Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Goals

So I gathered the courage to get on the scale and to my PLEASANT surprise I'm down to 208! That's 22 pounds off my body! I seriously thought it was gonna read like 215 or something but maybe my body is finally getting ovwr the little snag it was going through! U sure do hope so! And I'm also excited that I burned around 520 calories under an hour!! Go me!! To me its a big deal cause I could never get over 500 but this morning there was nothing stopping me! I did 35 minutes of intervals on the elliptical and 10 cool down walk on the treadmill. When I was done with my workout I felt pretty damn good about myself. Hoping to continue to see the number on the scale go down. I'm gonna make it a goal to be under 200 by Halloween morning. Should be a piece of cake right?! Mmmmmm, cake!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A pound here, a pound there. Shame.

Hey everyone! Just thought I'd check in since I've been MIA for the past few weeks, and let you guys know how I'm doing. Im still hitting the gym Tuesday thru Friday at 4AM. Doing about 50 minutes of cardio and 10 of vague weight training. But something strange happened about two weeks ago that made me wanna cry a little. I gained 3 pounds. Just like that. Did I change my exercise outine? No. Did I change my eating habits? Slightly, but not enough to make me gain those horrifying three pounds! So what happened? I guess this is what theyre talking about when I hear or see someone sy or post that they are going through a "plataeu". I guess its when your body gets used to all the positive things youre changing in your body. So then that means I better train harder if I want to start seeing that scale budge down again. At times I get discouraged cause I feel like when I workout I already give it my all and that there is no possible way to try harder, therefore I feel like Im never going to reach my goal weight. Has anyone been through this stage? Honestly, thats why Ive been putting off getting on the scale altogether. I havent stepped on that devil since the day I gained those stupid pounds. It was kind of a shock and I sure wasnt expecting it. Kind of like a stab in the back from a "best friend". Ugh. So tomorrow my work out sessions begin once again and Im finally gonna face the music and see if maybe, just maybe Ive lost some weight. *Crosses Fingers*. If not, I will just have to let it be whatever number it has to be, and I will just have to suck it up and change up my routines and watch every single thing thats going in my mouth. Ive gotten too far to just stop now and gain those 20 lbs in a matter of days by going back to my old ways. Im not having it! Okay hoochies... my whining stops here.
On a more positive note I bought new jeans this weekend cause my old jeans were fitting loose. Yup, I went and bought my size 14s! I was super excited in the dressing room, doing the happy dance and all! Here are some pics of what youve missed since Ive been gone...

Pinterest inspired nails! Welcome Fall!

Oh, and just FYI... most of these pics are posted daily on my Instagram if youre not already following me, go do it! username is: yayamota01. Happy blogging biotchesss!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back At It

Well hello there strangers! It's been a while since I've checked in. You see I was going through a phase where I felt like I wanted to give up on this weight loss path and just eat everything I could stick in my mouth. I don't know what came over me this weekend but I just lost all my will power and self control. (shame on me). Fat Me took over for sure. None the less, I DID lose a pound. So I guess I didn't do that bad. Still, I know I could have done better, way better. Oh well, what's done is done. You can't change the past, but you CAN change your future. I hate whining and quitting is for losers. So today I jumped back onto my routine of hitting the gym at 4 am. Did a decent job. Elliptical: 30 mins, Stationary Bike: 20 mins, and about 10 mins of weight training. All in all I burned a pretty nice number if cals. Approximately 400. Also, I tried a new flavor of Luna Bars: Chocolate Peppermint. Awesomeness.
Alright ladies, that's about all I've got for yall today.

Some pics of the LONG weekend...