Category Archives: Fitness

Now on Facebook!

Hey guys! Check it out!
I’ll do daily posts and such on my new facebook page. Dont worry though, i’ll still post on here at least weekly or so!

But if you love me you’ll follow me on facebook too 😉

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Not how i wanted to start the weekend

Well its the end of another long week.  And today was the ‘topper’ to it.

Before leaving for work today i thought to check my tires….turns out my front tires are bad.  The drivers side tire is the worst as its showing the threads.  LOVELY.  So tomorrow morning, bright and early, heading over to the tire shop to find out about getting some new front tires.  I should really get all 4, but i can only afford 2 right now.  Unless i dont want to gas up my car this next week…no bueno.

Add on to that, i know i need new shocks and struts (which very thankfully my dad is going to help me out with…having a mechanic as a dad has its benefits!)  But my bad shocks and struts are probably what helped my front tires get so bad.  Also add on to that, my car is affected by the recall for the ignition problem.  But apparently the parts for that wont be in until sometime in April…so i have to be careful with and worry about that also.

This is NOT how i wanted or expected my weekend to start.

All in all though, as frustrated and stressed as i am about having to deal with spending more money on my car, my Boyfriend came over tonight and took me out on a dinner date, help me forget about all the stressful crap for a while.  We went to one of our favorite pizza places here in Napa, New York Pizza Kitchen.  SUPER good salad and pizza as always is delicious.  I chowed on the salad, and moderated my pizza intake.  But after a week of eating clean and healthy (i’ve got my weigh in next week!) it was nice to have a bit of a cheat day.

I havent weighed myself all month, as i dont want to focus on that number.  I just want to focus on my workouts, eating better and staying focused on my goal.  Even weighing myself once per week, or even every two weeks…i feel like i am going to focus on that number too much (obsess really is how id put it).  I’m just putting in my hard work, and then seeing how much it paid off at the end of the month.  I can definitely see that i am slimmer than at the end of Feb.  So i’m really curious to see where my measurements come in at.  I think Wednesday or Thursday is when we are doing my weigh in/ measurements.  I’ll post as soon as i know!

For now though, going to get a bit of a home workout in before i call it a night.  Work out the last remaining stress so i dont stay up all night worrying.

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Getting that morning workout…or not…

How to get started on morning workouts….even just a jog around the vineyard block? 
For the life of me I can’t seem to ever get up early enough to get a morning workout in. Needless to say…I’ve never been a morning person…except for when Saturday morning cartoons were on when I was a little kid.
Hell, I’d like to go to the gym even if I could.  It’s on my way to work.  And they do have showers of course.
But I just can never get up early enough, or if I do I stay in a half asleep state until like, 7:30, which is when I usually get up and get ready for the day. 
A solution must be found.

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Wednesday Workout

Had a good workout tonight. Had Iots of energy and motivation and got thru it!  Booya!!!
I haven’t had a good long workout since Thursday last week, and my trainer said no workout yesterday because I had really bad heartburn ( these stomach issues are reaallly starting to get on my nerves).  But today I took some pepcid before I ate lunch and I am heartburn free today.
Today I worked on chest, arms and kegs a bit too. Just an overall most of my body workout. Which is how I like to start off my workout week. Just to get all the gears back in motion from a few days off.

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One more thing…

I’ll try to remember to take a new picture of myself to compare to the last ‘update’ picture i took back in November. I did this back in January, when i didnt loose but 2 lbs in 2 months, but the difference was still there.
I’m interested to see what difference there is now 🙂 For sure though, i am dropping pant size! I’m already 2 pant sizes smaller than the biggest pant size i ever had to wear. I just bought some new pants about 3 weeks ago and those are already getting loose too!

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Thanksgiving Update

So i’ve had this post sitting as a draft now for three days.  Day 1, i couldnt figure out what i wanted to write…days 2 & 3, our internet was being very wonky.  Now i can finally sit down for a few minutes and type out this latest update.  🙂

Workouts have been going pretty good, last week i went hard on the workouts and was doing pretty good…pushed thru my mind telling me to quit which i am very proud of being able to do, which is something i’ve struggled with alot since i’ve started.  Just stay focused.  Yesterdays workout, that was my problem…i couldnt stay focused.  I had moments where i was focused and did really well, but when i was not doing as well as i know i can do, i wasn’t focused.  Not that i was nessesarily thinking about something else, but my mind was just not in my workout.

One thing i was very proud of being able to do in my workout yesterday, and this is where i was focused the entire time, was doing burpee lifts.  My trainer had me lift the bosu ball over my head, then (while still holding it) throw it down on the ground, then jump down into a push up position and do a regular push up, then jump my legs forward and back up into the lift.  I did a total of 15 of these!  If i take away any positive from my workout yesterday that was it.  🙂  Just the fact that i was able to do a regular pushup is a feat in itself!  I’ve only done women’s pushups up thru yesterday.

Overall though, i feel like i’m getting to that mental roadblock at the end of my first 3 months of workouts.  3 months is ALWAYS where i have quit in the past, and in the past i have never gone as hard as i’ve been going these past 3 months, so i am surprised i have actually made it this far already.  I just need to push past my mind wanting to give up, because my body, and my feelings are far from ready to give up at this point.  I’ve come too far already to give up, and i would regret and hate myself if i gave up at this point.  I can not go back to where i used to be.  I’m not even close to where i want to be, but i know it will take time.  I need to be (and i am) thankful for how far i have come so far, and just build on that day to day.

Especially with Thanksgiving being tomorrow, i still need to keep on track with my workouts and eating healthy.  Tomorrows dinner will be very good, which i am making btw.  I’m making spicy turkey loaf with mashed potatoes, corn & green beans, homestyle stuffing and cranberry jelly sauce.  With a pumpkin swirl cheesecake for dessert.  Its all about moderation!  As long as i eat well early in the day (and dont starve myself out in preparation for dinner), and keep my portions controlled at dinner, i will be ok i think 😉  Also going out for a walk around the neighborhood before and/or after will help too.

I will also, on my gym off days, will be doing some exercises with my new resistance bands that i got yesterday.  I need to look up a good routine i can do at home with these.  I did a few this morning based off the workout poster that came with the bands, mainly to stretch out my muscles.

Anywhos…i think this post is long enough now…if you’ve been able to read this far 😉
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Eat heartily but healthy!!!

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Its not all fun and games

This week has been a very rollercoaster week.  I dont even want to say its been a hectic week…because hectic weeks i can handle and still be emotionally in tact.  But this week…was a rollercoaster of a week.  There is always going to be the one tiny little thing that makes you just snap basically.  The piece of straw that breaks the camels back.  The pea under the matress…uhhh….i cant think of any more metaphors…but i think you get the idea.

Anyways…emotionally its been a wild week.  But going to the gym, working out all of the frustrations physically by lifting weights and tiring myself out is what got me thru it all.  Especially yesterday (Thursday). 

Thursday’s workout felt liberating.  I was focused, despite how the rest of the day had been going, and i kicked that workouts ass 😉  It was arm/upper body day, and boy am i sore today!  I’ve definitely grown to enjoy the pain/soreness.  I know it means progress, which means results!

Next week i’m also going to (hopefully) go to the new BodyPump class that is being offered at the gym i go to.  Its an hour of weight training mixed with cardio, and it looks fun.  I got the thumbs up from my trainer too.  I think it’ll really help me get to the next level of progress, and it’ll get me in the gym for a third (or even fourth) day of the week.

Anywhos…i think that’ll be all for now.  No gym for me tomorrow; going to take another rest day, but i will do my stretches and some core exercises.  But i have to take both of my kitties to the vet tomorrow morning at 10.  One for her annual checkup, and the other is having an issue with his leg/knee joint popping out of place.  So hopefully that will all go well.

 

The right kind of addiction

This last week has been pretty good.  Got in 3 workouts with my trainer this week since we had to miss a workout the week prior.  Had a bit of a ‘am i getting sick’ scare, so spent 2 days drinking tea, alot of water, taking coldeeze so i could ward off any potential flu/cold that may have been trying to incapacitate me.  Luckily it seems i won that fight 🙂  

Workouts this week went pretty good.  Tuesday we had to cut short due to me overheating and we were thinking i might’ve been getting sick.  But for what i did do on that workout, i was in total beast mode!  lol.  I was really upset not being able to finish the full hour, but a half an hour of tearing it up is nothing to shake a stick at either.  My next workouts were on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday was leg day….i am STILL feeling the soreness a full 4 days later.  But what can i say, i do love leg day 🙂  Friday was back and arms, which was a very good workout as well.  Took a good steady pace.  I can feel myself progressing.  Weights are being increased.  Intensity is being increased.  But none of it will matter unless i put my mind into it.  Which seems to be my biggest holdback now.

I know that i can physically do my workouts…but when i just drop like a fly, its because my mind gives up.  I really am working damn hard to get in to that focused frame of mind to where i just dont even think…i just do.  I have moments of that intense focus, but i cant seem to harness it yet.  So for me, at this point, that is my biggest challenge.

This week i’ll be back on with my 2 trainer workouts on tuesday and thursday.  And at least one other workout on my own…but i really want to increase my workouts to 4 total days a week.  2 trainer days, 2 personal days.  Gosh, am i really getting addicted to this?  I think i am 😉 but it is the best kind of addiction though.  And i dont plan on ever giving it up.

The challenge of waking up Early

So for the last several days i’ve been getting myself in the habit of waking up early, around 6am. Which since the time change, thats been going really well.
So last night i decided i was finally in the habit enough to go for a jog in the early morning, which is what i’ve been working myself up to doing.
Well, this morning…..slept RIGHT THRU my early alarm! I still woke up with some time, but not enough time to get my running gear on and go out for a decent jog. I’m not letting it get me down though. Tomorrow is another day and i will just try my best to not sleep thru my alarm, and get up and going.
At least instead of my jog i did get 15 minutes of core exercises and a bit of yoga in. Just to stretch and work some muscles. I do exercises throughout my day at work too, usually pushups, chair squats, and going for a walk around the warehouse.
I also have a workout tonight with my trainer. Last week was a bit of a dud week after Tuesday. Just too busy and schedules werent compatible to get a second workout in with my trainer. Not to mention on Saturday i lost just all motivation and did absolutely nothing. I’m grateful though that my boyfriend kept me eating healthier food, despite my major junk food cravings. Gosh i love him 🙂 ❤
Anyways, i think this’ll be it for now. I know i havent made a big update post in a while…so i guess consider this part 1? Part 2 i’ll try to post later tonight after my workout.

November 3 – Photo Update

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16lbs total lost
Can now fit into pants I couldn’t fit into a year ago.

Ok, headed to the gym now!

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