Monday, April 15, 2013

5 for five


It has been a couple weeks since I have joined in on  this link up. Figured it was time to do it again,  so here we go!! 

I am linking up with Jenn and Jessica for 5 for Five  again this week. 
(5 for Five)

 Here is a recap of my last week...
Green means Accomplish 
Red mean Boo I failed 
Purple means... I sort of started!!

This Weeks Goals:

1. Limit Carbs. I have been working on limiting sodium, and have been very successful with that. So I will now move on to carbs.
2. Do not eat out for lunch during the week. Last week really threw a wrench in my eating out/planning food. It really showed on the scale yesterday.
3. Get in cardio 4x this week. I got in 3 times last week!! Now I need to add one more day. I found some great treadmill workouts to do.
4. Blog at least 2 times this week. (This one counts hehe)
5. Keep room clean.  Pretty self explanatory.

Hope everyone has a great week!!

-Me!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy people do these things...


As I was Facebook stalking people the other day, I came across this awesome list.  It is called the 22 Things Happy People Do Differently.  I know that I post at lot of lists, so I decided to split it up in two post. I really enjoyed this list and am going to try and work on some of these things. Enjoy reading. 
1. Don’t hold grudges.
2. Treat everyone with kindness.
3. See problems as challenges. This one really stands out to me. I like the idea of this. 
4. Express gratitude for what they already have.
5. Dream big.
6. Don’t sweat the small stuff. 
7. Speak well of others.
8. Never make excuses.
9. Get absorbed into the present.
10. Wake up at the same time every morning.
11. Avoid social comparison. This is a hard one for me. I compare myself to people all the time. 

Just a short post.  Does anyone have any great weekend plans? I do!! It will be a jammed packed weekend, and I wouldn't have it any other way to be honest. Plus next week, Ants and I will try and throw a week day date night in the mix. I love our date nights. A great chance to get a little dressed up, and go somewhere nice and splurge a little. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

2 in 1 day? + a workout

I have never blogged twice in one day. Today is just an exception!! As you know from my last blog. Today is not a happy go lucky day for me. I was just not feeling it. I figured out that I was having major anxiety about a work thing tomorrow. I don't like going into an event and not knowing the logistics of everything. It makes me really stressed.

After talking to my awesome roommate/district coworker (who happens to be going with me tomorrow!!) and my head AT, I feel way more calm about tomorrow.

You know what also helped? The awesome work out I just had. I don't usually post what I did, but I feel like I should today.

I started with a little super set of abs. Did 3 rounds of this.

Jump rope x 30 seconds
Standing Core Stabilazation x 12 w/ 10 lb kb
Bow Extension x 12 w/ 10 lb kb
Reverse DB Chop x 15 w/ 10lb kb

Followed by a run/walk 20 minute Treadmill Hill Workout. I have been doing this workout for a while now. I usually end up changing the MPH to lower or holding on while during an increased incline. I decided that I wouldn't do that today. Guess what? It was awesome an a*s kicker. I even had to up the MPH on some of them because I wanted a better burn. (Go me!!)

(Source)

I know this is a short work out. But I feel like it worked well for me. I hate abs and I hate cardio. So on a day when its just that... I am never looking forward to it and I usual do it half a*s.

Also, a small update on the medicine/weight loss. I had been taking my Thyroid Medicine for about a month now. I have seen a 4 lbs weight loss. I was upset about this, until I thought about it harder last night. That is a lb a week. So, I really shouldn't be complaining and should be happy with that. So I am going to be happy with it.

Yesterday was the first and ONLY day that I didn't take my medicine. (I am not going to lie, I forgot to fill it and then go pick it up. Opps) Well, yesterday I was tired. Not just, eh I am tired, but let me take 2 short naps and then barely keep my eyes open the rest of the time tired. I haven't felt that tired since before I started taking my Thyroid medicine.  It is safe to say that I have seen some great improvements with the medicine. I go back in the beginning of June to see how my blood work looks with the medicine.

I will have to post another update on some of the great things this medicine is doing for me!!
Hope everyone has a great Tuesday

-Me!



Its only Tuesday

I woke up this morning and I was just not feeling it. I was trying to explain to my bestie how I was feeling and just couldn't put it into words. Happened to find this beauty on Yahoo News today. I don't usually watch the videos, but it had a frog in it. (I am obsessed). For your enjoyment, I present....


The Frog who Failed

I couldn't figure out how to embed the video, so just click on the  link!! sorry. I am not tech savvy.


Courtsey of Grindtv.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

3 things

I have been trying for the past couple months to change my eating and workout habits. Mainly, eat better and start working out!! I think I have succeeded in those. I'm starting to see slight results from my new medicine and my workouts.

But I have decided to be more specific with some goals. I have thought a lot about these.

My first is to start limiting my sodium intake. I LOVE pickles. Like L.O.V.E them. I am lucky that my boyfriend has the strange obsession  as well. But that also means that there are always pickles at his house. Currently there are 4 jars of different kinds. Sad, I know. I have noticed that I have been eating too many and retaining some water. So, I have started looking at the sodium content in some of my foods, HOLY crap!!!  So goal one: Limit Sodium intake.

Secondly, Incorporate more abs into my workouts. I HATE ab work. I think I hate it bc I am so bad at it. I love making a workout for any other body part. Except abs. So I need to start doing that. If I want to reduce the inches in my waist line, then I need to start working in those muscles.

Third, do some dang cardio!!!! I think I probably do cardio 2 times a week. But I will lift 5 days. What can I say? I enjoy to lift. I dislike cardio. My running has come to a complete halt and I need to pick that up. At least do 3 days of 30+ minutes of cardio a week. Must do!!

So to recap:
Lower sodium
Do abs ( yuck)
Cardio a MINIMAL of 3 x 30+ min a week.

Those seem pretty specific and achievable for me.

Lets see if it works!!! Hope everyone has a great day.

-Megan!