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Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 26 Another Monday

So just plugging along ;).  I didn't get a run in today since the car wouldn't start which made me to late in arriving for bodypump to allow for a run.  But I will do it tomorrow no worries.  I'm also doing RPM tomorrow morning.  Can't wait to go.  Bodypump was a good class.  Hubby is home and going to the gym was really hard.  I really wanted to stay home with him but I got it done.  October is coming and I am thinking 5 pounds in the month of October is a good goal with how slow I'm losing weight :(.  But at 5 pounds a month that should put me about 150 by the new year and for sure on my way to my bigger goal of 120-130.  We will just see how the next couple months go.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 25 the wonderful REST DAY!

I love my rest days.  I look forward to them.  They recharge me.  I stayed in calories and am feeling good.  I am looking forward to getting two workouts in tomorrow.  Morning run and evening bodypump.  So at least three days a week I will get two workouts a day and three days a week will be a single workout.  If that doesn't get my metabolism moving I don't know what will.  Hubby came home today which is why I can do two workouts a day a couple days a week.  Time to think about those October goals.  I know my Goal for December 31 is to reach 150.  15 pounds is totally doable at my current rate of loss.  I will reach my goal for my next birthday.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Day 24

Did bodypump this morning, had my two shakes, stayed under on calories.  Overall a good day.  I think I might need a little more calories but it's hard to say.  I have to say the discouragement is running high but I'm determined to not give up.  I will not let my weight or food beat me.  Tomorrow is a rest day and I LOVE those.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Day 23, 7 to go

Went to the gym first thing this morning and K did good at the gym daycare.  I got a 30 min walk run in.  Hopeful for bodypump tomorrow but we will see.  I started my shakes this morning.  Had one for lunch and breakfast.  Had a lunabar for a snack.  Had 1 piece of bacon and half a chicken apple sausage with my lunch.  I had homemade mac and cheese, chicken poppers, and green beans for dinner.  Over all not a bad day but not enough calories.  But I don't feel hungry so I guess it's not that bad.  We will see how the results pan out in two weeks when I weigh-in.  I am for sure struggling to keep motivated since my results are so junky.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Day 22, 8 to go

Today was a terrible eating day.  I'm just gonna throw that out there first.  Although thanks to K I didn't take in as many calories as I would have.  But I still took in way to many.  I also didn't make good choices and was almost sick after working out.  Sooo lesson learned.  One crappy meal during the day is not enough.  I did 20 mins on my bike, walked the mile taking the kids to school and did 75 jumping jacks, 15 pushups, 45 crunches, 20 squats, 35 mountain climbers.  Down 2 pounds.  Progress is progress even when it's slow.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day 21

Today was the most difficult day yet.  All those days of not sleeping and low calories caught up to me and I just couldn't do much today.  I did get two naps :) and upped my calories to get me back on track. I feel better.  So I got on my bike for 30 mins.  Whew sweating!  But I got it done.  It wasn't as good as going to the gym and doing class but it's ok.  The kids got to play and that is important too.  I have two weeks until I have to weight in for the Coast Guard reserves so I gotta get rid of 2 more pounds.  I can't wait until that stress is over :).

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Day 20, 10 to go

I am 2/3 of the way through my challenge.  Although I have already recieved my reward of a gym membership.  I'm still plucking along.  Walked briskly for 32 mins 1.6 miles.  Then did jumping jacks, crunches, russian twists, planks, push ups, and high knees to finish it off.  I got the house picked up, pictures put away, laundry going, bed made, nightstand cleaned off, lunch made and now K is sleeping so I am relaxing a bit on the computer and taking a shower.  I am on a roll today.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Day 19, 11 to go

Today is day 19.  Nothing super special about that.  It was a Monday and sometimes Monday's can be hard because you just had a rest day and hey that felt kind of awesome to sit around :) but I also notice I'm much more cranky.  I always feel better after a good workout.  I even tried to push harder in bodypump.  I didn't get my run this morning so I am going to do it tomorrow.  I am going to just run around the neighborhood.  I had a bad eating day but on the not enough calories spectrum.  I should have eaten more because I was very weak after class and light headed.  Noted and learned.  Can't wait. I am almost into single digits on days left :).

Weight this morning 175.5

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Day 17 & 18

Oh my I forgot to write last night LOL.  My bad.  Well yesterday was a fun crazy kind of day.  Got my self out of bed and went to the gym for a run and bodypump.  Ah it felt great.  Then I came home showered and went to the store.  Ate lunch too late and got a terrible headache for the rest of the day.  I finally took some advil and got some relief.  But looking at a computer wasn't going to happen.  I was rather low on calories but also ate three mini cupcakes with my kids for my youngest DD's birthday.  Today was a rest day.  I got up, got on the scale after a full nights sleep and the conclusion of my monthly cycle and wouldn't you know I am down to 167.1.  I wondered if the lack of sleep and cycle were causing the lack of weight loss.  So now I am popping on to update and then off to bed.  Hopeful for another nights sleep.  I'm going to take the kids to school and then go for a walk/run around the neighborhood.  That way I only do bodypump tomorrow night and we don't have to be at the gym for as long.  I know the kids will appreciate that :).  They aren't crazy about being there for 2 hours.  Or close to it.  So I will still get my 2 workouts in just at different times in the day.  I'm also going to try to get my house cleaned up.  It's driving me a little bonkers.  I will also say I feel like I have pent up energy.  One of the side effects of a rest day I guess.  I can't believe I am on the downhill slide of my 30 day challenge.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Day 16

I didn't get to they gym today.  I know shame, shame.  But with a flash flood warning in effect I choose to stay close to home.  But at 8:40pm I made myself get my workout clothes on and get on my bike.  I wasn't going to let anything keep me from moving and sweating.  So I jumped on my bike for an easy 30 min ride.  It wasn't super hard but I did sweat and I kept my pace up which is good progress.  I had poached eggs and toast with bacon for breakfast, PB&J with chips for lunch.  We had pancakes for dinner :).  Kids love breakfast dinner :).  Today wasn't about having the motivation.  Today was about determination.  Also it seems to be motivating others to get moving as well since I'm sticking to it.  So that helps keep me going as well.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 15 Halfway done!

So today marks the halfway point.  I am officially down 1 pound :).  So I guess progress is progress.  I'm going to see this thing thru.  I have to.  I am feeling stronger.  I was doing great in RPM.  Feeling strong, doing more resistance and really pushing.  It was going to be a great class.  But 20 mins in K decided she didn't want to stay at the gym daycare any longer :(.  So I left and came home.  Jumped on my bike for 20 mins.  It wasn't as challenging but it kept my heart rate up and kept me moving.  A workout complete for the day.  I had 2 triple berry muffins for breakfast.  Lunch was apple chicken sausage, brussel sprouts, and a piece of bacon.  Dinner was BBQ chicken, 1/2 cup mac and cheese and green beans.  Over all a good day and I'm finally starting to recover from all this working out :).  I will run tomorrow evening and do bodypump on Saturday before we celebrate K's 2nd birthday.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 14

So getting on track with the days here :).  Eating wasn't to bad.  Breakfast was two pieces of bacon, a pumpkin paleo muffin and one hard boiled egg.  Gave the other one to the oldest.  She loves them.  I had a sandwich and indulged in sun chips.  Dinner was a 6" turkey sandwich on wheat no mayo, no cheese, added lettuce, spinach, olives.  My calories are/were low but I don't feel hungry so I'm going with it.  I will try to just eat as hungry and make good choices.  I did a 30 min run walk before attempting bodypump again.  This was my third class.  I think I might be making progress but I'm not sure.  I am sure that I am giving everything and sweating like a beast.  It drips down my elbows LOL.  I'm not doing a ton of weight but I am going to failure.  So working out is on track and eating while not superb is better than it has been.  I am reposting this picture because I feel that it is true.  Not me, not this time.

Missed a day blogging but not working out

Ok so somehow I missed a day of blogging last week and it got me all messed up.  Here I was thinking today was day 13 and when I counted and recounted I realized today is day 14.  So two weeks into my 30 day challenge but tomorrow will be the half way point :).  I will update weight tomorrow.  I'm not expecting anything huge.  But wanted to say that tonight's blog will say day 14 and that is why.  I tried to get to the gym this morning but K just wasn't having it.  I will try tonight with all the kids and pray they let me get a run and bodypump class done :).  Food is doing ok.  I should eat a snack soon though.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 12

Today was another good day although I feel tired.  I want to just curl up and sleep.  I did RPM this morning (which is like spin).  I had 2 hard boiled eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 1/2 of an avocado or almost half and a few pieces of granny smith apple.  Dinner wasn't super awesome but it was cooked at home. I made mozerella sticks ate 2, and party pizza had half.  I know however that those are not good choices and that I will probably pay for it later.  Tomorrow will be better food wise.  Let's hope Kaitlynn lets me do 30 mins on the treadmill and bodypump tomorrow.  Also as of this morning I was down a pound to 168.4.  Kinda of a big deal to finally be moving down.  We will see if it sticks.  Considering dinner not likely.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Day 11

Today was a great day.  Breakfast 2 eggs, 2 bacon and 1/2 an avocado.  Snack was a paleo pumpkin muffin and a plumcot.  Dinner was a copycat mongolian beef recipe.  Yes I indulged in rice, beef and green beans.  I did a 90 min workout.  I think it will be ok :).  Oh DH also got me a carmel macchiato and I drank it and enjoyed it :).  But my calories as best as I can tell were at 1421 and my exercise was at 656 LOL.  So I think I did ok.  I pushed my muscles to failure during body pump and did a 30 min walk/run before my workout.  Bodypump is 60 mins.  I'm off to take a bath and two advil and head to spin/rpm in the morning.  I will say my motivation board is such a good thing.  It looks a little different but I will post an updated picture at the end of the 30 days.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Day 10, rest day

Today is my rest day.  A day to look forward to and a day to dread.  You never know if you will get back on the wagon tomorrow.  Will this start a vicious cycle?  No probably not.  I am enjoying my workouts too much to stop now.  If only food would be so easy.  I try to give paleo 100% but I usually fail.  I am not a low carb dieter.  And it's not a lifestyle I enjoy so reality is that I need to find what works.  Problem is I am jealous of all the skinny chicks who make it seem so easy to eat clean or paleo and lose weight and stay on track.  Frustrates me to no end.  I will get this though.  I will eat at home.  I will make healthy choices, no sweet treats.  But I don't want to starve myself either.  Today I had pumpkin paleo pancakes and chicken apple sausage for breakfast.  Lunch... cheese and crackers... Dinner was Lasagna and garlic bread.  But I kept my portion small and stopped when full.  Sadly I know that it wasn't the best choice.  Although I will say completely made from scratch lasagna and it was tasty :).  I haven't had lasagna in months.  So there was my rest day.  Perhaps a cheat/rest day is what could help.  We could try it.  I could find a new recipe that I'm going to make that has a cheat in it.  And each Sunday I get to have that cheat.  But the rest of the week I have to fuel my body with only healthy good foods.  It's worth a shot.  Nothing else has panned out so far.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Day 9, 21 to go

So this morning I got up, ate 2 eggs, 2 pieces uncured natural bacon and 1/2 an avocado.  Then headed off to body pump, an hour long strength training class.  Whew was that kicking my butt.  My legs were shaking.  Came home had 1 applegate organic apple and chicken sausage and 1 piece uncured natural bacon.  I also indulged in a paleo sweet treat from Elana's pantry.  I had taco salad with no chips or shell for dinner.  Just meat, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes.  All in all a very good first day of paleo and workout day.  I'm achy but not so sore I can't move so that is good.  I have been drinking water like it's going out of style :).  So far no headache but I imagine that is coming.  Oh I did have a cup of coffee this morning.  I forgot, so that would be why no headache.  Either way I'm still doing good, working out and cleaning up my food.  Tomorrow will be a challenge since we are going out to a friends farm but I will try packing my own goodness to eat so I won't have to worry.  Perhaps some chicken and broccoli for lunch.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Day 8, 22 to go

Me after my run, all red and sweaty :)
As day 8 comes to a close I'm going to just say I'm super proud of myself.  Yeah that is a lot of ME :).  But I really didn't want to go workout.  I was looking for excuses.  I didn't have any good ones so I pushed thru and went to the gym.  I didn't get a spin class spot but I did get a run done.  I did 36 mins of run/walk and did go 2.3 miles.  So it's not bad.  So far I have done over 8 miles in my challenge.  I am going to give bodypump a try tomorrow.  Missed Yoga today since Kaitlynn got sick before class started :(.  Poor baby and mommy.  Tomorrow starts day 1 of my 30 day Paleo challenge.  I can do this.  I just have to apply myself as much to eating healthy as I do working out.  I mean really who needs XL sweet tea from Sonic?  Well they are wonderful but I am tired of being unhealthy.  When I complete my 30 day paleo challenge I will allow myself a treat of some sort but probably home made sweet tea or some such thing.  My friend Tina is going to help me stay on track with paleo and I will post here my food/menu from the day.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Day 7, 23 to go

A week into my thirty days.  I'm trucking right along.  I have hit that point where if I don't work out I feel all cranky and grumpy.  I went the new gym again today and tried the Les Mills RPM (aka spin) class.  It was 45 mins of hard work.  I was sweating, the good kind of sweat.  And tonight my back muscles are sore.  Or tired either way its a good kind of sore.  I'm tired too.  I totally failed at my food choices today so we won't bother talking about those.  I'm gonna sleep good tonight though :).  I haven't lost any weight but considering at one point I was up to 171 last week I'm ok with holding steady at 169.  I look forward to all the classes and getting those pounds to start shedding.  That and not having any money to eat out will be a good step in eating healthy.  Today should be the last day of fast food until Chris gets paid again since we are out of fun money.  Here is to another day.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Day 6, 24 to go

I was in a funk today.  I was super grump and nothing was working.  I was anxious, cranky, emotional.  Then at about 9pm I got on my bike for 30 mins.  I didn't want to, going with the mood I was in.  But I made myself get on it and go.  It actually went fairly quickly.  My hiney was feeling the pain after having not ridden for so long but I'm glad I got on and rode.  I'm not doing anything extra tonight.  But I rode and sweated for 30 mins and that is the key to this whole journey.  Just trying everyday.

All of my pictures/images/motivation comes from pinterest which come from other sites.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Day 5

So getting up at 6 didn't happen, lesson learned though because Dottie can't go later when all the dogs are up and out :(.  She so wanted to run off and play with them all.  Oh well, I still got 1.6 miles done which is better than sitting on the couch.  Then came home and did my kettlebell routine.  I really should write that down again.  So I still got my "30 mins" in which is keeping with my goal.  Another week and I will be over the hump so to speak.  I am going to try yoga tonight to stretch out some tight muscles.  I am hopeful to ride my bike tomorrow and probably find another strength move/set I can do. I have been thinking about starting a facebook page or group that I can post workouts and such on but I bet there already is one and to be honest most of my stuff isn't original just on pinterest.  But I do enjoy encouraging others to workout and helping them.  Maybe I should train to be a personal coach.  Anyway, did good with working out and almost ate out but Kait threw up all over it so there goes that.  Overall day 5 complete and successful.  And yes this picture is totally true.

Added 8pm, tried some yoga, Yoga for Dummies is soooo slow it's annoying, but its a great way to stretch so I will keep trying different videos.  Did about 30 mins of that 6 poses.  Then we did a pinterest workout, 75 jumping jacks (didn't have to stop during them *improvement), 15 pushups, 45 crunches, 35 mountain climbers and 30 sec plank (supposed to be 55 sec).  I do this alot at the end of the night.  I think this was a good workout day.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rest day

Literally.  I sat around like a lump on a log and took a two hour nap.  I was so tired.  The good news is the weather is cooling down some this week and it should only be about 72 at 6am so I can go for a run Monday :).  Woohoo!!  I'm looking forward to my run, then walk the kids to school then a kettle bell video.  Then I'm gonna clean the house.  Big day tomorrow.  It will be day 5 tomorrow.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Day 3, 27 to go

So if I complete this 30 day challenge DH said we could look at a gym membership for me so I can take classes and such.
Today was weird but I got a workout in regardless.  I mowed the back lawn for 30 mins in 90 degree heat, no easy task.  I was sweating.  Then I did two different routines from pinterest, kettle bells and a body weight one to get another 15 mins.
I feel good about it.  I'm sore today from the last two days so I must be doing something right.  I just have to keep pushing forward.  Tomorrow will be a day off.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Day 2, 28 to go!

So today started difficult emotionally and really could have caused me to eat junk.  Lord knows I wanted to.  But I managed to eat at home (goal number 1) and workout (goal 2).  I did 25 mins on my bike and then did the 75 jumping jacks, 15 pushups, 45 crunches, 35 mountain climbers and only 30 sec plank.  I will keep working on that though.  It is supposed to be 55 sec.  I was probably low on eating since lunch was a blueberry muffin.  Chris worked out too.  I'm so proud of him.  I'm going to try to get up at 6 and go for a run in the morning.  This week should be a good week for running.  I will probably do the 2 min run/4 min walk for tomorrow and bump up the time Monday.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

30 Day Challenge

Sounds good right!?
So here we go.  Another attempt at motivation.  But this time I recruited help.  My sister, my hubby, friends on FB and now on my blog.  I figure if I am doing this with others instead of alone it will be easier to stay on track.  Eating wasn't super today but it could have been worse.  So today was day 1.  End date is October 5th.  I walked 1.2 miles this morning and did a kettlebell and misc this afternoon.  Thanks Pinterest for lots of little workouts I just put them together for a 25 min workout.  It's movement and that is the key.  I have goals.  Big goals.  I won't reach them without a plan.  Floundering wasn't working.  Running in 80 degree weather isn't working so I have to find what works.  Hopefully I have.

Monday, September 2, 2013

September Goals

So lets set some goals for September.  Mini goals will help me reach my bigger goals.  So this month the goal is to work out each day except Sunday.  To eat at home 90% of the time which is about 2 times a week.  I really hope to not eat out that much but I think that is more realistic.  It should help my weight and our budget.  I'm going to run 3x a week building up my time and mileage.  I'm going to do a 30 min video 6x a week for the strength.  I'm going to walk the kids to school every morning.  I will probably drive to pick them up because of the heat but we will just see.  Either way these are the goals for this month.  I will do weight and measurements tomorrow morning before taking the kids to school.  And then I will check them again October 1 and set new goals :).  I have to stop telling myself it will be to hard or I can't do it.  I have to just do it.  I know I can so I need to stop doubting myself.