Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Katie Stogner - April 4, 2012

I do my very best not to complain or whine on this blog because no one wants to hear it and because this is something that I CHOSE to do. However, this is my blog and I am going to take a minute and whine! This challenge is really taking a toll on my body right now. I am completely worn out. SInce it is the last four weeks and I have a long way to go, I have really increased my cardio workouts. One hour a day on top of the weight training days. Yesterday, I had legs so I did one hour of cardio intervals, the 15 minute cardio cicuit and a full leg workout! Oh my was I worn out and I am COMPLETELY sore today! On top of that I have something going on with my thumb and and I cannot even pick up my baby right now, in fact I cannot even write with that hand right now. It is so painful! My back hurts and my hip is killing me!!!

OK. Enough whining! I am going to suck it up because I only have a few weeks left. No one ever said this was easy but I know it will be worth it!

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Katie Stogner - March 31, 2012

It has been well over a week since I have blogged. My life has been slightly chaotic. (Do you see a pattern here?) :-) Last Saturday, my son was admitted to Levine Children's Hospital for RSV. That was probably the scaredest I have ever been in my life. He is only 3 1/2 months old and to see him in a hospital bed was so heartbreaking! He is fine now so I am very happy about that. Needless to say, it was impossible to even think about eating much less working out. What little I ate was good but I definitely did not eat very much. I am glad to be back on track but even happier that my life is returning to normal!

Eight week pictures are posted and I am very happy with the results so far. I have to admit I am very nervous that there are only four weeks left. I look at all of the pictures in Island Sun and I just cannot imagine that I will make that much of a change in the next four weeks. But I trust Steve so I am just going as hard as I possibly can. I have upped my cardio to an hour a day. Well, I should say I am trying to up my cardio to an hour a day. I only got 45 on Thursday but at least it was more than 30 minutes.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Katie Stogner - March 18, 2012

So it has been a few days since I have blogged. I have had a lot going on the past few days and I have had very little time to blog. My stress level has been through the roof and I have been trying my hardest to do what I can to keep it down. Stress is not conducive to weight loss but sometimes there is absolutley nothing you can do about it. I have kept up with all of my workouts and have still eaten very well so at least it has not affected me in that way.

On top of that, I am not feeling very good. I have allergies or the beginning of a sinus infection. I am really hoping it is just allergies. Ok.....enough complaning for now. I am taking today off and hope I can get some much needed down time before the week starts.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Katie Stogner - March 13

I had totally planned on coming on here to blog about how disappointed I was with my weight loss last week. My scales at home show four pounds lost but Steve's only show one pound lost. (I secretly wonder if he is messing with me in order for me to take out my anger via a really good workout. It worked yesterday if so.) I was so utterly disappointed yesterday that I let it kill my mood. It is so frustrating to me. There is absolutley nothing I can do any differently. However, I am wearing yet another pair of pants that I have not fit into in about 18 months so that has lifted my mood quite a bit. I am so glad that we took pictures and that I am fitting into my smaller clothes because if I was looking at the scales alone I am sure I would have probably given up by now. I am not one to quit once I commit to something but the lack of movement on the scales when I KNOW how hard I am working might have just pushed me to quit!!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Katie Stogner - March 10 and 11

March 10 - Went to Island Sun and shot a video forthe website. We did a full body circuit and a cardio routine.

March 11 - Today I am going to do the spin bike for 30 minutes and 15 minutes of abs.

I am really anxious to weigh in tomorrow. My scales at home say I have lost four pounds this week but the ones at the gym are usually a little different especially at the end of the day when I weigh in.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Katie Stogner - March 8

March 8 - Felt back to normal today. Did 2 miles of interval running and 15 minutes on the elliptical trainer.

Fridays are casual days at my office and I have not been able to wear any of my jeans for over a year. Obviously, I could not wear them while I was pregnant but even before I got pregnant I could not wear any of them. We used Assisted Reproductive Technology in order to get pregnant. Basically, what that means is pumping your body full of hormones and pills and shots and one of the side effects of those treaments is weight gain. So before I even became pregnant I was battling weight gain. Today, I decided to see if I could wear any of my jeans this Friday. OMG!! I can wear my jeans and they are a size 6!!! It has been 18 months since I have been in a size 6. YAY!! That is so unbelievable to me and I am so excited. That just gives me the motication to work even harder than I have been.

I have had a few people tell me that watching my progress and reading my blog posts have inspired them or has helped to keep them motivated in their journey. That is absolutley priceless to me. If I can do this as a working mom with a newborn, anyone can. I sure isn't easy but it will be so worth it in the end.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Katie Stogner - March 6 and 7

March 6 - Went to my gym in Charlotte and did 2.5 miles of interval running on the treadmill. Did a cardio circuit, upper body strength training and abs at Island Sun. This workout really killed me. By the time we got to abs, it was all I could do to not puke all over the gym. I was able to refrain at the gym but I had to stop twice on my way home. I am not sure if it was the workout or a virus. On the bright side, I lost four pounds overnight. I would not suggest anyone try it though. It was pretty rough.

March 7 - I was srill not really feeling great this morning but I went to the gym at lunch and 2.5 miles of intervals. I still have not really had an appetite so it was kind of hard to make myself eat anything today. I told a few people I work with about this challenge and this website. I am anxious to see if they actually check it out.

Jen?? :-) I need you to keep me motivated!

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