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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 🙂

So tonight….

Well I did what I said. I got off work, went to the store, then came home and got dressed to go walking! I did great, except it was soooo hot. Took me 48 minutes to walk 2 miles. I wear a sweat band around my waist and a sweat jacket. I usually bring water but today I didn’t so I wouldn’t have to worry about carrying something. Wish I did though, because the sun killed me. I burned 223 calories 🙂

When hubby got home I was nearly passed out on the sofa. He put on Insanity and I got up to do it. I did most of it, but felt so drained from the heat I had to just stop! I was hungry and getting a headache too because I didn’t eat enough calories today. Maybe I will eat something before I work out then a light little meal afterwards. At work I eat baby carrots, drink TONS of water… almost over 104oz a day! Plus it’s cool there because the owners are big health nuts and always eating healthy, so it inspires me. 2 of my co-workers are working out and dieting too, so I have people to keep me going. I think it’s a lot harder to do it alone. Especially when temptation is all around 24/7.

Heres the trail behind my apartment. Hardly any shade for 2 miles!

Gene Green Park

Oh! If you have a phone with apps, you have to download MapMyRun, I think it’s free. But it’s awesome because it will map your trail and you can save it to compare your times. If you have music playing a voice comes over it a little to tell you after each mile what your time was for that mile! You can save your calories burned, and calorie intake for the day. I love it 🙂

Right now I feel super tired. I baked some tilapia with corn for dinner. I feel a lot better now that I ate! But I can’t go to sleep until I watch my show Pretty Little Liars♥

My plan for tomorrow is to get up earlier (today I got up late) so I can have breakfast and get as many calories as I can. Trying to stay under 1500 right now until I increase my fitness activity level. Well goodnight people.

You can do this!

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