Follow up Weekly Goals 1

Last week, was a week for new beginnings for me. I wanted to refocus on my health, both physically and emotionally. I noticed that I was straying away from things that keep me…well…together. Working out, eating well, sleep. They ALL effect me A LOT! I decided to set some goals, to get back on track 🙂

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1.) keep track of food on myfitnesspal MET: Kept Track EVeryday!

2.) try to keep calories -500 for the day UMM: I did great until this weekend.

3.) workout on days on off (if it happenes after a 12hour shift too,  great! ) MET: p90x3 still going great!

4.) get 10,000 steps a day NOPE: I did great Monday,Tuesday, and Wednesday getting almost 12,000 steps! I guess it balanced out to 10,000 a day.

5.) bed by 10 I did really good about this until Friday and Saturday. (then I was crabby on the weekend)

6.) do One Destressing thing a day Need to do better at this…

7.) off the computer phone unless answering a phone call when Andrew is home. Put it in my purse and LEAVE IT THERE!

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So it seems I didn’t do too bad, but that definitely by the end of the week I lost track of my goals. I am going to follow along with these as well as add the new one #7. I have been HORRIBLE about talking to him while having the phone in my hand. It is so easy to be checking email, facebook, twitter. And guess what, its all ridiculous and I need to pay more attention to him. I might even print these and put them on the frig 🙂

Question for you:

What is your goal for the week?
How was your weekend?

Weekly weigh in success

Ohhh My. So u meant to publish this at the beginning of the week, but it has been alittle crazy. I picked up two extra shifts. Yep. Five 12 hour shifts. I was only off thursday. (my paycheck will thank me later)

So lets get to the good stuff….

Finally a successful week! The past few weeks I have gone up and down a lb here, and a lb there. And finally after really focusing on my eats (aka using my myfitnesspal and shakeology), and working out.  finally I was seeing weight lose!-

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( shakeology and t25 before cheering on the cardinals)

I am officially down 14.5lbs from may!!! i could not be happier. I have more energy. I sleep better. My clothes fit better, and I am able to wear old/smaller scrubs to work, that earlier this year wouldnt even Fit over my hips!!!

Shakeology is definitely helping with my sugar cravings. Which i usually get at evening/night so thats when i have My shake. You can check the shakes out here!

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nEW pLAN: start p90x3 on monday!!!

I am really excited to start this new program. I LOVEDDDD t25, which helped me lose the 15lbs. But im ready for a new challenge 🙂

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So here is to a new awesome week!! My goal is to hit the 170s By the end of the Month, just 2.5lbs. I can do this!!!

Question for you

What are your goals this month?

 

 

I became a coach for health

For the past few months, (ok years) I have been trying to lose weight. When life took a big turn at the beginning of the year, I knew I needed to get healthy.

Some reasons to get healthy:

-I knew that if I had to have surgery again in the summer, I wanted to be at the TOP of health

-Besides the fact, that I saw my hospital chart and it said OBESE on it 😦

-I grew up with an unhealthy family. And sometimes that would embarrass me. I didn’t want to be that for Andrew

-And last, but MOST important. I want to be here FOREVER for Andrew

 

With a few MAJOR motivators, I knew I needed to get started. The point was where to start. Well, who would have thought that it would happen at Subway with my son and his dad. We have been separated for 5 years, but we have grown to be friends. While we were there, I noticed he had lost a lot of weight. And asked him how he did it. We started talking about T25 and the ten minute trainer dvds

Long story short, he lent me the ten minute Dvds when I was released to workout after surgery. And they were tough! 3 ten min workouts a day. After several months, I started T25. Which I LOVED. I have been bragging about this to my family and friends for some time. I cancelled my gym membership and am now working out at home. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT. I used to HATE working out at home, and now I can’t wait to get home. I even do the 25 minute workouts after a 12 hour shift!

And the BEST part! I have lost 13lbs! I know that might not sound like a lot, but if you look at this chart you will see it has been years since I weighed this “little”.

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(only from sparkpeople app. Will only show past year)

My highest weight was 197lbs. (Eek. DId I just put that on here.) And now I am in the 180s, almost the 170s! I haven’t been there since 2011!!!!!! And the steady decline is what makes me happy. You can see other times i just yo yo everywhere

Can see changes in just my face! But my clothes fit better too :)
Can see changes in just my face! But my clothes fit better too 🙂

I am not trying to brag, I am just trying to let everyone know what has worked for me. And because of this, I became a coach. I wanted to help other people. I was already talking about it at work and to family, so it was just the next step. I like these programs so much, that I have my mom and sister in law doing the ten minute trainers, and my other sister in law is doing T25.

I also started a group on facebook for motivation, recipes, and workouts. Come friend me or message me! Come join 🙂

My next plan is to start P90x3 and keep losing.

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My friends and I are going to mexico in February. We all turn 30 in the next year! So I want to lose about 24 more lbs before than. That is 4 1/2 months till then. I am just taking each week at a time, so even if I lose ten lbs by then, IM GOOD!!!

if you are thinking this is something you want more info on, or just want me to have more people on my list, I would appreciate it! haha. You can find me here:

Question for you:
Have you ever tried a workout program like insanity or T 25?

Would you rather workout at home or the gym?

30 by 29: week 9

I hope everyone had a great week! I can’t believe we are week 9 of this challenge! I feel like I was just writing up week 8. This week went pretty well, just need a little improvements 🙂

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(Goal is to lose 30lbs by my 29th birthday on July 16th)

Week 8: Down 1.5lbs

TOTAL DOWN: Considering I was up 4lbs last week, I am still up. BUTTTT this week, I lost. That I am happy about 🙂

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Nutrition:  Pretty Good

I have been tracking everyday, and I have been getting less than 80 of carbs. This week I want below 60. I can do this!

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Workouts: Good

  • Sunday: off
  • Monday: 12 hour shift
  •  Tuesday: Muscle works class at the gym 🙂
  • Wednesday: 12 hour shift
  • Thursday: sick day 😦
  • Friday:  15 min elliptical + 10 minute no excuse workout (I did this 2x with sets, not a time)

Lots more weights this week! my body defiantly feeling it, and liking it. I did miss my spin class and rowing. But I think I will try and incorporate both weights + cardio 🙂

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Sleep quality and duration:  Alright

I defiantly could work on this this week

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How I was feeling: stressed

My MRI test and the result of my CT test were REALLY weighing on me. Need to get some yoga in my life, or a massage

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Things I did well:  Workouts

Things I need to work on: getting the weight off!

Even though I probably won’t make 30 by 29, I am still going to plow through. If I lose or not, I am not going to stress about it. Just try and be healthy eat day, and keep track if the weight goes up or down. Just see what happens!

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Go over to Angela’s blog! She is working on losing 30lb by her 30th bday 🙂

Question for you:

How do you get your strength training in? classes? home workouts?

Who’s ready for spring time!!

Challenge 30 by 29: Week 8

~week 8 in the weight lose challenge~

(Goal is to lose 30lbs by my 29th birthday on July 16th)

Week 8: UP

TOTAL DOWN: ……

Well apparently the scale said I am up 4 lbs, and even though my jeans felt a smidge tighter, I don’t believe that number completely. I am moving on from it. I just don’t know if getting GI tests, and trying to lose weight is going to work at the same time haha

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Nutrition:  Good

Besides another test, were I had to be NPO after midnight and then drink a bunch of contrast. My stomach hates me after that stuff. Can’t wait till we find out whats going on.

Today at work, the girls had cookies, cupcakes, puppy chow (my weakness), and candy all for a  birthday party. I didn’t have a single piece (even though they were trying hard otherwise). I felt very strong after this 🙂

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Workouts: Good

  • Saturday: Spin class
  • Sunday: off
  • Monday: Spin class
  • Tuesday: 12 hour shift
  • Wednesday: 12 hour shift
  • Thursday: Spin class
  • Friday: 12 hour shift

I did great with the cardio workouts but Tiffany reminded me that I need more weight work! So this week I need to find some weight workouts for the gym. Also this Tuesday and Thursday I am off work, and have my weight classes to go too 🙂

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Sleep quality and duration:  Good

I defiantly have this covered. need to work on distressing haha

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How I was feeling: overwhelmed

just a lot going on.

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Things I did well: Eats

Things I need to work on: weight lose and more weight workouts

So need to get more weights in the workouts, less cardio. And try to distress. As of right now, I do not have a GI test for next week haha. So I won’t have any days were my body is shocked. Time to get this weight off!!!!

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Go over to Angela’s blog ! She is working on losing 30lb by her 30th bday 🙂

30 by 29 Week 7

Another week has come and gone. And a few things have changed, but that darn test got in the way of a few things 😦

(Goal is to lose 30lbs by my 29th birthday on July 16th)

Week 7: stayed the same

TOTAL DOWN: -2

need to get this down!

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Nutrition:  Horrible.

Much better this week, especially since one day I couldn’t eat for 24 hours. My stomach was not happy about this, or the after. It is still hurting me today.

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Workouts: OKKKKKK

I didn’t get in good workouts, but I do go three days this week, and that is my goal! next week, PICK IT UP!

  • Saturday: 20 min elliptical + 30 min rowing workout
  • Sunday: off
  • Monday: 12 hour shift
  • Tuesday: off for belly tests
  • Wednesday: 12 hour shift 20min row + 15 min bike
  • Thursday: 12 hour shift
  • Friday: 20 min elliptical + 10 min rowing

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Sleep quality and duration:  Good

This is probably the only thing I had going for me this week, but it was a million times better. It helped me deal with the stress.

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How I was feeling: stressed

Between the tests, sick babies in the NICU, and more stressors, I was feeling very overwhelmed come Friday.

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Things I did well: sleep

Things I need to work on: workouts and weight lose!!!

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Go check up with up Angela who is losing 30 by her 30th birthday ! She did awesome this week!

Question for you:

How are you dealing with this LONG winter?

How do you get workouts in when it is cold and snowy?

30 by 29: Week 6

Another week has come and gone.Let’s see how it went….

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(Goal is to lose 30lbs by my 29th birthday on July 16th)

This week was not my week at all. I ate TONS of carbs on Super Bowl Sunday, and I just couldn’t get my act together. LUCKILY, today I had only 54 carbs and felt awesome! I never know why I eat those carbs, when it always takes me DAYS to get back to healthy eating.

Week 6: Gained

TOTAL DOWN: 3 1/2lbs

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Nutrition:  Horrible.

This week will be better.

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Workouts: Kicked butt

  • sat 12 hour shift
  • sun 12 hour shift
  • mon: 30 min elliptical + rowing workout + ab work
  • tues: 60 min muscle works class
  • wed 60 min spin class
  • thur 12 hour shift
  • fri 12 hour shift

My workouts were really challenging this week! I defiantly kicked butt at the gym

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Sleep quality and duration:  Getting better

I finally started getting in bed and to sleep much earlier. Sometimes I have to tell the new guy I am talking to its bed time, even if it is 9pm haha

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How I was feeling: 

A little down. I think the weather and the carbs made we a little down on myself. But I will say today, I am feeling more optimistic and ready for this week!

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Things I did well: Workouts and sleep was better

Things I need to work on: nutrition. Weight lose is 80% nutrition

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Run over to Angela’s blog to see how she is doing ! She is also working on losing 30lbs!

So this week, I feel off the wagon. It all started with Super Bowl Sunday and never got better. The carb overload happened on Sunday, I thought LET MOVE ON. And my body just didn’t seem to get over it. Apparently, I can not have a cheat meal or cheat day, because my body holds on to carbs like crazy!!! My stomach did do OK with these foods this week, but not great.

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Question for you:

How was your week?

Do you have cheat meals, days?

30 by 29: Week 5

Another week has come and gone, and this one was doozy.Let’s see how it went….

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(Goal is to lose 30lbs by my 29th birthday on July 16th)

I had a lot of stressors this week, and they all seemed to hit on Wednesday: baby passed away in the unit, 3 hours of sleep, watching my twin neice and nephew, and more issues with my home/talking to the police. Yep. That all happened tuesday into Wendesday.

But considering I REALLY could have just said screw it, and ate crappy and didn’t workout and just went back to my old habits, I stuck with it, and I am so glad I did because this is when it truly tests how I am doing with my progress. It is easy on easy weeks, but weeks like this will show my true colors.

Week 5: 0 lost

TOTAL DOWN: 3 1/2lbs

I am feeling great this week, I just wished that I was losing. My goal of 30 by July would put me at losing 2 lbs this week, and so now I am off the goal. Which frustrates me, but at least I didn’t gain and at least I am 3 1/2 lbs lighter than at the beginning of the month. This week is GO TIME!

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Nutrition:  Great

Considering the stress, I didn’t turn to food. I do think I need to track better. There were a few days I didn’t.

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Workouts: Not too shabby

  • Saturday: 60 min spin
  • Sunday:  off day
  • Monday:  12 hour shift
  • Tuesday: 12 hour shift
  • Wednesday: 60  min spin
  • Thursday: testing day 😦
  • Friday: 20 min elliptical + rowing workout

Not as bad as I thought.Got three pretty great workouts in. I just wished that darn testing day wasn’t on Thursday. I wasn’t able to take the class because of it. Oh well. And I will be sharing my rowing workout tomorrow!

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Sleep quality and duration:  EEK

This is defiantly the area I need to work on this week. I need to set that 10pm bedtime again!

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How I was feeling: 

Wednesday I was extremely stressed and overwhelmed. Luckily with some good workouts and sleep, I was able to pull it together after that.

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Things I did well: Workouts and eats.

Things I need to work on: sleep and weight lose!!!!

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Run over to Angela and check out how she is doing ! She is also working on losing 30lbs!

Question for you:

How was your week?

How do you exercise when it is so cold and all you want to do is stay bundled?

30 before 29: 1 MONTH!

30 before 29: week 3

On the road to losing 30 by my 29th birthday!

 

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Week 1: 0 lost

Week 2: – 2 1/2

Week 3: 0 lost

Week 4: -1lb TOTAL DOWN: 3 1/2lbs

My clothes are fitting SO much better, even my jeans need a belt! I can’t wait to go down a size!

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Nutrition:  Million times better

This week I really watched my carbs, and at the most 80 one day.

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Workouts: Got it together!

  • Saturday: 12 hour shift
  • Sunday: 12 hour shift
  • Monday:  1 hr spin class
  • Tuesday: 12 hour shift
  • Wednesday: 12 hour shift
  • Thursday: 1 hr kickboxing class
  • Friday: 30min bike + 10 min rowing

Even though I only had 3 workouts, and HELLO 12 hour shifts! I still felt great and am so glad I went to the gym today. I almost didn’t go because I was sore from kickboxing, but I found a new love- the Rowing machine

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Sleep quality and duration:  Could have been better.

With my stress level, I didn’t get the best sleep.

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How I was feeling: really stressed

At the beginning of the week, I had a rough few days. Between work and home, I needed a break. Luckily, I had four days off at the end of the week and I am SOAKING up all stress free time. I am getting lots done, hitting the gym, and being with Andrew. It is perfect.

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Things I did well: Workouts and eats. And weight lose!

Things I need to work on: sleep and decrease stress

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Run over to Angela and check out she is doing! She is also working on losing 30lbs!

Question for you:

How was your week?

What are your plans this weekend?

30 before 29: week 3

On the road to losing 30 by my 29th birthday! yesterday was my half birthday, happy birthday to me haha. So I have exactly 6 months to lose the weight!

Measurements:  stayed the same

Week 1: 0 lost

Week 2: – 2 1/2

Week 3: 0 lost

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Nutrition:  eek

No huge oops. Just each day, I was eating more and more carbs. (icing one day at work. why.)Which lead to belly pain. And my weight gain. Today I did a million times better with only 50 carbs and all natural carbs.

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Workouts: Got it together!

  • Saturday: 1 hour spin class
  • Sunday: off day
  • Monday: 12 hour shift
  • Tuesday: 30 min at the gym
  • Wednesday: 12 hour shift
  • Thursday: 30 min bike + 15 min run + 15min weights
  • Friday: 1 hour spin class

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Sleep quality and duration: Pretty good

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How I was feeling: ok then Anxious

After a rough eating day at work, the next day I was extremely overwhelmed. Crazy how food effects my mood!

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Things I did well: Workouts

Things I need to work on: getting those carbs in check!

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Run over to Angela and check on her! She is also working on losing 30lbs!

Question for you:

How was your week?

How is your New Years Resolution going?