Oh hi there!

So it’s been awhile, and for that I apologize.

So I’m down 11 pounds total now. And I’m not sure how many inches, to be honest, I’ll have to re measure not this weigh-in but next (I’ll get my trainer to¬† do it for me…. this way it will be more accurate.)

So I feel like I’m slacking though. I could have lost way more weight but I just kind of fell off the bandwagon really early on – like I typically do, and then I’ve gotten back on but I’m kind of sitting on it dangling my feet.

I know I could eat healthier – and I’m going to make a conscious effort to do that. But it’s finding a balance of me eating really healthy – and having things I like as well, vs. me just not giving a shit. Tracking my food at www.myfintesspal.com was really helping me with that. I just need to get back into that habit again. Oh how easily we fall out of things hey?

The gym – I have been going approx 3 times a week which is better than 0 times a week but I would like to kick that back up to 5-6 times again as well. At least until it’s really nice out. Then I’ll do 3x at the gym and 3x outside walking/being active/biking.

A lot of you have been asking me what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. So I’ve decided I’m going to post some new workouts every week here. Maybe issue a challenge or even just have you all kind of message me on Facebook or via e-mail (if you don’t have my e-mail ask me for it.) and let me know how you’re doing. Or e-mail or message me some encouragement. I just need the extra accountability.

I have some extra accountability now that I have a personal trainer so that’s good. And now I have a goal too. I didn’t really have a “Goal” necessarily. I mean I had some “pounds” goals. For instance I think I’m about 3 pounds away from one of them. (I’ll have to double check.)… And I have some rewards set for those goals. For instance when I lose my first 50, I’m going to get the tattoo I want. But now I have a physical goal. I bought a dress. A VERY pretty dress. Here’s what it looks like on someone who is hot:

So Pretty..

So yeah. I bought this dress. in an XL which is more like a regular person’s L because this dress “fits small”… So this is my goal. To fit into it. And XL is not an unrealistic size to fit into. So there’s my goal. I will post pictures. As soon as I can half squeeze into it I’ll start taking progress pictures. Also, the dress was on sale for 40% off so I HAD to buy it. And they didn’t have the one bigger size (Which is sad because that would have been easier to achieve) so this gives me something to WORK MY ASS OFF FOR. (well.. more my torso than my ass… but you get the point.)

So anyway… Here’s the workout I was doing last week: (Keep in mind that I have knee problems so I don’t treadmill… some of my exercises are modded for my knee)

20 minutes on the Elliptical trainer at Level 9 – Random Hill

followed by:
3 x 10 Bicep Curls @ 10 lbs (dumbell free weights)
3×10 Shoulder Presses @ 10 lbs (dumbell free weights)
3 x 10 Combo Bicep Curl/Shoulder Press (all in one motion) @ 10 lbs (Dumbell free weights)

3 sets of 10 step-up’s on each side (So 20 in total per set) on the aerobic step with 4 risesrs
3 x 10 Leg Extensions on each side (So 20 in total per set)
3 x 10 push ups
6 x 20 crunches

I’ll try to come on here once a week and post new ones — I might need gentle reminders!

And when I get some meal plans figured out I’ll post them over on my food blog for you all! But right now it’s hard enough figuring out my own stuff.

Otherwise life is trudging along. I can’t believe it’s already mid-march. Work is still work… Nothing really to say about that. I’ve been home a lot more, which is nice, but it sucks because I am not getting the extra money I got when I was traveling more. So I have no money to go out and be sociable. Oh well you win some you lose some I guess… I’ll just have to start spending more time at the gym haha.

I have no concrete vacations/travel plans coming up. I’m planning a trip out to Sundre with my friend potentially in the summer, and obviously the odd weekend and stuff up there because I do that in the summer. And then probably a trip out to San Francisco at some point – because… And I don’t know I guess we’ll see what the year brings!!

Next April (2014) I will be attending (in the party?) my friend’s wedding in Vegas so I’ll be celebrating turning 33 in VEGAS BABY. Woot woot! Further plans to come later. Gotta get through 32 first haha.

And my final thought? I’m hoping that by this time next year I will be down about 90 pounds. I’m setting it out so that I lose just under 10 pounds per month. So I’m thinking that is do-able if I set my mind to it. Here’s hoping!



2 Responses to "Oh hi there!"

  • Hey Jessica, sounds good to me, I’m doing 3x week FITCAMP I also have knee issues and must modify, but I get a really good workout, sweat on! And 2x week, treadmill, light weight routine ( full body) and crunches on my ball, crunches crunches crunches!! I’m starting into my 6th week, and finally had a great remark from a lady at a store a shop at, so it was nice that someone has acknowledged and noticed. Dannielle gets home in a few days and can’t wait to see what she says. I promised her I would work out every day while she was in Thailand. My ultimate goal us back to my old self, but realistic short term goals I’m better at. I also have a pair of pants that ill start trying in another couple of weeks. I’ll update you as much as possible, but I refuse to get on a scale or be measured again until I feel like I’ve list enough to gasp happily Lol.
    Eating right also, I’m on a 1200 calorie per day diet, which is becoming easier as I o along. There’s a book called 40-30-30 that is great for a weekly meal plan if you’re interested . I know we are both stubborn enough to do this , but also weak enough to try to say its ok to cheat. So yes you keep a handle on me and vice versa ok? Deal??

    1 Viki Cyr said this (March 16, 2013 at 11:42 pm) Reply

    • Thanks Aunt Vicky! I need to get out your way and visit sometime soon! It’s been far too long!

      2 mangocitrus said this (March 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm) Reply

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