ive been doing EXCELLENT! i have been eating great. great eating to me means tons of vegetables, fresh squeezed juice, no more carbs than recommended daily (HARD for me), mostly organic, mostly vegan, not over doing it on sweets an snacks. my aunt got me a membership to the gym as an early birthday gift! so ive also been working out more. i still stand by you do not NEED a gym membership to lose weight. i lost 100lbs without one. but its nice to have. especially now that i am into weight training.
i dont know whats come over me. i lost weight originally because i wanted to be under 200lbs. i didnt want to be the biggest one in the room most of the time, i wanted to be able to shop at normal stores, and i didnt want to get diabetes or high blood pressure. now that ive reached that some kind of incredible hulk has come out of me. the thing is, i am ok with where i am at, if i could just make my butt bigger and my belly smaller.... i could just sit around and wait to have surgery one day over the rainbow and not like my body the whole time, or i can keep working until i can do surgery- and end up with an even better result. i like thick girls, and thats all i wanted to be. the problem is, as a thick girl- opposed to an obsese one, i am not a nice tight package. if i want to be tight i need to do some serious working out..... i cannot make my butt have more fat. but i can squat until the muscles explode and look like i have SOMETHING in my ass. ive been doing a lot of squats. im up to 145lbs. and its not miraculous or anything, but i deff see results. one day when my ass is super fucking sweet i will upload before and after pics of it.
theres this marine/mom/fitnessjunkie named anotionette that has some youtube sensation videos of her and her boyfriend working out. google "extreme fitness couple" and watch it. they are INSANE. my friend evan showed me the video. this is around the same time that i decided i am not going to just sit around and wait for my perfect body. So between that and my new found motivation i wanted to get to lifting. ive also started training with a trainer once a week. she uses a lot of pilates and it hurts like HELL. but i know the results will be worth it. pilates is supposed to melt fat, all while aligning and correcting our fucked up bodies. i never knew what to do with a foam roller. now that i have one i can assure you no matter what you do with it, there will be pain. lol i had no idea how out of wack my body was. the roller is kind of like a work out massage.... you work your muscles all while working out the kinks of whatever youre rolling on. im pretty impressed with it. she also has me using resistance bands and the bender ball. this is all new though so i will talk more about it as we continue.
another thing that sparked my new FITNESS rather than NOT FAT obsession is the spartan race. first of all, i want to be able to complete all the obstacles! but also, in the end everyone takes pictures like standing on their head and hands and stuff all muddy! i cant stand on my head or hands! but eventually i will! better believe that! :-D i just want to be able to do all kinds of athletic thing with my body! and in order to do that, i need muscles!
i have the "race to end homelessnes" coming up in a few weeks. its a 5k to benefit the homeless shelter i cut hair at. its also the first 5k i ever ran (last year) so itll be cool to do it again a year later and see how much better i am at it. then im thinking about doing the "mud mingle" in the end of april. its a mud obstacle course, for singles! hell yea! lol then theres a color run i am doing with my mom while she is in town and one of my clients the first weekend of may, and last, a color AND mud run on my birrthday. i have to work on my birthday and because of the location i wouldnt be able to get to work on time. I dont want to rush either. I am considering taking the day off. I have never been a big believer in taking your birthday off as an adult, but this is for my mental health, physical health, and a celebration of how amazing my life is- and it just happens to be on the 25th anniversary of my birth! idk if thats so bad....
i had a friend in town for 10 days and it was cool. we didnt eat out much and i cooked A LOT.... so that made it much easier. i made her vegan organic cake and cupcakes and i limited myself to 2 mini cupcakes most days before i finally through the rest out so i couldnt eat them lol. i wasnt even tempted to eat her junk food, and fortunately she took her leftovers home this time :) she did leave some lunch meat and cheese because it wouldve gone bad on the plane, but that doesnt tempt me and im going to give it to a friends family to make a few sandwiches with.
my new obsession- JAWBONE UP. its one of those calorie counter wrist bands. after reading a ton of reviews and asking random people random questions about their devices they'd hashtagged on instagram, i decided this was the most for my money. i wanted a real heart rate monitor so i could have no questions and a SURE number of calories burned, but they mostly do nothing else. the ones that do have the other features i wanted were SUPER expensive.
the UP is $130. you can order a ton of cool colors from their website or choose from a few at best buy. it looks really cute and people who dont know what it is keep telling me what a cool bracelet i have lol. it is only compatible with iphone- which is stupid, but the app for the droid is already in the works. it monitors how many calories i burn in rest and thru activity, how long i spend active and idle, my sleep patterns as far as waking up- light- and deep sleep i can track the calories i eat with it, and its super easy because theres a barcode scanner so looking stuff up is a breeze. i am absolutely in love with it. i post results of my workouts and stuff on instagram and facebook all day lol. i have a goal of 10,000 steps a day. if its 9pm and i realize i only have 7,000 it motivates me to go on a run i otherwise may not have gone on. also, it has a feature where it vibrates if you sit for too long. after 35 minutes mine vibrates. i have found i spend way too much time in the car in traffic, because it almost always buzzes when i am in the damn car.
i recommend it so far! for 2 nights its didnt record my sleep but customer support got back to me quickly and i just had to reinstall the app. all of my old data was still there and theres been no problems since. you cant go swimmiing with it but its splash/shower proof. i wash hair with it on all day and it gets wet often and again, no problems. love it!