Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I don't give up, I just take a break.

My last post I talked about my new exercise plan... again. I have "taken a break" from it... again. I Get SO motivated and then all of a sudden something happens to throw me off track.

I have not been following Jackie Warners diet plan no matter how AWESOME I think it is and how much I WANT to be able to do it. I WANT to be able to chop up all my veggies and make all my egg and bag oatmeal for the week- I do I really do. Then Sunday comes around and I... I... I don't even have an excuse I'm just lazy. Can you fix lazy? If so, please tell me how.

Then there's the exercising. I actually was OK with exercising int he morning- I felt better throughout the day. Then one more I over slept and it snow balled fromt here. It is SO HARD for me to wake up early. Some people can just do it because they are awesome. I, however, am lazy. Working out after work is just out of the question, my baby girl is still awake for a few hours when I get home and I want to spend it with her- not exercising then recovering for an hour then showering then damnit it's time for her night routine.

So basically anyone coming to this blog for a good review of a diet/exercise plan isn't going to find what they are looking for. There are no fast, long lasting results with me. Yet. I'll still be updating as I go from one plan to the next and hopefully along the way I will find something that works.

That's what it's all about, right? Finding something that works and sticking to it. I hope I find that "something" soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Week 2 and ta-da!!!

So it's week two of my proclaimed new healthy life and... last week was a fail. I forgot that my BFF and I had plans to go to Bluemercury, our favorite boutique's Holiday party and catch some drink afterwards. There was no way I wasn't going to fully enjoy this night so I broke my diet in several ways. The next day I woke up feeling awful and the rest of the week through the weekend I was sick. I am hoping to get back on the horse for a good work out tomorrow morning and hopefully the rest of the week. I didn't weigh myself this morning due to running super late for work (even though I managed to make it in with a few minutes to spare) but my pants still feel a bit too tight for comfort. I have my honeymoon in a few months and I need to keep drilling in my head how awful I'll feel if my body looks the way it does now.

On another note, notice anything different??? I decided to give my blog a makeover with the help and talent of Becca from Jumping Jax Designs! She is super sweet and was really amazing to work with, no matter how nit-picky I was :)

I think it's absolutely fabulous, how do you like my new look???

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 1 on The Road to a Better Healthier Me.

Today is my start to a new, better, healthier me. My Inspiration? Jackie Warner's book "This is Why You're Fat." Jackie outlines a diet and exercise program that is effective and simple enough to be sustainable for more than just a few weeks. I wanted to follow her plan exactly to the "T" however; I haven't ventured in the protein shake and creatine arena. I feel like eating healthy (as she suggests) will be enough for ME and I won't need the extra shakes and vitamins. I mean maybe I'll buy some vitamins next grocery shopping trip, I suppose it couldn't hurt but it wasn't one of my priorities.

SO let's get to the good stuff. It's all about numbers so I need to give you guys my stats. I went back and fourth about whether or not I wanted to post them, but then I realized if people don't see the numbers and see the progress it's really just a bunch of fluff. I stepped on the scale and measured myself this morning pre-workout:

Weight: 126.5

Chest: 35.5

Waist: 28

Hips: 35.5

Bicep: 9.5

Thigh: 22

I wanted to take a before picture, but just didn't have the time.

For the next two weeks I will be doing 20 minutes workouts on the Elliptical. Per Jackie's book here's the work out:

3 minutes moving fast incline between 1-5
3 minutes incline 5+
1 minute lowering incline to between 1-5 moving at a comfortable pace

Repeat three times (OK so that equals 21 but you get the idea)

Today was the first time I had tried that specific work out and boy oh boy did it make a difference.

Now exercise isn't the only change I am making. I am also eating better (Hopefully thsi will stick). Here is my meal plan for today- I wanted to create one for the week but... baby steps.

Breakfast: 2 eggs (was suppose to also have oatmeal but I was running late)

Morning Snack: Apple

Lunch: Baby spinach and red tomato salad with turkey and part-skim mozzarella cheese

Afternoon Snack: Yellow peppers

Dinner: Grilled chicken and a yam. I will also have to add in some oatmeal because I need to eat one cup of it a day.

Another big part of the new diet is no caffeine (AHHH) and drinking water with lemon juice (YUM) so I have a big water bottle filled with water and a fresh squeezed lemon.

Are you starting a new diet/exercise program? What are some of the things you are doing to make your lifestyle healthier?