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The hardest thing about trying to lose weight…

5. May 2012

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.

But;

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.

I’ve really been slacking…

26. March 2012

Not only with this tumblr because I haven’t updated it all weekend, but because I had 3 skip days this week. That is too many and I have a weigh in on April 1st. I’m setting myself up for disappointment. So this whole next week I’m going to do my idea of a body cleanse. A lot of liquids and fruit, minimal of other things, and no JUNK FOOD. AT ALL, none. I will be posting this weekends daily’s later today. Time to get back on track.

Skip day - 3/21/12

21. March 2012

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 #30 - 2/6/12

6. February 2012

Ehhh today. Went to school. Got off of school and went jogging outside. I”m pretty sure I jogged for a mile straight, but it wasn’t measured so I’m NOT going to count it. Anyway, I don’t feel like typing a lot. Sorry for being boring guys :(

What I ate today:

  • Bowl of Frosted Flakes
  • A tootsie roll and a dum dum sucker
  • Clif Bar - oatmeal raisin walnut something or other.
  • Clementine
  • 6 inch oven roasted chicken sub from subway
  • bag of Lay’s sour cream and onion chips (Haven’t had chips in a while!)

I guess that’s an ok eating day. I shouldn’t of eaten the chips, but I’m not going to go the rest of my life with no chips! That would just be a sad life :(

Workout #25 - 1/30/12

30. January 2012

Interesting day for sure. I went to school then to workout. For my workout, I jogged 2 miles and I did a mile on the elliptical. So one of my better days at the gym. I am weighing in on Wednesday! Crazy, it’s already been a month.

What I ate today:

  • Bowl of honey nut cheerios
  • Three pieces of this mexican chips covered in lime juice and salsa
  • Oatmeal cranberry cookie powerbar
  • Apple
  • Snack size hershey chocolate, one kit kat piece, a mini reeses
  • Chicken Rice 1 cup and 6 pizza pockets

Very different food day today. Tomorrow I’m going to do like a detox before my weigh in and just try to eat fruits my breakfast and lunch then fruits for the rest of the day. I will go to school, go workout, then go to broomball practice so I will be busy.

The 3 week mark.

22. January 2012

3 weeks into 2012. I have been doing my fitness journey for a little bit longer than 3 weeks. If I can do this for one more week, I will have beat many people by sticking with my fitness journey. A lot of people quit by the 4th week. I’m still here, and I feel like I’m going strong. How are all of you guys doing with your fitness/weight loss journey?

Workout #17 - 1/19/12

19. January 2012

I was REALLY exhausted today. I was freezing when I came home so I layed in my bed and waited for my mom to get home so we could go workout. When I got to the gym, I did the elliptical like always. I thought I was doing good and fast but I finished 2 miles in like 17 minutes, so really not that good. Then I did my pull ups and dips, definitely progress there. And of course, the treadmill. Oh, how I love the treadmill. After doing my 2 miles yesterday, I felt really weird getting on today. I got on and I felt out of place. I felt like I was running bull legged and I don’t know. It was hard today. However, I DID manage to jog 1 mile straight in like 14 minutes and 30 seconds. So I’m glad I at least jogged a mile.

What I ate today:

  • Bowl of Special K yogurt and berries
  • A TLC cranberry and almonds bar
  • A clementine
  • A banana
  • So I tried that mac & cheese that I reblogged. I wasn’t fond of it to say the least. I ate a few bites. I don’t think it was worth it and I don’t think it was much better health-wise than regular delicious mac&cheese.
  • In result of the bullet above, I cooked the leftover mac and cheese and added some “I can’t believe it’s not butter” salt, & pepper. OH, It was soooo healthy <.<

So I didn’t really have a good day today. It was just one of those days. It’s ok though. I’m just going to keep going. I’m not going to “officially” work out tomorrow, I have a 2 hour broomball practice and that’s going to be my workout for the day, mostly because there is no way I can get to the gym tomorrow.

Workout #15 - 1/16/12

17. January 2012

Today was a pretty good day. I woke up kind of late and started my day late. So I’m going to talk about my workout and post what I ate below, keeping it simple today. So I did my regular workout today but upped the intensity a bit. First, I did the elliptical. I normally do 2 miles as fast as I can, my fastest time being 15 minutes and 30 seconds. But for some reason, my feet have been cramping SO bad on the elliptical. I don’t know what’s wrong with them, if it’s my shoes or what. So I did 2 miles in 20 minutes. I did my assisted dips and pull ups, but I made them more difficult and moved the assistance down to 115lbs instead of 130lbs. I didn’t do as many but I will be able to soon. Then I got on the treadmill and walked for a minute and .05 miles, jogged for 16 minutes and 1.09 miles straight, then cooled down for a minute. So a pretty good workout since I jogged at least a mile.

What I ate today:

  • Kashi TLC almond cranberry bar
  • Half of a pineapple core cut up
  • Bowl of Special K berry and yogurt cereal
  • Cup of chicken noodle soup
  • A grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce and mayo
  • Some fries with ketchup

So I ate kind of a lot today, but it wasn’t bad.

Workout #14 - 1/15/2011

15. January 2012

Today was a really annoying workout. The gym was super packed and I couldn’t get on “my” elliptical or the same elliptical so I had to do one that was a little harder. So I got on that one and did 1.2 miles really fast then finished up to 1.5. My feet were cramping SO bad, I don’t know exactly why. Then I did dips and pull ups but they are assisted, so I technically made myself 10 pounds heavier. All of the treadmills were taken at this point, so I did the leg press. I checked again, still all of the treadmills were taken. I got on the spin bike for like 2 minutes, but I hated it, so I got off. Turns out my elliptical was open so I did another .5 miles as fast as I could so I did 2 miles on the elliptical. Finally, a treadmill was open. I walked for a minute, jogged for 10 minutes straight, walked another minute. I was kind of in a hurry because my dad was waiting for me in the parking lot. So this is all I really did today. I need some new running shoes. I thought the ones I bought were nice, but they are working with me. OH YEAH, today was another bad eating day as well. My dad got a $50 dollar gift certificate to red lobster. we had the four course meal deal thing, which is a soup, a salad, an entree, and a desert. I didn’t eat the soup.

What I ate today: 

  • Clementine
  • 2 bread biscuits from red lobster
  • a few bites of a salad with raspberry vinegarette (lite)
  • Half of my shrimp alfredo
  • Small brownie a la mode (1 scoop of vanilla)
  • 4 piece mcnugget
  • Finished my alfredo from earlier

I REALLY need to focus on eating healthy now.

I need some FITBLRS or weight loss blogs to follow. Positive only. My dash is slow and I’m bored. LIKE this please!

15. January 2012

Preferably girls 15-22 years old. More relatable to me that way.

Workout #12 1/12/12

13. January 2012

I’m so mentally exhausted that I don’t feel like typing right now, but I have to post every day. So here goes a simple run down. Today I went to school and took exams. Then I went to the gym where I did .8 miles today and jogged for 12 minutes straight, as well as finishing 2 miles on the elliptical in 15 minutes and 45 seconds. Progress FTW. Then I went to a candy store (Bad bad), after that I went to see warhorse which then I continued on to a concert. Now I’m home and literally going to be when I hit the “Create post” button.

What I ate today:

  • Bowl of honey nut cherrios
  • Chocolate chip clif bar 
  • A rock candy stick
  • Jimmy Johns Turkey tom w/o tomato
  • 1/4 lb of snow caps
  • 4 piece mcnugget

I finished two water bottles today. Would of been more if I had the access to it.

Thanks for reading everyone :)

Workout #8 - 1/7/12

7. January 2012

.7 miles, straight.  WOO. Progress in jogging, to me, is better than progress in weight loss. I mean, losing weight is awesome, but I set a goal for jogging, too, and I’m getting closer and closer every time I jog. So want to jog a mile by February, and I’m only .3 miles until I jog a full mile. I feel great, I jogged, took a shower and everything and now I’m sitting and relaxing while Jamming to this “Dubstep 2011-2012” cd that I found in the street, is that disgusting? It’s in like perfect condition! haha.

Ok, back to the point, I worked out today, I made progress, and I feel great.

Now, I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. The likeliness of working out tomorrow is very low, so maybe that will just be my rest day. It shouldn’t be though because I already rested once this week and I did very bad! So I will probably figure out something. I guess we will find out tomorrow!

Workout #6 - 1/4/12

4. January 2012

Thank you all for following me and reading all of these posts if you do :)

Another workout in the book. It was a good one, too. I almost DIDN’T go! I was so tired today and I didn’t get to go as early as normal so I was already winded down from the day. I went to workout at approximately 7:30 tonight, but once I got there, I made the most of it. First, I did 2 miles on the elliptical, as fast as I could, and I beat my last time! This time I finished 2 miles was in 17 minutes. Awesome. Then I did the pull ups and push ups. This was originally all I planned on doing for my workout, but my mom wasn’t done with hers yet so I hopped on the treadmill and jogged for 8 minutes straight, then walked a minute, and jogged another minute. So 9 minutes total of jogging and 3 minutes walking and on the treadmill, I went .75 miles total (Including the walking). I will be able to jog a mile on the treadmill soon! I feel so strong and I’ve been sore the past couple of days and It feels great. Only one more day and that will be an “official” week of this whole healthy thing. It feels so great when I finish a workout because it makes my day. I just feel so happy, like I’m going on the right path.

I haven’t been posting what I eat everyday because when others do it, I find it boring and I just skip over it.  I can tell you this, I had a chobani this morning for the first time. Now, I’m not a big yogurt person, at all. I like the first couple of bites then I just don’t want to eat it anymore. But I finished the chobani today, it wasn’t bad for how much protein was in it. I might eat some every once in a while.

Do you guys want to know what I eat everyday?


My Workout #5 - 1/3/12

3. January 2012

Today was a good day although a little difficult. It was my first day back to school since break ended, so I’ve been awake for a while now. It’s harder to eat well because I’m in a hurry throughout the day but you can still say I managed. For breakfast I had a small bowl of cereal. For lunch I took a power bar and a clementine. I knew I was still kind of hungry so I bought a small bag of salted peanuts and ate them through my next class. After school, I went and worked out. First I did the elliptical for 2 miles straight and as fast as I could. I worked up a good sweat and my heart beat was up there. Then I got off of the elliptical and walked to do some pull-ups and dips (I need to keep my arm muscle). Then I came back to the cardio area and got on the treadmill. I walked for the first minute, then I jogged for 5 minutes, I took a 2 minute break at a walk, and then I jogged for 2 more minutes, and of course cooled down for like 45 seconds (That’s what the treadmill made me do for a cool-down). So I jogged for 7 minutes. That’s good for me, I didn’t even think I would make it past 3 minutes. I’m slowly getting better.

We went out to eat after that and I got a chicken sandwich thing. It was grilled chicken strips wrapped in a pita with lettuce and mayonnaise. I ate like 3/4 of it. Then I went to Broomball practice. Broomball is why I need to keep my arm strength. The practice wasn’t vigorous exercise or anything, but I did work up a sweat.

Now I’m home and I was so Hungry! So I ate a really small bowl of cereal…

It was a pretty good day.

Call me crazy, It already seems like I look a little smaller! I feel like I’m in a lot better shape than when I started…it’s only been like a week!? Maybe it’s because I’ve never really pushed my body like this. Oh well, I feel good and that’s all that matters.

OH YEAH :( I did eat 2 cookies today, one small sugar cookie and a regular size chocolate chip cookie. I’m making a lifestyle change, and I’m not going to go the rest of my life without cookies :)


I have a lot more to talk about, but I’m going to save that for another time.

How was your workout today?