Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My motivation is back....

lifestyle

I can't decide if it's the fact that I got injured or that PB and I got engaged, but I lost my motivation for quite a while there (engagement + injury happened the same weekend).. No, I did not gain any weight, but I didn't lose any either. I have been hovering around the same place, but I just feel... *icky*. I feel so much better when I eat really well and exercise at least 4 days a week for an hour each time. So, that's what I am going to do. If I lose any weight in the process, it will just be a bonus.

It seems that once I am on a roll I can stay that way, but once I skip a workout or eat a little too much dessert I fall into this habit of skipping workouts and eating desserts.

The tips are simple and straightforward:
1. eat what makes me feel good (yes, maybe a chocolate once in a while but I feel so much better with lots of fruits and veggies!)
2. Drink lots of water
3. Do some fun activity (running/kickboxing/etc) a minimum of 4 times a week, including 1 hardcore circuit.

The ultimate goals....

I have lost 10 lbs since February (going from a size 8 to a 4/6) but I would like to be a solid, loose 4. I know that numbers don't count and yadda yadda, but can't I have a goal? I know that if I lose about 5-7 lbs from where I am I will be at a weight that I will want to maintain for life.

Also, I would like to be able to run 3 miles with PB at HIS pace without having a near heart attack.

And last.. like KellyT (thanks for the inspiration), I would LOVE to be able to do on, solid pullup. I am close to it (I can do a few with the "help" on a 3) but not quite there yet.

I know just a few days of this will make me feel superb, and I can't wait to get there and then keep it going!

In other news...

celebrations


PB and I are celebrating our engagement in exactly 1 month from today in Philadelphia! I am super excited! I have a really pretty dress (still need shoes) and as of right now about 93 people have RSVPed yes! It is going to be a blast! Our friends are DJing it and we are renting a margarita machine to go alone with our lemon/lime look. It has been such fun planning it (no stress as it's just the engagement party) and I can't wait! I bought the cutest stamp that says "all you need is love" in this cute writing and I stamped all of the cocktail napkins with is. Also I bought pretty citrus orange and lime green fabric ribbon in cute designs and PB and I tied them around the silverware (clear plastic) and big yellow dinner napkins. After the party I will post pics for sure!!!!

life with PB


PB has been here since Friday and is here until tomorrow afternoon, then I fly down with some friends on Friday to go to the shore for the weekend which = the first time we will have spent an entire week together (7 days in a row). It is so fun!!!! Last night we went to the market, he worked at home while I cooked, we had a nice dinner, watched some tv and did engagement party stuff. It is so cool to get to see him like that!!! I can't wait to be married.

7 comments:

ashley said...

Good for you! I;m glad you've found your motivation again... maybe you can help me with mine?

And can I live your life for maybe one day? It all just sounds so romantic and exciting! I'm sure EVERY moment is like that, RIGHT? :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the motivation and running! Can I ask how tall you are?

Irbas said...

Ashley- Every moment is exciting!!! (Even when we're fighting. hahaha) I love reading everyone's blogs because they motivate me so much!

Anonymous- I am almost 5' 7", why do you ask?

Katie said...

Yay for finding motivation again!! I've lost mine and I can't find it anywhere. lol. :)

Chandra (Eating to Live) said...

thanks for your comment :)

I so know what you mean about losing motivation after eating too much or skipping a workout. I like to "keep the ball rolling" too. It's like that science law about inertia - "objects in motion want to stay in motion and objects in rest want to stay in rest."

But anyway, you'll be fine and will reach your goals - most importantly, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT! :D

John said...

"The tips are simple and straightforward:
1. eat what makes me feel good (yes, maybe a chocolate once in a while but I feel so much better with lots of fruits and veggies!)
2. Drink lots of water
3. Do some fun activity (running/kickboxing/etc) a minimum of 4 times a week, including 1 hardcore circuit."

Darn, my post got deleted half-way through. As I was saying...

Cheat days are important to any weight loss and fitness program.

Emily said...

Sabrina! Hi! I saw this blog off Jessica's page. How are you?? Congrats on your engagement -- guess what? We are getting married the same day! I too am trying to lose weight, but I have to say you look fantastic!