Friday, October 21, 2011

Mission Accomplished!

5 Days 3 Workouts! Feeling real accomplished right now. I set a goal and I reached it, now Im praying for the willpower to continue to eat right and exercise to tone. I really want to gain more muscle and lose more fat. By any means necessary...well almost any means. I've seen people do juice fast, HCG, only eat non fat cottage cheese for days just to lose weight and right now Im not there. And Im not knocking their diet hustle but I tried and I've never had the willpower to hold off for that long. I did 3 Firm workouts with 2 days of 15 HIIT workouts from Turbo Fire. I noticed that my lethargy hasn't been bad this week and I've had more energy, even as I type Im ready to go workout again. Don't want to overdo myself but I just want to do because I feel like doing it. Now I see why I enjoyed working out for 2 hours at a time during one point of my WL journey. The feeling of feeling good and also the feeling of fitting into more clothes when I go shopping which I LOVE to do when Im at a good weight. Hopefully I can continue this momentum and be closer to my goal by my burfday =) December 11th if you were curious. Uh oh the devil aka my neighbor is home...preparing for all the rawkus.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Healthy Treat: Fruit Smoothie Bars (Froyo Pops)

Now this post is looonnnggg overdue! I've been wanting to share this recipe I found via Meg from Runner's Kitchen for months now but never had a chance to put it up. She used a different variation to make hers but it was pretty much the same thing I put into mine.

Key Ingredients/ Things You Need:


  • Frozen Fruit (I chose strawberries)
  • 1 c. Fage Greek Yogurt Plain (2%)
  • 1/2 c. Sugar (yes real granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 c. water
  • Lemon Juice
  • Popsicle Holders
  • Voila!
1. Bring water to boil, add sugar, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Put on low until you make a syrup.

2. Blend frozen fruit until well blended.

3. Combine syrup mixture, blended fruit, and plain yogurt. Blend again until well mixed.

4. Put mixture into popsicle tray and freeze until frozen. I froze them overnight.

5. Eat your treat!


Here are my results...and I promise I will get better with directions but I made these literally months ago, so thats what I can remember. I suck I know =/ but on to the pictures...dont they look good? Yum! Also I believe these came out to maybe 60 calories per popsicle AND yes I used REAL sugar! No fructose corn syrup either.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goals: Get Physical!

Tomorrow is not promised but it will be the first day that I started exercising again regularly, because something has got to give! I've been feeling so sluggish lately that I really think that exercising will help this because all this fast food and no exercise has been wearing me down. Along with my new job which is stressful in itself, I need a stress reliever. It's such a beautfiul day outside and yet I can't force myself to do anything because Im just so tired - Im even yawning as I type. I thought this would remedy itself by getting more rest during the weekend than the week but it hasn't thus far.

So the plan for this week is as follows:

Limit fast food
Eat at least two fruits or vegetables
 -and-
Workout at least 3x this week

Thats it no less but maybe more its what I plan to accomplish this week. When I eat right 80% of the time and exercise I lose weight but when I don't eat right and don't exercise I gradually gain. Not trying to go over 200 pounds again, Im just too short, and my body frame can't handle the weight. At the end of the day your health is all you have, so you have take care of it because no one else will. This morning's weight was 199.0 or .8 can't remember exactly but I've been floating between 197-199 range for the past week. Slowly teetering to 200, I will NOT be defeated.

You all have a great week!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Big As A House.

I don't what it is but I can't seem to get back on track. I think I restart my "workout/diet (hate that word)" plan every day or every week and I just can't seem to get focused. I have a healthy meal planned out for breakfast and one for lunch and somewhere between leaving my house and getting to work I find myself in the drive thru line at (insert tasty fast food restaurant here). I JUST CANT GET IT TOGETHER! But sure enough nothing gets me motivated than going to the store and trying out clothes. And when they don't fit it puts me in a funk and I walk out the store with the dressing room blues...which is exactly what happened today. My cousin will be getting married in about two weeks and I had a perfect dress to wear to her wedding but now I can't wear it  so I decided to try and find something on my lunchbreak today. Now my clothes fit without struggle but they just didn't look good on me. I looked liked a stuff sausage! Errrggghhh I ended up laughing myself out of the dressing room and into the Active section of the store to walk out with a new pair of workout pants and a sports/compression bra for my morning workout. Mios Dios! Something has got to give and I'll be damn if its my ass stretching as a house...again LOL! I remember growing up my great grandfather -God bless his soul- would tell me "if you keep eating like that you're going to be as big as a house...you won't be able to fit through the door". Of course, I never got that big but thats what it brings me back to when my clothes don't fit. Ay Caramba!

Lord please let me wake up and put it in my heart to workout. I used to love working out, please let me love it again =)

Amen

Monday, October 3, 2011

A to Z with Me!

So I stole got this idea from mom/hair/blogextraodinare, Nikstar, which has nothing to do with healthy eating or food but its my blog and I can do WHAT I WANT! =p. So here goes it….


Age: 28. Pushing 30 and proud of it! Lets hope my 30’s are better than my 20’s.
B. Bed size: Queen, but if I had the space I’d love to have a King (bed and man ;-) )
C.hore that you hate: I hate cleaning period. I only clean when I absolutely have to.
D.ogs: I like them but my apt charges to much to have one and Im allergic to quite a few.
E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast!
F. Favorite color: Blue
G. Gold or Silver: Silver (and white or rose colored gold)
H. Height: 5'3 –yes Im a shorty that’s why my ego is so BIG LOL…not really.
I. Instruments you play: I played the trumpet for six years and haven’t played it in over 10. Last time I tried I was so out of breathe it was ridiculous.
J. Job title: Mother, Payroll Rep, and Entrepreneur
K. Kids: Ms. P
L. Live: Orlando (and nope! I don’t stay near Disney!)
M. Mother’s name: Phyllis RIP mommy!
N. Nicknames: Lex
O. Overnight hospital stays: Only 1.
P. Pet peeves: People who lie for no damn reason, people who lie, and shiesty ass people. Oh yeah my #1 is people who are late and I hate being late. Having a lack of respect for my time, makes me have a lack of respect for YOU!          
Q. Quote from a movie:   “You just got knocked the f*ck out!” – Smokey, “Friday” (classic movie BTW)
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: Oldest. 1 sister. 2 brothers. 2 stepsisters. Another questionable brother? Maybe?
U. Underwear: Boyshorts/ Granny pannies (and?)
V. Vegetable you hate: I don’t eat my veggies that often unfortunately but I can’t think of one in particular that I hate.
W. What makes you run late: Im rarely late but if I am its from my own procrastination.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: l’ve had one on my foot and mouth.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Mmmh Im not really domesticated so I don’t really cook. But I can make anything you want.
Z. Zoo animal: Don’t have one. Last time I went to the zoo (Lowry Park) I just remember the animals stinking…plus Im allergic to majority of them so breaking out in hives and being congested is no fun. Blah!


That’s it folx! Thanks for reading =)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Starting Over.

So when I started this blog I was all in and excited about my weight loss journey and wanted to document every part of it, so I can one day look back, and see how far Ive come. Share my new findings and loves like running, Turbo Fire, new recipes that were healthy, share my life. But while I was trying to document my life, my life was still happening, and changing for the better and worst during the time and I lost track. I received a promotion at my job (which albeit not my dream job but it was better than what I was doing), my mom passed away, I moved to a new city (well an old city but new as an adult), and in the time I managed to gain back 10 pounds which has pushed my weight close to the 200's again. The weight I struggled to get under just a little over 3 months ago. Now that everything is almost settled down (because I may be moving again) I think its time for me to jump back on the horse and give this another shot. I wanted to hit 160 by my birthday December 11th and I still have some time left to do it (well at least by the end of year). For those of you who have been here since the beginning thanks for hanging in there..and for those of you who have just started reading I look forward to (hopefully) hearing your advice if you have any on my journey going forward. *glasses up w/water of course LOL* Here's to starting over!

Monday, September 12, 2011

10 Things I Want To Do This Year.


1. Laugh more.

2. Lose these last 30-40 pounds.

3.  Meet new people and build new relationships.

4. Get outside of my comfort zone. When ppl ask me out, even when I don't want to go...go.

5. Exercise at last two times a week.

6. Take a mini vacation. Somewhere..anywhere..somewhere. Even if its solo.

7. Get back into spending time with my daughter doing fun stuff.

8. Talk to my grandmothers again. As you know my mother passed away in July and the both have done some hurtful things that made me stop speaking to them both.



*Ok I'm getting mad again this may not be doable this year >:-(

9. Keep in touch with friends, family, new friends. I'm so bad about returning calls and whatnot. I need to do better.

10. Fall in love and ends things that are not good for new or to me.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'm Back...Almost.


Well its been a month and four days since my mother passed. Everything  still seems so surreal but I'm making it. I've gained 6 pounds since that time and I'm disappointed in that but its better 6 than 50. I must admit that I've been around the block few times with this weight loss thing so I've made sure to monitor my weight so I won't balloon back up to 242.3 (my starting weight). I'm hoping to get more consistent with tracking my cals and workouts again but right now I'm just trying to keep my head above water between starting a new job, moving, living, and coping.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hiatus.


Been trying to find a way to get the words out right but I have too much to think account about. My mom pissed away Weds and its been hard...really hard. Going to try to go back to work tomorrow to get my mind off of things. I'm angry, sad, frustrated. Ahhhhhhhhh!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Until Further Notice...


I probably won't be posting as much.  Going through alot of personal issues dealing with my moms health that I'm truly not focused on losing weight or working out. Just really sucks! I have a session with a personal trainer tomorrow that I had been looking forward to but right now, no so much. I never thought last year that the could be a chance I may not have my mother around by the end of this year. I don't have any cliche "cherish your mother or father..."quotes because I don't have any regrets regarding that, I'm just upset by the whole thing. But that's enough of that next time I'll be back with my personal trainer session updates. Lol this shall be interesting.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tough.


Tough week. Hanging I there but its been tough. My mother has been in the hospital since Tuesday after going through tests after tests dealing with cancer. I'll be moving to another city in two months and now I'm not so sure about it with her getting worst but I can't stop living . I've been trying to get out of here since I moved here at 16 and this is a good opportunity for me to break out of my comfort zone. I need this.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Not My 1st Time Around

So this isn't my first time at the rodeo when it comes to this weight loss thing. Nope! In 2007/2008 I lost 67 pounds, going from 235 to 168 through cardio, strength training, and eating whatever I wanted. Subsequently, I gained it all back plus some after my two hour gym routine stopped when I was in a car accident Fall 2008.  My weight skyrocketed to my all time high of 242.3 and being honest that was the weight I decided to make a change but I believe I hit 250 at some point. Eating everything, no exercise, clothes fitting tight, I was just uncomfortable. Yet still I didn't get serious about my weight loss until January of this year. I think alot of it contributed to not having support around me (which I didn't have before so I don't know why I expected this time), I had a buddy that was suppose to be doing this with me but she basically encouraged me to eat so I could be as big as she was. Ok so maybe it wasn't intentional but it felt that way. Thankfully I wised up and I left her behind along with the rest of my behind, ha! So that brings us to today I an now down to 189.2 (yay me!) But I'm noticing this time around the weight is coming off differently. I can wear clothes at this weight that I couldn't wear until I hit the 170's now (which of all good and dandy), BUT I have more back fat than I did when I was my current weight before, an d also more flab instead of muscle. Which of what I ultimately want...toned arms, muscular/toned legs, smaller tummy (momma has given up on a six pack years ago), just a lean look. Which I'm not getting through diet and cardio. I'm looking like a weight watcher girl (no offense to those that use WW). But I tend to see alot of WW ppl with flabby skin bc they focus on mainly diet with no/little exercise to lose weight hence the flabby skin. And I don't want to look like that, I don't want to be skinny fat. I want to be fit goshdammit! So I've decided to change my routine and add a mandatory 3 strength training sessions a week with my cardio routine. Time to build some muscle and I hope it works.

Here's a picture of me as of yesterday. I'm feeling better about my body but the pictures let me know I have a long way to go. 

Oh yeah my new goal is 160 (not sure if I mentioned it here but before it was 140). I know what that BMI chart says but I remember feeling great at 168 for the short time it lasted. But who knows if I don't feel that way this time around I'll just lower it.

Until then au revoir! Off to Zumba and maybe yoga :-)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Yay Me!


Well today after 4 years of waiting I finally got a promotion! Yay me! I wasn't sure how my interview went...when I think is good, it wasn't good enough and apparently when I think its bad I get it? Either or I'll be moving back to my hometown and I'm excited. I mad a goal to leave this city when my lease is up and I reached it. So excited! :-) On food news I haven't been doing so great but I did manage to eat really well...ok fairly decent the past two days. SN: You won't gain five pounds by having one bad day *end* I've managed to maintain my weight and not get out of control, so I'm proud of that. I've only worked out two times since last Weds too. I need to get back on the ball. I should be at 170 by now but my weight loss is going much slower than I anticipated and its my own fault as opposed to me trying hard and it just not coming off. But as they say que sera que sera. My  final goal has went up also. Mmmh I will keep pushing!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taking An -L


Ok yesterday didn't go as planned...at all. Not one bit. Today didn't go so smoothly either. TOM is kicking my add and taking over my life. After this weekend, well including today I won't be weighing myself for two weeks. Well I may no never mind I won't. Don't want to set myself up for even more failure because my eating had been atrocious. Bagels, bacon, eggs,  and another bagel :/ for breakfast then I had fries, chicken avocado wrap for lunch smdh I ain't no good right now lol. I don't know what I'm having for dinner but I'm ready to chuck the whole week up as a loss. If its one thing for sure, its that weight loss isn't got the weak of heart or should I say willpower? I have none when TOM comes to visit. That's ok. The scale moved that's month and my arms are looking better. Matter of fact my whole body is looking better. Caught a glimpse of my ass (yep I said my ass, don't judge me its mine! :-p) in the mirror last night and had to do a double take. My while backside is looking goot (no typo either)! Not mad at that one bit either. Shows all my hard work and now that I'm in the second round things are getting harder. My 5 day "vacation" starts tomorrow so I'm hoping to workout at least 3x between now and then. Working out usually gives me an incentive to eat better because no one wants to feel like shot while working out at least I don't. Lawd give me strength!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Long Weekend.


This real had been a tough week for me as far as everything. Mentally, food wise, I just haven't been able to get my head back into the game. I was doing really well got down to 190.8 but between TOM and caving in to my mothers cooking (which is usually extra salty, extra fat, extra everything I don't normally eat anymore) I'm bloated. So I'm back up 192.2 this morning, which I know will go away in a few days but still. This is the part where being a woman sucks. Hopefully I will be able to workout today. I feel so heavy...i need to get on track. 2.3 from this months goal so close and yet so far. I'll be fasting until 1 today or lunch time. Maybe longer until I feel lighter. Bbq weekend is coming up so this will be a long weekend too. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Want To Look Good!


I want to look good...

For future job interviews

For future clients for my business

To look good in clothes

For my health

To feel good

To run 3 miles

To be comfortable in my own skin

I want to look good for me!

My thoughts from this morning as I stared at myself (which I'm starting to like to often) this morning while I was getting ready for work.  I like feeling good, I like looking good, and I owe all of this to myself. For having patience, being consistent, and going after my goals. Tonight I plan on trying zumba for the first time and taking a body sculpting class (which kicked my butt Saturday and well worth it). I'm excited to get it in! I have a goal to meet for June.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FAQ: What Diet Am I On?

I must admit. Last week I was feeling rather shitty about my weight loss progress thus far. Being that I had set high goals for myself, though slightly unrealistic or maybe not but for me it was because I slacked off on things I was doing in the beginning of my weight loss journey. I wanted to lose a continous 10 pounds a month, which would put me down to around 180 by now or in that range. But of course, I became less strict about my diet (and when I say diet Im not speaking about "The Cabbage Diet", "Atkin Diet", " (Insert Any Quick Fix Diet here) but diet in the true sense of the word...the foods I eat, and exercise. After having a talk with myself - yeah I do that sometimes, you know you do too- I came that to the conclusion that I should be and I am proud of my progress, as my friend reminded me of last week. She was really impressed that I lost close to 50 pounds in 6 months (BTW Im 50 down now) and I really think I sparked something in her because she started a "diet" that same week and Im really encouraging her to keep going because she's tried and failed numerous times, but haven't we all? I hope that my progress will continue to encourage and inspire her to keep going. But I digress back to this "diet" and my reasons for feeling shitty...I was having feeling really down on myself about my progress and along with receiving lots of compliments last week that reminded me I should be proud of myself. I received a lot of questioning about if Im dieting and what diet Im on o_O Yeahhhhh people automatically assume Im on a diet because Im losing weight. I have to explain to them that I changed my diet but Im not on a diet and it was fairly easy to lose weight if you go from having McDonald's for every meal to not having McD's every meal and including more fruits and veggies in my diet. Along with working out to boot because I don't want to be skinny fat, matter of fact I don't want to be skinny, I just want to be fit! =) **Sidenote** My coworker lost over 100 pounds but she's more skinny fat than fit but you can't tell her that...Her weight loss is inspiring but mmh I don't want to be her. **End Sidenote** Now I still eat fast food but I make healthier choices like having a salad over a burger and diet soda  (yeah I know) or water over plain soda and juices, and I know its not perfect, which is why I consider myself a 80/20 eater but it works for me. I wish people didn't assume I was on a special diet to lose weight and realize they can do it too instead of scarfing down Big Mac's everyday,  then complaining about why they can't lose weight. Change your diet don't go on a diet.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hi My Name Is _____And Im a Shopping Addict.

Have you ever had to say that to yourself? Now that you've lost all this weight, you naturally have to buy new clothes that fit you properly but when does it become overboard? I've lost weight everywhere so I even have more shoe options along with clothing options and Im feeling like Im turning into a shopping addict. Today I bought two new pair of shoes and a top, which I know I deserve because I've been working hard BUT I still have clothes in my closet that I can fit into again from the first time I lost weight. So I don't want to overload my closet when I have still fashionable clothes I can fit. Im just wondering where should I draw the line? I've heard of stories on Oprah where people lost alot of weight and battled food addictions to transfer it into a shopping addiction. I don't want to be one of those people because the Lord knows I can't afford it but losing weight has boosted my confidence and looking good in nice clothes help that. Mmmh I can't wait until I get to my goal size. BTW I LOVE being a woman! Nobody can tell me that its anything better. Wearing heels, dresses, and jewelry Oh My! I just love it. Ok Im done. Maybe I'll post pictures of my purchases later. Im still eyeing another pair but Im waiting until they go on sale or at least until I can find a way to get a discount on this marked down shoes. DSW is having a MAJOR sale, if you're reading this hop on that!

EDIT: Oh yeah I hit my half way mark and I am now down 50 lbs with spin class in the morning. Yay me!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Goals: June Edition


So I know its just about half way into June but I still have goals to share :-p I figured if I put it out the in the universe, maybe things will come to fruition.

The more weight I lose the harder it is for me to stick to my goals. Though I'm not at my final goal, I'm becoming more comfortable with how I look, fitting into most of my old clothes, liking what I see in the mirror...LIFE IS GOOD! But I know I'm not completely there so I keep going. Here are my goals for June:

• Get into the 180's

• Workout at least 3x per week

• Try 3 new classes at the wellness center

• Complete C25k Program* (www.cool running.com)

• Eat at least 1 serving of fruit/vegetables a day (we all have to start somewhere, right?) And I know I don't eat enough at the moment.

Ok so wish me luck and I am off to get focused!

*May not complete but will continue







Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lucky Day!


Today must be my lucky day (well I'm sick so not that lucky) but the expensive fitness center that I'm doing a trial for in June, ran a Groupon coupon this weekend and it had expired but I lucked up and was able to get the deal today! The deal was 3 months for what you would pay for 1 month, so I've just extended 30 days into 120 on the cheap! I haven't been working out since Saturday because I've been under the weather since Friday. Ironically after trying this new fitness center for the first time. I'm not sure if the gym made me sick or if I picked it up from someone in passing. I do know that right after I got back to work, after the fitness center (I went on my lunch break) my sore became extremely sore, and it was all down hill from there. I'm going that I'm 80% tomorrow and I cann resume my running during the evening. I also want to try the strength training class on Thursday and spin class this weekend. Anyhoo it's June and it time too set new goals!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What I Learned: May Edition

Well today is the 2nd to last day in May and I didn't reach my goal of 10 pounds for the month =( I did finally manage to land in ONEderland but I didnt hit the mark of 190. So mmh yeah thats the new goal for June to get under 190! As of yesterday I am 196.8 up .2 from the day before of 196.6 AND you don't even want to know today's weight because TOM came yesterday and brought the flucking fury! SMDH sometimes it sucks to be a woman goshdammit! Im sure it will go back down in a few days but right now Im just as heavy as ever. My weight progress for May:


Apparently I loss almost 7 pounds this month and didn't even know it. This is why Im tracking this because without it, I would've been severly depressed about not meeting my goal for the month.

I did manage to complete week 1 of the C25K program and I have to say that Im truly impressed with myself. My goal is to run a 5K by late July/August. I remember loving to run when I was younger and being the fastest runner in my school - granted it was elementary, I still was fast. I had endurance like a motherfucker and I could run forever. Now not so much. Its tough carrying around all this weight but I digress. This is my second time trying the C25K program and this time around is a little better, which I think has to do with me running outside as opposed to inside of the treadmill aka the "dreadmill" as its called by most authentic runners. Im even able to run further which I think its because Im running faster because theres no contraption that keeps me at a certain speed. I run what my body tells me and slow down when it says the same. Either or I WILL BE A RUNNER! One day at least...I hope.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Motivation: Move Bish!

Someone shared this with me so I decided to share it with YOU! Lets get out and move today =)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2 Days


These past two days have been terrible! After feeling overwhelmed with not losing weight fast enough, stressing about every calorie, tracking my exercise I decided to quit! Yep...I quit. Well at least temporarily because I have a goal and momma ain't raise no quitter! :-p I recently started back up on my C25k program and boy oh boy its going to be a long road. But I want to do some 5k's and I also want to go for the big dog...a HALF MARATHON by year end or early next year. Nothing makes you feel more accomplished than knocking out miles with ease or even just finishing it, at least that's the way it is for me. The holidays are coming up so I'll more than likely be staying home and avoiding all the BBQ temptations. I've indulged enough over the past few days and I paid for it dearly. One thing is for sure when you easy like shit...you feel like shit! Lesson #2,564,328,264 learned.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Frustration.

Some days I do well with my eating and working out and others? I just want some damn ice cream. I know as with all things becoming health or healthier is all a balancing act, so I make it a point not to cut anything out. But have things I really like, like cookies, cakes, ice cream on occassion. I mean WTF wants to live if you can't have sugar sometimes? Im not trying to be a figure competitor or have a cut six pack, I just want to fit in a size 8 with squeezing and look good naked. I do have to say thats its frustrating when the scale doesn't move and I don't see the number to reflect all my hard work. I think I just want to take a break from tracking what I eat, my exercise calories burned, checking in with my WL crew. Just a damn break.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I Will Be A Runner!


So this morning my alarm clock went off this morning at 5:30 am and as I started to hit the snooze button because I tight it was malfunctioning, I realized that I had purposely set it for a run this morning. Even so I still didn't want to get up so I made a deal with myself (yep I make deals with myself) that if my weight had increased I would go to the gym and of my weight had deceased I would sleep in another 30 minutes. Sounds like a plan, right? Mmh yeah...so I weighed myself and wouldn't you know it, my weight stated the same :-/ After debating on what I should do for a few moments I decided to just put my clothes on and go for it! I ended up doing 1.86 miles (though I was pushing for  closer to 3) and  the treadmill kept inferring with my heart rate monitor, so my calories burned reading was off. Which sucks big time! At one point I set the incline to 2% to get the feel of outdoor running but my HR had increased so much, I had to drop it down so I wouldn't completely stop. I had maintained an average speed of 5.5 mph with a 4 minute warm up (thanks to not having set my playlist I fumbled with my phone to pick the right starting song) and walked to my car as the cool down since I was pushing time. I'm really scared of running by myself in the morning since I'm not a consistent runner (yet) but I think I'm going to just give it a shot. I work out at the local rec and it cost me $3 for the barely 30 minutes I'm there since they don't open until 6:00 and I need til leave out by 6:30 to get to work on time. One day I will be a runner!

Monday, May 16, 2011

GOTK!

Yeah I'm sure your amused by the title of my blog. I am too because I always find it funny that people assume that just because you're overweight, it means that you've spent too much time in the kitchen. Sometimes it may be true...but in my case its not. I just spent too much time in the drive thru :-p Ordering too many hamburgers and eating cheesecake! Which is all fine and dandy in moderation but I'm sure everyday can't be good for anyone. I've always loved to make but as far as cooking...I HATE IT! Mostly because I don't have anyone to cool for, mainly because its easier to stop at a restaurant them slave on the kitchen for hours (and also because the womanist in me thinks being in the kitchen would reform me into being too domesticated). I didn't go to college for nothing! I digress I've never loved cooking, but on my journey to get to a healthier me I've had to start choking so that I know exactly what's going into my food and how many calories are going into my body. Which is ultimately key to weight loss NO if's, and's or but's about it! I decided to start documenting to keep me on track and accountable (and occasionally vent) about becoming a healthier me :-)