Monday, April 30, 2012

Workout Song of the Week

 

This weeks' song:

Sweet Dreams
by the Eurythmics


What are you working out to this week?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Friday!

I plan on getting some Hooping in this weekend...

Source: hoopcity.ca via Miss Angie on Pinterest


What about you?
What will you be doing this weekend?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Negative Effects



Sadly, this is almost exactly what I look like in my underwear.
Although, much cuter panties and bras.  Seriously.

I'm 26 years old and I experience quite a few of these things.
  • Depression: I've battled it my whole life.  My mom is heavy and on depression meds too.
  • Social Discrimination: Do I even need to go into this?  
  • Low Self-Esteem: Duh, being the fat girl your entire life will do this to you.
  • Joint Problems: My momma had to have her hip replaced at 40.  I already have knee and feet issues that could get worse if I let this continue.

I don't want to look like this anymore.
I don't want to feel like this anymore.

So why do I keep myself in this same self-hating cycle?
Why do I still eat all of these terrible things and make excuses for exercising?

Why do I hate myself this much?
I mean I don't really, but that has to be the explanation.
Because if I really loved myself-I'd go the fucking gym.
I'd put that bag of chips down and get off my ass.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Move the Pebbles

I just wanted to show off my birthday gift from Valor.


I had seen this concept on Pinterest before.
Basically you have the two jars.
One for pounds to go, and one for pounds lost.
Every time you lose a pound, you get to move a pebble.
It's a great visual motivator.

Too bad I need like 40 more pebbles than what is in there... LOL! 

I thought this was really sweet of her, and I can't wait to start moving pebbles!

Thanks Valor!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's My Birthday


My Mother informed me that Calories don't count on your birthday.
Let's hope they don't count this whole week...

I have birthday dinners every night this week...
And a huge party with lots of booze on Saturday!
Plus a Birthday BBQ on Sunday!


You better believe that Monday, yes Monday;
I hit this healthy eating and getting back into exercising HARD!
I've spent 26 years making excuses for why I don't lose weight,
And I am DONE. D-O-N-E DONE.
I will not waste another year of my life.
I will not see my 27th birthday as a fat girl.
This is the last birthday at this weight, and in these size pants.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Workout Song of the Week: Run the World






This week's workout song:

Run The World (Girls)
by Beyonce


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I thought this had an awesome beat, and is pretty empowering!
How fun to work out to! :)

What are you working out to this week?
Link up to be entered to win a prize at the end of the year! :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Goals




Over on my other blog, I host a monthly goal linky party.  The idea is to get us paying attention to our goals, and to have support for us as we work towards being successful with them.  Also, everyone who links up throughout the year is entered to win (one entry per linkup-so you could be entered 12 times!) a huge prize at the end of the year.  It's very exciting.

So I'm going to list my fitness goals for April here as well:

  • Drink more water.
  • Make healthier choices.
  • Do a Juice Cleanse after my birthday.
  • Go to the GYN.
  • Start Hula-Hooping again.
  • Start taking my vitamins again.
What are your goals this month?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Mermaid or Whale?

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?" 

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way: 

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness. They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia. They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires. 

Mermaids do not exist. 

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish? 
They would have no sex life and could not bear children. 
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad. 
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side? 

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale. 

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends. 

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies. We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated. Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "


*NOTE* I've been told that this comes from How I Met Your Mother! I love that show! 


Source: google.com via Miss Angie on Pinterest

That was the description attached to the Pin above on Pinterest.
I got the rest of the story from HERE.
I felt the need to share the pin and the story.

Now, while I still would very much like to lose weight and be thinner, I don't want to be a stick figure.  I don't want to lose my breasts, my hips, my thick thighs and my curves.  I want to lose some of those parts, but still keep a nice curvy thickness because I feel that it's beautiful.  Though if you're thin and in shape, you are still beautiful too.  If everyone looked the same, it would be a very boring world.  Diversity is beautiful.

 I'm not aiming for a size 4.  I'm hoping for a 10 or 12, and to be in good shape with those lovely curves.  I am aiming for a health level that allows me to climb stairs and hike mountains without feeling winded.  For the ability to run and not stop running until I want to.  That is what I'm aiming for.

However I think we get caught up in our quest for weight loss, and forget to love ourselves where we are at this moment as well.  You don't have to be satisfied with it, but you do still need to love it.  Love yourself while working to change, or you'll never change.  Love yourself PERIOD.



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rethink Your Drink

Source: facebook.com via Miss Angie on Pinterest


YUCK!
Seriously, that is super gross.

Yep, me too.  Such a great reminder...

Off to drink some water now...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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