Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Lazy Girl

Last night I didn't workout, nor did I get my Bootycall in. I cleaned up the apartment and got it ready for this morning so my morning would be a breeze and I could get a Bootycall in but I didn't get out of bed till 7am. I was just too sleepy to get up. It probably didn't help that I stayed up till 11pm last night either. I was putting an order together for my Fiance so he could pick up the ingredients I need for the Tone It Up plan. I can't get alot of the items here in town because we only have two grocery stores and no specialty stores for organic, no GNC, no nothing. Look up Iqaluit, we seriously have nothing up here. So isolated... He is down in Ottawa for a few days for eye surgery so he doesn't mind picking them up. Love him :)

I have ordered some groceries September 1 but I only received a portion of the order yesterday and the box was completely smashed. The apple cider vinegar was destroyed and went all throughout the box and what a smell. The Zico coconut water is terrible now. I don't know what I'm going to do about getting more ingredients when I run out...

Thursday, 13 September 2012

September 12th Post. Amazing Day

Today was a pretty good day. I had a “skinny” day so I pulled a sweater out of my closet that didn’t fit me and still had tags on it and BOOM, IT FIT ME. I was so excited! I wore it to work and felt pretty awesome. When I put my jeans on this morning and my belt, the belt was loose so now I’m on hole three instead of two!! I might be down only a few pounds according to the scale, but I think I’ve lost more and just gained muscle. Either way, I feel freakin’ great!

Hmm, school is going pretty well. I finished my first assignment on Sunday night and will be submitting tonight and I think I have two more assignments then I am done of the first Module. If I finish by Sunday, I will be right on track! I am allowing myself 1.5 weeks per Module so I can have the last two weeks in December off before starting Biology. The first experiment was pretty easy, and so was the assignment. I just hope I didn’t misjudge, but I think I did fine.

Other news…. I still haven’t picked a wedding date. I put that on hold even though it was one of my September goals. I can’t seem to stick to healthy eating so I have a challenge set for myself. I have to be 185 pounds before I am allowed to do any wedding planning whatsoever. Not a thing; no colors, dress, dates, nothing. I have a while to go so I think once I get there I won’t give into treating and bad foods as much. I don’t want to try on dresses till I lose weight either. I really don’t want to try a dress on and think that it could look better if I was smaller. I want to try a dress on and be “damn, I am HOT”. Seriously though, I need to have something pushing e to stop giving into Friday and Saturday treating. I do it every single weekend. Sunday is usually a good day for me because I have a “food hangover” and I end up needing to eat well because I am sick from the bad meals. I really hope it will work. Actually no, I know this will work. It has too!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Goals for September.. May the Odds be ever in MY favor

1. Bed no later than 10:00PM (no excuses)
2. Set alarm for BOOTYCALL and actually get up when it rings at 6AM
3. Follow Tone It Up! Calendar
4. Incorperate a DVD, Youtube video, or Wii/PS3 game into each day (extra workout) BONUS!
5. Workout 6 days a week – intensity can range
6. Spend some time reading, doing what I enjoy :) ME TIME!
7. Create plan so I finish Chemistry course before January
8. Stay ontop of Chemistry course!
9. Do not buy any sweets/candy! My body deserves better then that
10. Update my iPod with some new running tracks
11. Pick a wedding date <3

& remember, these are little things that are easily accomplished. Take it one step at a time.  

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Final Day Off

Today is my final day off and I've spent half of it cleaning the apartment and organizing things so I don't go insane while school starts. I even have a few things boxed up to sent to PEI because I want to slowly get rid of things here that we would use, putting us a little closer to moving home. I'm excited to be starting orientation course(updating) tomorrow after work. It should be pretty easy since I did this last year before taking Core Math. I have to take it again because I changed my course dates and in order to take Chemistry, I have to update the dates. Pretty lame, since it has nothing to do with my learning capabilities, just fixing the dates. Maybe it will get me into the "study/school" mode and I will be ready for Chemistry a little better. I took Chemistry in 2008 and failed it (summer course). I didn't study and didn't have the drive I have now. I just hope that taking it online won't make it difficult.

When I finish Chemistry, I will be taking Biology!! I wanted to take it in September but the course was full. They promised me a seat in January's course so I get to take it then. It's an online course as well. Soooo many good things are happening! I don't even care about being insanely broke right now. All I care about is getting an education. Once I can have Chem, and Biology under my belt, I will be ready for Vet course-load next September (god I hope I'm accepted). I won't ever have to think back and wish I had a better education because I will have a core foundation, FINALLY!! That has bothered me so much since I first started upgrading/University/Colleges. I will be the same as everyone else soon. :)

Monday, 13 August 2012

August 13th 2012

     First things first.. I’M ENGAGED!!  So freaking exciting, I still can’t believe it. It’s been almost a full month and I’m still in that “OMG I’m engaged” mode. I haven’t picked a date, dress, decided on what style of wedding I want, anything really. I’m fine with that, but I will have to pick soon.

     Secondly, I’ve been back to Iqaluit for a week now from my six-week-long vacation in my hometown back in Prince Edward Island. It was seriously, amazing. I wish I didn’t have to leave; I could have stayed forever. Being home for six weeks really reset my feelings and snapped me out of this “fairy-tale” lifestyle I was living here. My fiancĂ© and I are going to cut out junk-spending here since we have what we need for clothing and the essentials, only buy groceries from Ottawa, and penny-pinch so we can create an exit plan. Mine is next Fall, if I am accepted to a school I plan on applying at this winter, he will leave once everything falls perfectly into place.                    I’m excited! I just hope that he will be able to find a job he wants when he moves back home. There just seems to be nothing left on PEI.

     Last but not least, I’m happy. I really and truly am happy again. It’s been so long since I’ve been actually able to say that. I’ve noticed how I have a positive outlook on a lot of things. I’ve gained weight but it isn’t bothering me. I’m back on Body By Vi, 2 shakes daily and working out almost every day, and having a cup of green tea daily. I’m slowing losing weight and I’m doing things I enjoy! Things for me! and I couldn’t be happier. I finished the Hunger Games trilogy over the weekend and wow, what an amazing series. It was sad to finish but nice to have another series under my belt. - I love reading in case you couldn’t tell – I have a few books to choose from for my next read. Right now I have my wedding planner book out to go through, but… I don’t think I’m ready for that just yet. hehe

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Goals for June

Goals for the month of June

1.      Bed no later than 10:00PM (no excuses)
2.      Run (intervals on treadmill) everyday
3.      Workout 6 days a week – intensity can range
4.      Spend some time reading, doing what I enjoy
5.      BBV at least once a day
6.      Do not buy any sweets/candy! My body deserves better then that
7.      Update my iPod with some new running tracks
8.      Have surgery to remove cysts on scalp
9.      & remember, these are little things that are easily accomplished. Take it one step at a time.

May 1st, 2012

It’s been a very long time since my last post and much has changed. I finished both my accounting course and my microeconomics course, started the Drop10diet program, restarted my Body by Vi 90 day challenge, lost a nice chuck of weight and saw the scale dip to 190 pounds (and found some of it again), Thomas had his appendix removed, and I think that’s most of the crazy excitement.

I received a B- in my Accounting course which I am very pleased with. I am dreading my Economics mark though; I don’t think I could have passed that course. Distance Education just isn’t for me; I need a classroom and a teacher. This course didn’t give me any support and booking exams was brutal.

I am having the worst time getting back into the groove of working out and eating healthy. I hopped off the wagon 2 weeks ago and I’ve tried to get back on but I keep slipping. Yesterday morning I started out with loads of pep, I had a shake, egg wrap for lunch and a tuna wrap for supper. Then ended up watching a movie and ate Ben & Jerry’s Brownie ice cream and a jumbo box of NERDS. I didn’t really want them in the beginning but I thought, if I just don’t turn on my computer tonight, I won’t have to log them and I did just that. I hid from my problem..
Each month I say out loud/blog that “this will be the month” and I end up gaining most of the weight I lose that month. It’s depressing each time I have to start over but, at least I’m not giving up, right? It will be almost a year now since I started trying to lose weight. All I have to show for it now is a steady 15 pounds gone, and little muscle tone. I have until July to make a difference since that will be my 1 year mark. I want this; I don’t know why I just can’t stick to it. What if I just throw on my kicks, and say “self, we are going to just walk today since you’re tired”. I wonder if that would push me to move more each day. I know every little bit helps; if I am on the treadmill for even just a little walk, it would make me not eat treats as often, and would probably make me want to pull my DVD’s out again. My speed walking this morning set my mood for the day and I worked out at lunch and had a shake. I’m on the right track today; let’s hope I keep it up!