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Monday, July 19, 2010

Bad news first...I cheated.  Please don't hold it against me but I did.  I had a rum and diet this evening to take the edge off of a very crazy, strange and dramatic day.  It helped and I am now back on track.

The other bad news is that I gained 2 of the 3 lbs I lost back over the weekend!  Eh, I'm not surprised.  That's what happens when you cheat.  And here I am doing bad again tonight.  That's ok.  Working out is what really affects my body and weight the most.  Way more than my diet.  So I will continue to bust my arse!

Which leads me to the good news.  Even after a very long, very restless night, I STILL made it to the gym with my little nugget in tow.  I did a 20 minute run at 4.5 on the treadmill, biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest, back and a boat load of abs!  I did a total of 150 crunches in different varities, obliques and 50 reverse curls on the hang-y thing in the weight room.  I am happy with my performance today.

So, as I go forward to reach my goal, I need to be sure that I have a reality check.  There will be days that I will cheat and that's ok.  As long as I keep moving and doing my best to reach my goal, I'm still me and I still have weaknesses that I know I will play into.  I just have to love who I am and do the best I can do.  I WILL reach my goal...just maybe not as fast as I had hoped.

How are you doing on your weight loss journey?

Lover during the week, cheater on the weekend...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My philosophy is not the same as WW, NutraSystem or any other trendy weight loss program.  My philosophy is work HARD during the week and deny yourself your most treasured guilty pleasures and then make up for those sacrifices on the weekend.  And yes I did! 

I tried to eat somewhat right when possible but I did partake in the occasional beverage of the adult variety.  Let's see...Friday I had a light dinner (I believe I had a SmartOne frozen dinner) and a new rum with diet coke.  I have decided to shelf my favorite rum, Myers, for a lighter rum (which equals a less calorie rum) with diet coke.  T had brought me back several bottles of Don Q from Puerto Rico (I think it is sold here as well) and so I tried some of that with my DC.  It is mellow, light and quite yummy, actually.  All rums will be shelved during the tonight?  Yep.  I am having a couple.  It helps me sleep and, with T out of town, I need it.

Saturday I didn't eat much during the day.  T, Tay, H and I went to our friends' house for BBQ and pool time.  They made some AMAZING chicken on the grill with baked potatoes, tomato/mozz/basil (to die for - and I usually don't say cheesy things like that) and a southwest (lowfat) coleslaw that I made from a new recipe.  OMG it was all so yummy...and, guessed it...I washed it down with some brews!  Nope, not the lite crap that isn't really beer.  A good ol' Dos Equis Amber!  Or 5.

Today has been my cheese fest.  I say that but I don't feel like I have had THAT much cheese.  I did have a couple of cheese and cheddars.  I did make ramen noodles with plain tomato sauce...very low in fat...and had it for lunch and dinner.  I missed breakfast today.   No water at all...just iced tea and then rolled into my rum (light rum) and diet coke.

Tomorrow?  Cold turkey again!  Back to my strict eating, non-drinking and extreme workouts!  CANNOT wait!  I will be laying my clothes out tonight so that I am ready when the nugget wakes up.  I am finding myself looking forward to my ALONE time to hurt myself!  HA!

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Friday wrap up!

Friday, July 16, 2010

What an awesome (and exhausting) week! 

I worked out EVERY day this week for AT LEAST an hour.  Thanks to my little nugget for being a good sport in child care. 

The latest...

I lost 3.5 lbs this week alone.  I believe most of it comes from cutting out T and I's yummy adult cocktails in the evening while we catch up (after H goes to bed).  I think that was a huge factor combined with the intense workouts.

My established weekly schedule at the gym:
Monday - 20 min of cardio, arms, chest, back, shoulders & abs
Tuesday - 50 min kickboxing class (kick ass!)
Wednesday - 20 min of cardio, arms, chest, back, shoulders & abs
Thursday - 50 min kickboxing class
Friday - 20 min (1.5 miles) run, arms, chest, back, shoulders & abs
Sat & Sun - rest

I still feel like I have "butts" all over me.  My back looks like an ass when I am wearing my tankini.  I feel like I have to tuck in my front butt when I zip up my shorts.  But I do feel like my clothes are feeling looser over the last couple of days.  Yay! 

My goal is to lose 20 lbs to start with - I call this GOAL #1.  Then I am hoping to lose another 10 - GOAL #2.  I am not necessarily putting a date on either goal but would love it if I could be to goal #2 by the time my 20 year reunion rolls around.

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Sore tomorrow? What about today?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I must say, I am the world's worst critic when it comes to work out classes.  After having Lorraine teach and train me for two or three years at a high level of pain, not many instructors or trainers can come close to satisfying my intensity.

But today was pretty good!

I took the kickboxing class at the Y and had to experience the "rookie" feeling again.  What do we need for class?  Which way do we face in the room?  Etc.  But I made a friend while dropping off H in the kid area.  This girl has a baby 4 months old and I think a son close to Tay's age.  So we started talking before class started.  She told me I would feel it...that I would be sore tomorrow.  She said it was a great class and that the instructor was high energy and a bit crazy.

She was right.

We were told to get hand weights.  I got 3 lb'ers not real sure what we would use them for...punching maybe?  Ms Instructor advised us after most of us got our weights that we should really go with the 1-2 lbs.  Trust me, she said.  Well, I already had my 3's and, when I went back to look, the 1's and 2's were gone.

I wish she would have said something before that.

We did ARM CIRCLES and LOTS OF THEM with those hand weights.  Yowza!  We did kicks and lunges across the room (which was a flashback of what Lorraine used to torture us with) and we did pushups for a minute.  Doesn't sound like a long time, right?  I challenge you to try it - no stopping.

After 50 minutes - that seemed like 4 hours - we were done!  My face was red and my muscles were trimbling.  Now THAT'S what I am talking about!  That is a workout!  I know that people say that parking further from the Walmart entrance is great exercise...BS!  Working up a hard sweat, working your muscles to the point of exhaustion and having such a red face some would think you took a trip to the sun...THAT'S a workout!

Today's Grub:
Breakfast: SlimFast shake
Lunch: Used the last of the leftover turkey taco meat to make a taco salad with salsa (instead of dressing)
Dinner: Pei Wei Spicy Chicken Salad (don't be fooled.  This "salad" isn't necessarily a GOOD salad.  It has breaded chicken on it)

Evening two of not sharing a cocktail with the hubster.  This weekend, though.  This weekend.

Today's Pain:
50 min of high intensity kickboxing which incorporated arm, shoulder and back toning

Tomorrow I will be back in the cardio and weight room.  I may focus on my legs and abs tomorrow after cardio and give my arms a break!

What are your plans?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Annnndddd, here we go again...

Day 1!! 

I left LA Fitness and joined the local Y closest to our house - which happens to be the newest one.  And it is amazing!  The cardio area is just chalked FULL of equipment and the weight room isn't intimidating at all!  I am the youngest one there for the most part and feel VERY comfortable working out!  The two pools are awesome too!  GREAT for the kids!  An awesome water slide, water fountains and "family night" on Fridays just lends itself incredibly well to our growing family.

I am DETERMINED to get to a good place weight and fitness-wise.  I am very motivated with all of the pools in my life right now.  So this is Day 1 and I am looking forward to saying Day 100!

What I ingested today...
* SlimFast shake for breakfast
* Salad with left over lean turkey taco meat, salsa for the dressing (0 fat)
* SmartOne meal for dinner
*  A couple of waters (not enough) and a Circle K tea during my afternoon meetings

My butt kickin'...
* 20 min of cardio on the elliptical
* 20 min of weights (biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest and one back exercise machine)
* 15 min of abs (crunches on the ball and on the floor, obliques standing and on ball)

I'm ready to do check-ins again!  Who's with me??  Let's do it together over a cocktail (I am cutting out my nightly adult bev with my hubby and only having those treats on the weekend)!!

How are YOU doing?