Saturday, July 16, 2011

Been Awhile

Its been awhile since I have blogged and I kind of feel bad about it.  We have been trying to keep up with the 6 days a week and 5 am wake ups.  Now with Dante home and a medical problem with me that has arrised (not ready to talk about yet and may be a month or so before Im willing to) its been getting harder and harder.  Im getting in at least 3 days a week but I want to get back to 6 days a week.  Im sticking to the 45 minute walk, 30 minutes on a stationary bike, 20 minutes of strength and 30 minutes on an elliptical. 

With my eating and all things food related, Im not cutting things out of my day or 'diet' (well other then soda) but Im just eating smaller healthier portions and added in more whole grains, fruits and veggies.  Its also been extremely hard for me to stay away from chocolate but Im slowly cutting back on how much I eat. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Last Monday Of The Month ~ Time To Set A New Mini Goal.

I wanted to do this soooo bad last night but I needed to wait till this morning when I weighed myself so I could set a reasonable goal for the month of July.  Well I now weigh 195.8 pounds, thats the lightest I have been since I was pregnant with my son back in 2008!  Anyway... So now that I now where I am roughly starting at for the month I can set my goal, if I go by loosing 1 to 2 pounds per week that would be 5 to 10 pounds to lose by August 1st (First Monday of the month). So I would need to weigh in at anywhere from 190 to 185 on the 1st of August! I would so love to be 175 by then but its not reasonably possibly nor would it be healthy to lose that much that fast.  In order to do that I would need to drop 20 pounds or 4 pounds a week, I guess it could be possible to do it a healthy way but I would have to work my ass off and eat mainly fruits and veggies which everyone knows I have to have a good helping of meat in my diet or I go insane lol. Anyway wish me luck cause this morning I started my first day of daily doubles! Although this mornings workout was cut short Im not too worried since we go back to night.  My workouts for this week will be as follows: 45 minute walk, 15 minutes on the elliptical, 60 minutes of strength, 15 minutes on elliptical. That will be done twice a day Monday thru Friday, Saturday I will only do a morning workout and next week on will be only morning workouts. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

First mobile post! May be short

So this is my first mobile post and i chose this blog to do it in. This may be super short cause of that. Anyway i have been thinking of taking advantage of my last week without my son. I plan on the early morning workout six days a week but also im thinking of for this next week of doing it in the evening also.  Im not sure if i really want to but just for a week it may be doable. It may even help me more and jumpstart what i need my body to do even better. So anyway just thought i would throw that out there.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Week Coming To An End

Its Friday evening and tomorrow is my last workout for the week! Im so looking forward to it.  It means I can sleep in Sunday lol tomorrow there is an activity going on here, its the Kinzue reunion (for those that dont know Kinzue in an old logging community that shut down long before I was born, its where my grandfather was raised and my moms boyfriend lived). Anyway my mom is coming tomorrow so I may not get my evening walk in tomorrow and probably will not be eating very healthily :(  Im sad about that but I have to do my best to stay on track.  Anyway I pushed myself hard today on the elliptical and on my second 15 minutes I managed to break 200 calories burned! I promised myself I would break 200 before the end of the week and I did it, I want to try to break 200 on both 15 minute sets tomorrow.  It will be great for me and help me out alot if I can.  I also keep adding more and more strength exercises to my workout and Im now doing 15 minutes on the elliptical, 60 minutes of strength and 15 minutes of elliptical.  Oh well its better for me cause muscle burns more fat and calories.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Correction This Is My New Plan LOL

Ya so I have dumped some parts and added to other parts of the plan I talked about on Monday.  First with the elliptical ~ I stated last time that I would be doing two 30 minute intense workouts on it but have cute it down to two 15 minute intense workouts with a goal to burn at least 200 calories per 15 minutes before upping to either a longer time or higher resistance.  Second my strength training ~ I had my typical routine that I had been sticking to since I started working out but I have been slowing adding more strength exercises to were I am up to training for 45 minutes a day.  Today's morning workout marked half way for the week, or 3 our of 6 workouts.  Im glad that I am finally sticking to this and all I keep saying to myself is that I will be better when I reach my goal.  I also think I will start posting pics of my scale weekly too but have to wait till Monday for that.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Plan

So I have yet to be able to fully stick to a plan for an entire week.  So I will make it easy from here on out. This morning was a 5 am wake up with us out the door by 5:45 and at the gym a little later then I wanted at 7.  We walked two laps around town for a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes then I did 15 minutes of high intensity on the elliptical and 30 minutes of strength training (also our afternoon walk of 45 - 60 minutes).  So I have decided to do the same thing everyday, 6 days a week till its no longer effective and then I will change it up.  So from here on out I will get up at 5am, drink my protein shake at 5:30, out the door at 5:45 for a 45 minutes brisk walk, then hit the gym at around 6:30 for 30 minutes of high intensity on the elliptical, 30 minutes of strength training then another 30 minutes of high intensity elliptical.  Fingers crossed I stick to this plan.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Well Oops LOL

Ya so with starting back up with daily workouts I figured I would have no problem doing them since its now in the am and Im more then anything a morning person.  Anyway yesterday was more then anything a cheat day for me and today is looking like being one too.  Yesterday we got up early like planned but I cut my gym workout short since we were to be heading out of two.  Only got in the 45 minute (roughly) walk around town but then only did 30 minutes on the elliptical.  I figured with all the walking I would be doing around Costco, Wal-Mart, Safeway and varies other places I would be fine. I also figured that I would have no problem eating good.  Boy was I wrong on that.  I ended up going almost 1000 calories over my goal to eat and felt like shit by the time we got home. 

As for today since niether of us went to to bed before midnight last night I shut off my alarms and we slept in and I have no plans on working out today.  Im doing my best to watch what I eat but we brough home junk food and my willpower sucks.  Anyway I do feel good knowing that I have lost some weight and Im so hoping that I can finally keep it up and stick to it.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Finally AM Workouts Start!

This morning was the first time I have worked out in a week and my first AM workout!  I set my alarms on my phone for 5:15am, 5:30am and 6am, got out of bed at about 5:20 and was out the door about 6am.  Tim got up and we stuck Dante in the stroller and reclined the seat the entire way for him to snooze.  Went for a brisk 30 minute walk around town and at about 6:45 was in the gym and managed 30 minutes on the treadmill at an incline of 4 and speed of 3.5, but only got in 11 minutes on the elliptical cause Dante was getting restless.  Went for our evening 45 minute walk also so did pretty good today.  Im actually surprised how well I have felt for most of the day but I can tell I/my body is extremely tired from the early morning.  I so cant wait for my body to adjust.  I readjusted my alarms for 5am, 5:30am and 6am, so maybe that will be better, just I will just have to wait and see. Oh and I have practially tossed my workout plans, I more or less freestyle it now.  I still follow a general plan but not something strick now.  I plan on Monday/Wednesday/Friday to be my treadmill/strength training/elliptical days and Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday to be my pure cardio days with treadmill/stationary bike/elliptical days.  Anyway lets hope it does some good.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Been putting off new posts

I have so been putting off making any new posts cause what I want to write just all seems to be excuses now.  I havent worked out since Monday except for today and all I did was walk around town for 45 mintues.  Anyway there are two reasons as to why I havent been going to the gym in the evening with Tim.  One is that Monday evening when we were down there when we were finally alone I fought with Tim.  When we started out going down there it was to be our time, the three of us as a family doing something together.  But now there is this kid that has started going down there and Tim has practically took him under his wing and was total ignoring Dante and myself.  It was being left totally up to me to watch our son, which is so not easy when you are trying to workout.  So I blew up, I yelled and was pissy for the rest of the night and when the next night came I told him he could go alone.  Well the other reason is cause we got an email from on of the ladies that is kinda the head of the gym saying that people were complaining about Dante and that we were not watching him and that he was going to get hurt.  Well I know exactly who it is and well she is a bitch and I honestly dont think she likes me anyways.  Well first off Dante was always watched, yes he played on the equipment but he is 2 1/2 years old! There is no way we would be able to keep him from playing on or around the equipment.  Anyway I was pissed cause everyone knows that we do not have the extra cash to pay someone to watch Dante for the 2 hours 6 days a week and there is no way my grandfather would be able to watch him.  So I no longer want Dante in that gym.

So I decided that I need to keep up with my workouts so I was going to start going in the mornings at 6 am but I just cant make myself do it.  Wednesday mornings I slept through my alarms lol and this morning I got up at 5:30am and went into the bathroom and about 5 minutes later crawled back into bed.  Part of the reason for this morning was cause when I woke up part of my bottom lip was swollen and had/has my slightly worried, also its that time of the month and I just dont feel good. 

On the up side last week I lost almost 4 pounds, that more then I was aiming for and I am still tracking and recording what I eat. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two Days In

So I am two days into my official workout plan and I feel dead.  Yesterday wasnt that bad, all I did then was walking and strength training but today is what got me.  Today was my first day of the C25K program.  Im actually surprised though that I was able to make it through it, I actually found that jogging the easier part of what I did today.  It was the damn elliptical that got me the most.  I really never used one for the purpose of exercising, I would usually just play around on one and never set the resistance or anything on it.  Well anyway Im so going to relax in a nice warm bath and let my muscles relax and hope that they dont hurt too bad in the morning, although my neck already hurts.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lovely!

I was gonna post this earlier but got busy with something else.  Anyway today was my weekly weigh in and right now I could kill my scale!  I gained 0.2 pounds, ok ya I know that aint much but I killed myself last week on the treadmill.  Oh well its another week and another chance to drop weight and workout harder.  Anyway Im about ready to head to the gym for a couple hours and start my nine week plan (see previous posts).  Im so gonna be dead tired when Im done and gonna be sore as hell tomorrow but I have to push through it in order to get to where I need to be.  It so gonna totally suck for the first week or so but its for the best.  Wish me luck! (Im gonna need it)

My Nine Week Work Out Plan

Week One (May 16 - May 21)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 2 speed @ 3.5
Shoulder Press 3 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Crossover 3 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Lat Pulldown 3 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Preacher Curl 3 sets of 10 @ 40 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 30 minutes
Elliptical 15 minutes
Leg Extensions 3 sets of 10 @ 40 lb

Week Two (May 23 - May 28)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 2 speed @ 4
Shoulder Press 3 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Crossover 3 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Lat Pulldown 3 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Preacher Curl 3 sets of 10 @ 60 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 45 minutes
Elliptical 30 minutes
Leg Extensions 3 sets of 10 @ 60 lb

Week Three (May 30 - June 4)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 4 speed @ 3.5
Shoulder Press 3 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Crossover 3 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Lat Pulldown 3 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Preacher Curl 3 sets of 10 @ 80 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 60 minutes
Elliptical 30 minutes ~ increase resistance
Leg Extensions 3 sets of 10 @ 80 lb

Week Four (June 6 - June 11)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 4 speed @ 4
Shoulder Press 4 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Crossover 4 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Lat Pulldown 4 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Preacher Curl 4 sets of 10 @ 40 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 60 minutes ~ increase resistance
Elliptical 30 minutes ~ increase resistance
Leg Extensions 4 sets of 10 @ 40 lb

Week Five (June 13 - June 18)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 6 speed @ 3.5
Shoulder Press 4 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Crossover 4 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Lat Pulldown 4 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Preacher Curl 4 sets of 10 @ 60 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 60 minutes ~ increase resistance
Elliptical 30 minutes ~ increase resistance
Leg Extensions 4 sets of 10 @ 60 lb

Week Six (June 20 - June 25)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
 Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 6 speed @ 4
Shoulder Press 4 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Crossover 4 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Lat Pulldown 4 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Preacher Curl 4 sets of 10 @ 80 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 60 minutes ~ increase resistance
Elliptical 30 minutes ~ increase resistance
Leg Extensions 4 sets of 10 @ 80 lb

Week Seven (June 27 - July 2)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 8 speed @ 3.5
Shoulder Press 5 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Crossover 5 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Lat Pulldown 5 sets of 10 @ 40 lb
Preacher Curl 5 sets of 10 @ 40 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 60 minutes ~ increase resistance
Elliptical 30 minutes ~ increase resistance
Leg Extensions 5 sets of 10 @ 40 lb

Week Eight (July 4 - July 9)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 8 speed @ 4
Shoulder Press 5 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Crossover 5 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Lat Pulldown 5 sets of 10 @ 60 lb
Preacher Curl 5 sets of 10 @ 60 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 60 minutes ~ increase resistance
Elliptical 30 minutes ~ increase resistance
Leg Extensions 5 sets of 10 @ 60 lb

Week Nine (July 11 - July 16)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Treadmill 60 minutes incline @ 10 speed @ 3.5
Shoulder Press 5 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Crossover 5 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Lat Pulldown 5 sets of 10 @ 80 lb
Preacher Curl 5 sets of 10 @ 80 lb

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Treadmill C25K
Stationary Bike 60 minutes ~ increase resistance
Elliptical 30 minutes ~ increase resistance
Leg Extensions 5 sets of 10 @ 80 lb

C25K Program (Couch To 5K)

C25K

ONE ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
~ One ~ Two ~ Three ~

TWO ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging with 2 minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
~ One ~ Two ~ Three ~

THREE ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then do two reps of the following: jog 90 seconds, walk 90 seconds, jog 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes.
~ One ~ Two ~ Three ~

FOUR ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes, walk 2 1/2 minutes, jog 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes
~ One ~ Two ~ Three ~

FIVE ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes, jog 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes, jog 5 minutes.
~ One ~

Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 8 minutes, walk 5 minutes, jog 8 minutes.
~ One ~

Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 20 minutes with NO walking.
~ One ~

SIX ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes, jog 8 minutes, walk 3 minutes, jog 5 minutes.
~ One ~

Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 10 minutes, walk 3 minutes, jog 10 minutes.
~ One ~

Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 25 minutes with NO walking.
~ One ~

SEVEN ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 25 minutes with NO walking.
~ One ~ Two ~ Three ~

EIGHT ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 28 minutes with NO walking.
~ One ~ Two ~ Three ~

NINE ~ Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then jog 30 minutes with NO walking.
~ One ~ Two ~ Three ~


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Add on to my earlier post

Well to add on to my earlier post I have been told that the best way to help lose weight and get healthier is to drink water and make sure you drink the amount that is right for your body.  The way to figure that out is to take your current body weight and divide that by 2, that number is the number of ounces of water that you should be drinking per day.  So if I were to use my weight from my last weigh in which was 203 and divide that by 2 that would equal 101.5.  I currently drink roughly around 80 to 100 ounces of water a day on average.  I know that for some the number they get will seem like a lot but really its not, I hardly notice that Im drinking as much as I am, and honestly since I increased my intact Im not as hungry all the time.  Yes the larger intake of water can be hard on your bladder but once your body adjusts to the increase it not bad.  I have also noticed that Im more relaxed, crave less and sleep better since I increased my water intake. 

Looking at the time length compared to what I need to loss

So I basically need to loss around 68 pounds (weigh in is tomorrow!).  Anyway they say that to healthily loss weight you need to loss between 1/2 pound and 2 pounds per week, that would equal as little as 2 - 2/5 pounds per month and as much as 8 - 10 pounds per month.  Well I sat down and figured out how long it would take me to loss the max which would be anywhere from 6 to 8 months to get where I want to be!  That seems so far away and I just dont know if I can do it.  Everytime I go to the gym I start working out and just dont have the energy to keep going.  I know that I need to push myself but its hard.  I just want to see a difference and I know that wont happen for sometime and will never happen if I give up.  I want more children and I want to be healthy for both myself and them and most importanly I want to be healthy for Dante and to show him that when you put you mind to something you can do it. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Am I Really Doing This!

Wow things that we do to loss weight!  Anyway lol Im still struggling and having no luck so we finally got a membership at the gym here and tonight was the second night down there.  Last night I dont remember what all I did down there but I swear I just about killed myself.  Tonight I tried to keep track of it better.   I also now have an account with myfitnesspal, can find me under oregon86.  Im able to track what I eat and how many calories I burn when working out.  What I ate today put me over my calorie intake but after I worked out tonight I burned enough to where I had over 200 calories left over lol I hope this finally works for me and I can finally start losing again. 

I also started a program tonight thats called 'couch to 5k' or 'C25K' its a walking/jogging program designed to getting you fit enough to run a 5k (which i really have no plans on doing lol).  Tonight and for a total of three nights in supposed to alternate 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes and Im so outta shape I didnt even make it half way!  Wow I really didnt think it would be that hard.  Oh well its a nine week program and I cant wait till Im able to finish it. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Time To Stop Slacking Off!

I was thrown for a complete loop in February and after awhile it totally knocked me off of my plan.  I feel like shit from giving up so easily but I had in my mind a very good reason at the time, but now the more I think about it the more I realize it should have been more of a reason to stick to it.  What I am talking about is that my grandmother, the one person that held this family together, passed away at the beginning of February when she was exactly 69 1/2 years old.  I was supper close to her and took care of her for a good part of the time that she was battling dementia and strokes.  I made a promise to myself that by this summer I was gonna lose a good amount of weight for her, but I don't see it happening now.  I know that there is still time left but with a shorter amount of time it will just have to be a smaller amount of weight I guess.

Anyway. . . I, up till about a month ago, was still weighing myself just really not actively trying to get the number down.  Well after a point I went four weeks straight without weighing myself of trying to lose anything and well this morning I have made myself a new promise to lose as much as I can before summer!  So here is the last two weight-ins, notice the dates.  I am also surprised to see that with not doing anything for four weeks that I gained less the three pounds back, so ya I guess I am on my plateau.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

01-10 and 01-17

Yep there I go again slacking on my updates but I have been keeping pretty busy with my other blog and well just life in general.  As you can tell last week I went back up in wieght and then slightly back down this week.  I have officially started the yo-yo part of my resolution which is usually when I give up, but not his time i will be pushing myself even harder and i will keeping going.


Monday, January 3, 2011

1st Weigh In Of The New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today was the first weigh in of the new year and Im so happy about it!!!  Im so excited to start the new year weighing less then I have in around two years! Its not that big of a difference but its big to me and I cant wait to see how much more I can loose in the coming months.  So the last time that I weighed myself I was 203.8 well when I stepped on the scale this morning it was 200.6! I lost 3.2 pounds and I couldnt be happier.  I have been eating smaller portions and healthier snacks.  I have been just doing crunches in the morning and at night but its slowly paying off and Im saving up the money to get a treadmill and so cant wait for it.