Thursday, August 1, 2013

Going to the Gym

So my best friend joined a gym where she is allowed to bring a buddy with her for free during her visits. She invited me to attend with her so I got dressed and ready to go within minutes. These last couple weeks I have been really bad about working out and my nutrition, but today's visit to the gym inspired me! It has been about a year since I've been at a gym. It has definitely been too long. I honestly didn't remember what it felt like to be in a gym and how the environment itself made you feel healthier and inspired to workout on a daily basis.

Going to the gym today was a wake-up call. Going to the gym tomorrow early in the morning. Going to make these dreams a reality.

No more holding back.

Friday, May 31, 2013

This is a Battle

This is a battle I must conquer. I am addicted to junk food and I need a way to get out of this bad habit. This habit is slowly killing me, I can't see any of the bad side effects now, but I might as well nip it in the butt, before there is even a problem like diabetes. Besides being overweight I have a strong body. I have the ability to exercise. The ability do walk. The ability to work. I need to do myself a favor and get active. This is my life and I create the outcomes.

I need to stop sabotaging my health.
I need to commit to me, 100%.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Starbucks Green Tea

Whenever I come to Starbucks, it use to be because I was going to order a caramel grande frappuccino. I was drinking this drink for years taking in 400-600 calories all in one shot. I wasn't an avid Starbucks drinker, but those drinks add up. I then switched drinks to their strawberry smoothie, but now I have a new drink and treat. It's cheap, tasty and satisfying. I order a tall, grande, or venti iced green tea with no added sugar. NOM NOM NOM, or should I say GULP GULP GULP. I've been developing a taste for tea these last few weeks, drinking it almost daily in the morning before beginning the day.

It's a low calorie treat, and it let's me use the internet at starbucks at a low cost! Instead of paying almost $5.00 for another beverage.


Slim in 10, Turbo Jam Eating Plan

So I've gotten down to 209lbs with the help of Turbo Jam's Slim in 10. It is basically a diet plan you follow and you're guaranteed at most, 10lbs in 10 days and 10 inches. I'm doing it a little differently. I've Started following the plan strictly, but because of a lack of resources I've switched it up a bit. I am also switching the workouts around with Chalean Extreme videos instead of Turbo Jam Cardio remixes. I am still getting results. I am on Day 5, and I'm down 4lbs. I'm not hungry or feeling hungry at all so far. I may try this once every two months if it all works out. When I'm craving foods I allow myself to eat, but it's a healthy treat.

I'm feeling good about this stretch of clean eating. Let's make it a lifetime!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinco de Mayo

I don't know what it is about making a commitment that is so hard for me.

I started this blog with the hopes of continuously updating and staying motivated about my progress in my weight loss journey, but I fall in and out of these cycles of healthy habits and fitness routines. I fell short two weeks to completing Insanity, I almost completed one month of the Chalean Extreme fitness program, and only completed two weeks of Hip Hop Abs... I just lost interest or lost motivation. From doing these programs I've gotten down to my lowest weight of 209lbs but I am back in between 215 and 218. Le Sigh, no matter how much physical work I do... Whether it's at work, bike riding to & from work, my weight does not budge. 

This makes me realize it's not my fitness activity that needs a makeover (although it helps) but it's my mentality... I need to have self control when it comes to food. I need to make working out a priority.  

One thing I have noticed about myself is that I have an addiction to salty and sweet foods. I really want to start going to an Over-eaters Anonymous group. I literally can eat a family size bag of chips on my own. I can eat an entire Oreo's container in two sittings. That is too much food, and I know it. I have a serious problem with food and I need to deal with it. I think I need some sort of support group and if it is OA that can help me, then so be it.

I'll hopefully be moving to the Bay Area in Late August early September, and maybe being independent and having no form of transportation will motivate me to live a healthier lifestyle and break out of these bad habits.

I will no longer be comforted by food.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Whoops...

I forgot to weigh-in this morning.

One thing I am going to do differently, I am going to weigh-in bi weekly instead of every other day or weekly. The scale is no good for me, it shouldn't be about the number anyway. It should be about how I feel.

I got this! Writing positively about being healthy motivates me everyday to be healthy.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Motivated

Hello everyone! My health and fitness journey is about to begin. Its not the first time I have said that, but its the first time that I mean it. I have stuck to fitness programs before but there is always something that makes me fall off the wagon. Its usually life's stressors, negative influences, or my lack of self control. I have learned that its about self love. In all my past attempts to lose weight I never really loved my body. I had a negative self image and even tried several unhealthy ways to drop the weight. Lately I have started to tell myself "I am strong, I am confident, I am beautiful" to get into this self love mode, its hard, but I am learning to love and appreciate my body.

I am addicted to food, about a month ago I was doing very well with the Insanity Program. I was six weeks into the program and on top of every calorie and even felt lighter. I went out with some friends one night and drank alcohol and I've been off the wagon since then. In those six weeks that I was active in Insanity I noticed a change about myself. I had successfully winged myself off craving junk food. I still had some but it was in moderation and I had gone from 232lbs down to 209 in six weeks. I was feeling healthy and good about myself, but I fell off the wagon and now gained some of my lost weight back. I currently weigh 223lbs, but I am not going to let myself get back to 231lbs.

So to get back into the swing of things I have planned meals for lunch while I'm at school. For lunch I will be enjoying 3/4th cup of brown rice, 1.5 ounces of whole beans, 2.5 ounces of grilled chicken, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, an onions. This will be my lunch though the week. I just have to plan healthy breakfasts and dinners though out the week. Cleared my fridge of healthy foods so planning snacks, breakfast, and dinner should not be a problem. I will also hold myself responsible for taking daily vitamins and drinking water throughout the days.

That's my personal update for now. I will weigh in tomorrow and report it, have a good night everyone!

Monday, January 21, 2013

A New Resolution

I have come to a realization that you only live once. You only have one life. You only have one body. Here I am wasting my perfectly good body with unhealthy processed foods and neglecting to exercise. I want so much to be fit and healthy. For once I want to feel comfortable in my own skin. I need to make a commitment to myself and my future.