Monday, August 22, 2011

Keep on Moving

So today is suppose to be my fitness test day w/insanity. However due to lack of workouts for an entire week(gasps!) I am starting again today with week2.  I got some catching up to do. But I will not let this define my week I lacked as a failure...Just pick up the pieces and move forward!

I did weigh myself thank goodness through out my non workout foolishness my weight remained the same I'll take take over a gain. After week one of my insanity I did loose some body fat 29.7 to 29.2 thats a .5 loss. Lets see what I can make happen this week. While adding a family camping trip in the mix. So to prepare I am really making sure I'm eating super healthy. And active as possible. So today I was on the treadmill mix of running, incline and fast pace walking I felt pretty good. I want to make sure that not a day goes by without some type of workout. Tonight when I get home me and my Insanity have a date also. Stay tuned.

Loved this quote I found today:

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Wayne Dyer

With that said...I choose the latter and intend to stick with it...Thats my choice, healthy is my choice, I refuse to be miserable or remienace on old photos pining away for remnants of what I use to be, because I'm still there, w/a few bumps, bruises and learning along the way.

Self Motivation is key...hope everyone makes the choice to be self motivated at whatever goals or dreams you have.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Update Insanity / Stats

I haven't logged on my blog in sometime now I wanna write away. And I'm bearing it all!
This is the start and updates will be in two weeks. See u then!

Chest 40in
L Bicep 12
R Bicep 12
Waist 38
Hips 42
L & R Thigh 22.5
L & R Thigh 22.5
L & R Calf 15
Weight 160
Body Fat 29.7

Insanity Fit Test Results:
57 Switch Kicks
40 Power Jacks
55 Power Knees
30 Power Jumps
7 Globe Jumps
8 Suicide Jumps
7 Push Ups Jacks
28 Low Plank Oblique

Workout Challenge

Well, well. looks like I'm back at it all over again. This time I'm in different spirits, a good place, good thoughts. The change...can't pinpoint it. Sometimes people say dont talk about it, just do it. In this case I am just doing this and talking about it. I feel the need to have actions, and speak out. I have been getting amazing feedback and support. Its lighting that fire under my feet. See I have been lacking motivation but I woke up one day and said enough is enough. The problem is keeping the fire fueled! So I am gathering all my strength within myself, and borrowing some from my amazing friends and family. And I'm gonna do it in words and actions. Its really time to break the cycle.

Last week I had been doing some pre workouts, doing some insanity work outs here and there. Ate really good that week and shedded some pounds. I love the insanity work out, always have yesterday me and my hubby was talking like its only two months we can do this....he is another amazing support.

This week: Insanity Monday after work, did the fitness test which I was quite suprised. I will post results and stats next time. Did the Insanity Ab workout because I felt the need to get a little more in. Took a recovery shake last night, ate dinner with family and felt really good about myself.

Happy Journey's!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Today's Weigh in??

Well, today I missed my weigh in due to unforturnate circumstances. So my purpose today was to comfort family and friends. Today the weight loss didn't matter, trivial work matters didn't matter.

I supported my former manager, who took me under her wing 7years ago and helped me learned the banking business. She is ill in the hospital so my energy was away from me. We all pulled together and called each other even remember the good old Golden Bay days.

So part of my journey is unforseen circumstances. So always make sure you tell the ones you are close to you love them every chance you get.

I will offer my prayers to Jehovah to my family and friends in their time of need.
Today I also learned that being in the ministry helped me to receive encouragement that I may have not otherwise received. Yes, today I am speaking more from a faith aspect but it is part of my journey and how I am feeling.

Until next time.....

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Where in the World is Carmen Sandigo - Here I am!

OMG I just looked at my last blog, I can't believe it’s been since Dec 28th since I blogged. I kept saying tomorrow, next day. But I am here at last and I just have had so much stuff I have wanted to share in the last 3months. The schedule is quite hectic. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Today's journey of health and weight loss.

For those of u that may or may not know. I have been working on weight lost but making sure my changes are not just a diet but a life style change. I have been trying to shed the freshman 30 pounds of my new marriage weight gain with little to no success. I would get burnt out, tired, and uninspired. One day at work I get an email from the job Wells Fargo Weight Watchers Meeting. Hmmm...I thought it’s about time I get up and do something about this once and for all! Talked it over with the spouse who is supportive of my goals and gave me the green light. A former coworker of mine also did the program with great success.

What's the program? More than a diet but it’s been a life style change! Like I said it’s been a while I have stories for days! How has my journey been so a moment?

Weight Watchers is not like an addiction program, you don’t have to stand and talk, or say your problems you can be a mere listener. Me I talk too much...
Here is how it works: they give you a point system to follow based off age, sex, weight and height and then give you a point allowance. Hmmm a lot easier than counting calories. Also, I am not a paper person to track, but they have a cool online tool, kinda like a daily journal of what you’re eating. All fruits are free points, and all veggies but starchy ones are free. What I learned just from that lesson?!? I don’t eat enough fruit and veggies. So I went crazy start finding recipes, different ways to incorporate my eating to include the healthy choices. One of my fav's is a veggie soup takes 10-15mins to cook and absolutely delicious... (Recipes will also be posted soon), once again my husband is supportive.

Weekly we have meetings, weigh ins, and talk about pain points, how was your week, how can you improve, ways to spice up what you’re eating...really making this a life style. Funny people say it’s a good program because you can eat what you want. My take is still have to make healthy choices to see long term benefits, not quick fix it diets, trends and fads. I like the meetings because it gives you accountability and also for you to know your never alone in journey's in life. what brought me to the meeting another person took a road to make a step to a life style change as well.

Like I said I just wanted to break the ice today. Show the world I am still here.
Oh how has the journey been? I signed up 1/5/2011 starting weight 169.8. My official start date once I learned to track was 1/25/2011 starting weight 170.8(yep I needed help) but since then I average the standard of 1-2pounds a week. With good lifestyle eating and exercise in 8weeks I have lost a total of 9pounds. Weight as of 3/23/2011 161.8 since my official start date. I have lost 5% of my starting weight. I am super proud of myself. Even the days I have been the hardest on myself.
Well weigh in is tomorrow.....whew and I was all over this we’ll see what the results where and hit the reset button...

Next blogs...weigh in, and products, products, products (that my new addiction)!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What are we putting in our bodies???

So its been a while since I have been on here...but the work schedule has been crazy.

I find it interesting that the more you research things the more you see the truth around you.
So my research has made me to examine foods I eat, hair, skin products I use.

Today I have made a change in several products with more to follow.

As I am writing this blog my cousin asked have I heard of a new product out there....from yours truly Ms Oprah! hydratherma naturals, carols daughters, oyin handmade products,....anyone out there used that...if so thoughts opinions. Any other natural products you are ready to use want to use or tried that was successful hair, skin, food???
But what prompted this is looking at ingredients...even ones that say all natural...and still finding things you don't understand.
So I found a great website that has been helping me...these sites have listings of the things you see in the back of you shampoos, conditioners, body soaps and if you can't make your own products or don't have the time do some research.

Somethings I have been finding out...these products have detergents for clothes, oven cleaners, synthetic made chemicals...and I'm thinking is this really healthy to use??? I am disappointed looking at some of the labels of things I have at home. Hmmm if it works does it make it ignorance really bliss.
Well since this is the wanting to be healthier and natural side..the answer is NO. You need to be informed.
So go in your closets, medicine cabinets and look up these least be conscience of what we are putting on our body, and our hair....this is a part of health and growth.

I'll post on some of my new products and some products that have disappointed me on what i did think was pretty good...but turned out not to be....more to come.....