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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wedding season and weekend wrap up

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday people! How was your weekend?? I won't lie mine was pretty damn awesome! I went home to Houston for my brother's bestfriend's wedding. It was good seeing my family for the weekend and I'll be going back there in a week and a half for my brother Kene's wedding. Hell yea! Well let's talk about the weekend. Who has two thumbs, dreadlocks and worked out both days while in Houston?? Yep you guessed it! Me!! Yep went walking with my sister and then went to a body pump class on Saturday and then walked about 3 miles around my parent's neighboorhood lake. Was able to even lose weight. Now how about that?

Saturday was the 2nd time in life that I ever did a body pump class (1st time maybe 6-7 years ago). I am no stranger with weight training, I work out with my personal trainer twice a week and despite the morbidly obese status I am currently rocking I know my way around free weights pretty well. When I do weights on my own at the gym I kick ass. Haven't quite mastered the chest press with the barbell yet (not b/c I can't do it, but I'm afraid of mishandling the bar and smashing my trachea without a spotter, it really happens), but I'm working on it. So when I went to the class I get my weights and load up the bar, b/c I'm no rookie! "I got this!" I say to myself. I train 30-35 lb dumb bells on my own, I'm pressing 55-65 with the trainer, 25 lb barbells for chest presses and bicep curls ain't got shit on me! Not even 15 minutes into I was like, "What the f***" and couldn't wait for it to be over. I got through about 80-85% ok, but I definitely had to take breaks. So as I was telling my trainer about it yesterday she told me there was a difference between muscular strength and muscular endurance. Hmmm...Body builders = Muscular strength. Basketball players = Muscular Endurance. That's my simple way of breaking it down. While I pride myself on being able to lift heavy, I have a hard time doing various arm exercises with weights for a continuous amount of  time, like a 5 minute song. While other people are keeping form and doing the exercises, I was looking for a moment to not look like a weakling and take a break. I think what kept me going and able to keep up was that the instructor was my younger sister's really good friend, so she kept calling me out (on the mic, I might add) when I looked like I was about to wimpl out. It was a good class, but I don't know if I'm a body pump kind of girl. I definitely recommend it to people who really don't know much about weight lifting esp. free weights.

The wedding was nice. The reception dragged and dragged and dragged before anything really started happening. They served dinner which was wack, so I passed it to my brother, who eats mostly anything. My brother's a lawyer and a natural bodybuilder. He's getting married in almost 2 weeks and I love him like crazy. He is probably why I may have high standards for men, but I'll post on him another time. I knew Saturday I had planned to eat a little off plan, but I wasn't going to waste it on wack wedding food, so after what seemed like an eternity at the reception we went for Mexican. I got fajitas and didn't eat the tortillas or rice. Definitely a big step for me and trying to get better. In the morning I ignored the whispers to stay in bed and went jalking (jog/walking) outside. My parents have moved up like the Jeffersons and live in a very very nice house in a very nice neighborhood. They deserve it, they raised 5 kids in a very very small house, where they lived for 25 years. Anywho the backyard leads right to the man made lake and has a walking path, so I got it in with an hour and half to spare before having to leave for the airport. When I got back to Atlanta I went straight to the grocery store, came home, had some dinner and made my meals for the week. Yep I was definitely on one on Suday and the week has been good so far!

Sorry for the verbal diarrhea post! Anywho 1 wedding down, 3 more to go. I'll leave you with what I looked like at the wedding. Good night peeps!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hump Day!

Hey peeps!! Sorry I've been touch and go, but man I have been busy at work and unfortunately when I'm busy at work I can't blog. :( Yep I procrasticinate at work blogging, but sometimes you need something to get you through the day. :) Last week was not so stellar, I think I ate out almost everyday, b/c I didn't prepare for the week. I get home anytime between 8 and 11p during the work week and that includes going to the gym. Usually I do my grocery shopping on Sundays and cook then as well, but I didn't do it and the week just went down hill from there. So while I didn't make the extreme fat girl mistakes I used to, I'm pretty sure some fried fish made it to my belly a time or two. So of course when I got on the scale, it laughed at me for days, taunting me "I told you, you are always going to be a 300 pound figure by the name ChiChi!"...but guess what??? I didn't succumb! I chopped and screwed my eating and workout plan and now the scale is no longer taunting me. Yep Yep...I'm on one!

The dress that I ordered for my brother's wedding happening in almost 3 weeks came in and I have conflicted feelings about it. My roommate says it's cute and I loves it, but my belly is noticable (with spanx) so I'm not so convinced. The dress is a curve hugging dress and unfortunately, I don't really have hips to hug, so it kind of hugs my belly instead. I honestly do like the dress, I just wish I had hips and less belly. So I have started a Red Dress Challenge (2 days into it) to make my figure a little more appealing in the dress. I will post pics either tomorrow or the beginning of next week so you can see what I'm working with. I'm not expecting to dramatically make changes, but hopefully in the next 3 weeks I can make some changes that will make the dress more flattering in my eyes. If not, I will def be buying another dress.

How have you guys been doing??

Friday, April 6, 2012

Pulse Check

OMG I can't believe it's been over a week since my last post. I have definitely missed you all. It's crazy the sort of co-dependence you develop with reading blogs. I will say I love catching up and reading all the blogs. Weight loss, introspection, rejuvenation on life, I love it all! As for me I got down to 298.4 on Monday and I haven't seen the number since. When I say that, it doesn't mean it has gone down either. I went grocery shopping on Sunday, but didn't cook any of my meals, so I have eaten out almost all week. Water intake also suffering. On high note I have been to the gym 4 times this week and plan on going tonight and tomorrow. I have learned to make better choices when eating out but I know sodium comes along with eating out. I know where my hiccup is I have to prepare on Sunday, Monday at the latest b/c between working out and going to the second job,  I don't have time to cook any other night.  So tomorrow we're grocery shopping and then I'm cooking up my meals tomorrow night or early Sunday. I have a goal for this month and I plan on making it. How do you guys stay on thrack for the week? Any big Easter plans?

Have a great weekend!