Archive | September, 2012

A Little Bit of Fitness

29 Sep

Hey guys,

I hope that you all are having a wonderful saturday! I know I sure am. Spending the day doing homework and going to get my workout on later.

I wanted to talk about fitness motivation today. It is something that I have always struggled with. I am usually on point when it comes to food because I can control myself when I really focus on it. But getting the motivation to get to the gym can be really tough for me at times. I feel that this has put a damper on my weight loss and overall health. I was trying to think of a way to get me in the gym or get me active and then I remembered. I LOVE volleyball. I have played volleyball for 5 years and when I moved from Maine to Virginia I really didn’t pursue it down here.

So I had put my name on an association website with interest in playing. I got a response and am now on a team. It is really fun. The association holds open gyms and I am also on a team that is in a league right now. It is really fun and a really great workout.

Not only was this a way to get a really good workout in without really feeling like a workout, but I also feel the need to work out to get my fitness level back where it needs to be to play at the intensity required. Joining this team was what I needed.

So today after I have done most of my homework I am going to go for a run. Im feeling really good today and Im actually really motivated to workout.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Do something fun. Stay positive. And workout. NO EXCUSES! ❤

Weigh-In Wednesday!

26 Sep

Hey guys,

Boy has it been a while since one of these. Like I have said if you have read some of my most recent posts, life really got in the way for me and this weight loss journey, but im not going to let that define me! I am going to continue to strive to be the best me that I can be. So without any more babbling…..

My weight this week was 185.8!

I don’t think you guys can even understand how happy I am for this loss. After all that has been going on I really was super worried that I would be gaining weight. With starting my new anxiety medicine I had a very good chance of gaining some weight. I seem to be unaffected by it though. Which feels AMAZING!

So lets set some goals for this coming week’s weight loss shall we?

I would really like to be down at 183 by next week. Not necessarily at exactly 183.0 but I would def take that if that was the case. Lets shoot for 183.8. That would be a total loss of 2 lbs which I think is realistic enough to be obtainable if I try hard enough.

So lets do this guys!

I also wanted to mention that my beloved sister-in-law has started a blog on here for all you lovely readers! Go check her out! She has an amazing plan that is listed and she is just starting out. I want her to see what a lovely weight loss community we have here! =]

Her site is carlaweightlossjourney.wordpress.com

Hope you all are having a wonderful week! I know I sure am! ❤

Let food be thy medicine.

25 Sep

Hey guys!

YAY, a second blog for the week! =] Today I wanted to talk about how critical eating properly is.

Many people have this distorted view of weight loss that they need to go kill themselves in the gym 3 hours a day 7 days a week. Yes, that will give you results. It will also make you terribly miserable.

Most people who have this philosophy eat whatever they want. They dont really watch their calories or what they are putting in their bodies. If you were eating potato chips then yes, you probably could go work out for 3 hours and work them off, but in the end you will be no healthier for it.

SO I pose this to all of you today. What you consume is the single-most important thing on your weight loss journey. I repeat MOST IMPORTANT THING! 

You can eat healthy and kill youself in the gym. And yes, you will probably see wonderful results. But the downside to that is 1) Eventually you will burn out or injure yourself and 2) You may not be able to maintain after getting to goal without continuing to work out so hard.

I say light to moderate exercise and good eating. You will feel happier, healthier, and you will be able to maintain at the end of this journey. Remember its all about lifestyle.

Hope you all are having a wonderful start to your week and look for my weigh-in wednesday post tomorrow!

This Crazy Life

24 Sep

Hey All,

So, has this certainly been a trying couple of weeks. I have a lot of news to tell you all so lets get started.

First off I no longer work at Starbucks. There are so many reasons for my resignation and I am not going to discuss all of them but I feel that some of them are important and relevant. As most of you can probably imagine, it is very hard to control yourself around food and beverage like that. It is a constant temptation that comes at no monetary cost as an employee. Too tempting, and too detrimental to my health. I think creating a financial barrier between Starbucks and me will be a very good thing.  Also I have been spending every waking moment of my day doing something. No, really. I got another job so having 2 jobs and school was just too much. I now have one part time job and full time class schedule. Sounds like it will work out well to me!

Another really big change in my life is that I have started taking anxiety medicine. This was a very huge step for me as I do not like to take medicine like that. But my anxiety had also become a very large burden in my life that really needed to be set straight. I feel like I can live a better life not feeling anxious most of the day every day.

And then comes my health. I went to the doctor (obviously to get my meds and such) and of course they weighed me. It was actually really good to get a very accurate reading that was fairly low. 189.2. I always have this fear in my head that my scale at home is like 15 lbs off and I am going to step on that scale and see a horrific number. That wasn’t the case.

That is not to say that I am satisfied with that number. And furthermore that is not to say that I didn’t expect it. With my anxiety so out of wack lately, my schedule not leaving me a spare moment (literally) and school completely kicking my ass it was expected that I had gained some weight. Boy am I glad though that it wasn’t all of the 30 LBS that I have lost!

SO here is my pledge to you guys. I am going to start blogging at least twice a week again. I will also start to post on instagram again. I am going to workout at least 3 times a week, and I am going to try try try to eat the best, most clean food I can.

I hope that you all are doing well. I know that we can do this together!

And sometimes….life gets in the way.

5 Sep

Hey all,

I know I know I know. Ive been MIA for the past couple of weeks. But with good reason I promise.

I found out I got a new job. Which would have been stressful enough, except I also found out that the house I was living in had been rented and that I needed to find somewhere to go. I found out on friday morning. I moved monday.

I also just started classes for the semester. I am now I junior in college and this is really when the classes start to get hard. You know that first day when you get a syllabus and you get let out early because all you were going over was classroom procedures and what to expect? Yeah that doesn’t happen anymore. You jump right into it and it is scary.

SO I feel it is obvious that I had been extremely busy and not really completely focused on my weight loss. Now that doesnt mean that I totally fell off the bandwagon and gained a ton of weight back. Actually I have managed to maintain the loss that I had. So I am still floating around 185. Which I am totally ok with given the circumstances.

I could have chose to have a cookie everyday with how stressed I was. I could have indulged and binged which is what I used to do. But instead I stuck to my eating plan and in that, I feel victorious.

I think this proves that I am different. Not only have I lost weight but I have sucessfully changed my thinking. I knew I was stressed. I channeled it rather than letting it get out of hand.

Life gets in the way. It happens. Your on a perfect road and then life hits you. But you have to roll with the punches. And which way you roll can determine your fate.

Hope you all are all having a great week.

See you soon! ❤