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Up and down...up and down


Friday, June 14, 2013


There it is. My weight chart that looks more like a roller coaster. I can't really say I'm surprised because my life and eating habits have been up and down as well. It's just frustrating because I want progress.

I keep telling myself every little decision matters. Every little thing I eat or drink matters. Every time I do or do not work out adds up. I WILL see progress again, despite all these ups and downs, I'm feeling surprisingly hopeful, at least for the moment.

I just got back from Trader Joe's with lots of healthy goodies. And score, I found a new green juice to try! I also filled up my Spark planner with my new fitness plan; I have a workout planned every day (well including active rest days) from now until July 18th; we'll be traveling for a wedding that weekend and I want to look DAMN GOOD for it. I'm wearing a dress that is kind of open in the back and as always, I really really need to work on my arms so I'm not as self conscious when I dance. It's kind of disappointing because I feel like my exercise days/plans always get messed up, and I fall behind where I'm supposed to be from what I outlined for myself; so I think why do I bother. This time will be no different, I'm pretty sure I have another business trip in July, before the wedding, that will mess up my schedule. And, I need to be better than I was on my recent business trip, I don't know WHAT it is about going away that makes me feel like I can cheat and crave candy on the plane ride. ugh. Another test to stay on track.

Anyways, here's my fitness plan from now until July 18th, even though I know it is going to get messed up:
Mondays: Barre class
Tuesdays: Still going to PT (if not, then do some abs or other custom workout)
Wednesdays: Jillian's Body Rev wk 7 (I'm still 're-doing' her body rev but only alternating with other things as part of my whole fitness plan)
Thursdays Barre core class
Fridays: Cardio (or at least active rest/walk)
Saturdays: Cardio (or at least active rest/walk)
Sundays: Jillian's Body Rev wk 8

I like to give myself some flexibility on the weekends because I tend to be doing other things or not feel like working out, that way if I skip Friday, I can make it up on Saturday, or if I know I'm doing something on Saturday, I should get it in on Friday. Or make one day a harder cardio, rather than "active rest" or walking and then have the next day be complete or active rest.

I've also found a new way to have some fun when working out, and even the bf has gotten into it. Admittedly, I am a huuuuge nerd and Buffy is my all-time favorite show. I found a Buffy "drinking" game on Pinterest that they turned into a workout game, but I totally upped the ante and developed my own, with more exercises. Yep, did I mention I'm a nerd? So if you're curious, here's my Buffy workout game:

-Giles cleans his glasses: 20 jumping jacks
-A demon attacks or comes on to Xander: 10 pushups
-A vamp is dusted: 10 mountain climbers
-The Hellmouth is mentioned: 10 squats
-Willow uses magic: 8 lunges
-Anyone else uses magic: 10 knee thrusts
-Dream sequence: jog in place til over
-Someone “vamps out”: 5 rock star jumps
-Research is done: 10 jack knife situps
-British slang: 10 tricep dips
-"Buffyism" or new adjective is created: 10 bicycle crunches
-Someone is insulted:5 chaturanga pushups
-Anya references sex or bunnies: 5 side kicks (each side)
-Dawn whines or screams: 15 plank jacks
-Buffy makes a speech: high knees for length of it
-Xander drools over a girl: 10 jumping squats
-A man/vamp is shirtless: 10 side plank raises, per side
-Bronze (in or mention of): 15 plie hops
-Willow computer hacks: 10 push up with plank twists
-General witty-ness (pre slaying etc.): 10 squat thrusts
-Buffy power-tripping as Slayer: 10 windshield wipers
-Obvious stunt double: 10 punches
-Buffy is training: speed bag for duration

Bonus: Buffy dies: high knees for a minute

Happy slaying lol
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IRP1114 6/17/2013 7:08PM

    Your weight looks consistent I agree with the fact that it is normal for our weight to fluctuate. It doesn't make us happy to see it go up I know that lol! But I don't think you ever go up to a high enough number to beat yourself up over. You are doing awesome. I am sure when you settle for a weight you are happy at you will have no problem maintaining. Love your fun workout idea! You are brilliant! emoticon

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RAINEMARIE214 6/17/2013 4:57PM

    I love your Buffy workout! I am obsessed with BtVS (even named my dog Buffy). I am totally stealing this from you ;)

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 6/17/2013 3:42PM

    Love the Buffy workout! "Obvious stunt double" is my favorite. Sometimes it was so obvious!

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MISSMANDAPANTS 6/17/2013 2:40PM

    LOVE the workout for watching Buffy!

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BONOLICIOUS2 6/17/2013 8:52AM

    This sounds like so much fun! That is such a great idea! I bet you don't even realize how much you're doing?! That is the BEST kind of workout in my opinion!

Sounds like you're on the right path and have some fuel for the fire. Now go go go go! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 6/16/2013 10:38AM

    Your weight chart may look like rolling hills, but you are still under 110 pounds! That is fnatastic! Your exercise plan to get you through to the wedding sounds like a great one. I think it will really help to mix up the classes with the at home exercises so you don't get bored. Maybe you could hang your dress for the wedding on the outside of your closet (or put a note on the wheat thins emoticon ) as a visual cue to stick to your plan for the wedding.
I don't watch Buffy, but I am totally making an exercise game for How I Met Your Mother!

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STFRENCH 6/15/2013 6:01PM

    OMG, I am loving the Buffy workout game! emoticon

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SONICB 6/14/2013 7:30PM

    Isn't it normal for a person's weight to fluctuate? Yours doesn't seem to be moving out of a 4-lb range. In any case, hope things start looking better for you!

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SHMARA 6/14/2013 5:43PM

    Hahaha! That is so awesome! You made me want to watch Buffy, and do this workout. Nice!

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JPAMPY 6/14/2013 4:37PM

    Loved your blog!!! Great plan!! Push ups are a great way to tone up arms. I could have written this blog myself!!! Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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ELISELOVE1 6/14/2013 4:34PM

    what about making snacks for the plan ride ? emoticon

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IAMZBEE 6/14/2013 4:29PM

    Haha, nice!!!! I've become quite the Doctor Who nerd and I've found something similar on pinterest for workouts. Enjoy the fun!

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