Wednesday, June 16, 2010

So is life....

I have been with out internet for about 2 weeks now. I have been truly lost with out the ability to look things up, or chat randomly, and even post on my blog. There have been so many things I've wanted to tell to you all!!

Lets start at the beginning.... 2weeks ago, I decided to take a break from working out.... well not really intended our schedules just got crazy for that week and I wasn't able to travel 30minutes to and 30minutes from my gym...... that's another story for later in this post.

After I "started" back at the gym the following week, I started yoga, I loved it, it was so challenging and rewarding all in one. 15-20 minutes before the end of class who do I realize is in there? My ex's best friends girl friend.... or at least she was still has girlfriend about 4 years ago when we seen them coming out of a movie. I was slightly annoyed, I don't think she recognized me, or she might have, I really don't care either way but damn, I can't even get my work out on with out seeing someone I know....... especially when I look my worse trying to get back to my best.

That week I started running on the track and hated it. I truly do have a love hate relationship sometimes with cardio lol. I was then, only able to run 1 lap then walk 1 lap. I continued on this way for a total of laps. Ugh. The pros from running obviously out weigh the cons, but damn, its hard to realize that during those times when my shins are cramping and I can't breath.

I have since changed gyms, because as I stated earlier, 30minutes to and 30minutes from is just a little too much in my life right now. This new gym is literally right around the corner from my house, like walking distance, its amazing! Since being there now, for a week, I have been running on the treadmill. I started the first day with 15minutes of intervals from 3.0-4.5. I thought I was going to die!!!! I was COVERED in sweat like I had just walked out of the shower. I loved it though, I felt amazing, like I had just conquered the world considering I had just done 30minutes on the elliptical machine prior. Technically, I have been there for 4days and have since increased my time on the treadmill to 30minutes total. I finish at 2miles. I plan on increasing my time as I go though because I would like to get faster as well as able to finish a 5k. I have ALREADY lost 4lbs!!!!!!!! I was only increasing weight since I started 7weeks ago because of muscle building and now, finally, I am starting to lose. I still have a total of 48lbs to go to get to my goal weight of 175.

I knew running was a good way to lose weight but never was able to after getting into a car accident when I was 17. I had a pinched nerve in my hip which was corrected when I gave birth to AJ. I was kind of glad and kind of upset too because I could no longer use that as an excuse haha. I was completely inspired by my buddy Star who has already ran two 5k runs. I too would like to be able to do so and it is also on my bucket list like her, I feel like such a copycat hahaha.

I will write you more in a couple days as I continue this new routine. I will also be posting my updated measurements and pictures. I apologize for not posting pictures from last month BUT they were deleted.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sulfate free!!

I have been on a rampage lately with finding everything I use on my body to be sulfate free. I noticed its in everything from toothpaste to body wash to shampoo and I think its one of the reasons I have such beyond dry skin.... that and I happen to live in a desert hello!?

I will be trying new and different shampoos as each one runs out and then decide which one I like best for myself as well as AJ. So far, I've tried something I found at Sally's Beauty Supply. Its called Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner. Its available in 4 formulas, Cucumber Aloe (Normal hair), Jojoba (Color treated hair), Olive Oil (Dry, Damaged hair), and Tea Tree Oil (Dry Scalp). I got the one for dry hair even though my hair is colored because you can never get enough moisture, even in the winter time. It promises to cleanse, condition, detangle, anti-frizz, and add shine. I must say, I normally lose A LOT of hair in the shower using other shampoos, as does AJ but this one I noticed a dramatic difference, AJ didn't lose any hair strands and I a couple. As for the detangling, which is needed with AJ's hair, it was amazing how quickly I was able to get through it verse with other shampoos. The norm after washing her hair then conditioning and THEN combing is me getting up with a sore lower back because it took so long. Not tonight!!

After just 1 time of use my hair feels amazing. I let it air dry today and I will be styling it tomorrow and will take a picture. As for AJ's I noticed her curls were tighter and her hair softer. I will let you know tomorrow after she's slept on it, as she was extremely tired from a day of no nap and swimming, so I wasn't able to see how it would dry completely.

As for body washes I use a Mary Kay product which is called "2-in-1 wash and shave gel" which happens to hydrate my skin even with out using the hydrating lotion (its a set) after using the set E can not keep his grubby hands off of me lol. I've noticed the hair on my legs seems to be softer when it grows in as well. By the way, since I sell Mary Kay, please do not think I am being bias here. I give this information from a consumer stand point and even encourage those of you who are interested in trying it to find a Mary Kay consultant in your area. Unless you are loyal to me haha.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Finally... My stats!

Lordy!! Its been crazy around here. I feel like I'm constantly on the move and I don't even work and AJ isn't even in school!! lol

Anyway.... back to what we are really here for weigh in time.... so sorry its late again!!!

AS OF 5/30/2010

Arms: 15"
Total Loss: 1"

Chest: 41.5"
Total Loss: 1"

Chest (under boobs): 40"
Total Loss: Wasn't measured previously

Waist: 37"
Total Loss: 2"

Upper hips: 47"
Total Loss: 2"

Lower hips: 49"
Total Loss: 2"

Thighs: 28"
Total Loss: 1"

Calves: 17"
Total Loss: 1"

It's a slow start but its a start none the less. I'm upping everything and tweeking my routine. I need to start running the track as apposed to just being on the elliptical machine. It was a great start off machine for low impact cardio but I'm ready to step it up now.

Remember ladies, those of you who commit to being fit and would like to share your results can email me or hit me up on facebook!!!