Friday, May 21, 2010

I could sleep all day...

Last night, I didn't get to bed until really late. The boyfriend and I got into chatting and time just flew by. I know what I'll be catching up on this weekend.

This morning's weigh in was a nice one. I'm down 1.6 pounds for the week. High fives all around!! And I am at the lowest that I have been since I started this whole mess!!

Yesterday, I went to my beloved Kickbox Jam class. Seriously, guys, I love this class. I sweat so much and get some cardio out of it. Plus, the instructor is a fun guy. I'm really sad that this class is only taught a couple times a week. And I am only able to make it to two days. Sad face from me.

My eating was just ok. I was a Snacky McSnackerson yesterday. But better than I have been. And Praise Jesus, those chocolate chip cookies are gone. I don't have much plans for the weekend, so I will concentrate on the eating.

I just realized that I've lost 5 pounds!! Woo hoo!! It's not a lot but it's something. And it's that much closer to 10 pounds!! I think I deserve a reward.

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Thank you Scale Junkie!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time is on my side...

Yes, it is.

Actually time is just flying by. I can't believe it's almost Friday already. And I can't believe it's almost June!!

Tuesday workout
30 minutes on the treadmill
30 minutes on the elliptical

Wednesday workout
20 minutes on the treadmill
20 minutes on the elliptical

I've decided to go back to my roots and start working out on the elliptical machine again. It's such a great workout with not too much strain on my knees, so I'm loving it.

I've been a bit better on the eating front. I did make the mistake of baking some chocolate chip cookies the other day, so the cookie monster inside me has escaped. But the cookies are almost gone (I'm hoping by the time I get home tonight), so he'll get tucked away soon enough.

Tonight is Kickbox Jam night at the gym!! Woo hoo!!

(Look how far I've come...I'm actually looking forward to working out!!)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Today is not Monday...

but I'm going to recap the weekend anyway.

On Friday, the boyfriend and I decided to take a day off from the gym. We went out to eat with a friend instead.

I actually woke up at 9:30 in the morning on Saturday to get to a Kickbox Jam class. I told you I loved that class. It's going to be my Thursday and Saturday workout from now on. After the gym, me and the boyfriend ran all over town doing errands. I was beat by the time we got home.

Sunday was a lazy day. I love those days. Sleeping in, staying in your jammies all day. Those are my kind of days!!

Yesterday, I had one of the best workouts that I've had in a long time. 20 minutes on the elliptical, 20 minutes on the treadmill, and 20 minutes on the cross ramp. Plus, lots of weights. I was at the gym for 2 hours. Whoa!! I think I spend way too much time there. But it's all for a good cause, right?

On the eating front, well, you know how that goes. But I'm slowly starting to grasp the idea that my workouts are pretty much going down the drain if I continue to eat loads of junk food. Seriously, what's the point of working my butt off at the gym if I'm going to stuff my face with chips and McDonald's? I do love that stuff, but I need to have them more as a treat and not on a daily basis. I'm not there yet, but I am really trying to get there.

Did you guys hear about Juan Carlos Cruz??? So bizarre! And I used to love his show 'Weighin In' and 'Calorie Commando'! =(

Friday, May 14, 2010

Some workouts and a weigh in...

First thing to get off my chest is my weigh in. It was not a pretty one. I was up 1.2 pounds for the week. That really sucks.

I have been doing really good with the workouts. I have been to the gym every day this week and have gotten some pretty good sweat sessions in. But from that weigh in, you can tell my eating hasn't been very good. It still hasn't clicked in my head that "hey, just because I'm working out doesn't mean I can eat whatever I want." It's not that hard of a concept, but I'm a real hard head (just ask my boyfriend and my mom). So who knows when it'll start to dawn on me that if I want to see some real, true results, I'm going to have to start working on my eating.

I tried the Hip Hop class the other day. It was a big NO NO. I did not like it one bit. It started off great with the warm up but then it turned into one big routine. Now, I used to be a cheerleader (I know, hard to believe) so I am all for learning routines. But not learning them in 20 minutes! Let's just say I didn't get the routine down and I looked like a fool. It was not fun for me at all.

I was starting to think that taking classes at the gym would be a lost cause until last night. I took the Kickbox Jam class. I L-O-V-E-D it!! It was so much fun!! It wasn't so much a routine. More like a bunch of moves put together. There were times when I was lost, but I was having too much fun to really care how I looked. And I left the class drenched in sweat. This is definitely going to go on the workout regime.

I also tried a Core class last night. Big mistake. I am way too big to be taking a class like that. We had to use those balance trainers. I seriously thought I was going to pop mine. The concept of the class is a great one because I really felt the burn, but at my weight, it's just not a comfortable class for me to take. =(

So pretty much all those workouts went to waste with my eating habits. Grrr! Come on, Little Miss Fatty Pants!!! This isn't rocket science. This shouldn't be THAT hard!! What the heck am I waiting for?!?!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me...

Made it to the gym last night. I was fighting with the boyfriend to not go to the gym. But he won (very unusual) and we ended up going. I felt really good afterward. I hate it when he's right!!

Got in 30 minutes on the cross ramp and about half an hour with the weights. I finally got back into squats. They hurt so good, but they make me feel ALIVE!! I love feeling the burn!! But two days of weights and my arms feel like they are going to fall off.

I have a new gym buddy so tonight we are going to try a class. I'm finally taking advantage of what this gym has to offer (and finally getting my money's worth!). It's a hip hop class so we'll see how that goes.

One more thing, I saw this vid and I am utterly amazed at this kid's talent. His performance seriously gave me goosebumps. You've probably seen it already (he's going to be on ELLEN tomorrow) but watch it's amazing!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A post about nothing...

Is better than no post at all.

I have been feeling pretty blah lately. About weight loss, about bills, about a certain someones family members. I hate when I let insignificant things bring me down. That's not what life is supposed to be about. I do know I have gotten loads better about enjoying life with what I have and enjoying it with the people that I care about (just ask my boyfriend), but sometimes I find myself slipping back into my "Woe is me" mindset. Grrrr! Oh, how I hate that.

But no more tristeza for me.

I get to go home to the two loves of my life. Thinking about the time I get to spend with them totally brightens my day.

So, Friday was a pretty mediocre (according to the boyfriend) workout day. My knee was really bothering me. That stair master messed me up bad. So all I did was weights and I walked 15 minutes on the treadmill. I didn't even sweat that much.

Saturday and Sunday - there was no workout. There just wasn't time. I loooove to sleep in on the weekends and we had some plans with some of the boyfriend's friends on Saturday, so we didn't get a chance to make it to the gym. We got in pretty late Saturday night, so we slept most of Sunday. Don't you just love those relaxing days where you just sleep, do nothing, and laze around the house? Gosh, how I love those days.

But it was back to business on Monday!! I did all the weight machines that I usually do. Except for the leg one, I'm pretty scared of hurting my knee so I'll stay away from leg exercises for awhile. I got in 15 minutes on the cross ramp and 15 minutes on the treadmill. And I actually jogged for 3 minutes straight! Whoa!! It actually wasn't that hard. But when I tried to do my next interval, my calf started to hurt real bad so I was only able to walk the rest of the way. But I was back to my old, sweaty self.

Oh, yeah, nothing new on the food front. I'm still eating junk food.

Wow, that was a whole lotta post about nothing!!! =D

Friday, May 7, 2010

Oh, what a feeling!!

I have been eating way too much but I don't care because I was down 2 pounds on the scale this morning!! Woo hoo!!! I am getting closer and closer to the 240's.

I didn't make it to the gym on Wednesday (I just wanted to relax and play with my Cricut). But it was game on on Thursday night. I got in 20 minutes on the cross ramp. Now get this, I got in 10 minutes on the stairmaster. Yea, I don't know how I did it. Trust me, I was in pain and I regretted it later on when I tried jogging on the treadmill. Seriously, I got the worst feeling in my feet and my calves. Maybe the stairmaster just isn't for me. I finished out my cardio with 15 minutes on the treadmill. And there were weight machines thrown in there also.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there!!! Hope you get spoiled rotten on your special day!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

This is not a good feeling!

Getting back to the gym does not feel great. In fact, being back is downright painful!

The boyfriend and I finally got to the gym last night. It was so tough getting into working out. I was really lazy. I had the worst headache. But I still had to get my butt in there and continue on with some exercise.

I went ahead and did 30 minutes on the cross ramp (I still love that machine!). Then I thought I'd mix it up and try out the stair master. Ohmygoodnessgracious! That thing literally beat me up. I could only last 7 minutes on it. My legs were seriously on fire throughout those entire 7 minutes. And I was out of breath. On level 1. It was pitiful. But at least it was a start.

I finished out the rest of my 23 minutes on the treadmill, no incline. My legs were still burning up so I decided to just walk it out.

Am I only one who gets their butt handed to them on the stairmaster? Is it really that hard or am I just being a weenie (an out of shape one at that)??

My calves are killing me today. So, so sore. But it's back to the gym tonight. The good thing is it is a weight day, so a little less cardio. My legs will be thanking me tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

And....I'm back.

My weekend was SUPERFUN! Super exhausting, but mostly superfun!

The boyfriend and I left Atlanta on Thursday night. We got into New York around 2 o'clock in the afternoon Friday. Yes, people. We drove 18 hours straight. A car ride that was supposed to be only 14-15 hours turned into 18 after making numerous stops and getting lost a couple of times. We slept for a couple of hours when we got in and then headed into the city to visit Times Square.

(Oh yeah, did you hear about that car bomb in Times Square? We were there on that same exact street only 12 hours earlier. My boyfriend was totally freaking out all Sunday and Monday.)

On Saturday, we slept in because of our late night in the city. We then had the yummiest Portuguese chicken ever. We then had to say goodbye to New York and be on our way to Jersey for a concert. We got lost before finally getting to our destination. We were only able to see 4 bands: Angels and Airwaves, Something Corporate, Drake (<3), Paramore. Drake was superawesome but Paramore's set was totally disappointing. And they were the whole entire reason why we drove all that way.

After the concert, there was no way we were going to continue driving so we stopped at a hotel for the night. Got some sleep and headed home on Sunday afternoon. We finally got into Atlanta at 2 o'clock Monday morning.

It feels great to be back. There's nothing like getting a good night's sleep in your OWN bed.

Plus, we got to get home to this:

I didn't eat too much. But my choices weren't the greatest. The only exercise I got in was tons of walking in Times Square (we lost our car) and tons of walking at the concert.

I did get a peek at the scale yesterday morning though. And I was pleasantly surprised to see it was down. Yes!!! I just hope it stays down until my weigh-in on Friday. I'm back to trying to eat better and I'll be heading back to the gym tonight, so I think I should be good.

I hope so, at least.