Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring!

Nothing Like the Start of Spring Time to Get Back on Track with Working Out! I will do my last longer run today before the ING NEXT SUNDAY!!!!!!!!

I'm really looking forward to celebrating with my dear friend and sorority sister this weekend. We are celebrating her upcoming nuptials to a wonderful guy with a night of FUN!!

I hope to remember to take pictures!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Quite a Bit Going On

The next few weeks are looking pretty, pretty busy. I'm always busy, but the next few weeks are seeming to be more busy than usual. The ING Half Marathon is coming up at the end of the month (the rain has prevented me from training like I want/need), but I'll be ready. My wonderful sorority sister/dear friend is getting married in May--I'm co-hosting her shower/bachelorette party this weekend. I'm traveling for work, and work is really picking up (no complaints here). I have registered as a replacement player for a singles tennis league on top of my doubles team. I'm still trying to fit in strength/kettlebell training. AND, I'm trying to fit in rest on top of all of that.

Although blogging has become a labor of love, I may not be on as much at least for the next few weeks. Trust, I WILL HAVE MET SOME GOALS by the time I'm back on again.

Until I get back on, I'll be Losing Fat and Winning In Life!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Feeling Like Shay Shay Again and Life is Golden!

Today was the first time I felt like myself in almost a week. Although the bubble guts were not fun, it gave me time to really think about what and how much I was eating. Don't get me wrong, I'm a pretty consistent clean eater, but I still have not been as consistent as I need to be (and probably was eating too many calories) to meet Shay Shay-style goals.

Now that I'm feeling like Shay Shay again, I'm more focused than ever. Today, I hit the pavement for the first time in about a week. My Sweetie and I tackled some major hills today (He, in a 40 lb weight vest!!!). It was a tough run, but I know I WILL BE READY for the ING Georgia half marathon in 20 DAYS!!

On a another note: Although I have been Losing Fat and Winning in Life for almost 16 months, Life for Me is Truly Golden Right Now! I have now lost over 50 lbs! I have to check my body fat percentage and pictures show that I have work to get into the bikini shape I want, but I WILL GET THERE!!

How do I know-- Because I AM SHAY SHAY!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Challenges Always Come . . .

Challenges always come, but they don't have to rule! The last few days I've been battling some type of stomach bug. Without sharing too much, let's just say I've been a little uncomfortable lately. I have had to eat very bland foods. The good thing is that clean eating made it easy because I don't regularly eat the grease and sugar that I've been told to avoid.

I was all ready to really start working out like my Sweetie and boom--I get the bubble guts. As I go through this journey toward optimal health and fitness, I'm learning that challenges are just a part of the excursion (sore knees, hurt foot, work, other commitments). I cannot let the challenges win. Although I haven't been feeling my best, I have still managed to get in some moderate exercise. I didn't want to let this setback get me into a "lazy" mode.

On the bright side, I'm really looking forward to Spring and Summer! The weather is supposed to be really nice this weekend. I'm hoping that my stomach will let me fully enjoy it. This is the first summer t/swim hat I'm really looking forward to because I WILL look great in that bikini this summer! With the hint of warm weather and body fat to loose, I'm more motivated than ever!!

Bring it on!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Work Out Like My Man; Look Like His Lady

Happy March 1st! A new month, a new opportunity to set goals and meet challenges! Steve Harvey has a new best selling book, Think Like A Man; Act Like A Lady. I haven't read it, but I listen to Mr. Harvey in the mornings, so I have some insight to what he means.

These days, I find inspiration and motivation in the most unlikely things. Mr. Harvey's book got me to thinking about the wonderful physique my Sweetie is developing and how he gets there. He doesn't eat any cleaner than I, but the intensity of his work out is 10 times mine. I am convinced that it is his workout that provides him with the body-shaping edge.

Starting today, the first day of a new month, which is the perfect opportunity to issue a new challenge to myself: Shay Shay will Work Out Like My Man; Look Like His Lady. I need to face the fact that my plateau (although I see progress) is more than likely due to the intensity of my workouts.

I am confident that with clean eating and more intense training, I will truly get out of this plateau and to my goal.

Shay Shay let's do this: Work out like my man and look like the lady that makes him stick out those new, buffed pecks.

Happy March!