Friday, August 17, 2012

Sticking to it

I'm 19 days into my 90 day challenge.   My scale is hookey, not really working.  I weigh in step off and re-weigh a completely different amount.   However, I can tell you my clothes are getting big or fitting better.   At times, it can be difficult but to be honest it's way easier than I thought.   I think I've lost some where around 10+ lbs.

I haven't excersized much.  But I am happy to say, I got up and went for a run this morning at 5am.   We didn't run fast or far but we went about 2.5 miles.   It doesn't really matter, what matters is I'm sticking to it. :) 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 11

I'm 11 days into my 90 day challenge!  How are you doing on yours?  Have you started yet?  How are you doing?

I'm happy to report that I'm seeing success!  Drinking my shakes are easy, they taste great and are fast and easy.  I'm also less hungry than I was before.  The first few days were difficult to not eat, just to eat.   But now, I've noticed my appetite has decreased.  I'm not eating out of boredom.  I do have healthy snacks though and I feel great.

In the first week I lost 5lbs!   Mondays are my weigh in days.  And I really wanted to come and shout all my successes but I've had a difficult week with lost of personal stuff.  Plus, my kids are gearing up for school.  I'm going to miss these lazy summer days but excited for the structure. 

I think I've lost more, as I can feel a difference in my clothes too.   Rich is doing the 90 day challenge with me too.  I can tell he is loosing weight too.  His clothes are getting bigger on him and I can tell he is smaller when we snuggle.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day Two

I'm happy to report Day 2 was a lot easier than Day 1.  I walked to the fridge less out of boredom.  I didn't have a headache all day.   I had a shake for breakfast and lunch (tropical fruit in the am, berry for lunch) I was able to have healhty snacks and a sensible dinner.  I was still a little hungry after dinner, but I know I got plenty of food and my body is just adjusting because I had been over-eating for so long.   I had plenty of energy yesterday, despite having a busy day at work.

I need to get some exercise in, and not just softball.   I did a good job run/walking last week but I need to do more.

For dinner, we went to Applebee's   I got this off the weight watchers menu, it was low cal  and delicious, but not as full of  plate as the picture shows.   I'd totally eat it again though! Yumm!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day One

Let me start off by saying, I'm not selling or affliated with the Visalus products.  I'm over weight.   I'm tired of being unhealthy and I've decided that I'm ready for a change.   I've seen a lot of my friends have success with the Body By Vi, 90 day challenge so I've decided to take my chances and try it for myself.  I'm going to do my best to document my experiences.

With all that said, I told you I was going to create a goal.  I challenged you to create one too.  It didn't have to be about weight lose, health or fitness but I ask that it's a goal you can strive to meet in 90 days.   My goal is to lose 30 lbs in the next 90 days.   In order to do this, I will be using the Body by Vi products and exercising.  I'm consuming 2 shakes a day plus healthy snacks and a sensible dinner. 

Day One 

I decided to start on a Monday.  It just worked for me mentally to be prepared for the challenge.   I had court (darn speeding ticket) out of town and needed to get ready quickly.   I got up, made my chocolate shake and was out the door.  Breakfast was quick easy and done.   I did have a slight headache all day.   For Lunch, I had another shake (with real raspberries).   My head ache continued.  I had a few snacks, like hummus, turkey and fruit throughout the day. 

My hubby is doing the challenge with me.  We were very hungry come 5 o'clock.   We went out to eat one of our favorite resteraunts.  Yeah, we're gonna need a better plan.   Since I forgot to take measurements in the morning, I took them last night and pics.  I'll probably post them later.

What was your goal?  Have you started?   What are you waiting for...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just Sayin..


I don't even know how much I weigh right now.  What I do know is I've gained back most of the 75lbs I lost.    It's disappointing but I have to look at the reasons why and figure out what happened.  I had some GREAT success. 

What changed and when?

I was diligent at working out and eating healthy.  It had lasted months, but I injured myself and couldn't work out like I did.  I lost motivation.  We opened up our own business and my life went crazy.   My schedule changed, my stress level increased and my old habbits of eating out for convience came back.  Then I got into a habbit of "might as well" because I've already failed.

Good news

I know how to eat healthy.
I still enjoy excercise and still compete in races.  It's fun for me, even if I have to walk to finish.

I can start again.   I've found a product I think will really help me. I don't normally believe in "diets" but I think where I am now, what do I have to lose?   Well, truthfully 75-100 lbs.

 I've set a goal, I'm going to focus on meeting that goal and doing what I can.  I know I can be successful.   On Monday I will start my challenge.   My goal is to lose 30 lbs in 90 days.  If I'm focused, I know I can meet and exceed the goal.  As I start my challenge I will be holding myself accountable and sharing my results.   I'd love for you to join me.  Your goal can be anything... ANYTHING.  What would you like to change in 90 days?  We can do this!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Diva Run

Sara Waterman #6631

Oakdale, CA
Age: 30 Gender: F
Clock Time00:47:49
Chip Time00:47:00
Overall Place916 / 1349
Gender Place899 / 1328
Division Place175 / 239

 I had a really good time, low key no stress.  Tiarra's, Feathers Champaigne, a group of fun gals and a really cool medal.   And plenty of room for improvement... I just need to train.   Wharf to Wharf should be really fun.  My mom still doesn't know I signed her up. She will find out this weekend, for mothers day.  She is either going to love it... or hate it. :X  We shall see! 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

2012 Fitness Events

2012:  Fitness Events

5K  - May 2012

Wharf to  Wharf - 6 Miles July 2012


Nike Womens Marathon - (Half)  13.1

This is it.   I'm participating in ALL of these events this year!  How awesome is that!   I'm so excited and each one is going to FORCE me to train for the next.   Pray for no injuries and the running God to be in my favor. ;-)    I haven't ran consistently in a while, so I'm starting off small with my first 5K of the year.   Then building.   Wharf to Wharf is garaunteed to be a lot of fun (it was a blast last year).  My goal for NWM is to improve on my time from last year.  As long as if I can run, I can do it.   Ultimate goal, is to just finish.... 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I woke up...

Yesterday, I woke up and I was ticked. Not just angry... but really pissed off. I'm not sure why in particular but I know I've been easily irritable lately and down right mad the last several days or so. As I woke up, my sweet husband tried to cuddle me. I didn't want to cuddle. I was mad. I wanted to be left alone. I thought about all I had to do, and how I needed to shower. But I was so angry. I needed to run. I wanted to run.

No excuses. I just had to do it. I wasn't going to wait until later, why? later probably wouldn't come. So I got out of bed, put on my running clothes, laced up my new shoes, found my ipod and took off.

I thought about a lot of things while running. I thought about how irritable I've been lately. I've been cranky, ticked off, angry and really just down right pissed! I can't really express why just so many reasons and so many excuses. I thought about how bad I miss my healthy lifestyle, my healthy body and all the weight I've gained back. I've wanted to start over again so many times. I've purchased new running gear, new shoes. New running pants and new running shorts. I've really wanted to start over. But I didn't.

You know why? I can't seem to really figure it all out but I think it basically boils down to this... PRIDE. All my excuses since I've been healed revolve around pride and embarrassment. It's like the weight keeps coming on and on but I keep ignoring it like the problem isn't there but it is. I am really starting over this time though. In more ways than one. I'm starting over in my exercise and running routine. For health reasons, for weight reasons and for my own mental health reasons. And really, I'm starting over with my weight loss too. I've gained approx 50 of the 75 lbs that I lost back.

But you know what? I learned lessons from my past too. Including this... I can try again AND I already have the knowledge of everything my body is capable of doing. I can do this. I know what it takes. I also know what caused my long time train wreck.

So, I ran yesterday. I ran until I couldn't run anymore. It was probably a 1/2 mile. It could have been less... but then I walked caught my breath and ran again. I ended up run walking 2.6 miles according to my new Nike+ sensor. I was proud of myself, but embarrassed and ashamed at the same time. The whole time I ran, I thought about how far I had come, and where I am at now. I just needed that one run to prove to myself, I am the same self motivated person I've always been. I can be the person I want to be and I am working on it... starting NOW!

Did I mention, I signed up for a mudrun? It's a 3.5 mile run on April 21st. I signed up last week sometime. So, now I have a goal to work towards and a TON of friends who are doing it with me.

I met up with several friends last night and my friend Frankie and I decided to run together today. We're both needing to train. She came over tonight to run with me. I always tell her she is the younger blonde skinny version of myself. We really have a lot in common but she is 12 years younger than me. Anyways, we ran more than 5 miles tonight. We ran walked but we ran more than we walked and I was able to completely run the first mile. Mariyn, my 9 year old daughter, ran the first 2.6 mile with us. Well, actually, she made me eat her dust for 2.6 miles before she decided she was done running.

2 great runs, 2 days in a row. I WILL be sore tomorrow, I can say, I'm getting back on track! <3