Sunday, August 29, 2010

Days 14 thru 17: Life is better than good

Hi friends! Hope your week was as awesome as mine. I finished my workday Friday with a trip to the gym on base. Well one of them. Overall the equipment was old and rusty and the facility was run down, but it got the job done and wasn't crowded. I didn't workout yesterday--we took the Harley out and I took a good 2-3 hour nap. Rest assured, I knocked out 30 mins on the treadmill today. Go Sherry! I hope to start incorporating weights very soon. I was reminded just how much I missed the gym! So guess where I will be everyday this week?!?!

My package from Visalus should be in soon! So excited. Cake batter flavored shakes. Yum! Can't wait. More to come on that soon. I hope everyone has a kick ass week. I know I will.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Days 11 & 12: Life is good!

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday. Today has been one amazing day.

Have you ever had moments where the stars seem to line up and everything falls right into place? Well this is one of those times. What's so good about life?

Months ago I listed a boat, car parts, parts of a car, and a gazelle on Craigslist. Nothing ever came of it. Then yesterday I got rid of the Gazelle, today the boat. Tomorrow someone is looking at car parts and heck, he might walk away with the parts car if my luck stays this way. Its mindblowing how nothing would sell, now everything is at once. I even had a hit on the car but they didn't contact me. Heck, I even spent $5 on a scratch off ticket and won $50. But my life doesn't stop being bless today! This isn't even my good news.

Thanks to the fabulous Kelly Olexa and Jenny Lynn, I've just been afforded an amazing opportunity to get myself in shape and also help others reach their goals too. To learn more click here

I'm using my Droid so I don't believe my hyperlinks showed up. I will update tomorrow. Stay tuned. I'm so excited about the doors opening in my life. I can't wait to share with you all!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Days 6-10: Life Is What You Make Of It

Sorry for the 4 day lapse. I was off work Friday and was busy doing chores around the house. When I make it big after winning the lotto, the first thing I'm buying is a maid!

So I've been doing some thinking. Life happens. There's always work, bills, kids, stress, housework, errands, travel, etc. Very few people have worry free lives. How we handle the situations life throws at us is what can make or break us. I can give you every excuse in the world as to why I haven't reached my goals. I went TDY for 5 days, packed my workout clothes but didn't workout. I looked for a gym with a workout facility. I chose to catch up on sleep instead. A friend of mine is deployed in Afghanistan. A lot of times I sit around worrying about him wondering if he's okay. A coworker is about to get sent there and I feel sad because of that. My kids have created mess after mess and I feel like I'm constantly cooking and cleaning up after them. I started a new job and it has stressful moments. I could use all of this as one big excuse--I'm tired, I'm stressed, I don't have time. But in reality, it comes down to one thing: ME. I make my own choices. Previously I chose to sleep instead of workout. I chose to sit on my couch and be sad about my friend being so far away. I chose to sit around after chasing 4 kids. But guess what? Its time for a change.

You see, lifes always going to happen. I'm always going to have kids. I'm always going to have to cook dinner and clean up, since I work for the Air Force I am always going to be surrounded by people that come and go. But this can't stop me from reaching my goals. Only I can make it happen. I choose if I hit the gym or go out to eat a lunch. I choose if I sit on my couch and mope or if I get up and get on that treadmill. Todays a new day my friends. I choose not to let life get in the way, but instead I'm using it to fuel my fire. I am determined to reach my goals. Big things are about to happen my friends. Just sit back, relax, and watch this unfold!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Days 4 and 5

It's Wednesday, wow, time is flying. I had a doctor appointment yesterday to check some blood work. NIGHTMARE. Back in January, my TSH was fine but my T3 was low so my doc put me on thyroid meds. I also got put on hormones due to essentially NO testosterone and progesterone. Well, my face started breaking out so I stopped both meds. The night before my appointment a month ago, I resumed thyroid meds. I remember thinking that they really wouldn't have set in my system, so I am sure Id get a low reading again. Ha. They didn't update my phone number in my records so the couldn't get in touch wiht me to find out what was going on because my T3 was TRIPLE what it should be. Normal range is 200-400, mine was at 1200. Geeze, I have been taking these meds for a month now, so I wonder how high it is now. You would think I was losing weight left and right but that isn't the case, which points to other issues. We suspect I have insulin problems, but I haven't taken the 3 hour glucose with insulin yet. Anyway......I am a walking medical case!

But, that's not going to stop me. I am more determined than ever to keep going. I have 79 days to reach my goal. I plan on dropping 30 lbs. Watch me do this!

What are your goals? Do you want to lose weight? Tone your body? Become more flexible? Maintain your body? What are you doing to reach your goals?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Days 2 and 3: Take 1

Happy Monday everyone. Isn't that an oxymoron? Are Mondays ever good? Well I'll tell you this: Mondays are how you make them. As is anyday. So Happy Monday!

It is hot here in Texas. I think the high for Thursday is 106. Yuck. When I get home in the evenings, my house is about 76-78 degrees and I want to die. Its usually 72, so if my AC is having a hard time keeping up, you know it's hot. I honestly dont feel like going home to workout because its so warm. But you know what? I have a cold shower to cool me off afterwards. Heck, there's a kiddy pool outside and I have jumped in it before after an hour on the treadmill. So there's no reason to let the heat get to me now. Sure, I'd love to be in a well air conditioned gym, but considering I dont make the effort to get to one, well, my 76 degree living room will work!

So here's whats on my my menu for today:
Meal One: Grapes, Almonds, and Pepper Jack Cheese
Meal Two: Pepper Jack Cheese
Meal Three: Turkey Meatloaf with Cauliflower and Broccoli
Meal Four: Pepper Jack Cheese and Apple
Meal Five: TBD. Probably Turkey Burger Wraps (no bun, wrapped in lettuce)

I don't eat alot of cheese. These are 50 calories cheese sticks. Its unusual for me to eat cheese once a day, let alone 3x. But they're pretty small, and low cal, and I am the only one that likes them, so that's why I am eating them.

I haven't weighed myself, but I will in the morning to let you all know how far my goal is from now, and I will also list out my goals.

Hope you make your day a good one...even if it is Monday!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day 1: Take 25

Here I go again peeps. I feel like a broken record here someday but that for the birds. I've come to realize something recently. You can't change someone. Only they can change themselves and they have to WANT to change. The same goes for each of us. We can talk about changing all day long, but until we truly want it, its not going to happen. And sometimes you have to make sacrifices for that to happen. Sometimes it means giving up one thing for something else. You have to figure out what's more important. Can you have both in your life or is one stopping the other from happening? At the end of the day, which means the most to you? I want to be thin. But I love food. Of course I have to eat but do I have to eat stuff that might taste like heaven but is hell on the body? Can I have both in my life? Nope. Cheesecake is not going to allow me to be thin. So I have to cut one out of my life. I can keep the cheesecake but I will not get the weight off. Or I can give it up and get thin. Which is more important? Am I truly ready to give it up? Is getting thin what I truly want? Do I want it bad enough to make those sacrifices?

You better bet I do. And nothings going to stop me.

I might cling to cheesecake, then one day, thin might be gone. I might gain and gain and gain and when I realize the cheesecake wasn't worth it, thindom might be long gone. Baby, no freakin way am I gonna lose this one. Bye bye cheesecake. You weren't so great afterall. I know what's important to me. I know there's no room for both in my life. That choice was easy. Stay tuned as I work my big ol booty off. By the time November gets here, Ill be saying "cheesecake who?" as I rock a new body. I define me. Cheesecake doesn't.