Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 601.

Today was supposed to be my scheduled rest day, but if I did that, then my next rest day would've been Friday, which is the day before WI. And I didn't want to do that. So I decided to just get in a quick workout.

I did 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Advanced Cardio Blast with Lisa Kay. Umm, this DVD is insane! I couldn't do all of the advanced moves so I had to just march in place. This was my first time ever doing this workout. I burned 592 calories. Pouring sweat from everywhere, I'm not kidding.
I went to BJ's, (BJ's is a wholesale warehouse, like Costco, so get your heads out of the gutter, people) picked up some things, and came back. It was really hot outside, not a day to be out and about all day. I thought about going to the beach, but I wasn't really up for it. Lazy Sunday, no doubt. Lazy Sundays totally rock, in my opinion.

Good day. I stayed within my points, got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything in my journal.

Thanks for reading people. And make good choices.

P.S. New episode of True Blood tonight, and I can't wait! I love me some Eric Northman!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 600 - WI Results.

I lost 1.2 lbs. this week. After losing 10 lbs. last week, I'll take this loss!

I've been feeling in the groove, and I hope the feeling will last.

It's very warm today, but not humid. So when I did my workout, I didn't put the AC on. I started with 21 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Fat Blasting Cardio with Lisa Kay. It had been a while since I've done that workout, and I sweated my butt off. I burned 691 calories.
I have a feeling that my high calorie burn count might have something to do with no AC being on. My sports bra was soaked, and I'm not sure if you can tell in this photo or not. The sweat was going into my eyes, I'm not kidding. My double chins aren't quite so prominent in this photo, I think. =)

I've been thinking about my condo and moving out on my own for the first time in my life. It made me a little sad to leave my parents, but I'll be less than 15 minutes away. I just need to be a big girl and get over it already. I did actually tear up a little bit last night just thinking about it. I am a little nervous with my Dad being sick, but I know in my head and in my heart that I just can't stay here forever. I need to be on my own, to experience life beyond this house, because I know that will allow me to grow as a person. I need that. Whew, it felt cathartic to write that all out.

I had a good day today. I tracked everything, got in almost all of my requirements, and went slightly over my points. I fell shy of getting my whole grains requirement in, and I decided to indulge in a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich with dinner tonight. But I don't feel bad about it, it's life. Going over your points happens sometimes. But I didn't overeat or anything, so major win.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices people!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 599 - Last Chance Workout.

It is so humid here today that you start sweating almost immediately. Thank God for AC!

Short post today, sorry. (I seem to be saying that a lot lately.)

I came home at lunch and did the inclined treadmill for about 25 minutes. I sweated my ass off because of all this damn humidity.

When I got home from work at the end of the day, I wasn't in the mood to go onto the treadmill again. So I did my own quick warm up, then I did The Firm Fat Blaster. I love this workout, with their leotards, pantyhose & high top sneakers. It's pretty awesome. In total, I burned 661 calories from my Last Chance Workouts today.
Sweat is pouring all over me as if it's water. That's how humid it was today.

Good day today. I tracked everything, stayed with my points, and got in all of my requirements.

Tomorrow is WI. I'm confident I'll see a loss.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 598.

Quick update - I am done with the condo board application. I completed it today and submitted it online. Now I just have to make sure that my mortgage is stuff is in order. I have just a few more things to do on that end, and then I think I'm done. The board will have to meet, decide on my approval, then schedule an interview with me. I can't close until after that interview, and they have to approve me first. Fingers crossed.

I'm really tired right now, so quick post tonight.

At lunch, I came home and did 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill. After work, I did one of my favorite Firm DVDs ever - Ultimate Fat Burning Workout with Alison Davis. In total, I burned 642 calories.
I felt really good after my workout, and today I just felt better than yesterday. Less stressed, and totally over my woe-is-me-I'm-doing-this-all-by-myself-and-there's-no-one-to-help-me moment.

Good day today. I got in all of my requirements, tracked everything in my journal, and stayed within my points.

I gotta run because I'm watching Derek Jeter 3K on HBO. I'm a diehard Yankees fan, and of course I'm a huge Jeter fan (don't hate, people - 5 Rings, k?).

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices people!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 597 - Stress.

My day started with me going to the farmer's market that's by my house at the butt crack of dawn this morning. I was there by 7 AM, picked up some zucchini, corn, kale and some lettuce. I passed by this stand that had cakes, pies, cookies and individual dessert cups. Didn't get any of that, didn't want it. I will admit it all looked tempting. =)

I was feeling stressed today. I have to fill out the application for my condo, and the deadline to have it completed is Tuesday. I'm able to complete it and submit it online. I have to scan and upload about a hundred documents to complete the application though. Letters of reference, employment verification, tax returns (federal & state), bank statements, pension statements, investment account statements (I told you it was a lot!), pay a crapload of money for the application, and some other forms I can't think of.

So I was feeling extremely overwhelmed today. To the point where I actually cried at my desk at work today. For about 3 seconds.

And I lost my appetite, which NEVER happens.

Usually, in these situations of anxiety (holy shit, I'm buying a condo!) I would just want to run to food. Today, I had no desire for any of that. I didn't want to eat, I wasn't hungry, oh and apparently, now when I get stressed, I start to sweat a lot - like a pig.

So when I got home, I just felt like moping. And crying. I certainly didn't want to workout. And then I remembered (read, FORCED myself to remember) how great I always feel after a workout. So onto the inclined treadmill I went, for about 40 minutes. I think it was 37 minutes, but the number has just vanished from my mind for some reason. I burned 401 calories. See?
I opted not to do a Firm DVD tonight. I was more than ok with not doing a Firm DVD. I'll do one tomorrow.

In spite of the stress & anxiety I felt today, I had a good day. I'm feeling better now because I've realized that it's not a huge thing to get the application completed. My problems could be a lot worse right now, and I know that. So I will try to get a little more of it done tonight, and then finish it at work tomorrow. Problem solved.

I stayed within my points, tracked everything in my journal, and got in all of my requirements. In the back of my mind, I know that food-wise could have been much worse.

I feel so much better now than I did this morning. Writing it out has helped a lot. Thanks for reading people. And make good choices!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 596 - Rest Day.

It was my scheduled rest day today. And I took advantage by getting a manicure & pedicure. The color I chose is called Bahama Mama. Take a look.
I'm not sure if the photo does the color justice, but I like it. Check out the Essie website for a better look.

Why are there 100 forms to sign when you're buying a condo? It's ridiculous. There's a way to do it online, which I guess is a good thing. I'll be doing that all day tomorrow at work. Awesome.

Good day today. I stayed within my points, tracked everything, and got in all of my requirements.

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Day 595 - NFL Lockout Over!

Yes! Finally! Let me tell you guys - I "Can't Wait" for football! And for those of you who don't follow football and have no idea why I put can't wait in quotes, just google Bart Scott, football player. Ok, Tim? hehe

It is thankfully less hot today than it's been all weekend. It was 80 degrees here, and I actually felt that it was cool. Crazy, right?

I came home at lunchtime and did 22 minutes on the inclined treadmill. After dinner, I decided to do a Firm DVD - The Firm Express Cardio with Stephanie Huckabee. I burned 557 calories. Take a look.
I can't tell you guys how much I want my double chins to just go away already. Know who else I want to go away already? Brett Favre. Seriously Favre, give it up already. Your glory days are behind you, you just can't beat Father Time. You can't play on the same level anymore. It ain't gonna happen. And you're a dirty old man, too.

Tim, to answer your question, I normally workout 6 days a week. I'll workout consistently for 4 days straight, then take a rest day. Sometimes, it'll be 5 days a week, depending on what day of the week my rest day falls on.

Good day today. I was on my game. I stayed within my points tracked everything, and got in all of my requirements.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices people!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 594 - Less Heat, Still Humid.

I never thought the day would come when I would be relieved to see a day when it was only 90 degrees out, but apparently that day has arrived. The temperature is lower, but the humidity is still here. It is so freaking fastidious, I'm telling you.

I decided to get my workout in today as early as possible. To get it out of the way. I decided not to do the treadmill, since the room I have it in is AC-less. Instead, I chose to do a DVD I hadn't done in forever. I did The Firm Cardio Core Fusion with Rebekah Sturkie. As the title suggests, lots of core work, which I absolutely hate. But I gritted it out, and did the entire workout. I burned 543 calories. I was sweating from the beginning. See?
I was too lazy to go for an eyebrow wax, so I just decided to tweeze. Not bad, I think.

I indulged a little today, but I only went 3 points over my daily allowance. I am more than ok with that. I got in all of my requirements, all of my fruits & veggies & lean proteins, and I tracked everything in my journal. Major win. Onward & downward.

Wrapping up now. Tonight's True Blood was really good! Thanks for reading people. And make good choices!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 593 - WI & Yet More HEAT.

Today was WI.

Last week, I weighed in at 214.2 lbs. after a self-admitted disastrous week. This week? I'm at 204.2. I lost 10 pounds!

Holy Jesus. 10 pounds? In a week? That means I lost everything that I gained last week, plus a little more. 10 freaking pounds! Holy shit, I've never lost that much before in a week in my whole life. Happy Kelly.

Short post today because I am so freaking tired. It's the heat. The goddamned motherfucking heat. That's right people, I'm not holding back. 105 degrees here again.

Short post (yes I'm repeating myself) because I'm melting. Literally, apparently.

I dragged my feet all day to get in a workout. I didn't start my workout until 9PM. I thought I would do at least 10 minutes, then call it a day. Even with the AC on, it still can't get cool enough for me. I have a portable AC because I sleep in my basement and my windows are pull out. I'm convinced that portable AC are not as powerful as the ones that you put in the walls or the windows. Anywho, I did 25 minutes of cardio on my own. I wasn't in the mood to do a DVD or get on the treadmill. I burned 238 calories. See?
Anyone else have portable ACs? They're not as powerful as the ones you put in the windows, are they?

Great day. I went over my points, but I tracked everything & got in all of my requirements.

Must wrap this one up now. I'm dying. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 592 - More HEAT.

Holy.Jesus.Christ. It is hot as all hell out there. (Yes, I'm being ironic.)

I took the day off from work today. We are still in the middle of a ginormous heat wave that refuses to go away. Today, the temperature here on Long Island reached 105 degrees F. I kid you not, you read that right.

I decided to work out in the morning and get it over with. I did 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Body Sculpt Blaster with Nancy Tucker. I wanted to get my calorie burn up a little more, so I did another 15-20 minutes of heavy sculpting on my own. I finished with 708 calories. I was pouring sweat because I opted against turning the AC on until later. See?
See the sweat? See the goofy smile? See the folds in arms that I can't stand? See that I have yet to get an eyebrow wax? =) Tomorrow I will, I promise.

I went to the beach for a few hours to cool off and get out of the house. And to get some color on my ghost white legs. They're getting better though, since I've been to the beach a few times already this summer. I could only stay for 2 hours because I was dying from this damn heat.

As we speak, I'm previewing Cathe Friedrich's Cardio Core circuit that I won from Lindsey's giveaway. Holy everything that is sacred, Cathe is freaking insane! Lots of mountain climbers, plyo jumps and God know what other craziness. I will try to do this workout on Sunday. But don't hold me to that.

I have the AC blasting, and I can't get cool enough. I probably have consumed close to 2 (TWO) gallons of water today. I will be peeing my guts out all night tonight. Holy freaking hell.

Good day today, excluding this weather. I stayed within my points, tracked everything, and got in all of my requirements. Seriously, how do pro athletes play outside in this fucking heat? Ever wonder about that? I would pass out.

Thanks for reading people. And make good choices!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 591 - Hey Chubby McGee - show off them Arms!

Chubby darling,

This one's for you.

I love how when I find that I have absolutely nothing to say, I find inspiration from another blog.

I can't stand my upper arms. I'm not a fan of how they're looking right now, cradled in fat layers that look baby fat folds. (But certainly aren't as cute as baby folds, that's for damn sure.)

So I'm looking through blogs today at work because God forbid I do any actual real work. And I came across this post by Chubby. About how freaking hot it is, and about how she does not like to wear certain tops because of her insecurities. About how she realizes the importance of getting out of her comfort zone.

I was thinking about this today at work (again, why on Earth would I do any actual work at work, right?) and I asked my coworker to take this shot of me in a very pretty shirt that shows my upper arms.
Please excuse the frizzy hair. We are in the middle of a heat wave, and with that, comes humidity. Apparently, the Frizz Eazze that I put in my hair this morning doesn't care that it needs to fight frizz. See the arms though? Still no muscle definition. Not my favorite shot, but I must step out of my comfort zone. Right, Chubs? =)

I'm so not a fan of full body shots either, but what the hay, right?

Rest day today. Back to working out tomorrow.

Another good day today. I tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and went over my points by just one. I'm ok with that. I decided to indulge in a Skinny Cow low fat ice cream sandwich, and I don't feel guilty about it at all. =)

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading people. Make good choices.

AND GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!! EVEN IF IT'S ONLY FOR A MINUTE!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 590 -More Heatwave.

This heat wave sucks. I mean, it's major ball suckage. The good news is I will be taking Friday off, which I will be spending at the beach. Hopefully get some color on my white legs.

I decided to get in a quick workout today, even though technically it should've been my rest day. So I did a quick 10 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Power Sculpt Workout with Allie del Rio. I burned 189 calories.
My sweat is no joke people. I really need to get my eyebrows waxed stat. Think I'll do that tomorrow after work.

This heatwave is expected to last through Sunday. Ugh.

Good day today. Got in all of my requirements, tracked everything, and stayed within my points.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices people!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 589 - Coming soon - www.futurethingirl.com

It's all Kenlie's fault. I'm not kidding.

Last night, I was on the phone with my BBFF (best bloggy friend forever) Kenlie, and we were just shooting the breeze. Somehow, the conversation turned to being proactive, specifically - that I should be more proactive. I am so not proactive, well, when it comes to certain things, I guess. I'm the first to admit that I drag my feet and can be a fairly lazy bum (which is an art form in itself, I believe, so don't you people judge me.)

She started talking about how Fitbloggin changed her way of thinking (I'm still super pissed I didn't get to go), and she convinced me to register my own domain name. It's all about being proactive, after all.

A quick check of the website GoDaddy.com & about $13 later, and www.futurethingirl.com was all mine. For at least a year. Can you believe it?

WTF? I don't have the foggiest idea of how to get this all set up. I don't know when it will be all set up, but it will be. At some point. Just don't ask me for a specific date just yet. There are days when I can't even believe that people actually read my blog, but I love it & it's exciting and hopefully soon, I will get it up and running. Kenlie, you're totally helping me with this, since this was all your idea in the first place, k? (I say that with love. For realsies.)

Truth is, I've actually thought about registering that domain, but then I just brushed it aside. I didn't think I'd actually do it, but apparently, I just needed a little push. Courtesy of Kenlie. hehe

First thing's first though. I had to concentrate on today and make it count. I was soooo not looking forward to working out, especially in this damned heat, but I knew I had to. I did my usual 22 minutes on the treadmill at lunch, then I did another 18 minutes when I got back home from work at the end of the day. I decided against doing a Firm DVD because I just wasn't feeling it. Even with my AC on & working, it's like I can feel the humidity and the opressive heat anyway. So I did 15 minutes of heavy sculpting on my own. I burned 536 calories. See?
Good day today. I tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

So what did you guys think of my news? Think I can be as successful as all those other successful weight loss/healthy lifestyle bloggers? It scares me a little, which I guess kinda makes sense. Change is scary to a lot of people, right? I wanna know what you guys think!

Thanks for reading people. And make good choices!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 588 - This is EVERYONE'S last summer of being fat!

Say it with me people:

THIS IS THE LAST SUMMER THAT I WILL BE FAT.

Are we all just sick of it? We are, aren't we? Enough is e-fucking nuff. (Thank you, Danielle Staub for that one.)

I must keep repeating this to myself. Especially because I really needed it today. I got hit with a major sugar craving. And when I say major, I mean I was tempted to drive to my favorite bakery after work and buy a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

Yup. Disgusting, isn't it? Not even 24 hours after yesterday's post.

I didn't do it though. I couldn't. I wanted to, then I thought about yesterday's post. And all the terrible feelings that come post-binge. And how awful I would feel - the gross physical feelings of eating crap, and most of all, I would've felt like a fraud. Like a complete fraud.

I am so thankful for the blogging community. When I got hit with those feelings, I immediately texted Kenlie & told her about it. Who immediately told me to cut the bullshit (my words, not hers.) Kenlie - thanks so much!

People - when you get super dangerous cravings, like if you feel a binge coming on - reach out to someone. Don't fucking give in. We are so much stronger than any stupid craving.

I fought the cravings, and I fucking won. I just chugged a whole bunch of water, and drove home.

I worked out for 22 minutes on the inclined treadmill at lunchtime. When I got home at the end of the day, I did another 16 minutes to warm up and get the blood flowing. Then I did The Firm TransFirm Your Trouble Zones with Kelsie Daniels. I burned 744 calories. Much better than eating any cake!
That is real sweat people. It is freaking hot today, and it's only going to get worse as the week progresses.

Good day today. I tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. Peace out, cravings!

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices people!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 587 - This is The LAST Summer I will be Fat.

Bad news: I gained 8 lbs. at WI yesterday.

Good news: As of this morning, I'm already down 3 pounds.

Even better news: I feel like I'm back in the groove again.

Even more better news: I woke up this morning, and decided that this will be the absolute last summer that I will be fat. Period. Now to make that happen. I'm just so sick of being fat. I'm so sick of being uncomfortable in this heat. I'm so sick of not being able to find cute clothes in smaller sizes. Enough. Is. Enough.

I think it's the weather. Long Island has gotten hit with yet another heatwave this week. It's tiring, and it's so damn uncomfortable. I'm sweating constantly, it's just gross. I know it's because I'm overweight. I'm sure my hormones are just out of control because of my weight.

I decided to workout sans AC today. I even got started earlier than usual for a Sunday, which meant I was done earlier. hehe. I started with 22 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Maximum Cardio with Carissa Foster. I burned 628 calories. See?
Lots of sweaty shinyness. No joke. I was huffing & puffing, but I did it! hehe.

Good day today. I tracked everything in my journal, went over my points by just 1, and got in all of my requirements.

This is the LAST SUMMER I WILL BE FAT.

Thanks for reading people. And make good choices!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 586 - Sonia!

OMG, I am so exhausted - in a great way though. This is how I spent my day.
We went to the beach, which tired her out. I made the mistake of not putting a diaper on her for her nap, and she had an accident. Which she didn't tell us about, and we didn't find out about it til after I dropped her off with my SIL. Can't blame her, it was my fault really.

I decided to be productive while she napped. Don't ask me how I found the energy to workout, but I knew I had to. So I hoppped onto the inclined treadmill for 25 minutes, then I did The Firm Cardio Sculpt Blaster with Lisa Kay. I burned 564 calories. During the workout, I had to endure a few interruptions. Like my brother calling me twice to check on Sonia. And then Sonia waking up after her nap.I forgot to take a photo right after my workout, which is why my hair is down and I look kinda scary.

Great day today. Stayed within my points, got in MOST of my requirements, not all, and I tracked everything in my journal.

It's 9 PM, and I feel like going to bed now. So I will soon, because that's how exciting my life is. That is how I roll.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 585 - Back to working out!

I felt so much better today. Who knew that eating well, eating healthy could really affect your mood? I sound like a broken record, because I know I've said that before.

I knew that today would be better than yesterday, because I was really determined to make it happen.

At lunch, I came home and worked on the inclined treadmill for 20 minutes. And then when I got home at the end of the day, I worked out again on the inclined treadmill for 28 more minutes. I just wasn't feeling a Firm DVD today. I'm happy with my workout though. I burned 552 calories, and my sweat came back. I'm totally rocking the sweat! See?
I'm taking care of Sonia tomorrow. I'll try to remember to take photos of her & post them here. She's so damn cute I just can't stand it. I love that kid!

Better day. I tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. Major win.

I'm hearing that perhaps this NFL lockout will end soon. Fingers crossed. I just want my J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS to start playing & hopefully win it all this year!

I'm going to WI tomorrow & face the music. I won't be able to stay for the meeting because I need to get Sonia Begonia, bring her back to my house, then take her to the beach, which will hopefully tire her out so she'll nap right away like she did last time.

Ok, wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 584 - Short Workout.

Short workout, short post today.

The point is, I did work out. For 10 minutes. On the inclined treadmill.

I didn't wear my HRM monitor because I just knew it would be different today. And it was. I was huffing and puffing after the first 30 seconds.

See what happens when you go off plan and don't workout for a few days? Please excuse the lack of normal sweat amount that you would normally find in my post workout sweaty pics.
My face is shiny, and you can see just a tiny bit of sweat down my neck. At least my collar bones are still slightly visible. Slightly.

I went over my points today, but at least I got in all of my requirements.

Today was ok, but tomorrow will be better!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 583 - Better!

How much do I love all you bloggy peeps? Let me count the ways.

Bee, Floriana - thank you so much for the kick in the arse! I totally needed it.

Quick post today.

I am doing better. Much better.

Today, I concentrated on my eating. That is much better today too. :) Back to working out tomorrow.

I love the blogosphere - and I love all my bloggy peeps so freaking much!

Anyone else need a kick in the arse? Just let me know. Or talk to Floriana & Bee. ;)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 582 - HOT.

I can't think straight when it's this hot outside. Seriously.

I have the AC blasting, and it can't get cool enough for me.

I'm in a funk, and I need to stop it. Like ASAP. Like right this second.

I don't feel like doing anything remotely related to this healthy living lifestyle-thingy. At all.

Seriously, Kelly - get the f*ck over yourself already.

Feel free to give me a kick in the arse, because I know I deserve it.

Floriana - believe me, I know you're right. This happens to me way too often, and if I don't stop it now, I'll never conquer it once and for all. Small gains every now and then are a part of weight loss. No one can be perfect all the time. And I can't let it get this bad.

I may stay away from the scale and just concentrate on eating well & working out.


Day 581 - Day off.

I took today off from work. It was a beautiful day, with the sun shining. And it was HOT. Like 95 degrees or something.

I've been off my game today. All because of that stupid f*cking WI on Saturday. I can't believe I've let it affect me this much. Well, I did work really hard this week, so to see a 1 pound gain on the scale really threw me for a loop. And then some.

In fact, after I did 35 minutes on the treadmill today, I forgot to take a post workout sweaty pic! You guys know I NEVER forget to take a pic. So something is really bothering me.

Ok, it's not just the gain. Last week or a few weeks ago, I mentioned how my bathing suit is now too big for me. So I ordered another one in a size I thought would fit me. It arrived in the mail today, and I was so excited to try it on!

It didn't get past my hips. Major fail. I ALMOST cried. But I fought back the tears, because what else could I do. Crying wasn't going to make the damn thing fit me, and I know that.

Yup, I felt like the Blob trying to will it over my child-bearing hips. It wasn't happening.

So, I have to get it in the next size up, and pray that it fits. Awesome.

And yes, I realize that other people in the world have it way harder than me right now. They wish they could have my problems, I know that.

Ugh. Not a good day for me emotionally. I need to refocus again. Seriously.

Working on that now.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 580 - Sonia.

I had Sonia all day today.

Exhausted.

I took her to the beach, where she played & ran around in the water. We all had lots of fun. Mom came with us.

That kid is so freaking cute, but it is exhausting running around after a toddler.

I didn't have time to work out today, much less eat.

More tomorrow.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Da 579 - WI Results.

First, congrats to Derek Jeter on getting his 3,000 hit. He is the very first NY Yankee to reach that milestone.

Second, I was up a fucking pound at WI today. WTF? I did everything I was supposed to do, I tracked everything, I worked out like a freaking maniac, and I didn't eat any junk. So again I ask = WTF?

I'm really pissed, beyond pissed. I've been in an atrocious mood all day long.

I think I'm gonna go to bed now, I've got nothing else to write about. Drazil, sorry for taking a page out of your book. Blah, blah is how I'm feeling right now.

A POUND?? Seriously? UGH!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 578 - Last Chance Workouts!

It started raining here in NY, and it's extremely humid and dreary.

Which meant I totally didn't want to work out today. And I almost didn't workout when I got home from work.

I did get my lunch time work out in on the treadmill, which was good. I pushed hard for 28 minutes, then cooled down for 2.

When I got home from work, I was all set to do Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred with Jillian. I had my workout gear on and everything. I just wasn't feeling it though. So I delayed my workout til after dinner. And I REALLY had to force myself to do it, I'm not kidding.

I went on the treadmill, gritting my teeth, kicking & screaming, for 20 minutes. Then I did another 20 minutes of heavy sculpting. I was NOT in the mood to do a DVD. That just wasn't happening. So I gritted that out, got in my Last Chance Workouts, and in total I burned 722 calories. See?
Please excuse my breaking out in zits. Apparently the rest of my body hasn't realized that I'm in my 30s and NOT a teenager going through puberty. I so despise adult acne.

Anywho, I had a good day. Stayed within my points, tracked everything, and got in all of my requirements.

Tomorrow is WI. Wish me luck!

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Don't forget to post sweaty pics & pre-shower pics, like Jennifer & Kristen! And make good choices!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 577 - Bloggy Shout Outs!

So today at work, I'm fooling around online (NOT doing any actual work at work) reading blogs. Which is one of my favorite things to do. I love reading your blogs, because it's gives me a lot of ideas and a lot of inspiration.

Since David's shout out to me on his blog yesterday, I have received 4 (that's right, four) other shout outs by bloggy people in the blogosphere today. First Jennifer posted a post-workout sweaty pic of herself on her blog "Kelly style" as she put it. She's a runner - I wish I could be a regular runner like her. I so love sweaty pics, don't you? I really want to start a post-workout sweaty pic revolution. I really wish more people would post more sweaty pics on their blogs. I'm serious. Do it people - once you start, you'll wonder why you never did it before. Jennifer, you look beautiful!

Do you guys read Floriana? You totally should. This woman is freaking awesome, I'm not kidding. She's lost over 100 pounds by completely eliminating sugar from her diet. That's right, no sugar. She must have the will power of the gods, because I don't think I could ever cut sugar out completely. Not that I inhale the stuff, but still.

Then, in her post today, Bee agreed with me that Adele is totally awesome! How did I arrive this late to the Adele party? I just don't get it. I love all things British. I even read the British newspapers online, for Christ sake. Their newspapers are soo much more tawdry than anything over here - I love it! Bee, thanks for the mention!

Later, Chubby listed me as one of the bloggers that inspired her! Chubby darling - YOU inspire me! I sooo wish I wasn't as inhibited as I am, I wish I could post photos of my bare stomach like you do, or my naked back - again, like you do. You are the bomb-diggity. For real. (BTW, I feel silly calling you Chubby. What is your real name? And don't tell me it really is Chubby, because I will just stick my tongue out at you all the way here from Long Island. :) )

This is not a post about how awesome I think I am, k? Or how awesome other people might think I am either, k? I just realized how other people might read it that way. I'm not conceited or stuck up. Although I do consider myself to be an elitist snob from time to time. (I'm totally kidding, by the way. Or am I? hehe)

I love all you guys! I can't begin to tell you how you all inspire me, but it's true.

No sweaty pic today. I decided to take a rest day. I don't like to work out more than 4 days in a row, so back at it tomorrow.

Good day today. I stayed within my points, tracked everything, and got in all of my requirements. Can't complain.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Post sweaty pics people - and make good choices!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 576 - Hump Day.

Happy Hump Day people.

The weather today here on Long Island has been brutal. Hot, humid & just plain gross. I am just not made or cut out for this damn weather. Oh wellz.

I did another lunchtime workout on the treadmill today, which was pretty brutal, humidity-inducing sweat-wise. Remember, I don't have an AC in my treadmill room. I pushed hard for 28 minutes, then cooled down for 3. Stretched, showered & dressed again, and went back to work.

When I came home from work, I went back to it. I am a psycho and a glutton for punishment. I warmed up on the inclined treadmill for 13 minutes, then I did The Firm Body Sculpt with Jen Carman. I can't even remember the last time I did that workout. I forgot how many leg presses on the 14-inch Fanny Lifter were in this workout. I seriously thought I would die. I'm not kidding. I wasn't going to put the AC on when I was doing the DVD, but about 15 minutes in, I couldn't take it anymore. The sweat was pouring into my eyes, and even my stomach was sweating. My stomach. So I decided to crank it. I just couldn't take it anymore. And even with the AC cranking, I was still pouring sweat like a mofo - for real. I burned 837 calories total with both workouts. See?
I was not kidding about the sweat. That is real sweat right there, people.

Surprisingly enough, I'm doing ok with the 2 workouts a day. I don't feel tired, I'm not in any pain, and since my job is pretty much sitting down all day, I'm feeling good about using my treadmill more.

Another good day today. I tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. This working full time thing is actually making me workout even more, even longer, because I know how bad it is for you to just sit on your ass all day at work. I mean, I do get up and walk around every once in a while, but still.

One of my favorite bloggy people, David, mentioned me on his blog today. Muchismas gracias por eso, David! Love that guy. And, he even posted a sweaty post-workout pic too! He's awesome. He's lost over 100 lbs., has been featured on The Ellen Show, and works out Richard Simmons in LA. Check him out, I promise you won't be sorry! (You do speak Spanish, right David? I guess I shoulda asked you that, although it's not that hard to figure out the translation. )

Ok, wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices people!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 575.

Thank you ladies for your comments on the bikini wax question. I will probably do it at some point, just not now. You know how the story goes. I'm a little embarrassed to go right now because of my size, and I'd like to lose a little more first. But I'm definitely gonna do it, no doubt. I need to do a little more research on the salons around here that do it.

Today was my first day at full time status again. It went well. I didn't feel any different at the end of the day. I didn't feel tired or exhausted. So that's good.

You know what else is good? I received the signed copy of the contract in the mail today from my attorney! I am officially in contract, in escrow. Exciting!

Since I currently live within a 5 minute drive from work, I've decided to eat lunch at work, let it digest, then come home to do the treadmill for a half hour. I have time to quickly shower & dress again, then back to work. I did that today, and it went well, I have to say. I went on the treadmill at lunch for 30 minutes, cooled down, and showered. I made a note of my calorie burn to remember it for later when I did a Firm DVD after work. When I got home from work for the day, I hopped onto the treadmill again just to quickly warm up, just for about 6 minutes to get the blood flowing. Then I did The Firm Cardio Sculpt with Allie del Rio. In total, I burned 728 calories. Take a look-see.
You can kinda sorta see my collar bones in this one. Again. Finally. How great do my eyebrows look in this photo? hehe

Another good day today. I stayed within my points, tracked everything in my journal, and got in all of my requirements. I had to lug more food with me today since the majority of my daily eating happens at work. Shrug. No big deal.

Wrapping this one up now. New episodes of Deadliest Catch and Teen Mom tonight. Yes, I watch Teen Mom. Don't you people judge me. I'm sure all of you have guilty pleasures that you're embarrassed to admit to, so leave me alone, because I know I am NOT the only one. So there. =)

Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 574 - Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day, America! Hope you all had a great weekend!

I can't believe it's over already. Ugh. Work tomorrow. I so don't want to think about that right now.

It's been hot and hazy all day, except for a few hours this afternoon. I went to the beach to get some color. I only stayed an hour & a half because it was just too humid. That, and this family of like 6 kids arrived, and I am not a fan of screaming yelping kids.

But before I went, I got in yet another hardcore workout. I started with 37 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Parts: Tough Tape 2. This is a compilation of previous Firm workouts. I wanted to see if I could push past 1,000 calories burned again today, so I did another 20 minutes of heavy sculpting. I burned 1,173 calories, pouring sweat the entire time because it was so damn humid. And I didn't have the AC on while I worked out. Take a look.
I really would like to get rid of the double chins at some point. Like now, actually. But I know I just need to keep plugging away at it, and it will happen. Eventually. Sigh.

Another good day today. I tracked everything in my journal, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points. The past few weekends have been different for me. Different in that I don't go batshit crazy after my WI.

TMI coming up. You have been warned! I've never gotten a bikini wax before, and now I'm seriously considering getting it done because I'm getting sick of shaving. Those of you ladies that have ever had bikini waxes, what do you advise? Is it worth it? Should I do it? How much does it hurt? Do you recommend going Brazilian or what? Leave me a comment please, since I'm a bikini wax virgin, and I'm really curious about this.

Ok, I'm wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!



Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 573.

The weather did a complete 180 from yesterday. Yesterday it was hot & sunny, today it was rainy & humid. Blah. It was pouring this morning, and then it tapered off by the afternoon. But it's still cloudy out. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice. We'll see.

I decided to get in a super hardcore workout today since I didn't work out yesterday. I mean, I went all out today. I started with 36 minutes on the inclined treadmill. Then I did The Firm Total Muscle Shaping with Stephanie Huckabee. I wanted to get more sculpting in, so I did another 15 minutes of heavy sculpting: hammer curls, upright rows, delt flies, shoulder press, laterals, squats, lunges, dips, & plies. I wound up burning 1,154 calories. I am a psycho.
That was taken on my brand new Droid. I'm still getting the hang of it, but I'll get it. I hope.

After grabbing a shower & some grub, I went grocery shopping, and got a mani & pedi. The color I chose for both was Antique Rose by Essie. This is what it looks like.

Yes, I know I have freakish looking toes. This is why I get them polished on a regular basis, k?

By the way, why didn't you guys ever tell me about the awesomeness that is Adele? I've been hearing about her from Perezhilton.com, and yesterday when I was getting my hair cut, Rolling in the Deep came on the radio at the hair salon. I had to download it as soon as I got home yesterday, and it is now in one of my favorite playlists on my iPod. I freaking love Adele now!

I had a good day today. I stayed under my points since I went way over yesterday, got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything in my journal. Good day all around.

Wrapping this one up now. There's a new episode of True Blood in a little while. Thanks for reading people. And make good choices!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 572 - WI Results.

I am down another 1.6 lbs. this week! I'm at 205.2, slowly getting back to One-Derland.

I was a busy little bee today. After WI, I got a badly needed haircut, an eyebrow wax, and did a little grocery shopping. It was time to get a new phone, so I did that also today. I got a Droid Incredible 2. I still have no idea how to use it, but I think I'll get the hang of it soon.

Then because it was really hot out, I decided to go to the beach for the first time this summer. The beach I go to is totally dead - it's perfect! And I had a major NSV - I realized the bathing suit I'm wearing from last year is 2 sizes too big for me! So I've order a newer bathing suit - in a SMALLER size - with a new SMALLER coverup! I can't wait for them to get here so I can wear them!

My nose and my upper thighs got a little burned today. Which really surprised me because I was very good about applying sunblock today. I kept reapplying it too, so I don't get it. The tip of my nose bothers me now, and my upper thighs - well, a section of them, really - feel really hot. I've put cocoa butter & Vitamin E oil on them just now, so hopefully that will alleviate the burn a little.

It's supposed to rain tomorrow, so no beach for me. And when I got back from the beach today, I just didn't feel like working out. Back to it tomorrow.

Shaping up to be a nice weekend. So far.

I went over my points today, but I'm not stressing it. I got in all of my requirements and tracked everything in my journal. No worries.

Wrapping up now. Hope you're all having a great weekend. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 571.

TGIF people! I'm so excited it's a long weekend. I may hit the beach to get some color, but we'll see.

Work closed today at 2, so I was very, very happy about that. Oh, and it was payday too, so extra happy Kelly. =))

My attorney called me today and told me that the sellers had signed the contract and he received it in the mail. He's going to mail me a copy, hopefully I'll receive it on Tuesday, and then I'll make a copy of it to give to my financial guy. Oh, and check this out: Not only will my interest be 4.5%, but there won't be points on my mortgage! I'm not sure exactly what points means, but I do know that this is very good news! Extra, extra happy Kelly. =)))

My knee is feeling better today. Thank goodness. When I went on the treadmill, it felt fine, and I wasn't struggling either. No huffing & puffing this time, but some major sweat was spilled. I started on the inclined treadmill for 27 minutes, then I decided to do The Firm Aerobic Body Shaping with Allie del Rio. I burned 843 calories. Can you see the major sweat spillage I was talking about?
I'm definitely getting a new phone tomorrow. I can't take it anymore. I might get another Blackberry, or a Droid. I haven't decided yet.

Tomorrow is WI. The scale shows I've stayed the same this week, but I'm hoping that with today's last chance workout, WI will show at least a little bit of a loss, like 0.4 or 0.6. Shrug. We'll see.

Good day today. I tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

I'll let you know how WI goes. Thanks for reading people. Enjoy the 4th of July weekend. And make good choices!