My Weight Loss Progress

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Makeup at the gym??

OK, so some of you may think that I am absolutely crazy because I almost always wear make up to the gym. Yep, it gets all sweaty and gross and as soon as I come I usually shower, scrub my face and do it all over again. That is nuts right?

Well my make up gives me more confidence. I feel like I am pretty good at applying it, I like to wear it and I've never had major problems with how my face looks. I know I am not a super model but I don't look in the mirror and hate my face. I do hate my body. If I don't wear make up at the gym then I feel not like myself and I feel like now I have just put an ugly body on an ugly face. Now not everyone that doesn't wear make up looks bad. People actually tell me all the time that I look fine with out it but I feel ugly. Maybe if I had a killer body I wouldn't care as much. I don't know.

One other thing is what to wear to the gym. I am talking about this because last week I went to zumba and wore a big baggy t-shirt and no make-up. Today I wore a cute black fitted shirt and my make-up. I felt 1000 times better looking at myself in the mirror while I was shaking it. I know that I actually felt more confident and that I did a better job working out too. I know I burned more calories.

Not everyone will agree with this post but just thought I would share some of my random thoughts. Look how you feel. If you feel good, try to look good....cause if you look bad, it sometimes can make you feel bad. :)

Anyway, I had a great workout this morning and then went to the grocery store with Travis to get some good protein sources. Tomorrow it is supposed to be 64 degrees so I am going to try and do a run-walk on the greenbelt.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Visual Motivation

So I saw this idea on pinterest and I think I am going to do it to give me some visual motivation. Every marble is 1/10 of a pound. I am going to fill it with 250 marbles representing the first 25 pounds that I want to lose. As I lose the weight I'll move the marbles. I LOVE IT! I think it will be great to see. I think I am going to put it right on my mantle. If anyone asks, I'll tell them.

What do you do for motivation?

I am hoping to go to Body Combat at 9:30. I have come down with a very stupid, runny nose though and my sinuses are killing me. Hopefully it will get better. Tomorrow I am going to get a nasal irrigator and hope that a brain eating amoeba doesn't kill me. Lol. If you commonly use netti pots you may want to read the article in the link above and make sure you are using filtered water or boil your water. I'll keep you posted on how I feel.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gym and more Gym

So I can proudly say that since joining the gym 20 days ago, there has only been 4 days that I haven't went. My exercise is on! I still struggle with my diet. I know what to do but its is so hard. I lost a pound last week. Really hoping for two this week.

I am still spinning and going to aerobics classes. Today I worked out with my friend Rebecca. We did a hard core weight lifting workout of dead lifts, hang clean, hang clean and press and squats. It was brutal but good. I know I'll be a little sore tomorrow. Thankfully there was 30 minutes left to zumba so I quickly went and tried to losen up my tight muscles.

Hudson is taking Karate at the gym and loving it! I am glad to be teaching him the habits of working out. He is also taking yoga, zumba and a running class.