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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3 Weeks Til Florida Supercon


I’m so excited that Florida Supercon is so close. Things might change from our original plans. We might now be cosplaying Rogue and Storm because we don’t have to money for the fabric which sucks. Star and I have made progress with our weight loss. We both reached 10lbs lost and we’ve lost inches off our waist. She lost 3 inches and I lost 2. But Florida Supercon isn’t our only goal. We want to look great in ANY cosplay we do in the future.

We are planning on going to Holiday Matsuri at the end of the year. Maybe to Paradise City or DragonCon. We will see. We’ve talked about our Youtube Channels and what we wanted to place on them. Here’s what we came up with so far;

Fitness To Cosplay will have workout videos in cosplay, healthy recipes, reviews on different products and equipment, convention vlogs, cosplay slideshows, and cosplay lookbooks.

Tsuki Nerdy Fitness will have my personal vlogs, videos on different discussions,  reviews on anime, manga, and other nerdy stuff like movies.

Star Cosplay Fitness will have her personal discussions, Japanese culture and recipes like such as how to make an onigiri, and cosplay tutorials.

We are still coming up with content to post about. I will post our channels below if you would like to subscribe to them. If you have any suggestions like us know about them. Thank you guys for reading! Have a great day and remember to STAY HEALTHY!


Breakfast: Starbucks Soy Misto

Lunch: Slices of cheese and a peanut and jelly sandwich

Dinner: Chicken with steamed broccoli

Workout: 1 hour on the elliptical


YOUTUBE CHANNELS

Tsuki Nerdy Fitness • Fitness To Cosplay • Star Cosplay Fitness


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Bloating Suggestion Test


Hello Guys. Happy Thursday. So I started my “Moon Time” and remember when I posted about how to avoid the bloat? I’m going to try out those suggestions and see if it really helps. I’ve gained 3lbs because of it and I want to see if these suggestions will help me lower the bloat or get rid of it complete. I will post when it’s over to let you guys know. If you missed my post, I shared the link below.

To Avoid Bloating During Moon Time

Using BodySpace at the Gym


Yesterday at the gym, I used Body Space as I was working out. It was easy. I was following one of the programs on the app but I found out that some of the exercises I couldn’t do because someone was using the machines. Also when I completed the day, it showed all the exercises in the plan and not just the exercises I did. So I decided not to go with a plan. I will just concentrated on one body part and go down the list of exercises to do and add them like that. 😀 But other than that, using BodySpace is really helpful! I can see what exercises to do and how to do it because they have videos. I love it. I was going today but Star wasn’t able to go to the gym and leave the bag like we planned. But we’ll try to go again tomorrow morning. I will concentrate on my abs and the next time I go, I will do the legs. Below is the list of exercises I did yesterday and food that I ate.

May 5, 2014

FOODS Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber
Breakfast
Hersheys International Delight – Chocolate Caramel Coffee Creamer, 2 Tablespoon 60 10g 3g 0g 0mg 0mg 10g 0g
Nescafe Classico – Instant Coffee, 2 Tsp 4 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Bananas – Raw, 1 medium (7″ to 7-7/8″ long) 105 27g 0g 1g 0mg 1mg 14g 3g
Mid-Morning
Golden Delicious Apples – Green Apple, 1 medium apple 80 21g 0g 0g 0mg 2mg 16g 4g
Lunch
Annie’s Homegrown Organic – White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, 1 cup prepared 280 47g 4g 10g 10mg 570mg 5g 2g
Dinner
Cliff Bar – White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, 1 bar 250 41g 7g 9g 0mg 240mg 21g 4g
Stacys Pita Chips – Sinply Naked, 15 chips 195 29g 8g 5g 0mg 405mg 2g 2g
TOTAL: 974 175g 22g 25g 10mg 1,218mg 68g 15g
EXERCISES Calories Minutes Sets Reps Weight
Cardiovascular
Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace, walking dog 67 20
Strength Training
Dumbbell Bench Press 5 12 5
Flat Dumbbell Fly 4 12 5
Triceps Push Down 3 12 30
REVERSE GRIP TRICEPS PUSHDOWN 3 12 30
Vertical Leg Lift, Knees Bent (Dip Bars) 3 12
TOTALS: 67 20 18 60 70

Eatting Healthy is Easy at Work


Just a little Tuesday #inspiration to get you through the day: "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - TR

Ok so I started a new job as as graphic designer at another print shop, because my boss before sold his business. The new jobs is closer to my house and starts later, 9am 😀 Everything seems to go swimmingly at work so far. Just trying to get use to the new procedures. One thing I need to get use to is that I’M THE ONLY ONE THAT DRINKS COFFEE. lol That was a shock. What really funny is that they have a coffee maker there. So I bought instant coffee from Nescafe. It’s good. I have to warm up the water in the microwave though. *shrugs* give and take. So yeah eating habit is still the norm. I get healthy snacks during the week to keep at work like fruit and veggies and sparkling water. That’s not all I get but some.

Now for a great announcement, I finally joined a gym. It’s called Body Mechanics and it’s great. They have fitness classes and a room with boxing bags. Awesome! I have to figure out how to get there after work since I take the bus home. This week Star will be taking the car to go to work at 5. I get off at 5 so we can’t share the car. But the great thing about this job is that it’s only down 1 street. Once I get to my street, my house is walk a way. Getting exercise so I don’t mind. But yeah, twice I forgot my gym close so I can take the bus to the gym. *sighs* The gym closes at 11 but I don’t want to grab my clothes, walk to the gym then walk back home. Too much!

So tomorrow when I wake up in the morning, the clothes I want to wear, I’ll stuff in my purse. It’ll look weird, walking into work with clothes in my purse but you gotta do what you gotta do. I downloaded this app to help me choose which parts of the body to work out. Because I admit, the couples of times I went, I looked like a lost lamb trying to find what to work out next. Embarrassing.

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


It certainly does not happen over night. Not giving up is the key to success.  954604_612152655464022_1271774247_n.jpg 480×640 pixels

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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