Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cake!


So this past week has been extremely hard for me to stick to my diet. I've managed to make it into the gym to get my cardio and weight training in but I can't resist the cake at work! I'm head of employee moral, so that means that I'm in charge of buying cake, food, and coming up with party ideas when there is a birthday or special occasion at work. On Monday we had our April birthday celebration (with my favorite vanilla/ whipped topping cake), Today Carlos decided to bring two big boxes of cake slices and pastries from his family's bakery (I had a piece of strawberry cake), this coming Friday I'm throwing a Baby shower luncheon at work (we will probably have cake again), and Saturday I'm going to a wedding (more cake!). So as you can see cake is my weakness and I've been trying my hardest to deal with this battle. I try to tell myself that because I eat clean throughout the day that "it's okay", but I always feel guilty afterwards. My boyfriend told me today that "I have no will power". So I've decided to not eat the cake this coming Friday and Saturday, oh AND I'm going to do an extra 10 min of cardio as my punishment. I know that to some of you the whole cake thing isn't a big deal and that I sound silly, but I'm really trying to eliminate sugar from my diet because its not good for your teeth, waistline, and its a poor energy booster.


Moving on, I bought a 10lbs medicine ball Sunday at Walmart so that I can do abdominal exercises at home during commercials. So far its turned out to be a great idea and I actually feel like I'm getting a better workout than I would at the gym b/c the TV distracts me from "the burn".
Unfortunately this is all that I have tonight, but stay tuned for my next blog b/c I'm going to include my latest workouts, oh and I'll also update you on my everlasting cake battle.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bootylicious



Summer is just around the corner and I can't wait to take vacations, wear sun dresses, and layout by the pool. I've set a goal for myself to be healthier, stronger, and leaner by the time summer starts. What I considered a perfect body back in college is totally different than what consider attractive now. I'm no longer interested in competing in figure competitions because I find that I'm a lot happier not having to diet daily and I hated the endless cardio sessions. Now my goals are to have an healthy athletic build. Lately, I've been concentrating on my abdominals, glutes, and arms. I want to tone up, but I don't want to get too big because I don't want to outgrow my clothes, plus I don't know too many guys who think that big lats and shoulders are attractive. Just like plenty of other people that I know, I'm on a budget so eating clean and healthy is actually pretty easy. I eat breakfast and dinner at home and I pack my lunch for work. Not only am I saving loads of money, but I have so much more energy and I hardly ever feel bloated or uncomfortable. Overall I enjoy feeling like I'm being productive. I go to bed at night feeling like I've accomplish so much in just one day, and that's an awesome feeling. Ever since I've started working out before work I feel like work has been a lot less stressful.
I can't wait to wake up early to workout tomorrow. Tomorrow will be day 4 for the week!