January 21, 2007

Day . 13

It's going very well -still!  Praise God!!  So, this is MY blog and I figured not to have shame about me and all of me.  This is my progress for self motivation and maybe to motivate someone else too -who knows.  So, my starting weight on the 9th of January was 166lbs.  Today I am happy to say that my weight is down to 162!!!  Tonight, on my ab lounge, I did 115 Basic crunches -PLUS I up'd my Lateral crunches (oblique work out) from 25 on each side to 30 on each side (I love all that I can do on my Ab Lounge).  So, add it all up and it's how I've lost my 4 lbs -along w/ making some healthier food choices. 

My long term goal is approx. 120.

Before I married (2001): unhealthy, twiggy, 107.
When I married (2002): 115
Pre Pregnancy(2003): 122
Pregnancy (2004)took me all the way up to 176! (due to strict bed rest in the hospital, for an entire month! -and NO excercise)
Post Pregnancy (Aug. 2004): 156
Day 1 of working out (Jan. 9th): 166
Day 13 of working out (Today):  162
Yup, so this is ME!   . . . Oh, I'm getting there . . . slowly but SURELY!!! -with the help of my wonderful personal trainer (our bestest friend) and the support of my Hubby, family, and wonderful friends!!!  Thanks!  and Praise God for it all too!!

January 18, 2007

Day . 10

Well, I had posted a blog  and I just don't know what happened.  So, here it is again -what I can remember . . .
So, today is day 10 of working out and making 'healthy' choices.  I am so proud of myself.  I am up to 105 on my Ab Lounge!!!  I have lost 2 lbs -according to my scale- and maybe even 3; this morning I was another pound less.  I'll just have to see if that one stays off though.  My weight fluctuates like crazy; but I know for sure I have kept the 2 lbs off though!  Praise God!!  Woo hoo, I am finally getting somewhere.  I still wear the same size clothes; BUT they are fitting soooo much better!!  I really can't put into words the way I feel when I look into the mirror and notice the difference.  I'm on a roll and ready to keep shedding off the pounds.  I'm going to try for 110 tonight . . .
Grace is back today -she was out on Tuesday, due to the weather.  I am off on Wednesdays, so today, we are back on schedule.  It's been going very well.  They are having their beautiful dreams of candy and cookies -or whatever they dream about- right now and I am cooking them some yummy cheese enchiladas (they're in the oven right now, sizzling away! Mmm!)
I think we (Chris, Kryssa and I) are going to eat out at Red Robin tonight, w/ my father in law; I'll probably get the cobb salad . . . it's one heck of a yummy salad!!
Well, until next time . . . have a wonderful day!!  The sun is back!!! Yay!  I can't wait for the weather to warm up just a bit so that I can take the girlies outside . . .

January 12, 2007

Day . 3

Okay, so, I don't have much time to type tonight; but I DID MY 100 TONIGHT!!!  I am soooo super proud of myself.  I had to break it up in 20's and then towards the end I had to pause after sets of 10's. . . but I DID IT!! Woohoo.
So, I'm super tired, my muscles are weak and I'm sure I'll feel the effect tomorrow, even more than I'm already feeling.  I've showered already and I'm ready for bed.    I go shopping tomorrow w/ my sis . . .as soon as "closing" time comes around -hopefully 4pm on the dot -if not sooner!!
Day # 4, here I come . . . 

January 11, 2007

Day 2

Okay, this will sound silly; but I did a total of 95 plus . . .
The silly part is that, remember I was going to aim for 45?  well, I did the 45; but I had my feet/legs differently from the night before (I was trying out which way would work better); but the whole time I was doing the 45, I didn't feel anything by dizzy!  LoL, I don't think that I did them right or something.  I mean, I'm sure it worked my stomach out more than not doing anything; but I wanted to feel the burn again, like the night before so then I did another 45 my original way . . . which gave me a work out; but then I just kept on going.  I was told if I could do more to do more -so I did . . . I stopped counting when I got to 50 (the second time).  So, I know that I did 50 plus some w/ my feet just resting on the pedals and then the first set of 45 -that didn't really feel like anything . . . I sure felt it this morning though -in a GOOD way, of course.  I am going to aim for 100 tonight -w/ my feet just resting on the pedals . . . that should be a work out!!
Bye bye FAT!!!! LoL

January 10, 2007

Day 1

Of my work out plan . . .
So, I should have started Monday; but my 'trainer' was nice enough to know that it wasn't the BEST day to START (it was my first day of home child care -which left me POOOOOPED!!! lol).  So, yesterday was my first day.  It went really well.  All I have been assigned to do is 30 crunches, on my ab lounge, a day, for this week.  If I can do more, "Great!", he says.  I should have done more but since it was the first time using my ab lounge, I didn't want to over do it w/out knowing it.  I was afraid to do more -just in case I would regret the effects of it today.  I feel just fine today, so tonight I will shoot for 45, which is what I had left off on when I was last working out, about a month ago.  I was originally supposed to do 45, like I had left off on; but when I told him that I hadn't worked out in weeeeks, he looked at me and then said, "uhhhh, okay, atleast 30 then and if you can do more -Do More!". 
I'm pumped!  We're going to get this done FINALLY!!  Lose those ucky baby pounds/lazy pounds/injury pounds.  I can't wait . . .
LoL, I even told Chris that I might not even want to try for baby #2 in June, like we have been planning for, if I do lose weight and feel and look as great as I hope to -why in the world would I want to turn around and put all 30 some pounds back on?!?  We'll see how it all goes . . .

January 1, 2007


So, I don't know how long it's been since my last blog; but I thought I would start the New Year off w/ one! hee hee.
Chris goes back to work tomorrow and that alone will be an adjustment for all of us.  His promotion has been a wonderful blessing for our family.  Everything really seems to be going well.  I am not supersticious so I'm not knocking on wood over here or anything -ha ha ha . . .  I am just thankful to God for the time that he allows our life to run smoothly.
You know, there have been a couple of people that insist that 2007 is going to be "The Year" for me and Chris (and Kryssa, of course).  I pray to God that 2007 will be a mark in History for us.  What exactly -don't really know yet -I just know that a lot has gone on for us, with us and to us (especially me -booooo!)  So, I'm ready.  Not like the fact that a new number appears behind the 200_ means that everything is now better; but we will live through each month, yet, another time -all that's ahead of us, we have the opportunity to do something differently to get a different (better) result . . . okay, well, anyway -maybe that's just me being all deep in thought -lol!  So, needless to say, I AM THANKFUL FOR 2007 AND WHAT IS TO COME!!!!  "What is meant to be WILL be!"
So, our holidays have been absolutely wonderful.  I just love spending them w/ close family and friends and that is exactly how it went.  Our families mixed w/ some Uncle Jesse and Tia "Issa", Tia Monchica, "Uncle Boocas", Izzy Bear and Lani, and Tia Ciara = WONDERFUL Times!!
Last night was just as wonderful! My sis, Jackie and her family happened to be driving through town, heading back home, so they were able to stop by and join in on our New Year's Celebration.  It was super Fantabulous to get to see them all!!  After they got back on the road it was already 11:15pm -really close to the fireworks show time- so we played a little bit of Cranium Pop 5 and then we bundled up and headed outside.  I actually popped some fireworks that required fire and gave a big boom!  lol, I normally just stick to my Sparklers and Poppers!  hee hee.  Well, Chris and I had a blast lighting those things and Everyone else enjoyed watching -hee hee.  Our parents just sit back w/ Kryssa and enjoy the show.  Chris and Poppa bought this huge 26 shooter or whatever they are called.  Basically, at midnight, Chris lit a triangle shaped box -the box set off a total of 26 beautiful fireworks waaaaaay up in the sky -the ones that take off w/ a BIG BOOOOM and end w/ beautiful designs, colors and any combination of crackle crackle, whistle, Pop!  It was GREAT!!!
After we cleaned up our section of the street -the enormous mess-ha ha ha, we all came inside to eat Menudo that my mom had made here and then for dessert we ate Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding).  It's an old family tradition/dessert that our Grandmothers used to make and I want to carry on the dessert/tradition so I made it w/ my mom for the new year -New Year = New Dessert -for Chris, that is.  He had never tasted Menudo and we got him to taste it last night.  It was halarious because he was soooo scared of what it might taste like that he just put it in his mouth and SWALLOWED it -w/out chewing any of it LOL!!!!  He was so cute -the faces he was making!  LoL.  So then I got him to taste the capirotada; I made sure to tell him to chew and not just swallow.  His response was, "It's okay . . ." and then I asked if he wanted any more, I was thinking he actually liked it -but he quickly said, "No, thanks, you can have the rest." -hee hee at least he tried it though.    Good for him!
So, now Chris is sleeping in and Kryssa and I are lounging around, for now.  Maybe we'll go shopping later.  Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention how we have been working on our house.  We bought a garage door opener, which is really exciting to us!  lol.  We are buying a really nice medicine cabinet for our bathroom, a futon for the 'second living' area, downstairs -it will be a sitting room.  Chris has found a cute little corner wrap around breakfast table and bench thing for our breakfast area and then the upstairs guest room is turning into our "Game room".  Our old tv from downstairs is going in that room, another futon is going in that room and my Ab Lounge (that we just bought -I'm super excited to see some results!!), some weights and Chris even said an excersice ball will end up in that room too!!!  My "music" room should stay my music room -I haven't heard anything about that changing -Yet.  Kryssa now has the Full size bed  that was in the guest room (which she absolutely LOVES) and any guests that we have will now have an option of the downstairs futon or the game room futon (See, Ciara, you will have some options now!! hee hee . . .  So, shopping we should go today!! hee hee . . .
So many wonderful things to look forward to:  I start taking care of a little girl on the 8th (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays- I just love the days and hours -oh and the family!!).  Then, some time next month I start teaching music and vocal -which I am SUPER DEEEEE DUPER excited about (a little nervous; but ready for the opportunity!)  Oh, and we are "planning" for another little 'baby Mayfield' for 2008!! -life doesn't always go as planned, so we will just see how this all works out!  hee hee maybe sooner , maybe later  . . . it's all in God's Hands -what's meant to be Will be!! 
So, in all that you do -Be Blessed and enjoy any and every moment to it's Fullest . . . Happy 2007!!!