Monday, March 5, 2012

Making **it happen!

"There are two kinds of people in this world, ones that watch and wait for things to happen and those that make shit happen." I am pretty sure you know which category I fall into if you read this blog.

So, as I have shared, I found myself struggling after my competition to find my footing again. Now I am really feeling my mojo and I love it. I have started working with Niki two days a week training. And I am following my meal plan like the dedicated focused person I am. My weight is down to 141. Just 5 pounds to go to hit "off season" goal.

Saw this today and have to post. Sometimes straight talk is exactly what some people need to hear!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Update on everything...

I actually woke up before the alarm this morning so I have some extra time. :) Could it be that I started my new meal plan FINALLY two days ago and I am getting back to reaping the benefits of eating HEALTHY??? Yes. I was delayed by the flu followed by a nasty cold. Two weeks of being ill...pretty much unheard of for me but I am a teacher, so it comes with the territory.

My weight was down to 145 after being sick. Two days of eating very clean and I am at 142.8 this morning. What can I say? This stuff works. It is a pretty tight meal plan and I will follow it until March 27th. Then I will change it up. I am actually eating under 900 calories with a goal of fat and weight loss. Still seeing what I can do for that Biggest Loser competition at work.

Ultimate goal is to drop 10 pounds and lower my body fat to right around 20% and maintain this up until I compete again. Maintenance is the tricky part for me but I am learning!! I really struggle to stay on task without a goal and the sense of urgency that brings with it. And my goals need to be tangible. Looking good for summer vacation doesn't work for me. It has to be competitive in some way, shape, and form.

Next week I start training with a Niki! Very excited about this because I have never really worked consistently with a trainer one on one and I think it will drive me to get back to hitting it hard in the gym too. Of course I have Mike always by my side but his business is taking off like mad (WOO-HOO!!) and I trust Niki from working with her for the competition. I think this will be a GREAT move for me. Of course I will still be working out on my own the rest of the week. Only training six times a month. :)


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Food Prep...

Food prep...takes away all of the opportunity for excuses. Just do it....

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Positive Vibes....

Whatever you want to call it, you need to surround yourself by like minded people. That does not mean you need to change out all the people in your life, but it does mean you need to make room for a few more. The people on your current 'playlist' know the you that you are trying to change. They are comfortable with the habits you want to rewire. They, too, are scared of change. And you are now striving for change, striving to move out of your comfort zone. Look around you and reach out. The easiest way to do this is through social networking. Add some people who have reached the goals you are working for. Add some people that are working toward goals that resemble yours. Add some people that have done some crazy stuff!! You can learn from them all. Support is not tangible but it is critical. Build a team of cheerleaders, cheer on others, and watch yourself bloom!

Saturday Mornings....

My absolute favorite day of the week. Saturday mornings I wake up and the first thing I do is make a pot of coffee. Every other day of the week my first reach is for my breakfast, but on Saturdays, I coffee up. :) Something about relaxing with a cup of coffee, changing my routine for a minute, and the quiet house just brings me full circle. My AH-HA moments.

Yesterday I took my oldest, Taylor on her second visit to a college that has expressed interest in her.  We met with the academic adviser, had a meeting with the person in charge of Health Professions, and then she went off with a girl from the volleyball team and Madison and I went to the mall for a couple of hours. Met back at the College, and met up with the coach again. I have been pretty adamant about letting Taylor own this process and make the decisions as we visit schools.Yesterday, she accepted an offer to attend Parkland College with a full athletic scholarship. I had to use all my control not to tear up in that coaches office and embarrass her. Proud mommy moment. And not because of the scholarship, but because of the way she handled herself through the entire process. Smart kid. :)

Grocery store for me today. Two papers to write for school. Two lessons plans to prepare for my field work. But for now.....I am still savoring a wonderful yesterday and a quiet morning.
It bears repeating:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Meal Plan in Hand....

My meal plan for the Biggest Loser contest is in hand. I start Monday. :) Love having a goal and a meal plan. The next 8 weeks will be me working out, eating accordingly and seeing results! Nothing motivates me more than results. :)