Monday, October 24, 2011

Hoping For More Success To Come..

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"There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way."
Christopher Morley

This past week has been an awesome week! I have continued to count calories and still manage to put time in thought not a lot walking on the treadmilll. This past saturday was my first 5k. I finished and felt so awesome. Though I did it with my two kids, pushing a stroller ( my little coco bean decided to be done 1/2 way through it.. glad i brought it along) and it was more walking than running I am just grateful to finish.  Plus a bonus was it was for a a good cause. That's what made it more grateful. I even remebered to use my omoron pedometer i got. I love that thing! Though I have to remember to keep it on at all times. I do tend to forget. I am realizing just how much steps I actually take a day and I surely want to hit that 10,000 steps a day goal. I also am excited to say that I have lost another 2 lbs. so a total of 10 lbs so far since counting my calories. I am loving it and loving life. I hope everyone has a good rest of the week!

Question of the week:
How would you brand your health and wellness lifestyle?  How do you want others to know you in this area?

I would brand my health and wellness lifestyle in easy going, easy to do it style. I think that you can achieve weight loss and change as long as you don't try to make it too complicated and stress over it. You have to set it to where you feel like your doing it for yourself and this is something that is easy for you to accomplish. I want it to be an easy go with the flow feeling. I wouldn't want to be doing just because everyone expects me to I want to do because I want to. Plain and Simple. Go with the flow. If I lose a couple lbs. this week or not I'm not going to dwell on it. I'm going to make changes for the better. 

This post is sponsored by New Balance and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gotta Keep On Going

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“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

This past week has been a really good week for me. I have totally turned it around from the week before. I was so upset after buying my new scale that my weight number was not what I thought it was. If you recall, it was 8 lbs. different. But I still forged ahead and kept on going not looking back. Actually I didn't want to look back. So last sunday was the day I decided to start counting my calories. Oh boy was I glad I did. I never realized how much of a difference counting calories could make. I've noticed the things that I used to eat are really not that appealing to me anymore (ex. junk food). Even when I go to the grocery store now I look at how much calories there are in things. My new thing to eat right now when I am craving sweet or just plain bored and want to munch on something is a breath savers mint. The best part it's only 5 calories. My biggest problem was munching while I was at work.Sitting at a desk all day long gets pretty boring at times. So what would be the next thing best thing to do grab a something to munch on and snack away. Now work has added a big screen (60 in. in fact) tv in our lobby and who is the main person at the lobby. Me? So do you know how tempting it is to just grab a bag of whatever chips is at the vending machine and munch on it while watching some tv. Very temting. Though I don't and that's why I have my mints handy. Gotta love those mints. So in conclusion I am going to keep on forging ahead until I reached my goal weight. Oh.. I forgot to mention the best part. I've lost 8 lbs. total since sunday!! I am super stoked! I feel great! Have a great week!

Question: What parts of your body are you especially proud of right now? What makes you love them?

The body part that i am most proud of right now would have to be my legs. Calves especially. Before I started doing this workouts my legs expecially my calves they used to jiggle.. not a pretty site to me anyway. But now that i've done these jump lunges, jump squats and especially those air squats (i love them the most), my calves have been really toned. That is the most part i am proud of.

 “This post is sponsored by Grunt Style and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women

Monday, October 10, 2011

Reality Check BIG Time!

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The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Benjamin Mays

The Start of this week has actually not been that great. Sunday is the day that started it all. I decided that hey i could use a new weight scale. I pretty much just had a basic brand non-digital only cost me like $10. So off to the store we went. Hubby and two kids in tow we hit the weight scale aisle. We literally stood there for a good 30 minutes deciding which scale to get. I wanted a digital scale with a  memory tracker.. They had so many to choose from... one calculates your BMI.. one gives you encouragement when you lose weight and yells at you when you've gain. (there really is one.) We ended up settling on a $30 scale digital with memory that tracks your weight lost. Didn't really need all the fancy ones plus i don't like to hear gaining weight and being yelled at by a scale of all people. So off to home we went. Now the next part is a shocker. Went home jumped on the scale and my jaw just about dropped. I thought i was seeing things.. My old scale was off. Not by 1 pound, 2 pounds, or 3 pounds it was off by 8 pounds!! Do you know how it feels to know that you don't weight what you thought you did?  I was so mortified. I literally cried. My husband being supportive as he is told me to "suck it up" in a bit of a nice way and to keep moving foward. He said now i know my actual weight and i can go from there. Which is very nice to hear but still seeing that number shoot up past my weight, i was just devastated. So what did i do next?? Did i sit on the couch and grab a cookie?? Nope I walked my butt downstairs and i walked my anger and fustrations off. By the time i was done i felt so much better. We ate a healthy meal for dinner (salad and even measure everything) and i didn't even eat dessert.. though i was wanting to. My hubby just kept reminding me do i really need that? In the end i really didn't need it.  I have signed up on a website to keep track of my calorie intake so i am in more control of my outcome. I want to reach my goal! So I am moving foward and this time I won't looking back. I will be finishing up this 2week challenge and I can't wait for the next one to begin. I super psyched and ready to go. I am more determined then ever.

Also Best of Luck to all the finalist tonight. The next Mamavation Moms will be announced tonight at the twitter party. Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gotta Keep On Smiling...

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This past week I haven't had any major changes So my post might be a little small. I have been doing the 2week challenge again but this time around it completely exhausted me. In a good way don't get me wrong but i just felt so tired afterwards. I have included walking on the treadmill everyday with the 2week challenge routine. I still have to get use to drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day. Not quite there yet. Working on it..slowly but surely.. This past week I have notices my allergies went into overload.. I was sneezing up a hay storm and my eyes itch. I've been taking Zyrtec but if you have allergies you know how it is.. it can only work for so long. I feel like I'm popping those things in my mouth like m&ms everyday. Anyhoo on a good note to end my post I stepped on the scale this morning and i haven't gain any pounds.. Good thing right? I suppose though I didn't lost any either. A little sad but I'll just keep holding my head up high and keep on smiling. Any suggestions on how to move my scale backwards without cheating would be greatly appreciated. Like i said before i feel like I'm stuck. Have a good rest of the week and remember just to keep on smiling.. (It is pretty contagious if you see someone else do it... try it.. :) )

 “This post is sponsored by Brita and I took the Brita Challenge to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women .