Weigh In and Updates-Bullet Style

So this happened….

Up by 2 pounds exactly to 189.4.  Say what?

I guess that’s what happens when you stop drinking water, eat out more than 3 times in a week, skip the fruits and veggies, and cancel all outdoor workouts because there’s a little smoke in the air from the San Diego fires.

Other updates:

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  • My hip has been bothering me again.  I should have listened to the chiropractor when he told me he wasn’t done with me yet. I was scheduled for a few more adjustments and we were in the process of “training” my back to stay aligned.  I hope I’m not back to square one!!!  Off to see the chiro on Friday.
  • I still hate my job but I’ve gotten to the point where I count down the minutes till everyone leaves and I can dink around on the internet.  I hope they don’t monitor my computer activity.  Uh oh!  Oh…who am I kidding…I don’t give a rats ass if they are monitoring it!
  • I re-started week 6 of C25K yesterday because of my week long break (see above).  It was SOOOO HARD!!!  I’m scared for tomorrow.  10 minutes running, 3 walking, 10 minutes running.  That doesn’t seem doable!  Ahhhhh.
  • Still doing my online job.  I’m liking the extra little income!
  • Still participating in Bzz Agent and Influenzer campaigns.  I LOVE getting FREE stuff!
  • I just discovered Google Docs/Drive.  Why would anyone buy Microsoft Office products ever again?  I’m loving this software.
  • Nuun Energy is the bomb.com.  Let me know if you see a ‘free shipping’ sale so I can stock up!

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Scenes from my ‘run’

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We were invited this weekend to my husband’s co-workers cabana at Pala Casino.  I wasn’t going to go at first because I’m a hermit like that but decided at the last minute that I would join in.  It. was. awesome!  I didn’t swim or anything but I did hang out in the cabana.  Those freakin’ things are worth the money!  Serious.  I feel the need to go to Vegas and rent one for the day and then go home.  Ours had a ceiling fan, couches, a TV, and our own personal waitress.  I’m addicted!

Well…that’s it.  I know what I need to do this week to get back on track and I’m going to try hard to do it.  I don’t want to slip back into the 190’s.  Dear Baby Jesus!

Stay cool my friends.

Monday Check In

It’s Monday check in again!

My regular posts are getting few and far between. I’m just so damn busy!  Between my day job, online job and family obligations I’m exhausted. Any who…I guess once a week is better than nothing.

Thanks for the reminder to post my weigh in, iCalendar!

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That’s right, somehow I stayed exactly the same!  I’m just happy I didn’t gain anything extra.  I do have to say that I ran yesterday and I’m really sore today for some reason (water retention, right?).  Plus Aunt Flo is coming for a visit any day now so there’s that. I’m going to work on a good loss for next week.  Yes, that’s the plan.  If I see a 184 soon (lowest ever) I might pass out.  I want out of the 180’s really bad!

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I got this pretty baby as a Mother’s Day gift for myself.  I’m really getting into this whole running thing and I dream about running clothes, running shoes and running accessories on a daily basis.  Long gone (for now anyway) are the days where I pined after a new Coach purse (but I do kinda have my eye on this really cute Tory Burch one) and name brand clothes.  I’d rather get workout related stuff.  Ha!

Anyway, I finished week 5 of C25K yesterday.  I barely dragged my ass along!  I felt so heavy and tired the entire time, pretty much the first minute in.  I ended up walking for about 30 seconds during the last 6 minute run but other than that I completed the intervals.  I was actually surprised to see a 13 minute mile on the Garmin.  I thought for sure I was a lot slower than that.  That said, I’m going to start week 6 tomorrow.  My days have been adjusting week to week and I know I keep changing it up but I’m getting the three workouts a week in regardless.  They may not be on the scheduled days but they do get done.  Boom!  Week 6 starts out mild enough with R8/W3/R8 then R10/W3/R10 then R20 straight.  Actually, now that I typed that out, that’s anything but mild considering my struggle yesterday.  I better make sure to fuel right and get my rest!  Yowsers!  (PS: I don’t trust the calorie count on the Garmin, it’s about 100 calories less than I get with the same workout on the HR monitor)

Update: I just found where I can adjust my weight on the Garmin. We’ll see if the calorie count seems more accurate on the next workout.

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On Friday after work we went to this park with the kids and played some basketball and softball.  We had a great time!  I was excited that I actually had some energy to participate.  15 pounds ago I would have just sat and watch my kids and hubby play, this last Friday I actually participated and had a blast!  A nice bonus to taking some of the weight off and exercising regularly.

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Favorite meal of the week….BLT sandwich.  I love Bacon!

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Have you checked out Walmart for workout clothes?  Honestly, it’s worth it!  I usually get their tanks and tops there.  They are super cheap (this bubble tank was 5 bucks) and comfortable.  I have gotten a couple of capri’s there as well but they don’t work for me when running.  Most start to fall down so I have to stick with the more pricey options.  By pricey I mean Target.  😉

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Speaking of Target, this is 2014’s bathing suit choice and I LOVE this sucker.  It’s the first bathing suit in about ever that I actually like and feel like I could wear in public.  It was $35 or something like that so it’s totally worth it.  I probably would have spend even more money on it since I love it so much.  I plan on losing another 5-10 pounds and rocking the shit out of this bathing suit all summer.  Yay!

Keep moving people.  Summer is 39 days away!

Monday Check In

Just a quick check in because I want to keep up with my set weigh ins.

Today’s Weight: 187.4 lbs
Change: gained 1 lbs

I expected worse so I’m ok with the one pound gain. Just reaffirms that I need to track my food (I sucked at this over the last week). I’m skipping measurements today but will do them in three weeks. I think once a month is sufficient?

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love this quote

In other news…

*I completed day one of week 5 C25k this morning. It wasn’t easy but I managed to complete all of the running intervals it asked me to. Every time I wanted to give up I just told myself to try a little longer. It worked!! I tried running without my running app so my outcomes are estimates. I went a little farther this time. Yay!

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*I also took the plunge and ordered a Garmin Forerunner 10 yesterday. I was at work, which is boring as hell, and found myself online shopping. Any who, I “ran” across the Garmin and was back and forth. I did a bunch of comparisons (DC Rainmaker is awesome for running stuff), video watching and consulting with my BFF (who didn’t talk me out of it like I asked her to) and an hour later I had pressed the “process order” button. I’m excited to get it and try it out!

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i got the pink one 🙂

*My BFF and I started a 30 Day Arm Challenge. It’s time to get those arms ready for tanks and swim suit season. I just finished day five and it’s harder than it looks!

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*Other random things:
-I got my first online job!!! It’s a little extra income for now but could grow into something bigger.
-Getting this online gig makes me want to start my own business. I’m thinking running related gear. There’s such a huge market for it.
-My day job still sucks. I’m at the end of my rope with that and I’m about to lose it. Ugh.
-My back and hip issues are minuscule at this point. I get a little sore but nothing like before. I’m a fan of the chiropractor!!!
-I’m still struggling with staying positive. So many things thrown at us and it’s hard to keep up. Plus I’ve had a tooth ache for several days and all I see is $$$ signs when I think about going to the dentist to have it checked out. Ugh!

Just keep chugging away!!

Monday Check In

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Look at all the crap I strap on for a run. I don’t even think elite runners do that! Ha!

Quick check in before I head out to start week 4 of C25k (yes…I changed the days again, I can’t seem to get my behind out the door on Sat/Sun when the family is around. Ugh!). I’m absolutely terrified to start this week. The run intervals are sooooo long. It doesn’t seem right!!

I hope I make it? Hahaha.

Today’s measurements:
Weight: 186.4 (-0.6)
Bust: 39 (+2.5…I must have measured wrong on day one?)
Waist: 36.5 (-.5)
Hips: 41.75 (-.25)
Thighs: L-22.5 R-22.75 (-.5 & +1.75)
Arms: L-12.5 R-12.25 (-.5 & +.25)

Some of those measurements are weird but I’m thinking I probably messed something up then I measured on the first day…even though I measured several times. I also stood to measure today so maybe the differences come from there as well?!

I’m pretty ok with that outcome. I have to say that I’ve been eating a lot of chocolate lately and I thought for sure that I would be up 5 pounds today. I was pleasantly surprised that I had a loss, however small.

My goal for this week is to track all of my food, complete C25k week 4 on Mon/Wed/Fri, and keep drinking lots of water. I also want to add in some cross training on Tue/Thurs. Maybe a workout video or just some squats/lunges/etc.

Let’s make it a good week!! 🙂

Check In Monday

Hi…

It’s Miss Indecisive.

I’ve had some really busy days in the last week.  I’m working more than I want to be (everyone else is apparently out of hours so guess who gets to work for them) and I’ve been simultaneously trying to get my shit together.  We also have family staying with us so the house is full (not to my enjoyment) and there has been nothing but junk food and other crap traveling through the house on a steady basis.  It’s enough to make you scream!

My one saving grace has been getting out of the house for my wogs.  Last week I was able to get out once and I started week 3 of C25K.

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I discovered that the sports park is really nice and flat and that there is a semi good path to jog on.  I even have an option of dirt or pavement which was super exciting.  Except for the fact that the dirt path had some areas that were over watered by the city and were more swamp like than dirt like.  I enjoyed my run at the park nevertheless.  There are a lot of joggers over there and pretty much every single one gave a wave or a “Good Morning”.  I thought that was really amazing considering that most of the time people are so self involved.  Sorry…you know it’s true!  I’m going to use the sports park until I get bored of it.  I honestly don’t think I would have been able to complete the C25K workout as scheduled if I had done it in my hilly neighborhood.  I know hills are good to train on, but come on!  I don’t think they are good to train on if you can barely run in the first place?

Any who, before I knew it the week was over and there was only one work out done.  Woomp Woomp!  I’m not sure what happened there.  I just got really busy with all of the other stuff I had to get done during the week.  Appointments, grocery shopping, kids carpool, cleaning the house, etc. etc.  What can I say, the week just got away from me and I chose not to make time for myself.  I don’t want to fall back into my old habits.  I was doing well putting myself first for once.  It is what it is!

Seeing that it’s Monday today it’s a perfect time to revisit what I need to do this week.  I busted out my little weight loss folder today and discovered that I have not kept track of my measurements or weigh ins at all.  It’s just been really inconsistent and all over the place with the weigh ins. Oops!  I’m pulling out the weight loss tracking sheets and putting them next to my bed. That way they will be visible when I get up in the morning.  I’ve also decided that Monday is going to be official weigh in day for me and I’m only tracking it on my paper journal and here in a blog post (that was the other problem…too many places to update). Put that on the calendar!  We’ll see how it goes.

C25K workouts will continue to be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.  One mistake I made last week is that I let others get in my way.  For example, my daughter asked me one day to wait for her so she could go with me after school, long story short, it didn’t go down as planned.  I’ve learned that I’m better at morning workouts.  Not because I’m a morning person but because that way I can get it done and over with and have less time to make excuses all day.

Any who, today’s stats:

  • Weight: 187 (up by about 2 lbs)
  • Bust: 36.5
  • Waist: 37
  • Hips: 42
  • Thigh: L-23 R-21 (WTF?)
  • Arms: L-13 R-12 (again…WTF?)

 

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I also got my Nuun Energy sampler pack.  I’ve tried the Wild Berry and Cherry Limeade so far.  They are both decent but I don’t know if I notice much of an energy surge after I drink them.  I suppose I feel a little more alert but over all it doesn’t seem like much.  We’ll see how I perform during a wog while drinking them since they are meant to be an electrolyte and energy boost for exercise.  The tablets are full of B vitamins and caffeine.  They don’t have very many carbohydrates at all and there is no sugar. That’s pretty much what drew me to them…the no carbs/no sugar aspect.  Check out the details here!

So that’s about it for me.  I’m going to be working hard on getting my ass back on track.  I’m going to watch what I eat with no official “diet” to speak of but trying to keep it as healthy as possible most of the time.  Move my behind like I said I would so I don’t fall off the training wagon.  I know that completing C25K is a must!  If I can’t get this done and have enough discipline for it then I will never be able to complete the half marathon training as planned.  It’s just a fact!

Let’s do it!

April Goals

Here we are again. Another month is upon us. Can you believe it’s April already? I don’t want to believe it.

As part of my little “2014 Monthly Goal” experiment I had promised to myself that I would set some monthly goals come rain or shine. Last month was a disaster in achieving those goals and the month prior to that wasn’t great either, but I’m still hanging on by a tiny threat so I’ll continue.

Here it goes:

– Back to tracking with My Fitness Pal. If I do nothing else this one is non-negotiable.  I’ve slowly been working on tracking everything, all the time.  I plan on being really good about this during the month of April.
-I started my C25k/Turbo Fire hybrid yesterday. My goal is to stick to the schedule I set for myself for this month.
-Continue with my gratitude journal either along with a daily blog post or on its own if I don’t write a post. I’ve been loving the journal so far. It reminds me to look on the bright side even when things are awful.

Since this is kinda a new beginning for me, I wanted to post my re-start stats.

-Weight:  187.4 (gained a few 😦 )
-Waist:  37
-Hips:  42
-Thighs:  L: 22  R:  22
-Arms:  L: 12 1/2   R: 12 1/2

*I gained weight but I lost inches.  Interesting!

I also took pictures for myself so I could see progress but I don’t think I’ll post them here until I have a comparison photo to add to them. Stay tuned for that and hope progress appears. Otherwise I’ll just have a bunch of fatty pics on my phone that no one should ever lay eyes on.

Gratitude Journal: I’m thankful that no matter what happens in life it’s never too late, too far gone or too “over” to try again. You can always pick up the pieces and move forward. Things in the past are in the past. You will never be able to change those things (unless you meet Doc and Marty McFly). They may be mistakes or things you wish had never happened but in all honesty they did teach you something about life and yourself. I would never trade my experiences. They have made me who I am today and I happen to like myself. Mostly!

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February Goal Wrap Up and March Goals (also WI results)

I’m not even kidding when I say I have had the worst month of February EVAH!  Seriously.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much the last month has sucked.

I’m so stressed I can barely breathe.  I don’t eat.  I don’t sleep.  I barely have the will to get up in the morning but somehow I continue to live and move about.  I don’t necessarily want to, but I do it because there is no other choice.

I don’t even honestly know what my goals were for the last month.  I had to look back on the post to see what promises I made to myself and here is the outcome:

  • Track everything I eat/No fast food
  • Turbo Fire as scheduled
  • Work through PUSH

Considering that I have had the month from hell it’s really surprising to me that I actually completed most of the goals I had above. Imagine that!!!!  I’m actually a bit shocked myself.  I can’t say that I consciously completed the tasks but in one way or another I got it done.  I ate out 3 times that I can remember and the restaurants didn’t have a drive through so I guess that’s win?  I tracked most everything and most of the time.  I know I missed some stuff here and there but I did track pretty regularily.  I mentioned it before but I’m now on My Fitness Pal instead of Weight Watchers.  Saving those Benjamins!!  Or not…I don’t think I’ve even know what a hundred dollar bill looks like in real life.  Ha!  Moving on….

I’ve been doing TF on a regular basis.  I took a few days off last week because I was having problems with every body part and organ I house and therefore decided I was just going to take a break for a bit.  I got back to it today.  Didn’t want to but ended up burning 400 calories even though I barely tried and took it fairly easy.  I’m disappointed by that because I really am a perfectionist but I guess it is what it is.

I’m nearly done with PUSH.  Loved the program and I learned several new things while going through it.  If you implement the program I can see it getting you to your goals whatever they might be.  That said, I worked through the program and did the assignments but I can’t say that I have implemented or stuck to plan.  Maybe another time, right now I’m just thoroughly defeated and I can’t imagine adding anything to my plate at this time.  Unless it’s an In n Out cheeseburger.  That I could add to my plate!

So there we are.  That’s February in a nut shell!  And what do I have to show for it you ask?  Well….here are my results for February:

  • Current Weight: 185.6 (Yes I’m listing it because I just don’t give a shit anymore)
  • Loss: Around 5 pounds.  I say “around” because I don’t have any idea what my weight was at the beginning of February (and the info is hostage on WW) so I can’t give an accurate measure for the month of February.  I’ve been so all over the place with tracking days and locations that I don’t even know anymore.  I do know that I have hit the lowest weight in about 7-8 years with that number.  Yay! *eyeroll*  Somehow that’s not impressing me.

I won’t officially do any progress pics or measurements until the end of this week so that will be a separate post.  I’ve definitely lost inches though and I know that because pants I haven’t fit comfortably in forever seem to be big.  We’ll see!

Now comes the most difficult part for me.  Figuring out my goals for the month of March.  I have a lot of personal/life goals at this point such as “try to survive this hell you are living” so it makes it difficult to focus on health but I decided never to give up so I’m going to throw some shit up here because I have to.  Boom!

Goals for March 2014 (all previous goals continued plus):

  • More fruits and veggies and keep up the water intake!!
  • Minimum of 2,400 calories burned a week via exercise.
  • Keep a daily journal listing what I’m thankful for on that particular day.

Previous goal reminder for myself:  track, no fast food, TF, finish PUSH.

And that’s it!