Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge- Last Week?

I think it is the last week of the challenge.

I weighed in this morning... And....


That's a loss of 1.2lbs this week.

For a total of 5 lbs! Hurray!

Last week's challenge was to push a bit harder. Challenge ourselves. I think I succeeded. I was very diligent with my exercise and diet. I worked out 5/7 days and hour each burning between 500-700 calories each time. I ate under 1500 calories for 5/7 days. 

This has really made me buckle down and get back to this being healthy thing. It's a lot of work, but worth it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Week 7 Fall Challenge

I really put my nose to the grind this week. I went to the gym 5/7 days and was below 1500 calories 5/7 days. The other 2 days I was only over by max 200 calories.

Start Weight: 221.2
Current Weight: 217.4
Total Loss: 3.8 lbs

It's slow going. But I lost 1.4 lbs this week. I was hoping for more... C'est la vie.

But! My first go on the scale this morning, the scale said 214! I was sooo shocked, so I stepped on again and it changed its tune. Scumbag Scale.

Have a good Tuesday!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Things I Like About Me Challenge

This is a very difficult task, and I bet it will be for all the Challenge participants.

1. I'm generous, sometimes to a fault.
2. I'm genuine.
3. I'm a good cook.
4. I support my friends any way I can.
5. I'm good at sports.
6. I have nice eyes- probably one of my best features.
7. I'm adventurous.
8. I'm not afraid to travel alone.
9. I'm super easy to talk to.
10. I'm at a good space in my life- career-wise.

I'm feeling pretty good this week. I decided to go the gym a lot this week. I've gone for the past 4 days now. Working out for between 30mins and 1 hour each day pretty vigorously. Also, been eating well and drinking all my water in the past 4 days!

I'm hoping I'm on this good track to stay. I'm going to try really hard.

I've made myself a goal to lose 15 lbs by the end of November. I started this Monday and my start weight for that goal is 219lbs. I think it is a lofty goal, at around 2 lbs/week to lose.

There is only 2 weeks left in the Fabulous Fit & Fall Challenge. I didn't commit as much as I would like to have. But I'm getting there. There is no way I will win, but I got to meet a few new bloggers with fun blogs to read.

Do you have a current, short-term goal?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Week 6

I'm actually going to weigh in today. It's nothing special really. Nothing compared to some of you amazing lady losers out there. But, mine will come in time and I have to accept that :) trying to be more positive and get out of this funk. I think my mood has a lot to do with the scale not moving much.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Week 5 & Goals

I realize that  forgot to set 3 goals for the remaining weeks of the Fit & Fabulous Challenge.

Here goes:

1. Find my motivation- I thought this challenge would help me get motivated. It has helped me consistently go to the gym, but not to stick to a hardcore plan. My eating is pretty good, but not prefect. The scale doesn't move and I get down on myself and the work that I put in.

2. Start treating myself better than I have been- We all do this. We are so hard on ourselves and we forget to congratulate ourselves on the good things we have done. We only focus on the negative.

3. Blog more regularly about other things rather than the challenge every week- The Challenge has helped me get back into blogging and reconnect with so many lovely people. I really miss that. I hope I can get this blog back up to snuff with some fun and helpful content again!

Now... this week's task is to talk about something I am grateful for.

At the beginning of the year I had a messy breakup with a long time partner. I was sad and angry at the time about it all. But, I realize that it was one of the best things that could have happened to me. That relationship was bad news for me and I had been trying to get out for years, but just couldn't.

I am grateful that I got out and didn't waste anymore of my years being miserable and unhappy.

I am also grateful for a wonderful and supportive new boyfriend who makes me laugh and enjoy life.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge Week 4/5

Week 4- Write about your progress thus far...

Well, there isn't much to report really. I am not really losing or gaining. I've been working out pretty consistently over the last 4 weeks, but nothing is changing.

It's frustrating. I've been in this place before and I get really angry at myself. I know that my feelings are not helping the cause. I get down on myself and I'm not sure how to get motivated to the point I was before.

I want to take care of myself and I want to be healthy and happy. I know what I need to do, but it's like I don't care enough about myself to make it happen. I hate to think that, but why can't I just get into the mindset I need to be in?

On the plus side, I have been doing well at the gym. I even did a run on the treadmill and it was not bad. Been doing mostly cardio, including a fitness class.

I went grocery shopping last week and only allowed myself to buy healthy foods. That made me happy and proud of my restraint.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge

Week 3

Our challenge for this week was to try a new activity or push ourselves. I definitely did both.

My gym offers a variety of workout classes at no cost to members. I have never tried one in my 2 years of being a member. I didn't want everyone to see how bad I would be at the steps or how red in the face I would get (something that has always happened to me no matter what shape I'm in). So, when this challenge came up I figured this would be the perfect time to finally do it.

I scoped out the classes from the door a few times. Seeing what they would be like. I decided on a new class called Newbody. It is "a low impact cardio conditioning class that is easy to follow for all fitness levels. It will re-define your body and empower you to achieve your goals. Enhance your workout with the use of optional hand weights."

Low impact? Good. Easy to follow? Good. All fitness levels? Awesome! So I went after work and went to the class.

It was fun and a good workout. I definitely was sweating and red. I was about 50 minutes and the average calorie burn is 450 (I think). Mine would be higher because I am bigger.

Here is a video of what the class is like:

As for this week's weigh-in. I am skipping. It has not been a great week food wise. I'll talk about it in my review challenge this week.