Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away

Oh my goodness...seriously, when is the rain going to stop! Ah, I don't think I can handle the rainy, cold, gloomy weather for one more day. I just want to go outside to workout!! I've had enough of the treadmill for awhile.

This past weekend, I traveled to MN to see my family. I worked out at a new gym there and absolutely LOVED it. It made me realize how much I don't like my gym and how outdated it is. So today, I went to look at a new gym. It's a lot nicer and newer than the one I currently belong to, but it costs 3x more a month than I'm paying now so I'm not sure it's worth it. There is a new gym that is being built closer to my house, which should be done in 6-8 months so I think I'll hang tight for now and check that one when it's done.

During my travels to MN, I didn't follow my nutrition plan as closely as I would've liked. I can tell I've gained a few pounds. It's a bit disappointing, but I am back on track now and will continue to push forward. Life is full of challenges and temptations!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lovin' the Outdoors

Hi Everyone-

Today was awesome! I had a good, strong workout this morning and finally....sunshine! So I went for a walk tonight as well. I wanted to run, but am having some issues with my back so I took it easy. It was very refreshing and motivating.

My diet has been good. I'm tempted to eat a little extra here and a little extra there (especially peanut butter - I love it!), but am trying to overcome it and stick to the plan. So far, I'm doing good. We still have some Easter candy that temps me everyday, but I just keep reminding myself how good it feels to be healthy and lean. The short term gratification isn't worth it!!

Yea for sunshine!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm Back!!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and ate clean of course! I know I did, and I feel so good about it! Several yummy treats that were hard to resist at times, but am sure glad I did because my stomach isn't sick like everyone else's! HA!

Anyways, life has been crazy. Out of the blue, we sold our house and moved out of it all within a matter of 2 weeks. It was a blessing, but a complete whirlwind. Glad it's over ,and we're settled into our new house for the time being.

During the move, I didn't eat as well as I would've liked to. It's really no excuse, but we ate out more because all of our kitchen utensils were packed up and we were too tired to cook anyways. When I'm overtired it's so hard for me to stick to my goals. Gotta get my sleep or everything falls apart!! So now that it's in the past, I've started a new challenge.

The challenge is for 61 days. (Random number, I know, but I didn't want to wait for 60 days so I started one day early!) Basically I'm just cleaning up the diet and increasing my workouts. I need to shed some more weight so my muscles will pop! I LOVE the muscles!! It feels so good to be back on track. Now, I just want the weather to warm up so I can get outside and do some HIIT sessions!

Here's to a stellar week!