Monday, December 15, 2008

Good and Sore

I hit the gym yesterday. It's been a minute too.

I train myself so hard sometimes. I've lost some muscle in my arms. I could only press about 30 pounds. My thighs are stronger. I'm up to 180 pounds on the hip adductor and 160 abductor.

I didn't get any presses in, but I plan to rev it up today with a Pilates session. I've been saying that to myself since I got up.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kick Off/ Kick in the Pants

Check-in Date Club
10/13/2008 7:30:25 PM NORTH LAKE TUCKER
10/13/2008 6:18:27 PM NORTH LAKE TUCKER
9/29/2008 3:42:01 PM LENOX/BUCKHEAD
8/11/2008 3:41:08 PM LENOX/BUCKHEAD
8/10/2008 7:46:54 AM NORTH LAKE TUCKER
8/7/2008 3:41:37 PM LENOX/BUCKHEAD
8/7/2008 3:41:17 PM LENOX/BUCKHEAD
8/5/2008 3:46:54 PM LENOX/BUCKHEAD
8/4/2008 3:31:08 PM LENOX/BUCKHEAD
8/2/2008 6:20:09 AM NORTH LAKE TUCKER
7/24/2008 3:39:05 PM LENOX/BUCKHEAD
7/23/2008 3:44:20 PM LENOX/BUCKHEAD

That above is my LA Fitness workout history. It sucks. I've really fallen short, not to mention the personal training I'm paying for. I didn't like my trainer. I can work myself out, I just need to get my ass in the gym.

Tomorrow I'm going back in there. I'm thinking of going in the morning. That would be cool to get up early and knock it out. I'm afraid my hair will look crazy after sweating and everything. HEADBAND!

I've adjusted my diet already. One meal each day has been a salad.

These past two days it has been a southwest turkey salad. It's pretty damn good if I say so myself. The dressing is a maple chipotle lime cilantro concoction.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 6, 2008

You Won't Believe It

Hell, I dont.

I brought my laptop home this weekend. Boss gave us until Monday to complete our closing tasks. Anyway. I did everything but work. I cooked for ol boy.

Saturday was lemon rosemary chicken.

That is chicken and rice with black beans, for you yankees.

I did some laundry, cleaned up. I even went to the gym. My arms are so sore I can't even put my hands on my hips. I did flys, bicep curls, military presses, chest presses, ab curls and some hamstring thing. I did everything but work. 

Maybe I need to bring my laptop home every weekend.

Oh yeah, I lost 3 pounds. Woo Whoo!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oh Goodness

I've worked out two days in a row. AND!!! I registered for the Bison Stampede 5k. I'm even checking out the calendar at the Atlanta Track Club. Life is looking good, sans my pants being tight again.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

At Last

I finally hit 10,000 steps on Friday. It was work, but well worth it.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Alright so I only went to the gym one time this week. But after that trainer put a hurting on me so bad I couldn't walk I feel justified.
Besides this is a lifestyle change, and being the foodie I am it's going to take time. I didnt get this way over night, so the inverse is going to take just as long.

The economy is bad and I still managed to eat out three times this week.

Tuesday Chow Baby

Friday, August 15, 2008

Off the Wagon

I really wanted to continue my gym momentum.

But Monday kicked my ass, which btw I've decided not to use that trainer anymore. If I'm in so much pain that I can go to the gym then it's pointless. I will be in there this weekend. Either saturday or Sunday, though I'd like to hope for both days.

I joined Spark people today. A co-worker recommended them. I can track my fitness goals and there is a menu delivered to my email everyday. Since my goal weight is 155. Last time I was 155 was my senior year in high school. Just before senior year I gave up cheese burgers for two months and I lost 20 pounds. I was down to 145. And it felt great!

I digress. I set my goal weight to 155 and if I lose 2 pounds a week I will hit my goal weight by 5/20/09. that's pretty far into the future, but at least i have a map now.

I'm starting to really get excited about this life style change.

Friday, August 8, 2008

My Life 2008

This has been REALLY good.

Even though i was worn out from Saturday's yoga class, I still went to the gym on Monday. I didnt get home until 10pm, but it was so worth it.

Tuesday mother nature had other plans, just as I was changing clothes, my monthly friend came for a visit. I was out of there in two seconds flat. Wednesday was our yearly team building meeting. After lunch we went and got our nails and toes done. I picked out polish for two of my co-workers, but they liked the one i chose for myself best.

Yesterday was my complementary training with LA Fitness. I was bummed to learn that I have 38% body fat. That's huge!

So this chick took me through a session. I was so exhausted when we finished I dont know how I got home. That out of body experience is still with me today. I was so tired last night I couldn't toss and turn last night, and when i crawled into the shower this morning I knew I was going to NEED a cup of black coffee. It's been a while since I has a use for one of those.

Mary J. was bumping in my ear this morning. While I walked into work this morning it felt like the sun was following me. With the trials I've been going through lately, I've earned it.

After all, everybody loves the sunshine.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Good News

I found a co-worker whom belongs to the same gym as me.

I'm usually so gung ho about things I couldnt explain why i fell off like I did. Today it came to me. I'm only home between 8pm and 7 am. Typically I'm sleep from 11 through 6am. thus I'm only left with 2 quality hours at home.

Something has to give. Either the job or the living situation, and today i wouldnt even be mad if it was both.

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Side Step or Two


As usual I was dreading this Monday. Going back to work. 2 days off dont feel like enough. I want 4 ten hour days instead. I digress.

I packed my gym bag, and before our 10:30 walk my boss sent an email canceling them. All of them, in their entirety. I cant believe my team quit like that.

I'm still bummed about it. I whined to my boyfriend on the way home.
"Anyone who cant keep their word, isnt worth shit."

I grew up with a mother who broke her word and I hate how it's made me bitter an cynical. I hate how I react to disappointment. I've dropped friends and boyfriends because they didnt keep their word.

I still have my gym membership, and i cant wait to meet some like minded people.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I hardly have any plans today, but I'm excited. I'm going to the gym. I never thought I'd see the day when I looked forward to working out. I like this attitude.

I even felt a little bad about not going yesterday. My boyfriend was suppossed to go out of town, so I was sure I'd have the house to myself. he changed his mind, therefore Friday will be my day off.

I had been looking for a plan to follow, and I think I got it. Inside of Oprah's Guide to Life, she has a Twelve Week Plan. It's pretty strenuous, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.

Off I go.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Step Two

My manager initiated a Health Walk. Of course i singed up thinking that there was nothing to it. This walk is 1.2 miles and it goes around Piedmont Center.

Monday was day one and I didnt bring a change of pants. By the time we finished my abdomen was soaked.

Tuesday half the team was missing, so I led the nature walk. Both days we finished within 25 minutes.

Today I went to LA Fitness for the first time. I had planed to join the 8pm pilates class, but then thought better of it. I ended up cycling for 2.5 miles on the stationary bike, which took 20 minutes, but my 2 miles on the treadmill took over 30 minutes. On top of that I walked home from the bus stop for a total of 5.5 miles today.

I hope I keep this up.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another Foot Forward

Today there was a health fair at work. i was really nervous. Turn out all my levels were normal.

  • blood pressure 127/94
  • glucose
  • HDL 52 total cholesterol 188
So I went ahead and joined LA Fitness since they waived the initiation fee.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I'm sick. I've been in denial, but I'm facing it today.

I'm also have a very bad food craving. I want a cake with vanilla butter creme frosting. Sugar makes me happy.

I'm finishing off a huge bowl of fruit I bought from Publix. It's full of strawberries, pineapple, grapes, and watermelon. I'm going to take my puppy to a dog park and play fetch. I'll try to keep my mind off my cravings.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Begining

Today I will eat enough food to fuel my body.

Thanks Russell.