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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Can't believe I miss being sore!!!

So I'm going to make this a quick one. The week started off well with the awesome lower body workout on Sunday and cooking 2 meals that same night. By Monday afternoon the muscles in my legs were burning. I was sore. Sore as hell to be exact and still am. My walking pace decreased as I felt the muscles from my ass and legs burn. Someone at worked asked me if I was ok and I was. I haven't had this feeling in a long time. The feeling that I really worked out my muscles and have the soreness to prove it. Maybe some of the soreness would have been eliminated if I would have stretch after that workout, but I had to get home in time to watch football of course! I also went to the gym yesterday and today. Getting in the groove, working it out! Goal is to wake up and get in a morning cardio session in and kickboxing in the evening. I can do it. I will do it.

I've made some new purchases to help in my weight loss efforts and I'll write more about them later this week. I've also been making lists and I plan to be sharing them soon! Alright that's all folks! Goodnight and don't forget to include the Dallas Cowboys in your prayers! :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Monday Fun day!

Now that is a damn lie! lol. I don't have this overt aversion to Mondays, but I do love my weekends, so Monday just begins the countdown to Friday. It's not that I don't like my job, I'm just not in love with it. Working in the hospital is draining, but whatever I'm here, so here goes another Monday fun day! lol

It was a beautiful weekend in Atlanta. There was so much going on like the Midtwon Music fest and the HBCU classic FAMU vs. SU. If you wanted to get into something fun, this was the weekend! But, honestly there is always something going on in Atlanta. If you can't find anything to do it's b/c you're a boring person or b/c you just don't want to do anything. I was the latter, I had no agenda and I loved it. I worked out, I watched movies, I did a little shopping, I cooked, I watched football, everything done within a 5 mile radius of my house. It was a good weekend for me, just chillaxin.

Last week I worked out 5 days and even had one day where I worked out twice. For the most part I ate very good. This weekend, I went to Cheeseburger Paradise but I ate good for the remainder of the weekend. I worked out both weekend days and really pushed myself hard, I have the sore legs and but to prove it! And guess what I worked out this morning too! Hell yea! I haven't gotten to the point where morning workouts give me extra energy in the day, but it is a good feeling to know that I have already worked out and if I decide to work out in the evening, it'll be my second one.

Last week, I came across a cooking website Skinnytaste and saw some pretty amazing recipes, so I made 2 of them last night. One of them was Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmagiana and the other was Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken. The Rollatini is awesome, having that for dinner sometime this week and the Santa Fe is tonight. My goal is to make different dishes just to add variety b/c I think that's when I fall off.
Pictures will be coming of the dishes I made!

Have a great Monday and go Cowboys!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another I'm back post...

So yea, I've been M.I.A. for a little over a month now from the blog world (even though I stalk my faves). I don't know why but when I fall off the bandwagon, I have a hard time being transparent here The primary point of this blog, is to keep me motivated and show accountability in my weight loss/healthy lifestyle efforts.  It's hard to come here and talk about how I've gone out to eat every day for almost 2 weeks, I've been drinking like a fish and that maybe I've worked out 6 times in the last month and half. It's hard to face it, it's hard to talk about it. Now don't get me wrong, I would have some good days in there, but overall the last month was an epic fail. And honestly I can't even tell you how I slipped so hard. I can make a dozen excuses why, but that's all they are, excuses. I work 5 sometimes 6 days a week, that's nothing new, I still belong to the same gym, I still have a car and the grocery store is in the same place. So there aren't any real built in excuses, just old, detrimental habits creeping in. Procrastination, drinking and not planning. In the month and a half I have been away, I've gained 3 lbs, 296 to 299. That's about the only good thing that's happened since I've been away for over a month. Honestly I thought it would be more but I'm greatful it wasn't. So I'm slowly but surely back. I'm not motivated everday, but I think the dedication is in place (for the most part anyway). I've been trying to build the good habits back up and cut the bad ones out. One day at a time.

Anywho, now that I've filled you in my non-weight loss efforts, I will fill you in with everything else. :) I went to the Dominican Republic. Had an awesome time with girlfriends. It was towards the middle/end of August and when the hurricane was forming and went up the east coast. Fortunately we only got one day of really bad rain, all other days were pretty good. Fun in the sun! Loved it. And the funny thing, I actually lost weight there. Didn't last long.

Then another thing was introduced in my life for the first time ever...Fantasy Football! This is my first year doing it and I'm in 3 different leagues. 2 money leagues and a regular fun league. I honestly am obsessed with it. Now if I could only be that way about weight loss! I love it. I look at my team, I look at other teams in my league and look to see if there are trades to be made. I read team reports. Hell I watch football differently now. I watch it with fantasy football eyes. I'm always looking to see if there is a sleeper waiting for me to pick up. Maybe it's b/c money's involved that I am so active in it or that it is new to me, but I am enjoying it.

So that's all I have today. I do plan to blog more frequently again. Sometimes getting started again is the hard back. T.G.I.A.F!!!