Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday!!!

It's Weigh In Wednesday Time!

Or maybe the more appropriately titled: 'WTF Wednesday'.....

 I'm going to post as positive as I can... Between all of the stress from work, kids, marriage, money, etc I'm literally about to pull my hair out...

 But I have some happies to post about so let's jump to that shall we? I joined a gym this past Friday. Yes, ma'am--me... in a gym... *Dramatic pause with the faint sounds of crickets chirping* Awesome right?! And I actually worked out, not just used the tanning that came with my package! I joined ATC Fitness. They don't offer classes, but they have plenty of treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and weights so you never have to wait. It's 24 hrs, and it's only $25(with tanning, $15w/o) a month with no commitment. So of course since it's frugal, I had to do it! I really do enjoy it so far... I've gone 4 out of the last 5 days so, so far so good. I'm also down 1.2lbs from last week! Score! They measured me and my awesome bestie Becca last night to track our weight loss, and let me tell ya' it was eye opening. As she called out my measurements in comparison to Becca's, I was mortified...

But at the same time I'm super excited that Becca is doing so well. So kudos to her and her awesomeness :) She's not too far from onederland so I'm in like super cheerleader mode for her. At the same time, I'm acting like a drill Sargent in my own head. Every bone in my body is competitive. But I do want to give her a hand for being amazing and my own personal inspiration!

Next week's weigh in Wednesday will be better! A loss is a loss, but the bigger the loss, the better I'll feel. Any of you bloggers interested in hosting a challenge for February??? If you are, you can contact me through my email at :) Until next time!

Stay Classy,

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Recap, and other ramblings...

Greetings everyone! It's Becca again, the more awesome less frequent blogger. I'm trusting that everyone had a great, fitness filled weekend! Did Amanda mention we joined a gym?

I've been DYING to join this gym since it opened back in the summer of 2012. It's only $25, it has 24/7 access, plus TANNING!!

This lady seriously freaks me out.

Now, before y'all jump all on my shit about how tanning is bad for you, don't. First off, I know it's bad for me, I do it anyway. Secondly, I'm from the south and I like to have some color on my legs when I wear my shorty-shorts and house shoes out to the Wal-Mart, dammit!

Anyway, back to the gym. So Amanda and I joined this past week and have been like a total of three times together because we have completely different schedules, but still, I love it.
Plus, my Brady Bands came in the mail Friday, so I TOTES had a good excuse to wake up SUPER early Saturday morning and hit the gym!

Yep, those are little mustaches all over. I'm in love. (excuse the grody smudged eyeliner)

If you guys haven't ordered from Amy yet, you totally need to. When I say these don't slip, I mean it. Plus they come in like a bazillion different styles, and best of all, they're cheap! She'll even custom make some for you if she can find the ribbon! I'm not even getting paid to endorse her, I just loved mine so much I thought I'd give a shout out! Not to mention she's one of our very own Fit Campers (awesome), and a portion of her proceeds goes to fund research for Pediatric Cancer (double awesome).

This week I'm working on planning out my meals and gym time to keep me more organized and able to stick to healthy eating. I plan to go to the gym today, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. I've also got meals planned out for 4 out of 5 work days. I'm hoping both of these things will help keep me on track. Do you have any specific things that help you stick to your goals? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below! 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Progress and Setbacks

I'm an optimist... I usually look at the glass and see that it's half full. I don't like to be around negative people, and I try to find the best in people... Lately I feel like every time I take a step forward, I take 2 steps back.. I really don't want to think this way, but it's kind of hard sometimes...

This week I've got some good news and some bad news... That falls in line with my terribly negative thinking right?

First the bad news... I've had some back pain for about a month, I finally decided to go to the doctor (cringe!) and she immediately sent me for a set of XRays and a MRI. Well I got the results today and it looks like I have Scoliosis... So of course I've been freaking out since then. I mean I know it's not like she said I have a flesh eating disease or the herp, but this FRAKKING (BSG ref.) sucks... My dad went through multiple back surgeries and never found any relief. He could barely sit though my high school graduation 10 years ago (has it really been that long!?).. I'm so scared I'm going to wind up like that! I guess you can say that's even more motivation to not only lose weight but to get fit and healthy. I knew popping out 3 babies in one year was going to cause more problems than just gray hair.. But they're so stinking cute, how could I not want them to multiply?!

Enough with the bad, on to the good :)

I joined the gym Friday :) What what?!

Yeeeaaahhhhh! I joined on Friday and I've worked out an entire 2 days in a row!!! Baby steps... Baby steps to dropping the pounds and getting healthy!  I really had myself psyched out thinking 'You have to be in shape before you can join the gym.' You know, everyone is working for the same goal, to be the best version of themselves... I put my headphones on and start going... I don't care what's going on around me (unless there's a Tsunami or fire) or how I look... in those damn compression pants from Old Navy... Which by the way, compression is just a fancy word for Spandex! I'm a work in progress, and I'm working to kick some ass in 2013 :)

Stay Classy!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

22 Weeks/Weigh In Wednesday

It's Weigh in Wednesday!

For anyone that actually knows me in real life, the 22 weeks blog title probably just scared the crap out of you, but fear not, I'm not pregnant. I was pregnant for like 3 years straight, I'm so done with that!

This Weigh In Wednesday may as well be called Epic Fail Wednesday. I have made horrible choices all last week and most of it didn't include alcohol (improvement!). I know what I need to do to lose weight, it's not like when you're practically obese that you can hit a plateau, trust me that's not what's happening here. I have a giant weakness for...  SODA... not candy, not chocolate, not bread.. good ole' SODA... I mean like a crackhead weakness for it.

The only way I can drink water is if I chug it like a frat boy chugs beer. I know what I need to do and I have even more motivation to do it besides the whole 'you need to get healthy so I can chase after my little humans before they destroy everything in their path' motivation. The date has been set for my 10 year reunion. It is going to be June 14th and 15th (boo, no Bonnaroo for me). It's going to consist of a cookout, brunch (really?), a tour of our old school, and a Black Tie Ball at the Space and Rocket Center.

Black... Tie... Ball... I may work at a dress shop, but I don't do dresses... Not because I'm a tomboy or play softball, but because I fear looking like Free Willy in an evening gown. Well, I don't really know what I'd look like in a formal gown, Husband's idea of a fancy date is Lenny's sub shop and Netflix. But I imagine the image isn't a far off comparison.

 It's time to get on it. Maybe I should get voice clips of Jillian as my alarm clock? I can't seem to get up in the morning to workout, and I'm too tired once I get home from work. Let's just face it, I'm freaking lazy. But lazy ain't skinny, and if it is, then she's a bitch. I've done the math, if I just lose 1.5lbs a week, I'll lose 33lbs by the week of the reunion.

I think I'm going to have to just buckle down and join a gym. My co-author of this blog is going to join today. I really wanted to lose some more weight and have less 'jiggle jiggle' going on before I joined, but maybe this will help get my ass in gear.

Does anyone have any workout tips for beginners? And I really don't want to generalize myself as a beginner.. Maybe a pre-beginner beginner is a better description. I'm even too challenged for the C25k app right now. Any comments are appreciated :)

Stay classy :)

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Becca!

Today is my co-author's birthday!!!!! This beautiful B is turning 26 today :)

She's pretty awesome, and puts up with my crap. She's also one of those crazy perfect moms who always has dinner in a crock pot and thinks her house is dirty when you can't find one thing out of place; not even a speck of dust (psycho). She keeps it classy and is never trashy! So Happy Happy Birthday to you bestie! I love you!!!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mini Meltdown

So I received an e-mail stating that my 10 year class reunion would be in June... JUNE?!??!

I thought for sure I had until August to get some of this weight off!!!! So now that I'm through freaking out and having a melt down, it's time to get into gear. I've moved my elliptical into my bedroom, top decorator here. I figure if I literally have to climb over it to get out of bed, maybe I'll trip onto it and just start moving!

My weigh in this morning was a good one! I'm down 2 more lbs and still in the Last Loser Standing. There's another competition starting on FB called The Biggest Loser Challenge. We'll weigh in each week and by the end of the competition (May) we'll see who the Biggest Loser was. It's perfect timing for the reunion!

In closing, I'd love to hear about any workouts you like to do that have produced results. Beginner level please... I'm no where near ML or Pretty Meg status. Those women are beasts in the gym.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Is this thing on?

Hello Blog Universe! Rebecca here, the other half to this crazy blog. Amanda has already done a great job introducing herself to y'all along with posting other ramblings (blog whore). So I thought now would be as good a time as any to introduce myself and let you inside my ADD riddled brain. 

Let's start off with a little back story, shall we? We shall? OK!!
Most of my late teen/adult life I've always been right on the edge of being considered overweight. I've always carried my weight well. Never in one specific area, it was always kinda spread out everywhere...well except for my butt. I've always had a big butt, always WILL have a big butt. These are things after countless hours of therapy I've come to terms with. 

Fun Fact: This dude is BY FAR my favorite Meme!
I tell you all that to tell you this:
After you have a baby shit don't look the same anymore!! Yes people, that means, someone decided to put up with my craziness long enough to marry me and plant a baby in my uterus. I gained loads of weight, as everyone does with their pregnancies. This is fine. The problem I'm having is my "baby" will be four in July and I still weight the same as I did when I had him in 2009. Womp Womp.
Granted I HAVE lost 19 pounds since September so ya...that's cool.

Also, this being the new year and me being the bandwagoner that I am, I decided to also put my New Year's Resolutions out there for all you guys to see and ridicule! I kid, I kid.

  1. Lose the remaining 58 pounds I have to lose to get me back to my fighting weight.
  2. Devote one day a month to "me time". Whether that be going to get my hair or nails done, treating myself to some froyo and a good book, or buying some new workout gear. (That whole Happy Wife, Happy Life saying is true, y'all! Could someone please tell my husband that?)
  3. Be an "in the moment" Mother and Wife. So often I'm focused on the things that need to be done around the house, or at my job that I can't appreciate the here and now. That's a real big one I'm going to have to work on.
That's it guys, that's all I've got. Make sure to check back later in the week to see Me and Amanda's before pictures when we were chunky drunk at her birthday party last June!! Fun times!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday :)

It's the first weigh in of the year!


I'm down another 1.2lbs! Normally I wouldn't be super excited about a measly 1.2lbs, but this was since Christmas dude! I mean I ate my heart out on Christmas day, drank one or nine dranks (whipped cream vodka is the damn devil), and only worked out like twice. So yes, I'm super excited that there was a smaller number on the scale this morning!

Erin from She's a Big Star is hosting a Weigh-in Wednesday! Alex from Skinny Jean Pilgrimage is hosting it with her. I definitely want to link up so you can check out their amazing blogs and to also check out the other ladies who are linking up as well! Just click on the picture below to check out all the awesomeness!

Erin and Alex also want to start a new challenge each week to add to our workouts. I'm all for those crunches, my 4 kids obliterated my stomach muscles like Machete.

I'm hoping to lose 5 lbs in the month of January, so I'm working my non existent butt off to do just that. Know why? Because I believe that since the Mayans were wrong, I can do anything. 2013 will be my best year yet and I will work on becoming the best version of myself.

You ladies feel the same way? What are you going to do to make the best version of yourself come out?!

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