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Sad News - Time to be with family

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sadly my Nana took a turn for the worst and passed away yesterday morning. I am pretty messed up about it as I haven't dealt with the death of anyone close before. Pretty much all over the place right now.

Will be back bur right now I need to be strong for my Mom and help with the arrangements.

Be back soon.

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GREGINPROGRESS 10/30/2014 6:44AM

    Very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

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IAMZBEE 10/29/2014 2:40PM

    So sorry for your loss. emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/29/2014 11:47AM

    So sorry - thinking about you and your family at this time

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CHICAM 10/29/2014 11:19AM

    So sorry for your loss. Think of all the beautiful moments that you have had with her in your life to help you through this.

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TRAINER_T 10/29/2014 9:22AM

    emoticon Praying for you emoticon

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MELYROD18 10/29/2014 8:47AM

    I am so sorry for your loss.
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SPARKSAM678 10/29/2014 8:34AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss! emoticon

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Week 4/Day 2 - Rocking it!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thank you so much for all the nice comments on my previous blog. My Nana seems to be doing better every day. We are very hopeful that she will pull through.

Yesterday I split up my workout and did weights before work only. So after the little guy went to bed for the night I went down and did Combat 45.

It was a great workout and I felt great afterwards. I was actually able to go higher on my knee strike jumps. (sounds fancy doesn't it?! haha) I was super impressed. I had a lot of stress built up inside last night and I needed to get it out.

I was freaking out because I didn't get a chance to clean the house on over the weekend. I don't understand how some people have a super clean house, work full time, workout, bake, cook home cooked meals every night etc. I don't know. I know originally I was going to clean Sunday but then my day totally got thrown. And this happens. But I was playing with my son before his bath and notices some dust bunnies and then I started to feel guilty that my house isn't cleaner. Than I remembered that my mother-in-law is coming down next Wednesday to stay for a few days as our daycare is closed. So I have a lot of cleaning to do.

I knew I was stressing out for no reason and that together my hubby and I will clean this weekend. But to calm myself while my son and hubby were watching cartoons after my son's bath I quickly vacuumed the main floor. Felt better after that. Than I did Combat 45 after my son went to bed and felt even better! hahah

I went to bed early last night and woke up this morning and rocked Body Combat 60!

Love this workout! There is one track in the workout that is mainly side kicks. Holy cow could I feel this in my bum! haha Every time I do this workout I like it more and more. I rocked it today and now I feel good.

I am teaching tonight then stopping at the store on my way home. I want to crab a little trick-or-treat bag for my son for Friday. Not sure if we will make it out to trick-or-treat as he still refuses to put on his costume...but we'll try. haha


Week 4/Day 1 - Recapping a Weekend of Highs and Lows

Monday, October 27, 2014

This past weekend was really crazy for me emotionally. I had some extremely happy/fun times and then some very upsetting times.

Friday night my hubby and I decided to order pizza. But before it arrived I decided to do the Turbo Fire HIIT 15 workout.

It's only 15 minutes and I burn well over 100 calories if not close to 200 calories. Thus, I felt better about my cheat. And the best part - I only ate 1 slice of pizza. Woo hoo! It was all I needed. I felt completely satisfied and didn't need any more.

Saturday morning my son woke up around 4 him back to sleep until just after 5;30 am by bringing him into bed with us. Then I got up and we started the day. I took my son to his Wee Wiggles class and wow! He had a great time. All he wanted to do was run and jump and run and jump. It was great.

After his class I quickly went to the nursing home down the street to visit my Nana. It was her birthday and I wasn't sure if my Uncle was taking her out for lunch or not so I wanted to go around 10 am and bring her a danish. But when I got there she was asleep. So I was trying to sneak in and put my card and treat on her end table. She woke up and told me she was sick with teh flu and just wanted to sleep. I told her to sleep and I would stop by another day.

I texted my mom because I wasn't sure she realized my Nana was sick as I know they had dinner plans. My mom said the nurse believes the flu shot made her sick and we would celebrate her birthday next weekend.

So I went home. While my son napped I got in my workout. Which was ChaLEAN Extreme - Extreme Intervals.

Love this workout. This one is again intervals of strength using a light weight and then cardio intervals. But this one uses the big balls. It was such a great 40 minute workout.

I followed that with the 21 minute Recharge yoga workout.

This was a great way to finish up my workout. I muscles needed the stretch.

When my son woke up from his nap we took him to the pumpkin patch. It was great fun. He got to see animals and go down slides. I went down this huge slide with him and got the wind knocked out of me! Literally! hahaha It just flew us down the slide and I had to yell for my hubby to get out of the way. hahaha

This is my son going 'look mom a goat!"

Here is my hubby and son going down a smaller slide. If you can see that big red tube slide in the background - that's the super fast slide that knocked the wind out of me! I just wasn't expecting it to be that fast!

Sunday morning we were woken up at 4:30 am by my son. Not sure why he is getting up so early. I managed to get him back to sleep in his own bed until around 5:45 am. So not bad. Everything was okay until 8:30 am when my dad called. He said they got a call from the nursing home and we've been told to go say our goodbye's to Nana as they do not feel she can fight through this flu. I was asked to go over right away since I live down the street and they weren't sure if she would still be with us by the time my parents and siblings arrived. They wanted a family member there if she passed.

I have to say everything kind of blurred. I told my hubby who told me to just go as for some reason I was worried about laundry. I don't know. I got there and my Nana was really out of it. I mean I know she has mild dimentia but I have only seen her on good days. So it was really tough when she was asking me where she was, who I was, etc. And she was in pain. The nurse came in when I got there and asked me to help her drink some gingerale as her blood sugar was so low. I managed to get her to drink quite a bit. Then the nurse took her pulse and blood pressure levels and said that things were actually starting to come back to normal.

My mom arrived at that time. It was really tough seeing my mom so upset. (It's her mom - my Nana). I was there for the rest of the morning and my Nana actually was getting better by the minute. She's a fighter! I called this morning and she is doing better today than yesterday. So I am so happy about that.

But wow...I honestly can't tell you what I ate yesterday. I mean I know I ate but I was so out of it and emotions were all over the place. I took a bath when I got home on my hubby's order. haha He know's me well and our son was asleep. So instead of working out I had a bath. When my son woke up we painted pumpkins and he had the best time!

While the pumpkins were drying my son and I went outside and played in the leaves. I forgot how much fun it is to jump in piles of leaves. I really needed to just have a light and fun afternoon after my very stressful morning. It was great.

I ended up doing a HIIT workout after my son went to sleep. I was worried I would be too amped up to sleep. So I did Greatest HIITS workout. It was great. I then treated myself to a bowl of frozen yogurt. I did have a good sleep last night.

This morning I woke up and began week 4! woo hoo. This morning was ChaLEAN Extreme Lean Circuit 1 - bicep and triceps!

Great workout! I was more impressed with the fact that I was able to remain in plank for the entire 12 reps of tricep kick backs - on both arms! (you do 12 reps on one side before switching) I stayed in plank the entire time! Wow! I have to thank PiYo for that! I was so impressed!

Tonight is a small cardio workout and relaxing with the hubby. I am thankful my Nana pulled through and thankful for an overall fun weekend with my son and hubby.

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FITGIRL15 10/27/2014 3:33PM

    Glad to hear that your Nana is doing much better! Life is short, enjoy every minute of it!!!

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RUNSWITHDEER 10/27/2014 12:57PM

    Its great that with all the worry and sadness over your nana's illness, that you stayed with your exercise program and didn't over-indulge in your intake! Good for you! I might have had a few drinks. Hope your nana gets well soon.

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IHEIDIBEFITT 10/27/2014 10:21AM

    I'm so relieved she made it through and is doing better. I couldn't imagine. Seems she's at a great place that was keeping a close eye on her!

Good for you for staying on track after all that went on. A rest or light day is sometimes what the body and soul needs. Here's to a great week for you and your family.

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Week 3/Day 5 - Feeling Strong

Friday, October 24, 2014

Last night I really felt like doing a PiYo workout. So after the little guy when to sleep I went down to the basement and when I saw the PiYo slides I knew which PiYo workout I was going to do! hahaha

I did the PiYo Strong Legs workout.

Loved it! It felt great to do. I only wanted a little bit of an additional workout. The PiYo slides really make you feel the lunges. Oh and moutain climbers! Holy abs!

I just had this energy and I was worried if I didn't burn it off I wouldn't be able to sleep. Turns out this was a great thing. I went to bed early and didn't even hear my hubby come up to bed. Which is very unusual for me as I am a very light sleeper and always hear him come in.

My son, however, decided to wake up at 4 am. Yes...4 am. That's 2 hours earlier than normal! What the heck! My hubby has the day off so I got up when I was originally going to, to work out and left my son in bed with my hubby for some snuggles. I figured he can go back to bed afterwards, and this way my workout is done for the day as we planned to catch up on our shows tonight after the little guy goes to sleep.

I started with Body Combat Live 30 Class

Love, love, love this workout. I was dripping wet with sweat. It felt great to work that hard and get my heart rate just a pumping!

I then went on to ChaLEAN Extreme Push Circuit 3

This circuit is all chest, rows and plie squats! Holy moly! Great workout again. I felt so strong doing the rows. Although I failed on all the double row exercises at 7 reps...but I was lifting 20 lbs dumb bells in each hand so I expected it!

I may do an additional HIIT workout tonight as the hubby mentioned perhaps ordering pizza. I usually stick to only one slice but just to help out the cheat a little bit I may squeeze in HIIT 15 Class.

Hope Everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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SUKOTO 10/25/2014 12:06PM

    Lottsa exercise! Well done. I think you earned that extra slice of pizza. Keep it up!

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GEORGE815 10/24/2014 9:14AM

    Love these selfies, Keep up the good work.

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Week 3/Day 4 - Finally a Loss!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last night I again went to bed early. I felt great yesterday and really want to keep on this path. Thank goodness for our PVR! Makes my husband more agreeable to me going to bed early. hahaha (I don't let him watch our shows without me and vice versa!) haha But he mentioned last night that he's also feeling more energized going to bed earlier rather than staying up.

I woke up this morning and did Body Combat 60 Live!

This is a great workout! Especially with the weighted gloves. I am enjoying Body Combat more and more with each workout. As a die hard Turbo Fire/Turbo Jam fan I was worried. But I also used to do Body Combat classes live when I had a gym membership. Now I remember why I loved those classes so much! hehehe

After my workout I went upstairs and decided to weigh myself....

and I lost 2 lbs!!! you have no idea how amazing this is! The scaled hasn't moved in months!! To see it move down was the most amazing feeling today. I know losing the last ten pounds is tough but I didn't think it would be months before I see a loss.

So I am so happy. I am also thinking perhaps there is a connection between me going to bed early, taking my iron, and increasing my strength workouts this month as to why I am seeing this loss!

Based on this knowledge I may re-work my November and December calendars! hehehe

Also, in January I will be doing a 90 day P90X3 challenge along with SKILL133.

Is anyone else interested in also being in this challenge come January?

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SPARKSAM678 10/23/2014 7:54PM

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 10/23/2014 6:14PM

    Congrats on the loss! You've definitely worked hard for it!

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SKILL133 10/23/2014 9:46AM

    glad you may have found a connection with iron, sleep, etc!! Congrats on the results! you deserve one I know works harder then you do! I'm pumped for P90X3....I'll be there!

oh PVR? what's that?

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