Friday, March 25, 2011

CLX : 5wk Review & Some Chit Chat

I started CLX on Feburary 16th. So a little over 5wks ago. I took measurements on day one, today i had my DH take measurements again and I've lost 10 inches!!! Holy Snike's!  Check out my measurements tab and you can see the measurements. I lost 9lbs too. ( but I'm thinking about 4 of those 9lbs was water weight)

I also took some before and after pics...im not ready to share those yet, not until I'm done with CLX completely. I can tell a difference...and it makes me so happy and motivated to keep going! 

Went yard sales today with my hubby. Found a few things for my house and some clothes for me. Can't beat yard sales...just love them. I think I spent like 20$ and got the following:
1 set drapes/valance
pretty red decorative vase
small food processor
a large decorative pitcher, small decorative pitcher (both for kitchen)
2 pretty sexy looking night gowns with light robes
a summer dress for me
2 pairs of pj bottoms for DD
a pj set for me ( so cute )
a really cute smokey mountains shirt for me
a 4 pc set of plates ( they look like school plates, for the kids)
tubberware plate with lid

and I think thats it. I stopped at one yard sale and there suppose to be sending me a picture of a computer desk that sounded nice. We really need one.
Not bad for my first yard sale of the season...

anyways. Today was a rest day and I enjoyed every minute of it. I've got my calories set at 1500, I've logged about 1435 so far ( including 120 calories for a snack later)

130 calories
This is a pic of a strawberry shortcake cup that I made after lunch today. I used a little over a cup of strawberries, eyeballed a serving of light cool whip (YUM) and used one sugar free angel food dessert shell. I had to be careful with the cool whip since 2tbs is a serving. It was so good...and filling.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Art of Shutting Your Mouth

I hate gossip, seriously. It seems that's all people want to talk about at work....other people. I'm not going to go into names here but hearing it all the time, from everybody can get a little depressing. And I find myself joining in and that's not the person I strive to be every day! I don't like it when people gossip and the next time I hear it...im going to smile and change the subject...nicely of course :). That's letting them know im not going to join in it any longer.

So something bothered me all day yesterday and I found myself wanting to eat, later in the evening. I stayed on plan, did eat some strawberries but I think i will be ok with that!!

Yesterday I worked the early morning shift. And the trainer was gossiping about a couple of people, and with  me being new ...i found myself listening with curiosity. But i also had to keep in mind that everything being told to me was my trainers opinion, not exactly facts. Anyways, what bothered me was how extremely hard the morning shift has it! I  had to be there 2 days in a row for training. The first training day was done by one person and the second training day, by another. So I have two different ways of doing Donuts by two completely different people. Both of my trainers have been there for over two years so there pretty darn good at it.  Donuts is hard, its hard to be there so early, its a lot to do in a short period of time. But on the flip side, your alone and the store is closed. So no customers to interrupt you.

So, after the donuts were done and my trainer flew through all the steps (with me writing them down of course) the manager was scheduled to work so she walks in. She ask ' hows it going' and I said something that isn't what I usually say to anybody. " this is hard work, wow, donuts are hard work!" . And the response from her bothered me all day....she was quiet about it. Kinda smiled and had a chuckle, but then walked off to continue working. Later we talked while I was washing dishes and she explained that 'nobody likes donuts, but everyone will have train on them' She needs everyone to know everything. The rest of the conversation i explained on yesterdays post, about how I only wanted to do donuts maybe a few times a month and she agreed.
But for some reason, when I got home...i felt that growing unsettled feeling in my stomach. You know that feeling when you said something you wished you didn't. I wished I hadn't complained about my job...because in all honesty...i do love working there and its so close to home, within walking distance.

Anyways...later in the day, after work. I called my mom. she said that if it bothers me that bad then I should call my manager and apologize and yada,yada,yada. Well...I did. And she was extremely nice about it and admitted that my response bothered her too and she's said jokingly "amy, im not going to put you on donuts five days a week, i have two people doing donuts for me, but i have to train everybody on everything.'  She told me I would be doing donuts maybe once a week and only on the days when my husband is home so it doesn't cause any conflict with the kids/babysitters.

So after i hung up the phone with her i felt SO MUCH better. Still had that guilt though, I have to learn how to keep my mouth shut!!! 

Yesterdays calories were around 1550 and I did ChaLean Extreme burn circuit 3
Today will be a nice cardio, Im actually looking forward to doing a step aerobics with Cathe then I will work my abbs.  My weight is hovering around 166-169 at the moment. My eating hasn't been very consistent, but i plan on weighing on the 29th, so i will do my best to stay on track! I would LOVE to see 164 or lower...

  I have to be at work at 1 so I better get a move on if im going to get some laundry done before...Have a great day. And thank you on your comments from the past few post :) I really appreciate all of them :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Body Is Tired.....

....But my mind is screaming don't stop!

I just got off the dreaded early morning shift at my job. Today it was 4-11. Im exhausted, but I know what I have to do, i have to workout. Next comes laundry, then my kids will be home from school and they take up the rest of my day.

Balancing life is so hard right now. I don't want to workout, I need to so I will make myself get dressed and start the workout. My body wants junk food but not my mind...no, it wants to do the right thing.

The past two days have been pretty tough, my last post tells you why. I'm doing some training at work and it requires that I come in very early in the morning. I had to make myself go to sleep last night and it sucked. My husband was home and i couldn't hang out with him in the living room and that sucked. I didn't get to see my kids get on the shool bus this morning and that sucked!

So today I told my boss that I don't mind helping out in the mornings but only if Im needed. I hinted around to maybe one or two days a month....not week. She was nice about it and she explained that everyone will learn everything there. And agreed with me, only If im needed. So that was a relief....hopefully Its what will happen.

OK....so off to get my workout started. Today Im doing Chalean Extreme Burn Phase : Burn circuit 3. Its the last burn circuit in the burn phase...yay. I will start the push phase next.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Good Morning :)

Well, its 3:15 in the morning and im up to get ready for work. I will be leaving here shortly...today i will be shown how to do the donuts ( insert dramatic music here) Im scarfing down my coffee, already had one cup...working on cup #2.

Food +  workouts today are going to be a little tricky to say the least, but i will manage. Already have my breakfast logged in...and I will be off work before lunch hits so all is good :)

Yesterday I did burn intervals and finished the day off at 1601 calories. Today is burn circuit 3.

ok people...off the make some donuts!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Time To Challenge Myself!


Its the first day of spring folks, yippeee. Summer is almost here...mmmm, I can smell the chlorine from my pool already :D.

Three months before the official first day of Summer and in three months I could quite possible be in the lower 150's .... yep, I said it. The lower 150's!!!!!  Just gotta set my mind to it again. That's the hardest part in any diet plan.

I admit, haven't been very consistent for about 2 weeks now. I've been battling a fierce cold. Since seeing a doctor a few days ago I'm  finally feeling better, but meanwhile I've allowed bad habits to creep back in. What bad habits you ask? (teehee)

My Bad Habits are:
1) Spontaneous eating  : hello, work in a bakery!! There is always something cooking, cooling or being packaged. There is also those unplanned spontaneous out-to-eat-suppers when my DH is home. Suppers That I instigate ;-)
  2) Night time Eating : love to eat and watch tv at night. The kids are alseep and its so quiet. The perfect environment for night time munchies...

3) Excuses to not workout : I love working out, but once i miss a few days I start forgetting what it feels like and consider them a hassle.


So...its time to NIP THEM IN THE BUD...as Deputy Barney Fife would say from The Andy Griffith Show. NIP IT!!!!

Today I plan on doing Burn Circuit 2 then I have to work later.

Update: Burn Circuit 2 in the books. Im sweating and feeling ggggggggggreat! 

August check-in

Morning, Are you having a good day? I hope you can say 'yes I am' cause I'm always having a good day when I'm not at work....