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Monday, January 31, 2011

Half Marathon!!

OK! This is the thing, I have never been a runner!! So I registered myself for a half marathon on May 1, 2011.
I am starting training today. I just printed out a 12 wks training program I found online and will follow it with a few modifications.
I have been thinking about this for so long and I registered for it in the end of December but kept quiet about it because I was afraid people would laugh at me and dismiss me. This is my blog and if you read it you will be in on my goal. My husband knows too.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Going on

Saturday I did not work out. Sunday I did a Jillian Michaels Video. Monday the 24th, I did the core synergestics DVD from P90X. It killed me and there were plenty of moves that I could NOt do but I tried hard!
I don't feel any weight coming off me. The last day of Jan I will weigh in.

Friday, January 21, 2011

All or None

After Monday, I worked out today. Three days of nothing. Excuse: My hip was hurting from Monday. Maybe I pulled something. I did two DVDs today. P90X Cardio X and Jillian Michael's Biggest Winner Shape Up Front DVDs. Oh, I could not do justice to all the moves but I managed to hang in there.Thats what I mean by ' all or none!' I either do a lot or nothing at all.
About my diet...I am doing OK...trying to eat home made meals...had rice and kidney beans for dinner tonight. For lunch, spinach lasagne and breakfast a Dunkin Donuts low fat blueberry muffin( not home made:).
I snack on some almonds and raisins and today on a few goldfish( very unusual for me).

Monday, January 17, 2011

Marvelous Monday!

Like I said in the previous post, I started the day out with I cup oat meal+ little 1% milk+ some raisins+ 1tbsp maple syrup+ dash of cinnamon.
Lunch some flounder + asparagus+ tomatoes+ green peas.
Later during the afternoon, one snack bar,
tea with milk, no sugar.
Still later, 2 slices of wheat bread with peanut butter + strawberry jam
Worked out on treadmill about 30 mins
1 egg white
cucumber yogurt
chicken curry+ 2 slices of wheat bread
Hand full of raisins+ roasted salted almonds!

Here is my was just perfect! I wish I could make something like this everyday but for more reasons than one it is not always possible.
The treadmill results for my workout:
Time 29:10
Miles 2.00
Calories 353
Incline 4.0

After reaching 2 miles I did cool down for a few mins. I hope I can do 4 miles by Valentine's day.
Why has this Monday been marvelous?
Ate better than I normally do
Worked out
My family is healthy
God is good.

not sweatin

Friday, after my offspring's talent show( close to 10:00PM) we took our offsprings to McDonalds...NEVER good! I had the chicken sandwich, double mcburger and fries all from the $ menu and also a large orange juice. Also swiped fries from others at the table:)
Saturday did 40 mins of Turbosculpt by Chalene Johnson from Beachbody.
Sunday ate Domino's chicken sandwich and no exercise.
Started Monday with oatmeal. Will let you know how the rest of my Monday goes.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Starting point on January 14, 2011

Firstly, I am nursing a 4 months old.
I have been overweight for most of my life however since the past two years I have weighed more than I have ever weighed before. Over the last year, during my pregnancy I actually managed to lose some lbs!
I want to lose weight because I would like good health, to see my kids grow up and go to college etc etc.
Ofcourse I want to look good in jeans!
My weight has affected all aspects of my life...I am embarassed to see people I haven't seen in many family gatherings I feel like an eye sore...I lack confidence in a crowd.
To lose 10 lbs by Valentine's
To eat my last meal by 8:00PM and not a bite after that
To get 70 mins of exercise a day- treadmill+ videos
To run 4 miles on the treadmill by Valentine's
To control portion sizes

My starting weight is 224.8
This will not be easy by any stretch but life is never going to be easy!!