Thursday, January 28, 2010

Saying goodbye

So this is going to be a very short post but I just had to share that today marks a VERY big day for me. I am now officially in the 130's! I havent been in the 130s since before I had any of my babies. When I started this month I never really thought I would be at this point so soon.

Warning, this may be TMI for some of you, but on top of seeing 130s this morning I am on my period so here to loosing a few more lbs of water weight in the next few days!

Monday, January 25, 2010

My new toy!

I am so excited, this week my husband came home from the store with a brand new WII and WII FIT!!!!! My anniversary is this friday but I didnt expect anything because in our 8 year marriage he definitly hasnt been a gift giver if ya know what I mean! (This is actually the first time, shhh don't tell I put that on the internet) I am completely in love with the idea of having something active to with my family in the Utah long winters. I cannot afford to Ski or snowboard so I am kinda limited. So far we have spent hours jogging (which somehow seems more fun on a virtual island than just running in place), Boxing (which has been good marriage counseling), and tinkering around with hula hoop and balance test and all the other neat things. The best part though is that both my husband and the kids say that it is MY new toy so I hold veto power. Ah...the illusion of control.

Also I have finally began to loose a few pounds but it has been very slow and tedious. I am faithful with my exercise but food is not my friend. At home I do fine, I can control what is in the house so I only have good choices. At work on the other hand I am surrounded by peer pressure, from people who think its ok to waive indulgences in my face BECAUSE I am on a diet and meals that average 200 bad carbs! The worst part is either I eat what they serve or I go hungry for my 12 hour shifts. There was one day this week where everyone ordered cafe rio and I ate on a chicken burrito throughout the day and gained 2lbs! I have managed to re-loose those lbs (all but .4) and hopefully will continue on a downward path.

I hope to make this week a good one, I mean we gotta finish a month strong right!?!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Water, ah so nice!

So not only have I been drinking my water everyday (which is amazing to me) but i have found a new form of exercise that I LOVE. Last night I took a water aerobics class with my SIL and it was amazing! Not only do I feel like I had an awesome workout, but it was fun and I do not ache like I do after a land workout. Dont get me wrong I can feel it but Im not taking advil to get through the day. An added bonus is I saw my lowest number on the scale so far this morning. I think I might have a new addiction and this time its a healthy one!

Oh and anyone who wants to join in on the fun, its like $3 bucks a class for nonmembers at the Lehi Legacy center and they have classes everyday! I would love to have more people to exercise with!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I love the idea of having challenges. This week I have really hit a plateau with my weight loss, no gains, just only 0.2lbs of loss. I know it happens, it is the dreaded week two after all! But it is relieving to have another goal to focus on. So my focus this week really will be 75oz. of water per day everyday. This will be interesting...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Each New Day

Ok so after my last post I really had to decide how to approach this comp for me. I realize I am not going to be reaching my potential if I am always stressed out. So here are my goals for this week:

1) Keep track of what I am actually eating! I always have a way of making things seem worse than they are, so I will find out how bad I really am eating (or not).

2)Exercise with my hubby 4 nights this week and do 15-20 min myself on the days I can't exercise with him.

3)Not weigh myself more than once per day and less than that if I can resist.

Thats it, I am not going to set a weight loss goal for this week. I hope this small set of goals will help to make this dreaded week two not only bearable but enjoyable!

Monday, January 11, 2010

This week, uhh...

This week has been overwhelming and exhausting, and its only the first week. I have been officially accepted into my nursing program which brings tons of joy and stress. I also had a killer week at work and have not been home until after midnight. The baby isnt sleeping and now I am starting to whine...So long story short I am left looking for a way to cope. Usually I would have ordered dinner for my family and comfort ate myself. I mean who doesnt yearn for chocolate ice cream with their tears?

My next big issue is I am a closet eater, I will wait till my husband falls asleep and get up to eat what I know I shouldn't. I will destress from a long day will a 1000 cal. bad decision from one of the 7 fast food places on my way home from work. So now that I have the accountability ( which right now feels like pressure) of this comp and my husband (who is not struggling) I am just left feeling in way over my head.

My husband assures me that I cannot be the only one feeling this way but I cannot help thinking it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I finally got it!!

Ok, so after months of wanting and weeks of trying I finally have in my hands P90X !!! I love these workouts and have been doing them at work once a week for the past three months and have seen such a change in my flexibility and strength, that I cannot wait to see what progress I make doing the program correctly! The very best part though is that my husband (Justin who is also in this comp) likes them enough to do them with me. We have tried other videos and he hated ALL of them until P90X. I think this is a great first step towards great results for us both!

Oh I almost forgot to mention the othe great part about him doing them with me, I dont have to fight for the time without him, so I may actually get to exercise without an arguement! LOVE IT!

~Here to a great first week everyone~

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Official weigh in dun dun dun...

Alright its out there for the whole world to see. Now heres to hoping I never see that number again.


Ok, all- Here they are the first round of pics... This is a huge step for me, I havent taken pics in years let alone with this little on!! Oh well, here's to a new start and to never looking like this again!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Getting Started

Well, Hello everyone!

I guess a good place to start this comp is to tell a little about myself. I am a 24 yr. old mother of 4 children ages 5, 4, 2, and 8 months. I also am an employee and a soon to be nursing student, because of this I have not made much time for me in the past few years. Thats what this comp means for me, a chance to take a little time and effort for myself. I am 5ft 3in and my current weight is about 150lbs. My goal weight is 125lbs, but mostly my goal is to be able to keep up with my kids this summer. I will post pics as soon as Kari posts the household item.

So as my children would say "LETS ROCK AND ROLL BABY! YEAH!~"