Apr 26, 2010


Alright where do I start.....  This weekend was all about MIND OVER MATTER. On Saturday I decided to challenge myself at the gym. As I have previously stated I AM OBSESSED with the Biggest Loser and this season they have had a few challenges involving cycling 26.2 miles as fast as they can.  Sam the most fit contestant currently, finished it in an hour and sixteen minutes. So I decided I wanted to try and cycle the 26.2 under his time. This is the first time I have cycled not in a spin class, and it was much more difficult with out having someone yelling at you the whole time haha. Well I would like to say I finished it in one hour and two minutes!!! I am so proud! Just another thing off the check list of accomplishment. Though I might make this a bi-weekly habit, as I really enjoyed it!and it was a great work out!!!

So Today rolls around and its weigh-in time 8am. I am feeling pretty confident considering I got exactly my 600 calories of protein in and excercised REALLY hard all week! Had a few chances to drink alcohol but passed and offered to DD for everyone.  So I step on the scale... 134.5.. CRAP. I disappointingly get off and wonder what is up! Well turns out I was up in water and fat free muscle weight BUT lost 2 pounds of fat!! Now here is the conundrum.  My brain is like crap you gained a pound, but at the same time I lost two pounds of fat.. GET OVER IT CARRIE YOU SHOULD BE EXTATIC.  Its sooo funny I think all of us who have struggled with our weight most of our lives know we can get so stuck on numbers or a number.  Really as I read over some of the Medi Facebook pages I see women getting frustrated cause the numbers they want to come up aren't coming up when they want, and really same with the biggest loser. My number currently being that I want to be at 130 ...(damnit!)  But I feel like we need to get over this whole number thing. MYSELF INCLUDED. HELLO.  Why in the heck am I beating myself up about a pound? I think it really has to do with re-training your brain. Recognizing it, saying ok, and then doing something about it. As of today through medi weightloss I have lost 24.5 pounds and 22.5 pounds of it being fat .. I think that is ok.. really I am not saying that for anyone else but myself.. I need to say it out loud... ITS GOOD CARRIE.

So as I head toward reaching goal I am breaking through mind barriers (which is crucial) and moving forward. As of now I plan to start training for a half marathon in the near future to set a new, once thought "impossible", goal to accomplish.  With still an attachment to my number 130, I continue to work hard and eat right. I believe we all have inner struggles, its not easy, but when you put your mind to it and embrace the whole MIND OVER MATTER mantra, we all can accomplish our goals and know we deserved to do such things!

Apr 22, 2010

Your Inner Fitness Guru

Well, I successfully lost weight after traveling to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and eating out for every meal!! Yikes! it was a daunting task and I was pretty sure the results would not be good when I weighed in this Monday. Considering its impossible to tell how many calories you are consuming when you eat out. I just stuck to making sure I left food on the plate, ate salads with dressing on the side and made sure to eat lean protien minus the yummy but fatty hotdog I had .. EEK. It is now day 103 and weighed in at 133 on monday :) day 99. 3 pounds away from goal!

During the trip I brought my workout clothes but they did NOT get used. However on a spur of the moment trip to this wonderful place called peanut island, a few miles were walked to check out the scenery.. kind of an impromptu workout you could say. I estimate we walked at least 3-4 miles, minus the sun burn it was great!

Now to the point of this blog, because I am SOOO forgetful I of course left my reading material and electronics at home, so I had to get a magazine to entertain myself in the airport. I purchased Women's Health on my way to Florida, and purchased Fitness on the way back to Charlotte. OK people, I usually read fashion magazines and really only glance through them maybe reading an article or two. But let me tell you both of these health magazines I read cover to cover. I found so many great tips and inspirational/motivational ideas. It really released my inner fitness guru!! Just after reading the ONE issue of these two magazines I feel doubly informed about different things and even more confident that I will stay in the best shape.

Its kind of funny, for those of you who are obsessed with the biggest loser like I am, you notice the last 10-8 people left on the show usually change their careers and go into a fitness/wellness/motivational speaking career.. I GET IT NOW. My inner fitness monster is starting to be unleashed. And its amazing, the next few blogs I will post things I found that are really fascinating and has me googling uncontrollably!!!

Perhaps your just starting to get fit, contemplating it but find the task too daunting (yes I like that word), or are almost at the end of your journey. Wherever you are at I believe we all have an inner fitness guru and ANYONE can tap into it!~

Apr 14, 2010

It's ok to tell me I am tiny.. I LIKE IT.

Its so funny in this day and age that so many people are afraid to ask about weight. YES, its inappropriate to say looks like you gained weight. BUT I can tell you if there is a noticeable difference and its positive GO FOR IT. I believe I have accomplished what I ultimately thought was impossible. I am so proud to say I currently weigh 134! (thanks to all of you who have commented it goes a long long way and creates even more motivation for myself!) Seriously people I haven't weighed this since Freshman year of high school or 8Th grade (clearly have blocked it out of my mind!). So I am telling you right now, its OK to comment that someone looks smaller.. even if they haven't lost any weight its usually a great ego boost. Me at 134 ... 4 pounds to go :) This brings me to another point.. I have recently gotten comments that if I don't stop loosing soon I am going to blow away.. I think this is an interesting comment.. Perhaps one's ultimate progress and achievement is intimidating to some? I know what too skinny is and I am no where near that. I suppose I laugh this comment off but its hard to tell if its a compliment or what. All I can say is currently my goal is to be 130. I am four pounds away and NOTHING is going to stop me to getting there. It is achievable and I WILL accomplish it!! The key to everything is believing you can do it and you deserve to achieve such things. Realizing this has opened up my mind to many possibilities and I have gained so much in all aspects of life.

Apr 9, 2010

Blog Start

Keep in mind this is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. These days I obsessively google things and figure I can use that time to start blogging about things I come across, whether it be fitness or diet information, cool architecture, photoshop tutorials I like, make-up and hair how-tos, ... really anything that seems to cross my mind. Enjoy.