Friday, April 27, 2012


I am challenging myself this weekend! The challenge is to not overindulge be a PIG! Not drink alcoholic beverages. Continue to workout all weekend. Sound easy? It is never easy for me. Every weekend is a struggle. I think it is mostly because I have friends that come down, people around me always, and I make bad choices when I am surrounded by it. I have to use my willpower this weekend to say no to the big cheeseburger, no to that beer, and stick it out until I meet my goal weight! Sure, I will have a cheeseburger again and I will drink again... but I am going to do my best to hold out until I get to where I want to be! That is my GOAL. Wish me luck! I weighed in at 163.8 this morning (should have taken a pic)! Hopefully Monday I can show you the scale with less than that! :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My running stamina is BACK! But so are the weekend pounds- boo!

Last week, I had a really hard time running. I felt like it was a big time struggle. Friday I was determined to run and I did- 3 miles. It was amazing! I was so happy and felt like I was BACK! :) Yesterday I was able to knock out 2 miles without a problem. It felt good. I think I just have to listen to my body and realize when I need a break. It's hard, because I am one of those people who will beat myself up if I don't eat right or work out at least 5-6 times a week. I also have issues with weekend weight gain. I have been in a rut lately where I tend to lose and gain the same 3 lbs every week. I have set a new goal/challenge for myself: I am going to stick to my good eating plan for the next couplesweekends and not drink (big deal for me, I love to kick back and have a beer on the weekends- sue me!). I really want to get to my goal weight though, so I am going to have to suck it up and do it!!! I am going to continue to run 2-3 miles a day and alternate all my Jillian Michaels tapes. I am also going to stick to my healthy eating plan and do the best I possibly can! I can do it!!!

So, what do I run in?

I am cheap when it comes to shorts and tops to run in. I usually get them at Academy. I like anything that is moisture wicking, because I sweat a lot! I get racerback tops and I love running capris.

Shoes! This is where I don't mind spending money because you can't have your feet hurting when you are running! These are my current running shoes- this is the 2nd pair of RunTones I have owned and I love them! I have been looking into the Nike Free Runs and I have heard good things...hmmmmm

I also wear compression sleeves on my legs. Some people say they wear them to recover, some say they only wear them on longer runs. I wear them almost every run. I don't get shin splints with them and my legs are never sore. It's great and I figure- whatever works for you! They are from Zensah and no, those are not my legs...hahaha!

Other than that, all I need is the treadmill (I rarely ever run outside anymore- it's getting HOT), my iPhone with music, and a set of headphones and I am gone. I am so glad to have met my goals to run and I encourage anyone to do it for some great exercise, makes you feel wonderful!

What do you run in?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Running RUT!

This week I have been in a huge running rut! I used to be able to knock out 2 miles without even thinking about it, and even 3 miles some days with hardly any extra effort. This week, not so much! It has been a real struggle to run 2 miles. I now run only on the treadmill. Texas weather is so unpredictable, some days it pours and some days it is SO HOT! The treadmill has become my new friend. When I say I have been struggling, I mean huffing and puffing, stopping to take a breath, and hating almost every moment. I am not sure exactly what is going on, but I am determined to get myself out of this rut. SOON, I hope! Running has been a big part of my weight loss, so I want to continue it. I am weighing in at 162 these days. Can you see light at the end of the tunnel? I can! There will be pictures and much jumping up and down on the day I see 159. that will be something I haven't see in almost 2 years. Today's mission- run 2 miles and suck it up and do it RIGHT!

What's on the menu today?

Breakfast: The Big Green Monster (I have blogged about this before) SO GOOD Recently I exchanged the milk for Sprite Zero (I know, not the healthiest choice, but it is 0 calories and when you are watching every calorie, it helps)
2 slices of Cinnamon Swirl bread

Cut Green Beans
Carb Balance Tortilla with Heart Smart prego sauce, low fat shredded mozzarella, and turkey pepperoni. (This is my version of a little pizza, kinda healthy way)
CarbSmart yogurt (found at Kroger, amazing and only 4 g carbs!) 

Easy dinner tonight, making chili dogs- I will somehow cut calories here with whole what buns or no bun at all and of course put a salad with it!

Have a great Thursday!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Where have I been hiding??!

I guess I decided to take a break from this whole blogging thing... or my brain did! I kinda forgot about it, or pushed it to the back burner for a little while. I have been busy with Easter, family, work, everything. No excuses though! I have still been busy working out. My scale has not moved much at all. I weighed in at 162 this morning, so one pound in the 10 days since my last blog. I am perfectly fine with that though, considering I had a cheeseburger, drinks, and an amazing Easter feast in those 10 days!!!! :) Sometimes you have to take a break. You cannot be HEALTHY 100% of the time, you will not eat right 100% of the time, and some days you will miss a workout. It is ok, because every healthy choice you make, every step in the right direction is a good one! I did not run last weekend because I had a pain in my leg. I didn't want to push it. So I took three days off. I did workout all days though- circuit training. I finally ran again on Tuesday and it was ok, not the best run I have ever had. I took Thursday and Friday off. Tomorrow I fully plan to run and workout and get back in the mode of losing again. I know I can do it, I am excited to do it!

P.S. I did measure myself a while back- the scale is not the only way to tell!

Waist-35 (down 3 inches)
Hips- 37 (down 0, but I really have no hips anyways)
Thighs- 22 (down 1 inch) I will always have thunder thighs!
Arms- 12 (down 1 inch)

I am happy with it all :)

Like it says- You'll get there, just keep going! I am!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Slowly getting there... again

Saturday I felt bad....sick, allergies, sneezing, blowing nose, blah blah blah! Sunday I felt a little better and decided to go for a 30 minute workout and walk (not run like I really wanted to!) on the treadmill. I did put in 2 miles, which I felt was good for being sick. Yesterday was a little better and I did another 30 minute circuit workout and then jogged 2 miles on the treadmill. I was a little slower at times, but I got it done. Today was even better and I did the same and my jog was better. It is a small setback, but I will be back up to 3 miles again. If tomorrow I feel almost 100% again, I am going for it. My goal is to jog 3 miles regularly. At least, that is  my goal for now. I want to be able to jog more miles and faster. I will get there, slowly but surely. I have been weighing in at 163 all week and am hoping to see the scale go down more this weekend. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (the 150s) and I want to get there SO BAD! I have lost 12 pounds so far and it has not been easy, but the next 13 to get to my goal weight will be just as hard, but SO worth it! There will be setbacks, there will be things that happen, but just KEEP GOING!
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