Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday's almost done...

and I made it through another Jackie workout. "Hate me now, love me later..." Oh yes, I do feel that when I'm in it doin' the sweat! It is a workout I do like, and like I said, I am feeling some good changes.

My niece's 24th birthday is this weekend. A bunch of her friends & family are going Saturday night to celebrate. A while back, she convinced me to shop at other stores since I've always shopped at the bigger size stores for my clothes. Catherine's, Lane Bryant etc. So last fall, I stepped into Express, from her coaxing, and bought a cute top I saw online in a size large. It fit although it was a bit snug, but I knew come spring I'd be able to rock that shirt. It was somehow a little unreal to me, even in fall, 70 or so pounds lost, that I could rock a size other than an xl or xxxl that I started out wearing. Never mind a size in a regular store, no plus on the tag this time!

A while ago she asked me if I had worn the shirt yet. I set out with a goal in mind to wear that shirt out for her birthday. I've got a cute new tank to wear under it and I've been doing Jackie's arm workouts hard 3x a week hoping that when I put that shirt on on Saturday, I am happy with how I look in it. Stay tuned, I promise to post a pic!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

and another one bites the dust

Another JW workout done, one more to go for this week. I really feel it's working, making changes in my body with inches lost. It's not a workout I hate, it's 30 mins and most of it feels pretty good.

*Note, I do NOT like burpies and a lot of workouts include them, or don't call them "burpies" per say, but they are in fact burpies. Even the word is yuck, BURPIE. Ew. I did not like grunting through them in junior high and do not like them now either. Do you know what I'm talking about? Do you like BURPIES??

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Yes, today is my Friday and it's HERRRRRRRRRRE!
I stopped by to say that I got my arse outta bed today and pushed through my 3rd Jackie Warner for the week! Yeeee-haaaaaaa! Feels SO good. I almost quit when my 2 yr old woke up crying, but I talked to her and calmed her down while I was pushing through the workout and she actually came and did some movin' with her mama. At first I felt bad, like I was being a bad mom by not quitting the workout. But she was a happy camper and I thought, how great is it that she sees me doing this? Hopefully she will remember her mama working out and how important it is to be healthy. "O)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


OK, almost Thursday. Thursday is my Friday this week. Fun stuff planned, the hubby is turnin' the big 4-0! But that's another post....

I was looking at my past posts and holy cow, almost every one of them is how I've got back on after eating badly. Jeeze. I never really saw it that way but man, it's got me thinking. I could go either way--beat myself up about it or be glad I DID get back on. I'm sitting on a 90 pound loss and that sounds huge to me. 90 pounds is a lotta friggin' weight! If I had not gotten back on and let my blog go and let myself continue to eat with those patterns, I would not be sitting at a 90 pound loss. So there negative self, take that. I've got to be proud of myself for not quitting, for not giving up and I've got a few things to be proud of so I'm going to list them.

1.I did 1 1/2 hours on the elliptical Monday night. Wasn't planned, it just worked out and it felt GREAT. Over 6 miles.

2. I've done my new Jackie Warner DVD 2x this week, one more tomorrow and I've completed my goal of 3x this week. It's not easy-like she says-hate me now, love me later. It's the truth.

3.I "got back on" my healthiness journey and found my motivation again. I was a little worried there for a while. I'd be having a great day, then open the pantry and two or three cookies would shoot into my mouth, followed by something else....uuuggghhh, anyway, back on and happy about it.

4. I identified my most difficult eating time of the day and it's late afternoon before dinner. Anytime from about 2-3ish to dinner time. I've been able to combat this time with some tools--healthy snacks and earlier dinners. Working so far!

5. I set a goal to work-out every day this week. I've got three more days to go--Thursday with Jackie dvd, Friday at the gym and Sat. BL or gym. Gonna get there!

6. I want to wear a cute outfit for Saturday night. I'd like to wear my black crinkle cami with my black halfie sweater. I'm a little nervous about this since I do NOT want any fat bulges stickin' out. Hopefully I can wear this and feel gewwwwwwwwwd.

So there, 6 things I'm proud of myself for, even if a couple haven't happened yet. "o)