Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Scale died!

Well my scale officially died out of batteries, and I think I am just going to let that baby stay dead until I forgive it.  There is something about it that makes me focus a little more when I am not obsessively weighing myself!  We shall see!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 7th....Frustrated!!!

So I had weigh in/measurements on Monday! Well the only reason I am blogging about this is because I am so frigging pissed! I gained 2lbs but lost 1/2" off my waist in FOUR weeks!! {{{{SIGH}}}} I want to be on top of a mountain right now and SCREAM at the top of my lungs! I can understand gaining like in a week (like just having a bad week) but DUDE 4 weeks have passed and I gained! Muther f*^%$^&&^  I can 't  believe  F&^^$* @*&% &%&&^ ##(&*$&%** ........................................................................ deep breath........... ok so needless to say I'm really just hmm disappointed with myself (you don't understand...I go balls to the walls in my workouts!), and I am documenting this because this is the point... when I was on "diets" and nothing was happening I would fall off the band wagon! Mentally I would psych myself out, get pissed and go friggin nuts on shit food...emotional eater I guess...Do you know how BAD I WANT to do that right now! How bad I want to say f#$% it for a day, a week...all because I am SO PISSED at what a freaking piece of machine told me I weighed! It is ABSOLUTELY NOT what I wanted to see on the scale, I am not making excuses for it either...but sometimes I guess things just have to be put into perspective...when I took a deep breath (just tonight while writing this blog..lol) look at how far I have come and what I have accomplished so far...Who loses 7 inches in 7 weeks and 31lbs??  Well I can say I did and it was ALOT of FRIckIN work too!!!   So what changed??? Well I was going totally hard on cardio...twice a day morn and night, even on the days I was working out with my trainer (Mon, Wed, Fri), and I was eating all the time, TONS of veggies, lean proteins and protein shakes as a grab n go.  Lately, it seems nearly impossible energy wise to keep up with that...and that's just... well... my life right now. I need to get back on schedule with eating consistently throughout the day too!
I think most importantly right now, is to just keep myself focused, mentally revamp myself...and remember the whole reason in doing this in the first place...and that is now to be healthy and feel better...and I do!

I am actually signed up to run my first 10k race! woo hoo!
Stay Positive ;)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

February 29, 2012~ Leap Day

So it's been a little over two weeks since I last posted~ I think everything has been on track for the most part!  I absolutely HATE the scale...I think mine may be broke or something!!! I am totally venting right now, because the amount of energy expended each week I really feel like this friggin piece of crap scale should be going down in numbers ALOT more!!! Once I hit one of my goal "numbers"...I PROMISE I will never hate the scale again!  Have you ever just felt like "Man It just doesn't let me get passed this number" you fluctuate...but it is sticking there!! Yep that's where I am at and it seems like I've been here FOREVER!!! Yes my clothes are totally fitting and some I can't even wear anymore (b/c theyre to big...woot!!)...so I am so sososososososososo happy for that!!! But there is a huge MENTAL barrier with this number I am trying to get passed....  I know I will get there, I just didn't expect it to slow down right now~ BOOGERS!!! One thing I definitely want to notate for my journal is that I am really adjusting to this LIFESTYLE...it's no longer a "diet" for me...I am learning so much and diving into new recipes along with taking my own and making them healthier...I am making the "junkie" sweets for my family now instead of buying them...at least I can control what is in the food my family is eating ;) I have watched/read/ researched so much on "eating clean"and doing it as much as possible... Still cut out the sugar...and still smoke free (15weeks today) ;).

So I signed up for a run this Sunday! Yes I will be running my arZ off for 10.5 miles!!! I have NEVER ran in any type of race so I hope I don't die or come in last...well actually I don't care if I am last (I won't be...I'm to competitive) but I just want to finish! That is my goal! I have never ran more than 4miles at the time! Go BIG or go home! LOL!  Getting my playlist ready and I will be good to go ;)  I will have the company of 2 of my neighbors who is just as crazy as me..."you want to run 10.5 miles with me?"  pfft..."sure" ...gotta love them!

Well the end of this weight loss competition is nearing as well...March 24th is the final weigh in...It says it goes based off of body weight loss...thats kinda a crock...but we will see ;) I have been losing inches, pounds too but I am starting to see the muscles in my quads etc..SO obviously muscle weighs more than fat...drrr I just hope that by the end of the month it will be like "DAMNNN!!!! She worked her ass off!!!" I like the look of "strong" not skinny...."Strong is the new skinny" I want to look strong not like Arnold but defined!  THat makes perfect sense right ;)
 All I know by the end of this journey I am going to be STRONG inside and out! And know that I worked my friggin azz off to get there!

Whew! Goodnight!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Workout~ February 13th

So today was actually the FIRST day I did not feel sore from last weeks workouts with my trainer! Whoa! Ready and set for 2nd week of 4 of these workouts!

Okay so just got done with workout with my trainer...I swear last week I totally felt like (holy friggin cow are you serious???) when he was making me do these "burn-out" workouts...quite frankly I didn't think I could do it!  But I did and this week I did even MORE reps from last week! woot! woot! The power of the mind and mental focus!  So I was told to do cardio after and I was going to run outside but then decided not too because I literately felt like my sweat would turn to icicles, so I stayed inside and did the following
Jump rope for 2 min (alternating high knees, scissor jumps, abyss (side twisting right to left), then reg feet together) in increments of 20 jumps each...
then did the Zwow3 workout from www.facebook.com/ZuzkaLight  (Chose this one because I had a major day on the arms with my trainer)
Then did 2 more min on the jump rope like above....

So Awesome...the last time I did the Zwow3 workout was last week on the 7th and my time was 15:04, this week around I did it in 12:20! Yee haw!

I am feeling so much stronger! Even last weeks workout, to this first Monday back my dips tonight felt alot more "doable" last week it felt like my triceps were going to RIP away from my arms...this week not AS bad ;)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Follow me please! ~ My Workout today~

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Ok, so today I decided to do a cardio workout from Zuzana ...as I went to walk out my door to go running there was a helicopter circling the area, so I decided to be safe and stay inside...I get spooked easily in the dark ;)
So I got on Facebook and went to my back up plan...zuzana light...  I did her ZWOW3 workout for time and finished in 15:04.  workout consisted of split squat jumps, one leg lunges, superman push-ups, skaters... 5 sets with reps (5-10-15-10-5).

I do not think I am going to be able to walk tomorrow! I still feel progressive stiffening from yesterday's workout. Aw LAWD!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Feb 6th New set of workouts and change up in diet..."Follow Me"

I just ate the hugest bowl of homemade pico de gallo/salsa I made with a whole avocado and 3 hard boiled eggs!!! I really hope I don't cramp up tonight! OMG I'm still hungry!!! AND I just drank 2 water bottles! I had a very strong (weights) workout tonight with my trainer and then came home and did cardio and I stretched for about 30 min...and I still feel like I am going to be stiff as a board tomorrow. That's okay though see me in 4 weeks (weight-in day)...it will all be worth it ;) 

So every 4 weeks my workouts get a change up...I really think this is awesome so I am never getting bored and it is a lot more challenging that way as well.  I am also switching up my diet to where I am only eating carbs in the morning and the rest of the day is protein and veggies.  This is definitely "doable" considering I tell myself "its for 4 weeks" lets see what this does for me.  I am actually looking forward to this next four weeks, I am always interested in trying new things so I can see how it effects my body.  Then keeping a journal of it, I will be able to look back and see what worked and what didn't....  So here is to the next four weeks!  This may just be the best timing ever to try and do a strict Paleo diet....hmmm.....

Tonights workout consisted of something like this: "burn-out on" bench press & close grip pull downs (2 sets back to back), bi-cep curls & ab wheel, bench dips (or not...upper body is dead) (2sets back to back), inclined press & squats (2 sets back to back)

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3rd Weigh-in/measurements

Had weigh in/measurements today with my trainer today (Chris Monahan)...lost another 8 lbs yay! Only 1/2" off my waist this time, but 2 inches off my shoulder measurement... 
Hey the way I look at it is that it's a loss and definitely getting me to the place I need to be! 
This was over a 5 week period with 1 1/2 weeks of strep... so considering I lost 4in and 3in off waist the last 3 and 4 week periods... I am not exactly jumping out of my skin for this time around... 
I am beginning to think my midsection wants to stay with me forever!!! Or at least it seems like it is going to be the last thing to go buh bye!  
Looks like the forecast for me is cardio out the yin yang!  Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!