Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Enjoyed a super Monday, how bout you?
Ate well within calorie range
Ten minute Tony Horton lower body workout, burned 132 calories
3.25 miles on the treadmill, ran 2.5 miles of that, testing out the hip and knee still, so far so good, burned 351 calories
Overall exercise for the day = 483 calories gone bye-bye
Wearing the new high heels to the office today, I measured them and they are five inches, but prob only 3-1/2 since they are platforms, probably not a good idea since my thighs are a bit sore [understatement] from that workout last night, owwieee. Lots of thigh action and squats, again... ooooucchhhh.
Today's meal plan is looking great - leftover pork BBQ I cooked over the weekend - yummy.
I W I L L do the Spark Bootcamp DVD - Cardio/Scuplt workout tonight, 30-minutes on the eliptical and I selected 9 upper body weight exercises to do tonight while I'm watching TV.
Time to get buff NO E X C U S E S.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Enjoyed a FANTASTIC weekend, structured workouts fell by the wayside just a tad, but I improvised and still got in the exercise, glad to report I'm back on track today.
FANTASTIC Friday: morning started with a WOW !!! Got on the scale and this is what I saw, a two pound loss...
This is the lowest I have been since high school, looks out 130's I'm heading your direction, FINALLY!!!!
FANTASTIC Food: Cooked my BFF's famous pork bbq recipe, it was my first attempt, and man-ole-man was that the best BBQ I've ever had, sooo yummy (not as good as hers, though). Slow roasted for 11 hours. Had the kids over for dinner and it was a huge hit. Not as many leftovers and I would have like to had, but still some to freeze for meals later on.
FANTASTIC Saturday: We were visiting a family member at the hospital on Saturday, and my husband dragged me into the gift shop. I couldn't figure out why in the heck he wanted to stop in there, but then I realized why. Holy Ham, they had a whole shelf of collectable shoes. How did my "shoe radar" not detect this? I collect miniature shoes (I'm sure this is not a surprise to those who know that I'm a shoe fanatic), but he was so sweet to buy me this one to add to my collection.
Stopped into Target to get some essentials and just happened to pass the shoes, haha. I always "just happen" to pass the shoe department and Holy Ham, my favorite four letter word... S A L E !!!, even better "CLEARANCE SALE". I got three new pair of shoes for $25.00 (total)(, how's that for a bargain? I just couldn't resist.
And Harley likes shoes too, boxes that is.
FANTASTIC Sunday: Enjoyed football playoffs at Maria's - Yeah, the Giants are heading to the superbowl. Great end to a great weekend.
Looking forward to a great week of workouts, nothing on the calendar this week, except lots of ME time.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I did my 22 minute Spark workout before heating up leftovers, last night. Then I decided to get on the treadmill before American Idol, did 40 minutes on that. Ate well within calorie range today, so I will call today another SUCCESS.
Well tonight is my night to stay up late since Iím off tomorrow . I WILL do my Spark DVD Cardio-Sculpt workout late tonight and I WILL walk on the treadmill while watching Greyís Anatomy.
Notice the capital "I WILL", which brings me to an article I read...
"You are more likely to follow through if you say "I will" do my workout rather than "I will work out this week".
It's a pact you make with yourself, and we wouldn't want to let ourselves down. I WILL, You Will, We all Will.
Tomorrow on my day off and i will be attending my sisterís graduation ceremony, she is graduating from nursing school as an LPN, yeah for her, sheís done a great job, so proud of her. Only 8 more months and she will be an RN. Stop by her page (GR8CGRM) to give her a Woo Hoo and Congrats.
I mighthave time to hit up our local thrift store to see if they have good bargins and anything I can't live without and do the grocery shopping, this FREAK is out of fruit, lol. Canít live without my fruit.
Gonna cook some salmon tonight, itís my first attempt and ppl tell me itís hard to cook since you donít want it under cooked or over cooked, so it may just wind up in the trash, but thereís always the good old back up plan Ė Grilled Cheese sandwiches.
I will be MIA for the weekend, but return on Monday for a full report and accountability, until then.... enjoy your weekend, love to all. Keep on SPARKING yall.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
You can call me the Oscar Meyer Weiner, cuz Iím hot and on a roll Ė muahahahaha.
I couldnít wait to get to blog this morning, Iím so excited. Hereís how day 3 went.
I got home and hubby had bought me some beautiful flowers and a balloon for our anniversary, he wasnít supposed to get me anything, but I was happy he did.
We decided to go out to dinner anyway, I had the chicken salad plate and it was yummy.
After dinner we went home, he layed down to watch TV and I decided to hit the treadmill for an hour.
I did three miles, fairly slow but I eventually worked up to jogging a mile, and it felt great, no pain. I felt like I could have run forever. I decided not to overdue it and stopped after running the mile then I did another mile as a cool down. I was so excited that I finally ran a little. After the treadmill I stretched out really good and iced the hip and knee, just as a precaution. Boy did I feel great after that.
This morning I got 20 points on the spark wheel and 25 on the bonus spin Ė holy ham, doesnít take much to excite me, lol. And my daily shoe calendar features one hot shoe today, woo hoo again Ė and itís in PURPLE, my fav, but where would I ever wear those if I had a pair? a little too fancy for the office.
So day three was a smashing success Ė I ate within range and got a jog in, did I mention how excited I was to jog
Tonight (Day 4) is the 22 minute cardio blast workout with SPARK DVD, then I was going to ride my bike while I watch American Idol.
Did I mention how estatic I am, can you feel the excitement? Sheer elation, over joyed to the max. Look out...... I'm back with a score to settle with myself.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Last night I did the Short Cardio and Tone workout on the SPARK DVD for a total of 26 minutes and burned 158 calories, not bad for a short workout, however I did find myself huffing and puffing, so it was definitely a good workout.
After the SPARK workout I hopped on the Nordic Trak for 25 minutes, woo hoo.
I think I've found my exercise mojo again, FINALLY !!!!! I need to keep the momentum going.
What keeps you in the mood for exercise? How do you stay motivated?
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