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Friday, September 24, 2010

Project Post-It

Hey Bloggies,

Still here going STRONG!  It seems my motivation is slowly making it's way back.  Although when you hit rock bottom, there really isn't anywhere else to go but up!

One of the main reasons I'm so motivated right now is cause my good friend Polly inspired me with one of the simplest but most motivating items: post-its!

Yup! Post-its... Polly is reading a book right now (you Sparkpeople should recognize it) and she shared a part of the book with me that talked about how the author got started exercising.
"So one of the first things the author did was he decided that he needed to work out at least 10 min every day - his corporate life was killing him with fast food lunches - etc.. So one day he mentioned that he had worked out 50 days in a row - he was so proud - every time he felt like sleeping in he said "no Chris you're on a streak!" So he told others at work and one very heavy set lady joked about how she sat 50 days on the couch. But one day she put a post it note up with a large 1 on the outside of her cubicle. He asked he was it was and she very smartly replied "I worked out today!" "
Simple right?!

I get that this might not work for all people, but I'm super competitive - even with myself - so welcome to Project Post-it!  Keeping track of how many days I've worked out in a row (including one rest day a week) is awesome cause I'm in a competition with myself... restarting at post-it #1 means I lost.  So far I'm on day 7 and even though that doesn't seem like a lot, it is considering I'm coming from a once-a-week-and-only-once-a-week exercise program (LAME).

So for now... it's safe to say I'm back fighting my body to get healthy again!

Check out Polly's vision board made with custom post-it areas... genius and super AWESOME!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


OMG it feels so good to be sweating again.  In the last week, I got my booty handed to me by Jillian Micheals, my elliptical at home, and my PT:

T: 40 min 30-day Shred + elliptical
F: 45 min 30-day Shred + elliptical
S: 60 min PT session
M: 30 min 30-day Shred
T: 80 min PT session + elliptical

LOVE IT!  I know it's still early on and it hasn't even been a week since I got started again but FINALLY I feel like am back to being me.  I'm still Bugging and that's been a huge motivator when it comes to my nutrition intake.  This weekend was a little tough with a Saturday-night party and I could have done better but on the other hand I could have done a lot worse too!

So here's to me hopefully strictly keeping it up!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


It's amazing how an awesome workout will get you remotivated!

Thank you, reactivated gym membership!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And for even sadder news...

Nothing weight-related but probably a lot more important than my contributions to this blog:

Today, September 1, marks the start of the annual dolphin slaughters in Taiji, Japan.  Thousands and thousands of dolphins will be rounded up, killed inhumanely, slaughtered and sold for meat.  If you watch Animal Planet of Discovery Channel, they broadcasted the Academy Award Nominee, The Cove, this past weekend and let's just say I was sick and heart-broken watching the entire movie (which was the first movie to bring this horrible slaughter to the public's eye).

Probably the most f*cked up part (besides the slaughter itself) is that before the killings take place, dolphin trainers from aquariums/ocean parks come down and take the best/strongest specimens for their tanks and basically turn a blind eye to what's going to happen to the rest of the dolphins.  WTF?!

Anyway, here's a celebrity-filled commercial for The Cove:

Sitting at work right now...

... and my favorite pair of jeans are cutting off circulation to the lower half of my body.

Tight clothes are very humbling and really shows me how much work I have to do to just get to my "overweight" status of 135 lbs. 


So I've seriously made it a goal to exercise everyday for the next six days starting from today: day 1.

Nutrition-wise that's what's been KILLING me but I really don't know how to stop.  I did start by cooking a home-made meal this week and brining it for lunch so at least it's something.  And just last night I restocked some frozen dinners cause even though they aren't that great for you, it's better than me grabbing some other crap like ice cream... so not a good choice but defenitely a better one.  Plus frozen dinners are PORTION CONTROLED... something I know nothing about these days.

AAAUUUUUUGGGGHHHHHH!!!! (That's how I feel)