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.