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Frustrating day may not be so bad after all...

Friday, May 10, 2013

So I woke up today knowing that it's my abs/cardio day but I just don't seem to have any energy. I tried to get my ab workout in anyway but was struggling a little so I didn't quite complete the whole thing. I then stepped onto the treadmill and quickly found out that I still have sore muscles from a previous workout and decided cardio would be out for me today.

I then felt really bummed with myself for putting out such a half-assed effort and made a promise to myself to give it hell with kettlebells tomorrow. After a few minutes of thinking about what I DID do, I realized maybe it wasn't all bad after all. In the end I did 10 minutes on the treadmill at moderate speed (lame - I know). But, I did do 35 sit-ups, 35 crunches, 20 leg raises, 60 back extensions (half regular and half reverse), 4 - 20 sec side bridges (2 each side) and 3 - 20 sec planks. I may not have been working at my full potential today but maybe it wasn't as bad as I thought. There's always tomorrow right?

I hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful, strong ladies out there!

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ANASARI 5/11/2013 10:06AM

    Yeah that is more than I do in an entire week right now, so definitely pat yourself on the back - especially since you didn't feel like it, in the first place!

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LIFETIMER54 5/10/2013 2:31PM

  Try not to be so hard on yourself. One day at a time.... emoticon

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Friday, May 03, 2013

I'm once again frustrated by not seeing the kind of progress I would like. Don't get me wrong, I definitely feel better on many levels and I'm proud of the progress I have made. It's just that I consistently switch up routines to keep it fresh and keep pushing myself by incorporating cardio and strength training. I know I've made some gains in my strength but I can't help but feel bummed sometimes when I don't see a change in inches or on the scale. I still see the same flabby body in the mirror. Thank goodness I've noticed my jeans getting looser otherwise I wouldn't know what to think! I'm am going to continue on, I have no plans on quitting this journey. I guess I just need a little inspiration today. Thanks for listening to my little pitty party, I feel better already! Time to plaster on a smile and hit the weights.

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KACAR51 5/3/2013 7:09PM

    I am soooo with you ! I am in the same boat! I work so hard at eating healthy, and getting in my exercise and I am seeing no results either! I am trying so hard to not get depressed about it , but it makes no sense! I wish there was something that could "jump start ' the scale! emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 5/3/2013 1:48PM

    Your clothes are telling you that you are getting healthy so just listen to all of them, the scale, tape measure and how your clothes fit your body. Now they may not tell you all together and at different times but they will tell you one way or another. Just keep going!!

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SNOWYOGA 5/3/2013 12:49PM

    I know what your saying, even if you do everything right this can happen. But I am glad to hear that your not planning on giving up. And (it's not a pitty party) but it is nice to have someone to talk it out with. And that's us. We are here for you emoticon And then when emoticon goes down then we will emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Jillian Michaels - Body Revolution

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I have hit a plateau in my weight loss so I've made the decision to try an actual program designed to help me shed the last 20 lbs and shape up. The program is Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. Has anyone used it? If so, what kind of results did you see?

It's a 3 month program but the thing I'm worried about so far is that I burn A LOT less calories than I did working out on my own with kettlebells, cardio videos, treadmill etc. and I'm wondering if this okay? I have to say that even burning all those calories on my own I still wasn't dropping any weight but definitely sweating like a pig and driving my heart rate up. I do see other benefits of course such as strength, endurance etc. but not weight loss. I am consistantly tracking all my food and keeping within my calorie range and I seriously limit unhealthy foods. Any suggestions?

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SNOWYOGA 3/26/2013 2:55PM

    Wow, I want to say good luck! I have see this program, but I know that i'm not ready yet. But do want to hear how your progress is going. I love Jillian and if I could pick a trainer to really lose weight it would be her! I have it my wall to. Today is the first week no lose emoticon (Restart for me Jan. 6 2013) I watch and track everything I eat. so now time to rethink. Again good luck and keep in touch can't wait to hear about the new program emoticon emoticon And don't give up!

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Weekly workout revised for March 18-22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

So, I set out with a workout plan that consisted of 3 days of kettlebells, which I love and 3 days of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution which is more of a HIIT program including weights but I quickly learned that the plan I set for myself is not going to give me the best results; therefore, I've revised the plan.

Body Revolution is a 90 day program that also gives you an optional 30 min cardio workout each day for maximum results so from Monday to Friday my days will consist of the appropriate program for that day along with the cardio workout. Saturday I will do my kettlebells and take Sunday to rest.

My new goal is to stick to this for the duration of the program and hopefully get past this plateau I seem to be stuck at. I figure something has to change because although I'm feeling better and stronger I can't help but get discouraged sometimes when I don't see the scale moving. I've made a point of only weighing in once a month, I track all my food and have only went over my daily calories (slightly) twice since the beginning of January so I thought I would have more "visible" results by now. I have to remind myself everyday that this new journey of health and fitness I am on doesn't come easily or quickly. And remind myself to look inward and take note of all the positive progress I made so far such as feeling healthier, stronger, more energized and I'm starting to get a better grip on my stress levels.

Given my renewed interest in "living" my life and becoming a better person I will be donating blood for the first time later today. I've always been nervous to do it and felt guilty that I haven't because I'm a universal donor. I feel it's important for my kids to learn how to give a little bit of yourself for a greater good whether it's donating blood or pick up the garbage in the park. A little effort goes a long way. emoticon

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Work out plan for March 18 -23rd, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

I've decided to put my work out intentions into words in the hope that it will help me stick to the plan instead of waffling back and forth about whether or not I feel like doing cardio or weights on any given day. Here goes...

Monday - 1hr kettlebells with 10 & 15 pound bells

Tuesday - Jillian Michaels Body Revolution, week 1

Wednesday - 1hr kettlebells with 10 & 15 pound bells

Thursday - Jillian Michaels Body Revolution, week 1

Friday - 1hr kettlebells with 10 & 15 pound bells

Saturday - Jillian Michaels Body Revolution, week 1

Sunday - REST DAY....and housework!

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INTHELOOP 3/20/2013 7:43AM

    Kick it!!

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WATERDIAMONDS 3/19/2013 7:38AM

    Wow, great plan! Best of success to you.


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LALMEIDA 3/18/2013 11:30AM

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