Saturday, May 29, 2010

My butt has been kicked!

So I just finished my sixth day in a row of P90X... wow, every last part of me is sore! I started with the lean program, and I'm so glad I did. They have been great workouts, but nothing so hard that it is discouraging. To me they have been extremely enjoyable in a sweaty, kick butt sort of a way. The hardest thing for me so far was how busy my week was, sometimes I was starting my workouts at 10pm, but I pleased to say I didn't skip a day. My favorite workout was the yoga, it totally was not easy, but in a weird way, calming and exhausting at the same time. I could not do all the moves but I found myself getting excited for the possibility of being able to do all the moves in the future. I'm not a big fan of lifting weights, hopefully these workouts will change my mind, maybe when I start seeing my body change. By the way, I don't think my body will have a choice, if I keep up the program, my body WILL change. For my fist review.... two thumbs way up.
Stayed below 20 carbs a day, vacation weight not coming off as fast as I would like, not quitting anytime soon. smiles

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm Back

For all those who thought I might've been out of the blogging world for good... I'm back. Note to self... blog when taking a break from dieting 'cause maybe then I exercise a little bit. I don't want this post to sound overly negative at all, because I'm not upset that I took the last two weeks off. I do wish, however, that my body did not rebel like it does. I feel a bit like the staypuff marshmellow man with a sinus infection. I always feel so terrible when I'm not eating what I should, ok, not when I'm eating german chocolate cake balls (I made three different batches in the last two weeks), but soon after I feel yucky. In my over all health, weightloss plan of two years, I might have set myself back a month, but that's OK.
I asked my husband for a workout program called P90X for my birthday and I started it yesterday. Six days a week there are different hour to hour and a half workouts. There are three basic 90 day programs: lean, classic, and doubles. I am planning to do them all in this order. The lean program seems to be easier on the joints, and till I lose another 20 to 25 lbs. I think it's the smartest choice. I did my first workout yesterday and I actually really enjoyed it. There were some things that were a little too difficult, but I'm looking forward to the day that I'll be able to do it all. This might sound funny, but I'm really excited to get right back into my workouts. My short term goal is to lose what I gained in the past two weeks and to feel good in my skin again. I won't post my weight until next week so at least the water gain portion of my weight gain will be gone. I figure it will probably take about three weeks to get back to where I was. (Don't worry, the cake balls were worth it!) Smiles

Monday, May 17, 2010

Stand By.....

Ha Ha ... don't worry haven't forgotten my goals, just taking a mini vacation. I put my pedometer back on today, but Scotty is taking me away at the end of the week so not back to my diet yet. I'll be back with a vengance next week. Enjoy Life!! I'll check in soon.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Change of Plans

I made a decision on Saturday, I decided to take Mother's Day and my Birthday off from my diet. I do realize that this might not speed up my weightloss but it may do a lot for my sanity. With this choice I have also decided not to weigh in until the week after my Birthday. I figured I could probably enjoiy myself a little more if I wasn't worried at what the scale would scream at me the day after. My goal at the end of these two weeks is to have maintained. I weighed myself Saturday morning and I had not gained or lost throughout the week. I know that this will put behind in some of my goals, but I also need to prove to myself that I can take these little breaks and still be OK. I will still report in on my exercise because I know that will be key to maintaining. I hope all had a wonderful Mother's Day.smiles

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gramma Jeans

So I needed to run to walmart last night for allergy meds, for some reason my allergies are crazy awful right now, and I decided it wasn't in a hurry to get home because I still had lots of steps to get in. I was looking around and saw some jeans that said they had a slimming panel and I thought what the heck? and I tried them on. Well I've described my adventures in changing rooms before so I thought I new what I was in for, but to my happiness they totally did not fit...they were too big. I quickly got dressed, went over to where all the jeans were and pcked up 6 different styles of size 10's. Back into the dressing room I went to start trying on all the jeans. Every single one of them fit!!! OK , two of them gave me a muffin top so they weren't very attractive, but still ...SMILES. I might not make my weight goal for my birthday, but check this goal off baby!
 So did I buy any new jeans.... eww no, even when they try to be stylish, walmart jeans look like gramma jeans!! Anyway, besides the point... Happy Day

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Weigh In...

I can't believe how busy I've been ! I will try harder  to keep you up to date on what's going on with me, because it is way harder to stay on track when I'm not checking in. I got on the scale yesterday morning with huge hopes of maintaining my 4 lb weightloss from last week. I am very happy to report that the scale said 167lbs. That's right, down another 1/2 lb. This is the first time in 16 years that I have stayed in the 160's for longer than a day. Yipee for me!!
I know some of you are checking up on me, and are happy for me, and would like to into shape, but ... you haven't started yet. I know how hard it is, I've known how hard it is for the past 18yrs but, it is worth it!! Does it get easier? Somedays, but most days, .. no. So don't wait around until a time you think it will be easier, it might not come. I'm hoping to lose all my weight within a two to two and a half year period,  to many of you that may seem like a long time. Heck, to me that seems like a long time, until I look behind me and see that time flies so quickly. It's almost summer, then the hollidays, and then the new year. Is there going to be a new you? Or just more of you to love?? smiles.  If  you think it's easier for me than for you, I don't think that's true. When the alarm went off at 4:40 this morning I struggled, I wanted to go back to sleep, but I didn't. Everyday, all day long, those decisions have to be made. Do I eat this? Do I skip exercise? Am I going to be Happy or Crappy today? At the end of the day you're only accountable to yourself an the Man upstairs. You probably have no idea how nice you can be to yourself when you start reaching your goals, and yes, I'm even talking to those that have low self esteem like me. OK, done preaching for now, just want other people to start feeling better about themselves.... it's nice. Smiles
As a report , I still have not cheated on my diet, not once. I did not exercise all weekend due to a migraine(first one in months, benefits of being healthier, used to get two or three a month), this one was delinately hormonal. Yesterday morning I was back up for my hour walk, and I did a 20 min Jullian workout last night. My steps for yesterday were 15,754, wearing my pedometer has been a good reminder to get up and moving. I want to lose 2lbs this week, don't know if I can, but I'm going to try.