ANGEL_AMBER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANGEL%5FAMBER ANGEL_AMBER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Making Flexibility Gains!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918983 Yesterday was a crazy day. Yes it was my birthday but there was so much happening we decided to post-pone celebrating it until tonight. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was busy at the office and than had to rush home and cook dinner while also completing my packing for my son. My in-laws arrived at 6:30 pm and I managed to have everything packed up, my son fed and ready in his jammies. Usually I cry when my son goes away for a few days. I am not going to lie - I did get teary eyed while cooking dinn... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:07:24 EST Feeling Confident in My Own Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918404 I had a pretty good weekend this weekend. We are still struggling with getting my son to bed each night but I am hoping this improves soon. I think not having the soother anymore has set him back a little in putting himself to sleep. But we are determined to push through. <BR> <BR> Saturday it was a little rainy out and cold so I decided to do an indoor workout. Now since I know I am beginning my Insanity Max round 2 May 4th, and I am going to be away for the majority of this week I have ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:15:40 EST We're Making Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916869 Yesterday I ended up being able to work from home. I decided to do my cardio during my lunch breack since I was at home. That way my evening would be free to spend with the hubby. (he's been working late and I haven't seen a lot of him lately. hahah) <BR> <BR> I made the decision to do Turbo Fire - Fire 55 EZ Class <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1263307817.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Love this workout! I had a blast doing it. If felt awesome! I have to admit I was able to go ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:24:59 EST Almost Done Month of Body Combat and Pump! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916291 Woo hoo! Last night we had success on the no soothy front. He did take a lot longer to fall asleep then normal - which we expected - but he did eventually fall asleep. He was upset this morning looking for it though and I had to remind him he doesn't have one anymore because he's a big boy now. <BR> <BR> Last night I switched it up and did Turbo Fire Greates HIITS <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1556913307.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I only wanted a short 20 minute workout ... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:12:41 EST Feeling Great and Working Hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915652 This week has been pretty good so far. Apart from the headaches. The weather went back to being a bit cooler and rainy - hence my sinus pressure has returned. I am now more convinced than ever that I have allergies. Believe it or not it's better when I am outside though. It's the stuffiness inside. Thankfully the hubby gets the same way so we opened windows last night while relaxing to help ease both our sinuses! hahaha <BR> <BR> Monday night I got awoken by a bang coming from my son's ro... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:00:36 EST Weekend Milestones! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914442 We had a great weekend this weekend. On Saturday morning we took my son to pick out a new mattress for his big boy bed as the one on it is very hard and not too comfortable. Unfortunately the mattress will not be delivered until next weekend. My son was so excited about moving to a big boy bed that we decided to start him off on the bed with the current mattress. We even bought him Spiderman sheets! hahaha. So we re-arranged his room with the bed. Unfortunately the folding bar we bought... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:28:59 EST Running Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912272 On Sunday I began running again. I run outside and only run in warmer weather. Usually April to October. This year I am running in two races - a 5 km at the end of June and a 10 Km at the end of September. I am very pumped for both. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l385452626.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Anyways, on Sunday when I ran I had a tone of knee pain which got I did not like. Now a thing to note is a I have seen someone about the knee pain when I run and apparently i... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:15:03 EST Mid-Week Check In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911695 It has been a crazy week so far at work and busy at home. Let me catch you up! hahaha <BR> <BR> Monday I could barely walk my legs were so sore. hahaha I believe that was due to the run I did on Sunday. I went running for the first time this year on Sunday. I refuse to run in the cold - I am a wimp. hahaha Anyways, I was super sore. Needless to say, knowing I had a 60 minute yoga class that evening made me smile. <BR> <BR> The yoga class was great. It's a beginner class and I was actuall... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:21:18 EST Weekend Success and Some Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910414 I had a very lovely weekend full of successes. (And a few minor bedtime issues with the little guys but nothing too big haha) <BR> <BR> It began Friday evening. I have noticed all week I have been in a snacky mood. Nibbling here and there. Friday evening I absent mindedly ate chocolate while my son was eating his dinner. I knew the hubby and i were havign pizza and some wine so I decided to do a 30 minute cardio workout to give me more wiggle room in my total calories. Can you take a wil... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:28:48 EST Loving Body Pump and Body Combat Right Now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908775 So although this was a four day week for me it felt much longer. I also really miss my hubby. He's been working on a huge job he has updating all the hospitals in the region. (he works in industrial electrical) as a result he has had crazy hours. We only ate dinner all together as a family once this week. And last night he didn't get home until 1:30 am. And had to be back at work this morning! Poor guy. Thus - I told him that tonight I will make our son something for dinner and then when t... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:05:12 EST Fit vs Skinny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908164 I am enjoying the shake up in my workout routine so far with Body Combat and Body Pump. I am not going to lie - but a big part of me is already missing Insanity Max. I may add it in on my choice days since it is only 30 minutes. hahaha <BR> <BR> Last night I rocked out Body Combat 30 live. I love this workout . It's 33 minutes of go, go go!! <BR> <BR> This morning I was also pumped to do Body Combat 60 live. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1529514524.jpg"> <BR> Th... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:54:41 EST Easter Family Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907584 Wowza! Yesterday was just too crazy to blog. Catching up on emails and work tasks took up my day. I did have a very busy but very fun Easter long weekend. Friday morning we did an Easter egg hunt for my son at our place. His first one! So adorable. And when I said he could pick one chocolate only - he did and didn't ask for more. <BR> <BR> That afternoon we had Easter dinner number one, then Saturday we drove 2 and 1/2 hours top my in-laws for the remainder of the weekend. It was great... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 09:05:38 EST Easter Family Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907583 Wowza! Yesterday was just too crazy to blog. Catching up on emails and work tasks took up my day. I did have a very busy but very fun Easter long weekend. Friday morning we did an Easter egg hunt for my son at our place. His first one! So adorable. And when I said he could pick one chocolate only - he did and didn't ask for more. <BR> <BR> That afternoon we had Easter dinner number one, then Saturday we drove 2 and 1/2 hours top my in-laws for the remainder of the weekend. It was great... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 09:05:35 EST Day 81/84: Results Preview http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904082 Last night I was so pumped to complete day 80 with MMX. I just love this workout. I pushed it hard and was dripping with sweat. But it felt so awesome! <BR> <BR> Then the hubby and I put together Easter eggs for my son's Easter egg hunt. The Easter bunny is coming to our house tonight to hide eggs. I bought re-useable plastic eggs and put one or two little chocolates in each. Tonight the 'bunny' will hide them so my son can find them tomorrow morning! So excited. <BR> <BR> This morni... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:55:55 EST Day 80/84: Sweaty Butterfingers Over Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903418 Last night was the first night in about 5 days that I didn't have the intense sinus pressure headaches in the evening. Woo hoo!!! Felt so good. <BR> <BR> I completed day 79 last night with CVX from P90X3 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l425106640.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a cardio workout that has you holding a weight for each move. One move has you reach out to the left as you side lunge then come back to centre and jump up. Repeat going to the right. Well as I lung... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:56:11 EST Day 79/84: "Big Bum!" hahaha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902826 Last night it was just my son and I as my hubby was working late. (He's trying to get Easter weekend off entirely so he will be working late a few nights this week.) But it was nice to have dinner with just my son. He loves to tell me stories about his day, about what he wants to play after dinner. It's awesome. <BR> <BR> After the little guy went to sleep I completed day 78 of P90X3 with Accelerator. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1979869319.jpg"> <BR> <BR> T... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:09:01 EST Day 78/84: The Final Days!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902179 I had a pretty good weekend this weekend. On Saturday the hubby had to work in the morning so the little guy and I got started baking cupcakes. My son asked to make chocolate cake. So I told him we could bake cupcakes to take to daycare on Monday. My son had a good time putting all the ingrediants in the bowl. I did the mixing but he scooped all the batter into the cupcake liners. He was so thrilled. <BR> <BR> That afternoon I completed day 76 with Insanity Max Sweat Fest. <BR> <img sr... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:13:10 EST Day 75/84: Finish Line is in Reach!! Eeek! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900533 Last night we had a very healthy dinner of grilled chicken, veggies and okay not so healthy but still good - stuffing. I didn't have much of the stuffing. After the little guy went to sleep I successfully completed day 74 with P90X3 Agility X. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l406864849.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Really good cardio workout. I am glad I made this one my evening workout and did yoga in the morning. It allowed my muscles to recover which made it possible to work h... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:11:41 EST Day 74/84: Ten Days to Go! Oh Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899926 Phew! Last night I was able to complete day 73 with The Challenge from P90X3. Tough upper body workout of push-ups and pull -ups. My upper body is sore today. <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up and felt okay - not too sore. So I got ready to rock out my workouts. <BR> <BR> Day 74 of Insanity Max 30 was Max Out Strength <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1093026737.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow! Talk about a workout. My arms were definitely jelly after this workout and all th... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:49:32 EST Day 73/84: Feeling it in the Core http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899299 Whew! Last night I was able to successfully complete day 72 with MMX. It was awesome. I really do enjoy this workout so much. <BR> <BR> The hubby and I watch about an hour of tv last night - Hells Kitchen - and then went sleep early. Which was good since I didn't sleep the night before. So I actually ended up getting a really good sleep last night. Woo hoo. This morning i woke up ready to get worked. <BR> <BR> Day 73 of Insanity Max 30 was Max Out Sweat <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:21:03 EST Day 72/84: Feeling Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898680 Last night was a wonderful evening with my son. He was great on the potty training front. Stayed dry all day so he was thrilled to receive more spider man stickers. hehe We ate a nice dinner together...I just love hearin him tell me stories now. His vocabulary is just improving every day. I can't believe at 2 and a half he is telling me full on stories! Just amazes me. We spend time after dinner building train tracks and playing trains. He was just pleasant to be around last night. No ... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:10:21 EST Day 71/84: Pushing it to the Max! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898006 Whew! What a weekend. It was a good weekend although we are still struggling with the temper tantrums with my son. And he really regressed on the potty training front. Like I think we had more accidents then potty successes this weekend. It's frustrating because I don't want to make potty have a negative feeling for my son. So we've been trying to more concentrate on getting overly excited when he does go in the potty and simply telling he 'big boys pee in the potty -not their underwear.' ... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:08:45 EST Day 68/84: Rocking it Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896371 Last night I finished off day 67 with Triometrics. I have to say it was a good decision to have this as my evening workout. My body had recovered enough throughout the day from my Insanity morning workout to really go all out for this workout. <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up a little tired but I still forced myself to get up and go workout. And am I ever glad it was awesome!! <BR> <BR> Day 68 of Insanity Max 30 was Friday Fight Round 1 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:05:56 EST Day 67/84: Rocking My Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895761 Yesterday was an intense day for me as my boss actually came to talk to me. I decided to put it all out there. I wanted to show that I won't be pushed around. I think it worked as he made a comment about how motivated I was and driven. So that was good. <BR> <BR> Last night I was able to fit in both my P90X3 workouts which was great. The first one was MMX - which you all know I love! It was awesome. Next I did a new workout for me - Eccentric Upper. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:56:57 EST Day 66/84: OMG!!! I Finally Did it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895143 Wow! It's been a nutty week so far for me. To begin yesterday some really disrespectful things happened towards me at work. Normally I try to be easy to work with, look for the positive in everything and don't try and stir the pot. But I snapped yesterday and actually said something. I did it professionally mind you. I am not about causing office dramatics. But I decided to let this person, who is my new boss, that I felt this was wrong and how what he did makes me appear to the rest of t... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:51:17 EST Day 65/84: The Finish Line is in Sight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894480 Whew! Cannot believe how close I am to completing my three month challenge! Woo hoo! Less than 20 days! <BR> <BR> Last night I completed day 64 of P90X3 with Accelerator. A great calorie burner. And I am very glad that I chose to do this one as my evening workout as I did need that little bit of rest after my morning Insanity workout before I tackled more cardio. And Can I just say how impressed I was that I was able to do the Donkey kick move with perfect form last night! <img src="http... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:59:31 EST Day 64/84: Weekend Champion! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893830 This weekend was a success for many, many reasons. The first reason being that I remembered to eat lunch. I know it's weird but for some reason I keep forgetting to eat lunch on the weekend due to trying to accomplish too many tasks during my son's nap. Then around 2 pm I am starving! So this weekend i made sure to eat lunch. <BR> <BR> I also kept my cool in a very stressful situation. On Saturday we went into Best Buy to purchase an iPad. This was a special gift for the family as th... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:38:44 EST Day 61/84: Burning Those Calories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892145 Whew! Around 3 pm yesterday that good old delayed muscle soreness set in. hahaha Oh man my whole upper body was so sore. I mean I don't think there was a muscle in my upper half of my body that wasn't sore - except my neck! My abs were good and sore too. Can I tell you I actually was thrilled? hahaha It's been awhile since I have been this sore. It meant to me that I worked hard. And it was all muscle soreness - no pain which meant I am doing my workouts with proper form! Yay! <BR> <BR> Th... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:56:34 EST Day 60/84: Push-Up Goddess!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891613 Whew! I am on a roll over here and loving it! <BR> <BR> Last night I completed day 59 of P90X3 with a workout called The Challenge. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1986696967.jpg"> <BR> This workout has you alternating between pull-ups and push-ups for the entire 30 minute workout. The idea is you choose a number of push-ups you will do in roughly 40 secs and the number of pull-ups. I chose 15 push-ups and 25 pull-ups. Tony varies the type of push-ups and pull-ups... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:11:11 EST Day 59/84: It's Working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890977 Last night I was happy with myself as I ate a really healthy dinner and didn't go overboard. We made grilled chicken with steamed veggies and perogies. Now I love perogies. But I took what is considered one serving and stopped. I didn't nibble and simply filled my plate up with more veggies! woo hoo <BR> <BR> Last night I completed Day 58 of Insanity Max with Tabata Power and Ab Attack <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1400638498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love the Tabata dr... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:06:29 EST Day 58/84: Feeling So Motivated!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890351 Wow I cannot tell you how motivated I feel right now. This month's workout scheduled is really amped up and I am excited about it. haha I cannot wait for the results. <BR> <BR> Yesterday we got some good news after filing our taxes. For the first time in like 8 years both my hubby and I are getting money back. Usually each year we break even as one person owe's the gov't while the other gets a return. So it was so awesome to hear yesterday that it looks like both of us will see something.... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:03:21 EST Day 57/84: And Month 3 Begins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889734 My weekend was kind of a mixed bag of everything. My son is doing much better with his cold...but of course the hubby and I are now feeling it in our sinuses. boo. I was able to have a bath on both Saturday and Sunday which helped to steam out my sinuses. <BR> <BR> Saturday was a rough day for many reasons. First we got some bad news about my father-in-law health wise. Only we can't say anything to his siblings yet until his parents know more. I am very optimistic but my hubby is havin... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 09:33:49 EST Day 54/84: One Complete!!! WowzA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888004 Last night I picked my son up and was so happy to see that he was hyper and happy. I honestly hate when he is sick. So to see him so happy and full of energy; eager to tell me about his day - just made me the happiest ever! Woo hoo I think this sinus infection is on it's way out! Thank goodness! <BR> <BR> Last night I was able to fit in the P90X3 workout I missed earlier in the week. I did Dynamix after the little guy went to sleep and it felt awesome. This isn't a cardio workout but a ... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:09:35 EST Days 52 & 53/84: Back on Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887384 Last night I was only able to fit in one of my workouts. I chose Insanity Max 30 as my workout because I really wanted to burn some calories. <BR> <BR> Day 52 of Insanity Max 30 was Max Out Sweat <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1554978587.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was really happy that I chose this workout because I felt amazing afterwards. I really love this workout. My hubby laughed when I came upstairs from the basement because I was soaking wet with sweat. He says '... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:06:05 EST Day 51/84: A Step Back but Moving Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886775 This blog is actually for yesterday. I am not completeing today's workouts until tonight so I will blog about it tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I had a really good weekend. The hubby and I went out on a date on Saturday. Haven't had one in a long time. So it was nice. We just went out for dinner and were home in time to put the little guy to sleep. My mother-in-law was watching out nephew as well and my son got to have a little play date while we got to have some alone adult time. It was nice. <BR> ... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:07:24 EST Day 47/84: Friday Fight Baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883785 I had a great workout this morning. Oh it was just awesome. I am working from home today so I did my workout after I took my son to daycare and before I began work for the day. It actually ended up being a good plan because my son woke up at 5 am today! I wouldn't of been able to do my workout anyways! <BR> <BR> Day 47 of Insanity Max 30 was Friday Fight Round 2 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2105482369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Love that this workout is on Friday. It's s... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:31:56 EST Day 46/84: Totally Rocked My Workouts Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882992 Wow! This morning's workouts were tough. I went to bed early last night because I just felt tired. But I am glad I did because I woke up with a tone of energy and ready to rock my workouts. <BR> <BR> Day 46 of Insanity Max 30 was Max Out Strength <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l663489605.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Holy moly my body is sore after this workout! It begins by completely tiring out your legs for a section. I was really proud that I stuck it out and didn't max o... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:55:33 EST Day 45/84: Making the Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882350 Last night I actually made time to go and see a friend. I know I mentioned this in quite a few blogs back about having a goal to see friends. I get so caught up in the day -to-day that I just haven't bothered making plans with friends. And usually I don't like to go out during the week because I like to go to bed early, get lunchs all made etc. <BR> <BR> But nope last night I said - just go. So I met my friend and we had a de-caf tea and just caught up. It was nice and I was home in tim... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:05:39 EST Day 44/84: Sorry Sugar but You'll Have to Wait- It's Not My Treat Day Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881714 Last night both my hubby and son were in moods. And both was due to lack of sleep! hahaha My son didn't have a nap and my hubby slept poorly the night before and had to work a very long day. My son wasn't too bad. But when it was time for bed he put up a fight. Dealing with two moody boys really made me want to eat some of the candy I bought on the weekend. <BR> <BR> But I resisted! I said - Sorry there Candy...I get a treat once a week and I want that to be on the weekend. I then pour... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:05:28 EST Day 43/84: Fun Weekend - Great Start to the Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881024 I had a pretty good weekend this weekend in terms of having fun with the little guy. Saturday morning we had our Wee Wiggles class. He just has a blast. He is the youngest in the class so his listening skills isn't always the best. I mean he really just wants to play with the ball not go and learn moves to a song! hahaha But I told him ball time was over and after 10 seconds of tears he ran to the teacher and began to listen. <BR> <BR> It was snowing a lot on Saturday so we mostly did in-d... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:38:35 EST Day 40/84: Maxing Out and Feeling Awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879258 Yesterday I ended up having a really stressful afternoon at work. A co-worker was attempting to undermine me and caused some distress for my team. So I was late getting home from work as I was putting out flames and getting this issue dealt with properly. <BR> <BR> When I did get home my son really wanted a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner with cucumber slices. He just loves cucumber. So I quickly made that for him and my hubby and I ordered pizza after the little guy went to... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:08:05 EST Day 39/84: Competing with Myself - No One Else http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878631 Yesterday was a good day. I worked from home on account of the snow. This meant I had to shovel the driveway twice. I was trying to be nice to my hubby. He has been having a really rough week and I know we usually tackle the driveway together to make it faster I thought I would be nice and do it myself. It was really light snow so very easy. <BR> <BR> I decided to do some bonus cardio yesterday since I was at home. So on my lunch break I decided to do Hip Hop Hustle from Chalene Johnson ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:12:02 EST Day 38/84: Rocking Month 2~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878001 It's been awhile since I last blogged. We had a long weekend and then yesterday I was in back -to-back meetings all day. Today I am working from home as we are getting a lot of snow and the drive would have been hectic. In fact, I have already shovelled the drive-way once and now you wouldn't even know it! hahaha <BR> <BR> Month 2 workouts so far are super intense! I am feeling all my muscles. And loving it!! <BR> <BR> Day 38 Insanity Max 30 was Max Out Sweat <BR> <img src="http://phot... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:50:37 EST Day 33/84: Friday Fight...Okay Shaun T - Lets do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874986 Yesterday I ended up leaving work early as the little guy was running fever. Poor guy has such a bad cough. It kills the hubby and I that we can't do too much more then cuddle him. He's too young to take anything. Although, I did give him something for his fever which seemed to give him a burst of energy. haha <BR> <BR> I was actually able to get the second part of my workout done yesterday before dinner as the hubby also got home early. <BR> <BR> Day 32 of P90X3 was MMX <BR> <img src="... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:23:44 EST Day 32/84: Month 2 - Here we go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874390 First of all if you notice in my subject the number of total days has changed. That's because when I actually counted the days each month consisted of only 4 weeks or 28 days. Therefore the 3 month or 12 week calendar is actually only 84 days not 90. <BR> <BR> I had my vacation last week and had a great time. We did staycation stuff like visit the aquariam, cookie baking and decorating, indoor playgrounds. It was nice to have the week off. <BR> <BR> Here are two pictures from our vacatio... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:40:41 EST Month 1 is done!!! 60 Days to Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867706 Woo hoo! I successfully completed the first month of my Insanity Max and P90X3 challenge. I have to say I am really enjoying these workouts. They are truly awesome!! <BR> <BR> This week I am on holidays therefore I am doing choice workouts. Of course I am enjoying Insanity Max workouts so much that I actually chose to do two of them this morning! <BR> <BR> THe first one was a bonus workout that came with the set - Sweat Fest. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l630630... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:39:54 EST Day 26/90: Bam! It's off again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865816 So I just have to start this with BAM! That 4 lbs I gained the other week is gone! Woo hoo!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1607539864.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we got hit with that snow storm. Therefore there was a lot of snow that needed to be shovelled. So instead of doing the pilates workout I missed in the morning I shovelled. Whew! We have a wide and long driveway. It took about 40 minutes for me to shovel. But it was really mild out so it was actually nice. <... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:57:33 EST Day 25/90: Breaking Down My Guards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865083 So I have been doing some thinking as of late and I have some changes I would like to make that are not fitness related but are good for my mental health. <BR> <BR> First one...I need to make time for myself, my hobbies and friends again. I used to scrapbook, bake specialty cakes, etc. I used to have regular girls nights. As I mentioned in earlier blogs I lost a lot of my friends when they refused to understand I needed some space to deal with a situation. The friends I do have I find I ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:19:02 EST Day 24/90: Digging Deep and Pushing Hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864361 Day 24 for already! Cannot believe it. I am so motivated. I am actually disappointed that next week is a choice workout week due to my holidays. Thinking perhaps I will be doing some Insanity Max and P90X3 as my 'choice' workouts. hahaha <BR> <BR> This morning's workouts were killer! I mean it was two high intense cardio session back-to-back. Wowza! I earned my calories today! <BR> <BR> Day 24 of Insanity Max was Sweat Intervals <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:43:42 EST Day 23/90: My Arms are Spent! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863601 I have to begin by telling you a somewhat funny story that happened last night. So as I was letting my van warm up before heading home from work last night the hubby called to say the guys were bugging him to come out and he was thinking of going. Well all of a sudden we disconnected. I thought I had hung up on him but needed to get on the road. I started to drive and that's when my imagination got the better of me. I suddenly thought - the hubby was talking to me on his hands free while d... 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