Saturday, February 20, 2010

Make a Plan

So... the one problem my last few weight loss goals have missed is a PLAN! I just made one last night and BY GOLLY I am gonna stick to it. As I stick to it I am also going to implement the 4-day Wins that are listed in the "4-day Win: End your diet war and achieve thinner peace" book. I really loosely planned it all though and tried to aim for smaller goals.

Work the...

Abs: 5 times a week
Upper body: 2 times a week
Lower body: 2 times a week
Cardio: 20 mins 6 times a week

Abs doesn't have to be anything big, just 20 reps of four or five different exercises. Upper and lower body things are combined in the EA Active Wii game, along with cardio and that's all done in like 15-45 minute workouts. When I go to the gym I usually ellipticize for 25-30 minutes AND work upper and lower. And 20 minutes of cardio is not very hard to do, so it's obtainable.

My food plan is fairly simple, just get all the food groups each day and I outlined a guide for how many servings of each food group I want (so I get the proportions right, not eating like 10 lbs of meat while only eating 1 fruit a day). I can have TWO sweet things a day, so if I give in and have something sweet early I don't weep about not being able to have ice cream that night. And I only have serving sizes of sweets... everything else is serving size or what looks about right.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mini-me by March

So guess what? I am going to be THE Bruington's Biggest Loser dangit! I've already established my 4-day goals (though not weight oriented yet) and I will win. Most definitely.

Weight: 172ish +/- a few lbs.
Height: 5'4.5"
BMI: 29ish... definitely end of overweight almost in obese category *cringe*
Time: 6 weeks give or take a few
Desired ending weight: the 160's (preferably below 167)

We plan on a family vacation to the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg Virginia in March. Dunno when in March but I plan on making my weight loss begin NOW so I look my best for.... who? MYSELF! I wanna lose some inches and tone some muscles!!! YEE HAW!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back in the saddle!

So I joined Gold's Gym!! YAAY! Well, now *I* will become Bruington's Biggest Loser or your money back! I worked out today but only for a few minutes because i didn't have a lock for the locker and I was paranoid that someone was going to steal my purse. But now I have a lock so I'm ready to rock and roll first thing in the morning! I'm planning to go at 6 a.m. on days that I have school and I will go between classes on days I don't have school. I also bought HEALTHY groceries so I won't be eating crap anymore (no more snacking on doritos at the computer!!!)

And.. shamefully I admit.. I'm currently weighing in at 165... I'm hiding my head in SHAME!!! I've gained almost 10 pounds!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Half Marathon?

So Ephraim asked me if I would run a marathon with him. Well... I told him that I would NOT have the time to train for a run a marathon during the summer semester! So, he suggested a half marathon. Yikes! I am terribly out of shape right now and basically haven't exercised ALL SEMESTER. Goodness, I better start training now for some running.

I am -desperately- hoping that I will lose weight doing this. AND that we will stick to it! Dang it, I'm gonna hold Ephraim to his word!

Friday, February 13, 2009


I hear ya Becca, it's so dang cold! Walked to my 7:45am class this morning in -8 degrees, my hair turned white as it frosted over and I exited my apartment eating an apple in one hand and a slice of cheese in the other... well, lets just say I was inHALING that apple because my hands were gloveless and they HURT SO bad. My hands really have never experienced such cold.

Anyways, I have been uncontrolled. Today and yesterday at least. I began this week VERY dedicated, organized and good. I went to bed on time everyday and for the most part followed my eating plan with small mess ups. But today I've done terrible and I only exercised once this week. I'm SO ashamed! I just feel uncontrolled!

But, I printed out motivational goal subconscious thingys (ya know, where you right goals in sentences of not "I'm going to do this" but "I am doing this! I have done this!" to tell yourself and implement it into your brain) It's hard to stay positive and be undiscouraged though, because I feel like if I mess up, then its pointless to read them because they obviously didn't work. Daggonnit! I can't think that! I won't! I don't! Agh! But I must do better, I WILL; I AM!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Which track am I supposed to be on??

I seem to have has been SO cold and so many other things are happening right now in our life that I have seemed to phase out exercise! I feel awful about it and can tell I'm kinda sinking into depressed mode, which is not a place I want to be in, especially when we are getting ready to move in about 2 weeks. I need to be on the ball, not getting squashed beneath it...

I spent several hours yesterday helping a friend move into her new house and clean her old house. It was a nice workout but exhausting. Hopefully we can go for a walk today after getting some stuff packed and goodwill stuff to the van. We shall see :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Been Counseled

I actually went to a counselor about overeating/food addiction, and she says she doesn't think I'm addicted to food.... hmm, I beg to differ. We talked about everything else as well and she made me commit to not helping a certain friend whom I've been holding up and carrying for the past 10 years and just letting that friend go so I can quit dealing with it.

Whatever, she said if I got rid of that, it might help (although I eat because I'm bored mostly, not necessarily because I'm stressed) but the sooner I realize food itself is not the issue and make food my friend I'll get over it. "Tell yourself that hey, if you're hungry you'll eat; if you're not hungry you won't eat." I've overeaten my caloric intake for the past few days, but I think I'm doing somewhat better. I still am overeating at times, but I'm overcoming it bit by bit.

Thanks for the tip Becca, I've kept that in mind and tried to establish that in my daily life. I also made a commitment to go exercise at the gym once a week this semester. I figured if I did 3-4 times I would fail miserably because it would be this huge obligation, but if I make sure I go at least one day, that's attainable and it might motivate me to do other days as well!

Good luck yall!