Thursday, December 20, 2012

Just saying hi

Sorry I've been away this month. December has a way of getting away from me!
Someone gave me a little nudge this morning though and reminded me I should post (thanks!).

Nothing much is doing by way of weight loss. Kind of just hanging in there for now. I've had a "mini flu" as I've been calling it. Missed a week of the gym but am getting back into the routine this week. It's been slow going but at least I'm there!

Anyway, I promise to get back into writing and being here more often next week. I just get pulled in so many directions during the month of December that the "little things" get neglected. :(

I wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and I will check in with you next week.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I totally didn't want to go to the gym today. I was in a sour mood and feeling stressed about some stuff that's going on behind the scenes.  The good thing about having a set appointment with a trainer is that I can't just not got. He's there waiting for me so I have to buck up and go.

I walked into the gym with a smile on my face. Talking myself into working out and realizing that a great workout will help ease some of the frustrations I am feeling with another situation. I worked hard today. I didn't take as many breather breaks in between each set. There was a lot of talking going on in my head. Had to let myself know that I wasn't going to run out of breath. My breathing was a bit labored at times but I was still getting oxygen and wasn't going to die.

While working so hard, Damon pulls out the red kettle bell. I was thinking "Whoa!  What's up with the red...I'm just getting used to the green". He saw the wheels turning and said something about how I need to remember how on the first day I could hardly hold the little yellow one. The red is just another stepping stone to get to the ultimate one: blue. YIKES!

So, for my last exercise for the day I got to put on the gloves:
This is no Damon was putting the gloves, what comes on the radio?  Yep!  You guessed it!  A little Eye of The Tiger!  We both laughed, then I punched him. HAHA!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holy Workout, Batman!

I can hardly move today.  Damon really worked me out yesterday. I haven't been this sore after a work out in a long time. I had a hard time reaching my arms up to wash my hair this morning.  Reminded me of a story Mark from The Biggest Loser season 5 told us at the taping of season 10 in Boston. He said that after working out with Bob and Jillian: even the simplest of things like showering were rough joking that he'd just put a little shampoo on his head and rub his head on the shower wall because he couldn't move his arms. 
Mark Kruger

That's pretty much how I felt this morning. My arms are in a world of hurt but it's a welcomed feeling! It helps to feel a bit of that muscle ache to remind me to put the cupcake (or whatever) down and reach for an apple instead. Certainly don't want to work that hard only to throw it all out the window for a moment on the lips. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Goals

Oh December! Oh Monday!

I love the month of December. It's full of festivities and celebrations. It's also very, very busy. I feel like December is full before it even starts. It never ceases to amaze me how you can go from having virtually nothing to do to being straight out for days and/or weeks at a time.

My postings will continue to be spotty throughout the month. It's not that I don't want to make the time to check in, checking in certainly does help me stay on track. It's just that I'm being pulled in a million directions right now. So, please forgive me if I go quiet for a bit.

Anyway, what's going on with my progress?  Well, I'm still up the 9 pounds and have added another 3. I honestly don't know what is going on. I know my eating hasn't been 100% on target, but I'm not eating over my calorie budget on a daily basis. There is no way I should be up nearly 12 pounds. Ugh. Damon (Monday and Wednesday trainer) says it's probably from all the salty foods from Thanksgiving. Rudy (my Friday trainer) approached me today to see how much I was down. He said he's really noticing a big change in my figure. I laughed and told him I am up nearly 12 pounds. He was speechless.

I have a physical in a few weeks. I'm most certainly going to discuss this with my doctor when I see her. I understand that our bodies can fluctuate from day-to-day but swinging 10+ pounds is getting to be very discouraging.

That all being said, I'm setting some goals for this December:
1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  I am terrible with getting my water in during the colder months.  I do, however, find it much easier to drink water when I have my huge water bottle full and at the ready. 

2. Not going to sweat the small stuff. I'm hoping to just continue the coarse and will be happy to maintain this month but would be even more happy with a 5 pound loss; the 12 that I have gained along with another 5...I know the 12 is probably water so the hydration should help with that.

3. Be on during the week. Be careful and mindful on the weekends. With all the Christmas parties coming up, it's going to be difficult to stay on plan for the weekend. I will have plans for each situation and will do my best to not go overboard. I will be 100% honest with myself and you about what goes on over the weekends. (I always am, just putting it out there).