Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Saturday - ran in the Frosty 5K - came in at 30 minutes 20 seconds EXACTLY. I'm still a little bummed that I didn't break 30 minutes, but for as freezing as it was, and the little cold I had, I did pretty good. I was TIRED during this race. REALLY tired. Probably because I didn't get a lot of sleep the night before. Note to self - sleep a lot before a race.

Monday - Ran 3.75 miles. I felt really good the whole time. It was really cold, but I kept my pace a tad slower and really enjoyed the run. My legs were a little tight today, but not too bad.

Tuesday - I think I'll go 2.75 today. I have to wait until dave gets home. Haven't decided yet.

wed. - day off.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


So, I ran three miles yesterday and did 3.56 miles today. I was tired today. I wanted to walk SO BAD. But I didn't. Because I had a buddy. My legs feel really tight now. I stretched for a long time.

Short run tomorrow. 2.25 miles. nice and slow. (if she'll let me)

new buddy

So, I now have a running buddy. We ran together for the first time last night. Did I mention that she just ran the dallas half in november? I mean, she is a RUNNER.
She is fast. That was a MUCH faster pace than I normally run by myself, but I enjoyed it (when we weren't going up a hill). we ran 3 miles and I am a little sore today.

If i continue at that pace, then the 10K in february will be cake.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Turkey Trot

I am taking this week off.

But On the turkey trot last thursday, I did not stop the enitre time (yay) and came in at 31 minutes. I am a little disappointed in that but with 20,000 people there, I had to do some serious dodging the crowd for the first 1.5 miles or so. I even had to walk behind some people because there was no where else to go! I had fun and it was great running with so many people - lots of energy to pull from.

There is another 5K next saturday, I think I want to do that one, too. Anyone want to join me??

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

yesterday - 2.65 miles, felt really good.
today - P90X stretching (to prep and stretch for my race tomorrow)
Tomorrow - Turkey Trot 5K!!!

saturday - 4 miles without stopping is my goal - good luck to me!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


monday - 2.25 miles, no sweat
thursday - 2.70 miles, not horrible
saturday - 3.75 miles with no stopping including hills - I am awesome!!!

I am totally ready for my 5K on Thursday.

and gearing up for my 10K in February!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

cross train

So I am following a training schedule for my 10K that I working towards right now. today was cross train day, I rode my bike for 30 minutes and then did some abs.
tomorrow is a 2 mile run and strenth training.

friday is a rest/cross day. (they say walking is allowed as a cross train activity, so I might do that)

saturday is a 3.5 mile run. I already calculated the distance and I can run from anna(sonic) to melissa (well, the pizza hut) and that is 3.64 miles. I'll see if dave can pick me up when I'm done. Anyone want to join me saturday morning??

Monday, November 9, 2009


on thursday of last week, I ran another 2.71 miles.
friday I did 30 minutes on a bike and then sprint intervals on a treadmill for 15 minutes finishing with some push ups, squats, etc.

today I ran 3.05 miles and felt like I wanted to die. I did it all without stopping but felt really heavy and couldn't catch my breath. (maybe it was all that going out to eat I did this weekend while out of town?)

Then i did pilates abs to work my core area.

tomorrow, biking.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I ran 2.71 miles and finished with a big hill! yeah me!!! You might be wondering how in the world I know the exact mileage of how far I'm going, I use mapmyrun.com to map out my distance based on which roads I follow. It's a really cool site, so I recommend checking it out if you are a runner and have no idea how far you are going.

Also, I did my customary halloween gorging(gouging?) myself with all the candy and sweets I could find for 2 days. And now I am done. I felt really heavy while I was running yesterday and I didn't like it. another reason why eating healthy is important - it makes your workouts go smoother and you feel better.

on another note, I was at the grocery store last night and saw this heavier lady (very heavy) with her cart full of:
4 12 packs of coke
5 2-liters of coke
8 6-bottle cases of coke
20 prozen pizzas (and not the healthier kind)
instant mashed potatoes

now, she MAY have been having a party...but she didn't look the type. Do we not realize what we are doing to ourselves? It just FEELS better when you eat right. don't people want to FEEL good? it's quite thought provoking, especially after I had my halloween candy thoughts after my run last night.

Friday, October 30, 2009

3.05 miles today!!!!!!

I have decided that I hate hills. I would not have been able to finish if the last part wasn't downhill. I am super tired now.

And, I got into my goal jeans. they are a hair snug around my waist still, but they fit! Now, I'm not really about the lbs. so much, I just want to work on toning and shedding fat. I no longer care what the scale says since I can fit into all my clothes.

next goal: wear a swim suit with no coverups on bottom and feel comfortable. (haven't felt that way since freshman year of college.) thanks heavens I have 7 months until then!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I ran another 2.25 miles yesterday. It was a little tougher because my legs were tired from the day before, but I'm pretty proud of myself. Today I will do the 30 day shred for some cross training.

I watched the biggest loser this week and one contestant said something that was quite profound. He said, "I am like this because of me. And I am in control of me."

Another contestant said, "Today you can decide to choose differently."

I couldn't have said it better myself. What a way to take control of yourself and your life.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

yay me

I ran 2.25 miles yesterday without stopping. AND when I got a little tired, I just slowed my pace down but I could keep going!! That is a HUGE accomplishment for me. H.U.G.E. YAY me!
I have a little less than one month until my first 5K race. I am going to do the turkey trot in downtown dallas and my goal is to not stop and come in at about 30 minutes. under would be GREAT, but 30 minutes is good for me.

I have calculated out a 10K training plan and I could be ready for a 10K by new years.

anyone up for it?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I ran today. 1.5 miles. It was better than i expected being gone for three weeks but could have been better if I wasn't coughing.

I'm going to be sore tomorrow, I can already feel it.

I hear P90X calling my name for tomorrow.

6 pack abs here I come.

Friday, October 16, 2009

progress pictures

So, as I've said, I've been sick for the last 2 weeks solid. I am at the tail end of the coughing right now but I'll give myself until monday to start working out again. (don't want to cause more coughing because I didn't wait.) I weigh 124 lbs. right now with 4 left to go. Actually, I'm kay with 124 if I could have some more toning and shed some more fat stores. My clothes mostly fit (some are a little snug around the waist), which is pretty good with my third child being not quite 5 months old.

Here are some pictures of me of the before and after. I really notice a difference in my face. I feel like my face has looked fat in all pictures of me the last 4 months and now some of them actually look good.
anyway, with a three week old baby at 143 pounds...
and at my brother's wedding, with an almost 5 month old at 124 pounds...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I've been out for a while. I am sick. I can barely breathe without coughing and I have a fever. NO working out right now until I'm better. Most likely next week. Doing okay with the eating. I'll weigh myself tomorrow and see where I am. I am Super close to my goal - I can tell with the way clothes are fitting.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I didn't run for one week. I didn't exercise either. I blame Aunt Flo for that, wouldn't you?

But, on monday I ran 2 miles. It was harder than before since I hadn't done anything in a while. I can't believe how fast you can lose it.
yesterday I ran one mile, did some sprints, and 3 sets of bleachers.

today I am taking off.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Today I ran 2.25 miles without stopping in 20 minutes flat. YAY me!!!!

That's much faster than I thought I was running, so I'm pretty happy about that.

I probably could have gone longer today. Would I be ready for a 5K next saturday??

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I just finished my two mile run for today.

I weigh 125 right now. The weight is coming off really slowly right now. 3-4 more pounds to go.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

go me!

After a week of no exercise (it's been raining non-stop),

I ran two miles this morning. My legs felt good but after a little more than half-way, my breathing was really struggling.

I have no idea what I weight right now. I will try a friend's scale tomorrow.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Weight is 126 as of saturday.

goal of 124.5 for this saturday.

one month to go until my 10 year high school reunion and my brother's wedding.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I just ran two miles without stopping!!!!!!!!


30 day shred tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

getting there

I ran for my second time this week.

run 3/4 mile
walk 1/4 mile
run 3/4 mile.

and guess what? I DID it!!!!!!

although I ate raisinettes today. shoot.

tomorrow I think will be 30 day shred.

I really want to be 126 lbs. on saturday.

Monday, August 31, 2009


well, I just finished my first run of week five of the couch to 5K challenge.
it was so much easier than last week. it's almost like I just passed the wall and am able to just go for a while and not feel like I was dying. It was GREAT. It still wasn't easy, but I am encouraged that I will be able to actually run a 5K.

I had some cookies and "bad" foods this weekend so I am renewed in my eating well challenge.
I need to incorporate more protein.

Here's to runners, I am becoming one of you!

weight is 127.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Monday and tuesday I did my couch to 5K running. I am on week four.

When I run, I feel like I want to die.

It hurts SO BAD. It is so strange that I can swim for a long time and while my muscles hurt and I get tired, I can do it. Same with biking.

When I run, my body is fighting me to continue to do what I am asking of it. My stomach goes into knots that make me want to puke. I get cramps in my side and shoulder. I can't breathe at all and feel like I'm suffocating. (although that could be the humidity.) My legs feel okay, actually.

If it hurts so bad then why am I doing it? I suppose I like torture. (kidding) This is one of the biggest challenges (physically) that I've faced. And I am certainly the type to look a challenge in the eye and say, "You can't beat me." and when someone tells me that I can't do something then I usually think to myself, I will prove you wrong.
I also really like the way runner's legs look and I want them.

I can do this.
I can do this.
I will do this.

wish me luck.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Today I jumped to week three of the couch to 5K program at the track to actually calculate distance. I've just been running in the neighborhood and guess-timating as well as I can on time/distance.

Well, this morning's workout was WAY easier than I thought it would be. so much so that when i ws done I ran two sets of bleachers and did an abs video when I got home. I guess I've been running further than I thought.

On monday I will jump ahead to week 4 and see how that goes. if that's too easy as well, then i guess I'll jump to week five.

Still have about 5 lbs. to go.

Friday, August 21, 2009

still trucking

yesterday I went for a run again.

this morning I did the P90X core workout again - 1 hour.

tomorrow morning I would like to run one more time. I think I might go to the track so I can know how much distance I go. I can't believe how much I feel like I am gasping for air at then end of running. I am SO out of shape. BUT I've done it once before and I can do it again. consistancy is the key.

eating is going well.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


This is what I look like after I run.
Dave is worried because my face is so red but hey...it's 100 degrees everyday. wouldn't your face be red too?
It's hard to run with three little kids at home every day. Actually, it's hard to excercise with three little kids, period.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I did workout today,

but I fell off the wagon a little bit with the sweets.

However, after I ate a candy bar I didn't want anymore. I felt a little sick to my stomach, and grossed out and weak.

there is a reason healthy food is good for you. It makes you feel good!!!!

back on the wagon so I can feel better.

Friday, August 14, 2009


yesterday I did some cardio, today I did body sculpting and tomorrow I am doing the stretching P90X video.

BUT, I weighed myself today and have lost 4 pounds in the last two weeks!

weight right now is 128.

6 more pounds to go and I will be thrilled.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

getting there

yesterday I did jillian michaels 30 day shred - level one.

today I went for a run after dave got home from work. 100 degree weather with 100% humidity plus not in shape yet = red face and very sweaty christine.

I started the couch to 5K program again with week one. you can find info here.
my breathing is what killed me on this. my legs felt kind of okay, but I just couldn't catch my breath at all. that's okay, I'll get there.

I had a couple PB m&m's today and they made me sick to my stomach. interesting.

Friday, August 7, 2009


from P90X

very good.

I've noticed that my stomach is getting flatter. also my calf muscles are coming back.

i had a brownie today

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


So my one hour stretched itself into one 30 minute session, one 20 minute session, and one 10 minute session today.

dang baby.

core workout from the P90X videos.


I did it all and I am FEELING it today. holy cow!

Can I say that I love those videos? I've only done two but they are just fantastic. I love all the stretching/yoga moves in there, the random bits of cardio, the sculpting excercises they do. I mean, really - wow. I also love that they are an hour. I WANT my heart rate up for an hour. I don't like that every other video out there is like 10-20 minutes long. that's not long enough for me!

I recommend these to everyone (but they are not for beginners). love them.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


monday I did levels one and two of my biggest loser cardio video and ab sculpting pilates - for a total of one hour.

today I did kempo from the P90X videos - 1 hour.

I am SORE from yesterday but feel really good.

I have broken my sweet tooth candy/dessert addiction (woohoo!), and now eat fruit when I want sweets. my portion control is going well and the lbs. are coming off.

this morning I got my board shorts on for swimming!!!! YAY!!! when Ty was 2.5 weeks old I couldn't pull them up past my thighs.

things are going well. I have until October 10 to lose the last of the weight (my brother is getting married and I will be in pictures!)

Friday, July 31, 2009

OK, I'm back

from vacation and down 10 lbs with 10 more to go.

I now have some clothes that fit even though not all of them fit yet.

my goals are to work out 5 days a week for one hour each with assorted activities.

also to work on portion size and to not snack.

weight right now is 132.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

2 month stats

At two months postpartum (or however you spell it), I am weighing in at 132 lbs. I am doing better on my desire for sweets and portion size. Also, any time I eat anything, I always make sure to get some protein so I don't have a sugar low later on.

I have about 10 lbs. to go until I am completely satisfied, and I excited to get back into the 120's!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I am doing really bad at the sweets thing.
Goal for today = NO SWEETS

But I have still been working out and love feeling stronger and a little sore the next day.

another goal is portion control.

and to only eat when I'm hungry instead of snacking because I'm bored.

My thighs are a little smaller and I've noticed that my butt is getting higher (is that weird?), although my clothes still don't fit.

I tried on some new shorts (size 6)and they fit great except for around my waist where I couldn't button them. so I went the next size up(size 8) and they fit my waist but looked completely stupid and baggy everywhere else. So I figure I will need to lose the layer of fat around my waist before I can wear some pants and have them look good.

less than 12 hours until bed time. less than 12 hours of no sweets.
I can do it!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Yesterday I worked Abs and today I did the 30 day shred again. the only thing I can't do on that level one is the full out push-ups. I have to be on my knees to do the right amount of time that they do it. I think I am just not strong enough to carry those extra pounds.

tomorrow I am going to do either level 2 of the 30 day shred or level 2 of the cardio max and then more abs.

Goal for today - no sweets again.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I did not have any sweets yesterday!! Even after a friend brought over some cookies! But, today I am going to have to eat some (it's a trial, I know). I did the biggest loser cardio today and was a little bored. I think I might have to go to level 2. I think I like the 30 day shred better.
anyway, still trucking along.

Monday, June 1, 2009


I have been working out for one week and one day. This is the third day that I've done the 30 day shred and I am amazed at how much stronger I am in just one week. By the end of last week I had a lot of sore muscles. I could actually feel my body again instead of feeling like a sloth, and it's not an altogether unpleasant feeling.

I ate a bunch of sweets this weekend and my stomach hasn't felt good since! So today I am renewed in my goal. Today I will have NO sweets. NONE. I might have some tomorrow, but today I will not have any.

For lunch I am going to have a LARGE grilled chicken salad, water, and maybe an apple if I have a desire for something sweet.

Oh, and I measured my waist, hips, and thighs yesterday to see how many inches I need to lose in each area. Yikes. I need to lose 3 inches off my waist, 3 off my hips, and 2 off my thighs before I am back to normal. I will remeasure in 2 weeks to see if I've made any progress.

Friday, May 29, 2009


I went shopping yesterday to buy some shorts. SO FRUSTRATING! I tried on like, 20 different pairs of shorts and didn't get anything. The two pairs of shorts I liked Target didn't carry in my size. (well, they did, they were just gone)
This morning I tried on my "fat" shorts and I got them buttoned!!!! YAY!!! So I am going to wear these until they get loose as well and then I'll buy some new ones. In a smaller size. So now I have one pair of jeans and one pair of shorts to wear. Better than maternity clothes!

Yesterday I did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred workout and I will do it again today when Ty goes down for a nap.

And I've noticed something as I've been trying to add a huge portion of fruits and veggies with protein to my diet (and not cutting sweets yet). I realized that just by increasing my intake of the good for me items, I crave the sweets and bad foods less. Also, when I do eat them (like the cake I had last night) I don't feel as satisfied and kind of sick to my stomach. I didn't expect that to happen.

Well, baby's asleep and I'm off to sweat!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Today I did the biggest loser cardio workout again. I can't believe how much easier it was today than monday. I still couldn't do the intensity, but at least I got through the whole thing this time.

I kind of wish I knew what I weighed. Anyone have a scale that I can step on for 10 seconds??

None of pants/shorts fit except for my fat jeans. they are starting to get loose everywhere except my waist so that in encouraging. Tomorrow I am going to buy a pair of "transition" shorts so that at least I can have something to wear!

eating has been going well today, the cupcakes are not even tempting me. (ok, maybe a little) but I'm still not going to eat one.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


is what i did today. The Abs one. Once again, Ty started fussing about 12 minutes in. but...I did do 12 minutes of ab work, so I'm happy with that for today. My butt and hamstrings are SO sore from yesterday. 

I think I will do every other day cardio and every other day some body sculpting of some kind until I get my strength up.

A church member brought dinner last night and brought cupcakes!!!! AHHHHH!!!!

I did eat one last night and I'm hoping to only eat one today. (keep your fingers crossed) Luckily, there are only three left.

Monday, May 25, 2009

no more!

the cookies are GONE! I went to get one more last night (I think I ate 4 yesterday)...and there weren't any left!!!!!

I have bittersweet thoughts about this.

But I did do level one of my biggest loser cardio video this morning. it is 20 minutes long. I am so weak. I could only do 4 pushups, and none of the jumping. I'm actually a little glad that I had to feed Ty in the middle of it so I could catch my breath. 

But I feel empowered after that and my shower that I was able to make a goal and stick to it! 

I'm a little hungry right now so I'm going to have an apple, I think. Maybe some wheat thins? Triscuits? 

Sunday, May 24, 2009


My goal for tomorrow is to do level one of my cardio biggest loser video. it's 20 minutes long and I'm anticipating it being REALLY hard.  Like, clutching my chest because I can't catch my breath and lots of sweating (which I'm doing anyway since my body is ridding itself of all the excess water), and a really red face at the end. My older kids will really like it, they love to do videos with me. 

And those cookies,


there are only 4 left. And NO I didn't eat them all. (seriously) Dave had a very guilty looking face when I commented that a lot of the cookies were gone. And I'm sure my mom has been sneaking them when I'm sleeping! I am so glad the cookies are about to be gone - no more temptation!

I think I'm doing good on portions and veggies/protein. I don't remember being this thirsty with my others but maybe I just don't remember. SO THIRSTY! All hours of the day -and night - I feel completely parched. When does that end?

Dave told me to be patient and give myself a couple weeks to see results. How come I can't count on a couple days? 

::Repeating to myself::

Patience is a virtue...
patience is a virtue...
patience is a virtue...

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I have a pair of "fat jeans" that I'm sure every other girl has as well. I've had them for about 6 years and they have seen me through each of my post-pregnancy weeks so far. I tried them on yesterday and they did not fit. Too small. 
They are a size 10 from gap. Normally, they are so huge on me and look completely stupid. It's a big emotional hit when such huge pants are too small for you. 
Today I decided to try them on again just to see how many days it would take. I got them on today!!!!!  They weren't what i would call comfy, my belly hasn't gone down quite enough yet, but I fit into them! YAY!
I think it is just amazing how quickly the baby weight drops right after, it's like it melts off of you and I don't even know what I did to make it disappear.

And here is what I ate yesterday,
6am - 2 bowls kashi golean crunch, water
10 am - glucerna bar and water
12:15 - HUGE salad with leftover steak, chocolate milk
1pm - 2 cookies
3pm - 2 cookies
6:15pm - BBQ brisket sandwich (not very big), baked beans, mashed potatoes (small serving), 1 small bisquit, and water.
7pm - 2 cookies

dang those cookies! I'm actually pretty impressed that I was able to only eat 2 at a time, since i can usually down 10 without thinking about it. I'm thinking about those cookies right now actually trying to figure out how badly I want one before lunch. 

This morning I had 1/2 bagel with low fat cream cheese and water.
lunch will be steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, and milk.

I'm off to take a nap!

Friday, May 22, 2009

It begins

Well, I had my baby on Tuesday!

So here we go, not a lot of exercising right now(duh), but I can watch what I eat and not go crazy! Although, since my mom made the best cookies in the world today, I might have a hard time restricting myself until they are gone.

So for now, I am going to work on portion control and make sure I get my veggies and proteins in as well as a butt-load of water.

Since I had a baby about 2 days ago, my tummy has some extra fat on it - and some skin, I guess - that I don't normally have. So when I walk around the house, I can feel it moving. It's a strange feeling and one I'm not altogether comfortable with. Do other people feel their belly shake when they walk too? I mean, normally? Does it bother them the way it bothers me? It just doesn't feel right. I hope that's the first thing to go.

Oh, and I have no idea how much I weigh right now.

Friday, May 15, 2009


I was reading THIS ARTICLE in meridian magazine today and one section really stood out at me:

"It is interesting to note that the Evil One has no body – yet he endlessly tempts and torments us with things that we can do (or not do) and foods that we can consume that will harm our own bodies.  Is there a connection between our evil world and the alarming increase with obesity for people of all ages, and the increasing number of both inappropriate foods to eat and limitless ways to market them? "

I never really thought about Satan trying to get us to harm our bodies through food, although it does makes complete sense to me. fascinating.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

as time ticks away

today was my last dr. appointment.

I weighed in at 158 again. so If I stick with the dr. scale, then I didn't gain any weight this week.

I still feel pretty nauseaus whenever I eat anything.

three days until my due date and my induction was moved to tuesday. (woohoo)

pretty soon and I get to start my weight loss!

I'm hoping I lose 18 lbs. in the hospital so I leave at 140. that way, I don't have as much to lose at home!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

7 days

Officially I have seven days left until my due date. If I don't go on my own, I have an induction scheduled on the 20th, so I know I won't go past that.

However, When I weighed myself yesterday, I was at 156, not 158.

I haven't really been hungry the last couple days (I guess too much baby takes up my tummy room), that's possibly why I've lost a couple pounds.

Maybe i will deliver at 155 instead of being closer to 160. That would be nice.

Today is mothers day and I had a cookie and a baggie of hershey kisses from church. How is one supposed to turn away chocolate? I would really like to know.


My normal weight and I guess my goal weight is 125 pounds normally. I usually wear a size 4 (or a 2, depending on the brand).  I'm hoping I lose at least 10-13 lbs. in the hospital, that's not unreasonable, is it? How about losing 25 lbs. in the hospital?
The hormones are making me delirious.

Friday, May 8, 2009

So it begins

This blog is my journal entries relating to my mission to get my normal body back after having my THIRD child. I have my 10 year high school reunion this year (high incentive) as well as the goals to run a half marathon, some bike races I want to do, and start participating in triathlons again. 

I'm not going to lie, I am going to be very honest on this blog. about how much I weigh, what I'm eating, and how I'm exercising.

So here's the deal, I have nine days left in this pregnancy and I'm up 33 lbs. weighing in at 158 right now.  That freaks me out since I delivered my first at 155 and my second at 150. I know my problem is my absolute LOVE for sweets. That's going to be my biggest challenge in this journey, is to tone down the sweets, maybe cut them out completely for a while. It might be a fun experiment for a while, to see what happens. I've always allowed myself to indulge since I work out so much but always wondered what my body would look like if I exercised AND didn't have sweets.

Anyway, that's what's going on and here's hoping I have this baby in the next week so I can get started on being one hot momma of three!