Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 14: Two weeks down, four to go

Today was probably the best day I've had so far. I worked out hard, and ate light and healthy. It showed the next morning when I weighed 2 pounds less. I'm going to work out really hard every other day, so that the day in between I can rest a little for the next day. I don't want to overdo it and get burnt out. Here's the breakdown for today:

Weight: 136.6
Food: breakfast- 2 eggs (140 calories)
lunch- farfalle pasta with tomato sauce (420 calories)
snacks- banana and fiber one bar (245 calories)
dinner- baked chicken with potatoes, zuchini squash and mushrooms (576 calories)
Exercise: mountain biking- 1 and a half hours (465 calories)
physical therapy (calisthenics, weight lifting, circuit training)- 2 hours (417 calories)
Net Calories- 498 (under by a lot)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Days 11,12,13

These past few days have gone by so fast that it's hard to keep track of them. I can't believe it's been almost two weeks. Only four more to go until I head out to L.A. It's crunch time. The next couple weeks I have to work my ass off if I want to make my goal. I need to start eating better and less, get going on strength training and keep up with my cardio I've been doing. These next 10 pounds to lose are going to be hard, and I have to be self-disiplined if I want to succeed. It's the worst part about me, I cave in all the time. I have to remember why I'm doing this and know that it's so important for me to succeed as an athlete this winter. No more injuries!

Day 11:
Food- 1,680 calories
Exercise- 0 calories
Net calories- 1,680 (over)

Day 12:
Food- 2,239 calories
Exercise- 862 calories
Net calories- 1,377 (over)

Day 13:
Food- 1,529 calories
Exercise- 624 calories
Net calories- 905 (under)

On day 11 I relaxed and didn't do anything. It's important for the body to rest every every once in awhile. Right now while I'm not doing any strength training, it's not as important to rest every other day, but once I get into lifting weights more, I will want to rest the certain muscle groups so they have time to build up. Day 13 was a great day. I ate healthy, felt healthy, worked out longer and weighed less the next morning. There's just something in your body that rushes around when you get happy, and when it's been a rocky patch, that feeling feels really good and makes me want to keep going. I like feeling good about myself, wait, I take that back. I love feeling good about myself. I love feeling healthy and knowing that what I'm putting in my body is going to help me in the long run. Being healthy will help me be happier in life, which is everyone's goal, right? It's easy to be lazy and give in to the temptations in life, but eventually it starts to ware on you and you find yourself being more sad than happy. Easier said than done, though.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ski Utah Park Rat Competition

Hey everyone! I need your help! is having a contest for the best person to blog on their website about the Utah terrain parks. Who better than me? So please vote on my video on the Ski Utah Yeti facebook page! Or just go to this link:

Every vote counts, so tell all your friends! If I win, I get a Utah Silver Season Pass which lets me go to any mountain for up to 30 days this winter! That would save me so much money in season passes!! And I would also get to blog once a week on a huge website! So please take a few minutes to vote on my video! Thanks so much!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Days 8,9,10

Wow it's hard to believe it's been ten days. I'm a quarter of the way there. Time flies. I've been doing really good with my diet...I haven't gone out of the way to make sure I'm eating the expensive healthy foods, but I have been making sure I eat only what I need and I haven't eaten any sweets or drank any soda. Usually, I drink one or two sodas per day. Cutting out soda alone will be a huge step for me. Here's how the past three days went:

Day 8
weight: 139.9
Food: 1,692
Exercise: 625
Net Calories: 1,067 (over)

Day 9
weight: 140.1
Food: 1,878 calories
Exercise: 813 calories
Net Calories: 1,064 (over)

Day 10
weight: 140.9
Food: 1,395 calories
Exercise: 168
Net Calories: 1,227 (over)

Even though I was over in my net calories, I came pretty close to my goal. I'm going to start working out a little more everyday and hopefully it will help shed the pounds.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 7: Week 1 Review

This past week has had its ups and downs. I felt tired and sore after the first couple days of working out, but after about day 4, I started to get used to it. I actually have more energy now than I had before. I wake up before my alarm clock at 8 sometimes and don't feel so tired at night. I'm not as sluggish during the day and I actually look forward to going to the gym. Now that I'm past my phase of tiredness and procrastination, I can push forward with my training without hesitation. So my goal was to not eat any sweets, drink soda, or eat anything in excess. I accomplished the no soda goal and I don't think I ate too much except for maybe one day. The first day I couldn't stay away from that cupcake, and then the last day a chocolate chip cookie somehow made its way to my mouth. How'd that happen?! Well, like I said before, I'm not going to put myself in jail or dwell over a few mishaps here and there. As long as I keep exercising and burning calories, I will be happy. I accomplished my goal of loosing 2 pounds, I actually lost 3! I am now down to 140, but still have a long way to go, and I know the pounds later on are going to be harder to loose than these ones. I at least want to get to 130 which is where I usually am when I'm healthy. All I can do is to just stay on track, keep doing things and stay active and eat a well balanced diet. And of course stay motivated and happy and always keep my goal in my mind.
"If you reach for the moon, you might land on a star"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Days 4,5,6

Day 4:
weight: 140.8 lbs.
Food: 1,029 calories
Exercise: 153 calories
Net Calories: 876 (under)

Day 5:
weight: 140.4
Food: 1,326 calories
Exercise: 119 calories
Net Calories: 1,207 (over)

Day 6:
weight: 141
Food: 1,610 calories
Exercise: 665 calories
Net Calories: 36 (under)

The days that I don't go to the gym or do a physical activity, I need to make sure I eat really healthy. I went over my goal of 944 net calories per day on day 5 because I didn't make it to the gym. But that's not a very good excuse because I could've done something during the day even if it's at-home exercises. I feel good now that I worked out hard today. And tomorrow I have lots of picking weeds in the yard to do so I'm sure that will burn lots of calories.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day 3

Day 3 was pretty rough on me. I ate some yogurt and granola with a banana in the morning and then felt sick all day. Not sure if it was that particular food, or I just got sick, but at the end of the day I threw up everything I ate for the day. So I guess I won't count today's calories. I was exhausted and sore, but still managed to snowboard a little. Every Saturday, we get snow from the ice rink and set up our boxes and rail in the park. It's a lot of fun, but super tiring because it's so hot out. That might have been part of the sickness too...not sure. But after puking I felt much better so I hope tomorrow will be fine, because we're headed to Bear Lake for my mom's birthday!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 2

Day 2 was a little easier than the first day. I was extremely sore when I woke up, but did some light stretching to loosen up. I definitely didn't have the energy I had on day 1, but that didn't stop me from going to the gym and doing my workout. Here's how the day went:

Food: (2,090 calories)
Breakfast- egg and cheese breakfast panini with cheese (780 calories)
Lunch- peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a protein shake (490 calories)
Dinner- 2 slices of Hawaiian pizza (680 calories)
Snack- Fiber One chocolate granola bar (140 calories)

Exercise: (681 calories)
Biking- 30 min (238 calories)
Elliptical- 30 min (238 calories)
Stretching- 30 min (51 calories)
Weight lifting- arms 30 min (68 calories)
Biking around town- 15 min (85 calories)

2,090 calories consumed- 681 calories burned=1,409 Calories which is 415 over my goal. I have to remember that these are just estimates and that these numbers are just here to guide me and to make me aware of what I'm eating. I'm not going to take any of this to heart, and I know that if I stick to my goal of staying active everyday and eating healthy I can accomplish my ultimate long term goal.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 1

Whew! Made it through the first day. I am exhausted! I stayed active pretty much the whole day, but my cousin was in town which forced us to eat out. I try to avoid eating out whenever possible because most restaurants cook their food with lots of grease and butter and MSG. Things were going great until my sister broke out these cupcakes that were made by a special cupcake factory and she basically forced it down my throat! Okay, so that last part wasn't true, but I caved in and ate one. That was a one time thing and I promise it won't happen again!!! I'm not all about changing EVERYTHING, but my goals are to cut out all soda, sweets, and grease. I want to cut down my dairy and bread intake. And the number one rule to losing weight is to make sure you burn as many calories as you take in. So thanks to my iPhone app Lose It, I can easily see what my estimated calorie intake and output is. According to it, I have to lose 2 lbs per week which means my calorie intake per day shouldn't be more than 994. And this only gets me to my goal by Oct. 13 or something, but I'm okay with that. I still want to stay healthy and losing too much weight at one time is definitely not healthy. Here is my breakdown for day 1:

Weight: 143 (eek!)

Food: 2,085 calories
Breakfast- 2 eggs, slice of white bread with butter (208 calories)
Lunch- Protein shake, Bolthouse chocoloate whey and soy (280 calories)
Snack- Corn on the cob with butter, and grapes, cupcake (451 calories)
Dinner- Chicken fettucini alfredo with french bread (1,145 calories)

Exercise: 661 Calories
Yoga- 1 hour (128 calories)
Elliptical- 25 min (199 calories)
Stationary Bike- 25 min (199 calories)
Walking- about an hour total (136 calories)

2,085 calories intake-661 calories burned=1,423 Net Calories

According to my Lose It app, my goal is 994, so I was 430 calories over today. Not the best first day, but I am going to ease into this so that I don't get burnt out. My long term goal is to keep up this healthy lifestyle. I usually do good for awhile, but then it falls apart and the roller coaster starts coasting downhill real fast. My cheating today didn't help either and I am really disappointed in myself. I hope I can control whatever else crosses my path in the future! Hopefully day 2 will be better.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Beach Body Challenge

Lately, I've been bad about what I've been eating. Bad eating habits combined with lack of exercise has resulted in a significant weight gain. I'm not ashamed to admit it. And I think making it public and letting you all in on my goal of weighing 125 pounds again will help my motivation of actually doing it. I have a photo shoot with Arbor at the Hot Dawgs and Handrails contest September 23 and I want to look good. Hopefully I can sneak some L.A. and beach time in too. I realized it's coming up quick and need to get my ass in gear! So here I am writing this on a whim. Everyday, I'll let you know how much I weigh, what I ate that day, and what kind of exercise I did. Over the years I've learned a lot about health and being fit and living an active lifestyle. I've tried many different programs and been to many different health seminars. I'll put all that into action over the next 44 days until I go to Cali. I'm sure everyone (or most normal people) go through slumps, and I've been in one pretty much ever since I got back from Mt. Hood. But it's time to turn it around and go back to becoming a healthy, strong and energetic person. In other words, I need to turn back into an athlete. It's important to me and I want to commit to this 100%. I don't even care if nobody reads this, but if you are thanks for your support and watch as I strive to reach my goal of weighing 125 lbs by September 23. You can also try what I do and see if it works for you. Who knows, maybe we can all help each other, and if you're trying to lose weight, do it with me! I'm not going to change things dramatically, but I definitely need to be true to my word and commit all the way. If I lie, I'm only cheating myself. So tomorrow let the challenge begin!

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