Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Did It

Today when I went for my workout I did the Elliptical trainer! I am so proud of myself. I was able to do it for 18 minutes. I was looking at my reflection in the mirror and I noticed that my legs are looking toned! I am quite pleased!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Ups and Downs

I know it has been awhile. I had a week of where I have not been able to get to the gym because of the cold I had. With the cold and feeling lousy the last thing I wanted to eat was healthy. That is when you should be eating healthy so your body can fight it. All I wanted to eat was the comfort food, pizza, chocolate, quesadilas, chips and candy etc. So I put on about 10lbs. Now I am starting to feel better. I am almost at the -20lb mark again.

On the weekend I was able to get to the pool and swim some laps. I think I did about 7 laps (start at one end of the pool and back, that is 1 lap to me). Did that in about 20 mins. I was so tired. It was not easy. I observed two other swimmers, by the time I got to the other side they completed one full lap and on the next lap. Gee I am slow. I know someday as I do it more I will be able to go faster.

Today I did 32 minutes on the treadmill, then I went to try on the Elliptical trainer. I was able to do 5 minutes and not feel so drained. Next time I might bypass the treadmill and do the Elliptical. Maybe all that training on the treadmill is making it easier to do the Elliptical. Since I am trying to get rid of the flab on my arms I did 3 sets of 10 bicep curls at 10lbs.

Since I LOVE my pizza I am trying something different I saw on Bulging Brides or Last 10lbs Bootcamp. It is a pita, was going to use tomatoe paste but a friend warned me it will taste gross so I will use pizza sauce. Veggies and they used chicken but a friend suggested turkey pepperoni. So I am going to use that. I looked at the calorie count and Turkey pepperoni is better for you. Of course the cheese, light cheese!

Have a good day!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

PBSO 5k Walk/Run

Today was the annual Perinatal Bereavement Support of Ontario 5k Fun Run/Walk. This year it was run in Callie McIntyre's memory. This is my first year doing it and I am hoping that it will not be my last. This year I walked. I am in now shape to run. Hopefully next year I will have lost enough weight so I can run. Even better, I have hit the 20 lb mark!!!! I am so happy!

The first 2.5 km were hard but as soon as I hit the halfway point it got easier. I was so excited to do this walk. I walked in honor of my daughter Faith. I can just imagine her cheering on from Heaven. I bet she was so happy. As I am crossing the finish line I held back my emotion because I was ready to cry. I did it! I did it for, Faith, myself to prove that I can do this and all those other little Angels who are gone too soon.

Thank you all who financially supported this cause! Thank you for your moral support and thank you to Will, Joy and Trish who were there at the finish line.

I am just so blessed to have friends and family like all of you!!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

3 LBS to go

I am so excited! Three more pounds to go and I have hit the 20lb mark! I am so excited that I have achieved this. Once again I cannot get through this with all of you. Your support has been overwhelming and positive. Thank you. I still struggle with wanting to binge out on junk food. I will have the odd chocolate bar. My old habit was a bottle of coke and a king size chocolate bar every day on my lunch break. I sometimes hate the whole portioning everything out by the cup, or spoonfuls. At the same time that is what I must do to keep moving forward. It is my my new lifestyle.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Long Weekend

This weekend it was really nice that Will and I had the weekend off. Mine is a 3 day but his is only a two day. Saturday we went to the gym together. Our work schedules are not the same so we cannot go and workout together. The usual, Will wants to swim but I want to go to the fitness studio. I am up for swimming but not during "Fun Swim". I prefer lane swim. we did our compromise. The Fitness center then the pool. It is nice though because after working out I sat in the hot tub. Near the end of the swim time it died down enough so I was able to some laps. I did not do many. My friend Dee met up with us. She was a little late because of the busses. I am glad she did make it do some swimming. This morning my legs hurt! That is the first time I woke up with sore legs from a working out. I am sure this won't be the last!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

2 weeks..

Well I have just went past the two week mark. I am happy to say that I have lost 14lbs. I am so happy. The gym routine is going. I am starting out at 3 times a week to go. Then work into 5-7 days after. It is so tiring. Trying to balance out work and the gym. Some mornings I wake up and I just have no energy at all. Two days this week I pushed myself to go. Today I did 32 minutes on the treadmill. Normally I do about 15-20 minutes.

I am going through the point where I am so sick of salad. I know I need to eat it. Today I just wanted meat and nothing else!

Anyways that is all for now, I am so exhausted!!!!