Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I had 3 days off from running. I did still exercise(a little) at the cabin, but I do need my runs. They cleanse me, they make me feel accomplished. I've never felt as strong as I do now.

Week five of the training program i've fallen in love with, is jog 2.5 miles 4-6 days a week. That was the goal last week. However, the cabin happened, so i'll be repeating it this week! I'm excited! After a 3 day break, yesterday started great, but got hard at the end!

It's amazing to go through this program...I've learned so much about myself and my drive! I've found something inside that I never knew I had....Ambition!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back from the cabin....

So, from Friday to today, I have not actually had a meal. I had planned on foods to bring to the cabin. I was going to make delicious veggie omelettes(for me, C(My Boy) does not like veggies or omelettes), Grilling up some veggies for lunches and dinners to go with the hamburgers and brisket. Yeah, none of that actually happened!

Friday night, we got up to the cabin, turned on the water and gas, and headed back to town for some groceries. The boy was in a hurry, the reason..i'll never know! So, we got some fruit, some juice, some eggs, some cocoa puffs, and uh....candy! After the grocery store, we stopped at taco time. I got a veggie burrito...not a horrible choice, but not great. I listened to my body and it said it was fine at about half the burrito, so I put it away! Good Job, Continuous :)! We got to the cabin and a couple of friends showed up. We ended up playing a drinking game called "Ride the Bus". I drank almost half a bottle of Sangria by myself! And, I snacked!

Saturday, we woke up, snacked played with the dogs, I ran up and down the HUGE hill in front of the cabin a couple of times, and rested. The whole day, I snacked...THE WHOLE DAY! I did NOT however do it in an uncontrollable way! I contained my composure and snacked on plenty of fruit!

Today, it's the boy's b-day! Cake and ice cream was involved. Birthday Pancakes were involved. No exercise was involved and I'm OKAY WITH THAT! I've worked my arse off to lose weight and i've been training hard! I was concious and aware of what I ate and DIDN'T eat this weekend!

I don't beat myself up over the decisions I make! I made them, I can't change them! All I can do is move forward and make tomorrow better! For the first time in my life, I'm actually staying focused and EXCITED about losing weight the right way!

Back to regularly scheduled meals and working out tomorrow! I'm starting the "30 Day Shred Challenge" on October 1st.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Giving Up...

The fact of the matter is, if I give up, the only person i'm giving up on is ME!

I refuse to give up on myself! R-E-F-U-S-E!!!!

I love my lifestyle changes!

No Change...

Weighed this morning and no change at all!! I hate this!! I'm working out 5-6 days more often than I used to and eating less, yet nothing is changing!!!

Looks like The Shred will be making an appearance in my life starting tonight!! I'm running 6 days from today to next wednesday so maybe i'll make progress for next week, but i've heard the shred works wonders!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I am not scared!

Today is the day!! I start all running! No more walking breaks, and you know what? I'm SO ready for it! The Track, My iPod and Myself have a date...err many dates! Today is the last day of week 5...2.25 miles nonstop! I did it Sunday, I can do it today! From Tomorrow to next Wednesday I will need to complete 4-6 days of a 2.5 mile jog! I would love to do 6 days, but we'll have to see how I feel!

Wish me luck!

Monday, September 21, 2009

2.25 Miles...

Yesterday was the big day, the day I had to run 2 and a quarter miles, nonstop!! It's the longest distance i've had to run non stop in years and damn, it felt GOOD!!

There were many points when I felt like I HAD TO STOP, but I pushed through and just slowed down a bit. I am still doing a horrible job on my times, but i'm going at my own pace. My mile is like 13 or 14 minutes, because i'm a slow runner, but they'll get better in time. I hope to be running a 9 minute mile within the next 2 months time. I start out quick and strong, but then burn myself out quick. I have 2 more run/walks and then it's ALL RUNNING after that. That's when I'm going to work on my pace. Right now, i'm doing run/walks so that's probably the reason my time is super slow.

I got a new iPod Nano yesterday. The whole time i've been doing my training, i've done it without any type of music. It was all just thoughts in my head. Maybe having music will help me focus more on the music than how my body feels and I can pick up the pace a little. I have some Kings of Leon, Alicia Keyes, KT Tunstall, Britney Spears, and many other groups who just get my heart pumping and my feet movin!! I'm excited for my run today. Also, "Loves" pointed out that i'm probably super sore because I don't stretch out nearly enough and he is SO RIGHT! I always stretch before and after, but only for a minute or two! I upped my stretch time to 4 minutes each yesterday and NO SORENESS today! Woohoo!!

I feel really good today, so I hope that I continue with this momentum! I weigh in on Wednesday morning and I really hope I have a loss. The .2 pounds last week bummed me out, but i've fixed a couple of the things I saw me doing poorly and hopefully I see the reward on the scale :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weighed In Today...

.....And, No good news to report. I'm up .2 pounds from last week! I hate hate hate the scale. I guess I just have to be a little tighter on my eating and maybe i'll start doing the shred. I have to fit into my size 6 jeans in 2 weeks, but i'm afraid that might not happen!

I'm thinking of getting an actual scale though. I don't know how accurate the WII is. What kind of scale should I buy? I know it doesn't really matter, but some opionions might be nice.

Last night, Loves told me he'd buy me an iPod shuffle! Woot!! We broke 2 of the iPod Classics already this year. So, the shuffle will be used as my personal exercise tool! I'm so excited. I don't get bored on my runs, but when I'm listening to dance-y music or rock n roll, I really pushes me and keeps me going :) I absolutely love it :)

I'm actually down .2 pounds. The WII just isn't reliable. Maybe i'll see what next week brings! Down is Down, right?

Monday, September 14, 2009

I Should Have Gotten Water....

Instead, I got a Long Island Iced Tea. It was free poured, which in Utah is ILLEGAL. So, I got a lot more liquor than the 1.5 ounce that is legal.

Friday night, Loves and I took a little nap, chilled at home, and went and got take out from "Mimi's Cafe". I love love love Mimi's. I had salmon and veggies, but I also got the corn chowder which lasted Friday and Saturday. Not too horrible of a choice right? That was until I ate the bread pudding. However, i'm not going to totally beat myself up, because I hadn't had much to eat all day.

Saturday, I started off my day with a 2 mile run at the high school track. I love running on the track! I never thought i'd like running or be able to do it for long. I used to get tired walking up the stairs. Now, I can run 2 whole miles non stop at a good pace. We just hung around the house with our pups for the rest of the day!

Yesterday my legs were a little sore, but I went on a run anyways. Boy, that was an awesome decision. It's so nice to exercise. I feel so much better about my body when I do! Last night we went and saw the "Yeah Yeah Yeahs" in concert and that's where the long island comes in. Too many calories, I know. I was feeling the pain this morning.

You bet your ass next time i'll listen to my inner voice and just order water!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weigh In.....

I decided to start keeping track of my weight weekly! I tend to get obsessed with the scale and it discourages me, so I have to be careful!

Weight at doctor on August 20: 142
Weight on Wii Fit on September 9: 133.8

If it's accurate, that is so awesome and i'm very excited about it! Ultimate goal is to be in the low to mid 110's. I'm sure it will be obtained and i'm so motivated. I've set up a goal to lose 2 pounds in 2 weeks from today. Like I said, I get discouraged easily, so my goals have to be a little more ideal to obtain.

I ran 3 laps, walked 2 laps, and ran 3 laps today in 24 minutes! I'm on a training program and it's awesome! Tomorrow is my first 2 mile jog....NONSTOP!! It's going to be hard, but I can't wait!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Things I've Noticed...

Today, I realized that I was telling myself, 'You're sore. Just walk for just a minute'. I didn't. I refused to listen to myself. I want to be fit. I want to be thin. I want to be able to run that full marathon. And I want it for me! I don't want it for anybody else.

I used to want to lose weight for guys, for my mother, for my brothers, and for my friends. It wasn't until I wanted it for myself that I made it happen!

I have so much more motivation, just within myself, that I never knew I had before! It's absolutely amazing to be running....No Music, No Distraction. Just my brain in sync with my body. The feeling is perfect! Sure, I feel like walking 90 percent of the time, but I push forth. No Pain, No Gain! It's so true. My legs are so sore, have been for 2 weeks.

While I was running, I also kept thinking, 'The Only Person Giving Up On Me is Myself! And I'm Not Going To Let That Happen!"

Keep Pushing!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Changing It Up A Bit....

Continuous Changes will now be my blog about the lifestyle changes I have been making. I will now be blogging about my everyday life Rockin' Worlds Since 1985! So, if you'd like to know about my everyday life, please feel free to swing on by.

I have realized during these past couple of weeks that goals are extremely important. However, for myself, it is the baby step goals that keep me going strong. I do have a few long term goals, but I don't put those into my mind as strongly as I do the short term, because I do not want to get myself discouraged when I don't reach those goals in 4 days. I will set monthly goals until achieving the long term. I expect to meet the long term goals before next summer.

Short Term-To be achieved and consistent by Sept. 27:
1. Drink more than 100 ounces of water daily.
2. Take my vitamins daily.
3. Introduce and eat more veggies and fruits.
4. Follow the running program I found online.
5. Get into my first pair of "goal jeans" comfortably.

Long Term:
1. Continue with the healthy lifestyle changes.
2. Run a full marathon.
3. Wear size 4 pants, maybe 2.
4. Weigh and maintain a weight of 115.

I weighed myself 2 nights ago at "My Loves" brothers house. The scale read 138.2. At the doctor 2 weeks ago, I was 142. So, i've lost almost 4 pounds. So, i'd like to lose about 23 more pounds.