Day 28 Mission A&M

Day 28 of Mission Accountability and Motivation 

Day 27 Mission A & M- Pity Party for 1

Well it’s been almost a month and the good news is I’ve lost a few pounds but nothing to rock my world.  I just have to keep telling myself I didn’t gain the weight overnight and I’m not going to lose it over night. It just is what it is.

I guess today I’m having a bit of a pity party. Why?  Well several pictures of myself were posted on Facebook and I looked so much bigger than I feel!! Seriously. I’m not exaggerating  No wonder people think I’m pregnant. I look it!!  But here’s the kicker……..I don’t feel that big!  I look in the mirror and I don’t feel like what I look like.

I have to admit those pictures broke my heart. So all I can do is keep fighting the good fight. Count the calories, exercise and make wiser choices.

Day 27  is for 11/10/12. I get behind on the weekends. I’m trying to be diligent about posting every day.

Day 26 Mission A & M

Just playing catch up today (Sunday). Day 26 was Friday November 9th.

Day 25 Mission A & M

Proof of my day…………

Daily dose of Motivation

Day 24

Working on staying accountable.  Just another step to getting there.

On A Budget-Day 24

Mission Accountability and Motivation………doing it on a budget. No I haven’t quit or fell off the band wagon I created almost a month ago. I’m just doing it slowly plus life has a way of always getting in my way. I’m such an emotional person (and OCD) that when all my stars and planets are not lined up just so then I get frustrated and overwhelmed.  So………..with that being said, I’m taking it slow and steady and I’ll eventually get there. Come hell or high waters. Period.
I’m also trying to learn to eat light, healthy and fulfilling on a budget. For example: 
1.  eggs, toast, apple for breakfast
2. sandwich and some other side for lunch 
3. Apples in general are not too costly so throw them in with a meal and it’ll help fill a person up
4. Water and coffee for beverages.
5. Cut back on eating out (oh how I love Mexican)
Planning, planning, planning I have learned is key. 
 Dinner always gets me. Night time gets me in general. I’m not a midnight snacker. It’s just dinner.  Dinner I try to fix light and fulfilling but I am my mothers child of the south (butter) and I love flavor ( I have Paula Deen’s voice in my head as I say that!! Scary!)
I once met Paula Deen. I work for a kitchen/appliance store and I was given tickets to go see a Paula Deen show hosted by Viking. I LOVE Paula Deen and all that she cooks (Butter, yum). Well we got to the show and we were told “DO NOT RUSH THE STAGE.” Now I had images of people being all Beatle hippie like and rushing the stage. I didn’t understand but with my cookbok in hand to be autographed I said “Okay.” So into the show we go and we were sitting pretty close and in all the excitement of it all somehow I was called to the stage to get my cookbooks signed…………..oh so that’s what they mean about rushing the stage! The next thing you know she’s got my faced cupped in her hands and she’s just a jabbering away at me. I’m not sure what she said because she was in my space and was very loud so I don’t recall what she said.  Very odd experience but I got my cookbook signed!!  Whoop Whoop!
So when I’m cooking the voices in my head alter between Paula Deen’s and Julia Child’s.  
I digress…………..
I’ve got to get a hold on my dinner(s) and how I fix it. I know better. I know what to do but it’s like I totally forget or disregard and well it’s all downhill. But I’m working on it. 
Most of it is when I get home, I’m mentally exhausted and worrying/thinking about nutrition is not on my top 10 list. Once I get my second wind I’m okay but there’s that window where I falter. 
All I can say is, it’s one step at a time. I’m positive and okay with it.  

A Daily Dose Of Motivation

I’m A Genius!!

Aha!!  I’ve got it!!

Credit: Kiichiro Sato/AP from People Magazine 

 For the longest time I hated getting up early just because I hated waking the Mr. up with all my rummaging around. I know I could just lay out my outfit the night before but you know, sometimes I just forget. So I decided to take a laundry basket fill it with running essentials and VIOLA, answer to the rummaging around problem. I’ll leave it in the laundry room and BAM, it’s ready for my early morning escapades! 

Secondly I’ve wanted to share this for sometime but I always forget. I’m a believer in a place for everything and everything in it’s place (I’m so OCD) so I created a “station” for all my running stuff. 

Top is for all my gadgets (Ipod, headphones, heart rate monitor, etc.), 2nd drawer is for hats, visors, headband for winter, gloves, Spi belt, water belt. The 3rd drawer is for Gu, sports beans, all the nutritional stuff I need on the go.  I keep it in the garage so that as I’m heading it not only is it all together but it’s right at the door for me.  

That was my smart moment for the day, I’m done. Cheers! 

Workout Humor!

© 2012 Dave Engledow
© 2012 Dave Engledow 
© 2012 Dave Engledow

Dave Engledow’s photos make me laugh!  So on Friday Eve I thought we could all use a good laugh. I bet there’s never a dull moment at this house!

You can check out his other hilarious photos at here.


Good Run

Just wanted to take moment to brag on my run. The weather was great, 45-ish and everything just felt great. Had a full moon with partly cloudy going on.

It’s always a weird feeling in the mornings when it’s still dark. It doesn’t feel like morning. And it doesn’t help that’s there’s all these small children waiting for the bus all blurry eyed.

Hopefully tomorrow will be just as nice. We’re having warmer days so the nights are not as cold but its not 70 degree mornings either. Am I getting old thinking about the weather in regards to my running?

Under Construction

At this point if you have come across my little space in the world wide web, I’m declaring it under construction.

This shouldn’t last long so please check back soon and often!  Till then………Cheers!

Oh My Back!

So almost 2 years after the great fail of lifting my back is still stiff and achy.  Some days I wake up and I feel great, others I have to slowly straighten up.


So I’m always looking for something to help. I’ve had it x-ray(ed) and yeah it’s not pretty but no bulging disk just stiffness. Well I’ve recently discovered “The Back Doctor.” Well, I need to back up  and  give you the full story:

1. I found this website and tried this routine.  I like it the best  and I feel a difference (click here)

2.Because I did not know what a McKenzie Press up was/is I found “The Back Doctor” here

3. Finally “The Back Doctor” led me to Dr. Stuart McGill at the University of Waterloo. I personally think it’s a great explanation.

Maybe something good will come of this. I personally am not fond of acting old nor do I want to feel old.

Haters = motivation

Thanks Kiana Hanna Fitness for pointing this out!

Day 4 Mission A&m

Yep I’ve made it four whole days. A little tired and exhausted but I’ve survived. Today was my hardest. I’m really tired and to be honest I could do some comfort food eating, but I’m not.

I had the opportunity to talk with a close friend/nutritionist today about my calorie requirement right now. I live my Bodymedia but I’m not crazy about the nutrition calculator/journal. It’s says I need over 2400 calories. I call B.S. on that one. That’s way too many. That’s a lot of food. I contacted them about this and they said they go based off of FDA standards. If that’s the case now I know why the U.S. is so obese! I digress….

Now that I got that handled I feel better about tomorrow. I have to admit I didn’t take the time to journal today. Life happened. That’s okay. I also think me being tired had a lot to do with it. Too mentally exhausted.

I’m ready for day 5. Bring it!

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