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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I have been working hard to figure out my new schedule and trying to figure out the best time to get online and post. I can do it from my phone but typing a blog post on an iPhone is not ideal, any of you that have tried it can verify that for me I'm sure. But I think I have come up with a solution.
This week I have started back to CrossFit!!!!! Yipee!!!!! Yippee really doesn't even cut it! I am so excited to be back at the gym with my people doing a workout that I love I cant even think of the right adjectives.
They are in a new facility to me, they moved into this building quite a while ago but Im the one thats been MIA. This place is HUGE and has so much more equipment compared to the "room" we were in before. And the technology has improved too! We now use a program called Wodify that keeps track of the daily WODs (workout of the day) and personal records so that I don't have to tote my phone around with me to keep up with it, but don't worry, I have my phone anyway to take pictures.....
Big Bad Cheryl and I are back together again!
This new program also has an app for my phone: high tech and a nitty gritty workout= one happy fatgirl.
I was so excited to get back to the gym. I have missed these folks and was worried that I would be so far behind or they would give me "those looks" since I gained weight again but they welcomed me right back in and it was off to the workout.
Day one was a doozie for the first day back, 3 rounds of 30 wallballs and 15 pulls on the rowing machine. Wallballs suck on every level and I just knew that on day one the soreness would be epic. I was right...today when I got the gym I could barely make it up the stairs to get into the gym. I made it through the workout without puking!!!! Small victories! I didn't even think I needed to puke (huge victory)
Before I even got to class I bought a bottle of Aleve and started eating them like M&M's.
Todays soreness is much worse but I still rolled out of bed bright and early ready to go again. One of my favorite parts of Crossfit is the weight lifting and that was what I got to do today. I was lucky that it was upper body lifting since my legs are screaming just getting up and down off the toilet.
It was maxing out on overhead press and then 50 reps of a strict overhead press. Only difference in those two is one you can use your legs the other is shoulders only. I managed to get 135lbs on the Push Press and 50x 75lbs. That was awesome for me for my first trip back with weights. There was lots of grunting and groaning but I did it. When I hit 135lbs my coach told me that I could "toss a skinny bitch!" The ultimate goal is to pick up my own body weight which means I need to get my weight down and my weights up!
So now we get to the "When to Post" title of the blog. Since I have to be at class so early I have found myself with a little extra time in the mornings. My days are pretty full so any extra time in my life I am trying to use wisely so I have parked it at Starbucks and set up a new blogging location. (I am officially one of those people that is sitting at Starbucks with my headphones in typing away....and I used to laugh at those people)
Im taking advantage of the time between gym and school so I can get home after school to see my kiddos play various sports and not have to stay up till all hours of the night!
So, after using a lot of words to say this, things are great. School is going wonderfully, Im finally back at the gym working hard as ever and hopefully I can start to see some positive changes in my body that are so needed.
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
Sunday, August 10, 2014
After a few months of soul searching (and very little working out or eating healthy) I made a pretty big decision in my life. I have left the housing market completely and re-enrolled in school. Not a traditional college like most would think, I already got that diploma, no, I have enrolled in beauty school. Hopefully in 11 months I will be the proud owner of a state cosmetology license.
This has been something I have wanted for years and I'm still not really sure why it has taken me so long to take this step and go for it but now that I have made the decision to do it I am so ready!!!! I finally have a daily schedule, something that I have missed over the last 7 months. You all know I LOVE a schedule. When my day has no structure I find myself not getting to the gym and eating junk....and I'm hoping my new lifestyle can help me lose this weight that I have gained over the last 7 months.
I'm not trying to pretend that I haven't gained weight cause I have and its pretty obvious so its time to get back into focus and headed back to the goal weight. I have proven that I haven't figured out this healthy lifestyle thing yet cause I still continue to yo-yo with my weight but by golly I sure as hell haven't finished trying!
I'm not making any promises cause I'm still adjusting to my schedule but I'm going to try to get back to my blog (cause I love it and miss it sooooo much) and in the next few weeks I will be joining back up with my CrossFit folks (which by the way just makes me smile to type those words!)
I hope to get all my readers back after my leave of absence so feel free to share with your friends, and if your not much of a blog reader you can follow me on Instagram or Twitter @fatgirltothin.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Let's start with the Biggest Loser...tonight I attended the annual Biggest Loser finale party. We watch the contestants final reveal and guess their final weight and try to prefect the winners. This has been going on for several years and has become a great fun tradition.
Now tonight the buzz was all about Rachel. She was my pick to take the win, I've liked her all season because of her work ethic and just knew she had it. I was a bit worried that she didn't have enough weight left to lose. I wasn't crazy about the other 2 so my pick was easy to come by.
We watched for 1 hour at 30 minutes to get the final reveal of the finalists and they were shocking to say the least. They seemed so much smaller than years past and Rachel was so emaciated and tiny that no one in the room had a positive thing to say about her other than "tooooo skinny!"
This reaction says so much!!!
I agree that she was too skinny. She didn't look like the athlete that she did when she won the triathlon instead she looked like a skinny skeleton. Now I have my opinions on how a healthy body should look as does everyone else so I get that to some it was beautiful but I just couldn't get past the "too" skinny buzz that has taken over the web.
But to be completely honest I have to come to her defense as well. When $250,000 is on the line I can't say I wouldn't do the same! Offer me a quarter of a mil to get 5-10% underweight and I would so anything I had to do to make it happen. There, I said it. Also, how many times do people say, " I would do anything to be on the show." She did just that, what she had to do to win!
I can argue both sides of the argument so I'm gonna just leave it at that. Congrats on all the weightloss! Some of the others that looked great were Tumi, the one with the short blond hair (one of my faves but I have totally blanked on her name, it's late!) and I was happy to see Mangold had kept hers off. She was another of my favorites!
Now on to cookies...
I made some cookies for tonight's party with a Biggest Loser theme but that's not all in saying on this topic.
Now that I have found myself with lots of time on my hands ( you know with the unemployment and all) I have decided to learn how to make decorated sugar cookies.
I posted a few pics to my Instagram (@fatgirltothin) and people have shown interest in my cookies!
So go over and follow my page and check out my cookie decorations. I'll be posting more pics soon. If you are interested in ordering any please email me for details, email@example.com.
I've spent lots of hours baking cookies and decorating but I have managed to get my workout in. I'm living by that old motto, workout first thing in the morning and you will be guaranteed at least one a day! Today I did my first group fitness class in a while and I am already feeling sore. I love this feeling!!! More tomorrow, why certainly!
Please forgive any typos, this whole thing was done from my phone!!!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
If you are wondering why I was not in the best mood I just wasn't feeling all that good. I have eaten like crap for two weeks and my body felt bad. I know I chose my foods and I have made poor food decisions but after I can feel it affecting my mood I know I have to get things back on track. I started a cleanse this week. I just needed a jumpstart back to my good eating habits but after one day of no food I realized that that is not the correct way to get back on track....the way to get back on track is to make good food choices. Starvation is not what I needed. So cleanse over and back to good food. My cabinets are stocked full of good foods and I'm ready to be better and not eat every single meal out.
(I always struggle with food, its not a shocker anymore. Its always my struggle and always something I have to get in check!)
On the workout front I have been on track. I got in a bit of a rut last week, I got out of the habit of waking up super early since I'm currently without a job so I was just going when I woke up. I'm ok with working out at 9am but I just need to make sure that the workout is my first thing of the day. That for me works best. I have been doing lots of running because I have a marathon to get ready for.
I have also been getting my CrossFit workouts and doing them the best I can at my current gym. Its not the ideal place to get my workouts in because they don't have the right equipment for CrossFit but I have been able to modify somewhat to get the workout in that I need. But if you are wondering I am missing my CrossFit friends! There is just something about working out in the class with those people and feeling that energy...when I do my CrossFit at my gym I'm really just getting gawked at by the old people walking around a track. Good thing I don't give a crap what people think at the gym (if I did I would have stopped going to the gym a long time ago) and I will just be watched!
Now that I have my brain back in the right frame of mind I'm ready to start training for all of those big goals I have for this year. If I could get the weather to warm up I would get on my bike but in the mean time I will just have to settle for lots of running and swimming and weights and then hit the bike when it finally gets above the 20's.
And now since I have some extra time I figured it was a good time to crank back up on my social media. I have been consistent on my facebook page but have kinda slipped on my FatGirltoThin Facebook page and Twitter so go over and Like me on Facebook and Twitter and I will do my best to actually post on those more. And you can always catch more on Instagram! The username on all of those it "fatgirltothin"
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I went to my CrossFit class twice this week. It seems silly to drive to Huntsville early in the morning if I am not going to work afterwards but I love the class and I want to go as much as I can before my membership runs out. Both the classes I have been to this week have been heavy in the weights
Now with the bout of cold weather that has drenched the south this week I haven't been overly excited about going outside but I am officially in marathon training so its time to get back to the streets. It came at a pretty good time. My cuz was alone this week, her running buddy is out for the week, so I stepped in.
We left out this morning in the freezing cold and got in a good 3 miler. This was my first run since I hurt my knee a few weeks ago (like 6 weeks ago) so I was a little bit tentative about it but my knee held up just fine for the first run out. Yipee!!!!
I could have used a few more clothes in the cold weather, I also could have done without spilling water on my leg before we got started...that helped with the cold...but I did manage to break in my new running gloves!
After a heavy lifting CrossFit and a very cold run I was ready for a break. I had a little lunch with my sisters and headed home for some R&R. Then my idle time got the best of me and I thought it would be a great time to try to fix my garage door (or attempt to) and load up some old broken TVs that need to go the recycle center.
I worked for quite a while cleaning out my garage and trying to fix my garage door, to know avail, and then decided it was time to pack up the old box televisions. Little did I know that the TVs weight a combine weight of 1.932 pounds. I got the first two packed up and then moved on to the biggest one. I was not quite prepared for the big one. It weighs about 80lbs, no exaggeration, and it took all I had to get it off the ground.
I finally got it picked up and headed to the trunk of my car. It didn't fit so I tried to move it to the front seat, again, no luck so I tried it every way I could think. It was not going into my car in the state that it was in and I was exhausted. After 2 hard workouts my muscles were shot and I came up with the brilliant idea to just take it apart, how hard could that be?
After my break I took another run at the TV. I just pulled it across the driveway and put it in the garbage pickup pile and can only hope that the garbage men will pick it up tomorrow......here's hoping, otherwise it's staying right where it is. Oh, and my garage door still does not work!
I had evening plans so there was no time for another workout. Instead I mooched some spaghetti from my sisters and then went to choir practice. I figure picking that TV up 20 times or more had to count as some sort of weight lifting.
I haven't quite figured out my plan for tomorrow. It will include job hunting and running but who knows what else I will be able to get into with the rest of my time.
Friday, January 3, 2014
The drive was rather painful and I thought I was just going to have to re-asses the injury once I got to the gym. If I looked at the leg and it was bruised I would know I was actually hurt but luckily when I got to the gym there was no bruising so I knew it was just a pull. I started warming up for my workout and once I got warm I was ok. We had an absolute doozie. It looked so easy on the board but once we got going it was much harder than I expected.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Well, I don't know about you but 2013 was a great year. I accomplished so many goals that I set for myself and tried things that I have been eager to try but was to afraid or had some other stupid excuse not to try. I set these goals every year (last year seems to be a success) All in all I can say it was a great year....
Now, lets look forward to next year. I am excited to try more new things and try to reach goals that may seem out of reach but still worth shooting for. Now not all of my resolutions have to do with diet and exercise and I'm going to give you all a total list of my goals for the year.
1. This first one is lots of numbers....13.1, 26.2, 32.2 and 70.3. For those wondering those are a half marathon, full marathon, Olympic length triathlon and half ironman. That's a lot of miles but I need them cause I made a bet with my nephew that I could travel 2680 miles in a year (the distance from here to Canada) so I need all these training miles to add up.
2. I want the number on the scale and the first number in my pants to be a 1. Haha, but yes! I am not all that wrapped up with numbers but these are two big mile stones for me. I am currently an 18-20 in pants so hopefully I will reach that one quick but that 100's on the scale has haunted me for a while. I know I can get there this year, especially since I am already on a weight loss roll.
3. To go on a date. I have been on a 30 year dry spell in the dating game and this year, this year I will go on at least one date!
4. I want to finish up all the improvements in my home. I have lived in this house for several years and have worked towards getting it just like I like it. I'm close to getting it and would like to finish up this year.
5. I want to work towards diet moderation. I have a strange relationship with food. I want to have a healthier lifestyle and binge eating is not part of that. I seem to do things in excess, I want to have a diet coke every now and then without having only diet coke, and I want to eat cake at a birthday party without having to have 2 or 3 slices and then ruining the rest of my day because I "screwed up!" This is probably my biggest struggle with weight loss. I know and I have accepted this is the hardest part for me, so lets work on it!!!!
That's it, that is what I am going to strive for this year. I hope to reach them all but I will work towards them all. Like I always say, you can start at any time but there is something about a new year and writing down goals that is just a great way to get your mind in the right place.
Oh, one more.....
I'm looking so forward to what all is to come!!! I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!