Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I don't Wanna!

This week has been such a pain in the butt! I can't seem to find my exercise groove. I have been doing really short workouts because I can't make myself do the usual...sigh. maybe I need a easy week I don't know?

Anyway, Sunday I did 2 miles plus the shred its getting easier to do:)
Monday I walked/jogged 1 mile indoors then went outside to my park for another mile then come...it is so hot and muggy outside right now yuck!
Tuesday I got two miles on the treddie done barely though then I biked for 12 minutes the I was done:)

Eating is good weight is staying down at 157.5 just my workout mojo is off for some reason or other. I feel fine just have a case of the I don't wanna's.

What do you do when you have the I don't wanna exercise blues?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Huffing and Puffing but got it done!

Briefly I did the Shred for the third time this week after having already walked jogged 3 miles so I am pretty tired this evening but proud of my workout week. My clothes feel loser on the lower half hopefully some inches gone around the hips, abs,butt wont know till next Thursday when a new month starts and I do measurements again.

This summer is already starting to fly by..

I was standing at Walmarts in there DVD section today looking to see what other torture I could find and another lady came up looking at the workout DVDs.I asked her if she does any Jillian Michaels stuff she said yes and told me The Shred isn't her hardest DVD that's hard to believe but now I am curious to find out so I may end up getting her other two DVDs. The lady said her No More Trouble Zones was harder and the title to the other video is Banish Fat Boost Metabolism the deadly trio I guess:)

It should be noted that I am not on purpose endorsing Jillian Michaels or her message or her supplements etc. I just needed another trainer to give me a kick in the butt to get out of my comfort zone. I don't especially like her personality especially now that I have let her push me through hard workouts. Also, I think shes dangerously close to being to thin but every body has to make up their own mind and find what works for them just be careful what you pick.

Eating started out good this week then it went down hill and got so-so weight is hanging in there between 157-159. Been getting my 3 veggies in and most days my water my down fall was I gave in to my sweet tooth that was purely stress related.

Its about dinner time here so gotta get going until next time be good:)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shreded Again:)

Well as you might of guessed I completed the Shred dvd for the third time today. Didn't want to die, but according to my husband I sounded like I was giving birth, but until he gets of his butt and tries this dvd I don't want to here it plus I had already walked/jogged 3 miles before hand so yep Im feeling worked out good:)

My workout week so far: Sun cardio plus The Shred
Mon outside 8 laps almost blew it off
Tuesday 3 miles plus the 20 min Shred dvd

Eating is Ok getting my veggies, fruit and water in daily. My oven part of my stove died the other day very annoying we have to order a part for it.

I guess that is it for now.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Good News

Very quickly just wanted to let you guys know I saw 157.5 on the scale this morning for the first time in I don't remember how many years its been!!!!!

Not really doing anything different that I can think of off hand. I did my cardio last week 4x regularly with one day of the shred and no other weight lifting.

My eating has been OK nothing out of the usual. Who Knows? Does it matter why? how? I got here? Maybe it does so I can keep doing what is working....

Anyway, just wanted to share good news for a change. Any ideas or thoughts to share about this please leave a comment so I know you came by:)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fridays Weekly Wrap Up

Before I get to my weekly wrap up I just wanted to show you my lighter side. These are my newest Starbuck bearista bears babies. Some of the duplicates will be sold but the ones I love I am keeping!

This week went by really fast! I managed to accomplish my goals and I even went down half a pound! yippee!

I worked out to Jillian Michael's The Shred on Wednesday on level 1 and it kicked my butt hard! Its much harder to work out for time instead of just sets and reps. Everyday but Wednesday I jogged/walked inside on my treadmill its just too hot and muggy right now to be out in it.

My eating was pretty good this week on the veggies 3 a day most days,and the water 64oz again, most days I got it done! All in all a good week and my shoulder/arm seem to be back to normal:)

Today at a garage sale I bought a nice Proform upright exercise bike for $10.00. I just stumbled on it the bike needs new batteries then hopefully it will work. Other than food I'm not buying nothin else till I sell a bucket load of stuff my house used to organized and never cluttered but now it is cluttered with my eBay stuff!

I've been busy listing this week so I haven't had as much time to read blogs so I'll ask here. How was your workout week? What are you most happy about?

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Long Hot Summer Challenge Update

The challenge has really helped me keep focus on eating well getting in my veggies and water daily along with the exercise. This week so far so good!

Sunday 2 miles plus abs and bike ride
Monday 2 miles and some light lower body work
Tuesday 3 miles done hard plus abs

This is gonna be short and sweet got up at 5:30 today so I am ready to go read something for fun for a while and turn in.

3 down and 2 to go how's your workout week going so far?

More later...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Workouts and Shopping Trips

From my workout notebook

Sun was a PR of sorts for me 3 miles in 39:42 plus abs
Total on Sunday was 61:01 minutes 4.20 miles I don't believe the calorie counts on my treadmill but I wish it were true:)
Mon: Total 48:00 3.15 miles
Tue: 35:04 time, 2.27 miles, abs, bike riding outside for 1/2 hour as well
Wed:48:01 3.35 miles
Thurs outside in my park 10 laps, abs, approx. 2.50 miles very hot humid miles:)

My weight is holding steady at 159 which is down from 162.

Eating was pretty good last week no notable slips, Water was better, met my goal of three veggies most days.

Sadly no weight training due to my strained arm/shoulder its feeling lots better so maybe this week I can ease back into it. I bought Jillian's Shred DVD the other day can't wait to use it so the arm/shoulder thingy has to get better I figured out it might be my office chair that was causing all the misery it didn't have a arm rest and I was holding my arm at a funny angle for long periods of time lately due to all my listing online.

That's it for me on the workout/eating front now on to the good stuff. I went shopping Thursday had a blast spent money on my "wants" instead of needs and it felt so good. First off I replaced my mouse on my computer it was shot so my first stop was Office Max for that I had a $10.00 gift card. Ross is right next door so I went browsing over there. Let me tell you I don't usually like shopping/browsing but my inner shopper was out. I must have tried on every sandal in the store...I credit Shelly for that finally I did get a pair. Also, got little earring studs to wear for "every day".

After that store I went off to my super Walmart where I grocery shop but as you all know they having everything under the sun. So again I went browsing first stop was makeup. I quit wearing it every day years ago but my husband said the other day I was a girl that looked good "plain" that pissed me off! So I decided not to be plain anymore.I bought fresh foundation, mascara, a lipstick and three nail polishes that were cheap under a dollar each. After that I went to the workout DVD section bought The Shred by Jillian Michael's for something different to do. Also, picked up a new table cloth for $5.00. Finally, I bought groceries and at the checkout I picked up a copy of Shape and Oprah usually I never buy magazines but I was mad at my husband so I bought some stuff for ME!

Last night on eBay I bought 3 lots of Starbucks Bearista Bears they are so cute and I do love them that is a total of 12 bears, two monkies, 1 reindeer, they were cheap enough its the shipping that gets you.I sold one last year and I shouldn't have because I ended up wanting to buy her back plus more!Now my inner shopping vixen is leashed again.

I admit that I usually never buy myself any thing I want but don't need out of some sense that I am not worthy or somehow I am less than because I don't have a job outside the house....how sad is that?

Lessons learned:number one is don't shop when mad at husband lol two, sometime's buy yourself a small treat or there's gonna be a buying binge somewhere down the road. Luckily we had the extra. I manage the money and savings which includes what I make in sales sometimes its really hard living on one income thus comes the deprivation mode of only buying needs maybe some day I will "feel" strong enough emotionally to work outside the house but for now I am doing online sales from home.

No pictures today but when my bears get here if anyone is interested I will post pics of them. We all know what makeup, nail polish, DVDs, magazines look like. I might paint my piggies today and post a pic of my new sandals then...

What do you do when your mad at your husband or partner?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday Wrap up plus pics

Went outside today and walked ten laps in 45 minutes in the hot sticky humidity that is Florida right now. Am I glad I got r done? You bet now I can put my workout week to bed:) Completed a total of 15+ miles now weight workouts due to shoulder bother me abs were done 3x.

As promised pictures of me whole body pictures at that:) Thanks for all your support and for those of us going through a hard season due to a death of a family member, or a breakup or job troubles whatever it may be please remember that this hard time won't last forever but tough people do last lean on your faith, your friends & family and of course your bloggy friends. That's all the wisdom I have for today...feel free to email me or friend me on Facebook.

I'm contemplating my non-food reward for all my hard work this week have to keep the dollar amount to around $5.00 a cheap treat any ideas?

Till next time....

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesdays Quick Check In

Got R done today and it wasn't pretty. I do have pics but no time right now to upload gotta get supper going I'm running behind yet again:(

Anyway, I wanted to report that I walked ran 3 miles inside today then I biked outdoors 3 miles today shoulder/arm still a little sore still babying it this is getting old fast:( Still at 159 workouts are going well just one day left this week yah!! Eating has been going really well I keep expecting to see another drop in the weight on the scale hopefully soon!

I saw on another blog yesterday a cool site called www.chooseyou.com check it out its about your health sponsored by the American Cancer Society I believe

Also, if your looking for new books to read which I almost alway am. I read so much my favorite authors can't keep up. I subscribed to this free service offered by my library but it is also available on line so check it out www. dearreader.com if you love to read you won't be sorry. I get short 5 minute previews Mon-Fri on three different types of books such as "good news" "regular fiction" "mystery" anyway, have some fun with it you won't be disappointed.

Pictures tomorrow. Have a great Wedneday night....

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Picture Edition With A Tuesday Update Enjoy!

Well the top picture should be pretty obvious I was a 'Sweaty Mess" from my 35:04 minute mostly jog in my overly hot living room this afternoon!!
This week so far Sun totals 61.01 minutes 4.20 miles, Mon totals 43.09 minutes total of 3 miles, Today Tuesday 35:04 for a total of 2.27, Abs done twice still no weight lifting arm still sore.

Included in the pictures are the tree that throws a fit. We think it is called a Ash tree but not really sure of that name.

Finally, What is growing in my rose garden now.....Enjoy!

Thanks for all your kind words about my new do! Yes, I do feel like a "new" women:) its a good thing and I don't miss my long hair at all. I got used to having pony tale bands on my wrists and now there is no need for them so today I got a cheap bangle and a silver braclet.

I'll take a picture and put it in my next blog must save something for next time...

Hope you having a great Tuesday!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Theres No Finish Line

As you may or may not know I joined Biz's summer challenge and it is helping to keep me motivated to work out when I don't "want" to! I think last week was successful I've gotten back into the 150's again thankfully and now I will keep it going down I hope.

I've been working out for the last 13 years pretty steadily. I joined a gym in March of 1997 and it took me about six months to get hooked on exercise but I did eventually get hooked so much so I decided to become a personal trainer.

What I have come to know is that there really is no end to the fitness journey even after you reach your weight loss goal number. You have to keep doing your exercises and you have to be mindful and careful of your eating. Originally, I lost 40 pounds and kept it off until my mom died in 2004 over the next year I let my weight creep up 10 pounds. I was so numb and disconnected for a while there. Then I got comfortable with the weight gain and saw that I wasn't going to regain the other thirty pounds I had lost so I accepted my new higher weight until last fall.

Once I made the decision to have the hysterectomy I knew I had to get the extra weight back off again and I am down to 159 as of today from 168.5 in October of last year. It was so much harder to start losing weight again this time being in my 40's and in menopause now but I am here to say it is doable hard but doable.

After I read Shelly's and Lori's blog today I wanted to put my two cents in about long term weight loss success since they were pondering whether they would regain all the weight they have lost. I don't think it is inevitable as long as you keep living the way you lived to lose the weight. That is not to say that you can't eat a tiny bit more calorie wise but you have to keep up with your exercise. For example: If I want to lose weight I have to do cardio about a hour a day 5 days a week maintenance for me is 45 minutes. Oh yeah, this time around I am weight lifting a couple of days a week as well. I have discovered I look better toned than wrinkly....LOL

Last Saturday I was out garage sailing and thrift store shopping and I lifted a bunch of boxes with china and books and now my right arm, shoulder, forearm hurt. I am hoping this is just sore muscles and not a re injury to a old shoulder injury of mine.

My workout week so far: Sunday 4 miles and Monday 3 miles, I have been meeting my goals of 3 veggies a day, 2 fruits, and water as well, as low fat balanced eating. I won't do weight lifting on my upper body until this soreness leaves hopefully in the next day or two I could go lightly...

Check out this blog if you haven't already www.betweengirl.com she has a "Real Food Boot Camp" going. This is very well done with shopping list, prep instructions and 3 recipes. Not many followers yet check her out and leave a comment we all need support. Its harder to be a blogger than one would think.

If your on Facebook and would like to "friend" me look up Susan Calderon you will see my profile pic from here there.

The summer challenge has challenged me to be a better blogger as well!
Till next time


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Before And After Photos

I got a MAJOR haircut and color today:) so I thought I would post before and after pictures for you to enjoy.

Day two of the summer challenge is going well:) Cardio done today 2 miles hard. Eating is good so far.

Almost can't wait to go jogging again with my new lighter hair do! Until tomorrow..

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Joined The Summer Challenge

As many of you have heard Biz over at http://biz319.wordpress.com/ other wise known as The Biggest Diabetic Loser is hosting a summer challenge for the blogging community. Thanks Biz! I decided to join in order to stay motivated and hopefully to lose this last 10+ blasted pounds!!

Also Helen at http://doingaone-eighty.blogspot.com/ is having a great give away of some really great weight loss and cook books. If you haven't checked it out please do so.

My May results were abysmal no changes inch or pound wise. I take that back I hit 158for a brief shiny day or two last week but I wasn't careful and I have bounced back up:(

While I was jogging this morning inside on my treadmill I had a light bulb moment so to speak. I feel guilty about some issues inside my marriage, and I have been eating junk with my husband to make myself feel better. The comfort of emotional eating never lasts especially when you see the scale bounce back up not slide.

I didn't make these problems by myself and it will take both of us to fix it or not but either way I have to make peace with myself you know? I love my husband with all my heart and we have been married for 13 years this last February 22 but the years have taken there toll on our love life if you know what I mean. Plus, I had a hysterectomy last October to keep from getting cancer and after wards my sex drive was GONE. After 7 months its still not back and I take hormone replacement therapy via a patch but I still have no sex drive....luckily for me my husbands sex drive is low too...This drought is now 8 months old the longest dry spell that we have had in our relationship ever!!

How we feel about ourselves as people has a direct bearing on our ability to focus on proper eating and exercise. I feel better already having just vented about the issues guilt is a killer for sure! Ugh.....

Going forward I am going to make sure I eat the way I know I need to for me. As for the rest both my husband and I will have to make a plan for change.

On the bright side of things today has been a good day food and exercise wise! Here's to a great June! Thanks for listening.