Monday, December 17, 2012

Long Time For Shame

I know it has been to long since I have posted. I have been so busy with school, the kids, the husband, getting healthy, and oh yes WORKING OUT. I am happy to report that I have made it through my first round (and then some) of Turbo Fire. August 9, 2012 I was 272 pounds when I started. Today December 17, 2012 I am 223 pounds. HOLY CRAP right?! I have had a big change in not only my thinking but also my eating, and exercise. It has been a great change and I love what I am doing and who I am becoming. None of my clothes fit, well they do but I am swimming in them. My goal is to be 200 by March and 180 by July (or below, I would happily take below :P). So Nov 21, 2010 I was 301 pounds 2 years later I am 78 pounds lighter. DANG that is a lot of weight, and it is just going to keep going up (the amount lost that is). It has been such a tough road for me, but I have done it and I continue to do it. Nothing special, just eating right and working out. I have even started running, well jogging but hey 30 minutes of jogging is a HUGE thing for me. I owe it all to my husband and kids, and an amazing friend Andrea, she has really pushed me and been my cheerleader. Not to mention my workout buddy the past few months. I know I could not have done it without her support and I will forever be thankful. So when you are feeling down or don't think you can do it, find someone who will be there to motivate you, to encourage you, maybe even workout with you. It takes one person to be your anchor, but it takes you to keep going an push yourself. Only you can accomplish it no one else can, and by everything in me I WILL and AM accomplishing it!! Sexy body here I come!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Turbo Fire HERE I come!!

Ok I know it has been a long time since I posted, a month wow. Well it has been crazy here so sitting down to post just hasn't been top priority. You will be happy to know that I have stuck to my ChaLEAN  Extreme program, I love it. i really just love everything Chalene she is truly motivating. However, with all the weight lifting I am toning and bulking up but not actually losing any fat, so all my sexiness is hidden. So I have decided (with a little push from the husband) to start Turbo Fire, I am going to ease my way into it though and start with the Prep Schedule first, then once I have finished that (its two months long) I will go head first into Turbo Fire. I am so excited I have been wanting to do Turbo Fire for awhile. I will post once I start (I will be starting tomorrow so hopefully I will be able to get on and post tomorrow how I did on day one.) Keep chugging along, if I can do this you can this. Remember exercise is awesome but without good healthy meals exercise is pointless. That is honestly my biggest issue right now, eating right, I don't horrible but my 5-6 meals a day every 2-3 hours seems to be harder then I thought without the meals just set up for me. So I am devising a plan that will help me with it. Wish me luck with that one :P

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Day 36 ChaLEAN Extreme

Did Day 36 of ChaLEAN Extreme, I know I have been MIA lately, a lot has been going on with school and other things, but I am still working out. I LOVE month 2 of this program, I will admit with all the stresses of life right now and all the health problems, I am not losing weight nor am I losing inches, but I still feel amazing after my workouts, and I will not let anything hinder that. Once I get everything back in order and I start losing again, it is going to drop off like a bad habit, why you ask, well that is simple, its because I didn't give up today, or tomorrow, because I kept going even though I knew I was going to not lose a thing for a little bit. I got this and I am not going to let anything get in my way. No worries here, I am gonna be dead sexy next year you just wait!! I hope you guys aren't giving up!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 15 of ChaLEAN Extreme

YAY I have made it to week 3 of ChaLEAN Extreme, without getting sick, woohoo. I know sad but hey I will take what I can get. I haven't lost any weight or inches, but I haven't been watching what I eat either, I really need to do that, so starting this week I am focusing less on the workout (still doing it though) and more on eating right, because you cannot do one without the other and get results. My goal is to lose 10 pounds in April, I know I can and WILL do it (the more the merrier of course). I have really been struggling lately with my weight, I keep gaining, and I am not eating horrible, I still eat decent, no junk foods, sodas, etc. but for some reason I am gaining, it is really stressful, I have a lot of emotional things going on, and my husband is being amazing and so supportive, I know I can do this.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My first week back YAY

So I did my third workout for the week this morning, man it was a sweaty but great workout. I feel sooo good after my workouts. I was messing around with my husband and apparently flexed my arms, he was amazed (now if the bottom half of my upper arms would just disappear I would be happy, these bingo wings are really nasty). I can't wait for tomorrow. Hope you are all getting your workouts in and pressing play on something, or going to the gym, taking a nice walk on the beach, or around the park. Anything is better then nothing, and as a friend reminded me today, its NEVER TO LATE to start working out!! Keep Pushing!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Being sick stinks

So I am back to not working out, I am pretty sick, bronchitis, and don't have much energy at all. So I have had to stop working out, which really upsets me because I feel like I have gained about 20 pounds this week. I know I haven't but still. I will be starting ChaLEAN Extreme over again, mainly because I was only on week 2 and because all my progress is gone from being sick, so I am going to go even harder when I start up again, which will hopefully be in a few days!! I got this, and I know I can do it, I am going to have that sexy dress by next year, and wear that cute bikini if it kills me :P Eat Healthy and stay active everyone!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Doing Great

I know its been a few days, but I have been busy with school, the kids, and my cranky teething daughter. Workouts are still going and I love it. I didn't think I would ever want to workout again, but man they feel great. My husband is excited too, he says once I start running he will have a running partner which he is excited about (not sure how I feel about that yet, he runs like 5 plus miles a day lol). But for now ChaLEAN Extreme is my workout and I LOVE IT, I haven't lost any weight (I have gained a few pounds which is really frustrating) but I know I am toning at least underneath all this fat!! I have a long way to go, but I can't wait to finally look the way I want!! LETS DO IT!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 6 ChaLEAN Extreme

Wow finished up day 6 today, I get a rest day tomorrow. I am so loving this workout, my body is so sore, which makes me very happy. That means I am doing it right and getting a good workout YAY!! On a very happy note, I went shopping yesterday. A small history lesson, in 2010 (beginning ) or late 2009 I went to a store and had to buy some sweat pants/workout pants (yeah I didn't workout though). I bought a size 26W-28W. I have been swimming in those for the past few months, and decided it was time to get some better fitting pants. So I went to Walmart. Now for those who shop there, their clothes are sometimes a little small so I always expect to buy at least a size bigger then I normally am. I am happy to say that yesterday I bought pants that where a size 16-18. No W in that one. It feels so good. I know I still have a long way to go, but that was the boost I was really needing, now I need to get my but in gear and starting adding a healthy diet to my already very healthy exercise plan. I can do this and so can you!! As Chalene would say LETS GET EXTREME!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

ChaLEAN Extreme Day 1

What a great workout, nothing like lifting weights to get you motivated right. I am really looking forward to this workout, I have tomorrow off (this is the way the schedule is set up) But I start my strict healthy eating tomorrow (why not today you ask) well that's simple, I have to go grocery shopping to get the food. I am so excited about this workout, and healthy eating, still get to eat yummy food but in smaller portions, this family is going green (in a sense lol). Next stop Circuit burn 2 woot woot!! Have a great day everyone!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I am back

I know it has been awhile since I posted. I am sorry some unexpected things have happened (had a few meltdowns) in the past couple of weeks that have made me rethink what I am and am not doing. First let me start off with I got to day 30 of Insanity and just wasn't into it anymore. I wanted to work out but Insanity was getting so hard I could only do a third to a half of the workouts, and modifying most of the workout was just getting boring. So after some careful looking, I have decided to stop Insanity and not finish it up. I know some may say I am a quitter, but when you get to a point where you just aren't in it anymore, pushing yourself to do it, won't help you it just makes the workouts pointless. I am there with Insanity. So now I am going to start up on Saturday ChaLEAN Extreme. I am super excited about it. I got Turbo Fires Greatest HIIT's and did that this morning, let me tell you I am so energized and excited about my workouts I LOVE Chalene, she is so excited about the workouts, the music is so much fun, who doesn't feel good with some fun music playing while working out. I can't wait to start. I am not giving up on my weight loss, I am just revamping how I am doing it. I have been under a lot of stress, and have had some personal issues lately that coupled with not eating right or exercising and I gained a lot of weight (amazing how it takes no time to gain but forever to lose it right). So I am back to my lose 100 pound goal, which frustrates me and gets me excited all at the same time. I KNOW that I can do this, and I know that I WILL do this. I talked to a friend recently and we have decided to set a goal for a marathon (a short marathon of course) to run in 2014, then a nice SPA day afterwards, so I have this year to lose my weight and next year to train for the marathon, I am actually excited about this goal. Ok ya'll its time to get our butts in gear and get moving, I will do better and keeping everyone posted on how I am doing. and my weight loss. I have this and if I can do it you can to!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 22 Insanity WOOT

Did better on Cardio Abs today, but Pure Cardio kicked my butt, didn't help that the baby was cranky and wanted to be held, but I always am able to use her, I just hold her and jog or sprint (not easy btw lol). I feel like I am not getting the workout I need still, I know my weight isn't going down, inches maybe but I really need to get my act together and start eating healthy, I am not doing bad, but I am not exactly doing good either. I can do this I know that I can, my goal is to be down to 200 by May, that's 40 pounds, I know that I can do this, Once I make this small goal I will make a new one, my all around goal is to be at my goal weight by this time next year. I know that I can do that, 10 pounds a month is easy actually less then 10 pounds. Thank you all for your encouragement, it helps more then you know!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 19 of INSANITY

Got through another Cardio Power and Resistance today, oye that is rough, not sure how I can possibly make it through these workouts but man it feels SOOOO good to get them done. Today was much easier then Tuesdays. I was able to get through most of it, the jumping still is too much though, ugh it gets so frustrating when you can't do it all. Talked (kind of) to a good friend yesterday and we have made a goal to get together and run a marathon in a few years (give us time to save money and get in shape :P) I am really excited about this goal, and I can't wait to finally run that marathon!! Here is to another great workout, and another great day!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 17 of INSANITY

Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs, feeling a bit discouraged today, I know that I am way more overweight then the people that are on the DVDs but I still get so discouraged when they are keeping up with Shaun T and I have to stop to breath (or deal with the baby). I love the workouts, because they kick my butt, and motivate me. I am gonna be honest I am super nervous about month 2, that is gonna KILL me, but I know it will do me some good. I can do this, I just have to remember the end result is going to be a more smoking me, and then when Turbo Fire starts, I am really getting excited about Turbo Fire. Insanity is awesome, but I always feel like I am only doing half of it because I have to improvise (not that I wont for Turbo Fire but it looks more fun right now lol). Today was rough, but I still feel great, nothing like a good workout to help you through your long days!! As Shaun T would say, DIG DEEPER!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 13 of Insanity

Well I made it through another Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs, OUCH, Refusing to weigh myself for another two weeks, then I will weigh and tape myself to see if I have lost weight and inches. I know I have because my clothes are getting loose!! It isn't as easy as you would think working out and playing mommy, but I keep reminding myself that my kids are the reason I have to do this. I have to show them that health is more important then anything and in order to be healthy we have to eat healthy and exercise. I got today, now on to tomorrow!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Journey

So I figured I would start by explaining me, and how my journey of weight gain then weight loss started. So first I married my husband in 2001, and in 2003 we found our we where expecting our first child. At the time I weighed in around 160-165 lbs. When our son was born in 2004, I was at 250 pounds, I had gained 90 pounds during my pregnancy. Between stress, losing a job, not having my family and friends near, it was hard, stressful, and I ate my pregnancy away, only not with fruit and veggies, more like with Taco Johns, and some yummy Mexican food. Unfortunately I barely went down, after he was born. By the time he was two I had gone down to 230 lbs (which for me was exciting). But it stopped and my husband left for a year, and I gained. By 2009 I weighed in at 291 pounds. It was depressing, I couldn't see how my husband could look at me and still be in love, I was ugly and all I wanted to do was eat my life away. I made the decision to have gastric bypass surgery. I was tired of trying diet and diet and not losing a thing. So in March of 2010 I went in at 730 am to have my surgery. A little history lesson, I was told that I would never be able to have anymore kids, which is why we opted for the gastric bypass. Well I was informed that I could not have the surgery anymore, at least not for another year or and some change. I was confused at that point, and down right PISSED OFF. Who are you to tell me I can't have this surgery, I worked so hard and did everything and then some I was supposed to do. I lost 14 pounds I was down to 277 I was ready to be 140 again. (which by the way would be less then when I met my husband). Well it turned out I was pregnant so obviously can't have the surgery. So a few months later my second child was born. and I was a LARGE 301. At that point I was beyond upset with myself. Granted I only gained 24 pounds with my second but I was over 300 pounds. By June of 2011 I was down to 255, which was amazing because I was almost at the same weight I was when I got pregnant with my first child. I was SUPER happy about that, I was on the right path, I decided that no surgery was going to happen I was going to do this the right way for me, which was losing weight by eating healthy and working out. Well here I am on my journey, I am down to 240, and I started doing the Insanity workout on January 9, 2012. WOW it is not easy, especially when you are 100 pounds overweight, but you know what I got this. This is my journey through hard work, hard exercise, and healthy eating, DIG DEEPER as Shaun T would say!!