Holy Crap, where I have I been?
Ahh I fell off the wagon for about 2 weeks this month. It’s the summer and It was my birthday (Cake :(. Not to mention, I got a car, so I’ve been doing a whole lot of crap. I’ve been eating junk and not working out. I feel as big as when I started. Two days ago, I jogged .5 miles. I felt horrible and I accidently brought the bad head phones that shock my ears! Today, however, I jogged a little over a mile. I’m going to get up to 1.5 miles again this week and then 2 miles next week. I dropped my phone on the treadmill today, and then almost fell off when I tried picking it up… haha I’m sure it was quite the sight. Anyway, I’m still here, and I’m still dedicated as of now!
The hardest thing about trying to lose weight…
Some of you may think that the hardest thing is eating healthy or working out like you are supposed to. From my personal experience, it’s not. It’s difficult to go workout 4-6 days a week, but I manage it and actually enjoy it. Eating healthy is difficult for me because I love EVERYTHING that is unhealthy, especially ice cream and chocolate.
The hardest thing about trying to lose weight is this. I workout 4-6 days, and I watch what I eat. I don’t eat healthy, but I stop myself, I get smalls, and I try to incorporate every food group. The hardest thing about trying to losing weight is having 2 months pass, and not losing a pound.
My May 1st weigh in, I weighed in at 197 lbs. I was 197.4 lbs April 1st. I lost .4 pounds. I was also 197 lbs March 1st. I am extremely discouraged. Being discouraged doesn’t mean I’m going to quit. I’ve found a passion for running and working out. It’s just hard going through the rough times of the days you don’t want to workout, but you do, the times when you really want another piece of cake but you don’t, the times where you really want a double cheeseburger but get a grilled chicken wrap instead, and you don’t see any results.
That’s what is hard. That’s what makes people give up.
Please keep going. Nobody remembers people who give up, they only remember those who succeed. You can be one of those who succeeds.
Skip day - 3/21/12
Skip day in the middle of the week. I just really needed this break. School has me going crazy, I’ve had these random uterus cramps for the past 3 days, and I was so exhausted. So, I chilled today and ate like the old me, which won’t happen again for a long time.
However, I wanted to state something that I have been thinking about;
Exercising, to me, is more than getting fit and beautiful. I mean, of course they are both very good motivators and are great benefits, but here is the thing. Those people that can use their legs/don’t have legs, would probably love to simply run. They would love to use their legs. Everyday, many of us take for granted the simple action of standing up. So this makes me want to run, it makes me want to use my legs. Why would I let them go to waste?
Workout #22 - 1/26/12
Pretty good day today. I’ve seriously been exhausted all week. I’ve been trying to improve my sleeping schedule but it hasn’t been working. So I went to school and I came home. I put all of my gym stuff on, and then ended up falling asleep on the couch. Big mistake. When I woke up I felt groggy and didn’t want to workout. I almost said “I’m just going to skip today.” However, If I did that, I would consider myself a failure for today. I had the perfect opportunity to go to the gym and if I didn’t, that would be bad. So I went. So I went to the gym. I did 1 mile on the elliptical, then went straight to the treadmill. In the first 5 minutes, my right ankle was bugging me a little bit, but I pushed through it. I went faster than I normally do. I normally go 4.2-4.3mph, but today I went 4.5mph almost the whole jog. I know that this is really slow, but I’m trying to get up to 5mph. I went 1.5 miles and in like 20 minutes. So not a bad workout but I feel like I should of done more.
What I ate today:
- Special K bowl of cereal fruits and berries
- Clif chocolate chip peanut bar
- 100 calorie bag of cheetos
- Some leftover sesame chicken and chicken fried rice
- About to eat a few more cheeto puffs.
Overall, pretty good day.
UGHHH Skip day - 1/25/12
So yeah… the title. Bad bad bad bad bad day! I’m picking up again tomorrow. Something went wrong with my right ankle yesterday and it’s still a little sore. I was going to go, I had all my stuff on, but then my mom got home and wanted to go out to eat and didn’t want to take me to the gym, and at this time it was late. I’m really upset about it. That means I’m going to have to workout on Friday.
What I ate today:
- Bowl of Special K Fruits and Berries
- Clif Chocolate Chip Bar
- A taco thing with a turkey burger, reduced fat cheddar, lettuce, a little bit of honey BBQ sauce
- Went to a chinese place and had a little sesame chicken, a little sweet and sour chicken, and a little bit of fried rice
- Scoop of frozen yogurt with chocolate chip cookie dough on it
So yeah, bad day. I don’t want to talk about it, I’m really upset with myself.
Workout #20 - 1/23/12
Ahh today. It started out really good. Went to school and then to workout. I did 2 miles on the elliptical in approx. 17 minutes. Then I jogged 1.3 miles. I’m going to have to start switching this workout pretty soon because I’m getting bored with it. I want to start doing the fun classes that are offered at my gym. I jog AT LEAST a mile on the treadmill everyday I go, but I want to get that up to at least 2 miles every time I go. So I will be working on that. Especially since I’m getting really sick of the elliptical. Today on the treadmill I went 4.3mph instead of 4.2mph. Soon I want to be to 4.5mph as a good jogging pace.
What I ate today:
- Bowl of Life Cinnamon Cereal
- Clif chocolate chip and peanut bar
- Jimmy Johns Turkey Tom w/o tomato
- Snack Size M&M mcflurry. (Don’t let “snack size” fool you, this little bugger has over 400 calories in it! It’s ok though, I really wanted some and its the first dessert I’ve had that was that much in a while. And, I don’t feel to good now.)
Good eating day except for the little dessert at the end.
Workout #19 - 1/22/12
I almost didn’t go today. I would of died a little on the inside if I didn’t go to the gym today. But I made it because my brother was kind enough to take me. Another average workout for me. I did 2 miles on the elliptical, took it kind of easy today. I finished in like 17 minutes. Then I did my pull ups and dips which I could do 8 straight with both of them with 115lbs of assistance. Then I jogged for 1.5 miles in 20 minutes. I went a little fast than normal for 3 minutes and I sprinted a little, like a very little. But I did. And I feel strong! Woooo. Ok, now I have to remember everything I ate. I seriously think that doing this at the end of the day improves my memory.
What I ate today:
- CLIF chocolate chip bar
- Subway footlong Oven Roasted Chicken (american cheese,lettuce,pickles,olives,light mayo)
- Subway chocolate chip cookie
- Skinny cow chocolate bar thing (110 cal)
So today wasn’t really that bad. I didn’t eat any fruit though, so I need to eat more fruit. I will be taking fruit to school tomorrow so that shouldn’t be hard.
Workout #16 - 1/18/12
So today was awesome. I jogged 2.1 miles and 30 minutes STRAIGHT on the treadmill. There’s another goal marked off my list. I also did 2 miles on the elliptical in 15 minutes and 2 seconds. Wooo progress!
What I ate today:
- Bowl of yogurt and berries Special K cereal
- A ring of Pineapple
- A TLC cranberry and almonds granola bar
- An apple
- Panera - Smoked Turkey with lettuce and mayo
- Panera all natural potato chips
- One turkey breast with some honey bbq sauce
- A bowl of frozen yogurt with hard chocolate
Ok, today wasn’t TOO bad in eating, I ate a lot though. I need to eat better. I will work on that tomorrow.