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Sunday, March 03, 2013

I'm pet sitting right now, which means I don't have Jillian or The Firm. But, it turns out I have a number of On Demand workouts at my finger tips, which is great!

I managed to do the Ripped in 30 workout on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday morning, I headed to the house I was pet sitting at and didn't do a darn thing because of the weird schedule. Saturday was basically the same thing, although Saturday night I discovered the On Demand workouts. This morning I did two of them, one being a cardio dance the other being a yoga workout. I swear I did a third video (before the dance) but I cannot for the life of me remember what it was or what I could have done during it. Very, very weird. In fact, I know I did because it was a kick boxing style video.

But, I'm super excited to have all these other options opened for me while I'm away. I also think I figured out how people end up being anorexic. At least when they live alone. It's much easier to entertain yourself with fitness and not bother to eat when you don't have anyone whining that they're hungry or want to watch normal tv.

Which isn't to suggest I'm anywhere near anorexic. It's just been a long time since I've had all this time to myself to actually be responsible for my own eating and exercise without having to take anyone else into account. But then I came home for the afternoon and ate a burger and fried zucchini. And a carmel egg. So there you go.

Tonight, Bucca Di Bepo. Needless to say I'll be looking up some healthier options... and trying to stick to that plan. Trying.

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    Nutritional websearches are my best friend when I am eating out!

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Jillian keeps kicking my butt.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I did the Ripped in Thirty video again last night. 25 whole minutes including warm up and cool down and it just simply kicks my butt. This was my second attempt and I still found myself dripping with sweat within the first five minutes and begging for it to all end.

Which isn't to suggest I don't enjoy it. Because I do. I love it.

Unfortunately, I do not feel I've made any noticeable gains when it comes to my ability to keep up with the fitness models, yet. But I have only done it twice. If it were that easy, I wouldn't find it such a challenge.

I made it my goal to complete another series of The Firm. I have not done that, nor have I effectively worked toward it. I also have not even tried to complete and of the other video series I've got.

I think I skipped workout out three days in a row, but I have a hard time keeping track of these things on days that I work, unless I do the workouts in the morning. And I think I only managed one morning workout last week. But shoot, I don't actually even remember.

That's what Sparkpeople is for. But I haven't been using it as a very effective tool lately. My eating has fallen somewhere between good and "wtf was I thinking?" Which I think is about where my fitness is.

My weight is hovering, again. Okay, it's steadily going down, between the 5th and the 19th I've lost about 4 pounds, which I understand is a fairly healthy way to do things. But I want huge losses that stay gone. In fact, looking back, I'm pretty much doing what I've done this entire time. Steadily, but slowly lost weight. It's a bit much to expect to go all Biggest Loser, but I, like so many, love my instant gratification.

No, I'll be satisfied with what I'm accomplishing and not whine about it. I'm doing great.

On a related note, I pulled out some of the pants I stopped wearing a while back due to the seasons or because they stopped fitting. At least two of them don't fit, now, because they're too big. That's both exciting (wow, I've lost that many inches?!?) and annoying (Great, I'm going to have to buy new clothes).

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RAINEWALKER 2/20/2013 12:55AM

    A custom workout tracker for Jillian. Brilliant! Thank you!

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SUE5007 2/19/2013 12:48PM

    I just got through the 4 weeks of Ripped in 30 and I gotta say the only time I felt ANY progress was on day 6 of each week. I could do one more pushup, crunch, or whatever. The cardio parts were always pretty hard and never felt easier. The hardest parts for me are the moves where it's just you and your own body weight. I "rain" sweat when it comes time to do any form of a plank.
You just gotta take a moment after each workout and be proud of yourself. Take some deep breaths as your heart rate comes down, close your eyes and smile. Each session is so hard, but you did it! Even if you have to modify the moves, you still stuck with it. Feel the pride. Then create a custom item in your workout tracker for Jillian and enter the time you spent getting your butt kicked. Be proud to log that 30 minutes! emoticon
Last week I started the 4 weeks over again, surely it will be easier the second time around right? Well, week one was a little easier. Week two...I start today. Hopefully it will be a little easier and I won't have to modify every other move.
emoticon Good luck to you! emoticon

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AM Workout

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Very few things are as difficult as getting up to workout when you don't want to. This is at least the third morning that I've woken up and thought "no" then tried to go back to sleep only to have to accept my fate 5 minutes later when I'm not back to sleep. I am somewhat less motivated about waking up early, lately. Probably because I'm failing to go to bed on time or early as the plan dictates. Why am I failing? Too much "down time" before completing before bed chores, I guess. The dogs take a surprising amount of attention just before bed.

On a very positive note though, I have been doing my every other day workouts, despite my difficulty getting up in the morning. And, even though I'm not sticking to one program (Supreme 90 day here, Jillian's RIT there, The Firm thrown in for good measure) I'm clearly gaining fitness. I did the 2nd Firm workout, the first time for this go-round and the second time since making a commitment to working out and was actually almost able to keep up. I jumped, I kicked, and I didn't have to stop. This is a vast improvement from my first time around which involved little to no jumping and a lot of "getting lost" because my muscles couldn't keep up.

I felt a vast sense of pride. I love going from flailing, gasping, and trying to keep up to actually doing the workout and getting a really honest sweat without feeling overwhelmed!



Worked out, annual exam, tdap. Ouch.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I haven't yet managed to commit to a workout regimen for the month. Which is not to suggest I haven't been working out. I did the Firm a few days ago, followed by a Jillian Michaels workout that kicked my ass. Today, I did one of the Supreme 90 day workouts.

Originally, my plan was to do another round of The Firm but I wanted to do something different one day, which is how I ended up doing the Jillian workout. After that, I was so freakin' sore I really couldn't commit, but it turns out working out while you're sore is perfectly fine, so I went with the Supreme workout. My hope is to actually get up and do The Firm tomorrow which will put me back on their 30 day schedule and I'll be able to get on with my bad self.

Although, I really, really liked Jillian's workout. I was left with a warm fuzzy feeling for HOURS after working out. I couldn't help but think "wow... I think my metabolism is very, very revved right now." Thank god for thyroid meds, eh?

Annual exam occurred today and I was due for my tetanus booster. Which meant Tdap. Hopefully I'll feel good enough tomorrow to get up and work out. That is... if I can get myself to go to sleep tonight....

Also, my doctor looked at my chart and told me I've lost 30 pound since like... September or something. Uh. Really? I didn't know I'd gotten to a high enough weight to lose 30 pounds and still be this heavy. I tried to argue with her but she had my chart right there. Crazy.


Did it anyway.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

After my mini-weight workout yesterday, I was feeling really energized. Knowing today is going to be very stressful for me (HR stuff from work... but not about me!) I thought about working out this morning, but felt so good yesterday that I decided to workout then, thinking I might want to workout this morning but also realistically realizing I might really NOT want to work out this morning.

So, I pulled out the old Supreme 90 intro workout and did that. I have never done it before, but I assure you I'll do it again! I still don't think the varied workout times will do well for me on morning workouts, but I really enjoyed doing it last night. It involved a lot of weight lifting and some body weight exercises, which totally went with my post yesterday about thinking I need to start doing some lifting. I did many dead lifts. I knew I'd regret that today. I already do. Wow do I have some sore back muscles. Good sore... but sore none the less.

Needless to day, I'm officially not on schedule with The Firm workout series (M-W-F) and may put re-starting it off a week, or decide on a schedule that works better for me. Which means, I may have to find another workout to do on Thursday.

Oh, but I'm so happy.

Now, to just get through the stressful part of today!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 2/6/2013 10:19PM


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    I have that youtube has some really nice workouts and have done there.

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