Friday, June 11, 2010

my " weekend ".

I am just finishing up my last day off- right now I am working 4 days on, 4 days off, at the mill. I only have two more sets of shifts to go and I can not wait. I have been so home sick though for New Westminster/ Vancouver though its not funny. So for this last 3 day I bussed home - 5 hours ob a greyhound is not fun, but so worth it to see my best friend and boyfriend.

I did well with working out while I was gone, three of my girlfriends and myself went to the Canada Games pool and swam for about an hour and a half on one day , which just reminded me of how much I love swimming! Although, I do need to buy myself another bikini, as my bottoms from last year are too loose now, and kept trying to slide off!

Adam lives downtown in Vancouver, so we just walk all the time, and we went to see the movie Get Him To The Greek last night, and according to google maps we ended walking 6 km round distance to and from the theater. I also had no snacks at the theater, go me!

Back to working 12 hour days tomorrow!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Mini Workouts.

I will come out and say it- I hate excersing. I get all red in the face, hot and sweaty. Yuck. Also I seem to have the attention span of a golden retrevere. I can not commit to 30 + minutues of exersize. I'm trying to get past this and turn from flab to fit, so I have started doing small changes, like doing squats when ever I can, or shadow boxing. Its only for say a minutie or two at the time, eg- while waiting for the microwave to finish, or when alone on the elevator.

Today I wanted to count how many squats I do in a day, with all of these little mini-mini workouts. I did over 350 squats today, and the day is not even over! Wow! I'm impressed with myself.
Do you do any mini work outs like this? Let me know!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Yikes, this last month has been crazy, so crazy that I have not had en ought time to blog. tisk tisk! At the start of May I was busy finishing up my finals for the term, which caused for me to fall from the fitness/ diet wagon. After I went with my dad to Hawaii for a week to spread my mums ashes, on a very bitter sweet vacation.
I returned back home to have enough time to do my laundry and pack to temporarily move 400 km away, where I have been working at an industrial mill, working twelve hour shifts on four days on/off.

I was able to get back in the fitness mode about half way through the month after I noticed that my jeans were becoming a little snug. I'm at this stage right now where I am "skinny fat", I am a size 6 and look normal but don't have a lot of muscles toning which makes me flabby. So I have been focusing on measuring my body other than using my scale.

so here are the facts. On May 16th , I was (chest/waist/hips) 34.2/28.0/39.2.
half a month later I am as of today 33.5/27.0/38.2

So In just over two weeks, Ive lost an inch off my hips and waist, and sadly Ive lost 0.6 of an inch off my chest. Can you believe that When I started my weight loss journey about a year and half ago, I was a DD38, and I'm right now wearing a B36 which is loose!

I have just over 3 weeks left at my job here, and hope to be able to lose another inch off my waist and hips before returning hope to enjoy the summer with my friends and boyfriend!