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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Well.... It's been awhile...

I haven't posted in awhile. Two reasons why I haven't posted much lately. 1) SO busy! Tax season got the better of me this year. Working late nights and weekends wore me down!!! 2) Haven't lost any weight.

I haven't been very consistent in my eating habits. Some days I do great and eat a well balanced, controlled portion meal. Other days...I eat like it's my last meal. I'm hoping now that tax season is officially over, I can get back on track and lose this weight!!!! I will also be studying again for the CPA exam. I'm so over it already, just so ready to pass it and be done with it!

Well Since January I've lost a total of 4lbs. Which is better than gaining, but still not great! Obviously...

Ready for April to be over!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred!

So I started this workout this week and have completed 3 days. I have to say this is pretty hardcore for a beginner! But very doable! It's 20 minutes a day and is a combination of cardio, strength & ab workouts. I'm very sore and have been after day 1.
I think this is what I needed to get out of my no weight loss slump! It's more difficult than doing a 5K. At least in my opinion. Maybe it's because I trained for the 5K  over 2 months before doing it. But this workout works me out more than just straight running.
Anyway, I just wanted to share what I'm doing now since my I finished 1 of the things on my news resolution list.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ok, So it's been awhile since I've posted. I've definitely thought about it. Just been way too busy! Also I've decided to not check in weekly with my weight. It has been making me very depressed. I've been working hard training for my first 5K which I finished this past weekend, look below for pictures! I talked my husband into doing it with me. I jogged most of the time and took quite a few short walking breaks. It was REALLY cold, probably around 40 degrees. It took us 41 minutes to finish. I was really proud of the time it took us and that we took the initiative to do the 5K.  I have already scheduled us to the Color Me Rad 5K in May. Woo Hoo!
Regarding my weight. It hasn't been dropping like I wanted it to. I figured by now I would have dropped at least 10 lbs. I'm still right at the 5 lb mark. I've been stuck there since I started this journey. Anywho, Look for monthly updates. After 9 weeks I have a total of 5.2 lbs gone.

The Glow Run 5K - OKC





Tuesday, February 12, 2013

6 Weeks In!

Well, it has been 6 weeks and I'm sad to say I haven't lost any weight this week. No weight gain either, which I suppose is good. I have been working out 3-4 nights a week and that may not sound like much, but I have been doing my Couch to 5k app religiously and also doing some exercises with weights. I do see some changes in my body, but nothing on the scale. Which my overall goal is to be healthy and look good. I wish I had some hard evidence, such as weight loss. I think I need to make a doctor's appointment and make sure everything is well..what it should be. My husband mentioned to me that my thyroid may be causing me not to be losing any weight. It just seems weird that I never exercised and I ate way more than I do now and I can't even lose a pound or 2. It's really frustrating. But I'm not going to let it get me down and stop me.

My 5K is 2.5 weeks away. I'm getting excited. I'm on Week 5 day 3 of my app and  hopefully I will make it pretty close to the end of the app before my race. But if I don't...that's fine too. I will complete it!

I know no one actually reads this, but someday when I reach my goal it will be nice to come back and read these.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Week 5 Weigh in

Well tax season is in full swing for me and I got a day behind! I weighed in and had a 1 lb weight loss for the week. I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I'm going to guess my eating habits.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

V-day dress for Isabel!

I decided to make my daughter a dress. I thought since Valentine's day was coming up, I would make it themed. I found a cute free pattern on Pinterest and it took me to this blog here, here & here! It's the same blog, but it's in 3 different Sew-along parts. Check out her blog, http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/ for other cute stuff!

This was my first time to ever use a pattern and first time to ever sew a garment. I'm very happy with the outcome. This Junebug dress is adorable. The original pattern is for a 2/3T and I had to adjust it to make it a 18 month dress. I just cut off about a 1/4 of an inch to the original pieces. The neck came out a little wide. But still adorable.


Here are some pics from beginning to end. (I'll upload better pics later, maybe, if I remember too)

















Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Week 4 Weigh In

Well this week flew by. I have to say I haven't done as well as I would have liked. But I weighed in this morning and had a gain of 1.8 lbs. This puts me at a total loss of 3.8 lbs. On to the next week and let's hope I get back on track.

On another note..I started Week 4 day 1 of my C25k app and it was really difficult. 3 & 5 minute jogging intervals were a killer. I didn't finish the first day. I started getting sharp pains in my right knee. I had to stop. I don't want to injure myself. I have a lot of weigh that I carry around and it's killing my knees and ankles. I'm going to try again tonight and hopefully the pain will be gone.