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Training unofficially began…

Yesterday. Training began ‘unofficially’…I called Uncle D (who is the one to train me in boxing) and got a rundown from him on what to look for in my heavy bag and speed bag and gloves. I’m going this week to get them all.

Just a heads up, whenever I get awesome tips from him, I will be posting them here.

Here’s tip number one he told me last night. I was telling him about how much trouble I have losing weight, and therefore that reason is pretty much near the top of the list as to why I want to start boxing. He told me that when he was boxing a few years back, and has even heard this from a trainer in the gym that he works out in now, that he was told that if you do NOT want to lose weight while trying to bulk up, do NOT run at night. To lose weight, run at night. He said it literally fell off of him before he knew it. I know, he’s a guy, and guys suck cuz they lose weight quick, but STILL…there has to be some truth behind it when trainers are using it as part of their training. I asked him if my elliptical would suffice, as I run like a girl. I really feel clumsy and sloppy when I run, not to mention my boobs need something that flattens them to my chest to make that hurt stop and prevent the black eyes and all.

He said the elliptical is perfect. Trick is, you eat dinner (light and healthy, of course) and that is the last time you eat for the day. So that goes back to my don’t eat after 6:00 p.m. Give your dinner some time to settle, and that’s when you run. He said do at least a mile a night, possibly 2. I already do one mile each time on Lippy, so instead of going for longer time, I’m shooting for a longer distance, even if it’s just 1/10 of a mile each night more…

He also told me that the best thing to trim your waistline, is this: Grab your broom. No, we don’t go and clean. Use a broom or broomstick and lay it across your shoulders (going behind your neck) and let your arms outstretch up and over and hang over the bar slightly. Stand in front of a mirror, if possible, to watch your movements, keeping your feet about shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, hips straight ahead and still, and twist at your waist. He told me to start these nightly, doing 50 each night. When you twist left, then right, that is one. He wants me to start out with 50 and gradually build myself up to 200 per night, and he said even though they seem easy, you still have to watch because you can pull muscles this way. Last night I did 75.

I took my measurements yesterday and actually got Clint to take pictures of me, can you believe it?? I wore some light gray spandex kinda bike shorts and a short tank top that comes to the top of the shorts…VERY unattractive, but I wanted something light colored to show any bulges. I can hide most with black, so I didn’t want that. I want to SEE my progress in a month. I will wear the same outfit for the next pictures and see what changes…oh and I won’t post this set until then either…I was SO, um, gaggy, when I saw myself. I don’t feel as big as I look in those pictures. Sucks. My measurements have all dropped, except for my waist. I gained 2 inches there. LOL…I do believe my last measurement couldn’t have been correct, as my hips and abdomen have gone down. So we’ll see in one month. Oh, that’s another thing. I am ONLY weighing myself now once a MONTH. I weighed in this morning at 253. That is awesome, as it’s been up and down 6 lbs. or better. I saw 260 at one point and avoided the scale, it was too discouraging and really bringing my motivation down. So 253 was nice to see.

So now the scale gets to be deprived of my weight on it for another month So once a month, I’m going to weigh in, take measurements, and take new pictures.

I’m going to make a page as soon as I can to track my workouts, weight and measurements as soon as I can. I want it all documented, and I’m sooo tickled to see the first month’s results.

I have been eating so well, very low carb, no processed foods, veggies, cottage cheese (mix it with some cinnamon and splenda and it ’s AWESOME for breakfast), pepperoni chips with cheese, that kinda stuff, and I feel SO good. I don’t feel all bogged down after I eat. It feels great I’m doing it healthy

Now that I have taken up an hour of your time, I need to run…I will post more after I get the page done and more workouts

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By Lisa
On 06.07.06
At 1:06 pm
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Who’da thunk it??

Who could have ever guessed that when I woke up this morning, today would be so different from any other.

My brother, who lives in Booneville, CA called me today from a bar his best friend owns. He says ‘I have a message to deliver to you.’

Before I could even take a guess, he blurts out ‘Todd Snider says to tell you HI !!’

Oh my gosh, if you don’t know, Todd Snider is a folky-country-kinda singer. I have LOVED this man’s music since the early 90’s…he’s amazing.

My brother (Laddie) was in the bar and he and his BF who owns the place recognized him and Laddie gave him about an hour in there without ’stalking’ him and finally went over and explained that I had turned him onto Todd’s music years ago, and he just wanted to say Hi to him. He tells Laddie to tell ME hi as well!!! Todd is in town to perform in Booneville at The Wild Iris Music Festival tonight.

Laddie walks outside the bar and calls me on his cell. After I freaked out that Todd was still in there and all, I hear Laddie saying Bye, figuring it was a friend leaving or something. NO. It was HIM. He said bye to my brother and Laddie told him I was on the phone, thinking he would yell Bye to me or something.


He grabs the phone and introduces himself to me!!! I FREAKIN TALKED TO HIM ON THE PHONE!!!!!!!!


I’m still flying high…aaaahhhhhhhhh…He asked me where in Ohio I lived, and I told him in Ashtabula, and he goes ‘Bob Dylan mentions that town in one of his songs’…I said ‘yes he does’…and I think I giggled a little and couldn’t stop telling him how much I enjoyed ‘meeting’ him…I probably sounded like a freaking high school girl, but he was laughing while I was rambling…no clue what all I said to him…it’s all a fog now…ROFL

Here’s his website if you wanna go hear a bit of his music Todd Snider & Another Todd Snider

For my very first celeb actual ‘meeting’, this one was awesome…sorry if I’m rambling…I’m so freaking tickled.

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By Lisa
On 06.04.06
At 9:06 pm
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Ever at a loss for a title???

Ok. So. Now that my scare is behind me (By the way, Dell, you were completely right, as I am looking at that as a wake-up call to have my annual pap done now, and it very much so was an eye opener…scary friggin time, let me tell you)…things are moving along.

Scale? Sucks. Motivation? Still VERY much there and actually surprised at myself that having the scale not budge (or at least playing mind games with me) hasn’t had me lose motivation or gotten me discouraged in any way. I am STILL having days where I am down a few pounds, then up 6 the next…then the next day?? Those 6 are gone. I am FINALLY starting to believe that you seriously cannot go by your weight alone.

I walked 2 miles at lunch today in 34 minutes, so I averaged 17 minute miles…not terrible. I have been keeping busy with Clint outside still, in the yard, garden, you name it. And although scale and I do not get along at the moment, I got out my summer shorts from last year to wear seeing as how it’s been in the 90’s and so damn muggy, and guess what?? I have ONE pair of shorts that fit me. ALL of them are baggy, one pair I even had to safety pin to make them smaller. And the one pair that do fit were the one pair of jean shorts that I couldn’t even get NEAR zipped last year. Progress?? I think yepper!

Now to the ‘new’ news. Boxing. Yes, I’m going to start boxing. Not to get the crap beat out of me, but just recreational boxing. I have 2 uncles that were very popular boxers in our area and one even had a shot at going pro. Well the one that didn’t have that shot is the one that will be my trainer. How cool is that?? They are both amazing at boxing, in great shape, and you would NEVER guess their ages by looking at them, but I do believe that the uncle that I have asked to train me will have more patience and be reliable and motivating to get me going. I’m looking at a 40 lb. heavy bag, speed bag and gloves, and once I can get those items, we should be able to get moving. Boxing is an incredible all over workout. I’m not a wimpy girl by any means, and have had a couple of fights when I was younger, and hit someone else, but I have never been hit. That scares the bejeebers outta me. I don’t ever wanna get punched. Maybe after training and all, that could change and I may want to do some ’sparring’ we shall see. For right now, I’m SOO friggin excited to try boxing and starting the training with my Uncle (I will call him Uncle D from here on out so you know who I’m talking about) and see how it all goes. I need something to shake up my workouts and routines and I think this one will be fun!!!

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By Lisa
On 06.01.06
At 3:46 pm
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