Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Let's try this again!

Hello fellow blog readers! It's been 6 months since I have blogged and I thought I was done forever, but this is such a great place to help keep myself accountable. I enjoy reading other girl's blogs about their struggles and achievements with weightloss, so I am thinking someone out there may like to read about mine!

Instead of catching everyone up on the past 6 months, I am just going to start with the present!

My goal is to compete in April 2011! I know, I said that last year and didn't do it, but I really want to give it another try! I reeeeeally want to step on stage next year!

One major change that I have made in my life since my last blog is leaving karate. I tested for and received my 3rd degree black belt in June 2010. After the post-test high wore off, I was left feeling burned out and just couldn't find my desire to practice anymore. Even though it was a decision I had made, I was sad about it for several weeks. I kind of felt like I was mourning the loss of a great friend. BUT, I am on to new things now! I have a fantastic new workout place in a warehouse with some super fit and inspirational girls that I work out with 3 times a week. I run everyday and go to one yoga class and teach one yoga class per week.

I am always trying to find balance with my diet (nothing has changed in that department!). I feel like I win the battle more than I lose it though these days!

Yesterday, I ran 3 miles, went to my warehouse workout where we did the following circuit 4 times and then did some cardio:
squat with overhead press using dumb bells
flat bench
plyo pushups
chest press using cables connected with a bar (this was so neat, but super hard!)
marching plank
tricep dips
hamstring curls with balance ball
we ended the workout with 30, 30, 30 (sprint for 30, jog for 30, 30 times) I could not keep up with the other girls during the run, but they make me push myself so much harder than if I were alone!

I got home and did some quick house cleaning and was at my yoga class by Noon. Boy, was it a doozie! It was so hard! My arms were shaking like crazy and the sweat was pouring out! I left there feeling like a noodle and STARVING!!

My diet consisted of
oats with protein
chicken, sweet potato
corn chips with rotel (oops!)
italian sausage with peppers and onion, brown rice with peas and carrots
fat free pudding

My neighbor is also interested in doing a comp next spring so we took each others body fat measurements yesterday. Yikes! What an eye opener! I have gained 10lbs since last May and 5% body fat! I have a lot of work to do!


  1. HAHA is your background your lunch???
    Yay, you can do it!

  2. You know it! Except for today, because it's TACO TUESDAY!!!