Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Sizzler Challenge

I received an invite to join a new challenge over at the daily mile. This couldn't have come at a better time! I was looking for that little bit of motivation, well my lovely friend Carolyn gave that to me. ; )

The challenge starts today, June 21st (the first day of summer) and goes through September 22nd (the first day of fall). The challenge is to log in 300 miles within this time period.  So I am gonna be lacing up my shoes and getting those miles in and hopefully dropping a few pounds along the way. Utimately, I hope that I can re-establish my exercise every day habit that has falling along the way side for quite some time now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

You Capture - Water

I have often viewed fellow bloggers post who participate in the You Capture weekly picture assignment.  Since I love taking pictures, but usually don't have the opportunity, I thought participating in these weekly assignments would give me that opportunity. So my first ever You Capture post.

I know the whole purpose of You Capture is to go out and take current pictures, but I can't help but to share these that I had previously taken. If you have ever had the chance to see the clear blue turquoise waters of the Caribbean, you know there is nothing in the USA that compares.

This was taken from the balcony of our Cruise ship will in the Caribbean

Atlantis Resort  Nassau/ Paradise Island Bahamas

Cozumel, Mexico

Bannister Island
Belize City, Belize

Key West, FL

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Losing It with Jillian Michaels

I totally love, love, love this show! Although Jillian Michaels is definately a hard ass when it comes to making you stick to a plan in the gym, she is amazing at helping people find that end result. She pushes you when you think you can't go any further and proves to you that you can. She digs deep into your soul to pull out those inner demons that we all try to hide. The ones that we don't realize are hampering our ability to do our best at losing weight and feeling under control. She makes people realize that no matter what they think, they ARE worth it! The results these people find with their weight as well as the help Jillian gives them in getting the aspects of their life together are amazing.

I really need Jillian to make a trip to the east coast and kick my ass into shape!

Shrinking Days of Summer - Weigh in #3

After gaining the first weigh in and not even looking at the scale last week, I am happy to say that I finally have gotten my mojo back! I am down 2.5, one more pound to get rid of those few pesky ones I found the first week. Still not feeling up to par, but it doesn't seem like the sinus infection that has invade my body is ever going to evacuate.  I have been on antibiotics for 8 day, 2 more to go as well as Zyrtec D, seems to help some and just when I think its going to be gone, I eye popping headache hits me again. I'm sick of being sick and I'm not going to let it keep me down... the end!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Shrinking Days of Summer Weigh in #2

Wednesday was the second weigh in for the current challenge over @shrinking jeans. I have been avoiding posting and wasn't going to because I simply didn't weigh in. I know the result wouldn't be a pleasant one, and I just avoided it. I am having major issues staying focused on what I need to be doing, and I don't know why.  I just can't seem to keep the junk and food I know I need to eat on a very limited bases out of my mouth. But I know what I need to do; just need to do it!

Thursday 3

Three things I am looking forward to this summer...

1) Vacation...even if I don't actually go anywhere, having a week off from work and being able to relax is always amazing.

2) I always love summer because I don't have to drive to work in the dark, and there is plenty of sunshine left after I get home too

3) Being able to spend more time outside enjoying the sun and warm weather.

So there you have, just the simple things in life are what I love the most!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

True Confession Tuesday

The past week I was gung-ho about getting in all my exercise and kicking butt this week. That was until the head cold/turned sinus infection reared its ugly head again. I finally decided that the over the counter meds weren't just going to cut it, and I went to the Dr this morning, indeed a sinus infection. So for the past two weeks I have been feeling totally blah. No energy, no drive to do anything. Although I did manage to get to the gym twice.. I know not a lot, but better then nothing. Now PMS is kicking in full force. Like the sinus headache, pressure and congestion isn't enough. Top that with junk food cravings and moodiness...look out world!

So my confessions for the week are that I didn't do what I set out to do, which was go to the gym every day. I totally threw the concept of counting calories out the window, and after about the 2nd day of the week I didn't have a clue that water existed.

So now that I have my meds, I should be feeling better in a day or two and maybe in turn I can control my PMS issues a little better and get myself back on track.

I only have about 2 1/2 months until we are (if time permits with the move) going to the beach. I REALLY don't wanna look like a beached whale when I get there. That SHOULD be motivation enough right there.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Shrinking Days of Summer Weigh In #1

With Memorial Day being right smack in the middle of the first week of this challenge, I knew I was in a little trouble. I was super busy all weekend long, felt like I had to go back to work to get some rest. lol I was hoping that keeping moving all weekend long would've helped with all the eating the went along with it, well not so much. I apparently had one to many spoonfuls of baked beans or something. :p 

I really did not want to face the scale, and I REALLY didn't want to blog about it. I hate blogging about gaining weight. It seems like I am on a yo-yo that I can't get off of. Up and down the same three or four pounds, for what seems like forever. So this week the yo-yo was back up 3.5!!!! I know I have no one to blame for the gain but myself. So there it is. I know facing the consequences is better in the long run then trying to ignore them. Kinda like when you were a kid and you had to finish your vegetables before you could get up from the table. You were told it was good for you, but boy did you hate having to eat them!

I have recomitted to going to gym this week as well as getting in all my water. So here is to a better weigh in next week.