Friday, September 30, 2011

Can you still eat chocolate?

I had to laugh when a colleague asked me this today.  I was leaving the book store after  picking  up my chocolate fix  and she appeared mortified at my purchase.  As if I was  going to destroy all of my hard work with one candy bar. It takes far more than one candy bar to gain 89 pounds back.

However, I do eat chocolate just not the way I used to, instead of purchasing a king size candy bar and eating the entire thing.  I break it into 4 pieces and enjoy 1/4 of it a day over  4 days. This way I still get my chocolate  fix but it does not effect my waist line.  I add it into my daily points values and  forget it. I don't do this every week or everyday. Even if I did, everything in moderation is OK!

I have found that over eating is difficult for me to do now. My body show signs of being full much sooner than it did in the past.  When I am full my body shows, no interest in food and it is hard for me to consume unnecessary calories. I now look for my body to signal hunger before I eat, and this has become second nature to me.  In the past I remember eating an never feeling hunger or feeling like I was always starving.  I no longer have those uncomfortable feelings. I think that is an accomplishment, it shows  that I am in control!!!!

Don be afraid of your favorite things, find a way to eat them in moderation that work for you.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Small Changes

Working out does not have to be painful and grueling. Working out can be fun if you learn how to enjoy simple everyday things. Sunday  and  Tuesday we have a dance hour in my house, it was started to run out some of that energy that my kids have before they wind down for bed.  Not only is it fun but, it is a work out. By the time we are done everyone is sweating and  bath time is a necessary for everyone involved.  My kids love it  and they are always asking " Do we have dance hour today?" My one year old frequently walks up to the television and starts to dance and points at me.

Another thing that I now do religiously is take the stairs, it does not matter how many flights. I always take the stairs up and down.  It has been my goal for quite sometime not to be winded when I reached the top step. Currently I can do ten  flights with out breaking a sweat and that feels amazing. Shoot a lady still has to look good when she reaches her destinations. I have been known to take off my shoes and carry toiletries just in case.

Finally, we all must shop regardless of what we are shopping for. If you park in the farthest spot possible you will be sure to get a workout every time you go to the grocery store.  I usually park in the last spot available in the lot.  A few small changes will help increase your activity level slowly. Don't be afraid to change some habits,  change  will eventually  help you  Get Off The Couch!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

My hectic life

So my  life has been so hectic, my son plays football now. So my evening are a constant race to get to practice, make dinner, eat, work out , give baths, read stories and prep for the next day. 
I have created a checklist of what has to be done each day and for me working out is on the list. I know myself and as much as I love running outside,cold weather is deterrent. So as of tomorrow I am back in the gym in the morning. It is actually a good thing because I need  to shake up my routine and the gym will help me do that.

On a side note no one told me that my calf's would shrink so, now I have to replace all of my knee boots. I am dreading the loss of my lovely shoes :(   Oh well if getting off the couch gets me three new pairs of knee boots who am I to complain.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Goal Day!!!!

I have to thank Val for the split pictures that she did for me.  You can see the difference is crazy with these amazing pictures. I have lost close to ninety pounds of fat and I feel amazing. As you can see by the ticker on the side I still have some weight left to lose. I will continue to work toward my weight loss goal until I achieve it but I am also focusing on other  fitness goals as well.

1.  extending my daily run to 6 miles

2.  (next year)  Bikini photo with great abs!!!

3. Running a 1/2 marathon

4. Complete P90X2

5. Work on my muscle definition

6.  To actually write my food down instead of tracking on the computer. I sometimes fail to keep track when I dont have access technology. So I plan to start writing my food down because I should have no excuses

WOW  my goals are different!!!!!! I can say that I have completed all of my previous goals and I am looking forward to sharing the rest of this journey with you all.  Next goal day January 1, I should be running 6 miles a day by then. Time to get some cold weather running gear. If you have any doubt about Getting Off The Couch. I can tell you , that you wont regret  it. If you cant get off the couch, I have a solution for you to, until you can. 

This Elliptical machine has an average cost of $80.00 and you can sit on the couch and use it. That is until you can get off the couch  on your own.   You can start this journey today, it is your life!

Blessings and Love!!!!!