Tag Archives: Fitness

Five.Thirty.AM

20 Mar

I did a HIIT Class at 5:30 this AM………………..

Yes, I was asleep until five minutes into the class.

BUT I felt fantastic half way through and on!  And now my workout is out of the way. And who knows, if I’m feeling ambitious later I might go for a nice run!  Can you tell I’m in a good mood? Why would I be?!  I woke up this morning, I have all my fingers and toes intact, and I’m having a good hair day ;).

I will post a picture later of my lunch because my food prep this week has been nothing short of A-M-A-Z-I-NG (pats self on the back).

I did realize yesterday that preparation is key…My boyfriend is car shopping so I was at the Audi dealer with him and ended up eating two packs of peanut butter crackers out of boredom/hungriness.  Not the end of the world, not going to beat myself up over it.  Because when I beat myself up I usually end up binging on whatever I can get my hands on because, well face it, I already am over my calorie limit might as well do some more damage for today.  Terrible thinking, I know…but, reading these blogs it seems to be a common theme so at least I’m not alone in awful relationships with food!

Well I’m going to go back to counting down the next 26 minutes until I can eat again haha!

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Enough is Enough!

19 Mar

So I went to a St. Pattys day party Saturday night…and pictures were taken…and let’s just say I didn’t look nearly as good as I thought I did when I left my house.  Maybe it was the Margaritas and Beer Pong that  had me in such an unflattering angle….oh but wait, there was more than one picture.

Anywho I was down to 187 on Saturday morning (before the beer and margaritas…and oh the Wendys at 1 am).  But as of yesterday evening I was back up to 191.  However, I have been eating like a champ and I have exactly one month until I”m off to Vegas.  And I’d really like to feel comfortable that picture’s like the above mentioned do not repeat themselves next month :).

I guess either way the scale is going in the right direction and It’s been 6 weeks of at least 4 days a week at the gym so I have to give myself some credit!

Happy & Fit

14 Mar

So I know I haven’t posted for a LONG time.  But, I”m happy to report that I think I am the healthiest I have been in probably about a year.  I haven’t seen the scale drop too much (I’m current 192.8 lbs).  However, the inches I have seen melt off of me.  I think part of the reason the scale isn’t dropping is the amount of lifting I’m doing.  But, I just have to learn to not focus on a number and focus on how I feel and how I look.  I did start a 9 day cleanse on Monday and today is my first FULL cleanse day and it’s only 8 AM and I feel very hungry.  However, I know I can do this!  I have done a full cleanse day before and I can do it again.  The point of the cleanse is to nip a downward spiral I saw coming in the bud before it starts to derail me from my goals.  I went home over the weekend because my grandfather was sick and between eating at home, visiting family and going out to eat, and airport food I absolutely made some poor choices.  I got back Sunday and decided to start the cleanse on Monday to ensure that I stay on track and I don’t let any sugar/carb highs from the weekend visit get me off track!

I have been in Atlanta for almost a year now and I am SO SO SO happy to say things are finally coming together and I’m starting to make friends.  I found a girl at the gym who had become a “workout buddy” and she too played college basketball and works out intensely.  So we make fantastic partners who really push and challenge eachother with some friendly competition.  I also made some friends at work with whom J (my boyfriend) and I joined a Sunday kick ball league with.  We found some friends we went to school with who recently moved down here.  It is just all coming together and I realize why it was so hard for me to lose weight this past year.  You can’t lose weight when your unhappy. Period.

So do I have any goals?

Whyyy yes I do 🙂

I’m heading to Vegas April 19th for J’s birthday and I would love, love, love to be around 184 (what I was before I moved to Atlanta) to feel comfortable while I’m there!  I’m hoping that at the end of this cleanse I can get down to 188 or so (and keep it off).  And the final four lbs is just nutrition.

I will say over all I am eating clean 65% of the time and then other 35% is basically Fri-Sat of junk.  I am going to work on upping that to 85% and 15% over the next few weeks.  I need to start posting pics of the recipes I’ve been making.  I have turned into quite the clean chef!

I hope everyone else has been on track for 2013 and having a terrific Thursday!!!

No scale..No problem!

31 Jan

I’m in the process in finalizing my move and completely transferring all my stuff over to the new house.  I just realized I haven’t weighed myself in over a week which for me is almost mind boggling.  I keep thinking did i gain, did I lose, am i the same??  I had to miss my weight watchers meeting last week due to it conflicted with the move.  But the week before I had lost 5 lbs from my starting week.  My weight was 194.4 lbs.  I’m not going to weigh myself until Sat (that will be two weeks since my last weight in).  I really just need to get to 189, be at 10 lbs lost and only have 9 lbs to get to 180 lbs which for me 180 lbs is me looking average.

I see all these blogs that started around the same  time I did wanting to do fitness competitions and I see how far they  have gotten and how far I have to go.  But, it has inspired me to do better and that if I stick to what I know will work I to can have the great results.  I stumbled upon a female here in Atlanta who just started training with a trainer for her first bikini competition.  I just need to get down to 180 lbs so that I don’t go into training needing to lose a lot of fat, I want to utilize a trainer when I am looking to really lean out and build muscle.

On a non fitness note this is what I eat for lunch EVERY DAY and I have yet to get sick of it…

 

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It’s a loss!

7 Dec

192.4 lbs that’s a week one loss of 6.6 lbs!! Very happy with my progress but not over celebrating!

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How I feel right now..

6 Dec

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Just had an amazing workout with BLAST 900 in Atlanta. Hands down one of the best work outs I have had. Absolutely suggest it to anyone in the Atlanta area. Starting December 15th they have monthly unlimited packages!

Where all my weight loss blogs at??

30 Nov

 

Below is my meal plan….that so far I have stuck to 100 freakin percent!!  I am trying to find blogs to inspire me and all my favorite blogs seem to be on a hiatus?!  Let’s go people!!! We can’t wait til after Christmas to see what the damage is and try to do a sterotypical new years resolution to burn off the 20 lbs we needed to lose + the 10 lbs we gained from Oct-Dec. Who is with me??Image