Thursday, February 17, 2011

Biggest Loser: Week 2

I worked out 4 times last week... that was an accomplishment for me.  A couple years ago, I would take my gym bag and literally walk past the gym... why?  I don't know.  I was scared, lazy... I don't know.  So that alone was huge for add losing THREE!  Great!

While at the gym, I do the eliptical and I've taken two classes.  One was Zumba and I love Zumba!  It's like dancing at the club and you get to shimmy all you want without the stares!  I also took a spinning class... that was tough!  I took it on Monday and my butt was in pain until Wednesday. 

Tuesday I didn't get to work out and I was starting to get really bummed out!  I had to work late and just couldn't get to the gym.  I was also in pain from spinning and dead tired from work.  That's when I decided to just rest.

Lesson Learned:  I also learned that crap happens and that sometimes I won't get to work out and I can't let that get to me.  BUT that, that also should push me to work out when I have a chance.  On Wednesday I didn't want to work out, but I told myself...I don't know if I will be able to go tomorrow so go!  I did, and boy am I glad, because today I had to work late again!  I wished I would have been able to go, but there are things that need to get done.  I needed to finish some work today because I can't work late tomorrow because I have dinner plans with Ed and two other coworkers.  I am happy to work late today if I get to enjoy my friends tomorrow.  I am learning to prioritize and to not get bummed out...because crap work happens!

Biggest Loser: Week 1

{this was suppose to be posted on 02.09.2011}

So today was the moment of truth....the dreaded first weigh in.....and I am lucky to report that my prayers worked.... I lost TWO pounds.... yey! 

How?!  I don't know, prayer I guess...because this was not the best week.

The first day was easy, but on Tuesday I left work at 1pm because of the snow storm...  I went to my parents because I didn't want to deal with parking and with my car being buried by snow.  I stayed there until Friday morning when I went back to work.  I did not leave the house, other than to shovel some snow.  While at home I ate delicious homecooked meals, exquisite chinese take out, sneaked in a few Oreos, a few Chips A'hoy, some chocolate Abuelita, some sweet bread....and I think that was it.  AND I didn't work out.  Mmm yea not too good.

On Friday I went back to work and had a salad and worked out.  Trying to recover... but then I went out with Fabian and his friends for a very delayed Christmas dinner at Nandu's Argentinian Restaurant.  It was delish!

The rest of the weekend I tried to take it easy, but it was Super Bowl Sunday and I had to have a couple wings.
I worked out Monday and Tuesday to try to recover again...and then on Wednesday I was at -2.  Prayers I tell you!

As for prizes...we haven't been told, but I do know we get t-shirts.

Lesson Learned: This week I learned that if you let people in they will support you!  I have always been closer to the guys at work, meaning I stay away from the girls...well now with the Biggest Loser I am surrounded by girls and you know what?  They aren't so bad!  They have been so supportive!  They come by ask how I am doing, ask about going to the gym, and my fave... they hi-five!  Yea, guys don't really hi-five!

This Pretty Much Made My Day

At work I support 2 bakery plants and 1 cheese plant.  Let me just tell you how much I appreciate them!  They send me gifts, they ask about my well being when the weather is bad (a lot this winter), and sometimes they are a pain with all of their questions...but sometimes they crack me up!

See this IM conversation with the bad boy of Atlanta, that's the analyst at one of my plants.

Plant: I'm looking at my GR variance report.  It appears to be unhappy.

Me: Tickle it.  That might help.

Plant: OK...hold on

Me: Ok.

Plant: It just stared at me and mentioned something about a lawyer.
Ha, ha.  I couldn't help him with his report or analysis, but this pretty much made my day.