April 16 Weigh In

The magic number is 269.4! I lost 4.6 lbs this week. Finally! I’ve been waiting for a bigger number again. lol. 

But I’ve also decided that I just want to try to lose around 10 lbs a month. I think that’s completely reasonable. Right? I know everywhere I look it says 2 lbs a week is like the magic number. 

My birthday is this upcoming weekend. I don’t know what I’m going to be doing but I’m sure I might mess up some progress, but I’m ok with that. 

I didn’t go to bootcamp this morning because my side is in agony. I’m currently laying on a bamboo mat on the floor with an ice pack on it. eugh.

Friday at bootcamp I ran a 1/4 mile in 2:42! Ok, so there was about 8 seconds of me walking (whilst huffing and puffing) but then the trainer yelled out to me to speed up. I cursed him under my breath and started running again. After I finished some of the girls were like “good job!” Yes, I may have been the largest and slowest… but I finished less than 10 seconds after the 2nd to last person! 

I think I’m going to sign up for another month of bootcamp because I hate myself. Or rather because I love myself. I want to be the best me I can be! 

This morning

Went to bootcamp this morning but for some reason I wasn’t drenched in sweat so I went to the gym on the way home to do a bit of weights. 

They had a sign up offering a free personal trainer for one session so I have that scheduled for Tuesday morning at 7. 

Last night I was supposed to go to Zumba but I was just too tired. I felt guilty but now I don’t! 

I have a feeling that this is gonna be a great week for me. (and the scale) 

Yesterday I had a moment of weakness and ate a piece of ooey gooey cake. Mmm… If you’ve never had it? Don’t eat it. It’s delicious and you will be cursing me when you gain 5 lbs for eating a whole pan. 

I’m hungry. Smoothie time! 

Also, the gym I joined? I have to spend $10 there a month on drinks, smoothies, etc. I have been drinking the light Muscle Milk in Vanilla Creme. It’s pretty good. About 200 calories for 17.5 (?) ounces and it’s really quite filling! I think they have other light flavours as well but not at the gym :\ And it’s dairy free if you’re lactose intolerant! I had always seen people drink them but I was a bit weary about trying it. So if you are, give it a shot. it’s pretty good. I think I’m going to blend mine with some ice since they’re a bit sweet. 

Have a great day guys! Get it done! 

Boot camp!

This morning I FINALLY made it to bootcamp again. I was chatting with the woman next to me and she said that she missed last week as well. Which made me feel good b/c I felt like shit about not going. 

It was the worst workout of my life. It was SO hard. I ran SO much. It hurt. My legs felt tight for a couple of hours and I iced them when I got home because I was in so much pain. 

Afterwards a couple of friends came in from out of town and I had a great time! Swimming, shopping, eating sushi. Great day!

Time to get to sleep so I can go tomorrow! -.-

I can run!

So we didn’t go to Zumba as my stomach was acting up (due to the delicious food I ate yesterday for Easter no doubt…) and one of the girls wanted to go get ice cream. haha (No I didn’t go!)

The bride and I went to the park for our walk/jog/run thing. And I. Can. Run. Not for too far.. but a hell of a lot farther than I even thought I could! YAAAAAAAAAYY!

Then after doing 3 miles (instead of the usual 2) I went to the gym to do some work on the weight machines. Just because my fat ass overslept doesn’t mean I’m not going to work out! Last week I was a bit blasé about the whole eating right and working out thing.. but this week I feel pumped and super motivated again. I guess it’s just something that’s going to happen. 

I’m finding that I really enjoy jogging and running. Who would have thought. There were a few people at the park and I even wore my work out clothes. Normally I would wear something else because I would be too embarrassed to be seen in them but now it makes me feel good.. proud even! 

One thing I’m not fond of though?…. Treadmills. I walk and don’t get anywhere! I would much rather be outside with a nice breeze. 

The bride apparently gained 10 lbs. (I hadn’t seen her in a little while) So I’m going to try to get her to work out with me at the park so she can get herself in better shape. The wedding isn’t until October but she always seems to have a hard time losing weight.   :\ We’re gonna get it!

Pounds!

So a friend of mine was around 230 lbs and is now around 200 and went from a size 16-18 to now squeezing into a size 12. This makes me sick. Don’t get me wrong I am SO happy for her. She worked her ass off! (this is the friend I’ve told you about that can run!) But even when I was 60 lbs lighter? I was only in a 15 and right now I am wearing 18’s and 20’s. 

Now I know I know… everyone is built differently, etc. But it’s still frustrating. She always complains about her fat thighs and arm upper arms but they’re like half the size of mine. She was just carrying the weight in her stomach which she is now losing. 

So… this morning in bootcamp? We had to do some jogging. a LOT of jogging. But I did the majority of it. I felt like I was going to die most of the time… but I did it! I DID IT! It was an amazing feeling. 

During one of the MANY jogging sessions… I heard someone behind me say “Move it skank” I was appalled and just flabbergasted! Then the girl in front of me turned around and started talking to her. I was about to say “What the fuuuuuck!?” but obviously they were friends.

The sessions are from 5:30 to 6:30 and you better believe the trainer makes EVERY second count. Also… the trainer I had last week wasn’t there today. It was another guy that’s even harder. BUT! This one doesn’t know my name. Haaaaa. 

Oh and yesterday? About halfway through the workout someone farted during crunches. HAHAHA, I would have laughed because I think farting is hilarious, but I was too out of breath. 

I feel so much better lately… and just from looking at my disgusting picture that I posted a while back? I really think I look a bit smaller! yaaayyy! Get it done!

Bootcamp this week

So, you’ll all be happy to know that I’m the largest and most out of shape person there. *tear

And today we had to sign in and my name wasn’t on the list so one of the trainers wrote it in. Then during one of the exercises I hear him say my name then “kick higher!” I looked at him like “Are you kidding?” Then he said “Yea, I know your name now! Haha!”…. Oh Joy! 

Whenever it gets really hard? I just tell myself “Yup, you did this to yourself. You even PAID to have this done to you.” -.-

Need to get some sleep.. have to wake up at 4:30. Eugh!

Also, I have heard a little about this No Weigh In April thing? I don’t know if I should do that… although, how awesome would it be to wait for so long and see how much you’ve lost! Although, on the other hand… if I didn’t lose a lot I would be PISSED that I hadn’t been looking at the scale and trying to change something to improve the numbers. Hmmph. I’m ponder on this a wee bit more before making a decision. Anyway, bed time! 

Sleep tight! Don’t let the bed bugs bite! Napping tomorrow will be AMAZING!

Sunday night

So I feel like every Sunday night I’m on here saying I’m worrying about the weigh in for the morning… Because I am! 

I just worry since I’ve been reading about starting a new exercise routine - all my pain and sweat in the exercise bootcamp. So… I might be retaining a lot of water, apparently when you feel the ‘burn’… actually, just read this: 

"The temporary weight gain explained:
When someone starts a new exercise program, they often experience muscle soreness. The more intense and “unfamiliar” the program, the more intense the muscle soreness. This soreness is most prevalent 24 to 48 hours after each workout. In the first few weeks of a new program, soreness is the body trying to “protect and defend” the effected or targeted tissue. Exercise physiologists refer to this as delayed-onset muscle soreness.

This type of soreness is thought to be caused by tissue breakdown or microscopic tears in muscle tissue. When this happens, the body protects the tissue. The muscle becomes inflamed and slightly swollen due to fluid retention. This temporary retention of fluid can result in a 3- to 4-pound weight gain within a few weeks of a new program. Keep in mind that muscle soreness is not necessarily a reflection of how hard you worked. In fact, some people feel no signs of muscle soreness, yet will experience the muscle protection mechanisms of water retention and slight swelling. “

So tomorrow if the scale does not display a nice pretty number I will not get upset. I will not get upset. I will not get upset. I will not get upset. How many times should I repeat this so I will believe it? 

Actually though I have already been noticing a difference in my body and the way my clothes fit. So even if the number is not great, I’m still feeling awesome. Maybe soon I will do my measurements again… that would be a great motivation for me since obviously the scale is not my friend. 

My knee kinda hurts. Tomorrow morning is going to suck. Lets do this! 

Night!

No bootcamp today!

I didn’t go to bootcamp this morning because the weather was absolutely terrible. It was storming and disgusting outside. 

It’s ok though because I am still in pain. Yesterday I did at LEAST 100 squats. Normal squats, shuffle squats, curb squats (each side), sumo squats, squat presses, and I’m probably forgetting some. My thighs are in AGONY. 

Not to mention the bites on my arm which I have now identified as being fire ant bites. I have to keep icing my arm and putting medicine on. I have been icing and elevating my knee as well to make sure it doesn’t hurt anymore. 

I’m still thinking about signing up for a month of bootcamp. I can sign up for 3 days a week or for 5 days a week for the month. But I just got an email advertising the 3 day bootcamp for a discount at $162 (it’s still kinda expensive…) with an extra 5 days. That one sounds really tempting. Then I don’t have to go EVERY day… so it’s 17 sessions for $162 or it’s 20 sessions for $224. That way I can have a couple of days of relaxation. 

So now is the decision of going to the trainer I’ve been going to or going to a different one that is closer to me. 

I have a couple of days to decide! I mean, I’m used to waking up early and I might as well. 

Today I have been craving nothing but bad food and CAKE. So what did I eat? A salad. It sucks today but will be awesome Monday on the scale. 

Gonna go to the gym with a friend. Eugh, it’s gonna suck. I think I will concentrate on my arms. 

Bootcamp… Day 2.

So I am getting ready for my second day of bootcamp and I am scared. 

Yesterday was terrible (and awesome)

but today will surely be worse. My whole body is aching and I feel exhausted. I don’t think I will be going to the track this morning like yesterday. I think I will be coming home to shower and take a nap. 

ow.

No pain, no gain. 

This is gonna suck. 

Boot caaaaaamp!

A friend and I signed up for a one week boot camp starting Monday at 5:30am. It’s every day for a week. It’s usually $300ish for a month but they’re doing a week class for $37. This is a great way for me to test it and see if I like it before investing. Or I could just do the exercises I learn at home. Either way? It’s a win! I’m so out is shape though so I really worry about what I’ll be doing. I’m scared but excited! So when you wake up this week(at any time past 6:30am) just remember that I’ve already worked out so you should too!