Monday, January 23, 2012

Week #2

So, here is a recap of my work outs during week #2 of our challenge.  I told you all that last Sunday I did the bootcamp workout and it was hard!  My butt and legs were so (insert expletive here) sore until Thursday.  I couldn't just skip working out while sore so it was kind of good that Chad had some work stuff Monday night which therefore messed up my schedule and I couldn't go to spin until Tuesday.  Monday would have been killer.  So, I went to spin Tuesday and Wednesday and was feeling good.  Then, Thursday I got lazy and did nothing.  Friday, I was going to work out after work until Chad mentioned drinks and Chuy's and well you can guess what I chose.  Saturday I did the 2nd bootcamp work out that focuses on arms and well, I wasn't too impressed so Sunday I did lots of running.  I felt like Forest Gump, except my run was only 10 miles, but it was great for me.  It was my first double digit run and I kept my 9 1/2 minute mile pace pretty consistently.  I bounced between an 8 1/2 to a 9 1/2 minute pace.  So, overall it was a pretty good week of work outs minus the fact that I did not lift any weights.  My goal this week is to lift 3 days.

Now for food...I pretty much stayed right around 1300-1500 calories everyday except Friday and Sunday.  Friday I lost track at Chuy's, but I did well there and only ate a handful of chips and a small bowl of tortilla soup.  I am pretty sure my drink had more than enough calories in it, but it was oh so yummy and well worth the calories.  Sunday, we celebrated Lucas' 1st birthday and I very much indulged in cake and ice cream.  I felt so sick to my stomach afterwards.  Which is a good thing because I don't foresee myself giving into or having a sweet craving anytime soon.

So, my official weigh in this morning was 153.2 and that gives me a 1.2 lbs loss this week.  Wooohooo only $1 down again.

Monday, January 16, 2012

One week and only $1 down

Today is weigh in day and I am down 2 lbs so that means I only have to pay in $1.  My goal is still to only pay in $13 by the end of this thing and I hope my mom loses the most.  She had surgery last week therefore she is not able to work out for 6 weeks so it is going to be tough for her.

Chad, my dad, and Nick have been playing racquet ball and of course they have each lost like 10 lbs.  SERIOUSLY!  It is so unfair being a woman sometimes.  I come home almost everyday drenched in sweat and eat really well to only lose 2 lbs.  While Chad isn't even remotley sweaty and eats whatever he feels like...i.e. pizza 2x, 4 muffins as a dessert, BBQ.  It can really be frustrating.

At the same time, I have felt better this week and last with being on a consistent work out schedule.  I got some nice compliments at spin last Wednesday from the instructor and I feel like I am building some muscles.  I wish I would have taken some measurements at the beginning just to see how things change.  I know I should see a difference in clothes when I build muscle and not on the scale and, well, I am seeing a difference and it isn't pretty.  My pants have been feeling tighter this week, but I feel thinner.  It is kind of weird.  I have 12 more weeks to go on the challenge and a lot of time to see and feel a difference.

Oh I almost forgot...I did the day 1 BCx bootcamp workout yesterday morning and OMG my legs are so sore!  I don't think I am going to work out today because they need some time to recover.  I see why Megan likes it so much.  

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Meal Planning

Meal Planning 1/15-1/21

SUNDAY-Taco Salad


TUESDAY- Slow Cooker Arroz Con Pollo with veggies-joy of clean eating

WEDNESDAY- Left overs

THURSDAY- Sesame Crusted chicken with Green Beans

FRIDAY- Taco Calzone- joy of clean eating

SATURDAY- Brushetta Chicken with veggies-pinterest

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Challenge

Well, my food list and grocery shopping is complete for the week. This gives me my whole week to devote to a new challenge. I went to church yesterday and my mom told me about a weight loss challenge involving money with her and some of her friends. I love competition and I am trying to lose weight so I told her I was all in. Well, come to find out they are doing the final winner as the person who loses the most pounds...ugh not fair! Some of the guys of that particular group have a lot they can lose. I can't compete pound for pound with a male who weighs 240+. So, I was a little upset, but then my mom mentioned having a little family competition and now Chad, my mom and dad, and I are doing a 90 day money challenge. I volunteered Chad. LOL! We weigh in every monday and if you lose ANYTHING you put in $1 and if you gain you put in $5. At the end of the 90 days whoever loses the highest percentage will win the pot. There could be some big money involved if someone doesn't lose any. I am hoping that is not me!

I am a little worried because I have already lost a good amount and I am trying to build muscle. I have gained 2 lbs in the past week, I am starving ALL the time, and working out. I am not sure if the gain is muscle or it is because I am eating more. I am still trying to work through it all and figure out the best combination of calories. As I posted last time, I have read multiple things about increasing calories to build muscle and I decided to up them to 1450 per day but even with eating 1450, I am starving. My stomach is growling and moving all around yelling at me to eat so I know it is not me just wanting to eat. I don't know what to do, but I have to find a way to lose each week so that all I will pay in is $13.

Ultimately, I am doing this for my mom so it doesn't matter if I win or not. She does not like to lose money, but she really needs to do something about her weight and eating so I am really hoping this will do the trick. I love you mom, but you gotta get serious and get in shape!

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meal Planning

Meal Planning 1/8-1/14

SUNDAY- Creamy Garlic and Broccoli Pasta (the joy of clean eating)

MONDAY- Left overs

TUESDAY- Chicken Pot Pie Soup (skinnytaste)

WEDNESDAY- Left over Soup

THURSDAY- Crescent Pocket Pizza (green lite bites)

FRIDAY- Taco Salad

SATURDAY- Tacos or Taco Salad using left overs

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I'm not going to freak out..1st Weigh In

I have decided that I am going to stay true to my words and focus on building muscle and not about what the good old scale tells me.  This is going to be a huge struggle because y'all know that I feel a need to weigh myself everyday or my day just seems off and I am a little lost.

So far so good...this morning was the first time I have weighed myself since Saturday.  I am going to weigh myself once a week on Wednesday.  Now what was not so good, was my shocked face when I read 155.4 lbs this morning and I am trying to not freak out.  I have to keep telling myself that muscle weighs more than fat....the scale is not important.  I started a new work out routine this week that involves lifting weights and I am sore today so maybe it is some lactic acid build up.  It will all work out in the end, right?

I have read that my body needs 2300 calories to survive and build lean muscle, but I just cannot take that plunge yet.  2300 sounds incredibly high and I translate that to some major weight gain and not all of it being muscle.  I do know that it probably does need more than my usual 1200-1300 to build muscle instead of burning muscle when I work out and lift weights, but I just have not decided on a happy medium yet...any thoughts? So, there ya have first weigh in of the new year and it was eye opening.  It is a new year and a new me!  I will not live by what the scale says!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Meal Planning

Meal Planning 1/1-1/7

SUNDAY- Chicken with Mushrooms and brown rice and veggies (Green Lite Bites)

MONDAY- Left over Chicken and Mushrooms

TUESDAY- Santa Fe Chicken with Brown Rice (Green Lite Bites)

WEDNESDAY- Left overs

THURSDAY- Bacon-Turkey Burgers with Chips (Green Lite Bites)

FRIDAY- Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli and Chicken (the joy of clean eating)

SATURDAY- Pasta left overs

Left overs may change due to how much is left and how they taste. Here are the sites with the recipes.

Green Lite Bites
Joy of Clean Eating

Bring it on 2012!

I love fresh starts and the Lord knows that I need one after the past couple of weeks.  My body is pissed off and is craving healthy.  So, I am going to be cliche and restart my body today, the first day of 2012.  I have some big goals that I really want to achieve this year.  I know that I won't be perfect, but I truly want  to do my best.  So here is my list of Goals for this year:
  • I am going to devote at least 4 hours a week to working out and just focusing on myself.
  • I  am going to spend at least 15 minutes per day meditating and reading the Bible.
  • I am going to plan out our dinners for the entire week and post it on my blog every Sunday.
  • I am going to make sure I have all of the groceries we need by Sunday evening to ensure us sticking to the meal plans.
  • I am going to be 130-135 lbs, toned, and with a hard tummy by December 31st, 2012.(BIG Goal)  
  • I am going to plan fun activities and spend time with my kiddos every Saturday. (i.e. crafts, art, games, play areas, etc...) 
  • I am going to drink 6 glasses of water every day
I am going to refer to these goals and give updates on how they are going each month.  I think 2012 my overall goal is to spend more time on me i.e.  mind, spirit, and body.

Now for the fun part...Please don't laugh or think bad thoughts when you see the next part.  I have been taking pictures each month with clothes on to show my progress, but it is hard to see depending on what I am wearing.  Therefore, I am going to bare it all and update on the first of each month.  The pictures are really more for me so that I can see the progress and analyze the changes throughout the year.  You all just get to see the ugly pics as I go... I really want to keep track and see some HUGE changes this year.  I am not going to focus on what the scale says, but more on the way my clothes fit and muscle building.  I have way too much jiggle for my liking...

Here are my current(beginning) body photos:

THIS is what I want...
Check out my Inspiration Board on Pinterest if you want to see more of my goal pics.  2012 is going to be GREAT!  Happy New Year!