Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New setup!

This will be short and sweet.

Thank you AWESOME MATT for the artwork! You can find his link to his blog on my friends... or http://mattsynowiczblog.blogspot.com

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

MMmmm Pretzel M&M's

As I sit here stuffing my face full of the new awesome pretzel m&m's, you would think I would be feeling extremely guilty about my choice of after dinner snack. But guess what? I'M NOT! THEY'RE DELICIOUS!
You can't beat yourself up when you are trying to loose weight. If you don't indulge you will drive yourself crazy. Now, I'm not saying go out and eat 5 banana splits (mmmmmmmmmmm) But spoiling yourself a little is a good thing.

I went to the gym today for a small workout. I rode 30 min on the bike, and i felt pretty good. I also heard from my trainer. Next Tuesday at One-O-clock I will have the WORST DAY of this whole process. They determine how fat I really am, and how out of shape. BUT

I will be able to figure out MY routine, just for me.
I will keep you posted. So til then.....

stay classy san dieago...wait.... BLOG!

Friday, July 16, 2010

And it has begun!

I have just completed my second work out today. I wasn't going to post until I started my sessions with my trainer, but so many things have started to happen already.

Day1: First Workout
Inspirational Song of the day: Jump and Jive, Brian Setzer Orchestra

I have to say, like most people that start to work out, the first day is the hardest. I found myself doubting that I could do it from the first 5 min. on the treadmill. All that was going through my mind repeatedly were the doubts that this was a dumb idea, I will never be able to do this. At first glance of the gym I see the cute girls in the tight sweat pants and tank tops. And here I am, a mid twenties chubby girl who has OBVIOUSLY waited to long to work out. Then I truly opened my eyes and saw that there was no reason for me to feel insecure. Fat, skinny, tall, short, beautiful, and ugly. Everyone was there, and no one cared what other people looked like.
So now the story of the workout begins.
I started on the treadmill,
"walking, how hard can it be, I walk all the time!"
Then....the 5 minutes in....speed walking
"Oh my god! My left leg is cramping, oh crap, this is not that easy."
It kicked my ass, just simple walking. As I huffed and puffed, it became easier. Not physically but mentally. I was doing it. Soon 5 minutes turned to 6, then 7,8,9.
"OK Katie, one more minute then you can take a break, then you can breathe."
I felt great about myself. I did something that 24 hours before I didn't think i was capable of.
And that's how the night continued. I conquered the bike, I worked on some machines with my husband at screams reach to help me if I get confused.
It was a successful night!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Operation a GO!

Welcome to the beginning of my saga. I will start by telling you a little bit about myself, and how I got to where I am currently in my life.

I am 25 years old, married to the love of my life, Fonz, and reside in Carol Stream with two cats. Ninja and Pirate. Obviously, by the name of this blog I am not a skinny girl. Nor have I ever been one for a steady period of time. I wouldn't call myself obese, but I am a far journey from being considered the ideal weight. I am roughly 5'6 and weight 215-220 pounds.

I have always struggled with weight my whole life. Being chubby is cute until you are about 11, and that is when boys start to notice girls, and they notice who are the cute ones, and who are the fat ones.... I was a fat one. It stuck with me through out middle school and high school. I finally "grew into myself" around sophomore year, and actually was a healthy weight. I was active in sports and on a usual routine for working out, that of course ended when I graduated.

I began to gain weight slowly, and then steadily, and then one morning I woke up and looked in the mirror and said, "Holy CRAP!!!! I'm a size 18-20 in pants?!?!?! How did that happen??" I will tell you how.. I stopped caring about how I looked. I developed the mind set that if someone is going to love me, they will love all of me. And I meant ALL of me. I didn't care enough about myself emotionally, mentally, or physically to give being healthy a shot. It meant stop eating the foods I enjoy. Stop vegging out on the couch after work.

Something changed in my head when I met my husband. It took a lot of complaining and whining but I convinced myself and him that it was time for me to get healthy again. I have the same dreams as most women. I want to have children. If i was saying that I want to be healthy for when I have kids would be incorrect. I NEED to be healthy for when I have children. So that is how Operation Chubby girl began.

I will be blogging my way through the pride, tears, sweat, swearing and fat melting. I am not holding back, and at sometimes can maybe be to honest or too much information. But this is a real story, about a real women's journey through transformation and self discovery.