To go, or not to go…

That was my question. The answer was, I went. I went walking for my exercise tonight. I am so glad I did. Even though it is still miserably hot at 8:00 at night, it felt so good to get it done. I feel like I accomplished something today. Today was a day where not a lot got done. My little guy was up till early this morning, so needless to say, I was feeling a little lethargic. I did watch what I ate, and now I can say I got some sort of workout in. I can build on from here.

To keep up my momentum, and to give myself a goal, I want to come up with a challenge for September. I am wanting something active, like 100 push ups each day for example. One thing will be some sort of activity every day for the month. Let’s see what I can come up with.

I think that is it for now, the hubby is waiting for me. I have all kinds of things running through my head, I just need to find a way to get them on here. That has always been hard for me, going from mind to paper. I will keep working on it. I want to put a little more of me into this blog. See you all later!

 

Love,

Erika

Monday, Monday….

Today I am back in the swing of things. I paid attention and logged all my eating, and I went walking with a friend this morning. It was so good to back into some physical activity and to catch up. We didn’t go at all last week, so I was pretty lazy. Now I am relaxing with my man and my bugboo.

Not too much else going on, just wanted to get back in the habit of blogging. Short and sweet today!

 

Love,

Erika

I’m Back!!

Hello all! I know I haven’t been blogging for a few weeks, but I am ready to dive back in. I was going through a “I don’t really care much” phase. I guess that is bound to happen, but time to get back up. I am ready to start anew, get back on the ball. I find I do much better when I come here to put down my thoughts and actions. Knowing someone is going to read that I ate too much pizza, or didn’t workout all week makes me want to do it. I give you guys permission to tell me to get with it! As I have said before, this is about accountability for me.

I talked with my accountability partner this morning. It has been a little while since we talked about my plans and if I have been logging my eating. I used it as an excuse to not do what I was supposed to be doing. That was the wrong attitude! We talked about some ideas for “consequences” for when I don’t log my food. So far we have come up with a cash amount for each day I don’t log food. This money would go into an envelope for when I need new clothes ( a smaller size of course). We also thought about some sort of physical activity, something that I hate doing. I have seen a couple of motivational ideas on Pinterest too (I LOVE Pinterest). If any of you have some ideas, I would love to hear them.

Another thing I haven’t been sticking with is my workout plan. It is time to put down the excuses and do it. I have to remember how good I feel afterwards. There really is no reason I can’t fit in at least 30 minutes a day. I have a gym membership and a bunch a videos for home. I just always manage to find a way to get out of it. I would love a workout partner, but everyone has such different schedules and other things going on. I think I might start putting the time in my daily calendar. If I see it in writing, on my to do list, maybe I will stick to it. It always feels good to check things off on the to do list.

Well, I think that is it for now, just wanted to say a quick hi to get back in the swing. I will see you all tomorrow!

 

Love,

Erika

This entry was posted on August 12, 2012. 4 Comments

Ugh, I don’t feel so good

So, I have to come clean. I know my accountability partner is going to kill me, but I had fast food today. Not once, but twice. Today was a day I just didn’t care. I wanted something quick and easy while I was out running around. No excuse, I was a bad girl today. What’s even worse, it didn’t even taste all that good. So not worth it. I feel better getting that out, now time to pull my self back up and start fresh.

Not much else to say today, just needed to confess. I am working on some things to talk about tomorrow, so see you then!

 

Love,

Erika

This entry was posted on July 26, 2012. 2 Comments

Here we go!!

Hello all! This is a busy week and weekend! We have the little man’s birthday party this Saturday, and brunch on Sunday for my mother-in-law’s birthday. They share the same birthday! Lots of stuff to do and cupcakes to make. I love baking and decorating, I just don’t get to practice much. I don’t want to constant supply of sweets in the house. Well, I want them, but they won’t help me any with my goals. Trying to stay focused, and keep my eye on the prize!! I will need to remember that at brunch on Sunday! I LOVE brunch, especially champagne brunch. I am getting all giddy just thinking about it! Focus Erika, focus.

Last week was not great on the fitness front. I only worked out on two days. I just wasn’t feeling it. That might be ok once in a while, everyone needs a break, but I can’t make it a habit. I love the way I feel after, and I just need to keep remembering that whenever I don’t feel like getting off my butt. This week id already turning out better. I did my walking yesterday, and I will do something today! I will, I will, I will.

I have been thinking about my goals, and I have decided to post a picture on here. This picture was taken when my hubby and I were first dating. This is a “symbol” of the after photo I am working towards. I remember feeling happier about my self, and more fit. I have copies of this picture on my fridge and next to the mirror in our bathroom. It is a constant reminder of my goals. I am posting it here because I am trying to be open about what I am doing. I find if I keep my hopes to myself, it is real easy not to work too hard. If I fail, nobody knows I was working on something. I won’t need to be embarrassed or answer questions as to why I didn’t do it. I don’t want to do that anymore. I want you all to know what I am working on. I can use the encouragement and the occasional nudge. It is all about accountability. That is why I wanted to do this blog in the first place. This is my journey, and my journal. It is good fo me, and hopefully I can inspire others. I hope this all makes sense.

On that note, back to laundry and my bugboo. Lot to do, lots to do!

Love,

Erika

P.S. I am hoping to write and try different things on my blog. I have been inspired by a few blogs I follow. Suggestions and topics are welcome, as well as comments and feedback. Be knind please 🙂

Miss me?

Hello all! I know I have been gone for about a week, but I am back. Nothing to exciting over here is happening, so I took a little break. I never thought I would write everyday, but at least a couple times a week. My life is not that exciting :). 

Things have been pretty good. I did my 4 days of working out last week (I hit 5 days!), and I am on track to do it this week too. Water intake has increased greatly, although I have had the occasional soda. I make sure to count it in my daily calories so I don’t go over board. Speaking of calorie intake, that has been MUCH better. The late night snacking has pretty much stopped, and I am really paying attention to what I am eating. Most of the time. This past weekend I fell off the wagon a little, but worked my way back on for Monday. All in all, these past couple of weeks have been a huge improvement.

One big help is my accountability partner. I sent her my food log for last week, and she had some great tips. She also called me on some things too. That is why I asked her to help. I might not want to hear it sometimes, but I need to. I heard it said somewhere, “Get fit in the gym, lose weight in the kitchen”, and “You can’t exercise away a bad diet”. Food has always been my weak spot, as I have mentioned before.

On the exercise front, I am in love with the boxing circuit class at the gym. We get to hit the bags!! This is great when you have some aggressions and frustrations to get out. I went to a class on Friday, and I had some frustrations! At the end of the class, I was spent and felt great. Pure cardio, and I loved it. I will be doing this again. It was also great because the instructor was the same person who teaches at another location where I used to go. It was great to see him.

My challenge this week, I will be doing alot of baking. My son’s birthday party is next weekend, and I also want to take some cupcakes to his class. I also have a baking “job” to make some mini cupcakes. The challenge will be not licking the bowl! Wish me luck!

 

Erika

So You Think You Can Dance?

Um, not so much. I took a class at the gym today called Latin Heat. It was a great workout and so much fun. It is kind of like Zumba, but I think maybe the instructor has to be “certified” to call it Zumba. I can move my feet to the beat and stay with the rhythm, but my hips just don’t want to cooperate. I gues I just need to keep going and get better. This is the type of workout I can get used to. I would rather jump around to music for an hour than use the weight machines. I am a self proclaimed cardio junkie.

The rest of the day was good and productive. I am doing some spring cleaning (I know, a little late), and I am finding so much stuff that just got thrown in a drawer or cabinet. Time to get rid of the junk! Clean house, happy mommy. I did do some of the decluttering last night. I have a hard time sleeping when the hubby is not here. Boy, was it hard to get up this morning. I was so tempted to come home and go back to bed after taking bugboo to preschool.

Tomorrow I actually have to be a responsible adult. My old job calls me in sometimes to fill in to cover for vacation. It is nice to get a little extra money, and to dress up a little. Luckily, there are two grandmas that are more then happy to watch the little guy.

Now, off to spend some time with bugboo. I am so thankful that I get to stay home with him. I love my job!

 

Erika