Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Step 1. Forgive yourself for this weekend.
Did you miss all your workouts? no way jose!
Did you eat like a crazy person? mildly crazy. good portion control, just some not so healthy food at birthday parties
It's ok, that was so yesterday. Now it's about this week.
Step 2. Sit Rep?
How are your injuries, if you have any- are they healing?
Are you pampering your body and giving it the fuel and affection it needs to get better? Shin splints are flaring up right now. I bought new shoes on Sunday but I am going to exchange them this weekend for a better pair I read about. I'm not going to go running until I have the new pair. I really hope they help.
What about if you have no injuries- are you doing your cool-downs and stretches after your workouts so you can avoid injuries? yes!
Step 3. Keep your eyes on the prize.
What's motivating you today?
Today is my rest day so I am focusing on good food choices
The jeans I want to wear this weekend
Spring is coming! I want to look good with less clothing on. Sexy skin!!
Step 4. Obstacles.
What's in your way? Being married to a classically, French trained chef. Can you say butter? He is very talented and I am super lucky and spoiled. But my thighs are also large.
How do you get around it? Cook extra healthy for myself. Make a big deal when he cooks with wh0le grains and lots of veggies, etc.
Are you the biggest thing standing in your way? My food choices are the biggest thing. Portion control is something I really working on.
~!~ B2W Mission 8 - 3/14-3/17 ~!~
Pick one of the following that you have no dedicated a week to since starting the Balls @ the Wall Challenge:
LOWER BODY **** I knew this was coming! The only area I haven't worked on yet.
Once you pick one, google/spark/bing a new workout for this section of your body and do it at least once between now and bedtime thursday night. Don't lose this workout, cause you will be asked to do it again on the upcoming weekend mission 9.
Pick your third favorite cardio exercise EVER and dedicate an hour to it this week. For example, if running is your all time favorite, and jump roping is your second all time favorite, but if you can't do either of those so you do jumping jacks... well then- you're going to be doing aLOT of jumping jacks.
Renew Your Vows. Make a public statement addressing what you want, what you can do about it, and what ISN'T going to stop you. At least this week.
I'll do it...
Tell me what you did this last weekend if you have anything good to report.
My last blog bragged about my happy weekend.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
For B2W mission 6 I focused on upper body. I dropped and did push-ups whenever I thought about it. I think I did around 60 a day. (not all at once!) I have a big week ahead and will be at work more hours than I'd like to think about on a Sat. morning. To keep me focused I'm going to go for 100 each day this week. I already did 40 today! (Mainly modified push-ups by the way. I'll go for 10 on toes a day)
One thing I've learned from B2W is that I like specific goals: numbers, deadlines, expectations. I'm a rule follower so if someone says "Do 100 min of cardio." I will do 100 minutes of cardio no matter what. Now I just need to make myself be the person that says, "do it."
100 push-ups 3/12 to 3/19. Anyone with me?
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Mentally I had a tough week. Lots going on at work and I seem to be behind on everything. I'm being dramatic here, but I feel like a bad mom and a bad teacher. I know I'm not, but I'm just frustrated. I always thought I'd be the girl that could do it all. Now I don't seem to be living up to that. So throw in a bad feminist too. gah!
The good news is that I have been sticking with workouts and clean food choices. mostly... I refuse to admit that Dove dark chocolate is processed food and should not be a part of my daily diet. moderation!
DH is amazing and could tell I was spent today. He took the kids upstairs and told me to do some yoga. swoon... he just makes my heart happy. I'm feeling a lot better now.
1. Pick one to work on- it can be one you have already done- or if you really want to stick to your formula- pick the one area you have not focused on yet. or just pick your favorite.
A. UPPER BODY
C. LOWER BODY
D. TOTAL BODY.
Plan two workouts between now and when you go to bed Thursday night and STICK TO IT. Workout twice, log it, track it, prove it, picture it, blog about it- whatever you want to do to commemorate it- do it. TWO WORKOUTS IN 4 DAYS- YOU CAN DO THAT.
I did upper body because I haven't yet.
Mon: 60 min cardio class
Tues: 30 hand weights, all upper body. I was a little sore. I could do better
Thurs: yoga meltdown
2. Drink 8 glasses of water every day for the next 4 days. I really don't care if you think you are one of the people that that rule doesnt apply to cause you dont like water- DRINK UP SEXY LADIES!
Luckily I love water. I aim for 10-12 glasses a day.
3. Create a new healthy habit OR renew a feel good ritual that you miss.
For example- a nightly routine of taking care of your skin (moisturizing, anti-aging-mask, whatev), preparing an afterwork eat at home snack the night before, buy a new toothbrush, try a new shampoo, get a new razor for those nasty hairy winter legs LOL, record a marathon of a guilty pleasure show to watch while you work out in the livingroom, prepare a special meal for yourself once a week or once a day.
My plan was to buy a fancy pants new razor. didn't happen. Maybe this weekend. I did read before bed 2 of the past 3 nights, which is something I'm trying to do more of. I'm a little bit of a contemporary fiction nut. And last night I have a good excuse because I feel asleep with 4 minutes left of Top Chef. who does that??! I still don't know who won.
4. Practice thinking of yourself as an athlete, or meditating on what you would look like in a healthy body- or what you can do with it if you are already there. Go ahead... take a nap and get lost in daydreams about yourself. Picture it in detail and love what you dream of.
I did a lot of tank top and good lookin shoulders thinking. I can see it! Tan and all!
And if someone could explain why the heck these stupid emoticons will not show up in the body of the blog that would be fabulous. No matter where I click, they show up at the end. I'm a little bit of a luddite here.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Repeat of mission 2: Goals: 100 min Cardio and focus on total body ST
Fri: 60 min cardio, 30 min jog
Here's my proof! This is about as B2W as I get. Bundling up a baby and a toddler to take the new stroller out on icy roads. It was hard! I'm not a runner... YET!!! When we got home, I was drenched in sweat and their noses were bright red. I need Spring. Unfortunately, we're supposed to get 6-12 more inches of snow on Tuesday. screw you, MN.
20 min Jackie Warner abs
30 min Biggest Loser LC workout (circuit training)
I do well with workouts on the weekends, but I usually eat WAY too much. In the past, I do well during the week, binge all weekend, and then work my butt off all week to even out. And repeat. Something had to change. I think that's why I have been doing better the last few months. I have been much more careful about what, and how much, I eat on the weekends.
40 min eliptical
40 min weights (total body)
I cooked and baked up a storm yesterday. Since I didn't get a food pic up last mission I thought I'd throw it in here. I made a few recipes from
This is the Sweet Potato Lentil Soup. yummy! It has kale in it: super food! And the cranberry quinoa power bars. Love these too. Very easy and a great homemade protein bar. No HFC syrup here!!
Thumbs down for the pumpkin blueberry muffins.
Great healthy weekend for me!
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