Monday, November 12, 2012

Run for your lives!!!

So as I was perusing my blog roll, I came across the lovely Sarah at Fat So Sarah who mentioned something in one of her recent posts that piqued my interest. Check it out! I found something I wanna do to challenge myself. I'm making it my goal to get back in shape well enough to enjoy doing this come March! Basically it's a combination of a 5k run, an obstacle course, zombie apocolypse, and flag football. Sounds like full on WINNING to me! I'm planning on being both a zombie and a runner. After next week it'll be cheaper to register to do that anyways and I'll get the added perks of both deals. :D

I'm hoping my friend and fellow blogger Ziona over at I want to Look Like a pinup! will join me since she's not too far away from the one near me in March. Also, hopefully some of the rest of you can find ones in your areas and get involved! You can run, be a zombie, run and be a zombie, or just volunteer. In any case it sounds like a whole ton of fun!

I was so pumped up when I found out about this I decided to get my workout on at my scheduled time and push myself a little harder today. I did the Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout routine today and man was that intense. I felt so good afterwards though and am excited to finally be getting back in to the things I've come to love. :)

Organizing my time

So I've decided that every weekday at 11am I'm making time for exercise. My fiance has agreed to watch the baby during this time and Jett will of course be in school so I will have that time just for me. I hate getting interrupted during exercising. It totally throws me off and actually kinda angers me so I think having a scheduled time now will be quite helpful. I decided on 11am so whenever I am finished I can just have a protein shake for my lunch and go ahead and start rebuilding all those muscles I just broke down. I need to cut back on my eating significantly though if I'm truly focused on losing all this extra weight. I've been yoyo-ing like crazy with everything that's been going on here lately. It's extra rough still living with my parents right now in the midst of all this and I know it would be so much easier to do things on my own terms once we move in to our own place but as of right now we are both unemployed again and so there is no telling when we are going to be able to move out. I need to just do it now. Why put off for tomorrow what can be done today? If I keep thinking like that then I'll never be healthy. 

Last Friday I had a great workout session. I did a Crunch series Ab workout immediately followed by a Jillian Michaels routine and man did I ever sweat! It felt great but at the same time it kicked my ass. I'm at least 50 lbs heavier than the last time I tried some of those moves. I've got a lot more flab in the stomach region than I did back then and so not only were some things just plain exhausting, they were also actually impossible to do correctly. I did my best though and pushed it as hard as I could. I know in time I'll get back to being able to do things correctly if I just keep trying. Now that I've got a schedule set I don't think exercising will be a problem. My biggest concern is wondering how I'm going to control my cravings, especially at this time of year. I'm going over all the things I've done in the past and still continuing to research new ideas online so that I can get this under control. My fiance actually got a free trial of something called Raspberry Keytones a little while back and I finally got around to looking in to them last week. They are a supplement that is supposively helpful in controlling your appetite and losing weight but of course will only be helpful if you are already actively trying to lose weight by eating well and exercising. So no telling if they actually work or not really. lol. They didnt seem to have any negative side affects though and I had them anyways so I decided to take them. I've been having 2 a day for the last week and not really noticed any changes. If I happen to burp after gulping them down with some drink though it does taste like raspberries. :)  I saw Dr. Oz approved of them though and thought they were worth a shot at minor help along the way, definitely not a substitute for anything. I know there is no magic pill! I'm just using up the 30 day supply we have and not planning on getting any more.

In other news, My friend Katie from Runs for Cookies made it on to Heather's Half Size Me Show this week!

For those that don't know about the Half Size Me show
Heather lost 170 pounds (108 of it with Weight Watchers) and she did it all while having 3 children (all of them c-sections), developing two hernias, and battling a life-long struggle with binge eating. Since achieving her goal weight, Heather has made it her mission to help other women, especially moms, realize they’re worth it too.

Join Heather every week for The Half Size Me Podcast where she shares information, inspiration, and interviews with women who’ve learned weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

On the back burner

Sorry guys but blogging has been on my to do list, I'm just not finding enough time in the day to get to it! lol. My job interview went alright I suppose but she said I wouldn't know anything for a few weeks. My eating has slipped a long with my exercising and I feel like I'm just full of excuses. It's really hard to get back on track with eating right and exercising though when you are so tired all the time. Having a newborn and trying to do this is way harder than it was doing it when my son was 2. Now having two kids and a fiance I feel like it's hard enough finding time for everyone else, let alone me. I know somethings gotta give soon though and I think my best bet is probably just to pick a certain time of day at least 3 days of the week that is just me time for exercising, running, whatever. Let everyone know, hey this is my time. Leave me to it! As far as the eating better... well I'm gonna try to purchase as much healthy stuff as I can that I can grab on the go. It's also difficult living here with my parents where there is still constantly junk stashed everywhere in the house.

Anyways though... enough of my complaining. Here is my little cutie Bethany in the most adorable outfit that my lovely blogger friend Taryn from over at Fat Girl In A Skinny World mailed to me while I was still pregnant, shortly after finding out I would be expecting a baby girl. :)

Thank you Auntie Taryn!! ♥