Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 756 - New Year's Eve.

I weighed in at a solid 200 lbs. this morning. Which means I lost 2.8 lbs. this week. I'm happy with that loss.

Old Kelly would be fixated on that 0.2 it would've taken to be in One-Derland again. I thought about it for a brief second - I won't lie - but I'm not obsessing about it. I'm not pissed that I didn't lose another 0.2. Instead, I'm focusing on the fact that I lost almost 3 lbs. this week, and I've been losing steadily since Thanksgiving. That's pretty fucking awesome, thank you very much. I'll get there this week - I know I will. I'm positive!

I got in a really great workout New Year's Eve workout today. I decided to do The Firm Power Half Hour with Emily Welsh. I did the warm up, hit pause, then jumped onto the inclined treadmill for 21 minutes. Then I went back to the DVD, and I finished with 532 calories burned. I sweated my ass off, and my sports bra was soaked with sweat again.
That's real sweat people - no joke.

I'm staying at my Mom's tonight. We're having pizza & salad for dinner. Then tomorrow morning, I'm meeting my friend Lisa for a 5 mile free run. I think I must've been on crack when I suggested doing this together with her, thinking it would be a great idea. How the fuck am I going to do this - much less finish this? Christ. The park where the run is being held is closer to my Mom's house, hence the reason why I'm spending the night here.

Anywho - another solid day for me. I went above my points, but if I factor in my Activity Points & my Weeklies, I'm good. I tracked everything and got in all of my requirements.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

I am positive. It will happen. Because I believe it will. And I deserve it.

I have to get to bed now since I need to wake up early tomorrow morning.

Remain positive people. Visualize what it is what you want, feel it, and believe that it will happen. Because it will - if you believe that you deserve it.

That's what I want for 2012. Positivity. Belief. Hope. And good choices!

2012 is gonna be my bitch!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 755 - Last Chance Workout!

It's Friday, ya'll! Which means tomorrow is WI.

I was busy today. I cleaned obsessively (I'm not done with that yet), I went grocery shopping since there was nothing in my house, and I went to BBB. Still not done w/the home shopping yet, since I have to go back tomorrow. All good. Slowly but surely, the place is coming along.

So let me tell you about my workout because I really kicked it up a notch. For real. I decided to take out The Firm Calorie Explosion with Alison Davis. This workout is exactly as it sounds. It's crazy. I'm not kidding. I had trouble keeping up with the moves.

I did the 5 minute warm up to the DVD, hit pause & jumped onto the inclined treadmill for 16 minutes. I read that your body does not begin burning fat until 20 minutes after you start a physical activity. This is why I always do at least 20 minutes on the treadmill. In this case, I took into consideration the quick warm up. Then I went back to the DVD. Good Lord - this workout is insane! I burned 760 calories and sweated like a pig.
My sports bra was soaked with sweat. Sexy, I know.

WI tomorrow. I'm going to start a new 2012 weight loss chart starting with tomorrow's WI.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

It will happen. I believe it. I know it. I deserve it.

Solid day. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

I can control my thoughts and my feelings. I choose to be happy.

Be positive people. Your thoughts and your feelings act as actions - remember that! Think positively, feel positively, and it will come back to you. Make good choices!

Day 754 - 30 Day Chip.

Sorry for this post being late. You guys know I don't like not posting everyday. I got the last of my furniture delivered - 2 little end tables that I'm not sure really where to put in my living room. I can decide that later. No big deal.

I should've talked about this last week, but with the craziness of Christmas Eve (even though I'm not a Christmas person) and having company over, and settling into my new place, I just didn't have an opportunity.

Today I do. Because I took a rest day today and therefore don't have anything really exciting to talk about. Except for this. It's kind of a big deal.

Ever since I moved into my new place, well a week before that to be honest, I've noticed a change in me.

For the last 30+ days, I have not binged.

I have not self-medicated with food.

I have not wanted to overeat or gorge or binge at all.

I have earned my 30 Day Chip. Finally.

I have been more positive.

I have been open to a lot of different things. Things I stubbornly thought I could not achieve. Yes, love is one of those things. That hasn't happened yet, but I am more positive that it will. Because I deserve it. Because I know it will happen. (Must keep repeating that to myself.)

If you don't know what a 30 day chip is, check out Brad's website. Contact him on Twitter if you'd like to aim for one, or a 7 Day Chip, if you'd like.

This is huge for me. I mean, really REALLY huge. If you don't have a problem with food, God bless you. If you do, then you know how hard it is to not turn to food after an extremely trying and difficult time. But I've done it.

I have earned it. I deserve it.

I have to start practicing what I preach more, and I know that. I am trying. And I know I've taken some huge steps already. I'm happy about that - really happy.

I'm also a hair's breath from being back in One-Derland again. Soon. If not this coming WI, then next WI. And I'm ok with that. I will not get frustrated if I don't make it this week. I can't order my body to lose X amount of pounds in any given week. I will take pride in the progress I've made. I will be happy with the changes in my life so far.

It will happen. I deserve it. I am beautiful.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Solid day for me again. Tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements.

I will remain positive and continue to project positive thoughts and feelings out into the Universe. Because I know it will come back to me. I know it it will, because I deserve it.

Remain positive people. Your thoughts and your feelings are your actions. If you truly believe it (whatever IT is,) it will happen. Make good choices!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 753.

Super quick post because it's late & I'm tired.

One of my coworkers asked me to take her to pick up her car after work. Apparently, her brakes went out last night. Talk about scary.

Because I had to take my coworker to get her car after work, I went to my Mom's to use the treadmill. Did a quick 25 minutes and sweated like a pig. After work, I did a quick weights workout - The Firm Body Sculpt Blaster with Nancy Tucker. I burned 608 calories.
Solid day. Ate within my points, tracked everything, and got in all of my requirements. Solid.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Keep your minds and hearts open, people. Easier said than done, I know. Remember your thoughts are your actions, so believe in yourself, and be as positive as possible.

It will happen. It will happen. Because I deserve it. I deserve it.

Wrapping up now & going to bed. Make good choices!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 752.

I rearranged my living room furniture today, but I'm not happy with it now. So tomorrow I will move it back. Exciting, I know.

I'm glad Christmas over, and I can't wait for this year to be over either. 2011 was a really big year for me, one filled with change and new things. And I just know that 2012 will be even better. Huge.

I'm going to hit goal next year. Just watch me do it. That's how confident I am.

Great things are going to start happening for me. I feel it. I know it. I believe it.

I tweeted some things today about a situation. I kind of regret it now, but it's too late to take it back. I probably shouldn't be, but I'm still hopeful about it for some reason. Guess that has to do with the whole being positive and thinking positively. Some of my bloggy peeps know what I'm talking about. Please don't discuss it here. I don't want to talk about it just yet. Sorry for the tease. But it's my blog, and I'll talk (or not talk) about whatever I want.

I worked out today. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Total Muscle Shaping with Stephanie Huckabee. Some of the workout cast are scary skinny in this DVD. And Stephanie's boobs practically pop out of her sports bra. It's so obvious that she got implants. In earlier Firm DVDs, she's clearly flat as an ironing board. Whatever. Anywho, I burned 536 calories.
Solid day. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Think positively. Your thoughts are your actions, so visualize and feel what it is you want. And make good choices!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 751 - Happy Day Off.

I don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I really don't. The good news is I only have to work tomorrow and Weds., and then I'm off until next year.

I went and got a haircut today because I really needed one. It felt like I had a dead cat on my head. It feels better now. =)

So let me tell you guys about my hardcore workout. I started with 22 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Parts Standing Legs. I don't know when, but at some point, this workout became not as difficult to do as it used to be. But I finished it, and I think my lower body will be sore tomorrow. I burned 769 calories.
I had a great day today. I stayed within my points, got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything. I am going to end 2011 on a positive note, and begin 2012 even better. I am going to hit goal in 2012. I can just feel it. And my skin looks a lot clearer too. :)

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved. Great things are around the corner for me. I know it, I feel it, I believe it.

Wrapping up now. Think positively, people. Remember your thoughts are actions, so fill yourself up and think as positively as possible. And make good choices!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 750 - Visiting with my BFF!

I was so tired this morning from yesterday that I actually slept in. Til noon. No wait, that's not entirely true. I did get up for like an hour around 9, putzed around, then gave up and went back to bed until about noon. I NEVER sleep in like that. I guess I must've been dead tired from yesterday. Then it was onto Wendy's for lunch.

It was fun. Hadn't seen her in forever. She & Carlton managed to find a diner that was open to order food from. That was my first meal of the day: scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, an orange & whole wheat toast w/butter.

We talked, we caught up, we gossiped - great times. It was good to see her & Carlton.

Not much after that. I got home, cleaned up a little bit from last night. That was really about it.

I came in under my points again, tracked everything, and got in almost all of my requirements.

Rest day today. Back at it tomorrow.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Wrapping up now. Remember to be positive and think positively. Your thoughts are your actions, so think and visualize what you want to happen! And make good choices!

Day 749 - Xmas Eve at my House!

Noche Buena was a huge success! Check out the spread I made, everything from scratch.
Lasagna, roasted cauliflower, and mixed green salad with a little red onion & feta cheese. The top layer of my lasagna I always make with fresh, smoked mozzarella cheese. Awesome.
Dessert was NY style cheesecake, again from scratch, topped with strawberries. I made my mother take the leftovers home. The salad and the cauliflower were the only things not left over, since everyone finished them. There was no way I was keeping that stuff in my house. I did cut off a small piece of lasagna for lunch later this week.

I worked out before everyone got here. I did 23 minutes on the inclined treadmill, followed by The Firm Parts: Upper Body. I burned 527 calories. See?
WI was also today. Down another 1.6 lbs, so I'm at 202.8 right now. Slowly inching back to One-Derland.

I partially tracked today, but I was so busy with cooking, cleaning & hosting duties I didn't have a chance to track everything. I know I went over my points, but it was a special occasion, so I'm not stressing about it. I was just excited to have people over my house for the first time. Even though I'm not Christmasy at all. :) I did get in all of my requirements though, so I'm happy with that.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Wrapping up now. Be positive and think positively. Remember your thoughts are your actions. Make good choices!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 748 - Last Chance Workout!

It's late, I'm exhausted, and Christmas Eve is my holiday this year.

So I'll make this short & sweet.

I went to the store today and got everything that I needed for tomorrow. So we're good on that end.

I went to my mother's and made the famous NY style cheesecake from scratch. I'll post photos of it tomorrow.

But before all that, I got in a last chance workout. Hardcore. I started with 23 minutes on the inclined treadmill. Then I did The Firm Total Sculpt Plus Abs with Jen Carman, and I burned 772 calories. Check it out.
I almost see cheekbones again!

Solid day. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

WI is tomorrow. I'm confident about it. I'm feeling really great since I moved in.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Wrapping up now. Be positive! Your thoughts are your actions, so feel and think positively. And make good choices!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 747 - Xmas Eve at my House?

My mother calls me today and is like, your brother thinks it would be a great idea to have Noche Buena (Xmas Eve) at your place Saturday. What do you think?

Fuck me.

Seriously? You think maybe he would've called me like, oh I dunno, last week and suggested this.

Of course not. This is sooo typical of my family.

Now - don't get me wrong. I would love to have everyone over. But I've got nothing. I mean, nothing in my house right now remotely resembling Noche Buena-type things.

No lasagna pan for the lasagna we make every year for my Dad's birthday (his bday is on Christmas Eve too.)

No ingredients to make the excellent cheesecake either.

No sofas yet - they are arriving tomorrow. Thank God.

No kid-friendly snacks or crayons & coloring books for Sonia.

Not enough chairs for everyone. (I need to make a run to BBB also now.)

Yup. So the panic attack began.

And I start freaking out over Twitter. Luckily, Kenz sees my tweets and calls me & talks me down from the edge of sanity. Because when Mom called me, I was still in my sweaty workout clothes, hadn't even taken a shower yet, hadn't even eaten dinner yet - and the shaking began.

I love my family. I can't wait to see the kids Saturday. But throw me a bone & give me more than 2 days notice. K, thanks. That's all I'm asking. I was prepared to shower, dress, eat, & run out to the store tonight before Kenlie called me to calm the fuck down. Thank God. So the plan is to get up early, run to the store with my furiously written list in hand and get everything. Seriously.

Before all the madness, I actually got in a crazy hardcore workout. Which almost didn't happen because I was feeling down about something that I don't really want to talk about.

Cue Timmo. Super awesome, rock star, confused Mets fan Timmo.

Dude, thanks for talking to me on Facebook last night. You made my night so much easier! And I'm back to feeling positive about the whole situation. =)

I started on my brand new treadmill today. Pic of that to come tomorrow. For 23 minutes. Then I did my favorite all time Firm DVD - Ultimate Fat Burning Workout with Alison Davis. And I burned 648 calories.
I think I'm starting to get cheek bones again. And collar bones too!

Solid day. Tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. Awesome.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Wrapping up now because I'm exhausted. See what panic does to you?

Make good choices! And be positive. Your actions act as thoughts, so fill yourself up with as much love and positivity as possible. =)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 746 - My Xmas Tree!

This is me, totally getting into the Christmas spirit. Check out my insanely awesome tree! It's the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Love!
Kenz has already mentioned that the ornament should be on the end of the long branch, so I've already fixed it. K? =)

I got in a super awesome workout today. At lunchtime, I went to my mother's and did the inclined treadmill for 30 minutes. Then when I got home from work, I did The Firm Get Chisel'd with Rebekah Sturkie. I sweated like a pig and burned 608 calories. See?
Great day, again. Thank God. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points. Solid.

My treadmill is being delivered tomorrow! I can't wait. They're going to assemble it for me and everything, which was an extra service that I had to pay extra for, but totally worth it. I'm taking a half day off from work to make sure I'm here when they arrive.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Wrapping up now. Make good choices! And remember your thoughts are your actions, so be positive!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 745 - Humidifier & Rest Day.

I caved today and bought a humidifier finally. My hair is really curly, and since I've moved in, it's been straight. That's how dry it is in my place. So at lunchtime, I went to BedBath & Freakin' Beyond and got a humidifier for my bedroom. My throat has also been really dry in the mornings when i wake up, so hopefully this will help.

Rest day for me today.

As usual, I don't have anything much to talk about when I don't work out. Sorry.

Ooh, wait, I got a Christmas tree! Check it out!
It's still in the box. LOL. Tomorrow, I will be taking it out and setting it up. I promise Kenlie. K?

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved. Your thoughts are your actions. So be positive.

Good day. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points. Solid day.

Wrapping up now. Make good choices! And remain positive!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 744 - Half Day.

I decided to take the morning off from work today. Why? Because I really needed to fix my Polar HRM. There's a service center here on Long Island that's in the next town next to me. If you drop it off between 9-11 AM, they will have it ready for you in an hour. So that's what I did.

Yeah, my HRM is THAT important to me.

So while it was getting serviced, I went to the grocery store real quick and stopped by Bed Bath & Beyond too. I still need to get some more things for my place.

Ooh - and I'll have the last of my furniture by December 29! I'm so excited! My treadmill will come this week too - either Thursday or Friday. That was my Christmas present to myself. And my couches will be here Friday. Can't wait!

When I came home, I worked out like a maniac. I went out for a 20 minute jog/power walk that included steep hills around my neighborhood. I was huffing & puffing. And when I got home, I decided to do No More Trouble Zones with Jillian Michaels. Another sculpting workout. Umm, this DVD is fucking hard!! Sweet Jesus - I thought I wouldn't be able to finish it. But I did it. And the sections that I couldn't do, like the ab section - I decided to just do other sculpting moves - like upright rows & squats. In the end, I burned 784 calories.
Yeah, smiling like a fool. My shoulders, glutes and thighs were on fire! I was feeling sore right away. I love that feeling, I really do.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

Solid day today. Tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. Solid.

I have to get going since I need to get my lunch ready for tomorrow.

Your thoughts are your actions. So be positive.

Make good choices!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 743 - Staying positive.

I've been feeling really positive lately. Yes, The Secret again. But it makes sense, if you think about it. You have to be a positive person in order to attract positive things - and people - into your life. If you want something, you have to THINK that you already have it, whatever it is. We all want that. I know I do.

Which is why I'm being positive. And I have to say, it's not a struggle. I have not been struggling with thinking positively or just being positive in general. And I have to say - it's been great! I need that right now in my life. I really do.

Today was another whirlwind day. We were going to my brother's house to see those beautiful kids, so I had to get going on my workout. I ran outside in the freezing cold again for about 15 minutes. When I came back home, I did The Firm Maximum Body Shaping with Tracie Long. Another sculpting workout. I love sculpting, I really do. You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I do love it. It makes me feel so strong. And I want those Linda Hamilton arms! When the DVD ended, I continued to do another 10-15 minutes of sculpting to add to my calorie burn. I wound up burning 729 calories. See?
Marcus is so adorable. He's still really pink, but he's great. He's 8 days old now. And Sonia - God, I love that kid! She's at the age where she's starting to love me, I hope. I played with her, tickled her, and then fed the baby.

We ordered take out for lunch. We ate lunch pretty late, close to 3 PM. I had sesame chicken with brown rice and broccoli. I ate about 6 pieces of chicken, all the broccoli, and about a half cup of brown rice. I was so full, I couldn't even finish! Then for dinner, if you can even call it that, I was still full from lunch, so I just had my green monster smoothie. I put two teaspoons of olive oil in it. And called it a day.

I finished the day really well. Solid. I stayed within my points, got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved. Your thoughts act as actions. Be positive.

Make good choices people!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day 742 - WI Results.

Last week, I weighed in at 208.2 lbs. The week before that, I weighed in 212 lbs.

Today, I weighed in at 204.4 lbs. That's a loss of 3.8 lbs. Which is pretty awesome. Less than 5 pounds away from One-Derland. Again. Apparently, moving into a new place on my own agrees with me. =)

I will hit One-Derland in a few weeks. I know I will. And once I get there, I will never leave. NEVER AGAIN.

After WI, I came home and got my workout in. Because I don't have my treadmill yet, I decided to improvise my usual warm up. I got dressed, I jogged outside for 13 minutes. I literally ran over to the next county & back. I have to say, it felt really good! I was sweating when I walked back in, I did another sculpting Firm DVD - Super Sculpting. One of the older ones, with the leotards and the fluffy white socks worn over panty hose. I never understood that. I burned 748 calories.
I still need to get a lot of stuff for my place. I want a full length mirror in my bedroom, I need to put up photos, I want to get nice curtains for my living room, and area rugs for my living room and bedroom. I'm thinking of getting the rugs tomorrow, then get the other stuff piece meal. We'll see.

Great day for me. Another solid one in the books. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points.

I am so excited for 2012. Hell, I'm excited for the next few weeks. Not because of the holidays, because I can't stand Christmas. My place is coming together, I'm on my own, my living room furniture will be here Friday, and it's starting to finally feel like a home. My home.

Big changes and lots of great things are coming my way. I believe that. I am open to love and I deserve to be loved. It's going to happen. I know it is. I can feel it is. I believe it is.

I'm going to hit goal in 2012. I know it. I can feel it. I believe it.

Did some Cinderella duties today, like cleaning & vacuuming, so I'm tired. Wrapping up now. Make good choices. And remember, your thoughts are your actions!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 741 - Last Chance Workout!

Sorry for being so cryptic in my last post. I know, Floriana, I suck at life, what can I say? LOL. I've gotten or gained more confidence lately, maybe since I moved into my place, and I'm just letting it flow right now. I took a risk, we'll see what happens. If nothing happens, shrug. No worries. At least I took a risk, and life's not worth living if you don't take a chance every once in a while. Right? =)

Tomorrow is WI, so I knew I had to get in a killer, last chance workout. Speaking of WI, I need to start posting about those again, good & bad. I'm going to post my stats again. The reason why I haven't lately is because I was struggling with gaining & losing the same damn 10 lbs. Now though, it's different. I can just feel it. I just know it. I'm still a few irritating pounds away from One-Derland, but I'm inching closer. And I'm going to break through again. Soon. And when I do, I won't be leaving again!

At lunch time, I went to my Mom's house and got in a quick 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill. Then after work, I decided to do The Firm Total Body Toner with Allie del Rio. In total, I burned 627 calories. I was pouring sweat, especially here in my house, because they blast the heat in here. It feels like it's 85 degrees and sunny skies in here.
Another awesome day in the books. Tracked everything, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points. Solid.

I'm changing, in every way possible. Mind, body & spirit. I'm thinking more positively now, and more clearer, which is really very important. I'm also feeling good in general. When I feel good, I feel better, and I make better choices.

2012 is going to be my year. I will NOT be at the same weight 6 months from now. =)

I'm going to wrap up right now before I ramble on any further. Make good choices. And take risks people! Because you never know! :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 740 - Took a Risk & DVD player success!

I took a risk today! And I'm very confident that it will turn out in my favor. :) Sorry I'm being so cryptic about it, but I'm superstitious, and I don't want to jinx it! The few bloggy peeps I've told - thanks for listening to me and for wishing me good luck!

Oh, and I finally was able to connect my DVD player today! At lunch, I went to the electronics store real quick and picked up the cables that I needed. And when I got home from work, I connected everything and it worked! Score! Which means tomorrow, I will be doing my first Firm workout in my home. Love that. =) Major win.

I'm hoping my treadmill arrives before the end of the year. I decided to pay extra to have the company assemble it for me. The treadmill that's at my mother's house I assembled myself, and I remember it took me forever, and it didn't come out well.

I took a rest day today. As usual, I don't have much to talk about when that happens.

Solid day today. I ate within my points, tracked everything, and got in all of my requirements. Awesomeness.

I'm tired, so I'm heading to bed soon. Make good choices - and take risks!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 739 - Reading The Secret again.

I brought my copy of The Secret from my Mom's house today. I want to re-read it. I'll probably read a few pages tonight before I go to bed. If you've never read it, you should! It really is a good book. I've been trying to use The Secret recently, because I'm at a point in my life where I want to see what else is there. . . . like, I want more. Does that make sense? And I want to know how to get what I want. Especially now that I actually know what I want.

I want to experience new things.

I want to fall in love.

I want to meet a kind, loving man who will love me back.

I want to get married and have a family.

I am open to love and I deserve to be loved.

It's going to happen. Soon. I can just feel it. I have to believe that. And I do believe that. You attract what you think. (That's The Secret. The power of attraction.)

Sorry for getting deep. =)

I opted to forgo the inclined treadmill at lunch today. I'm ok with that. When I got home, I did a sculpting/cardio workout for 35 minutes. I burned 239 calories.
I bought a treadmill today. I've decided that I need one in my home.

I tried to connect my DVD/VCR player to my TV & cable box today, and I need to get more cables. Because the DVD player didn't come with the sufficient amount needed. SonOfABitch. I'll have to get that tomorrow, and then hopefully, it will be all hooked up.

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

Love is coming my way soon. I am ready.

Wrapping up now. Make good choices people. And remember your thoughts act as attraction!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 738 - Better Day Emotionally!

I woke up this morning feeling so much better. I wish I could say it was because of a good night's sleep, but it wasn't. I think I slept on and off. But at least I did sleep, so I'm not complaining. Kenlie talking me down helped so much. I am so grateful for that girl!

Thank you for your sweet comments about my nephew and my post yesterday. Marcus is perfect, thank God. And love is coming my way soon. I am open to love. I deserve to be loved. That is my new mantra now.

I got in a great workout today. (I told you I was feeling better.) I did a quick 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill at lunch. Then I did a 30 minute sculpting workout. I burned 481 calories total.
I had a good day. Stayed within my points, got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything. Solid day.

I'm going to watch Teen Mom 2 then call it a night. I'm exhausted. Good choices!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 737 - Feeling Lonely, and I am Open.

I spent another sleepless night last night. I know I have to get used to my different surroundings. I can't let things like the guy upstairs watching TV til 3 AM bother me. I have to get used to it. Some things are just out of my control and I have to suck it up. Because that is part of apartment living and being an adult. Right Kenlie? =)

Kenlie talked me down because I was feeling very frustrated at my lack of sleep. Thanks so much, girl. You don't know this, but I was on the verge of tears. (I am an adult, I swear.)

After our chat, I started repeating to myself: "I am open to love. I deserve to be loved." I'm feeling lonely. I admit it. Especially now since I'm living on my own. Don't get me wrong - I love that I have my own place and that I'm not paying someone else the privilege of living in their house or in their building. It's just proving to be a harder adjustment than I had anticipated. I'll be fine though.

There is someone that I am crushing on. I haven't talked about it on here because I'm not ready to share it yet. And I'm superstitious. I can't help it. Also, the situation is a little unorthodox. The few friends I have told about this are convinced that there is real potential there. I don't want to get my hopes up because I don't want to make a big deal about it yet. I don't want to build it up in my head only to be majorly disappointed later. But I am open to love. I deserve to be loved. I believe that. If I don't believe it, then no one else will. Love will come my way soon. I can feel it. :)

I went to my Mom's at lunch time to use the treadmill. I did 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill. After work, I came home and did 30 minutes of sculpting on my own. I'm using a new HRM that I haven't quite gotten the hang of yet. I was able to see how many calories I burned on the treadmill (237 calories), but I was unable to see how many I burned during my sculpting workout. I'm going to put my guess at around 450ish calories burned total.
That's the first sweaty pic in my new place! I am trying to look excited about it here. LOL.

I am open to love. I deserve to be loved by a wonderful, kind man.

Good eating day for me. I didn't have much of an appetite (due to lack of sleep, maybe?) and I stayed within my points. Got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything.

I hope to get some sleep tonight. I'm really tired.

Wrapping up now. Those of you who live alone in a building - how did you handle the new adjustments? Let me know please. Any helpful tips will be much appreciated!

Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 736 - Meet My Nephew!

Meet my nephew, Marcus David! 9 pounds, 12 ounces.

Love, love, love. My sister-in-law doesn't want me posting these photos on Facebook, so I can only post them here.

After we took photos, the baby pooped! I went into the bathroom to wet the dry wipe the hospital provided, then when I went to hand it to my brother, he looked at me and said:

"What are you handing me that for? You're not just going to take pictures and not help!, Tia"

That's my brother for ya. I wiped the baby's bottom. Hehehe. His poopy was smelly. =)

But before we went up to Westchester, I got in a workout. I did 45 minutes on the inclined treadmill. I burned 561 calories.
I sweated my butt off.

I had to buy a new DVD/VCR combo player because my old one just broke down. And apparently, when you buy the damn thing, it doesn't come with all the necessary wires and cables you need to connect it to your cable box and TV. So tomorrow I have to go buy one, then connect it. And then I'll be able to go back to doing my Firm workouts.

Good day overall. I stayed within my points, tracked everything, and fell short of my whole grains requirement by just a little. I'm ok with that though.

I'm going to bed soon. Earplugs are on my nightstand, ready for use. =)

Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 735 - All done! & The Douchebag Upstairs.

I'm done moving! Thank God.

Last night, I was in bed by 10 but I couldn't fall asleep.

Around 2 AM, the guy that lives above me came home. He proceeded to walk back and forth, just making noise, til 4 AM.

You gotta be kidding me. Douchebag.

I was exhausted, still am. I took a 40 minute nap earlier, and that has helped a little.

I mean, I know it's the weekend and all, but damn. Sigh. I know I have to readjust to no longer living in a house. It's a building, this is what happens. So I'll do what anyone would do: I'll take my earplugs and my Tylenol PM and call it a day. Or a night.

Mom took me grocery shopping since I had absolutely nothing in the house. So cute.

Then, we went back to her house, and my brother called. Marcus David was born this afternoon, and he weighed in at 9 lbs. 12 ounces. Big kid! We're going to the hospital tomorrow in Westchester. I can't wait! We're going to leave early, so I'm sleeping at my parents tonight.

Ate well today. Got in all of my requirements, tracked everything and stayed within my points.

No workout because I'm exhausted. Back tomorrow, I promise.

That's all for now. Sleepy time. =)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 734 - Moving, Part 2.

I am so freaking tired. My back is killing me.

I will make this super short because I'm going to bed early.

I've moved the majority of my stuff today. The rest I will do tomorrow and be done with it.

I worked out in the morning before all the craziness. I did 41 minutes on the inclined treadmill. I burned 476 calories. See?
I barely ate today. And for dinner, all I had was my green monster smoothie, to I made sure to get my fruit& veggies in. I mixed in 2 teaspoons of good quality olive oil, to get my oil requirement in.

I am so exhausted, I have to cut this short. I did well today though.

More tomorrow.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 733 - Moving, Part I.

Have you ever been so tired that you're not even hungry even though it's been hours since your last meal?

Yup, that's how I'm feeling right now.

I started the day crazy early. There were a lot of appointments to get to today. Delivery, cable, phone, internet, electricity & gas. I still hadn't picked up my TV yet, so I was up and at Walmart before 9 AM. I bought it online and picked it up at the store. I went with the Vizio 47 inch LCD flat screen. Check it out! I love it!
The guy who came to turn on the gas & electricity was so sweet. I asked him if he could help me get my TV out of my car, and he said, yes, of course. I tried to tip him, but he declined. I guess he took pity on me because I'm a girl. =) Working the girl card works! (What? There was NO way I was getting that thing out of my car myself. It weighed a ton.)

Here's a photo of some of my bedroom furniture. My dresser with the mirror, and the chest. I love it. Love my furniture!
I'll post photos of my bed and my night table tomorrow, I promise.

It was a rest day for me, but it certainly didn't feel like one, with all the running around I did.
I'm soo freaking tired. Moving is exhausting. For reals. And I'm not even done yet! I still have to scrub my fridge from top to bottom, I want to line my kitchen cabinets and my drawers, including the insides of my bedroom furniture, and clean my stove top and oven. Oh, and I need to go to the grocery store because I have zero food in the house. No es bueno.

Good day. Tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. Solid.

I can feel good things are coming my way. =)

I'm going to brush my teeth, wash my face, and crash, I'm so tired. Make good choices people!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 732 - Feeling in the Zone.

Although this week has been super busy for me, I've been totally rocking it.

I am in the zone, people.

I thought I would be more stressed out about the move, but now that it's here, I'm ok about it. Weird. I really thought I would be freaking out right now. Hmmm. Isn't that something how that works? Guess that's all part of feeling in the zone. It's pretty awesome.

Still focusing on the sculpting this month. I started my workout with 16 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Body Sculpt with Jen Carman. It had been a while since I had done this particular DVD. Jen is not one of my favorite Firm Master Instructors. She's a little too perky for my taste. And I really did NOT want to work out today. Because it's been raining since last night. Absolutely miserable weather. But I sucked it up and did it anyway, burning 611 calories. See?
I had a really good day today. I tracked everything, ate within my points, and got in all of my requirements. Major win.

Mom had a stress test today, and the doctor said she did well. She went into a-fib for a bit, but her heart rate stabilized. He said that was normal though, so I'm not worried about it too much. They took pictures of her heart to see if there are any clogged arteries (no me gusta), and they will be calling later this week.

I can just feel that great things are in store for me. They are around the corner. I can't explain it. Well actually, I can explain it, but I'm not ready to talk about it or share it just yet. Call me superstitious. So, fingers crossed. =)

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Good choices!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 731 - Bob's Aggravation!

I'm going to tell you about my day as it happened chronologically.

After coffee, I put on the workout gear and got to it. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Parts: Upper Body Split. I hadn't done this DVD in a while, and now I remember why - I don't really like it. I forgot that it's not strictly upper body sculpting. They throw in a lot of ab work sporadically, which I found very strange. And there's cardio too, which I was not too thrilled about. So when those weird segments came on, I just did my own upper body sculpting moves. Upright rows, lat rows, hammer curls, pec flies, and delt flies. I burned 677 calories.
My eyes look a little too crazy here for my taste. Oh dear.

After my shower & breakfast, I had to rush to meet the furniture delivery men from Bob's Furniture. Guess what happened?

THEY WENT TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE! They got the goddamn address wrong.

Oh, I was pissed. I mean, I was fuming. I told the people at the store like 5 times I was moving. Seriously? So when they showed up at my parent's house, my mother called me, and I spoke to the deliveryman, and he said I would need to come into the store and fix the address. Then the delivery would be rescheduled for another day.

Yeah, that was not gonna happen.

I called the store, told them what happened, and told them that if I had to jackass out to the store, I would stir up a reign of shit the likes of which they had never seen before. Oh, I let them have it. They apologized, and said they were going to see what they could do. After I threatened to cancel my order.

An hour later, they showed up.

See how that worked?

On a lighter note, I love my furniture! I wanted to take photos, but the lighting is still kinda bad. I need to buy more little table lamps. I promise I will take photos.

Great day for me today, in spite of the aggravation. I ate well, tracked everything, and stayed within my points.

Tomorrow, I'm buying my TV & mattress pad, then Mom has a stress test appointment in the afternoon. Fingers crossed.

Sons of Anarchy & Teen Mom 2 later tonight. I can't wait! Teen Mom 2 will have to be DVR'ed, since there is NO way I'm going to not see that in real time.

(Yes, I watch Teen Mom & Teen Mom 2. I have guilty pleasures like everyone else. So don't judge. K, thanks.)

Gonna wrap up now. Good choices!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 730 - That Was Tough!

I'm feeling in the zone this week. I can't explain it. Maybe I'm excited about the move? Maybe I'm glad I took this week off work? I guess the reason doesn't matter, the important thing is I'm feeling good. And that's always a great thing.

I got my workout done in the morning and out of the way. That felt good. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Parts Standing Legs. I hesitated about doing this particular workout because my entire lower body always feels like jelly afterwards. But I did it today, and I'm glad I did. Everytime I do this DVD, I always let out a "That was tough!" which is what the instructor says after the final segment, which is a set of 6-count hover squats with heavy weights. I burned 801 calories. See?
You can't tell in this pic, but my sports bra is completely soaked through with sweat. I'm determined to complete only sculpting workouts this month.

Afterwards, I went to Sleepy's to get the damn bed frame (don't ask), then onto Bed Bath & Beyond, then Target, then back home to grab lunch, then onto my place to drop stuff off.

Busy day. But a good day. My sink is now completely installed, and I'm moving stuff over. The bed frame, my table & chairs, my bedroom furniture and coffee tables will all be delivered tomorrow. Thursday, my TV console/table will be delivered. And I still don't have a TV yet.

Peeps - which is a good brand - Sharp, Samsung or Vizio? I want to get a 47 inch LCD HD TV. So let me know.

My eating was spot on today, I tracked everything, and I got in all of my requirements.

I got hit with a surge of energy right before dinner. I needed to go through old clothes and get rid of them. I filled 4 Hefty garbage bags to the brim with old clothes that I'm going to donate tomorrow. And I'm still not done! I have more to go through, and shoes too. Jesus Christ - where the hell did I get all this crap? I have to say though - it felt really good to get rid of it. Clothes in a range of different sizes. Skinny clothes, fat clothes. Sigh. I've decided to keep 2 pairs of my fat pants as a reminder as to where I never want to go again. I think it's a good idea to remember where I've been, but more importantly - where I am going.

Never again.

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

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 729.

I got my bed delivered today, which was great. Wanna know what was not so great? I forgot to buy the damn bed frame! Holy hell - I couldn't believe it. So now I have to jackass back to Sleepy's & buy the damn thing tomorrow. I can't have my brand new bed just sitting on the floor like that, after all. I felt like such an idiot. Argh. This would happen to only me, I'm telling ya.

So I started the day early. For me, anyway. For a Sunday. I knew I had to meet the delivery men, but the time window I was given meant that I couldn't waste any time. So at an obnoxiously early hour (for me) I began my workout. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill. Then I did The Firm Total Body Shaping Mix. This is a compilation of old Firm workouts, with different Master Instructors. It keeps in line with my sculpting focus this month. And it's a tough tape, too. I burned 789 calories. I was no joke this morning, yo.
Pouring sweat like nobody's business.

I've thought about purchasing my own treadmill for my new place. Right now, I don't think I'm going to. Eventually, I will though. It's just not within my budget right now. Maybe in a few months. There are other ways to warm up, and I do have lots of other equipment, so I'm not going to worry about it right this second.

Good day, in spite of the no-bed-frame incident. I'll be rectifying that tomorrow first thing. I tracked everything, stayed within my points and got in all of my requirements.

Weds. will be the day to really get my stuff in my new place and unpack everything. Thursday I'm getting my cable/internet/phone installed. I think Friday night will be the first night I spend in my new place. Gulp.

Ok, wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Good choices!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 728 - Sonia's Birthday party.

People - it's been a long day, so this will be a quick post.

I've been up & running since I got out of bed this morning. I went to the grocery store, came home, had breakfast, showered & was heading out again right after that. Mom decided that before we went to the party, she wanted to get a mani/pedi. I dropped her off at the nail place, then I went down the street to Sleepy's and bought my bed. It's being delivered tomorrow. Then I drove to Jennifer Convertibles and picked out and bought my living room furniture. The bad news is that it won't be available for delivery until January 6! Fuck me. But I really liked it. The rest of my furniture is being delivered this week. So I figure I can stick out for a few weeks (a month technically) and just suck it up. I'll have everything else except that. Oh well.

After that, I had to swing by the Persian restaurant and pick up the food that my brother had ordered for the party. The restaurant is across the street from the nail place, so after that I picked her up and then we headed home.

Before we left for the party, I made sure to have most of my fruit & veggies servings. I made my green monster smoothie and added two teaspoons of safflower oil to it. I chugged a ton of water, and then we headed out to the party.

It was good - very low key. Just the immediate family. Sonia had fun - freaking love that kid. When we were leaving, I told her that Abuelita & I were going. She looked at me, and said: "No, Kelly no se vaya." (Kelly, don't leave!) Totally tugging at my heart! How adorable was that? I gave her a big hug & and a kiss before we left.

Sorry I don't have photos - she was very camera shy today for some reason. And the photos I did take were all blurry. I'll see if my brother emails me any of his photos, and I'll post them.

I ate well today. I had 2 bites of the strawberry shortcake (I didn't think it was very good), some salad, some roast beef, & rice. When we got home, I decided the kitchen was closed. I just chugged more water, which means I'll be peeing all night.

Ok - really tired now. Nite people! Make good choices!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 727.

This is going to be a quick post because I'm super tired.

I was so busy at work today I barely had time post Twitter updates! I'm not kidding. LOL. Since I'm off next week, I had to make sure that I tied up any and all loose ends. So I was a busy little bee.

At lunch time, I came home and did a quick 23 minutes on the inclined treadmill. I burned 241 calories. Sorry no sweaty pic. The plan was to get home after work and do some kind of weights workout, but I was so tired I opted not to.

I'm ok with that. I did workout on the treadmill, so it's not like I did absolutely nothing.

I ate very well today. Stayed within my points, got in all of my requirements, and tracked everything.

Sonia Begonia's party is tomorrow. It's going to be a long day because I'm going to Sleepy's in the morning to buy my bed, then I have to pick up some party food. Then the 45 minute drive to Westchester.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 726 - I want Linda Hamilton arms!

Don't ask me why I started thinking about Linda Hamilton today. I honestly can't tell you. Maybe I'm just sick of having flabby wingbats. Maybe I'd like to be toned. (That's probably what it is.)

Clearly, she is not the only woman ever to have such super awesome, well defined, don't-fuck-with-me arms. (Angela Basset.)

But she's definitely the one who totally kicked the most serious ass. Ever.

I want her arms. I want Linda Hamilton arms.
I mean, who wouldn't want these arms? That terminator never stood a chance!

Chubby - this is absolutely the LAST EVER HOLIDAY SEASON WE WILL BE FAT! With me on this? K,thanks. =)

So with that in mind, I came home and did a quick 23 minutes on the inclined treadmill. Then I did another Firm sculpting DVD - Total Muscle Shaping with Stephanie Huckabee. I burned 533 calories. See?
Pouring sweat. And as you can see, I am very, very far having Linda Hamilton arms just yet. I don't know when I'll get them (if ever), but I can tell you I will do everything I can!

Another solid day behind me. Ate well, tracked everything and got in all of my requirements.

Wrapping up now. Thanks for reading. Make good choices!