Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Eve 2013- Preparing for an Epic year

The refrigerator has been cleaned out and stocked with fresh fruit and veg.  Kitchen has been cleared and a spot has been made to house my Breville juicer for the next month.  30 days of just juice.  I am a bit nervous that I will not be able to do this, but there is a fire burning in my belly (and no is not hunger pangs)telling me this could be the start of something big..... The expectation is to lose 30lbs in this month.  People have told me that this is not safe, I should not be doing this, but my answer remains the same, binging on sweets, and fast food and carbs day after day for 47 years is not safe either.  At least I am putting something healthy into my body by juicing.

I did a big grocery shop this morning, bought tons of kale, blueberries, grapes, cucumber, lemons and limes, apples, oranges celery.... how can any of this be bad for me.  I do know that the next 4 to 5 days will be tough, I think I may need to white knuckle it a bit, my plan is to come here and write about how I'm feeling- anything to take my mind off of the anticipated hunger. 

The goal- to lose 30 lbs in the month of January.  Tonight, or tomorrow morning I will be throwing my scale away.  it's old, its weighs me 23 or 25 pounds heavier that the scale at the gym, and quite frankly I have been soooo attached to the number on the scale for so long - it's just time to cut the cord once and for all.

I am going to use my start weight of 253.6 which was my last weigh in at the gym a week before Christmas.  I suspect I am up about 3 or 4 lbs from that, but I don't have access to the scale.  So as of February 1, 2014, I am hoping to see my weight be 223 or lower!  Phew, this is going to be tough, but you know what all of the yo yo dieting I have done for years and years has been tough too.  This will hopefully set me on the path to onederland, and set me up for a summer full of competition - runs, triathlons, etc.

Here are some before and after pics of my fridge, just looks so pretty to me.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Putting the Holidays behind me and looking tothe New Year

This Christmas may go down as the worst Christmas ever.  I have been sick since Christmas day.  Still fighting this sinus cold and flu, but at least I'm feeling marginally better today.  My plan for today is to take down my Christmas and prep my fridge for my juice cleanse.  I want to remove everything that is not juicible, except for the condiments on the inside of the door. 

I also signed up for  5 k race in June - something to motivate me to lose this weight. I did a 5k a few years ago, but walked most of the course. My time was 55 minutes.  I am proud of that race, since it was only a year into my journey, but now I expect so much more out of myself. 

Some things I am thinking about doing this year:
-5 k Biggest Loser race
-tough mudder
- Sprint triathlon
- powerlifting competition..... 

Yup, a powerlifting competition..... my chiropractor competes, my personal trainer is thinking about competing this year, and if there is a possibility of my lifting in a fashion that does not injure my lower back, then I want to compete as well..... I'm keeping this on the backburner for now.  And of course I will continue with my boxing, although I have come to realize I really that I don't think competing in boxing is what I want to do.

Anyway, lot's of hopes ad dreams for 2014, I have set out my plan, I know what I need to do in order to accomplish my goals, I just really need to dig in my heels (like I do when I clean and press) and EXECUTE!

In the next few days I will post some before my juice pictures, and do my official start weigh in.  The hope is that in the month of January I should lose anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds, depending on how strict I am able to be with juice only.  The only thing I am worried about is that I work out hard 3 times a week so I *might* need to add some protein on these days.  We'll see.  

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Preparing to go on the juice

A juice cleanse that is.

Going to do a 30 day cleanse beginning January 1, 2014.  I am going to spend the month of January 2014, kick starting my weight loss, upping in calorie burn, and concentrating on me.  More to come in the next few weeks.... lots of reading and talking to people to ensure what I am doing is the right thing FOR ME. 

I hope to document everything here so that I can go back to it to see what could be done better etc.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Morning Check In

Well after a food fest for the last few days, I dragged my ass out of bed this morning and hit the gym.  Here's what I did:

- elliptical 10 minutes
- treadmill, run at 4.5 mph, walk 2.5 mph - 1 minute intervals for 10 minutes
- elliptical 10 minutes.

- arm, leg, back stretches
- 100 crunches
- two rounds of latter drills

I really want to keep up the running.... I will continue to do the run walk intervals, for 10 minutes and will slowly start to increase the run intervals and decrease the walk intervals.  Once I can run for 10 minutes, I will start to add to that time until I can make my way up to 5k straight running.   Well, that's the plan anyway! 

Feeling better after getting in some cardio.  The only positive about the weekend, is that I realized yet again the I cannot eat crap.  Desserts, carbs, wine, give me horrible heartburn.  Yuk, I need to remind my self of this over and over during the next month!