Seeing Progress. Stump in the Road.


Hello, everyone!

This week, Star and I have been seeing progress from our working out. Both of us has been able to increase the weight. We went from 30 lbs to 60! We found this out because the weights we normally use was taken, and hogged, so we had to go the next weight up. We were both shocked! After that, every exercise we did, we increased the weight to see if we complete the exercises and we did. Just another show of progress and we are both excited for it.

It’s a week before Florida Supercon and mother nature has shown her face. It’s frustrating because we are trying to lose weight and become tone for our cosplays and mother nature placed a bump in the road. Oh well. We are women and know that it’s something that won’t last forever. It just stifles our progress. It’s not the end of the world.

If you are going to Florida Supercon, let us know. We would love to meet you!

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MY ESCAPE

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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. 😀

6 Months From Now…


Fitness inspiration and motivation. It'll be worth it!!!

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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.

Keep Going


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Yesterday's numbers
Yesterday’s numbers

I don’t have much to say today.  I weighed myself this morning and Sharri said it was a good number so yay. Yesterday I skated 2 miles instead of 3 and went home to clean a little. Today I will be doing my Flat Belly Execises.

  • 40 Crunches
  • 40 Squats
  • 40 Leg Lifts
  • 20 Bicycle Crunches
  • 20 Squats
  • 30 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Minute Workout (It says run but I can’t so… yeah)
Yesterday's Dinner
Yesterday’s Dinner
  • Steamed Carrots and Broccoli
  • Homemade Wheat Bread
  • Homemade Garlic Spread

This is last night’s dinner. The meat that you see in the image was actually no good so I stopped eating it and replaced it with a cup of Bolthouse Farm’s Mango protein.

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This week’s weigh-in


It’s MONDAY! Time for this week’s weigh in.

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According to the app I’m using, Sparkpeople, I should be 137 right now. I don’t take what they say seriously because I’m a woman and my body fluctuate constantly. Especially on my time of the month, which was last week. It totally messed up my count. Sharri said that I was a 136.5 before it started.

I did the flat belly exercise this week and it wasn’t bad at all. I’m happy that it separates the sets for the crunches and leg raises. I can’t do the jumping jacks so I still have to come up with a alternative. We went to a park close to the house and I skated while sharri ran. We went for 3 miles before we stopped because sharri is training for a 5k she wants to do.

I’m happily keep up with my lunchboxes. They might be for little kids but they are a great way of take food with you in small portions. I love having snacks through the day and not feel hungry until I get home.

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Today’s lunchbox
Horizon Vanilla Milk • Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt • Nutri-Grain Harvest Bar • Orville Mini Bag Popcorn • Kashi Almond Granola Bar

I’m going to the park again tonight to skate. We might do 3 miles again, I don’t know. I don’t know what we are having for dinner, I will update this post tonight.

My gallery page is linked with my Instagram page. I’m not able to blog everyday like I want to but I’m constantly posting pictures of how I’m doing on my path to weight loss as well as personal pictures I would love to share with everyone.

No Problems


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Today went pretty smoothly. There was no stress at work and I was almost able to get all the projects done. Except for the 3 prayer cards that came at the end. Ugh. Well anyway, fit wise like always, it great. I ate my snacks throughout the day.

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I forgot to take picture of my lunch box today because I was in a rush to clock in but here’s the setup;

  • NutriGrain Harvest Blueberry Bar
  • Special K Strawberry Bar
  • Welsh’s Fruit Snack
  • Fage Blueberry Acai Greek Yogurt
  • Baby Carrots

For dinner, I had;

  • 4 oz of Skirt Steak
  • 1 cup of vegetable fried rice

Skirt Steak Dinner

No fitness today but I will be going to the park tomorrow. I will follow the fitness trail and post pictures of some of the exercises I will do.

Feeling Good


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It’s getting hard trying to find the right title for my blog post since I’m not following any plans or programs lol. These are the numbers I received yesterday. I didn’t workout because of how low those numbers are. Some people would say that I’m doing myself an injustice for not eating so much some days. I say, if I feel good and it feels like my body is getting enough and not complaining then I must be doing something right. I’ve been taking vitamins everyday at night. I take multi-vitamins, fish oil and iron. The multi-vitamins are gummy because I hate taking horse pills, yuck.

Here’s my lunch box setup;

Lunch box setup

  • Fage Cherry Pomegranate Greek Yogurt
  • Welch’s Fruit Snack
  • Baby Carrots
  • Good To Go Bars
  • Luna Bar

I’ll try to keep it at five items for the lunch box to keep it consistent. I’ll need to go to the store soon to buy more snacks because it’s starting to look like a package lunch and I don’t want it to.

For dinner I had;

  • Snow Crab Legs (no butter)
  • Broccoli Slaw

I wanted to take a picture of it but didn’t because we ate it as soon as it hit the plate because we were so hungry lol but I looked up a picture online and that’s about what we had. Sharri didn’t like the broccoli slaw all that much but I loved it.