My Weight Loss Progress

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Why Wait?? I thought I was going to wait until New Years but I decided that, that was a crutch. I just need to start now. I have been battling some sort of cold (sinus) thing so haven't been up to working out but I am starting to feel better. On Saturday, my trainer Tammye, is doing an Weekend Warrior Holiday Blitz. I figure it is a good time to start. Friday I am going to do my assessment; I am trying to convince Travis to do it with me.

Starting weight, before picture, measurements and a timed challenge. I am going to do 10 exercises each 100 times and time myself. After 30 days I am going to do it again and see if my results got faster. The plan that I am following is 5-6 workouts per week, 3 strength and 3 at home. My trainer has taught me so much and so many of the exercises we do are using only your body weight and don't require tons of equipment. Thankfully my little home gym is getting pretty equipped. I would like some TRX bands and maybe a sandbag for Christmas though. I am going to try and do 2 of my strength workouts at home. It also has days of cardio which I am dreading but if I am going to do the half marathon I need to get training now.

The diet that I am planning to follow is a 1400 calorie diet. It is pretty clean eating, reducing processed foods and starchy carbs. I have a grocery list that goes along with the plan, so I am going shopping tomorrow, and doing the assessment tomorrow. Starting Saturday.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Blog Slacker

Wow!! I have really been slacking on my blog. Not really sure why I think that I have just been motivated to do different things with my time. However, I am going to try and get back at it again. I have had some hard months and it is time to make this all happen. This time of year seems so hard. It starts out with Halloween and then Hudson's birthday, Thanksgiving, my birthday, my grandpa's birthday, christmas parties, christmas, and new years. Not a good time to be losing weight. I am just being realistic...and not trying to gain any more for the next few weeks and then start at it hard with the new year. I promise to start blogging regularly about what I am doing at that point.

I will be blogging my food journal, weight, pictures, and some exercise stuff. I am getting excited about it. I am sticking with Tammye my trainer and I think Travis might join a gym on his own and work out in the mornings before work. I also traded another fitness trainer some CPR lessons for a subscription to her blog which has lots of recipes, workout videos, etc. I think it will help me with my at home workouts.

I recently added a kettle bell to my home gym arsenal. I have asked for TRX bands for Christmas. I should be set to do some home workouts and continue with Tammye 1-2 times per week. However, I know that my issues are not with working out. I do love it when I go, finding time to do it at home can be challenging. My biggest issues are with diet though so I am going to start going to the Weight Watcher meetings in January.

I have a big big challenge ahead of me. If you remember one of my posts was about a friend of mine, Win Apel, he had ran a marathon in every state and every continent...well he passed away the day before my birthday (Nov 28th) due to complications with his brain tumor. He was an inspiration to me through this journey and I am going to run in a half marathon, April 28th to honor him. It is the country music marathon in Nashville. Anyone want to join me? The middle of May will be the two year anniversary to me starting this blog and I figure it is a good way to celebrate and hopefully keep me motivated.

More to come very soon!