Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Where have I been?

Where have I been? I am asking myself that question. I have been here in body but my mind went to lunch and just barely came back. Just kidding. I have been really busy with life. I finally am back on track as far as connecting with others. I have been working so hard at getting my body healthy. I am very proud of my progress and I can't wait to post some before and after pictures. I still have some things I need to work on but I am at my goal weight of 145 lbs. I never thought I would see the day where I weighed the same as I did in high school.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Still Kickin

I have been so busy I haven't had time to even catch my breath! Yesterday I had an awesome workout. I did a seriously intense upper body workout. I don't think I have ever worked my biceps that hard. It felt like I had to walk around with my arms flared out you know like a macho man walks around. I heard that is when you know you are doing something right is when you feel bigger immediately after. Of course I did my 7 for 7 abs. Later last night I went for a 3 mile run with my Sister-in-law. It was FREEZING! But I am glad we had that commitment to go because I know it did me good. I am more motivated than ever. I am even learning to be patient with the scale, I stress the word learning. Some days I want to light the scale on fire and other days I want to kiss the scale. I would like to just not weigh myself for a couple of weeks but I have to weigh myself everyday so I can chart my cycle. (More about charting cycles to come)

Monday, November 16, 2009


I had a plan for today but life gets in the way of my plans sometimes. I had to run to Salt Lake City to deliver parts for my super busy husband so I didn't make it to the gym until 12:00 and there were no classes going on at that time so I did lower body, 20 minute intervals and 7 for 7 abs. I came home, tried to clean up the house and then I knew I wasn't going to make it back to the gym tonight so I went for a little jog instead. Eating wise I have stuck to my original plan all except for working out on an empty stomach. I had to eat since I wasn't working out until noon. I need to try to get in about 5 more glasses of water and then I am good. One day down, 6 to go!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Freight Train

I have tried to stay positive about my weight but I am tired of waiting for results on the scale. I am doing everything right and my weight is actually up two pounds from two weeks ago so I am approaching this week with Freight Train Intensity. My goal is to be down 5 lbs. by next Monday so I guess that leaves me no choice but to reveal my weight so I can be accountable......this morning I weighed 176 gasp! Next Monday watch for the post to see if I achieved my goal. I know it isn't really safe to lose that much weight in a week but the people on Biggest Loser lose more than that in one week and it's not like I expect to lose that much every week. So here is my plan for this week
Work out fasting. Body Pump, 20 minute intervals, and 7 for 7 abs.
Breakfast: Protein Shake and cottage cheese
Snack: Crab roll up
Lunch: Chicken "baked" steak
Snack: Scrambled Eggs, apple
Work Out: Body Attack
Dinner: Grilled Chicken, salad
Breakfast: Eggs, toast
Snack: Protein Shake, carrots
Lunch: Subway
Workout: Power 90
Snack: Yogurt
Dinner: Salmon
Workout: 7 for 7 abs
Snack: Cottage Cheese, carrots
Workout fasting. Lower Body, 20 minute intervals, 7 for 7 abs
Breakfast: Eggs, toast
Snack: Jerky
Lunch: Tuna Salad
Snack: Protein Shake
Workout: Running with Emmore
Dinner: Roast, potatoes
Workout fasting. Body Attack, 7 for 7 abs
Breakfast: Eggs, toast
Snack: Protein Shake
Lunch: Subway
Snack: Cottage cheese, carrots
Workout: 20 minute Intervals
Dinner: Chicken Baked Steak, salad
Workout fasting. Upper body, 20 minute intervals, 7 for 7 abs
Breakfast: breakfast burrito
Snack protein shake
Lunch: Crab roll up
Workout: Walk around the block
Snack: apple and carrots
Dinner: restaurant
Workout fasting: spin class, 7 for 7 abs
Breakfast: Eggs, toast
Snack: Protein Shake
Lunch: Subway
Snack: Cottage cheese, carrots
Workout: Power 90
Dinner: Salmon, salad
Day for rest.
Typing all this it seems like a lot, especially two workouts a day but it can be done and I want to see results so bad I am willing to do it. I hope my family will be patient with me and help out with some of the chores while I am getting in an extra workout every day. Wish me luck this week. I am going to make it happen.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Playing catch up

I have been meaning to post a few things but I can't seem to get on the computer long enough to do anything.
I went running on Wednesday with my Sister-in-law, Emmore. I always thought of myself as a "lone runner" because I like to be alone with my thoughts, but I must admit I ran faster and longer with Emmore than I would have on my own. I didn't want to make her waste a run so I tried to do the best I could. I think we ran for about 40 minutes which is probably the longest I have ran since before I got pregnant.
Thursday was a craptastic day so instead of going to the gym I sat on the couch and ate ice cream. There you have it.
Friday I had to make up for my dietary transgressions..... I kicked my own a$$ at the gym. I did the best upper body workout and I am so sore today which means that I did some good. I followed up with 20 minute intervals and 7 for 7 abs.
Today I am going to make my husband go to the gym and help me get a really good lower body workout. I think it helps to have a coach to push you and help watch your form.
As long as I make it to the gym for lower body and do 20 minute intervals I will have reached my goal for the week which will be a powerful moment.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Since I didn't make it to the gym yesterday I decided I had better make it happen today. Tuesdays as you know from last weeks post are crazy busy for me but I fit it in today. It was a quick 30 minute lower body workout. Not my best workout but hey, I was there and I did it.
I was a little worried I might not ever get off the squat machine... I was done with my squats and I went to lift the weight back on the tower and I couldn't get the bar to grab the stopper. The weight was too heavy to take off my shoulders and turn to see what was wrong so I just stood there waiting for someone to walk past and help me. Three guys walked past and totally ignored me when I asked for help! Jerks! Finally when I started trembling from the weight I tried one more time and it finally latched on the stop.
There was a lady at the gym today who had the most amazing physique. Not an ounce of bad fat on her and the cool thing was she seemed to be humble about it. She didn't prance around like some of the other ladies with great bodies do. Good for her, she inspired me to be humbly fit. Thank you lady at the gym who has a great body and doesn't flaunt, you are awesome.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fortune Cookie

We had Chinese tonight and my fortune cookie told me "Your dreams are about to be fulfilled" . Yeah! I am about to be fit for life!
My body is officially out of whack. I will spare you the "female" details but lets just say I am one unlucky woman for the time being. Maybe that is why I took a little vacation from eating clean over the weekend. Once I started to think about it I guess it wasn't so bad; I only had a couple of soda pops, one piece of chocolate pie, and some Doritos. I think sometimes when I eat one bad thing my mind thinks that I am going to be a whale overnight. I need to just chill out and think positive. I am excited for this week, I am going to start running once a week with my super awesome sister-in-law. I am going to try to get in two lower body, one upper body and 3 cardio workouts. Here is to a great week!