Monday, August 31, 2009

Still Working

I'm still working on my goals. But this week I'm going to add another one. I'm going to look for healthy (and tasty, since those two don't always go hand in hand) recipes. I'll give them a try and report next week on how they go.

One of my biggest problems is snacking. Cookies are just too yummy! My preference for healthy snacking is dried fruit and fruit leather. But I constantly have my mother's voice in my head telling me that if I eat too many, they're going to re-hydrate in my stomach and then I'll explode. So I'm hoping to branch out this week.

I'll let you know how it goes. If anyone has any snacking suggestions, I'm all ears!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I'm still alive!

I did a triathlon this morning. It was just a beginner triathlon, so 1.5 mile run, 6.5 mile bike, and 200 yard swim. I finished faster than I expected I would (50:57), so I felt pretty good about that, even though I felt like I might pass out when I finished. I was really shaky and stuff. That was tough! I need to get in better shape if I ever want to try it again.

For weigh in news, I lost 2 lbs this past week. We need to get some good recipes and stuff on here, cause that's where I'm struggling!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The slacker

K so I have to confess, I am the slacker of the group. :( I HATE working out alone & live too far away to work out with anyone. Plus I work almost every night so its hard to work out with Mike. I need suggestions to get started. Ideas of what I could do to start working on my goals and getting motivated. Please help!

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success

I had a breakthrough yesterday! This may be gross, but I must share. When I was younger, I remember watching my older sister workout and I remember thinking how hard she must have worked to get sweat to show up on her shirt the way it did. I wanted to be just like her and so when I would work out, I'd try and try to get sweat to show through on my shirt. It would never happen. Well, yesterday when I got home from the gym, I looked in the mirror and what do you know...I had a sweat mark! Anyway I'm pretty happy about it. I worked hard last night to get it and I'm dang proud. I just hope that when I weigh in on Monday, my hard work will show up on the scale too.
I love the stair master and so far I've been doing it everyday!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Checking In

It's been a week already? Wow! I still have a lot of work to do to achieve my goals. Drinking water is hard! I feel like I drink enough...okay, I'm not dehydrated...but I still have a ways to go before I reach my goal.

I am proud to announce that I'm building muscle! I gained a pound this week, but I'm sure it's arms are MUCH less flabby and old-lady-like. And I love how I feel after I exercise! I'm feeling much healthier already! I can't wait to keep going and get closer to reaching(and sticking with) my goals!

I'm interested in healthy recipes too! Share your tips! I'm pretty sure I shouldn't be eating cheesecake for breakfast...

My Goals

I was going to message Amy with my goals, but I figured I could just post them here.

  • Lose 15 pounds (that's from my weigh in before last, not after I gained 1.5 lbs)
  • Stop drinking soda (I've already cut way back)
  • Stop cheating on the weekends (I think I undo all my work from the week every weekend)
  • Drink more water, about 80 oz a day
  • Work up to 50 push-ups in a row
I think that's all I can think of. I'm doing a beginner triathlon this Saturday, and I'm really nervous. I think I might die. Each of the things alone is enough to make me tired, and putting them all together is going to be insane.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Down 2

Yay! It is pretty exciting changing my ticker! I was a little afraid of the weigh in today because of the peanut butter bars I made last night but all of my hard work is starting to pay off. I am so glad I have two awesome workout partners to motivate me! I was doing the HCG diet but I found out that you can't exercise when you are on the diet. So I have adjusted my diet a little and I am now trying to stay within 1200 calories. I am feeling so much better about myself eating better and actually getting hungry when it is time to eat because I haven't been snacking all day. I hope that I can continue going strong on my diet this week and that giving up birthday cake and peanut butter bars will get easier!

* I would also love to hear recipe ideas or different diet food options, mine are getting a little repetative. :)

The Beginning

Hello Everyone!!! I hope everyone has had a good first week of Fat People No Mo'! I loved last week. I feel better, I'm eating better, and exercising. However, I gained a pound. Not very happy when I weighed myself this morning, but I am just going to say its because I am building muscle right? I did measure myself for this very reason. Sometimes I think your weight doesn't tell you how in shape you a point that is. Can't wait to hear the results of every one's first week!

And feel free to post whatever and when ever you want. Progress, recipes, frustrations, exercises, or motivation. The point of this is to help each other reach our goals. Here is to another good week!

My tip for the week: Check out My Fitness Pal. (link on the right) This is a perfect tool to use to count your calories and add in your exercises. It really helps me keep on track with my food intake!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Can I post?

I'm not sure if we're waiting to post for a reason that I don't know, but I'm gonna go ahead and do it. Amy, you can delete this post if you're not wanting posts yet. :)

I was wondering what you all like to listen to when you workout. I'm looking for some good ideas for my mp3 player for when I run. My favorite right now that really gets me working harder is the song Ignition by TobyMac.

Also, thought I'd share--here's what I wrote on my personal fitness blog today:

I have a confession to make. For anyone who knows me, this will be pretty surprising. I kind of liked my run tonight. I don't want this to get around, so don't tell anyone, but it felt good. I was in a groove. Maybe something in me just clicked. I don't know. I don't think I'll ever become a distance runner, but a mile or two I can handle, and it's really not the worst thing in the world. In fact, I prefer it over death, which is a definite improvement from before.