Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Poem For You.

Once upon a time I was fat,
Everyone would look at me and laugh.
I tried to hide behind the smile,
Even though I felt like a shit pile.
Going shopping was never any fun,
Trying on clothes made me look like I weighed a ton.
Walking up stairs to my breath away,
Instead of going places, in my house I would stay.
Never did I enjoy working out,
But I had time to lay on my couch and pout.
Doctors told me I needed to lose weight,
Otherwise an early death would be my fate.
Looking at a picture of my bloated face,
Made me realize I needed a change of pace.
I stepped on the scale weighing 231 pounds,
The stretch marks on my stomach made me frown.
I told myself I would make a change,
Living this way was no longer in my range.
The first step is always the hardest part,
Not changing would give me disease of the heart.
I started making healthy life choices,
Although in my head I heard different voices.
Telling me I can't do it and I'll fail,
Then go back to looking like a whale.
I've doubted myself many times,
Especially while looking at skinny girl shrines.
My vision has changed over the years,
I have conquered a lot of my fears.
My life has transformed for the better,
As I sit here writing you this letter.
I eat healthy foods that are good for me,
Even though asparagus gives me smelly pee.
I love working out at the gym,
It has helped my body become more slim.
Lifting is no longer for the guys,
Back squats are giving me killer thighs.
I drink water like I'm a fish,
If I don't drink enough I'll give myself a tisk.
I couldn't do this journey all alone,
I needed others to tell me I wasn't made of stone.
Blogging my journey was the perfect plan,
Shawn Tyler Weeks is the man.
If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have met you all,
You people pick me up when I fall.
Thank you for being their in my triumphs and struggles,
When life throws curves, you learn how to juggle.
Losing weight truly sucks,
But think about all the diseases it cuts.
Tony and Chuck can agree with me,
Saving your life is a simple gym membership fee.

45 pounds down and still some more to lose,
When I hit my goal weight, I'll celebrate with some booze.

I've learned a lot so far in this journey,
Just like people watching this march madness tourney.
Losing weight was the best choice I made,
Never will I go back to what I once weighed.

Thank you all for your love and support!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Quickie (Vlog)

Not even 2 minutes long. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday.. With a Video

So technically its not wordless anymore.. 

Enjoy the Pics!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Video Blog!

Enjoy looking and listening to me!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Being Sick Sucks.

Over the past couples days I have felt like shit.

It started on Monday morning. I didn't go to bed the previous night until 2 am. I was up watching TV. And then when I finally got into bed I tossed and turned the whole night. When I woke up Monday I felt horrible. I ended up going to the gym that day but didn't have the best workout.

Tuesday I woke up and my symptoms had gotten worse. I was able to workout but my throat was killing me when I was trying to breathe and my nose was running constantly. Hence not a fun workout. Somehow, I managed to make myself do some lifting in my garage. I had class that night and I suffered through it but made it out alive.

Wednesday was the worst. I should have stayed in bed all day. This cold/flu literally hit me like a semi truck. I haven't been this sick in a long time. I had class at 10:30-1:15. My nose was running non stop, my throat was hurting, my eyes felt like they were going to pop out of my eye sockets, my head felt like an elephant was sitting on it and the inside of my ears were itching. We watched a really boring movie for the first 2 hours and I was struggling to stay awake. Wednesday is my rest day, so I came home and laid in bed/slept until my next class at 6:00 pm. I made it through class like a champ, went home and went to bed.

Thursday morning I usually have class at 7:30am. I skipped because I needed to sleep. I felt better when I woke up. I made it through my 10:30am class. I decided to not go to the gym and give my body another day to recover.

What I found out was how bored I was when I don't go to the gym. I missed the "high" of coming home after a good workout. I ate constantly. It was like I was never full enough to feel satisfied.

Today, I woke up and new I was going to hit the gym and hit it hard.

I went on the elliptical and burned 600+ calories. I then went on the treadmill and ran 2 miles. I felt so good when I was done working out. Its like all the toxins in my body were out of my system. My shirt was full of sweat. It was awesome.

I got home and checked my Polar Heart Rate Monitor.

Feels so good.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday Ramblings.

I usually do a wordless Wednesday but I haven't legit posted in a while. So I decided to use words today. I weighed in this morning and I was still at 188.4. No loss or no gain which I am OK with. I didn't eat the best but my workouts were pretty good.

On Monday I woke up with a stuffy nose and sore throat. Yesterday it got worse but I still managed to have a kick ass workout. Today my nose is like a volcano of flowing mucus. My head feels like an elephant is sitting on it. Thank you baby Jesus that today is my rest day!

Ok enough of the pity, I am sick, I want to just sleep and be able to breathe out of my nose. That is all.

I am excited however, that I won a copy of Working Out Sucks, from Tony's Blog. I heard that this book is a good read. Even though I am not a fan of reading, I'm going to read this book fo sho.

Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Five.

So I am stealing this from Mary. It's called Friday Five. I like doing things like these because it let's people get to know more about you.

Five Things That Made This Week Awesome.

  1. I lost weight
  2. I did extremely well on my tests in school.
  3. I burned 1000 calories in most of my workouts.
  4. I talked to a friend that I haven't seen in months.
  5. Increased weights on my back squats.
Five Things That Will Make This Weekend Awesome.

  1. I get to see Gabriel Iglesias in his stand up in Milwaukee!
  2. I am seeing him with my good friend Lacy who I am also very excited to see.
  3. I have hardly any homework for school.
  4. Wisconsin is getting hit with a snow storm tonight. There calling for heavy, wet snow. Yay for shoveling! *sarcasm*
  5. Drinking some beers/wine.
Five Things I Need To Do.

  1. Bake a cake for Gabriel Iglesias.
  2. Start research for a project in one of my classes.
  3. Look for a better summer job. Need more $
  4. Get a cute, spring outfit.
  5. Drink more H20.
Five Things You Should Do.

  1. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise in this weekend.
  2. Laugh.
  3. Drink more water!
  4. Tell yourself you're beautiful.
  5. Try a new fruit or vegetable.
Five Songs That You Should Have On Your iPod.

  1. In Your Light- Gotye
  2. Starships- Nicki Minaj
  3. What Makes You Beautiful- One Direction
  4. Skinny Love- Bon Iver 
  5. Heartbeat- The Fray

Have a great weekend!