Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day Two!

Day Two:

So my second day of working out and eating right is going good so far. I went to the gym this morning and I did the treadmill for 35 minutes at an almost 8% incline and a speed of 3.5 mph. Now one might think that will give you a work out…well yes it does, I sweated my ass off BUT I only burned 244 calories. REALLY?!?!?! SERIOUSLY?!?!?! I do the elliptical for 35 min at a 5-6 mph pace and I burn almost 500 calories…kind of felt like a letdown.

BUT I want to switch between doing the elliptical and the treadmill because I honestly can tell that different muscles are being used for each machine. I will tell you this, I sweat my ass off today on that treadmill, more than I ever do on the elliptical…weird!!! I want to work arms, legs and abs out but that will be probably on the weekend or I may find a video I can do at home in the evening that will cover those aspects. Why don’t I just work arms, legs and abs at the gym you ask…well it’s because nasty sweaty STINKY men hoard the weight lifting machines and they don’t clean their equipment off after using it (which you’re SUPPOSE to do at my gym!!). So yeah I don’t usually do the other equipment.

If anyone has a great, not too long video that covers abs and possibly arms that I can do at home PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

As far as food intake I’m staying right on track; breakfast this morning was a yummy Smart Ones: Pancakes and Turkey sausage. It’s very filling and tastes OHHHH so yummy!

Okay so that’s it for today. Again please let me know of any videos that you recommend for abs and arms. I don’t want some 45 minute to a 1 hour video just something I can do each night at home to make sure I’m getting in my abs and arms!

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Monday, July 30, 2012

A New Journey......

Okay so here goes nothing…not only will this blog be my beauty blog but I’ve decided it’s going to be my weight loss blog as well! It’s time I took control of my life and did something. I’m tired of being unhappy with myself, depressed and a hermit who hides in her home because she’s uncomfortable being out (lame I know). Now don’t get me wrong I’m not gi-normous (as I like to say) but I need to lose about 50lbs.

I previously lost over 60lbs two years ago while living with my parents after a crappy divorce. Some of the weight loss was due to the stress and emotional roller coaster I was on from the divorce but I also decided to see a weight loss MD and get put on prescription diet pills. Boy oh boy when I first went on those pills I dropped it like it’s hot!! I was on a very strict, very healthy, very expensive diet! I was living with my parents so I really didn’t have anything to pay for so I was able to afford all those things. That’s not so much the case now.

 I now own my own home, which I worked VERY hard to get, so my money isn’t so readily available! I’ve got a mortgage, electric, water and other bills to pay for by myself which can really limit what I can and cannot buy. So I’m putting myself not only on a weight loss plan (I’m currently figuring it out!) but also a budget, with the help of my dear sweet boyfriend of course so I can afford the healthier foods!

So I will now be blogging, at least I hope to keep this up, about my journey, my ups and downs and possibly recipes and words of encouragement for anyone else out there that might need it. I will also post beauty related stuff on here too so don’t freak out if you see a healthy food recipe then a video on hair products!! J That’s just how I roll!

Any kind of support or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated! If you’re currently trying to lose weight then let’s encourage each other!

I have four ways you can communicate with me: 1. Is on here of course; 2. My Facebook Fanpage: Ohh For the Love of Makeup (if you subscribe to my youtube videos you will find the link) 3. My email: candyland1081@gmail.com  and 4. Twitter (which I’ve just started getting back into!) @candyland1081.

I’m crossing my fingers that I can accomplish my goal and stop being a hermit!