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/ Day 19/90: How Can I Fix This? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860860 Wow! Thank you everyone for the nice comments on my previous blog. I truly love hearing about all your goals and value your feedback. <BR> <BR> Today my workouts were great! <BR> <BR> Day 19 for Insanity Max: Today's workout was Friday Fight Round 1 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l325328085.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I pushed is hard for this workout. This is a tough workout. Each move is a minute long and you do not get any water breaks until the 15 minute mark. But I p... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:16:54 EST Day 18/90: Yeah - I totally rocked it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860136 Wow! Thursday already! This week is flying by for me and I love it! <BR> <BR> Last night I went to bed for 9 pm...yes I know that may sound early to some but the hubby and I have been getting up at 4:30 am all week. He has a long commute this week, and for me it's only slightly earlier than what I normally get up at. So going to bed at 9 pm gave me a great sleep! <BR> <BR> This morning's workouts were awesome! <BR> <BR> Day 18 Insanity Max 30 <BR> <BR> Today's workout for Insanity Max 3... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:20:59 EST Day 17/90: Got My Sweat On Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859360 This morning's workout was just awesome. I was actually surprised that I wasn't more sore considering all those push-ups I did yesterday! hahaha <BR> <BR> Day 17 Insanity Max <BR> <BR> Today's workout for my Insanity Max 30 was Sweat Intervals. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1671629333.jpg"> <BR> I pushed it hard in this work out. I was wanting big calorie burn and that meant I had to bring it. I was very happy that I was able to rock out any push-ups that... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:19:10 EST Day 16/90: Push Ups!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858542 Wow~ today's workouts were insane! My body is jelly after my workout this morning. <BR> <BR> It all began with a new Insanity Max workout...... <BR> <BR> Day 16 Insanity Max <BR> <BR> Today's workout was Tabata Strength. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1074830513.jpg"> <BR> This workout is in the same 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off...only he gives you no water breaks. It's 30 minutes non-stop. Where the water break would be is recovery cardio. hahaha This workout... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:46:50 EST Day 15/90: Starting Week 3 Strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857738 I had a nice and relaxing weekend. Friday night I decided to add in a Turbo Fire HIIT 20 class workout as I knew I wanted a couple glasses of wine. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256197592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The funny thing was I was orginally going to do a lower intensity cardio for 30 minutes but I only had about 20 minutes to spare so I thought I would just to this workout. Funny enough - this didn't feel all that tough! hahaha I guess because I have been doing I... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:25:56 EST Day 12/90: Working it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855628 Last night I did really well with a nice healthy dinner and no night snacking. Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> I also signed up for a 10km Zoo run last night! woo hoo. The race isn't until September but it fills up really fast. So I am all registered and as soon as it gets warmer outside I will begin training for it! <BR> <BR> Day 12 Insanity Max <BR> <BR> Today's workout for Insanity Max is Friday Fight Round 1. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1175882285.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thi... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:56:06 EST Day 11/90: I've Got This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854906 Wow! We are here at day 11! Just awesome. I got in a great night's sleep last night so I was ready to go when I woke up this morning. <BR> <BR> Day 11 Insanity Max <BR> <BR> Today's Insanity Max workout was Tabata Power. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l887037114.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This workout was awesome. And I was so happy that I did power jumps for the entire 20 seconds. They are fast and hard. Last week I found myself stopping off and on. Today right before that... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:05:33 EST Day 10/90: Feeling so Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854133 I finally got a good nights sleep last night. I was so tired last night that when I went to bed at 9 pm I fell right to sleep. That was just what I needed. <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and ready to rock my workouts for day 10. I also looked at my stomach and it's looking great so far! I am so motivated to get some awesome 'after' photos. It's crazy how dedicated and motivated I am. <BR> <BR> I mean I do not even miss my evening snacking. I made the decision to sto... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:00:03 EST Day 9/90: Getting Stronger Every Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853337 Yesterday was not a fun day at the office as they did another round of layoffs. A few co-workers I was close to were let go. My position is safe but I will have a new boss and possibly my position re-constructed. Don't have much details and it's stressing me out a little. I have been lucky with a really great boss. Here's hoping I get another great boss. <BR> <BR> To put the cherry on top of my stress sundae yesterday when I went to pick my son up from daycare yesterday my daycare provid... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:06:08 EST Day 8: Weekend Warrior! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852500 I truly had an amazing weekend. Nothing huge happened but a lot of little things. To start I was battle bronchitus all week last week. Finally saw the doctor on Friday and turns out I have bronchitus. I found I was completely fine to workout. I would just get check pains randomly through-out the day. I was actually a little shocked to discover I had bronchitus. Today I finally feel awesome with absolutely no chest pain. <BR> <BR> The other thing that made my weekend great was that we st... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:22:26 EST Day 5/90 - Friday Fight for the Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850216 Woo hoo! Today is Friday! Last night the hubby ordered pizza for dinner. I ate one small slice and that was it. And it was within my calorie range as I removed any non-veggie toppings to help cut some fat. I am not getting upset about the pizza as I am entering a lifestyle change - not a diet. Therefore, there will be pizza nights and I need to learn self-control. I would said I rocked the self-control last night with only 1 slice! <BR> <BR> This morning's workouts were nuts - and both i... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:21:51 EST Day 4/90 - I can do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849333 All this week I have successfully stopped eating by 8 pm. I set 8 pm as my goal as sometimes the hubby and I don't eat until after the little guy is asleep. Especially during this terrible two's stage - it saves indigestion if we just wait. hahaha <BR> <BR> Thus, no more eating after 8 pm. And you know what. All week I have woken up feeling energized and with a flat tummy. How awesome is that? <BR> <BR> Last night however, I was in a snacking mood. I really wanted to snack. But I then turn... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:32:42 EST Day 3/90 - Feeling the Burn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848746 Last night I completed P90X3 Warrior workout. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1909605258.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have to say - I do not remember this workout at all! But it was great! You alternate cardio and strength intervals and work through the different muscle groups. I really liked this workout. It was tough and I had to modify some of the push-ups at the end. However, I was happy that i was able to keep up for the majority of the moves! <BR> <BR> This morning ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 15:53:57 EST Day 2/90 - Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847438 Yesterday I successfully stayed within my calorie range; tracked everything I ate; didn't snack after dinner; and completed day 1 workouts! Go me! <BR> <BR> This morning I only managed to get in one of my 30 minute workouts. I chose to begin with Insanity Max today. <BR> <BR> Day 2: Insanity Max - Tabata Power <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l100493535.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow! This workout is insane! hahaha You go all out for 20 seconds then jog it out for 10 seconds a... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 09:11:24 EST Day 1/90: It Begins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846435 Wow! Today is the beginning of my new fitness challege! I was sick last week so I took it easy with the workouts. But today I woke up determined. I took my weight and measurements this morning as well and here are my goals for the next 90 Days <BR> <BR> 1) Lose close to 10 lbs <BR> 2) Lose 2 inches off each thigh <BR> 3) Lose 1.5 to 2 inches off my waist <BR> 4) Lose 2 inches off my hips <BR> 5) Lower body fat by 1.9 to 2 %. <BR> <BR> I plan to drink a tone of water, track everything I eat... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:06:47 EST 2015 Goals and a very Personal 2013/2014 Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841817 I cannot believe how fast 2014 has come and gone. It's been a very good year for me. Although I weigh the exact same going out of 2014 as I did going into 2014 I have to say this year was a success. <BR> <BR> WARNING: About to get a little personal. <BR> <BR> To get a little personal, 2013 was a broken year for me. Meaning that I literally and figuratively broke in every possible way. I was a new mom dealing with pressures and stress I knew not how to handle. Other personal items occu... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:28:52 EST Christmas Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840434 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! Mine was crazy! hahaha <BR> <BR> Christmas Eve the hubby and I did a power clean and set up while the little guy was at daycare in the morning. It was a non-stop morning. I even managed to get in 20 min HIIT workout! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l713311170.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Christmas Eve went well for the most part. It was stressful with 5 kids running all over the place. My Mother-in-law kind of took over my house. In fa... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:19:43 EST Merry Christmas Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837402 Today is my last work day and then it's time for fun! Chrismas fun! woo hoo. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82512992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I woke up and started the day off right with Turbo kick! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l538582219.jpg"> <BR> I thoroughly enjoyed this workout....even the push up and ab section at the end! Man it's brutal! hahaha And I was able to complete the entire workout before my son woke up! woo hoo <BR> <BR> Last night ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:02:05 EST Terrible Two's....Yeah I know them well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836722 Wow! My weekend was all over the place. Extremely good times and very frustrating times. hahaha <BR> <BR> Friday evening my hubby and I had a wonderful evening. He has been working so late every night and weekends. So it was nice to have him home at a decent time and we decided to just relax. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning my hubby asked if I could take our son to get his photo's taken on my own as he hasn't had time to even start his Christmas shopping and he finally has a Saturday off. ... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:06:54 EST So Excited!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835363 Last night I had a great night. The hubby had to work really late and didn't get home until after our son was in bed. I decided to try and get him out of his grumpy mood by simply just being a good wife. So when he got home I asked him how his day was while I cooked us dinner. I think he really needed a vent session. Afterwards, we ate dinner and he was back to being his fun, happy self, cracking jokes with me. See...I thought perhaps he was holding in stuff all week. So I knew he needed ... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:06:26 EST Christmas Stress....Let's get rid of it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834832 This week has been a little nutty for me. Trying to get all the last minute Christmas things off my list. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was especially crazy! My daycare provider was off for the day due to medical tests. Therefore, my son would be spending the day at my parents place. This is a longer drive so my morning routine had to change. <BR> <BR> I woke up at the normal time but would only have 30 minutes to work out. I did PiYo Full Body Blast. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:04:30 EST Gingerbread Houses and Rest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833277 Had a fantastic weekend. Saturday morning I woke up and went to get my hair done. Actually got a lot cut off. It's only just past my shoulders in length now and it had been down to my bum! hahaha But it was too long and kept getting tangled. <BR> <BR> Than my son and I decorated gingerbread houses and cookies. It was messy but so much fun. My son wanted to mix all the icing colours together. And at the end he was more interested in pouring sprinkles from one container to the other. haha... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:01:29 EST Midnight Callers and Too Much Chocolate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831830 Whew! I ended up having to shovel again before dinner yesterday. It was just snowing steadily all day. Thank goodness I shoveled in the morning or else it would of been so packed down. <BR> <BR> I did more Christmas baking last night. I made only one batch of gingerbread dough as I only wanted to make a gingerbread house and a few cookies. But the dough only was enough to do a house. I am guessing my son more then likely will want to decorate cookies. So I made another batch of dough la... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:13:13 EST Let it Snow, Let it Snow..Let it Snow!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831281 Last night I did some more baking...completely forgot to pop a piece of gum in my mouth so I sampled more than I wanted too. It's mindless sampling really. Once I realized I said 'Amber stop - you'll get a bad tummy ache!" haha. I try to eat clean so much that when I do things like sample my Christmas baking I always end up with a horrible stomach ache. I stopped myself in time last night. Whew! <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up and did Fire 55 EZ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:16:43 EST Baking, giggles and great workouts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830733 Last night the hubby was really not feeling well and he wanted to just read. I decided to start my Christmas baking. I made my snowball cookies which are my hubby's favorite. I wanted to help him feel a bit better so I made them and told him I would love if he could sample them to ensure I made them correctly. hahaha Made him smile which was the point. <BR> <BR> I did, however, perhaps do a bit more sampling myself than I wanted. I forgot about my gum trick. Chew gum while baking to avoi... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:51:17 EST Rest is Important http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830171 Phew! Had a great weekend but was super tired. The little guy got up on both Saturday and Sunday at 4:40 am! So early - did some research and am currently in the process of 'sleep training' my son to realize that it's not time to get up until 6 am. That's the time we have to get up during the week in order for me to get him to daycare on time and me to work on time. <BR> <BR> Yesterday he tried again to get up at 4:30 am. But I managed to get him to go back to sleep until 5:30 am. So pro... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:03:49 EST Staying Strong and Recovering Nicely! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828007 Last night I decided to just enjoy an evening with my hubby and not do an additional workout. To be honest....I was so drained by the time we got the little guy to sleep I just wanted to relax. He is testing us lately. Seeing what he can get away with. It was a rough night. We usually only let him watch TV after his bath for like half an hour and then a book, then bed. But he was misbehaving and I told him if he didn't listen then he would get no TV time. He didn't listen so I had to foll... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 08:59:00 EST Cardio Recovery Feels So Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827436 Wow! I had a busy few days. I decided to take a complete rest day on Tuesday after all. My should muscles were really sore all day long. My brother had hurt is rotator cuff and he was in a lot of pain for a very long time. The majority of his favorite workouts had to cease for months. Thus, I decided to be smart and rest just in case. <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning I woke up and decided I would attempt a workout. I wasn't sure if my son would wake up or not. But I figured I would begin ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:14:11 EST Rest Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826293 Well I kind of have to laugh. This morning I woke up and my arm muscles were (and still are) so sore. I blame Insanity and Body Pump from last week! I almost went back to bed to give my body a rest. Than I remembered that I planned on getting a lot of housework and Christmas shopping done this weekend so perhaps it's best to wait until then. <BR> <BR> Thus, I got all suited up and went downstairs to workout. I literally just finished my warm-up of Fire 45 EZ class when my son started to c... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:25:45 EST Happy December!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825660 Woo hoo! The countdown to Christmas can begin! If you haven't already guessed - this is my favorite time of year! Just love it! <BR> <BR> This weekend was great! Saturday morning I went to my nieces birthday party. I left my son at home as he is still getting over being sick and I didn't want him to make anyone sick. Not to mention my brother has 2 cats and my son is just getting over a chest infection. Regardless, it was a nice birthday. <BR> <BR> When I got home my son had just gone do... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:08:38 EST Happy Friday and Great Workouts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824179 Feeling much better today. I think it's just been such a relief that the little guy is doing so much better. <BR> <BR> Last night I was able to get in Tone 30 Class after the little guy went to sleep. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2016703109.jpg"> <BR> I haven't done this workout in awhile so it was a nice treat. I almost skipped it but I told myself that I had a goal of getting in at least 2 strength training workouts every week. My weekend is pretty packed and ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:52 EST Update - Crazy Week So Far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823812 Wow! It had been a crazy week! First lets begin with last Thursday. I took my little guy to the doctor. Our family doctor ordered blood work on him as he would also like to rule out anything serious as to why his under-eye circles are so dark. However, only certain blood labs will take blood from a child as young as my son. Thus, we could not get blood done on Thursday until I call around and find a lab. (I have found one but we haven't gone yet due to other events.) <BR> <BR> I got a flu s... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:30:16 EST W3/D4 - Treat Attempt Failed! hahaha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819983 Last night was a very hairy drive home after teaching. We've had a lot of snow fall. Thankfully once I got onto the highway no one was driving crazy. Everyone seemed to be on the same page and were driving slowly and cautiously. I arrived home in time to have some cuddles with the little guy before he went to bed. My hubby has been having a horrible week at work and asked if we could have pizza. I normally save my pizza treat for the weekends but we have an outing on Friday and then we al... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:05:49 EST W3/D3 - Got Some Sleep and Feeling Awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819389 Last night I had a good class with my students. I ended up having to give a few students a bit of a lecture on fairness and what it's like when they begin working. I think they all left feeling much better. I am still shocked at some of the accusations they come up with though. My goodness! haha <BR> <BR> I ended up going to bed early last night - around 9 pm. And guess what? I fell right asleep! It was awesome! Felt great. I slept in different pajama's, I made sure nothing I ate around... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:58:00 EST W3/D2 - Baby It's Cold Outside! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818829 Wow is it ever cold outside today!!! Brrrr -definitely wearing a thick sweater today. hahaha <BR> <BR> Last night the hubby had a guys night so after the little guy went to sleep I decided to get in a bonus workout. I didn't feel like yoga but didn't want to do something too intense. So I opted for Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2108041217.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I haven't done this workout in a very long time. I have to admit I was really happy... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:34:13 EST Week 3 - What an Amazing Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818210 I had such a great weekend! I was so happy to see my son. <BR> <BR> We drove down Thursday night and decided to go out for dinner since our son would be fast asleep by the time we got there anyways. It was a nice date night. when we got there we heard all kinds of funny stories about our son. He is even recognizing letters of the alphabit! <BR> <BR> When he woke up Friday morning my hubby and I were in the guest room in the basement and he was upstairs with his grandparents. We left my ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:28:01 EST W2/D4 - woo hoo! It's my Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816040 Well last night I successfully just relaxed. I didn't worry about chores that needed to be done. I instead sat and talked with my hubby. Then we ate dinner and caught up on one of our shows. Definitely a very nice evening. We went to bed early as we both had to be up early. I was very happy that I was able to chill. <BR> <BR> Although this morning I did panic a bit. Thinking - OMG we have to do this, and this, and this before we leave tonight. Main problem is I think it will take longer b... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:05:16 EST W2/D3- Needs to Throw Out the Clock! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815404 Last night I had to give my class another term test. I have to say it's really nice being on the other end of testing. Not actually taking the test. I have to laugh too at how some students try to make it obvious they aren't looking at their friends computer screen! hahaha Because the test is in a lab and they are close together I am not saying anything. <BR> <BR> Last night when I got home I ended up feeling a bit bad about some habits I have. Not sure if anyone else is like me but I a... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:09:21 EST W2/D2 - Loving me some Turbo Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814733 LAst night I was really missing my little guy. The house can be so quiet. It's amazing how one small little boy can fill the house up with so much energy. I cannot wait to see him on Friday. A whole week without him is tough - but also nice. Missing him a lot. <BR> <BR> This morning was another great workout! I work up and did Fire 45 EZ Class. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l863257531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Great workout! No fire drills in this one but you still ge... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:48:38 EST Week 2 - Feeling Refreshed and Accomplished! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814332 Although I really, really miss my little guy - I am thoroughly enjoying the extra sleep and freedom I had over the weekend. My hubby and I built my son a playroom complete with custom shelves to fit all his toys. He is going to be one suprised little guy when he gets home. <BR> <BR> I also turned an un-used hall closet into a much-needed pantry with nice shelves. I feel so organized after this weekend. It took a lot of time and hard work but the hubby and I are so happy at everything we... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:16:29 EST Day 4 & 5 - Feeling Awesome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812442 Last night it was very weird coming home and not having to rush around to pick my son up from daycare, make dinner, etc. I actually immediately worked out. Felt so odd! hahaha And the house was so quiet. <BR> <BR> As I knew my hubby was going to be late I decided to do a long cardio and strength workout to try and make up for all the short workouts this week. <BR> <BR> I began with Fire 45 Class. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l302685398.jpg"> <BR> I love this ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 08:53:08 EST Fit Christmas - Week 1/Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811197 Last night I was a little bad..but also good. haha Yesterday afternoon I was still full from lunch so I didn't eat my snack before teaching from 4 pm - 7pm. Class went really well but when it was time to leave I was starving. My hubby asked for a pepporini pizza as he got home late and just quickly made our son dinner and ahd yet to eat himself. <BR> <BR> So I grabbed a pizza. I originally wasn't going to eat any. But I had a headache so bad that I needed something. So I took 1 slice, pee... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:00:27 EST Fit Christmas - Week 1/Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810571 Last night the hubby ended up working late. But it allowed me to get some quality one-on-one time with my son. We had dinner, then he shocked the heck out of me when I brought out his first words flash cards. He had been getting frustrated with them about a month ago so I put them away. Last night he was so excited that he knew what every card was. I couldn't believe how fast he learned all the cards! it's truly amazing how fast they soak up everything. <BR> <BR> I brought out stickers afte... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:30:49 EST Fit for Christmas - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809839 Thank you so much for all your kind words. Last week was a very hard week for my family. We decided to have a 'Celebration of Life' for my Nana instead of a funeral. My Nana always loved get togethers with people talking and eating good food. We thought this would be the best way to honour her. <BR> <BR> We didn't end up celebrating Halloween because my little guy went 2 days in a row without a nap and getting up at 5 am. When it came time to possibly trick-or-treat he refused to put on his... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:12:45 EST Sad News - Time to be with family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806799 Sadly my Nana took a turn for the worst and passed away yesterday morning. I am pretty messed up about it as I haven't dealt with the death of anyone close before. Pretty much all over the place right now. <BR> <BR> Will be back bur right now I need to be strong for my Mom and help with the arrangements. <BR> <BR> Be back soon. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:32:11 EST Week 4/Day 2 - Rocking it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806214 Thank you so much for all the nice comments on my previous blog. My Nana seems to be doing better every day. We are very hopeful that she will pull through. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I split up my workout and did weights before work only. So after the little guy went to bed for the night I went down and did Combat 45. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1102758832.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was a great workout and I felt great afterwards. I was actually able to go higher on my kne... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:09:29 EST Week 4/Day 1 - Recapping a Weekend of Highs and Lows http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805550 This past weekend was really crazy for me emotionally. I had some extremely happy/fun times and then some very upsetting times. <BR> <BR> Friday night my hubby and I decided to order pizza. But before it arrived I decided to do the Turbo Fire HIIT 15 workout. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1635227415.jpg"> <BR> It's only 15 minutes and I burn well over 100 calories if not close to 200 calories. Thus, I felt better about my cheat. And the best part - I only ate 1... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:21:49 EST Week 3/Day 5 - Feeling Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803850 Last night I really felt like doing a PiYo workout. So after the little guy when to sleep I went down to the basement and when I saw the PiYo slides I knew which PiYo workout I was going to do! hahaha <BR> <BR> I did the PiYo Strong Legs workout. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1390745379.jpg"> <BR> Loved it! It felt great to do. I only wanted a little bit of an additional workout. The PiYo slides really make you feel the lunges. Oh and moutain climbers! Holy abs!... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:07:10 EST Week 3/Day 4 - Finally a Loss!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803266 Last night I again went to bed early. I felt great yesterday and really want to keep on this path. Thank goodness for our PVR! Makes my husband more agreeable to me going to bed early. hahaha (I don't let him watch our shows without me and vice versa!) haha But he mentioned last night that he's also feeling more energized going to bed earlier rather than staying up. <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning and did Body Combat 60 Live! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l558777... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:22:48 EST Week 3/ Day 3 - Feeling More Energized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802675 Yesterday I honestly felt like crashing mid-afternoon. I hate this. I seriously think it is both low iron and not enough hours of sleep. After I got home from teaching last night I had the worst headache ever! It has been raining for roughly 2 days straight so I think it was the weather causing the head ache. So I decided to go to bed early again. I was proud that I again managed to be in bed 30 minutes earlier than normal! Woo hoo <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning and felt a little tired.... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:19:35 EST