Friday, November 5, 2010

And Baby Makes Three!

It has been forever since I posted to my blog. In the time that I haven’t posted, I’ve gotten married and I’m expecting my first baby! Needless to say, my mission to lose weight has been temporarily put on hold. I am so excited AND nervous! My due date is March 25, 2011 (a week before my birthday, April 2). I am looking forward to having a spring baby. I found out that we’re having a boy last week so I’m happy to start shopping for the little guy. And what better time to shop for baby than at Christmas! I haven't been as active as I should during my pregnancy but hey, I blame it on the hormones. I've been fortunate/blessed enough to not have any morning sickness. My biggest issues were nausea, fatigue and heart-burn during my first trimester. All of these problems are better except the heart-burn. I hear that means the baby will have lots of hair.

Today officially markes the half-way mark for me. I am 20 weeks today!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Body Inspiration - Kimberley Locke

Once I lose my weight, I hope to have a shape similar to Kimberly Locke’s. Before poor eating and exercise habits came in to play, my shape was similar to hers. I think her shape/size would work well for me. I am not trying to be a size 6 or anything, I’d be happy with a size 12. I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past and let’s just say the bobble head with the little body didn’t look well on me.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I'm Still Here

It’s been a minute since I’ve updated my blog…..Things are going good. I have made a few changes in my diet that I have to update ya on. In February I started a 3-month Weight Watchers online membership to lose weight. I was successful in losing (at this point, maintaining) 12 pounds. Yay me! I haven't continued my membership but instead have continued to use the principles that being on WW taught me. Also, I started back taking Apple cider vinegar but that quickly faded.

My 30th birthday came and went on April 2 and I couldn’t have felt better. 30 came with an unexpected gift that someone special enjoyed. *wink* I didn’t do what I had hoped to do for my birthday but I had a wonderful time. As a gift to myself I bought a treadmill to help with my weight loss efforts. I haven’t used it as much I would like but I use it often.

What am I doing now? As far as supplements go, I’m taking One A Day Women’s Active Metabolism to help curb my appetite and to boost my metabolism. I’ve also taken my green tea extract capsules here and there. I would like to start back getting my B12 shots to boost my energy but finding time is hard to do these days. On the exercise tip, I am using my treadmill and Walk Away the Pounds. If I could get up and get on my treadmill and do a little HIIT prior to going to work, my metabolism would be an ignition to increase my weight loss! I am on a mission to try this at least two times a week. I might even try this kickboxing dvd that I have, who knows.....Anywho, that's the latest.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Plan of Action

The workout DVDs that I have in rotation now are Punch Up Your Walk (Leslie Sansone), The Biggest Loser (Wii), and Turbo Jam. *Punch Up Your Walk has to be my fave right now!! I ordered this DVD over Christmas break from Amazon and it has been amazing! This DVD set came with a pair of weighted gloves that you use while walking to add an extra burn to your workout. The entire DVD totals 4 miles but so far I’ve only done 2 miles and burned 340 calories max. I will be happy when I know the routine well enough to listen to my I-Pod while working out. *Another newbie in rotation is The Biggest Loser (Wii). I like this workout because it gets your heart rate up while having fun at the same time. I plan on purchasing a balance board to get the best use of this workout and to track my weight loss for the 30-day challenge. *Turbo Jam - still love it! I might add Hip Hop Abs back once a week.

I modified my supplements recently so I am currently taking Chlorella, Biotin, Liver Essentials, Neem Leaf, and Olive Leaf Extract. They all play a vital role in my overall health.

Things to Incorporate

Incorporate more veggies into my diet
Get rid of the junk and eat fruit as my snack
Buy a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s once a week for easy meals
Eat a salad with dinner/lunch daily
Track calories burned during each workout

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year = Better Habits

Happy New Year!!

I must say that last year was filled with lots of ups and downs but through it all I made progress in my journey to lose weight. I learned/ am still learning about what works and what doesn’t work for my body. I know that this year, I must go to the next level in my efforts to get rid of this weight.

One of my weight loss mentors said that one doesn’t need to be motivated to lose weight, motivation is based on emotions and emotions are fickle. You should make weight loss a habit like your personal hygiene. You wouldn’t go a day without brushing your teeth or showering, you should think of exercising the same way. If I want to succeed in my efforts, I MUST, I MUST, I MUST be persistent with making exercise a priority and a daily habit. Will I lose ALLLLL the weight that I was aiming to lose by my birthday (April 2)? Definitely not, but I will be one step closer to making this weight loss a lifestyle change instead of a temporary fix.