Fitness Tip of the Day

Friday, May 29, 2009

I am always amazed - Weigh In!

I went to the Doc today and I had to weigh of course and to my surprise I only gained 1 lb???? hmmm all of the worrying I have been doing and that is all it is? Once again the body knows how to surprise me!!!!

And the weekend begins!

Happy Friday everyone! Last night I did not make it to the gym but I did walk a lot so I am going to count that as some form of exercise (a girl can dream can't she lol!) and this weekend is starting off with being an eat fest. My Friend invited me over for a bar-b-que on Saturday and another one invited me to some kind of fair near her house so that means a lot of food lol. I am going to try and be good but when there is so much temptation near it is really hard to just not do it!

Tonight I am hoping to go to the gym for Zumba (fingers crossed) and at least I have accomplished something right! Everyone be safe this weekend and I will check in with you guys on Monday.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Jump, Punch and Kick!

Last night I went to the kick boxing class (I took it before at another location back in January) and it was so nice to get up and moving. I am a little sore and my ankle is not happy but I feel good. The class was at 4:30 and I got home by 6 which I really liked because I can get the gym out of the way and get home for a good dinner and relax. I think I am going to go again on Sunday I cannot pass up a great time - sweating is good lol!


Tonight I think I might just walk on the treadmill (depends on my ankle) and then on Friday Zumba! Hope everyone is having a great short week - Friday is tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I did it!

Well ladies and gentlemen I made it back to the gym yesterday and it feels great. I walked on the treadmill for 30 mins. then went over and gave blood. I feel really good today and if you guys can in your area please give blood it can save a life!

Today I am going to go to kick boxing (yeah) I cannot wait! I actually like it and you get a great workout from it and you feel like you have accomplished something great. I hope everyone has a great "hump day" I know I am.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Here we go again!

I hope everyone had a wonderful safe holiday - I did!

This week is my week to start fresh again (I know I keep saying it) but I am going to really try and keep my head on straight and just re motivate myself yet again. Today I am off to walk on the treadmill and at the gym they are going to have the donate blood drive so after my workout I am going to donate (my Mom said really after all the needles you had in the hospital - yep I like torture) it is a great way to give back to someone that might need it!

The rest of the week should shape up really well, Zumba on Wednesday, Thursday probably walking with Friends and Friday Zumba again. I am also going to try and go back to kick boxing on Sunday (not sure about the jump roping my ankle might not like it).

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Zumba how I have missed U!

Last night I finally made it back to Zumba...YEAH! It was great my favorite instructor Jen was teaching and with her you always have a great time. I am a little sore this morning but I am so glad I went since I really wanted to take a nap when I got home lol!

Tonight I am going back and working on the treadmill (maybe strive) and just keep going back and get myself back where I was a few months ago. It is a long road but I am determined to get back to my old self!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Time to get started! (What is Zumba link?)

Today I am off to the gym for Zumba! I really have missed this class and I am glad Dee will be there with me. I am starting to get back into my groove and really enjoying the time I am spending on me. I just hope I can keep up the motivation and do not get back into sitting on the couch again.

"A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself."
- Sent by Lysha

** Many of you are asking what Zumba is and here is the link to my post on the class
http://24stepstogo.blogspot.com/2008/09/get-ready-to-zumba.html....give it a try you will love it!

Monday, May 18, 2009

1 Year and counting

Yesterday (May 17th) was my 1 year anniversary for this blog........I have to say when I started on this journey I really did not think I would make it past 1 month and to be here writing about being on my healthy lifestyle for this past year is a great accomplishment I cannot pass by. I have come so far and lately I have been pulling back from the goals I have set for myself and also question my motivation. But this past weekend I really did a lot of soul searching and I am rededicating myself to me! No more being lazy no more naps etc........I am setting a new goal of losing 50 lbs by this time next year and I KNOW I can do it! I can be accountable I can reach my future and really be who I am inside. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for supporting me in this last year and I hope you will continue with me on my journey the support you provide through this blog means a lot there are days I really don't want to be motivated but coming here and reading your words really inspire me THANKS!


***Below are some pics from my trip this weekend I had a blast (really walked a lot and loving it)!








Friday, May 15, 2009

Washington here we come!

This weekend I am off to Washington to spend some time with my son and my bff! I am really excited I have never been there and I am so looking forward to all the walking we will be doing and learning a lot about our capital.

The last few days I have not exercised or had any motivation to count of. I spent last night with Dee (my son adores her) and we both have been slacking and made a commitment to get off our asses and restart our goals on Monday. I am really ready this time (no more naps!) we need to motivate ourselves and get up and going.

I will be taking a lot of pics and I will post them as soon as I get back. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another year older

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is my Birthday and I am so excited!

I have been thinking about all the things I have accomplished over the past year and I have to say I am really proud of myself. I have done things in the past year I never thought I would even consider and I showed myself just how strong I really am. But there is always a but........I need to get up off my *ss and do more. The past month has been full of stress and no motivation. I am making a promise to myself today that I am going to get back to the gym and refocus on me and my goals. I need this for me and no one else don't let people or things stop you - you are the master of your life and no one else!

My son arrives today and we will be off for Birthday time all week so there will probably not be any posted until Sunday (my one year anniversary for my blog WOW!). Everyone have a great week!

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's nice to have friends!

Friday night I went to a birthday party for one of my friends and she had invited one of her really close friends that she has known for over 10 years. I got to know her really well this Saturday when we spent the whole day together and come to find out she is a dietician! Wow I have never actually met someone who specializes in this field. So we where chatting and my friend told her I have almost lost 60 lbs in a year and we got on the subject of foods. She told me that eating right is part of your healthy life style that so many people do not take control of (and BOY is she right) and that eating healthy is the only way you will succeed on your journey. I have to say I really liked getting to know her and getting her feed back on so many things I question on a day to day basis. I really believe people are brought into your lives for a reason and I think she may have helped motivate me and get me off the couch! I feel very blessed for the wonderful friends I have in my life!

Today I am off to the gym after work to walk on the treadmill (did not get much in this weekend) and tomorrow night I going to see the new Star Trek movie (in IMAX) I am so excited! And Wednesday is my birthday (my son is coming into town) and I will be taking my son there with me for some gym time and the rest of the week looks ok.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Finally!

Yes ladies and gentlemen I finally made it back to the gym yesterday (cheers) and I have to say it was nice. I had promised a friend that I would at least go in and make an effort (being accountable does work) and I was kind of shocked by how much I really miss it. I told my Mom this feels like home lol! I walked on the treadmill for about 20 mins. and I have to say my legs where a little wobbly so I know I did accomplish something. A lot of the staff asked where I have been hiding myself I just let them know I was sick and I am back. I did notice that some of the classes I like to take have been changed so I am going to have to re check the schedule and see what works for me.

Thanks everyone for your support it really is needed - but I am going to try and stay focused and do what I can and take it easy. Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

To many excuses

I have not posted for the last few days because I have not made it back to the gym this week - I know I know I said I was going to do it but I just have no motivation to get it done. My Mom and I are supposed to go tonight and I am hoping I can follow through on it so we will see. Being lazy is such hard work but so easy at times. I am finding that I can come up with so many excuses I will never go back and that is not what I want. I keep whining (and that is so not me) and it is really getting on my nerves!

Today I am going to try and recommit myself to me and know that I can get back on track.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Emotional Eating

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend I did - I have some amazing friends in my life and I feel very blessed today.

My topic today is emotional eating. I have been struggling with this for the past few weeks (mostly due to the hospital stay and some other issues in my life right now) and I am just stuck doing it. This has always been an issue for me and something I struggle with on a day to day basis. Not following through with going to the gym and just not caring at this point is where I find myself at this time. What can I do? What is causing this? I have been trying to re motivate myself and in my last post I did say I was I going to take this weekend and refocus on me but once again I did not follow through. A lot of people I know just don't understand how this is an issue and I try and explain to them that food is my emotional outlet that it makes me feel better the more I eat the more I can bury my feelings and not have to face what is in front of me. People always ask me how do you do it (weight loss) and what is the hardest part? How do I do it I get up off my *ss and just do it and the hardest part is the eating - changing my eating habits has always been the part that I really had to work on. When you are used to one thing and then you try and change it you have so many emotions going through your mind and so many feelings about the situation that you drive yourself crazy thinking about it over and over again. I find that if I have other things to focus on (me) that it can be easier to control. I am hoping in the next few weeks I can find the courage to get back on my routine and not let all of my goals I have met be for nothing and can choose to be who I really am inside.

What do you do when you fall back into an old habit?



"Friends show their love in times of trouble..."
~ Euripides

Friday, May 1, 2009

No go!

This post will be about being honest. Over the past few weeks I have not followed through on my workout plans. Last night, as many of the last few weeks, I went to bed by 8:00 PM I know what is that. I am trying to get out of the routine of going to bed so early but I just can't break the cycle. The time I spent in the hospital really did a number on me. I have to take naps now all I want to do is eat and sleep and just have no motivation for anything. What is going on why is this so hard? I want to go to the gym I want to do better I want to stop eating - HELP!

I am going to make a new promise to myself - GET UP AND MOVE! This weekend I am going to try refocusing and getting my fat butt up and just do it! I want this more than anything in my life and I know in the end the results will be worth it.

Happy weekend everyone!