Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIW....Another F!


Here we are another week gone. Another week where the scale didn't really move. Another week that I was given an "F" for my grade. But a week that I hopes shapes tomorrow & the next day.

Got out that darn Mirena - I am pretty sure I can already tell I'm feeling better & I strongly believe its been the cause of my weight struggles over the past year! Not to mention my serious cranky pants at times! Never been a moody chic! So here we are....things will improve!

I also know that my scale might not have moved this week but when I put on my jeans yesterday- I HAD to put on my belt because my pants felt big...and the belt had to be tighter than I normally do! So things are changing even if the ## on the scale hasn't much!

So let's talk fitness goals! Over on Facebook I < 3 to Run is running a challenge for the month of March - March "RUN EVERY DAY" Challenge that I have committed to doing. All you have to do is run one mile every day. There is really NO excuse as to why I can't do that. I have a treadmill at home, at some point in time in March I should be able to run outside, so no excuse! It's simple & can be done in under ten minutes!! Plus, if that is all I get in...I won't even really have to take a shower after it! ;) When I'm really working out I feel like all I do is shower!

It is time for me to get back to setting my fitness goals & determining my schedule for them ahead of time. So here we go:
Thursday- possibly TurboFire in the morning & then running & core with my softball girls.
Friday- TurboFire in the morning & running again with my softball team
Saturday - Running - 4 miles - Morning again!
Sunday - Running 1 mile & TurboFire - MUST GET UP BEFORE CHURCH TO DO THIS!
Monday - Running 3 miles in morning
Tuesday - TurboFire in morning & running with softball girls!

No excuses! I'm ready to really start pushing my activity again!  

I completely forgot to post a pic a few weeks ago from the Daddy - Daughter Dance. I'm such a blessed momma & wife! They all had an absolute blast & both my girls danced the night away!

I'm ready to rock out this week....and next week for WIW - I WILL SHOW A LOSS!!

Until Next Time~

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mirena is Out!

I told my hubby a couple of months ago that I was starting to wonder if my Mirena was partially to blame for my weight gain I had experienced over the past year and the fact that no matter what I did, I could not seem to lose the weight! I started researching it & talking to other women & found that this could possibly be the case. Then, I looked up my older Weight Watchers weigh-in books & found that the extra 10-15 pounds I was struggling with was in fact gained right after having the Mirena. Since I had made no progress & was quite certain I was having a handful of other side effects, the darn thing was taken out on Friday. Praying that this is, in fact, the answer to some of my moodiness & blah moods as well. Never been a moody chic, but have been feeling horrible about this lately. Especially because my adorable girls get the worst of it sometimes!

So, we are going to keep working on this! Take it day by day & see if we can start to feel better! This journey is about a healthy lifestyle, not about being skinny. The number on the scale isn't the most important factor for me, it's how I feel. For the past year I haven't felt good about me. I have gone back to hiding myself & have lost some of the self-confidence I had gained.

I want to be the best me I can be. The best wife, the best mom, the best daughter, the best sister, the best aunt, the best friend. I can only be the best when I feel the best. So this is what I am going to do:

I will achieve the best me I can be....soon.

Until Next Time~

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Note to Self

Dear Self-
You are officially a morning worker-outer chic now! Monday morning you got up at 4:30 rocked out an awesome workout and felt AMAZING all flippin' day. I even ate a good breakfast & guess what... my entire family ate a better breakfast - I made eggs. I never do eggs on a weekday morning. I was in a very good mood, not stressed out & cranky about being late out of the house! My entire day ran SO. MUCH. SMOOTHER.  Then, lazy butt, didn't get out of bed Tuesday morning & your day stunk!


Yup, it's time. Time for me to officially make the switch to morning workouts. I absolutely hate thinking all day long about having to squeeze in my evening workouts in between cooking dinner, helping girls w/ homework, hanging out w/ the family, reading w/ my girls, cleaning, and trying to a least take a little breath! So make the change. Life will be much smoother. Plus I LOVE when my fitbit already has over half of my daily steps before I even get in the shower in the morning!

And, yes, it is Weigh-in Wednesday again. I didn't do swell this week. I did somewhat decent for the majority of the week but blew it on Sunday...well, I probably also had too much wine on Saturday evening & too many snacky foods while drinking it. But I didn't think I had done as much damage as the scale said I did - ugh! I'm up - not sure what to do here? What gives?

One area I need to change up is saving my points for an evening event. I will try to eat light all day long to save the bulk of my points, but then I over-indulge way too much! I need to take the time to eat something healthy that will fill me up so I don't nibble little bites of food all day!

I'm learning. I'll continue to learn. I'm just a momma in progress with clearly still a lot to learn!

Until Next Time ~

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Breakup Week

Happy flippin' hump day people! I really don't love Wednesdays - they are seriously swamped with running around with my head cut off all day & evening, but either way I am one day closer to the weekend!


It's Weigh-in Wednesday again. This week I don't care what the scale says. For the first time in a long time I feel I am finally approaching this in the right way. I have been eating crappy processed junk for so long & then eating a salad to make up for that bad choices & praying that the scale would go down for weigh-in day. This week I made some changes & slowly researching bigger changes & I feel great about them. If they don't show up on the scale yet, I'm not gonna get pissy & break the scale in a million pieces like I wanted to last week! Sooner or later the scale will show me the progress!

So, it was my break-up week.....with one of my most loved things, something I couldn't live a day without. Yes, you guessed it! Diet Coke! Last Wednesday I vowed I would go one week without it & see what I thought. Erin over at She's a Big Star gave me the kick in the butt last week on this! Not gonna lie - that crap was hard! There were many times I wanted to grab one, so many times I thought that just one wouldn't be a big deal. But, then I thought about how my self-discipline SUCKS & how I seriously need to improve that! So I didn't. Except on Friday when we went out to lunch, out of COMPLETE habit without even thinking I ordered a diet pop and never thought twice until I took a drink! Oops! What can I say other than old habits are hard to break! I feel good, I think I'm over the part where it was a struggle for me! I don't miss it right now. I don't want one. That is until I eat pizza. How do you eat pizza without a pop?!

Speaking of pizza - I am also making some huge changes with my food. Not going completely clean because that makes me super nervous, but I am trying to go for a more clean-er approach. This is something I have never really cared about - I didn't care what was in my food or how it was made. So this is a big step for me & it involves a ton of research! This week I cooked more than normal & good things - like tilapia & chicken. I made veggies for my sides & even made kale chips to try. I did like them! So definitely changing things for good now!

I also increased my activity & finally really stuck to my fitness goals for the week! Last night I finally worked my way back up to 4 mile run since having surgery! It felt great! It wasn't easy & of course my pace wasn't amazing or anything but I told myself I would run 4 miles & I did! And check out my calorie burn!

The scale results for the week....I am down 1.9!

So I am gonna keep on rockin' out my new changes! I'm gonna keep it real!

Until Next Time ~

Monday, February 11, 2013

Update on 2013 Goals

Today is a check-in for myself on the cold hard truth! I set goals for 2013, nope not resolutions - I have never been good at resolutions. But, goals, I am better at! So I set some. How am I doing? Not very good.... here's my list of goals.

First one I set was to be a better mom. By that I meant to stop the laundry, the cleaning, and REALLY spend time with my girls. This one I am actually succeeding at. We have done some fun stuff, I have spent some good ole quality time with them!

Fitness - I am doing it. I am mixing some things up. Now that my shoulder is feel A TON BETTER I am starting to make progress! Yay! Go me!!!

A better wife - well its pretty easy to do when you don't see your hubby much right now! He is a full-time working teacher, hubby, daddy, and is working on his masters thesis project - so pretty much non-existent right now. Short-term sacrifice! Just got to get through this semester! But, I will say I have been a rock star wife at supporting him right now & encouraging him! 

Food - Yay! This one I am making progress too! Instead of just pinning all those recipes on Pinterest - I'm using them! I am doing better on meal planning, but would still like to be even more organized yet on that. I can say that in the past week I have been doing research & shopping to switch over to a more clean lifestyle. See - look at what has been on my desk all afternoon to munch on. I have made NO trips to the candy dish at work today! 
Here's my HUGE FAILURE so far! Saving $$. I told myself I was gonna get smart & get organized with our money! I said I was going to learn how to start saving money & stop useless spending. I have not even started on this. I said I was going to track all my spending. I will do it...for a half a day, maybe a whole day, but never for a whole week.

So I suppose it is time to get hard on myself here...when I started my blog it wasn't suppose to be me just writing about fitness & trying to lose weight. I wanted it to be about me, my life, my daily struggles & victories. Therefore, keeping myself accountable to me, I am going to start doing a post each week about our finances & where we are at & how much stupid spending I did. My challenge for the month of February is absolutely no buying clothes for me or my girls. My hubby does need a few things picked up that I'm going to go shopping for on Friday. But, for us girls - we do not need anything! I'm also going to get that darn budget done too!

Here I go - wish me luck!
Until Next Time

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ugh.....Steppin' on the Scale

Totally not gonna lie today....I told myself this morning I was not going to do the Wednesday Weigh-in Link-up with Erin & Alex, I was not gonna talk about my scale this morning, I was just gonna be pissed All. Flippin'. Day.

Up...up 1.6 & back above 155 where I told myself I would not go AGAIN.

But, what person doesn't struggle when trying to lose weight? Is there really any one out there who at some point in time when losing weight doesn't want to pick up the scale & smash it into a hundred million pieces?

I really am a person who tries to always have a positive attitude. If I fail one day, I will tell myself tomorrow is a new day. If my scales goes up, despite maybe a moment of depression, I'll remind myself that next week it will go down. I preach a positive mental attitude with my softball girls so I try to live it.

But today, today, I might just stay pissed at myself. Maybe being pissed at myself will light a fire under my butt again & give me the kick in it that it  obviously needs. This week came down to several choices & I made some sucky choices this week! Instead of one cheat meal, I had a couple, and some beers, and etc.

I am starting to think I might need a new & fresh approach. I have spent the past few days doing some research on clean eating. I will not lie that it scares me! I am not planning on going 100% clean, but focusing on it at least most of the time. The hardest part for me is my hubby & girls.....what in the heck will they eat? So, I'm gonna transition slowly & start changing things around the house & see how it goes. See how I feel & see if it gives my body a jumpstart because that is needed! Thinking I just need something different.

The biggie - okay this is HUGE for me. I just committed to Erin over at She's a Big Star that I'm gonna go ONE WEEK with NO diet coke! Can I do it? I've been able to go a day or two without one but never longer than that. This is gonna be tough for me! But I have toyed around with the idea for months of cutting it out on my life so here. I. go. I will post here throughout the week - make sure I stick with it!