How Low Can You Go


>> Friday, August 31, 2012

    Life is good.  I am really excited because I introduced my running club to my school and I have over 24 students that are interested.  I am so pumped.  I really hope that I can make this running experience a really good one for them.  We are thinking of entering a team in the Color Run.  Take a look:

We are blessed to have our school near a lake, so I am going to take them to run by the water.  So excited!
   In 30 Day Shred news, I did Day 2 yesterday and it is going really well.  For the first time I was shocked when the video was over.  I never would have thought the day would come when I would say to Jillian, "That's it!?"  I am still struggling with the push ups and the bicycle crunches.  I am eager to move on to Level 2.
  The scale is slowly moving in the right direction and I am optimistic about my 216 goal for Sept. 10th.  
   I wish you all a great holiday weekend! 


600th Post: One Good Turn Deserves Another!

>> Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Yesterday I was reading my comments and I saw this:
By the way, the image for this post inspired me to go to the gym. My original plan was to hit the couch after work. Thanks for the motivation.
I realized that I hadn't done anything yesterday.  So I decided to dust of good old Jillian Micheals' 30 Day Shred, it really wasn't as bad as I remember.  Man, you really sweat like a mofo in 30 mins 27 minutes!  I also got in all my water.  It is funny how once you start doing something in the right direction, you have such a wonderful sense of accomplishment that you cannot help but continue the trend.

I have been looking for a new pair of running shoes.  These are the ones I have my eye on:

They feel like I am walking on pillows.

This is my 600th post!!! Thank you for your continued support!

xoxoxo MissHaneefa 


Running Club

>> Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hello Wednesday, bloggers!  I am feeling good today.  I am starting a Running Club at my High School this year and I am starting to get things organized.  We are going to meet once or twice a week and go for a half an hour run as well as have a little talk about various topics (healthy eating, cross training, etc...)  Does anyone have any advice they want to give me? 
My goal is to have them run a 5K in November.  I really think that they can do it.  Wish me luck!


New Scale

>> Tuesday, August 28, 2012

  I bought a new scale yesterday.  My old scale crapped out on me in the July move and I have been procrastinating with getting a new one.  I now have a new beautiful glass top scale and I am starting to feel the motivation to get back in the game.  My only problem is that I start to get obsessed.  I am REALLY going to try to control being pimped out by the scale.
   Today it read 222.8 my goal is to get to 216 by Sept. 10 (my monthly weigh in) I think I can do it.

Have a great day!


Do Better Mondays

>> Monday, August 27, 2012

   A new week is here.  If you haven't already take a few minutes to sit down and make your workout schedule for the week.  If you haven't already plan your meals for the week.  If you haven't already let this week be a great one, one day at a time.  You deserve it!  Tonight, I am going to tackle the back to back classes, Bootcamp and Zumba.  Last week my arms almost feel off with all the arm work we did.

Have a great day!


Inappropriate Questions

>> Friday, August 24, 2012


I found this on Tim's blog and I know I am late, but better late than never.

Inappropriate Questions

1. Will you vote in the upcoming presidential election? No! because I am Canadian, but we are having a provincial election in Quebec on Sept. 4.  I will be voting in that.
2. Do you say curse words? When I am not at work I do.  But I try to keep it to a minimum.  I was once asked it I was a devote Christian because my friends and I did not swear as much as other women!? 
3. Have you ever kissed a stranger? Yup, not recently though.
4. If you could choose to meet only one fellow blogger in person right now who would you choose? Hmmmmmm, I find Ro and and Reiko so hilarious.  I would love to meet them.  Trina cracks me up also.
5. What is the most inappropriate pick-up line that anyone has ever used on you? Yes!  This is the one that will forever stand out in my mind:
Guy: What is the chance that we will have sex tonight?
Me: Ummmm, 0%
Guy:  Really?  Not even 8%
Me: Ummm, nope.
Guy: 5%?
Me: Wow, I have NEVER been asked that in my life!
6. Do you sing in the shower? Yup!  I love it.
7. How often do you get drunk?  Not often, hate a horrendous experience in 2008 that really made me not drink as much when I partied.
8. Have you ever been fired from a job?  Nope!
9. Were you popular in high school? I won't say that I was popular, but I did get along with EVERYONE.  I used to like to stand up for the little guy.
10. Who is your current celebrity crush? Idris Elba is so dreamy and that accent *faints*


The Glass Is Half Full

>> Thursday, August 23, 2012

    God works in mysterious ways.  When you are down in the dumps, he sends you a message to pick you up.  I have been really hard on myself over my recent "extra" weight gain.  Today, I went to a workshop for all the private schools in our area.  I saw a few teachers that used to work at out school but now work at another school.  One teacher has not seen me in 3 years.  he was shocked at how I looked.  I was so flattered.  All he could say is, "WOW, you look so great!"  This really made my day.  I know that I have said this before, I have to remember that I have lost 50 pounds in the last 5 years.


Highest of Highs and the Lowest of Lows

>> Wednesday, August 22, 2012

   Two weeks ago I was elated, I had reached 217.  Monday, it all came crashing down.  I felt like the Canadian 4 x 100 relay team at the Olympics this year, when they thought they won the bronze medal and then realized that they were disqualified.  I weighed in at 226.8.  That is almost 10 pounds in two weeks.  I have no one to blame for this but myself.  I still can't get over how my body puts on weight so fast.  It is really sad.  How could have have just thrown away everything that I had worked so hard for...
   Now that I have done crying, I realized that I have some serious work to do.  I am going to the gym twice a day (and eating right) until I get back down to 217.  It is not easy to get out of bed at 6 am to head to the gym.  I do A LOT of the prep the night before.  The first night I did it guess what I forgot to pack?  No not my running not my iPod...MY UNDERWEAR!  So after I showered I had to go commando for the day (BTW why do they call it commando? Do people in combat not wear underwear? Just asking).   I have been doing it since Monday for the last few days and it is not a joke. But I told myself I would do it and I am sticking to it.

   I also found this on the Oxygen Magazine Website 

#5 hit my when my friend told me over the weekend that she wants to start running because she saw what it to my body.  I was so surprised that someone would look at me as an inspiration.  When there are so many times that I feel like a semi-failure.

Happy Wednesday!



>> Friday, August 17, 2012

   I would like to say thanks to Toot for her award.  Since I already got one, I will answer the questions.

1. What is a major goal that you have been able to cross off your list this year?  Get under 200 pounds.
2. If you could throw caution to the wind and hop on a plane to go anywhere (all expenses paid) where would you go? Bora Bora (French Polynisia) or Maldives.
3. What is your favorite color for this spring/summer? I love bright colors; pinks, oranges, teals
4. If you had $1 million to give to any charity, what would it be and why? (and YOU can't be your Charity of choice, lol) I would give it to a charity dealing with children.
5. What's your ALL time weakness - I mean the urge so strong you can't even resist? Does this mean food? I love chocolate or  can I say a hot, tall, chocolatey man?
6. What your greatest accomplishment thus far?  I always find this so hard.  I guess that I would have to say graduating from University.
7. Your workout playlist, please share... SOCA! Loving this song right now....Call Meh by Olatunji (I love this riddim called Maserati, makes me think of Zumba)

8. What's your favorite workout (strength, cardio, circuit, or a specific dvd)?  I like Bootcamp
9. If you could change your career right now, would you and what would you be? Yes I would, as to what I would do, I am not sure.
10. What's your healthy go-to snack? Fruit
11. What's one thing you've learned from blogging? Readers can be really supportive 


So Where Do I Begin....

>> Monday, August 13, 2012

     Shit has hit the fan, it was my birthday last weekend and bdays + healthy living = NO BUENO.  Friday, I went to the movies. Saturday, I went out for a night of dancing and a few drinks.  The result, today I am up almost 4 pounds.  *Sad face*  this is my last week of vacation before I go back to work.  I am trying to relax before I get back into the school year. I hope that everyone is having a good week.


New Personal Best!

>> Friday, August 10, 2012

   With all this Olympic talk going on I am proud to say that I have a new personal best. I reached a new (recent) low of 217.8 today. YEAH! I am hoping that I can maintain through the weekend even though it is my bday on Sunday (yikes).  I am going to have to stay so focused.  I did some cycling today and some inclined treadmill.  By butt is hurting from the last two days of cycling.  I hope that I get used to it.

     I went to see Borne Legacy, it wasn't bad, WAY BETTER than Total Recall.  Have a great weekend!


Rowing Is Not A Joke!

>> Thursday, August 9, 2012

     Today I kept going with my Olympic Challenge, I did 30 minutes of cycling and 15 minutes of rowing.  I have never really rowed before and after 5 minutes my lower back was on fire!  I am sure that I did not have the proper technique.  I just watched some videos on YouTube (hey don't laugh), trying to improve.  I have to do it 7 more times to complete the rowing category so wish me luck.   


Back In the Game!

>> Wednesday, August 8, 2012

       I am finally back at 218.  Now it is time to work on getting lower.  My birthday is on Sunday (32 already!?) and my goal is to not gain over the weekend.  I have been doing well, shakes for breakfast, omelettes for lunch and meat and veggies for dinner.  My sweet tooth is still here, but I think that I am going to buy some Skinny Cow desserts to have at night when the sugar beast comes a knocking.  At least then I would feel too guilty if I am eating a 100-200 calorie snack.  I go back to work in less than two weeks and I would like to be 5 pounds down by Aug. 20.  That would put me at 213.

   I have Ultimate Frisbee again tonight, woo hoo!  I have been getting my one hour of cardio a day in, but my heart is not into it.  Maybe when I get back to work I will have a little more drive.  They are having an Olympic competition at the gym for the month of August. Basically you need to do 8 workouts in each of the following categories: boxing, athletics, gymnastics, cycling, rowing and weightlifting.  Each cardio box-esque class that you take counts are 1 boxing workout.  For athletics, you have to do 30 minutes on a cardio machine.  Zumba, pilates and yoga classes count as gymnastics, 30 minutes on a bike or spinning class, count as cycling.  15 minutes on the rowing machine will get you a rowing exercise.  Lastly, 30 minutes of weight training will count as weightlifting.  You can do more than one category in a day (ex. cycling and gymnastics), but you cannot do 2 of the same in one day (ex. if you do 1 hour on the treadmill, you will only get one ticket).  I have been participating and I am having fun, it forces me to try classes that I usually would not. Feel free to do something similar, it really is fun.

  What am I going to do when the Olympics are over?  I am going to have so many hours of TV free...LOL


Eating Junk

>> Monday, August 6, 2012

   The weekend is over *sad face*.  Friday, I went to see Total Recall (it was bad, please do not waste your money or 2 hours of your life) and I ate so much CRAP at the movie theatre.  I was so hungry and I had not had super so I had Burger King.  I had a little bit of popcorn from my friend. Yesterday, I went to a BBQ and brought veggies and dip with me, because I figured at least that would be a healthy option to eat.

I saw a 3 pound gain and it is all my fault.  I cannot resist the sweets.  The trend is that I lose all week and then I h=gain it all back on the weekend.

I gotta do better....



>> Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy Weekend Readers!
     I saw this on on Dee's blog and decided to give it a whirl.

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves

2. Then answer the questions the tagger sent for them, plus create 11 questions for the people they've tagged to answer.

11 things about me:

1. I am not a fan of rice. I know, I think I am the only Black person that doesn't like rice. 
2. I love Law & Order (especially SVU) and Criminal Minds, I can watch them all day.
3. I love the chocolate and peanut butter combination.  I LOVE Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
4. I love bling bling stud earrings, like these:

5. I am afraid of losing my parents
6. I love soca music! Listen to it everyday. Trini to di bone!
7. I love Stevie Wonder (Dee, I had to keep this one)
8. I love telling jokes (especially dirty ones)
9. I watch at least an hour of Olympics a day.
10. I love talking on the phone.
11.  My favorite dessert is creme brulee.

Dee/Ebbs Questions:

1. What are you currently listening to on your iPod or MP3 Player (So I can get some ideas)? I am all about the podcasts lately, I love IZ A TRINI for soca and DJ Mike Rizzy for everything else.
2. Any future fitness plans? Get under 200 pounds.
3. What is secret guilty show that you watch but embarrass to admit it? Anything Kardashian!
4. What has been the biggest surprise to you during these 2012 London Summer Olympics?  That it has taken so long for Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan so long to send women to the Olympics
5. And speaking the the Olympics, what is your favorite sport to watch during this time?  Track and Field
6. What is your favorite dish to cook or bake? Anything new
7. What is something you want to do on your own personal bucket list? Run a marathon
8. What is a new blog or blogger that I should check out? She isn't new but has a great blog.
9. Which city would your visit first? New York or LA? And Why?  I would go to LA because I have never been therebefore.
10. What has been your proudest moment?  When I graduated University.
11. What is one thing that you love about yourself? I can make anyone feel comfortable

My Questions:

1.  Which artist would you have sing/perform at your wedding/anniversary?
2.  What is your favourite accessory?
3.  You HAVE TO move to another country, where do you go?
4.  As a child what was your favorite toy?
5.  Which celebrities closet would you love to raid?
6.  Did you play any sports in high school? Which ones?
7. What is your favourite way to travel? Car? Bus? Train or Plane?
8.  What if your favourite Denzel Washinton movie?
9.  If you were a rapper, what would your stage name be?
10. You can only wear one piece of make up, what do you choose?
11.  Is there anyhing in your life that you wish you could change (beside your weight)?

Like Dee, feel free to use this on your blog.

Have a great day!


Running in the Heat & Ultimate Frisbee

>> Thursday, August 2, 2012

  Hello blog world!  Yesterday, I met up with my friend to go for a run by the water.  The idea seemed so beautiful, it was a summer day, we would be by the water... WRONG!  It was 27 C plus humidity, it was way too hot.  We ran about 5.5 K and then started walking.  My ankle was acting up again, I really think I need new shoes.  On the way back we decided to stop for an ice cream (don't look at your screen like that, we earned it).  I had elephant tusk, which is chocolate and peanut butter.  SO YUMMY.

   We also passed a a mini water park on the way home and decided to run though it.  Let me tell you that the little kids looked at us like we were crazy.  I told my friend that we better leave before someone thinks we are paedophiles.

   I had a quick dinner at her place, then I went to play Ultimate Frisbee.  We ended up running walking 10.5K, not too shabby.

  At Ultimate Frisbee, here I was thinking that since I was a sub I was going to be sitting on the sidelines chillaxing.  NOPE!  I was on the field constantly, it was a real workout.  Next week I am going to wear my Garmin to see how many calories I burn.  It was so humid that I was sweating like a mofo. They loved me so much they asked me to sub again next week!  I had a really fun time.

  Between the run and the frisbee, I was exauhted.  My legs are on fire today.  I am going to have to foam roll them at the gym.

  Yesterday someone asked how many calories were in my Apple Pie Shake. I would say around 250; 100 for the apple, 50 for the milk and 100 for the yogurt.

Have a great day!

P.S I have 300 followers!!!!!!!!!!  OMG!  I am so happy!  Keep reading I love you guys so much

P.P.S I am at 219!  Yeah!


Happy Wednesday!

>> Wednesday, August 1, 2012

   I have been spending most of my days watching the Olympics.  I cannot wait for the track to start this weekend.  I was asked to be an extra on a Ultimate Frisbee team!  I am going to play in my first game tonight, I am super excited.  Also going for a long run with a friend today.

 Why does it take 2 seconds to gain 5 pounds but FOREVER to lose it????? Just saying.

Lately, I have been killing the following shake, I call it the Apple Pie Shake:

-1 apple
-1/2 cup skim milk
-1/2 cup yoghurt (I use vanilla)
-As much cinnamon as you like
-A bit of sweetner if you like

Grater apple and place in blender with all ingredients.  ENJOY!

Have a great day!

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