Sunday, December 30, 2012

PMS Brain, Moving, and Jobs

I'd call this a productive weekend, at least a productive Saturday. I can't say much about today, other than PMS is a B.I.T.C.H. I hate the things it does to my emotions... I cried over a freakin Food Network special. SERIOUSLY?!

Anyway... Back to Saturday... One of my closest friends in the whole giant world moved into an apartment with her boyfriend fiance (I forgot that he proposed!!), so James, Richard and I went to South Austin to help her move. Let me tell you, 3rd floor stairs are BRUTAL. My knees were slightly angry at the end of the day. But I would do it all over again for these guys. Friday night we all stayed at their old place, and it was a blast. If a house could explode from sheer nerd-dom, the place would have been rubble.

Thursday, Richard and I went to Austin (again, yes) to have lunch with his grandpa. Harry was pretty awesome and I even had a quasi job interview. I sent a follow up email today, hoping I at least get the opportunity to fill out an application for the openings they have. I could do mid level management in Austin.. No sweat lol.

Christmas was good to me.. James got me the Complete Works of Shakespeare! That may be the one gift that I'm most excited about. It's living in my car at the moment, simply because I don't want my scavenger dog to gnaw on the cover.

Nothing overly thought provoking or sentimental today.. My brain is far too hormone riddled to even complete the blog post I started about my latest book I'm reading. Hooray for PMS brain!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Paradigm Shift

When I started From Chunky to Funky, things were much different in my life. I had a job that I adored, I lived on my own (later adding a fiancé), I cooked all my own food, and I knew exactly where my life was going and how I was going to get there...

As the saying goes, "You make plans, God laughs." I was "terminated" (which is a kind way of saying fired) from my position at school. Not that I'm really complaining... Did they have reason to fire me? No. Their reasonings were all completely insane/petty/unfounded (plus I was also able to rebuttal most of them with corrective action and lack of administrative support). Alas, I was canned. I wish I could say that I was upset about this, but I wasn't. Quite the opposite actually. I was upset that I couldn't pay my bills, but I HATED my job. I missed being an actual teacher and my administration... Well... They SUCKED. But this isn't the place for me to rant about asshats... Losing the income meant moving back home, into the bedroom I grew up in. It also meant awkward convos with my car loan people and my bank and it meant that James had to move back with his mother. Ugh.

So, needless to say it's about time to redefine FCTF. To me now, chunky isn't just the state of my body.. Chunky is a state of being. Emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Chunky is the sadness of missing my fiancé, chunky is the feelings of loss and failure, chunky is my daily being. The paradigm is being shifted. This is no longer a weight loss journey. This is a journey to a better life; to a life that I actually enjoy waking up in. FCTF is my journey. My life. My struggle. My ups and downs.

Normally I don't get this deep on here.. That's going to change. This is my place to be able to post thoughts without my nitpicking father dissecting my every word. This is my place to rant, rave, cry , and rejoice. Join me, won't you?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Flexing My Creative Muscles

Something I've been up to lately is making these really pretty paper roses. They aren't too terribly difficult to make, but one slip of the hand and it could turn out like crap. I'm using the crafting to hopefully keep me from snacking so much.. If my hands are busy, I'm ok!

Aren't they pretty? I'm also going to be selling them too.. One rose starts at $5. Prices do depend on size and paper type. Woohoo extra cash!

On a sadder note, I've experienced a lot of loss in the past week. I've had 3 people that I'm relatively close to pass away in the last 5 days. I really need some good news...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hi!! I'm still alive :)

Yes, yes my lovelies... I'm still here. Work has been insane hell. Have I mentioned lately that I strongly dislike my job and my supervisors? Keep on keeping on I supposed.

My lovely, lovely best friend got married last weekend :) It was such a fun wedding! The food was amaze-balls, the decor was so cute (and so her), and the dancing was the best part. I haven't danced that much in a long time.

So you know that along with being in a wedding, means pre-wedding festivities. Showers, parties, dinners, and alcohol. O.M.G. Between the cake and the rest of the amazingness, my waistline is suffering horribly.

In comes my motivation.. I saw a picture of myself in that bridesmaids dress.. O_O Holy hells bells... There are several words that come to mind and none of them are very nice. Guess it's time to get back on the wagon with everything I suppose.

Friday, August 31, 2012


With all the insanity that work has been this week, I just realized that I missed my normal Thursday link up. Oops.

Let's see.. I made a trip to Arlington this week. Good times. Work sent me to a workshop ON THE FIRST FREAKIN DAY OF SCHOOL. It was a great workshop and I learned a lot, but it put me way behind. That and work is just not good. It's actually downright awful. I won't put details down (to protect the innocent and the assholes), but it's not good. While in Arlington, I got to see my lovely best friend Brittany. We were roomies in college and have managed to stay in touch.

I have been managing to eat much healthier, and have recently discovered a love of grapefruit. It's really good! So that's usually my breakfast. Yum. I splurged last night on Applebees. It was amazing. I love the queso.. and the chicken strips.. and the booze tea. There are so many better things for me, but I didn't care.

That is the problem. If I have a bad day week, I turn to food for comfort. Fried food, sweet food, salty food.. Any food. This sounds a bit disturbing as I type it.. It doesn't sounds like I have a very healthy relationship with food..

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Social!

Sunday Social

Here is my second link up with Keely and Ashley over at A Complete Waste of Makeup. I'm slowly getting used to the awesomeness that are linky parties. Here's hoping I'm able to make some friends!

All about the interwebs!

1. What is the first website you log on to each day?
At work- My email... It's theraputic to clean out my work inbox first thing in the morning. It gets me focused and ready for the day.
At home- Facebook or Pinterest. It's a toss up between the two. Rarely do I open anything else before one of these.

2. Give us some funny websites you visit that we need to know about
theCHIVE and STFU Parents are the funny ones that I visit.

3. Pinterest or Facebook? Why?
Um.. Both? I'm a confessed addict. You can find me on Pinterest here. I'm working on revamping my blog's Facebook page, but you can find it by searching Chunky to Funky on Facebook.

4. Twitter or Instagram? Why?
Instagram! I love looking at all the pretty pictures, even though I'm not as avid a picture poster as I should be. Here's a picture of my most recent naughty splurge. I have a soft spot in my heart for snow cones (best part of summer, EVER!).

5. Favorite youtube it!
This will show my nerd... I have 2 and it's a tie between a couple Doctor Who related videos.. Enjoy both!

6. Biggest online pet peeve?
PpL WhO tHINk ItS aWeSoMe TO tYPE lIKE dIS... Ugh.. Give me a break, thanks..

Monday, August 20, 2012

How to deal with a micromanager?

Not 100% sure... Just one of the several work issues I'm dealing with. I feel emotions that I probably won't share with the entire internet. I'm frustrated, exhausted, and stressed. Have I mentioned that it's only my first day back?

I think that one of the many focuses of this blog will be not only making my body healthy, but keeping a healthy mind and spirit. I will readily admit that I suffer from depression from time to time.

I am not medicated (nor have I been diagnosed recently), but I know the signs of the disease. I was medicated a couple years ago and have been considering talking to my doctor about getting back on the medicine. I wish I had the resources to talk to a counselor on a regular basis, but my small town and insurance plan do not allow for that. I know the symptoms and I know myself well enough to know when I am slipping, and I'm slipping now. I'm tired all the time, I get body aches and head aches, I cry, and I have no energy. I no longer enjoy things that I once enjoyed. I used to love my job, now I don't care.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's OK Thursday...

It's been a tad hectic the last few days around the house... James was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening with stroke-like symptoms. His official diagnosis was an atypical migraine. He's home now, which is quite nice.

I've been struggling a bit with some things going on in my personal life. I'm not really at liberty to go into details, lets just say that things are pretty difficult. I'm also feeling a little lonely lately. All but one of my friends live at least an hour away, and the one that lives close works a really wonk shift. I think I may start linky parties.. Here's my first link up with Amber and Keely at A Complete Waste of Makeup.
Its Ok Thursdays

It's ok...

To watch Dr. Who until 2am with my fiance...

To have a crush on an actor that's nearly my mother's age (hellloooo David Tennant)...

To not be ready to go back to work... It's still summer!

To wait until James has a job to get married...

To really wish he could find a job so we could get married...

To want to cook more healthy food and not eat so much crap...

To take pleasure in eating unhealthy every once in a while...

To perhaps splurge a bit on myself with the mileage check that I just got for driving to NOLA :)

So... In conclusion...

It's ok!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stress doth not a pretty waistline make...

I've had this post in the Draft category for several days now, trying to decide what kind of whimsy to enlighten my small, but relatively dedicated readership with.. Instead of imparting some random snippet of inspiration or a delicious recipe, I'm going to vent a little bit.. It may not be pretty, it may be less than coherent and it may not be classy, but dammit I need someone to just sit there and listen to me lament and complain.

For those of you that know me personally, know that James is currently without work... He was working for the school as a sub, but that's not cutting the mustard anymore. He needs something full time, preferably with benefits of some sort. It's not happening at the moment. Not at all. He's trying, but it's not happening. The burden of carrying our little 2 person household on the penance that I make monthly is taking its toll on me. I weighed myself this morning and nearly sobbed... I've gained nearly 10 pounds of weight back, thanks to the shit diet of processed crap that we are forced buy, because it's all we can afford. That and the fact that all I want to do is go to bed and sleep.. Sleep and maybe not wake up for a few days.

Between him being jobless, the stress of my job (crap on toast that's a complicated story), and the stress of being completely and utterly poor are taking it's toll on my body. My fingers peel (gross, yes) when I get stressed. The skin literally comes off my fingers in tiny, disgusting sheets. While yes, I do have an extremely mild case of eczema, it's still completely gross that my hands do that.

Don't get preachy and tell me to go for a run or go workout... Just don't.. Yes, it will make me feel better... I don't have the energy to get out of this chair, much less drag my lard around the block a time or two.

There's my rant. Wordy, snarky, and pretty depressing. Hopefully the job fairy will be kind to us soon... That would relieve some of the emptiness I feel.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fangirling and Amazing Food

I made the best dinner ever.. Seriously..

I have a thing for chicken nuggets, but the ones from Mickey D's have started to scare me a little. With the whole pink slime thing, it really makes me wonder exactly what is in my nuggets. That and the grease is horrid. Keeping all of this in mind, I found a recipe for baked chicken nuggets... I had to try them, and they were totally worth it! Tender, juicy, flavorful, and perfect for dipping, snacking, or putting on a salad for dinner.

I found the recipe on Pinterest, and it led me here. I altered the recipe a bit, mostly because I don't keep Panko in the house. They were AWESOME!! For a side I made squash and peppers (recipe will come soon).

As for the mention of fangirling... I'm currently obsessed with a new series and a new actor. The series is called Dr. Who. Time Lords, Daleks, TARDIS, companions and Capt. Jack.. Who can go wrong? My actor is the ultra sexy David Tennant. You make recognize him as the actor that portrayed Barty Crouch Jr in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He is the 10th regeneration of the Doctor (the show has been going since 1969) and I'm obsessed. Yum yum doctor LOL

A friend of mine and I tend to think he would make an amazing Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades of Grey series

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ouchie Dammit

James and I started a Boot Camp program last night. It's a combination of everything (cardio, abs, upper body, and lower body) crammed into 1 30-minute sweat fest. Of course I offer my thanks to the wonderful people at Hulu plus for putting some awesome stuff under their fitness category.

I have muscles sore that I didn't think were possible to be sore. I can feel the burn in my thighs, back and shoulders. Thighs and shoulders, not so bad... Back?! Holy moly it hurts like a MFer. I digress, it's not pain.. It's soreness. Delicious, excruciating, groaning in pain soreness. Of course the masochist in me is ready to go with round 2 tonight! No pain, no gain.

We also had a night cap with our favorite candlelight yoga class. I'm sad to sat that it will not be available on Netflix after August 1 :( Sad panda.

On the menu for dinner tonight is baked chicken nuggets and some kind of veggies. During our next grocery trip I'm going to invest in some of the quinoa stuff I've heard so much about. I've also read tips on how to have your fresh veggies last for a month (yay freeer bags!). I'm excited to finally get back off my arse and get things done.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Fireworks

Stress has been my middle name for the last 2-3 weeks. Job related stress has been at the forefront of my mind, so everything (weight loss included) has been pushed to the back burner.

I weighed myself a couple mornings ago and it appears that I'm staying at a steady 271. I would like to be down to about 240 by Christmas. I know that wasn't the plan when I started this project, but alas, earwax.

Since summer is officially here, I suppose it's time to get back on the wagon. Work hasn't really calmed down, but I do have more free time now that there are no kids. I'm planning a trip to OK to see my best friend in a few weeks and I have a trip to New Orleans coming up for work. Lot's of travel, so lets see how I complete the tasks set forth.

I posted the recipe for one of my delicious spaghetti sauce recipes under the recipes tab. It's some of the best sauce I've ever made. I need to focus more on my cooking, especially now that I have time.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Me miss you long time?

Howdy howdy...

Long time no update.. Been a tad busy.. Work is royally kicking me square in the arse, and I barely have time to eat. Much less blog or workout. Yes, working out relieves stress. When you work until 2am and have to be up again at 0730, the time to workout flies directly out the window.

With school FINALLY coming to a close, I'm going to have some free time on my hands which means more workouts. Plus I'm going to re-do my living room and work on finding different work. I love my job, I really do.. But for reasons I refuse to post on the internet, I think it may be time to move on.

I have another reason for getting my lard butt back into workout mode too. I'm planning a cruise!! Fiance, me and one of my BFFs (best f*&%ing friends) are taking a cruise next August! We've gotten our savings plan in place and we're all motivated to work our asses off to look sexier than we already are. I haven't said anything about the cruise on Facebook and I probably won't. Come next August, I will be lounging in the Caribbean Sea with my 2 favorite men... CAN'T WAIT!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sleep, water, and friends

Yes my lovelies... Sleep is muy importante.. So is a little H2O and some awesome friends...

I've been running around like a mad woman for the last few days and it's making my sleeping habits suffer. That and I sometimes suffer from a wicked case of insomnia. For me, the most recent issues are not falling asleep.. It's been taking me around 45 minutes to an hour to turn my brain off to sleep. I hate waking up tired and dragging my half zombie ass to work.

I haven't been drinking enough water lately and my body is busy telling me about it. I think this issue may be linked back to the lack of sleep problem. Water does not have any caffeine, but Coke Zero does! I'm desperate for something to wake me up..

Friend are the last topic of my (short) discussion tonight. I have some awesome friends. Natalie, Ellie, Andrea, James, Kelly, Joey, Manda and Peter are pretty much some of the greatest people ever. Nothing really to discuss here, just wanted to mention how awesome my people are :)

That's it for today, pretty brief. I'm way too tired to do anything more productive.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Pictures

I'm not too pleased with this set... I look bigger this week than I did last week. Maybe it's just the white tank top.. Oh and the first pic, James caught me mid yawn. the second is my annoyance with the yawn picture.

No Zumba = Sad Panda

No Zumba today :( Sad Panda. Our instructor had to run her son to the hospital. Thoughts and prayers go out to Oyuki and her son..

These last few days have been murder on my waistline. Testing season is upon us, and I've been coerced given the privilege of administering the STAAR test for 4th and 5th grade. Tomorrow is my last day (Thank God!), but the dealings for STAAR have thrown my schedule wayyy off. I'm at work at 0730 (normal time for normal teachers, ACE Coordinator gets in around 10) usually without time for breakfast. They serve a snack around 10am and we have lunch at 1130. Unfortunately during the test, I have nothing to do and have caught myself snacking. Also, in lieu of my bowl of Cherrios or fruit I've had Poptarts. Leaving early also means no time to make my lunch :-(. Oh!! Yesterday was my 23rd birthday, so there was cake.. Lots of tasty, icing covered, layer of fat on my ass cake.. Delightful, amazing cake.. Yum.. Needless to say, I ate more cake than necessary.

I'm dragging my James out later tonight to take a walk.. Then yoga or toning. Need to build up my Nexercise points and burn off my morning Poptarts.. I will post pictures tonight after my walk!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Embracing the veggies

I used a ton of veggies when I made lunch today. And what I made was really pretty healthy! I made the spicy southwest chicken (but i doubled the amount of tomato and jalepeño) from the recipe tab and served it over lettuce and cucumber to make a very tasty salad (the leftovers are going to work with me tomorrow). I also made sweet potato fries!! They were so good!! I'll include the recipe under the tab, but I'll share the picture here too. Don't they look divine!?

After the week I've had, it's been very hard for me to do anything but want to sleep. Hopefully tomorrow will get me back into my routine!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shame on me

Weekly Wednesday pictures... A day late.. Oops. It has been a very trying week. A lack of motivation, work stress, and family sickness has really busted my bum this week. Hence the reason behind the late post.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Pictures

It is my goal to post pictures once a week... This is primarily for me to track progress (I'm a very visual person), but hopefully it can help my readers out as well. My wonderful fiancé is helping me out with this task. Here are the first set of snapshots:

Grocery Shopping

Tonight was the night to grocery shop... ICK. I'm not a fan of grocery shopping. I'm especially not a fan of leaving my new car in a parking lot full of buggies and random driving strangers, but anyways.. I learned a very valuable lesson tonight, HEB in Taylor has crap for produce. The tomatoes are gross (fruit flies! EW!) and everything is over priced... There is also a certain time of the month that a woman shouldn't grocery shop... I'll let you get what time of the month that is! Oh well, lesson learned.

I found this awesome recipe at this blog here. It's primarily Weight Watchers based, but the food looks amazing. For dinner tomorrow night I'm making the chicken taquitos that are from her April 11th post. It looks really easy and super tasty. I'll be sure to update tomorrow with how they turned out..

Zumba earlier today and it looks like I'm about to do some Yoga.. Have a good night everyone!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Shame shame shame...

Yes.. Shame on me.. I've neglected you for far too long! How's about an update?

Zumba today.. Oyuki had new music for us, and it busted my bum! It was a lot of fun trying to learn the new moves, but (I'm sad to say) I miss doing squats! I may get the song and do some squats on my own.

Friday I went to the doctor for my yearly wellness check. The only issue they've found is the fact that I'm obese (duh... moving on). The crappy part is, for the first time in my life I've had to have the fasting blood work done to check my thyroid, glucose and cholesterol.. Lame.. Oh well, I knew it was coming eventually. The doctor and medical student that saw me gave me some really good tips on weight loss and have encouraged me to start counting my calories. >.< I'm horrible at counting calories.. They also suggested exercise using some resistance bands (which I bought on Saturday!), and maybe some body weight exercises to start building muscles.The medical student said that I was building muscles, so I should expect little to no change in weight..

My goals/stats haven't changed lately.. I haven't met any of my goals.. I have noticed a difference in the strength of my joints and I think I've lost some inches, but no real weight loss... I'm not feeling super motivated at the moment..

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Needs vs Wants

I need to:

Sleep more
Eat better
Exercise daily
Love myself and all that I am

I want to:

Feel better
Look better
Be better able to handle my inner (and outer) demons
See myself in the mirror the way everyone else sees me

After examining this list, I've come to the conclusion that my needs are directly related to my wants. All of my wants can be achieved through fulfilling my needs. The most difficult want I'm facing at the moment is the handling of my demons (both interior and exterior). One of those demons is my cravings for completely horrible food. I'm talking my pizza/pasta cravings. I know that a little bit of anything isn't horrible every now and then, but this is the thing I struggle with the most. Sure, you can tell me all this wonderful/inspirational crap about food.. That's great.. However, it feels different for me... I'm a stress eater, a salt craver, and a binge eater of all things starchy. Unhealthy food is my main demon, I just have to figure out how to keep it from killing me.

Monday, April 2, 2012


The title of today's post is setbacks... I draw the inspiration from a near injury I got from walking tonight. For those that know (and sometimes love) me, know that I have the worst knees of any mid-20 something that you know.

Tonight during my walk, one of my knees decided it wanted to pop, crack and generally hurt like biz-atch. My friend that I walk with was really worried and offered to stop for the night. I refused to stop and we walked one last lap around the school.

No matter what you perceive as a set back, you shouldn't let it stop you. Setbacks are minor, however they lead to something worse... Quitting. And along with quitting, there are excuses. Don't let a small amount of pain, a tv show, or emotional drainage set you back from a goal. Keep pushing ahead. Things will improve.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Today's topic is something that I'm sure we've all hit at one point or another. Frustration. My frustration stems from that stupid little machine that I step on every morning and the number it spits out at me. Yes my friends, I'm talking about the scale.

I've been exercises at least twice (typically 3-4 times) a week since the last week in February.  I've drastically cut down on soda (the diet kind) and drink one once every 2 days or so. I don't eat a ton of sugar anyway (I cut way back after my mom was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes a couple years ago), but Ive cut way back on what little I eat. I'm drinking more water, eating more fruits and veggies, less carbs, better protein and more whole grain... Then why in the heck does the number on that confounded scale NEVER MOVE?! Actually, wait... Let me say that again... THE DAMN THING SAYS I HAVE GAINED! Seriously? Seriously. Talk about a major frustration.

I will admit that my last couple dinners haven't exactly been the model of healthy living, but I do what I can with what I've got. I feel better, and I can tell that I've got more muscle tone than I have had in the last few years. Unfortunately everyone looks at the little number from that stupid machine. That number is used to calculate BMI and the doctors always lecture us about it, but when we try to change it the damn number doesn't move!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

There's something to be said for that catchy phrase...

What was that phrase again? Oh yeah... Just do it.. Thank you Nike.

Today was a day of complete and total ridiculousness.. Between having a kid disappear at work to STAAR tests, I was beyond ready to come home and pass out. Like hardcore ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (with the drool and everything). Thanks to James and his awesomeness, instead of a hardcore sleep I had a tasty (not very healthy, but tasty all the same) dinner and did an hour of workouts. 26ish minutes of walking followed by 42ish minutes of candlelight yoga. It wasn't as much cardio as I should have done, but there's something to be said for increasing flexibility and improving muscle tone.

Short post tonight... Yoga got me all relaxed, now its time for a nice warm shower and ZZZZZZZZZZZZs..

G'night all!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Important lessons and healthy meals.

I learned a very important lesson today.. One that I don't think I'll be forgetting any time soon. The lesson is the utmost importance of drinking enough H2O. Yes my friends, water. After today's slightly whacky schedule, I walk into Zumba and quickly realize that I haven't had enough water..

I never believed everything I heard about be dehydrated slowing you down and the importance of being well hydrated before a workout. Today my body made a believer out of me. Not ever half way through Zumba I was stopping for a water break. Lesson of the day? More water...

I made an amazing dinner after Zumba and felt the need to share it with everyone. I diced 2 chicken breasts and cooked them with tomatoes (Romas), half an onion and some squash. I seasoned everything with a little olive oil, pepper, a small amount of salt, Italian seasoning, and spicy Italian dressing. I served this with grilled zucchini and a small serving of whole wheat pasta. James loved it and it was pretty healthy. Over half of what we ate was veggies and we had leftovers of everything except the zucchini.

I will try and add the recipe to it's own separate recipes page.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Migraine Issues

This is completely irrelivant to getting healthy and weight loss, but it is related to overall health... I have been getting horrible stress headaches as of late. I am under a lot of stress (work/TEA nonsense, family nonsense, money nonsense), and my stress shows in the form of headaches. I just have never had any this bad before. Nothing I take for these headaches seems to help with the pain. Not caffeine, eating, ibuprofen, aleve, nothing... It's a miserable existence to have a constant headache and see no relief.

Any ideas or suggestions? I'm open to anything... Just make the pain stop...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

OMG 2 Posts in a day?!

Yeah... I'm that awesome. The TEA website that I need to access to catch up on my job is not working at the moment, so I'm stuck.. Yay?

I wanted to review this awesome new app I'm using called Nexercise. It's an app for the iPhone (I think it's coming to Android soon) and I am completely in love. I can use it to track all my workouts and I earn free rewards as I earn points. When I complete a workout it automatically b̶r̶a̶g̶s̶ posts to Facebook. So far I've earned a free Shape workout and meal plan. The fiance (who gets to play sports at work, the bum) has earned several awesome rewards, including a VIP membership to (The shoe hound in me died a little right there).

My only complaint is that it is a MAJOR battery killer. My 3GS has crap for battery life anyway, but the motion tracking part of Nexercise sucks it down completely.

Overall, awesome app. It's a great motivator and it lets you compete against your Facebook friends for a little healthy competition. Gotta love it...

I give it 4/5 Chunks :-)

My *ahem* portly weekend...

Oy... I can't have weekends like this too often... I was a major stress eater on Friday and we tailgated this afternoon. Unfortunately there wasn't any water or diet soda at the tailgate :-/ I haven't had a real Dr Pepper in forever! It was almost too much to finish, SO MUCH SUGAR.

Hopefully tonight I'll get some work done and be able to go out on my walk and do some yoga with my fiance.. He's so super awesome.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Zumba Addict? Yeah, that's me,,,

Dear Lord I love Zumba...

For those of you that know me, know that me saying that I love anything at all having to do with exercise is bizarre. Zumba doesn't really feel like exercise though. It's fun, and I'm working on my sweet dance moves.

Other than my new found love for Zumba, I wanted to mention how much easier this attempt seems to be than any of my previous attempts. I am chalking up the ease of the transition to a healthier me to several different factors.

#1 I have a completely amazing support team. My parents, fiance, coworkers and everyone in my Zumba class.
#2 The support I have at home is amazing. James is doing everything he can to support everything I'm doing and is participating in some things with me (eating healthier, yoga, etc..).
#3 The power of Pinterest.. Yes radies and gentlemen, Pinterest. If I am feeling down or unmotivated, all I have to do is pop over to the fitness boards and I'm hit with tons of get-your-lard-ass-in-gear motivation.

If I have my way, this blog will become a source of motivation as well.. Now that I can blog from my iPhone, I will be unstoppable!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blogger has gone mobile!!

Thank you iPhone/app store/tech gods for creating the blogger app. Now I'll be able to blog more than just the couple times a month that I usually do. Woot!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hawaii Bound!

As if the motivation wasn't there already, I'm in the process of booking a trip to Hawaii this summer to see my 2nd momma and baby girl! I need to be in a decent swim suit shape this summer.. It's crunch time!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 1.. Better late than what?

Tomorrow begins day 1 of my lifetime journey to health, fitness and weight loss! My fiance and I made a deal that once all of the soda in the house is gone, we never buy anymore. I'm really excited to get started. Tomorrow morning starts with yoga and a healthy breakfast... I'm using a blog, Facebook, and Pintrest and motivation and inspiration. I need this more than anything... I yearn to look as beautiful on the outside as I feel on the inside.

I titled this post with the better late that tag because this is more of a late new years resolution. I refuse to go one more year looking like this... My goal? Below 200 pounds by December. Tomorrow I will update with my starting weight and everything I've done thus far.. Now if only I can find some different exercise classes to hit...