Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A short video I made for my students


I made this video for my students, but I thought it was also a nice video to share with anyone who needs a little motivational reminder!

I'm also adding another short presentation, because I need to see how it works in a blog.....

Saturday, January 10, 2015

What?? Another post?

Hello again! I'm not sure where all my energy is coming from this week. Maybe it's due to the fact that I was home 4 out of 5 school days because of "incliment weather." Honestly, I've been home so much this week that I've really started tapping into things that I've let fall by the wayside.

I was looking through my old posts and some of them really made me laugh at myself. I'm pretty sure I thought I was waaaaayyyyyy funnier than I was/am! Oh well, some of my old posts make me giggle!

I do have to admit that I need to work hard to get back to being that girl, with that foucs, that drive, and that determination! Below are links to a few of my favorite posts.

I think my absolute favorite thing I ever did was a pullup..... I know it seems crazy, but I've gotten lazy and lost the ability to do a pullup completely on my own. This post has a short, choppy video of that first pullup. OH..... sorry it's sideways. Janelle and I could not figure out how to rotate that darn video from her phone to my computer!

I also really like this post. After I lost 100 pounds, Janelle and I decided that we should do some fancy pictures. I like this post because I was so happy! I did lose about 35 pounds more after that, but that first 100 pounds was awesome. Truth.... I (AGAIN) need to get off those 35 pounds.....

And this post. This is the post that started the whole thing.....

I think I need to me more focused on this blog. I really think it kept me accountable! Hey! Find me on Facebook!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I'm a bad blogger!

Hey folks! I have been swept up in the world of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.....

I've kind of abandoned my blog on a regular basis. BUT.... I do manage to hop on here from time to time and do a little reading. (Reading blogs about weighloss is way better than reading the real news!)

I must admit, I am on here posting today for other puposes as well. I am enrolled in a technology course at my local community college. I have to renew my professional teaching license and I'm no longer working in a k-12 setting. I moved into adult education and my PD there does not count toward my PD for licensure renewal.... go figure. Anyway, I welcome a brush up on technology.

SOOOO, I do have some 2015 goals. I have no problem going to the gym. I love going to the gym. I love lifing heavy. I'm just a hot mess when it comes to food. I love, love, love food. I love eating! I'm slowly getting back on track. I'm doing pretty good. Last week, I was with Janelle and Jenna doing meal prep for the week.
Here we are making chicken and veggies for our lunches.
Ohhh and a crap load of sweet potatoes! 
We are getting together again this week to make more chicken and veggies....... surprise, right? I have a different recipe. So chicken and different veggies!

It was really fun and really fast. We prepped meals for 3 people in about and hour and a half. We even screwed around for a while in there. It would have taken me so long to get all of this ready by myself. Divide and conquer, right?

I keep thinking I need to make this a regular thing in my life again. There is something nice about telling my random workout and food stories to people on the interent!

Find me on faceook!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Almost 5 weeks in

Hello! I'm almost 5 weeks into my meal plan/calorie counting/schedule eating. I have lost 11 pounds in that time.

I knew I would quickly be successful at counting calories. I just needed to get back on routine.

If you are still out there, and you are reading my updates, find me over on Facebook. facebook.com/notaneffingdiet

It is a lot easier to update my FB page from my phone and I often think of funny things to say!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

On the go lunch

Help me brainstorm more "on the go" lunch ideas over at facebook.com/notaneffingdiet

I have to head back to work for a new scho year, and I need some delicious lunch and snack ideas!

Thanks in advance!facebook.com/notaneffingdiet

Friday, August 8, 2014

Almost 1 week down!

So, I have been back on the meal plan for almost a week. I usually only weigh myself twice a month, but I weighed myself today. 4 pounds gone. So it really goes to show that what you eat counts just as much as how much you work out! I wish I could eat whatever I wanted, but I just can't. I have to be responsible! Counting calories is key.

I'm over on Facebook too. Facebook.com/notaneffingdiet

I'm so much better at updating my FB page!

I've been reading a lot of the blogs I used to follow! I'm glad to read that everyone is still being successful!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

OMG! Long time, no see!

Hello, hello! So, let me give you the short version!

I met an amazing man, and I got busy! I tried to keep up the blog for as long as I could, but I was too happy and busy to pay attention..... so sorry! I've missed my blog and reading other blogs!

So, in a relationship for 2.5 years, happy as can be, but a little too lax on calorie counting! Anyway, it's time to get back to the grind.

I have gained some weight. I hate to admit it, but it happened. Being in a happy relationship is a bad for my eating habits. The good thing is, Josh loves me no matter how I look. The bad news is, I'm unhappy with how my clothes fit and how I feel. I worked very hard to lose all that weight, and I'm not going back.

In the past 2.5 years, I have not had a single problem maintaining my workouts. I have even started new ways to workout. I've been taking cardio classes and step classes along with my regular lifting workouts. It's the food that has just killed me! I hate to admit it, but working out and nutrition go hand in hand. I can't have one without the other!

Anyway, blogging is very time consuming for me, but I need something else to keep me accountable too! I'm going to try to blog, but I will really just be over on FB and Twitter. I am much better at short updates and posting things that happen right away!

Hopefully I haven't lost all of my readers! Find me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notaneffingdiet
and find me on twitter: https://twitter.com/sjtsarah1 or @sjtsarah1

Also, I'm still active with Vargo Trained, LLC. They are a fast growing company and I'm so happy to say that I've been with them for all these years!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Where has the time gone?

Hello! I know it's been a long time, but I just have been busy. There is not enough time in the day to do everything I need to do. There are certain things I have to do: I have to work, eat, workout, spend time with my boyfriend, and all kinds of other things. Something had to give, and it seems to have been the blog.

I don't have much of an update. 2013 has been a difficult year. There have been many different things happening in my life, but if you used to read my blog on a regular basis, you know I don't get too personal.

I was off the meal plans for about 6 months. I was trying everything on my own. For the past few weeks I have been really thinking about meal plans and counting calories. Today I started a new meal plan. I'm happy I did. I like the structure of calorie counting. I don't find it daunting in any way. I just have to get used to eating at odd times again. So does everyone around me.

Working out has never been an issue. I have continued to work out regularly, 5 to 6 work outs each week. I've been running a lot more too. I still have no desire to run a 5k, half marathon, or marathon. I'll just stick to the treadmill.

These days, I also go to yoga on Sunday nights. It's an excellent way to unwind after a long week of workouts. It just feels great to relax and stretch for an hour.

I'm just not sure how often I will have time to post. In a perfect world, I would have time to write a funny, witty blog post every day. I was trying to keep up on other blogs for a while, but that also got away from me. I hope everyone is doing well and has stuck to their routines.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Long, rambling update.

The real update is that there is no update! I am in the same place I've been for the past few months. So, 133 pounds lost. I'm totally ok with this. I just want to maintain. 

Now, I do have a lot I want to ramble about. I'm going to try to be organized about it, but my brain gets out of control sometimes, and I can't keep my thoughts all in a line. 

1. I did start jogging again. I was going to do the same program I followed before, but then I got sick. I was shocked. I haven't been sick in a long time, but the weather has been crazy and my allergies have been out of control. So, while I was sick I read up on the real Couch to 5K thingy and decided to give it a try. 

How do I feel about it? I like it. It's different. It gives me something on paper to follow. I like having a plan when I get to the gym, and when I can complete that plan, I feel great. I'm in my third week. I'm adding the jogging in on top of my regular workouts. I'm trying to be more active. 

2. Speaking of active, I'm also trying this 100 push ups thing. You can find their website here. I'm also in the third week for this program. I was starting this the same time I was starting the jogging again, but I got sick and ended up moving it back a week. This site has a lot of cool little challenges. I think I will do more, depending on how the push up thing goes. I've pretty much managed to put myself on the middle track. Every so often I have to see how many push ups I can do at one time and that helps me to determine what workouts I will do. I like it. It gives me something else on paper to follow. I'm also doing this in addition to my regular workouts. 

3. So, I got sick. It really effed me up for a few weeks. I thought I was having allergies and a cold, but I really had bronchitis. I kept looking at my doctor like he was crazy. I have not had bronchitis in I don't know how long. I didn't even feel bad. I went to the doctor to get more allergy medicine and I figured since I was there I would ask him about this cough I could not get rid of. Turns out my cold was worse than I thought! Anyway, I've been on the meds for about a week now and I feel a lot better. 

4. The holidays have been in full swing around me. I feel myself being too tempted. I know I have not been the best eater lately. It's starting to weigh on my conscience too. I'm really needing to tighten the reigns here for the rest of the year.....and next year. I don't feel myself slipping backward, but I'm noticing little habits creeping back in. I'm trying to catch them and squash them before it gets bad, but I know I have not been the best eater lately. Working out has been no problem. I wish I had more time for the gym, then I could just pig out all day....yum. 

5. There is something that has been bothering me lately.....skin. I am so over this extra skin. I'm sure a lot of you can understand that feeling too. I just want it gone. It will not go away on it's own. I'm am very proud of the fact that I lost all this weight with no medical intervention. I worked my ass off, literally. It was a slow process and I will forever be so proud of what I did, but this extra skin is really giving me different body issues. I'm at the point that I don't even want my boyfriend to see me in pajamas.....and that is a really unrealistic request! I need to save money to get it removed, but there are so many other things I need before I do that. It's on my list though, and it will happen. I'm just so tired of all this skin. 

Well, that's my rambling update for the day. I need to spend more time on my blog and reading other blogs, but I just get so busy. I'm thinking about scheduling a true "blog time" for myself a few days a week! That might help me get my act together and keep me more accountable to myself!

Friday, November 16, 2012


In my search for a new running program, I came across a website called hundredpushups.com. I started reading through it and decided that I might like to try it!

I started this program this week too. It might be a lofty goal for myself to do my regular workouts, run 3 days a week, and to do this push up program 3 times a week. 

I think it looks fun and it will only be for 6 weeks. It is not time consuming either. I already did my initial test to find out how many good/real push ups I can do. The number was 11. On the chart that puts me at Rank 2. Each week I will follow the Rank 2 column. After the 6th week, I will pick a day to try to complete 100 consecutive push ups. That will be the final test for me, and if I don't get to 100, I will try to do it again. 

I'm already planning what else I can do from this site. They have a kinds of different 100 tasks. They have dips, squats, sit ups, and a few other things. I really think this site is worth checking out. 

I mean, what do I have to lose with this program? Honestly, nothing.....maybe a few pounds. I know it will make me stronger. 

So this week, I've had to complete: (from column 2, 6-10 push ups)

week 1: pick the appropriate column depending on your initial test results
 up to 5 push ups6 - 10 push ups11 - 20 push ups
SET 12610
SET 23612
SET 3247
SET 4247
SET 5max (at least 3)max (at least 5)max (at least 9)
SET 13610
SET 24812
SET 3268
SET 4368
SET 5max (at least 4)max (at least 7)max (at least 12)
SET 14811
SET 251015
SET 3479
SET 4479
SET 5max (at least 5)max (at least 10)max (at least 13)
*** Copied from hundredpushups.com