Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Who's a slacker?!?!

I am SO wrapped up in WEDDING and CHRISTMAS stuff I keep forgetting to write. I also weighed out working-out vs. writing about working out. I thought it was better to work up a sweat at the gym and NOT write than to write and NOT sweat. I think most of you would agree with me.

I thought maybe its time for another BEFORE and AFTER picture... I also just had some VERY nice pictures taken at the Christmas party... Enjoy! (weird thought... my AFTER picture will be my BEFORE picture this time next year...)

I also wrote because I just got back from a very FUN and unco-ordinated STEP class. I had NO idea what I was doing and swung my arms around as much as possible laughing at myself.

Picture it... go ahead and laugh!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Resolution 20-11!!

Yup! It's that time.

First... I am not giving up on 2010. I just know my limits. I am going to continue at the gym and try my best to maintain (and lose) for the remaining weeks of this year...

...BUT I am ready to set my goal for 2011. I am happy with my loss even though I wish it was more. 35 pounds is worth celebrating. Even with TWO vacations and an engagement I still managed to loose 35 pounds and keep it off... that is a success!

As for 20-11... I am hoping to do it ALL over again.

My goal for 2011 is to loose another 35 pounds. I have less hurdles this year... there will be NO vacations, NO excuses and NO reason I can't walk down the aisle in a size 9.

I am NOT going to weigh for the remainder of the year. I am going to hope I loose another couple pounds, but I'm not going to be upset if I don't.

I will start the New Year fresh and ready to go hard! I am considering some help too. I can exercise... we all know I love the gym and I LOVE working up a good sweat. What I need to work on is nutrition. I am hoping to join a program that will teach me how to eat healthy and be full. That way I make a lifestyle change not just maintain a diet.

I have 3 weeks left to enjoy...


The Holiday week!

Only 10 days! 10 days until the celebrating is over... 10 days until the food stops and I can go back to loosing weight!

I am still making it to the gym 3 times a week, but its not working. My routine just can't compete with the baking, drinking and eating that is happening this month.

Sorry I have been slacking on the posts.

It's busy and I think I am disappointed in myself. As of today there is NO way I will hit my goal of 200. I know I can get to it eventually. I also know loosing 35 pounds is impressive, but not what i was hoping for. I am still calorie counting and working out, but there is nothing I can do about my slow metabolism.

Oh well.

Happy Holidays!


PS - For my latest slip visit whosgettingmarried.blogspot.com.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Finally Friday!

Woo Hoo!!

I feel like poo - hoo! Ha!

Can you tell I am high on life right now?? Just finished a KILLER work-out with Christine. She really gets you going and seems genuinely concerned with your skill. She remembers things I feel like I need to impress her.

I ache all over. Boot Camp is tough... I needed to do it though. I am slacking this week with meetings all week. I need to maintain 3 times a week to keep to my schedule.

Not that I am giving myself slack, but I did start this change the first week of February. So if I can hit my goal before February I am ok with that... as long as I hit it.

Gotta run, still getting SMOKED at work.


Ps - Have a good weekend... avoid the treats, someone has to and it's not going to be me!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's only Wednesday?!

There are a few days in one... its only Wednesday. I feel like its Friday, maybe because I am exhausted... or maybe because it has been busy enough for an entire week. 

I have Spinning to report... Erin was teaching yesterday. She is tough, but that's why I go. I think about that at every work-out. I am here to loose weight and get in shape. If I am here, shouldn't I be pushing as hard as I can? And if I don't intend to push it... why am I wasting my time???

I didn't waste anytime yesterday and my legs are a little wobbly today.

I am not getting to the gym today :( I had an early morning breakfast meeting and just don't have the time to break away. I am still trying to figure out how to get to the gym tomorrow. I have another meeting... stupid holiday meetings. lol

I will do my best to keep you up to date.

Check out my wedding blog for why I am so busy ;)


Pounds to loose: 13(-7) - Body Fat: -.5% - Inches Lost: -3.5 - Push Ups: 0

Monday, December 6, 2010

Did I ever...

....Fall off the wagon this weekend! Damn Christmas and it's temptations. I went to a buffet to celebrate with family. I was good... then we went back to Aunt Phyl's place for 'snacks and yaks' that's where I crumbled. These Peanut Butter Marshmallow squares can't be stopped... I had to have them. Its only once a year and I need to power through the goodness!

Damn the goodness!

I did run today... for 40minutes. Woo! It wasn't enough and I didn't have the time, but my poor little over loaded, sugar filled brain was likely to explode if I didn't go for a run. Did I mention I hate Christmas?

Oh well... another day and I am BACK ON TRACK. 1200 calories today... and a run. I should see a good number on the scale in the morning.

I hope so.

Shortbread baking commenced last night and... it's not good and by NOT GOOD I mean VERY VERY VERY delicious.

Pounds to loose: 17(-3) - Body Fat: -.5% - Inches Lost: -3.5 - Push Ups: 0

Friday, December 3, 2010


Step: 45minutes

Hmmm... I am left pondering if it was worth it. I went to step class. I was FULLY prepared to stay for the hour. I had even gone to work to accommodate the extended lunch break. Then it all fell apart. Angela is off sick (like everyone else in my office) and Anissa taught the class.

I like Anissa, but there are things I don't like. She is incredibly fit so I trust her knowledge, but she is TOO perky and happy. It's uncomfortable. She also has TOO much energy. She was bouncing ALL over the place. I couldn't keep up and just as I would understand a combo she would change it.

I worked up a good sweat and had a little bit of fun, but called it a day after 45minutes.

I also weighed in this morning... not great news, but it is that time of the month so I can't be that upset. I feel good and that is all that really matters.

I am still on track to hit my goal, but I am going to have to be VERY careful the next couple weeks.

Wish my luck.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Morning...

What you don't know (because this is my first holiday with the blog, not because of your lack of intelligence... in fact, I think you are the smartest of the bunch... you do, after all read my blog. That's a wise decision. Anyways... ) is I am a scrooge. Yes... sadly I despise the holidays.

I don't like the forced socialization, the expectation of cheeriness and the wasted money on things I don't need... or YOU don't need. I think its all a scam. It not only empties my bank account, because I can't possibly be consider cheap and I hate getting presents when I have nothing to give, but it expands my waste line. There is SO much temptation and extra eating over the holidays. I know, where's my will power???

I just saw a great article and actually found it VERY helpful. Not one of those... 'just don't do it' suggestions.

I have step class today... I am going to try and tough it out for the entire class, but I have my doubts. I have a wicked headache and honestly i am just NOT in the mood.

Christmas (or holiday) season puts me in such a MOOD! And before you right me off as a spoiled brat. I have my reasons for hating it.

When I was a kid... my parents did Christmas HUGE! We didn't get presents any other time of the year so our Christmas was over the top. My family would spend the entire day opening presents and building things. Mum and Nana would be in the kitchen and the house was full of love. We would spend most of December decorating and shopping. Christmas Eve we would go to my Aunt's house and have a BIG dinner and celebrate into the night. We would get new PJs and go home to bed after leaving cookies for Santa. It was magical and exciting.

Then my parents divorced.

Suddenly Christmas was a BIG hectic event to plan and schedule. We were carted ALL over the place and dragged out of events to accommodate another parents request. My Dad's family didn't support the divorce and we weren't invited to Christmas Eve at their house anymore. My Dad barely made time for us and Mum was working so much to simply keep a roof over our heads, but she still wanted the magic of Christmas and went into debt EVERY year to buy stuff we didn't need, but to try and make so we didn't lose anything. Then January was spent picking up the pieces. The holidays stopped being fun, magical and relaxing and suddenly it all wasn't worth it.

My Nana passed away and Christmas died. That was it... nothing to look forward to. No big dinner or celebrations. We were into our teens by then and it went unnoticed. At 15 I asked my Mum to stop the charade of Christmas. I asked her to stop buying presents and just enjoy the time with us, but even that was hectic, because of her work schedule and my Dad's demands.

Things fell apart and now at 27 I feel the same way... I spend most of the holidays driving. I have to go to my Mums and my Brothers, My Dads and his family. We have to schedule Richards massive family and try to have time for our friends.

So you see I am not a terrible person, but a person too busy and broke to enjoy.

And I just found out all the computers just crashed at work... so, I have to go clean up that mess.


Pounds to loose: 14(-6) - Body Fat: -.5% - Inches Lost: -3.5 - Push Ups: 0

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I made it!

I made it into the ELITE 15!! Barely! I think that is awesome. I have NO idea what it means, but I did it! Woo!

I did Muscle Up with Anissa today... my arms are sore, but it was a nice break from cardio.

Crazy busy at work... can't stay long, but I did start a new BLOG... all about weddings, superficiality MY wedding. Check it out whosgettingmarried.blogspot.com.