Thursday, January 26, 2012

Is This Even Possible??

So I worked up these virtual models of myself now and at  (lower than my goal weight.. because the goal weight didn't look right lol!) You can make your own Virtual Weightloss Model at that link right there. It feels so far away... but I like what I see so much. Especially because I *KNOW* I got curves that aren't going anywhere.. and I'll be a force to be reckoned with when this is said and done :D

I guess you could say that I'm losing hope. I mean.. I'm NOT, but I kind of am. The disciple is still not where it needs to be.. and I'm stuck at 15-20 minutes of workout a day, and I know I should be up to at least 45 minutes by now.

Secondly.. it's annoying that because I took my kid to the park today and did a little walking and I didn't really have the steam to also work out. I don't want to sub doing something normal anymore for working out. I want to do normal activities that normal people should do AND work out. There's no excuse for this.

I've also been doing minor emotional eating because my stress level is through the roof... but that's another tale on another blog ;)

Anywho-- Kim & I didn't work out tonight because she had things to do that involve a social life (what the hay is that anyway.. I certainly don't have one).. and like I said before.. I went to the park. She didn't work out with me last night either because of that social life thing.. but Emily did come over and we did our 15 minute workout. I'll be posting that soon actually.. it's something I found on Pinterest and it's an EXCELLENT at home workout.

Sorry for the lack of updates on this blog. I'm going to do better.. part of my stress eating is because I was going for a really great job and I interviewed for it yesterday.. interview went okay, but they math tested me so I'm pretty sure I didn't get it--- so.. back to no life!

Ova & Out,
The Blobette

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kicking off Week 3

Another drab post-- but I wanted to just take a moment to soak in the amazing greatness that is almost surviving an entire month thus far. I've hit the halfway point.. and while the results are slow going-- they are going. Some up, some down.. but whatevs. that's life right? Life is one big rollarcoaster so I shouldn't expect this life CHANGE to be any different.

I personally don't have huge results to report.. though I have lost a total of 6 inches off of my stomach. Most other measurables are the same as the last time.. and I'm super excited about my 6 inches. My focus this week is going to be on my arms and thighs.. I would LOVE to report an inch off of those. We'll see I suppose.

Being broke has helped my eating habits.. I'm not eating as FREQUENT as I would like.. but because there is so little to go around, I'm forced to follow portion control. I'm actually quite proud of that. Kim & I actually inducted a treat a week yesterday on our weigh in day. I purchased a snack size 1.00 brownie mix and made that. My family + Kim & I indulged.. and I'm proud to say that I only took one or two bites of it. I'm not going to NOT eat something I want.. and considering Auntie is in town starting today.. I'm sure I'll want mucho chocolate and salt!


So anyway.. Kim is on the way over-- and we're starting week 3. Hopefully we can snap some photos.. but if not, I promise we'll do a post at some point this week full of some great snapshots.

Blobette, Ova & Out.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Losing Steam!

So.. I don't have a huge entry planned, and sadly no photos.. but I feel the need to share something that is concerning-- yet expected-- in this little journey we're on.

We're both losing our steam.

I'm hurting, she's tired.. and we've just all around been bummy. We went to our frand Emiloo's house yesterday and legit did Jillian Michaels (I subbed anything with squats as an exisiting knee injury has been rearing it's ugly head lately).. so it's stupid for me to think that we've done nothing.. but we pretty much only stretched tonight :( The night before last we also skipped because I went to the walking park earlier that day with my family and had already engaged in some walking and exercise equipment (they have them along the trail).. I was too pooped to do another round.

I also feel fat because of the fact that I feel like we haven't been pushing ourselves like we can.

I know we're capable.. but it's like Kim said tonight-- we've got habits to break. She's accustomed to coming home after work, getting on the computer and waiting for her hubby to get home so they can chill together. My day is spent at home right now while I'm in the land of the unemployment.. and I sit around-- a lot.. so by the time 8pm comes, I just want to stay there and be a lazy bum for the rest of the night.

We have to do better though, so I'm putting this thought process out there so that we are held accountable. I'm better than this, and I can't let the fact that my body is killing me and my knees are bad get the best of me. My knees ARE bad, and I've had a hella amount of issues stem from them for many years.. but I that's no reason I can't work out. I may not be able to go running-- but I can make my booty move.

My goal tomorrow:

Dance to my favorite song without stopping AND do the full Jillian Michaels with Kim tomorrow night.

Baby steps.

Blobette, Ova & Out.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lose ALL the weight!

So.. Kim kinda caught you lovely buncha coco NUTS up to speed, so I'll just kinda ramble about a paragraph or two about things.

We had our first "weigh in".. and I must say, it was not nearly as dramatic as they are on t.v. I mean, I'm disappointed man. I wanted the lights to dim and the dun nuuuuu music to play as the scale shuffled through various numbers that have nothing to do with my actual weight-- but alas, all I heard was "get on the damn thing Ashley, I went first last time".. uggggh.


I lost.......................
.4 lbs. LAWL!

Actually-- I am not putting nearly the weight in my "weight" as I am the actual inches I lose. I know that weight shifts due to muscle gain.. and I also know MY body.. and I never weigh the same thing day to day.. I always fluctuate at least 5-6 lbs either way.. usually not to tip over what my current weight is at the time-- which for now, is 320. I have actually been 345 before, so I guess it's a good thing that I at least got to a high tip point that is lower than my heaviest, at any rate.

So anywho.. we did our measurements.. and the results are in. I'm gonna detail this mess for you, because well.. I'm a friggin sucker for details, dangit.

I do want to point out that we may not measure the "right" way.. but we picked parts that we wanted to track and measured those bad boys-- so if you hate that, well..... too bad!

First column is the current, other is for reference!
Week 1 Ending:                                             Week 1 Starting:
LB-320.2                                                       320.6
Boobies-50                                                     51
Stomach-55                                                   58
Hips-60                                                          59.5
Thighs-34                                                       35
Arm-18                                                          18
Neck-16                                                         16
Waist-45                                                         45

So.. thar she blowwws!.. I lost 3 inches off of my fattest part of mah tummy.. and 1 off of my thighs and boobs--everything else was teeeny tiny or stayed the same. Every bit counts right??

Kim had some great losses as well. She lost 2.5 inches off of her waist (which is currently the same size as my thigh---- *CHOICEWORDGIRL* :D. She also lost 1 inch off of her hips and arm.


I'm super sore today behind my left shoulder-- I suppose I didn't stretch it out right.. but the good news is that even though I feel like my usual, lazy self that's in tons of pain.. I'm excited to work out tonight. I'm not sure how much of that is because I'm going to exercise, or how much is just because it's also social time.. oh what a sad life I lead when I look forward to 30 minutes of my day because I get to talk to someone other than a 6 year old! (Not that my spawn doesn't come up with some epic conversations.. I mean who wouldn't natrurally progress from how ice cubes are made to if I've ever seen a space ship)

So.. in closing.


-Blobette, Out.

Monday, January 9, 2012

We got frands!!!

Hey there readers!!
I know Ashley and I have slacked off a bit with the blog, we're trying to catch you all up, we promise!
Friday I wasn't feeling too hot so I didn't bring the camera along, but it came with me on Saturday and we got some great shots of a couple new moves we tried out. I figured I'd just kind of post a few up for ya so you can see the fun we had...

#1. Hip Thrusts?                #2. Planking?                   #3. Leg stretches?             #4. Leg lifts?

Now, I have a question for all you out there in the world... Is it just me, or is anyone else extremely impressed with Ashley's leg lifts? I mean, are you freaking kidding me?!?!?! Look how high that leg is, and I know you can't see her foot, but she has like perfectly pointed toes and that leg is straight up! She said, "everyone can do that"... As you can see from the photo of me STRAINING to "do that".. uhhh No ma'am they can not! You go girl! (yes, even as I typed that I kind of wanted to take it back, who says that anymore?... lol)

Yesterday Ashley and I had a little party, so we kinda took the night off from the working out (Ashley still got a pretty decent cardio workout while cleaning her house though!).

Tonight we had a friend pop by and join in on our workout session.
This is Emily!

Emily is probably going to jump in and out of sessions with Ashley and Me to help tone up her muscles and just give her a good ab workout. So she might toss a few blog posts up here too every once in a while. Tonight we decided to continue with Jillian Michaels bc so far she's made us the most sore, so we've decided that means it's working.. lol.

There's a lot of running in place and jumping and some punching of the air... I think I'll make a little picture collage of the three of us in Ashley's tiny little living room trying to work out.

Little Ernie was there too... using Mom as a punching bag and feeling Emily's awesome muscles and he even learned how to use an exercise ball to do ab crunches! Needless to say it was a full room and we're lucky no one got hurt... But we had a good time and have made plans to have Emily join us again later in the week.

I have a few other pictures that we took this past week that I may work into a new banner for our page, if not, I'll just start posting them randomly. I don't know about you, but I think pictures help a lot and they make working out seem like fun rather than a chore. Let me know what kind of pictures you'd like to see this week and maybe we can take a few. I like setting the photo timer and seeing what amazingness will come out. There's a wicked picture of me punching the air that I'll have to use somewhere.... We'll see!! Alright kiddies, I'm tired of typing, I'm gonna go catch up on my Once Upon a Time!!!  (LOVE that show!!!) Have a great day! Until next time, this is Boobzilla, logging out!

Friday, January 6, 2012

MOOOOOM, can you pull my hair back?

Hoooooooooooooly cow.

So, apparently-- while Dancing with the Stars is breathtaking (LITERALLY).. it's not quite the workout for my body that Jillian Michael's is? I don't know what the logic behind this is because JM *looks* easy. Yeah-- suuuure.

I will say one thing. Kim & I made it through nearly 20 minutes of the full 30 minute section. There were only a thing or two each that we had to substitute-- but by the end I was sweaty, tired and out of breath-- which is slightly more than the simply out of breath and unable to complete that I was with DWTS.

and then there was morning..................

Ouch. My body hurts.. it's crampy, sore and everything that I feel like it should be after a workout. So.. needless to say, I was saying the title of the post this morning to get ready She found it amusing, I didn't. Boo. Hiss. Boo.

I have since de-stiffened my body.. but it still hurts... but that's actually my motivation to keep going today. I'm not sure how much I'm making it through JM, but I will at least work up a sweat.

So this isn't the funniest post, but I did want to share the progress.

Boobzilla actually just arrived, and she's been sick all day. Time to kick her behind like mine was!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I think my heart pounded it's way out of my body...


That's the sound my heart just made as it flopped onto the floor... beating for it's life...

Thursday, Ashley and I decided to attempt Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD. Oh mylanta! That crap was HARD! and We did level one AND did the modified version too! It just proves how badly out of shape we really are. I honestly thought I was going to die. I tried to push through it, but at one point I just started kicking my feet and waving my arms around like a crazy person. Of course, it didn't help that I had JUST gotten home from playing like 5 games of bowling with my husband. So when it came to the arms and shoulders, I was already done for... Heck, Ashley and I were already tired after the 2 minute WARM UP!!!

So first Jillian had you up and doing jumping jacks...

Yes, that IS a mid-air shot! Ashley is good with the camera...
So First you are doing jumping jacks and then nest thing you know you are down on the ground...

THEN she'd throw weights in there, just to mess with your head!

It was like that the ENTIRE time!! Up, down, up, down, up, down.... UGH! That beast kicked our butts.. HARD! So to perk up our spirits, we did some kung fu fighting... it makes us happy!

Watch out Jillian Michaels!! We are coming for you!!!

This is Boobzilla logging out!