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My rockin 13 weekend

Sunday, April 03, 2011

1. Report! What did you accomplish last week and what (if any) moment made you proudest- or was the hardest for you to conquer?
emoticon It is finally Spring here. I went for a short run on Thursday. I ran the whole time. Huge step in the right direction for me!

2. OMNOM! How was your eating this week? Did you do pretty well, or at least figure out what's going to be your biggest temptation for awhile?
emoticon It was a good week, with one little blip. I slipped and was tempted by fat free, sugar free pudding when I had a chocolate craving. Stupid Jello. I broke my "if I can't pronounce an ingredient, don't eat it" rule. On the bright side: yesterday I made carrot ginger curry soup. delish! And some vegan banana bars to eat throughout the week. I've found a few good whole foodie blogs and am loving trying the recipes.

3. Analyze! go to this link:
_chart.asp and change the top right so it shows you 7 days- pick any time period- check out your nutrition report and make some decisions. (Good or bad)
emoticon I didn't do this because I am not tracking food right now. I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of nutrition. I am working on mindful eating. Eat real food. Food is fuel. Eat when you're hungry. Stop when you're full. That's my plan. I'm not great at it, but am getting better.

4. Do! Today is the first day of the new month. Exercise is mandatory unless you killed yourself yesterday and have DOMS to death.
emoticon Amazing weekend of exercise!
Fri: 60 min bodystep and 20 min walk
Sat: 30 min run and 50 min ST (No More Trouble Zones)
Sun: 30 min run and 60 min bodystep

5. Laugh! As much as possible and enjoy your weekends. Break a sweat. Stretch out your muscles so your next workout is enjoyable (just like you wash your workout clothes before you wear them a gain- stretch out your muscles and drink water to 'rinse them out' lol). Get enough sleep and drink water!
emoticon Big date night out on Saturday. We got dressed up, I felt sexy and sassy! and and we went to a new restaurant downtown. My husband knew the executive chef so they sent us amazing apps: roasted peppers, mussels with apples and a cheese plate. I enjoyed my bites and made sure my husband ate most of it. Dinner was good and the lavender infused apple tart with honey ice cream was worth every single calorie! We had a blast. We didn't talk about the kids the whole time. It was a real date and so good for us.
Now the 4 of us +dog are cuddled on the couch watching Monsters Inc. I feel cheesy for saying it, but I couldn't be happier. Life is good. And I stretched and guzzled water.

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GWENAEL 4/7/2011 4:20PM

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    Sounds like a perfect weekend! Great work on the mission! emoticon

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mission 12: Choose one of the following to concentrate on this week:

Upper Body
Lower Body

Find a new workout or one that you think of as a gold standard, one you rely on when you want to kick your own butt. Work on this as many times as you can (reasonably) this week.
I did a 20 min ab workout yesterday. I thought I'd go it again, but nope.

emoticonCheck your PRs (personal records) again. How many crunches or situps can you do before you die? How many pushups? How long can you hold a plank? How many pull-ups can you do in a minute?
just thinking about pull-ups makes my whole body hurt. maybe someday...
2 min 10 sec plank on elbows AND hands. I am pumped about this!
49 modified push-ups. I did 100 everyday this week with at least 10 on my toes. I can't do 100 at once and that's fine. It does feel great that the first 20 are actually easy. push-ups. easy. woah!
And my best news: I ran 15 minutes without stopping. I know it's not much of a run, but it is a huge mental breakthrough for me. I've tried running many times over the years. I have always done run/walk intervals because I thought that was all I could do. Today my husband went with me and said, "You can run the whole time. You're in really good shape. Just run and don't stop." So I did! And tomorrow will be 20 minutes. baby steppin.

emoticonMake sure to get at least 8 glasses of water a day. Done!

emoticon Don't forget to stretch. Done!

emoticonBe prepared to turn in your Strength Training accomplishments and your total cardio minutes for the week by Friday morning.
M: 60 cardio
T: off
W:30 ST
Th: 15 run

emoticonWhen I started writing this blog I was being Debbie Downer and felt like I failed the mission because I didn't get in as many cardio or ST minutes as I would like. Well, it wasn't so bad after all. Maybe not the minutes I'd like, but good stuff happened. I will stop being so self-critical. right now. Bring on the weekend!!

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TAMIAMLEXICON 4/1/2011 12:00PM

    emoticonyou are a success. keep at it.

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NONIE_C 4/1/2011 2:32AM

    You did GREAT!!! Mission 12 Accomplished!
Way to go on the running!!! emoticon you just keep adding in a minute here and a minute there. You rock!

It sounds like it was a very successful week on many fronts. Celebrate your success!!!
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April goals: Just Keep Swimming

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

For the past 3 months I have lost about 1.5 lbs each week. The B2W Challenge has really helped me keep going when I wanted to give up. But, I've started to slack a bit the past 2 weeks. I've made it to a size 8, which is most of my clothing. Things fit, I look OK, the complacency has set in. I get re-motivated for a day and then I slide for 2 days, motivate for 1, slide 2, etc. no good. Must stop! NOW! In an effort to kick complacency to the curb, I'm setting high goals for April. I don't want to look OK. I want to look amazing! I want to feel amazing!

CW 163.2

Wednesday, April 6 161
April 13 159
April 20 157
April 27 155

Reasons for me to keep going:

emoticon The muscle definition in my arms. how cool is that?! Now I just need to get rid of the fat around it, so the muscles can really show off
emoticon My friend's wedding in May. I saw my college friends at a wedding in December and I felt absolutely horrible about myself. I want to blow everybody away this time. I refuse to be that Midwestern girl that moved home, had babies and got fat while they're all off living their cosmopolitan lives in SF and NYC.
emoticon I feel better. I'm handling stress better.
emoticon I'll be honest, I'm vain and I want compliments on my looks from my friends and family.
emoticon I want my husband to think I'm smoking hot!!

I am going to put Dory from Finding Nemo in my head. on repeat. "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." here we go...

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 3/30/2011 5:29PM

    Your reasoning is wonderful. Cheers to reaching your goals!

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AARONSGIRL420 3/30/2011 10:33AM

    Don't knock vanity! Being a hottie is in! lol


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YOOVIE 3/30/2011 10:16AM

    I dig it!!

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GWENAEL 3/29/2011 7:45PM

  Congratulations! You are doing an awesome job! Keep going~

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PSALM42 3/29/2011 6:50PM

    congrats on your recent weightloss. keep it going!

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    Okay I LOL'd about the midwestern girl thing. You are going to do GREAT!! There is nothing wrong with being vain and wanting people to think you look smokin'!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

~*~ B2W Mission 10 3/21 - 3/24 ~*~

Happy Spring AND Happy halfway through the B2W Challenge!

emoticon How many fitness minutes did you accumulate during Mission 9 this past weekend? 180

emoticon Anything you were particularly proud of? Anything challenging? I am proud that I'm still going strong despite the fact that I had started to feel complacent.

emoticon Eat as clean as you possibly can for the next 4 days, starting NOW.
done! I credit a lot of my success to clean eating. I'm not following the specific diet. I've just cut out all processed foods and am eating as many whole grains and veggies as I can. I feel the difference.

emoticon Drink 8 glasses of water every day for the next four days.
fully hydrated!

emoticon See what you can do to improve your sleep.
ummmmm, my almost 5 month old still wakes at night. I miss 8 straight hours of sleep. I did take the time to take a bath and read before bed. twice this week!

emoticon See if you can make or beat a personal record- whether it is pushups, crunches, a streak or a race time.
At the beginning of B2W I could hold a plank on my arms for 1 minute 3 seconds. I remember reading Nonie_C's entry card and she did a 2 min plank. I was impressed! And motivated! Today I did 2 minutes 2 seconds!!! And I collapsed and hit the floor hard. whew!

emoticon Aim for two cardio sessions and a strength session before you go to bed on Thursday night.
M 60 min bodystep
T rest
W 50 min NMTZ (ST)
Th 60 min bodystep

This is not me, but this is what I've been doing!

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GWENAEL 3/29/2011 7:44PM

  I love that pic!

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TAMIAMLEXICON 3/25/2011 11:28AM

    congrats on 2mins+ plank. i love how the accomplishments of fellow challenge participants give us a little push past what we thought our limits were. however, i hope you are injury free after your plank "dismount." ;)

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AARONSGIRL420 3/24/2011 9:35PM

    That picture is adorable :)

Makes me want to throw my "critter" around. She is 14 months.

Sounds like you did great on B2W 10 emoticon

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Man, I love the sun and mission 9 w/ pics

Sunday, March 20, 2011

This past week was rough. I've been at pre-pregnancy #2 weight for a few weeks and I was starting to feel like giving in. My body knows this weight, I have lots of clothes that fit at this size, I feel good, etc. I'm really close to pre-preg #1 weight. I know I need to keep going. Friday morning I read Yoovie's mission 9 and it was perfect. absolutely perfect. I'm back on the motivation train and going strong. B2W!


emoticonRepeat the new workout you found this week at least once this weekend.
OK, I'll be honest. I didn't do this, but I have a good excuse. The workout I did was a 6 min leg video that I squeezed in and I know I needed more.
emoticonSee how many workout minutes you can rack up in one weekend
Fri: started No More Trouble Zones video, got about 20 mins through and was needed by kids
Sat: finished NMTZ 30 mins, 30 mins of ST while watching March Madness and 20 min run
Sun: 60 min Bodystep, 20 min walk
total:180 minutes!

emoticon If weather permits- get out of the house and get some Vitamin D and fresh air. Prove it if you can, or blog about how you spent your outdoor time!

I went for a short run and then got Baby P and went for a walk while the rest of the family:


emoticon Make a public or private list of your most admirable traits.
Did not do this... yet.
emoticonOrganize part of your house that is special or important to you- such as your bathroom, a reading corner, bedroom, breakfast nook, whatever. Make it more inviting.
It rained all day Sunday. I painted the play room upstairs. I'll take a picture when it's all done.
emoticonEat a pretty meal at least once- take a picture if you can
Grilled turkey burger with zuchhini and plum catsup, sweet potato fries, grilled portobellos. major yum!

emoticon And a highlight of my weekend:

The sales guy was surprised I liked the colors and then said somethong about a limited edition and a waiting list when they first came out. Boom! you had me at "limited edition." I swear I can jump higher today.

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MALAYNASMOMMY 3/24/2011 4:20PM

    Great job!! The food looks so good and I LOVE that you grill when there is still snow on the ground :) Is your baby carrier a beco? My beco is my lifesaver!!

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GWENAEL 3/22/2011 5:29PM

  Love the meal, the shoes, your family, your attitude!

You rock!!! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 3/21/2011 2:45PM

    great job! you baby is that young and you are at pre-prego weight! wooohooooo

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LIFESTOOQUICK 3/21/2011 12:26PM

    Awesome shoes!!!

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YOOVIE 3/21/2011 11:52AM

    A+ High Five! You nailed it!!!

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TEXAS_GRL 3/21/2011 8:30AM

    Love the new kicks! Sounds like you had a lot of success on your mission this weekend. Isn't it funny how easy it is to fall in complacency? Glad to hear you kicked yours to the curb!

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LAURLEW 3/21/2011 5:38AM

    That meal looks awesome! Love sweet potato fries! yum! Also, the shoes are so cute! Awesome job on the challenge this weekend! I've been slacking so seeing someone so consistent in the B2W callenge is helpful to get my butt moving again! emoticon

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