Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weighed and Measured

So my Baby boot camp leader leans down to measure my inner thighs and all I can think is "man I have been running and my ass sweat must smell really nice right about now". But being the nice lady that she is, she says nothing of the damp crack and has all good news from the love below! I had not planned on updating till Oct 10th, but good news has changed that! As of today I have worked off 11 lbs and a total of 13 inches!! These inches are of course combined from bust, waist, hips, arms and thighs. If it had been all from one spot, that would look weird. I really needed this inches boost!
Thought for the day: Running around naked would be so much more fun if it weren't so darn noisy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Where's the urge?

The only reason I pee during the day is because of that annoying urge... This got me thinking about other things that I would like to be reminded to do. The number one thing would be to take better care of myself. Wheres the annoying urge that reminds me to eat right or slow down and take deep breaths. Somewhere along this journey of motherhood things declined in the personal hygiene department. I believe it was a gradual occurrence. If it had been a switch I would have shot myself long ago. Right when I realized "clean" had became an accomplishment not a necessity!
Other little steps as well, like I stopped wearing earrings after the first time they got tugged on by a curious toddler. My q-tips went from cleaning ears to watercolor brushes. I stopped looking in the mirror for fear of what or who was looking back. What I saw was a fat, tired, greasy haired woman with leg hair so long you could french braid it and heals so cracked, to julian an zucchini in a pinch would be easy!
Make-up became a joke for lack of time, plus my daughter got into what was left and made a "cake" with everything that would open and stirred the "batter" into my $30 compact.
Before kids lounge wear was for just that lounging, at some point it became my uniform and instead of changing to leave the house I would just see what I could wipe off with a baby wipe and if it was dry, flacking it off with my fingernail was perfectly acceptable. Where the hell was the urge to stop that madness. My healthy living journey is waking me up to so many things. I am now feeling the urge to paint my nails and pick up the lipstick not the chap-stick. Starting with one thing is leading to others. Who knows by the time I have meet my goal I may even pass for a Lady! But don't hold your breath.....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lucky 7

I have never been very superstitious. But today I am calling on the Lucky number 7!
I started this journey one month ago today and in that time it has been a whirlwind of sweat, wheat, tears, greens, and prayer. I even tried acupuncture for weight-loss. Not as a quick fix, but a jump start! It was an amazing experience! I went into this nice spa, talked to a stranger about everything from pie to poop, and then she put needles in me. Ok it was not exactly like that but very close, and I cant wait to go back!
As of this wonderful Sept 10th morning we are celebrating not only my oldest 6th birthday, we are celebrating that fact they I have worked off
7lbs and 7 inches!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day of discovery

Today was a day of discovery, revelation, and good old lesson learned! I hope to share this with you so that you can learn from my mistake and take with you the knowledge that I am going to impart.

Underpants are a absolute must when working out while fat...

I had no idea, till this day, how much support was gain just from that one piece of fabric and elastic.

And now you know...
Small words, big impact!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

CAUTION Jogging while fat

One is never as conscious of ones back side as when they are attempting to run and with every step can feel the violent rise and fall of ones bottom end! That is my quote of the day. Jogging this morning I felt as if I was chasing my former self (the smaller version). Slender Faith would run circles around this Faith. Today she seems pretty far away. So back to the jogging, I feel like I am really hauling and then this woman just causally walks by me. I guess I was not pushing the speed I thought I was. Yea I wanted to trip her, no I did not!
The pounds I am working off this week are dedicated to my friend Audry Ayers! I took one look at her and knew I wanted to be her friend! She is an amazing mother and has this wonderful ability to keep things real. Audry takes on life with humor and grace. Gods light shines thru this women, thanks girl for your support! This mornings rise and fall was for you!