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nikki in the FLESH! {part II}

Good evening my lovies!! So, I am bringing you another nikki in the flesh picture, well 1 because I think it’s amazing how far I’ve come in such little time (59 days to be exact) & 2 it is inspiring!! Ok, I will keep this short and sweet because I have a baby pup to watch.

215 to 189

Excuse the dirty mirror!!

Ok, my lovies have a great night!!

Out of the 190’s :D *Happy Dance*

Ok, so…. today I am 189.8, but I am NOT gunna say it officially until I am like 185 🙂 You know how weight fluctuates…. but I don’t care I am SUPER happy 🙂

Today my boss told me I looked so great, and she is a HUGE health nut! So it’s a really good influence for me. Having self-control is getting easier by the day. Like for example, someone brought BLUEBERRY MUFFINS for bfast here at work, and those are my absolute FAV!! But I didn’t get one. Then they had margaritas here at work and I controlled that craving :). I actually fit into these shorts that I have, and have had them in the closet 2 years!!! I am wearing them at work today. Don’t worry they aren’t short shorts lol. They are khakis and almost to the knee.

Well here is a pic of me, it’s not the best but you can see my shorts a little HAHA, ok better get to work.

Oh yeah.. and happy 10/11/12 🙂

It gets better, I promise!

What is it like to cut out your favorite food for a month? Very hard!! If any one says it’s easy then they have willpower of steel. To anyone going on a diet, trying to get healthy, watching how much they consume, etc… it does get better! I know how hard it is to look in the mirror everyday and HATE the person you see, the person you let yourself become. Many women blame it on their kids, others have no excuse. Men blame it on their wives cooking, others are just lazy or lost their metabolism. Well the FIRST step is to STOP PLAYING THE BLAME GAME!! The reason you gained weight is because of YOU!! I learned this just recently. Many of you may already be aware and know it’s your fault. But those in denial, please wake up and smell the coffee. There is a whole other world waiting for you!! Whether if you have 200 or 30 pounds to lose… you can do this!!!

I am telling you from all of my almost 10 years of struggling with weight… I went from skinny to fat in 5 years! But the 5 years before that when I WAS in shape… I thought I was FAT? So dumb. But that was the scary realization then, was I on the verge of anorexia? No, because I ate like a pig and loved it. I gained my weight when I got an office job, and turned from an active individual to a sedentary one. Yes, exercise IS an important part of staying fit. Well, if I could go back 5 years ago, I would tell myself to get up and go for a walk during my lunch break! Or go to the gym or park after work…. nope. I was a full-time student then too, so eating right and exercising was the LAST thing on my mind.

Well, now I am older.. ahem… almost 30… and I realize that if I want to have a successful pregnancy where if I am healthy the baby will be too! Overweight pregnancy is very dangerous, not just for the baby, but for you! Like diabetes, heart attack, baby is too big… they are possibilities, but are proven facts. So, now that I’m out of the 200’s… and almost out of the 190’s by 2 lbs 😀 YEP! I feel like a new person….

I was so down on myself before. Calling myself a loser, a fat ass that has to accept being this way now, an ugly bitch. Yes, I am mean to myself. But it’s tough love 🙂 I’m ok, and I am more inspirational and motivated to help others!!! I want to help people though this process. Even though I am not to my goal yet, I know I will be by my deadline! So, feel free to send me a message or comment. I love to hear feedback, and advice. As I love to give it as well.

My husband and co-workers are noticing my weight-loss and that makes me soooooo flippin’ happy!!! I feel proud of myself and like I am accomplishing a great task! Losing weight is not as easy as gaining, but it really can be when you do develop that willpower to keep on going. I am writing this to encourage anyone in my position. I now there are MANY out there, and my blog may only reach a few, but it’s a few more than none 🙂

Take the time out to appreciate yourself today.

Periods SUCK! Period.

Hello all! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I was enjoying my Labor Day. I hope everyone had a great weekend, as did I! We took the babies to the park yesterday to swim, they were so cute! They had a lot of fun, so did we. The park I go jogging at also has a doggie park for them to swim. It was the first time we went, and we are def going back!

I decided to post once a week because I am so busy and I really don’t have time. I was on my period last week 😦 I read that the week before and during your menstrual you retain more water so the weight doesn’t come off, you actually gain! So that explains my no loss that one week.  Well I did not work out Wednesday because I was feeling miserable from Ms. menstrual 😦 But I am happy to report I did great though! Here are my results from last week.

This is my result from the park! Hubby went with me and I actually jogged for a whole mile!! My knees are paying for it though. 8-31-12

We went during the hottest time! You can see how I cut across the last lap lol. 9-2-12

My bunny friend from the trail LOL. 9-2-12

Well as you can see I’ve been busy! I feel so great though, actually feel less lazy 🙂 I took more time off this last week but I think I made up for it from Thursday and Friday’s results. I am going to see a nutritionist on Saturday. I feel like I am not eating right, even though I think I’m eating healthy. This should boost my weight loss too.. ok gotta go! Be sure to check out my weekly weigh-in tab!

Next Monday I am doing a Nikki in the FLESH post for y’all to see my inches lost. Ok, g’night!

Alrighty then!

This is just by increasing the speed to 3.1 from 3.0! If 10ft = 1 story and I climbed 968ft/ 10, then I climbed 96.8 stories in an hour 🙂

Thought I’d post the photo first! I did pretty well today! Increased the speed by .1 and I burned 50 more calories and climbed about 200 more feet!! Yes I am excited lol 😛 As I said yesterday the incline adjusts to keep your heart rate at what you entered. My target heart rate is 153 to start off with. As days go on I will increase my heart rate so the incline will rise and I will burn even MORE calories. My goal is 1000 cal/per hr! It is doable. If you don’t sweat and feel hungry towards the end… you’re not doing it right.

So I made baked chicken and spinach with  chopped up boiled eggs… soo good! I use garlic salt and lemon pepper to season my spinach. It’s canned spinach, Popeye brand. Cooking healthy takes less prep time than cooking fattening. Really! Well excluding frozen food you nuke in the microwave. I try to stay away from heating things in the microwave.

I didn’t do Insanity tonight.. we are going to let my mother-in-law use it (it’s hers anyway) so I can cut down some fat. Like I said earlier, they are very advanced moves and my legs and stomach get in the way! The trainer on there says to keep good form, and I can’t. So I am going to keep walking all month to cut off some fat inches first! By that time she will be through with her first month.

“You’ve heard it a thousand times, “muscles weights more than fat“. It’s the go-to thing to say to someone when they’ve been working really hard, but the scale hasn’t moved. So let’s look at this a bit more realistically. One pound of fat weights exactly the same as one pound of muscle. Whoa, did I blow your mind? The real difference is the volume. One pound of muscle is visibly SMALLER than the same weight in fat. Not to mention, it’s smoother and more compact compared to the jiggling mass of fat. Which would you prefer hanging off your rear end? Muscle works harder FOR you than fat does. One pound of muscle will burn 50 calories a day, versus fat which only burns 4 calories a day. So the more fat you have, the more YOU have to work to burn calories.
So why bring all these super interesting facts to my blog? Well for one thing – the scale doesn’t measure ANYTHING! You’re biggest indicator of health is how your clothes fit and changes in your strength.” – re-blogged from http://jiggleymommy.blogspot.com/2011/04/pound.html

I did the photo merge on paint with the text 🙂 Pretty interesting huh? This should motivate y’all to keep going, even if you hit a plateau for the week! This image of fat vs muscle will forever be burned into my head.

Ok, I need to get to bed earlier tonight. I’m getting up early to workout since we have to go to his aunts wedding tomorrow around 11am.

Goodnight 🙂

Well that went well!

Good evening followers of nikki8a 🙂 Hope everyone is having a great night. Well today I got off work a little earlier @3:20pm. Went to Wal-Mart and bought some groceries. Ground turkey, eggs, wheat buns, and milk…. was craving turkey burgers after this morning’s post lol! Well when I got home I put up the food, cleaned up after the dogs (they are pee pad trained) and then made my all natural energy drink. It came with the Insanity program. I waited about 30 mins, at the same time got dressed and then headed to the gym at my apartment. I jumped on the treadmill and chose cardio as my routine, set it at 3.0 and heart rate 154, incline adjusted randomly to keep my heart rate steady. Well here are my results after 1 hour……..

550 Calories, 3.11 Miles, 61.54 mins, 756 feet climbed

This photo was taken after the cool down, I walked a little more after this to make the calorie count an even 550 🙂 GO ME!! I didn’t even feel tired thanks to my drink!!! The only downside I have about working out, is that I have flat feet… so I did some searching around online and found this website: http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2009/04/the-best-running-shoes-for-flat-feet-summer-2009/ …… They have a list of shoes with ratings. I am definitely going to snag a pair! My poor feet ache after every walk.

When I got back home I did the Insanity, it is cooldown day. So I did 10 mins of it and stopped since it was already going to be 7pm and I still needed to cook dinner. So I did just that. Made turkey burgers. I had one with Nature’s Own Whole Wheat Buns, mustard, 2 slices of romaine lettuce, and a slice of pepper jack cheese, no sides 🙂 mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm! I split up the rest of the meat for sunday when I make the turkey spaghetti. Tomorrow will be spinach stuffed chicken with steamed white rice!

Ok so I told y’all I would post up a pic of the pants I used to wear and hope to fit back into.. so here they are…..

The ones on the left are an Express brand size 1/2 (I was 19 over 10 years ago) The ones on the right are size 11 no stretch (I was about 21 or 22)

So if you are wondering which ones I want to fit into, it’s the ones on the right 🙂 I got too skinny after high school, partied too much to eat. So that nikki wasn’t real healthy then. But at age 21-24 I was so healthy and looked great! Wasn’t that long ago… but it feels like I’ve been fat my whole life. Here’s a photo of me having a blast at my old apartment for my ex-boyfriends surprise b-day. I think I am a size 8 or 9 here…. MAYBE! I really don’t remember stuff like that, because back then I didn’t care too much. I do know that shirt is a medium from Express (my fave store btw).

I was 21 here? So long ago I don’t remember dates. He was turning 26 and he was born in 1977; I was born in 1982, you do the math I’m tired.

So the Dallas trip is coming up soon and I am so excited! I have most of it planned out, but not really. Hubby and I haven’t been anywhere since we got married over 2 years ago. I mean on any get-a-way type trip. This year will be the first year in 4 years we get a tax return!! So I am planning a cheap vacation for 7 nights somewhere we can drive to. I wanted to do a cruise, but I have my doggies and I don’t trust anyone taking care of them. No one loves them like I do except my husband, he knows how I treat them so I trust him. But he’s coming on vacation with me LOL so that won’t work! So somewhere there’s a Super 8 in the USA. If y’all have any good suggestions please let me know 🙂 I try not to plan too far ahead because something always goes wrong… but what I do know that on Sept. 11th for that night I want to wear this dress I bought at express a long time ago as motivation to fit into it (still haven’t)… Heres another pic for y’all …HAHA!

It’s a size 12 and the bottom is made of denim. It does NOT have an elastic waist, so I have to lose in order to zip it (side zipper). I hate side zippers, those little suckers are even harder to zip!

Well right now I am a 14/16 😦 Do you think I will lose enough in time??? I sure hope so! But if not I will have to wear an alternative until I can wear this dress… It’s not fancy, but I really like it for some reason. Well I am getting sleepy and I need my rest after that work-out.

Goodnight people!

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