Saturday, July 31, 2010


I went for my fitness assessment this a.m. gearing up for my second month of bootcamp. Ow ow! So excited, so pumped. Everyone should do this. Anyways.

Showed up on time and got my measurements, and happy to report the following:

Before After

Weight: You don't kneed to know that. The difference of 8 lbs.

Body fat% 34.0 33.5

BMI: 32.7 31.5

Waist Line: 36 35

Hips: 45 44

So pretty happy with all that. In fact pretty proud! Then it was time to move to the fitness portion of the assesment. And the results are as follows.

34 push-ups in 90 seconds 48 push ups in 90 seconds

27 sit-ups in 90 seconds 37

Plank hold: 35 seconds 1 minute!

Obstacle course: 8:21 7:35

Month two begins on Monday and thus will start my frugal calorie intake again. I am so excited. Shooting for the full 10 lbs this month. How awesome would that be? That means that if I could keep going at about that rate by November I could be pretty much at my goal weight. I am ridiculously happy and excited. At the end of month 2 I get to go shopping for a black dress for K's wedding and I am sincerely hoping I am in a new size bracket. Anyways just wanted to update my progress!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some days I just don't.

You those days where you just don't. You don't want to talk, you don't want to do your duties, you don't want to dress in clothes suitable for public. You just want to exist. Watch blankly at the television or listen without really listening to some music or surf blindly on the internet for nothing. That's what I feel like at the present moment.

Anyways regarding boot camp; successfully completed one month! I loved it so much I signed up for a second month and that will start Monday!!! Woo hoo this week break was making me so nervous. I was afraid I was going to become undisciplined and go back to old habits. I did go to Sonic yesterday however I worked out with my mom and taught her some boot camp exercises. I got on the scale this morning and still not dissappointed. I lost a total of 8 lbs in a month. That is huge for me. It took me 3 months just to lose ten at the beginning of the year and I wasn't having near as much fun. I am looking at a number I haven't seen in a long time!!! In total for the year I have lost 15 lbs. There is no stopping me now! I have muscles too in my arms that I didn't have before. Yup I am becoming a machine.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I'm Pretty

I looked in the mirror this morning after wiping off the excess mascara that didn't quite wash off in the shower and thought immeadiately to myself, "I'm pretty." It was the first time in a very long time that I thought it, said it and meant it. What a very nice feeling! Maybe my transformation bootcamp really was more than just a physcial transformation. That was what Mike, our camp instructor had said in the beginning and it seems to be ringing true. I love love love how I am feeling, now if only the world could be stricken of all calories it would be joyous!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Small pet peeve

I forgot. So I can't workout tonight. :( I am very upset about it but I have an obligation that I can put off no longer. Anyways so I am talking to J about it and he is acting all disappointed and crap over me not making it tonight. He mentions the money I have spent and how it is a shame I am missing a class when it's only 3 classes per week. Blah blah blah! I mention how I am not a fan of him making me feel bad when I feel plenty bad on my own. His argument becomes I am not dissappointed in you but for you. You know I bit my tongue through that conversation. But I felt like telling him, "Who is doing this?" I am doing this and I am sure as hell not doing it for anyone else but me. And when I see him busting his a$$ in the Texas heat for even one day a week then he can give me the "Oh I am so dissappointed" speech. I don't know why but it really pissed him off. I understand he is excited that I am doing this and who wouldn't get excited about their significant other getting healthy and getting in shape. I know when he told me worked out last week I was so excited. But if he doesn't work out one day or if he doesn't eat something he is supposed to one day I am not going to say crap. He sees what I am doing, if he wants to use it for inspiration, motivation then great. But I will not do more than what I am doing unless I WANT TO! And I won't let anyone discount my efforts. Maybe I am overreacting. I will leave it. But he better keep his trap shut.

Good Morning Loves!

I am in a very good mood today. I did something I wasn't going to do until Sunday morning but I couldn't resist. Looking in the mirror the last few days I just keep saying to myself, "I look thinner." So finally I wanted to see if it was just my imagination. Nope 3 more lbs gone! So in 3 weeks I have lost 6lbs. That is a healthy drop and I am happy!!!! I am proud beyond proud. That is no pills, no taking away all the foods I love, no counting calories. Just simply eating healthy and working my a$$ off 3 days a week. I wish I could go to 4 days per week but I live to far away for that. Too many days getting home at 7:45p.m. Not doable for Maria. Anyways I signed up for the next class. I look forward to orientation for that class so I can see if I lost inches and if I have a better time on the obstacle course. For the most part I have seen a huge change in the amount of pain I have been carrying in my back. The first 2 weeks I went with very minimal pain. Now this week has been a littl different. I didn't miss the pain in my lower back at all, I have found jumping and Maria do not go together.

Getting a hold of the SPCA is a pain in the ass. I am trying to get my little darling Neutered tomorrow but they certainly are not making it easy. Anyways. Take care all!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Someone had hid the scale.

But I found it! I tried to refrain from looking, telling myself if I didn't lose anything it would be fine I am building muscle after all. Not the case, I have lost 3 or 4lbs, don't remember where I was when I started this thing, but I know I haven't seen that number in a while. I am pretty happy about this progress. It's different this time it's more exciting. With this I know it's more than just weight loss, it's toning and building muscle. I feel so welcomed there and like I am really accomplishing something in that hour. I told J yesterday, this is something I don't think I will ever be able to give up. I like it so much I want to do the 4-day a week class, but that takes out a lot of time during the week. So today I will just make sure I make it to the gym and do some cardio at the very least, I don't want to feel like I did this last Monday. This las Monday was worse than the first week, I am hoping next Monday I kick more a$$ than before.

Scrambled egg whites and turkey bacon is satisfying.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Leg cramps and unhealthy food

So working out has been pretty tough the last 2 days. J had told me it would be like his "hell week" when he used to play football. The second week of training was always harder. In light of it I have steered clear of any bad for you foods or any heavy foods. I feel like I have done pretty well this week and last week. However the first small teeny tiny piece of cake and I am sick. Booo! Then last week I had a burger and I was done with food for the night.

These leg cramps pretty much suck too. I have stretched. I have soaked, have been consuming plenty of water, the only other thing to so is just get used to it because until my body is used to it this will most likely keep happening.

But I am loving it, I swear I looked in the mirror and thought I saw abs! Hahah here is hoping!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bootcamp Week 2

The second week of bootcamp will commence today. I do look forward to it a great deal. However I am so tired right now I can't fathom running and climbing and lifting, but I know once I get there I will kick it into gear. I am not sure what kind of results I gained last week as trainer guy, Mike, said not to pay attention to the scale too much since we are definitely gaining muscle in this training. My back hasn't been in immobile pain all week which is amazing. It hurts but it's not the "I can barely move" hurt.

Sports wasn't my thing as a child. Mom put me in swimming and jazz for a while, but those got expensive and I guess I didn't show that much interest either. Then I was on the basketball team in middle school, didn't stick with it passed that. Arts was my thing, I was in orchestra and I mentored little kids in the reading program and I was on the yearbook. So this is the complete opposite of anything I have ever put my body through physically.

I will do a better job of sticking to the meal plan this week. But all in all I think I did pretty awesome last week. The bootcamp is a good fit for me. When I was going to the gym almost every morning before work, results were happening and it was at my own hand. But when my schedule changed and a morning work out was no longer possible I was going back to lazy ways. I would get off work and go to the gym and be highly unmotivated. My main reason . . . I knew that after I worked out for an hour I would be stuck 60-90 minute traffic, just wasn't appealing. Not to mention with the lack of motivation stopping ten minutes before I was supposed to or doing one less rep on a weight machine, which is still kind of intimidating to me, was easily done. While bootcamp is self paced, meaning if I need to walk from one station to another it won't result in a man yelling in my face. It is not a Jillian from Biggest Loser type bootcamp. It is very encouraging and you don't feel like slacking because everyone is telling you good job. I don't want to be told good job for a job that is not good so I push. I really hope I get there today and tasks that were harder last week will be easier this week. Some of the ladies in the group said the second week is better, that you won't hate yourself anymore for signing up.

I have already decided to sign up for August's camp!