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Day #1 of Booty Camp, A Kick a$$ start!

Monday, January 21, 2008 has been pretty good overall. I ate 100% my workouts in, so as far as my diet & exercise goes I feel awesome. The girl at human resources at RMH was still not working today, so I haven't heard back from them about the jobs. EVERYONE PLEASE KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED. I need some luck. :) Anyways...gotta make this short & sweet. I need to study and do some reading. :)

The plan: 70 minutes strength + 20 minutes cardio
What happened: 70 minutes strength (3T, BSA, Ab Ripper 200, 10 Tricep Dips, 10 Push Ups, 10 Reverse Crunches + 20 minutes cardio (TJ 20 minute workout)

Running Total for Week (goal 100 of each)
Tricep Dips: 10
Leg Lifts: 0
Push Ups: 10
Reverse Crunches: 10
Walking Lunges: 0

Grains & Starchy Veggies: 5
Fruits & Veggies: 6 (5 veggies, 1 fruit)
Dairy: 2
Protein Rich Foods: 4 (needs improvement)
Healthy fat: 4 (i'm always low in the fat, that's why I take my fish oil!)

The plan: 12 cups
What happened: 15 cups

All 8 taken!!!

Meal Plan:
Followed to a T. I had waffles for breakfast, chicken caesar salad for lunch, sliced apples, laughing cow cheese w/ melba toast, cucumbers w/ ranch for snacks, mixed veggies, miracle mashies & salt & pepper salmon for dinner. :) Yummy...healthy day!

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TRECECOOKS 1/21/2008 7:57PM

    Good job! You just follow your plan and you will Keep Moving Forward!!

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DANIEE82 1/21/2008 6:47PM

    sounds like you were pretty on track for your first day! WOOHOO!! keep up the great work. good luck with the job hunt. i hope you find something soon!!

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Booty Camp BABY!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Booty Camp

It's time I got my booty in gear, so I'm making some plans for the next 4 weeks. I'm calling it Booty Camp! I hope to get my booty in a smaller size jeans. Woohoo! I've made plans regarding exercise, my diet and my life as a whole.

My plan for exercise:

Monday: 70 minutes strength + 20 minutes cardio
Tuesday: 30 minutes strength + 45 minutes cardio
Wednesday: 70 minutes cardio
Thursday: 30 minutes cardio + 30 minutes strength
Friday: rest
Saturday: 45 minutes cardio + 30 minutes strength
Sunday: 90 minutes cardio

The purpose of a boot camp is to push yourself to the limits. I've chosen five exercises that I HATE doing. Not because they are actuality these are some of the MOST effective exercises for your arms, abs and lower body. But I HATE doing them. LoL. So. I've decided to set a goal of doing 100 of each of these exercises every single week. And for everyday I don't follow through with a part of my boot camp I add on additional 5 of each. I know this is going to be a pain. And I'll probably hate it. But....I'm gonna rock it just the same.

Tricep Dips
Leg Lifts
Push Ups
Reverse Crunches
Walking Lunges

My Food Plan

Iím done counting caloriesÖIíve done it for quite some time. I think Iíve mastered the ďartĒ of calorie counting. Pretty much everyday that I count them, Iím right on point with calories, carbs, proteins, fats, fiber, etc. And itís certainly something I donít want to do forever. So I plan to count my servings and I think Iíll be in good shape. Guess weíll find out.
My plan:
Grains & Starchy Veggies: 5
Fruit & Vegetables: 6
Dairy: 2
Protein-rich Foods: 6
Healthy fat: 5
This will ensure I get an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber.
I will also drink 12 cups of water each day.
And of course, I will be taking my 8 supplements.

Follow my meal plans:

Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Caesar Chicken Salad
Dinner: Salt & Pepper Salmon

Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Asian Sesame Chicken Salad
Dinner: Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu
Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Caesar Chicken Salad
Dinner: 5 Spice Cajun Shrimp

Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Asian Sesame Chicken Salad
Dinner: Baked Tilapia w/ Paprika & Garlic

Iíll of course eat veggies with my dinners, snacks will be fruit/veggies, laughing cow cheese & melba toast, popcorn, etc.

Life Goals:
Within these next 4 weeks, I will study for a minimum of 1 hour each day. I will complete the CFT test and get certified!

I will continue to search for a new job, applying at various places, sending out my resume, etc.

I will try to spend more time with my friends. I feel like lately I havenít devoted much time to them.

For every negative thought I think throughout the day, I will replace it with a positive one.

I will save $$ as much as possible. I need a new car!

I will blog every single day about my progress.

I will try at least 3 new recipes each week.

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GI..GI..GINA! 1/22/2008 9:45AM

    Trece I posted the exercises above for ya!

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TRECECOOKS 1/21/2008 7:56PM

    This is AWESOME!! You go, girl!!
I particularly like the life goals section - shows you're not working out in isolation.
What is a tricep dip? And are leg lifts just leg lifts? Done standing? Good luck with the job search!

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DANIEE82 1/21/2008 6:46PM

    Sounds like you have a GREAT plan in place. You can do it!! WOW... thats AloT of exercise girlie... you will get your booty into a smaller size jeans in no time!

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CAPPUCCINO16 1/21/2008 6:13PM

    You go!!! I don't know how long you've been working on this but I think you've got a great start. Everything was filled with positivity even though it was all laced with challenges!!!! Get it! You Can Do It!!!!!

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Negatives, Positives & My Plan!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Oooo..I just noticed they added a spell check feature. How nifty. Sorry got sidetracked. LoL. Oooo...I love my new background. It's sooo.....GREEN! Anyways.

My car died. Completly dead. I'm stuck driving my mothers car because I can't afford to buy a new one. So..what that means is I either have to find a new full-time job or work 2 jobs. I've been looking. I went today and filled out an application at Gold's Gym. I also went to Curves, Ham's and filled out an online application for Redbox. We'll see. Hopefully something comes out of one of them.


My car died.
I have like NO money.

I got CPR certified.
I've done well with workouts and eating.

My plan...gonna do a boot camp with myself again. I think this will by the premise behind my personal training business, whenever that happens. I like the idea of a boot camp. If gives you a goal to work towards with a specific amount of time to do it in. I'd create programs for exercise program, a nutrition program and a some type of self-esteem/motivational/confidence building program as well.

We've been doing challenges on my group...and it's so time consuming. I love doing it, but lately because of all the stuff I've got going on, it's been nuts. I think I've bitten off more then I can chew. I'm thinking about changing the focus of the group. And possibly even the name. Though I'm not sure if you can change a groups name, I may have to begin another one.

Anyways just thinking with my fingers. Gotta get back to work.

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REASONS4CHANGE 1/18/2008 6:48PM

    Hey there Gina ! Hon - everything is going to be alright !
Sometimes we have a little stumbing to go through before we get to walk the smooth pebblestone path completely free of obstacles !!
Hang in there hon - YOU CAN DO IT !!!! :o)

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DANIEE82 1/18/2008 12:30PM

    Congrats on getting CPR certified! I think the bootcamp is a great idea!! I hope something comes out of your job hunt soon. I know how stressful that can be. Dont worry everything will work out for the best. Sometimes you just have to give it a little time.

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    Gina - what do you do for your boot camp?


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ZIRCADIA 1/16/2008 10:31PM

    You CAN change a SparkTeam name -- I've had to do it before. Just so you know. :) haha. And GOOD LUCK with the new job apps!!! :)

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MINCEPIE 1/16/2008 9:39PM

    well done on the cpr thing, what line of work you do? or was it just to learn something new?

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JUSNJOR 1/16/2008 9:10PM

  Hey Gina

Negative - got sick from last Friday and only today just started feeling better. Haven't pushed play to the rotation you made up for me this week. Haven't been eating properly.

Positive - Feeling better and looking forward to pushing play. Haven't lost or gained.

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TRECECOOKS 1/16/2008 7:06PM

    Oh, sweetie! Sounds like you need to sit and BREATHE. Good luck with gaining the clarity you need to make wise choices.

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WATERLUVR 1/16/2008 3:56PM

    It sounds like you are working on your priorities and how to get what you need. You may need to change them from time to time and that is OK. Keep on making good choices.

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Negatives, Positives, Meal Plans & Challenges!

Saturday, January 12, 2008


-Still no news on the stupid car situation
-They cut our hours at work
-Still no word back from Red Lobster

-The response for the new Challenge on my SparkTeam are enormous! I'm thrilled so many people are joining!
-I stayed within calorie ranges all week
-I took all my vitamins every day
-I worked out everyday this week, even if it was just with the Wii
-Almost done with my PT book, like 2 more sections then I'm finished!

Okay..looking back it appears I have more positives then negatives. I guess I shouldn't complain that much!

So this up coming week should be better. :) I have my meals all planned out.

Breakfast: Waffles & Fruit
Lunch: Caesar Chicken Salad
Dinner: Veggie Omelet

Breakfast: Canadian Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich & Fruit
Lunch: Asian Chicken Sesame Salad
Dinner: 5 Spiced Shrimp, Broccoli/Cauliflower, Mixed Veggies

Breakfast: Waffles & Fruit
Lunch: Caesar Chicken Salad
Dinner: Blackened Tilapia, Broccoli/Cauliflower, Corn

Breakfast: Southwest Egg Burrito & Fruit
Lunch: Asian Chicken Sesame Salad (i'm a kick with the salads, can ya tell!)
Dinner: Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu, Broccoli/Cauliflower & Mixed Veggies

My snacks will be cucumbers with fat free ranch dip, my new melba toast (LOVE THEM!) w/ laughing cow cheese, fresh fruit, etc.

And as always lots of water & all my vitamins!!!

Oh yeah... I got my new supplement book in the mail. Bought it off for 94 cents. LoL. Can't wait to read it. :D
So meals are all planned. We begin the new challenge on my SparkTeam tomorrow. Woohoo! I'm in the midst of a challenge on the Turbo Addicts thread on WOWY. Racking up those points for my pumped up peeps! Woohoo! I feel great...:)

Almost forget I'm going 4 wheeling today with my sis & her hubby! Love 4 wheeling. :) Everyone have a good weekend!!

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ZIRCADIA 1/14/2008 9:43PM

    Good for you for looking at the Positives!!! Sometimes even when there are more positives than negatives, it just seems like the negatives WEIGH MORE if you know what I mean??? :) hehehe.

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MINCEPIE 1/12/2008 7:17PM

    Hope things work out dear, even though I am doing well on SP I am struggling work wise. Joined the Job SP Team for support, I hate being stressed with job hunting

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Hunk of Green CRAP!!!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

So...last night I was driving home, talking to Geno & my car died. Like literally just went kurplunk. Right in the middle of the road. I got lucky and this guy who was off duty & just happened to be a service safety patrol man for people on the interstate pulled over the help me. He pushed my car out of the way. He opened up some compartment under my hood & said it was my timing belt. SO NOT GOOD. My dad said since it broke it probably totally screwed up my motor. Just what I need. Only like 2 months away from being certified as a PT and TK instructor where I could make a decent living & my car DIES. GRRRRRRRR. It's not worth fixing either. It's a hunk of crap. It has 158,000 miles on it. It just wants to sleep & I don't blame it.

The problem is I don't have the $$ to fix it (and like I said, it's SO not worth it) and I don't have $$ to buy a new car, really. So...I'm in such a jam right now. They're cutting hours at work, GREAT TIMING, right? So....I'm searching through ads in the paper. I really don't want to leave my current job for yet another job I don't want a career in, only to leave that job in a few months. It just seems stupid. So my only real option is to get a second job. I really right now work 2, because of my coaching. So that would make 3! I'm hoping I can find some type of waitressing job at like Red Lobster of Applebees and only work every other weekend. That would give me enough income to pay a new car payment. I'm not sure if anyone is willing to allow me to work that few of hours though. But it would be like 10-12 hours every other week. Who knows. We'll see.

I'm gonna go pick up an application @ Red Lobster today. They have an ad in the paper for servers. Can't hurt right? I've never waitressed before, and I'm a bit nervous. But I think I would actually enjoy it. As opposed to my current job where I sit on my a$$ all day long, I would actually get to move during this one. And interact with people. :) So...wish me luck.

Anyways...needless to say the exercise was nonexistant this morning. I didn't sleep worth a crap, and was so MAD this morning I was like screw it. I'm doing good eating wise though. I will just use this as my rest day for the week and work out Friday instead.

What I'm hoping that I can get this job at Red Lobster..or somewhere else part time for that matter. Save up some money for a few weeks. Possibly drive my sisters or my moms car for the next couple weeks, and then go buy a new one. Well...used, but new to me. :D

Ugh. LIFE....what a pain sometimes.

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TRECECOOKS 1/10/2008 8:58AM

    I had the exact same thing happen, with 3 kiddos in the car, and no one to help. God allowed me to roll down the exit ramp into a gas station parking lot. What a blessing!! How much would it be to replace?? If it were $300 or so, it might be worth it, just to get to a second job, to get the money for another car. Hope you can still get to and from your primary job!!

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_BECA_ 1/9/2008 11:46PM

    Hang in there hopefully it will get better ;)


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ZIRCADIA 1/9/2008 7:58PM

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GI..GI..GINA! 1/9/2008 7:42PM

    LoL. I wish. I work 40 minutes away from home.

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TNTSMOMIE 1/9/2008 4:46PM

    Hey Gina! Stopped by your page for some inspiration. I'm allowing some worries to get in my way of the fab new me that awaits. :o) Thought I'd read your blog...see how you're doing. I'm so sorry about your car! Are you within walking/biking distance of where you need to get? More exercise! :o) Best wishes with the Red Lobster application! :o)

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    I HATE car drama! I've so been there. I hope something works out for you soon -- I know it will. And hey, if you get a job waitressing you'll get even more exercise, right? :)

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