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

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Weekend craziness

Another busy weekend for the Lunday household:

Saturday Aaron's cousin Jon got married. It was an outdoor ceremony that got pushed indoors b/c of rain. It was still beautiful and we got to visit with A's fam.  Here's a pic of A and the groom. BTW the wedding was at his wife's house and let me just say...I want!

This morning we stopped in and saw A's sweet grandma. We hadn't seen her in almost a year. She didn't remember me at first. I guess she thought A kicked me to the curb and picked him up a new woman :) But at the end she told me I needed to bleach my hair again so she would recognize me.

Speaking of hair, I got my hair did on Thursday. Dyed it super dark and had bangs cut. My hair lady is the shiz seriously. I call her and she gets me in super quickly. If you need a good hairdresser in this area personal message me for her info! Here's a pic:

 I'm scared to weigh in this week. I ate horribly over the weekend. We were on the road and ate a bunch of fast food plus wedding cake plus an open bar with plenty of yummy wine! Tomorrow I'm kicking it in to high gear. A is planning to diet a bit as well. He has been lifting hardcore for several months now and he's wanting to kick his protein intake in to gear. I'll let you know how it goes!

BTW if you like my blog and want to share it with your friends, please do. The more people to see, the more people to keep my accountable!

Have a fantabulous week! Love KL

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday weigh-in on Thursday whoops!

Hey blogging world...So I've been a smidge busy and forgot to post yesterday...sue me. My weight yesterday was 176lbs. I lost 2 more lbs this week. YAY go me!

So update about the teeth: I ended up having an abscess which required a root canal. I had never had one before and was scared to death as I explained last post. I had laughing gas for the first time which I do think helped. I felt calm and relaxed! My dentist sent me to an endodontist to have the procedure done. When I got there, I noticed their shirts said, "Not all root canals are created equal." I decided if they had a sense of humor about it I was going to try to as well, even though I wanted to b*tch slap anyone who came within a foot of my mouth. The best part about the whole thing was they had a TV on the ceiling and they gave me headphones which I turned up as loud as I could. One of the worst things about the dentist is the freaking sounds!!! I am always afraid their going to start drilling and just keep going up through my head. The headphones definitely helped the sound. Long story short, it wasn't too bad of an experience but it I still don't like the dentist.

Anywho...I tried a new workout class tonight. It was a bootcamp class at our local Y. I thought I was going to die when the lady said, "Alright 1 mile run to warm-up." I was like Oh shit I should leave now. But I stayed and stuck it out. After that I think we did at least 5000 jumping jacks and a bunch of body weight strengthening activities like planks, squats, crunches, etc. BTW - Did you know it takes 1000 jumping jacks to burn 1lb? True story! We finished with "100 abs" where we did 25 regular crunches, 25 right sided crunches, 25 left sided crunches, and 25 reverse crunches. The ab portion took all of 2 minutes so I think I may incorporate that in to my daily routine.

The biggest thing I learned from tonight is this: If there are other people watching me I'm going to move my fat @$$ a little faster and go a little harder. I've always thrived in the group setting because someone is there holding me accountable. So peeps if your needing a little extra motivation - Try out a group workout. It was pretty fun (I thought otherwise when that skinny ass chick made me do burpees) and kicked my butt!

Love - KL

Monday, October 1, 2012

Odontophobia...OH NO!

So I have been having this hellacious pain on the right side of my mouth for the past few days. I can't touch my teeth together and I can't touch the outside of my cheek. So tomorrow it's off to the dentist I go.

I, like many of you I'm sure, have a serious fear of the dentist. I'll tell you my story:

Five years ago, I was  planning a wedding and trying to get all my medical visits up to date while still under my parents insurance. I went to the dentist I would normally see and upon entering I'm told, "Dr. L retired you are seeing Dr. N today." Ok that's fine, weird that they didn't tell me when I made the appointment, but fine. After Xrays and the other routine junk I'm told ALL my old fillings have to be replaced AND I have THREE new cavities! I was in shock because I was very meticulous about brushing my teeth and had been cavity free for many years. So in December of 2007 I had 8 teeth on the right side of my mouth worked on. I was in the chair for 5 hours and had at least 8 shots of lidocaine. When the numbness wore off I had intense pain. I had to take Percocet for a month. (I had my appendix taken out and didn't even have take any of the strong stuff...WTF). I was in severe pain for several months following that procedure. I was scheduled to go back in January 2008 to get the left side of my mouth worked on but at that point I said HELL NO!

I got a copy of my Xrays and records and had 2 second opinions both of which told me I didn't need to have any of my fillings replaced and I had NO new cavities. On top of that, this dentist office had maxed out my yearly coverage for 2007 TO THE DOLLAR! And I'm sure would have maxed out my coverage for 2008 had I let them. I was in pain for months for nothing!!!

So long story short, I'm scared shitless of the dentist! I have serious anxiety about tomorrow's visit. The last time I saw him I had a full blown panic attack, tears and hyperventilating included. Geez this is going to suck!

So because I can't touch my teeth together and it's excruciating to eat anything on the right side of my mouth I'm having mashed potatoes and gravy and a milkshake for dinner tonight. Don't judge me, my face hurts! I also missed my workout because the thought of bouncing up and down at Zumba makes me nauseous. I'll just have to work out extra hard the rest of this week.

Any extra prayers or good juju you can send my way would be muy apreciado!

Love - KL

Thursday, September 27, 2012

All about the Apps!

I finished week 1 of C25K (yesterday actually) and I feel accomplished! My phone was blasting Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" on the my last run leg and I brought it in both fists in the air Rocky style.  So far its really not getting easier but my pace did get faster and I finished quicker than day 1.

How do I know this you might ask? Because I'm completely obsessed with Apps. For my runs I use, the C25K Free app, map my run, and pandora all at the same time. Yeah, I've decided my phone is definitely female because it can multitask like a biotch! 

Here's a look at the C25K app. I love it because you don't have to have it open for it to work. It chimes and tells you when to run and when to walk, so its pretty much a no brainer. The only thing I'm not fond of is the perky chick thats the voice behind the app. I need like Jillian Michaels telling me "RUN and unless you puke, faint, or die keep going,"  or "move your ass." You know what I'm saying??

Map my run uses GPS to track your routes so you can see the distance you went, your total time, and your pace. It's pretty sweet as well. My favorite stations on Pandora are Pop Fitness Radio, Dance Cardio Radio,  and Pop and Hip Hop Power Radio. All pumped up music to keep you going until the end of your workout.

On a similar but different note. The new headphones from apple are the bombdizzle! The traditional ear buds always hurt my left ear (yes, only the left one) but these fit awesome! Try them out!

In other app news my sister told me about an App, Zombie Run, which is sort of an interactive running game. Check out this link: Only down side its $7.99 on Itunes...maybe I'll wait till I get gifted another itunes card...and until I have a reasonable chance of not getting eaten by Zombies since I run super slow! 

Peace Out! Love - KL

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Weigh-In Wednesday and Zumba

I'm down 2lbs from last week!! I'm trying to go about this weight loss with more of the "liftestyle change" approach so any weight loss is G-REAT!

This week I taught Zumba twice. I just have to say if you haven't tried it, you need to!!! Its a workout in disguise. Almost 4 years ago my friend Chelsea and I experienced our first Zumba class. We were both nervous and felt super awkward at first, but as the music played, we started sweating, and laughing, and having a super fun time. Before we knew it the workout was over and we were both sore the next day.

Chelsea and I were both from a town that had not experienced the Zumba phenom yet so we got certified and started our own classes. It was one of the scariest things I've ever done. I had to step outside myself and it took a lot of courage to shake my ass in front of a bunch of people I went to high school with! As the months wore on our classes got bigger and our waist lines got smaller. We ended up opening our own studio and hiring other instructors. I ended up losing almost 35lbs.

Then things started to get tough. I was never home, my normal job, and my "fun" job started becoming too much. We were trying to sell our house and I was traveling over an hour 1 way to teach my classes. I felt like my life was spinning out of control. I took a step back and reliquished the business to Chelsea. I was so stressed and overwhelmed I just completely reverted to my old lifestyle. I was just too dang tired to work out and I put whatever was convenient in to my mouth (which unfortunately was a lot of fast food).

A year and a half later, I've started getting back in to teaching Zumba again. I let Chels handle the business aspect of things and I help teach the classes. I LOVE teaching with my friend. We have so much fun together. Zumba makes me feel like someone totally different than my normal self. It makes me feel sexy and fun. I love being in front of the group where I can feed off their energy and lend them my own. It inspires me!

I'm seroius get out there and try a class. I promise that you WILL feel lost and nervous and shy your first class. But once you get the hang of it you will feel SO accomplished! If your like me and the thought of working out makes you want to crawl in a hole and hide, Zumba is for you. You wont even know your working out! Check out some old pics from back in our early Zumba days:

Our very first certification class 2009

 2nd certification class and much littler! 2011 I think

Party in Pink Breast Cancer Benefit 2010 or 11 I can't remember!

Let the good times roll - Love KL

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Weddings, Babies, Football, Challenges OH MY!

So I have slacked a little in the post department but we had a super busy few days! One of my hubby's best friends got married over the weekend. It was a beautiful ceremony, right on the river, and we had PERFECT weather! We went to the reception afterwards and had a good time but....

Apparently everyone we know now has children. I think we were asked about 20 times if we had kids yet and when we answered no, they asked us "WHY NOT?" I was floored that people have the balls to ask that question. Replies kept running through my head alongs the lines of:

"Do you have a job?" no "Well why not?"
"Do you have a house?" no "Well why not?"

I mean seriously people that is just hurtful...for all they know we have been trying to have kids and can't, or we don't want to have kids, or we have had 3 miscarriages, or maybe we just aren't ready... Needless to say the hubs and I felt very left out of the baby club. I should write a book, "things not to ask those married without kids" I'll make the subtitle "dumbasses"

In other news, I might have mentioned that I am a HUGE Green Bay Packer fan. I just have to put it out there that Monday nights game was the worst officiated game I have ever seen!!! The Pack got totally jipped! I'd like to kick those refs in the ballsack!

In other, other news, I follow several blogs and one in particular is "Fitness Unscripted." They currently have an online weight loss challenge that anyone can participate in. Need a little motivation? Need a little accountability? Then this is for you. Here is a link to the post:

As a bonus here are a couple pictures from this weekend:

Me and the hubs


Love! -KL

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I hate running!

Day 1 week 1 of couch to 5k complete! Maybe one of these days I'll be that person that is like oh I love running it's so addictive but today is not that day!

Today is my "day off" (nevermind that I have to teach a class and see 2 patients tonight) and I really wanted to be lazy. It took me a few hours to get motivated and unfortunately that meant I was running in the middle of the day. Fortunately the weather has been awesome here the last few days! I started out on my little venture thinking "ahh feel the breeze", "this song is awesome", " I'm a superstar." Thirty minutes later I was like "it's hot as hell", "the chick on this app who keeps telling me to run is a biotch", "I'm totally NOT sexy and I know it"!

But I finished it! And my sweet doggie congratulated me when I got home!

Side note: Why is it every time I get about 1/2 way through a run I have to pee like right then?? It's really irritating!

Until next time - Love KL

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Weigh In

Whew I got my Wednesday post in 9 minutes before the day was over. I'm biting the bullet and posting my actual weight AND my current pictures which will hopefully very soon be my "before" pictures. This is very scary for me so if you plan on being negative or mean you might as well leave my blog now.

Weight: 180

Hopefully the last time I ever see it! 

Love KL

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

And so it begins....

Ever have one of those days when you feel like the world is against you? Today was one of those days...

My day started at the buttcrack of dawn with a full (and I mean freaking full) patient load. I needed caffeine bad, like don't talk to me or I will claw your eyes out anyway....I get to McDonalds and order a small nonfat sugar free vanilla latte and that is it.... I get to the window and they park me. Um hello this girl needs her mother f'in coffee! I proceed through the day with the best of intentions to stick to my diet, and somehow I did, but not without a crapton of temptations.

I have this coworker who is about 8 1/2 months pregnant (and she still looks awesome, damn her!) who is apparently feeling the maternal urge early and insists on bringing baked goods to work on a weekly basis. So today it was cookies....but alas I resisted!

Then my husband tells me that our sweet neighbor lady sent over a fresh made from scratch apple pie....WHY TODAY??? WHY NOT TWO DAYS AGO WHEN I WAS STILL IN FAT MODE???? I really wanted some of it....but alas I resisted!

The bright spot in my day: On Tuesdays I teach a group workout class, so at least exercise was a no brainer. Four lovely ladies joined me for a crossfitesque workout. Check it out:

Round 1: 10 reps of each 
Round 2: 15 reps of each
Round 3: 20 reps of each

100 m run
wall balls w/ 10# ball
100 m run
lunges w/ 10# ball
sumo squats w/ 10# ball
100 m run
7# kettlebell swing
10# bar overhead carries
100 m run

UGH! I am out of shape...I made it through but I was dying on the runs....hopefully will do better next time!

Even though I had a day from temptation hell I still managed to stay within my calorie range. Here's what I did:

small nonfat sugar free vanilla latte 150 calories
Emerald Breakfast to Go (OMG these are amazing!) 200 calories

Healthy choice Steamers General Tso's Spicy Chicken 300 calories
Unsweet tea

Banana  100 calories
unsweetened applesauce 50 calories

Italian dressing marinated chicken breast 225 calories
steamfresh mixed veggies 100 calories

Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt (Get this seriously) 100 calories

Total Today: 1225 calories  GO ME!

Lesson for the day: You don't need those calorie loaded empty foods to make you feel good....go work your ass off and you'll feel better!

Until next time - 

Love KL

Monday, September 17, 2012

Now Blog it out

Hello Blogging world! I'm new to this whole adventure of writing about myself. Likely I will forget to blog consistently but I really need some motivation and inspiration (more about that later).

A little about me: I am a 26 year old wife and dog mom to a sweet lab, Kate, and a spunky cavalier king charles spaniel, Abby. 

My husband and I live in small town USA in Southern Missouri. I spend way too much time at my day job as a physical therapist. I love to sew, cook, and do crafty things. I love sports and am uber competitive (GO PACKERS! GO CARDS!)

Isn't my husband cute?!?!?!

So the real purpose of this little blogventure (I just like making up words w/ "blog" in them) is my goal to be fit. Hell, lets get real I want to be SKINNY! I have this little problem called complete lack of motivation. I need someone or lots of someones to keep me accountable. I need to see my progress and be able to look back and see the struggles I went through. I am so sick of all those blogs that are like....losing weight was so easy for me. I worked out for 15 hours a day and ate 3 pieces of spinach and now I'm a body builder. Lets get real, in the real world it doesn't quite work like that. 

So here's my plan: 

1200 calorie a day diet - keeping the carbs to a minimum (at least at first)
C25K - because I really want to get my ass across the finish line in a 3.1 mile race and not feel like I just died
Mix and match workouts - I teach Zumba (I know, a fat happens) 2 days a week and that is pretty much where the buck stops! I want to try my hand at all different types of workouts....we'll see how that goes....

This is crazy scary but I'm going to post "before" pics and "the numbers" later in the week....once I work up the nerve.