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November 1, 2011

New Goals for November

Wow it is hard to believe that October is already over! Especially since I didn’t drink most of the month, I swear it was going to take forever hehe. November is upon us and I am ready  for to take on this month! before we talk to much about goals lets see my super cute Mad Men style Halloween outfit for Saturday’s party.

Aww didn’t I look totally Mad Men style? It took me forever to get my hair even that big, I learned from my researching that for the fabulous “Joan hair” they use false hair, I guess I can’t fake fake hair!

Now that you are all jealous of my first Halloween where I wasn’t super slutty, lets look at how this month went as far as my goals are concerned.

October Goals!

  • lose 3-4 pounds– Well since I had that big drop at the beginning of the month I have been able to  keep it off! I was hoping to have a little more but I will take what I got. My final WI for this month is on Thursday so we will see what the scale says. I am hoping for the best, but this weekend was a little crazy with food.
  • strength train 2 days a week with my running training– I have been doing body pump at my gym 1 time a week and also doing yoga 1 time a week pretty steadily so win!
  • relax and enjoy life even if it means not losing weight that week– This goal is always something I seem to forget, but I did good this whole month weight wise, and relaxing is something I did without trying much because I was fighting the nasty cold Jason had (that counts right?).
  • cook 1 dinner a week– Lets just say this happened. I have been cooking a lot more since I am meal planning more.
  • Don’t worry about what happened yesterday, focus on today– this is something that I will forever have to work on. I stress so easily about everything! I am working on it lets just call it a WIP (work in Progress).

Overall I am really impressed with my results. I even had a few people tell me they can tell I am working hard on my fitness and food, and it is showing in my body. I feel really confident this week with my body and what it is capable of. Well since I kicked major ass on my October goals lets shoot for the stars in November.

November Goals

  • Lose 2 pounds by December 1st
  • Finish my  book (seriously!)
  • Make sure to get 2 days of non running in a week (spin/yoga/body pump)
  • Meal plan every week

I think these are very attainable goals. Since last month I pretty much completed all my goals with flying colors, I am going to keep on keeping on! This month is going to be nuts with training for the Half Marathon in Vegas and Visiting my sister in Oregon, but I am ready for the challenge. I also joined the Pile on the Miles challenge to help keep me in check. Now if only I could make my legs not ache I would be set! Oh well, At least I already did my run for the day.

October 24, 2011

All Hallow’s Eve, the sober additon

I am sitting here stuffed to the gills with yummy salad. Because the fiance has been utterly sick and defenseless I did what any loving woman would do….not a damn thing as far as grocery shopping and cleaning went. Maybe it was sympathy pains? or maybe I just really wanted to lounge when I was free during this weekend. In any case, today’s lunch was brought to you by Mixt Greens, so good I could eat another mondo salad. Sorry for no picture I seriously devoured the giant thing in less than 4 minutes. Well maybe it took longer but you get the point.

I was thinking of what is a good topic for Monday to talk about and honestly the only thing I can think of is that this is the first Halloween, in a long time, that I am not drinking. No I did not start going to AA or claim myself to be an alcoholic instead I am trying my hardest to lose some weight(especially around the middle) before I try on wedding dresses on November 6th. We have an appointment at a dress shop right around the corner from my house and I am really excited to squeeze into dresses and feel beautiful, at least that is the hope 😉

Back to not drinking, I had my official first day on October 6th, and the dress hunt starts on November 6th, 30 days of trying to not eat all the sweets around me(I have to have a little fun right?) and working my butt off at the gym. So far I am 2 weeks in, and the results?

Well according to my scale at home I lost 1.3 last week, and the week before that I lost 4.2 at Weight Watchers. It will be interesting to see what the scale says at the end of this experience but I can tell that drinking slows down my metabolism. I am sure you have all heard that before from fitness guru’s and the like. I guess being a 26 year old in the SF Bay area I just didn’t want to think about it. But, now that I am seeing and feeling the results I have come to the conclusion of the truth that I already knew; Drinking (can) makes you gain weight.

What am I going to do with this new information? Well I am going to keep my drinking to a minimum. I think that having 3 or 4 drinks a week is pretty decent for most of the time, and the occasional “Drink like a college student” night will just have to be kept occasional. I still have to figure out my Halloween costume and since I won’t be drinking I will be much colder, or at least realize it 😉

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