5% - 227.8 (-11.99)
10% - 215.8 (-23.98)
15% - 203.8 (-35.97)
20% - 191.8 (-47.96)
25% - 179.8 (-59.95)
30% - 167.8 (-71.94)

final goal weight:
160 - 180 lbs
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Zumba fail

My back was sore this morning but I thought it would loosen during Z.umba.  That DID NOT happen.  In fact, it was the opposite.  I only made it half way through before I was in so much pain and couldn't stand straight.  I decided to leave in fear of messing my back up worse.  I wasn't going to be defeated so I went upstairs and did 25 min on the treadmill.  The treadmill was somewhat ok.  There would be times that I'd just be walking and it would freeze up and hurt but I could keep on walking.  I did a 3.0 pace and 1.25 miles.  I hated not being able to finish Z.umba but it felt good to walk it out. 

I am going to the Physical Therapist this afternoon and I can't wait!  I can not walk standing straight which I know is not good.  :(

Monday, November 26, 2012

Rough start

My day started pretty rough but ended up turning around.

I was feeling pretty good when I got dressed because I got two new workout tank tops at old navy this weekend for $5 each. Score!  But it quickly turned crazy. I had a banana for breakfast, got the boys ready to go then decided to make an advocare shake before leaving since I knew I'd be working out. The cup somehow got stuck on my blender thing and I panicked. I got it unstuck and zack was just a few min late to school, oops!
I've never really had a racer back tank top so I kinda felt naked.  But the shirts are super comfy.

I went straight to the Y and panicked again because I couldn't find our cards.  I was told is have to buy new cards since I misplaced mine. I paid the fee and just as we were going to get our picture taken i remembered where I put them. Thankfully I got my money back and dropped Ryan off and made it to class on time. Ryan actually did pretty well at drop off which was great! I met my friends Taryn and Jolene there and we had a great time. An old friend was there too and that was awkward but that's ok. I still stood across from her and shook it the best I could with my damn back and neck. It was a good workout and I was sweaty afterwards!

Because I had my ultrasound last week I had to reschedule my hair cut to today.  She told me her opening time and I agreed without thinking.  So this morning I rushed to pick Ryan up from childcare and get to the complete opposite side of town in 45 min.  I made it but felt so rushed.  Thankfully Zack was able to go to his friend's house after school so I didn't have to worry about him. 

The rest of the day was smooth sailing.  I was able to go to Trader Joe's after my cut.  Ryan was so stinking cute pushing the little cart around.  We made a few more stops before heading home. 

Have I mentioned how good I feel when I work out?  I just wish my darn back and neck wouldn't hurt so much.  I can avoid certain moves to keep the pain away which is ok for now.  I've noticed that if I sit for long periods of time I am in a lot of pain when I get up. Not normal for a 32 year old woman!!!!  I am scheduled to start physical therapy on Thursday so I'm hoping that helps.

My plan is to get to the gym 3-4 times a week.  I can do Zumba MWF or an evening class.  I'd also like to start on the machines whether it be the treadmill (yuck), elliptical and/or and arms machine or weights.  My arms are horrible!!! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Morning workout and urgent care

Despite a rough night with little sleep due to my back and neck and a rough morning, I made it to the Y for Zu.mba. I had sent my friend, Jolene a message before class saying I wasn't sure if I'd last with my back and might have to walk on the treadmill. Well, I powered through it and lasted the whole class! My back and neck hurt but I didn't push it. I really liked the class and the instructor but felt awkward because I didn't know the routines. But it was good and boy was I sweaty!! I really like working out in the morning vs the evening.

I had to cancel lunch with a friend and spent two hours in urgent care. I got a shot in the butt/hip of Toradol to get rid in the migraine but so far it hasn't helped. The doc prescribed a muscle relaxer for my back and neck. He also said to not go to the chiropractor anymore and gave me a referral for physical and/or massage therapy. Have I mentioned that I feel like an 80 year old woman?

But I loved our morning workout and look forward to many more!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

We rejoined

Yesterday I went to on of our Zu.mba instructors class at another place.  It was in a small room with about 15 women.  The wall we faced was covered in mirrors.  Let me tell you how much I HATE mirrors when working out!  I know I'm not coordinated but those mirrors are a constant reminder.  I try to look at someone else but then feel bad, I try looking elsewhere but I can't help but see myself.  Ick! 

Today I went to probably my last class at Eastpointe.  I hate to leave because I love the class and the people but with winter coming I don't want to drive a half hour each way for class.

No don't worry (I'm sure you weren't) I won't be quitting Zu.mba or working out together.  The fact is, I rejoined the Y today!!  I am so excited!  A friend and I went and checked it out this morning.  The reason I cancelled my membership was because Ryan wasn't digging the child watch.  Well, we tried it out again today and he lasted more than 45 minutes.  He cried when I first dropped him off but they said soon after I left he was fine.  I'm going to do the morning class with another friend tomorrow and am looking forward to it.  One of these times I might even attempt to sit in the hot tub, by.myself!!!  Heck, with two free hours of child care each day I might just sit in the lobby and do nothing!!!  I have plans to meet a friend at 9:30 tomorrow morning for class. 

I'm feeling a little OLD this evening.  My lower back started hurting around 3pm this afternoon.  It is stiff and Zumba was rough at times this evening at times it hurt so bad it took my breath away.  I'm not sure what I did and can't think of anything that would've tweaked it.  But I feel like an 80 year old person, it hurts bad.  I've been going to a chiropractor every month, sometimes more, for about 2 years now.  I am starting to think that it might be doing more harm more than helping.  I talked with my therapist about it a bit today (we talk about everything, love her!) and she recommended physical therapy instead.  I'm going to call my doc tomorrow and see if I have to get a referral before going.  At this point, I'll do anything to get rid of the pain. 

I feel like all I do lately is have "issues".  Ugh!  I'm hoping that getting back into a work out routine will help me get my groove back.  ;)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Last chance workout

I decided to go to Zumba tonight even after my morning walk/jog. I actually had more energy than the last couple of weeks. I'm not sure how many workouts I'll get with the Hubs coming home do I figured this was my last chance workout. I can feel it already, my legs are sore and I'm exhausted! But it feels good.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I'm going to be honest here people.  I am in a FUNK!  I'm trying not to be but I can't help it.  I have been lazy, a major lack of energy, patience, drive or ambition.  I keep comparing how I am feeling this year to the way I felt last year and I don't like it.  My therapist has instructed me to not do this because it may be contributing to my funk but honestly I can't help it.  I just plain felt better last year.  I'm sure that a lot of it has to do with me being in a regular workout routine last year (there is something said for endorphins) and this year I haven't been able to find that rythm. 

Have you noticed I haven't had any weekly weigh ins?  The honest truth is because I HATE doing them lately.  I have gained and I'm NOT happy!  I weighed in last week for a challenge with my Zumba instructor and weighed in at 228 lbs.  That's up 5 lbs from last year at this time.  I have been struggling with those same 5 lbs for quite some time.  I started to plateau and then got discouraged, workouts became fewer and fewer, eating habits became worse and I started to care less.  My mindset was why put in the effort if it's not going to reflect on the scale or with my clothes?  Not the one you should have!

In reality 5 lbs is not that much but I can feel every single one of those 5 lbs.  Running is not as easy as it was when I was down to 221, not that it was easy at that weight either, but you know what I mean.  I was way happier with how I looked then as opposed to now. 

I KNOW that when I exercise and eat better that I feel better about myself but I am struggling with finding the right balance.

I mentioned my challenge.  It's a 7 month challenge with prizes each month.  My whole heart isn't in it but I'm hoping that it will help some.  I did get an advantage though.  I started shark week the same day that the challenge started so I'm hoping that I'll shed some water retention at the end of this week when I weigh in.  although, the Hubs is coming home tomorrow so then again...maybe not?!

I got my bodybugg a year ago but haven't used it since summer started.  I don't like how you can see it and was afraid of tan lines during the summer.  I'm not a huge fan of how you have to upload the info off of the armband and the food input is very time consuming.  It also doesn't link to your smartphone which is a huge inconvenience.  My mom offered to buy me another membership for Christmas but instead she's going to get me the fitbit ONE.  It does everything that the bodybugg does and more.  It will link to my iPhone and the best part is, you can clip it to your bra and have it out of sight of others.  I'm really excited to start it!

I talked to Jim tonight about rejoining the Y.  Not only will I get my fitness on but I'll also get a bit of  "me" time that I always seem to be lacking.  I think I might try going as a visitor with one of my friends to see how Ryan does in the daycare.  I love that they offer all kinds of classes to change things up and I love that we always have the option of going swimming during the winter months.  I've asked two friends to see if I could go as a visitor so we'll see how it works out.

So, I'm hoping that these two things will help shake this funk I'm in, wish me luck!

New trail

Despite the chilly temps and fog, Ryan and I went out and did 3.15 mi this morning after dropping Zack off at school.  I've been dying to try out our "new" Children of the Sun trail nearby.  It's 10 miles long and runs along our new north/south freeway.  The fog made it a little creepy at times but it was a nice change of scenery.

Forgot to grab a blanket for him so I improvised and used my coat.  Nice and cozy warm!

I had intentions of doing my C25K workout but my legs/shins were not cooperating.  I had to stop about half way through, power walk quite a bit and then was able to jog a bit on the way back.  We ended up doing 3.15 mi, and out and back route.  
Yes, that behind me on the trail is horse poop.  WTH people?!

Watching the dump truck pictured below, he was mesmerized!
Such a good walking partner!