Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Legwarmers = Interpretive Flash Dance Moments

When thinking about losing weight, what is the first problem that comes to mind? The first obstacle you encounter in getting motivated? For me, when it comes to weight loss I think about things that might make it uncomfortable to exercise. It's too cold, too hot, too windy, too many people, the list goes on and on. So, taking these things into consideration, I started to think about how I could motivate myself to be a bit more active because, let's face it, just cutting calories is not going to make me toned and healthy. It helps, but changing your eating habits is only one part of a larger whole. I have been thinking of ways to motivate myself for a while, none of them really worked until........inspiration! The other day while out and about with some friends I happened upon a pair of leg warmers. That's right, leg warmers. Like the pair that Jennifer Beals wears in Flash Dance (which is one of my all time favorite movies). It was too good to pass up. As soon as I got home I put them on and started doing my own version of Flash Dance in my living room, and before long I realized I was sweating and breathing hard. I exercised without even knowing it. So again, this morning I put them on and started dancing around my kitchen while making coffee and breakfast. I have done more activity in these past two days then I have all last week. Amazed at this phenomenon I vowed to myself to go out and find more leg warmers. I have found something that motivates me simply by putting them on and I actually find it fun!

So here is my advice, from one eighties obsessed dancer, find something fun. I don't care if it's finding old videos of Mousercise on YouTube. If it's fun, you will definitely want to do it. Since winter is coming up vow to go out and make a snowman everyday. Or maybe go do outdoor fall festivals to get you walking around. Or, if you are anything like me, find some leg warmers, cut the neck out of an old sweatshirt, and start pretending you're a steel town girl on a Saturday night, looking for the fight of your life. You're a maniac.

Monday, September 28, 2009

the spa

Yes I joined the spa, then lost my job. WOO!!! Talk about excellent skillz right!? I'll bet you're wondering how I'm doing on my diet.. well lets look at the list..

1. cell phone speaker is broken
2. lost job
3. car broke down
4. didnt get car I wanted
5. hell aunt flow...

yeah.. its been a reall party in my pants lately. wanna trade pants?

But.. I'm hitting the gym this week and plan to enjoy every moment of it. I'm also thinking about moving down with my grandfather to help him, be closer to places that actually are hiring and work at getting a car. :D

it took me a bit to start restructuring after i did my fiscal budget then had to can it for lack of paycheck... so my brain is kind of everywhere right now.

I know we are all distracted but remember.. my body is a temple and if you're not going to worship it, that only leaves me. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Still kickin'

I've been MIA for awhile but while I was gone, I discovered a few new things to keep me occupied. First, I'm in a new relationship. "So soon?" you ask. Why yes, with my new Nikes! They are perfect: I get to spend as much time as I want with them and they even talk to me. Well, they don't actually talk, but the Nike+ sensor transmits to my iPhone and it tells me my distance, time, pace, and calories burned whenever I ask. I think we'll be very happy together.

This means I don't have to go to the gym and get on the boring treadmill to log my laps. In 3 days, I've logged almost 8 miles. I've been to Tempe Town Lake twice this week. And today I decided to jump on mapmyrun.com and map out a 2 mile jaunt around my 'hood. To my delight, the site has an iPhone app called Total Fit that integrates with Nike+! Tonight I walked 2.55 miles and burned 404 calories. I walked toward the mountain preserve and it was beautiful. The houses are huge and spectacular.

I'm also going to join Sparkpeople.com at the recommendation of @nydia07. Apparently it's this great social networking site for people who want to lose weight to track their journey. It has a food tracker, etc. And hello, it's free! Which is about all I can afford right now.

I weighed myself this morning and the scale said 210. I'm taking a mini-vacay for Columbus Day weekend to Portland, so I'd like to lose 10 lbs by then. Even if I don't make it all the way though, I'm gonna feel great from all the miles I'm racking up with my new boyfriend shoes!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

blog? what blog?

so yeah. thats pretty much the concensus in this joint. i understand though. i'm the same way lately. with work and life and stuffing my face with foods i dont want to admit too, who's got time to blog?!

well.. here i am. makin time.

i didn't weigh in today and i should have before the family bbq which i had two count em' two helpings of carnitas (pork cooked in boiling fat) and all kinds of good shit.

so i dont even want to talk about it.

but i'm owning up to it and thats a start.

tomorrow is another week and thats that. we'll see what happens.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Nothing ventured, nothing gained (or lost)

Well, it's been a rough weekend. I'll spare details, but divulge that I've been in bed all day. And while I'm not exactly ready for work tomorrow, I guess I should welcome the distraction.

I did manage to step on the scales this morning. 208.6. None gained none lost since the last weigh in like 2 wks ago. Probably a result of no food in the house + no money + 3 glasses of wine/1 glass of pomegranate & vodka last night = completely dehyrated.

Popcorn for dinner.

I'm sad.

That is all.


This last week has been extremely tough for me mentally and emotionally. things with mom have come to a standstill which has created such a deep depression with me that I've pretty much eaten everything I could get my hands on. Which isn't good except the fridge was empty so I ate alot of fruit. Like a whole canteloupe on my own. yeah. But apparently the stress has done something to me because I'm losing the weight again.

Or maybe its the new job. I'm not sure. regardless... Here is my weigh in.

294.2 lbs

thats 4 lbs in one week. thats pretty good.

Sadly it wasn't done the right way so now i'm worried about whats going on with my body. more stress. I need freedom and the dictator is doing everything she can to prevent it.

I'm done.

oh.. and i'm probably goin to change the color of the blog to reflect my downtrodden brain as i'm the only one who uses this thing anymore anyway.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

periodical weigh in.

and by that i mean cramps bloating and hating life right now while weighing in.

298.6 lbs.

no excuses.

i'm not gonna say its bloating or whatever from my period because i'll be made out to be a liar when i weigh in next week and its no different. so we'll see whats up.