Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Teaching Our Daugthers & Week 10 of A New Lifstyle

To help me stay accountable, I decided to share my newly vowed healthy lifestyle by documenting it here on a weekly basis. I hope you decide to follow along so we can cheer each other on and be an inspiration for one another! You can also follow along on Instagram with #howstormiegothergrooveback or on Snapchat (stormieariel). I also share the foods I am eating on both social media sites, for quicker reference on Instagram search #stormiearielkitchen

Sunday - Skipped
Monday - Rest Day
Tuesday - Interval Run
Wednesday - Skipped
Thursday - Skipped
Friday - Short Walk
Saturday - Skipped

I decided to change this series up a bit as I know it can get boring for some to just read what I am doing to get in shape, like yay for you but how does that benefit me type of thing. At least that's how I feel reading certain fitness posts on other blogs and it makes me feel worse about myself for not having the same dedication and I don't want that for my readers. I want ya'll to see real life and be inspired and to inspire me as well. I want this entire blog to be a two way street where we can benefit and learn from each other. With that being said, I had a little inspirational moment that happened to me and decided for now on I will share those with you all when I share my fitness progress to hopefully inspire you as well.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A New Lifestyle | Weeks 7-9

To help me stay accountable, I decided to share my newly vowed healthy lifestyle by documenting it here on a weekly basis. I hope you decide to follow along so we can cheer each other on and be an inspiration for one another! You can also follow along on Instagram with #howstormiegothergrooveback or on Snapchat (stormieariel).

I know I have been MIA with my workouts or running/walking schedule but that doesn't mean I am not keeping up with them. Anthony started school two weeks ago and we had a mini vacation before school started for him so things have been a little busy. I don't remember the exact dates for everything but we typically go walking every other day or so and run at least twice a week. I know what days our runs are on because I track everything with my Nike+ Run Club app (Feel free to add me as I am also looking for new running friends). I have been lacking in doing strength training as all my focus has been on building my stamina for long distance running. I need to start strength training again though as I know it will help me even more especially with leaning out.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A New Lifestyle | Week 6

To help me stay accountable, I decided to share my newly vowed healthy lifestyle by documenting it here on a weekly basis. I hope you decide to follow along so we can cheer each other on and be an inspiration for one another! You can also follow along on Instagram with #howstormiegothergrooveback

So again, I really haven't stuck to my new schedule but I'm super happy with what I accomplished this week. I gotta say I have felt great after by runs, now before each run is a totally different story! Haha. 

Sunday - Skipped
I was suppose to walk as Anthony played basketball but I decided to just chat with the ladies.


Monday - Interval Run
This was my first run since the ending of June, that run I was so disappointed that my body wasn't ready to go the distance I was wanting but this day's run went better than expected and I was so happy.. afterwards.

Tuesday - Skipped

Wednesday - Skipped
I knew I would miss this day's workout which is why I ran on Monday which was suppose to be a rest day.

Thursday - Interval Run
I dreaded the run before the run but felt amazing afterwards.

Friday - Rest Day
Saturday - Short Walk

Each time we went to our usual spot, I would moan and groan before each run but I gave myself a pep talk everytime, reminding myself why I am doing this. So I grudgingly started my run and continue to pep talk myself throughout my run, the marker is right there just make it to that marker and its walk time. I make it there (with a few short stops to catch my breath) and I feel amazing.. Tired but amazing like I'm ready for round two now. I walk to the next marker and start the process over of preparing myself and than coaching myself through each run.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A New Lifestyle | Week 5 + Reevaluation

To help me stay accountable, I decided to share my newly vowed healthy lifestyle by documenting it here on a weekly basis. I hope you decide to follow along so we can cheer each other on and be an inspiration for one another! You can also follow along on Instagram with #howstormiegothergrooveback


I have been reevaluating my fitness and even though I stay moderately active by constantly walking pretty much every day, I feel like I am not pushing my body to its potential. If I'm being completely honest, it's a little upsetting when I don't see progress in the way my clothing fits or even on the scale. I want to be able to fit into majority of my pre-baby clothes by October which gives me two months to step my game up. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A New Lifestyle | Week 4

To help me stay accountable, I decided to share my newly vowed healthy lifestyle by documenting it here on a weekly basis. I hope you decide to follow along so we can cheer each other on and be an inspiration for one another! You can also follow along on Instagram with #howstormiegothergrooveback

My husband and I have been determined to hatch our Pokemon Eggs on Pokemon Go, so we have been walking A LOT more than normal. I really think this mobile game has gotten a lot more people outdoors and moving and hope it stays that way! Hopefully more games will follow suit. I didn't do any strengthening exercises this week as it has been so hot and the humidity makes it feel like we went running even though we didn't. I do plan to add in strengthening stuff on rest days making it an active rest day because those are just as important as cardio.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A New Lifestyle | Week 3

To help me stay accountable, I decided to share my newly vowed healthy lifestyle by documenting it here on a weekly basis. I hope you decide to follow along so we can cheer each other on and be an inspiration for one another! You can also follow along on Instagram with #howstormiegothergrooveback

As I mentioned last week, I skipped a week of everything since I decided to binge watch Jane The Virgin. Bad I know, don't judge. This week I decided to get back out there and get moving. I thought it was gonna be hard to restart but it really wasn't but I think most of that has to do with Pokemon Go. I have lots of eggs to hatch and don't think I jumped on the bandwagon just because its "trending" right now. I have been a Pokemon fan since I was a kid between playing Pokemon Stadium on N64 and the Yellow Version, Silver Version, Crystal Version on my Gameboy Color. As an adult, I now own Pokemon Stadium once again and Silver Version for my Nintendo DS so when Pokemon Go came out, I had to try it and I'm loving it because I get to play on the go and it's motivating me to stay active. I just wish they would allow users to battle and trade like the original versions. Anywho, this is what I have been up to:

Monday, July 4, 2016

A New Lifestyle | Week 1

To help me stay accountable, I decided to share my newly vowed healthy lifestyle by documenting it here on a weekly basis. I hope you decide to follow along so we can cheer each other on and be an inspiration for one another! You can also follow along on Instagram with #howstormiegothergrooveback and to see what I'm eating just follow #stormiearielkitchen

Sunday - Swim Day

I played a few rounds of a seeking game with my nephew and I swam 4 laps during adult swim (I use to do 20 or more during adult swim but I'm still slowly accepting my body isn't where it use to be).

Monday - Rest Day

Tuesday - Exercises

While I was watching Pretty Little Liars, I decided to do a few sets of exercises during the commercial breaks. There were about 5 commericials so you can easily add in a lot of sets but due to a crying hungry baby, I ended up only completing like 4 sets I think.

Monday, June 27, 2016

A New Lifestyle | Healthy Living

Two years ago I shared a bit of my fitness background story and my food and fitness routine. Back than my mindset was all about that number on the scale, I weighed myself everyday making sure that number didn't go up. Slowly I would skip some days and than eventually I would weigh myself every so often, I didn't do this on purpose it just happened with job changes and finishing my last semester in school.

Fast forward to the summer of 2015, I gained about 10 pounds back and a few weeks later we found out we were pregnant. I'm sure some of ya'll are all duh you gained weight, you were pregnant. Um no it's called eating junk food and having too much Dr. Pepper, I was only 6 weeks pregnant and you do not gain weight that quickly, you just don't. Obviously, I couldn't cut calories at this point but I could make healthier eating choices so I didn't blow up. I'd like to say I was perfectly healthy but we aren't perfect, if we were we would all have these amazing fit bodies but I did end up only gaining a total of 35 pounds during pregnancy and I am proud of that.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Health & Fitness

In adolescence, I was always skinny. I never had to worry about eating right or working out. My mom warned me that it would one day catch up with me but I was in denial. I'll just start working out when I'm older. Yeah....riiight. 

Between my 18th and 19th birthday, I gained 20 pounds. I felt comfortable the size I was so I didn't make any dietary changes nor did I workout except once. Seriously. By the time I was 20, I gained another 10 pounds. I felt fat and I had fat therefore I started a diet and signed up for a gym membership. I lost 10 pounds and was proud of myself. I still worked out and hired a personal trainer for a month but I stopped my diet and ate whatever I felt like.

Hard times came. Gym membership cancelled. 20 more pounds gained. 

When I saw that number, 176, on the scale. I was mad at myself, how did I let myself get this big. Still nothing changed. I would constantly battle with myself loosing 5 pounds here and there and gaining the 5 pounds back.

I don't know what clicked but it just did. It could have been a ton of stuff I was going through at the time or it could have been nothing at all. I don't know. I just know I was determined to get healthy.

I changed my eating habits dramatically. I cut out all drinks except water. I started this journey in November 2013 and was drinking 4 water bottles a day with this eating plan:

Monday:
Breakfast- cereal Bar & a banana 
Lunch- leftovers
Dinner- chicken, brown rice and veggies

Tuesday:
Breakfast- cereal bar and a banana
Lunch- leftovers from dinner the previous night.
Dinner- tuna and cucumbers

Wednesday:
Breakfast- cereal bar and a banana
Lunch- leftovers
Dinner- chicken, brown rice and veggies

Thursday: 
Breakfast- cereal bar and a banana
Lunch- leftovers
Dinner- tuna and cucumbers

Friday:
Breakfast- cereal bar and a banana
Lunch- leftovers
Dinner- whatever we had but in moderation

Saturday & Sunday:
Whatever we had but in moderation.

The workout we chose is silly but it worked for me. We played Just Dance for an hour and I would wear a sweat belt around my waist. Since it was winter the heater would be on to ensure I sweated a lot. 

By January 2014, I lost 16 pounds and 7.5 inches around my body. I felt amazing but was terrified. I was scared of gaining it back after working so hard. I kept on track with my eating habits, I only took a two week break but was sure to eat whatever I did in moderation. However, I was getting bored with Just Dance so I wanted to try Insanity.

We borrowed it from my sister and tried it out for about two weeks but I have a bad knee from track so a lot of the stuff I wasn't able to do. I stopped working out and wasn't as strict on my meals but I only ate in moderation. I was able to maintain my weight and in April I got back on track with my meal plan following it 80% of the time and I decided to do the squat challenge 

I was hoping the challenge would help strengthen my knee while toning my booty. I also did leg raises.

I completely took out cardio to see if it would boost my weight loss the next month when I added it back in.

By mid-April, I lost another 4 pounds totaling weight loss to 20 and I lost an inch off my waist. In May, I tried alternating running and Insanity but I still wasn't feeling it so I kept to running alone so I wasn't able to determine if taking out cardio for a month benefitted. I started the Nike+ 5K Program for beginners which is an 8 week plan and I am now on week 4. I have been following my meal plan 70% with some alterations these past 4 weeks and have been maintaining my weight loss and measurements. 

Now, I have created a new meal plan for myself and I will be adding light weight training to my workout plan which will go into effect next week along with my running (more on all this in another post).

I wasn't planning on sharing this process so my current progress pictures are private. I will be sure to start taking progress pictures with more covering so I may share it as I tackle these last 15-20 pounds. 

Highest weight: 176
Current weight: 156
Goal weight: 130s
Height: 5'2 I think.
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