Monday, August 26, 2013


Not heading in the right directions. This happens when you make wrong food choices. Blah. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Weigh In Week One

This was my weigh in on Monday morning. 

Sorry it's sideways but I can't fix it since I am posting from my phone. I plan on weighing in every Monday at work. 

I am not doing too great on my fitness challenges. I dropped the boot camp class and have been pretty hit and miss with the other.

Every time I try to explain my reasoning it just sounds like a huge bunch of excuses because they are. Weight loss and exercising is such a mental challenge and I am going a little insane right now.

I hope I can pull myself out of this funk sooner then later.  

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mixed feelings

I am almost a week into these two fitness challenges. Having some mixed feelings about them. I feel like I am pushing myself on the one hand but on the other it feels like I could be doing so much more. 

I need to chill out. My baby is 10 weeks old. I am nursing. I have four kids. I start work next week. I need $1300 worth of dental work in the next couple months. I had a root canal today (ouch). We just got all the medical bills from having #4. School started today. I feel super fat right now. 
I don't know when I have ever felt more self conscious at a work out class then I did tonight. I refuse to buy bigger shirts.  I have so many that I am 20lbs away from being okay wearing.  I am going to wear them as motivation to keep going. 

  I feel like my eating has been pretty good. I am drinking lots of water. Trying to get some decent sleep. I like looking at blogs and fit girls on Instagram to keep myself motivated.

* update.  I don't want to erase this post because its a little a couple days late but here is the latest. I lost 2lbs at the weigh in last night. Good but I feel like I could have been better. 
  I dropped out of the boot camp challenge. I just don't have it in me to eat strict Paleo right now. I also don't want to bring my two youngest boys to the classes with me. I know it would be a nightmare. Also I look at my workout time being me time. I feel bad for leaving that one but I am much less stressed now. Maybe in six months I will be ready to take it on. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

2 Fitness Challenges

   I signed up for TWO fitness challenges.  I REALLY want to get FIT. It's hard for me to just tell myself I will start to work out and eat better. I need a more tangible goal. Fitness challenges work for me.
   I am a pretty competitive person. I mean my husband and I got in a tiff on our honeymoon because I rolled 3 Yahtzee's in one game and I may have gloated a little too much. I made it up to him though. 
  The first challenge is the Hurricane Valley Weight Loss Challenge. 

It's only 4 weeks long so every day counts!  It started with a weigh-in, measurements and a fitness assessment of a one mile run and Death by Burpees. 

I weighed in at 250 lbs and measurements of:
Chest: 48 in
Waist: 46.5 in
Hips: 48.5 in
Arms: 14 in
Thigh: 27 in
My mile time was 10:29
I got to round 9 of Death by Burpees. 
Those are some pretty big numbers but I hope to never see those numbers again!

Besides losing weight, inches and fat I hope to win the final prize of $400!

I am also starting a boot camp on Monday. It's only two days a week and I am not quite sure of the rules and such till I go to the meeting tomorrow. 

I know it may seem a little extreme to do two challenges at the same time.  It's time to stop talking about getting fit and actually do something about it!!

I plan on following a mostly Paleo diet, drinking tons of water, avoiding sugar like the plague and getting more sleep. As much sleep as a almost 3 month old baby will let me. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dear Self

Dear Self

  Remember how crappy you feel right now. This is what over eating does to you. Yes you made yummy biscuits for dinner. Good job. Eating five is not a good idea. Your eyes have always been bigger then your stomach.  Good Luck on that weight loss competition that starts tomorrow night. You are going to need it. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Weigh In

This Monday weigh in is going to be a bit different. I don't have a picture of my weight to show you. My scale is broken and I don't want to buy a new one. I am going to go back to weighing myself every Monday morning at work. I head back on the 19th. (Boo)

I like this plan because it means I will only be able to weigh myself once a week.  I will for sure be watching that scale but I don't want to be all about the number.

So lets weigh in on what I have been doing lately. 

I finished the first week of Couch to 5k. 

It didn't suck but it wasn't easy.

I went to Crossfit two times last week. I could barely walk or sit after doing a 10 min AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of kettlebell swings and wall balls on Tuesday.
   On Thursday I did a 12 rounds of Christmas WOD. Such a hard WOD. I finished dead last.  Josh said he had never seen my face that red.

My Clean Eating plan has been pretty hit and miss. I do great at the first of the week and then it goes slowly downhill. 

I need to figure out how to stay strong the whole week. Planning out the week better and more detailed would be a good start.

I am loving sweet potatoes and these turkey muffins. I don't mind eating the same things over and over so I make big batches of both and eat them for several small meals during the week.

Today started out rough. I didn't go to Crossfit like I planned. Early morning workouts and a two month old are not an easy combo.  I had to take Josh to work and had a small package of cookies for breakfast. That set me off for the rest of the morning eating crappy.

I started to get down on myself and wondering if I was ever going to get this weight loss/fit train on track.  I was browsing my Pinterest app and saw this workout. 

I had just laid my baby down for a nap and decided to seize the moment. I strapped on a sports bra and got to work. I did three rounds in 28 min. I feel so much better and ready to finish my day strong and healthy.

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