Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Journey To Fitness - Month 1

As promised , I will do a monthly overview of my fitness progress. I enjoy reading about it in Shape, and it will be good for me to journal my progress! I wish I had a Month 0, but I only got this idea a couple weeks ago.

Minutes running at a time: 5

Pounds to goal: 71

Acceptable Goal: Run for 20 minutes at a time.

Challenging Goal: Run for 45 minutes at a time, run a 5K and not get last.

Ultimate Goal: Loose 71 lbs, win a 5K. To be active every day. To run 5x a week, strength train 3x per week, and bike 2x on the weekends.

Today I read an article saying that many women who have PCOS loose weight, reverse PCOS and get pregnant without fertility treatments! If that is not motivation, I don`t know what is!

What changes I have made this month: began running, drinking more water, limiting salt addition to food, adding more fresh produce to diet, make more lunches at home and eating out less often. Making healthier choices when ordering out.

What I have learnt this month: I love running. It is easier to get started than I thought. It is a great way to start out my day. Exercising makes me crave healthier food. I am thinking more about what I put into my body. Making small changes at a time is easier than overhauling my lifestyle. It is easier to stick to, and it motivates me to make more changes. I feel alot less like a failure. Weight loss is not achieved by exercise alone, I have not lost a pound yet! Diet is equally important. Reading material, like magazines, on fitness helps to motivate me press on and it gives me lots of great tips and ideas, and great work outs!

What I want to change next month: Add some biking in on the weekends, continue running, and do more strength training. I also want to work more on my diet this month. I want to cut out as much processed food as possible, eat more fresh produce, and find healthy but yummy recipes. I would also like to add more avacados and asparagus to my diet, because I decided I like them!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Today Eric and I left for our summer vacation! I could not wait for this week. I really needed a week off and away from home. Even though I have weekend off, if I am home I just can't relax, cause there is always stuff to do at home!

This weekend we are at Lilac Resort with my Furgala family. We have been going every year for the last 15 years at least!

On Sunday we go to Star lake with all of Eloa's side of the family. I am really looking forward to relaxing there for the week. We will also probably go for a ride to Kenora one day, and several bike rides to west hawk. I will also do my week 6 of running there too!

Friday we are off to Fargo to stay in a hotel, just the two of us. We wanted to go camping, but pretty much everything in the whiteshell was booked up. This is probably the first time in a long time we haven't gone to the icelandic festival, but there is just nothing there for me any more. We don't have a lot of shopping to do, so we will probably go check out some of the local attractions!

I am excited!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Lime Ricki

Today I got my bathing suits from Lime Ricki, and I seriously could NOT wait to get home to try them on. They are all beautiful and well made, but only one fits me great. They are true to what they say on their site, their suit run small, so order a size up!

The NickiThis suit was super cute, but I was really unsure about how the top would fit, and I was right. The bust area is much to small for me, and the thinner strap side did not have enough coverage at all. The torso area was also a bit tight, but it was a nice length. I think this suit would be best for someone with a smaller bust, there is just not enough room. It was my favorite one when I was ordering, but I am returning this one!

The Gen
I was not crazy about the look of this one, but it said it was good for C cups and over so I was willing to try it. I look like a submarine with it on. Paired with the yellow boy shorts I ordered, there was just too much yellow. And this top was VERY tight. And it did not have great support. It is going back too.

The Lizzie
I love the colour of this one. It is a bit longer and had more room in the torso than the other ones. For the most part, I really liked this suit and thought it fit great, except for the bust. It was a bit small, and it is kinda low cut. I was really on the fence about this top, but I think I am going to send it back cause I would like to try a different top. And if I kept it I would have to order yellow bottoms, and they are see through!

The Sadie
I immediately loved this one, I love the colorful dots! When I was ordering, I was thinking this one would fit the best, and I was right. Because it ties like a bikini top, it has great support that is adjustable, unlike the other tops. It is not quite as comfortable as the Lizzie, I am a little scared of popping out the sides, but I don't think that will actually happen. It just feels a little more exposed than the Lizzie. The bust could stand to have a little more room for me. I am keeping this one. I am pretty sure I am comfortable enough in it to go out in public! As comfortable as I will ever be in a bathing suit anyways!

Boy Shorts
I don't even know why I ordered these (Eric thinks they are really nice, that's why) because I hate boy shorts and these are no different. I just don't think they look right, plus the yellow is see through, I could see my underwear through them, so I can only imagine what they are like when wet! Embarrassing! But I ordered the yellow cause it matched every top I ordered. They were also a bit tight.

Original Bottoms - Turquoise Dot
They don't really match anything I have perfectly, but I will wear them with the Sadie top. They are SO comfortable.I love the extra band on the waist. I have no fear of plumbers crack with it, and it covers my belly nicely. They fit perfectly They are just super comfortable, and they have great coverage. I have to keep these ones cause I ordered them on clearance, but I think I will get another pair of original bottoms because these are so awesome! And believe the site, they definitely don't match the Lizzie top!!

All and all, I am happy with the purchases. I plan to order the Hallie tankini top (they say there is ample room in the bust!) and brown bottoms, and I will get a refund on the rest! I think if I was in better shape, these suits would have fit much nicer! But I am just glad I found something I could like!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Running Week 4 of 10

This week I am running 3 minutes, walking 1 minutes times 5, (total of 15 min running) it is surprisingly easy. I mean, it is not easy, but at then end of the 3 minutes I feel like I could keep going for a bit longer. I got a Timex Ironman Road Trainer heart rate monitor for my birthday, and it helps keep me going at the right pace.

I started reading Shape magazine a few months ago, and I really like it. Each month it has two people check in to talk about their weight loss and what changes they are making each month. It is fun to watch their progress. So I am thinking of doing something like that on here! And I welcome anyone to join me!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Running Week 3 of 10!

This week I am running for 2 minutes, walking for 1 x 6, then run 2 minutes for a total of 14 minutes running (20 minutes all together). It is hard. But it is doable!

This is actually my fourth week of running, the third week that Sarah is joining me! I am still loving it. I started going to the gym in Gimli with Coralee, a co worker. The gym there is small, cramped and it feels like a dungeon! I don't like it, and I probably won't go another month. But yesterday I did a workout from my Shape magazine and I really liked it! It was fast, the moves weren't complicated and I could feel the burn! I am going again tomorrow.

On another note, I just ordered a bunch of bathing suits from Lime Ricki to try on! I doubt I will keep them all ( I ordered 4 tops and 2 bottoms), but I can't wait to get them. I am sick of wearing a bikini with shirt over the top. The shirt always hold SO much water and it slows me down on water slides!
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