PEACHEZ82's SparkPeople Blog PEACHEZ82's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Woo Hoo <em>248</em> I made it thanks for all the support. I did my weigh out on Dietbet today I not only made it to my 4% goal I beat it by 1.3lbs ironic huh. The same amount I was stuck at is the amount I surpassed it by. Anyway this is not the end for me. I am determined to get back into a healthy weight range get toned and eventually I want to help other on this lifelong journey of fitness. I haven't been this close to being out of the 190's in a while I am 192.2lbs when I leave 190 ville I am ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:48:57 EST 2 days and 1.3lbs So officially today is day 27 of the 28 day challenge weigh in is on Monday. As of this morning I weighted in at 194.2 I need to be at 193.5 to get to my 4% goal. Ugh this is so frustrating I am literally working my but off. I know the problem is a combo if not eating enough calories which is throwing my metabolism off and I believe I am finally getting some muscles under these layers of fat. Muscle weighs more than fat so that could be affecting my weight in terms of the scale. I am losing i... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 22:51:14 EST Updates I did finish Insanity I did miss a few days but I finished. <BR> <BR> Current program: Turbo Fire, Zuumba and Water Aerobics <BR> <BR> I am positively in love with Zuumba I do it almost 5 times a week and now that I have Zuumba for my Wii I might do it 7 days a week. <BR> <BR> My fitness pal is a great addition to my new lifestyle I find it much easier if I add my calories before anything goes in my mouth. This keeps me on track. <BR> <BR> I love that Spark People finally is able to sync ... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:02:54 EST Insanity Day 18 I made it over the hump and Im still going strong. My son was sick this week so I missed 2 days of Insanity and today I'm playing catch up 2 workouts done 2 more left I plowed through Plyometric Cardio and Pure Cardio still have Cardio Abs and Cardio Recovery left to complete. I'm getting stronger and able to do each exercise longer each time. I go on the scale again last night and I really need to not do this because that number is not moving even though I giving it my all. At first I let t... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 18:14:07 EST Day 15 Fit Test # 2 DAY 1 Vs. Day 15 <BR> Here it is in all its scary glory. <BR> Measurements: <BR> <BR> Height: 5’4 <BR> <BR> Day 1 Day 2 <BR> Weight: 205lbs Weight: 202.8lbs <BR> Waist: 41inches Waist: 39inches <BR> Hips: 44 inches Hips: 44inches <BR> Thighs: Left- 27 inches Thighs: Left 28inches <BR> Right- 26.5 inches ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:32:01 EST Day 12 Cardio Power and Resistance Either Insanity has become an addiction or I have really become insane, lol. I absolutely love this program even though it is still extra difficult I am getting through it modified exercises and all. I don't care what it takes I will get through this program. I'm 12 days in 51 more to go. I am can already see a change in my body. I have snuck on the scale but I promised myself I wouldn't officially weight in until I have being doing Insanity for 2 weeks. I'm also going to take compare my begi... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:55:46 EST Insanity Day 9 Pure Cardio I so did not feel like doing anything related to Insanity today seeing that I had a really long day at work and then came home and cleaned my apartment. I almost its okay if you skip one day you can play catch up, you know just do 2 workouts in one day. See that was the old Crystal trying to rear her ugly head. I am determined to complete this program no matter what. I truly hating pushing play and actually didn't give it my all a quarter of the way through the first rep of the warm up circui... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:08:22 EST Ode to Shaun T and Insanity Okay my Spark friends let me tell you a little story sit back because it goes a little something like this. <BR> <BR> There once was a young lady that sat around and watched the world go by. Not caring that her body was screaming why. <BR> <BR> Everyday she would say not today maybe tomorrow well today always ended up being tomorrow and tomorrow turned into next week, next month and then next year would follow. <BR> <BR> Well one day this young lady walked past the mirror and saw exactly ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:16:04 EST Wow I haven't updated this blog since 2011 LOL Day 5 of Insanity completed. Today's workout was Pure Cardio and let me tell you it was Pure hell, but I pushed through I will complete this first round of Insanity. <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 17:59:22 EST Low Energy but I pushed through So today I was not in the mood to workout at all and actually was about to say to heck with it I will resume tomorrow. But I remembered all the 'Tomorrows" of yesteryear. I used to always say I'll wait until tomorrow and we know what usually happens tomorrow is always the next day and the next day then before you know it tomorrow become 5 years down the line. Well from now on tomorrow is my today. So I pushed play on the DVD and kept it moving, I can say I didn't give my 100% but 95% of me wa... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:33:50 EST Day 9 and Counting So I stayed up last night going through my various workout program nutrition guides trying to come up with a meal plan for the week that I could live with. Came up with a preliminary plan this morning and I have been cooking for the week every since. I have also rededicated myself to running a 5K so I back on the couch to 5K program. Day 1 went great I did this on the treadmill at the gym because it is entirely too hot today to be outside. Eventually I am going to have to get used to running ... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:58:34 EST Day 3 Insanity My feelings and thoughts on Insanity Day 3. Just got finished with Day 3 and they truly named this workout program correct. Shaun T is insane and so am I for trying it. LOL!! I am not going to let this beat me I will complete these 60 days, I will not give up no matter how much the inner lazy girl pleads with me. Mon, 4 Jul 2011 21:08:54 EST Getting off the Wagon and Going Insane It has been a long time since I have posted a blog or visited this site. Life has taken so many turns for me since I last posted most good but just last week I started to notice my clothes were becoming a little snug. Now in January I had to start buying clothes because my old ones were becoming too big and were just hanging off of me. I refuse to go out and buy another wardrobe especially bigger sizes. So I'm officially jumping of the Chuck Wagon and reminding myself of the goals I have set ... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 20:50:24 EST All I have to say is wow Turbo Fire is so much fun. I'm on a five day workout streak with one more day to go before I can rest.I'm loving it and I finally got back into playing my Wii fit my balance is horrible but I'm going to work on that. <BR> <BR> Fire 45 <em>248</em> <BR> Stretch 10 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Wii Fit DAY 2 <BR> Downward Facing Dog <BR> Penguin Slide <BR> Basic Run Plus <BR> Lotus Focus <BR> Super Hula Hoop <BR> Tilt City <BR> Standing Knee Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:53:07 EST Just get up and move So my goal is to lose at least 2lbs this week, I know I can do it. My problem is not working out because I'm a workout rhythm my problem is I'm not eating enough calories nor am I eating the right type of food but I plan on rectifying that this week. Breakfast is an issue for me and so is late night snacking do to my work schedule but I think I have a plan for both of these pitfalls. <BR> <BR> Workout Schedule for today: <BR> <BR> Turbo Fire: <BR> Core 20 <em>248</em> <BR> Stretch 40 <... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:53:01 EST Didn't want to work out this morning So with my work schedule being second shift its sometime hard for me to muster up the energy to get my workout in. I get home late and have to get up early to drop my son off at school and usually all I want to do is crawl back in the bed catch a few more hours of sleep before I have to head off to work. Well if I do that then those couple of hours turn into every hour I have before its time to leave the house for work.Well if I continue on this path I will never workout so, no matter how tir... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:10:29 EST Week 1 Day 2 Turbo Fire I'm am feeling so good right now. I just got finished doing day 2 of Turbo Fire. Yesterday's workout was Fire 30 and i loved every minute of it, I am super happy that I made sure to do the version slated for new to class people because I would have been completely lost if I hadn't but once I got the moves down the workout went really smooth. The 10 minute stretch worked wonders I was so relaxed afterwards but I couldn't take a nap because I had to get ready for work. Now today wow I am so wor... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:07:39 EST Turbo Fire- Chalean Extreme Hybrid Program Picture to be added tonight <BR> <BR> So I have finally rolled myself off of my couch and started back on road to working out. Technically today is Day 2 Week 1 Yesterday I was supposed to do Turbo Fire Stretch 40 but I knocked that out today and when I return from work tonight I will do today's workout which is Chalean Extreme Ab Burner and Recharge. I am feeling so relaxed right now I almost want to go to sleep but alas I have to got to work so sleep is out of the question. Tomorrow is Wee... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:17:17 EST Write the Vision and Make it Plain Hey friends and those just passing by. I believe in writing down my vision and making it plain. Every since I heard this in church and the corresponding Bible verse I have been doing exactly that, and so far being able to plainly see things laid out is helping me achieve my goals. <BR> <BR> **Then the Lord answered me, “Write the vision. Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it quickly. Habakkuk 2:2 <BR> <BR> Goals for 2011 <BR> <BR> 1. Reach my goal weight of 130 by July 201... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 12:06:11 EST 1/3/11 Day 3 So the get fit project is going okay nutrition wise as for the exercise part um yeah I have not gotten off my rear end as of yet. I have been moving around cleaning my house and all but as for structured workouts nothing as of yet, I just have to get my priorities in check and work out a workout schedule that works with my schedule. I am happy to say that I have not had any sodas or fast food Im still eating on the food I cooked Saturday night and I have a fridge/freezer full of food so I'm... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 01:24:08 EST Letter to myself Day 2 Dear Crystal, <BR> <BR> Today is January 2, 2011 and just what do you have to say for yourself? Well hmm, even though I didn't accomplish what I set out to do (starting Turbo Fire), I did manage to clean my townhouse both floors all rooms and do several loads of laundry. No I didn't drink even half the amount of water I set out to drink but I didn't have any soda either 2 day streak <em>244</em> . <BR> <BR> In 2011 I have made the decision to not focus on what I didn't do but what I did d... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 22:35:36 EST 1-1-11 Day 1 again So since June 2010 I have lost 26.7lbs, I could have lost more but I have been in a weight loss cycle I gain 5 I lose 3, I lose 7 I gain 3. Considering I haven't worked out as much as I could have and really was just eating whatever without thinking about the consequence. Overall am proud of my weight loss for the year. So with that being said today is day one of my continued weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Starting Weig... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 21:45:49 EST Day 2 Fat Smash Diet Hey everyone I am trying to turn over a new leaf in how I eat so I pick up a book that I have had for a long time but never even opened. I's the Fat Smash Diet. This diet is broken down into four phases. I'm currently in the the Detox phase which last nine days. Basically I'm allowed all the fruits and veggies I like (in moderation of course) except white potatoes and avocados. <BR> <BR> Day one was kind of difficult because I am a bona fide MEAT eater and for nine days I can not have meat.... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:14:42 EST 5.8 lbs untilI hit my first 10% Goal Hey spark people. So As of my last blogI was going to try something new a pictorial food journal. Well the idea was great but I unfortunately don't have the time or the memory to snap said pictures. But I am going to continue to come up with inventive ways to keep track of my food intake. On another note I am down another 4.6lbs bringing total pounds lost to 14.3lbs. I am so close to my first 10% goal only 5.8 lbs to go and I am also close to losing 20lbs. I am going to do it and nothing is g... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 10:34:55 EST Day 1 Food Journal So I am back on the road to fitness and step one is a pictorial food journal I figure what better way to keep track of whats going in my body than through pictures. <BR> <BR> I am not a big breakfast eater which is a big weight loss no-no, but this morning after dropping the little one off at school I made myself eat breakfast. <BR> <BR> <BR> I whipped out my GT Express and made the breakfast biscuit or whatever it is called. I shapped 2 biscuits in the shape of an oval topped it with egg... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:29:37 EST No more excuses Today I restarted Chalean Extreme. I successfully made it through Burn Circuit Week one I am not going to let push ups beat me. This is my body and I have control over what it looks like and what I put into it. No longer will I sit on the sidelines and let life have its way with me. Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:01:40 EST Crystal is on a mission by spreading the spark..... .....One body at a time <BR> <BR> I figure I can show people better than I can tell then. I have rededicated my life to getting in better shape not only to look better but to become a healthier person. I have been down this road a many a time and I have fallen off the wagon more than I care to mention but I have a different approach now. I no longer focus on what I didn't do but what I am doing and don't swear the small stuff. I used to jump full force into weightloss and getting in shape in... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 18:58:32 EST Getting it in at the Gym OMG I am so loving working out again. my energy level is up, stress is down and I haven't had a migraine in 2 weeks. <em>244</em> Getting up and going to the gym is no longer a chore for me I am actually finding myself looking forward to each day. I did my first kickboxing class today and boy do I feel it in my legs and arms. It is 12:33 and according to my Go Wear Fit I have already burned 1710 calories walked 4440 steps got in 41 minutes of moderate activity and 20 minutes of vigorous act... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 12:37:44 EST July 2 2010 I so kicked butt in my water aerobics class today, I truly felt the burn and still do. Not sure if I'm doing water aerobics or kickboxing 2morrow. Either way I am going to the gym and getting in a really good workout. <BR> <BR> My GoWear Fit daily goals <BR> <BR> Calories burned: 2820 Actual Burned: 3738 <BR> <BR> Calories consumed: 1820 Actual: 1164 <BR> <BR> Physical Activity 1:15 Actual: 3:22 <BR> <BR> Steps: 10,000 Actual 10,233 <BR> <BR> I'm doing really good with my goals so far a... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 00:50:20 EST New Month New Attitude It's July and I'm ready to commit to a brand new me. <BR> <BR> So here's my self proposed workout schedule and so far I have been sticking to it. <BR> <BR> Sunday- Is rest day <BR> Monday- Kickbox Cardio, plus core workout <BR> Tuesday- 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk <BR> Wednesday- Aquafit, plus lower body <BR> Thursday- Kickbox Cardio <BR> Friday- Aqua fit, plus upper arms <BR> Saturday- Make up day <BR> <BR> Oh another note recently purchased a Go Wear Fit and I am currently on day 3 wearing ... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 23:57:11 EST Spark 28 day program Day 2 Today is day 2 and I stayed up kind of late last night trying to get my plan in action. So far so good I actually got up and went to the gym this morning didn't make it to aqua fit but I did swim and walk the pool for a little over 30 minutes. I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow after I leave the gym so I can get healthy alternatives in this house my kitchen is a trap. <BR> <BR> Step 1 <BR> Fast Break Goals: <BR> 1. No soda <BR> 2. Exercise at least 10 minutes a day aiming for 45-60 minut... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:33:33 EST Jumping back into Fitness Today I woke up feeling with a sense a purpose and the time for excuses had passed. I want to feel like me again and sitting around eating chocolate ice cream all day was just not going to get me any closer to reaching my goals. So I jumped in the car and headed to LA Fitness and got a membership. The good thing is I can go to any club so if one club doesn't have the class schedule I am looking for I can try out a different one. Today I took it slow I just did day 1 week one of the couch to 5... Sun, 20 Jun 2010 20:18:37 EST I am gtting back into Chalean Extreme tomorrow I fell off for a good long while but now is the time to jump right back in. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 12:15:42 EST 8 miles <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What a way to jump back on the fitness wagon. I admit I have being slacking off and not doing anything that resembles cardio. First I want to thank everyone that reached out to me on my last blog, I love the support on this site. So yesterday was the February outing for Risky Fitness Friends and we went to Arabia Mountain in Lithonia Georgia, That first mile almost made me turn back but I trudged on and before I knew ... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:22:46 EST HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously need an intervention or a swift kick in the @$$. I can't seem to find that inner strength to get off my butt and move. I just looked in the mirror and you don't even want to know what I saw. I know I can do this I have to do this but the energy and drive are just not there. <BR> <BR> I need help. <BR> <BR> Crystal Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:23:52 EST I'm Back!! Nothing more to say other than I'm Back!!! Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:34:08 EST Sometimes its the little things... Let me first start out by saying hello to all my spark friends I hope all is well. Did you complete what you set out to complete today whether it be staying within your calories, exercising, strength training, playing with the kids, etc. WELL DID YOU? <BR> <BR> Secondly I have to say just how much Chalean Extreme Rocks. No I am not getting any kind of monetary support for saying this, but I just had to say it. I am only on day 10and I can feel a difference already. I may not be lifting what ... Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:16:52 EST Someone somewhere is trying to tell me something. Hey Sparkers, I hope all is well with everyone. Today is Day 9 of Chalean Extreme thus it is a rest day. Now usually I would do some cardio but that was not happening today. Let me tell you why well yesterday was Burn Circuit 1 which is a lot of upper body ST and I totally rocked that out yesterday, well last night I took a long shower washed my hair and braided it up. I was feeling good last night but this morning when I woke up to do my hair I could barely lift my arms above my head and wh... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:35:42 EST Day 8 Chalene Extreme Hello all my <em>223</em> , I hope all is well today with everyone. I woke up this morning with my mind made up that I was going to give it my all with my workout today. I even took Chalene's advice and invited my cousin to join in. For it being her first time strength training I have to say she did a pretty good job. <BR> <BR> Today's workout was the second go round with the Burn Circuit 1 and I have to say I definitely felt more stronger than last Sunday. I need to work on my form a lit... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 15:50:36 EST CLX Week 1 is done Hey Sparkers, Even though Chalene tried to kill me at the beginning of week one I feel I am getting stronger everyday. I also figured out I was calculating my weights wrong but I got it all figured out now, so can accurately track my progress. For next week my goal is to add more cardio on burn days and to increase my water intake. I can't weight to see what kind of progress I'm going to make at the end of the first 30 days. I'm not expecting many pounds to drop off but I am hoping to drop s... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:27:13 EST Chalene just tried to kill me If you read my blog yesterday then you know I had a plan on how today was going to go. Well things didn't quite pan out how I expected them to. The plan was to get up and do Chalean Extreme Burn Circuit 2 this morning. Well I didn't here my alarm clock so I missed my early morning workout. Secondly I knew exactly what I was going to get from IHOP but when I got there things changed. I still think I did good though. I ended up getting the chicken fajita omlette minus the chess I added mushroom... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:49:26 EST Preparing for a busy day tomorrow Hey sparkers,I hope everyone had a good day today. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am supposed to do Chalean Extreme Burn Circuit 2 and I am ready to go for it. I have most of my day planned out. I am getting up in the morning and doing Chalean first thing because I know how I am and the later it gets in the day the more I make excuses or find something else to do other than exercising. After CLX I'm going out to breakfast with my aunt to IHOP, now I usually get the Steak and eggs and the three butterm... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:17:02 EST Burn Circuit 1 Done and Complete Okay so I was supposed to start Chalean Extreme 2 days ago but life kept getting in the way. Well I was not going to let anything get in my way today. I got up ate breakfast let it digest a minute then I got off my butt and did Burn Circuit 1. So far so good I really like it I'm definitely feeling something. I know I need to work on my form and I am definitely going to invest in some weights because even though the band has some good resistance it takes to long to get set up between exercises... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 14:38:55 EST Today just proved what I already knew.... ....What is it that I learned to day that I already knew you ask. <BR> Today I learned that I Crystal Sloan have absolutely no upper body strength my arms are like a big bowl of <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Next question might be how did I learn this saddening fact, well I got my copy of <img src=""> a few days ago but due to life being over whelming today was the first day I even had a chance to... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:30:59 EST A word of Thanks and other ramblings of a mad woman Hello fellow sparkers, today isa much better day than yesterday I guess going to the Babies Can't Wait playdate opened my eyes to some things I was choosing to ignore or didn't see. Anyway I am in the process of trying to locate other resources available to help both Brandon and myself. After writing my blog last night and praying and crying and staring at Brandon I have come to the realization that yes this road is going to be hard but I can not break. to quote a spark friend "I have had my ... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 18:21:27 EST I need an intervention I can't shake this funk Hey fellow sparkers. I am so not in a good space right now I am in this funk and I can't shake it but I am trying. <BR> <BR> Here's a little background info. <BR> <BR> I just finished nursing school in September so that is a good thing I pass boards last friday so I'm officially a nurse. Well this should make me extremely happy right? Well it does but the other issues in my life are overshadowing my joy. 2 1/2 years ago I gave birth to twins extremely premature I was only 25 1/4 weeks when ... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:40:41 EST I passed boards with 85 questions Hello my fellow sparkers. If you have been following my blogs then you know that I just finished nursing school and was preparing for boards. Well I took boards on November 6, 2009 @ 1:30 and was told to expect my results in two business days which led me to believe I would have to wait at least until Wednesday. Both my friend and I that took our boards on the same day were nervous recks after taking said test so we went across the street to a restaurant and had some very bad food and alcohol... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 16:09:45 EST Recap of this weeks events Hey sparkpeople, this has been one hell of a week for me. Let's see Sunday I went to my favorite storein the whole wide world (Walmart) and picked up a copy of the Biggest Loser for Wii. Iam so addicted to this system and I love all the workout games I have purchased to date, but this one by far takes the cake for workouts. <BR> <BR> Monday was my rest day so I spent most of the day studying for boards. <BR> <BR> Tuesday was Day 2 challenge and I decided to give Jillian a shot as my traine... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 22:54:21 EST The Joys of Moving Good Evening Spark people. As I type this I am sitting in my new room. I hate packing and moving only to unpack everything again. So this time I decided to turn this negative experience into a positive one.I turned the moving experience into a workout. There was a lot of lifting, turning, walking, going up and down stairs and etc. Last night when I got everything in my room I began to go through many of my crates so I could get a head start on the unpacking. So I turned on some music and real... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 23:12:41 EST -0.2lbs in a week is unacceptable Okay seriously I know I had a bad exercise week last week but the last five days I have been making it do what it do. I stayed within my calorie range I have been food tracking non-stop I said no to the cookies I almost ate at midnight last night, I've been a little better with my water intake. I really shouldn't complain because on Sunday the scale said I weighed 204lbs which technically means I lost about 4lbs since then. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to wallow in this selfpity party and sabota... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:19:41 EST