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Friday, May 30, 2008

gym: 4 days complete

i got to the gym today and did 70 mins on the stationary bike. finished baby proof, very good! :)

thats it for now, just wanted to update! :)


productivity at it's finest yesterday! got to the gym, did my 5k on the treadmill, ate a light snack, went on a walk with my sister to old navy & then we stopped for a salad/glass of wine at macaroni grill (the salad was 14 pts total, i ate half and it was delicious and filling), walked back towards our house, stopped at the grocery store and carried the groceries home. needless to say i am SORE today. probably from the running, i checked my exercise log and i have not ran since september and even then i was running for 20-25 mins. i cant remember the last time i actually ran that far and for that long. i'm hurting today though! i probably pushed myself too hard but i wanted to see if i could do it. and i did.

almost forgot! after our hike around town we went to the midnight showing of sex & the city! i loved it. i dont care what the reviews say, if you loved the show, you'll love the movie. simple as that!!

im very tired today. have a lowkey evening/weekend planned. probably takeout from outback tonight (chicken/veggie griller most likely), some wine & some tv or a movie. the scale said 139 today....and i just got a visit from aunt flo so im hoping to be down 2 lbs by next week! :) ive been really good the past 2 weeks and my jeans are looser today. trying not to focus on the scale but its tough!

hope everyone has a great weekend. heading down to the gym. i met the challenge goal of 3x a week in the gym, but i pushed it to 4x a week for the last leg of the challenge! ran that

Thursday, May 29, 2008

3.32 miles ran!

hi everyone!

so i got on the treadmill and gave it my best shot at running a 5k and i did it, and a little more: 3.32 miles! and i never stopped running. granted it wasn't the best time ever but i did it and i wasnt sure if i could. i got a cramp mid way through - i need to do research on how to get rid of them/proper way to breathe when running.

but besides that i feel great! got in my cardio and weights and now i'm off for a walk with my sister. might see sex and the city at midnight if i'm not too tired, can't wait to see it!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

5k anyone?

did i mention that i'm running/walking a 5k on june 7th? my coworker asked me to sign up and said we can walk or run/walk, whatever we want. so i signed up and i havent trained or anything. needless to say i will be attempting a 5k run before next week. probably friday....wish me luck. i've never run a race before but i got my shirt and my number in the mail and i got really excited and i want more shirts and more numbers :)

got in 65 mins on the elliptical today. my 2 days of weights each week has been going well and i feel great! the scale is working with me, i know i should ignore it, but we all know i cant.

doing weights/cardio tmw...cardio will probably be a run. still doing low carb/weight watchers so thats good. today at subway i got a 3' mini sub, took off half the bread and got a salad. it was super filling and delicious.

reading "baby proof" by my new fav author: emily giffin. its getting really good. can't wait to read "love the one you're with"

and yay to shannon for her boy coming back tmw! i love her blog and i know she's beyond excited!! :) and a skinny bitch if i may say so myself. hehe

ok, toodles, i'm out!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

new week!

hi everyone!

back on track after a 3 day weekend, well kind of a 4 day weekend for me, i had the stomach flu and called in sick on friday. it sucked.

stayed low carb all weekend except sunday, drank beers and had some ice cream. but not so bad! i feel good today and the pants i wore 2 weeks ago to D's graduation are loose and feeling good. when i wore them to the graduation they were tight...and i definitely had a muffin top hiding under my blousy shirt. today they were nice and loose and no muffin top! maybe they stretched out but whatever, it was a nice feeling!

i got to the gym today and did weights and 25 mins on the elliptical. i may be just imagining it but i moved my arm back when i was looking in the mirror and i saw a little muscle growing! how awesome is that?

going to try to do no/low carb this week again. it wasnt hard and really worked.

have a wonderful night!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

back in the swing of things

day 4 of no carbing and i'm down 4 lbs. but please note that these are all 4 lbs i gained over the 3 day weekend so i guess i'm back to square one. which is fine. it's nice to see that my efforts are working and i feel pumped to keep it up! i may drink red wine (trying to stay away from beer) on sunday - which i want to be a cheat day. i dont want to cheat as far as eating cupcakes and cookies, but the red wine will be the cheat. then back to basics on monday.

did you watch idol last night? i dont want to spoil it but i'm so happy about the outcome :)

i've been to the gym every day this week. going back today to do weights/25-30 mins of cardio.

tonight we're going out for japanese for a coworkers bday. i am planning on doing the seaweed salad, ahi tuna & maybe miso soup. as far as i can tell there are no carbs in that mix, there might be oil/dressing on the seaweed but that's not so bad. normally i'd order 2 sushi rolls, wine, seaweed salad & probably snack on someone elses sushi or my leftover sushi when i got home.

so that's the plan....not gonna beat myself up if i dont stick to it but i'm going to try my best to stay focused!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

tuesday: quick update

-got to the gym! 40 mins elliptical, 25 mins weights
-no carbs! (AHH! give me bread!!)
-lots of veggies & protein. i'm stuffed and still have to eat dinner.

can't wait for idol tonight!

that is all :)

carbs are the devil

hi everyone!! back after a long girls weekend....and i feel so bloated/fat/gross. yesterday i decided to try to the south beach diet plan for just this week - to kick start some action. basically its lean proteins/low fat cheese and lots of veggies with nuts, SF jello & SF fudgesicles as snack options (well the ones i chose anyway). so far so good. i got to the gym yesterday so i made my goal of 3x a week (my week starts on tuesday)....so far so good. i do feel bloated but i know its from the crap we ate this weekend so i'm not going to focus on it. i'm going to keep eating SBD this week and try to up the workouts to 5x this week. so thats the plan.

not much else is new, i saw an ad for 100 calorie pack chocolate covered pretzels (mmm....carbs!)...can't wait to try them. next week i'll be back on the carbs but i want to try to cut out more sugar & unnecessary carbs. i noticed that most of my snacks/meals contain some carb/pasta/bread/sugar in them. i need to eat cleaner.

off topic - i hope david cook wins idol, i love him!! download his covers of billie jean & always be my baby on itunes - so great!

alright...back to work! have a great week!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

off to the beach i go...

hi everyone :) hope you're having a happy hump day!!

got in exercise yesterday (1 of 3): 35 min on the elliptical. today i had to run errands so i didnt get to go during work and tonight i have to work late (until 5:30ish) so i'm trying to find the willpower to get to the gym. i dont know if i'll be going tmw, i have a half day and then i'm going to D's graduation (he's on the 7 year plan...lol - kidding, he's been working full time for 2 years now & only takes 2 classes a semester) so i dont know if i'm going to be able to fit it in? we'll see. i will figure out a way to get that last work out in - it might just be on monday (i've been starting my weeks on tuesdays).

i went out last night for a going away party for D's sister. she's moving to the west coast. his sister and ex-gf (before me) are BFFs so she was there. and she has put on a LOT of weight....not that that made me feel good about myself (okay it did)...but it made me realize i'm not fat, i'm not a big girl. i'm a girl who struggles with 5-10 lbs to lose. and that upped my self esteem. is that bad? it sounds bad when i type it. oh well.

anypoo.....still reading "something blue". pretty good, not as good as something borrowed but it definitely holds my interest! i bought another emily giffin book: baby proof. anyone read that?

oh yea! i'm going to florida for the weekend for a girls trip. i'll try to be good but honestly, i'm probably going to splurge and there will drinking...but only wine or light beer for me. i dont drink liquor.

alright....time to find something to occupy my time for the next hour. SO bored!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

private blog

oh yea! forgot something...

i've been thinking that i want to make this a private blog, like shannons. if you want to be added give me your email address and i'll add it to the list. i'm going to do it in a week or two so i dont miss anyone on here.

let me know! just leave it in a comment, i turned on the comment approval so only i will see it and i'll delete it after that.

exercise goal for the week met

i did it! i got to the gym 5x this week

5.5 - 66 min elliptical
5.6 - 30 min elliptical, 25 min weights
5.7 - 70 min elliptical
5.8 - 35 min elliptical, 25 min weights/abs
5.9 - 50 min elliptical

it felt great and i saw 138 on the scale today, which i haven't seen in a while. i've been hovering around 139/140 for about 3 weeks. so it was nice to see it budge but i'm not gonna let it get me down. i just need to focus on the progress and not the number. and i need to keep it up with the weight machines, i feel a good burn lately in all my muscles, its nice!

have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

day 4 of the gym: complete!

workout accomplished: 35 min cardio, 25 min strength training & abs

note to self: keep this up, it feels good

note to scale: come on buddy, move! ~ trying not to focus on the number but it hasn't budged lately, it's frustrating. oh well.


hi everyone! :)

so i've made it to the gym 3 days straight this week. i'm going again today to do weights & then i'm gonna switch it up from the elliptical and walk on an incline for 25-30 mins. thats the plan for the day! i'm obsessed with this book "something borrowed" - i'm almost finished with it! i can't put it down. i'm excited to read the next one. i broughtt hem both today, hopefully i can finish it up.

after today i'll have met my summer challenge commitment of 3x a week. my week started on tuesday since i started the challenge last tuesday...anypoo! last night after work i went to the gym and got on the elliptical - i set it for 60 mins and covered up the time, i dont like to look at it until i feel like i'm almost done. well i hopped off really fast to get water - i had probably been on for 35 mins and when i got back on, i kept going but the incline didnt change after a while, so i looked at the time and the machine had shut off. so annoying. so i did another 35 minutes and i'm guessing i hit 70 mins on the elliptical yesterday? which is great....but i think i need to switch it up and get on the treadmill or the bike or something, just for a change.

alright....back to work. tgit! (ti-jit as my sister pronounces it!)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

quick update

just a quick update - i did 25 minutes of weights/strength training and 30 mins of the elliptical yesterday! going to hit the gym today and do cardio. i cannot put down "something borrowed" - such a good book and very scandalous! it's about this girl drunkenly hooking up with her best friend's fiance and the repurcussions of that. apparently the next book in the series, "something blue", is from the other girl's point of view, how cool is that?

i'm a nerd.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

seis de mayo!

happy seis de mayo! (i'm a nerd) - hope everyone is doing well. i got my 3 days of exercise in last week and i'm going again today. yesterday i did 66 minutes of the elliptical ~ 600 calories. woohoo! this reading and working out thing makes the time fly by. and its still a tough workout since i set it on random inclines. i finished eat, pray, love - great book! i'm starting "something borrowed" today....anyone read that one? my coworker lent it to me and said it's good.

had a few cervezas last night for cinco de mayo - which was probably not the best idea but oh well, i had a good time.

alright, back to work!!