its almost the weekend.
Lots of people were asking how I lost the bit of weight I have lost over the last little while...
so when I went to the gym yesterday, I really thought about it.
I have been a yoyo dieter my whole life... I take things to the extreme. im never "sort of dieting" or "popping into the gym for 20 minutes"
its go hard or go home for me. - to a fault.
when I decided to start dieting, I cut my calories way back. too far back.
when I started exercising, I realized that I needed to eat more.
but it didn't mean that I needed to eat huge enormous meals.
my body wont let me anymore.
I eat more often, I try and make my meals 250 cal or less. my stomach cant handle more than that...
Meat has worked its way out of my diet... I have replaced the protein with Lentils and Oatmeal etc. not because I don't want to eat a bloody steak... but because I cant. sometimes I wonder if its my body telling me..."Thank you"
I cant go to the gym and walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes anymore.
ever since I ran my marathon, I realized that if you want to see results... you had better work your ass off. Literally.
I go on the elliptical cross trainer for about an hour... 755 calories shows a good workout for me.
on "heavy" days... I make my goal to burn 1000 calories. I will hop from Bike to Treadmill to the StairMaster... until I hit that number.
it takes a long time, but I have no life.
im realizing the importance of protein and rest days again. I can feel my body breaking down if I work it too hard for too long.
Long story short... I have a lot of learning to do.
I have a lot more to learn about my body and how to diet and work it down to exactly what I want it to be.
when I have kids, I want to be healthy and active.
I want to be great.
Happy New years everyone.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Christmas was good this year.
Those of you who know me, know im not a HUGE Christmas fan.
I border on Grinchy.
But I do love December for various reasons.
In the beginning of December, BECKA had her big 30th...
(AKA an excuse to go out and get spoiled with the sassy sisters.)
T has his Birthday.
Which we kept very low-key because of exam time.
for Christmas I got some great SWAG... including a gorgeous new coach purse from my in-laws and this adorable apron-rubber glove combo from my mom.
I also love December because it is the promise of a new year... its closer than ever. Im not going to lie, 2011 started out rough for our little family, but its only gotten better.
new year=new me...
I have done something or been somewhere drastic every December since I can remember.
This year I kept it a little "low key" - Becca (my sister in law) is an AMAZING little coz student who did me the honor of cutting and coloring my hair...
Again, for those of you who know me.... im kind of a "go hard or go home" person...
Here is my before... Borrrring.
my little niece told me I looked like Ariel... a Disney princess? I'll take it.
I know this post is getting a little long... but I am always bantering about my weight.
I have been working my ASS OFF...quite literally. since August I have gone from 150-129 pounds.
2012 will be my year.
T and I are working our butts off to get places. and we will
happy new year everyone.
I wish you peace and happiness.