Friday, September 21, 2012

NOTW - Golden bling

This is OPIs Bling Dynasty. Everyone is ready for fall...this is about as "fall" as I feel LOL. And I think its still a summery color. I am a sun baby, we all know this. Love the length a lot! Instead of doing tips, I did an acryllic overlay. I kind of like it. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

W2, D4 - 8 week challenge update

We are in week 2 and I am starting to see a difference. I know you're probably like, "what?" "where?" "how?" I have noticed that my portion size has definitely changed. And I am making great snack choices like fruit and raw veggies. Even 1/2 sandwiches. In the first week I lost only 1/2 a pound, but my clothes were all feeling looser. One big thing that has changed is not eating after 9pm. I've been really good at this and am never feeling hungry at night anymore. I've always been a water drinker, and in this challenge we are supposed to be drinking at least 64 oz of water a day...I average about 72 oz of water a day.
Starting this week and then every week until the end, we get double points for a specific challenge. This week we get double points for exercise. So for 30 min of exercise we get 10 points and for 45 min we get 14 points this week! Oh ya!!! I was so excited!
Speaking of workouts...Y'all know I'm always searching for different things. Well 2 words (well maybe 1 word lol): BexLife. Yup she is so awesome! I actually found her perusing YouTube looking for different ab workouts. I posted a "real time" video of hers in my last blog post. I've been enjoying these quick workouts a lot. Here is the one I did this morning. I actually repeated it twice :-) Cuz you know...I'm just good like that LOL (jk)...

Tonight I'm starting back with weight training as well. Bikini season isn't just during the summer...its all year round!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

W1, D2 - I am a fish + Bex

So let me just tell you...64oz of water a DAY is A LOT! I only managed to drink 40oz yesterday which in turn had me peeing all night.
Ok so everyday there are a set of "challenges." They are the same for everyday and you earn points if you can complete the challenge tasks. Without going into too much detail about the "points" here is what they are (to learn more about the challenge, click HERE):

1 pt: contact with teammate
3 pts: 64oz of water
3 pts: stop eating before 9pm
3 pts: 2 fruit servings (1/2 cup each)
5 pts: 3 vegetable servings
5 pts: no sweets/sugary treats (only 6 days a week)
*the goal for that one is to cut out sugar except for cheat day*
5 pts: keep a food journal
5 pts: 30 min of exercise OR 7 pts: 45 min of exercise (5 days a week)
*the goal is to work out at least 5 days a week*

And at the end of the day you total you points - 205 possible points at the end of the week.

So ya...64oz of water a day...WOW. But I did do that today and its only 7:48pm. Trust when I say I spent a lot of time in the bathroom. What kills me is that "aunt Flo" (that BITCH) came to visit yesterday. AARRRRGGGHHHHH!! I am dying for something oh so sweet, filled with sugar...a donut, chocolate, ice cream....SHOOT ME! I'm doing it though...thank god for raisins LOL. I also worked out so that took my mind off of it for a good 30 min. Speaking of workout here's what I did...

The workout: Fat free abs by BexLife: 40/10

If you don't know Bex, you're living under a rock! A rock! jk Seriously just workout with her. She does it "live" meaning she does it with the timer, no fast forwarding. 10 moves. 10 moves that kill.
Thank me tomorrow :-)
(I did this workout once this morning and once this afternoon)

I am keeping a food journal which I revamped. Front page is food and on the back side its my workout that I've done and personal journaling like how I felt before working out and after and how I feel about what I've eaten.

See ya tomorrow ;-)

Monday, September 3, 2012

8 weeks to hot hot HOT

I was talking with a co-worker last week and she told me that she and her best friends decided to take on a weight loss and life challenge. What a cool idea! Who better than your best friends to help you become a better person! So when she invited me to join her group in this challenge, I jumped at it. Having a great support system is key to improving your fitness, losing weight, and just wanting to be a better person.

We are following the 8 week weight loss challenge posted here:

Today is week 1, day 1. Of all the times to start a challenge, I always seem to start on a holiday or the day after something major (remember the day after Super Bowl Sunday?).
Well we are making this challenge our own by also including reading books about life or fitness and I think a bunch of us are actually keeping a journal too...besides the food journal listed in the challenge.
I "weighed in" last night. Hmmm. Y'all know I never step on the scale. Well I was surprised to say the least. Mostly because I'm the same weight I was the last time I weighed myself a couple months ago. I feel like I've been at this plateau forever! I am hoping that in these next 8 weeks I am able to shed some fat and introduce a leaner me at the end of October. Maybe 5-10 pounds. That's not much.

I would love for y'all to join me. Let me know and we can exchange emails and be each other's motivation.