Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SCC Week 4 Check In, Week 5 Goals

Week 4

Week 4 I didn't have any goals. I was pretty much a break for me to get my thoughts together

Week 5

  • Gym: Wednesday and Thursday
  • Eat out one meal for the week: Choice between Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner
  • Take my vitamins every day including the weekends
  • Drink 64+ ounces of water a day
  • Try a new recipe: I always eat the same stuff prepared the same way so this will be good for. If anyone has any good recipes, please post a link in the comments
MINI CHALLENGE--- Caffeine free....The week I come back this has to be the challenge. This is gonna be a toughie but I will give it a shot

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Monday, January 30, 2012


Hello Party People!!

I'm back on my blogging tip. I took a week off to get my head straight. To many things going on inside their that I wasn't really committed to my healthy lifestyle change. I was being real lazy and not caring about what I was eating and didn't feel like exercising at all. I'm a full in week into my 30s and I  just realized that I wasn't doing anything I was suppose to be doing this year. I was doing nothing to work towards my goals. I was definitely not on the path of finding my happy.

Now I have my head on straight. I'm ready to get this weight off. I don't want Spring/Summer to come around and I'm not able to find anything to cute to wear.

So fasten your seat belts. Ready for this roller-coaster ride known as Healthy Living =)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me!!

Well Today is my birthday and I have turned 30. I'm still trying to wrap my head around that. Feels like any regular Saturday. It snowed here, FINALLY and I love it cause the love the snow. Have my birthday dinner to attend tonight and then the journey in my 30s begins.

Have a great Saturday!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

SCC Week 2 Check-In & Week 3 Goals

Week 3 Goals

  • Follow the weekly schedule I made last week
  • Plan out meals/exercise
  • Do 100 crunches & 100 pushups every night
  • Stay within WW points
  • Have a great birthday(Saturday)

Let me start by saying I did good on Monday and Tuesday but Wednesday Mother Nature bought my birthday present so that derailed me the rest of the week. Needless to say I was tired and craving junk food and I gave in to that. I already expect to have a weight gain this week

Week 2 Goals
  • Develop a weekly schedule - Done!!
  • Plan out my meals/exercise -There were planned just not followed
  •  Do 100 crunches & 100 pushups a day -Crunches I did the first two days of the week. Pushups I couldnt do 100. Them suckas are hard
  •  Blog more often - Didnt do cause there was nothing to blog about
  • Go to the gym - Fail. 
One of these weeks I'm gonna gonna have checks by all of my goals :-)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Weigh In Day

I weighed in today and I weighed in at...

217lbs (loss of 1 pound)

Entering the week with a loss is always a good thing. Im already pressing forward with my goals. I did my DCC Hardbody Bootcamp DVD and my legs are still sore. Hate lunges man!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

SCC Week 1 Check-In & Week 2 Goals

Week 2 Goals
  • Develop a weekly schedule
  • Plan out my meals/exercise
  •  Do 100 crunches & 100 pushups a day
  •  Blog more often
  • Go to the gym

Week 1 Goals Review

  • Take my vitamins everyday- Vitamins taken 4 out of 7 days
  • Do 100 crunches everyday- Only did it 1 day
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes 4x a week- Only did this 2 days
  • Log my meals on WW- Did this two days.
  • Be in bed by 12AM- Major Fail!!
So Week 1 was, I would say unsuccessful. I continued to do my bad habits by drinking soda and eating fast food for lunch and sometimes dinner. Then once I get home Im to lazy to do any type of exercise. The good thing about all this is that I have learned from the mistakes I made and Im prepared to change them around. Gonna kick Week 2 in the butt!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Down But Not Out!

So its the 4th day of the year, 3rd day of the challenge, and the 2nd day of me being on it and at this point I can say: I am failing miserably. I didnt exercise at all yesterday unless u count pulling a grocery cart up the stairs. I had McDonalds and Chipotle(which is my kryptonite btw) and I didnt go to bed until like 2 in the morning. Yesterday was a big fat F.

Today I think I did a lil bit better. I had a ginger ale and some Cheddar and Sour Cream chips-BAD!!. However for dinner I had salmon and some spinach. I think the plus of the day was I was sitting in my bed on my computer, like I do every nite after work and I kept thinking I should be exercising. Finally I got my ass out the bed, popped in my DCC Yoga tape and I spent the 25 minutes doing it. Was stopping and going but I did it. Also did my crunches.

This healthy lifestyle thing is hard. I have to keep telling myself that it took years for me to put this weight on so its gonna take some time to get it off. Just gotta take it one day at a time. Im sure I will find a groove to this and have some positive results to report.


Monday, January 2, 2012

SCC Week 1 Goals & Plans

Here are my goals for the first week of the challenge


  • Take my vitamins everyday
  • Do 100 crunches everyday
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes 4x a week
  • Log my meals on WW
  • Be in bed by 12AM

Spring "Chick" Challenge

So I just started this whole blogging thing and I'm already participating in my first challenge. How's that for starting the year off on the write note. This will definately help with being accountable which I suck at. Can never stay with anything for to long. So here we go:

Name: Lakenya
Blog URL:
Age: 29 (30 on 1/21)
Location: Washington DC

1. Commit to a NSV (non scale victory) to be assessed at the start and the conclusion of the challenge.

  • Be able to fit into a size 16 pair of jeans

2. Commit to a set of nutrition parameters and track via MyFitnessPal or Sparkpeople or WW. Whatever tracking works for you. IF you are on maintenance and do not really track. What nutrition goals do your have?

  • Currently have Weight Watchers so I would like to stay within my daily points
  • Reduce my soda intake

3. Commit to a set of exercise parameters. These can be as loose or as flexible as you feel work for your personality, schedule, etc.

  • Work out 4x a week
  • Go to the gym 2x a week

4. Commit to blogging at least twice weekly and 1 of those times must be your check in with a complete up date on your progress. All other blogs could include new insights, results of weekly challenges, or just letting others know how you are doing.

  • Since Im just starting to blog this will be a good goal to set for me

5. Commit to support... both giving and receiving. Check others blogs and comment as you feel motivated to do.

  • Plan on following other "chicks" in the challenge

Starting Weight:
Target Challenge Weight Loss:  30lbs

Very First Post

So I have decided to start a blog to document my weight loss efforts in 2012. Im hoping that this will hold me accountable. I will post my exercise and food logs. Im also going to try to take pics of my food for the week so I can see where Im going wrong. Still in the prep stages so this will all begin tomorrow.