December 30, 2009

All Kinds of Knees

I've been doing so well with my program that I even find myself holding back a bit because I feel like such a rockstar when I'm running that I want to do more than the designated miles. But I don't want to do too much and end up getting hurt so I've been sticking with the plan... until today. I had a personal training session yesterday and something I did during that workout has caused my knee to hurt. Boo!!! Actually, double boo!!!

I was really looking forward to running today too, I guess that's a sign that it's already becoming an addiction... er habit.

Since I can't run today and I really need to start incorporating strength training into my workouts, I decided to try Jillian Michael's No More Trouble Zones. It started out good, and everything was rolling along until I hit the core section. To be honest, the core section is challenging but I probably could have made it through if I really tried. It's kind of hard for me to push myself through core work when I still have so much belly fat. Boo to belly fat too!

Okay, that's enough being a Negative Nelly. I think I need to spread some positive vibes today so here's a plus: I am going to go to Zumba class tonight at the gym. I love Zumba because I always burn a lot of calories and have so much fun while doing it.

Oh, and I'm such a porker, but I was watching Sandwich Paradise and they profiled Peanut Butter & Co.. Since I quite possibly love peanut butter more than I love Zumba I set out to find a local store that carries it. I found it at Fresh Market and can I just tell you that The Bee's Knees version, with honey in it is well... the bee's knees! It is sooo delish. So my new favorite post workout snack is a Fluffernutter made from an Arnold Sandwich Thin, the Bee's Knees, and marshmallow fluff. I use 2 teaspoons each of the PB and fluff and it comes out to 174 calories of pure yumminess.

Gotta run!

December 24, 2009

Where's S0utherngirl?

Hi Blogland,

I have been a busy bee lately and haven't been blogging lately. Life is fantastic... with the exception of me being out of work after being laid off just before Thanksgiving. Despite that I'm happy and feel like I'm in a really good, happy place. I don't have much to say about my hair, other than that it's on the grow. Somewhere along the way I discovered that my hair was long enough to rock a full on ponytail. Here are a couple of recent pics:

Now for the exciting stuff :)

On my birthday one of the goals that I set for myself was to run the 2010 Disney Princess Half Marathon... but then I didn't do anything. No running, no training, nada. Well, I registered for the race back on the 15th and have been training for it since then. I'm now in Week 2 of Hal Higdon's Novice Training Program and so far so good. I'll keep you all posted on how my training is going.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!

November 1, 2009

My Poor, Neglected Blog

I feel like I haven't posted in forever! I hope everyone is okay in Blogland. My locks and I have been busy since my last posting. Each year for my birthday I pick a couple of goals that I want to reach for the following year. My goals for this year (which started in May) are to lose 30lbs and to be more sociable.

My weightloss isn't going so great. I got off track AGAIN! But this is a new month and I'm hoping that the next time I post I'll be able to tell you that I've made a lot of progress with that. The being more social thing is going a lot better. I started going to events for groups on the website and am having such a great time meeting new people and doing all kinds of fun things. Here is a small slide show from the past few months... ignore the crazy faces in some of the pics =)

June 18, 2009


I wanted to share my weightloss progress with you all. I rejoined SparkPeople back in March of this year and didn't really do anything with it. On May 25th I got on the scale and was so upset because I had gained another 4lbs... Grr! So, I started following the SparkPeople plan again, as far as sticking with my calorie range and actually working out. That was 24 days ago and here's a summary of my progress since then:

Weight -10.8 lbs
Bust -2
Waist -2
Tummy -2
Hips -1
Upper Thigh -0.5
Thigh -1
Total Inches -8.5

I haven't been running... I don't know, I just began feeling like that was more of a chore than anything else. I guess I fell out of love with it. My results are actually a result of doing workout dvds at home. I currently have a mini obsession with FIRM workouts. They alternate cardio and sculpting (with dumbells) intervals, which I think helps to keep me from getting bored.

Anywho, I wanted to share because I am so happy with my results. I feel like I am doing the right thing and making a lifestyle change, instead of just doing something short term like dieting. I can't believe I'm down almost 11 lbs already. Here is a "before" shot that was taken a couple of days ago. I'll be back with my after pics before you know it :)

I really need to take hair pic, but this is the closest thing that I have for now.

P.S. I put a link to my SparkPage over to the right. If you're ever wondering how I'm doing, I've been updating there frequently.