Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sleepless Night

Didn't get my workout in this morning, because I had a miserable night! I tossed and turned, cursing the coffee and small sonic coke I had that day. I never knew that my body could hate caffeine, those are the only bad choices I made yesterday.

I have some terrible soreness that is in the upper inner thigh. I complained about it all day long yesterday. I'm thinking Wednesday may become my rest day, but not quite sure yet. I'll have to think on that some more.

You know, waking up this morning was HARD and the thought of working out I knew wasn't going to happen, but now that I'm wide awake, I'm regretting my decision! It's like my body is screaming out for the workout! Strange...

It's Hump Day! Closer to the weekend... that's what I'm talking about!

Maybe I can get in some walking today to make up for missing my morning workout!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Need A Jumpstart Morning

My muscles are really screaming SORE at me this morning! My morning workout was less than 100%! I made me a protein shake for breakfast, not sure how I feel about it yet. I think I might like the Green Monster Shake way better!

Yesterday the girls at work were giving me hell.. they thought it was funny that I measured out 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and put it in a tiny container so that I could eat it with my apple that I would cut into slices part of my lunch. What they didn't know was that I LOVE peanut butter. If I don't measure I could surpass 2 tablespoons and be into half a cup or more in less than five minutes. Silly friends, I'm not easily discourage, but now maybe they'll know that peanut butter has LOTS of calories if they are not careful.

I need a jumpstart on some morning energy right about now. I feel tired, sore and sleepy. I feel like I have a busy day today, but I don't... thank goodness!

I need some Tuesday motivation and badly...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Impossible, NOT

Ah, already Monday! The weekend sure does fly on by in a blink of an eye!

My arm muscles are sore today. I did tricep dips, I honestly didn't think I could do them. The first thought that came to mind was... how am I going to hold up myself up and dip and pull up... I'm too fat! It's impossible! It wasn't.

Starting the morning strong with this:

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Well Good Morning! I have been missing for 3 days, since Thursday! I have had a sick kid who has all those nasty symptoms that keeps parents up at the crack of dawn, but all is so much better!!!

This morning workout was a challenge! I almost didn't feel ready for it, or didn't feel like I would be able to get technique correctly, but I did it! It's different, 20/10, I have to work very hard for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. I'm don't feel very athletic when I got things jumping and slapping against myself, but I forge on; psyche myself to get it done!

I have kept my daily meal tracking goal for last week and I have come to realize that I am a CARB JUNKIE and that's me putting it nicely! My fat intake exceeds my daily requirements and I don't get enough protien for the day! My calories exceed 2100 daily, when I'm suppose to be getting anywhere from 1200-1550 calories a day! I'm begining to realize why the scale isn't moving down!

I have also realized adding goals one week at a time is so much more effective for me. So the one goal I have set myself up for this week is my biggest challenge; making lunch for myself and taking it to work. I don't understand why this is so challenging for me! I know what to do... I could make all my meals on Sunday and just grab-n-go!

I'm ready to move in the right direction!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rough Night

It's been a rough night! Annaleigh coughed up a lung last night... she has a horrible cough, so the girl is going to stay home from school, but guys I did push past the twice snooze alarm and got up to do my workout. This was tough, because I just wanted to sleep in my warm bed snuggled in a curled up cocoon. My bed beckons me. So tired!

Yesterday, we did some yard work. The day just flew by, but I did get to enjoy the beautiful day. We had perfect weather! It felt like spring. Later on the evening I don't know why I weighed myself, but I did, even though I knew better not to, because weight fluctuates from morning to night. My scale gave me a fright and I could scream out of anger! I won't be doing that anytime soon again. I only felt stressed and upset.

Right know I just feel....So tired!

I'm feeling tired, just incase you couldn't tell. Off to get this day started one way or another!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Sudden Urge

"It's a wonderful day in this neighborhood..." Mr. Rogers if you didn't know.

I feel really good. My morning workout is done with for the moment. Yesterday late afternoon, I got this wild urge to.... brace yourself.... to workout! To move, to do something... but I didn't act upon it. One of the excuses I gave myself was Texas Dirt was blowing pretty hard and I wanted to keep myself from eating dirt! I mentioned to my husband that maybe we should get a treadmill after all. We'll see about that...

I'm tracking my daily meals, I wish I could track them on an app, but unfortunately, I'm living in the early 90's with an old school phone, due to I'm too cheap to go get a new one!

Today, if I get that workout urge, I'll go with my gut and get up to do something!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Running Late

I'm running late if that is possible today! No School for Annaleigh; a student holiday and Mark made it home yesterday afternoon! I thought I sleep in a little later, but my morning workout is done and I got a shower in today. I am about to make me a GREEN MONSTER for breakfast!

I feel really rested, but still a little tired. Mondays are always hectic,but I'll do my best to relax!

Morning Motivation...

Awww, the perfect LOVE note! ;)

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I have defeat starring at me and boy, is it laughing pretty hard at me! 10 days to lose 10 lbs and I don't see that happening, which means February challenge is a bust! I wish I could say I don't know how this happened again, but let me face the facts and although I'm making better choices, it's not 100% of the time! I'm the one who forgot to take lunch to work and decided to join the co-workers for lunch. I'm the one who doesn't say no to soda when someone who is being nice bought me one. I'm the one who went to go get pizza for Valentine's Day. I'm the one who ate ALL the chocolates I got on Valentine's Day as a gift from a friend.

There is no one to blame, B-U-T ME! I'm accountable for my choices; my wrong choices! So all the whining I have done; the moaning and groaning as to why I can't seem to get the scale moving in the right direction is my fault!

Pointing the finger at me is disappointing!

What I also realize and have known is that I'm also accountable to change my direction of thinking. I CAN do better! Heck I have already started, by choosing to wake up early in the morning so that I can get in my morning workout! (AND I DID IT THIS MORNING!) I'm drinking more water during the day; which is good, but not great! I'm going to start tracking my meals and snacks; my new weekly goal. I got to believe I can turn this all around or I'm in for an aching, full of health problems, downing medications miserable life!!! It's enough to make me weep!

Here is some postive reinforcement:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Simple Saturday

I am out of breath! Whew, this workout kicked my butt today, but thankfully I feel good!

Annaleigh and I made pancakes this morning,... uh, healthy pancakes. Yes, there is such a thing, but I didn't quite tell her that, when she was done, she casually tells me, that they tasted different. I looked at her plate and she left about 2 bites left. Hmmm, if that's all you leave behind, the pancakes must be pretty good!

I'm going to try to keep the stress away for the moment. I'm going to try to mellow out. I can't squash it, like I usually do, because next time around I might explode or have a huge melt down. Besides nothing ever gets settled if there is no communication!

Morning revelation...

Friday, February 17, 2012

The 3 C's

This morning's blog was a no go! My girl forgot to recharge the laptop last night; the battery was dead!!! Which also means no morning workout! I have been using my laptop for everything lately. I've even gone so far as using it as a tool to refresh myself with 4th grade math problems. Thank goodness for people who post videos all over the Internet! I love them!

I have no rest day on Sunday. I will be makeing up my morning workout that day.

I've been under some stress lately. Oh I won't begin to go into detail, but I need more than just weight therapy! I need to keep myself sane!

Right now Annaleigh is jump roping and she's good! I'm not bragging as a proud mama... OK maybe just a little, but she is good! I remember when I could do that. I bought me a jumping rope last year about this time, because I wanted to be able to jump-a-rope with her. I don't think my knees could take it right now and I feel like such a let down to her! I almost feel like when I get to be able to do things with her. She'll be a teenager and will have other things she interested in and I will have lost time! I need to work harder!

I know it won't be overnight success! Trust me I know it won't be, but pushing past negative thoughts or when I feel like my life may be crumbling around me.... it's so hard not to throw in the towel! Pleading with myself not to quit just feels so stupid! I like the 3 C's of life! Right now I need to keep this in mind....CHOICES.... CHANCES..... CHANGES!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Was very sore, but after my workout, I don't feel sore, my muscles are warmed up right now. Today is Thursday and I feel a little flustered, because I am having rough nights; sleepless nights. I want to scream a little out of frustration, but I won't!

It makes sense to me! This is what I need to keep me going right now! Another plus is Thursday is closer to Friday. The weekend is SO close!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sore And Tired

Sooooo, sore!

Thighs and booty burn, and now my back is feeling the soreness! OUCH!

I don't think I have ever felt so tired before. I could easily call it a night and it's not even dark out yet.

I truly prefer blogging in the morning, so I'll continue that ritual. I had my green smoothie this morning and it was delicious. I had daycare lunch. I forgot to pack my lunch today.

When I got home this evening I felt like I was starving, I didn't eat too much and I think that's why I'm starving at the end of the day or it could be the water I need to be drinking, maybe I'm just thirsty ...yesterday's off day was not such a good idea.

Regrouping my plan and sticking to it!

Choosing To Be Sore!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love is in the air!

Loving is the best gift ever! I couldn't smooch on my hubby on this Valentine's Day; he's out trucking! I hope he knows that I'm a lucky girl to have him. His kisses still make me dizzy and weak at the knees! I hope he doesn't mind me posting that, but I only speak the truth!!!

My sweet girl, cutest Valentine EVER! She's my nonstoppable twinkle in my eye. I'm proud and want the best for her now and in the future!

Although it's a special day, I woke up sore from yesterday's morning workout and I am even more sore from this morning's workout! Yesterday I bragged to Annaleigh saying that I felt I hadn't worked as hard as I did last week and feeling no effects. Sometime during the evening I could feel my thighs burn and my buttocks ache. "TMI, Mom!" She says back. Well, they do!

My dinner wasn't the greatest choice for a mommy and daughter date, but I made it an exception! Pizza for dinner, but tomorrow back to eating better.

What makes Valentine's Day is not the perfect date, but the friends and the family who think your special every other day 24/7, 365 days! (Hey! That's pretty good, maybe I should work for Hallmark, just sayin'.)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rest Day

Sundays will be my rest day. It's also my weigh in day and I all I have to say is... I'm disappointed, but not a quitter. I gained a pound. My only defense is I've read somewhere that a person may gain; putting on muscle ... at least that would be nice and explain the one pound jump. I do, however, feel the top of my belly slightly less (it's still there, just a little less) and even the inner thighs feel different. I noticed that when I wore my jeans yesterday didn't suffocate my thighs. There's room for me to feel comfortable.

I have prepared my lunch for tomorrow. I'm taking Chicken tacos; leftovers from tonight's supper. Three amazing ingredients for crock-pot cooking. I found the recipe on pinterest and it was amazing simple and easy... my kind of recipe!

Check it out here at Chocolate Therapy!

I'll be able to enjoy a good healthy breakfast tomorrow. It actually snowed this morning and throughout the day and school is delayed for 2 hours. Some extra sleep and a decent breakfast, not bad!

I went grocery shopping and dedicated my week to eating good and healthy and got ingredients for a  delicious GREEN shake, I also found on Pinterest. You'll have to give it a try, as skeptical and as hard as it is to believe... IT IS DELICIOUS!

Get the shake ingredients here at Iowa Girl Eats!
If you haven't noticed Pinterst has become my new addiction and I'll gladly admit it with enthusiasm!

Well I'm off to cuddle with the kid and dog. They are the perfect heater for me on a cold day like this here in Texas!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feeling Good!

Well my workout is done and I didn't even sleep in! My own inner alarm set off this morning and as hard as I tried to sleep in. It was a no go, sooooo I did my workout instead! Yeah for me! This is the first week that I felt like I REALLY accomplished something that I set my mind to! It feels wonderful! I worked out AND I blogged every morning... hey that's TWO accomplishments!
I think I might have to do this every morning. It gives a good mood set for me in the mornings.

I'm thinking of what I may need to add next to my morning routine. I have already added a morning workout, and a new morning blog ritual... what can be next?

How about eating breakfast every day and packing my lunch? This will be hard. Sometimes I just don't feel like eating breakfast and as for packing my lunch, it's hard to refuse fast food take out at work!

It's a challenge in itself, but worth it! I'd like to start implementing new things in my life, because a diet is not a lifestyle change! I know I can't do a diet forever, implementing new healthy habits has to be the best way to get me started! Wish I had implemented sooner; I knew this, but implementing and sticking with this was difficult or so I thought.

Thought for the day...

Friday, February 10, 2012


Completed my morning workout! What I notice about from the day I started to now, is that I am a little stronger and I'm not fighting to catch my breath as long as day one. Those little things are good signs and I don't feel to cranky in the morning. I'm still not Miss Sunshine, but my mornings run a little smoother.

This morning I almost said "Heck with it. It'll be OK." I couldn't do it. I didn't want to quit! I didn't want to disappoint myself without trying to give it my best shot.

It's Saturday tomorrow, I might sleep in, but I will get that morning workout done.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mellow Morning

HA! I didn't even need my alarm this morning. I woke up 15 minutes earlier and didn't have to snooze at all! Workout done and I feel like I'm improving as I do the workout each day.

I'm in a very mellow mood this morning, which is good. Yesterday was chaos and I almost didn't know how to deal with it all.

This posting in the morning is almost therapeutic for me.

Now a few words to keep my going...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Alarm Malfunction

Off my checklist ... Workout ... DONE! My alarm didn't go off today and boy I woke up exactly at 7 am. I jumped out of bed and gasped to my daughter to get up and ran to get the computer to find my workout routine and got it done! Whew!

I'm trying not to have a rushed morning, so later my day won't feel rushed either. I need to take a deep breath and just relax. Better said than done.

Today's tip...

On a day like this I can't argue with that saying... Just Do It!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Good Morning, Again

Can you believe it! Second day of getting up early to workout! It was a struggle, but I did it! Yeah ME!

I could feel the soreness creep up through out the day yesterday. I feel it more in my knees. Ever notice when you feel like your getting old, things start to hurt more than they did 10 years ago. Age stinks!

I had so much energy yesterday, I was on a roll at work. I usually complain about how tired I am, but tiredness crept up a little after 1pm. I'm a little tired right now, but the main reason is because I had my 10 year old in my bed kneeing me in the back and hands flailing in my face or an let's not forget the cover hog that she can be. Of course no one to blame but myself. When the hubby is gone, she sleeps with me. A habit I need to break. I'll work on that, then maybe I can sleep better.

Morning Wisdom:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Good Morning!

No I don't ever appear to be a happy morning person. I never smile and I hate getting out of bed, BUT today is my 1st day waking up and getting in my quick workout for the day! I have to admit that I did hit the snooze button ONCE, and it took a lot and I do mean A LOT of will power not to forget and snooze again, and Again and AGAIN! Day one complete, this deserves a huge applause, if you knew me, you'd agree...

Before getting my workout in, I was extremely tired, woke up several times during the night and got a phone call this morning from my husband who accidentally rolled onto his blue tooth head piece which in turn called me.... grrrr! Of course at the time I was afraid of a 5:00 phone call, very unusual for us. But all is well!!!! Right now I feel wide awake and as shameful to admit it, but I'm actually ready to take on the day and am going to avoid my morning coffee that's usually loaded with French Vanilla Creamer. Co-workers usually tease me about "Coffee with your Creamer, Christine?"
Don't need it today, I'm not dragging!

Message of the day...

Going to have a GOOD day!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Today begins February week two! My new goal is to get up with the INTENTION of working out! I can't leave the house without a quick workout! That's what I need to do! NO EXCUSES! The hardest part is having to get out of bed, especially if I had a miserable night of sleep the night before. I dread this challenge. Why would I do this to myself?

Wish me luck on this! I'll post every morning to show that I have succeeded. Maybe even daily words of wisdom to motivate my day and week.

Perfect! Enough to get me started with a new attitude toward a new me!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


My January Challenge for losing 10 lbs. is a complete failure! I'm so disappointed in myself. I only lost 5 lbs., which is what I gained the New Year's eve evening with food and drinks, but I can't quit now! I know I've said this before over and over again, but I have to do this. I'm thinking more about my health in the long run and I want to be around to see my future unfold before me!

I haven't been feeling good since Thursday of last week. I have this wild head cold that's driving me crazy, but that's no excuse for me not to have had last month's challenge in the bag.

February Challenge is a 10lb. loss. I'm determined to get it right this time around! Just You Watch!