Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Am I Copping Out?

Thanks Ladies for your kind words today, it really made me smile! Why do I feel as if I’m the only person that has a bad day? I did make today a better one! I ate clean all the way to dinner which wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t the cleanest. I had 3 ground turkey tacos, with lettuce, Swiss cheese and a dab of salsa. I stayed within my calories and got 15 glasses of water in. I worked out to P90X Plyometric and it kicked my butt today for some reason. I only burnt 455 calories. What’s up with that? :o/

It took me all day to work up my courage to run tomorrow! I always say I’m afraid to run because, of the hurting it puts on my body but, the real reason is…. I’m afraid to run alone. I live in a Rural area of PA and I don’t know about ya’ll but, I don’t take kind to running with bears and wild turkeys. I heard all kinds of stories about people being chased by geese, deer and what have you but, I want to live to tell you mine! With running with a partner at least I’m not alone. So, I tell my husband that I’m going to run in the early morning to get it over with and then weigh in to see if I made my June goal! What does he tell me? “Be careful!! I almost hit a bear coming out of the complex this morning!” My heart just sank. I was really looking forward to running, I built up the courage to just do it and then this. I chose morning because, 1) I can get it over with and 2) when I ran it twice before it was fine! So, maybe they were sleep but, now that Hubby told me about his fiasco this morning has me thinking 10 times before doing it. He did offer to run with me after work and on Saturday morning so, I’m not by myself! I thought that was so sweet of him so, I will be taking him up on that offer and at the same time he can get a workout in too! J It’s a win win situation.

So, tomorrow morning, I will still get up early in the morning and ride the spin bike. I will use the DVD’s that came with the bike to get that Spin Class feel! Ya Know what I’m sayin? So, tomorrow is my weigh in day! Did I reach my June goal of reaching a new low of 175lbs? Stay Tuned because, there’s more to Read!!

Take care and Keep on Pushing!

Much Luv!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Today was a Bad Day.....

I wasn’t prepared at all today. I had lettuce but, no tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers no Nada!! So for lunch I ate the last piece of Cluck U chicken! I basically inhaled it! If that wasn’t bad enough I went to the store after my Zumba class to pick up the rest of the ingredients for a salad to have for dinner. My daughter wanted a cupcake and of course the bakery section was closed so I had to result to the premade cupcakes that they set out in containers. Each container held 6 cupcakes. None of them had just 1 single cupcake in it. I got home washed off the fresh fruit I bought, chowed down on not 1 but 2 cupcakes and then I ate a half of turkey and cheese on a wheat wrap but here’s the kicker. I worked out hard to P90X Chest and Back and then did an hour of Zumba. Why did I sabotage my hard work?

Today I really pushed through P90X, I did my push ups on my toes, 15 of each on the first round, I then did 8 on my toes and 17 on my knees on the 2nd round, I did my heavy pants with 20lbs and 15 reps twice and then did back flies with 10lbs weights and 20 reps twice. I did an amazing job, just to go and mess it up!!!

Today was the last day of Zumba for me, I only burnt 490 calories in the hour which is okay, not the best but, I’ll take it! I’m not going to sign up for another Zumba class because, I didn’t find it challenging enough!!! I am going to get the Zumba DVD’s by Beto Perez….now his Zumba class is a party in itself.

Okay, I’m over it! I have my food planned out for the rest of the week, back to clean, clean eating! There is nothing in the house that can get me off track! I am going to try running on Wednesday and Saturdays. Something different, something that gets my heart rate up and something that will help me reach my goal!

Thank you for reading and making me smile when you drop me a line! I love it when you all leave comments. You are also so welcome for the meatloaf recipe. Let me know how it tastes when you try it out!!!

So, today was a Bad Day but here’s to making tomorrow a Great one!!! Have a good night!

Much Luv!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm Still Living!!!

Hey Ya’ll!!! I hope all is well with you and hope everyone is staying on track with their eat goods and workout plans. I’ve had a great week! I’ve ate clean, stayed under my max calorie in take, getting my water in and had another 3 days without coffee. (I say that’s a nice accomplishment for me.) J I’ve also been working out hard, trying to shake things up with my body so, I can drop these last few pounds until I reach my 1st HUGE goal of being 170lbs!!! Wooooo Weeeeee!!! After that, I will be setting another goal and working on that but, I will cross that bridge when I get there.

My Workouts for this past week were:

Wednesday- P90X Shoulders & Arms + Insanity Cardio
Thursday- P90X Legs & Back + Spin
Friday- Jillian Michaels Burn Fat & Boost Metabolism + Insanity Cardio Abs
Saturday- Run/Walk 4.4 miles (ran 2 miles straight Ya’ll Woooo Hoooo J )
Today is my Rest day!

This weekend I had my girl friend over and we had a great time. We went food shopping on Friday and had a FANTASTIC run on Saturday morning…I ran for 2 miles straight!!! Yes!!! You heard me right!!! I did the Damn Thang and even ran the hills! You know how big this is for me!!! I hate running but, I am getting so much better at it. I am going to try running 2 days a week. We'll see how it goes!

Yesterday, I had my 1st cheat day in some time so, I went for Cluck U chicken…I had the Honey Fried chicken…1 wing and 1 drum stick, 5 fries and 3 onion rings! J LOL I know so bad but, that mess was so GOOODAH!!!! For real!!! I ate well the rest of the day, oatmeal and triple berries for breakfast, 1 cup of strawberries, 1 med Mocha coffee and the Cluck U!!! I don’t dread it! It could have been worse!! Moving onward and upward!!

So, you guys wanted to know how I made my Meatloaf so, here it is! It is nothing spectacular and no special healthy ingredients. It is what it is!!! Ya know what I’m Sayin?

I used ground beef, 1 whole onion diced, 3 pieces of wheat bread (2 pieces were the heels)1 egg, some Adobo seasoning & about a 1/2 a cup of honey BBQ sauce. I mixed it in real good, formed the loaf, made an "S" on the top with the BBQ sauce and baked it for an hour on 375. 

Today, I watched a great Movie on Lifetime called “Lying to be Perfect”  It’s partially about 3 best friends tired of being overworked and overweight, band together to create the “Cinderella Pact,” vowing to lose pounds by following the advice of their “fairy godmother,”It was really cute.

I’m eating well today but, am feeling so hungry! I need to stay focus for a good weigh in tomorrow! Wish me luck because, a sistah is Hongray!!!! I will be back tomorrow with my weigh in! Thank you everyone for the comments. You all are AWESOME and have me rolling on the floor with your comments! Keep them coming because, I love hearing from you all!! Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Much Luv!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Meatloaf...It's what's for Dinner!!!!

Hey Everyone!!!
I hope everyone is well, staying on plan, kicking the junk food demons out the door and staying active. Today, I made the best meatloaf I’ve ever made. I had mashed potatoes and corn with it. I had a small proportion which was satisfying. I’m not even going to front I could have ate seconds out of greed but, instead I had a glass of water and sat down for a few and was Gooodah after that!!! After logging my dinner I still had 600 calories remaining. Just to think I was going to do a 2nd workout to make sure my dinner was covered.

Today: P90X- Plyometric (burnt 500 calories)
Wednesday- P90X Arms & Shoulders and maybe Insanity Pure Cardio

Thank you all for the compliments and keeping me motivated. I look forward to reading your Blogs and cheering you all on!!! I love my Blog Fam! For Real!!!!

I am pooped beyond belief! I hope you are getting it in and staying healthy. Take care and will chat with you tomorrow!

Much Love!


Monday, June 21, 2010

That’s What I’m Talkin About…..

Good Morning Everyone out there in Blog Land! I hope you all had a great weekend! Yesterday was my Rest day and this morning was weigh in :Drum Roll Please:………….. a 2.2lbs loss!!! ::DJ Hit the Beat:: (Playing the Club Mix Follow Me)
“Follow Meeee! Follow Meeee Yeeahh!!!” I am now in the 170’s Hallelujah!!! 178.6 to be exact and it’s all down hill from here!!! I am going to continue eating clean, substituting my granola bars and crackers with fresh fruit! I am going to stay getting 12-14 glasses of water in each day! I am going to work my A$$ off during my workouts and push myself with running! I am going to get my 8hrs of sleep because, my body needs it. I am just so FOCUSED now!!!

Today- P90X Chest & Back + 1hr Zumba

I haven’t tackled any more reading of Skinny B, this weekend but, will try later on tonight! I did get some feedback on the book and yes, I will admit the way it’s written is very brutal and to some could be insulting. If you can pick the sense out of the nonsense it is educational…. Then again I’m only on chapter 4!

Thank you for the comments and sticking with me on this Crazy Journey! We all have to Keep on Pushing and let’s Shed our Fat Suits! Have a Great Monday Ya’ll!!!

Much Luv!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Better Late Than Never!!!!!

I’m sorry for my lack of Blogging I’ve had a crazy week. Of course a week with staying on track and working out Hard as Heck!!! I’ve been eating clean, getting my water in, working out like a beast and guess what?!?!?! I’ve even slowed down on my coffee intake. Yeahhhhh Boi!!!!!

On Monday I started P90X again! My Girl that I go running with wanted to do it and needed some encouragement and you know me…. I’m all about encouraging. So, here are my workouts from this past week.

Monday – P90X Chest & Back + 1hr of Zumba
Tuesday- P90X Plyometrics
Wednesday- (Missed) P90X workout and did the Elliptical Machine
Thursday- P90X Arms and Shoulders
Friday- (Missed) P90X workout and Ran/Walk on the Treadmill for 20 Mins + 20 Mins on the Elliptical
Today: P90X Kenpo X + Spin

I will do much better next week with P90X being that I don’t have to go into the office!

I started reading this book “Skinny Bitch” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin and am learning so much!!!
It’s truly a great read…. So far!!!

I hope you all are having a great weekend!! Thank you for reading, leaving your great replies and all of the encouragement! I Love you for the support!!!  Stay Tuned because, there’s more to see!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Goooooood Weekend!!!!

What a great weekend I had. Friday, I was supposed to workout at my jobs gym and tackle the Treadmill, right? I was all dressed and everything but, plans changed and I had to rush home. So, instead of riding my everyday Spin bike, I dropped my bags down, grabbed my daughter and her friend and took them walk/running with me. OMG, these were the laziest 10 year olds I've ever seen. My daughters friend who is over weight, could use the exercise, my daughter could use to exercise to keep active. We just walked to the bottom of the hill and she was already complaining that she was tired. I’m looking at her to see if she was for real. We were walking, not speed walking, just walking and down hill at that. I ran for 3 mins while they walked far behind me I couldn’t concentrate. With me trying to focus on running and making sure they are walking on the side of the road and safe was too much for me. So, I turned back around and took them home. I went back out and sped walk/ran for 45 mins. I was 10 calories short of burning 450 calories. I had to make 40 calories up due to the little slow pokes. I was happy with my come back.

Saturday, I got up early, had my oatmeal with a sprinkle of cinnamon and blueberries. Fed my son and was out the door to meet my girl for our Saturday run.
We ran 2 miles and walked 3. It was a good run. My girl that I run with began running about 3 or 4 months ago so, she has built herself up to the run. It’s still hard for me to run the entire 2 miles without stopping. I didn’t walk, I sped walk when I stopped running. Then we got to the 1st steep hill and she said we are going to run this hill. Now you know I looked at her as if she had 10 heads because, my tail was not going to run it up that hill. Forget that….. she ran it slowly and I cheered her on while I walked it. I was thinking to myself “When is she going to stop for a walking break?!?!?!?” Chick doesn’t know anything about walking break! So, I started running again after we made it over the hill. I maintained then had to stop for a little. My Heart Rate was in the 90’s waaaaaay over my normal high of 86%. I didn’t stop moving but, I was not running I was walking fast trying to get my heart rate under control. I manage to finish that 2 miles. (2.5 if I did the hills) Then we walked around for a cool down. At the end of the trail was a good stretch. She said this to me… “You’re a sprinter right?” At first I didn’t hear her, only the word “sprinter” so, she continued on saying that we were going to sprint this last stretch. Now, I am BEATTTTT I was not trying to sprint anything but, I did! I waited for the go ahead and I was out like Forrest Gump. I dusted her, creamed her, smoked her and to be honest I could have went faster. I felt Great! If you throw a 100 or 200 meter race at me I am ALL GOOD!!!! I am not a cross country runner which my girl is. I will do it but, I’m not good at it. It was some good friendly competition and we both felt great.

Sunday, was my Rest day and if I plan on meeting any goals I've set out for myself, I had better get up and go food shopping because, I was low on my eat goods!
I came back with all of this, some, Tilapia, lean Pork chops Ground Turkey and Tuna! I can’t wait to try this new tea (Sleepytime Vanilla by Celestial) tonight when I’m relaxed in bed. I will be sure to let you know how it tastes.
I ate clean this entire week, worked out really hard, drank at least 14 cups of water and of course you know who’s in town….. TOM!!! I am hoping I am still able to get a loss tomorrow and if not I know I will next week because, I have been doing everything right!
I hope you all had a great weekend, thank you for reading and leaving me comments, I love hearing from you! Let’s make this week “the” week! Let’s Get it!!

Much Love!

Friday, June 11, 2010

“Look’N Good Leelee!” “OMG!” “Wow!!” “Fantastic!”………..

Were the compliments I got yesterday when walking into the office. As you all know I work from home and yesterday I had to go into the office to mentor a new hire. It has been a couple of months since they’ve last seen me and they couldn’t stop complimenting me! I was elated! No, scratch that, I was Proud!!! Proud, to have come so far and to continue on the right track, for not giving up when I didn’t see the scale drop or when trying on those smaller jeans and still had a muffin top. I still kept going! I still kept pushing through! This reminded me that this journey is a tough one but, it’s a beatable one. I didn’t blink my eyes and become fat and I sure in the name wasn’t going to blink my eyes and become skinny. This added fuel to my fire and just boosted my drive to become more fit!

I was happy to see all my friends at work and to catch up on everything, Oh….. and to of course Mentor! I was also happy to see how many co-workers/friends are on a healthier way of living. Most of them have thinned out and were walking around with a healthy snack in their hand, huge bottles of water, working out on their breaks…. It made me smile, a lot! It made being in the office where there’s always some kind of temptation, a cake walk. I packed a spinach salad for lunch, healthy snacks consist of a cup of cherries, strawberries, kiwi and ½ a cup of cottage cheese and 14 glasses of water. Dinner was oxtail and a half a cup of black beans and rice with a small salad, Caribbean style!

My co-workers were going out for drinks and invited me to go but, I kindly declined and went to the gym at work. I was met with my BESTIE…..the Elliptical Machine. OMG how I missed thee! Well, she wasn’t happy to see me because, I whipped her tail! I did 35 mins and burnt 455 calories and this was the reading from my HRM not the machine itself. The machine was 40 calories higher. I live by my HRM and that’s the number I went with. I also did some back lat pull downs (3 sets of 12 reps at 70lbs) and then did some rows (3 sets of 12 reps at 70lbs) then I did some triceps extensions (2 sets of 10 at 25lbs). I was so happy I chose working out over going out for drinks because, I really felt great afterwards. I’ll leave partying for the weekends! I am focusing on eating clean and being faithful with a hard workout during the week and have been able to stay on track with this.

I gotta go get ready to head into the office now. Today’s work out is the Treadmill. Dun! Dun! Dunnnnn!!! Will I be able to overcome my fear of running? Stay Tuned….There’s more to See!
Have a Good One Ya’ll and thank you for reading and dropping me a line! I love it! Holla!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Zumba! Zumba! Zumba!

Monday was my first Zumba class and I absolutely loved it!!! It was level 1 but, it really gets your heart rate up and helps you get the moves down packed. The music was a nice change from what I listen to on my Ipod everyday!

I weighed in on Tuesday and am so HAPPY to say I’m 180.8lbs! Okay, more so 181 but, it still shows 180, right? Right? Well I have been eating clean all week so far and am looking forward to seeing goodbye to the 180’s and hello sweet 170’s!

Monday- Zumba (Thanks Miss H)
Tuesday- Spin
Wednesday- Strength Training Upper Body + Spin

Thursday and Friday I’m going to be working in the office so I will use their gym right after work and do 35 mins on the Elliptical and 25 mins on the Treadmill (2min walk 1 min Run) That should set me straight for this weekend!

Thanks everyone for reading and your comments keep me going, I look forward to reading them so, keep them coming! Stay Tuned Cause there’s more to see!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Check In!!!!

Wow, it’s been a minute since I’ve last posted. Everything has been going well. Still working hard and staying focused on my new lifestyle.

Wednesday- Insanity Power & Resistance
Thursday- Rest
Friday- Arms (weights) Walk/Jog
Saturday- Rest
Sunday- Spin + JM’s Yoga Meltdown

On Thursday I was a chaperone for my daughter’s 5th grade class to Dorney Park. It was a hot day and I was dying to get in the water with them but, didn’t. I enjoyed the rides and walking was a breeze. I even made smart food choices. I had an egg & cheese wakeup wrap with a med coffee (cream & No sugar) for breakfast, pineapple for snack, a 6inch meatball sub from subway, sun chips and Ice tea. The rest of the day I drank water. I turned down all the ice cream, cotton candy, skittles and Icies. I was proud!

Friday, I lifted weights and ate clean. I drove to Jersey to meet my Girl for our weekly run. She wasn’t feeling up to the run which I was happy about b/c I don’t like running… just the results I get from it. Crazy I know!! But we sped walk 5 miles in 75 mins & burnt 750 calories. I was content with that.

Saturday, I decided to rest again because from all of the working out and on the go movement I was tired! So, I relaxed yesterday and did just okay with eating. I am going to ride the Spin bike & do JM’s Yoga Meltdown today, I will eat clean as well. Tomorrow is weigh in!  Looking forward to a loss! Let’s Get it!!!

Thank you for reading and leaving great comments! Stay Tuned because, there’s more to see!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Let's Get It!!!!

Goooood Morn-Ting my Blog Fam,
I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe Memorial weekend. Now that the party is over it’s time to grind it out! Who’s with me? J

So, yesterday was weigh in for me, do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let’s go with the good news! I lost 1.6lbs last week, bad news is I was 2LBS short from my May goal of reaching 180. I thought I was going to be sad about this but I’m not because, 1.6 is a healthy weight loss. I’m completely fine with this and so very happy about the loss! I am 12 pounds away from my 1st HUGE goal of reaching 170LBS. Let me tell you, I haven’t seen the 170’s since my 10 year old turned 1 years old. So that’s a Crazy long time!!!

Yesterday, my Hubby and I ran/walk 2miles….. 2 very hilly miles which was great!!! We did walk up the hills and ran the rest. We both aren’t pros and weren’t ready to run those hills at all. My calves are burning which I love because, that tells me I was working. This Friday I am going to go running again with my friend Kat. I am looking forward to it!

How was your eating this weekend? Mine was a hot mess I’m not even going to front. Sunday and Monday I just kept eating for no reason. I know for dang sure I wasn’t hungry. I know for sure I am back on my “A” game! Let’s Get It!!!

Saturday- Kenpo X ( I also added in) 10 Minute Trainer Yoga and Abs
Sunday- Spin + JM’s Yoga Meltdown
Monday- Walk/Run
Tuesday- Insanity Pure Cardio & Strength Training

I hope you all have a Fabulous Week! One Luv!