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Friday, January 27, 2012

“You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”

Who has two thumbs and goes to the gym on a Friday night?? That would be me! This day started off how I wanted it to, me getting off early, but then things changed after that. The plan was to get my nails done, go to the gym and curl my hair. Well only one of those things was done, the gym. I ended up seeing a friend and we hung out for what was supposd to be 30 minutes for 3 hours. So when I left there I went to Lane Bryant and bought a cute dress and going to the gym was no longer on the agenda. I left the store around 8p and I just knew I was going to go home and catch up on the DVR and then I got this email on my phone from a friend:   

Talk about something that came at the right time! So I took my ass to the gym at 9p. I was surprised that there was still a good amount of people at the gym, so I didn't feel like a complete lame ass. I also met a hot guy at the gym, who I couldn't tell if he was just making conversation or flirting but that was cool. Anywho, got a good hour in and came on home. So no hair or nails done today, but I did go to the gym and bought a cute dress, which I will be showing off here!

This weekend might be a little busy b/c tomorrow I have to work, get my nails done and then go to a birthday dinner. I am hoping I can fit in some gym time sometime in there as well. Sunday, grocery shopping, cleaning and cooking and try to make it to Stone Mountain to get some outdoor walking in.
Busy weekend, but I can do it! Hope you all have a good weekend too!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weekend Wrap up

Happy Tuesday! This weekend I did pretty good. Went out to eat twice and only ate something bad during one of those meals. I swear Chuy's Mexican is the best, so needless to say that is not where I ate within reason. Considering that was the only meal I ate off plan this week, I'm not trippin. I worked out both Saturday and Sunday and I might add I worked all day on Saturday! So last week I got in 4 days of working out. Not bad, but ultimately my goal is to get to 5-6 days. Since I worked out on Sunday, I'm pretty sure I'll get that in this week. TOM also reared her ugly head this weekend, so  I'm a little bloated. I don't feel bloated, but when you drink over 100 oz of water and only have to go to the bathroom 3 times, I'm pretty sure that my body is holding on to some of it.

Sunday I cooked two meals and roomy did as well. They are all portioned out and ready to go for the week. I am really trying to stay on a schedule with working out and work so having meals already made, comes in very handy.

No gym tonight, worked both jobs tonight and I'm a little tired, but tomorrow I'm fitting in 2 workouts! Let you know how that goes. Goodnight!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I did it!

 I signed up for my first 10k, the Code Pink 5k/10k in Norcross Ga on May 5th. I've always thought that I have a runner or (at a minimum) a speed walker spirit, I just have to harness it. So instead of talking about it, I'm going to be about it. I chose this one b/c it will give me 3 months to train and the weather won't be so bad. I don't think I'm going to set a time goal, b/c I just want to be able to finish it. My roommate may also do it with me, so that'll be cool. Even though we'll be at two different paces (she's a progressing runner) the support will be good. My ultimate goal is to do the Atlanta Half Marathon in October. So hopefully I can fit in a few races between May and October. The sign up for the half marathon just started and there is a discounted price right now. Roommate convinced me to think about it some more before I actually committed. The thought of doing a half marathon at my current weight makes me feel I can't do it, but I figure in October I should be a little smaller, so it should be doable. OMG, I'm doing a 10k! :)

This week has been pretty good on the working out and eating front. My roommate (she is the best) made 3 meals on Sunday and I made 1. We portioned them out and we have food for all of this week. Bam! From my new favorite food website Skinny Taste I made the Chicken Rollitini with Spinach alla Parmigiana, with wheat penne. That recipe is off the effing chain! Roomy doesn't like ricotta cheese, so I subbed it with cottage cheese but you wouldn't know the difference. Definitely adding it to my food rotation. Going to make the Curry Chicken with Coconut Milk this weekend and can't wait!

Working out, I have done 2 days so far and plan on going tonight.

I hope everyone has been having a good week!!! T.G.I.A.F!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekend Wrap up...The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Happy Tuesday!!!

Aren't we so glad we get to start another week! Ok, so I'm being a little facetious. If you're like me, you had to work on MLK day. I know and I live in Atlanta!! The city should shut down, let me tell it...ok maybe not, but as you can tell I wouldn't have minded being off! The weekend was a pretty laid back one, somewhat productive.

The Weekend Wrap up:

The Good: Well this isn't part of the weekend, but I did work out 5 days last week. The Bad: I didn't work out at all this weekend. The Good: I got to catch up and hang out with one of my girlfriend's who's moving to my home state. The Bad: We decided to meet up at her favorite Mexican restaurant, Tiajuana Garage (it's so-so to me) and watch football, where I had a fajitas. I will say that usually I always ask for more tortillas and I didn't this time, just ate the amount given The Ugly: Three maragaritas and a brownie a la mode! Damn Gina!!! The Good: Cooked my meals for the week on Sunday and also went to see The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo at the movies. The Bad: I ate the leftover brownie I couldn't finish the night before.
With the exception of Saturday night, I was pretty on point with my eating. Yesterday I worked at both of my hospitals, so needless to say it was a long day. Didn't work out yesterday, but I will mos def be kickboxing tonight.

I have a question: How do you make it through the weekend without completely messing up?

Weight loss total last week: 3.4 lbs!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

On the good foot

I have started the week off pretty good, I can honestly say. I won't say things have been perfect, but I'm on track. This week I've been to the gym 3 days, woo hoo, and 2 of those days were in the morning, double kudos! I made my reappearance at X3 and that felt good. I had been avoiding that place like the plague. I guess it's b/c that place is pretty hardcore and I didn't know if I was ready for the workout, but after a long conversation with myself, I went. I'll most likely go tomorrow and Saturday. So going to the gym...check!

I've had some interesting conversations this week. One conversation was with my patients wife. My patient, who was 450 lbs, was admitted for a TIA (mini stroke) and while I was talking with him and his wife, he started giving tips on how to lose weight. So keep in mind I'm looking at this 450 lb and thinking, "Really, really?" Well his wife chimes in and she is a full figured lady and she states how she has lost 110 lbs over the last 3 yrs and now I'm thinking "Wow that's awesome!" So she's telling me how she had to love herself the way she was before she could even begin to do right on changing her eating. She still has a goal of 50 more lbs and after talking with her I know she'll get there. Speaking with her was very inspirational. Hearing this 50+ year old woman speak of her weight loss and then also know that she takes care of her 450 lb husband with scoliosis, is very commendable. And the way they interacted with each other, you could see the love. So my 31 yr old ass who only has to take care of a cat should be able to do that too!

Now the second conversation was with my brother. My brother is a lawyer and a natural body builder, so health and fitness are very big to him. Well my brother has always been in my corner when it comes to weight loss and has been my cheerleader and still is but the conversation was different last night. He asked me about how my working out was and I told him that I had just gotten back on the wagon with eating and working out. Well he starts going in on me a little, saying things like " I'm going to be on you this year and this is going to be your year of change." Now usually when we have these little conversations, my brother is pretty upbeat and like I said a cheerleader, but last night when he said it, I felt like I was being scolded. Like my weight was a burden for him. Now I know he has been working a lot of overtime to pay for his wedding, so he really sounds tired and I know I may be a little sensitive, but after the conversation I felt some kind of way. I felt like I should try to defend myself or explain why I had gained my weight back and I don't like feeling that way. I know my brother means well, but I guess I wasn't ready for that conversation or the delivery of it rather.

Like I said interesting conversations. Anywho, it's Thursday, I'm going to the gym tonight and I'm going to keep going. This is my year for big changes and I just have to stay on the good foot!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yep..This time is the charm

So, I have been officially M.I.A for about 3 months now. The motivation that I had at the beginning of 2011, eluded me the last 4 months of the year. As I watched the scale creep up and up, my mind was saying I needed to get a hold of things, but my actions were not on the same page. So what took me 6 months to lose I gained back in 4 months. Frustrating, but I can only be mad at myself. So I'm not going to give excuses about why/how I got back to my starting weight of last year, b/c the bottom line is I ate too damn much of the wrong things and I didn't work out.

So here I am yet again, starting anew. My motivation is there and my actions are as well. Went back to the gym and really worked out yesterday and did good with my eating. So I'm claiming that this is the last time I will be starting over again!

Today I am sore. I went to the gym twice yesterday and am sore as hell today! I'm trying not to do too much, so I don't burn out, but I am trying to structure my workouts so they are efficient. Consistency is my goal!

I'm glad to be back!