Friday, June 1, 2012
Back to the beginning...again. I started a new workout this afternoon. I did the Brazilian Butt Lift and oh man is it not for those of us who aren't in shape. I like it and I will keep using it. But I'm doing some modifications until I can get it down. We have a pool at our new apartment complex so once it warms up I'm gonna start to use it. I was just thinking about how I would love to own my own gym. I would gear it towards women since the whole "Curves" gym is a complete waste of money. I don't see how you can get results. Their equipment doesn't have any real resistance. That's probably why it's so cheap. I would love to have a gym with equipment that really works you out and offer all sorts of classes that women would like to take. Like Zumba, Belly dancing, Pilate's, yoga, even some ballet classes that concentrate on the stretching and barre work. I would keep it really clean and it would just be nice not to have to hear the men making those groaning noises when they lift weights. The personal trainers would be female too. It's just a dream, but I know I wish there was a gym like that near me. With a pool!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Hello! How is everyone doing. I am not doing well in the diet department. Kicking the fast food addiction is hard. Also kicking the eating when I am stressed and bored addiction is hard too. I think I am finally starting to realize what my really problem is. It's food! I can control it and need to start.
I have gone back to working out. I really do love working out. I never thought I would be like that, but I do. Of course now that I am in the swing of things our car's inspection is due and so I can't go to the gym. Unless of course I want to risk getting a ticket. Hurry up payday!
I have kind of changed my workout routine. I finally listened to my husband and started using the free weights. Just a few times and I already see a difference. What would've taken me weeks to see with the weight machines I am seeing after only a few times of using the free weights. My best friend also got me to use the balance ball. I had always eyed them in the gym but was afraid to use them because I didn't want to be that woman that falls off of them in front of everyone. Once Frankie showed me the correct way to use them I have fell in love. NEVER in my life have I had such an awesome ab workout. Even when I was dancing almost everyday and my teacher would make us do about 500 crunches. I mean I am finally feeling my lower ab muscles actually being worked. Which the machines never get!
On other news, last weekend I walked the AIDS 5k. That was nothing! I mean it was cold and rainy but even after I finished I still went to the gym because I felt so good. I have felt so good that in fact I have signed up to do my first running 5k. Thanksgiving morning I will be waking up and running the Turkey Trot. There's another one in December that I am going to enter as well. I am going to work my way up. Once I can run a 5k no problem then I will do a 10k, a half marathon and then a full marathon. Who knows maybe someday I will do a triathlon. It remains to be seen.
I already made my playlist for my 5k it is as follows
Tommorow-Death Cab for Cutie
Into the Mirror-Minus the Bear
Backass-Karen O featuring Peaches
Empire State of Mind-Jay Z & Alicia Keys
4 minutes- Madonna, Justin Timberlake, & Timbaland
Its my life-No Doubt
I know you want me (Calle Ocho)-Pitbull
100 yard dash-Raphael Saadiq
Last night-The Strokes
Let Go-Frou Frou
Eye of the Tiger-Survivor
Miles away-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Sweet disposition-The Temper Trap
Tightrope-Janelle Monae feat Big Boi
Second chance-Peter Bjorn & John
Viva la Vida-Coldplay
So there you go that's my playlist. I would be interested to see other peoples playlist to see what keeps them motivated. Mock me if you want, but yes I do have the song from "Rocky" in there. I also have "Gonna Fly Now" in my iPod too! Hahahaha!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Who has two thumbs and can fit in a size 14 dress? This girl! I haven't weighed myself because I don't want to get caught up in a number. I'm going by how I look.
It's been about 3 weeks and I can already tell a difference. My midsection seems to be shrinking and my legs are looking good. I used to get compliments on my legs because they looked damn good from all the years of dancing. Then they turned into fat girl legs. I had a fear that they wouldn't slim down. My arms are still fat looking. I know they are getting stronger, I have muscles that I never had before and find myself feeling them. I'm such a dork.
So all the changes are starting to happen! Even faster then I thought.
So I'm down to a 14! It's been at least since 2004 since I was that size. I have this gorgeous Audrey Hepburn dress to wear to a friends wedding in two weeks. I got it two weeks ago and couldn't fit in it. That's not the story today though!
So how are you doing?
Onwards and upwards!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
What has two thumbs two babies and just did 1000 crunches? This girl! You read that right! I did a thousand crunches. Man am I feeling good. I've been to the gym and on the elliptical I'm burning at least 321 calories and then I'm doing about 20-25 mins of weight training. I went back to the gym on Saturday and have been back everyday except Monday.
This baby weight ( and beer and McDonalds and laziness weight) is gonna come off in no time. WHAT IS UP?!
Until next time...
Onwards and upwards!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
That is the date I can go back to the gym. I have spent what little free time I have designing my workout and coming up with my playlist to listen to. I have actually given my husband the task of designing the perfect workout playlist full of 80's metal to keep me motivated to lift weights. I CAN NOT wait to get back in the gym.
I was too tired and to busy throwing up to workout while pregnant with Lucy. So I'm counting down the days until I can go back. I think it's because that is really the only alone time I get. No husband to nag...No kids...just me and my music and my daydreams of being a size 6. I've never been that small but I'm trying to be realistic. I don't want to be a size 0. I don't think that's even humanly possible for my body type.
The one thing I'm worried about is my eating. If I have no sleep I graze all day and then feel guilty about the calories. If I get sleep then I'm not hungry all day. I have to force myself to eat. The other day I had a cup of coffee for breakfast, water for a snack, coffee for lunch, water for a snack, three bites of lasagna and a few bites of salad. Oh and coffee for dessert. I'm not doing this on purpose! I swear...I'm not anorexic but I gotta remember to eat because I won't be a very good Mom if I start passing out all the time due to malnutrition. Also I want to lose this weight for good so I know that I need to eat to keep myself fueled through the workouts that I will be starting up.
Well that is all. Just wanted to touch base and get myself back on track with my blogging. I've also started trying to keep track of what I eat. That seems to be helping me a lot more.
Onwards and upwards!!!!
Friday, August 27, 2010
I'm pregnant. AGAIN! So my quest to be a skinny girl is being put on hold. I plan to eat healthy since I don't want to have even more weight to lose. I will continue to workout just ease up a little. So my blog is being put on hold while I wait to hatch this egg.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I LOST WEIGHT!!!! Oh man is that awesome! I'm down to 196. Sweet!!!! I love it I love it I LOVE IT!!! It's probably because it's hotter then hell down here. I don't care what it is I'll take it. That scary number of 200 is starting to get farther away. Come on Meggie keep on going! Look out Atomic Cheesecake photoshoot. Here I come! Thirty will never have looked so good!
Onwards and Upwards Homes!!!