Friday, February 27, 2009

day 19: tyly.

Workout Summary:
3 miles with Max

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
Like I need to be working out more intensely.  I'm active every day, but I can do more.

ouch: kelly

Well, I'm back in my home town of San Angelo right now for a wedding this weekend and I will admit that I HAVE NOT been a good workout girl so far. And I'm feeling chubby from it again. But, I just can't get myself into doing anything about it because of this nerve that I must have pinched in my shoulder. It's one of those muscles right underneath your shoulder blade near the spine and it's affecting how I sleep and move. I don't like it. It's also one of those nerves where you move your head and you feel pain into your neck cuz somehow it's all connected. Ugggh! I hate not feeling normal and not sleeping soundly. Grrr. I got my mom and sis to elbow me to try and work it out, but they had no luck. Maybe it'll work itself out. In the meantime, I guess I'm just going to focus on hanging out with my family and friends that I haven't seen in so long! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

day 18: tyly.

Workout Summary:
The Biggest Loser Boot Camp DVD, then cardio until I hit my goal.

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
Bad for stepping on Max!  He kept getting under my feet while I was trying to work out!

day 28: cassandra

It sure does feel good to be so close to the goal!!! Only two more workouts to go!

59 mins
583 calories
Cardio Dance party

And I get to do it all over again tomorrow! It wasn't the same without Kelly there :(

P. S. I've started tanning today. There's just something about a tan that makes me feel skinny, no matter what. Here's to getting Spring Sexy! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

day 17: tyly.

Workout Summary:
"No Whining" boot camp class

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
So proud of myself for going, because I really didn't want to!  The class has never been easy, but man, it was crazzzzy hard this time!  Just to give you an idea, we normally start off with jogging anywhere from 5-7 laps around the track... today we started with jogging 13!!!  And that was just the warm up!!!  It was the toughest class so far, and I'm really glad I forced myself to go!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

day 35: kelly

Another 'Plethora' workout at the gym-
10 minute elliptical
8 lb. bar curls and triceps
Ab work
15 minutes jog on treadmill
1/4 mile on indoor track

510 calories
44 minutes

I feel:
Sore in a good way. It was tough getting myself to the gym today, but I DID IT and I feel good about it. And therefore, I ate a couple chocolate chip cookies. :) They were delicious.

day 16: tyly.

Workout Summary:
Another 3 miles outside with Max.  I think he hates me now.

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
Pretty good.  I need to start running more.  There's a 5K on March 1st, but I don't think I'm going it, because he's doing it.  I don't want the drama of seeing him.  It will do me no good, and I have a feeling it will set me back on the road to recovery.

Monday, February 23, 2009

day 15: tyly.

Workout Summary:
3 miles of torture for Max.

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
Almost ready to wear my bikini over spring break!

day 33 & day 34: kelly

Day 33 Workout:
P90X Kenpo video in Cass' garage
520 calories
1 hour 2 minutes

Notes: This video was like kickboxing and shocked us at its lower intensity level, but similar results calorie-wise. It was awesome. Probably what we will do next time we don't feel like we have a whole lot of energy to spare.

Day 34 Workout:
A 'Plethora' at the gym
591 calories
56 minutes

Notes: I actually sprinted around the indoor track today and it felt awesome to go back to running fast. Sprinting was the way I used to run all of the time, so moving fast like that definitely took me back to my relay racing and hurdle hopping junior high days. I am sore in my buttocks and shoulders from our punching and kicking last night too. But it feels good.

I have a really terrible crick in my neck on the right side. I did about 80 pitches at a batting cage on Valentine's Day and have been really tight in my neck/shoulder ever since. I sleep fine at night somehow, but it's been bothering me throughout the day for almost about a week and a half now. Quite frustrating. Needless to say, Biofreeze has been my best friend these past couple of days.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

days 27, 28, and 29: emily

I did three more days of working out last week that I didn't get to blog about. One of those days was one more Couch to 5K session, and the other two were exercising on the bike.

I was supposed to do my final day of the 30 days (only like a month late...) today, but I'm feeling sick once again. I swear I've caught everything that has come through my classroom this year. :/

Tomorrow I hope to be feeling better and ready to do the 30th day. After that, I don't think I'll be blogging about my daily workouts, but I'll definitely be around to blog about questions, struggles, and successes!

P.S. Polar watch question: Each time I go running, my Polar watch seems to "lose" my heart beat for a little while and change to 0, at which point I have to mess around and readjust it to get the number to show up again. Does this happen to anyone else? I hate this because I'm losing calorie counts while this is happening.

day 14: tyly.

Workout Summary:
Tortured Max with another 3 miles outside.

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
Great, minus the fact that tomorrow is school.  Ugh.

day 27: cassandra

One hour, 4 minutes
509 calories
P90X Kenpo CD and about 2 minutes of intense rowing

Got 'er done! Kenpo wasn't as terrible as I thought it was going to be. The intensity was moderate and I was still able to burn the 500. Pretty cool.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

day 32: kelly (yesterday)

Cardio Dance Party
655 calories
54 minutes

As Cassandra said, it was MISERABLY hot in the room. I left the room for a second cuz I thought my stomach was going to explode. The hot, the jumping, and the milk I had with my cereal weren't working together very well. Glad we got through it though!

Friday, February 20, 2009

day 13: tyly.

Workout Summary:
3 miles outside

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
Good.  I can't help but laugh at poor Max, though!  He's been coming with me, and he's so energetic the first lap, but he spends the entire last lap with his tongue hanging out of his mouth, begging me with his eyes to take him home!  It is hilarious.  He spends the last lap looking up at me with the most pathetic look on his face!  He enjoyed it when we only walked one lap... he's not liking the 3 miles very much.  He'll be passed out for the rest of the night!  :-)

some inspiration.

I watched Spanglish a few weeks ago and the following quote from the movie really struck a chord with me. Why aren't we satisfied with the way we are? I wish society would understand what Christina understands when she says...

American women, I believe, actually feel the same as Hispanic women about weight. A desire for the comfort of fullness. And when that desire is suppressed for style and deprivation allowed to rule, dieting, exercising American women become afraid of everything associated with being curvaceous, such as wantonness, lustfulness, sex, food , motherhood -- all that is best in life.

*Sigh. I want all that is best in life. Why then do I also really want to get rid of these love handles? It just doesn't seem fair that society demands that we NOT enjoy our curves or our womanhood. We were designed to make babies. It's that simple. And when our body doesn't look like that of a 12-year-old boy, we're considered fat. That just doesn't seem quite right in my book.

It also makes me sad that we are afraid to enjoy the things that were intended for us from the very beginning.

day 26: cassandra

Cardio Dance Party
54 minutes
546 calories

Not much to report here about the workout other than the room we were in was stinkin' hot! I felt like I was going to throw up. I don't think I've ever sweat that much or been so miserable during Dance Party! Glad the workout is over for the day.

I get a rest day tomorrow! YAY!

holy crap, i've lost a pound!

That's right, folks. ONE WHOLE POUND. That makes me very happy. :)

I am limiting my calories (so not fun) but I think it's working!!!!

I've been using to find out how many calories I should eat a day in accordance to how many calories I burn a week. Right now it's set up for burning 500 calories 4 days a week. And for my weight and height and blah blah blah, I need to eat NO MORE than 1680 a day. I've been doing this for the past three days and weighted myself this morning. One pound lost!!

My"short term goal" is to get to 150. Two more pounds to go and then I'll set another baby goal. I think this is the only thing that's going to work.

Yay for tiny, tiny, tiny victories.

day 12: tyly.

Workout Summary:
3 miles outside

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
Like I need to be more consistent!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

day 25: cassandra

Cardio Dance Party
53 minutes
550+ calories (I don't remember exact number)

Like Kelly, I am also sore. Buttocks and inner thighs. It feels good though because it means I did something!!! I am ready for Day 26!

day 31: kelly

Cardio Dance Party
617 calories
54 minutes

My thighs and buttocks are SUPER-sore today. Not like the sore I enjoy, but like the sore where you dread going to the bathroom for having to do the sit-down, stand-up motion. I usually use the bathtub or wall to help me get up in those situations, haha. Sad, I know.

It feels good to be back into a routine workout plan. Falling off for 4 days really did something to my psyche. I'm gonna try and not ever do that again. Plus, I feel chubby again. Ugh. Probably cuz it's 'that time' of the month, but what can you do?! It's just one of the many beauties that comes along with being a hot-@$$ woman (can't help that that underlined itself, sorry). Anyways, I'm still interested to see what everyone thinks about the new game plan. Post your comments & be heard! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Potential (New) Game Plan Idea: Kelly

Okay Ladies. Tell me how you feel about this potential new game plan. Now, I know that we all have very busy lives and we don’t have all of the time in the world to spend focusing on ourselves every day. But, wouldn’t you agree that YOU deserve at least a little bit more attention & time devoted to self-improvement? The days fly by so quickly that it is essential to our health to STOP in our tracks right now, LOOK ourselves in the mirror, & decide TODAY that we are worth the extra 30 minutes to an hour of personal devotion it would take to be truly healthy individuals. The overall goal is to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle throughout this year than any of us ever have before.

We have all started 2009 off in a very positive way. We have all been strong enough to get our butts off of the couch, into the gym, & have stuck to it. We have kept each other accountable & encouraged one another through this blog. Those are great goals that we’ve already accomplished & I hope we can all continue with the occasional workouts.

For the NEW plan, I would like to propose to you that “500 a day” would not be the ONLY way we improve our routines in 2009. I haven’t worked out all of the wrinkles yet, but here’s the idea. We all need to agree on 10 things that lead to a healthy & happy lifestyle. Then we dedicate 1 of the new goals to each of the remaining 10 months of 2009 to continue & expand the betterment of ourselves by working towards that month's goal. The key is to fully integrate the specific lifestyle change throughout that whole month, while still integrating the previously adopted lifestyle goals (like continued exercise & healthy eating, etc.). First, we need to agree on 10 things that we would be willing to integrate into our routines that would truly be beneficial to our health and happiness. These are just a few that I propose (feel free to add or request to change any of them you think need changing) :
January-December: Regular Exercise (Check...good job, ladies!)
March: Eat Well-Balanced Meals
April: Eliminate Addictions
May: Meditation
June: Maintain Good Hygiene (maintain finger & toe nails, whiten teeth, floss daily, pluck eyebrows, get your 'hair did', etc.)
July: Socialize with friends & family
August: Take Vacations
September: Get Adequate Rest & Sleep
October: Reduce Stress
November: Improve Your Financial Responsibility
December: Forgive Others (Like that crazy driver you almost flipped-off today, haha.)

Through these lifestyle changes, we can offer advice and encouragement to each other to stick to the program (sounds like the song 'Rehab' should be our theme song, haha, just kidding). Examples being recipes for good well-balanced meals, relaxation practices, financial tips to get your pocket book on track, favorite nail polish colors, making yourself get out of bed 8-9 hours after falling asleep (no more unhealthy noon mornings!), etc. So, do you think that this could be something we do, or is everyone just really ready to give up on blogging and trying to keep up with each other? Just think, if we did all of these things and got really good at working them into our routines, how lovely life would ALWAYS be & how much more likeable and less-stressed we would remain. Please, submit your inputs! I would like to have a plan together by the time March rolls around!

So, that's that.

day 24: cassandra's redemption!

I am finally back in the saddle! My goodness!!! Not working out for nearly 2 weeks in a row really sucks on the first day back!

1 hour 10 mins
546 calories

Kelly and I worked out together, so you can read what we did in her post below. I was totally gassed about 180 calories in. I knew it was because it had been a while. I am also restricting my calories and when I do that, I feel like I have less energy when I work out. I suppose that's only natural. I'll get used to it soon, though.

I am anxious to read Kelly's new idea - she hasn't shared it with me yet :)

I am soooooo glad to be back in the game! Dance Party is tomorrow AND Friday so yay for two more workouts!!!

day 30: kelly, I DID IT!

Yoga Booty Ballet video (those ladies were hilarious)
P90X Plyometrics video to our own booty music
1 hour & 7 minutes
677 calories

I've finally hit the 30 day mark! WOO-HOO! So this is what this feels like...:-P. It feels good that I've gotten this far, but I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I'm in desperate need of figuring out how else I need to change my daily routine to really see some results though. This 'no weight-loss, no visible changes' thing ain't workin' for me. It's disheartening that results haven't really been obvious, but I know it's better for me to keep going with the workouts. My diet seems like the culprit. Eating more and healthier sounds like what I need to do. Ugh!

The workout today was super-long, but it was mine and Cass' fault for that. We got through it though! I have an idea that might bring everyone back to this blog. I'll try and gather my thoughts to pitch to you all soon. Keep it up! :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

day 11: tyly.

2 miles walk/jog outside

Calories Burned:

I Feel:
Good!  I have been tracking my weight for the last few weeks, and I am only 4 pounds away from my summer weight!  I am not as fit as I was this summer, but I'll get there again.  I have a pair of American Eagle khakis that I grew out of a loooong time ago.  I have been trying them on every Monday hoping they will fit.  Last Monday I was able to button and zipper them, but they were still too uncomfortable to wear.  As of this Monday, they finally fit!  It feels really good to make progress.  I have been doing it through healthy eating lately, and I'm finally going to step up the workouts.

day 29: kelly

Finally, I got my arse off the couch again. It was about time. I'm tellin' ya, without helpers keeping me accountable on this blog, I really struggle to be motivated and disciplined. REALLY struggle. I'm glad there are some still hangin' in there for the 30 day mark though! Go us! :)

Plethora Workout:
Weight training at the gym
0.85 miles jogging on treadmill (10 minutes)
Weight machine for leg presses, lat pulls, bicep curls, presses, etc.
8 minutes on the elliptical
Ab work

49 minutes
536 calories

I just did not want to go work out these past 4 days or so. So, I didn't. One excuse was Valentine's Day, but that's the only one that actually made a little sense. I also ate a lot of Dove chocolates that my fabulous husband just HAD to get me for V-day! Thanks a lot for the temptation, hon! :) They were delicious...all 10 of 'em! :)

It felt good to workout today. My muscles are like spaghetti and I feel 'stronger'. I really do like that feeling. If only that thought was enough to drag me to the gym everyday. But, it's not. Let's hang in there!

Monday, February 16, 2009

day 26: emily

42 minutes
402 calories
run/walk intervals

I realize this is not 500 calories, but on my Couch to 5K days, I probably won't burn 500. I want to stick to the plan, and the plan says to do this workout only for the "on" days 3 times a week. I'm going to do the bike on my off days.

My run/walk today felt great! It was about 60 degrees out and I ran around the track at the nearby school. There was only one other person on the track and she was walking her dog (NOT what the track is for but whatever).

The key today was working out as soon as I got home. I didn't allow myself to get too comfortable and find excuses not to work out.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

where i go from here: emily

Cassandra, I did read your post, and I just needed some time to get my frustrations out and figure out where I wanted to go from here. But I agree with you, we should finish this. I haven't blogged about my last two workouts, but I did them, and I'm know 5 workouts away from 30 days.

This weekend I bitched and moaned to Matt about how little improvement I saw from this working out, and he reminded me that I may not see a difference in pounds right away, but I had probably gained muscle, and I was getting my body used to a routine of working out. This is true. I do feel stronger.

One thing I know about myself is that I've always wanted to be a runner. Not a competitive runner (ain't gonna happen), but someone that can go out and run a few miles and really enjoy it. I've done 5Ks before and I never finish them with running. I always have to start walking. I tried the Couch to 5K program once before but I quit early and I realize that's lame! SO, I'm going to start Couch to 5K again. I now live near a school track when before I was trying to do C25K around my neighborhood, dodging around cars and parking lots. It wasn't pretty.

I signed up for the Texas Round-Up 5K here in Austin. I've done it the last two years, but the first time was strictly walking and the last time was partial running/mostly walking. This year I want to run it all. It's at the end of April, so I think I can do it.

So, we'll see how this goes. What I like about Couch to 5K is that it gradually gets you up to running for 30 minutes straight.

I will get my last 5 workouts for the 30 days through that, and I will keep going. Not sure that I'll be burning 500 calories, and I haven't decided what to do about that. Maybe on the days when I don't run, I should do the bike at home and try to burn 500.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

alright, people.

Here's the deal.

We're all frustrated. I know I am. I think Kelly is. I can tell Emily is. Meredith bowed out gracefully. Tyly went through her...thing.

What would happen if we just...kept going?

Obviously, the 30 days has passed and I think Kelly is the only one who has stuck it out. She only needs two more days to go!!!! How awesome!

I need 6 more workouts to hit my 30. And Emily, I believe you are also very close. SO CLOSE! Let's just get to 30! N one said life was over once we've completed that 30th workout. I have full intentions of continuing the quest.

As far as no pounds loss, well, I haven't lost a pound, either. In fact, I've gained one. But you know what? I FEEL better. I don't LOOK different, but now I at least have the drive to work out, whereas before, you couldn't get my lazy butt off the couch no matter how hard you tried.

Let's just finish the race. And then we can come up with a new game plan. I hate to start something and not finish it.

We are so close. It would be sad to me if we stopped now.

As far as what comes next, that would have to be calorie restriction/healthy eating. That's the only way any of us are going to lose poundage. Remember, 30 days was an experiment to see what happened if we burned 500 calories and didn't change our diet significantly. We wanted to find out what would happen. Let's at least finish it out to see. Plus, the world needs us to document our results - even if the numbers didn't change.

Let's finish what we started so at least we can say we followed through. We owe that much to ourselves. All this work so far has to at least count for something -- that we set a goal and accomplished it. Sure, we may have stumbled here and there. But we did it. And that's more than we could EVER say about ourselves a month ago.

We. can. do. it.

And we will.

where to go from here?

I was very into completing this until the sh!t hit the fan for me.  I was in no condition to work out; it was an feat in itself to get me to eat!  Now that I'm almost back to 100%, where do I go from here?  I can start back up from where I was (day 10, I think?  I can check.), or I can do it on my own if the blog is dying.  Just let me know!

completely discouraged: emily

I caved early and weighed myself tonight. Have. not. lost. one. pound. Of course I didn't stick to the plan. I have never stuck to any exercise plan, and I am so mad at myself for that.

I'm feeling so frustrated. I still hate looking at pictures of myself. I still hate that I'm not the size in pants that I was a few years ago. And I still hate that I had a great chance to really do something about it and I was super lazy about it. :(

day 28: kelly, Lone Ranger

Cardio Dance Party
54 minutes
656 calories

We did 3 new dances tonight so it kept things interesting. One included pom-poms which I thought was kinda funny. I was never a cheerleader, but I always thought I could be one. I'm just SOOO not flexible. I think my metabolism is speeding up a bit because it's taking me less time to hit 500 than at the beginning of this journey. I sure hope it is anyways!

When my husband hugs me from behind, I feel skinny. And I like it. :)

Sad day that I feel like I'm the only one still hanging in there with this. Notice how many entries on this page have my name on them. Haha. I guess now I will have to see how disciplined and self-motivated I can be by myself. Hmmm...sounds like a 'growing' moment. Ugh. :(

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

day 26 & 27: kelly

Day 26 workout:
Elliptical 36 minutes
Body work with machine 18 minutes
Total: 54 minutes
645 calories

Shannon & I were at the gym doing our workouts while watching the new Jon & Kate Plus 8. It's great to really have a show you like to watch during your workout. It makes it more tolerable to stay on the machines. And those kids are so darn cute! :)

Day 27 workout:
Living room dance party
50 minutes
550 calories

Hubby got home in the middle of my workout so I felt a little silly dancing in the living room, jamming out to music by myself. He joined in for a couple minutes, but just sat there playing on the computer the rest of the time. It seems like it takes so long to hit 500 when I'm alone. It's quite annoying. Glad it's over with today though! And it's raining outside!! I love the rain, it's quite refreshing! :)

We're almost to 30!!!! YAY!

Monday, February 9, 2009

day 24: emily

49 minutes
423 calories

And I stopped there because it's Monday, I had a crappy day at school, and I gave all I could give.

How I'm feeling:

Like I haven't lost any weight. :( I just don't look any different. Sigh. I really want to have lost something after all these days, and I'll feel so frustrated if I haven't. But, I just have to continue to work out. I was just reading an article about how you may not see results from working out until 6 weeks in. Well, I guess I'm at about a month now so we'll see.

will i ever hit my 30 days??

Looks like there's no time to workout today, either. I just scarfed down lunch and really should have been in the shower 10 minutes ago. 

Gotta head out to the second job of the day. 

Between working and Aaron's deployment, I'm not sure when I'll be able to get to the gym. He leaves on Thursday and if I had my choice between snuggling on the couch with him for the last time for 4 months or going to the gym, you better believe I am choosing the first option. I'm sure once he leaves, I will have all the time in the world to hit the gym. Boo :(

I WILL finish out my 30 days, just not as originally planned. How frustrating! 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

This too shall pass. (Meredith)

Well, I have been working out, but I haven't been posting lately. I also have not been following the 3 day on, 1 day off routine. Hmm. I find I like the 1 day on, 1 day off best. Basically, I think I'm on Day 25, but I don't want to post that because I'm not certain.

Therefore, I think I'm going to bow out gracefully from the experiment and cheer you guys on from the sidelines. I'm not sure that my participation is "fair" anymore since I'm not sticking to the routine like you guys are.

That being said, I am still continuing to workout...but on my schedule and by my rules. I have learned that otherwise, it just won't happen.

Good luck, everyone! Thanks for letting me tag along! :D

Saturday, February 7, 2009

day 25: kelly

2 mile hike up & down Pinnacle Mountain; North Little Rock, AR
806 calories
1 hour 15 minutes

It was a beautiful day, sitting at about 70 degrees outside & begging us to get out of the house to enjoy it. It was definitely the prettiest day we've seen here since we've gotten here in Dec. So, my hubby & roomie & I all decided we would go climb it and get a workout in for the day. It had a fabulous trail and there were SOO many people that had the same idea we did. People and dogs everywhere! It was a good time. And I burned 515 just going UP. Then the extra were burned on the way back down and during a cool-down walk to the car. Definitely challenging, but a fabulous change from the everyday loom of the gym.

I feel:
Like my calves will be mad at me tomorrow, but happy working out today was more of an 'experience' than painful. Ha. We're definitely going to do that again while we're here!

P.S. Obviously yesterday was my rest day. It was great...:)

days 22 and 23: emily

Still doing my interval bike workouts. Doing 500 cals in about 50 minutes.

I've been sick with a cold the past few days (dang sicknesses at school) so working out has not been easy.

What's everyone planning on doing after day 30? I know we discussed going on, but is everyone still going to do 500 calories a day and blogging daily?

Friday, February 6, 2009

day 23: cassandra

56 minutes, 513 calories
Cardio Dance Party

Started feeling reeaaaaaaaaaaaally tired about half-way through. I think it's because I didn't have my partner with me ;)

All in all, a good workout. I won't be back on here for about two days or so since Husband and I are going out of town. But I'll be back on Monday!!

Note: New shoes make a world of difference. I haven't had that leg pain since I got them! Woohoo!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

day 24: kelly

Cardio Dance Party
57 minutes
642 calories

It was great getting back into the 'class' groove with Cassandra today. It makes such a big difference having someone to do this stuff with. It's WAY more entertaining that way. Plus, I'm glad she's feeling much better. And she didn't even chunk on the dance floor! Woo-hoo to that! :)

Tomorrow is my 'rest day' but I think I might go in and do the dance party again with Cass in the morning. Although sleeping in will probably sound like a better idea when it's time to get up and get dressed at 8:45 (sorry to those who might be offended by me getting up that late and calling it 'early'). We will just have to see.

I feel:
Good and like I had a lot of energy tonight which always makes working out more fun. Although, my knee is starting to bother me and that's not cool at all. I hurt it snow skiing when I was 15 and never got it 'fixed'. Have played plenty of sports on it since though and only have problems with it on occasion. This must be one of those occasions. Grrr...

day 22: i'm back!!!

I am finally back, y'all! I missed you! 

1 hour, 546 calories
Cardio Dance Party 

I took it a tad easy at first because I wasn't sure how my recovering body was going to handle any kind of exertion. But it felt great! I had a good time and I'll be honest: it felt good to sweat again! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

day 23: kelly

Treamill walk/jog for 15 minutes
Leg presses, lat pulls, bicep curls, military press, ab work, etc.
49 minutes total
526 calories

I totally wasn't very motivated for today's workout, but I pushed through it and made it happen. I'm always so much more satisfied with myself after I just force the workout clothes on, get in the car, go to the gym, and get it over with. I will admit it was rather rough to push my way to 500 though. I thought it couldn't come fast enough!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

day 20 and day 21: emily

I found a bike workout online that I am really liking. It has you biking at intervals, so it keeps things interesting. It goes by RPMs, which is something I wasn't even looking at before. At three points in the workout, I'm going 100 RPMS, which feels like a lot!!

It took about 45 minutes and I feel really tired now.

Nine more workouts until the end of 30!

day 22: kelly

Cardio Dance Party for 30 minutes (in the living room, haha)
+8 lb weight work on biceps & triceps, squats, push-ups, planks
56 minutes
524 calories

I feel:
Like I'm in 'make-up' mode again and it drives me crazy. This whole outta town thing is starting to get on my nerves cuz it's super-hard to keep it going when you're not in your own element. I feel kinda guilty for some of the things I ate these past couple days and feel like it's getting back at me by making my tummy feel poochy. I hate my pooch. haha. GO AWAY ALREADY! :)

Only 8 more days until the 30 day mark! I have resisted the scale and measuring tape up until now so I plan on really kickin' things up this week to see what I can accomplish. Now I just have to get truly motivated to do so! Keep it up ladies, we're almost there! :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 21 (Meredith)

57 min
507 calories

I watched TV (surprise, surprise!). "How I Met Your Mother" followed by "One Tree Hill." Yes, two of my favorite shows. I never used to admit to liking "One Tree Hill," but I've decided to come out of hiding recently. World, I like ultra-cheesy 20-something sitcoms. *phew* I feel better.

day i have no idea: cassandra

I am beyond sick and of course, have not been working out. I haven't even been moving, people. 

Once I figure out what's wrong with me, I'll be back with a vengeance. For now though, it's all liquids, sleep, and trying not to puke. Ugh. 

day 21: kelly

Cardio Dance Party led by yours truly in the hotel fitness room (there's a first time for everything...:))
3 minutes of ab work
58 minutes
605 calories

I can honestly say that was the first time I have ever worked out in a hotel. We are in Knoxville tonight on our way back to Arkansas. We got here in time for the big game, ordered some Italian food, ate some candy, and I figured I'd be a good girl for once and make up for it by working out. Yay me! This is also the first time in my life that I actually get grumpy when I don't get to work out. A life change is taking me over ladies, and it's really good! I feel happy that I have come this far. We are almost to 30! Hang in there and keep up the good work! :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

day 18 and day 19: emily

It's been a super busy week and I haven't had time to update.

I did these two workouts (bike and cardio) and I plan to do one today. I've done nothing but eat and drink crap this weekend, and it's been great! I plan to do more today for the Super Bowl. :)

I'm thinking that after the 30 days, I'll keep going, but at 300 calories a time. We'll see, but there are many days when I just don't have the time to do 500 but I think I could knock out 300 easily. And since I read that burning 300 in a workout is good for weight loss, I think that's still a good number.