Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I receive emails weekly from people that I know and some that I've never met personally but know through my blog, Facebook, Twitter etc. I have said this before, I honestly never intended to motivate others. In the messages that I receive, I am told all of the time that I inspire and motivate.
Here's a message I received last week:
This post was anonymous so I wasn't able to send a direct message to the author but I'm saying here that a appreciate all the love :-). You telling someone about me and my story makes me smile! I feel blessed!
If I've said something that pushes you to make changes or inspired you with my old pictures I'll keep doing it! I'm rooting for all of you that are actively working towards improving your health!
Always remember that loving and taking care of yourself FIRST is the most important thing you can do not only for you, but your loved ones as well!
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Monday, February 13, 2012
I did check my weight this morning and I am at 178.6. That's down almost 2 pounds from last week. I was in New Orleans over the weekend with my sweetheart and we ate out a few times.
His plate: seafood platter with fried shrimp, oysters, fish and fries
* we also shared an order of voodoo rolls, that's a crawfish stuff egg roll
My plate: fried eggplant stuffed with crab, shrimp and angel hair pasta with cream sauce
This was Saturday night date night food! I've never been to this spot, some of THE BEST food I've ever had! We had a very nice time together, it's always good when it's just us..minus all of the running around with the kids.
Ironically when we were eating dinner we both received text messages at the same time about Whitney Houston passing away. I was a HUGE Whitney Houston fan growing up, probably like most girls my age. I had my hopes high for a comeback success so hearing this really saddened me.
I will say that I truly believe in my heart that our paths are predestined. Choices and decisions along the way will aide in our failures and successes. I believe in God and I believe that God makes no mistakes, whether or not we agree is personal.
I pray that Whitney Houston has some peace and comfort now.
For those of you that commented on my last blog post, I appreciate it! I wasn't sad or upset about the weight gain, my body really looks good from the strength training! As a matter of fact, my boyfriend told me when he saw me, "You done got finer than a MF!" So we're straight and I'm not trippin :-)
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
*I wrote this yesterday and tried to post but BlogPress was acting janky! Happy to report I weighed this morning @ #178.8...read on...
These are my workout totals for last week. Five sessions..Monday through Friday ..weights only except warm ups:
4 hours, 43 min, 58 seconds
2047 calories burned
This is a #399 calorie burn increase from the week prior! So here's where things got sketchy.
My weight this morning, a whopping #180.4!! This is a 5.4 gain from last Monday. You won't see a scale pic but I'm being straight up honest lol! This is THE heaviest I've been in over a year!
I didn't cry, pass out or get angry about the gain, let me tell you why. I have never consistently lifted weights primarily minus cardio. I've been lifting heavier than I ever have and I'm getting stronger. I haven't been eating as well as I should so the weight gain was inevitable.
Also last week was one of THE MOST DIFFICULT weeks I've had in a long time pertaining to workouts. I was in constant pain from soreness Tuesday through Saturday! Thursday being the worst of all! I wanted to quit this whole program and go back to what I've been doing. But something inside me keeps saying, finish the program! So I will finish it!
Here's my workout log for today:
I went shopping this weekend (again) I'll have to do a haul vlog, I bought a pair of white jeans that are FIRE! My size 10 still fits great despite the gain! Since I started this program on the 16th of January I'll share progress pics next week!
I was in so much pain last week I realize now that I only posted one
blog, I've got to do better! I've got a few things that I want to talk about this week anyway!