Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2, 2010

There is a 1/2 marathon in the Floriday Keys on 1/30/2011 (my birthday, it's a sign). I want to go for it. It will give me something to work towards.
Only mentioning it here on my secret blog....will keep you posted.
I have 25 weeks before my birthday so i certainly think it's doable....

Today i started my training workouts... It's called the 30/30. I am walking/jogging outside for 30 minutes to start with....jog for 30 seconds and walk until i recover then back to jogging for 30 and so forth until 30 minutes is will take me time but hopefully not 25 weeks to get something accomplished.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Back in the Saddle! July 27, 2010

Up this morning and working out at the gym at 4:45am! Yikes :) Thank goodness i have a workout buddy that likes to meet me at that time. Makes all the difference in the world to have a workout buddy because i sure would not have gone if i didn't know she would be there.
I have not gained any since i lost my 10lbs and now my goal for this week is to shed at least 3 lbs.
One day at a time right?

I still have my goal to getting under 200lbs really soon! Gosh, i can't wait until i achieve it!
I know it will feel sooooooooooooooo good!

Came into work today and someone brought donuts! I have not had one and I'm not going to!

Constant battle of the bulge......

Until next time!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thought i would journal how boot camp went yesterday. It was hard but so worth it and i just feel so much better about myself knowing i'm trying to do somehting about my weight.
This time around i didn't know anyone in the class and i think that it was a little easier to handle....weird. You think i would prefer being with people i know and work with everyday but it was nice to not know anyone. I guess i'm not worried too much about what they think whereas when it's people i work with they see me everyday and can recall what i looked like doing some of those crazy things we do in boot camp. No idea but it was great working out again.

Today we had a work luncheon and ate at Fred's Hickory Inn. It was yummy and i had BBQ (no bun) and well of course i dribbled it down the front of my white blouse. Fortunately i had a denim vest on and was able to cover up without no one noticing! Thank Goodness.
So afterwards i ran to Khols to get a new white shirt (cheap) and while i was there had to go to the i went....upon leaving the restoom i noticed urnals and thought, "Did i use the Men's restroom"? Yes, i sure did! Ugh!!!

I am wearing my new white shirt and no one is the wiser! Ha Ha Ha

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010

Hellooooooooooooooo again!
Today has been a great day :) I feel great and ready to start a good exercise regimen again. I went to the gym this morning for a 5:30 am workout but the class was cancelled but i'll be back today at 5:45pm for the same....boot camp!
So i guess i'll do the evening classes instead of mornings for the next 4 weeks. That's okay!

I have lost 10lbs so far and will get the ole scale going back down soon!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

is Still Good

Hellloooo again!
Well, i kinda went astray for a couple days but back in the groove today. I had a couple meals that aren't on the "good" list. Yikes! I can't do that!
Today is a new day and i'm getting back on the wagon. Maybe i can make it another 71/2 days without eating anything bad again....that's how long it had been before i fell off

Have a great Sunday world!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hellooooooooo there! Today was a great day in Rachel world. Work went swell, workout was great and a trip to Wal-mart is always good :) Ha Ha
It's been one full week now that i've started eating right and exercising and i feel great. It's weird how you can automatically feel better about yourself when you know you are making better food choices regardless if you are losing weight. My beloved cheeseburgers will have to wait a long time for me! No more cheeseburgers! Bye Bye FAT! Bye Bye FAT Rachel! I don't want to see you anymore! Ha Ha
Skinny Rachel has been hiding for MANY years and i'm determined to find her!

It was so funny tonight when i attended my Kick-boxing class because i couldn't keep up and or keep to the beat of the music but my main goal was to be there and get a workout....i didn't die and i made it thru so i'm a happy camper!

Now for a good night sleep....

Bye world - i will see you tomorrow

Monday, June 14, 2010

July 14, 2010

Happy Monday! I survived the weekend without blowing my diet! That is unheard of and i'm so glad i made it thru. Today i will be attending my first Zumba class during lunch at the gym...i'll let you know how it goes! Blogging is really helping as it keeps the thoughts fresh in my mind.

Hubby and I had a great weekend just hanging out. Both of us were pretty tired so we didn't get out much. Sunday i went to the gym....yes i went on a weekend..whooo hoooo!

I'm also dying to hear about how my friend did over the weekend in TN as she was in a bikini contest! Can you imagine? She is so brave :) I'm so proud of her and she has been my inspiration for this blog. D I'm so proud of you!!!

Gotta go to Zumba!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 12, 2010

Love the weekends :) Whoo Hoo!
So far so good on the eating thing. Have broiled chicken in the house so that helps to stay on track.
Hubby and I are going to the movies tonight, yay!

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 11, 2010

I made it thru lunch! May seem trivial but it feels like a huge accomplishment!
I had Grilled Chicken Salad w/dressing on the side and barley used any dressing...
Funny......i didn't miss a thing did I?
I'm going to try and not weigh myself for a couple weeks. Ok. so on June 25th I hope to have some good news from the scale!!
This writing thing is really motivating. I never really knew how motivating it could be.

Rachel Just Remember Consistency!

June 11, 2010 - My First Big Temptation This Week!

Things have been going great this week but i have lunch plans for Abuelos! Yikes!
I have gone online to check out their menu so i'll know what i can order before i get there. Now, how to deal with the butt-load of delicious chips before the meal?!? I can do it....I've had chips before and know what they taste like, right? I don't NEED them........
I plan on either having the Grilled Chicken Salad or the Chicken Fajitas...
I'll let you know how i do....
Keep STRONG!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010

So far so good on my eating healthy and exercising. Consistency is going to be key. I've got to stay consistant!
I feel strong mentally and i was actually able to run on the treadmill today during my lunch knees usually hurt but today they were good to go.
There are others in the office that are watching what they eat too so that helps...little extra support ...yay!

Keep Strong! Remember...Failure is Not an Option!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June 8, 2010 - My First Blog Ever!

Hello World! It's me Rachel and this is my blog. My goal for this blog is to keep up with my weight loss achievements. (Yes! Achievements....i like to think positive)
I am 41 years old and overweight. (over 200lbs!) I want to be healthy and full of energy. No more execuses!! No more whinning and feeling bad about myself because of my weight! It's time for a change! I'm ready for a change.

And i certainly don't want to limit this blog to just my weight loss achievements. If you know me then you know from time to time some of the stangest things happen in my life so i'll have to include those as well. Ha ha!

Have a great day!