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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My New Challenge to Me

30 by 30.

What's that mean?

I will lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday (July 7th).

There are multiple reasons:
1. It's nice to have a rounded number to aim for.
2. This will put me at my last lowest adult weight (from about 7 years ago).
3. I will be close to 200.
4. We're planning a trip to Vegas between July 7th and 14th to celebrate my 30th and our 5 year wedding anniversary (July 14th).

That's 158 days.

There are no more excuses.

That's 22.5 weeks.

There are no more excuses.

That's a little over a pound a week.

There are no more excuses.

I can do this.

There are no more excuses.

To put it in reality, today I weighed 244.0. I know, I know...don't start with me. So, by July 7th, I WILL weigh at most 214 pounds. This would match what I weighed in December 2005 when I was last at my lowest.

There are no more excuses.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Did you notice?

Did you notice I haven't updated in almost a week?

Did you notice I didn't weigh-in yesterday?

Forgive me bloggers, for I have sinned. I have been bad. I haven't tracked calories. I haven't been drinking the water I should. I've been eating fried foods, rich in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. I drank beer. Two times. And a lot of it.

I did work out four days last week. So I give myself props for that.

But, that's in the past. I'm moving forward. Tracking. Drinking (water). Moving. Living.

I want out of the freaking 240s. This is ridiculous. But it is my fault. I take responsibility. I'm moving on.

Oh, and did I tell you that I burned 695 calories at kickboxing tonight? Kicking some ass and taking names.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kickboxing rocks my socks off.

751 calories is 45 minutes tonight. Awesome. Sweat was just dripping off me. Some people don't like to sweat. I love it....because I know my body's burning off that jiggly crap I have mounted up on my arms, abs, hips, and legs.

I even stayed a couple minutes and kicked the sh*t out of the bag just for fun. That's the bomb.

Jillian Michaels, eat your heart out.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Let's kick it!

Okay, more like punching, but anyway...

Max10 bootcamp is back baby! Tonight was 50 minutes of sweaty hotness. We didn't get into kicks since it's the start of a new 10 week session, but I got plenty of a workout! It was just like old times....jab....cross....jab-cross....hooks...uppers...and a combination of all of the above. We even did ladders on the first night! For those of you who don't know what they are, it's a set of punches up to a number and back down. So for example, we did hooks. You're with a partner on her start with one hook and your partner does one....then two each...three each...all the way up to 10....and then, you get to work your way back down! Now, it sounds tiring but I'll tell you this...punches are way easier than kicks when doing ladders!

I tracked my food today and I'm happy with how it went. I actually had the day off due to school being canceled (gotta love Iowa in January....combo ice/snow) and I'm happy I didn't let myself snack like I could have. In fact, I even took a nap!!!

Cheers to Tuesday!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This is what happens when...

you only workout once and you don't track your calories.

Weight: 242.8

Gain: +2.0 pounds

Boot camp starts back up tomorrow. I expect to be sore. That's a good thing. Time to get my act back together.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Miracles do happen...

Weight this morning: 240.8.

About freaking time.

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Friday and I'm still here!

Sorry I haven't updated...although I'm not sure I have many followers anymore...

I've been diligently counting calories and working out (with the exception of yesterday as it was my rest day). Thus far, I have lost exactly two pounds. Not exactly what I want, but I'll take what I can get.

I have an hour massage scheduled for tomorrow and I can't wait. I have a tightness just below my shoulder blades (I think it's from the gloves and bands I use doing tae bo), so I'll be glad (and sore) to have that worked out!

Exciting news for me is I'm signed up to do my Max10 bootcamp again starting January 23rd. This was a big time and financial decision and I decided I was willing to sacrifice both to go back. I'm glad I'm doing tae bo now so maybe I won't be "quite" as sore!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday's Recap

I'm a day late...and a dollar short!!! Story of my life!

Yesterday was good. I felt good. I ate good. I worked out well. I feel strong.

Here's my stats:
Totals: 1,799 calories (223g, 70g, 77g, 2,359g, 15g)
Your Daily Goal: 1,913 calories (262g, 63g, 71g, 2,500g, 22g)
Remaining 114 calories (39g, -7g, -6g, 141g, 7g)
Calories (Carbs, Fat, Protein, Sodium, Fiber)

You'll notice I'm now tracking sodium and fiber. I think part of the issue from last week was overconsumption of sodium. That means that I'm holding on to water. Another thing I'm tracking is fiber. I'm not consuming enough and that affects the digestive system which can affect the weight.

Now, I know weight's not everything, but I'm tracking that as well as inches.

I want out of the 240's bad. Real bad. I'd like to get out of there by next week if possible.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Whether you think you can...

or you think can't, you're probably right.

I said I was going to burn 1000 calories today. Let the picture speak for itself.

Saturday Recap

On Friday, I failed at eating. And because of it, I didn't work out.

That's so wrong.

So, on Saturday, I did my workout I missed Friday and did the one I needed to for Saturday. Almost 900 calories burned. Now don't get too excited. I ate pretty much all of them back when we went out to dinner with friends. One positive to eating out is that I didn't order fries with my chicken wrap. I asked for the ranch and BBQ sauce on the side and used dipped my fork in them and put it on the wrap. But I still ate everything. I should have only ate half. But what's done is done.

Today, I don't have a tae bo workout planned (following the PT 24/7 workout schedule), so I'm not quite sure what I'll do today. I have an hour workout in mind. I'd love to push the 1000 calorie burn mark today.


I stepped on the scale today and I'm exactly what I was last Monday. 245.0 pounds. With the exception of Friday, I have tracked my calories to a "T." I have worked out five out of the last six days. Most people who start watching what they eat and workout lose 5-10 pounds the first week. Why not me? :(

Friday, January 6, 2012


And that's all I have to say about that.

Tomorrow's a new day.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Recap

It's Thursday! Yahoo! This has been the longest/shortest week!!!! These first weeks back after a break tend to suck because most of my students forget that they have to listen and behave....I tend to forget that, too!!!

With that said, here's today's totals:
Totals: 1,663 cal. (199g, 58g, 76g)
Your Daily Goal: 1,858 cal. (255g, 61g, 69g)
Remaining: 195cal. (56g,3g, -7g)
Calories (Carbs, Fat, Protein)

I did Billy Blanks' PT 24/7 Tae Bo Ripped Core for 30 minutes tonight and burned 358 calories. Not the most strenuous burn, but I wasn't feeling it 100% tonight. But I still did something and this was actually the workout scheduled in Billy Blanks' plan calendar.

Tomorrow's Friday and I couldn't be happier. I will be working out tomorrow night and with any luck, grilling out for dinner. It's freaking 60 degrees in Iowa in January!!! Rock on!

I wasn't feeling it today, but I still got moving. Did you?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

You can have your Chick-Fil-A...

...and eat it too!

Calorie counting goes to show that if you track, you can save up for special times. My husband begged me to go to Chick-Fil-A (Mr. Athlete has quite an obsession with the place...and their milkshakes!), so I said fine and I tracked my calories all day to make sure I had enough.

I was going to take a day off of working out to "rest," but after two days, I didn't want to fall into that trap of an excuse. So, after coming home from Chick-Fil-A, we watched "The Middle" on ABC (LOVE that show!) and then at 7:30, I said, "NO EXCUSES" and went to the basement and did me some Tae Bo Cardio Inferno. 45 minutes = 575 calories (may have been more as my HRM was having issues detecting the heart rate at first).

Totals for the day:
Totals: 1,560 calories (143g, 63g, 105g)
Your Daily Goal: 2,076 calories (285g, 69g, 77g)
Remaining: 516 calories (142g, 6g , -28g)
Calories (Carbs, Fat, Protein)

Tuesday Recap

Sorry this is late, but I wanted to keep up on my recaps...holding myself accountable.

Tuesday's Totals:
Totals 1,736 170 63 104
Your Daily Goal 2,200 302 73 82
Remaining 464 132 10 -22
Calories Carbs Fat Protein

I left the day with 464 calories left. That's fine with me.

I did a mile on the treadmill (combo walk/job) and Billy Blanks' PT 24/7 Tae Bo Cardio Sculpt to burn almost 700 calories.

My goal for Wednesday is to burn 700 calories.

Game on.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday Recap

Here's my info from

Totals 1,751 194 60 97
Your Daily Goal 2,200 302 73 82
Remaining 449 108 13 -15
Calories Carbs Fat Protein
*You've earned 647 extra calories from exercise today

So, in other words, I ate 1,751 calories, burned 647 from treadmill and Billy Blanks PT 24/7 Cardio workout.

I have 449 calories left.

Too bad.

Not eating them today.


So today's the day everyone vows to keep up their newly-formed (or annual) resolutions. Lose weight. Stop smoking. Save money. Exercise more. The list goes on.

Well, I'm one of them. Because if I don't start now, when am I going to start?

2012 will be a year of lots of happiness, I hope. I will be once again searching for my first elementary principal job. My husband is going to try to get a full-time elementary PE job (he's only half-time right now). I will turn 30 in July. We will celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary in July.

Gosh...30. Why does that seem so much bigger than 29?

My resolution this year is to get below 200 pounds by the time I turn 30. I turn 30 in a little over six months. I currently weigh 245. That means, I need to lose 46 pounds in six months. That's about 7-8 pounds per month. Doable? Yes. Will I? We'll sure see.

I'm starting to track my calories on (they also have an app for my phone).

I'm going to begin exercising once again.

I'm going to really work on increasing my water intake again. I've gotten into the bad habit of drinking and regular. Not cool.

I'm taking this slow and steady. The tortoise beat the hare, right?

Well, here goes 2012.