Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm Back! Day #7 Done!

Oh man I've felt sooo guilty having such a long break but I got pretty sick. I hardly ever go to the Dr. In fact, it had been so long I just ended up going to one of those My Dr. Now places. Anyways, I got antibiotics for the cold and cough that just wouldn't go away and I feel sooo much better. I can actually breath now and my kids aren't sick anymore!

I just completed Day #7 for me! It was hard! I don't know if it was so hard because I ate lunch before I did the video or because I have had so many days off but it was just hard.
I felt it a lot in my knees. Maybe I didn't stretch out enough today.

I haven't been eating as good as I should be. Today I had Taco Bell for lunch and I didn't make good choices...I had a burrito supreme and a taco. I will try harder to do better with my eating!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day #6 Completed

I did back on the ban wagon! I just completed day #6 Shred and it was a lot easier than it's been lately. I was able to stay with it most of the time. I also switched my hand weights from 3 pounds to 5 pounds and did notice a huge difference. Some of the weight moves were harder which was good because the 3 pound weights were getting too light.

I have ate okay today. I had an iced coffee for breakfast. I didn't eat anything else for breakfast because I had a wonderful dentist appointment. Then for lunch I had a bean and green chili meat burrito. For dinner I'll probably have chicken.

It feels good to be working out again even though I still have this cold!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Took the Weekend Off

I decided to take the weekend off from doing Shred just because I still have this horrible cold and because we did so much running around and cleaning this weekend. I felt like it would have just made me sicker to do Shred on top of it.

I also didn't eat so great. I was still conscious of the food choices I made and didn't go over board but I did have Rubios for lunch on day and pizza for dinner.

I plan to get back on board tomorrow first thing. The good news is that I weighed myself today and have lost two pounds!! Thank you to everyone for your support!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 5 Done

Well today I woke up feeling still yucky from this cold. I was grump and just not feeling it. But I did get Shred in but honestly I only gave it 50-60%...I just didn't have it in me to give it my all today. I didn't want to make myself sicker but I feel good that I at least did it.

It got me thinking about the biggest loser. You know they push those people and you know they have to get bad colds or sick...I bet you they make them workout even when they are sick. So I realized I could do it too.

I ate pretty good my normal iced coffee, egg white and cheese mcmuffin, and salad for lunch but then for dinner we got pizza. I ate a little less than I usually do but I still enjoyed it.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 4- Check

So I woke up today feeling like crap...I had the worst sore throat and a dry cough. Then my step son missed his bus because he woke up late so I had to take him to school. Addison, my little girl was already awake but I had to wake Logan, my 3 year old up. If you know how kids are when you have to wake them up then you know how my morning was. Needless to say I was struggling to make it till nap time. Finally the time came and I put them both down. I sooo did not want to do Shed today but I found myself lacing my shoes and putting the DVD in. I could just hear Jackie in my head, "Mind over body."

It was a tough workout but I made it through. Whew! And now I feel better that I did. I'm trying not to over do it the rest of the day so I can get rid of this cold.

I ate pretty well today...iced coffee for breakfast with an egg white and cheese English muffin then a Lean Cuisine for lunch. Not sure yet what I'll do for dinner. Snacked on apples and a protein shake too.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 3 Down!

Woke up again sore and with somewhat of a sore throat. But I thought I am not going to let my sore throat and muscle aches get me down so I popped an Advil and felt better. I made it through day 3 Shred. There were parts of the video today where I was saying, "I hate you Jillian this is too hard," but I muddled through it.

I ate pretty good today. I had a Venti Starbucks Iced Coffee with Sugar Free Carmel and non fat milk and also a bowl of oatmeal. For lunch I had a Lean Cuisine Pesto Chicken Flatbread that was sooo good and for dinner I am having homemade fried rice. I also had a protein shake and some fruit today.

I am feeling pretty good energy wise. Am looking forward to tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I made it through Shred day #2! I was soo super sore today that I could barely carry Addison down the stairs. Jackie, the leader of my online Shred support group suggested taking an Advil for the muscle soreness. I took an Advil 45 minutes before I worked out and man it made a difference. I was able to endure and really push myself through the video.

Again tonight I have had more energy than I normally do and I am loving it! I ate pretty good today. Today is the 2nd day in a row that I have got Dunkin Donuts new Egg White, Cheese, English Muffin. I got it with my morning iced coffee with non fat milk and sugar free Carmel. It was good and kept me super full all morning. I tried to eat well the rest of the day. I also am trying to eat very little to no sugar, only diet soda, no food after 7:30pm and up my water intake.

Watched the Biggest Loser tonight. That show always motivates me. Makes me want to get down and do some push ups or get on my elliptcal for awhile.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 1

Well I did it! I did Shred on Level 1 and man did it kick my butt. I haven't worked out much the last 6 months or so. I actually had to take little 20-30 second breaks throughout the video. As I sit here typing this I am a little sore. But I have had sooo much more energy!! My husband even said, "Wow I can already tell a difference in your energy level because you are dragging around dinner time normally." And he is right...dealing with a 3 year old and 11 month old all day makes you exhausted but I felt great this evening.

I also made a conscious effort to eat better today. I got non fat milk in my coffee, ate a small portion of lunch, drank a lot more water than I usually do, and only had one taco for dinner when I really wanted two.

So all in all the first day went rather well. On to the 2nd.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Night Before

As I am sitting here I am ready to begin my Shred Challenge. I want to win the $50 GC but more than that I want to win the battle in loosing these extra pounds. I am so sick of seeing pictures of myself and not liking what I see. I want to feel good and have more energy.

I have the Shred video, my weights, my Reebok Easytone Shoes thanks to my sister for Xmas, and my wonderful online community to help support me through my journey.

Today I ate horribly and feel tired and sluggish. I can't wait to start feeling more energy. I am a little bit of both...excited and scared to start. Excited to finally be doing something about it but scared that I will fail. I don't want to fail...I've got to keep at it.

Starting Weight

Ohh, can't believe I am even typing all this craziness!! I am soo embarrased by these photo's but here they are...
Weight- 138
Bicep- 11 inchs
Chest- 39 inches
Waist- 38 1/2 inches
Thigh- 19 1/2 inches
Calf- 13 1/2 inches
Hips- 41 inches
Front View
Side View

Back View
I have a personal blog but I was too embarrassed to document my weight loss journey on it so I decided to create a personal blog or journal here to hold me accountable.

A little bit about name is Andrea. I am a stay at home mom. I have 3 kido's...a 15 year old step son named Justin who lives with us full time, a 3 year old active little guy named Logan, and an 11 month old little girl named Addison. They all keep me pretty busy. I also like to read, hang out with my sisters, and watch movies with my husband.

I am the type of person who doesn't really watch what I eat. And as the years roll on so does the extra pounds. I now look at pictures of myself and don't even recognize the person I see. I want to change to feel better about myself and to be more healthy to I can easily have the energy to get down and play with my kids.

I want this website to reflect my personal story of shredding the pounds.