Saturday, December 5, 2009

AJ Says:

I got in IN again on the racquetball court. This time, I went with my husband. Looks like we're going to make this a once a week event. If I can time this right, I'll go play racquetball anywhere from 3-5 days a week. 2-4 times with the girls and once with him.

anyway, we played one straight hour and i burned 640 calories. amazing! makes me realize that i work harder with him for some reason. i need to step it up with the girls.

I think I need to do some basketball drills to keep my agility going. I realize that I have very little agility on the court.

Ok - toodles!

Monday, November 30, 2009

AJ Sez

I got it INNN tonight. Jea!

45 Min racquetball
6 flights of stairs (half run, half jog half drag - ok i fully recognize that doesn't equal 100% but whatever. this is a fitness blog. math blogs are over there ----->)
2 30 second planks
10 pushups
25 squats
25 crunches
10 pulses

That's what I'm talking about. NoS was a SUCCESS today! Three meals and no snacks.

AE says:

So, where do I begin.... I am fat and have created a monster. I am 29yrs old and approaching a birthday soon.... in 4 months, I will be 25 with 5 years of experience...(like that huh :D! ) and at this rate, it will take me 4 hours to squeeze into my party dress. I am 5'10 weighing two hun..well I weight alot of pounds. :) And honestly the shark gills on my back and the belly that dunlapped my pants is not cute.. not cute at all.

Although preserving the sexy is on my top "whyI need to lose weight" list, I also need to take preemptive measures to preserve my health. I have a family history of diabetes and I have also been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). So if I plan to be healthy, IT IS NOW TIME THAT TAKE CONTROL OF MY LIFE AND WEIGHT! quite as kept, right about now... the weight has taken control of me.

I dont have a new eating plan to discuss...or tips to give at this point... I am just writing in hopes that this will keep my on track with my weightloss intentions.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


AJ Says:

I've been on a bunch of different diets (Atkins, Weight Watchers, Sparkpeople - Calorie Counting), and have had moderate success, but I've never been able to keep through it during the long haul. I also have portion control issues. Recently, the doctor has warned me that if i don't get my weight down, i might get diabetes. Bad news bears, indeed. As a result of my prediabetic status, I am insulin resistant, meaning my body doesn't process sugar correctly, so it's more difficult to lose weight. So yea. It's pretty much an uphill battle on skates.

At the end of the day, I eat too much and don't exercise enough. So I've discovered this so-simple-its-stupid diet.

It's called the No S Diet.

There are just three rules and one exception:

•No Snacks
•No Sweets
•No Seconds
Except (sometimes) on days that start with 'S'

days start with 's'?
Saturday, Sunday and 'Special' days. Special days
include (your) national and (your) religious and (your) close family's and
friend's birthdays.

What do you mean by 'sometimes'?
I stuck the
word 'sometimes' in the exception to remind you not to be an idiot on S-days.
It's been my experience that the good habits you build on the non-S-days will
see you through the S-days without too much excess.

What do you mean by
As I mentioned in a post to the No S diet group, by 'no seconds,'
I officially mean one physical plate, and I think for beginners especially it's
good to stick with this, even if it means a fairly overloaded plate. If the
amount of food on your one plate is a little bestial and disgusting, that's part
of the educational process.

What do you mean by 'sweets'?
I mean
something whose principal source of calories is sugar. Go ahead and put sugar in
your coffee or oatmeal; you have my blessing. Of course fruits are fine.

My only modification is that I'm going to do the visual plate method of 1/2 of the plate is veggies, 1/4 meat, and 1/4 starch. For foods that have combinations ie pasta dishes, no more than 1/3 of the plate will be fill. the rest veggies. for breakfast, i will supplement fruit and veggies and protein as maybe an egg and starch with grits, oatmeal, etc and keep it moving.

Well, the food part is good, but now what about exercise. Last November, I bought a freaking $249 Wii with fiftyleven fitness games, And I've discovered a new fun game. Racquetball. I bought some racquets, balls, and glasses.

So, this is what I'll be doing to actively lose weight.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Introduction, Rules of Engagement and Goals

Who We Are:

We are 29/30 something friends and Sorors who have finally just decided that enough is enough! Life is too short,and we are simply too fly to be fat. We both have family history of all sorts of diseases that ravage the African American community, and so we're trying to get our health together.
In short, we are trying to TRANSFORM our minds and bodies.
After all, physical weakness prevents the accomplishment of much that otherwise might be done. ;)

You will hear more about us later, but here's the introductory post. This is going to be an interesting discussion. We can't promise that we'll be PC, or even friendly. But we will be honest. And we'll hold each other accountable.

Rules of Engagement:

1. We will workout 4 times a week. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
2. We will call each other when we are in the gym to make sure our asses are there. LOL
3. Drink 100oz of water a day
4. Sensible Eating Plan (Not calling it a diet) - full of fruit, lean protein, veggies, and fiber rich carbs
5. Communicate this blog to 5 people each! What's the point of blogging if nobody's reading it?
6. Post Before, Interim, and After Pictures (as we lose weight).
7. Post to this blog regularly, without less than 3 days in between posts.


1: Weight Goal: 180 Pounds
2. Size Goal: 12-14
3. Weekly Weight Loss Goal: 1.5 lbs a week
4. Total Lbs Lost: 70-100 lbs

Ride with us. Pray for us. Laugh at us.

Let's get it started.