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I just finished my day 5 CARDIO…. Oh NAH I didn’t finish the entire video. Insanity, Insanity, Insanity! What I’m not going to do is feel sorry for myself. I will not feel bad that I could not finish. I had 15 minutes left to finish. I just didn’t have it in me. I gave the first 20 minutes my all.

I take martial arts and I couldn’t hang. Oh well! I will try it again the next time that dvd comes up again. Meanwhile, I will keep doing what I am doing. Eat  healthy and love me some me. Everything else will fall in place.

For those that don’t know. I am a picky eater and  I’m GLUTEN free. Now I hate a lot of things. I eat  wholefoods and rarely processed anything. I am not to king on salad or dressings. I rather have meat and a fruit. My area of eating needs a little help.

But let’s go back to me taking martial arts and can’t finish the cardio from Insanity.  It’s been a long six year with me doing martial arts. I get this new video to try to tone up and loose a few pounds and I am beat.

Geesh!

Like I said I am not going to beat myself up. Long as I feel good that I tried is all that matters. I do find it strange I couldn’t finish it.

I do feel great over all. I feel like I am changing my body slowly. I can’t wait to see what my end results will look like.

 

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I completed four days of Insanity. Tonight I will be doing day 5. So far so good. I find that the workout is a challenge.  I am sticking to it. In fact I look forward in dropping a few extra pounds. Anything to get rid of high blood pressure.

I had to get to the point where I had to want to do it for me.

Well it was my breaking point. As a diabetic I stress about my feet and legs the most. However, the meds I suppose to be taking for my high blood pressure  made my ankles and calf swell badly. For me I can’t handle that. I stress, what if it isn’t the meds? What if this or that. Suppose my skin breaks open and I get an infection. I can’t deal with that.

So, I’m changing somethings to be around a little long. It all starts with me.

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I guess this is a before of me that I am willing to show. I don’t know how much weight I am willing to drop, but long as I get rid of HBP (High Blood Pressure) !

 

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I have not blogged for over a year. Not sure where to start either.

I am  challenging myself to loose weight to get my blood pressure under control. I don’t like the new meds my doctor put me on. My ankles and calf are always swollen. That isn’t right nor cute. Never had that happen to me until the meds. Now I am scared to take the meds. This was one of my breaking point. You would think being a diabetic on insulin would have made me say I want to take less insulin, I need to do something. Nope! Not at all!

What made me break was the tight feeling I got from the side effects from the meds. I get scared when it comes to my feet and legs. I need my legs to kick. Besides this is interfering with my martial arts life style. Plus I don’t want a stroke or heart attack from high blood pressure.  My question to myself was this….. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

That may seem like a simple or easy question. It isn’t!

I ordered the Insanity videos. Maybe this will whip me up in shape and to get rid of the high blood pressure meds.  Not worried about the insulin,  I have a feeling I will be taking less dosage once I finish.

Today I got my insanity package. This is my day 1 of a 60 day challenge. I did the fit test.

One I am glad I take martial arts. Cause I would have not made it as far as I did. I think I did okay, but I still doubt myself.

One day at a time.

And one more thing. I hate when I read blogs from someone loosing weight and they don’t really say what they did to loose it. Just a brief I change my eating style, and joined the gym. No real details at all.

Well I am going to give you the good and bad. I will try to log my meals, my exercises, and my thoughts.

 

 

 

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Just a thought

I am sitting here thinking about life in general.  How times flies and every moment isn’t always accounted for. I have not blogged in a couple of years. I thought I would start back doing so. I even decided to do a few video blogs. Hell I really don’t have anything to loose by making a few videos. People will either like it or hate it. I guess you are wondering what will I video about. It’s simple me being me!  I am a diabetic and I have a fight to do everyday. I have to manage this disease every day. Listening to people that have no clue tell me what I can’t have. Some reason they have a doctors or endocrinologist degree I was unaware of.  Yes there are many videos out there. Yes , yes, yes! But wait, mines may not be the same ole same ole. Mines may be different. I may even show the part of me that no one sees. Well not that part because I am not that crazy. Maybe the silly or humor part of me.

I am diabetic, I am a fighter, and I am me.  A lot have changed in my life. I have a Dexcom that have saved my life several times. It is a CGM (continues glucose meter) . It reads your blood sugar levels every five minutes. It alarms when rising or dropping. It is one amazing tool for diabetics. You still have to finger stick yourself 3 times a day.  However, this is one of the best tools I have. I would not trade this in for any other.

Okay enough for the moment. I will be back soon!

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I am sick! I caught a could. Geesh you would think I never got sick before. Well I hurt all over. Nose running and a cough that won’t quit. For the past several days I have been running a fever.

My Godmother called to check on me. She heard I was sick. So she told me to make some Veggie soup. Told me how to make it. Then said I can do rice of beans.

While she was explaining it. My brain was saying eww. I hate Veggies and I hate beans. I listen and I said I will do what she says because she knows best. Plus she looks good for her age.

So I went to work! I started to build the the soup up in stages. No I am not a chief, but cooking runs in my family.

I added yellow, orange, and red peppers.  Then mixed in a whole onion.  So far so good!

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Then I added some garlic & ginger. (A lot of it)

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I had chopped up some baby carrots. Now this is where it lost me. I hate the veggie more than others. Okay I am starting to hate on this already.

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Added corn. Anyone that knows me knows. I hate corn too. I like nothing about it. Those peppers better do some magic. I hope I put enough garlic and ginger in this pot.

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Who ever decided that string beans was good…..LIED! I use to like them, but as I got older,…, they suck.

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Then I added A LOT of crushed peppers. If I am going to eat this….. I want spicy…I want to try to cover the veggies I hate…… as if this would help.

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Then I had the nerve to top it off with 15 beans. Some packet fell out and I trashed that.  I didn’t want to try it because I felt it was not worth messing it up more. Yes, in my head I was making a mess with foods I hate.

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I added Trader Joe’s Low Sodium Chicken Broth and 3 cups of water.  I cooked this on low to medium heat  for about 4 to 5 hours.

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Here it the end result. Now time to taste it. Hey, it looks good and I can’t smell anything. Yes I said it. It looks good.

I tasted it and liked it.  Amazingly it is good. I would changed the carrots and chop them smaller.  The peppers gave it a nice flavor. The ginger added a boost as well. My best buddy the crush peppers made it spicy. I can see me making this again.

Thanks Godmommy!

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I was on this machine when thoughts started to flow through my head.

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So many times I wondered why many people say they can’t before they try. Perhaps they have tried and nothing worked. Well I have been trying for many fails and I try again. Each time I try something new and something different. One of these days my body will give up and let good happen to it.

Since it is giving me a battle. I am giving it one back. I refuse to give up and let my body win. If I do this it means I let all odds of chance not work for me.

Someday that phrase will work for me. In the mean time I will leave it be. I thought of it just like that.

Here I am on this machine. In my head I see this huge woman. She is around 400lbs. Her legs hurt, back aches, and most of all she don’t think she can make it on here for 5 minutes.

I snapped this pic of me to go back and look at it. This mere image of me don’t look like that 400lb lady I was seeing at the gym. In fact she looked somewhat out of shape, but not enough to see what I saw.

I really have to get out that mind set on how I look. The image I see is not what others sees in me. See we all are humans and some how we have imagine of people and how we see them each and everyday. Some might be annoying, silly, stupid, shy, bashful, cute, and so on. It is all about how we carry ourselves.

You know what. I love myself regardless of how I look. America has this thing that skinny is best. Well not everyone needs to be a zero to be beautiful. As long as you are healthy that is the most important part.

Then I went on to think. I am the only one that can control my life. No one is holding a gun to my head saying stuff your cheeks with these un-healthy treats and foods. I am the one that buys the food. I am the one that don’t follow basic rules for shopping. Buy fresh and box life stays on the shelf.

I can make this change and do it now. I don’t need to wait until it is too late to say I should have, could have, would have, and so on. What is stopping me isn’t the next person. I am the only one that stops me.

So what will I do about it. I will start buy buying healthier. I am sure I will want something I use to like. Maybe one day I will have what I like from time to time.

I am not looking at anything I do as a diet, but as a change.

I started today with gluten free. My life is changing today.

Let’s see how this will work out for me.

By the way I did 20 mins on that machine. Then did 20 mins of weights right after.

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The Gym was closed today. Yeah right! They post a note saying closed. I went in anyway. Why? Because I still needed to workout. I decided to do a show and tell. Maybe this will help someone other than saying what I did. So here was my workout for the day.

2011-09-08_19-29-04_584This baby right here is my new favorite. If you do this behind your head. Your upper arm workout is good. If you do this in front of you. You can feel your muscles in your stomach big time. I did 12 reps 5 times.  Front and back!

2011-09-08_19-29-26_867 This is just a push out.  Working the arms. I did 12 reps 10 times.

2011-09-08_19-29-41_560 This is the other arm machine. You close it and open it. Not sure I am wording it right. I did 12 reps 10 times.

2011-09-08_19-30-05_725 I did 60 sit ups total on this.

Now in between the 4 machines I rotated between them.  After I worked 20 mins. on the elliptical. I might have done about 120 calorie burn. I am not counting it though. I work that elliptical first before the other machine.

2011-09-08_20-16-14_661 This is me. Yep! I am not in gray this time. My problem area is that big ass belly. No I am not pregnant, but sure look like I am ready to pop. I was so tired and said it is for the better me.

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I made it to 200 calorie burn. I have a workout buddy. She does 649.8 on this machine. So sense we are competing with one another. I am aiming for that number or higher. I will do it very soon. I must meet her points. That is if I can do an hour on that thing.  She motivates me to keep going.

Baby steps is what I am working on.

Okay so my numbers when I woke up today was 146. I had cereal and 2%milk my number after was 226. Yikes! Dinner I had fried chicken. That was it. I just ate some cookies. Yep I am my own worst enemy. However, I don’t think 4 will kill me. I will get back on track. Besides I was dropping low because of the exercise and only meat. Boo for me and my poor excuse. I must get fruit in this house for when I drop low. Least that it’s healthier.

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