Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's time to Turbo Fire

So I am thinking of taking this blog into a new direction. I haven't really been happy with my results on weight watchers recently and I am tired of not getting anywhere. Which I know is partly my fault for not being 100% committed. I also don't want to have to go through changes again at the beginning of the year. So I decided to take a break from ww and I decided to go with calorie counting and doing the workout from beachbody called turbofire! I have done two days of workouts so far and I love it. It's fast paced cardio, with dancing and kickboxing. I woke up with my body completely sore today which hasn't happened in a long time and I actually look forward to the workouts. I will still be tracking my progress on this blog and also through youtube! I have never done anything with recording myself for others to watch (especially complete strangers) but I thought having a health and fitness channel would possibly hold me more responsible and make me actually stick to what I am doing : ) I hope that I don't disappoint anyone but what I was doing wasn't working and I needed to do something that would so hopefully this gets me somewhere! With all the christmas stuff around the corner I needed something that would keep me committed and not something I would blow off or "start again tomorrow"

Have you ever done turbo fire or heard of it?

subscribe on youtube! (I also posted before pics at the beginning of the video!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

weigh in wednesday (a day late) and something exciting!!!

So I know this is a day late but I weighed in yesterday at 169.0 woo hoo another non loss lol but also not a gain I feel like I am stuck my body hates me and I am not making any progress even though I got all the recommended activity points that ww suggests for me and I stuck to my points+ amount. I don't get what could be going on but it is very frustrating! Any tips/suggestions? maybe its my birth control holding me back... but I have only been on it for about 2weeks

So for my exciting news!! It really isn't anything that I did but if you have been reading my blog for a while you may remember that I had a zumba class I went to at my old gym and I really really liked it and then out of no where the instructor quit teaching the class so I decided to leave my gym and to join one closer to my house (a min from my driveway)  and the other day I was in there and I saw a flier for a new zumba class that they were going to be offering and guess who the new teacher is!!! well I know its obvious lol its her. So crazy but I am super happy its funny how things work out. Hopefully throwing in this zumba class will help get me out of this funk I am in with my weight loss and get the scale moving in the right direction. I NEVER thought I would be on ww for year and not be at goal yet. It's so frustrating

Granted I have not been giving it my 100% like I was before so I have been trying really hard to stick to plan especially with the hardest time of the year ahead I just want to be at goal already I need to just do it and stop talking about it but I really do feel like my body is not cooperating. : (

tonight we are going to see the new twilight movie at midnight I am not really looking forward to it I am so tired and have been up since 6!

Are any of you going to see it?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I have never been good at titles

So I have been on plan since Monday with eating and I have worked out every day except Monday I was feeling lazy lol. I ran outside on Tuesday, did a weight workout Wednesday followed by running outside again and Thursday I did 45min on the elliptical and yesterday I did a weight training routine and 15min intervals on the treadmill. I haven't seen the scale move too much which is a little weird to me but I still have two days till weigh in. I should honestly be happy with what I have been seeing it's more then a pound but still I guess I'm just greedy. I'm just ready to get out of the 160's and I still have like 8lbs to go : ( I recently started birth control pills so I don't know if that is slowing it down a bit but at least it's not going up.

Have any of you had any issues with bc affecting your weight loss?

Tonight I am going to hang out with some girlfriends and watch some twilight I'm planning on eating dinner at work before I go so I won't have to worry about what to eat but I won't be able to get a workout in since I work 8-7 : ( Then tomorrow we are going to go running again!

Hopefully I can stay on track with working out and eating for more then one week at a time. I know that all it takes is dedication to get the results you want (funny how that works huh) so I'm going to try and treat every week the same as this week!

My gym started zumba finally so I hope I have some exciting news about that. More to come after I go Tuesday!

Have an awesome weekend everyone! and if you feel any temptation this weekend just think of the gratification you will get down the road for sticking to plan and not the instant gratification you will get by eating some random food!!!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

good workout and to do or not to do insanity!

so I went to the gym tonight to do some cardio since last night was my weight training night and I did about 45 min on the elliptical it was only me and one other lady there which was nice and I got to watch one of my fave shows while I worked out so that made the time go by even faster. I was pretty tired today and of course almost talked my self out of going but I knew that that wouldn't get me anywhere so I went and I was happy with my results!

Not sure how accurate that is but it was an awesome workout!! Its hard to get there sometimes but you never regret going!!

and this is me after. Excuse my ugo face lol I was semi not ready even though I took it of myself lol. When I left I was the only one there which is a little scary but I always call my hubby who is less then a min away just in case!

Tomorrow I have the option to go running after work or do my weight training again but not 100% sure of what I should do any suggestions?? : ) Saturday I have to skip since I work 8-7 and have plans immediately after work then back at it on Sunday.

My friend I am seeing sat night is bringing me insanity. I think I may incorporate that a little bit into my workout schedule and go at it all the way starting dec 1st or jan1st depending at what weight I end up at the end of the month but either way I am super excited/nervous!

Have you done insanity before?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

another day of eats!!!

I really like taking pics of my food I feel that it really helps to keep me accountable of what I eat!
Here is yesterday's bfast
1cup of ff milk
2slices of nature's own bread with 1.5oz of ham and 1hard boiled egg with a slice of cheese and 1tbs of reduced fat mayo with olive oil and a side of grape tomatos


Lunch was another tostada I seriously love these things right now and they are so fast to make!
1corn tortilla cooked in 1tsp of evolive oil
with 2oz of lean ground turkey
1/4cup of ff cheddar cheese
topped with salsa
and dry cole slaw mix topped with walden farms coleslaw sauce


Then I had a super amazing dinner it was so yummy!!! 4oz shirataki fettucini pasta with 3oz grilled chicken and 1/4 cup walden farms alfredo sauce 1 quarter of a steamed acorn squash and a glass of milk!

Not pictured for the day was a banana, a string cheese, and a vitatop that I had

I ended up with 1pt+ left for the day but couldn't think of anything to eat!

Be careful with acorn squash by the way! I was trying to cut it open and my knife slipped and it cut my finger! it hurt so bad

catch up

If you follow me on my twitter page you may already know this but last night me my hubby and a friend of ours decided to head out for a run around 7ish. It was around 50degrees! It has been a while since we have run outside but it felt awesome! We did 2.27miles in 29.47 mins. Not horrible but could be better. I felt really good doing it but I did get a side stich once and I had to stop. If I would burp it would go away it was weird. I am going to head to the gym tonight to do some weight training then we are headed out for another run tonight. It was a lot warmer today so that should help a little bit!

I have been super hungry today I don't know if it is from the running or not but I feel like I can't get full even when I have a good protein packed meal. Do you ever have those kind of days?

I didn't post my weigh in from Monday but I pretty much got back up to what I started at from day one but today I was back down to 168.0 so I'm looking forward to what next weigh in will be. We don't have anything planned that can throw us off of eating right and saturday is a girls night but at someones house so its easy to eat well at stuff like that.

We are trying not to drink any alcohol until thanksgiving time or later to help keep calories in check. Its just not worth the points either we have been eating farily "clean" lately and not eating a lot of packaged stuff so hopefully that makes a difference on the scale on Monday. I'm still striving for my goal by thanksgiving it doesn't seem too possible but I am doing my best. As long as I am out of the 160's by Dec 1st I will be happy!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My food!!

I love to read blogs that show what they eat it helps give me new ideas on different meals to make here is what I ate yesterday!!!
1Egg with 2/3cup egg whites with mushroom, broccoli, spinach and turkey lunch meat topped with ff cheddar cheese and salsa. I also had a light english muffin topped with walden farms fruit spread.

Kinda looks like a smiley face 11pts+

I had a iced coffe with 1tbs creamer and 1tsp of sugar for 1pt+

my cat being lazy in the background

That pretty much lasted me a few hours. I also had a snack of a banana but forgot to take a pic

Then it was lunch time!!! I made a morningstar veggie patty and topped it with cheese and mustard on natures own whole wheat bread and had 3tbs of black beans and 3tbs of ff cottage cheese on the side


then I had a super yummy dinner! I made ground turkey since it was about to go bad but wasn't sure what to do with it. Hubby suggested to make a taco but I wanted something crunchier. So I decided to make a tostada. This was the most delicious dinner I have made in so long!!!
1Corn Tortilla
2oz ground turkey
1/4cup sargento mexican blend cheese reduced fat
steamed squash and zuchinni and some grape tomato

I almost forgot to take a pic

I ended up with 4pts+ left but didn't realize this until around 10 and didn't want to eat anything else so late.

I have been having a hard time getting veggies and fruits in so steaming stuff makes it really easy.  I don't eat a lot of fruits because of the sugar/carbs so I have been leaning more towards the greans : )

What have you been eating lately?

(like these kind of posts? let me know I can do it again!)

Monday, November 7, 2011

FMM: Dating

1. What is your current relationship status? (Be as specific as you’d like to be!) I am happily married to the most amazing guy!!!!

2. List a few qualities that you look for in a significant other… honesty, faithfullness, faith in God, and is romantic
3. If you could choose to date one character in TV or film, who would you choose? And which characteristics are most appealing? Don't mean to be cliche but I would love to date edward cullen from the twilight series because he is so faithful to the one he loves or Jacob Black because he also is faithful to the one he loves and that body is unbelievable

4. How long should you date before becoming exclusive? It's hard to say I never really did dating when I found someone that interested me I really would only talk with them I never ran into any problems with that but I think it depends on the person and the relationship

5. What are your thoughts on public displays of affection? I think its ok to hold hands a nice kiss maybe a pat on the butt every once and a while but there are limits nobody wants to see soft core porn in public lol

6. Do you kiss on the first date? Probably

7. Biggest turn-off? lazy unmovtitated hairy guys lol

8. What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? I don't really know I like 5'o clock shadow dark hair guys with pretty eyes and a nice smile... (Ironic how my hubby is blond ps lol)

9. How long do you/did you wait before becoming intimate? depends on the relationship

10. Describe your dream date. I would like something romantic and spur of the moment where hubby brings me flowers tells me to get ready for somewhere nice, we get picked up by a limo and go to a restaurant that has a view over the whole city, we then go on a gondola ride downtown and come home and have wine with strawberries and slow dancing to jazz then take a candelight bubble bath followed by u know ; )... ( too much lol )

Now its your turn!!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I feel like I'm sabatoging myself

every time I am on plan for a while something comes up and throws me for a loop. One night of going out with family or friends sets me up for a week of disaster. I start losing weight I do well with eating and getting to the gym then I get thrown off and gain the weight that I literally just lost the previous week. I know its not healthy AT ALL to keep losing and gaining the same 3-5lbs and I just want to get past this and I just feel like I am super lazy. Only I can control what happens with my self and how badly I want it but it doesn't seem like I want it enough but then when something throws me off I can't seem to handle it... any of you feel like this?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Weigh in!

Sorry I'm a bit late with my weigh in but after my first week on ww I weighed in at 167.2 which puts me down 2.4lbs the end of the weekend was a little rough for me we had our party on Saturday and I only had a couple of drinks nothing too crazy but food wasn't so good. We hadn't ate dinner and everything there were un healthy finger foods the Sunday my family went to dinner for my bros dinner to macaroni grill and I had two pieces of the flat bread pizza it was actually pretty gross. This week I have been doing fine with eating but working out has been a kind of lazy. But going back to the gym tonight!

If u had a weigh in over the weekend how did it go?

Here are a couple of pics from our party!

Lady bug and a white situation lol