February 29, 2012

Butt Kickin' Songs!





Music means a lot to me. Different songs speak to me in a way that touches my soul and moves me. Some songs have saved me during a really bad day and challenging times. Other songs have brought great memories and even a few bad one's. It's amazing what music can do! I'm hoping this playlist will help me kick some butt!
Most of the songs are popular classic rock, pop, reggae, country and some hip hop. At first I had put ALL of the songs that make me want to dance together, then I decided to narrow it down to lyrics that touch me and make me want to move, even if it is one word like "jump" over and over. There are a couple that are just thrown in there because they describe me or express "girl power." So these are the songs I came up with! I'll be using them in 30 minutes and can't wait! I'm sure there are plenty more (especially fast paced songs that make you wanna dance) but these will do great!


Keep Holding On- Avril Lavigne
Don't Cha- The Pussycat Dolls
Hot Mama- Trace Adkins
Now That you Got It- Gwen Stefani
Don't Stop- Fleetwood Mac
Hollaback Girl- Gwen Stefani
Hot in Here- Nelly
SexyBack- Justin Timberlake
Man! I feel like a woman- Shania Twain
The Race is On- Sawyer Brown
Love Machine
Some Days You Gotta Dance- Dixie Chicks
Don't Look Back- Boston
Happy Girl- Martina McBRide
Walk Away- Kelly Clarkson
Rollin- Big & RIch
Foxey Lady- Jimi Hendrix
Machinehead- Bush
Stronger- Britney Spears
I WILL- SheDaisy
I Run for Life- Melissa Etheridge
Miss Independent- Kelly Clarkson
Hold On Be Strong- 2Pac
Hips Don't Lie- Shakira
I Gotta Feeling- Black Eyed Peas
Another One Bites the Dust- Queen
You sexy thing
Can't Get Enough of You Baby- Smash Mouth
Hot Stuff I want you Back- Pussycat Dolls
Live and Learn- Joe Public
The Secret of Life- Faith Hill
Party Up- DMX
Run To You- Bryan Adams
Push it- Garbage
Fly Away- Lenny Kravitz
The Rockafeller Skank- Fatboy Slim
Work It- Nelly
Your Mama Don't Dance- Poison
Let 'Er Rip- Dixie Chicks
Hella Good- No Doubt
You Can Do Magic- America
Walk This Way- Aerosmith
Feels Good- Tony! Toni! Tone!
Runaway- Janet Jackson
RPM- Sugar Ray
Rock you Like a Hurricane- Scorpions
Keep Ya Head Up- 2Pac
Pump It- Black Eyed Peas
Get Up, Get Out!- Godsmack
Dance Mix- ESPN Jock Jams
Outsider- Chumbawamba
Feelin' Satisfied- Boston
Feels So Good- Mase
Barbie Girl- Aqua
Dance The Night Away- Van Halen
That Girl- Maxi Priest
Mission Impossible
Shine- Collective Soul
You Sexy Thing
Go The Distance- Faith Hill
The Warrior- Scandal
Run Away- Real Mccoy
This is How We Do It- Montell Jordan
Try Just a Little Bit Harder- Janis Joplin
Rollin'- Garth Brooks
Rock and Roll- Gary Glitter
Strength of a Woman- Shaggy
Lady Marmalade- Christina
Unbelievable- EMF
You Gotta Be- Des'ree
Give Me One More Shot- Alabama
Born This Way- Lady GaGa
Livin' on a Prayer- Bon Jovi
Get Over It- Eagles
Give it Up- ZZTop
Get Busy- Sean Paul
Stronger- Kelly Clarkson
I want it All- Queen
Hot Pants- B52's
Come and Get Your Love- Redbone
Ready to Run- Dixie Chicks
Let's Make It- ACDC
Can't Get Enough- Bad Company
You Want This- Janet Jackson
We Will Rock You- Queen
All That She Wants- Ace of Base
Jump- Kris Kross
Stronger- Kanye
Are you Ready- ACDC
Rock Your Body- Justin Timberlake
She's a Wild One- Faith Hill
Stronger- Britney Spears
Running Down a Dream- Tom Petty
Sexy Body Girl- Shaggy
Tubthumping- Chumbawamba
I want you to want me
Happy Boys and Happy Girls- Aqua
Beautiful Life- Ace of Base
For Those About to Rock- ACDC
I'm Gonna Getcha Good- Shania Twain
Eye of the Tiger- Survivor
Let's Get It Started- Black Eyed Peas
Hope- Shaggy
Pump It Up- Jock Jams
Up!- Shania Twain
Brown Eyed Girl- Rolling Stones
Emotional Girl- Terri Clark
It's My Life- No Doubt
500 Miles- Proclaimers
Good Life- OneRepublic
Fighter- Christina
Cotton Eyed Joe
I Like To Move It- Jock Jams
Don't Stop Believing- Journey
Wide Open Spaces- Dixie Chicks
Beautiful Day- U2
Bodyrock- Moby
You Can't Touch This- MC Hammer
Hard to Handle- Black Crowes
That Kind of Girl- Shaggy
Good Vibrations- Marky mark
You Get What You Give- New Radicals
I've Got the Power- Snap!
It's My Life- Bon Jovi
I'm A Survivor- Reba
Shake That Thing- Sean Paul
Wind it Up- Gwen Stefani
Takin' Care of Business- Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Just Dance- Lady Gaga
Don't Let Me Get Me- Pink
Don't Let Me Down- 311
Bright Side of Life- Rebelution
You Should Be Dancing
More- Usher
Love Train- Big & Rich
All Right Now- Free
Pumped Up Kicks- DJ Hipster
More Than A Feeling- Boston
Bulletproof- La Roux
Jump around- House of Pain
Stand- Poison
You Make Me Feel- DJ Shocker
Say Hey- Michael Franti
Not Gonna Get Us- Tatu
Unwritten- Natasha Beddingfield
Your Life is Now- John Mellencamp
Everybody Wants You- Billy Squier
Put a little Love in Your Heart- The Dave Clark Five
Temperature- Sean Paul
The Edge of Glory- Lady gaga
Breathe in, Breathe out- Rachel Stevens
Don't Stop Till you get enough
Hot Hot Hot
Alright- Janet Jackson
You Make me Feel Like Dancing
Fire work- Katy Perry
Love's The Only House- Martina Mcbride
Gonna Make You Sweat- The Hit Nation
Tough- Kellie Pickler
The fastest girl in town- Miranda Lambert
You got it- Ray Orbison
Breathe- Prodigy
You're the one that I want- Olivia Newton
Breathe in, Breathe out- Ali
Thunderstruck- ACDC
Go climb that mountain- Mercy River
If people never lived- Jessie Clark Funk
Bumpy Road- Robyn
Beat it- Michael Jackson
Respect- Aretha Franklin
Aint No Mountain High Enough- Michael McDonald
You Raise me Up
Good Feeling- Flo Rida
Domino- Jessie J
Blackout- DJ Cherry Bomb
Turn me On- Nicki Minaj
Dynamite- Taio Cruz
Pocketfull of Sunshine- Natasha Beddingfield
Grenade- Bruno mars
Rocky Theme
Gimme that Girl- Mick Lloyd
God Love Her- Toby Keith
Bumpy Ride- Robyn
This is Me- Demi Lovato
This one's for the girls- Martina Mcbride
Sunny Side Up- Martina Mcbride
Ride- Martina Mcbride
Get Rhythm- Johnny Cash
Who I am- Jessica Andrews
Control- Janet Jackson
Escapade- Janet Jackson
She's in Love with the boy- Trisha Yearwood
No place that far- Sara Evans
Suds in the Bucket- Sara Evans
Born to fly- Sara Evans
More- Kenneth cope
Superwoman- Alcia Keys
Me, Myself & I- Vitamin C
Smile- Vitamin C
Not that kind of girl- Vitamin C
Again- Jessie Clark Funk
Carry Me- Jessie Clark Funk
The Real Me- Jessie Clark Funk
Take me There- Jessie Clark Funk
Get up Stand up- Bob Marley
Three little birds- Bob Marley
Not Everybody Lives- Jessie Clark Funk
Perfectly Me- Jessie Clark Funk
Dance in the Rain- Jessie Clark Funk
To love somebody- Jessie Clark Funk
If people never dreamed- Jessie Clark Funk
Mr. Saxobeat- Alexandra Stan
Moves like Jagger- Audiogroove
Evacuate the dancefloor- Cascada
Club Can't Handle Me- Flo Rida
Boom Boom Pow- BEP
Fire Burnin

Week 2

The Ratings:
1- What happened? Just do it already!
2- I can do a lot better
3- I can do better
4- Doing good, Keep it up!
5- Check! AWESOME! (because I like the word AWESOME)

Watch what I eat (Eat for FUEL)- 3

Watch my servings (1 cup of cereal not 2)- 4

Only healthy snacks (most of the time)- 4

64 oz of Water Daily (I need watered just like a flower!)- 4

1 hour of exercise (at least) M-F- 3

Move More (do more than just sit on my butt)- 4

Family Fitness (hikes and sports) - 4

Take care of myself (hygiene, vitamins, medical)- 5

Calm Down (take it easy = less stress)- 4

ME time! (reading, bubble bath, friends, crafts)- 3

7 hours of sleep (sleep gives you wings, not red bull)- 4

Use time wisely (finding balance to work and play and limiting internet time)- 3

Find my information and motivation (learn and share more)- 3

Read Scriptures Daily (it's the best "meditation" and brightens my day)- 3

Personal Prayer Daily (I am not in it alone and am thankful for my life)- 2

Weight- 237 LOST 2 POUNDS TOTAL!
BMI Scale for my height and weight- 41 ("extreme obesity")
Thighs- Once a month
Tummy- Once a month
Hips- Once a month
Arms- Once a month
Minutes Exercised- 4 hours
Minutes Moved (family activities, cleaning, other stuff)- 3 hours

February 23, 2012

Motivation Book





Over the past few years I've made and added to a motivation book. It seems as though I take it out and look at it and add to it when I want to and then secretly put it aside and pretend I don't even know about it when I slip up and start eating junk and being lazy again. Well, it's out again and hopefully it will stay in the open. I got the idea of a motivation book from sparkpeople.com.

Motivation Book


Through-out it there are pictures of things, clothes, people, healthy food, words, sayings and etc that I've found in magazines that describe the inner me.

Program/Plan

Goals

Rewards

Progress (weight and measurements)

What I would like to do

Why I want to lose weight

List of what happiness is (not food)

What I'm going to do when I'm bored (that is mostly active and does not involve eating)

Articles that I've found from websites and magazines

Exercises from magazines

Quotes

Scriptures

Lyrics to songs that are motivational and insipiring

Notes from books

Food Journal to keep track of everything I eat

Exercise Minutes

I plan on adding a list of songs (title/artist that are upbeat for exercising)

February 21, 2012

Week 1

I'm doing something different that I have never done before, in hopes that it will help with my weight loss journey. I'm blogging about it to the world. Yes, I am going to be sharing my weight and my honest up's and down's to family, friends and strangers. Why? Because I'm done with denial. I'm done thinking that "I'm not THAT big" or "My weight doesn't really matter, it's the inside that counts." I'm done with all of that and ready to strive to be a healthy person so I can in turn give better care to my family. The best way for me to do better is to share what I'm doing and write it down. Call me OCD but I love making lists and checking them off. I'm really hoping that this in fact will help and if it does then it'd make a good book/blog! I also want others to know that they can reach their goals as well. If I can do it, anyone can! Some people would call this courage, others stupidity, others pride, but I call it getting things done!

Every week I will post 15 "measuring up" activities and rank them 1-5 and also track my weight, BMI scale, minutes exercised and moving, measurements and sometimes a picture. This is my first week doing the measurements and I have 42 weeks to drop 80 pounds.

The Ratings:
1- What happened? Just do it already!
2- I can do a lot better
3- I can do better
4- Doing good, Keep it up!
5- Check! AWESOME! (because I like the word AWESOME)

Watch what I eat (Eat for FUEL)- 2

Watch my servings (1 cup of cereal not 2)- 3

Only healthy snacks (most of the time)- 2

64 oz of Water Daily (I need watered just like a flower!)- 3

1 hour of exercise (at least) M-F- 3

Move More (do more than just sit on my butt)- 2

Family Fitness (hikes and sports) - 3

Take care of myself (hygiene, vitamins, medical)- 2

Calm Down (take it easy = less stress)- 4

ME time! (reading, bubble bath, friends, crafts)- 2

7 hours of sleep (sleep gives you wings, not red bull)- 4

Use time wisely (finding balance to work and play and limiting internet time)- 1

Find my information and motivation (learn and share more)- 2

Read Scriptures Daily (it's the best "meditation" and brightens my day)- 3

Personal Prayer Daily (I am not in it alone and am thankful for my life)- 2

Weight- 239 (my heaviest which wasn't too long ago was 242)
BMI Scale for my height and weight- 42 ("extreme obesity")
Thighs- Just a wee bit over 29 inches
Tummy- 49 inches
Hips- 51 inches
Arms- 17 inches
Minutes Exercised- 3 hours and 15 minutes
Minutes Moved (family activities, cleaning, other stuff)- 2 hours that I can really remember but will do a better job tracking for next week.

This is only the beginning and I can't wait to watch these numbers go down down down!