Wednesday, July 30, 2008

here it goes again

The last two nights I have made it an hour on the treadmill WOO HOO! I never would have been able to do this with out headphones, I would have given up due to bordom. I also met a lady there who was impressed with me coming to the gym every day and walking. She said she had seen me a few times and she noticed I come in everyday and go to the treadmill and work out and that seeing me do that has encouraged her to keep coming to work out. Who knew that wanting to get myself healthier would have an impact on other people. I am surprised by this, I didn't think I would impact anyone by wanting to improve myself.

In other news, mom came over for dinner last night. She called me up and asked whats for dinner I told her spagetti and she said she would be right over. She also asked if she could take the diet pop we had so she would have some at home cause they were out and she only has 15 dollars in her bank account till Friday.SO I let her take it, we don't drink it and it was in there for her anyways, for when she came over. She also made the comment to the fact that my fridge was damn near empty my reply was yeah we need food but have to wait till friday as well.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


So I just weighed myself and I have lost 6 pounds WOOT! Mom asked me yesterday how much I have lost and I told her I hadn't weighed myself so I did this morning and 6 pounds are gone!!! I feel so good about it. I can't wait for more to come off! Who knew that I would like exercising so much.

I have more great news too, went to the gym yesterday and are you ready for this? I walked on the tredmill for an HOUR! I burned 421 calories walked 2mph and made it 2 miles in an hour. I'm going to stick to an hour of walking for a while though cause my knee started hurting right around an hour so I need to make it stronger before I go on. I figure once it gets eayier for me to walk the hour I am going to slowly increase the speed that I walk it.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

work it out

After taking two days off from the gym because of Richard's work hours and us going to the gym at midnight on Tuesday we went back yesterday. I only made it 30 minutes which sucked but today I am going to push for 50 minutes to an hour. I notice that if I take a break longer than a day I can't go for 45 minutes untill I work up to it again. We also got headphones so now I can hear the tv and man does time fly while walking and watching tv so my goal won't be that hard to do and once it gets too easy for me to do I will push myself farther.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mom called me last night to inform me that our hairdresser is moving in August and that Friday is the last day we will be seeing her. She was just getting good with my hair and now she is moving. This seems to be happening more and more to mom and I. our firt guy Curtis did our hair from when I was 9 to about 19 or 20 years old, then he retired and we went to Liz and she did our hair for about 2 to 3 years and now Kristina who has only done our hair for about a year is moving. So the search for a new hairdresser is on... UGH! I have had some pretty bad hair cuts in my time due to the person not listening to what I want.

In other news, Richard and I decided that for an entire month all we are going to do is the tredmill, basically a cardio work out. the last time we were serious about working out all we did was walk the mall and lost a lot of weight so we figure cardio for a month then go back to the weight machines. Since thats all we are going to be doing we are going to go every day to the gym and walk, then its most likely going to be every other day once we start the machines again.

I have also noticed my face is getting thinner, and I don't get hungry or eat while bored and watching tv. I have cut back on how much I eat and am now eating 3 meals a day instead of just 2. I am finding that I have more energy and want to do more things as well. Now if I could just get my sleep schedule back on track all would be good. But I am liking the diet and exercise routine I'm on and plan on keeping at it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Not in high school no more

Owie I hurt! Yup I was right, my arms didn't hurt at all yesterday, untill we went to the gym. I only walked like 20 minutes on the tredmill then it was off to the weight machines. I only did 20 minutes on the tredmill because I don't want to over due myself and not want to go to the gym, plus 45 minutes is a bit long and just a little too much pain to handle at the moment but I will get there again soon.

It was getting close to Richard and I finishing our work out and he decided to go do bench presses and I stood there watching him thinking my god I could never do that. He benched about 95 pounds 10 times gets up and then does squats. He puts the bench back and I start to walk off and he goes "its your turn." I informed him that in high school I couldn't even freaking bench the bar by itsself what makes you think I can do it now. His response was your not in school anymore. So Bravely and feeling a bit stupid cause I know I can't do it. I get the bar and bench it 5 times and go ok, this is too easy. Mind you the bar itself ways 45 pounds. so he adds weights and makes it 55 pounds I bench it 5 times still way to easy.
Ok so at this point in time I am impressed cause 1 I benched the bar and it was too easy 2 he added weights and it was still to easy and 3 I didn't think I was this strong in the first place. I am also wishing that my high school gym teacher was there so I could rub it in her face that I could bench more than the bar that I could hardly bench in her class. Richard changes out the weights and makes the bar weigh 65 pounds, I'm thinking my god I can see it now woman crushed to death by 65 pound bench press. I lift it up and bench it 10 yes you read that right 10 more times. Ladies and gentlemen I am floored. Richard is impressed and patting me on the back going way to go hunnie. All I can think about is my god my arms are going to kill me on Sunday!
I was right my arms hurt yet again. But will feel better by Wednesday when I go work them out again. My legs never really hurt after Thurday so Tomorrow when I go I will work them a little more. I have also stopped dinking pop and am now watching how much I eat. Plus I don't really get that hungry anymore anyways. WOOT! things are looking good for me.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oh Baby make it hurt so good

I got brave and the last two times I have gone to the gym I have actually worked with the weight machines as well. On Tuesday I worked my upper body mostly my arms and chest and of course abs, and walked on the tredmill. Took Wednesday off to recover from Tuesday good thing because I was having problems moving my arms cause they were sore and it hurt. Today we went and walked on the tredmill then I worked my lower body, you know the legs and butt. I am just now starting to feel the pain so I can only imagine what tomorrow will bring when I wake up. My arms don't hurt half as bad as they did yesterday and Saturday I figure they won't hurt at all till I of course go back to the gym and you guessed it work out my upper body again. We are going every other day to the gym and its working out great for us. If I keep going at this pace I will look good in no time at all. I weighed myself the other day and have lost 4 pounds so far. woo hoo!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Its my party....

Mom hade a raggedy Ann cake made for me
cause grandma made one for her on her
25th birthday and yes the glasses
where added cause I wear glasses

The cake after the ride home, the pieces where

taken out at moms house

The front of the shirt that I got at Lone Star

cause they messed up our orders at my

b-day dinner

Back of the shirt

Free coupon I got cause off the mess ups at

dinner, like Richard's steak being to rare then over cooked

and my Ribs being way to salty.

Moms meal was fine Lucky her.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ch ch changes

I have only gone maybe 4-5 times to the gym so far, I am going again tomorrow and I am already feeling a difference. I'm more energized, I don't get winded as easily as I used to. I haven't noticed any changes shrinking wise but my mom has. She says that I look thinner. I was standing in front of her talking to her and she said that my sides look thinner. This took me by surprise because I didn't think anything was happening or at least noticeable yet but I guess there is. It makes me want to go to the gym that much more. I thought my shirt was fitting a little looser but didn't think much of it. Mom pointing it out to me that I look smaller just made my day. I hope I can keep this up, no I take it back I know I can keep this up.

My last parting words are:


Tuesday, July 1, 2008


So I joined a gym yesterday called planetfitness its a judgment free zone. Plus it only costs 15 bucks a month per person so for Richard and I it costs 30 bucks a month which I think is totally awesome! We went and worked out today and I managed to do 30 minutes on the treadmill which for me is pretty good. I felt great afterwords and still have energy! I think things are going to change for me. I think that I am going to make this work. I love the gym there are people there of all shapes sizes and ages. We are going back tomorrow to work out again. WOOT!