Monday, February 21, 2011

Goals for the Week

Recap from Last week's goals.

  1. Get through week 2 of Turbo Fire. Over and Done :D Week 2 was hard and there were moments when i didn't feel like exercising but I got it done and I feel like even though the workouts are still difficult I can see an improvement in my stamina. So far the hardest has been the stretch 40 class. I don't have a yoga mat so that is making this workout difficult because I have to keep adjusting the blanket or the towel. First time I did it I could only push through 7mins of it. Second time I made it to 14mins. This week I hope to do at least 21mins. 
  2. Eat Breakfast every day Epic Pass :D I didn't miss breakfast one day this week. 
  3. Eat at least one serving of fruit and one serving of veggy every day. I started off good then I didn't. I have to keep working on this goal. Monday to Thursday I did fairly well actually. I was eating salads for dinner and a fruit with my breakfast but then my mood changed and I wasn't interested. 
  4. Go to the gym twice a week. (I go to the school gym cause its free!). The gym is still waiting for me to walk through the door. 
  5. Write down everything I eat. Even though I am not counting calories. I think it is important to know what you are eating so you can have an idea of what you are eating too much of and what you aren't getting enough of. This is another work in progress. I can write down my exercise goals and carry them out but I hate focusing on food and what I am eating. I am convinced that that makes me want to eat more. I think I am just being lazy about it. 
Goals for This Week:

  1. Get through week 3 of Turbo Fire. I can't believe I made it to week 3 :D Last week I said it was boring, I think I had lost my mind. So far my favourite workout is the Fire 45 Class. I still hate Fire EZ 55. I was fooled by the EZ thinking it meant Easy, but Sir give me the Dutch interpretation for it. Extra Zwaar ( extra difficult) I think that fits 
  2. Walk 3-5 Miles everyday. Even though I got through week 2 of turbo fire, I felt like I could have done more. I didn't push myself to do more because it wasn't in my goals for the week so I didn't feel like I had to push myself. This week I want to push myself. Of course I will be using the Walk Away The Pounds Dvd to help me meet my walking goals. 
  3. Write down EVERYTHING I eat. Self explanatory. I really don't know why this is such a difficult thing to do. 
  4. Eat more fruits and vegetables... At least 1 piece of fruit or veggie a day. Continue to eat breakfast everyday. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Nuff  (enough) said? You got my post about how disappointed that I was not under 200lbs yet. I took Ellen's advice and weighed in my bday suit this morning and thats the number I got. Strange enough I do not feel as excited as I thought I would. but then again I feel like I am finally getting somewhere! This beats waking up to 203 after busting my a$$ The next time I weigh myself will be Friday February 27th and I hope to lose another 2lbs. But I will be happy with not seeing a gain! My new mission is to get as far away from 200 as I can get. So 189 Here I come :D 

But do you see how f**ked  up an obsession with the scale can be? I was so close to saying forget it, I am not supposed to lose this weight. I will probably be on here another time talking about wanting to give But I have to stay determined and committed. Honestly, my motivation to lose weight has faded but I made a deal with myself that I am going to get to goal and that's what I plan to do motivated or not. 

Again I thank all of you for reading. Your kind words are keeping me dedicated. Did I say before that I wasn't excited? SCREW THAT I AM! Anyways until my next post! :D 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ramblings and Such

Hey Everyone!

I haven't posted in a couple of days because I have been down lately. (again) I have not been in the mood to do anything. Today has been the worse for me though. I am not sad or anything I just feel distant and I am having problems focusing. I think some of that has to do with the scale and weighing myself and not seeing the number I was hoping to see. I was sure that I would be under 200lbs yesterday. I stepped on the scale on Thursday, I was thinking it's close enough to Friday I can take a peek. Instead of seeing 200 or a number lower the scale said I was up to 203. I felt so discouraged. I felt frustrated because I am so close to finally being under 200 and I felt like after all my hard work, I was taking a major step back. I had to talk myself into seeing the bright side of things. I may not weigh what I want to weigh at the moment but I am feeling better about myself and just better in general. (the bright side)

At first looking at the bright side didn't help much. At that moment, I realized just how easy it is to want to give up. I wanted to just say screw it! To be honest, I still want to say screw it. You know why? Because it's easier to just lay in bed and avoid exercising. It's easier to eat whatever I feel like eating and not think about how that would affect my body. It's easy to pretend like I am happy the way I am. But it's hard to admit that when things don't go my way I shut down. It's harder to be accountable for my actions. I cannot be disappointed if I don't try. If I did that where would it get me? The short answer is worse off than I am now. This weigh in hurt me because I wasn't cheating, I wasn't binging over all I was doing pretty good with my eating. And I exercise EVERY DAY! But unfortunately my plumbing is backed up so I am going to blame it on that... And no matter how disappointed I get I am sticking this through. 

I think this is where setting goals and  being committed helps me to stay focused. Motivation got me started but being committed is going to keep me going. Funny thing is writing this post made me feel So yea why didn't I do this sooner?

These are some pictures I took. I don't see a difference. But after my next 30 days I probably will see a diifference. The quality of the pictures suck. I have to wear the same clothes too. But the next time I do an update I will make sure I have everything together. 

The first picture I took around December 2010. (see the Christmas
Second Picture was at the beginning of my 30 days
Last Picture was Monday ( I was standing different sorry!)

Don't judge me, I got caught off

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 30!

Yaaaaaaaaay :D I am a third of the way through. I am really thankful for the support I am getting from everyone, it is truly helping me stay focused and I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and I appreciate the comments that you leave if you choose to leave a comment.

My last official weigh in was on January 18th and I weighed 205.
My measurements were:

Bust: 43"
R. Arm: 14"
L. Arm: 14"
Waist: 38"
Hips: 41.5"
L. Thigh: 25.5"
R. Thigh: 25"

Total 201

Today February 15th I stepped on the Scale and I am exactly..... 200lbs I am not 199.9 and I am not 200.1 I am exactly 200lbs. Believe you me, I tried to get the scale to drop to 199.9. I went to the bathroom but I couldn't tinkle out that last ounce. I did not take off my clothes though but they aren't heavy. So I settled for the 200lbs. Although I am not under 200lbs I am certain I can get there by Friday so I will do another weigh in on Friday. After that I intend to post my progress every 30 days. 

Now my new measurements: 

Bust 41.5
R Arm 13.5
L Arm 13.5
Waist 36
Hips: 41.5
L. Thigh 24.5
R. Thigh 24.5

Total: 195

Loss of  6inches :D At least I can say I made it under 200 right?

I know I promised pictures but I still have to  get them off my camera, I can't find the cord right now sucks... But I will post the pictures tomorrow for sure. I gatta clean up this mess of a room and find it. Hope everyone  of you are enjoying your day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 29 of 90 Days to Better Fitness Challenge!

Day 29 Yaaaaaaaaaay :D Time is going fast. Tomorrow I will update my measurements, I hope to post some pictures as well. I will do my weigh in. The works... I haven't really noticed a difference in the mirror, however my clothes are fitting better and I have stopped wearing a few of my pants because they are just too baggy. I do think I have gotten more fit (fitter?). I was able to walk to the bus stop from my school on Friday. Which is something I haven't been able to do at all last year because I had extreme joint pains in my ankles. It was so bad that I had to will my legs to move they were so heavy and painful. 

When I finally was able to sit they would pulse so much I thought my bones were going to break. I even felt like I was going to pee myself the pain was so bad. Walking to the bus stop on Friday was such an accomplishment because the bus stop is now further away then it used to be! I was so extremely proud of myself. I think the new bus stop is like a mile and a half away from school. It used to be a mile away. 

I know sometimes we get caught up with the numbers on the scale. But I think the important thing is that we are making improvements. I am proud of the endurance that I am building and how much better I feel about myself. My body isn't anywhere where I want it to be at the moment, but I know that if I continue to make progress and if I continue to stay positive I will get there. I feel really really good mentally and physically. Oh and I got some sleep over the weekend! So I am ecstatic! I got a really good idea from Leslie to get some earplugs I am definitely getting some today. 

Happy Valentines Day Everyone! 

Goals for the week

First things first, Recap of last week's goals:

Last week's plan:

  • Eat Breakfast Everyday!  ( I did ok with this I only missed 2 days without breakfast. I still know it's not a good idea to miss breakfast, but I am working on developing this into a habit.)
  • Exercise at least 2hrs every day 6 days this week. *Wednesday, will be my rest day. (With the exception on Sunday I did work out for 2hrs every day last week. Wednesday however I did not take my rest day because I didn't think I needed it. I do intend to take it this week though)
  • Record everything I eat. ( I only did this for two days...)
  • Eat more fruits and veggies.( I did ok with this not as well as I wanted to do. I think I have to be more specific in order to see progress. For example say how much fruits/veggies i want to eat.)
  • Drink lots of water.  (This is the easiest goal I have. I drink about 30oz of water while I exercise alone)
This week's goals:

  1. Get through week 2 of Turbo Fire. I like this workout system but I am finding it quite boring. I am already excited that I made it through the first week because I think this is the furthest I ever got. (Previous record 6days)     
  2. Eat Breakfast every day
  3. Eat at least one serving of fruit and one serving of veggy every day
  4. Go to the gym twice a week. (I go to the school gym cause its free!)
  5. Write down everything I eat. Even though I am not counting calories. I think it is important to know what you are eating so you can have an idea of what you are eating too much of and what you aren't getting enough of. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

What to do about today?

Day 25 of 90 Fitness Challenge :D

Right at this very moment I am feeling extremely TIRED! Much of my tiredness comes from not being able to sleep! I have way too much on my mind and I have a neighbour who is extremely inconsiderate. (I really hate that b*tch. Don't judge me she interrupts my sleep with her loudness, but thats neither here nor there) So, I do feel a little cranky today but no so much that I have problems controlling my temper. (Else I would serious stone my neighbour.) Sorry about side tracking

Anyways back to the matters at hand. I have made it to day 25 and I am feeling great about that. I have managed to stay focused as far as exercise is concerned and I have only missed 2 days of the 25 which I think is also amazing. For those who are wondering I did exercise yesterday. I did Zumba Live and Turbo Jam 20min workout. I just couldn't bring myself to take a rest day because I live an extremely sedimentary life! Seriously all I do is lay in bed and watch tv. The only time I get up is to go to the bathroom or get something to eat. I am not one of those persons that lives a busy lifestyle so it's not like I can count taking the stairs at work as exercise. I am like a sloth I move three inches in a (not really but you get the picture.)  But know that I am listening to my body. I am not pushing myself to a breakage point. Also, I am eating at least 1800 calories a day. Sometimes probably  more because I don't track I simply eat what I feel like eating and I try to avoid certain things, especially sugary stuff. 

As far as my eating is concerned I rarely talk about food on my blog for a reason. I don't like restricting myself. Not openly anyways. (Ellen I found my irrational behaviour) I honestly think that when I openly commit to a diet plan (By diet plan I mean way of eating not something that is temporary) that's when I eat at my worse. I have tried to commit to a healthier way of eating but I am not ready to do that yet. Right now I am  taking it slow. I am easing my way into a healthier way of eating.

Everything above I wrote yesterday...  I still hate my neighbour she is really crazy. I think she should be on meds or something. She woke me up at 4am this morning blowing that horn of her BLEAKING car. I am going to flatten her tires and put some feathers in the front of her door. She is so superstitious she will believe that a witch doctor did all that and is trying to work voodoo on her.

Anyways thanks for Reading! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


This post I am going to keep as short as possible. I was able to get in my 2hrs of exercise. In fact I did 2hrs and 39mins! I did four different exercises 

  • Walk Away the Pounds Healthy Heart Walk 30mins
  • Walk Away the Pounds 4mile Super Charged Walk 59mins
  • Zumba Cardio Party: 45mins. I can't believe that I used to HATE Zumba, I think when I first tried it I wasn't at the right fitness level for it. Because I really really HATED Zumba, I am happy I gave it another try. 
  • Turbo Fire Hiit 15+Stretch 10 Class 26mins: I wasn't going to mention this until I was like on week three but I am trying yet again to complete turbo fire. I think this is like my fourth attempt! Please pray for me I really want to get through the circuit. (I am on day three REST DAY! 
Total Workout Time 2hrs 39mins 
Total Calories burned 833 

Today is "Rest Day" I am kind of nervous about rest day because I feel committed right now and I don't want it to be difficult to start up on  Thursday. Right now I feel fine. I am not sore or hurting or anything. My right knee is a bit tight I guess you can say. It gives me a little bit of discomfort when I am working out but it is nothing compared to when I first started out in September 2010. I found a tai chi for health dvd that I want to try out. I looked at it and it looks relaxing I may try that out today. But I will let you all know what I decided to do. 

Thanks for reading. I hope everyone is on track and doing great!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lessons Learned: 2011 Edition

Every now and again I like to do a post on things that I have learned on my weight loss journey. It's been a while since I have done that so I thought I would do it today.

  1. Losing weight takes patience and determination: Whenever I get impatient I stop doing what is working for me because it's taking too long. Then I end up trying to take a shortcut by eating too few calories and I end up gaining. I have to stick to my plan if I want to get to my goal. I have to be patient if I want to get to my goal. I had to stick to what works for as long as it is working if I want to get to my goal.
  2. I have to Eat Breakfast even when I don't feel like it: Skipping breakfast always ends bad for me. I get way to hungry in the afternoon and I end up eating the wrong things because they are more convenient. 
  3. Exercising is more fun when I don't complain about it while I am doing it: It also ends quicker when I have a good attitude about it. 
  4. Sleep is important: Sleep is IMPORTANT ( I had to say that again) Whenever I don't get enough sleep I am cranky as I don't know what and I do not have enough energy to workout. There are many other benefits to sleeping that I could mention but I think that fact that I am in a better mood when I get to sleep is enough right now. 
  5. I am losing weight (want to lose weight) because it's good for my health: I have been using my weight as a comfort zone. I felt more noticed when I was slimmer. People NOTICED when I was gaining weight. People NOTICED that I had big boobs, People NOTICED that I was "pretty", all of which I do not have a problem with now that I am bigger. I have to remember that I can have a more fulfilled life if I am healthy
  6. Loving myself is important: No one is going to want this for me more than I want it for myself. When it comes to losing weight it is me against the world right now. Of course I appreciate the support I get from everyone but if I don't support myself I am not going to do it...
Thanks for reading :D

Day 22 Workout Recap

Whenever I am not exercising I feel like I am wasting time... Quite an annoying feeling really but I am going to try to use it to my advantage.

Yesterday Exercises went well, I managed to do a little bit over 2hrs. I didn't really do it on purpose thats just how my day worked out. lol is that a joke? Nah wasn't funny

What did I do?

  • Turbo Fire Fire 30 + Stretch 10 Class: 40mins
  • Zumba 20min Basics: 20mins
  • Turbo Jam Lower Body: 20 of 30mins completed. I tried to make it to the end but my legs were on fire!
  • Walk Away the Pounds 5Mile fat burning walk: 1hr 07mins
Total Time: 2hrs 27mins

I have not thought about what I am going to do today. I know for sure that I want to do Turbo Fire HIIT 15 + Stretch 10 thats only 26mins combined. But of course I will give a report tomorrow on what else I decided to do. 

Thanks for Reading :D

Monday, February 7, 2011

Making Progress

This topic was on my mind over the weekend following the great week I had with exercising. But it wasn't until I saw this post by Ellen that I decided to actually make a post of it. 

As you may know I did 4hrs of exercise on Saturday (I can't stop thinking about and it was pretty much 3hrs and 45 mins straight of exercise. This was quite a milestone for me.  Not only because I was able to accomplish this, but when I first started working out in September 2010 I could hardly do 10 mins of exercise. After just 5mins I wanted to give up because of back and knee pains. Not to mention the extreme fatigue that I felt during the workout. i was always afraid to push myself and I was satisfied with doing a minimum amount of exercise.  I remember one of the first walk away the pounds DVDs I did was the 2mile walk, and I could not get through the DVD. Instead I had to switch to the 1mile walk and even that felt too strenuous.  

Fast Forward to 2011, I feel so much more fit. I can do more strenuous exercises. I can get through WATP 1mile walk, 2mile walk, and even the 5mile walk feeling more energized at the end than I felt at the beginning. My body feels better, I am much more fit and I am way happier. More importantly, I am not afraid to push myself past boundaries in order to do what I need to do to get to my goal.

Another reason I thought this post was important for me to make is because weight wise I have not progressed as much as I could have. At the end of August 2010 I was about 212/214lbs. When I weighed myself at the beginning of 2011 I was at 205/206. So in 5months I had only managed to maintain a loss of 8lbs in 5months. When I think about all the mistakes I have made over that five months period and how much progress I could have seen I sometimes get discouraged. However, when I think about how far my body has come in that 5months I am encouraged to push through all the hard times so that I can get to my goal. I am still amazed at just how much my endurance has improved over the last 5months.

Finally, I cannot talk about my progress without thanking you all for taking the time out to read my blog and for leaving encouraging comments. I want to thank MissHaneefa in particular because she was my very first follower (next to Sir but he had to follow and she really gave me the push I needed in the beginning to continue my journey.  Over the few months I have gotten to the point where some of you feel like friends in my head (Wendy Williams talk) and I just want to say thanks again. You all ROCK! So on days when you are feeling down because the scale isn't quite showing the results you wanted to see, think about how far you have come! We will all get to our goal someday we just have to stay committed. The race isn't always for the swift. 

Goals for the Week

Today Starts week 4 (Day 22) of my 90 Days to Better Fitness Challenge. The last 3 weeks have been a roller coaster ride. I was up one week, down the other, I am referring to my motivation to exercise. If I was following that same pattern this week would be my down week. But I am not going to follow that "pattern" This week I hope to give as much intensity (if not more) than I had last week.  

Last week's Goals were as followed

1. Exercise for 4hrs at least one day of the week. Done :D I am proud of myself. I got my 4 hours completed on Saturday. I burned over 1100calories that day.

2. Drink water, this was really easy because if you are working out in 85 degree weather (F) you will need lots of water!

3. Not to skip breakfast. I did pretty good on this there was only one day that I missed breakfast.

For the most part, I am going to keep those goals for this week. I couldn't think of anything better. I still have to work on eating cleaner but for the most part I was able to avoid junk food and sodas last week. I only had one chocolate and maybe a handful of chips that I stole from my nephew when he wasn't

This week's plan:

  1. Each Breakfast Everyday! This helps me not crave so much. I try to eat breakfast at 8am every day. 
  2. Exercise at least 2hrs every day 6 days this week. *Wednesday, will be my rest day. (I may do another 4hr day on Friday) 
  3. Record everything I eat. I used to track calories but I don't like tracking calories. I still want to evaluate what I am eating to see what changes I need to make.
  4. Eat more fruits and veggies. Work in  progress 
  5. Drink lots of water. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

There is Ice Cream in the freezer...

I think it was Monday that my mother came to my door and she was like Shan any ice cream in the freezer? I was like nah I don't think so, I think I remember finishing it. ( I had forgotten that we had just bought a gallon of ice cream on Saturday)

Mother: " How could you have finish that whole tub of ice cream?
Me: There wasn't that much in it, but I could be wrong I don't know. You can always check.

A few seconds later she is screaming from the kitchen: Shan! Shan! WE  HAVE ICE CREAM IN THE FRIDGE (you should have heard the excitement in her voice. You would have thought she had just won the lottery)

Me; Oh Ok I guess that was last week that I finished it
Mother: It full I know you couldn't have finished it, Do you want some?
Me: Nah I don't want any ice cream I am good.
Mother: Still screaming from the kitchen, You don't know what you are missing it is really good ice cream! You sure you don't want some.
Me: (blank stare) I don't want any. I am good. (All this time I am thinking didn't she understand what I said the first time?)

So she is quiet for a while and I am thinking she finally gave up but 20mins later. I hear her yell again "SHAN! THERE IS ICE CREAM IN THE FRIDGE!

My mother seriously is my worse enemy when it comes to me losing weight. It is so frustrating because she buys me the things I don't buy myself. Like soda and cookies for example.. It is too frustrating to think about...Therefore, the story ends here. Are you wondering if I had any ice cream? Well I haven't eaten it since Saturday before last.  (when we first got it) As much as I love ice cream it is easy for me not to have any. Especially when I forget that it is in the Strange enough I am craving it 

Day 18 of 90 to Better Fitness

I finally did it! Did what you may ask, I finally did the four hours of exercise in one day. That was probably the hardest thing I have ever done. What was so difficult about it? Well, I had to come up with enough exercise DVDs that would fill that time period. You are probably thinking why didn't you just do 4exercises that lasted an hour. Smart thinking! Although I have a lot of exercise dvds many of them only run for 30 mins and honestly I do not really like doing long workout dvds because I get bored easily. So I had to find exercises that were fun and had length. Also the last hour I just wanted something that wasn't too strenuous, I thought yoga was a good option but I was wrong! I only made it through 26mins then I had to find something else. 

Another obstacle I came across was actually fitting the 4hrs into my day. I really didn't think this would have been a problem at first especially since I was home for most of the day, but I found out that I prefer exercising in the evenings more than I do in the mornings. I have more energy in the evenings. So instead of having about 12hours to exercise in I only had about 6. (from 5pm to 11pm) Then I realized that because I only had 6hours it would probably be best for me to do four straight hours of exercise! I couldn't break it up into segments because once I stopped it was hard for me to get back into exercising because I would get tired and unmotivated. 

What exercises did I do to complete my four hours? (In no particular order)

1, Walk Away the Pounds Fat Burning Walk 5 Miles: 1hr 07mins
2. Turbo Fire HIIT 15: 16mins
3. Zumba Cardio Party: 50mins
4. Biggest Loser Yoga: 26mins, This is actually an hour but it was way too painful, I could only push through 26mins of it
5. Walk Away the Pounds 2mile Walk: 35mins
6. Turbo Jam Cardio Party Mix 3: 50mins

Total: 4hrs 4mins

Would I do it again? 

Probably not consciously. Doing this although it was challenging it felt more like a chore. On the other hand I did kind of enjoy it. So I guess only time will tell if I do it again. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

90 Days to Better Fitness Day 17+18 Completed!

I have been killing myself trying to do 4hrs of exercise. Not literally of course but why is it so difficult for me to complete it? Today is my last day to get that goal complete and I am having doubts...

Recap on Journey to Better Fitness:

Day 17:

Workouts that I did:

Turbo Jam 20minute workout: I like doing this when I am short on time. 20mins 
Turbo Fire HIIT 15: This is only 15mins but it is DIFFICULT
Yoga Booty Ballet: 60min workout, I can't remember the exact workout I did but it was divided into three sections, there is a dance section, a ballet section and a yoga section, the ballet section was the hardest my arms were burning. But overall I liked the workout. 
Turbo Jam Cardio Party Mix 2: I wasn't able to finish this workout because I didn't have enough time I had to get ready to go to class. But I did get through 20mins of it

Total workout time: 1hr 55mins 

Day 18: 

Turbo Jam Ab Jam: I don't know how I feel about this workout... It was 20mins
Walk Away The Pounds Advance 5mile Walk: I love this, I burn a considerable amount of calories and it makes me sweat heaps. 1hr 16mins
The Firm High Calorie Workout (something like that I am not good with names) I did this for 20mins I think it is actually a 45min workout but the instructor was moving way too fast for me she wasn't giving me a chance to transition it was like from one step to the next everything was moving too fast which was frustrating me. So after 20mins I switched workouts to WATP. 

Total Workout Time 1hr and 56mins. 

I was a bit disappoint with Day 18 because I had mega plans to complete my 4 hrs but that didn't happen because I waited too late to exercise and I got really But yeah I still have today. 

These are the workouts I am planning to do to get things done.

  1. Walk Away the Pounds 5mile Walk: ~60mins
  2. Biggest Loser Cardio max: ~ 60mins
  3. Turbo Jam Cardio Party: 45mins
  4. Turbo Fire HIIT 15: 15mins
  5. Yoga Booty Ballet: 60mins
Positive Thinking: I am going to get this done! YAAAAAY ME!
Real Me: What the (blink) are you thinking!

Thanks for reading I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Making It Happen in February.

February is going to be the month that I finally get under 200lbs! Yaaaaaay ME! I know this is going to happen because I believe that it is going to happen. Before today I  did not have the confidence in myself to believe that this could happen. All that is changing. For the last three days I have been trying out something to help motivate me to workout. 

I got a notebook and I wrote out what I want to happen. For example with my exercising, I write out the exercises that I want to do for the day. Then once I have done it, I write positive stuff to myself. Like for example I just completed my HIIT 15 workout for today. So I wrote in my notebook to myself. You did such a great job. I am proud of you!  Happy to see that you are putting in the hard work and getting things done!

It may seem cheesy but it makes me feel good to write (and read) good stuff about myself. I guess in a way I am extending the Hate Loss Challenge. I know it has only been three days but so far it is really helping me to stay not only motivated but committed. Because to be honest motivation only gets you off the couch, commitment helps you finish the race.  

Anyways, I just wanted to make a short post about this. Maybe someone else will find this helpful. I also write my goal weight for the month on the page. It is just a reminder of where I want to be by the end of the month. I set this months goal at 198lbs I am not weighing myself until the 15 February. This will be the end of my first 30days. I will post new measurements at that time as well.  So we will see how that goes! If anyone have any other tips of things I can do to stay committed please feel free to put it in the comment section. Thanks :D 

Updated goals + Fitness Update days 14-16

Monday I posted some goals and so far I haven't stuck to that at all. I have pretty much done the opposite. Oops! What can I say? I didn't think I deserved to take some time off exercising (well taking it easy this week) because my last week sucked. So instead I stuck to my idea to go Hard this week and that is what I am doing. I have been able to avoid junk foods. I have not been able to incorporate more veggies and fruits yet though. But that is a working progress. I have even been able to avoid ice cream for the last three days. And my mother has been reminding me everyday that there is ice cream in the freezer. (that is a whole different post). 

 New Goals for the rest of the week;

Goal numero uno: I want to do four hours of exercise at least one day this week. Today is Thursday and so far I haven't accomplished that but I hope to do it by Saturday. Why am I doing this? Well there are two reasons. First reason is, watching "I used to be fat" makes me want to do it. Those kids work out for 4hrs a day! I know they are just out of puberty and have more energy than I do at my ripe age of 27 (plus I have hypothyroidism which mostly means my energy levels are really low at times) but I like a challenge sometimes.  My second reason for trying to do it is because I have the time. I am home for the most part all day. Therefore, if I can find 18hrs a day to watch television I can do 4 hours of exercise.  ( Yes I do watch on average 18hours of television a day) 

Goal numero dos: DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST: Why is something so simple so difficult to comprehend? NOTE TO SELF! EAT YOUR BLINKING BREAKFAST! I know from personal experience that whenever I skip breakfast I end up making the wrong eating choices. But for some reason I keep missing breakfast. So when I am done with this post I am going to get in a light exercise then I will make breakfast. (one more time for dramatics.) EAT YOUR BLINKING BREAKFAST!

Goal numero tres: Drink Water: This one I have already been able to accomplish. There is no way you can do an excessive amount of exercise without drinking water. So this one is pretty easy.

I think that is it as far of my goals for the week is concerned. 

Update on Fitness Challenge. 

Day 14: I did not do a workout dvd. However I did 30mins of exercise. I jumped rope for a count of 50 then I did 50 jumping jacks and a min of running in spot. I repeats those three activities for 30mins that was all the exercise I did. Total Time: 30mins

Day 15: On day 15 I was inspired by Heavy to work out harder. Last week was a joke for me, I did not workout to my fullest. So I decided to dig deeper (Haha thanks insanity) I did Turbo Fire Ez 55 workout. Let me tell you there isn't anything easy about that workout. I also did Turbo Jam Fat Blaster workout. I was only able to go 30mins of the Fire EZ 55. And I completed the full 30mins of Turbo Jam Fat Blaster. Total work out time: Total Time 60mins

Day 16: Still trying to get in that 4hrs of exercise. I did the biggest loser last chance workout. That was about 35mins for the first part of it. I stopped after the trainers changed clothes. Then I did Turbo Fire Fire 30 workout. (20mins)  Then finally I completed Turbo Jam 3T workout (30mins) Total workout Time 85mins

I am still a long way from completing my 4hrs but I am working up to it. I am going to try to get it done today.

Workouts Planned for today: Day 17

1. Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2 45mins
2. Walk Away the Pounds 5mile Advance walk 60mins
3. Turbo Jam HIIT 15 Class 16mins
4. Yoga Booty Ballet 40mins

Total: 2hrs 41mins

I am going to see how much of it I can get done today. I will make an update post tomorrow to let you know how it went. (Pray for me Please). So far my body still feels good. The only place I have a bit of pain is in my right wrist from doing push ups. I am baby my wrist so I am not doing any push ups or putting any weight on it until it feels better. I just want to say one more thing. I am still listening to my body. I am not going to push myself beyond what I am capable of doing safely. Whenever I feel nauseous or have a hard time breathing I take a break.

Until the next post!