Wednesday, June 27, 2012

If I can't complain here, then where can I?


I've gained four pounds since the marathon. Four pounds!
Which, okay, whatever, it's not the end of the world, no.
But on my 5 foot 3 and a half inch frame, four pounds is noticeable {to me}.
Fortunately, my maxi skirts and loose tops have been coming in handy.
Unfortunately, my jeans have still been a bit snug and I'm pretty sure the only muffin tops I want to be seeing are those yummy things from the Panera bakery. Ya feelin' me?


So yeah, I've quickly realized that eating Big Macs, In n Out, and Whoppers on the regular doesn't mesh with your body well, ever really, but especially when you're not running a bajillion miles a week training for a marathon. It's really hard to break that junk food diet thing. I feel like that guy from that one McDonald's documentary. He actually said he started getting addicted to the food and when he ate it, he'd literally feel so much happier after being depressed without it. I feel ya man. I really do.


But anyway, I realized this muffin-top-fast-food-gravy train needed to come to a halt.
So I said, "Verner (that's his name btw, but you know him as V Dizzle), we are becoming GYM PEOPLE!"
It's been a little bit of a slow start, going from nothing but power lifting a french fry to my mouth to now working out about 3-4 times a week in the gym.
I like to do a quick "Power Hour"30 minutes weights/30 minutes cardio. Boom. Done.


The other day I took a kickboxing class. Which, I really thought at one point I might die as I was trying to keep up with my cracked out teacher. I really wish I had the energy for a vlog so I could show you what this woman was doing to try and kill train us.
"UP HIGH!!!! DOWN LOW!!!!! JUMP!!!!!! AGAIN!!!!! WHOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!!"
That enthusiasm the.entire.60.minutes.
Which, sure, I appreciate the support. It really did help me.
But now I feel like my back has been beaten by a baseball bat. And that part is not so fun.

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Anyway, there's really no point to this post other than to remember this time in my life of saying goodbye to junk food and kind of feeling a little sad about it.
But also saying hello to a new workout regimen and kind of feeling a little excited about that.

Happy Hump Day, friends!

xoxo

30 comments:

  1. wait i am going through this same thing except unfortunately it wasnt just four pounds. running buddies? hike? something? anything? i need to stop being a blog couch potato. and i need to stop eating potatoes.

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  2. omg i took my first kickbox cardio class in 5 years!! kicked my ass! i think all instructors are 'cracked out!' & i totally agree - afterwards, it hurts like a muuuggg but a good kind of hurt! =) good luck!

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  3. Girl I feel the same way about junk food except I was never running a million miles a week so it has always been a problem! I like your power hour idea. I think I might need to get on that!

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  4. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I just clicked through from Vicki's blog and I can totally see why you guys are friends. Such a great sense of humor.

    And you are so right about the food addiction thing! Once I start eating something, I can't stop. I'm currently pregnant, and when I'm pregnant, sugar gives me terrible heartburn. I KNOW THIS. But we just went on vacation where I ate ice cream at least once a day; and now I'm back and I can't stop eating the ice cream or I will be so outrageously sad. And every night I try to sleep with burning insides. WHAT?

    So thanks for inspiring me to jump back on the healthy bandwagon.

    And hooray for finding new blogs! I'm at the Reverie blog if you ever want to say hi!

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  5. It's such a great feeling once I'm done sweating it out at the gym. The hard part is getting off the couch to actually go. And passing up the BigMacs and Whoppers.
    So good luck your workout! Kick its ass!

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  6. Those kickboxing teachers are no joke. I remember going to one where the lady kept shaking her head at me because I was laughing and couldn't keep up!!

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  7. i have to say... you are good. I can't get the boy to work out with me if my life depended on it. but maybe it's time to kick that nagging into overdrive. i need the support!

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  8. We literally just watched Supersize Me the other night. Weird. But I feel ya. During training I feel like I'm invincible and can eat anything, but I always need to remind myself not to gorge. Because only pudgy Asian babies are cute. Not pudgy Asian adults. Too bad.

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  9. Power lifting a french fry is serious business. Go you for becoming a gym rat! :) I do power hours as well. Congrats on the marathon btw!!!! You'll see a huge difference by cutting out the fast foods, soda etc. Clean eating is the best way to go. I still treat myself though.....my inside junky still needs her dr pepper and chocolate. ;)

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  10. Power lifting a french fry is serious business. Go you for becoming a gym rat! :) I do power hours as well. Congrats on the marathon btw!!!! You'll see a huge difference by cutting out the fast foods, soda etc. Clean eating is the best way to go. I still treat myself though.....my inside junky still needs her dr pepper and chocolate. ;)

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  11. Way to go, keep it up, I need to find my motivation to workout. I also need to find time hmm..

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  13. Totally hear ya on this one! Just started working out regularly again after a little break. I literally just started on Monday morning and I decided to do my least favorite thing ever-- running (so mad props on the marathon!). I died. Yup. Pretty much died. So I'm back to normal workout regimens of yoga and quick cardio/full body workouts. It's motivating to see others doing the same though! :)

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  14. get on it. i still have not started running/working out since my 1/2 and ive gained uhhh like 15 lbs. its attractive.

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  15. Kick Boxing is so intense but I like those classes cuz I know I'm burning way more than if I just did something myself!

    I'm 5'3" too and have gained unfortunately more than 4lbs! I wish I lived close to you so I could have a workout buddy!

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  16. Oh In n Out Burger is my new weakness - just was introduced to it 9 months ago! But, looks like you and I are on the same goal. I am trying to lose 4 lbs by the start of the Olympics. You go girl!

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  17. Lol, it upsets me that you still look gorgeous sweaty and in work out clothes :)

    love the blog!
    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  18. i just ate a handful of m&m's while reading this. oops.

    i am running a 5k on 7/8, and am totally not ready! i have gained 5lbs and i notice it too. a power (workout) hour sounds good to me! i need to dig deep and find some serious motivation!

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  19. that documentary was actually on showtime the other day. i'm staying in a hotel right now taking a certification training and i actually watched it. i knew of the documentary but never watched it until i was stuck in this room with crap for tv....literally of the 10 channels i get 5 consist of sports channels, 4 of news channels and 1 showtime. sooo, anyway, it makes me not want to eat out ...but let's face it. i'll never stop. i just need to do more fat burning for all the fat intake. =)

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  20. i'm working very hard at eating less and always being 138lbs.

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  21. Good for you! I hate the damn gym. We're training for a half marathon right now and I've been STARVING all the time!

    val
    www.daily-distraction.com

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  22. First off, you do NOT look like you need to lose a pound. But congratulations anyway on getting back on track!

    Please please please link up with me for Fitness Friday tomorrow! Your posts are hilarious and motivating!

    ♥ Duckie.

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  23. whatever. you're hot.

    :-)

    xoxo

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  24. As someone who is 5'2", YES! Four pounds does show and feel totally different! I feel that way about TWO pounds! But you know, everything in moderation. Want a burger? Have one (although making one would be better than McD's). :-)

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  25. Girl, I feel you. The whole eating healthy/working out more is a biznotch. I eat super healthy throughout the day, but for some reason all my grease cravings kick in at dinner time. And it's not pretty. And then I forget there's a gym half a mile away. I need help.

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  26. What gym do you go to? If it's 24 I'm in some serious need of gym buddies so hit me up! Otherwise I'm also looking for friends to do active activities with on the weekends like hiking and stuff...seriously hit me up!!!

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  27. You go girl - starting a workout regime after being without for ages is so hard. I've just joined Weight Watchers again after being off it for about three years and it is tough. Luckily, being a full-time waitress adds a little bit of exercise!

    Loving your blog!

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  28. The only think I kick is my shoes off when i get home. I do love kickboxing though. And the funny think is, everyone in the class looks like the kid from Home Alone when he goes screaming through the house with his hands in the air. I am on a diet. I shoved two corndogs down my throat and forgoed the side. I am participating in a 30 day challenge starting sunday in which we do 80 jumping jacks. 80? Who came up with that stupid number?

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  29. Good luck on the new routine! You looked like you were totally rocking it.

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