Thursday, January 28, 2010

Love/Hate Relationship

My relationship with the scale is usually a very HATEFUL one. I hate even stepping on that thing. I think the worst is when you have been working hard all week and you weigh yourself and you haven't even lost anything, sometimes you may have even gained a pound! Ugh! Well today I loved what the scale had to say because I have lost 3 pounds. Doesn't it seem like when you start to see results it helps to motivate you a little more? And all of the hard work and pain and suffering you have been going through is starting to be worth it? Well today I feel good. And I even noticed some muscles in my legs today that I didn't even know I had.

One thing I have loved are these Kellogg's protein bars. I eat one for breakfast right before my workout. They make me feel full until lunch. So you should try them too. And I hope everyone else is doing good and trying to keep their goals!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Good Start to a Good (hopefully) Year

We're now 21 days into 2010 and I've actually done a fairly good job of keeping up with my exercise and diet goals. It's really quite amazing because usually I fizzle out after about a week. :)

I owe my exercise success to has been the Wii Active 30-Day Challenge. It's really gotten me pumped and motivated. I've missed the last couple days because I haven't felt well. But I've noticed a difference in my energy level when I exercise. I've been doing the 30-Day Challenge at a "Hard" level and it's been kicking my butt. Seriously there have been days when I've wondered if I would ever walk again. Another thing that has helped is that I have a friend that texts me when she gets up early in the morning to exercise. We stay accountable to each other and it keeps us honest.

As for my diet, I've found one that should help regulate my insulin, and ultimately regulate my menstrual cycle. (I'm sure we can all do to be more regular) It also helps with weight loss, but I don't have much I need to lose. Anyway, as part of my diet, I've been writing down everything I eat and it has been an eye-opening experience. Apparently I really really like breads, muffins, junk food, etc. I'm eating a more balanced diet and it's also added to my energy level as well. I'm also finding a lot of really yummy and healthy recipes. I'll post soon!

Hooray for us all getting back on the horse! Let's stay on it! Glad to see action on the blog again!

The Firm- Cardio Dance Fusion

I'm an at home exerciser, and I mostly do workout videos.  I usually rotate my collection, so I don't get sick of any videos, but I decided to check some out from the library, too.

I tried Cardio Dance Fusion this morning, and it kicked my butt.  I have never worked so hard doing a dance exercise video.  Even the instructor was out of breath.  It says on the cover "Visible results in 10 workouts guaranteed" and I believe it.  It was one of those where you just can't slack off, unless you stop doing the video altogether.  I'd recommend this if you do workout videos.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I'm doing absolutely crappy when it comes to fitness and being healthy.  I weigh the same (if not a little more) than I did when this blog started.  Nothing has changed, and it's driving me crazy!  It doesn't help that I get severe PMS for at least a week, and then feel horrible during my period, so that's about two weeks out of every month where I don't feel like exercising, but I do feel like eating chocolate.

I'm ready to do something about it, though, because I'm sick of complaining.  I'm tired of just wishing I was healthier and in better shape.  I'll try to participate more here, cause I need something, and what I've been doing isn't working.  Mostly because, well, doing nothing hardly ever works. ;)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Year New You!

This is my new phrase for the year, New Year New You! And this applies to my life in alot of different ways. A fresh new start. One of the biggest goals for the New Year for me is to finally lose the weight that just keeps hanging on. And I know it is probably a lot of yours too. I want to be able to look good in a pair of skinny jeans and just feel comfortable and confident! I have also found some fun new classes at my gym. I have tried Zumba, which is so much fun. And another new class called Hustle, which is a hip hop class. I also love the old classes, power sculpt, kick box, and step. Working out can be fun. Although, I do miss my awesome workout partners. (But I dont miss that sweaty guy on the stair machine!)

So I have met my first week goal and I am down 2 pounds! My neighbor gave me a great diet and she has already sucessfully lost 10 pounds so I would love to e-mail it to anyone that is interested. Lets get Fat People No 'Mo up and running again! (I wish I had Amy to yell that.) I would love to hear recipes, and others goals too!