Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weigh in #2

I weighed in for the second time today... but only after going to the bathroom twice and stripping off every piece of clothing. (every ounce counts, people.)

Anddddd..... 2 more pounds lost!!!

Not as much as I would like, but hey! That's a total for 4 pounds less than I started with. And to be honest, I am actually really proud. :)

How are you doing??

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Friday, January 25, 2013

high five for friday

I kind of decided to join in on the "high five for friday" fun last minute so I don't have pictures (booo) but I'll try to have some next week!


1) I've worked out every single day! Well, except one day because of cramps. That's not an excuse but a legit reason. Ask any woman. Those things can be killer.

2) I had my first residential class of the semester this week! It's all about the stressers that face families today - traditional families, military families, homosexual families, any type of family you can think of. I'm excited for it!

3) I gathered up some of my girls on Wednesday night and we all went to a zumba class! Definitely not my natural talent, but it was definitely fun. :)

4) Monday night was the (hopefully) traditional "Bachelor Girl's Night"! I know, I know. It sounds weird. So what is this lovely event? To put it simply - pile as many girl friends into our living room as possible and ooh and ahh over Sean Lowe's gorgeous shirtless body on the Bachelor. Now you want to join, don't ya? ;)

5) It's snowing!!! Some people would disagree, but I think snow is definitely worth a spot in "high five". This Northern girl living in a southern state is quite content!

Over all, my week was been good but rather uneventful. I'll try to make next weeks better. :)

How was your week??


Monday, January 21, 2013

Sweat, numbness, & butt-bruises...

Have you ever seen those girls in the gym who are all pretty and glamorous?
They look great in yoga pants and a t-shirt!
And then there are those who wear their hair down and 5 pounds of makeup on their face...
Uh, yeah, one word... FAKE.
No one looks that good if they are actually working out hard.
Sorry not sorry...

Anyways, what's the point of this blog post?
The point is that I am most definitely, 110%, no doubt in my mind, completely opposite of those girls.
Today I went to my first spin class.
Oh. Em. Geeeeee.

Sweat was literally dripping off my face.
Some of my toes were numb. (Can anyone tell me why?)
And the WORST part of all.... my butt kills.
I seriously think it might be bruised.

It was by far the hardest hour that I have been through in a long time.
But even through the sweat, numbness, and butt-bruises (glamorous, huh?)...
It felt good.
It felt good (and embarrassing, but mostly good) to be one of the biggest girls in the class but still keeping up pretty darn well with everyone.
It felt good to finish out the hour when I was positive I wouldn't make it the whole time when I started.

Be good to yourself.
You won't regret it.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Back to the gym!

The last couple of days I've found myself starting to slack off. The excuses keep trying to come back.

"But you've worked all day! Just rest."
"Skipping one day won't matter."
"There probably isn't even a good parking place at the gym right now."
"It's probably over crowded."

No. More. Excuses.

So here I am. Changed into my workout clothes, about to hop in the car and drive to the gym.

Need some motivation? Here you go! (You can thank me later.) ;)

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Push yourself!!

Today is the 4th gym day in a row!
Believe or not, that's a big deal for this chick.
It's actually getting to the point where I look forward to going.
I want the challenge.
I like getting all sweaty and pushing myself go further and harder.

If this chubby girl can do it, you definitely can.
I don't care what your weight is.
What your age is.
Whether or not you've ever exercised in your life.

When you've been on that elliptical for ten minutes and you want to stop...
Make yourself go until the timer says eleven minutes.
And then once it hits eleven minutes, guess what....
Make yourself go twelve minutes!
It's all about the baby steps!
If you don't want to go by minutes, go by calories.
I make myself burn atleast 350 and then push myself til it reads 400.

On another note, today was the first day of my semester.
I had to go to my internship and work.
It was kind of a taste of the "real world".
I liked it!!

After my internship and work, I met my housemate at the gym and then we went grocery shopping for healthy foooood.... (never go shopping on an empty stomach, for reals). I bought:

Fruit. Lots and lots of fruit.
Greek Yogurt.
Lean frozen dinners.

What are your favorite healthy foods??


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Baby Steps!

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Weighed in and took measurements today... talk about depressing! Here we go...

Weight: 216 (2 pounds lost)
Chest: 45 inches
Waist: 41.5 inches
Hips 49.5 inches
Single thigh: 28 inches
Arm: 12.5 inches

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I work outttt

Yesterday's exercise routine consisted of this little gem I found on pinterest:

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I did it in my bedroom and was going to just call that my work out for the day. Then I had a friend text me and say she was going to the gym and asked if I wanted to join. How could I pass that up? I did 20 minutes on the eliptical and then abs for about 15 minutes.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Airports & Free WiFi

Can I just say what a blessing straight from Jesus it is to have free wifi during layovers?! Sorry about my disappearance from the blog world! The last few days, I have been packing, spending time with family and traveling. I am currently at the Charlotte airport waiting for my final connecting flight back to school.

The past few days of craziness have reminded me how easy it is to become distracted from what is important. I haven't been having quiet times, haven't been exercising, haven't been eating healthy... Gosh. But that IS going to change. And I am honestly so excited about it!

I land back in my college town around 2pm today and I'm actually thinking of hitting the gym later tonight! If I can do it after waking up at 3am and riding on three airplanes, then you definitely can. Now get out there! Here's a little inspiration for you...

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