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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 27, 2011

Thursday Thoughts…food porn, workouts

Happy Thursday! I love Thursdays, there is only one more day in the week and most people treat Thursday like Friday anyways so there is usually fun things going on. This week has been pretty mellow, just work and working out and trying to kick whatever thing is going on with me. For the last week it seems that every day I feel good in the morning, then in the late afternoon sometime I start feeling like crap. I get a headache and almost get the chills, I feel congested and just really tired. I have tried sleeping extra and not working out but it seems no matter what I do this keeps continuing. Jason has been really sick for the past week so I am convinced that my body is fighting whatever is going on. Bottom line, right now sucks! It is almost Halloween and I feel like dirt. My BFF aka Man of Honor aka Drew has a tendency to get deathly ill for most of the major holidays so maybe he passed the torch to me, and now it is my turn to get sick for the holidays. Either way I want it to stop. I keep looking at food porn on How Sweet It Is and it is not helping. Let me just say I want to devour everything on this blog! Thanks Nicole for introducing me to my latest addiction 😉 If this doesn’t look like food porn I don’t know what does.

I digress.

 

Lets take a look at my workouts this week shall we?

 

Monday- rest from still feeling slightly sick…Gross.

Tuesday- Run that felt like death, I somehow managed to squeak out 4 miles in 50 minutes, how that happened I have no idea!

Then on wednesday I decided to try Bikram again. This time it was a much better success I actually went in there somewhat excited to give it another try and hope for the best.

And I left feeling good and revitalized. I swear I looked exactly the same after the class, you don’t need a post bikram picture 😉

Thursday- Well I woke up at 5:25 before my alarm! I decided to sieze the day and start getting dresses for my run this morning. Well as I was naked in the Kitchen trying to get dressed for running an earthquake hit. I quickly ran to the doorway and then realized if I had to bolt it naked It was meant to be. Thank fully I didn’t have to do that and I went ahead on my run. Besides it being cold and extremely dark I had a great 4.5 mile run! (I just purchased a headlamp to defeat one of those things)

Tonight is my WI and Weight Watchers! I am hoping for the best but I swear I never know what tales from the scale I will learn come WI. Have an awesome day and lets hope I shake this disease Jason gave me.

Do you run at ungodly hours in the dark? What is your favorite food porn website?

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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