I’m such a Libra

There is way too much information on the internet. I can’t stop looking at it.

I need a weight loss program, but there are SO MANY OF THEM! Here are the options I’m looking at right now:

1) Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Trainner
I attempted this program a few years ago. I followed the exercise routine, but wasn’t following the nutrition aspect. I has just finished working with a personal trainer at my gym and I had amazing results – I just needed something to keep me going at the gym. I made it to Phase 2 before I puled a muscle, which made some of the exercises impossible for me to do. I felt like this was a pretty good program, except the workouts took a huge portion of my time (i guess I’m just slow??). I also didn’t finish work until 5:30, then I went to the gym for an hour and a half, then needed to make dinner and entertain my dog. It didn’t work out for me. Looking at it again now though, it seems like it could fit better in my life and I could follow it more closely with my boyfriend.

2) T-25 or other workout DVD
I have the T-25 workouts at home, and have tried a few of them, but was not a huge fan. It is VERY convenient that these workouts are 25 minutes long and I can do them at home. I think that is the biggest plus. I didn’t fall in love with the videos however because I didn’t “feel it” as much as I thought I would. I’m also not a huge fan of working out at home because I love the gym feel (minus being embarrassed to see my old trainer since i gained 45 pounds since working with him). I also have some Biggest Loser DVD’s that I use sometimes and I do enjoy those.

3) MyDreamShape.com
This girl has an amazing blog with different workouts each day, along with recipes, tips, workout songs, etc. They look pretty simple to follow and I have done a few of them in the past and enjoyed them.

4) My own mix of everything
Lately I’ve been doing a mix of cardio (either sprints or HIIT on the elliptical [i like how easy it is on my knees]). I’m not sure how effective this will work. I am watching what I’m eating and trying to get back in the routine I was in before when I lost 30 pounds. It’s a lot easier said than done. I also lost this weight with a personal trainer, but the workouts he was getting me to do weren’t rocket science – basically if I sweat and got my heart rate up, it was effective.

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I just need to make a decision and stick to it, right? I just want to make sure I pick the *right* thing, as if there really is a right and wrong decision here. Whatever I pick it’s going to challenge me, which will result in a change!

Hopefully I’ll decide what program I want to follow by Monday and then I can start a brand new week with a brand new me! Until then I’m just going to continue my mix of everything, to keep me in the routine of working out and eating healthier.

xoxo

Silly Girl

It’s October!
October is my favorite month. It’s my birthday, the weather is getting nice and crisp, the leaves are changing colors, it’s time to start making stew and chilli – EXCELLENT! I LOVE AUTUMN! I LOVE OCTOBER!

Here are a few things I have planned for my October:

I celebrated my 27th day of birth. It was scary. I hate getting older. I always get the feeling I’m not on track with my life. I found a quote online recently that has started to change my mind
“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.”  I LOVE IT. It is straight to the point and makes so much sense. ONWARD WE GO!

I celebrated Thanksgiving, with 2 thanksgiving dinners. They were both very yummy. Chris and I went to his parents house first, and then we swung by my cousins for our HUGE family dinner, where we ate our dessert. My family and Chris’ family are totally different. His extended family doesn’t get together very often, whereas my extended family (on my dad’s side) get together all the time – the majority of us even live within walking distance of each other. Chris’ parents told us dinner would be at 5:00pm, so we took the dogs to the dog park for a bit first so they wouldn’t be as excited during dinner (that didn’t happen), and we got to his parents house at 5:09pm – everybody has already ate dinner. Without us. I thought the point of having a family thanksgiving dinner was so we could have a FAMILY THANKSGIVING DINNER!! Oh well. It’s just how his family operates. It’s a shame though because it makes me feel less inclined to want to want to communicate with them, or get together with them when they don’t even want to be “together” with the family. Strange. My family dinner’s are scheduled for 5:30pm and we wait until 6:30pm for everybody to get there so we can eat. To each their own.

I’ve decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I am super excited and super scared. I’m trying to come up with a plot, which has never been my strong suit. We’ll see how it goes this year. I hope to finish the 50,000 words. That means I need to make a plan of action!! I need to determine how many hours a day I’m going to write for a WRITE FOR THOSE HOURS. I must learn to follow through.

I’ve started writing in a food/exercise journal (read: I bought a journal designated to writing about food/exercise). I need to commit to losing weight and being more healthy. I’ve had enough of this self loathing garbage. It’s time to love my body again, which means treating it well! I’m going to start doing weekly weigh-in’s on this blog, because how else am I supposed to be accountable? Once again, I must learn to follow through.

I have my Halloween costume 🙂 I am going to be a vampire and Chris is going to be a zombie. We are going to be a bloody mess together – YAY! A friend of ours is having a Halloween party on the 31st and then we are going to a Halloween Shag (most people call them stag and doe’s – I think…) on November 1st, which is Halloween themed of course. It’s going to be super fun. Chris and I were going to host our own Halloween party, but decided against it, since there would only be about 5 people in attendance ( we are loners…)

That is pretty much all the randomness in my life right now.
xxx

Well, I kind of suck!

Apparently I’m not good at this blogging thing. Pfft!

I’ve still been eating well and exercising frequently to try and get this extra weight off. It’s a lot harder then it was a few years ago. I’ve also come to the conclusion that my medication is somewhat to blame for this. I haven’t been eating like a pig and sleeping every hour of the day, so there is really no reason why I gained an extra 20 pounds! …I’ll keep telling myself that anyways.

I can’t wait for the summer to start!!! The weather is getting warm and Chris and I have been spending time outside – going for walks and talking the dogs to the dog park. It’s been rainy and gloomy during the week, so Chris can’t work. Instead he plays video games and watches TV all day. I’m a little jealous.

One of my good friends is going to have her baby soon! I’m so excited! I haven’t really seen her in awhile, but I still feel like we’re very close. Every since she started dating her boyfriend we haven’t seen very much of each other. They live together, so they spend a lot of time together and then she’ll hang out with him and his friends because he wants to hang out with other people. I took it personally for awhile, but then I got over it. It just is what it is. You can’t stay best of friends with someone forever, right? I mean, there are ups and downs, as with anything else. I’m hoping once she has the baby we’ll be spending more time together. I can go over and help her with the baby, and if her boyfriend goes back to work out of town I’ll be seeing her a lot more often I’m sure.

Good friends are hard to come by these days. It’s not as easy to find them, that’s for sure. It was so much easier when I was in high school to just meet people and create that kind of bond. With work I don’t really chit chat with the other ladies in my office because we’re all doing our own work. It’s also harder as I get older because more people are getting married and having babies. A lot of the time I hear “I have to check with my husband first…” before committing to going out. It’s getting pretty exhausting. Maybe I should put an ad out on craigslist. FRIEND WANTED: Must like country music and wine. The end.

Moment of Truth Monday!

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Well, well, here I am – turning into one of those weight loss bloggers.

It has come to my attention that I am “over-weight”. Boo.
This is all according to my scale of course. I on the other hand, think I look fantastic. I guess loosing some pounds wouldn’t be such a bad idea though.

I’m not too sure how it happened, but it’s as if I went to sleep and woke up 30 pounds heavier then what I want to be. I say want because I was at this “dream weight” a few years ago when I was exercising and eating healthy and I felt damn good about myself. I will also note that this want weight is 20 pounds heavier then my that would be AMAZINGGGG weight. I’m being realistic here people, and I know the weight my body feels good at and don’t think I would look appealing at all being any less than my want weight.

I’ve been working on returning to my healthy ways over the past month, with little success. I have been able to commit to a workout schedule though, which I am very excited about. My boyfriend and I started doing Focus T25. We both really enjoy it so far. I think I need to add more cardio to my workout schedule though. For me, it’s really difficult to loose weight. I really need to make my body as uncomfortable as possible for it to stay the weight that it is. What I mean by that is I can’t just do a little exercise and cut out pop and chips. I have to shack things up and sweat a lot, and eat lots of greens!!

This is going to be difficult, but it’s going to be worth it.

I might as well start off on the embarrassing note of my weigh in this morning.
Ugh.
This morning I weighed in at 175 pounds *sigh*