Workout Wednesdays ~ Jan 20, 2016

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We are past the middle of January and I am still in the fitness game!  Can I get a woo hoo! **woo hoo**

Let me just start by saying that I have been feeling so much better lately that it’s almost like I am on some kind of a healthy high.  Or maybe that is what it is.  Fitness euphoria.

When I started off at the beginning of the year I weighed myself on Jan 1. And no, I don’t feel like sharing that number with anyone…not even my husband.  Yep that’s right…my husband doesn’t even know my weight.  It’s between me and my scale and the scale isn’t talking.

I actually hate scales, and don’t believe that they should have ever even been invented for the simple fact they can be deceiving and upsetting.  First rule to remember about a scale when working out is that you are gaining muscle and muscle weighs more than fat.  This is why it’s better to measure certain parts of your body with a measuring tape.  I could take a dose of my own advice.

After a week of faithfully going to the gym and eating what I felt like was rabbit food and not having a single drop of alcohol, I then returned to my scale only for it to tell me that I hadn’t lost a single pound.  A SINGLE F*CKING POUND!

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For me this was almost discouraging enough that I was about to say forget this…throw in the towel…and just eat and drink what I wanted and exercise when I felt like it.  But something in me decided that quitting wasn’t an option.

So I upped my game a bit.  Started taking my working out a little more serious and cutting out any kind of sugar or junk food.  And believe me…when my son’s birthday party came and went and I didn’t give in to a single slice of pizza or even the smallest piece of cake, I gave myself a huge pat on the back and went on about drinking my spinach and cucumber smoothie.

This past Sunday when my Denver Broncos decided to wait until the last 5 minutes of the game to pull their shit together and I wanted an ice cold beer to calm my nerves …I refrained and drank sparkling water with lime and hit the gym instead.

I decided it was time for the scale and I to have another round at it.  So onto it I went yesterday morning and I am ecstatic, blissful, delighted and even rapturous  to say that I am down 15 pounds! 15 POUNDS!  That’s a 10 and 5 pound bag of potatoes!  Gone.

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It was like my mind just needed to tell my body… “Hey body! Wake up!  We are trying to get rid of some weight here!”

It was a huge motivational movement to say the least.  And makes me want to up my game even more.  So this week I added 5 more pounds to my weight lifting and have been monitoring my calorie intake very closely.  We shall see what’s in store for my next interlude with the scale.

My stats below aren’t as good as mine from last week but I think that’s because I spent most of last Tuesday sitting in a vehicle on a 6 hour round trip to buy lottery tickets.  Kills the “moving around”.  I want to try and push myself to 90,000 steps for this week!  And if I succeed what should I reward myself with?

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Here are a couple of my rewards that are coming up

20 pounds lost = New workout clothes.  The stuff I work out in now, dates back to about the time my Mini Monster B was born…over 6 years ago.  Let’s just say it’s very airy with all the holes in some of my sweat pants.

Feb 7, 2016 ~ Super Bowl Sunday = I will eat and drink what I want for the entire day!  I won’t count a single calorie nor will I be remotely sober.  And I am sure the next day I will complain about how shitty I feel.  This is of course unless my Broncos win the Super Bowl…then regardless of what kind of food and booze hangover I am recovering from…I will be on an ultimate “That’s my f*cking team” high!

3 months of working out = New FitBit.  My FitBit now is the flex and as much as I have enjoyed it…I really want one that keeps track of my heart rate and I just have to glance at it to see my stats rather than opening up the app.

Until next week,

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I am a mother of 5, a wife to 1, and a fully certified domesticated momster who likes to blog about motherhood, marriage, and anything else that pops into my crazy head all with a side of sarcasm and a glass of wine.

48 thoughts on “Workout Wednesdays ~ Jan 20, 2016”

  1. I hate scales too! LOL! The only sugar I eat is a teaspoon in my coffee, though, to be fair, because I drink fancy creamers, there is more sugar in that. Cake, I can withstand but pizza is hard to pass up so I have converted to making my own pizza because it is healthier. I haven’t stuck to my work out commitment though. I have thought of doing a series on working out to see if that will help to motivate me some more but I’m not sure if that’s the right way to go. I know reading yours is motivating though, so thanks for that:)

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    1. It’s good to keep track of your progress and I really enjoy writing about it. Plus I do challenges with friends with my FitBit which is great for the competitive person like me. The 90,000 for this week is my own personal goal. Because sometimes you still have to motivate yourself. Good luck girlie. Good health really does equal happiness.

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  2. Congrats! I’m currenty hating my scale, too! It hasn’t budged at all despite working out and dieting. And I love your 3-month reward, that’s mine too! I’ve got the Fitbit One, and I’m really looking forward to getting the Charge HR. Keep up your great work!

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    1. I am going all out and getting the top of the line one. I feel like because I haven’t spent a dime on wine or beer that I have saved enough to purchase it. I like the band options with that one and the fact that when I have to charge my phone it will let me know if I have a message or call. Plus if I make it to the 3 month mark of still working out and getting fit I deserve it! Good luck to you as well!💌Trista

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  3. That’s amazing Trista you are doing so great. I too have started on the health kick. Again! I started jogging a week ago and I have been eating healthily and have also bought myself an activity tracker. You’re post has really inspired me to keep going. I can’t wait for my activity tracker to arrive so that I can see how many steps I am doing and start upping my game. I am also thinking about doing the 30 day shred. I’ve heard it’s pretty hardcore but gives amazing results.

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    1. If you have friends that you can compete with on the activity steps tracker it makes for a great motivator. I think with my next post I am going to challenge everyone with a fitness tracker. I am very competitive and it keeps me motivated. I will keep you posted every Wednesday!

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      1. I’m thinking of having a little contest amongst fellow bloggers with activity trackers …we will do it for a week we can post pics of our progress daily on Twitter and then see who has the most steps at the end of the week …you in?

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  4. YAY!!!! Congrats on losing the 15, Trista!! That’s way more than waterweight– a legitimate fat loss!! A-friggin-mazing! 😉 Do you count cals daily? What do you use? I love My Fitness Pal. It helped me tremendously to lose weight in the past. It’ll be so fun for you to get new workout clothes! There’s no doubt you’ll get to 20 lbs down! xx

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    1. I just read labels and try to stick to the portion size of whatever it is I am consuming. I am not a breakfast person so it’s usually always a green smoothie to start my day. If I am in a hurry I eat the Smart Ones or Lean Cuisine meals…before it would have been grabbing something unhealthy. I don’t snack unless I can feel my stomach growling. Like right now I am having some of those bite size orange and red tomatoes. They are so tasty. And for dinner I try to stay away from carbs. I have always had great results if I consume any carbs during the earlier part of the day. I drink a lot of lemon water but I think the biggest thing for me is just trying to exercise twice a day and the no alcohol. It really is helping to melt it off. Thanks for your support lady! Means a lot to me.
      💌Trista

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  5. Congratulations! I feel better already now that you’ve lost 15 pounds (remember, I’m exercising vicariously through Workout Wednesdays.) 😉
    And what I used to say about the liver (it’s evil, and must be punished) I think we can safely say about the bathroom scale.
    And I must add, what is it with Girl Scout cookies going on sale right after the holidays? Just when we’re all trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions and shed those holiday pounds! It’s almost criminal! I for one think it’s a nefarious plot by the GS of A to break our will so that we will beg them to make Girl Scout cookies available year-round. Or maybe to drive up sales, as we buy more than we want and hoard them in the deep freeze. Man, do I love those Thin Mints. They’re like crack. Not that I know what crack’s like. But I’ll bet it’s like a sleeve of Thin Mints. They call to me from the cupboard.

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    1. Thin Mints and Carmel Delights….oh yes they are like little cookie demons served by little demonettes aka Girl Scouts. Just thinking about them is making my mouth water. Luckily there aren’t any in my house. The other night the kids wanted a treat so I got them some drumsticks. I have 4 kids…I bought the 4 pack of drumsticks so I would not even have the temptation within reach of me. Now I am feeling hungry…guess I will go find an exercise on YouTube to do.

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    1. I licked my fffingers after I was done cutting and serving all the cake. It was just a little taste but it satisffied me enough to not eat an entire piece. Thanks for the vote of conffidence …I am determined that 2016 is my year to get healthy! 💌Trista, Domesticated Momster

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  6. Well done on the weight loss! 15lbs is amazing!! My husband also does not know how much I weigh so it’s not just you! You sound very focused with it all so I hope you continue to do well.

    Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again next week X

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    1. It’s amazing what 15 pounds off your body does for your energy level. I seriously feel like an entirely different person. And the other day found myself picking up 15 pounds worth of potatoes just to show myself that that is what 15 pounds feels like. Thanks for popping over and saying hello. 💌Trista, Domesticated Momster

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    1. I started before the new year…right before Halloween actually but then got really side tracked with all the holiday goodies fffloating around everywhere. And in the past I have worked out but I was bad about the eating and alcohol consumption. I really thing the cutting out bad food and alcohol and discovering Zumba has done wonders for me. I have decided that Feb 7…Super Bowl Sunday….in which my team is playing in…is going to be my cheat day but now I am almost thinking that I just want to continue with the no drinking thing. I feel so much better and my body is really starting to get past the “craving” of it. But I will be having some pizza! We shall see when the day comes. Thanks for popping over and saying hello.💌Trista, Domesticated Momster

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  7. Well done on the weight loss! You’ve done amazing!
    I’ve just got a new Fitbit flex and loving it. The novelty of walking hasn’t worn off yet!
    I’m not a fan of my scales either!
    Laura xx

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    1. The activity trackers are a really good way to stay motivated…especially if you have friends to do challenges with. I am thinking of doing a little challenge that I am going to talk about in this weeks Workout Wednesdays Series I do. Tune if and see if you might be interested in doing it.

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  8. Wow it must have felt amazing to see that loss! I hate scales too and am completely ignoring them at the moment. Stuck in limbo waiting for my son’s results and have promised myself I will start once life can move on a bit. Well done you! #KCACOLS

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    1. I can only imagine the anxiety of waiting for those results. I was stuck in limbo for a long time and have just fffinally decided that it’s time for me to change. I need to be a better me so that I can watch my kids grow into adults. Thanks for popping over and saying hello…I will keep you in my positive thoughts. 💌Trista, Domesticated Momster

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      1. Thank you. It’s actually awful. Think I started blogging partly as a distraction! Life can’t move on until I get them. Not an hour goes by that I don’t think of it. You are doing so well! Thank you 🙂 xxx

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  9. Thats amazing well done you I am very impressed. I am a little obsessed with scales at the moment and weigh myself weekly because I am not putting on any weight with the baby and finding it all bit weird. However I love this approach so when in 14 weeks time I have my little bundle of joy and the extra couple of stone that WILL go on towards the end I think I will be taking your advice and encouraging my body to ‘wake up!’. Good luck with the Super Bowl. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week xx

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    1. I remember with my ffirst pregnancy I didn’t hardly gain any weight until about the last 4 weeks. Like I literally had this little bump until about 36 weeks when boom suddenly he grew like crazy. But even after he was born I went right back to the weight I was before I had him. Was back in my jeans in the fffirst month. It was awesome. Then I got pregnant back to back with two girls…they put on the pounds and that’s what I am still working off today. lol almost 4 years later. I am sure beer, wine, and junk food have helped too. Thanks for hostessing and I will surely be back…have you on my link up list!

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  10. Woo hoo indeed! I also hate the scales. Aside from anything else, I get a different weight depending on where in a room I put them. They do not play fair! It’s obviously tempting to put them in the place where the reading is less but as we know, it doesn’t work like that. The muscle and fat weight is a bit of a scale thrower as well. It sounds as though you are doing brilliantly – 15 pounds is amazing!! #KCACOLS

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    1. Thank you! It was pretty touch and go there for the first couple of weeks. Especially not even losing a pound. I about fell over when I stepped on the scale on Jan 1 for I had avoided the damn thing through the entire holiday season. But now I can honestly say that I haven’t craved bad food and even the wine has become a distant memory…almost to the point that I am contemplating not drinking any alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday which was supposed to be my reward day. I will however, partake in some junk food on that day lol. We will see when the day comes. Thanks for popping over and saying hello. 💌Trista

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  11. Great fitbit stats, and those sound like some fun rewards. I really need some new workout clothes, too.

    Thanks for linking up to Fitness Fridays on Drops of Learning. Hope to see you back again tomorrow.

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    1. I actually broke down and went and had dinner and beers this past Wed night. And my hubby wants to celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow as he has to work on Valentine’s Day and my mother is coming before that. So I will just say that I will get back on the wagon this week…have a cheat day on Super Bowl and then hopefully hold off again until my bday in March.

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  12. 20lb, wow well done. My healthy eating thing has nosedived the last week, but I aim to get back on track tomorrow (monday).
    Thanks for linking up, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

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      1. You sound like I did last year about this time. I got on a healthy track for about a month then I got so involved with my blogging and the weather started to get hot and I just said forget it. Then vacations and sitting around drinking beers and eating whatever found my mouth. Then a trip to the doctors office that revealed some not so good results was my eye opener. Now because I am starting to see real results it is becoming kind of an addiction. Keep trying lady! One day at a time.

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