Wednesday, May 25, 2011

LOVE this quote...

But before I post it...

In a deep moment of weakness, I was about to order Chinese food.  Well now I'm officially on vacay until Tuesday and I had the number pre-dialed on my phone with my order ready, I suddenly told myself, "NO!... NO!, Augustina."  I told myself, "This craving is only temporary, you will feel like crap once you're done eating it.  Remember, these exact decisions are the reason you're so unhappy in you're life.  The reason you're alone, feeling ugly, etc. etc."  After having that internal dialogue, I shut my phone off and closed out of the online menu.

I proceeded to eat a 350 calorie meal instead.

Then I watched the Oprah Season Finale and the Biggest Loser Finale... and let me tell you, both were tear-jerkers!  I was sooo proud of myself for not having ordered that Chinese food, especially after those inspirational shows.

That's how it's done, I guess.  At least, that's how I'm "getting it done".  Just thought I'd share that.

Nowww onto a serious quote... I'm not a feminist... just pro-female. hahaa

"Because women's work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious and we're the first to get fired and what we look like is more important than what we do and if we get raped it's our fault and if we get beaten we must have provoked it and if we raise our voices we're nagging bitches and if we enjoy sex we're nymphos and if we don't we're frigid and if we love women it's because we can't get a "real" man and if we ask our doctor too many questions we're neurotic and/or pushy and if we expect childcare we're selfish and if we stand up for our rights we're aggressive and "unfeminine" and if we don't we're typical weak females and if we want to get married we're out to trap a man and if we don't we're unnatural and because we still can't get an adequate safe contraceptive but men can walk on the moon and if we can't cope or don't want a pregnancy we're made to feel guilty about abortion and...for lots of other reasons we are part of the women's liberation movement." ~Author unknown, quoted in The Torch, 14 September 1987


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Doing well...

It's been awhile since I've posted, I know.  I have been doing well tho..

I think I may be switching from the Hanover gym to the YWCA, super close to my apt.  I loveeee exercise classes, that's what I live for.  The Y offers like 2-3 Zumba classes per week, so I'm excited about that.  Also, going to take another Yoga class upon my return from Tucson. 

I will be doing my best back at home to eat well.  I've already told my mom, this way she helps keep me in check. Lord knowssss I done gone bananas a few times when I've been home... it's all the dayum Mexican food. Nom nom nom... I just need to not eat like it's the last Mexican food I'll get my hands on... it will come around again.  Maybe. lol  It's hard to find that ish on the East Coast. :( Okay, I'm done pouting.

Anywho, super excited to be back home with the fam bam! I have a jam packed itinerary, my favvvv.  I love itineraries/agendas.. I know I'm strange. heh.

Here's to making healthier choices, while under pressure. Lifestyle change, not diet.


Monday, May 9, 2011


So this weekend wasn't terrible, per se.  I took a 2 day break on Friday and Saturday from exercise because I was sooo sore from the new workout. 

On Sunday I took my very first yoga class ever at the Core Connection. The class was given by master Yogi, Caitlin.  She kicked my butt in her "Heated Vinyasa Flow Yoga" class.  People think yoga is easy and very peaceful looking, but this class was anything BUT that!  I honestly can't remember the last time I sweat thatttt much!

I'll tell you what, I was sore about 5 hours after that class and I'm STILL sore.  My clothes fit me sooo well on Sunday. hahaha Talk about total detox-city!

As much as it hurt and I sucked at the class, I want to go back. The feeling afterwards was amazingggg and I love the way my clothes fit me! Sooo good.

So today after work I went to Zumba, did 15 on tread and 20 on elliptical.  Tomorrow I will do the new workout routine.  And guess what?!?  Sooo I never ever everrrr eat salads.  Wellll well, tonight was the exception.  I made myself a lil' salad... it was tasty. I can't explain to you how proud I am of myself and NO desert. :)

I've come to the conclusion (on my own) that I'm eating too many carbs, esp. during the night time. We'll see how this Saturday's weigh-in goes. :-/ I'm nervous only because I don't want to get discouraged. At least I can now feel a difference in my clothes. 

Aiight, night!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

First day of new workout routine...

So the fitness specialist I saw on Saturday came up with a new fabulous workout routine for me.  Fabulous... haaa!

I was sweating like made today, a very good thing.  Today was soooo stressful at work, it has been for the past few weeks, so my working out has been my saving grace.  Lots of 'pent' up stuff and it's healthy to release it all, so that's good stuff.

I did:
Crunches, squats, lunges, step-ups, all with weights and on exercise balls and 3 mins of hitting it hard on the elliptical between exercises. Ohhhh meng!

Anywho, tomorrow is CINCO DE MAYO! AYyyyy yai yaiiii!

I hope to spend it with some friends at this restaurant called Cancun.  I've never heard of it, but they say it's bomb-bizzay.  I must control myself... only 1 drink!

Dang, this whole not drinking thing is definitely difficult.  Not that I'm an alchy, but I definitely enjoy my beer and wine and ... yeah.   It's just hard to resist, is all. 

I'm sore as all heck, and probz will be even worse tom morning. Ohhhh boy!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I know, it's almost been a week since I posted last.

Quick updates and then I'll legit update tomorrow.  Fitness specialist has set-up a nice little routine for me.  I will try that on Wednesday... or maybeee tomorrow if I'm feeling lucky/ballsy.

We will look at my food logs on Wednesday to determine the weightloss issue.  As a friend told me tonight, don't focus on the actual weight, just know that you're pushing yourself and getting healthier.  If you can feel slight changes in your clothes and the feeling of getting stronger, then you're doing alright.  That being said, the scale is hidden.  It's been 'hidden', but it's for reals hidden now.

Also, had a dec weekend.  My car was giving me trouble today... overheating and whatnot, so needless to say it was a stressful day at work.  I picked up my car and then went home to eat dinner... no gym.  I've noticed a trend.  I'll speak more to this 'trend' in tomorrow's post.  Can anyone guess what trend I'm spotting...

Speaking of spotting trends, loveeeee the site:  Soooo good!

Okay, gotta go to bed.