Friday, January 30, 2009

Looking in to the Future

OK, as I'm looking into the future, I see a thinner me, a more active me, a healthy me and a fun-ner me. But for today, I look at my picture for this week and I am aghast! Yowza...that is BAD! It's funny how sometimes things that this can just creep up on you and then surprise where did that come from?? I'm not beating myself up, but I am discoursed that I let it get this out of hand before I decided to do anything about it. *sigh* But enough about's the good part. I managed to get ALL of my workouts in this week! I have gotten to where I can do 22 whole minutes of a Billy Blanks Boot Camp workout without seeing stars, or feeling like I am about to stroke. That's WAY more than the 7 measly minutes I could do a month ago when I started! SO, there's that to be excited about...and I lifted with Dan 2 times this week and he even upped my weights and I could still do it. I've been baking ALL of our bread now and that's something that doesn't necessarily show up on the weight scale, but does matter in the long term health scale. I have a Dr. appt on Tuesday to get a physical, just to get some advice from a Dr, but we all know how I feel about western medicine, but it will make Dan feel better and to get a baseline on my health before I kick it into high gear. I also figured out this week that I can watch workout videos on Netflix instantly on my PC...which is super when I want to workout but the boys are hogging the TV...LOL! OK, I've chatted way too long about something that I am always insisting isn't that big of a deal to me, so it's time for the weigh in and next picture. BEFORE weight 155 Present weight 152 Goal weight 105-110 so still only 3 pounds lost, but that's OK, there are going to be setbacks along the way and I'm OK with that. Thanks for peeking in with me...see you next week!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Good First Week

Well, it's been a week now since I started this thing, but a few since I started really working to lose some weight and it's been a fun ride already. I am already enjoying a few benefits of working out, not so much like I dropped 18 pounds in 3 days, but more energy due to the working out, my muscles don't feel as tight and sore by the end of the day anymore and I'm sleeping better. Not bad for one week of effort. Also, I did drop 3 pounds this week and am down to 152. It's late right now so I will have Dan snap a pic before we head to church in the AM. Just in case someone doesn't know...the Billy Blanks Boot Camp series is evil! I can still only make it through about 17 minutes before I feel like I am going to have a stroke...sad, but true. After 3 weeks of doing Pilates 2-3 times a week, I can actually do a roll up again...that took more effort than I'm willing to admit! I did good this week on staying hydrated and getting my 5 servings of veggies and fruits most days, but there is still room for improvement. Dan upped the weights I was using, apparently I wasn't making it look hard enough...LOL! Jodi's Hip Hop Abs DVDs are calling me so I will add one of those this week to keep it from getting too monotonous. Starting Monday, Jodi doesn't have to be at work until 8:30, so maybe I will 'encourage' her to work out with me...hee hee hee. Anyway, that's the update to this week.
Thanks for being interested,
Pounds lost so far...3
Pounds to go...47

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The DREADED before Picture

I saw someone else do this and I thought it was a great way to stay accountable for my weightloss journey this year. So without further ado...some before pics...*Sigh* is this really who I have become?? NO MORE!! I will be healthy by Dec of 2009...Lord willin' and the creek don't rise!!

Each week (or two) I will take a new pic of myself, and post my current weight. That ought to keep me on track...hee hee!

BEFORE WEIGHT 155 lbs: Oh the horrors of the before kind!

Workout plan...3 X a week aerobics , 2-3 X a week, Pilates, yoga or something else more stretching, less heavy breathing, 2 x a week,. lift weights with Dan..less weight, more reps, I don't want bulk, I want tone~

Eating plan, Make sure I get my 8-8oz glasses of liquid, get my 5 fruits and veggies in, and cut down (sigh) on the carbs, eat WHOLE grains (well on my way with this one already) and try to get an extra serving of fish in each week.

I INTEND to lose about 1-2 pounds a week and if I manage that I will be at my goal weight of 110 by around October-ish...just intime for the holiday eating to begin again..LOL! But by then, my routines will be in place, I will have more muscle to burn off excess calories and I will have begged, borrowed or stolen some will power! Wish me luck and God speed! Thanks in advance for your support!!