Get FIT Challenge 2.0

RSS
Sep 6
reasonstobefit:

submitted by email(or gives you an insane stomach ache… or maybe that’s just me) 

reasonstobefit:

submitted by email
(or gives you an insane stomach ache… or maybe that’s just me) 

Aug 8

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In [Week7?]

I’ll be the first to admit, I haven’t thought about this blog and my “challenge” in a long time. I’m not sure why, but I do know that my love for disgusting food has totally overwhelmed me. I have spurts where I’ll eat the right foods and exercise, but the need to have a couple packs of candy at work and basically anything junky during the 3 o’clock crave has gotten out of hand. I think this is why:

-Food around me is delicious, accessible and affordable

-I’m at a point where I’m happy with my body, therefore, that incentive is gone. Would I like to lose a couple more pounds? Sure! Do I like food more than those few pounds? Yes!

If that’s the case, then why am I pissed at myself every time I eat something completely glutinous? It’s because I usually feel like complete crap when I don’t eat properly or exercise and I can see a direct correlation. Duh! So why not just change it? I need baby steps…so here is this weeks goal:

Make it to the gym twice (NOT like my usual failed goal of 5 times a week)…and follow WW today (only to see if I can actually do it again).

Oh yeah, the weigh in that inspired this little revelation…

This week: 160.3
4? Weeks ago: 157.5 

Weight gain, go figure! Bet you couldn’t tell from my post lol

Weekly Wednesday Weigh In [Week 3]

Starting Weight: 169.8

Last Week: 160.5

Current: 157.5

Change Since Start: 12.3

Weekly Wednesday Weigh In [Week 2]

I reluctantly went to RPM at the gym this morning. It was hard to get up and I’m tired, but I’m so glad I went.

Not only was it the hot instructor that looks like he belongs in a boy band teaching the class today (I can say that because Jordan NEVER reads my blog), but I feel like I’ve already accomplished so much this morning. I feel like a million bucks and I’m less tired than when I usually am at this time.

I have to remember this feeling, because when the alarm goes off tomorrow at 5:45, there’s no way I’ll want to get up. Why wouldn’t I though? There’s no logical reason, the results far outweigh the negative aspects.

Oh yah, I was so tired when I woke up, I totally forgot to weigh-in…tomorrow!

Portion Control

A couple months of letting myself eat whatever I want, has left me with a warped concept of portion control.

Yesterday, I thought I ate fairly well, especially in comparison to my previous habits, but was still 12 WW points over. I’m not unhappy with that, but I’m kind of baffled with what’s considered a normal portion size and how our culture has totally lost touch with it.

A no brainer, super simple solution that never occurred to me: lots of little snacks throughout the day. Tried it yesterday and I wasn’t hungry and I never felt bogged down by large meals. GO FIGURE!

Ps. Wanted to give up again today, but remembered my “weigh-in” on Wednesday and decided not to bail out. Success!

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In [Week 1]

Weight: 159.5

I realized that although my weight isn’t my primary goal, it is an insanely good motivator to publish my weight every week. It helps prevent me from cheating and giving into the delicious foods surrounding me in downtown Toronto.

So here we go again! :)

Get FIT Challenge 2.0

Get FIT Challenge 2.0 starts TODAY!!

New weigh-in day, new goals, and a whole new plan to adapt to my new lifestyle.

GOALS

  • Feel less tired! - I’ve been exhausted 24/7 and I think there are two major contributors 1.) Thyroid 2.) DIET
  • Only eat out max. 3x/week - There are amazing and delicious restaurants steps away from wherever I am at all times and it’s an incredibly social thing to eat out. Lately, there have been days where I buy every meal from a restaurant, NOT anymore!! Within my limit of 3x/week includes: lunches, coffees, dinners, and social gatherings. Basically: I don’t want to buy lunch just b/c I’m too lazy to make it.
  • Go to the gym in the mornings: With my new work and living situation, I don’t feel like going to the gym after work and not getting home until 7:30. I figure, why not start going in the morning and feel fresh and peppy throughout the day?
  • Weight Watchers: Going to start counting points again. Hopefully this will help monitor my insane binging.
  • Feel comfortable in a bikini: This is a fairly person thing, but I want to feel like a million bucks in a bikini (as I’m sure all women do). Oh, did I mention that HOPE Beach is in a month today!? Convenient!!!

The goals this time around are very different, b/c I’m not as concerned about weight, just a general well-being and being FIT. I’m hoping that as a result of this work I will lose the weight, but I would be insanely happy if I could wake up in the morning and not feel like crap.

Here I go…

Week 10: Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In

Starting Weight: 169.8

Last Week: 157.8

Current: 158.8

Change Since Start: 11

Womp Womp!! Somewhat afraid to admit this, but I’ve fallen off the bandwagon. In two weeks I’ve gained 3 lbs and basically stopped exercising. I really wanted to just quit, because I’m not the kind of person who likes to fail. The excuses are endless in my head right now:

  • I was studying for school and didn’t have time to go to the gym
  • I’m finally done school, it’s ok to eat and celebrate
  • I’m sick of counting WW point
  • I’m going to Florida so I’ll start my diet again after
  • I have a sore throat, I should go to the gym
  • I’m tired

Blah blah blah, the list goes on and on…So, I signed up for RPM today and going start up again…I can’t forget: NOT a diet, a LIFESTYLE change. Plus, logically it makes sense, “I eat healthy, exercise and I look and feel like a million bucks”. Right now, I’m tired, sick and lazy, so why not do what I know makes me feel better? Seems logical right? Today, I’m going to try to think logically…hopefully it’ll help!!

I think it’s impressive how I can manage to stay the exact same, even to the decimal point…annoying, but impressive. At least I know I’ll be good at keeping it off when I’m at my goal weight. Mental note: pizza and playoffs do not = lost weight. 

Lesson of the week: don’t weight myself before Wednesday. I become obsessed with the number and it gives me incorrect readings (two days ago I was 156). I need to just work hard and see what happens on Wednesday.

I think it’s impressive how I can manage to stay the exact same, even to the decimal point…annoying, but impressive. At least I know I’ll be good at keeping it off when I’m at my goal weight. Mental note: pizza and playoffs do not = lost weight.

Lesson of the week: don’t weight myself before Wednesday. I become obsessed with the number and it gives me incorrect readings (two days ago I was 156). I need to just work hard and see what happens on Wednesday.

PROM DRESS!!!!!

I FIT INTO MY PROM DRESS!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAY!!!

This is a big moment for me, because I haven’t fit into to for a long time! I’m sure the fact that I’m smaller up top helps, but it zips up alllL the way now and actually fits comfortably :)…unbelievable. And yes. I’m sitting in it right now.

One goal…ACCOMPLISHED!

Spandex and Fleece

I’ve lost enough weight to notice a difference in the fit of my clothes, but the more active I become the more I realize how much I love spandex and fleece!!!

What am I most comfortable in? Spandex pants, a workout top, and a fleece or soft shell. I couldn’t be happier in this combination. I attribute it my years of racing down hills in spandex racing suits. I wonder if I’ll ever grow out of this obsession? Anyways, just a thought….

Loving the slow and steady process. No rush, want to keep it off and do this the healthy way.

Loving the slow and steady process. No rush, want to keep it off and do this the healthy way.

Week 8: Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In

Starting Weight: 169.8

Last Week: 157.8

Current: 157.2

Change Since Start: 12.6

Weigh-in this morning, a bit late, but I was in Toronto and didn’t have my regular scale. Something I learned really early, ONLY USE ONE SCALE. Others won’t be accurate and give you false expectations. For example, last weight I was 157.8, but on my Toronto scale I was 152…a major difference for me.

Things I noticed this week:

  • I bought new jeans for the first time in YEARS! I’m now comfortable a size 29 (Wouldn’t have fit into those two months ago). I LOVE Levi’s new CurveID pants, I feel like I’m in PJS right now…I will buy another pair after I get to my goal.
  • Easter was TOUGH!! I ate countless Cadbury Cream Eggs and sent the last few days at the gym trying to “work them off”. I’ve felt pretty sluggish and tired, which makes me feel weak in the gym…I don’t want to feel weak. 

That’s all she wrote.

Just had a 6 inch sub and a Tim Hortons cookie for lunch. When I put the points into weight watchers, I realized that the one cookie was the same amount of points as the whole sub!!!

Turkey sub = 7 points
Tim Hortons cookie = 7 points

Kinda crazy…just saying.

My Favorite Recipes

Here are my favorite recipes from the past two months. I’ve tried a lot of new ones lately, but these are the ones that I can’t stop thinking about. Delicious and healthy!! :)

MAIN COURSES

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/04/chicken-rollatini-with-spinach-alla.html

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/04/chicken-rollatini-with-spinach-alla.html

http://www.recipegirl.com/2007/09/23/garden-style-lasagna/

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/06/chicken-and-white-bean-enchiladas-with.html

http://www.weightwatchers.ca/food/rcp/index.aspx?recipeId=68311

DESSERTS

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/06/red-white-and-blueberry-trifle.html

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/03/skinny-coconut-cupcakes.html

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/03/strawberry-swirl-cheesecake.html