Tuesday, October 13, 2015

First step is admitting

The first step is admitting you have a problem right.

This past weekend I took the fist step in admitting I have an issue with food.   Forget my past, forget how before my last child (two years ago) I was running half marathons and super active. Forget my comeback was super lack luster. Then I was injured, then surgery in January. Recover was slow and I even took a pretty bad tumble this summer. Forget it all! No more excuses.

This past Saturday we had our carpets cleaned.  When my husband told me they would be there between 8-11AM, I am pretty sure I looked at him like he was crazy.  Either way, they were coming and we needed to pick everything up off the floor before the arrived. As I was cleaning out my closet, I decided that I was only going to put clothing back in the fit me.

See, I was tired of getting up for work and looking at my closet in despair. Looking at 90% of the stuff that wouldn't fit or would be insanely uncomfortable to put on.  Last Saturday night when the carpets were dry enough to put our bedroom back together, I got to work.

Starting with Jeans! Turns out I only have one pair that I actually, want to wear. That made it easy. Half went into a donate pile, and the other half went to a next size down pile. Next up dresses and skirts! Most of these went into a next size down pile, some still had tags on them. Shirts was fun! Lots of stuff to donate and some a few things to save. When the purge was complete, one stuffed full garbage bag went to the donation station by our house. A laundry basket full of stuff I liked and would fit into one day was put in a space bag and put away for when that day comes. If in a 6 months, it is still in storage it gets donated.

Next step, was going to Target. I picked up a couple pair of jeans the next size up and told myself to just cut off the tags. If I don't like the number on my jeans then I need to do something about it.

Sunday, I started making small changes. Not snacking at night and eating smaller portions. Monday and today, I packed my breakfast, snacks and lunch before heading to work - no excuses.  This week, I work on cleaning up my diet, logging my food an My Fitness Pal and next week I try to add in a couple workouts.

My goal is to start blogging again to help hold myself accountable. I started this blog originally to help keep me accountable for my running, so why not get back to basics.

One day at a time, one size at a time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Day 5 & 6

Monday was Day 5 and the weigh in day. I am down 2lbs, but I am trying not think about that and just keep focusing on eating and getting in the workouts.

The workout for day 5 was cardio fix. I enjoyed it but still had to do some substitutions. I hate starting over, I hope this the last time I have to completely start over and that I can build up my fitness endurance.

The 21 Day fix is all about planning, making sure you have your snacks and meals ready so you are less likely to cheat. Many people will plan out the entire week, while this is great. It really doesn't work for me. Instead the night before I plan out my meals and leave a little post it on my computer. This allows me to have one day ready and remind myself what is next. See, I work from home and let me tell you no matter how much I am prepared, the bad foods in he pantry all my name. :)
This method so far helps me stay on track and a constant reminder of what I need. After I eat I log my containers in an app on my phone, that also tracks my workouts and weight change.
Today is Day 6 and my plan looks like this:
- Greek yogurt with Berries, coffee w/almond milk and 2 hard boiled eggs
- Pear / Almonds
- Chicken lettuce wraps and side salad
- Apple w/ PB, side of veggies
D - Chicken Fajita stir fry  (Making Fajita's for the family and just going to mix in a bunch of extra veggies for me)

I am trying to eat out of every category, even if I don't hit all of  the number of containers. It is a lot of food, when you are at the top calorie level.  Hopefully, after the first round, I can drop down and not stress about eating it all.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Weekend Update

It is summer in Washington and I am happy!  : )

I started the 21 Day fix on Thursday, odd day to start but that is with the FB group and the goal is to take us right up to the Fourth of July. Sounds good to me, I plan to do another round right after that as I am going to Atlanta at the end of July and can use all the help.

Thursday, I started but I didn't have my booklet, so I did best effort. Friday, evening everything showed up so I was able to do my first official workout. I love that they are short but tough. My ankle is holding, but I need to do my workouts early because by the end of the day my foot is sore.

Saturday, I decided to double up on the workouts and did the upper and lower fix back to back. While tough, totally doable. Some of the exercise I am modifying while my ankle gets stronger but overall I could do 90% of them.  Sunday's workout was Pilates it was a perfect workout for the end of the weekend.

The food! No calorie counting, just containers. It makes it simple, I have been planning out my meals the night before to keep it simple. I know many people plan for the week, but I work from home most days so eating is pretty easy. It is staying away from the bad stuff that is hard.

Sunday we spent the day on our boat, but I was ready and packed snacks for the entire afternoon. Normally, I would be eating a PB&J, chips, cookies and chocolate. this time I packed 2 - 30oz of water and everything I needed to stay on track.

I plan to take one day at a time and just keep moving forward. I am excited to see what the first week of results brings. I took new before photos, but I am not ready to share those until I have an after photo to go by its side.
How was your weekend? 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Didn't go as planned

As I wait  for my 21 day fix stuff to arrive, I had planned to track what I was eating and taking pictures. I actually, took all of my pictures but then my phone was being a pain on the butt and not uploading properly.

So yes, no pictures because I am to lazy to email them then download, then upload....so a quick recap of yesterday's eating. 

Ezekiel bread thin sliced
1 egg
2 slices of bacon
All made into a yummy Sandwich
With a side of coffee

Grilled Tuna Melt on Ezekiel thin cut bread
raw veggies and hummus

Some more raw veggies

Homemade Beef and Broccoli with a 1/2 cup of rice

I may have had, okay no may I had a couple handfuls of Almond M&Ms at the end of the day. I blame the heat.    I didn't get a workout in on Monday, but today I did 30 minutes on the treadmill and light arm weights. Food has been almost exactly the same, except dinner will be a hamburger with no bun and grilled veggies.

Slow and steady and I have been reading as much as I can about the 21 day fix so I am so ready to go when it arrives.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Weekend Update

This weekend the sun came out in Washington! It was beautiful. Saturday were able to take our boat out and do some swimming in the lake.  The girls had a blast, even if they don't look like it. My youngest did not want to get out of the water even though she was shivering. 

The heat continued through Sunday and is expected to last all week! This is going to make it very difficult to work, since I work from home.  My oldest kiddo has a week and half left of school, so I am sure the nice weather is going to make it difficult for the kids and the teachers.

This weekend I also did a little shopping, which is never fun. I miss the day when I could walk into any store and buy clothing that fit me. Now, I am limited to stores that carry plus size clothing, which are mostly blah or to edgy for me. But, that also motivated me to buy the 21 day fix. I ordered it this weekend and joined a FB group that starts today and I hope that will help keep me motivated. I have heard/read the work outs are short which is what my foot needs. Anything over about 30 minutes is just to much for me right now, so short but effective workouts are perfect.

I plan to track my eating here, so hopefully I can keep it updated nightly on my progress and struggles.

Hope you have an amazing week!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I ran

Today, I took the first step to my running come back. I got on the treadmill with thinking I was just going to walk a mile. Which, I also haven't done since my surgery.

Instead, I decide to run the worlds slowest mile. I mean slow! But I did. I am proud and I just want to go do it again. 

If you remember I had surgery at the end of January. I got my cast of and in a walking but Feb 28th. I graduated out of a walking boot at the end of March and a lace brace mid April!

I started physical therapy and today I ran. I am excited, but I know I need to take it slow. It just felt good to do it.

Just getting it down. Time to start blogging about my slow ass recovery and weight loss. More come, maybe, I think, yes I will blog again and run!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cast Free, well sort of

I can't believe I forgot to write about this. I didn't forgot, just every time I sat down nothing came out. And then I got sick, yes all of last week was spent miserable.

On Monday March 30th, I was released from then walking boot officially from the doctor. I had taken the boot of the week before, but it was official. I would only have to wear the lace up brace for the month of April. After that only when I workout for the rest of the year.

But let's back up to Monday morning, well actually Sunday night. I started feeling like crap. I went to bed hoping it was nothing. My youngest had been sick all weekend and I was afraid I got what she had.

Monday, I called the doctor to take her in as she had barley had anything to eat in 3 days and my throat was on fire. The doctor confirmed we both had something viral, she was in the middle and I was just starting. We drove home, I dropped the youngest off and drove to the orthopedic doctor where I received the happy news I was boot free. Sadly, I felt like crap. I spent most of Tuesday in bed and started to swing up on Wednesday. But my oldest kid was now sick with the stomach bug.

Thursday, I turned another year older and felt almost better. It sucked though as I spent my birthday in a long meeting at work and then eating pizza and cake. Okay, that wasn't that bad.

Friday, we decided it would be best to cancel any Easter plans. We really didn't want to share our colds/flu like symptoms with anyone else. It was sad to miss out on the fun but it was what was best for our family!

Monday, I sping rode my bike for the first time this year!  It was only twenty minutes, but my ankle felt great.

Tuesday, I attended my first Hot Yoga class of 2015!  Oh how I have missed you. I was hesitant on many poses, would my ankle hold, would it hurt. The truth is I probably held back a little to much. But it was my first time in a class in two years! I so needed this and I can't wait to go back.

All caught up and now it is time to get to bed.