Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
- I get to eat 1800-2000 calories a day. Have I mentioned how excited that makes me?
- When I do cardio, I only need to burn 300 calories, not a million.
- The Arc Trainer is actually the best machine for burning fat in the entire gym. Interestingly, this is the one machine that I've ignored for years. Stupid!
- My new diet will consist of protein, dairy, fruit, veggies, fats, carbs (yes, carbs), and supplements/snacks in the form of protein shakes, Slim Fast, and Carnation Instant Breakfasts. Yum!
- I just may be slightly lactose intolerant. I am going to buy dairy enzymes at Walmart sometime this weekend. Ever notice that you get bloated after you consume dairy? I do. You might want to consider these capsules. You take them WITH the dairy. I can't wait to see if this is the culprit for my ever-present pooch of bloatness.
- And the BEST part of this new eating plan? He advised that we allot 150 calories a day to...JUNK! Yes, junk! What a sweet relief! He said if we deprive ourselves of those particular goodies, we become ravenous vultures and end up eating 10 pounds of chocolate cake in one sitting. Not cute. He said his "junk" each day is a can of Dr Pepper. I am so loving this new concept.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The Fresh Air Fund is still looking for runners and sponsors to join our Fresh Air Fund-Racers team for the NYC Half-Marathon on August 16th. This is a great way to participate in NYC's premier summer road race while helping Fresh Air Fund children.
Last summer's NYC Half-Marathon was a huge success and the Fresh Air Fund-Racers raised more than $125,000. We are also still in need of Friendly Town hosts for next month. Host families open their hearts and home to a NYC child who would not otherwise have the opportunity to escape the hot, crowded city streets.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tyly, I have been feeling kinda "ugh" today, too. I thought running it out would help, but it just made me tired.
I'm about to go clean out the garage and I'm sure I'll probably sweat out about 5 pounds of nastiness. It's SO HOT out there! But it must be done.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I'm going to try and do it as often as I can, at least 3 days a week. Benji thinks it's very amusing to watch mommy punch and dance around.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
And my body fat % is 22.7! I have fallen into the green, "IDEAL" portion of my chart. I started in the yellow "AVERAGE" and was pretty close to the "ABOVE AVERAGE" section. Yikes. This, too, is quite an accomplishment.
I get discouraged because I'm not weighing 135 (or something like that). But really...7 pounds in 4 months and a body fat reading of 22.7...I should be proud.
And I kinda am!
Monday, June 15, 2009
I was gonna skip the Shred tonight..but I ate Taco Bell for dinner...hahaha.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
On a good note, I was so desperate to finish my 3 miles that I pushed myself to run faster than normal. I'm really proud of my time given the heat and hills. Stats: 3.0 miles, 32:53, 10:57 minute/mile average.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Miles = Speed
0 - 0.5 = 3.5
0.5 - 1.0 = 6.0
1.0 - 1.25 = 3.5
1.25 - 1.50 = 6.0
1.50 - 1.75 = 3.5
1.75 - 2.0 = 4.0
I did it:
0.0 - 0.5 = 3.5
0.5 - 1.5 = 6.0
1.5 - 2.0 = 3.5
0.0 - 0.5 = 4.0
0.5 - 1.75 = 6.0
1.75 - 2.0 = 4.0
YES! My walk times are faster and I ran 1.25 miles at 6.0 instead of 1! Awesome!
Friday, June 12, 2009
There was a 147 sighting on the scale this morning...I know it isn't my official weigh-in day, but just sayin' :)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Anywho, it was sooo nice getting to run this morning! I waited until 6 to leave the house, and the weather was perfect. I was trying to let myself go slow (er than normal), but about halfway through I was getting frustrated that I hadn't covered more ground in the amount of time I had ran. I have a hard time with the 'easy' runs. I am just too competitive, even more so against myself. Stats: 31:00, 2.80 miles, 11:02 minutes/mile pace. I seem to be averaging an 11:00 minutes per mile pace pretty consistently. I wish it were faster, but hopefully someday it will be. Of course I run faster than that during my run, but I run slower at the beginning, so it averages to 11:00 minutes per mile. I am no speed demon, that's for sure!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
"It's very hard to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the real competition is against the voice inside you that wants to quit." - George Sheehan
It doesn't just apply to running, though. That can be said for any workout!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
So yay, goodbye baby weight and pudge!!!
I was cranky the whole time and SO HOT! My garage is like a sauna (hence, why I didn't want to workout) and I am dripping in sweat. I guess I feel better for working out, but sitting on the couch and eating pizza would have been a much better way to spend a portion of my evening.
Oh well, it's done. Thank God.
P.S. A big drop is weight from last week to today, but again, I think those 4 pounds were all junk that was still in my system from Memorial Day weekend. Body fat % keeps going down according to my caliper! So...yay!
Monday, June 1, 2009
I definitely need to run or walk later tonight to burn more calories. Blah.
*** I had 30 minutes to spare before I had to shower and get ready for work, so I ran/jogged/walked around my neighborhood and burned 200 more. I am so drippy sweaty! It's HOT outside!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I am exhausted!!
I "swam" for 45 minutes and burned 225 calories, according to the Polar watch. But I FEEL like I just ran a marathon!
And I am starving and trying very, very hard to not eat everything in sight...but I wanna.
So it looks like I have to Shred FIRST and then swim and/or run afterward. I am beat and callin' it a freakin' day!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I had to modify all the plank exercises. While I was working out, my back didn't hurt...but right now (night night time), it is KILLING ME! I might need to go see the chiropractor on Monday.
After the Shred, I walked Texas.
Total calories burned = 406.
I want to keep up the workouts, of course - I just hope this back gets better!!! Stupid planks.
Here's to Level 3!!! Almost done, y'all!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Like I said before, I am amping up the workouts. I tried to sweat out as much of the weekend crap as I possibly could yesterday.
15 minutes treadmill and 15 minutes elliptical = 266 calories
Shred = 211 calories
Still ready for Level 2 to be over.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Notice my weekly weigh in?
Yeah, that's what happens when you go to your West Texas college town and have a very...very...very good time.
Once I finish my oatmeal, I am headed straight to the gym.
Was it worth it? Yes.
Hopefully this extra weight will fall off again quickly. It just has to...
Monday, May 25, 2009
He basically teaches that we need to be proud of all that we are accomplishing and learning during each and every run, regardless if it was a good or bad run. Just the fact that we get out there and run is an accomplishment in itself! He says we may not ever be as fast as those around us, but we don't have to be to be a real runner. So many people don't feel like real runners because they aren't fast enough, they don't run long enough distances, etc., but the truth is that we are all real runners, because we get out there and do it! There is no set of qualifications you must meet to be a real runner.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
10:48/mile average pace
I've always been much happier with my results when I run outside rather than inside. I've heard several people say they're faster outside, and I think that applies to me as well.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I 'run' at the pace of a turtle with a broken leg, and that frustrates me. I try not to get discouraged and remind myself that speed will come with time and practice, but I have high expectations for myself. Probably too high of expectations. Anyway, I decided to try for a 10 minute mile, and I've decided to make that my Friday workout until I succeed. Once I do (because I WILL), I'll figure it out from there. I did this on the treadmill, and fyi, 6.0 is a 10 minute mile pace. Here's the breakdown of how it went:
Miles = Speed
0 - 0.5 = 3.5
0.5 - 1.0 = 6.0
1.0 - 1.25 = 3.5
1.25 - 1.50 = 6.0
1.50 - 1.75 = 3.5
1.75 - 2.0 = 4.0
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed and discouraged. I thought that if I really pushed myself, I could do a 10 minute mile. I guess that's not the case yet, but I'm not giving up. Like I said, I plan to do this every Friday until I can successfully run a full 10 minute mile.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I'll be walking Max the usual 3 miles tonight, and we'll see what else I come up with!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I walked for 1 hour, 40 minutes. I would have gone longer, but I ran out of time! It ended up being a total of 6 miles. If I wouldn't have taken Max for the first half of it, I'm sure it would have been much longer and faster paced. He isn't nearly as interested in speed as he is in sniffing and peeing! Lol. I got irritated with him after the first 3 miles, so I walked him home and finished the rest on my own. At least now I know better for next time! The only bad thing is that I feel a blister on my ankle forming. That's not good!
Tomorrow I'll be up bright and early for my 5 am run!
20 minute walk with Texas = about 200 calories burned
Shred = about 250 ish
Total = 489 calories in 52 minutes
The best thing about burning more calories is that you get to eat more, too! ;)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am so tempted to bump up to Level 3...I am overly annoyed by Level 2.
My back has been hurting lately - I think I'm sleeping wrong - so all the plank positions were KILLING ME! I did as best as I could, but I didn't want to hurt myself.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I am having a fat day. A total FAT DAY! I am thinkin' it's premenstrual bloat. God, I hope so. I feel like a blob!
I mowed the lawn and I am serious when I say that probably burned at least 250 calories - our yard has mega slopes and hills and that lawnmower is heavy!
I was going to call it a day but figured since I was already nasty and sweaty and having a fat day for goodness sakes, I opted to Shred and dance in the garage like a crazy person.
Now the day is done and I am going to sit on that couch, eat me some dinner, work on my scrapbook (yes, I said it, I have started a scrapbook), and watch a Netflix and Reba re-runs!! Heaven!!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Lost a pound last week! Woohoo! Not sure what's up with the body fat %. There's no way that can be accurate. Regardless, I am totally motivated by The Biggest Loser Finale, so I aim to workout again tomorrow. I love these results!
I'll try to get one in today. But if I don't...it's not the end of the world. I did lose a pound this week despite being in Del Rio and not eating the best foods. I can't wait to break 150!
Monday, May 11, 2009
My run today was a run/walk because I hadn't run in about a week and I needed to get back in the groove. I was really excited about running on the so-called jogging path in our new subdivision, but the path lasted for about 1/2 a mile and then just stopped! So I continued on around the neighborhood and it was great. I stayed on the sidewalks and it was fun running by people's houses and just taking in the fresh air (and heat).
There is a greenbelt nearby so I want to find out where that is and see if it's within walking/running distance from our house.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Level 2 is NO JOKE!!!
I pseudo-Shredded today at the gym. I watched the workout at home and then went to the base and did it in a workout room. I had written everything down and just did it at my own pace. There's no way I would have been able to work out at my parent's house -- this place makes me lazy.
It was killer! I had to stop and breathe...a lot.
My final time was 33 minutes and 300 calories burned.
Level 2 is intense!!! I just hope it works!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I've decided today that I am going to put forth the best effort I can and be happy with the results. I am trying really hard to "look good" for our Jamaica trip and just in general for my husband's homecoming. But if my best effort doesn't make me look like Jessica Biel, it's ok. Because let's face it...I'll never look like this without a personal trainer and nutritionist and hours upon hours of time to devote to the cause...
I will be happy with how I am. Period. Because I will know that I put in the effort, sweat, and pain! I am still hopeful for those next 20 days of the Shred, though. Shred me, Jill, shred me!!!
On that note, I'm not sure if I should keep measuring my body fat % on the scale. The results are so skewed. I think I might do the caliper thing from now on -(the pincher thingie) - which says that my body fat is at 26%. Much nicer :) I guess I'll do both from now on and see how they vary.
Monday, May 4, 2009
"1% milk cassandra"
"on or before thirty days as of this day" -- huh?!?!
"blog kelly shred"
"i gained a pound in a day" -- that sucks.
and tons and tons of traffic from people looking for info about The 30 Day Shred. We're so popular!
I am sooooo ready for Level 2. Level 1 is boring me to tears.
I have to wonder, though: Is doing the same level consecutively a good idea? I didn't think you were supposed to work out the same muscles day to day? I think, ideally, we should have done this: Level 1 Day 1, Level 2 Day 2, Level 3 Day 3 then Level 1 Day 4, Level 2 Day 5, Level 3 Day 6 and so on...or at least something like that to mix it up and confuse the muscles. Thoughts? I wish Jillian had provided better recommendations on that DVD!!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Level 1 is almost easy now. The natural progression in stamina and strength with this program is amazing. That's probably not a coincidence, huh?
Now I have the rest of the day to do nothing! Finally!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
- I can do 5 consecutive boy pushups. Before, I had never done a single one in my entire life. Truly.
- I am starting to see ab definition.
- I have proven my dedication to myself and this plan.
- My arm muscles are awesome! I love that I can flex and see different muscles throughout my arms! I'm embarrassed to admit how often I do that.
- My leg muscles are much stronger. I go all the way down in all the lunges, squats, etc., when before it was just a slight bend in the knee.
- I can hold the plank position for a full minute! I've never been able to do that!
- It has given me confidence in myself and has made me want to challenge myself to bigger things.
- I care much more about my body and its fitness now that I have started this. Since I've seen these changes, it makes me want to see even more!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tonight I just did a 22-minute run with a 5-minute warm up walk. It was getting close to dark and I don't like to be out when it gets dark. The run went great, but I really don't like running around our current place. It's not runner/walker friendly and sidewalks are hard to come by. In a week and half, we are moving to our new house, and there is a jogging path in the neighborhood. I'm so excited and can't wait to go for a run there!
My current goal is to go for a 20-30 minute run all but one of day of the week. That's a lofty goal because right now I do 3-4 times a week. But I feel so good after a run, and I've lost 5 pounds since I started running! If I run more, I can lose more. Right? :)
Oh, and huge news! I lost a pound since last week AND my body fat % is continuing to go down and down (which is ultimately what matter most to me!) YES!
I heart Jillian Michaels.
Monday, April 27, 2009
I've noticed that my endurance is getting a lot better. I don't have to stop and breathe as many times as I did before. Haha!
My calves are still aching on the cardio parts. No clue what's going on there, but I push through it.
P.S. I started tanning today so hopefully that will help in the looks department. Tanned fat is better than white fat, I say!
P.P.S. I hope the scale/BMI is kind tomorrow! Oh, and if anyone else wants to add their weekly weigh-ins on the sidebar, just let me know!
I took a rest day yesterday, but it's back on like Donkey Kong (or something) when I get home from work tonight.
I am LOVING The Shred so far! I can't wait to see what the scale/BMI says tomorrow. I have a feeling there's something good in store because I put on some jeans this morning (that are normally kinda tight) and guess what? They fit like a glove! This may be because they haven't been washed in a while so they're broken in...but...whatever. ;)
If you don't see a Shred post by like 9 pm tonight, email me and tell me to get off my lazy arse!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Here's a picture of me and my friends Karen and Jordan, who also ran.
I am a slow, SLOW runner, so I finished at about 34 minutes, but I'm fine with that. I walked a hill because I was getting very winded. So, my goal is to do another 5K in the future and eventually get to running the entire time.
The great thing is that a year ago I did this 5K and almost walked the whole thing. A year later to run practically the entire time? Kick butt!!
Working out is such a mental thing. I did NOT want to do it today but then I went to Walmart to cask some checks and I picked up this new book, "Hungry Girl 200 under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories."
I still wasn't motivated to work out but then I got through the checkout line and saw another spouse in our squadron holding hands with her husband. He had JUST gotten home from Iraq last week. And as much as my heart ached to see them together, it made me happy. After all, they both did their time. He had been gone since the week before Christmas.
And for some unknown reason, this inspired me to workout! What?! I guess I just figured, "You know what? I could sit on the couch and feel sorry for myself and keep eating crap and keep getting bigger and lazier, or I could do something about it!" Seeing them holding hands and being happy made me want to make myself better. Plus, I want to look HOT for when Aaron does come home. Like I said, it's all mental.
Dancing in my garage to music that makes me happy
My calves are still hurting like crazy on the jumping jacks, butt kicks, and jump rope, but I fought through the pain. I don't know how long this high is going to last, but I feel good right now. And I needed this boost. So thank you everyone. You guys are keeping me accountable and I couldn't feel more happy with myself right now.
Oh, and is it crazy to think I am already seeing some slight results after only 3 days?? That's probably in my head, huh?
Friday, April 24, 2009
27 mins, 219 calories
I'll admit I was being a show-off yesterday and was able to burn way more calories than today. I was tired the whole time today and my calves are doing that weird thing that they were doing at the beginning of the year. Needless to say, the jumping jacks/jump rope was KILLING ME!
I wasn't sore at all yesterday, but I woke up this morning with soreness in my shoulders and pecs. It's a good thing - those muscles hardly ever get worked on.
The best thing about these workouts is that they are over in no time. Let's stick with it!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I am starting the 30 Day Shred with y'all. I took before pictures this morning...I almost threw up in my mouth a little. That got me super motivated!
The Shred is a lot harder than it looks! WOW! I was sweating like an oinker!
I feel good, though. I'm ready to "hit it" tomorrow (as Jillian would say). This program better work! I'm tired of looking and feeling this way!!!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I'm thinking about starting it tomorrow. I've been a slug these last three days. I guess I'm just in "blah mood" here lately. I'll get over it.
But yeah, I'm on board. I'll do it with you. Hopefully starting tomorrow :)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I would say that I am willing to join in with ya, but right now I'm just trying my best to eat something during the day. Just in case you don't know, I don't have an eating disorder or anything, I'm just pregnant. Ha. Morning/day sickness is absolutely getting the best of me and it's quite frustrating. So, my biggest goals lately have been trying to eat something worthwhile and keep it down. I LOVE food, but lately, I loathe it...for fear it's going to resurface itself (in an ugly way). One day (hopefully soon) I'll get to feeling strong and good enough to work out again, cuz even preggo ladies should have good fitness!
I'm so proud of you guys! And welcome to the group Sara! :)
Unlike buff Tyly, I think I'll definitely stick with Level 1 for 10 days, and maybe a few more days depending on how I'm doing. So sad. I used to do Turbo Jam (kickboxing) like nobody's business. Ah, well, I'll get back to that level!
I popped in the trusty dvd, and I'm glad I did. I still have the same amount of soreness, but I noticed that *gasp* it wasn't as hard this time! It actually left me wondering if I need to do level 1 for 7 more days. I guess I'll give it a couple more days, and if I don't feel challenged enough, I'll bump it up to level 2. Don't get me wrong; it's no cake walk, but I think my body is adjusting to it.
Like my MySpace and Facebook statuses say: I'm only 27 days away from having a body like Jillian Michaels! HA! :-)
Perhaps I can't afford a high-calorie day? This is so frustrating!
I'll check my body fat % this evening, since it's totally unreliable in the morning.
To say I'm frustrated is an understatement. Hopefully I'm just building muscle. At least that's what I'm going to tell myself. I HAVE been eating a lot of protein...and I did have a pretty stressful/emotional week.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I've been sticking with my running and I feel great! I completed the Couch to 5K plan and the Texas Round Up 5K is this Saturday. Where does the time go?? I will be ready after I get a few more runs in this week. My last two runs (this week and the ONE I did last week--sad) were rough. Even though I've run for 30 minutes straight before, today I just got so tired and hot and had to walk. I don't think I was hydrated enough.
So, I'm going to run every day this week and get myself nice and ready to run the full time on Saturday. I don't care about my time.
I love being a runner, if I can call myself that. Our new neighborhood will have a running path and I'm so excited! I dream of summer runs in the hot sun, followed by a jump in our community pool.
Keep it up, everyone!
I had a lot to do after school, so after I finished all that, I popped in the dvd. The soreness kicked in a little more, and for the first few minutes I had a harder time than I did yesterday. I think my body was in a state of shock, because I haven't done a tough workout for consecutive days in longer than I'd like to admit. I'm active every day, but I don't take the time to do an actual workout (other than walking the dog 3 miles, but I don't count that). Anyway, after I made it through the initial few minutes, the rest went fairly quickly. There are certain movements that are way harder than others, and I look forward to the ab part when I get to lay on the floor! :-)
And Tyly is right. The jiggle is more than enough motivation. I'm working out in my living room, with no mirror, from now on!
I did have to take a couple of short breaks, mainly because I didn't drink enough water and was lightheaded, but that's all. If I don't see major results after 30 days, I'll be shocked.
I LOVE that this workout is 20 minutes, because sometimes I don't even have that much time with the baby. I think I'll be able to do this every day during his morning nap, unless he's having an off day. On those days I'll put him on a play mat and do the elliptical walker and get back to the shred the next day. I feel so good!!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I'll be surprised if I'm not sore tomorrow, because my arms feel a bit like jello.
It was pretty hard, but not too hard for me to do the entire thing. It was tough enough to scare me about levels 2 and 3, though!
My plan is to do level 1 for 10 days, level 2 for 10 days, then finish with level 3 for 10 days. Anyone else heard of doing it any other way? I'm open to suggestions. I found it motivating to do the workout in my sports bra and shorts. I look good standing still, but when it's time for jumping rope or jumping jacks... uh-oh. The jiggle is great motivation!!!
I really want to try some of the Dancing with the Stars dance dvds. I'm committed to completing The 30 Day Shred, but after that, I'm really wanting to sexy-dance myself into shape! Those ladies are hot! :-)
Cardio Combo Class
We did a circuit workout -- and it sucked! I was so dang tired! I think it was because yesterday was my "high calorie" day and I was sweating out all that guacamole and tequila...haha.
Oh well, at least it's over. I feel so much better, too. I had a splitting headache all morning/afternoon and half the reason I went to this class was in hopes that it would go away -- and it did!
Now I'm drinking my muscle milk, which is delicious by the way, and have the rest of the day to relax. *Insert pat on the back, please*
I am going to drink the BCAA Stack while I workout and then have a Muscle Milk after the workout. Yay for muscles!
Who have I become!?
Now if only I could muster enough motivation to actually work out today...I'm so sluggish today!
Anyone wanna share your opinion on working out while you're on your period? TMI? Sorry. But I really am curious how you approach that situation. It seems I have no motivation to get all active with it's that time (as it is right now). Thoughts?
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today was pretty easy, though.
Cardio Dance Party
Not much to report other than I am pretty sore from yesterday's Crossfit workout. I am still keeping up with the healthy eating. Three days in a row! That's pretty impressive (well, for me at least).
* Note: There is a carnival currently set up in the huge parking lot of my gym. The smell of popcorn and funnel cakes as you're walking into and out of the gym? EVIL!!!!!! Just evil!!!! *insert angry face here*
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Crossfit's Helen Workout and 100 calories on the elliptical
I burned about 194 calories with the Crossfit workout (according to the watch), but I know I burned way more on top of that because my heart rate was through the roof and it took a while to come back down. Then, I did an additional 100 calories on the elliptical afterward. I probably hit close to 500, but I'm speculating/estimating.
This is Day 2 of following the diet plan. So far, so good. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't want some CHOCOLATE right now!
I figure I'll just go "balls to the wall" and drop the weight I want to drop and then I can lessen things a bit in order to maintain that weight. We'll see what happens at next Tuesday's weigh-in. In case you haven't noticed, I am now posting body fat percentage, too. Because I'd be totally happy if I weighed 150, but had a lower body fat percentage. I just want my cute jeans to fit, y'all.
Here's to healthy!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I am turning up the healthy-eating to really see some results. I'm tired of feeling so sluggish, so it's game on. I have about two more months until Husband comes home so I figure that's a great time-frame in which to set some goals!
Cardio Dance Party
It wasn't the same without ya, Kelly! She has a whole bunch of new dances now, including one to your favorite song, "Right Round." Haha ;)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I didn't work out today because I had no time and my legs are KILLING ME from yesterday's 600 feet of walking lunges. I mean, I am in PAIN! There are muscles hurting in my legs/thighs/butt that I didn't even know I had!
Oh well, there's always tomorrow. I'll try to cut back on the pasta intake, too, but I doubt it. Haha.
Monday, April 6, 2009
1 mile run/walk on outdoor trail through the woods
Hubby & I both went to the gym together today. He got off work around 3 and we decided it would be a good idea. It was. Although we are both quite out of shape, it was nice to work out and feel sweaty. It's always easier to make yourself do stuff when you have a partner in crime. Yay for us getting our money's worth.
*Crossfit is anaerobic and works your muscles big-time, so I'm pretty sure I burned more than what the watch accounted for and will probably burn more throughout the day as my poor legs recuperate!
Here's the workout: (I subbed the pull-ups for push-ups because I'm weak!)
Walking lunge 100 ft.
Walking lunge 100 ft.
Walking lunge 100 ft.
Walking lunge 100 ft.
Walking lunge 100 ft.
Walking Lunge 100 ft.
That's 600 feet of walking lunges! WOW...my legs are like Jell-O but I'm glad to be back!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I just finished a workout from Crossfit Football. The workout was intense, but survive-able. The wind outside?! Not so much!!!
I only worked out a total of 18 minutes and knocked out 142 calories. But hey, it's better than nothing.
Here's the workout I did:
One minute for each round (so, this workout is really only meant to be 7 minutes long; I did it in about 9. Crazy!!) I did this at the high school football field. You run some yards and back, then do some burpees. Sounds easy, huh?
1 - 10 yards and back, 1 burpee
2 - 20 yards and back, 2 burpees
3 - 40 yards and back, 4 burpees
4 - 80 yards and back, 8 burpees (the killer!!!!!)
5- 40 yards and back, 4 burpees
6 - 20 yards and back, 2 burpees
7 - 10 yards and back, 1 burpee
So, the workout was insane, especially towards the middle and my heart rate was through the roof, but I was ok until the effects of the psycho wind hit me! I had wanted to run the bleachers or at least run the track after this workout and I tried...but...I seriously thought I was going to hurl.
I must have done the workout with my mouth open or something, because after it was over, I felt an intense burning in my lungs and throat and then my teeth started hurting and my saliva tasted like blood. WEIRD!!
I attempted to run the track, but I stopped halfway and HAD to get out of that wind. The whole way home I felt incredibly weak and couldn't stop coughing. I've been coughing up mucus and dirt ever since then. Who knew the wind was so toxic?!
Crossfit Football workout: Kick ass.
Working out in the wind: Never again!!!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
18:30 minutes on treadmill (run & walk)
Weight-training with machines
Ab-work on the ball
I decided that I am no longer going to push myself to and beyond the 500 calories mark. It adds extra stress to my workouts, so I'm stopping that. I think I'm just going to workout until I feel like I am tired, but not completely fatigued. Then I will leave happier and have a higher chance of not being so sore and coming back the next day for another round. I guess I will continue to keep up with my workouts on here, because, well, I'm bored and I might as well. Feel free to jump back in everyone, or at least give an occasional update on your doings! :)
Here's to trying to jump back on the Health Wagon! :)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Cardio Dance Party
Like a real slacker in working out lately. I don't know why I'm not very motivated, but I'm not. A Coke and chocolate make me oh-so-happy lately...hmmph...who woulda thought?! Thank goodness that the housekeeper came this morning and forced me out of the house, or I would have probably just gotten out of bed not long ago. Sad and disturbing...but what can I say?
I had VERY little energy in the class and that always makes everything even more painful. I don't know why, but it was rough. My knees both decided to get mad at me too and started aching about halfway through. Not much I can do about that I guess. Despite all of the mixed emotions, at least I worked out, right?! ha.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
12 minutes of basketball with the hubby: 266 calories
55 minutes of circuit weight training in the 'man's gym'....mu hahaha: 602 calories
TOTAL: 868 calories...seriously
Happy that both I and my husband both got ourselves dressed and out of the house on a NASTY day outside. It was work, but we both feel good about getting it done. It also makes us want to eat well today, so yay for us. I'm hoping that some weight training will help workout the mess of muscle-soreness I have in my right shoulder and neck. We'll see how it goes.
It was a long time to be at the gym, but it was kinda fun actually. I like feeling stronger. Guess that's it! Gotta go eat my salad & some hot homemade chili...MMMM :).
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I could kick myself though for forgetting my heart rate monitor strap thingie!! I had to trust the machines for my calorie count and that totally sucked.
30 mins on treadmill: 235 calories
20 mins on elliptical: 200 calories
I'm gonna go ahead and say I hit my 500 because my heart rate was through the roof once I stepped off that elliptical machine. It took me about 10 minutes to cool down and have it beat normally again.
The treadmill was pretty amazing today. I ran for about 15 straight minutes -- and when I say "ran" I mean that I had it on 5.3 -- but still, that's better than it was 2 months ago when all this started. It's crazy how when you run, it's like you can literally feel the fat just falling off of you. I wish I could love running, but the truth is, I hate every second of it!
I am feeling very accomplished today and proud that I had the discipline to get out of that bed. If you've ever been in my bed, you would understand. :)
I guess I am way motivated this week because I want to break 150 so, so badly. I hope I can do it this week!
Cardio Dance Party
The workouts are getting kind of boring. I need to shake things up. I am thinking about picking up crossfit again...if I have the cajones...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Cardio Dance Party
I'm baaaaaack! It felt really good to workout this morning. It was a beautiful day outside, we got up early, and I had a lot of energy to waste (a direct result of my extreme laziness these past couple weeks). I really do like the feeling I get after a workout...it's just the getting dressed and getting to the gym thing that's challenging to me. Once I'm there, I'm fabulous. I hope I stick in there.
My knee didn't hurt at all today and I didn't have milk with my cereal which I think helped me not to have a terrible stomach ache like last time. Plus, the leader of the class did all of the fun, high-energy dances and it was great. Way to keep me interested, Krista! :)
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Cardio Dance Party
Yucky. I had a stomach ache the whole way through and my knee caught fire about 4 songs in. It was quite miserable to say the least. I've now decided eating Arby's, drinking Dr. Pepper, and taking a vitamin prior to working out is a super-terrible idea. Who woulda thunk? ha.
I've really fallen into a deeeeeep slump with working out lately. My trip to Texas kicked it off and I've remained lazy since. I don't really know what it's going to take to get my workout spirits back up. Maybe a shining beacon of weight loss to come and take over and make up for what hasn't happened yet?! It's frustrating. (But I'm not quitting; I'm better than that.)