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Been too long…

2 Sep

Hey guys,

Sorry that it has been far too long since I have wrote to you. Life got in the way as it seems to do all too often to me.

I’d like to be able to tell you guys that I have been keeping up with my workouts, eating healthy, and drinking all my water but that truly isn’t the case. I have been eating horrendously, not going to the gym and hardly drinking water. I don’t know what’s going on.

The good news is that I haven’t gained any weight so I’m not backtracking. The bad news is that my motivation has left and I am not sure how I’m going to find it again.

Let’s hope that I can get back on the wagon soon and figure out how to continue this journey.

Any of you have any advice or insight on this?

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Educate Yourself!

17 Jul

Hey guys!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week like I am. The past couple of days have been difficult with my husband just returning from deployment and then leaving again for another 2 weeks to travel to Maine. But that is for another post. 🙂

With the stress of my husband being gone it is really easy to be down on myself. I have made such strides in the past couple months with my attitude, and yet sometimes I still find myself falling into old habits. Why do I do this to myself? Ugh.

This semester I have decided to educate myself on the relationship between mind and body. I am taking a health psychology class and I could not be more excited! I have come really far on my own with positive thinking and staying in the right mindset but I think learning from an expert is going to be extremely beneficial to my health. Plus, I get credit for it. How cool is that?

I have always been an advocate for self-education. Since a young age I have been researching health and fitness related topics for fun. I love to gain knowledge, and sometimes the truth is hidden, and sometimes buried, and you have to want to find the truth. I guess you could say Im a truth seeker.

I hope to be able to not only apply this new knowledge to my own life, but to share some of it with you guys! Please let me know if there are any specifics you would like to hear about, and stay tuned for my Health Psyc update!

Happy Blogiversary!

15 Jul

Happy one year to Losing With Cooper!

Today marks a year since the day I decided I wanted to share my experiences with the world. This year has certainly been an interesting one, and while I wasnt always present due to too many things happening, I thank you all for taking the time out of your day to read my posts.

This blog has given me an outlet to not only hold me accountable but to also document the journey that I am on at this stage in my life. I love sharing my experiences with others, and creating a blog was probably one of the best decisions I have made. I have made some friends this past year that are invaluable to me. Ones that encourage me constantly to be all I can be within the blogisphere (thanks for all the inspiration Erin!)

With that being said, I would also like to let you all in on a little secret I have been hanging onto. God willing, by the end of this summer my blog will be moving to a new self-hosted site as I take the plunge and take another step further with my blog. I am excited and nervous all at the same time, but my readers are awesome and I hope you all continue to support me throughout this transition!

Hope you all have started your week off great and look forward to what the new week will bring!

P.S. If you haven’t checked it out, go take a look at my new Facebook site Losing with Cooper! Over there I am giving daily motivation, posting interesting articles, linking up to other bloggers that I love, as well as letting you know when a new post goes live! Give us a like!

Working Out: My Love Affair

11 Jul

Most people dread going to the gym. Just the thought of it is enough to keep them away. It is one of the biggest reasons why people don’t stick to a weight loss plan. I am no longer one of those people. This is the story of my new-found love affair with the gym.

I have never liked the idea of going to a gym. I have always felt like people were starring at me and judging me because I don’t know how to do some of the exercises. It kept me away for years.

When I decided that I really wanted to get serious about my weight loss I decided to buy insanity. I was really motivated when I first received it, and did the first 3 weeks flawlessly, even as I went home to see my family. Yes I had my days that I didn’t want to get up to do it, and most of time about 5 minutes into the workout I just wanted it to be over. But I still stuck with it. But then my husband came home. And it just didn’t seem appealing at all anymore. I didn’t want him watching me do it.

I started to go to the gym on the base some nights with him. It was ok, but I still felt like people were watching me, wondering why I was dying while going so slow on the treadmill or why I couldn’t lift more.

I finally decided to get a membership at planet fitness. They advertise that they are a positive environment, so I thought I would give it a try. Honestly, I fell in love. The atmosphere is so positive, and I just feel at home.

The more I enjoyed going to the gym the more I realized why Insanity didn’t stick with me and why I loved going to the gym even more. I am an experiential person. I enjoy coffee, but a lot of that has to do with the experience of going to get the coffee. Going to the coffee shop and feeling the atmosphere, having the barista ask me questions, and possibly getting my coffee in a ceramic mug.

The same thing goes for the act of going to the gym. Drinking my pre workout while going there, checking in at the desk, killing it on the machines with my music blaring, and leaving feeling completely fulfilled. Its the experience that gets me, not just the burn!

I am now on a new program that I am loving more then anything I have ever done before. More on that coming soon. 😉

What makes you guys motivated to workout? What is your favorite way to workout?

AHHH!

10 Jul

Hello all!

Agh! Once again I have been MIA. The past few weeks months have been crazy and I apologize for not being more engaged. I had some major things going on in my life including preparing for my husbands homecoming and it seems I couldn’t find a moment of free time. Any who.

To get myself back into regular blogging (as like I said, I have BIG PLANS for the blog coming soon) I am going to challenge myself to post at least every weekday for the rest of the month. I need to get back into the habit of writing posts, and this is a perfect way of doing that.

Here is a little sneak peak of what you can expect from the blog in the coming months:

  • Review of the Body Built Program by Spoonful of Fit.
  • Review of my current plan and how it has changed.
  • A look into some local training that has caught my eye.
  • Tons and tons of new, fresh recipes that I have been loving.

I hope that you all will stick around and stay tuned for all that I have to offer in the following months. 🙂

Where have I been?

6 May

Hey all!

Wow, it sure has been way too long! SO much has happened since I blogged last and it just feels like I am a different person. I have so much to share with you all. Lets get started!

First and foremost I want to let you know that while I was on this little hiatus I did lose weight. No, it wasnt a blogger running far away because I had gained weight. I actually lost. A LOT. I am now 170.8 and so close to being in the 160s its crazy. You heard that right. In the 2 months I was gone I managed to spare you almost all of the 170’s. Crazy what can happen when you are focused.

Which brings me to my second point. I have been so focused on weight loss for the last couple of months I have surprised myself. I believe I have actually fallen in love with going to the gym (shocking I know). This is what has kept me losing weight. That and all the wonderful clean eating that I have been doing.

Clean eating really becomes a way of life when you do it long enough. You no longer feel like you are depriving yourself, and the only reason you are turning that bagel down is because you know how bad it is going to make you feel afterwards. Its amazing what happens when your mindset changes.

The last thing that has happened that I want to share with you is this: for the first time in my entire life, I love myself. Yep, you heard that right. I love what my body can do right now. I love what my body looks like right now, and I love myself enough to know that I am worth all the effort I am making because I deserve to be happy.

Ahh what a weight lifted off of my sholders.

I have tons of wonderful things coming for the summer and the year to come on this blog, so stay tuned, because big things are happening!

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P.S. I will be making a piost detailing some of these things as I am traveling on Wednesday. I am so excited for all of the changes to come! 😉

21 Day Challenge: How it Changed Me!

3 Mar

Hello guys!

Sorry that it has been so long since I posted. I have been busy and you all know what happens when life gets in the way.

Anyways, I did finish my 21 day challenge and not only did I do 21 days, but have been going strong ever since. Forcing myself to go to the gym everyday was reall really hard at first. But gradually it has become something that I dont even second guess.

This is how my weeks go. Monday, Wednesday, Friday I work out first thing in the morning before I go to work. I usually aim to burn 200-400 cals of cardio, and then I do a weight lifting cuirciut that is already at my gym. Also, on Monday and Friday nights I play volleyball. On Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday I do pure cardio, usually at night. I try to burn between 800-1000 cals on those nights. Sunday is my rest day.

I have been perfect on this up until this weekend. I woke up yesterday and literally could not breathe. I ended up going grocery shopping in the morning like I always do and then sleeping the rest of the day. This morning I woke up still not feeling great but definately better than yesterday, but still decided to rest so that I can go hard the rest of the week next week.

My eating has been on point the entire time. I have been giving myself one cheat a week, but they have been still good for me options. Last week I treated myself by going out for frozen yogurt. This week I just treated myself to Panera Bread, and had a salad and a whole wheat baguette. So I try to keep my cheats still within my calorie limits and still log them in MyFitnessPal.

So all in all the month of February has been good for me. I lost a total of 5.4 lbs and I feel great. I think I finally found out how to make this a lifestyle change and not just a “diet.”

Hope you all had a great month and I promise I will try harder to post more often! 🙂

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