Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

So, two of my fellow boot campers and I decided that we just couldn't miss a Monday workout, so we held an impromptu non-boot camp boot camp.. It was awesome, the three of us out there kicking our own butts!  We started talking about what we had asked for from our family for Christmas and we were shocked to all realize that we asked for primarily workout equipment, clothing, gear, etc...

I got home from camp and mentioned this to Dave and asked him if he ever thought that he would be buying me workout stuff as a gift - he shot back and asked if I ever thought I would really workout again. I just laughed and said no. It is crazy to me the total thought process change that has come about for me over this past year. I am so excited to get out there and lose weight, work hard, sweat and just continue to feel strong and to feel better about myself..

I am looking forward to making my birthday list - running shoes, Nike wrist band that counts calories and workouts performed - so psyched...

The girls had so much fun this Christmas, they are getting more and more into it and I can't wait to see the difference in them next year...

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and have a safe and happy new year....

Back to boot camp at 5 AM tomorrow.. XOXO

Friday, December 21, 2012

Ready for 2013

I just signed up to join the Luke's Locker running training program.. We ran the Dallas Jingle Bell Run on Wednesday night (12/19), my quads are still sore to the touch - I can't believe how after only about 3-4 weeks my fitness has taken a hit. We have decided to run a 5K once a month in 2013 (I might have mentioned that on here before), and I really feel that the only way to succeed is to run between the races - which I have NOT done since we started running races this past September.

I am nervous though.. Although I have lost a significant amount of weight, I am still fat. I really am not self-conscious around my boot camp peeps, but joining a new group really makes me nervous. At times, I still see myself as I was just 6 short months ago. When is that self-image ever going to change? I feel like people are always looking at me and thinking 'what is that fat girl doing out here - who is she kidding'.. Now, I know that doesn't happen, but I can't help feeling that way.. When is it going to change?? UGH!

At what point does my mental image catch up to my physical one??

On a good note, tonight we are celebrating Christmas with my boot camp peeps! I am so excited, these are the ladies that have truly been my inspiration and sanity though my journey thus far. I love them!!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Beginning of the end...

Of my 30's that is.. Today is my birthday, and I am now 39..... UGH, it hurts to just type it LOL.  I have finally gotten myself back on track.. I am back at bootcamp after my back issue and I am in full swing. It feels so good to be back out there, sweating and working hard. I am so excited to get going again and start dropping some more weight.. I have gained a few pounds back in the last month, but I am VERY confident that those plus the other 35 I want to lose are going to just "fall off" me..

I lost my active link when I was shopping for an outfit for my company holiday party. So big item on my to do list is to go and pick one up, I think it means I will have to start the entire program all over again, but I am A-OK with that - more motivation!  My family will do another biggest loser competition starting in January and I WILL WIN this one - dear lord I better :)....

I really don't think anyone is out there reading this, but if you are sorry I have been a slacker, but I am back now and I am excited to get back to my journey... One of my best friends from high school posted this thing on Facebook the other day that she was going to put a rock in a jar for every pound she wants to lose in 2013, and when she gets there her hubby will give her a big gift.. I LOVE that idea, not even so much the gift as seeing the pounds moving out of one jar into another - so I am going to do that too! I have to go and get a couple of mason jars and bag of pebbles and I will be all set come 1/1/2013!