then on Sunday we were just tired. Yesterday we had planned to do some housework but we went to bed early because neither of us got any sleep.... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:48:53 EST Back in action I wanted to head back to the gym yesterday but I was just too dang on tired. I told myself that this will be my rest day but I will have to go everyday this week. I usually go at night anywhere between 1030 and 1130 but I went today at 5pm. It really wasn't that bad with a lot of people there and in a way it was kinda motivating. I think my new gym time will be 5 to 7. Its good that I have a new time because with my old time I wasn't getting to bed till 1am or later and I have to get up ... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 21:20:59 EST Crap weekend We took our time getting outside to do yardwork and when I finally started after helping my aunt with a few things I took a step funny or something and my middle lower back starts to hurt. So now I cant stand for long or do much of anything. My back started to hurt when I noticed water coming from the wall of the faucet outside. I go to look in the utility room and water is all over the floor. My aunt is already stressed because we have other house relating issues to deal with. <BR> <B... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 17:51:21 EST Gym june 4 Thursday night I went to the gym from about 11:20pm to 12:40. I tried out the Arc and within 10 seconds of starting my thighs became tight. I slowed down and there was still the tightness. I only made it for 3 minutes. Tried the elliptical and my legs were still tight after a few seconds. Moved to the treadmill and worked up a really good sweat. Worked on my legs and upper body then back on the treadmill for another good 20 minutes of sweat. <BR> <BR> I think I'm ready to do cardio for... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:34:59 EST Gym june 2 Me and my aunt went to the gym and I walked for 15, adduction, abduction, arms, shoulders, back, and finished on the bike. We were there for 40ish minutes because we had to get home since we left grandma here home alone. I really hoped that she would be fine but we found her moving things from one room to take to her room. We pretty much yelled at her because she could have fallen. Our den is full of things and there is a tight path in it and that's the room she was moving things out of. ... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:43:56 EST Gym June 1 My aunt has this whole week off so I went to the gym around 8am. I was just there for 30 min because we have my little cousin all week and I wanted to get back before the kid woke up. I just did the treadmill. Got up to 8.5 incline but stayed at a speed of 2.8. I changed the incline here and there so it felt like I was actually out in the woods hiking. <BR> <BR> Then I went again at night really late, 11:25pm. There were less than 20 people there. It was so nice. Treadmill for 20min... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:37:38 EST The Month of May Me and my aunt did a challenge this month, NO EATING OUT! And we DID IT!!! It was a lot easier than we thought. We are use to eating out at least 2x a week. We did have breakfast out on Mothers Day but that doesn't count. The only place I really thought about was Chipotle. Its so yummy. <BR> <BR> For the month of June we are still going to try to not eat out (as much), work on portion control, and no sweets; candy, donuts, cakes, cup cakes, danishes, cookies, scones, pop, and I'm sur... Fri, 29 May 2015 22:34:16 EST Gym - day 7 (5/27/15) <BR> I was planning to go to the gym yesterday but I was feeling a little weird. Not sure if it was allergies, pre-period, or messed up sleep schedule. I felt so guilty not going. I still felt a little funny today but not as bad. I got to the gym at 10:15 and started getting to work: <BR> <BR> Treadmill - Incline starting at 4 and worked up to 8 - speed 2.5 - 15 minutes <BR> Adduction - 100 count at 70lbs ( 25 / rest 10 seconds / 25 /rest 10 seconds and so on) <BR> Abduction ... Thu, 28 May 2015 00:24:53 EST What a Weekend I got hit in the head with a honeysuckle, got hit in the nose with the handle of the loppers, and got covered in bug bites and scratches. But the yard is looking GREAT!!! There is still plenty of things to do so I plan to go out for 2 to 3 hours this week (once the kid is picked up) and then head to the gym for 40 min to an hour or more. <BR> <BR> As we were pulling the never ending weeds, I started to plan out future projects for the back. There is an area where a pool once was that is... Tue, 26 May 2015 15:08:30 EST Yard Work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday has been full of yard work. I haven't made it to the gym this weekend but that's fine because my 'gym' was outside. I cute down a lot of honeysuckles so right there is a lot of chest press. Weeding I was either bent over and stretching so there I worked my thighs and then when I was on my knees and stretching I worked my back and core. <BR> <BR> There is still so much that needs to get done. I still need to break down the honeysuckle that I cut down, pull w... Sun, 24 May 2015 09:08:56 EST Feeling so dang on good I just got back from the gym (midnight) and I think I got a good routine down. <BR> <BR> 10 min walk speed 2.5 incline 2.0 <BR> Abduction 3 sets 50 reps at 50lbs 15 sec rest between each set <BR> Adduction 3 sets 50 reps at 50lbs 15 sec rest between each set <BR> 10 min walk speed 2.5 incline 2.0 <BR> Leg press 3 sets 30 reps at 50lbs 15 sec rest between each set <BR> stationary bike 20 min at 70 rpm <BR> 10 walk speed 2.5 incline 7.0 <BR> <BR> I found that my thighs feel so much better whe... Fri, 22 May 2015 00:50:32 EST This, that, and a baby Yesterday I didn't make it to the gym because my belly was upset. I plan to go tonight and I can go when ever I want since I don't have to watch the kid tomorrow :) I want to do bike, treadmill, adduction/abduction, and leg press. I like to work on my arms and back here at home because I got an issue with my right arm. I was dumb and was using a 8lb weight back in early Feb. It doesn't hurt as much but I just cant do overhead press. Just makes my right arm feel tired really fast. I wil... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:03:24 EST gym day 5 My thighs are feeling a lot better than yesterday and earlier today so I decided to go to the gym. I'm really enjoying the gym and I wish we joined when they first moved in 3ish years ago. I was thinking it was going to be to much money and I was just scared. I felt like I was going to be judged even though their logo is "judge free zone". I guess I just wasn't mentally ready. At times I think, 'what would I look like right now if we had joined back then?', but then I make myself shut up... Tue, 19 May 2015 23:24:12 EST Poor Thighs I didn't make it to the gym yesterday because I over did it on the adduction/abduction machines Sunday. My inner thighs , as far as you can go up, were so tight. Today they are doing better, still a little sore. I plan to go tonight but just do the bike and treadmill. Thinking 30 bike, 30 walk, 15 bike, 15 walk. Might do some on the leg press, depends on how busy it is, haven't be there yet on a weeknight at 9. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:14:59 EST Gym Time We didn't get the chance to make it to the gym Saturday because it took awhile and a lot of energy to finish clearing out and removing the carpet in the sunroom. But we made it to the gym today <em>334</em> We did 10 mins on both bike and treadmill and then we went and tried out a few machines. I would have loved to stay much longer but we left grandma home alone. <BR> <BR> I can do it but my sleep is more important. It is so messed up with me still sleeping in the living room with gr... Sun, 17 May 2015 19:52:18 EST Day 3 gym The plan was to get up at 430 this morning to go to the gym but decided to sleep in because the back of my thighs are tight. I do stretch when Im done but I think it could be how I stand when I do yard work. Im bent over with my left arm resting on my left thigh. You can really feel muscles being pulled. I still wanted to go to the gym today so we planned on going after grocery shopping. <BR> <BR> Todays full plan was to do some house work, yard work till 7ish, shower, store, then gym. ... Sat, 16 May 2015 02:44:37 EST Need to vent! I feel like I let my cousin walk all over me when it comes to watching her kid. I don't mind watching her but when I have a large list of things to do outside I cant get to them because I'm watching her kid. I told her once that I would have to move back the work when I have her and she says to just take her out with me and to have her play in some dirt. First off her yard is a quarter size of ours so her work takes an hour and there is her and her husband. Here its just me. There is my ... Thu, 14 May 2015 20:04:20 EST Day 2 A.M. Gym Didn't get to bed till 1030 then my gram wakes me up at 230 something so when my alarm went off at 430 I was debating on if I should go. I was so tired. I got dressed, ate some grapes and a couple slices of turkey then added for the gym. 25 min on the bike and 15 on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> I was looking at the other machines and I wanted to try them out but didn't for a few reasons: <BR> 1. I want to focus on my cardio right now. The bike and treadmill and then add on the elliptical.... Wed, 13 May 2015 08:17:47 EST So I did it !!! This morning I went to the Gym! I was on the bike for about 20 mins and then the treadmill for another 20. I wish I did more but this is still a great start. I wanted to start going in the mornings over a month ago but a lot of things got in the way. <BR> <BR> Last night I wanted to get to bed at 9 but ended up going to bed at 11. I had a hard time falling asleep because my room was a little warm and I was a little excided about the gym. I kept waking up thinking I over slept. When I d... Mon, 11 May 2015 07:41:05 EST New May Since my grandma has to wear the cast for one more week (she is getting it off this Friday) I haven't been able to go to the gym. I have been a Zombie all week. I haven't slept in my bed since the 25th, I think. This Friday night I am going to bed at 9. Since this Saturday is going to be busy Im not going to go to the gym. I might try for Sunday morning. I am for sure starting to go this Monday. I have to! <BR> <BR> This month we have decided to NOT EAT OUT. So far so good. Doing ... Wed, 6 May 2015 21:13:57 EST Happy May Day The goal for May is to eat out only once, Mothers Day. We made this goal because for the past couple of weeks we have ate out a little too much than usual. Also this is the month that I AM going to go to the gym 3x a week. The plan was to start that last week but because my grandma is in a cast and we both sleep in the living room, I get no sleep. She just can not lay still. <BR> <BR> So starting Monday I plan to get up at 430, eat something small, and then head to the gym for an hour.... Fri, 1 May 2015 23:16:12 EST RE: Screaming Last week was just full of stress. I was mentally ready to go to the Gym in the morning and then my grandma ending up with a cast on her foot. We brought in a daybed to the living room for 2 reasons: 1. we took the carpet out of her room and the loose rug is dangerous for her with the cast, the rest of the house has carpet. 2. so we can keep an eye on her because she doesn't like to follow direction i.e. the cast. Me and my aunt takes turn sleeping in the living room. I take Sunday throug... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:18:08 EST SCREAMING Wednesdays blogs I talked about how ready I am. I still am but now I have more things in my way. <BR> <BR> My grandma has type 2 diabetes so when she has a sore on her feet they take time to heal. Late Jan/early Feb something happened with her toe and it turned into a small hole on the bottom f her middle toe. Well the hole is still there. Its there because SHE CAN NOT LISTEN AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. We've told her time and time again, including her doctors, that she needs to keep her f... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:57:41 EST It's starting I was on Pinterest looking at before and after pics and reading about some of them and I really think Im finally ready. Earlier today I was also writing up what I need to do to reach my goals so looking at the pics along with that really is helping. <BR> <BR> Its going to suck so much. I don't want to wake up at 430 every morning but its something I have to do. My mind right now is going crazy with everything that Ive read today and what I have planned out. Im excited!!!!! Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:11:33 EST Stomach virus In my last post I said that I was going to the Gym later that day. Well I kept my word and we went. Walked a mile but had to cut it short because my grandma was getting tired. I was very happy with myself and we had planned to go again that week but that never happened. <BR> <BR> I woke up Thursday with a stomach virus. Stomach issues till Sunday and lower back pain and headache till Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Now when I eat I don't eat that much. Its like my stomach shrunk half its size in th... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:49:56 EST Discipline Last year I found out that my cousin will be getting married in October of 2015. My goal was to be at my goal weight by then. I had over a year to make it but now I have only 6 months. It is my own fault that I have done nothing to reach my goals. Yes I did join a gym but I haven't been yet. But Im going TODAY!! My aunt will be home around 5 and soon after she gets home we are all heading to the gym. My aunt has knee issues and my gram is a diabetic with a sore on her toe (so she has t... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:04:01 EST A nice day An hour or so after an early dinner I decided to go on a walk. I started to walk down the street and saw a guy spraying weed killer on his drive and then kids playing in the street a few houses down. Since I had Tallulah (my dog) I turned around because it was a little windy and I didn't want to walk past the weed killer and the kids are a distraction for her. She loves meeting new people. So I got back home and I really wanted to head back out. I had the energy and Tallulah loves her wa... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 21:03:54 EST HELL since last post So there was a no go on going to the Gym. That weekend our roof in the room started to leak so we had my dad come over to get up there and clean it off. There was about 5 inches of ice up there. The ice also caused 2 of the panels to come apart. We had to clear out that room and move other things in the other rooms around and it was just a pain. After clearing that room out I got a cold. Dry cough nonstop for a week and then stuffy nose and constant sneezing. The past couple of days I'... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:14:23 EST The Gym Me and my aunt joined the Gym Jan 9th and we still haven't been. We both got that chest bug at the same time which lasted just over 2 weeks. On top of that we got all this snow. We plan to go tomorrow and Sunday, if the weather is okay. I would like to try to go at least 3x a week. <BR> <BR> Here is my plan: <BR> 1. Start out 3x a week to the point of it being a habit. <BR> 2. Get to bed at 830/9 so I can get up at 4 to go to the gym <BR> 3. Eat clean but still eat out 2 or 3 ti... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:39:06 EST Just a little update Yesterday I went to my doctors so he could remove a skin tag/mole and freeze off some other skin tags. Like usual they took my weight and I was at 224. Last month (Dec 10) when I was there for a physical I was at 227. 3 pounds isn't a lot but its something. This is motivating me to really watch what I eat. Like Ive said in the other post, we joined a gym, so once Im healed we really need to get into gear and go at least 3x a week. <BR> <BR> The other day I went to bed at 830, I was dead... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:21:45 EST The BELLY FLAP I was standing in front of the display case that has a mirror in the back while doing plie squats with pull overs and I noticed it. The belly flap. That lovely fat pouch just under your belly button. With my body type it just looks so weird from the side. I hate it with a passion. I think the first areas that I want to really work on it that flap and my arm flaps. I've already been working on my arms all week. Now I just need to tackle the beast of all flaps. <BR> <BR> ::BEAST MODE:: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:36:26 EST Im ready Eddie spaghetti We joined the gym yesterday and I am very over whelmed. Just thinking about all of the machines and all the ''January'' people. Im always nervous about starting new things but things always work out after some time, so it will happen this time too. <BR> <BR> At first Im just going to do cardio there and weights here. When I feel more confident I'm going to do it all there. I'm still going to exercise here at home because I know I cant make it to the gym everyday. <BR> <BR> We joined pla... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:51:45 EST Its a start I just did some yoga, arm and core; mostly arms. I think I only did this for 10 minutes, wasn't paying much attention to time. Im going to start out very slow because I haven't been getting that good of sleep with my grandma waking me up at least 3 times a night. <BR> <BR> I plan to do yoga, adduction, abduction, pull overs, bicep curls, shoulder press, knee to elbow crunch, reverse crunch, Russian twist, plie squats, and the better booty video. <BR> <BR> I'm just doing 1 set of either ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:01:55 EST