Archive | July 2012

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 ūüôā

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

When the hubby is away…..

The house is very quiet with just me and the bugboo. The little guy is passed out on the couch right now, after bouncing off the walls for most of the day. We have been up since 4 AM (his choice, not mine), and I have been trying to get some stuff done around the house. We are having my husband’s team over for a potluck this weekend, and he is gone for the next few days. The deal is, I do the inside and he does the outside. Works out pretty well.

One thing I am struggling with is the urge to go to the store and get some junk food. It would be so easy to hide, Michael won’t tell as long as I share with him. I could hide the evidence before the hubby got home.My mind was full of all kinds of ideas that sounded SO YUMMY.

Then I stopped for a minute and thought about the goals that I have set for myself. While the yummy foods would taste so good for a few minutes, they would not get me closer to my goals. If anything, they would be a set back. Not to mention the miserable, stuffed feeling and guilt. So I made some turkey and pasta with spaghetti sauce, which is also very yummy and satisfying.

So, now I rest and get ready for tomorrow. On the agenda is the gym and the movies after preschool. It is going to be fun.

 

Erika

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot!

Anybody remember that song from Buster Poindexter? I’m hot, you’re hot, he’s hot, she’s hot….anyway. I have had that in my head the last couple of days. Every time I get in the car I say hot hot hot! Now my son is doing it!

Today was a pretty buys day. I help my husband with some admin work and visiting clients. I went to see a couple of them today. I have just recently started this, and sometimes I get nervous for some reason. When I went with him, he took the lead and I could just stand back. Now that I am going alone, I have no safety net. Everyone has been really nice, I am just waiting to visit an account for the first time and get an ear full. Anyone who knows me well at all knows I don’t handle confrontation well. I will avoid it at any cost! Maybe this is God’s way of pushing me out of my comfort zone.

After doing that I went to the gym, yeah two days in a row. My son goes to preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a few hours, so I thought I would use the time wisely. Excuse me while I pat myself on the back ūüôā After I picked him up we came home and I had some computer work to do. Not a whole lot of down time this afternoon, so that was good.

Soon it will be time for dinner, yummy steaks. At first I wanted tacos from this little place we found, but my husband stepped up. He asked “Are you sure you want those tacos with what you are working on?” Darn him! I thought for second, and he was right. I also didn’t want to have to explain that entry on my food log. Steak and salad will be great! Why ruin a great workout with some not so good for me food? Another small step.

Tomorrow is another day to work on my goals! Hubby will be out of town for a few days, so I will have to find ways to entertain myself!

 

Love you all,

Erika

Jab, Cross, Hook, Upper cut!!

All I can say right now is wow! I went to a kickboxing class at the gym tonight for the first time in quite a while. It is probably my favorite form of cardio, I even taught a class for a while (about 12 years ago, man I feel old). It was a great workout, and very motivating. I could not go full intensity for all of it, but I gave it my all. I burned a lot of calories and was soaked when I left the class. It felt so good to accomplish  it, and it is a great way to get rid of any aggression. I am looking forward to the boxing class when we get to hit the bags. I LOVE that part!!

The day was pretty productive too. I got laundry done and cleaned out the pantry. I am trying to think of one organizing thing I can do each day. It feels really good to finish it, and it make me feel uncluttered. I journaled all my eating, which really made me stop and think about what I was eating.

All in all, a pretty darn good day. Uneventful, but nice. Tomorrow I have more to do! I can feel those pounds wanting to fall off!

 

Erika