Hard Work and Dedication is Key!

I can do this!

I can do this!

Every morning I wake up with the same mantra… I can do this!

2017 has been difficult and I haven’t always given my best. During the year I lost my motivation and forgot what it was to be me. I witnessed a friend struggle with an eating disorder and finally omit that he had an issue. I struggled with over eating and stress but I’m finally on the path to make it right.

I’ve set little goals for myself and I’m close to hitting my first one. It’s not easy and everyday I want to quit but I know I’ll be better in the long run.  

I can do this!


Weeks 28-30… A little gain and then flatlined… 

…. I’m hoping the fact that I was steady for a solid two weeks means that I’m finally at a turning point. I know the last few weeks were tough with the Thanksgiving holiday but I’m looking to turn it around. 

Last week I had a severe sinus headache that lasted four days. It threw me off track with the gym, yoga and bowling. I feel better now and plan on hitting the gym this week. 

I’m going to see how much I can sweat it out.  I have continue with my water regime and cut out unnecessary sweets including some of my favorite Starbucks drinks. I know my Peppermint Mocha isn’t great but it tastes like Christmas in a cup. It’s a struggle that I have to work on. 

When I’m at the office it’s easy to keep on track. I’m busy and might not have time to consume a lot of bad things. The weekends are a little harder but I am granting myself one indulgement day. I have to stick to one and still go to the gym. 

The winter months make it hard but I’m looking at some potential changes to mix up my routine. I’ve started yoga… looking at maybe Zumba next or even some morning sessions. 

I’ll keep you posted

Have a great week. (And I’m sorry that I posted 3 weeks together… it’s been crazy)


Week 27… am I weak? 

More often than not this past couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of self doubt with myself. Ever since the end of my second summer vacation my weight seems to continuing to climb. 

I can’t see to stop it. Why is it happening? I know the rules. I know the game and yet I can’t see to stop gaining weight again. I’m in a vicious cycle and I want it to stop. 

Now to look at me you would think that I have an eating disorder or a weight problem. You can’t tell that it hurts myself esteem every time I step on the scale but it does. It’s rough. 

This week I’ve tried starving myself throughout the day only find myself so weak at the gym that I had to get something to eat. I don’t like feeling dizzy while I’m driving. It’s not a good feeling. 

I’m going to try to eat something before going to the gym everyday now and then not eat after I’m done. I’ve tried giving up the junk food until Thursday came around and I not only was so hungry that I had a few mini candy bars but also a donut and a half… lunch will be challenging since I only get a half hour today and I’m out of baby carrots. 

I hope next week will be better but we are heading towards Thanksgiving so I have my doubts. 

Have a great week 

Week 24… 6 months in! Motivation is back!

I know last week I was complaining about not being able to find my motivation but I think I found out after I had a solid workout for once.

This past week I went to the gym on Monday…Tuesday…Wednesday…Friday and Sunday. The past 4 previous workout sessions during the week were just boring and plain. I seemed to just be going through the motions. Sunday’s workout was different.

I went to the gym on Sunday after watching football. I really had a good session. I felt great doing it and then strong after i finished. I remembered how well it felt to push myself hard. Really got a great sweat going. That is what i needed to get my motor running again.

I can’t believe it took me this long to get back on track. I know that my skin cancer sidelined me for a few weeks, but I’m a survivor so upward and onward I go.

I already have started planning how I’m going to attack this week and plan on seeing a difference on the scale this upcoming Saturday. I can’t wait!

How are you going to make a difference this week?
Have a great night!

Week 22… I’m on the mend still

Hey there everyone! I wanted to let you know that I’m still on the mend from my surgery. I’m finally starting to feel better and next week I’m going to start working out again. 

I’m taking this week off even though I am doing a 5k on Saturday and then a breast cancer walk on Sunday. 

Let’s hope that next week is better. 

Have a great week

Week 21… I’m flipping stressed out! 

Of course what comes with stressing out? For me it’s eating… and lots of it, especially ice cream. This week has been hard as I learned the specific thing that’s wrong with my face along with the procedure that has to be done. 

On Tuesday morning I will have a small procedure called Mohs (pronounced Moze) done on my nose to remove the small cancer cell growing there. I’m a little nervous and scared but i know that I’ll be fine. 

I’ve been stressing about it all week. Will they get it all in one pass? How deep will it be? How bad will the scar look? I know it’s for my better health but I can’t help being concerned. 

Due to the stress of it all, I ate a ton of ice cream… a ton… at least that’s what the scale is telling me. I did work out three times last week but it wasn’t enough. Once I get this over with then my focus can begin again. 

I know that I want to continue my journey and that’s why I keep writing this blog. I don’t mean to upset or depress anyone. I just need to keep writing to make sure that I keep on track. 

I feel like a politician with all the promises I’ve made, but I will get back on track. I will start this journey again and continue the wonderful progress that I’ve made so far. 

Have a great week!


Week 19… Not quite the week I wanted…

So this week was a short work week since it was Labor Day on Monday, which meant a lot to do and not much time to do it in. Going back to work after being off for ten days is rough. So much stress and putting out tons of fires. Not too mention I still had to train my new hires. 

There was a lot of things to do and so many things to focus on that my workouts took a back seat. I only went running on Wednesday at the park which felt great but that’s all I did. I’m going to work on getting back on track.

Here’s the training plan I’m going to do this week:

Sunday – Rest

Monday – Running

Tuesday – Cardio/Ellipitical

Wednesday – Running

Thursday – Rest

Friday – Running

Saturday – Running

Sunday – Cardio/Ellipitical

This will be my plan for a few weeks. I’m resting on Thursday because I’m in a bowling league on Thursday night and I found out last year that if I worked out before bowling, then my bowling games suffered. I’m going see how that works out for me and if I don’t get the results I’m looking for I’ll look for some adjustments. I know I can’t pound my knees everyday and I want to get outside as much as I can while the weather is still good. 

I hope you all have a good week.

Have a great night!