Thursday, January 20, 2011
Now I know why it's called HUMP DAY. OHOOOOO It's Rather Exciting what I saw with my Big Green Eyes today !!! On this beautiful, sunny, winter day out where EVERYONE passing could SEE. Stood a Naked tree. It looked cold, stripped bare of its leaves by the brutal winds that came earlier this year. The trunk stood straight and tall proud of its canopy above with its grey with roug, textured bark.
Two GREY SQUIRRELS were standing one embracing the other.
Those two were Totally twiterpated !!!
They had positioned themselves in the family making pose well that leads to a adorable baby squirrels. Its rather Exciting We are Having Babies !!! Baby squirrels in the neighborhood. I can't wait !!! I sure do hope they decide to come around often.
On our Winter morning walk we saw a Kite hawk flying. It was really neat the way it flew. It was different from other hawks. OHOOOO and then there was white stuff all over the ground in clumps and so I asked my husband to pick some up to see what it was. It was goose down. The Canadian Geese are pulling out their down to make nests to lay eggs !!! I can't wait to see all those spring babies !!!
It's sooooo Neat to see Nature at its best. Its so beautiful. The Canadian geese are more talkative lately. I just love hearing there conversations, wondering what they are saying as we walk by.
Later there was a bench by a tree and normally we don't take time to just sit, but today was different - we made time. There was lots of Speckled belly geese on the green, grassy hillside grazing on the grass. I have never seen them before so we sat on the bench under the old oak tree and they came real close to us. Then the Canadian geese came up from behind and surrounded us while a grey squirrel got busy to the side of us collecting nuts under the oak tree !!! It was sooo neat.
We saw blue birds, robins, and other birds that I don't remember the names of.
My husband taught me the names of different plants too. Some of the wild native plants are starting to bloom. Spring is here already. The skies were really blue the sun was out. It was about 60 degrees outside absolutely beautiful.
Then when we got home we walked along the creek. The creek changed a bit behind the house so now there is a little waterfall, kind of, its not too big. It gurgles a bit more anyway. The total trip was 3.25 miles. That took a long time to complete.
Later I did a dvd P-57 v2 total body 57 min. It is so tough. It had me breathing hard, moaning, groaning, panting. The burn was deep in my butt and saddlebag area today. That sure is a tough spot to work out. They know how to get at it. Then they work the abs really hard.
Oh, I am down today 22 lbs. I lost more weight !!! Another pound. 167lbs.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
As of today I am down 20.6 lbs. 168 lbs !!! Its a really slow, healthy drop. I could clean up the diet more, maybe decrease the carbs a bit though spark overall says I am within range on everything I eat on almost all days.
The other day I did check on the food I ate and my intake that day was 1500 cal range, a bit higher than normal. I don't input regularly as I should, Ok Confession Time. I ate 2 meals that day. But there is a reason for that. I have an excuse. Honest.
My wonderful Husband made ME, Little old me breakfast !!!! That sure is a special thing for him to do and I really love and appreciate the wonderful, tasty, delicious, creation he made for me. It was a vegetarian egg muffin, witha vegetarian morning star chickin patty, with a slice of cheddar cheese.
I looked over at his and he added one and being a human fool, calculating the calories in my head mentally thinking well we got up late. . . Its 11:00 am and I haven't eaten. . . We are going for a loooooong walk and I need the protein. . . Excuses, Excuses. That cheese looks so good and its 120 calories. . . I haven't tasted cheddar cheese in ages.
They kept rambling on logically in my head. The right side of my brain was having an argument with the left side of the brain, back and forth they kept going. . .
Have a little pleasure it's been so long one side said to the other. Well that blasted side won. It topped it off with both sides of the bun being spread with mayonnaise none the less. Why not mustard, its lower calories. Well it won't taste the same the other side of the brain said. You deserve a tasty treat after all you are going for a long walk. . .
OHHHHHH............ At least it lasted until dinner.
Later my energy was crashing desperately I grabbed a soda hoping it would help. No such luck. DING 150 CAL.
Popcorn for filler 100 cal.
Dinner was Sweet potato 3 inches with cinnamon sprinkled on top for flavor, morning star vegetarian Ribs, with Raw, Fresh Homemade Broccoli salad. That day put me over on my calories and carbs. Totally delicious.
So I will be better, honest I will. Since the beginning of the year I rarely have had any soda. The box still stands barely touched !!! I have cut down on most of my weakness on foods. Overall I feel like I am a SPARKING WARRIOR overcoming most temptations placed in front of me.
The other day, I ate the popcorn 100 cal. instead of giving in to the LARGE SIZE BAG OF DORITOS My husband had sitting on the counter !!!
They were having a stare down at me. The kept looking at me with there big eyes. . .
Saying EAT ME, EAT ME. I BET YOU CAN'T RESIST ME !!!
They kept screaming, teasing, testing my willpower. I grabbed that red bag by the
neck and stuffed it in to the cabinet out of site. Then I took out a portion controlled
Orville renenbacker popcorn, he wasn't as brightly packaged well who cares, my
salivary glands watered as the smell filled the air as he popped and danced in the bag
growing in front of my very eyes. He was hot and steamy as I popped him in my
mouth, one tasty little bit at a time.
I almost screamed with JOY at being strong at being able to OVERCOME my deepest, weakest moment when I was filled with despair and almost secumed to the seduction of MSG, artificial flavors, food coloring, and lots of calorie laden filled sin.
I DID GOOD !!!
DIDN'T I ???
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Steinfeild has an episode I love where George goes swimming and a lady walks in on him as he is changing out of his swim trunks. He looks up at her and goes it's shrinkage. She laughs as she leaves the room. . .
Well I have some shrinkage going on !!! My measurements are from the first 15 days of the month using Physique 57 dvds. Its 6 dvds that I rotate through that are changing my body in a gooooood way.
So far this month I have lost 1/2 inchs in my waist!!!!
The Hips 1.5 inches !!!
Chest 2" arms 2". Its Ok, I have lots still to jiggle and shake to flaunt around in front of my husband. Well when the time is right, you know the honey mood. . .
OK, so if you will CELEBRATE WITH ME I have RELEASED A total of 7.25 inches released and reshaped into muscle !!!
Its firm and tight, its all curvy, I am getting really toned up. The fronts of my legs have definite definition and shape to them they look great. The sides look really nice.
The backside or hamstrings are the hardest areas because you sit on them and your butt. The lower to mid hamstring area if I am naming it right is firming up quite nicely and the cellulite in that area is decreasing or minimal now. The upper area still needs toning and firming well its a work in progress. It is working in an upwards manner of sorts. The butt is firming and when I look in the mirror there is some cellulite, but not as bad anymore. It seems as if the DVDS are decreasing it. I feel honestly that with continued use of P-57 they might make it very minimal. These dvds focus on this area. I do not have bat wings my husband announced and the double chin is almost gone.
My weight is stable and that is ok. I have been building muscles and loosing inches. On the DVD she says we are building the largest muscles in the body, which will burn more fat in the long run. My shorts which I wear even in the cold because my system is so out of wack. . . Well they fit last month. This month when I exercise. . You better not look. . Or you will get an eye full. They slide down me like a gangbanger, they barely manage to stay on me even when I tie them on as tightly as possible. They keep trying to slide below my knees.
Today's workout was a 2.25 mile walk possibly longer.
DVD workout I did was 57 min. P-57 volume 2 Total Body. Boy do I feel it. This evening I am walking around like a little old lady with something stuck up the rear end. My rear feels toasted along with my inner thighs, the saddlebags, abs, obliques, arms, back, well everywhere on my body is sore. They didn't leave a spot untouched. No matter how many times I do the DVDS I still feel sore when I do them, but its a good soreness.
When I sit my bum hurts, when I stand my quads complain, when I sit the hamstrings gripe. My abs complain all the time. My arms well its the whole arm even the forearm that is sore. I did them really good with the P-57. DOMS is setting in big time. Soon I will take an epson salt bath.
Have you ever done BACK DANCING ? Its Kind of like doing pelvic thrusts in the air in different positions while squeezing the glute muscles as tightly as you can so it feels like you have rocks in your pants. . You get the picture.
Now do it with your legs open wide in the gynecological exam position but up on your tip toes. Up and down you pumping faster, faster the instructor screams, tighter make those glutes muscles tight and hard. Tighten those abs. Then she proceeds to say in a calm voice while your gritting your teeth with tension, of course smile and relax your face and shoulders. Heck how in the world can I relax knowing at any moment a neighbor might look over the fence and see this wild, sweaty, glowing, gyrating woman that looks like she is starving for s-- or practicing to be a star on a X-rated movie !!! Gasp. Never mind that your bum and hamstrings are about to incinerate as you wildly gyrate. Blushing I try to continue and ignore those thoughts determined to reshape those hamstrings and raise up or make the backside perky as they so often say. GRRRRR !!#%%@#%$@^%&&(*
Now still in this gynological torture position on your tiptie toes no less spread wide open while my now baggy shorts keep sliding downwards. . . she says squeeze one glute then the other glute and your pelvis is in the air swaying from side to side. Oh, it looks so kinky. So your not only pumping up and down but side to side too !!! The drummer beats on while I pant in pain, sweat beads up on my forehead, I grimace in pain, squeezing as hard as I can pumping and swaying. Faster she yells. Determined to complete the last few reps I continue on trying not to fall over in the endeavor enduring the burn. . . I am strong, I am woman. . I can endure.
Tomorrow we shall cover the Thigh Dancing . . . The saga Continues.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
She was Lost !!!
Later I got really upset at Tracy Anderson, the Guru of toning womens butts, thighs, and other troublesome areas. She hid from me. She wanted to remain a virgin !!! BUT I wanted her really badly and I couldn't find her. Sigh. Intentionally I had placed her in the stack of DVDs that I am rotating through with plans of incorporating her into my routine. I figure the least I could do is learn some new moves from her. I mean she is real Experienced in those things.
Where is that Girl when I need her ? She goes into hiding. Before I knew it I was moving other DVDs, looking in baskets, searching behind the TV where the dust bunnies hide out. Tracy I called, really --- I was calling out for her She never answered. Tracy I want you. No answer. Looking over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching me talk to myself, I blushed. I sounded like a crazy woman calling out for Tracy !!!
Fusterted I looked in the living room by the recliner where I sit. I have a basket with exercise magazines and diet and exercise books. Tracy are you in there? Nothing. Well now that area is all tidy.
Frantic now I went back to the exercise room and looked through my rotation again knowing that is where I put her. Sigh. There she was face down. Looking like a blank piece of paper in her white envelope. Finally I found Tracy.
Ok, I did Tracy too. I did her really good. I did her hard. I called her some colorful adjuatives. I normally don't say those things, well I thought them. She kicked my booty for loosing her. Tracy got her revenge and the last laugh in the end. My muscles Burn !!!!
She kicked my booty for loosing her. Tracy got her revenge and the last laugh in the end. My muscles Burn !!!! Heck I walk around and my legs and thighs are screaming already. My Buns are arguing together over which one worked harder. My arms, heck they are sore from flaping around like a scarecrow.
This morning My husband and I went on a 1.9 mile walk. It was slow for me and I felt like I was going to die doing it. Its so hard to make my legs move and to have to think about lifting the leg and putting one foot in front of the muscles, to encourage them to engage and imagine the nerves sending messages to the nerves. When I visualize sometimes it helps me to walk better. I didn't have to hold on to my husband as much today, but I still needed lots of help. It the multiple sclerosis acting up.
The geese were very talkative today. Normally they are quiet. They were mostly in couples. We saw one handicaped goose, he was missing his leg from the knee down. I wonder how they survive amputation in the wild. How do they stop the bleeding and survive something like that. He had a mate by his side and he flapped his wings proudly.
There are lots of newbies on the walking trail. Its funny to see them. You can always spot them. They then to be breathing a bit harder or have new shoes. Some of them dress to warmly and carry cups of coffee and talk on the phone at the same time. Others walk alone with there backs bent over like its a big burden to walk, the slowly trudge down the pathway like someone sent them on there way as punishment. This poor guy had a soda in his hand and drank it as he walked.
Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes !!!
P.S. I completed another day of P-57 workout. I am down more inches will post tomorrow. I am suprised that I lost so many inches in only 15 days this month.
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