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Mission 8 is weak, but better than nothing!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I knew going into this week that I would have a tough time fitting in workouts. I have conferences at school: Tues and Thurs. are 12 hour days. Not easy for me with little kids at home. I will be so happy when tomorrow is over. I'm at work right now and already thinking about collapsing into bed in a few hours. I knew with the lack of workouts I would need to be extra good with food. I'll give myself a B on that one.

Pick one of the following that you have no dedicated a week to since starting the Balls @ the Wall Challenge:

LOWER BODY for me.
I went to Bodystep (60 min interval training cardio class) on Monday and made sure to focus on form and really gave 100% on the 2 leg tracks.


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.
emoticon I did a 6 minute Spark video. I wish I could've done more.

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.
emoticon I did not get to any yoga this week and my body misses it.

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.

emoticon I will keep plugging along. What I've been doing for the past few weeks is working.
emoticon Nutrition is key. Step away from the processed crap! I will continue to eat lots of veggies. Lots and lots of veggies. I will make time to cook meals for the week. Girl Scouts motto: Be prepared!
emoticon I need to step it up on strength training. I can cardio all day long, but I know the importance of muscle. Time to tone it up.
emoticon I am going to unpack the pre-baby summer clothes. See what fits and see how much more work is needed.
emoticon Nothing is going to stop me. I know exactly what I need to do. So I just need to do it. Every. single. day.

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Plans for mission 8

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?
emoticon Today is my rest day so I am focusing on good food choices
This week?
emoticon The jeans I want to wear this weekend
This month?
emoticon 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:

UPPER BODY
CORE
LOWER BODY **** I knew this was coming! The only area I haven't worked on yet.
TOTAL BODY

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.
1. bodystep
2. swimming
3. yoga

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.
emoticon My last blog bragged about my happy weekend.

  
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APIRLRAIN888 3/15/2011 9:43PM

    lol keep at it you are doing good!!!

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Look what I dids! for mission 7

Monday, March 14, 2011

Yoovie said to throw away the scale. I couldn't do it. Sorry! I'm not there yet. I weigh myself daily and I know you're not supposed to and blah blah blah, but it keeps me on track right now.

Let's do this:


I want to walk around confidently in THAT. And of course I want my tummy to look like THAT too. I had great workouts Fri, Sat, and Sun. I'm in a good groove with my workout schedule and love how much energy I have lately. I think I'm handling stress better too. Natural high.

I said I would clean my car as part of the spring cleaning idea. I didn't. But I did buy the new razor like I said I would for mission 6. I guess I'm just a little behind!
Other weekend tidbits:
emoticon I painted my toenails hot pink
emoticon I had 3 or 7 glasses of red wine and loved it
emoticon I made a quinoa black bean salad to have around for the week (spark recipe!)
emoticon scrubbed floors and dusted throughout house. yucko! but now everything is shiny and pretty
emoticon I bought new shoes that cost way too much money and made the right decision to return em for a pair that I actually love.
emoticon cuddled cuddled cuddled and snuggled my babes

It was a great weekend.

  
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REDDIRTRUNNER 3/15/2011 10:57AM

    AWESOME!!! Love it! emoticon

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YOOVIE 3/15/2011 10:11AM

    LOVE HOT PINK!!!!!

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APIRLRAIN888 3/14/2011 10:48PM

    I can't throw it away I just choose to AGREE or DISAGREE try it it's refreshing

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AARONSGIRL420 3/14/2011 7:35PM

    I weigh in daily too. I think it's my OCD kicking into overdrive though :)

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My own little push-up challenge

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?

  
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KATHIERAE 3/12/2011 2:33PM

    I have been working on my pushups too, not sure I can get to 100 a day in that amount of time but I will follow your example and start doing them "whenever I think of them" rather than just during my morning routine!! I stink at keeping track (like with my water, ugh, I just drink!) but will attempt to do so! emoticon emoticon Oh, and I do the modified as well. Gotta start somewhere!!

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MALAYNASMOMMY 3/12/2011 1:37PM

    100 push ups a day for a week or 100 push ups total? Either way, count me in!!

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Feeling drained and Mission 6

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.

Onto B2W...
Mission 6:
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
B. CORE
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
Wed: rest
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!

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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.

  
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SPACELION 3/11/2011 7:58PM

    You're doing brilliantly! Way to fit the time in when you don't have much of it :)
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STARDUSTD 3/11/2011 10:13AM

  As I always say, I'm impressed whenever moms manage to squeeze in exercise. Bad feminist? Like most women, I think you just have a lot on your plate and should give yourself kudos for managing at all!

Good job on Mission 6. emoticon

Oh yeah, the same thing happens for me with the emoticons. It is SO frustrating. I try to type my blogs in word, cut and paste in the emoticons, and then cut and paste the whole deal into my blog.

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TEXAS_GRL 3/11/2011 7:12AM

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Way to gut it out during a tough week!

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