Motivation! Carry on!

We will not fail. That’s why I wear our Do It For Cosplay wristband, write in our own For Fit Sake journals and that’s why I’m not going to eat the chocolate bar that someone gave me. Nope not going to do it.

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Year Challenge – Week 5 – Day 3 Complete!

Good morning everyone. I woke up with my legs feeling sorta sore today and that’s awesome. My arms not so much but this weeks challenge worked out more of the legs then the arms. I’m going to plow through the jumping jacks this week (grimace) but it’s all worth it in the end. Between Youfit and Zoo, I like the Youfit much better because of the atmosphere and updated equipment. I can’t wait for the one closer to my job open up.

Year Challenge - Week 5

Year Challenge – Week 5 – Day 2 Complete!

Hello everyone! New Week, New Challenge! Still got jumping jacks but I gotta find something to help me make it easier. My cousin said that Victoria Secret would fit me in a sport bar that would hold me better when I jump. I’ll go check it out. I’ll also research online because jumping exercises are good cardio. Gets the heart moving.

No food diary today because I forgot to finish it yesterday. Oops.

Anybody want to join my cousin and I on this challenge, let me know. It’s free.

Year Challenge - Week 5

Happy New Year!

Last year was a trip with all the moving and people in and out of our lives. I’m happy that last year is over. Now we can move forward. I’m starting this year at a number that I haven’t seen in years. 127.6. I haven’t been that weight since high school. My pants are now baggy and my stomach shrunk in a bit. I was worried that my legs will be twigs before my start to lost weight in my stomach. My body loses weight on my bottom half first before my top half. It’s a pain.

Suta and I are starting this year with a challenge that my cousin came up with. Each week, we are going to come up with a challenge that we are going to do. This week, since it’s only a couple of days, will be drinking tea for lunch or dinner. Tonight Suta will be making dinner so we are having tea for lunch. This is going to be fun. We are planning on doing this challenge all year.

We are planning on changing gyms. From Zoo Health club to Youfit. There’s one opening soon down the street and the monthly payment is cheaper. Suta started a second job so it will be kinda difficult for her to go. BUT I will have her go with me when there’s a chance that she has a day off her second job.

That’s it for now. Off to the races!

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Preparing Backfire

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I was hoping to lose weight before Thanksgiving while fasting and exercising for 3 days but it doesn’t seem to be working. Well, I don’t fast the whole day, I eat something small for breakfast, nothing for lunch, drink plenty of water and eat dinner. I exercised Monday but not yesterday because Star was doing her sister’s hair. We went to get dinner on the way home and then came home after 9. I really hate eating dinner late. I don’t want the food to be sitting in my stomach but sometimes you can’t help it.

If we don’t go to the gym again today, I’m doing a video from Fitness Blender. I found them on YouTube a long time ago. They have fitness videos for free on the site. I recommend looking them up. They are second best to Dailyburn.

The owners of Fitness Blender

I might even do that on the weekend since the gym we go to is so far. Just try to keep my body moving because if I stop, so will it.

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving you guys!

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Thanksgiving Approaching.

I need a game plan before Thanksgiving to make sure that I don’t overdo it. First it would be great to know what people are cooking. Every Thanksgiving, we go to Star’s mom’s house to visit and they are Jamaican so they have a mixture at Thanksgiving. I think I’ll go with the small plate tactic. Not only her family but a friend of ours wants to invite us as well. Maybe another small plate tactic. I don’t want to be stuffed. Oh! One thing I would love to get this Christmas or before Christmas, is a Polar Watch.

I know the iWatch is better but it’s really expensive for me at this time and I’ll get it later. Unless someone gifted to me and I’ll love them for life lol. I’ve seen my friends with these and I think it will be a great idea to get an accurate reading off of how many calories I’m burning that the machines at the gym. Just for when their judgement is off. I read a blog once, and I think I reblogged it here, that the machines are judging as close as possible to the calorie count.

It’s sad but I won’t be able to go to the gym Thursday and Friday. Thursday is Thanksgiving of course and Friday, the gym is too far and so we’ll might go to the park with our dog, Onyx. It’s also Black Friday, so there will be a lot of walking anyway. 😀 Star and I also decided to Fast on Saturdays and Sundays off of solid foods and  have protein shakes and juice.

Recently, I noticed that we would eat unhealthy because our jobs at the farmer’s market doesn’t have any healthy food vendors. Once we eat one thing unhealthy, unfortunately, we give up after that and start over again on Monday. I don’t want to keep starting over, I want to keep going. This way, we can buy the protein shakes on friday, Pure Protein, and drink them for the weekend.

Have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving if I don’t post tomorrow.

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Finally! Gym time!

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After almost a week of leaving my clothes at home, I remembered them this morning and placed them in my bag and walked out for work. It felt so good to be able to go to the gym and not home! I joined this app called Body Space from Bodybuilding.com and it’s the best app I’ve used so far. Even though I just used it today, I know it will really help me with my workouts. I joined a plan on it that, I think, the workouts are great for me to transform myself in the body I always wanted.

Here’s a list of today’s workout.

Exercises Calories Minutes Sets Reps Weight
Cardiovascular
Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace, walking dog 110 33
Strength Training
Bench Press, Barbell 1 24
Dumbbell Press, Seated, Palms-In 1 24 10
Dumbbell Press, Seated, Palms-In 1 24 5
Incline Bench Press 1 24
Triceps Push Down 2 24 30
Lateral Raise, Dumbbell, Side 2 24 5
Front Raises, Straight Arm 2 24 5
Leg Pull-In, Seated Flat Bench 1 24
Elbow Plank 1 1
TOTALS: 110 33 12 193 55

 

So before I started to workout I decided to go to Target to get a lock and a bag to place my gym clothes in. I was placing it in my purse and since my purse feels as if it’s about to give up on me, I didn’t want to hurry the process. Locks now days are expensive. I remember when you can buy one for really cheap. Oh well, I bought the cheapest one I could buy and I bought a bag in the $1 section that seemed like it could be used as a cute gym bag, picture coming soon, too tired right now. Anyway, I get to the gym and I’m ready to lock my clothes up and the lock won’t work! I tried to follow the instructions and it didn’t want to unlock, ugh! It’s by Master and I trust there locks but I get what I paid for I guess. Star will come help me with it. I’ll try to use it again when I get to the gym on Monday.

Oh! I found that there is two exercises that I couldn’t do and that was In & Outs and Spread Leg Sit Ups. No way. The reason why I can’t do these exercises, at the moment, not giving up, just waiting til I become stronger, I’m chest heavy! When I do the In & Outs, my boobs swing and it’s uncomfortable. The Spread Leg Sit Ups, well, I can’t do sit ups right now because of the weight on my chest. Then you have to do each sit up with one hand. I have problems with two!

I’m telling you life is great right now. I got a new job I love, I’m eating right, going to the gym, having fun with Star, have obtained some great friends and starting to really practice in my religion. I’m living the life! lol I’m not worried about being homeless, I’m always broke so oh well lol and not having food to eat. Life is going on the right track and it can only get better from here. 😀

Yesterday’s Weigh In

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I was so nervous before I stepped on the scale. I thought it was going to say 1 lb or something but no it said 2 so I’m happy. I haven’t been going down on weight like a use to though, 3 or so lbs a week. I’m not discouraged though. As the photo says, when you feel like quitting just keep pushing and that’s what I will do.

Yesterday, I didn’t go skating like I usually do because I had to throw some things out for bulk trash. So I added it as a cleaning workout. Anybody who tells you that you are not working out when you’re cleaning is a liar and doesn’t clean at all. When I removed a BIG table from the kitchen to outside on the curb, that worked up a sweat lol. That’s that only thing that when out though. I swept up the space after that.

I’m thinking about leaving the bars that’s I’ve been having a snacks alone for a while because I realize that they could be hurting more than helping with some of the ingredients inside of them. I will leave them a long for a while and see what happens. Eveything else I’ve been eating as been fresh foods and veggies, with a little bit of sweet snacks here and there. Example, girl scout cookies. It is that time of the year and I can’t resist but I can restrain myself for going overboard. 4 cookies are 160 calories and that’s my average snack in my lunchbox.

6 Months From Now…

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Yesterday I didn’t go to the park because of had to take care of a hair product label that needed to be created and it rained as soon as 5 o’clock hit. It’s sunny today so we’ll see if I can go skating today. Sharri says I’ve been doing good on the scale so yay for that.

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  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Harvest Bar
  • Horizon Vanilla Milk
  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Kashi Roasted Almond Crunch Bar

Dinner for last night, I started to eat it before I knew it so I wasn’t able to take a picture of it but I’ll post up a Chicken and Dumpling picture that’s similar. ****takes time to look up the picture**** Ok so I tried to look up a picture and everything was soup. We didn’t have soup. We had 1 boneless skinless chicken breast and 4 small dumplings with some spinach.