Friday, May 16, 2014

Starting Over

All this time has past and I thought I had myself under control!! Well I was foolin' myself, cause I'm not in control!! I let myself get outta control and that's not a good feelin' at all! But I'm back on track...finally!

I haven't weighed myself, but I started using the Nike+ Running app!! I have the Nike running sensor that I use in a pouch on my Asics. So far, I'm jogging 30 mins per session on the treadmill or outside. I'm averaging between 2.15-2.35 miles depending on if I'm outside or on the treadmill. I think I'm going to get a gym membership at a local sportsclub because they have an inside track. It's kinda difficult for me to breathe while outside when it's hot, so if I choose to go to the sportsclub, I can run on the indoor track...which will be awesome!!

However, starting on Sun. May 18, I'm gonna start back up with the South Beach Diet, or my version of a low carb diet. I know with my PCOS, it's more difficult for me to lose weight if I eat carbs...well, if I eat 'bad carbs' like white bread or white potatoes. So I'm going to get focused and definitely incorporate weight/strength training 3-4 days a week and jogging at least 5 days a week for 30mins at least. My goal with the running is to at least jog for 30 mins and if my legs and breathing can take it I'll keep going...but I ultimately wanna go for at least 3.2 miles each running session, so if I have to walk then run the rest of the time, I will. I'm going to get fit...I'm going to get strong...I'm gonna get my sexy back....!!

So here's what I'll be changing starting Sunday...

  1. Drink a liter of water EVERYDAY!
  2. Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks
  3. Log my calories on
  4. At least 1hr workout per day 6 days a week
  5. 4 days strength training...5 days jogging
  6. Vitamins daily
  7. NO MORE SCALE...I'll be measuring my loss by my clothing fit instead of the scale.
And I think that's all for now...oh yeah...I'm gonna start setting monthly goals at the beginning of each month...Then, if I meet my goals, I'll give myself a reward at the end of that month...the 30th or 31st. Woohoo!! I can do this

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

196!!!!!! Yikes!!!!!!

It's official!!! OMG!!! I've gained 10lbs over a month and I feel soooooo disgusted with myself!!! I wasn't workin' out on a regular basis because I was havin' pain that was finally goin' away, and I didn't wanna trigger any of it comin' back! So I didn't work out....hardly any!!! So, now I'm still seein' Dr Kin for my back and I'm slowly gettin' back into a regular workout regimine!
Today was ZUMBA Core!! It was a nice workout and a nice burn!!! 440 calories in 1 hr but I think I actually burned more than that! My HRM kept givin' me low numbers when I know good and doggone well my numbers shoulda been around 143-155 instead of 111-127. But 1 hr workouts aren't gonna cut it anymore....I gotta pick it up and increase to 1hr30mins or 2hrs...but doin' different things. Tomorrow after my visit with Dr Kin, I"m gonna do a 1hr walk. Not really concerned with the distance, but just focusin' on the time. Then when I get home, I'm gonna do my Bob Harper Kettlebell dvd...
For now, I'm anxious to see results, but I know it's gonna take time to get the 10lbs back off and more!
Well good night!! It's time for me to wind down and get ready for bed!! :-)

Monday, July 1, 2013

I'm Back!!

Today beings a new month and a new day...a new beginning, a second chance! I decided to take these next 31 days to focus, focus, focus!! The body aches and pains I've had over the past 2 months has kept me from working out. I couldn't face the fact that my pain would come back once I started working out again. But, I can't keep living in fear that my pain will come back!! I've gotta get my butt in gear and deal with the pain when and if it decides to come back!! Ugh!! Of course I don't want that, but it could happen!
All I can do is do the best I can do, and get myself focused and get this weight back off of me!!

Unfortunately I've gained 10lbs YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So trust and believe my focus is BACK and I won't fall off again!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Week 6 Day 3

WOOHOO!!!!! :D I finished week 6 today and I'm so excited about moving forward to week 7!! It was actually a struggle for me to finish the 25min run, but I did it and that's all that matters to me at this point. I'm still getting prepared for the Color Me Rad 5k run next month and I've gotta stay focused.

I'm still having problems with not stretching my legs enough before I start running. They still get achey while I'm running and that's absolutely no fun! I thought it was my shoes, but I switched them today and, yep, just as I figured, it's not the shoes, it's ME:-O!! So, I've gotta find a way to stretch for longer and more efficiently before my next walk/run, which will be either tomorrow or Monday, I'm not sure yet!

For the next 3 weeks of the C25k, there are nooooo walking breaks[-O< That's gonna be ROUGH!! But I've been making sure I'm walk/running in areas that have some hills because I don't know how the course next month will be. One run I've done before had so may hills, I thought I'd never get to the end of the run! Geesh!! My goal is to make sure my legs and feet are strong enough to make it up the hills as well as having the endurance to run and NOT walk;)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Week 6 Day 2

Consistency is keying to reaching and achieving my goals!!!
All I know is, I'm at a point now where I don't like NOT running!! Even though I know my body needs a rest, but I don't wanna rest!! I wanna reach my goal of running and make it an everyday part of my life! I wanna be an example for my family members so they'll know how much losing weight will help with many health issues my family suffers with. For instance, diabetes runs in my family and I absolutely don't wanna develop all! Two of my aunts have diabetes and thank goodness they have it managed. I have another aunt who just had stents put in because she had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago!
My health is, and has been, a major concern for me. I've got a hormone imbalance which is caused by PCOS! I've been able to lose weight, but I've got so much more weight to lose. There's no stopping me now! Running is just the beginning and I have health on my mind!!!