Friday, August 31, 2012
Well technically, it's only 13 days as we are going to drive down to a hotel the night before. So I can actually say less than 2 weeks from today!!
I got another AWESOME workout in this morning before anyone else was up. Actually my husband came down to do his run while I was still working out. I love getting up at 4:30am and just knocking out my work out before anyone else's day even starts. I feel off all day if I don't and have to do it later in the day. Throws off my day!! I got in a 30 minute run, some CLE weights, and some TF HITTS 20. I was exhausted when I was done so I refueled myself with my morning Shakeology!! Felt like a million bucks!
We have had a crazy last couple of weeks. My husband and I have had infertility problems and we were told years ago we would never get pregnant. My 8 year old we adopted when she was 2, my 2 year old son we are in the process of adopting him and hope that it is final in October but we got him when he was 3 months old, and now we are going to *hopefully* add a third baby!! We have been working with an adoption agency that has a pretty high success rate at matching families with newborns. They only take 5-6 families in the spring and 5-6 families in the fall. There were 19 families that applied this fall and we actually got picked as one of the families to continue on!! My cup runneth over!! We are hoping that our profile will be up and ready for picking by November and then we wait. The Lord does some pretty AWESOME things and He has blessed my family leaps and bounds.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I live in Nebraska and it truly is a beautiful state, even more so in the fall. I love all the beautiful colors and the smells of fall. So we have our vacation coming up, fall is fast approaching us along with the holidays, my son's adoption should be final in a month or two, and now another hopeful adoption. Sometimes you just have those moments where your life is as is should be. Everything is perfect.
Have a very Blessed holiday weekend.
Monday, August 20, 2012
I'm baaacckk!! :-)
Yes, I have been MIA for a just a bit. Life happened. No excuses. When I couldn't get my full workout in, I tried to be very careful with my nutrition. I was able to get some ST here and there and some cardio here and there, but not really a full workout. I got it in this morning and my kids are still sleeping! I did my ST and TurboFire HIIT 20. I still plan to do some running later today, but I am spent right now. My 8 year old daughter and I are running a 5K on Saturday so I really need to get my runs in this week to get ready. Though I know that we will be walking more than running, but I am really going to try to push her. I am just so proud of her for doing this and looking forward to our bonding while exercising. It is so far out of her comfort level, and that is a good thing!
Three weeks from Friday I will be beachside with my family. AAHHHHH, beachside, that sounds so nice!!
Off to reward myself with my Chocolate Shakeology for breakfast. Happy Monday!
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Got my treadmill time and ST workout in again today. I went the full (actually over w/cool down) 60 minutes today. Yesterday I only went 30 minutes. I was sore. On top of that it was a crazy busy day with a big ladies event in the evening that I needed to get all dolled up for. It would have been so easy to come up with excuses as to why I could take yesterday off, but I knew if I did I would 1. REGRET it when I went to bed, and 2. have an even harder time today getting back to it. It seems that if I take a day off, it all goes down hill for a couple of weeks. So today, back on it for 60 minutes. It hurt still, but in a good way.
I did finally up my calories on SP. I kept getting these warnings that I needed to change my range because of how much exercise I was getting. I just couldn't imagine upping them though!! Well, I finally did earlier this week and wouldn't you know, I am down 4 pounds. CRAZY!! They know what they are talking about!! :-) I am really starting to notice my tummy slimming up a bit. Trust me, I have a LONG way to go with it, but any movement in the right direction is good movement!!
Tomorrow night my mom and I and the kids are going to go shopping for some clothes and stuff for our trip. I can't wait! I love shopping and I hardly ever do it for myself. But my birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I stashed all my birthday money and am going to use that. Shopping guilt free....does it get any better than that??!?!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Can you tell that I am excited for our family vacation?!?!
I have decided that my challenge for myself in August is going to be to really focus on my treadmill walk/run intervals. My ST is going great and I can't believe how strong I feel! I really think that burning some more calories on the treadmill might help me tone up a little more. I got a two piece swimsuit for my vacation. It is a tankini, so not the full on bikini, but still SCARY for me!! I really don't care to share my muffin top with the entire beach!!
The past two days I have gone completely out of my comfort zone on the treadmill for me. I walk for 3 minutes at 3.8 then run for 2 minutes at 5.5 for the first 30 minutes. I have decided for August, I am going to add on to that. Yesterday and today, I added on after that initial time, I continue to do the walk for 3 minutes at 3.8 but then I run my 2 minutes at 6. I do this up until 55 minutes. I really want to get that last one in to make it to 60...I will in time. I am listening to my body and by the time I get to 55 minutes, it is done with the running and I do a VERY LONG cool down. It comes up to be 4.5 miles by the time I am done. Today, I can honestly say that I completely dreaded getting on the treadmill. But I kept reminding myself how AWESOME I felt the rest of the day yesterday after finishing and I did get up there and just do it. I do feel great now. I am so glad I did it. So in the past two days, I have done 9 miles. I am feeling pretty proud of myself. Rewarded myself with my eggs. I crave eggs when I am done with a good sweaty workout. Weird?! I have eggs, almonds, and grapes. Yummy!! And I feel like it gives my body the protein to bounce back and make it through the rest of my day.
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