Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 6 & 7

Tuesday (day 6) was a great day (sorta!), got to the gym and warmed up on the elliptical and then did 50 push ups, then class started and it was INTENSE AND INSANE.. They had the ladder rope stretched out, and all these obstacles and what not and it was amazing. A killer workout, well around the the 2nd or 3rd time I was doing the ladder drills (like football players too for those wonder) when I got to the end my ankle rolled and it really hurt, but I kept going , when that was done my trainer said now go sprint to the corner and and back, and I did and I felt fine, it was sore but I ran on it.

Later that night I went to work and then my ankle started hurting quite bad, by the time I got home I couldn't hardly walk up the stairs, it's swollen and not feeling great. I don't think it's broken but man does it hurt,

Day -7 Ok fast forward to yesterday Wednesday 9.28 woke up, thought the ankle felt great, and by 8am it was swelling up again, ugh, I can walk on it but it's super tender, so I asked all my FB friends and everyone is telling me there's a good chance it could be cracked/fractured and me still walking on it, so I think I'm going to go get it checked out today.

No exercise for Day 7, but I'm 100% in my ranges for both days for food!!!

Gonna baby my foot today, I've only got a few days till PBS comes to film me all day, not gonna be good if I'm in a walking cast or something!! UGH.. I'll keep you posted on what dr says!!

Here's to a great day 8

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 4 &5

Sunday was day 4- It was my scheduled day off for exercise, but I did great in water and food area

Monday was day 5. I didn't make it to the gym for class so I hopped on the elliptical and did 35 mins, then jumped on the treadmill and jogged for 20 mins. Later that evening I went to work and got the rest of my exercising in with cleaning and walking around the gym.

I was in my ranges but a bit on the low side for calories (still in goal) so I will work on that today! Tomorrow is my weight in, looking forward to seeing what the scale is up too!!!

Here's to a great day 6

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 2 & 3 Challenge Check in

Day 2 (Friday 9/23) was great, I went to the gym but got there late so I missed class, so I hopped on the elliptical for 25 minutes and then hopped over to the recumbent bike and did 30 minutes. Later that Evening I had to work so I got more exercise with cleaning and walking around at work. 100% in my ranges!!!

Day 3 also a great day, I fell short on my minutes but I had the mind frame that "I wasn't going to let the day go by without anything" so I did 30 mins on Elliptical and 25 mins on the treadmill (jogging mostly). so 55 mins for the day. 100% in my calories & ranges

Snuck a peek at the scale and was down the other half pound since Wed!! woo hoo, bringing my total to 103 pounds gone!! YAY YAY YAY

On to Day 4!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

My day 1/100 Challenge Check In

Yesterday 9.22 started the 100 days till the new year. It was a busy day but a great day just the same.

First I taught my Sparkpeople Live! Meeting and then I went to the gym and did 15 mins on the Elliptical, then did a HARDCORE insane intense 30 mins Cardio Fit class, then I jumped on the Treadmill and ran for 5 mins at 5.5 mph - 50 mins of exercise.

Came home, chilled out for a couple hours and went back to the gym (where I am now an employee "!! YAY ) and got in 30 mins of cleaning as well for exercise!

I drank all of my water, stayed within my ranges and exercised!!

A+ for the first day!!!

How did you do for your day 1 of the 100 days till the new year challenge??

Looking forward to a great day 2

**My goals**
Exercise 6 days a week for 75 mins each day
Drink 12 glasses of water each day
Stay within my ranges 98% of the time
Blog about it often
Limit my sugars/sweets to a bare minimum
Loose 10% of my body weight ( 173 lbs) (current 173 lbs)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Biggest Loser Boost Workout

YAy it's that time of year again, to workout with the show,

First I did 15 mins on elliptical before the show came on,

First commercial did 5 more mins on elliptical

next commercial I sprinted on treadmill at 6.6 mph for 2 mins then walked for 3 more

next 3.30 mins step ups with 10 pound weights doing shoulder presses and bicep curls
1.5 mins tricep kickbacks and extensions 5 total mins

Jogged 3 more mins on treadmill .75 total miles so far)

5 mins on elliptical to finish
2 mins stretching

50 mins total

Monday, September 19, 2011

Update on PBS Filming WOO HOO

In reference to this blog (please read if your not up to date with the Whole PBS stuff with me )

Yay so I just got this email from the Producer (gonna copy/paste email)

Hi Krystie -

Happy Monday!

We would like produce a full profile segment on you within the next couple of weeks.

This will involve spending the day with you and your family, gathering footage within your home, any outdoor locations where you run/walk, you in boxing class, etc... Maybe some grocery store footage of you and your family shopping, some restaurant footage, etc.

If you're interested, could you let me know what days you would NOT be able to shoot between now and October 8?

Let me know asap, what dates you are NOT available, so that I can get you on the schedule for taping!


(BTW, thanks to you, I went out and bought several flavors of Mrs Dash...OMG, so yummy!!!!!!)


WOO HOO I'm so excited, just had to give ya'll an update to what's happening in my world!!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

My 100 days till 1/1/2012 challenge (starting 9.22)

I posted this today on my Dandy Lions team..

according to my calculations there are only 104 days until the new year, I would love to do a 100 days challenge

Do you need a fresh start, a new plan, a new challenge, a re-boot, a re-start.
Lets do this!!!!

Write down your goals here
Come up with an action plan for the next 100 days and post it here.
When we get EXACTLY to the 100 days until 1/1/12 we'll begin the challenge and I will post daily for you to be accountable and keep track

No special rules or special 100 day plan needed. Just YOUR OWN plan, whatever works for you, your own rules and plan but most importantly commitment TO YOU for this time--

100 days, 14 weeks. Stay healthy, have fun and above all Love yourself and put you first!!

Who's in with me?!?!

Krystie's 100 days goals.

Exercise 6 days a week for 75 mins each day

Drink 12 glasses of water each day

Stay within my ranges 98% of the time


Blog about it often

Limit my sugars/sweets to a bare minimum

Loose 10% of my body weight ( 173 lbs) (current 173 lbs)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Live! Meeting -Next week Making over Comfort Foods

Sparkpeople means so much to me and it's an honor that I get to work for them to teach the classes on a weekly basis. I'm loving it and would like to invite you to join in if you aren't already!!

For those who aren't aware of this, Sparkpeople has launched the Live! Meetings where we get to interact face to face, and chat and support one another during weekly meetings! They've got a great special going on buy 2 months, get 1 free, Plus they give you a whole week free!!! and it averages out to like 8.00 a month with the special.. Less than going out to dinner one time for the whole month!!!
Please check it out!!!

The meetings are amazing and so supportive ,it's awesome to be able to connect one on one . I just love that you get all that and more from the Live! meetings, then even provide you with a take home each week to help you stay on track!!

I look forward to seeing you at one of them!

The topic for the week - Making Over Comfort Food Recipes. Click more dates to see my classes (SparkLeader Krystie)

9am Eastern
8 am Central
7 am Mountain
6 am Pacific

If the 9am class is too early for you, or the time is conflicting please feel free to choose another time that works best for you, and if you don't see a good time on the schedule, let me know and I'll pass the information on to the people in charge

Also, if you're already signed up I'd love it if you checked out my SparkLeader Krystie page there and give me a comment

Thursday, September 15, 2011


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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sparkpeople Live! Meetings-I'm teaching Tues, Thurs & Fri @9am

As some of you may or may not know, I was chosen to be a leader at the Sparkpeople Live Classes that they've just launched to the public!Sparkpeople means so much to me and it's an honor that I get to work for them to teach the classes. I'm loving it and would like to invite you to join in if you aren't already!!

 They have a special going right now, buy 2 months and get the third month free! They even give you one week free on top of that!! Plus they have 100% Satisfaction guarantee!!

The meetings are amazing and so supportive , it's awesome to be able to connect one on one. It really makes your connection more real when you can be in a group of people who are on the same journey!! I just love that you get all that and more from the Live! meetings, then even provide you with a take home each week to help you stay on track!!

I teach Tuesday, Thursday & Friday of next week at 9am est for Sparkpeople Live! Meetings

The Topic this week is Dealing with Emotional Eating.

click that link, and then click more dates to join me in my class. (or classes if you want to join more :D )

I look forward to seeing you at one of them!

Click Here to check out my SparkLeader Profile at Livemind!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

PBS Interview (Detailed and Long)

On Wednesday 8/31 I had the honor of going to GPB to be filmed for a pilot, for a tv show they are wanting to do (I was selected through an email I got from Sparkpeople).

So I arrived at PBS, waiting to be taken upstairs, they come down and get me. We go straight to Wardrobe & Make up Area, where the Wardrobe lady looks through my outfits and chooses the best one that she wants me to wear (I ended up in black slacks and a fuchsia blouse)

Then I went to the makeup chair. First they did my hair, by straightening it, then they started on my make-up. I have never had makeup airbrushed on before! It was fun, but it was cold as she applied it! Then of course they did the mascara, eyeliner shadow and lips and Viola! I was ready for filming! I felt so pretty and like a pampered princess with all the attention.

After my makeup was ready I was walked down to the green room for filming. They talked to me about coming out on the screen in a fun way, They said some came out dancing, some came out spinning, & twirling, & they wanted me to think of something clever ... oh man. I had no clue, so jokingly I said um my boxing gloves are in the car, I could wear those and Oh lord, they liked that idea. So they sent someone to my car and got my boxing gloves.  So they had me do a few punches- stances etc.

That was my least favorite part, here I am all dressed up and feeling pretty and trying to look tough on  screen, I just wasn't feeling it!! Now if I would have been in exercise mode I would have been fine but it just was awkward.
After that we got rid of the gloves and did a few shots of me dropping my 24 jeans (first wrapping around me, then dropping).

Next was the interview portion, they had me start by stating my name and where I'm from, then the questions began.. Shortly into the questions she asked me "What happened, Why did you become 275 pounds ??" Wow, that was a really hard question, I got choked up and shed a few tears with my reply of "I didn't care about myself and just let myself go, I put myself last & I never made me matter". That honestly broke my heart to re-think that because now I do love myself and looking back at how badly I treated myself really hurt my feelings. Its amazing how my self esteem has gone from rock bottom to finally making myself important and loving myself...  I really believe that is the key to being successful is learning to love yourself along the journey.

The rest of the questions were upbeat and fun, I was able to smile, laugh and just share my journey & all of my accomplishments. I got to talk about how awesome Sparkpeople is, and how without them I would have easily quit 6 weeks into the journey and all my friends and support that I've found here. I even got to share about my beloved Dandy Lions Team and how amazing of a group we are!!

It was a great day, I got to share some great milestones like Tyler getting to hug me all the way around, and me conquering Goliath (all previous blogs of mine). She asked me about my weight loss song that I deemed for myself "The warrior" (by Patty Smyth), I told her the part that describes me the most is at the end when it says "I am the warrior & victory is mine!!!"

Just a great day.. here's a few photos of me after filming was done

They said it's scheduled to air in November but they'll let me know for sure, so when I know I'll be sure to tell ya'll!