So I have been tweeking a lot of things this week. The first being a new pair of workout capri's. Looking good while working out makes a big difference. You want to get out there and have people see you, and you like looking at yourself when you look good. I found a pair of cute Addidas capri's at Costco, they usually always have something to workout in when I go there. Plus I got them in black, which helps with slimming for the eye, and it goes with everything!!
I also started tweeking my calorie intake. I have been using my livestrong.com website, and wanted to get more from my food intake. I previously had a higher calorie intake alloted, and dropped it to help make this weight loss a for sure thing. Previosly I had a higher calorie intake, and it made it EASY to make it through the day with enough food to not feel hungry. Which I think was good to get started tracking my foods, and feeling accomplished by not going over, and tracking HONESTLY.
I have since cut back about 300 calories. Yesterday was the second day, and I made it almost easily. I didn't feel hungry...but the mind was thinking "hey, this is kinda scary!" I just kept going back to my vision board and thinking, "okay, I want to be 15lbs lighter. Why??? Because I want to look and feel amazing in my bathing suite when Im in Kauai for T's wedding, and then at Memorial Day for the annual camping trip!" It then goes right into my trip to South Africa.
All of these events I have mentioned have something to do with photo's taken of me, to remember for my lifetime. I came back from Antarctica thinking, well I'm sure glad that we got to wear all that gear to stay warm, cause otherwise I wouldn't want to look at the pics.
SO this year, 2010, I am going to get fit, and look great. I want to be proud of my pics, and more importantly, of myself! I want to feel as amazing as I think I am!!!
So, I leave you today with a few thoughts:
1. Track your calories
2. Re-evaluate your calorie intake as needed, make sure you are at the right number
3. Remind yourself why you are doing this
4. Start exercising with interval training in your workouts
a. this means twice a week or so, do a cardio event that you alternate sprinting (or speeding up) every so often. Walk for 2 mins, sprint for 1 min. Do this for the 30mins you are working out...the weight will start falling off if you are eating right!
Love you guys!!
Thank you for the support and continue with all the wonderful suggestions for recipes and workout ideas!!!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Hey Everyone! So for a little while there I had been weighing myself, and the scale kept going up ;(...I was doing P90x and then insanity (not both at the same time) and I was not doing any food calorie diary...I thought that if I was working out in the extremes that would take care of my calorie consumption! Boy was I wrong!!!
So for the last two to three weeks I have been avoiding the scale. It has not been my friend.
Since then I have been using Livestrong.com for my daily calorie consumption and fitness tracking. I have felt very good inside both mentally and physically, and thought that I was loosing weight. My clothes started to fit a little bit better, but most of I felt like I was in control.
So today I got on my scale, and wow....I've lost 3 lbs!!!
In addition to the website, I have made a vision board...which I will post of pic of. It motivates me to be that person that I deep down inside want to be.
So today I weighed in at 165.4. My goal is to be at 150 by May. I am doubting that this is going to happen, but at the same time I am super dedicated to doing it.
I threw out the lingering birthday cakes....no more temptation there! And just really focusing hard on what it is that I really want and how I want to look and feel.
Most importantly, I want to thank my community of friends and family for your support and information.
Laura and Tracy went for a walk with me. Laura has been sending me wonderful emails about tips for weight loss. Michelle has buddied my on livestrong.com. Lindsey and I worked out together multiple times while I visited her in Washington DC...which was a huge catalyst for my motivation. Taryn has sent me inspirational emails for working out. Paula has joined Jenny Craig, and that motivates me :) My dad is interested in loosing weight as well. So thank you ladies for being there for me, and keep it up!!! Dear has sent me smoothie recipes.
If there is anyone that I missed....please come forward and let me know!! I apologize for forgetting you :)
I want to live this life time having fun, excitement and adventure fill my world!!