Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I came back for day two! I was very happy that when I woke up this morning my lower back muscles and teres (under my armpit/around my back) were sore from yesterday's work out. Awesome!
Today was 40 minutes of Cardio X...mixing up Kenpo, Yoga, Plyometrics, and core work. This was definitely a weird workout. I really liked the Kenpo/kickboxing aspect because I LOVE kickboxing. I love yoga too...but I don't usually incorporate yoga directly into my cardio, because, well, it doesn't get my heart pumping to my aerobic level. Either way, it was a decent work out. The plyo and Kenpo got my heart pounding. My HRM said I burned 334 kCal in 40 min...not bad. I want to keep my burn in the 500 kCal zone though, so I'll have to hit the treadmill for a bit tonight when Jayden goes to his dad's house.
Still didn't take before pics or measurements. My tape measure apparently disappeared so I'll have to use a little creativity to get my sizes.
Tomorrow= Day 3= Shoulders & Arms + Ab Ripper X...SHOULD BE AN AWESOME DAY!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Starting Weight: 168.2
I am starting the Lean P90X Program today. Week 1 Day 1 consists of Core Synergistics, a 55 min functional ab routine. Honestly, this video didn't really burn me the way I hoped. I chose to go with the lean program instead of the classic one because it's based more on cardio and "lean muscle" instead of "muscle hypertrophy and size". Maybe it's because I ALWAYS work my abs, seeing as my tum-tum is my trouble zone, but this workout just didn't cut it for me. Tomorrow is Cardio X, so we'll see how that goes. If all else fails, I'll switch to the Classic plan. Day 1 of that was 55 minutes of chest and back...mostly pull-ups, and I am NOT a fan of pull-ups LOL!
Later tonight I will update this with my Day 1 measurements and Before pics!
Friday, January 08, 2010
My first blog of the New Year! Yay! So far 2010 has been good to me. I felt like I fell off the wagon a little bit at the beginning of the New Year, but then I worked extra hard and at this week's weigh-in for my BL Challenge, I lost another pound and a half. I'm only a pound away from my ten-week goal of 168 pounds. Meaning, I'm only 9 pounds away from my ultimate goal of 160! YAY!
I'm also doing the Spark Your Body Bootcamp. Only doing the video for strength a day isn't enough for me, but I really love how challenging the videos are. It's been fun. I started on Jan 3rd at 171 pounds, so we'll see where 30 days takes me.
Today's bonus challenge for Bootcamp is to limit my caffeine intake. I realized how bad of a problem I have!! I've given up every one of my crutches...I quit smoking on December 16th, 2009. Cold turkey. Smoked my last cigarette on Tuesday, and haven't even had a puff. I was just at my best friend's going away party on Wednesday and she asked me for a cigarette, and I was happy to say I didn't have any! Yay! I've also quit my fast food habit. I fiend for KFC. LOL. I love fried. I love grease. This morning I had the opportunity to eat frosted cake donuts that were left in my kitchen. I stared. I smelled. I fantasized. (How weird is that?!) I walked away and ate a grapefruit.
Basically, I'm thinking about...could I give up caffeine? I've tried. I get an awful headache. I quit my SBUX habit, saving me $5 a day. But I looooove coffee. I've never been a fan of whole soda, but I looooooove Diet Dr. Pepper. And Diet Code Red Mtn. Dew. And diet Energy drinks. I used to drink 3 whole energy drinks a day (at 400 calories a can, and I wonder how I got pudgy). I'm a caffeine whore. Especially since I've had my son and need to be super mom, running around chasing a naked 16 month old around the house trying to diaper him. LOL!
I'm up for a true challenge though. So I'm going to start slowing down on the soda and Coffee. Will keep you posted. :)
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
What's wrong with me?! I'm so close to my goal. I'm at the end of my journey, and now I can't seem to find any motivation or willpower. It all started on Thanksgiving. I controlled myself...far better than I thought I would...but there are some things I can't avoid (i.e. Stuffing and Green bean casserole and cranberry sauce). So whatever, I did a little damage. I also started the 5K training program so that should've helped a little. But now...It's like I don't care what I put in my mouth. Yesterday for lunch, I ate a can of cranberry sauce. Wow...delicious...but completely lacking nutrition. It's not like I don't have healthy food around. I just bought/cooked a spaghetti squash (a huge one might I add), and have a bunch of extra lean ground turkey to cook up. But all of a sudden I'm not so religious about counting my calories or tracking my food. I'm not meeting protein goals, I'm rarely meeting my calorie goal (I'm under it). I haven't been feeling so great, but I don't understand. And I'm really scared...I've used several online weight loss tools/ food trackers and I seem to get bored or something after a few months and stop using them. Like Weight Watchers Online...Yeah, that worked great. I'm getting really frustrated! Especially since I just started my first Biggest Loser Challenge...I should have a TON of motivation. I'm so competitive, that's why I joined the challenge...to win! Can somebody help me?! I don't know what my problem is....any similar stories, advice, someone who wants to yell at me and get me jump started?!??
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I've decided to enumerate all the goals I have for myself and when I'd like to accomplish them by. Hopefully putting this out for myself (and everyone else) to see will help me get through this.
2/25/10: 160 (although Sparkpeople has set my goal of 160 at 3/10/09)
Stay Alcohol-Free until 12/31/09-1/1/10
Quit smoking COMPLETELY by 1/15/09 (I'd like to say earlier, but I'm trying to be realistic. I only smoke at school. This semester has been awful for me with four classes--one being anatomy & physiology, and one being medical terminology, and even worse...one being public speaking. I wish I could get rid of the habit sooner, but I'd rather give myself a month after my last class ends to tie up all those loose ends and say a permanent 'goodbye' to the Marlboro man.)
Get at least 20 minutes of good cardio in every day. ALWAYS.
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