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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!



Ok, I expected to be super sore after last nights workout…. (Insanity Challenge) incase you are just tuning in, but I’m only a little sore. Today is day 3 and I actually can’t wait to get home to work out!!!!! WHAT??? Well last night I couldn’t sleep so I started day dreaming about our Dallas trip…. I so need to look good, no, I HAVE to look good for that week. If I can keep my energy up throughout the day, I am going walking at the park when I get off at 4pm. Then take a nap and get ready for Insanity with Richard when he gets home around 7pm.

So I had a gym membership to 24 hour fitness…. but it seems that the one I was going to is for in shape people only. When you see women like this in there….

This is how they look at the gym.

I want to say that although this is motivating…. it isn’t at the same time! Do you know how many years it will take to get close to looking like that…

My goal really is to lose the pounds of fat first. I have a lot of muscle underneath from all the years of sports, and it’s bugging the hell out of me that I know how I used to look before. I know this will make me happy. I control my happiness at this point. There is nothing anyone else can do to help me. Happiness starts on the inside and out, and I haven’t been happy for a long time.

I say now that enough is enough. Well let me get to work.

Supposed to say STRENGTH but you get what they meant LOL…

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