Thursday, May 31, 2012

Life Update, Worth it & Fitmixer BootCamp

I hope everyone out there is doing well and had a beautiful Memorial Weekend! I have a lot of exciting things going on.

Over Memorial Weekend we went up into the mountains for our 2nd camping trip of the year.
 I was really excited to see that cute deer the 2nd day we were up there, but was even more excited to see the other 5 that were tagging along. He actually stopped and took a few steps toward us and stared at us for a good 2 or 3 minutes. We think he was interested in Abigail(our little dog). We were also rained and snowed on. Ha! We did love every minute of it though.

I have also been getting in my Fitmixer BootCamp workouts with a little extra cardio at the old gym.

Okay, so not a lot of exciting things, but still fun none the less.

One thing I wanted to talk about tonight was something that has been weighing on my mind a lot lately. When I first started my journey in 2009, I would constantly remind myself that I was doing it for me because I was worth it. It was my time to lose the weight and feel good about myself. I wanted it for ME, and for ME only!

When I "fell off the wagon", my motivation was gone. I forgot that it was about me. I was too busy, I had a lot going on, my car got stolen, my car was found, my car got stolen again, I had insurance claims, and I just couldn't "deal with doing the workouts". All excuses! Could you tell I gained 10 pounds in the few months after my car got stolen? I attribute that to stress and emotional eating. I ate a lot of fast food in that time. Gross! 

Ever since I started the Fitmixer Bootcamp, I have felt that all too familiar feeling of "I am doing this because I am worth it" again and I LOVE IT!  I know my self confidence should be high now, because I like who I am. I don't look in the mirror everyday and like what I see, but most days, I try to focus on the things that I do like.The workouts have made me feel strong, confident and the clean eating...perfection!! I forgot how much I love eating clean.  I am sure I will reach my goal for the bootcamp, which I will talk about another day.

In the meantime, I updated my Weigh Ins & Rewards page. You can click over to see how I did on my first 2 weigh ins for Fitmixer BootCamp!

Thanks for reading! Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Surprising Myself....

You know, yesterday when I did the first day "fit test", I was so surprised. Sometimes I don't think I give myself the credit I deserve. Yeah, I gained weight. Yeah, I can't run 9:30 miles any more. You know what though, I can still push myself and I am stronger than I think I am.

Another surprising thing....My food intake. Holy crap! I am allotted 1200-1300 calories a day. Umm..I was eating AT LEAST 2000 calories a day before(without realizing it). Yesterday I ate 1230 calories and I felt fine. I wasn't starving all day, like I thought I would be. Actually, I was rarely hungry with eating 6 meals and all. It's amazing that you don't realize what you are doing to your body until you really start tracking and analyzing.

Finally, a NOT so surprising thing. I weighed myself today, just to gauge how the calories per day + workouts are aiding in my weight loss so far and I am down 2.8 pounds only 3 days into it. Is this true weight loss? No, it is not. Monday's are always the worst weight days because I eat like crazy, barely drink water and eat at odd times over the weekends. However, I am committed to having next Monday's weight lower than it is today by keeping myself in check this weekend.

I hope you are having a Happy Hump Day!! Come back later for a fun little post on some of my beauty staples!

I leave you with a little jiggle giggle....

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fitmixer BootCamp Day 1 & Monday Weigh In

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all of you mom's(fur mom's included) out there!!

Today was a big day for me! I started the Fitmixer BootCamp. I have been so excited to bust open my protein powders and amino's. When I opened them, I felt like a kid at Christmas! I love trying new products and love seeing how they make my body feel.

Today's Food:

Breakfast: Fitmixer Protein, 1/2 of a banana
Snack: Baby Carrots and Fitmixer Slim Protein
Lunch: Pei Wei Spicy(Leftovers, fit into my calorie budget)
Snack: Brown Rice Cake and 1/2 scoop Fitmixer Protein
Dinner: Carnitas(White Corn Tortilla and Chuck Roast)
Snack: Popcorn

Water Consumed today=1 gallon. Not too shabby!

I also did my fit test. I will recap all 4 times we do this at the end of the bootcamp. I was very happily surprised by some of the moves that I could do and how many of them I did.

Weigh In Monday

Today's Weight: 143.2

I don't really understand why I gained, but I am determined to lose what I gained plus more at next week's weigh in. I have a nail pen(reward) to buy. I have a lot of ideas of what to do with the pen.

Anywho, I am exhausted and going to bed.

How was your weekend??

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weigh In and Happiness

Last Week's Weight: 142.4 lbs
This Week's Weight: 141.4 lbs
Less: 1.0 lbs

My weigh in is 2 days late this week. However, I still had a loss and I am so happy with this. My app on my phone shows me 1.8 lbs away from my first 5 pound goal. I hope to be there next Monday. 

I have found that setting the small goals has been a lot more helpful mentally. Instead of  'I have 32 lbs to go to reach my goal.' It is '1.8 to my current goal! WooHoo!!!'


I have been eating clean and focusing on getting in the veggies, fruit, whole grains, dairy and protein. 

My meals are essentially all the same as I posted last week. Pretty boring, but I love it and know I can stick to it. Tonight's dinner included chicken, asparagus, and 1/2 cup of quinoa. It was good, filling and CLEAN!

Ha! What the hell is that? Kidding....Kind of. 

I have been less than stellar in the workout dept. I went to the gym tonight and ended up running just over a mile before my ankle started to kill. So, I hopped on the Elliptical for 25 minutes. I was doing a 10k plan, but I think it might be better to start off on a 5k plan because I haven't run seriously in about 2 years. I don't think the ankle pain is from running. I think it is because I have a habit of sitting on my foot at work. It drives me nuts, but I don't notice when I am doing it. I only notice when I stand up to walk and it is asleep. Kind of a tangent there....oops! 

How are you happy all the time?

Here is a fun topic I thought I would talk about. I have had so many people ask me how I am happy all the time. Let me preface this with I am most certainly not happy ALL THE TIME, just most of the time. You wanna know my tricks for being happy MOST of the time....Here you go:

1. Don't sweat the small stuff. I know this is far easier said than done, but it can be done. Whenever something is stressing me out, I try to put into perspective how the situation will change my life. In the end, most situations won't kill you. It may just throw your life slightly or majorly off course. However, there is a solution, even if it is a tough road to get there. So, don't worry about it, let life happen.

2. Turn that frown upside down. Whenever I feel down, I always put a smile on my face. Even if it takes all you have, a smile can really go a long way.

3. Surround yourself with those you love. How can you have a bad day when you around people/things you love. Everytime I have a bad day, I only want my dogs and my babe.
4. Watch (Insert Funny Movie Here). I loooove me some "The Other Guys" and "Bridesmaids". I laugh throughout the entire thing.

5. Have a conversation with someone that makes you happy. It kind of goes back to #3. If I feel down, I will call and talk to someone that I know can make me happy. Usually that is Chad, but sometimes it is one of my customer's or a family member.

6. Workout. I love a good run, workout DVD or weight lifting session after a bad day. Lately we have been playing tons of racquetball and I LOVE IT, but I SUCK AT IT. At least I keep trying, right?

What do you do to make YOU happy???

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Crazy Lady.

That run I told you I was going to do last week. I absolutely DID it. Done and done!!! Not only did I complete the run, I did it in 20:26. That is 10:11 per mile. I am so proud of myself. What a great time. I did have to stop a few times because I felt like I was going to poop myself from 1/2 mile to 1 1/2 mile. Okay, no strike through on that, it is true. In the end, I figured if I popped myself at least Chad could pick me up. Ha! In the end, my guts chilled out and I was fine.

I have been pinning like crazy. I have so many fun workouts I want to do. I am going to start with a "300 abs challenge". I will definitely do before and after photos for fun.

Lately, I have had so many blog posts come to mind and I forget them as soon as I sit down to write them. I will have to find my brain someday.
I'm sexy and I know it.

This week I have not worked out 1 time, not once. I have been having insomnia still and O. M. G. I am so over it, for real. I want to get up at 4:30AM to go to the gym. I really really do! Here's to hoping tomorrow I can pull it off. For now, I have a Runner's World to dive into while my Melatonin kicks in :)

What is your favorite time to workout??

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Runner's High

I miss....

....The soreness after a long run

....The smile on my face at the finish line

....Feeling Great about myself

....Knowing that 10 miles was "no big deal"

....My sweat soaked clothes

....Feeling I can accomplish anything

....Being proud of myself

....My size 4 jeans fitting perfectly

....The Runner's High!!!!!!

I will remember these things I miss, as I hit up the road for a run today after work :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Running & Meal Plans

This morning I got to the gym and jumped on an elliptical for 30 minutes.

I followed that with Week 1 Day 2 of a Hal Higdon 10k training program. Today's workout was 1.5 mile run. I finished in 15:23 and could not be happier. I haven't lost too much speed, it is my endurance that went down the toilet. While I was running, my legs were not tired at all. It was my breathing that was the problem. Also, my attention span disappears whenever I get on the treadmill. So, today I played a little treadmill game. I went to my bombtastic playlist I made, that consists of slower songs for warming up transitioning into songs to pump me up. I selected "3" by Britney Spears and started running. During the verse, I ran at a 5.8 pace and once the chorus came, I turned up to 6.5. I was so sweaty when I left the gym, but felt fantastic!

After that, I needed breakfast pronto! I had a smoothie that consisted of:

  • 1 Small Banana
  • 1/2 Cup of Strawberry's
  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Winder Farms Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • Handful of Spinach
It was sooo tasty paired with a slice of bread and a little bit of PB.

In blog news, I changed up my headers a little and added a new "Weigh Ins & Rewards" tab if you want to check it out.

Annie had asked me to do a sample of my meal plan I am doing. She asked and now I answer!

  1. Smoothie and PB Toast
  2. Greek Yogurt, Fruit and Cereal
  3. Pancakes/French Toast(Weekends Only)

  1. No Pocket Pita Sandwich with Honey Turkey, Red Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Sprinkle of cheese and honey mustard(<----this week's front runner. SOOO Good!)
  2. Half a chicken salad and a cup of soup
  3. Half a turkey sandwich on wheat with a cup of tomato bisque soup. 
Dinners(this week):

Sunday: Chad made a roast(and it was amazing!), so we had carnitas.
Monday: Leftover carnitas
Tuesday: Him-leftover carnitas. Her-Squash filled pasta, broccoli, chicken, tomatoe sauce and a touch of cheese
Wednesday: Him-Italian Sausage and Fries. Her-Chicken Sausage, veggies, and tomato sauce with a couple of stolen fries.
Thursday: TBD
Friday: Pizza night with all of my best friends :)

I am a creature of habit. I eat the same 3 things for breakfast and lunch most of the time. Dinner is always all over the place.

Have a great day :)!!!!!!!