How It’s Going So Far…

7 Jan

Ok, it has been 1 week since I started going to the gym and a little over a week since I started my “life-style” change. I don’t have a new weight or pounds/inches lost, Cathy and I are waiting till her and my uncle get back from Hawaii next week to do my 2nd weight in.

I will say though, I have been kind of working my bum off though. I have gone to the gym on a regular basis, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, today, and I am going back tomorrow. Saturdays are nice though because I can just spend the hour on the treadmill or switch it up and use the bike for a little while of it. The muscle tone will be a nice change though and I am feeling it. My legs have almost a slight constant soreness to them just for the fact that they are not used to even the time I spend doing cardio. I had a pretty sedentary life style before now and am feeling so much better physically, even after only a week.

I am also thrilled to know that there are some people out there who, even after only a week, are feeling inspired by me and that in itself is some motivation to keep going. As much help as I like getting, I also really get a kick out of being able to help others as I know that weight can be a huge struggle for so many people.

Right now though, I am looking to put some new music on my mp3 player to listen to while I am working out, but I don’t think I want your typical “Let’s get Physical” type music. I want something with a faster pace that can keep me moving, but not irritate me. Any suggestions?

Motivational Eating

4 Jan
Picked up a few yummy morsels from Honore Bake...

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Ok, so I am having some issues with keeping with my caloric intake. I know, it hasn’t been that long, but I keep getting pizza, cake, pop and other fine goodies thrown my way and it is killing me! Is it a bad sign that I am struggling with my “life style” change so soon? I have always been okay with a good piece of broccoli and a sweet piece of melon, but when told to choose between that and a yummy looking piece of marble cake with whipped frosting, well, you can probably see where this is leading. Calorie killers! I need to get to the grocery store and get some good stuff to keep at work so that when I do snack, it is good stuff. Anyone want to volunteer to come with me? Seriously would take you up on the offer!

Other news on the homefront, I didn’t make it to the gym this morning for a cardio work out, but I did manage to make time to walk around the building at work with my buddy Naomi at lunch. We have similar figures, except hers is ALOT smaller. By similar I just mean we both have pear shapes, and that’s about it. Anyhow, we did take 15 minutes of our lunch breaks to walk and I needed it! I did legs yesterday for my weights and I lifted 270 lbs on the leg press. OUCH!

ATTACK OF THE FLAB MONSTER!!

3 Jan

I got weighed in on Friday and the good news is I didn’t weigh as much as I thought. The bad news is I still weigh 372! But that will soon change my friends. I have been to the gym 3 times since Friday (with 1 bed ridden day because I am so dumb I didnt drink enough water and was nasty sick!) and been keeping to my 1700 calorie a day “lifestyle change”. I do feel 110% better from yesterday and Saturday night, but got a ways to go.

I will admit though, one of my fears of potentially losing a large amount of weight at a fast pace, I will end up with a bunch of gross droopy skin! I could probably handle a lot of different effects of my weight loss like smaller boobs (I say smaller because they aren’t that big to begin with), genetic kankles (possible discovery) or even keeping my pear shaped figure. But I know I would not be able to take it if I ended up having some nasty extra skin that I can’t get rid of because I thought it would be okay to get this big and have all this extra stretched out skin. GROSS!

Is It Spring Yet??!!

30 Dec

I know that It isn’t even January yet, but I am finding it hard to be motivated to do anything like working out let along get out of bed before 9. I could use some real motivation to get me started. I am sure that once I get started and get into a work out routine, I shouldn’t have such a hard time getting motivated, but with the cold, rain, snow and dreary, I am having a hard time. What do you guys do when you know you need to get out and move and get a work out, but you just done feel like it?

Here is The Start of a New Beginning

29 Dec

The women in my family like to joke that we have hour-glass figures, fifteen minutes on top, forty-five on the bottom. I am as Queen says, a “Fat Bottom Girl”. I am not bothered so much by my curvy figure as I am bothered by my weight. 

I have been heavy since I was in third grade. It started out as a fifty pound gain in a single year, then has been a gradual climb since. I have finally topped out at just over 400 hundred pounds and am so ashamed I let it get this bad. I used to think that once I hit X pounds I would stop and start losing weight, only I would get to that point and soar over it and not even notice till it was too late and then x would get higher. Now I am to the point not only am I unhealthy, but I FEEL unhealthy along with it. My jeans are getting to the huge sizes, I have no ankles, I feel like I can barely breathe sometimes and I can’t even pick myself up when I fall on the ice (and yes, I know this from recent experience, stupid Midwest winters). 

My goal for the next week is to start a journal to track my workouts and eating habits. I don’t really know how to count calories, but I do have a pretty good idea of what is good and not good for me. I also have my friend Tracy acting as an accountability partner for me. We are going to be going over each others journals and tracking each others workouts and so on. I have a feeling this is going to be interesting since I have never had an accountability partner before or had anyone to kick my butt if I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to. I love the idea now, but I think that might change in the next month or so when I am ready to let stuff slide and she says no. 

I am also in search of a good cleanse. No better way to start a diet than to clean your system out good first. Get all the nasty toxins out of my body so that the good stuff can go in. 

I am also in need of a good workout sound track. Some music to get me moving and to keep me moving for however long I have to walk. The sooner I get started, the sooner I can start feeling better. I am looking forward to the day when I can actually go jogging.

It Figures!

22 Nov

So I went ahead and wrote out my first blog last night thinking all I needed to do was to save it to a flash drive and bring it into work and save it on here. But leave it to me to be in such a hurry, I completely forgot the flash drive sitting on my night stand next to my bed. So I suppose I will try to remember to post tonight.