Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2 Weeks Flew By....

I have a lot going on right now. If I am not working, I am home cleaning/doing nothing/sleeping. Even with how crazy the holidays were, I still had time to get in a lot of workouts, but made the choice NOT TO! I am a big loser!

I have been thinking a lot and I would like to become a little less Anonymous. I don't feel this blog reflects who I truly am. It only reflects who I am as far as fitness goes. My posts don't flow the way I want them to. They don't reflect my outgoing, goofy, fun personality. I was reading some old posts and thought blah blah blaaaa I can improve this blog in so many ways. I seem kind of boring...and well, that is lame!

I also have a ton of ideas that I would really like to share. Plus, I have had many people ask me(or even my family) how I lost weight or even saying I am an inspiration to them(which just about makes me cry everytime someone says it). So, I want a place that they can come to see just what I am doing and maybe showing them through my blog that they can do it to.

So, with the new year, I will have a new blog!

Until then, here are some little known facts about me:
* I am 25 years old.
* I have naturally curly hair(hair how-tos to come).
* I am working on grasping fashion.
* Love and I have been together for 3.5 years now.
* I am a nail biter and trying to kick the habit.
* I have only been in 6 states(Hawaii, Utah, California, Nevada, Arizona and Idaho.)
* In Junior High I was in the school newspaper as a Keri Russell(star of Felicity the TV Show) look a like.
* FRIENDS will always be my favorite TV Show.
* My part time job is selling clip in extensions.
* I played tennis for 3 years and we took the championship 3 years in a row.
* I have danced essentially my whole life. My style now is more just my own.
* I am a reformed "bad/party girl". Thanks mostly to Love.
* My mom was 15 when she had my brother, my dad was 19.
* My siblings are 30 and 21. There are still NO GRANDKIDS!
* I am only 4'11'' tall.

That is enough for now!

Next time I see you will HOPEFULLY be me announcing my new blog to you :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Plan and The Actual

The Plan:
Breakfast-Oatmeal with pumpkin and 1/2 a banana. 
Snack-Other 1/2 of banana
Lunch-Salad with leftover pasta and a jello cup
Snack-Grapes and a Cheese Stick
Dinner-Chicken burritos(My Favorite Homemade Meal :) with a salad
Desert-Pumpkin Chocolate Chips

Breakfast-Oatmeal with pumpkin and 1/2 a banana
Lunch-Salad, Leftover Pasta, Jello, and a Cheese Stick
Snack-2 Clementines
Snack Again-2 Pumpkin Cookies and 1 Thumbprint cookie
Dinner-2 Chicken Burritos

So, my eating on Monday was a little out of whack. I am not happy about it per se, but it is a choice. So, I will do better today and control myself around the cookies(love love love them!!)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I have a new running buddy....

This is Lenny. He is an almost 3 year old border collie/blue heeler mix. I don't take him for walks hardly ever. Seeing as to how I am going to start running between 5:30 and 6:00AM, I will feel safer with him by my side. 
Obviously, my goal of food blogging fell through this week. Let's try it again. I do have pictures, but I can't remember what order they go in and what meals/snacks I missed. 

So, tomorrow's planned menu is:
Breakfast-Oatmeal with pumpkin and 1/2 a banana. 
Snack-Other 1/2 of banana
Lunch-Salad with leftover pasta and a jello cup
Snack-Grapes and a Cheese Stick
Dinner-Chicken burritos(My Favorite Homemade Meal :) with a salad
Desert-Pumpkin Chocolate Chips(Homemade and I will post about that for sure!)

How has your weekend been?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The best part of getting lost....

...is finding your way again!

It is obvious I have been struggling lately. I can't make excuses because I haven't made the time to focus on my running or exercise. I do have time to do it, I just don't MAKE time!

I feel lost, like I am not doing my best in my running. The truth behind it is, I was getting so discouraged because I slacked off on the running and when I tried to get back into it, I wasn't running nearly as fast as when I was doing it like I was running to save my life! It was discouraging. I was turning on the treadmill and wanting to run at 6.0 speed, but my ability was more of a 5.5-5.7. I am still trying to get over that. It is so hard to acknowledge that I let myself slip from being in the middle stages of fitness. I was just starting to get really toned and loving my body to only give it up.

However, after some reflection on the exercise front, I am rejuvenated! I am so ready to drop some more weight and get to my goal of 109. Kelly Osbourne(on the cover of Shape) weighs 112 pounds and I would LOVE to look like that! So, beginning tomorrow, I will be hitting the gym, meeting with Jillian, and running outside(the treadmill thing fell through)!

Also, this week I have challenged myself to food blog every single day from Monday's breakfast through Sunday's dinner!

Here's to a GREAT week! Cheers!

Fantastic Breakfast Idea!

So, I have been eating the same thing essentially every morning since Monday. The recipe is easy:

Whatever veggies you want to eat, for me...

This batch is
Red Pepper
Orange Pepper

5 egg whites
4 full eggs

1. Saute up veggies of your choice
2. Beat the eggs
3. Add sauteed veggies to beaten eggs
4. Grease a pan(in my case, I lay tinfoil down and spray Pam in it)
5. Throw in the oven at 350
6. Set timer for 15 minutes
and Voila!

A delicious, clean and healthy breakfast! I heat up a square of it and toast up a sandwich thin. It holds me over from about 8:30AM to 1:30 or 2PM. I always bring a snack "just in case" and have only needed it once.

Just throwing ideas out for my favorite bloggy's!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oooo Ooooo Look At Me!

I am posting. Holy moly! I have missed you guys and keeping you all up to date on my life. I have tons going on right now, so let's play a little game of catch up!

  • With my parent's divorce still going on the holidays are much different. Now, instead of mom and dad's on thanksgiving day and grandma's house the following Saturday. It would be dad's house on Thanksgiving, mom's house on Thanksgiving AND grandma's house the Saturday after. This year, we said you know...we aren't going to do that. So, we cooked at home. Just  Babe and I! It was sooo nice. We never do the holiday season by ourselves and I loved having dinner just the 2 of us. We did also go to my Grandma's house for a little while on Saturday. 
  • I am currently working 2 jobs(well have been for a year). Which is about 14-18 hours a week more than just the 40. So, by the time I get home, I am EXHAUSTED!
  • Babe and I do our own Christmas shopping. He is so picky that just about everything I have ever bought for him, he has returned. So now, he just buys his own and I buy my own. So, our Christmas shopping is almost done...minus ONE MORE BIG EXCITING GIFT TO FIND. More on that later in this post.
  • I have recently reconnected with a friend from high school and have been hanging out with her and her family quite often and it's been great.
  • My friend Jenn planned/hosted a party for our friend Ashley and oh my word...was it fun!! My girlfriends really make my life better! They are so goofy and we have fun talking about every subject! 
  • We have SO MUCH SNOW here in SLC! The blizzard we were suppose to get was all talk no action, but that is fine by me.
 So, I have to admit. I have NOT been weighing or paying too much attention to what I am eating/drinking and that has got to stop. I feel so terrible. I don't really care what the number on the scale says. It doesn't make me feel nearly as bad as my body is feeling about the way I have been treating it. Not enough fruits/veggies. Plenty of alcohol, sweets, carbs and no exercise. BOO!

I am on a mission. I have some goals in mind and I am bound and determined to get to where I want to be.

I promise myself that I will....

...re-incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet!
...cut out unnecessary carbs from my diet!
...NOT drink a beer(or 2) every night!
...get back on the running bandwagon!
...get some new workout DVDs(Hi Jillian Michael 6 pack ab challenge)!
...get to goal in 2011!

I really wanted to hit my goal in 2010, but I haven't given it my all! No excuses, I just haven't made the time to eat right and exercise. So, I am obviously not going to reap the rewards. However, I want the rewards and will do anything to get them!

The first step is to eat better. I haven't gone overboard, but I have let a few things "slide". I haven't eaten enough fruits/veggies and my body can tell a difference. I am already on top of this one. So, I just have to keep working to tighten it up some more.

The second step is to get back to running! I miss running so much. Sometimes I feel like a part of me is missing and I know it is the daily runs that are lacking! Which brings me to my EXCITING CHRISTMAS GIFT! I am getting a treadmill! Woohoo!! Love and I are going to start shopping tonight. I am probably going to buy one used, but that is fine by me. It just has to last me a couple of years. My ultimate goal is to have a spin bike, eliptical, rowing machine and treadmill. For now though, the treadmill will barely fit in my house and I am okay with that :)

I am very out of shape right now, but I do plan on fulfilling my 11 half marathons and 1 full in 2011. Even if I have to walk all of January's. I am looking forward to the SLC half this year though. I did it in exactly 2:16:00 last year and this coming year, I would just like to beat that time by 1 second or 20 minutes, I don't care!!

I am ready to push myself to the limits!!

I have been reading blogs still, but have had no time to comment! Thanks for all of the love and support you have offered me :)