Exercising Rocks!

This is sort of the way I felt today when I  finished my workout.  This video makes me want to be fit in a big way.  What an inspiration!  Sylvester Stallone  was exceptionally fit on the Rocky movies(and handsome)!

I can’t seem to get my groove on lately.  I want to write positively, but things have weighed me down in a big way.  I had a rough day yesterday, stress-wise, and it was so hard to keep things going.  Everybody last night noticed that I wasn’t myself.  I was stressed to the max!  People were asking me if everything was alright.  I just didn’t want to talk about it.

I started this blog to help me lose weight.  Well, now I’ve realized that this writing is helping me to sort my feelings out, too.   I just need to vent right now.

My goal is to exercise every day.  But guess what?  I’ve only worked out three times this month!  Today I worked out 50 minutes–30 minutes on the treadmill running and walking, and 20 minutes on my Total Gym doing the Cardio Pull aerobic workout.   I might have to start exercising early in the mornings to be sure to get the exercise in.  It is so important to me right now.

This morning I felt so terrible physically.  I ached all over.  I had to make myself exercise.  After exercising, I was like a new person!  I felt better, physically AND mentally.   It was like I finally biked up the steep, steep mountain and just had to coast to make it home.  I hope you get that.

What a feeling!

What a feeling!

No Time To Catch My Breath

Today was a very busy day. Back to school, giving piano lessons, and cooking. There was one way to relax: Guitar Hero Aerosmith. My husband had bought it and we got it in the mail today. I played the bass guitar tonight. He played the lead. I only had time to play 3 songs, but it was enough to help relax.

I’ve had the biggest appetite today, but I stuck to only one sweet. This is so hard right now. I believe I want to eat because of stress. Chocolate is calling my name! Maybe it will get easier after a while.

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I’m Back

Happy New Year!  I’ve missed blogging.  Alabama was great.  I spent the first minutes of the new year on the interstate.  I played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on my mp3 before going over the Alabama state line.  It was such a great feeling to be visiting my family.

This year is the year that I become trim.  Hello 125 lbs!  Bye bye flab!  Here is my inspiration.  This model, Adriana Lima is SO beautiful!!!!!                                                                                                                                                     my-inspiration

I got some great running shoes from the mall yesterday.  I can’t wait to break them in. They were $30 off.  I love a good sale.

Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama is my sweet childhood  home.  Today I’m leaving Kentucky in hopes of  being with my family.  I love, love, love my dad and step mom.  They are always there for me.  They make me feel special every time I talk to them.

I want to say hi to all my new friends here on Word-Press and Happy New Year!

Here’s another one of my favorite songs.   I am so ready to sing and come home to Alabama!  It has been a long time.”,,,,here I come, Alabama!”

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynrd Skynrd

‘TURN IT UP!!!!’

Guitar Hero Rocks!

What a great Christmas present!  My son got a Guitar Hero World Tour Complete Band for Christmas.  I have heard people that I know talk about how fun Guitar Hero is.  I know now!

My family has been spending some quality time together since Christmas(thank you, Guitar Hero).

So far, my favorite song to play is ‘Beat It’  by Micheal Jackson.  I play the drums when the family plays.  I can now play on the Easy setting(I’ve moved up from Beginner).

I’m letting all you bloggers know what I have been up to.   Yesterday I worked out for 2 hours, yay!  I burned about 600 calories  on the treadmill and total gym.  I only ate one sweet, too!  Today I ate two(Awh!).

Blogging(It’s a Whole New World)

Today marks two weeks blogging for me.  I love it!  What a great way to express yourself!  And also, what a great way to learn about people in general–their interests, thoughts, and advice.  Much can be gained through blogging.  It has given me a new sense of peace, sparked my imagination, and uncluttered my mind.

On this website I have come across many wonderful, interesting people that blog about their lives.   I love to tag surf with those I have things in common with.  I have found out that people are more friendly in their comments than I would have believed.  People are just great!  I’m a people person.

I could stay on wordpress hours at a time.  I do believe I am hooked.

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Fleetwood Mac-Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) LIVE!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone!  Yay!  I have a vision for what I will become in the near future.  I will be a more disciplined person, full of hope and confidence.   I’m getting there bit by bit.  I splurged a little with the Derby pie and the truffles the last couple of days. Overall, I don’t think I have taken in too many calories this Christmas time.

Pluses Toward My Goal Of 125

+++ One thing I have given up is pop.  Now  I drink a couple small cups of coffee, a large glass of unsweetened tea, and plenty of  water daily.

+++ Also, I have started lifting weights every few days.

+++ I have been walking on my treadmill daily when I can.

+++ The last four workouts on my treadmill, I have incorporated running for about half of the workout.  I walk 3.5 mph while listening to my 1st song on the MP3 player, and then I run 5.5 mph with the 2nd song and alternate those  two speeds for each new song.

+++I am jotting down for all the world to see when I go overboard and overindulge in food.

+++I have created this blog  to keep me focused and more accountable.

+++I have found a buddy to relate to, to share my thoughts, and to keep me on the positive–Madison, thank you!

Hold On Tight To Your Dreams

This is another great song by ELO. It keeps me motivated. I love the beat and the lyrics.

Hold On Tight To Your Dreams by ELO

I like all kinds of music. Music makes the world go round.

I weighed this morning before breakfast. I was 140. Good! Yesterday at Shoney’s I didn’t eat any sweets. Can you believe it?

The last couple of days I have burned 250 calories each day on my treadmill. I would walk about 3 mph while listening to a song on my mp3 player, and then run about 5 mph on the next song, etc. I can run longer than I thought I could.

Don’t Bring Me Down!


This is my theme song, Don’t Bring Me Down by ELO.  I play it on my mp3 at the end of my treadmill exercise.  It is upbeat and very inspirational to me.  For more inspiration I have pictures of Victoria’s Secret models to keep me focused.  I want to be trim all over.

Well, I just weighed.  The scale reads 143.5!  I can’t believe it.  I’m not giving up, though.  This only makes me want to do better each day.  Today I’m supposed to meet at Shoney’s with my family.  My aim is to eat a small amount and no sweets.

I want this blog to be positive.  So I’ll continue in that way and say that on my last journal, I put down what I planned to do that day and I kept with 8 of the 10 goals.  Yay!!!!  I also have been turning down sweets left and right.

If anyone wants to comment on this, feel free.  I need a comment, please.  I am new to blogging  and am waiting for my first comment.

Let me begin again(already!!)

OK.  A week has gone by and I haven’t done what I planned.  I need to keep a vision of me at 125 lbs. in the front of my mind.  When I see food laid out in front of me, I forget everything.  The other day I got out a snack for some kids and fixed myself a mosaic of junk food–chips, coconut balls, and a sugary pop.  I didn’t even think about my new plan at all until I started eating!  Can you believe it?

It is so, so hard to turn down favorite foods at parties.  I am making my mind up to just get a small sample of everything.  I don’t have to get stuffed to enjoy the food!

I plan today to really get going and roll with it.  No more giving in to the chocolates and cookies lying around the house.

Here’s today’s big plan:

  1. Get off this blog and move.
  2. Treadmill for 30 min.-1 hr.  Burn minimum 250 calories.
  3. Dart through the house, cleaning to burn calories( and also to get it over with).  I will also listen to some upbeat music and keep with the tempo.
  4. Consume 100 calories at a time.  No more.  Eating only when I truly am hungry.
  5. Water, unsweetened tea, and coffee to drink.
  6. A  30-min.-1 hr.workout  on my Total Gym.
  7. A 30-min. walk with my son outside.
  8. Dancing in my room with my favorite music .
  9. Keep a brief log of what I actually do.
  10. Maintain an absolutely positive attitude, dude.