Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finally - Back on Track & Inspired Again

After much deliberation, I've finally signed up for bootcamp again. And I am so happy that I know I made the right decision! Back to it - class starts on Monday at 5am! After signing up, I woke up this morning with something to look forward to and a whole new look on life.

I am going to keep bootcamping this time until I reach my goal - I want to lose 17lbs!

Now to plan meals...

Monday, May 2, 2011

How to get back on track?

After weeks of not going to the gym (and I'm thoroughly enjoying it - I don't even feel guilty anymore), how the heck does one get back on the band wagon?

I probably shoulda just kept up with the bootcamp classes..... sigh.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Success with the Swim Suit Search

Ok, so I've been off the band wagon for at least 2 weeks. I'm not liking the gym at all & because I was given 3 months free, I am gonna cancel my membership (no contract).

My options are:

Join the local gym (much cheaper), and get some PT sessions (much cheaper than the big box gym I was at), access to a pool & classes, and I would still be able to afford having the kiddo join & do some fun stuff.


Back to bootcamp. I did enjoy it for the 9 months I did it before, and it is 100% responsible for my 15lb weightloss & the muscle I have now...

What should I do? Help!

On another note, I went shopping for a new bathing suit for our trip to DR. La Vie En Rose rocks! I found 2 bikinis (out of like 20) that I actually liked, so I bought them both! It's so hard to find something that looks halfways flattering, and gives the girls the support they need! Totally suggest them if you're looking!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Still going!

Day 2 back on the plan. All Jillian Michaels so far. I did 2 of her workouts tonight - 6 weeks to Six Pack Level 2 (to change it up) and Shred It with Weights Level 1. I'll be honest, I only got 1/2 way through the ab workout after doing the weight workout. I feel it in my abs from yesterday for sure!

Up to 2 litres of water a day - slowly weaning myself from diet pop. I normally drink anywhere from 5-8 cans a day! Today I've drank 4 cans, but also 2 litres of water.

Tomorrow is another Jillian Michaels day as hubs is still outta town. Probably do one of the 30 day Shred workouts & one of the ab workouts. I love her videos!

Still haven't figured out how much I should be eating... but figure if I'm not losing I'll up it a bit until I see results. NOTE: I am not counting my calories, but I have a really good idea of what I am eating & how much as I used to count & am on the same plan.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Back on the Wagon

I did alot of running around over the weekend & didn't make it to the gym. Ok, let's get real here, I was busy, but I used it as an excuse to NOT go to the gym.

But, tonight I broke the trend. I didn't go to the gym, but I did a Jillian Michaels Six Weeks to a Six pack workout for 1/2 hr. It was intense, and it wasn't just ab work. I feel really good now, and I'm reminded of why I love to workout - its the feeling of accomplishment I feel afterwards, and ofcourse the rewards of looking better!

Tomorrow's plan - 45 mins - 1hr in gym with weights & the JM ab workout again tomorrow night. Oh how I wish I had a gym buddy though! It would make it so much better.

Also found another bootcamp in my area starting up soon & it's 2x week & so much cheaper than the last place I went.... I am gonna consider it when I get back from DR, just to fill in & mix it up when I'm not going to the gym!

On another note, I don't know if I'm eating enough for the amount I workout & lifting weights.... after a week in Vegas when I got home I weighed 145lbs. After a full week back from Vegas & just plain eating better than I was in Vegas, I was down to 142.8.  I haven't been at that weight for a couple months - so I'm wondering if how much I eat comes into play.... am I not eating enough? I am eating approx 1500-1800 calories a day....

Friday, March 4, 2011

Totally off the wagon

Vegas set me back big time. This whole week has been trying to recover from Vegas! Migraines, then add on PMS. I think I actually worked out twice this week and I'm so disappointed in myself. However, I did stay away from the fast food & actually cooked!

I think my problem is that I've gotta stop feeling guilty about stopping on my way home from work to workout. I feel guilty because my son is 11 and while he is very responsible & independent, he gets home an hour before I do & I don't like that I'm not there immediately. I've also had the burden of picking up the dogs from daycare everyday on my way home, which makes my arrival home an hour & half after my son gets home. So if I stop at the gym, that would make it 2.5hrs my son is home alone. I know he is good on his own, but I still feel guilty if I'm not there.

Ughhh... tomorrow is another day & I will be going to the gym each day over the weekend. Then I must commit myself entirely - I just booked hubby & I a week long vacation in the Dominican Republic for April! Gotta look my best in my suit!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Back from Vegas!

I did sooo much drinking in Vegas - so much so that my body is still paying for it! I got back last night & today I'm dragging my feet. Haven't stepped on the scale because the clothes still fit great & I don't feel as though I've gained, but I likely have.

Today I rest, tomorrow, off to the gym. I've got monday off as well, so I'm headed there again. Back to the grind.

Can you believe that I wanted to work out the first morning in Vegas and they wanted $25 per visit???? No way was I gonna pay that - and the gym didn't even have a pool! Luckily, it's not hard to be active in Vegas - a ton of walking, dancing and blisters later!