I know I have been relatively absent, but I don’t really find a need to chart my BFL progress daily. So I have to decided to expand this blog a bit and just make it about changes in general.
I turned 28 on Monday (yaaay VIRGOS!!). This is not a great age to be. That was my first thought. No milestone happens when you are 28. You are just one year closer to retirement. Just 39 years left…
After those depressing thoughts, I asked myself: Self–why not MAKE 28 a milestone year?
Hey! That doesn’t sound too bad, does it? This past year has been wonderful for obtaining a good base for my future. I graduated from my community college with a degree in IT and I got a job in the field I desired a week before graduation. Granted it’s just an entry-level position, but I intend to go places and this is a nice starting point/stepping stone.
This year I also found a nice man. Now, for some this may not be hard, but for me it was. I was 4-years single and quite bitter. I’m pretty sure he’s the one and I’m excited about it.
I certainly don’t want all the positive changes to stop happening. I don’t want to be stagnant so I decided to accomplish something I’ve been trying to do for years. MOVE OUT!
Now, I have not been living with my parents for 28 years. I have moved a couple of times for years at a time, but I’ve always come back. The rent is hard to beat! Since I started going to college, I just haven’t been able to consider moving out due to my finances. Well, I’m ready to change that.
My new goal–move out by 4/2012. This gives me plenty of time to find the right place and save a bit of money with a goal in mind. It’s hard for me to save when I’m not working towards something.
Hello everyone! I’ve been laying low. The weather was just so terrible. Do any of you ever get down if you don’t see the sun for days on end? I do! I need it! You’d think being a fair-skinned redhead, I’d shy away from the sun, but I just lather the sunscreen on and enjoy it as much as possible. Needless to say, I’m overjoyed that the sun has decided to make a daily appearance in my life since then.
Now as far as my BLF progress goes. I can’t say I’ve really noticed too much of a difference. I think I may have lost 2 pounds. I haven’t remeasured yet because I want to wait until it’s been 4 weeks. However, as far as my confidence goes…it’s through the roof! I really feel like I look great. So far this week there hasn’t been one time I’ve looked in the mirror and thought this or that could use some work. I feel better on the inside so I think that really shines through. I read that around week 8, a lot of women notice a big difference, but not much of one up until then. I am willing to wait it out. I’ve got nothing but time…
Hello! Have you ever had a plan and decided to just throw it out the window? That is exactly what happened to me over my long weekend in the mountains. Sure, I may have had a tiny part of me that actually thought I was going to exercise and eat well, but the better part … Keep reading →
Finally, finally, finally. At 1pm today my electricity has finally returned. I am so happy to sleep in my own bed, cook in my own kitchen, and basically get back to my routine. This routine will last for only one day, since tomorrow night I leave for a long weekend in the mountains.
Being in the mountains for a long weekend presents a challenge. The first of the challenges I will face is no gym. Well, there’s one in town about 20 minutes from where I’m staying. I haven’t checked it out yet, but I’ve seen it there before. I just hope it’s open and operational because otherwise I may have to get creative. Creative is something I’m not. The second challenge is that it would be so easy for me to enjoy my long weekend in the mountains by relaxing with a cold beer in my hand on a daily basis. Can’t I count that as my carb? My bf has decided not to do this 12 week program with me. So not only will I be tempted by ice cold beer, but whatever food he decides to get at the store as well. Great.
Being so early in the program, I am scared. I am scared that I will not have enough self control. Lord help me.
On a side note, today I was told my braces aren’t coming off for at least another 6 weeks. Boo. :$
I’m sitting in my room with no power (thanks Irene). I promised I’d post my stats this weekend and I don’t make a promise I can’t keep so here it goes!
BF %: I have no idea to be honest. I don’t have calipers.
Left Bicep: 10.5″
Right Bicep: 10.5″
Hips: 40.25″ ( not too happy about that one!:( )
Left Thigh: 23.75″
Right Thigh: 23.75″
Left Calf: 14″
Right Calf: 14.25″
Whew! Glad that’s out of the way. Day 1 should be challenging because I will basically be consuming myoplex bars and shakes. No electricity=no fridge Also, I work a later shift tomorrow so I won’t be back to my car (I take the metro) until 7:45ish. But the gym doesn’t close until 11pm so there’s really no reason why I couldn’t swing by to get my workout in.
I was just reading the Body for Life book and wow. They really get you kind of hooked with that first success story, don’t they? I mean, no only was he shot, but he was also given 3 years to live! He really triumphed. So inspirational and encouraging. I mean if he can do it, with odds against him, why can’t I? Seriously, it’s only 12 weeks.
I think it’s just so easy to get off track. And even easier to stay off track because eating this way and getting away with minimal exercise is a habit. Habits are tough to break, but it’s possible. If having a great body and living healthy was easy, everyone would do it. So I’d like to really give it my all these next 12 weeks (and beyond) to prove to myself that I can do it. It’s hard, but I can do it.
Greetings! Today has been another weird day as I wait for the hurricane to pass. I did make it to the gym for my cardio surprisingly. I haven’t forgotten that I need to post the rest of my stats and I still plan on getting that done tomorrow.
Truthfully, my only plan for the night is so chill at my bf’s house and drink some Blue Moon until my world returns to normal, which should be sometime tomorrow. We’re supposed to get hit with the worst of the storm this evening into tomorrow morning. Praying I don’t lose power.
I’ve only ever seen the effects of one bad hurricane in my life and that was Isabelle. I think that was back in 2003. Have any of you ever lived where a hurricane has touched down? I’m totally obsessed with tracking the storm. I can’t help it!
BTW, I know I said that I started BFL last week, but I’m going to restart on Monday and get started right. Next weekend will be a challenge since I’m going away on a mini vacay Thursday night-Tuesday. I’m trying to convince my bf to jump on the BFL wagon so I have someone to do this with. I don’t think he’s convinced just yet, but I’ll keep trying!!
Before I get off the computer for the day, I wanted to just note my starting point and how today went. I started 2 days ago, but things got crazy, so I ended up not doing well at all yesterday. Today I started again. Here are some stats as of today: Height: 5’5″ (I don’t … Keep reading →