Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Where Have I Been?!?!?

I know its been a while since I posted last and I'm sorry for that, but in all fairness I have written several post but they were not in the best attitude and even though that is part of life (good days and bad) I just didn't want to put a negative attitude out in the world.  I am in a much better mood tonight so I thought this would be a great time to post. 

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

What are you doing!?!?!

So the news is officially out and I'm going on day 3 of unemployment.  I've spent the last couple of days updating my resume and doing a little job searching.  I have also spent quite a bit of time at the gym because my days are wide open at this point.  I don't know if embarrassed is the right word/emotion to have but I am a bit embarrassed that I lost my job.  I don't want to make some grand announcement about it so I just say it on here and I am working with some contacts in the job hunt.  (If you know of any openings let me know please!) So you will probably be getting lots of posts about workouts since I am spending lots of time at the gym.

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!

Who says running gloves cant be stylish!!!

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?

My new beautiful lawn ornament.

 The taking it apart was not the hard part.  I just loosened a few screws off the back and the one tiny piece of plastic came right off.  Turns out that piece only weighs about .5 lbs and really didn't reduce the size of the television.  So now I had the front of a TV with an exposed bulb that weighed 80 pounds and had no grip.  I tried again to put it in the trunk of my car where I successfully busted the bulb.  It made a sound that I don't even have words to describe.  It was so loud and alarming that I actually ran away from the car just waiting for an explosion.  After my heart quite racing and I realized that there was probably not going to be an explosion I went back to the TV, threw it on the ground and went inside and gave up.  That stupid TV can live in the front yard forever as far as I care.  I cant pick it up one more time!

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

New Year: Not Exactly What I Had Planned

 
I got off to a good start yesterday.  Up with the sun and off to the gym.  I was pretty sore from the workout earlier in the week but still able to move after a week off at the gym.  I was sure I was going to be so sore that I wouldn't be able to walk.  I got up early and ran out to the car (cause its freezing) and in my haste I managed to pull my groin getting in the car.  Yep, I actually pulled a muscle on the way to the gym.  Who does that??!!!?  I sat in my car for a minute in some actual pain and tried to determine if I was really hurt of if it was just that moment when you pull something that goes away after a few minutes.  Luckily, after about 5 minutes I made the decision that I was fine and that I would be ok to go on to my workout. 

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. 


 
 
The rest of my day went pretty normal.  It was work as usual and then home.  I got to go home early to make a deliver to our Tennessee office so I was home before the sun came down.  I got my errands done and was home before 7pm.  I was feeling pretty special. 
 
I didn't sleep all that well last night and slept right through my alarm this morning.  It happens every now and then and I'm am so sore from the Deadlifts in yesterdays workout that it might have been for the best.  (You will catch on that I am trying to find the bright side in this post, it gets worse)
 
So I missed my workout and headed to work.  I had to drive in traffic which is a big bonus to going to the gym as early as I do, that and the fact that I get to miss most of the "new year" traffic.  Work started off like normal today and then at lunch time I was informed that I was losing my job.  (I told you it got worse)  I was called in and let go right around lunch time.
 
I got to go home today before the sun went down today too!  So things changed really quickly today.  I was upset but I also know that I cannot change the situation so I'm trying really hard to make the best of it.   
 
I am going to start the job hunt again, not something I planned on this year but I am going to lose weight, run some races, and now....find a new job.  uh!
 
One thing that is really disappointing (in the FatGirl part of my brain) is that this is going to make it hard to go to CrossFit.  I don't know that I will be able to keep drive down every morning and if I want to keep 2 gym memberships.  I'm just glad I didn't sign a years membership with my new gym.  Nothing is final, I still have lots of things to figure out......


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014: New Year, New Goals



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.....
And this might be the most important one of all!!!!!

I'm looking so forward to what all is to come!!!  I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!


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