Friday, January 19, 2018

Until Further Notice


I'm not sure if you guys have kept with my hip injury but it came to head a few weeks ago and until I go to my next doctor appointment, I have to relax and watch what I am doing. My right hip is beyond swollen and I can touch my bone.

I was heavily committed to this blog but I have to watch my hip. We believe it's cracked or fractured.

So until I have doctor clearance I won't be posting much on here.

Toodles!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Daily Motivation


550 Squats


I fell behind on the squat challenge. I blame working overnight. It throws off all my rhythm. I fell behind day 3. If you add that to where we are now, that's 550 squats.


I mixed it with weights varying from 30-60 pounds. My legs are in pain needless to say but I'm proud of myself for getting caught up.




Thursday, December 14, 2017

Motivation


As I've been blog hopping it seems like motivation is lacking in most people. The holiday season makes losing weight hard. The everyday trials in life make losing weight hard. The hardest thing for me is doing it alone. This is why I blog. I blog so others who are also struggling because they are doing it alone know they always have a cheerleader in their corner. I am going to start posting Daily Motivation. I know for me sometimes coming across that simple quote can turn my whole day around. 

I also want to put my email out there for you guys to have. If you are having a hard day, email me. If you need to vent, email me. If you just want to get to know each other, email me. 

I am here for you guys. I will be your support system!

My Email: embracing.life.simply@gmail.com

Weekly Weigh-In


I'm a day late but with good reason. I am on overnights at my job so it's hard to get a good weigh-in on a Wednesday if I've worked that Tuesday. I was off yesterday so here is a honest weigh-in. I'm not upset at all by this.

I am under the weather with a sinus infection so of course weight is going to fluctuate. Today I am starting to cold turkey quit drinking sodas. They make me feel like garbage and bring me down. 

We are just over a week into our T.K.O. challenge! How is everyone adjusting?

I am so proud of each and every one of you taking on this challenge with me. It's not a super demanding challenge but it is one that will help every step of the way. This biggest thing is you chose to start somewhere.

After I take Ally I will be making a run to the gym. This is huge for me because usually when I don't feel well I am right back to bed but  I have this renewed sense of self and I don't want to lose it.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Aha Moment


I joined my local gym. It's only $20 a month and I can bring Shaun with me for free. The pain in my hip has been extreme to the point where I'm surprised if I wake up without aching or come home from work without pain.

I lost a lot of weight doing the gym on my own and cutting back on my diet. I didn't follow any fancy diet plan. I simply decided to stop drinking sodas and energy drinks and start caring for my body.

The best part of this gym? The new location is right across the street from my job so I can walk right over after work to work-out.

Any exercise or diet plan you're following?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

T.K.O. Challenge


It's back! The lovely My Stalker Is Fat is letting me revamp and host this lovely challenge. I am in a place of positivity. I have been feeling more and more like myself with each day coming. I will still be weighing-in on Wednesday's as well. This will also be the official sign up post. Let me know if you'll be joining along. There is no wrong or right way to do this challenge. I am here to support each and every one of you!

Here's what it's all about:

T.K.O. Challenge

I've decided to focus on just 10 pounds at a time. Each 10 pounds will be one round 
(like all the boxing references?) 

I'm going to start with a 5-pound kick-start, in which I will set a goal of losing 5 pounds in 3 weeks. Each round after that will be 5 weeks with a goal of losing 10 pounds.  If I don't lose the 10 pounds, the next round just starts from wherever I am.  So I get a new start every 5 weeks :)

Here's the plan:

5-Pound Kickstart (3 weeks):
Starting weight (December 6): 221.4
Goal weight:  216.4
Actual Weight: 
Goal date: December 27

Round 1 (10 pounds, 5 weeks)
Starting weight (December 27):  
Goal weight: 
Actual Weight: 
Goal date: January 31


Round 2 (10 pounds, 5 weeks)
Starting weight (January 31):
Goal weight: 
Actual Weight:
Goal date: February 7

Round 3 (10 pounds, 5 weeks):
Starting weight (February 7):
Goal weight:
Actual Weight:
Goal date: March 11

Round 4 (10 pounds, 5 weeks):
Starting weight (March 11):
Goal weight:
Actual Weight:
Goal date: April 16