Thursday, December 27, 2012

Starting over, again

At least I have not totally quit. I am just starting over. In late Oct I hurt my hip. It got better and then I strained a shoulder muscle. In the mornings I tend to wake up stiff and feel as though I have fibromylgia. I have now begun taking Glucosamine Chondroitin for my muscles and joints. I hope that works. I am also trying to get up and do some yoga and stretching to get this body loosened up and ready for the day. I plan on walking on my treadmill about 3 times a week, doing Hip Hop Abs once a week and doing The Firm Express workouts 3 times a week. That plus eating better should help me lose some unwanted fat, get in better shape and therefore feel better. I will try to post some of my meal plans on here too.
Yesterday I did ok till supper, just didnt make a good choice, had not felt good all day so I baked some fish sticks. I began today with coffee and toast with natural peanut butter.


Holidays over!

Finally the holidays are over! I have taken down the tree and am ready for life to be normal. I am ready to start saving for a weekend getaway to go hiking with my high school friend. She likes to take nature photos. I guess I can hold the tree branches out of her way.
I opened my own acct today for my grocery money as well as hopefully save for next year gifts. I hope to surprise someone with how much I can save.
It is time to get serious about getting in shape for a half-marathon I am currently planning to do next Oct. Time to throw out the junk food and eat healthier.

Friday, July 20, 2012

soooo darn hot here!!!!! forecast high is 108!!!! I do not feel like doing anything but staying inside where it is cool. combine that with pms which I thought I would have out=aged by now and I just want a good book and some chocolate. Fortunately I had some sugar free choc pudding here and lots of magazines.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I want to go to the walking trail but it is so hot and humid. This area is in need of a slow steady rain for about a week. I want to walk with a little jogging about 3-4 days a week, bike one day and do weight DVDs 3 days. The weights I can handle. I love weights much more than the walking and jogging but those are good for my heart and fat loss. Muscles burn calories even at rest but I need the cardio too. I want to eat better and now that I have Diet Power on my newer computer I can log my daily food intake. Notice, I said I can. Will I? I am going to try. I purchased some meal replacement shake mix from GNC. At 200 calories I am going to have that as an afternoon snack. I bought Cookies and Creme which is ok, will prob use in yogurt or in a recipe. I also bought Banana which is awesome. This is the one I will go back for when on sale or I have a coupon. I need to create a meal plan that works for me. I am setting a goal for myself. After going outside to my storage bldg this morning and seeing the boxes and boxes of smaller size clothes, I have decided that by Nov 1 either I will be down to size 4 again or I will give the clothes away. I Can and I Will get back into those clothes. I know I will feel better with this roll gone from my waist, I will be healthier, I will feel more energetic, I will be happier with myself. I have to do this on my own, without the benefit of a workout partner or group. This will challenge me to be stronger within as an individual but thats ok. I need to do this for me. Healthy competition is good but when there is no one to spur me on I will have to spur myself. I did not want to get up this morning and go to the trail but I did. I almost turned around at the qtr mile marker to go back home but I didn't, I walked 1.5 miles, putting one foot in front of the other and thinking about other things besides how much farther I had to go. About an hour after getting home I put on an aerobic DVD and did it, much more fun, and a heck of a lot cooler. In the summer its too hot and in the winter too cold. Gotta do what works for me. While I think I would like to run, I believe I would get bored with myself and that the music that motivates me would become just noise. My pastor says I am easily bored and thats why I create odd food combos. I like a plan. I love it when a plan comes together but yet I get bored with too long a plan. So I am going to break things down into smaller pieces. I am going to go with one plan for 90 days then a different plan for 90 days. Kinda gives me a light at the end of my tunnel and something to look fwd to. When I go on vacation I like to have something planned for when I get back so that its not such a let-down its-over mental thing.
Be Strong

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

 coated tilapia with parmesan seasoning, seared then baked it

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Saturday, March 24, 2012

I did not want to exercise yesterday nor today but I did something. Today was better than yesterday. My emotions feel better too. Yesterday I felt like I had been invaded by some of the 7 dwarfs and their cousins, Sleepy, Sneezy, and Weepy and Shaky. I think my blood sugar had dropped some. I lean toward hypoglycemic. I began to notice this health issue when I was in my late 30's. I would be in Walmart shopping for whatever and all of a sudden I would start shaking and get really irritable. I would go to the deli area, get some chicken strips and milk, sit down and eat. Withing 15 minutes I would feel sooo much better. I try to eat every 3 hours to avoid this. However what I have been eating and my portions have gotten my overweight. I am not sure what happened yesterday morning. I am trying to start exercising some in the morning before eating because that is what the BFL guidelines say to do. I am trying to get use to doing this rather than just jump head first into the deep end on April 9. I am dreading the before photo. I did eat some Hershey Kisses today that a friend gave me for valentines day. Yep, got a whole bag and still have not eaten all of them. For me that is good. Had Cheerios for breakfast, lean hamburger on a small wheat bun for lunch, a protein drink for a snack, more cheerios, and need to eat something for supper.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I admire the human body as a work of art. When scultped and shaped with muscles the female body is beautiful. It takes desire AND dedication to sculpt the body with lean muscles. Many have the desire but not the commitment and dedication. D I have the desire, yes. Do I have the dedication and commitment, I am about to find out when I begin the Body for LIFE challenge. Whereas my first goal is to lose fat and get back into smaller clothes, I would gladly wear a size larger if it means having lean sculpted muscles. Muscles are more dense than fat and therefore take up less space and weigh more per same amount of space. We shall see how my body reacts to this plan. I already eat about 6 times a day because if I don't my bloodsugar drops and I get irritable and shaky. I also know that it is healthy. The problem over the last several months is I have not been exercising on a regular consistant basis and I have enjoyed too much quantiy of food for my height of 5'1 1/2". I have become uncomfortable in my body. When I sit down there is this roll of fat from my waist that rises up to greet me. It is time for a renewed sense of healthy living.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Still getting my ducks in a row in preparation for starting the Body for LIFE Challenge. The challenge for me is following the guidelines and sticking with it. Oh sure winning would be awesome but just to look and feel so much better would be winning for me. I still think that t-shirts that said "I DID IT WITH BODY FOR LIFE!!!!" would be great. I know that I don't have as much to lose as some but I am not competing with anyone except myself. Over the weekend I cleaned out the freezer portion of my frig. Yesterday my BFL book and journal arrived. I have been devouring them. I am not quite sure how to do the journal in that the days are listed with weights beginning on Monday. Due to my schedule I am going to do aerobics on Mon, Wed. and Friday mornings. I am going to do weights on Tues, Thurs and Sat mornings. Sunday will be my day of rest, my free day. I do not plan to take a whole free day though. I am going to give myself 3 free hours to eat a meal that I have been craving and if necessary get my cookie fix. If I take a whole free day without limits I am afraid I will not be disciplined enough to not eat ALLLL day stuff that I really do NOT need, like cookies. As for my journal I think I will swap Mon & Tues, Wed & Thurs, and Friday & Sat around. According to the audio CDs I listened to it doesn't matter which workout I do on a certain day just so long as I alternate weight workouts with cardio. For my cardio I am going to use a combination of HIIT such as treadmill, DVDs of Leslie Sansone 5 Day Fit Walk, other DVDs, and just put on some music and dance. I have been practicing getting up and doing some exercise. If I lose anything between now and April 9 then at least my before photo won't look so bad. I really hate the roll in my midsection. It is so uncomfortable. It HAS to go. I have been lazy and very undisciplined. Time for a change!!! 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Body for LIFE

I am preparing my mindset and my kitchen for taking on the Body for Life Challenge. I doubt I win a prize but to me winning would be reducing my BMI and pants size. However a sleeveless shirt that said 'I did it with Body for LIFE" would be nice. I don't think there is such though. I have cleaned out my pantry, my frig and next is the frig freezer. My challenge begins Mon. April 9. Until then I am getting my ducks in a row by cleaning out my kitchen, getting my weights together and getting more organized. Part of being more organized is knowing what exercise clothes I will put on in the morning. I find that when I have to go dig out something rather than it be laid out and ready, I am less likely to exercise. I am also gathering menu ideas together. I like a plan and I love it when a plan comes together. This morning I pulled out my black 2-pc swimsuit and looked at it. I dread putting it on and taking those first photos. I am starting to eat better but I know there will be habits that I need to break, like yesterday when I got an Icee, just because I want a Coke Icee does not mean I should have one. It is so easy to go through BK drive-thru and get one. I am identifying my habits and trying to think about a plan to overcome them when the urge hits, mindset prep. Being organized, planning, preparation, mindset of commitment, and follow-through is what I need in order to succeed. I will Succeed.