Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weigh in day and new week!

Hey all,

It's pretty late but I wanted to give an update post anyway.

I weighed in this morning and didn't lose. Let's get that out of the way. It makes me feel like crap but I did expect it. What do you expect when you get taco bell, dairy queen and ben thahn in one weekend?

We'll see how this week goes.

I decided my weekly challenge this week will be to not eat past 9pm unless it is a 0 pt food item (fruits and veggies). I've been struggling with eating late so I hope this helps :)

I haven't eaten past 9 tonight so day 1 is down! I also had 4 pts left but didn't want to force myself to eat when I wasn't hungry.

I came home from having dinner with my grandparents and worked out right away. Did 30 minutes on the treadmill and then 10 on the exercise ball. Felt good!

I think my next workout will be on Friday.. ZUMBA, ZUMBA, ZUMBA!!!

Can't wait!




Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hi all!

Hope you are all doing well and that you've had a great week! Me.. eeeh not so much. I haven't been eating that healthy and am a bit nervous for weigh in tomorrow.

But I will get through it. Tomorrow is a new day! AND a new week in weight watchers points so it will be a fresh start.

I'm doing well with my weight watchers goal this week and am almost at 25 activity points! After I do zumba tonight I will be over that .. so I am happy about that. I still need to think of what I will do next week.. you'll find that out tomorrow :).

I also need to come up with a new challenge for myself. :) I'd like it to be fitness related but working out 30 days in a row is hard to do. I'll find something else :)! Maybe I will try to not eat past 9pm for an ENTIRE MONTH. 1 week was hard :|.... but if I do it for a month it will build a routine and will be easier! Maybe I will also try to plan out an ENTIRE month of working out in advance.. that is definitely do able!

We shall see.. we shall see!

Anyways.. just wanted to give a quick update.

Have a great night!!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

My week: update!

OK! I am going to sit here and write a blog post from beginning to end! I have started soooooo many in the last few days and have been too busy to finish.

So I weighed in yesterday and didn't lose anything.. but I did stay the same which is okay. Although I do want to lose instead of maintaining.. a gain did not happen :) So it's okay! Plus I've been fairly active lately so it doesn't bug me as I feel I may still be gaining muscle.

A lot has happened over the last week starting with last friday my beautiful cousin Becky got married and it was an amazing event. She looked so beautiful and I'd be lying if I said I didnt cry at least 3 times during the ceremony. YES I AM A BABY AT WEDDINGS. hehe It was so nice to be able to spend time with my family but dammmmmn I am learning how much I hate walking in heels. They're so pretty but the next day my feet hate me! OH WELL :)

On Saturday I decided not to get a workout in as I was feeling crappy and a bit hungover and I was in pain (because of my shoes). Though I did go for a 15 minute walk with my man that evening.. at least something! :)

I honestly can't remember much about Sunday but it was a beautiful day and I got to spend time with my bestie which is always awesome :)

Monday was good.. I wasn't able to get in much of a workout as I work 9-5:30 and then leave to go to ROOF and am there until 10:30. I came home and decided to do a 15 minute work out on my exercise ball. I did situps, butt lifts (?) and the ones where I pass the ball up between my arms and legs (that ones the hardest). I felt good knowing I was able to get a workout in though.

Tuesday night mom and I decided to do our new Zumba DVD and we had a lot of fun! I recognized a lot of the moves from the classes which was good :) The only difference was that we didn't have 6 huge fans blasting us from above so I was sweaty as hell! Nothing feels as good as the feeling you get after pushing yourself in a workout. That feeling afterwards is unreal :).

I also got to watch my show Ringer which is sooo amazing and I HIGHLY recommend you watch it. It's seriously addicting and I can't seem to get enough!

Wednesday was interesting. I tried something I had never done before and was mildly scared to try. Most of the people who know me pretty well know that I HATE and am afraid of ice.. especially falling. I had a bad experience growing up. Anyways, I got on the ice and tried it and may have spazzed out a bit but finally got the hang of it and had fun! AND I only fell twice.. ! hehe
We played for about 2.5 hours which was fun. I calculated it as a low impact activity and got 8 pts (I calculated 2 hours for that). I was surprised and happy.. but man do my thighs hurt today lol. I'm happy I did it and am even happier that I actually had fun! I did have a great, supportive team which made a WORLD of a difference. Thanks Bart and Nadiya if you are reading this :)

I got to spend time with my bestest friend last night :). It was a great time as usual. I splurged for dinner last night and had Harveys. Seems bad but I did make the better choice. I got a original burger and fries which I believe was 18 or 19 points instead of a poutine which would have been 22 points ALONE. It seems like a lot but I did have a lot of points left over :) And had extra activity points. It was sooooooooooooooooooo worth it to :)

It was a great evening and I am looking forward to our hangouts tonight.

I wanted to ask.. does anyone else notice 11:11 on the clock? I've gone weeks with seeing it every single day.. weird...

Anyways.. I wanted to add I want to start making a weekly WW goal. This week I want to earn at least 25 activity points :). I've already earned 8 and am doing Zumba again tomorrow so we shall see.

I will keep you updated :)


Thursday, March 15, 2012

My clothes feel looser!

I just wanted to say that I am feeling great this week!

Twice I've heard that my clothes are looking looser! A male coworker told me my pants are fitting a lot looser and last night Jenn said one of my hoodies looked so much bigger!

It's true. I had those pants before and couldn't even button them up let alone zip them up all the way. Now they're my "comfy work pants" lol. They fit very loose.

And the hoodie used to be very tight!! Now it fits me in a completely different way and I love it :)


Just wanted to send a quick update! Almost time to go home and I can't WAIT to work out :) Think I'll do treadmill and exercise ball tonight :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Picture Post :)

Hi all,

Hope you are all having a great day and hopefully the weather is as nice where you are as it is here :) We've been experience lovely temperatures in the mid-high teens and am LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVING it :) Yesterday after work I decided to go for a 5km power walk with Brady. It was a lot of fun and felt so good to get out there and enjoy the weather. I took some pics along the way :)

Here's brady about 1/4 of the way through our walk. I can't believe he actually looked at the camera! lol

Me and my boogie <3
Leading the way

It was suuuuuuuuuuuuch a nice evening. This is about 7pm EST. The bridge is our 1/2 way point.
Snow has melted so fast and the river is sooo high!
officially 1/2 way!
Brady likes to look over the bridge. What a cutie
Another shot of the river.
Now to the other side lol
He's so happy.. but now its time to keep going!
about 3/4 of the way. Sweaty and tired but pushing my way through! This was after going up the big hill!
Me and Brady finishing up our power walk.

It was so fun! I'm hoping to be able to do this a lot this summer as I really enjoy the walk and its very rare that someone will drive by. I think maybe 4 cars drove by within the 45-50 minutes we were walking.

Anyways.. Things are going well on my end. I had my weigh in day and I'm finally down 1.5 lbs! It feels good and is nice to see the loss on the scale. I've been feeling progress in my clothes and feel a lot more toned in certain areas than I did a month ago. It's a food feeling :)!

Anyways I must go!
Have a lovely day.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quote of the Week

We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough. -Helen Keller

I like this quote a lot. It kind of reminds me of my weight loss journey. No longer how long this takes me I will succeed! I will get to my goal weight and I will NOT stop!

If you are on this journey.. keep going!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Update: Before/After Pics

Hi all,

I posted on 11/11/11 my before after pics. Found here:

I said I would post an update so here you go!

A few before pics (october-december 2010)

March 2012

I actually hate mirror shots but figured this was a decent way for a body shot. Please excuse the mess in my second picture. I did actually clean AFTER that.. plus I didn't think I would be posting this to my blog lol. I posted that second shirt as it used to be SKIN TIGHT. Look at it now! It hung off my body :). I gave it away!

Makes me feel GOOOOOOD!

Have a Happy Hump Day!



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quote of the Week

Day 30- Challenge COMPLETE!!!

YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!! I have completed my challenge and finished 30 days of workout!!

I feel fantastic! I've noticed sooo many changes and I'm soo proud of myself. Some of the things I've noticed are:
  • I can last longer on the treadmill without getting winded.
  • I look forward to working out!
  • My legs feel toned!
  • 1st Zumba class I thought I was going to die after 20 minutes. I just made it through an hour feeling great and wanting more!!
  • Planning workouts ahead of time.
  • Feeling sexy in my clothes!!
My favourite is that last one ;).

I feeeeeeeeeeeel good na na na na na na na.

You get it! haha

Anyways.. Tonight Mom, Amber and I went for a Zumba class and we had a BLAST. I pushed through the entire class and enjoyed every single minute of it. Even when my arms were burning and I wanted to scream. haha. I honestly wanted to do another class after :|. What a difference!!


Thanks for your support and I encourage you to start up your own 30 day challenge. Of anything! Challenge yourself to something for 30 days! Help yourself build a habit :)!

I will be having another challenge soon. I haven't thought of what it will be but you know I will keep you informed.

Good night!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 29!

Hey all!

Just got my workout in. Took brady for a 10 minute walk. Don't really have that much time as I am going to a Jann Arden concert tonight!!! WHOOT Can't wait!!!

I can't believe tomorrow is the last day!! Holy Crap!!

Gotta run!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

This ones a long one.. Day 24/25/26/27/28

I am a blog slacker :|

Though as I said before this was one of the busiest weeks of my work life!! Any spare time I had was used to relax or spend with the ones I love :)

Let me catch you up!

Wednesday was a LOT of fun. We had our Primal Leap Day Potluck and had a great turnout and the food was awesome!!! At around 2:15ish the power went out and no one really knew what to do so we just kind of chilled out. Ended up with a bunch of people hanging out in the open area playing music, singing and doing shots. It was a ton of fun :). I left at 4:30 and went to visit my grandparents for dinner. I didn't stay too long as there was a freezing rain warning.

Wednesday night I got my workout in. I did a 30 minute work out on the treadmill. (my go to lately).

Thursday was the busiest of all days. I had a very tight deadline and had to submit things to my boss. As usual my hangouts with Jenn are thursday nights so I had to go for a quick walk during work. I ended up getting 5 minutes in and ended up staying an extra hour and a half. Did I mention how crazy busy I was? lol. We also started a coding challenge at work that day so I needed to support that. By the time 6:30 rolled around I was so happy to be able to leave and go visit my best friend Jenn :). We had a fun evening as usual!

Friday was the biggest relief for me. I wanted to do a happy dance. It was still a very busy day but it ended very well :). We picked the winners of the coding challenge and those who won really deserved it! I came home expecting to do Zumba with my mom on PS3 but apparently you need a PS3 move thing to go with it. (which just doesn't seem worth the extra $60). I told her to return it and we'll get the DVD kit. Instead I opted for another 30 minute workout on the treadmill. I went to Petes that night and had a jolly old time as usual. He really is fabulous and makes me feel incredible! I'm such a lucky gal!

Saturday I had expected to go to St. Thomas with my grandparents to visit my great aunt and uncle but apparently we were expecting a storm so they cancelled. Instead I decided to get my workout in early. I went downstairs on got on the treadmill for 30 minutes while watching the Bachelor. Anyone else watch this show? Anyone else think he's the stupidest idiot ever? He makes REALLY BAD choices. But to each their own I guess.

Anyways I got that in pretty early and decided to read for a bit. I became addicted to this book on Friday.. called I've got your number- Sophie Kinsella. She is my favourite author and writes the most hilarious books ever. I highly recommend them to any female who likes chiclit. I started this book on Friday and JUST finished it. It was soo hard to put down.

On Saturday Pete came to pick me up around 2ish and we went to the grocery store to pick up supplies for dinner. We made Steak, twice baked potatoes and bruschetta. I must admit that it was friggin awesome and we both did an amazing job :).

I actually had a "first time" experience last night. And no it is NOT dirty (I'm looking at you stef hahahah). I watched Lord of the rings for the first time. Pretty good movie :)

Anyways I kinda want to speed this up as my body HURTS right now from the workout I just got in.

Today my mom picked me up from Pete's and we went out for breakfast at Chez Coras which was fabulous!! After that we went dress shopping which was fun. Especially considering I finally found a dress for my cousins wedding! Its hot and I feel really sexy in it!! WHOOT :D

I came home and grabbed my exercise ball and did some working out in my room. O M G. haha I love working out on that ball and you can REALLY feel it after. It felt sooo good!! I got 20 minutes in on that :)

Anyways I'm headed to Pete's so I must go!