Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Weigh-in

171 bishes! I'm just excited that the number keeps falling!
Yes, I know it has been slow.
No, I'm not going to let any naysayers rain on my parade about it!

I have done the fad diets. I have done the quick weight loss and guess what: I AM STILL FAT!
That's because I didn't make a lifestyle change.
I made an I need to fit in to that damn bridesmaid's dress change.

But guess what peeps: I'm changing my life.

Today I took another exercise class at our new gym. It was the first time in a long time I didn't cringe when thinking about going to work out. I took my clothes to work because I knew I would be rushed and honestly I think that kept me from overthinking it too much. I just threw on my clothes and went! Tonight was Zumba. Yes, you're right, I am in fact a Zumba instructor. And I LOVE to teach it. But sometimes it is really fun to be in the back, looking like a fool, and laughing my butt off while I'm doing it. Sometimes it's nice not to have the pressure. So tonight was fun. Two songs were the same that I teach, completely different choreo of course and I almost broke in to my version half way, but I caught myself! hehe!

I have to let you guys know about something else I've been doing. I'm following and if you don't, you should. She is freaking hilarious! Well one day she had a link to a holiday challenge. I signed up and now 5 of us from all over the world weigh in together each week as the "Tough Turkeys". You know you are jealous of our awesome group name It has been one of the things that has definitely kept me motivated. Every time I want to cheat I tell myself, "You can't! You have to weigh-in and you don't want to make your group suck!" So my advice - find a group, find an accountability partner, post your weight on your bathroom wall for your husband to see I'm just kidding don't do that one. It will suprise you how much of a motivator that can be!

And finally.....I need more followers! Again more accountability! Please share with your friends. Please subscribe. If and when I get 25 followers, I will have a giveaway. And it will be a good one too!

Peace out! Love Lunday

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I'm back!!!

Hey lovely ladies! I'm back. I've been out of commission for a while. I know, I know major fail but...sue me! I have been ridiculously, stupidly busy for the past month or so. I also got sick off my butt last week! UGH!

So here's the scoop. I'm down to 171 lbs. WHOOT! I'm 1 lb away from a 10 lb goal and will post a new "body" picture soon.

It has gotten freaking cold in Missouri. I had to break out a bunch of my winter clothes and one thing I decided is my clothes just don't feel good. Of course I want all of the health benefits associated w/ weight loss but I'm really freaking tired of my clothes not fitting good. I hate that my stomach feels tight and my thighs rub together. I am bound and damned determined to feel better in my clothes!

In other news, we joined a new gym. It's a 24 hour facility that uses your fingerprint for access (big money here in small town USA). They do 2-3 classes every night which I'm really looking forward to. When we went to sign up they were doing this ladies only class and everyone was singing at the top of their lungs. It made me really freaking excited.

Tonight I did a pilates class and here's the good thing: I was able to do it all. Here's the bad thing: I looked (and felt) like a beached whale while doing it. We warm up with a little mat work which was all fine and dandy and then the instructor says ok everyone grab an exercise ball. I'm new to the class so I let everyone get theirs first and I end up with a ball thats half freaking deflated. I sit on it and sink about a foot below the rest of the class. Here I am trying to do all the exercises with my shrimpy ass exercise ball. We ended up sitting and balancing on the ball with feet off the ground for 3 minutes (thank you Jesus for the half deflated ball!!) and I kid you not, the lady in front of me fell off hers and took out about half the class, while I sat with perfect balance because my rear was sunk so far in to the ball it wasn't going anywhere! But ya know I feel really good after the class. I can tell I'm going to be sore (holy hamstrings!) and I think I rediscovered my abs (they are under there somewhere right?!?)

Since I checked in with you all, I have continued running but haven't been to the gym. It was nice to get back in to the game! ANDDDD for your viewing pleasure a picture to end the night with:

Have a fantabulous week! I promise I'll be a better blogger :)

Love Lunday

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Recoup and Regroup

So you may have noticed that I haven't posted in a while. Well I have been disgusted and depressed. My Wednesday weigh-in didn't go so well this week. I actually gained the 4lbs I had lost back. I had a very emotionally stressful few days, I didn't sleep more than about 4 hours per night, and I worked my butt off. I did my runs but other than that I was basically worthless. This has happened so often in my life and this is the point where I usually say F it!

After some self reflection I have decided that I am one of those people who find comfort in food. I immensely enjoy eating; however I KNOW I can make better choicese and still enjoy what I'm eating. Right? My goal is to find easy to fix, yummy, healthy foods. UGH!

So after a few days of moping and being down about things. I am regrouping. I recognize the cycle and I know how to break it. I am smart and I have the tools I need to be healthier. I have decided to kick it back in to gear and not just give in like I would have in the past. As of today I have lost 2 of the lbs I gained back. I'm going to try hard not this sh*t get me down! 

On a positive note I had a great weekend! I spent Friday night with some awesome friends! Saturday I spent time with my family and made a bunch of stuff to enter in to a craft fair Dec 1st. And today has been all about football! Also the STL CARDINALS play at 6:30 tonight and I can't wait to see them kick some Giant a$$ and make it in to the world series again!

Here are some pictures from the weekend:

Letter block for the craft fair! 

My crazy cool friends
My sweet sister

Later everyone! I have to go make a C25K run my b*tch! Have a great week and I promise I'll be better!

Love Lunday

Monday, October 15, 2012

Counting Calories and C25K

As you know, I've been doing couch to 5K. I think it is really working. Each week I think, "Holy sh*t I can't do this," and by the end of the week I'm thinking, "I'm making this run my b*tch!!" It keeps you in one place just long enough for you to get used to it but not quite long enough to get comfortable.

I have been counting my calories every day. I've been trying to eat 1200-1300 calories and trying to burn at least 500 calories above and beyond my normal activities. I've found it somewhat difficult to keep track of the calories when doing C25K because you have to figure out how long you've ran and how long you've walked. I figured if I'm having this problem, many of you might be having this problem as well. SOOOOOO I broke it down for you. Your welcome!

Below is the C25k plan I've been following and the calories burned each day. This is based on a 175 lb female. The walk speed is 3.5 miles per hour (17 min mile) and the run speed is 6.0 miles per hour (10 min mile). Each week you perform the combination of activities on 3 different days. The calories listed are for each day's walk/run. I suggest a rest break in between.

Week 1:
5 min warm-up walk
Alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes
5 min cool down walk
Calories: 294

Week 2:
5 min warm-up walk
Alternate 90 sec jogging and 2 min walking for 20 min
5 min cool down walk
Calories: 328

Week 3:
5 min warm-up walk
2 reps of: 90 sec jog, 90 sec walk, 3 min jog, 3 min walk
5 min cool down walk
Calories: 292

Week 4:
5 min warm-up walk
3 min jog, 90 sec walk, 5 min jog, 2.5 min walk, 3 min jog, 90 sec walk, 5 min jog
5 min cool down
Calories: 394

Week 5:
5 min warm-up walk
5 min jog, 3 min walk, 5 min jog, 3 min walk, 5 min jog
5 min cool down walk
Calories: 379

Week 6:
5 min warm-up walk
5 min jog, 3 min walk, 8 min jog, 3 min walk, 5 min jog
5 min cool down walk
Calories: 433

Week 7:
5 min warm-up walk
2.5 mile run (about 25 min)
5 min cool down walk
calories: 518

Week 8:
5 min warm-up walk
2.75 mile run (about 28 min)
5 min cool down walk
Calories 572

Week 9:
5 min warm-up walk
3 mile run (about 30 min)
5 min cool down walk
Calories: 608

I HIGHLY suggest using the C25K app. It tells you exactly when to run and when to walk so you don't have to keep track of it yourself. If you are a treadmill runner, print off the above workout list and take it with you to the gym. It is VERY easy to get confused especially weeks 3-6.

It's fall in the Ozarks and it is absolutely beautiful here! I had the most amazing scenery on my run tonight. Check out this awesome tree. Hey now...I took this pic during my cool down...don't worry I wasn't slacking :)

Also check out my sweetazz socks! I am obsessed with the crazy random colors. Hey if I'm going to be running my ass off literally I'm gonna wear some fun shit! 

Hope you have a great week!!!

Love - KL

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Playa's gonna play

Today I finished another week of C25K. I actually felt really good today. Previously when it was time to walk, I was thanking the lord above that I didn't have to run another step, but today I felt like I could go further. I ended up completing 2.25 miles in 30 minutes.

It was actually pretty chilly here today. It was a solid 54 degrees outside today during my run. I did get to break out some cute workout clothes though. I love love love the compression capris from target. Because seriously who wants their thighs slapping together for 2 miles?? You know what I'm talking about.  I also really like Old Navy's GoDry tees. The long sleeves keep you warm but they are lightweight enough not to be annoying. I figure, if I'm going to be out there kicking my own ass, it might as well look good while I'm doing it!
C9 by Champion® Womens Running Capri Pants - Assorted Colors Women's Active GoDRY Tees

Also my friends and I are completely in to this card game called Magic The Gathering. If I thought you were going to judge me before now I should be really worried. It's dorky I know but we love it! It's a smart person's game! My friend and I are the only girls who play at this local shop so we are totally underestimated but we kick ass! We played tonight and A and I were both undefeated! Go us! Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure!

That's all for tonight. Look out for a guest post in the very near future!!

Love - KL

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pissed Off Workout Playlist

I'm not pretending that I love running...because sometimes I really hate it. But then there are those times that running or busting your ass in the gym helps blow off the frustration and anger of the days events. Sometimes I like songs that are fun, upbeat, and make you feel good. And then there are days like today, when I'm pissed off, and all I want to do is scream! So when I can't tell off that b*tch who ruined my day, I put in my headphones and make my muscles scream instead. 

Here is my pissed off workout playlist. I'll warn you, I have an eclectic taste in music and this is definitely a girl's playlist because I am in fact a girl.  

1. Fighter by Christina Aguilera
2. Stupify by Disturbed
3. Bulletproof by La Roux
4. Just Fine by Bomshel
5. Dragula by Rob Zombie
6 .Blow Me (One Last Kiss) by P!nk
7. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson
8. Rolling in the Deep by Adele
9. Enter Sandman by Metallica
10. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
11. Lose Yourself by Eminem
12. Break Stuff by Limp Bizkit
13. So What by P!nk
14. Here I Come by The Roots
15. Riot by Three Days Grace
16. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
17. All American Nightmare by Hinder
18. Push by Matchbox Twenty
19. Fastest Girl In Town by Miranda Lambert
20. In the End by Linkin Park

Enjoy! Love - KL

Wednesday Weigh-In

Hey Hey Hey! So it's Wednesday and I must say I was dreading weighing in this morning. I was terrible this weekend and who can blame me...I mean seriously there was wedding cake and did I mention free wine?? I stepped on to the scale this morning w/ my eyes closed praying it wouldn't say too much of a gain. Lucky me no change from last week!!! Better than a gain right. So as of right now I weigh 176.

Ok I have a complaint - Khaki pants are seriously the hardest of all pants to find. They are the perfect paint color, the house that is both affordable and huge, and the multimillion dollar job that requires you to do nothing of the pants world! Listen here's the thing...I have big thighs and hips. My waist not so much. This is how my body is and has always been even when I was skinny. AND I'm pretty sure that is the way a woman's body is supposed to be...but I digress...  So to find a pant that fits me in the legs means major gapping in the waist. Yesterday I wore khaki pants to work and by the end of the day they had stretched so bad I had front butt. You know what I'm talking about. The crotch was so freaking baggy I could have smuggled a small animal in there. SOOO if anyone out in the blogging world knows of any khaki pants that fit real people, send me a message!

Here's a random picture for your viewing pleasure of my "kids":

Hope your week is fabulous! Love - KL