Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012.. How are ya???

First blog post of 2012..

took me long enough.. it's May 1st..

Shouldn't I have been blogging about all of this wedding chaos???
I suppose that is what most of my time has been wrapped up in..

I am thrilled to be sharing my life with my best friend..
Through our initial friendship..
The beginnings of our relationships..
Some 'bumps in the road'..
Struggling through injuries..
Enjoying the adventure of finding ourselves..
Supporting each other decisions..
Sharing our love with great intensity..
Pouting.. haha

It has been amazing.. and now we are preparing ourselves for another renaissance in our lives!

Husband & Wife. August 11th, 2012. Beautiful. A Blessing of Love. Our Family.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Huffy Puffy.. It's not what you think..

Huffy Puffy Huffington Post had a great article that was re-posted on Marblehead YMCA's website.. and now i will be re=posting here..


The post recommends ways to keep you accountable when starting a new workout regiem.. I have been trying to "start" this for almost two months now.. and no, I haven't seen much progress. Instead, I have just been getting more and more disappointed in myself by the day... guidances and suggestions welcome..

"Each night, set out (or pack) both your workout clothes and any gear you need for the next day's workout, then set them somewhere you'll see them when you first wake up"


AND.. mapping/scheduling workouts..

"Let's be realistic: If your life is anywhere as busy as mine (and I bet it is), exercise just isn't going to happen unless you map out time for it. I plan my workouts on Sunday evenings for the coming week. Here's the key: I always try to schedule an extra session so I if I do end up canceling one last-minute, I'm covered"

My days tend to be as busy as ever when school is in session. If I don't schedule a workout, then it most likely doesn't happen. I hope to be more accountable and to schedule my workouts weekly. my hope is that that I feel more accomplished by the end of the day/week.

Until tomorrow..


FIT it in the schedule.. :)

Sooooo it's been a while..

I've been trying to incorporate more fitness into my life.
This means less "butt on the couch" and more "let's boogie oogie oogie 'til we just can't boogie no more"..

I've been welcomed into a new world of fitness. I've tansformed my Turbe Jam workouts into Turbo Fire workouts... and I hope this eventually turns into more trips to the gym.. and excited outlook.. and better comfort in the active lifestyle that I strive for..
Most importantly... i'm marrying the man of my dreams in AUGUST!!! WOOO HOOO!!! :)

And I look forward to the journey that we will share together as a married couple.. :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Health is a Blessing.. Day 3!

doDay 3..

"Health is a Blessing. Who would argue that? To have good health is one of the joys of life. When we are healthy, we are better able to serve our fellowman and do the Lord's work." - S.Horne.

Bless that I have the strength in myself to feel happy in my own skin.

 I trulybelieve in blessings and that God is always watching over and testing our strengths. Whether it be physical or emotional, strength serves its purpose in survival, living a healthy lifestyle, and helps the muscles in our mind and body grow.

Today I am growing, most in mind.
I am learning more about who I am and who i'd like to be.

I have recently had a run-in with, (no, not forrest gump.. although, yes.. He was "runnin'..")..
with an emotional and erruption of the mind.... close to me and my heart.

I know I must be strong in helping, by being supportive, not taking on others 'problems'.

The errupting lava of this life's volcano has paved over the past and made new roads to travel upon.
The volcano still continues to bubble and boil.
The volcano still holds in the heat of an impending argument.
May the lord be with this precious volcano and may errupt in subtle peace.
And with its peace... strength, concentration, and focus..

Bless and be blessed, by default..

And now.. for today's F&E portion:

Today's (FOOD) meals: fruit cup, banana (90), yogurt (100), 8oz coffee with cream (60), pb chip granola bar (100), ...

Today's (EXERCISE) training sesh': ...

Love, JB.

Day 2: Work Out Plan.. According to "Kanye Banville"

One and..
Two and..
Three and..
Four and..
Get them sit-ups right and..
Tuck yo' tummy tight and..
Do your crunches like this..

Kanye's tune can be a motivator sure, but what are we raelly here to talk about...... FITNESS!!

 Anyways.. Day 2..

Day 2 was fab-ish..

I stayed right around 1600 calories for the day, and continued the turbo jam exercise.
Tuesday's disc was "Fat Blaster".. A shorter workout time-wise, but the intervals in turbo speeds definitely kicked me into high gear. I've been having a bit of pain up through my hamstring and lower back, but the exercise seems to be helping. After battling a knee injury that for sure knocked me off my rocker, it's those little pains that help push me through. Just behing able to walk, jog, kick, and punch... Jumping around with some kind of intensity and not sitting on the couch with a swollen joint. The ability to be alive keeps me going... and going... and going.. like that carzy energizer bunny!

Pre-Turbo Jam workout included 5 solid minutes on the balance board and some shake weight action. Post-Turbo was crunches on the foam roller and lite yoga on the mat.

The workouts make me HUNGRY! Which worries me whether or not my intake of calories is sufficient for the day. But at the very least, it helps me eat a full dinner.

The breakfasts have been going well (so far).. I am actually eating somethign for breakfast rather than starving myself until 11 o'clock. And i've been trying my best to work some bettwe healthy choices into my daily lunches.
Today's eats: yogurt (100 cal.), banana (90 cal.), pb chip chewy granola bar (100 cal.), 8oz coffee w. cream (50 cal.), .5 cheesesteak sub with tomatoes (360 cal.), 6oz cola (65 cal.), slimfast shake (100 cal), 1 cup white rice (240 cal.), 1 chicken wing (160 cal.), 2 beef teriyaki sticks (200 cal.) mixed cocktail (~120 cal.), fudgicle (60 cal.) = Totaling roughly 1645.

However, with the merge of exercise and calories burned through exercise, I end up being closer to a total of roughly 1400 calories for the day. (assuming all of my calories eaten and calories burned calculations are correct).. I'm new at this.. and i'm trying.

I also got a call from my sister Tuesday afternoon, recommening herself as my sponsor.. someone to help keep me in check, especially on days where I am feeling a little less motivated to work out.. or "really feel like baking a plate of cookies".. (and then of course, eating them)..

Whelp.. here goes nothin'.. onto "Day 3"!


Monday, August 8, 2011

368 days.. 45lbs.

Today is a day to be inspired.

A day to decide.

A day to..
- create an exercise plan..

A day to..
- start a food journal..

A day to..
- feel the way I want to and be happy in my own skin..

A day to..
- feel good about myself..

A day to..
- take responsibility for how I feel..

If I don't start taking responsibility.. I won't be happy.
I will lose myself in life's chaos..
I will lose myself to the stressors around me..
I will lose myself to the neglect of myself..
And I don't like to lose!

Today marks the beginning of my "health in my 20s".. (my elder 20s)..

Today's Date: August 8th, 2011
Today's weight: Too Much to take myself seriously..
Goal: Lose 45 lbs in 368 days (& look absolutely beautiful on my wedding day).. :)

Today's Workout: Turbo Jam (1 Hour of Cardio), Shake Weight (10 Minutes of shakin'), Balance Board (10 minutes of balance activity), Sleep (yes, more than 5 hours of sleep tonight)..

Today's diet/calories: Banana (90), 1/2 an Ice Coffee (100), plain vanilla yogurt (110), pbchip granola bar (100), slimfast shake (190), 4 bottles of water, gatorade frost (50), bbq chicken pizza (today's treat, 500). Fudgicle (60). Total: 1120

Good Luck. And may your mind and body be at peace. :)


Monday, July 25, 2011

Held Tight..

From this day forward, you shall not walk alone...
My heart will be your shelter, and my arms will be your home. -MW. FTDF.