Friday, February 6, 2015

Damn you scale!

My weigh in today was not great. I am up 2 lbs. I was prepared for this, and started looking back over the last week..... While my workouts were great, my diet was not. On Friday I was SO excited I'd made it 30 days without pizza that I promptly ate a bunch of pizza. No bueno. I did, however get a run in the day after. 2.5 miles. The most I have run in ages! However then I went home and had more pizza. I didn't track my food at all this week either. And I ran out of my flat bread wraps, so I'll be getting there today to get more. I also REALLY indulged on Wed. I ended up at an old favorite for dinner. A local burger joint. Where I had a huge burger and fries. and then a big icecream sunday with peanut butter and hot fudged. First of all, the burger wasn't nearly as good as I remembered. So not worth it. I had the worst case of gut rot after and hated how I felt. The ice cream, though, was amazing. Oh we also had the super bowl last Sunday and I made chocolate chip bars for it. After I ate like half the batter. AHHHH. So, my plan: I am tracking. Already I feel better. Tracking,and just sticking with what works. The same breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, and a dinner that might be a little more lose in the calories, but I will have earned it. Here's to losing 7 lbs in feb to make up for the 2 I gained.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Final Jan Weigh-In and Measurements

Don't worry, this is a sports bra. ha ha. So, my final Jan weigh in has me at 163 on the nose Measurements are: Bust: 34 inches, -2 inches Chest 32 inches, -.5 inches Waist: 353/4 , -.75 Hips 42 inches, minus 2 inches. Over all, it's a great day! I think my pictures are looking better and I am sitting comfortably in jeans that were too tight a month ago. I am going to have some pizza tonight at our school's movie night. Cause I gotta celebrate a little :)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Week 3

This has been an interesting week. I wasn't as good with my dinner planning as I had been last week. I also pretty much stayed within my calories, yet instead of as many fruits/vegs I ate pretzels and a couple different snacks that are higher calories. When I got on the scale today, I was up 1#. Ugh. But, not to fret. I immediately got back on track. I'd already been to the store last night and loaded up on more veggies for my wraps, and they had strawberries! I was so excited! So today I had my normal yogurt/granola breakfast, and orange and a WW chocolate for snack, then my veggie and turkey wrap. I used a laughing cow wedge for 25 calories vs 60 for my shredded mozz cheese. Then I had a bowl of strawberries and cottage cheese on the side. MMMMMMM I also tried Crossfit style work outs this week. I have to say, I am not a fan. I can see incorportaing them a couple times a week, but not on a regular basis. I am also contributing that to my 1# weight increase. I miss my traditional 30 minutes of cardio and split weight training. So I am back to that on Monday!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Check-In

Today is a good day. This week has been a great week! I have really stuck to my plan. I've eaten smaller portions, felt full and got a grip on the mindless snacking. I woke up at 5:30 this morning, excited and anxious to see if the scale budged at all in my favor. It did!!! I lost 3.1 lbs!!!!! I am so happy! this is better than I ever did on Weight Watchers last year, or the time I tried Advocare's 24 day challenge. I feel like I am off and running! I have been exploring some different workouts. Next week I am going to start more HIIT/Crossfit type workouts and see where that gets me. Its all about finding out what works for you. So far, I am loving the fact that I am in a weight loss support group with my mom, and my 3 very best pals from home. It makes such a difference!!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Workout This is the workout that I did last week. I love it! I'm keeping it for future use

First Week

This week went SO well in some aspects, and not so well in others. The good: My week started off shaky. I wasn't feeling great and had a couple of not so great workouts. Hey, something is better than nothing though. Monday I did some Piyo. It was a Crunch Fitness video I found on youtube. I ate well all day, but then we had a PTA meeting Monday night and I didn't plan a dinner (this is the biggest lesson I've learned this week. I need to plan better). I made popcorn for dinner.... Tuesday I started my new class at the gym. I've taken classes with this instructor before and he's always intense. The class was from 6-6:30 and I wanted to get something in before hand but I wasn't sure if I should run and over do it, then feel beat by the time I get to his class. I decided to spin fo about 25 minutes. I also did make a good dinner and only ate half of what I normally would with this dish. Wednesday was a day of struggle. I got to the gym ready to go. I finally felt better and I had planned to use the stair climber and then do a full body HIIT workout. Well, I got off the stairs and felt like I was starving. Then I felt like I was weak and shaky from being so hungry. I shouldn't have been hungry, I ate well and ate plenty.... So, I ended up riding the bike for another 20 minutes and doing some abs. I hate that I couldn't do the workout I had planned. But when Thursday rolled around, I was at my best. I found a great workout from Muscle and Fitness mag that I wrote up and did and then I ran 3 set of Tabata sprints. Those are KILLER. basically, I warm up with a jog at around 6 (speed), then after 3 minutes I start my first set. It's 4 minutes long of 20 seconds on 10 seconds off. I set the speed at 8 and move it up 2 for each following set. Friday was an off day, Sat I did the same workout again, only added in spin. Yesterday was an off day. Saturday night we got together with friends. I did splurge. More than I realized. I only had 1 beer and a rumchata shot, but I slept like utter crap. I felt tired and sluggish yesterday. Ok, buh-bye all alcohol for a little while. I totally ate like crap yesterday and between that and my not so good dinners, I paid for it on the scale this morning. Positives of the week: Brett has started regularly going to the gym. He is set up with a trainer. And the best of all: He agreed, willingly to take the 21 day body transformation challenge with me at our gym. FINALLY!!!!! My goals for this week: PLAN MY DINNERS! I have a roast in the crock pot right now. I am going to make a veggie and roast some baby red taters. I have most of my dinners planned for the week. Keep eating fruit! I have discovered oranges aren't as bad as I thought! Start my split training again. Working certain body parts with each workout vs full body each time.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Let The Games Begin!

Ugh, barf. I can't believe I am sharing these with whoever might stumble upon them. Lets hope we NEVER see this body again. My next pics I post (now that I've figured it out) will be 10# loss and so on and so on.... Stats: Weight: 167.7 Bust: 36 (Holy schmoly, that's really big for me. I am usually like a 32. NO BUENO!) Chest: 32.5 Waist: 36.5 Hips: 44, again. YIKES! I feel so much more confident in my journey this time. I really hope that the momentum continues. I am already down 1.5 lb from my melt down in the zoo 2 weeks ago when I was walking with my son and my fat jeans, already snug, popped open. yeah, big clue it's time to tighten the reigns!!! I had plans to meet my friend at the gym for 5:30 boot camp but really wasn't feeling well, so I slept in and then did some Yoga/Pilates at lunch. I am starting my Kettlebell/TRX class tomorrow and hoping to get a run in before hand!