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#GetSome

Aloha my people!!!!! Wow….whoever said time flies when you’re having fun, really needs to work on their definition of ‘fun’. Though…I guess I can’t complain too much. I have had some pretty fun moments since my last post. *thinking* Okay….maybe not too much fun 😛 It’s actually been a pretty “on the nerves” couple of weeks for me as I have been trying to balance my music career (finding gigs, the need to write songs but not doing it, practicing, and trying to manage social media), along with teaching lessons both on campus and to my private studio kids, then the numerous hours I have to put into anatomy and my nutrition homework, trying to help out around the house, harvest is starting, and last but not least–volunteering at the church and bible study….it seems that the moment I get home I just want to binge Netflix (which is what I do), instead of starting the next thing. And along with that, binge eating.

Oh the two things I need to work on: shutting myself off from the world with my writing, reading, and Netflix, and binge eating. So needless to say, though the last 4 weeks, I am starting to see some results from my 22 Hard Corps work–it’s like people say, “abs are made in the kitchen”. It’s 20% exercise, 80% food that makes the body you want. And yes, you can overdo even the healthy stuff. (PB anyone?)

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Yesterday I was thinking about these things. I want to grow my music career, but I’m not writing or practicing my guitar. I want to help as many people as I can through my BB Coaching, but I’m too scared to reach out. Instead, I Netflix and avoid everything because I don’t want to think about it. Okay, so I’ve written down my problems–and the only reason I’ve done this is so that you guys can keep me accountable for myself.

I’ve found, that even with my busy schedule, I still manage to get at least 30 to an hour of working out everyday. It’s become a habit, something that, really, my day either starts badly or ends badly if I don’t do it. It’s 2% of my day that I’ve dedicated  to strictly making sure I get that workout in. However, even though I am dedicated to my workouts–I am living proof that it’s the 80% kitchen work that can hold you back in your endeavors. So this week, I’m making a pledge to stick to my meal prep and to really push through my 22 Hard Corps workouts.

Not only making sure that I stick to my workouts and meal prep, but I want to really emphasize on taking that mentality of 2% of my day to working out and applying that to the rest of my life. 2% of my time with God every morning, 4% to practice my guitar, 4% to writing my music, and the list goes on. This way, these too, become a habit that I form which can not be broken.

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So can I trust you all to keep me accountable to these things? Can I ask that you write me and say, did you stay true to your meal prep? Did you push harder in your workouts? Did you practice and write today? Join me and keep me accountable, because it’s only as a community that we succeed. Only has one will we survive. You push me to make it to my goals and I’ll push you!!

By the way, speaking of pushing–if you would like to see what the 22 Hard Corps workouts look like, here’s a link that you can go to and join the group and see exactly what happens during the week 😀 ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/149780962144309/ )

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Have a happy Monday and Tuesday everyone!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

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Week 1 Challenge: Welcome 22 Hard Corps

So this week was something new for me. I started my very first BB challenge as a coach and I got my mom and cousin to join me, which was fantastic and amazing!!! My challenge pack for this one though–dang, it was pretty interesting. I did 21 Day Fix Extreme for 3 rounds, and was feeling fantastic! I could see definition starting, I was getting stronger, more flexible, and I felt good. Yeah, I still have a little giggle going on in that midsection, but it’s starting to leave. Though I LOVED 21 DFX, I decided to try another program, just to say I did it. (Yeah…I’m one of those. 😛 But let’s put it into perspective–Beachbody programs are to me what Pokemon are to everyone else 😀 😛 ) Anywho, I settled on 22 Hard Corps

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You’ve probably heard about it–but for those of you don’t: 22HC (as I have found it abbreviated) was created by P90X creator Tony Horton. In this, he has created a kind of “PT” (physical training in military terms) that only takes 22 minutes. That’s right–22 minutes. All the moves are set to a cadence, and while Tony is being your “drill sergeant”, you are working out with actual Vets. Yep, our boys and gals in the Marines, Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard are doing this with you–and they are setting too.

The basic pack came with the following:

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Cardio/Core disk, Resistance disk with a bonus workout, a Battle-Buddy workout, 30 day supply of Shakeology, 30 days of free Beachbody on Demand, Ration Guide, Quick-Start Guide, Workout Calendar, Hell Week Challenge Card, and a sandbag (that still needs to be filled :P)

Beginning last Monday–I thought I was going to die, but because I was just coming off of 3 rounds of 21DFX, I was ready for those first few days…and then Cardio 2 hit. (Maybe it was because I lifted some weights on Wednesday, but I don’t think so–Thursday’s workout was killer!!)

It’s 22 minutes, so the saying “I don’t have time” just doesn’t work for this. I know a lot of you aren’t morning people, but I have managed to wake up and start my day with this (if you do–do the Cold Start workout before hand to get warmed up!!!!) It’s kind of like T25 where it’s no nonsense from the get-go. You have to be ready to go from minute 1.

I’m really liking this program so far, and the food suggestions have been great and very tasty. What happened with 21DFX that I didn’t get me the results I really wanted was because I didn’t follow the food containers like I should have. That is something I’m really going to work on this week!!!! So my coaching buddies, anyone really, keep me accountable and yell at me if I even think about going off them!! 😛

Well here we go! Week 2, what a do!!!!!! Let’s #GETSOME !!!!!

 

On your mark, get set–RESTART!!!

This post is like…….5 days in the making. But seriously, where has the time gone?! Sorry guys that it’s been so long, but with my school schedule, homework, and my recital–everything just got away from me. Right now with all these papers and essays due, this is pretty much how I feel:

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So where was I the last time we talked…..oh yeah, 154 and not budging with a senior recital coming up. I couldn’t understand what was going on, and then I started talking to a friend about it and she said it’s most likely stress. I thought “stress? could it really be that simple?” We’re going to see, because it makes sense. From February, I had so much stuff that needed to be done that if I said I wasn’t stressed–I’d be lying. And from research, stress releases cortisol (or however you spell it) and sometimes it can make you gain weight or plateau. I can find the truth in that. Then spring break came and went gained 4 pounds to get pushed up to 158 and then Easter weekend happened and shot up to 162. It was bound to happen eventually, I knew it was coming and yes–when I saw that number I slightly beat myself up. But thanks to some wise words from friends, I knew that I would be okay–and what do I do: start T25 😀 This time though, I’m focusing on the toning part–if the weight drops that’s great and I will LOVE IT!!! Especially since I want to be down to 150 by May 16th–graduation. I’m looking more at nutrients and health instead of being totally focused on calories, quantity of quality, all the while trying to get my calorie count up higher and building muscle. I’m also going to be introducing fruits and milk back in my diet. I’ve decided that I’m not going to worry about sugars as sugars but focusing on keeping my refined sugars down. I will be watching those natural sugars though, limiting them but still being able to enjoy them. Basically just focusing on eating a healthy diet with healthy foods!!! So here are my before pictures:

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My measurements:

Weight: 162.8

Chest: 33 1/2

Waist: 31

Hips: 36 1/2

Thighs: 23

Arms; 10 1/2

Butt: 39

I’ll be putting up pictures after the first 5 weeks are done and my measurements! Wish me luck all!!!! 😀

First Fitness Friday of the year–so here we go!

Weight Loss Wednesday: Don’t Beat Yourself Up

It’s Wednesday!!!! It’s HUMP DAY!!!! Which means I bring you some sort of tips or something about weight loss, me, and getting fit. Realize that this week hasn’t been terrible, it actually hasn’t. It seems like Monday and Tuesday flew by, and sometimes I’m fine with this, but I was talking with my Dad on Monday and he reminded me to enjoy the time I have left in college. Kind of hard when you have a mountain of homework that doesn’t seem to be dissipating…I’m trying to do stuff and enjoy myself and not be an introvert, but seriously, this homework stuff (to put it bluntly) SUCKS!!! That and everyone keeps talking about their fall breaks and all UC Denver kids are like…..shut up…….

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It’s okay though!! As my mom (bless her heart, she puts up with so much from me) told me when I was sad to see that scale go back up to 157, “don’t beat yourself up over it. Sometimes you just have those days, and so you just keep plugging because you’ve done great.” Which is true, ’cause as I realized when looking at my food journal, this time last year I was at 187–I’m at 156 this morning. That’s a 31 pound drop, and that’s something I can (and should, and am) be very proud about. You’re going to have those days when you decide to just eat, there will be those days when you don’t follow a “healthy” eating diet–but that’s cool. I actually think that you need to do that once awhile. Of course, usually these days for me are around Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday, going out with friends and family, or the 4th of July. I think you’re body just needs a break and indulge in sweet galore (:P ) and then that can help you take a step forward afterwards. Just don’t beat yourself up over it.

And that’s the point for this WLW, don’t beat yourself when you “mess up”. Maybe that mess up will help you get over a plateau you might be on, maybe it will remind you why you’re on this journey, maybe you just needed that one day to get you back on track…you have to decide. For me, I needed Saturday, I needed pancakes and I needed PB at the time. I know I shouldn’t emotionally eat–but that day, I did and now I’m back on track with my weight loss.

So after 5 weeks of T25 what do I look like? Well here we go: Week 1 my measurements were:

CHEST: 37″

ARMS: 10″

THIGH: 25″

BUTT: 42 1/4″

WAIST: 34 1/2″

HIPS: 39 3/4″

Week 5 results are:

CHEST: 36 1/2″

ARMS: 10″

THIGH: 21 1/2″

BUTT: 38″

WAIST: 29 3/4″

HIPS: 35 1/2″

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In other news…..SQUEAL!!!!!! Today’s a big day for Royals fans as we celebrate our win last night, and then look toward tonight. As everyone keeps chanting: “we’re not going back to Baltimore!!!!” Hopefully, (knock on wood), 1 more win and we’ll be headed to the World Series!!!!!!! Crazy, I’ve waited for this moment my whole life–to actually see the Royals make it to the World Series…….I’m speechless. Course, Denver people and those I go to school with are probably like, “Lisa…shut up all ready.” But see, I can just look at them and reply, “how do you like it.” See, they’re like that all the time with the Broncos, so I can have my fun now. 😛

Have a great rest of the week guys and I’ll see you Friday!! Got some new recipes to share and some other things! So until then, wish me luck on my final midterms and let me know how you’re doing in your life!!! 😀

That’s all from this Farmer’s Daughter!

Weight Loss Wednesday: Taking the Crown

It is the first day of October, and ladies and gentlemen I am proud to announce………….THE ROYALS DID IT!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH!!!!!! Myself along with countless thousand of other Royals have have waited for this day for 29 years. 29 YEARS!!! Last night I just wanted to go to bed, but decided to wait it through and watch it to the end, and we’re going to Anaheim!!!! WHOO-HOO!!!!!! I don’t think anything could make this week bad for me. The Chiefs won Monday night football and looked amazing, and now the Royals are going to the play-offs…….it’s surreal. I’m on cloud nine.

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Ok…but not only did the Royals play the best game of their lives last night (and make Royals fans EXTREMELY happy) but guys……I GOT MY GOAL FOR SEPTEMBER!!!!! That’s right, I reached my goal of 160 pounds, which means that I’m on the last 10 pounds for my goal of 150 by Christmas break. 😀 😀 😀 I’ve often worried about if I will be able to get down to 150 by Christmas break. Course for me, I would like to reach 150 by Thanksgiving break–that way I’m starting out the holiday season on a good foot. 😉 😛 Speaking of holidays, crazy to think that there are only 8 Fridays left until Thanksgiving break. This makes it even more real for me that mid-terms are coming up. Here I thought the semester was going by like a turtle but then that calendar says, “nope, we’re in October. Mid-terms are coming, which means projects are starting, and then November is just around the corner, and then finals…” WHOA! HOLD IT!!!! Ok, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s enjoy October and the fact that it’s finally fall–and the weather will be cooperating here soon.

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But back to talking about weight loss. I know that now that I’m down to 160, it doesn’t mean that I can stop with what I’m doing. In fact, I’m going to have to work even harder now because as the saying goes, “the last 10 are the hardest to lose.” For me though, getting down to 160 proves that when you put your mind to something you can accomplish anything. It also proves to me that I actually am able to do this. There have been a number of times when I have just wanted to give up and just live life. This is what I know many people have done with their journey when the results they want don’t come right away. And this is how it is for all sort of different situations in life. I know, I was in that position a lot. I just wanted to give up…there was no point for me to continue, that weight wasn’t coming off, those inches weren’t disappearing, I was still fat and I was doing EVERYTHING I possibly could to lose weight–except maybe not stop eating all together.

However, with the support of my friends and family, they told me to keep going. Keep pushing, keep plugging, that in the end I’ll look back on this journey and see how all those things made me into, not only a stronger in they physical sense, but also in the mental sense. I’ve always thought of myself as a strong person: both mentally and physically. I’m not only a Scholz but an Elder as well. (The two most stubborn families right there ya’ll…I mean, these are my German, Scottish, and Irish roots–the three most stubborn people in the world…) But it’s amazing how some situations in my life, I couldn’t have gotten through them with God, family, and my friends. I know this girl, and I see her and what she’s going through and I realize how lucky I am because that could have been me if I hadn’t had these three things in my life. So I have to say, getting to this place in my life–and then having my family and friends ask ME how I did it, makes me feel good inside. Because now I can repay them the love and support that they gave to me, and together we can finish our journey’s together.

160 pounds….I don’t think I’ve weighed this since…..maybe middle school, freshman year of high school. Yeah, that’s a nice thought. I weigh less (or end up weighing less) then I did in high school. 😀 WHOO-HOO!!!!!!!! And you know what’s even better about this feeling, now I can do this:

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And feel good about it. Course, this brings me back to the my first point of me being careful. I have this mind set where I look in the mirror, like what I see, and then my mind goes, “now I can eat whatever I want!!!” No, no, no mind, can’t do that. Even though the season of pumpkin everything is now here, I still have to be mindful about what I put in my mouth. 150 by Christmas break. I still have 10 pounds to go, and so I will enjoy my pumpkin (because it is a super food) but I will also have to watch myself and make sure that what I’m putting in my mouth is still healthy and still good for me. Food that is nutritious and will help me to keep going on this weight loss. But………I mean it is October so…….

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Fitness Friday- The Journey Begins

So this week I watched Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss addition which is something I never do. I like hearing about people’s weight loss journey, but it always makes me jealous because of all the weight they lose in a year. (Usually the amount of weight it has taken me 3 years to do). Don’t ask me why, but I watched it and it was an amazing story (however, I won’t go into details ’cause that will make this post HUGE). Then last night I was flipping through the channels trying to find something to watch when I came upon the  Biggest Loser. I’ve never actually been interested in the show either (because I always wish I was on the ranch sometimes) but this year caught my eye because it’s former athletes.

Through my initial shock I realized I recognized many of the people on there. WHAT?!?! They got THAT big?!?!?! OMG!!!! And they said something that caught my attention. These are athletes, the best of the best, NFL players, WNBA players, college athletes, the best of the best–and just like the rest of the America, they loss to their most dangerous opponent: weight gain. I felt something for these guys, because I know where they’re at. These are my people…my brothers and sisters…and we are in the same boat. Course, my journey is on it’s last leg for this year, and I was lucky: I didn’t gain THAT much weight but I did gain.

That brings me to my first post “Beginnings”, where I ended after my first year of college. It had to be about 30 pounds and it was 30 pounds that I never noticed I had gained until BAM there it was.

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Now, don’t ask me how it happened because I really have no idea. But I knew I had to do something–especially after my chiropractor got on me. See I already have arthritis in my left knee. (Yeah I know right, a 22 year old that has arthritis) It’s due to genes though, but even though I have the Scholz knee’s the added weight was putting too much pressure on (at the time) 19 year old’s knees. Too much. 220 pounds equals about 700 pounds of pressure. (I think that’s right. For every pound your over weight, that’s 10 pounds of added pressure on your knees. If it’s wrong I’ll correct myself when I get home in November and ask again, but I’m sure that’s what he said). Anywho, I had wwwaaayyy to much pressure on my already strained knees. (I mean I have been wearing two knee braces since I was a sophomore in high school). So something needed to be done, and something needed to be done NOW.

Don’t worry, you did read it right, 220 pounds. That’s where I was sitting at, so I knew that I needed to change something so for the next week I started watching what I ate, I did the Vemma Bode plan, and I started pushing myself harder on our track workouts, doing more cardio afterwards and then taking more time to work on weights. This seemed to do some good and slowly pound for pound I got down to 195.

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I’m down to 195, when I moved to Denver in 2012 after graduating from HCC. I continued working out: running on the treadmill, elliptical, biking, hiking, weight lifting and I noticed I started to get thinner, but the weight was still there and so was the stomach. I still didn’t feel good about myself. I hated looking at myself in the mirror, I refused to go out with friends and roommates because I was embarrassed, seriously, I was utterly and totally embarrassed that I even let myself get this big! I was ashamed of myself for what I had become–I felt like I let the bullies win. I let the jokes, I let the mocks, I let everything everyone had ever said about me come true. I also knew, unfortunately, that if I wanted to make it in this industry–I was going to have seriously do SOMETHING!! I continued through the next year and the weight slowly (painfully) slowly came off. As you can imagine, I was still having problems finding something that was going to help me push ahead and over this “plateau” that I had hit.  I was sitting at home watching Dr. Oz and Shaun T came into my life for the first time. They did a 15 minute exercise–and I knew I had finally found THAT something. It reminded me of conditioning days in high school and even for track. It was tough, it was challenging, and I knew that there was something to this.

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I fell in love with the workout and then found out that this was the guy who created the workout that everyone was talking about, Insanity. As I started doing the 15 minute workout all the time, I began to feel better about myself and as the days went on…I really really really wanted to do this Insanity exercise. I had seen so many info-mericals about it. But I didn’t have the money, and also I didn’t want to spend that much money on something that I was going to end up hating. So instead I got Hip-Hop Abs. (And that ladies and gentlemen is a fun workout! I’ll be going back to it once I get to my goal weight!!!) But I still needed something more because I was stuck at 180-185. Luckily, I had a roommate that became friends with some really cool girls. I was talking about how I would like to try Insanity but didn’t have the money, and that’s when I was informed that they had the workout with them. I borrowed it from them until Thanksgiving Break. And so I talked to my mom during break and we decided that it would be okay to get the workout.

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Now because of school and because I was really out of shape, I wasn’t able to complete the workout in it’s fullest. So I did it just to keep on exercising, keep pushing me, and it got me down to 177 at the end of school last year. I decided to keep doing it over the summer but really didn’t kick it into high gear until July. I told myself that THIS was the time I would finish Insanity in it’s whole. And I did, and even though I didn’t lose a lot of weight during the summer–the inches came off. I finished Insanity at 164 pounds. And so now you’re caught up with me and my journey! I started T25 this week, and it’s kicking. my. butt. But that’s okay! I’m love it! Because I know that it’s going to help me get to my goal weight of 150 before Christmas break.

So let’s take the next steps together shall we? You and me? I would be happy if you would! I’ll keep you guys updated with little tips and such like that, and don’t be afraid to hit me up if you have questions.

Here’s to beating the odds, the jokes, the humiliation, the embarrassment–and knowing…

That I’m going to look DANG SEXY at that 5 year class reunion of Doniphan West Class of 2010 and to hear the boys say:

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Forgive the language 😉

Here’s Fitness Friday for this week! Stay tuned and hope you enjoy the rest of the week’s posts 🙂