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Friday, April 29, 2011

Road Trip!!!

Happy Friday!!!

Today me and some of my girl's are going to Charleston, SC to celebrate a 30th birthday. I won't lie this is a lot different than how I celebrated my 30th (Jamaica:)), but to each his own. I have never been one to appreceiate nature, history, etc. much and Charleston, that's what it's known for. It's supposed to be a historic city known for it's charm, beauty, shopping and you guessed it food! Damn, why does it have to be known for food?? My friend's are hyped up on the different restaurants we are going to try, while I'm trying to figure out how to put this weekend in the 'win' column as far as eating is concerned. My goal is to just make better choices. I don't need to make a waffle at the hotel, even though I love to do so, I don't need to have every piece of meat to be fried or add the most caloric starch I can find as my side. The goal is just to make better choices..

I did start the day off good. :) I went to the gym this morning, yay!! The first time this week that I was able to actually get up and go. I think it was extra motivation that I didn't go yesterday and ate a little on the bad side to add insult to injury. I slept in my workout clothes and when I woke up, I turned the tv on and low and behold the Royal Wedding procession was going on. I made it my goal to be at the gym and getting on machine in time to watch Catherine walk down the aisle. I got on the stairmaster when she was en route to the church. :) I was able to watch the actual ceremony (Catherine's dress was beautiful) and do 20 minutes on the dreaded stairmaster. I loved it when you saw Prince William tell Catherine she looked beautiful. Prince William's voice was like velvet. Man I need to catch an English man! Anywho after 20 minutes on the stairmaster I did lower body exercises for 30 minutes and finished with a 15 minute mile on the dreadmill. That made me happy b/c I was able to do a mile in 14:58! Woo hoo!

I packed some workout clothes, in the event that I am able to break away from my girls. **crossing fingers** On another note there are some big things going on in my family this weekend, so if you are reading this, send a prayer out that everything works as it's supposed to. Here's to a WINNING weekend!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Today was a good day...

Today was administrative professionals day, so it gave my department yet another reason to have a potluck. The last one was on Friday. Usually the potlucks are themed and this one was a salad theme and not the healthy kind. Any and all creamy type salads were there: egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, pasta salad, etc. and of course I didn't pack my lunch. The temptation was there to go up to the office and fill a plate with all the different salads, but instead I went to the cafeteria and got a vegetable platter consisting of broccoli, squash and mashed potatoes with a wheat roll. I know I could have done without the roll but hey, I'm still working out my carb addiction. I ate my lunch downstairs and when I finished I went upstairs to join in and thankfully they were done. Even if I wanted to try a little, they were already cleaning it up. Then I saw someone walk away with pieces of strawberry shortcake, one of my faves. I was a broken woman, I knew as soon as I saw the dessert I was getting a piece, but low and behold the greedy heffas I work with ate the whole pan! I guess it was a blessing in disguise, but damn it looked good! Anywho, I regained my composure and for my snack later on in the day I had cucumber slices.

Today was my Zumba/Yoga day which keeps me in the gym for a min of 2 hours. Sometimes 2.5. Well when I got home, I decided to take a 40 minute nap that would get me up in time to make my classes. So did not happen that way. I missed Zumba, but I got to the gym in time to do an 8 min inclined walk on the treadmill and then go to Yoga. Yoga was a beast!!! The yoga class I go to is more like a yoga/pilates fusion and I think very doable. The instructor is great and the way the class is set up all movements are done to music and you have the same routine for about 6 weeks, which is great for me, and then they change. Well I haven't been in 2 weeks and the routine has changed, very challenging! I made it through but barely! My flexibility and balance are so not the business, but hey that's why I go to the class. After class I worked on upper body for 30 minutes and then I did 30 minutes on the elliptical! Not bad for someone who snoozed through Zumba! :)

Today I was looking at pics that I took at Easter and I can't help looking at this one pic.

My face looks so small! Now granted the body part looks a little distorted b/c the shirt is big and my friend was standing really close to me on his toes to be taller than me, but damn my face is unreal. It almost doesn't look like me. The pic is very motivating at the least that I am somewhat on the right track even if I stray (which I am so going to cut down).

I still haven't been to the gym in the morning yet, but I know Thursday morning is the day for it to happen! I am still working on making my plan to get it right, get it tight for the Dominican Republic trip and beyond, but it will be coming soon. Sorry for the novel! Goodnight!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another Monday...

So here we are again, starting another week and another chance to "do better." Last week wasn't awful for me, by all means, but it started way better than it ended. The end of the week saw me at a happy hour and a carribbean restaurant twice and not to mention the drinks. I was proud of myself though, b/c I did make it to the gym 4 times and did some pretty kick ass workouts and I made better choices when I did eat off plan. I did have some non scale victories this week. A coworker told me I was looking 'skinny' and at the gym a guy said "girl, you're looking good, I see you're losing weight." All in all could have been better, bet could have been way way worse. Anywho that was last week..

Today my eating started bad and got better throughout the day. I also made an appearance at the gym and I put it in. Today was my lower body day so I know I'm going to be feeling it in the morning. Tomorrow is personal trainer day and I will get on the awful stair stepper, I swear that machine is the devil! So I have a few things going on this summer such as my trip to the Dominican Repubublic!!! I so can't wait! Like Young Jeezy says
said I'm stressed tired my long said I'm stressed tired gotta...move On I needa vacation..
Not only do I plan on getting it in while I'm there (use your imagination:)), I plan on showing off a slimmer me. So b/c of this upcoming trip, I am going to really be consistent and will be making plan to make sure I do so. As soon as I get it together, you know it will be here! Anywho, it's time for me to go to sleep so I can attempt to get up for my morning workout.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A month and half of recap

So I have been missing in action! For a little over a month and half now to be exact. I've read on a lot of blogs that usually when a blogger strays away from posting, they usually have strayed from a healthy living lifestyle. In the case of this aspiring blogger, that is somewhat the case. In the month of March my weight fluctuated from 298-308. Yep I saw under 300 lbs for about 3 days in March. You would have thought that would have motivated me to keep going, but it only gave me a false sense of comfort. That false sense of comfort led me to eating a lot more of the good bad stuff and thinking that working out will right the wrongs. The one thing in this month and a half I have realized is that consistency is the key and I have to be more accountable to what I put in my body. That is so much easier said than done!!

So now that I have finally gotten my ass back in gear, I have come up with some goals to address different aspects of my life (including updating my blog at least 3 times a week:)). So in these upcoming days look forward to seeing more and reading more b/c I'm ready to commit to blogging and chronicling my journey.