Friday, December 04, 2009


Since May, I have been to the gym maybe 3 or 4 times which is awful (I know), but a good friend of mine got me interested in a cardio program called PACE. There is a book that this comes from that I hope to get from her this weekend, but she has lined me out on a workout to start.

So today I am going to go hit the gym and see how it goes, but it sounds like a lot of fun although since it's been forever since I went to the gym last, it's going to be painful!

Here is a latest picture of myself and you can see how I have let myself go once again with all the stress of work and looking for a job now that my last company went bankrupt.. boy oh boy...

Monday, May 18, 2009

So Bad...

Well, it has been over a year now since I have been consistent with going to the gym and I have gained back quite a bit of the weight that I had lost :(  A lot of it had to do with the fact that I switched jobs and could not get into the habit of fitting the gym into my busy/stressful work life.

But I have once again changed jobs, and so I am about to start getting into the gym again.  Becoming consistent is the toughest part of going to the gym.  It seems that 90% of weightloss, is just dragging my lazy butt out of bed to the gym.  It is really tough, and that is why my blog is labelled "journey!" 

I am going to start with arms tomorrow because that is my favorite muscle to work, and I hope to keep it up and I will start posting again to keep myself honest and keep myself going...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ode to the Gym

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you will realize that I have obviously not been posting.  I have a thousand excuses for why I haven't been posting, exercising, eating right, but first and foremost, it is my own doing...

Since I started at my last company a year ago September, I have repeatedly failed to go back to the gym and because of that I have been "eh what's another coffee drink or dessert?"... Stupid me of course!!  Believe me I know... I know... and because of my own pitfalls, I have gained more weight than I would like to admit.

But anyway, I have switched jobs again and now I am less stressed and feel like I have more time on my hands, so back to the gym I go!  Today is my 2nd day back, and I feel so completely out of shape and very sore lol.... but I love it so much!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sorry for the delay...

Okay well I've done almost absolutely nothing since I last posted lol... It's very bad I know and I plan on remedying that problem this week.  Since last I posted, I changed gyms to 24 hour fitness from LA fitness since there is a 24 hour right down the street from my job.  If everything goes according to my new plan, I will be able to go to the gym 3x during the week at lunchtime and then both Saturdays and Sundays.  

It's been such a struggle getting back into the swing of things since I changed jobs, but it has just been a good excuse to be lazy.  I've got too many things riding on all of this that I'm going back!  No more BS and whining... I just have to kick myself and do it otherwise I will never be satisfied with who I am.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Ha, I've gotten nothing accomplished health wise in the last couple of months. Since I changed jobs, I've had a really hard time getting back into the gym and have quite frankly been unmotivated. Anyway, I've been reading these business books to get myself more aware of myself and the people around me, and I realized that taking care of myself should be one of my top priorities since I only get one chance at this life, and I want to be healthy and proud of who I am.

So this morning, I am going to hit the gym. I already know that it is going to SUCK quite a bit, but I know that it will be worth it in how I feel and my whole demeanor.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Keep on Keeping on!!

I think one of the hardest things in this whole weightloss journey is to just keep going. It seems so simple, yet it is the hardest thing to do and which is why there is such a high number of overweight people in the United States. If we could only become discipline enough then we wouldn't have this problem.

Anyway, I just wanted to encourage you to keep on keeping on! You owe it to yourself, and only getting past our laziness can we make gains. It is so easy to get complacent and say "well, I will eat this bad thing just today." But it's those decisions that keep us from our goals. I of course am very guilty of all of this which is why I need to remind myself all the time, and so I figured I would remind you as well.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

75% Food In Take, 25% Gym workout

75% of weight loss gains have to do with what you eat. That stupid cliche of a saying "you are what you eat" is surprising pretty true. While going to the gym and exercising is essential to your body's health, you must also watch what you eat. If you work out hard and yet eat like crap, then you will make no gains. This is something that I have found to be true of myself. I have started to eat very good again and now I am starting to see the gains. It's amazing what happens when you stay true to your eating habits. Stick with it! You owe it to yourself!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

January Food Schedule

Here is the food schedule that I have put together for January. I will probably add or change things to this as time goes on, but for now, this works out best for me.

Monday thru Friday
5:30 am - Protein Shake + Vitamins
6:30 am - Bagel w/ Jam
9:00 am - Breakfast Bar or Yogurt
11:00 am - Sandwich(turkey, mustard, whole grain bread, cheese) with fruit
2:00 pm - String Cheese
5:00 pm - Crackers
6:30-7:00 pm - Small low carb dinner

Saturday and Sunday
(this is hard to figure out what to eat since I don't usually have a structured weekend but here is what I've tried to come up with so far)
9ish am - Breakfast Bar + Vitamins
12ish pm - Small Lunch or Jamba Juice
2:30ish pm - Fruit or crackers
5:30ish pm - Small low carb dinner

And with all of this I have to remember to try to say NO to the following:
Coffee Pastries
Ice Cream
Dipped Cones

January Workout Schedule

So after my husband and I talked about going on a trip this year for our 5th wedding anniversary, I have a new determination to look good for our trip since our possible trip destinations are probably going to be somewhere in Mexico in the summer. Anyway, with that in mind, I have come up with my January workout schedule, and as soon as I am done posting this, I will also post my January food schedule as well. I would like to focus a bit more on the running this year, but also keeping to my weights. I love lifting so I am not going to get away with that, but I think instead of lifting heavy, I am going to lift lighter but with more reps. We will see how it goes.

1 Mile Run
1.5 Mile Run
1 Mile Run
2 Mile Run
Outside bike ride or 3 mile outside run

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Starting the '08 out right!

I went to the gym this morning and did a light arm workout just to get my body back in the motions. My arms are going to be sore tomorrow!! Aye! I guess that is what happens when you stop going to the gym for a little while, and then you head back to it. Chris and I did go biking today around some trails in San Marcos. It was a lot of fun, but my legs are a bit Jello now after going up some big hills. Lots of effort, but at least it is for an excellent cause!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Bike!!

My husband and I got mountain bikes for Christmas. Here is a picture of mine courtesy of Trek's Webpage. So far the bike has been a lot of fun and we've enjoyed biking around lake hodges (although most of it is charred black from the recent fires). Anyway, we are going biking again today and I hope to get some more pictures! Not to mention, it is great exercise and getting out into nature :)

Friday, December 28, 2007


So long time no post I know! I have been terrible.... I went to sign up for the 24 hour fitness that is right near my new work, but they are just way too expensive. Anyway, so I haven't been able to make it to the gym much during the week, but Chris and I got mountain bikes and we have been biking around lake hodges and on Coronado. Anyway, with the new year and the new bikes, I'm back into action once again.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Back to the Grind

Well, after getting a new job and trying to figure out my schedule to include the gym, I think I am finally back on track. I started up with the gym again and it feels so good to be back. I've really been missing it. Anyway, I hope to push these next couple of months and get down to my original goal. I've stayed right around the same weight since last, but I just have to push to get further along. Watch me go!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fire Pictures Part 3

View from my balcony Wednesday at 12 pm

San Marcos Tuesday 5ish pm

Escondido Fire Part 2

More Pictures from Balcony

Pictures from San Marcos Monday Morning:

Fire Pictures in Escondido

Pictures from My Balcony in Escondido: Monday Morning

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Seems Like Forever

Seems like forever since I posted last. I suppose that it has to do with the fact that I haven't gone to the gym in a couple of weeks due to job hunting. Well, I've held a constant weight because I've been eating good these couple of weeks I haven't been going, but I'm back at the gym starting today. I went in and did a light arm workout, and I felt like a little girl because I was stuck using the 10 pounds, but I don't want to hurt myself my first day back lol. Anyway, I'm back into and yes I did find another job and so I start that in 2 weeks. Can't wait :)