Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Spring & May!

Sorry, I have been a crappy updater!

Here are my stats:

May 2009: 165lbs

May 2010: 143.5lbs :)


I am working hard @ the gym, but slacking a bit with Weight Watchers. I am hoping that since I stopped nursing a few months ago, that my body may just level out a bit! Its been over SEVEN years since I have not been pregnant or nursing.

Crazy, huh!

I need some workout music though! I just can't seem to find anything that works well.

I also need some new clothes, how awesome is that?

Thanks so much!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I'm Baaaaacckkkkkkk

Ok, its about time for me to get blogging and motivated again!

I have been doing well with going to the gym. I have gained a good amount of muscle and next weigh in, I am going to do measurements.

I am up to an hour on the cross trainer :) I am doing a decent arm/leg lifting work out too.

My left knee continues to plague me a bit, it keeps swelling up all the time. I took a few days rest, and it just swells back up. Its really annoying.

So.. time to take a step away from those who are trying to derail me and make the right choices.
No excuses, no BS, just action.

Game is on Monday!

Friday, March 5, 2010

UGh... that dreaded set backs..

I knew when I started back at the beginning of February that the "odds" were stacked against me.

3 trips, one of which was 8 days in Disney.. is just not diet friendly.

This weeks weigh in was not so great at all.. it was the first crappy one since I started. I had the set back I decidedly knew would happen but it still sucks.

I have been at the gym everyday this week. I have been eating like crap this week.

Today starting back to the diet , sticking to it and no exceptions.

My birthday is creeping up on me and I don't want to be disgusted with myself again.

Today: 50 minutes on the cross trainer and 6 weight machines for legs.

Added bonus.. my knee is nicely swollen .

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Back to the Grind...

Ok! Its true. I have sucked at updating the blog for the past few weeks.

I knew February was going to be a busy month, but it was insanely busy.

A long weekend in Miami, a short trip to NYC, a birthday, some snow and a week in Disney.

Overall.. going to Disney I had lost over 4 lbs.

I missed a weigh in while in Disney. I am hoping that from Sunday-Friday I can at least get myself where I was PRE-Disney. I think that I may be a bit wishful in my thinking.

I did do fairly well at not eating like a glutton in Disney. Hopefully the large amount of walking and carrying Zoomie in the backpack will help.

We are on the plane on the way home now. I am looking forward to the gym in the morning.

Before we left, I was up to doing 50 minutes of cardio, usually the Elliptical. I wonder how hard that will be in the AM.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Weight in Debate...

I weighed in today, since last time i did WW, I used Wednesdays as my weigh in days.

I did ok, i lost 1lb in 5 days. I am going to do my weigh ins on Fridays now.

With the upcoming trips the next three weekends, I think it would match up way better.


Today wa s a good gym day, I did 50 mins on the arc trainer, and 25 mins walking with a decent incline on the treadmill.

I need a good work out tomorrow so that I don't feel too bad about not working out in Miami...maybe they have a gym at the hotel.. I will start looking.

Anyhow :) I think tomorrow's post will be about gym watching :)

Sorry so short!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Today was an exciting Yoga day, Hatha Yoga class for 75 minutes to be exact.

Entertaining to stretch, twist and balance your body in positions that are not always humanly possible.

I did 15 mins of cardio after for good measure.. tomorrow is weigh in day!

My blonde moment of the day was locking myself out of my locker.

There is a keybad, you set it daily. I hit another key as I was closing the locker. Bamo, locked out.

I had to call someone to unlock it for me. I had my bag, so i was dressed without shoes, phone or keys. Whoops.

I felt like a major jack ass!

The kicker is the nice lady who tried to help me couldn't get the unlocking machine to work. So a guy had to come in the room to get it to work.
The lady warned people that a dude was coming into the locker room. One lady said, ehh, i'm wearing underwear and continued to blow dry her hair in the mirror in her undies.
Oh my.

Tomorrow's going to be a crazy day, so I may not make it to the gym. Lets see how the AM weigh in goes! Wish me luck!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Waking up...

As most of you know, I am blind as a bat.

So, this morning, when I woke up , I rolled over and asked Hubby if I woke up skinny.

Hubby cynically chuckled and said something to the tune of "not exactly".

Ahhh, can you just feel the support?

So, dropped the kids at their respective schools and headed over to the gym.

I had a 45 minute date with "A7" the elliptical machine with my name on it! Its more of a cross trainer type machine. Maybe an arc trainer? I dunno, but it claims that I burned 450 calories in 45 minutes. I am up for that!

I did some weight machines for arms and abs. I am so uncoordinated that the one trainer dude had to show me how to do the one ab machine. Yeah, I SO felt like the fat old frumpy mom with no clue.

The positive is that next week I meet the trainer (you get 3 free visits). Another bonus is that my inner thighs hurt like no other.. so i did something right lifting. (at least that's what I keep telling myself. So, even if I am walking like I rode a camel across the dessert, I am oddly happy about it.

My hope is to hit a yoga class tomorrow. It appears the class is a power yoga though, so I am not sure how restful that will be . Maybe another day of cardio? ITs up in the air.

:) 2 days to weigh in.. be gone fat !

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday... the day of rest?

Today's big plans were to hit the gym for some gentle yoga and the stores for some clothing shopping.

Yesterdays trip to TJ Maxx for clothes for ME resulted in a shirt, belt, jeans for Pat, PJ's for LuLu and Wind pants for B. LuLu was very helpful in picking out things. We defined a few boundaries. Anything that looks like Hanna Montanna would wear it.. is out.
Anything with more cut outs then fabric... is out.
Anything that sparkles more then a disco ball... is out.
She came into the dressing room with me, discussed my "big belly", stretch marks and a host of other things. Yes, there were other people in the dresing area and I did hear some giggling.

Today, I woke up, got the kids ready, and prepared for the gym. The evil scale in the corner called to me, and I "checked" my progress. Well there wasn't any. My weigh in days are Wednesdays. I am not a patient person, I wanted to see a little progress...

So Gentle Yoga went out the door for a hot 45 minute date wth the elliptical machine. I found the personal trainer mode and that kicked my butt. I did a small lower leg circuit after for good measure. Maybe I will wake up tomorrow and be skinny now :)

We did hit the mall...all five of us. Several stores more then a zillion things tried on resulted in:
2 pairs of jeans for B, since his all have holes in the knees
2 pairs of shorts for B, needed for Disney, as I tried on last years and they are WAY short
2 pairs of PJ pants for B
a random shirt with a toy for B
lands end hoodie for B
lands end hoodie for A
and 2 pairs of pants for ME.. :) Whoohhoho ( Lands End has 50% mark downs BTW).

As it stands, I am glad there are laundry machines in Disney 'cause I won't have enough clothes for the week.
Any suggestions?

Tomorrow's another day!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

To start again

A few nice ladies said I should blog my life. I have started before and never maintained it, failing miserably.

Its a new year and I am working on a new me.

Last year, around my birthday, I saw some pics of myself.

Holy Crap, was I a train wreck. Fat, bad hair, no pride in myself, just Blah.

I started Weight Watchers and lost about 18lbs. I started to regain a sense of self.

I took a break for some knee surgeries. I did fairly well and maintained my weight with in about 5lbs.

Now its time to work harder to get where I want to be, not where I am .

I am declaring war on my fat. My fat ass, my fat stomach and my fat arms.

Be gone..

I joined a gym.
I rejoined weight watchers.

Its time to be me again, and not this fat slob I've become.

Anyone else on the same journey?

I can use all the support I can get.. its not a weekend jaunt, its a freaking cruise around the world.

Hold on tight, here I go!