Get Fit: Week 1

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Hello Peeps!

As you may have noticed, I have skipped the past two Sundays. For the most part it was because I sort of let myself go. I have felt like my life was completely out of control. It’s tiring to stay on top of things, but I have learned it’s even worse when you let things go. I have been a mess pretty much. And that is why I am starting over. Fitness Sunday is no more and now we have…

Get Fit

My overall goal in this is not to be skinny, but to be as fit as possible. I have come to the terms that I will never be the skinny mini girl that you see on runways. My body was not built for that. My body was built for hard work and I intend to put it to work.

So, let me cover a few things.

My starting weight is 217. Yeah, I gained a few pounds since last Fitness Sunday.

My goal weight is between 160 and 180. If I feel like I look good at 180, I will stop there. If not, I will keep going until I am comfortable with what I see. Any smaller than 160 and I will start looking sick.

My goal weight for the end of October is 200. I know I can lose 17 pounds this month, or what is left of this month. I just have to be smart about what I eat and make sure I get enough exercise in.

Here are a few things that will keep me on track this month.

  1. No sweets. Nothing with more than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
  2. 3 liters of water a day.
  3. Exercise everyday. Twice a day I will do sit-ups, crunches, and squats. On good days when my ankle is not hurting too bad I will do push-ups. On days off from work I will do some kind of work out video.
  4. I have a goal of 10,000 steps a day. I get that with no problems when I am at work. It’s my days off that I have to be careful and make sure I reach this goal.
  5. No more than 3 oz of any meat at any meal. I have found this is the perfect amount of meat for me.
  6. No bread.

I know that you are not supposed to deprive yourself of things. It makes you crave them more. But it is more of a challenge to myself, to prove that I don’t need these things in my life. No bread and no sweets just for the rest of October is not that big of a deal. I know I can do it.

Starting out, Get Fit will be a 3 month thing. It may continue on after, until I reach my goal. If I can stick to my goals and really push myself, I only have to lose 5 pounds a week to be at my goal weight by the end of this year. And that is the lower end of my goal.

This is not just to lose weight. In the process I will learn what my body can handle best. I will prove to the people around me that I can achieve my goals. I will also prove to everyone that even someone with PCOS can lose weight if she really puts her mind to it.

Maybe restarting this will really get me going. This will be the time I don’t give up or give in. This will be the time that I really stick to my goals and make things happen. This is my moment, the moment where in a movie the montage starts and really awesome music starts playing. I like to imagine that it’s Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen. Or…something by Queen.

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Fitness Sunday: Week 29

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Stats:
Last Weeks Weight: 219
This Weeks Weight: 214

YES!! Earlier this week I was actually down to 212, but mistakes were made…I’m not even sure how I lost 5 pounds other than I have been working my butt off this week and stressed to the max. Which is where the two pounds came back. Yesterday and the day before I had some candy. Friday I went to the movies with friends and had candy and popcorn. Yesterday I was just stressed out and had candy…because it is my addiction of choice. I don’t drink or smoke. I eat candy.

I am doing much better though. Two days this week I got in my goal of 10000 steps. As much as I move around at work, I’m shocked I didn’t do this every day. Though, I feel like it has a lot to do with my weight loss this week. I think I am going to make a more conscious effort to get in 10000 steps a day.

This week I am going to set a few goals for myself. It will help me get back on track with my fitness. I am going to start out slow, of course, and work my way up. So, here are my goals for this week.

Goals:
Exercise:
10 Push Ups
20 Sit Ups
30 Crunches
50 Squats
Other: 
3 liters of water a day
No sweets or anything with more than 10 grams of sugar per serving
10000 steps a day

This week I will be working on getting a more consistent work out. I’m thinking of going back to DDP Yoga, I just have to get my room cleaned up so I have some where to do it. It really did help with my ankle. And losing weight is helping as well.

The other day on Wheel of Fortune there was a guy that had lost 300 pounds in a year. He claims it was through eating healthy and exercising. I feel like there was gastric bypass surgery in there somewhere, but the guy said he did it the right way.

The point is, it made me think. I only want to lose 50 or 60 pounds. If I were to clean up my eating habits, drink more water, and get more exercise, I could easily lose the weight I want to. I am a little behind on my schedule that I made for myself, but it’s okay because I am losing. Next week I may even share my measurements.

I just think that I could do better. Be a little less lazy and more productive. There is enough time in the day for all the things I want to do if it’s something I really want. And I really want to lose this weight.

How has your week in fitness gone?

Fitness Sunday: Week 28

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I believe the last time I told you my weight I was down to 215. Well…today I am up to 219. The stress and anxiety became my excuse to not care about my health.

I was too tired to work out.

I’m so stressed I need a whole bag of Swedish Fish.

Maybe if I eat this chocolate it will give me more energy.

It won’t matter if I skip my work out today.

I deserve this bowl of icecream.

Excuses…

The worst part of all of this is that I had started seeing results. I could tell my clothes were fitting better. My stomach was shrinking and my muscles were growing. I didn’t need as much at meal time to fill myself. I was eating until I was satisfied instead of stuffed.

Then I messed it all up and the only person I have to blame is myself.

But it’s going to be okay. Because I see the errors of my ways. I see where I have destroyed all my progress. I am not happy with the changes that have happened since I started slacking. So what am I going to do? Get back on that band wagon that I fell off of.

I will pay more attention to what I am eating and I am cutting out my sweets again. I will allow myself to drink other things other than water, but I will have a liter of water with every meal. Then I can drink other things.

I have to get things back on track, because when I take control over what I do to my body, I feel that I have more control of my life and maybe that is the reason I have had so many anxiety/panic attacks.

I have until next Fitness Sunday to make a little progress and I won’t let myself down. I can’t let myself down. I want to be at my healthiest in my 30’s and I don’t want to wait until the end of my 30’s to make it happen.

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Fitness Sunday: Week 26

WIll it be easy

Happy Sunday Nerds!

Last Weeks Weight: 217
This Weeks Weight: 215

YES!! I was hoping for 2 pounds this week. I have not been working out more and I have been eating things that I shouldn’t be. But I lost 2 pounds. THANK YOU!! I am so excited for this. I feel like my body has finally figured out how to combat the fat. Or maybe I have been doing more and not realizing it. What ever the case, I am terribly happy and I don’t want to do anything to mess it up.

I don’t have any serious plans this week as far as weight loss goes. I would love to loss two more pounds. I need to get back to eating healthier and not letting my mood dictate what I eat. I really need to get in more workouts too. I have been doing squats, sit ups, crunches, and pushups. I even tried to add lunges in all of it…but that didn’t go over well. My ankle can not handle lunges.

I am trying to work around my injured ankle, yet still make sure both sides are even. I don’t want a bad ankle to put me down or out. I don’t want to use it as an excuse. But, when I returned to work this week after vacation, my ankle had trouble adjusting to the work again. I came home a few nights in so much pain that I was almost in tears.

Not to worry though, I plan on making it back to the doctor to see what they can do about getting me 100% better. I really hope I can get this fixed without surgery or anything crazy. And I hope that I have not damaged myself beyond repair.

The main and most important thing though is that I have lost weight and I am still losing weight. I may have become a little obsessed with what I eat and all that good stuff, but maybe that is what I have needed all along.

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Fitness Sunday: Week 25

Don't Give Up

Hello Nerds.

Let’s get straight to it.

Last Weeks Weight: 217
This Weeks Weight: 217

I can’t be upset about this to be honest. I went on vacation this week. I had sweets, candy, cake, cupcakes. I had a lot of junk food and not nearly enough fruits and vegetables. It was my birthday and vacation and I didn’t gain a single pound. I consider that a win.

I did figure out a few things this week though. My body does not need all the sugar I have stuffed it with over the years. I may have cravings for chocolate and a strong want for candy, but I don’t need it. I have proven to myself over the past month that I do not need all the crap. Sure, once in a while it’s okay, but everyday is just overkill.

I also found out that my body loves when I eat a healthy balanced meal full of fruits and veggies. My body hates me when I cram it full of unhealthy things and overly processed foods. I was actually ready to come back home so that I could get back to my regular, healthy, balanced diet that I have created for myself. I am lucky that I didn’t gain any weight.

This week I will probably have to work on getting back in the swing of things and I really want to get a little more exercise in my life. Though, today I will be doing nothing but writing some plans for the week and catching up on some shows.

By the end of 2015 I will be the healthy girl I have always dreamed of being. And while I am working on being healthier physically I will work on being healthier mentally as well. One thing at a time, but I think I have a good start.

I am really hoping for at least a 2 pound weight loss this week, but any weight lost is good enough.

Toodles

Fitness Sunday: Week 23

Fitness Sunday

Hello Nerds!

Here is a quick update on this week.

Last Weeks Weight: 219
This Weeks Weight: 218

So, here is what happened. I got down to 215. I really did! Then I had one bad day where I went out to eat. We had mexican and…it destroyed my weight loss. I didn’t know that just one day could do something that drastic to my weight loss.

On top of that, the one day that I splurged I didn’t make sure I drank enough water, so I am sure that messed things up a bit too.

Today marks 15 days since I had a sweet. Actually, to be completely honest, I had one sweet on my bad day. It was a cereal bar with strawberry filling. But! I gave blood that day and I was afraid to go without the sugar…I didn’t know how it would effect me. But other than that, no sweets or overly processed foods have passed my lips!

I am doing really really good. I have been doing my fitness challenge every day. I have, on most days, made sure I had enough water. I have been keeping my calorie count around 1000 calories a day.

It was just one day that screwed me up and it won’t happen again. I have also had a problem with eating after work on days I close. Sadly, there isn’t much I can do about that.

The diet that I was talking about last week didn’t work out to well. It was just too much food to consume all day. My brother on the other hand…ugh. The diet worked perfect for him.

This week I hope to lose three pounds, staying on my diet.

Let me clear something up right quick. I say diet, but for me it’s not a diet. It’s more of a lifestyle change, but I am calling it a diet because it is different than what I am used to. until I get used to it and it just becomes a norm, it will be called a diet.

With that said. This week I hope to stay true to my diet, drink plenty of water, continue doing my fitness challenge, and add a few days of exercise. I think I am doing better than I have ever done before and I want to keep going with this.

I learned this past week that what I put in my body really is up to me. I don’t HAVE to have candy or sweets. I don’t HAVE to feed my cravings. I can get other things, healthier things to lessen my cravings and continue to eat and live right. I don’t know why I didn’t catch on to this before!

If any of you out there use my fitness pal, feel free to add me! You can find me at Pythongurl. I would love to see more people on my friends list. I even have it where you can see what I am eating everyday…for the days that I remember to log everything.

Toodles

Fitness Sunday: Week 22

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Hello Nerds!

So I am finally going to do it. I am finally going to share with the world what my weight is…because I feel like it will help keep me just a tad more honest with myself through the week. I’m tired of just sharing how much weight I lost or gained. Maybe if others know my weight I won’t be so quick to shrug and eat a cookie or something.

Last weeks weight: 222
This weeks weight: 219

3 pounds this week! I’m terribly excited about that. I did something exciting this week…I didn’t have any sweets! As of this day, I am 8 days in to no sweets. An entire week. I have done it! Hopefully the first week is the hardest. I had a few moments where I thought I was just going to give in, but I didn’t.

I have done my challenge for two straight weeks now. It’s almost becoming a habit. I can now do sit-ups without putting my feet under my entertainment center. I am up to 15 push-ups! They are not great push-ups, but I am getting there. I have even thrown in a few butt exercises…you know, to work on one of my greatest assets.

I am finding it harder to stay away from bread though. I had bread one day this week. Which isn’t too bad, but I failed myself. I will try again this week and the next, until I get it right.

Today starts a new diet plan for my family. It’s something my mom found in a magazine and it’s not really a diet. It’s more of a plan to follow to make sure you are getting enough of everything. It’s teaching you how to eat properly. It teaches portion sizes, and it makes us eat 5 small meals a day. If I follow it right it’s supposed to help us lose so many pounds a week..I can’t remember how many.

I feel like, for the first time in my life, I am finally taking a step in the right direction. I am not doing a spur of the moment routine or crazy diet. I am not finding excuses to slack off. I could do better with exercises. I have exercise videos that are less than 30 minutes and it would be easy to do them, but I am working up to that. Right now, I am just slowly getting into this thing.

I know that if I don’t push myself to do too much too quick, these changes I am making now will be a life long thing and not just something to lose weight.

How was your fitness week?

Toodles

Fitness Sunday: Week 21

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I gained some weight…but I lost it. I have been up and down lately. I completely failed at not eating bread or sweets. But I am working on all of this. I actually feel like I am slowly getting to where I need to be in my fitness.

Every night this week I have done my challenge. This is the one I am doing:

30 Day Ab and Squat Challenge Workout Chart This site has some good how tos on basic exercises that are often done wrong

Right now I am on day 13. I am also doing a push up challenge.

This 30 day easy push up workout challenge has been designed as a great way to learn how to do simple press ups. The routine starts off at just 3 push ups on ...

I went with the easy challenge because I am not very good at push ups!

Sadly, this is all I have done this week. I haven’t done any other work outs and I am trying to decide if this is enough for now. Or maybe I need to pick it up.

My ankle has been super painful this week, so I haven’t really wanted to do much other than sit and prop my ankle. I haven’t been drinking enough water and I know that is the true issue with my ankle.

This week I am considering doing a 1000 calorie diet, just to see if I can and if it will help any. If I can do it without starving and it helps, I may just do that until my vacation/birthday. Just to see where I am once that rolls around. Simply put, I have been slacking and still have my first 20 pounds to lose.

Starting tomorrow I am going to be a very hardcore diet. Not really a diet…just cutting out all the junk food and eating more healthy foods. I need to step up my game and get serious about weight loss. I have this image of what I want to be and I won’t get there by sitting at my computer playing games all day. I need to find a balance and I need to actually put forth the effort.

Toodles

Fitness Sunday: Week 20

Fitness Sunday

Hello Nerds!

I am disappointed in myself more than anything. I have let myself down. I started a challenge Tuesday and have already missed two days of the challenge. Instead of going back, I am just picking it up the following day. So instead of slowly working my way up to 70 or so squats, I am jumping around.

I am going to crack down on myself this week. And the next. Until my birthday. Until I leave for the beach I am cutting out sweets, bread, and anything that I know is not healthy for my body. I will not eat past 8, which is going to be super hard to do seeing as I work at night and don’t get home until 10. If I have to get something after 8 it will be something healthy, like fruits or vegetables. Of course, I have heard that fruits are bad that late at night too. I guess I need to do a little research.

I am only drinking water from now until I go on vacation. I want to see, after cutting all of this out, how much better my body will be. I have 4 weeks before vacation. If I could lose 5 pounds a week, I would be right on schedule for losing the weight I wanted to lose by then. Maybe by cutting out all the junk food I can reach this goal. Fingers crossed.

I just have to keep reminding myself how crappy I feel after I have had something I knew I shouldn’t have. I have to remind myself of the pain in my side I get when I have too much sugar or fried foods. I also have to keep reminding myself how my ankle feels 100 times better when I drink the proper amount of water everyday.

I just have to be better to myself. Losing weight is only partly to look better in my clothes. The biggest focus is being healthy and extending my life. I want to be happy with the way I look AND feel. I have to stop losing focus or shrugging my shoulders when I see something I want. I have to learn to turn away and keep fighting the good fight.

Toodles

Fitness Sunday: Week 19

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Another week I have failed. My weight is up and down and all over the place. At this rate, I am not going to make it to my first goal by August 21st, unless I go on some anorexic diet and eat 500 calories a day and work out enough to burn 2000+ a day.

I can’t seem to get a handle on this. I have time to work out, but then I groan and go about sitting at my computer writing, laying in bed reading, or sitting on the couch watching TV. I have no proper excuse to not work out, just that I don’t want to.

And the thing that gets me the most is that I like to work out. I like doing my yoga. Yoga helps wake me up and it helps stretch my ankle. I feel good after I work out, but I don’t do it because of the initial, getting up and doing it.

Maybe it’s time that I face the fact that I am lazy. I keep looking at other people, people that are bigger than me, more overweight, and I think “Well, as long as I am not that big I will be okay.” I don’t even know if this makes me a bad person or shallow. It’s just something I do. And I wonder how many girls look at me and think the same thing.

I wish I could be one of those girls that looks in the mirrors and think “I’m big and fabulous.” Of course, I wonder about all those overweight woman in the news now, talking about how happy they are no matter what size they are, how many of them are actually happy with their weight. I tell people all the time how awesome I am…and I am awesome…on the inside.

It doesn’t help that I am surrounded by people who scoff at me for things that I do. At work I have a few people that roll their eyes at me when I tell them I am trying to stay away from fast food or sweets for a week. They tell me that it’s pointless and that it is okay to have it every once in a while.

What they don’t understand is that I have a very addictive personality and very poor self-control. I don’t know how to take a piece of chocolate and leave it at that. I don’t know how to eat just the serving size, unless I have already portioned it all out. It may make me sound like a weak person, but it’s something I am working on.

Until I can get it down, the only thing I know to do is to cut it out for a while. Kill the craving and then come back and have a piece or a slice or a handful. It’s how I kicked soda out of my diet. I just put it away and stopped thinking about it, stopped giving into my cravings.

Why am I having so much trouble doing that with other things? Why can’t I cut out sugar? Every time I do the cravings get worse and worse until I feel like I am going to have some kind of meltdown. It’s so frustrating.

Toodles