Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Couch to 5 K underway

So day 1 was on Monday, not a bad walk run but my stinkin socks were to short and I ended up with blisters on my heels becuse of it and i probably did not have the best shoes on for running either, which in turn contributed to the shin splints I ended up with. I really ahte running but a, I am determined to do this even though I have such strong feelings about the running process. To hopefully help with the running I have checked out a website that I am hoping may help, I just am not sure that I have enough time to read the whole site to find the answer. Oh yeah it is if you are interested. Hopefully it will help me run with better form and less pain. But I must press on! So today was day 2, yet again not a bad time just did it through the pain! Now for one more workout before bedtime!

Monday, August 29, 2011

This Weeks Workouts planned

So today after my 14 hours of sleep last night I got up and got right to the workout process, Fat Burner was the first on the list. Sounds gross when i type it but I guess I have a lot of it to burn so maybe I should do it again later today! The plan is to start the Couch to 5 K workout later today and do my 3 days this week with that and once I get my van back to workout with my exercise machine of a sister in law doing Turbo Fire with her this week before I head to the woods next week with my other sister in law the other exercise machine to work my booty off with her next week! But first this week must get over and I must live through it. So later today,C25K then Tue - Turbo Fire (TF) and Chalean Extreme (CE), Wed TF & C25K, Thur-TF & C25K, Fri - CE (maybe 2 workouts. Hope I live through all that! But I am looking for more than 1.5 lbs off this week! Now to make up the menu for the week so it doesn't include mac & cheese every night!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weigh in #2

WOO HOO!! Down 1.5 lbs! Not to bad since I really just started this on Tuesday, I am pretty happy with those results. I would be happier with 4 lbs but I will take what I can get, I only (I say that as if it is not a big deal)have to lose 2 lbs a week to meet my goal so i am on the way there, so it seems.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

So here we are on Thursday morning of week one! And all I can say is OUCH!! I woke up Minday with a sinus issue and now hava a slight occasional cough and my abs are so sore that everytime I cough I think I need some Motrin! But this too shall pass, they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger or in my case skinnier! So that is what I am goin for here, the skinny portion not the dead portion. Last Friday was the official 1st weigh in and i don't think that right now I will share that info with the entire world, but I will say that my goal is 20 lbs and I would be even more thrilled with 25. My cousin and Beachbody Coach (that is for the next post) says that I can do it and gave me some great pointers to get there. So I am looking forward to reaching that goal with a little help from some friends!
Until next time~

Monday, August 15, 2011

Takin' it down a notch!

That's right, the pounds are coming off! Or at least that is the plan. Starting Thursday I will be participating in a "Biggest Loser" contest at work. I will be on a team with five or six other people and we will be winners based on the percentage of weight that we lose over the next 12 weeks (yes, I am already spending that money!). We are also given "bonus lbs" or percentages for completing other activities, one of which is, you guessed it a blog!! Therefore this blog was birthed, Takin' it down a notch, because I plan on doing that with the belt. I am not good at going it alone on things like this so I am hoping for some great results with my team dictator pushing me through it. I recently completed an exercise program and only lost about 10 pounds in 3 months, but I did gain so muscle mass in the process and lost 1-2 clothes sizes so I am not complaining but would like to see bigger results this time. I don't want to push my luck but I would like to lose about 20-25 lbs in my 12 weeks! I know pretty ambitious!! But I will give it my best shot, thanks for joining in on the ride.