None of my Pants Fit

This morning I tried on 3 pairs of pants and promptly ripped them off my body! YUCK!

None of my pants fit. And I’m being that dumb vain girl and REFUSING to go up a size.

My “1 Month Post Wedding Eat-A-Thon” is FREAKING DONE!

Yuck.

This morning I had a Lean Pocket, and apple and an Iced SKINNY Vanilla Latte for Breakfast.

I will just be so so so sad if I gain anymore weight. So I started tracking my food on Spark People again. Keeping it under 1400 calories. And at 4:30 I’m going to do my 3.5 mile walk/jog that I mapped out last week. We have a Baptism and TWO weddings (one of them I’m the Maid Of Honor) in the next 5 months, and I don’t want to look like crap in any of them.

My dreams of being a size 10 are long gone though. I’m ok being this size, but the SMALL end of this size, not the BIG end. I like my pants to fit lose, not tight. So if you see me around town eating Man Pies, or Mallards, or Bagelry, or the Creperie, Kick me in the shin and say “MORGAN DO NOT EAT THAT, GO WORK OUT!”

So that’s that.

I posted these on ForTheLoveOfSkinny’s Facebook page, but I will share them here too to keep me (us) motivated!

Back to the Pavement

Today at work we had a Celebration Breakfast for a co-worker who hit his 5 year mark. The topic quickly turned to this co-workers dedication to riding his Bike to and from work, every single day. He says he lives about 7 miles from work (in my neighborhood) and he loves it. He even invented these Bike “Snow Tires” so he can ride his bike in the snow! Him and his wife just bought a house in the county and someone asked if he plans to still ride to and from work. He said he had already tested it, and that it is 13 miles each way. He says it takes him about 50 minutes to ride to work, and 50 minutes home.

I was shocked! This guy is willing to give up TWO HOURS of his day to ride his bike to and from work! CRAZY! Then everyone sat around talking about marathons (that woman who ran Boston at 9 month pregnant) and half marathons, and all the old people, fat people, young people they knew who had turned their lives around by walking, then running. It was just so inspiring.

Before the wedding I had taken up a bit of running, well…slow jogging? And it was DAMN hard! I once told someone I was working up to do a 5k, and they said “What? That’s so easy, you can run a 3.2 miles!” But I couldn’t, honestly. I still can’t. I can run MAX 2 miles without stopping, and that is EXHAUSTING!  My legs hurt and I’m out of breath, and mentally drained. I wont say it’s an excuse, but I’m sorry, if you weigh less than 150 pounds running has got to be way easier for you. Seriously. Try running holding an extra 50 pound weight. It’s flat-out hard to run when you are bigger. No lie. Not that I’m not strong, I’m very strong. I’m actually (well I was before the wedding) in pretty good shape. I worked out regularly and ate healthy. I don’t smoke, I drink very little, and I am in a constant state of trying to live a healthier life. Still though, I am not thin, not at a healthy BMI, not average in size. It’s something I work on every day. I LOVE the idea of being Skinny, but I just don’t see it ever happening for me. I have never been significantly smaller than I am right now, since I was 15.

None the less, I have to watch myself, and Mr. Gaunt for that matter. We can gain weight in a matter of DAYS! So we have to constantly check ourselves, our eating, our physical fitness, to keep at an acceptable (yet still over weight) weight. Which bring me to OCTOBER 25th.

OCTOBER 24th will be the 1 month deadline I gave myself to eat whatever I wanted and NOT work out at all. It was my month off that I felt I really needed to get some sanity back after the wedding. So on OCTOBER 25th we will be back to a healthier lifestyle. Less Cheese, less bread, less sugar, less butter, less food. More moving, lifting and stretching! I’m going to get a yoga DVD and see if Mr. Gaunt and I can’t do a little of our own yoga in the evenings. I also want to get back to my strength training before bed, makes yah feel better! Lastly Running. I’m starting today. I have a NEW 3.5 mile plan that I plan to start doing at least 4 times a week. I will start with walking, then move into jogging, and hopefully maybe by the new year I will be able to do the whole thing without stopping! It’s a Goal!

I’ll keep you updated as usual! If my coworker can ride his bike for 2 hours just to get ot work, then I can dedicate a solid hour 4 days a week to keeping my butt smaller! Plus I think it’s better to start this stuff now, keep OFF the holiday weight, then start in the New Year after you gained all the Holiday weight. Booo.

Anyone else Not planning on gaining weight this Holiday season?

 

Cliche

I would just like to note what a ridiculous Health Food Snack Cliche I am.

When I got home from the gym I was famished and proceeded to eat the following:

-1/2 an Avocado

-A handful of Banana Chips

-A handful of Raw Almonds

-A small piece of 80% Dark Chocolate

-A few Organic cat shaped graham crackers

Where the hell are the Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips and the Costco chocolate muffins! Good lord….WHHHHYYY am I STILL chubby. People who deprive themselves of all amazing junk food really shouldnt be punished with the worlds largest thighs….just saying.

Oh and usually I do 45 minutes on the Elliptical (with the arms) which is about 4.5 miles and 400-450 calories burned. Today though my inner elbow joints were hurting so I did the treadmill. In 45 minutes on the treadmill I worked my ASS off and only did 3 miles, 300 Calories, and I wanted to die at the end. Who the hell would do a treadmill when Mr. Elliptical is soooo sweet to me and my knees.

Mamma Dont Hate the Cold

Today Mr. Gaunt and I ran two miles without stopping…woop. This is only the second time we have done this. I’m not one to reach a goal and then force myself to keep doing it. Sometimes I only run 1 mile without stopping, sometimes only a 1/2 mile.

In Washington right now we are having what some may describe as crappy summer weather. Yes I suppose I can see the downfalls of little sun. Obviously no one is tanning or swimming or running through the sprinkler. HOWEVER nothing is more pleasant than running in 57 degree overcast weather with a slight breeze…PERFECTION! Yesterday I had an interview, and I WASNT all hot a sweaty in my interview clothes. When Mr. Gaunt sits in his car on break he doesn’t have to turn on the air conditioning! I’m sorry, but mild = Awesome!

I’m seeing lawn mowing and gardening in my future! And anytime I feel like I may miss the Colorado weather, I look as this and can FEEL the uncomfortable blazing heat that never ends, and I’m glad I live where I do.

Today I have to go to the DMV before I go to work…lame. The DMV sucks so so so much. I promise this weekend to share some of the wedding goodies that have arrived in the mail this week! Plus I need to get my sister (who is a good sewer) to help me make some table runners this weekend!

This May be a No Running Week.

Yesterday Mr. Gaunt and I had to go to the DMV to get Washington drivers license. It took and hour and half to do a 3 minute process. There was no time to workout. I have to go back to a different DMV tomorrow to register my car, which I’m sure will take just as long. So no working out tomorrow either. DMVs suck.

Today however I was planning on doing my workout. Its what I promised myself when I started these 60 hour weeks, that I would NOT give u my running. Today it is pouring rain. Not that rain makes it impossible to workout, but it’s not that pleasant either. It makes the sweat run into your eyes, which burns a lot. It also just makes you wanna quit. In Colorado today its 100 degrees, so although the rain makes it hard to run, I’ll take our 65 degrees over there 100 degrees!

So instead my mom is coming to pick me up and we are going to do Deep Water Running! Yay for moms who go to the pool everyday!

Oh and BIG BIG things are happening today at 4pm. So if you remember at 4pm, send good SUCCESSFUL thoughts my way!

Summer Running, Had me a Blast…

I totally forgot today is the first day of SUMMAH!

Mr. Gaunt and I sat down this morning and wrote down all (or most) of the music for the wedding, as well as mapped out the timeline. Exciting stuff, I know. Then it got late (10am) and we still hadn’t worked out. Mr. Gaunt was actually icing his knee that has ben bugging him. For a minute we discussed not working out and just doing our errands for the day. But with my new work schedule being TEN HOURS of sitting down, I knew that skiing my workout would be a bad idea. So I left Mr. Gaunt at home and went running. I had already decided to just do 30 minutes, and to try to run as much of that as I could. Then I decided right after I started running that I would just shoot for two miles (previously I have only done 1.5 without stopping). Sure enough I got on a good pace and jogged a whole TWO MILES! Woop Woop! I’m sure people driving past are shocked at my ability to jog so slowly, but my heart stay beating hard the whole time, so its good enough for me!

via Gmaps Pedometer (the greatest workout tool EVER!)

Mr. Gaunt and I have to go to Michael’s today to get stuff to make our groomsmen boutonnieres! I’m actually very excited about this little project, as we are doing something very non-traditional, but very cute!

But first…cofffee…iced…20 oz…drooooool….