Saturday, June 18, 2011

Upside down

This post has nothing to do with being upside down.  I was just sitting here thinking about how tired I am, no thanks to a 4 year old screaming at her sister over the TV.  I thought about getting up and doing some yoga this morning and quickly changed my mind because yoga relaxes me.  Not good for someone sleepy. Then I rememered seeing this picture. Yeah, I am pretty sure I would be wide awake if I even attempted to do this.  The tame yoga in my living room is NOTHING compared to this stuff. Who says yoga is just a relaxing activity?!?! Yoga has kicked my booty a few times. How about you?

Next week I am starting a boot camp. Nope, not joining the military. Already been there and done that. My former co-worker Eliza asked if anyone wanted to join her bootcamp team.  8 weeks, $40, 5 days a week, 1 hour a day. Um, sign me up. This is regularly like $125 for 4 weeks and I got 8 weeks for a fraction.  I am pretty sure I read this properly:
Who wants to join my bootcamp squad? It's $40 for 8wks of some hardcore, yet rewarding bootcamp. Let me know if you're interested or want more details!!

Well, I do, I do, I do!  And I did, I did, I did!  I will let you all know how it goes. I am so determined to drop the weight once and for all. Stay tuned.

What are you doing to stay in shape? What do you eat to maintaining your figure?

Have an awesome weekend. After a few sips of coffee, I am going to do some dishes, feed the kids, then who knows what else I can get into today. I know the pool will be involved.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Who defines you?

Happy Saturday everyone.  My day has been just peachy.  I hit the farmers market this morning.  I walked away with 2 tomatoes, squash, onions, radishes, and carrots.  I hit the grocery store for some natural beef and chicken (and other things). I put away groceries, cleaned a little, then hung out in the pool. Today is a good day.  I see tomorrow as a repeat of today except I am going to buy some tomato plants to plant, and have a friend and her son over for a little BBQ. Some laundry might be in my future too. The pool is definitely in the plans!

I am trying to get back to better eating habits.  Its not that I have been slacking lately, but I can do alot better.  I have been on a fruit kick lately too. I did really well today--twice now I had a cheeto in my hand but I DID NOT eat it.  High five to self. I have some weight to lose and yeah, that cheeto isnt going to help me.

Would you cave and have one cheeto or are you disciplined enough to just say no?  I think that "dieting" has a lot to do with will power.  Its really a mental thing for me.  I have to be in the right mindset to really lose weight. So here goes nothing trying to get the weight off once and for all.

Hope your weekend is well. If you're eating cheetos, have one for me.  If not, well, welcome to the club:)

Monday, June 6, 2011

When do you eat?

Hello people.  How's your Monday going?  Mine is a-okay. Its my first day back after being off for a week, so its always a little rough.

So the question of the day is when do you eat?  do you eat when you're hungry? Eat when it's the appropriate meal time?  Eat every 2-3 hours? I do not believe there is a right or a wrong answer. I am just curious to see how you eat.  I personally eat every few hours because I get hungry, not because a clock tells me when its time to eat.  I started eating frequently a few years ago when I was preggo. Then I kept it up when my dr told me I was pre-diabetic, then when I was preggo, then I kept it up to increase my metabolism.  I guess after eating around the clock for so many years, my body kind of likes being fed frequently.  When I had my first child, I ate like 6 full meals a day. I thought you had to eat for two...grown men...Needless to say, I grew up a little, had a few more kids, and I no longer eat full meals 6 times a day:) 

I have noticed that I dont have to watch a clock for my body to tell me to eat.  Yet when I am purposely trying to eat 5-6 times a day every XX hours, it's like force feeding myself.  Has anyone else experienced this? 

Well, I should get back to working.  Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Its STILL HOT in here

Last week I was whining about the heat in Texas. This week I am going to whine about the heat in DC.  Holy hell batman. I had NO idea it was hot up here.  It's also a different heat than what is in Texas.  Today was actually cooler than yesterday. 

I have walked SO much these past three days.  I didnt do too much walking on Tuesday, but I walked for miles and miles and miles yesterday and today. Today I visited Arlington Cemetery and did quite a bit of walking uphill. My legs were screaming. They're still screaming. If I never walk uphill again, it will be too soon.

I had planned on working out everyday before I hit the streets.  Well, A--I am not sure my hotel has a fitness room.  The website says it does, but I have no idea where it is. B--I have done so much walking, I dont see the need for an extra workout.  Seriously, walking all over this city has been by far the best workout I have had in a long time. 

When I return home, its time to do some major dieting.  I am going back to protein powder, chicken, get the picture.  I have gained a few pounds that I need to get off. So in reality, I would like to lose about 20 lbs.  Hey wait, that's what I have been saying forever.  Its odd that people will tell me I DO NOT need to lose weight.  But I say, its all about being comfortable in your own skin.

Alright, I need to get to bed.  I have an early morning tomorrow, a day filled with flying, then a super early trip to Louisiana on Saturday.  Its a turn and burn.  I am going to be soooooooo tired.  Have a good week!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Its hot in here

Hello out there.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Mine is not too terribly bad.  I took my 4 year old to San Antonio on Friday night, came home yesterday, now I am just hanging out.

I got the sudden urge to run last night, so I went out at 9pm.  Yeah, that was short lived.  It was 102 outside. Um, no thanks.  Thats about like me running in place in a sauna. Not my cup of tea.  I think I need to move somewhere that has temps of 70 year round.  Who's with me?

I got in a brief boxing session.  I need some new gloves or something because my hands get jacked up.  I am not really worried about it, it doesnt hurt. Just isnt very pretty.  I cut the workout short because I had a headache and every time I hit the bag, my head would get a stabbing pain running through it.  No bueno.

I dont know what I am going to get into today.  I know an emergency session to the salon is in store.  I will tell you about that one later:)

Hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I'm so hungry I could eat a....

Hello!  How's everyones week going?  Mine is fantastic
Hit the gym yesterday and today. A much as I DID NOT want to go, I sucked it up, and went.  I feel so much better afterwards.

This week I have been so incredibly hungry. I eat and its like I dont get full. My tummy still feels empty. I have no idea whats going on with that. Its pretty miserable. I know its miserable walking around with a full belly, but walking around with a belly that feels like it hasnt eaten in days is just as bad. Anyone else experience this?

Speaking of eating, I am sitting here chowing down as I type this.  I made some chili last night---93% lean ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and seasoning.  Last night I ate it over brown rice; today its just the chili.  Its really good. Tonight I am eating crock pot chicken with broccoli, carrots, new red potatoes. OMG, yes I am eating carbs from carrots and potatoes. Shame on me:)  Its better than ice cream. (Ok, it may not taste better, but you know what I mean)

I am off for session #2 at the gym today.  I am going to DC next week . Need to get some workouts in this week because this weekend I am busy packing.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kitchen Pass

Hellooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! I am back to blogger from squarespace.  Hopefully this time I will keep up the blog....

So when you hear kitchen pass, what do you think of?  I think of a wife letting her hubby go out with the boys. I am sure there are limitations, but the hubby can go out and do whatever he wants.  Well the kitchen pass I am referencing is very similar, but I mean a literal KITCHEN that lets you do whatever you the kitchen.

There are SO many times in our lives we use an event as an excuse to eat whatever we want. Perhaps its a pregnancy, or theres an occasion coming up like a family dinner or Christmas, etc.  Its amazing though how one excuse can turn into 10 more. "Well, I AM eating for two" "I already cheated once this week, I will get back on track on Sunday" "I already blew my diet so I will just eat whatever today." Sound familiar?

I am just as guilty as anyone with falling off the wagon.  But the key is to not let excuses consume you.  If you have a bad eating day, nip it in the bud there and do better tomorrow, dont blow it all because of one day. Dont wait for the start of a new week to happen because a lot of damage can happen between now and then.  And hey, you can even stop it before it starts. Just because your nieces cousins sisters boyfriend is having a get together, it doesnt mean you cant bring your own food, you cant make better choices, or hey, you cant skip it all together.  Be the adult.  Whats more important, pigging out with the fam or looking good in a bikini?

Think about these things. Dont give yourself a kitchen pass all the time.  YOU are in control of your life, your body.  You define YOU.