ARYSMOMMY1's SparkPeople Blog ARYSMOMMY1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Catch up days... I am supposed to do a fit test tomorrow and I have decided that instead of doing that I am going to catch up on the day that I missed with Insanity. I have Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs...really nervous, but really happy at the same time. I am going to use this day and get my week on the right start. <BR> <BR> Sometime this week I will also have my heart rate monitor. I am excited to see how much I really burn during my workouts and logging them correctly! I hope I learn how to use it quick ;-) Sun, 7 Oct 2012 22:45:28 EST Ugh... I went out to eat lunch with the hubby today...what a blah! It was fun to be with him, but now I don't have the ambition to do my Insanity workout. I know I need to, but I just don't know if I have it in me. I feel way to blah and not enough umph to get it done. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 17:40:43 EST Insanity is Insane! Yesterday was my first official Insanity workout...I loved it!!! I was sore and shaky, but drank a protein drink after and don't feel too bad this morning. I have a good feeling about this workout, not only because it is something I want to do, but because this is the first time my husband is verbally supportive of me. He has always been supportive, but not as verbally as he is right now...probably because he had to pay more for this one <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I drank more water yesterday... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:50:25 EST School is back in session...time for some good changes! With my oldest back in school, I am up early again. I am watching the neighbor girl while her parents work and therefore don't get to go back to bed like last year. However I have about 45 minutes between sending my oldest off on the bus to when she shows up. What is that good for? A 20-30 minute workout!!! Who could ask for a better opportunity than that!?! It has only been two days into the school year, but that is two days I have found the time to workout right away in the morning...anothe... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:01:13 EST Yummy food I fell in love with eMeals this last week...what more could a busy mommy ask for? All seven suppers planned out? You pick your nutrition plan and store AND they make your shopping list??? Yes please!! <BR> <BR> Other than that, I have been busy with back to school end of summer things. I am sad and happy that my "baby" big boy is going into 6th grade, my other "baby" starts preschool by himself instead of mommy and me classes and the real "baby" has mommy and me classes now!! Where has this... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:21:57 EST So, just like my life... I had made plans to do a challenge this month with my Wii...not working, but I am working out. I have decided to do Jillian's Ripped in 30 workout. I loved week one's workout, but I am feeling that week two is kind of dull. I also ordered The Firm Express in 30 workout...I have wanted to try it and found it at just the right price. So, what am I doing now? I am mixing and matching Jillian with The Firm DVDs I have here at home. I did one of them yesterday and am really sore today...don't know... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:18:29 EST Its been awhile, but not for exercise... I haven't been active on the site here, but I have been active. I have fallen in love with Bodyrock and Zuzana...after many months of wondering, I am not doing it and loving it!! I am also adding apple cider vinegar into my water...this is different for me, but worth a try to see if it can help any of my "problems". I have gone one day (today) without my coffee...I am drinking green tea in the morning instead. Its not the same, but I want to quite some of my unhealthy addictions, and I figure... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 09:45:51 EST It's's what I am doing... I just got done with a workout!! I am extremely sore from pushing so hard yesterday, but instead of being a baby today, I did another workout! I did ZWOW11 I believe, it was a 10 minute do as many rounds as possible challenge and I pushed to meet her 5 rounds that I had to stop with 2 minutes left...but I did 5 rounds! I laid on the floor and was ready to pass out...which, now that I am coolex off and not full of sweat, I really look forward to doing. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I plan to do the new... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:20:12 EST I am sore today... Yesterday I did ZWOW#5...I LOVED it!! But I used weights that were too light...which is the first time I have had to admit that! That was awesome, so I went and bought heavier weights. I plan to do the workout again today with heavier weights and see the difference!! Also yesterday I did over 3 hours of gardening...not all at once...I pulled weeds and laid down new mulch! I woke up this morning and could barely walk. My muscles are sore...but they worked hard yesterday!! <BR> <BR> Today's pl... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:40:55 EST ...and than sunny days Today is the complete opposite than yesterday, weather wise. I am excited to go outside with the kids today. I still have two extra kids, so it will be good to get the energy out of them. I just have to wait until it drys up a little bit. <BR> <BR> I did my exercises yesterday, and I did more than what was on the calendar. I am proud of myself. I watched ZWOW #22 and was happy to see the arm focus. I want definition in my arms, and the last couple of workouts haven't seemed to work them very... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:38:20 EST Rainy days... Today is a rainy day...I don't like it. But there is nothing I can do about it. I am babysitting two extra kids today and would love to be outside with them, but we are stuck in the house. The nice thing is, they would rather be playing than watching tv. I will take it and go with it...that means I have time to do things too! <BR> <BR> My plans for today include to drink my water...I haven't been doing that as well as I should. If I want to lose the weight, I need to fill my munching need wi... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:14:38 EST I must be doing something right.... So, I haven't been on "here" lately...I found support on FB too...which is easier to access from my cell phone. It really helps to have support where ever I turn! I started doing ZWOWs and some of the BodyRock workouts this past week...I am sore all over!!! I really don't like tracking my food...but I am making a conscious effort to look at the calories in each meal and know how much I want to have for each meal... It's not weigh in day today...but I got on the scale this morning and noticed ... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 09:58:38 EST Need to stay on track!! So here I am, back again! My husband quit his job out of state...problems with the company owner and missing the kids...He is now applying at all the jobs in the state...Me however, I have been lacking in what I should be doing. I hear of everyone else doing wonderful things before swimsuit season, and here I sit...literally. I need to remind myself everyday to do something for me now that I have the chance! I really don't have an excuse anymore. Today I am tracking my food again, and going t... Thu, 24 May 2012 11:24:19 EST Fun "Mud" Run Yesterday my town held a Fun Run in support of my cousin. 1.5 miles of overcoming obstacles. I brought the kids with me and met up with the rest of my family there. What obstacles did we face? Well...first off I did the course with my 3 year old ;-) Actually, we ran the length of the football field (my cousin is on the football team), than we crawled under the ropes (don't know where that came from), we did a nice hike through the woods (he's an outdoorsy guy), next came the 3 year old's favo... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:53:52 EST Not too "Unfit" I went to the gym yesterday, a first in many months. I figure I am paying for it...I better get my butt in there! I went in with a goal...2 miles in 30 minutes on the treadmill...I walked out with 2.1 miles!!! I am so happy...I never would have been able to do that before, I haven't done "much" at all...I have to laugh at that...I have been keeping up with the kids, and constantly on my feet with them. I have been doing some workouts via DVDs, and I have been walking (slowly with the 3 year o... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:36:19 EST I love you!!! So yesterday sucked with a nasty migraine!! But I got on the treadclimber for the first time in a long time and did a 20 minute workout. It felt great to sweat and I actually really enjoyed it! It has been some time since I last used that machine in my basement...but I think it needs to do more than collect dust!! <BR> <BR> My headache went away in the morning after some coffee, and I still don't have pop in the house so I am proud of myself. On the right path! <BR> <BR> Last night baby gir... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 07:32:13 EST Long week It has been an extremely long week for me. I have been active, but not actually working out. I have been drinking my water, but not tracking it. I woke up with a migraine this morning, and will be going back to bed after my oldest is off on the school bus. I didn't have any pop yesterday, so I am wondering if that is part of the problem. Although all my pop has been caffeine free, but I still wonder. No pop in the house again today, so lots of water will be drank. I am hoping this migraine go... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:30:27 EST The last two days... So Friday I was supposed to do my workout...and I started it, but the kids needed me. Boo! I did get 10 out of my 20 minutes in, but was so frustrated by the lack of help from my 11 year old that I didn't mark it down. <em>39</em> I know I shouldn't rely on my kids to help with the little ones all the time, but I really only wanted 20 minutes and figured he could do it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had all the intentions in the world to do my workout, but got busy and hadn't officially put my "m... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:58:14 EST Back on schedule... So I didn't plan any real "off" days...but my body told me it needed it I listened. Today I did my workout even though I really didn't want to. I really just wanted to sleep and be lazy, but I got up and did the twenty minutes and am really proud of myself for doing it. I didn't enjoy the workout itself...really feeling blah during it, but feel ok and happy that I did it. <BR> <BR> I have my 8 cups of water in today...contemplating another, but don't know if I want to be up al... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:34:21 EST Off day... Today was my off day...I didn't plan it that way...but I woke up this morning just sore! I'm not complaining, I know it is my body changing in a good way...but I don't want to over do it, so I took an off day. Tomorrow I will be back at it! <BR> <BR> I made a mistake the other day...I bought iced coffee from the store...just pour over ice and drink...I am addicted and because of this small mistake, I didn't get my water in today. When I make hot coffee in the morning I only have so much and ... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:26:07 EST Day 2 of Power of 10 3 here I come I am really sore today...but I like it!! I have completed two days of the the Power of 10 Challenge and today is going to be day number three...I wish I had more of the Firm DVDs, but with two and each having two workouts on them it is like I have four...Plus add in all the other DVDs I have and why am I complaining? <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning excited to see that even though I didn't eat good on Easter, I lost 0.2 lbs in a week by starting something healthy right after I oopsed on Sund... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:12:26 EST What a blah week... Not a good week to get back in the habit of things...exercise...not good...water intake...better but not the best.... <BR> <BR> Now...the best thing about being a human is accepting that I made some mistakes and changing them this week... <BR> <BR> I signed up for the Power of 10 Challenge and plan to get 10 of my Firm workouts in...hopefully in 10 days...but giving myself 2 weeks starting today...As soon as I am done here I am going to do one of them!!! <BR> <BR> Water is going to be cons... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 17:02:50 EST Starting out again So it has been awhile...I have no excuses besides being lazy. I didn't want to do anything and I just didn't. But I am ready again. I need to do something and this site really does help me. My laptop isn't working now and I don't always have the chance to get to the desktops one downstairs. I am using my cell phone and hope that it will work out ok. I am going to try and restart my computer to factory settings and hope that it works. <BR> <BR> is how my last few months went. My hu... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:24:58 EST Where has all the motivation gone? What happened to me?? I lost my motivation that was getting me through my new life situation (hubby working away from home and me being a "single mom" of three children). I was doing so good, and I remember how I was able to keep my cool during the stress...and than poof, it was all gone! <BR> <BR> Now here I am, back up in weight, stressed out a lot, and yelling more than I should. I feel helpless and out of control of myself at times...this is not good, none of it! <BR> <BR> What am I sup... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 07:49:23 EST I am sore... Went to the gym last was it full for a Sunday...must be the after Thanksgiving crowd <em>20</em> Got on the bike like I wanted to and did 8.5 miles in 32 minutes! I am that much closer to my goal of virtually traveling to meet my hubby! Although I must say that I am sore today because of it! I hadn't been to the gym in a while...did do DVDs here at home, but the actual gym, no. <BR> <BR> Because I am sore today, I don't know if I will do my Firm DVD...I know I should, but I als... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:37:14 EST Well, here we go...again! So much for staying on track or the holiday weekend...blah! I am ready to give it another try though! How does that saying go...Fall down three times get back up four! Well I am getting back up and ready to do something good for me and my family. Going to the gym today and going to try for 10 miles on the bike today...add to my virtual trip to my hubby at work! Will post more later! Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:51:18 EST Today I am thankful for... Thanksgiving is this week. Today I am thankful for my family. I have kids who, when they want to, are wonderful helpers to me! I have a husband who is living in a truck to support our family! I have a mom who will drop everything to help me find me time when I feel like I am about to break! And I have an uncle who has been babysitting for free when I need a night out of the house! <BR> <BR> I love the fact that I have that support and a family that is willing to give the support! There could... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 07:47:57 EST I like it, I love it, I want some more of it! So I think I found my magic key to exercise! I love the Firm more and more everyday that I can do it! Its the 20 minute ones, but it is enough to make me sweat with the 8 second bursts, and I am sore when I am done. 20 minutes at home is VERY fesable with my kids and schedule I can usually have it done before the little ones wake up. No looking for a sitter while I go to the gym, no super long workouts that I have to quite when the kids need me...just 20 minutes of ME time that I can do!!! <B... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:34:47 EST No real "miles" but FIRMing it up!! I just bought a Firm DVD last week...LOVE IT!! I don't have all the time in the world some days, and to be told I can get a good workout in 20 minutes...I had to try it! And guess what...I sweat just as much doing this 20 minutes as I would doing 40 of Jillian! Plus the DVD I bought came with a free 10 minute download for the days when 20 is too much...or in my case so far...when I want just a little more later in the day. After doing the DVD twice and the bonus twice, I have decided I want T... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:41:39 EST Virtual Walk... I plan on doing a virtual walk... <BR> I want to walk from our house in Pine City Minnesota, to where my husband is working in Stanley North Dakota, and I am taking a long route...646.4 miles. <BR> <BR> I plan on stopping by: <BR> Pine City to St. Cloud MN, 118.7 mi <BR> St. Cloud to Fargo, 170 mi <BR> Fargo to Bismark, 190 mi <BR> Bismark to Minot, 116 mi <BR> Minot to Stanley, 51.7 mi <BR> <BR> I used Google maps and drew a line following the roads, so I am hoping this is accurate for mil... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 17:38:04 EST Not in the mood today... ...I am not in the mood to do anything today. I don't want to be up, online, exercising, or eating right. I want to go back to bed, throw the computer out the window, sit on the couch all day and eat junk!! <BR> <BR> The reasons behind this: <BR> <BR> Baby girl decided last night she only wanted to sleep if she could sleep on mommy. Now this is not something I allow everynight, even though it is so fun to cuddle with them, but my kids have been allowed to sleep with me if/when they need th... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 07:59:12 EST Falling behind...time to catch up I have been pushing myself to the sidelines. I take care of the kids first and don't worry about myself. Now its time for me again! What do they say on the airplane...put the mask on yourself first than help others? Well that is what I am going to do. I am going to focus on myself first (unless there is a dire need from the kids) and than know that I am more capable of taking care of my kids second. <BR> <BR> I haven't been using the SP videos and wondering how I am going to fit my exercise... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:51:55 EST Not me, but my kids... I didn't get my "exercise" in yesterday, but my two older boys sure did! We went out to my dad's, which is a farm. Needless to say, there is a lot of outdoor activities for them to do there! I was so happy to see them non stop moving for over an hour outside on a beautiful night! Sure I walked around with them, but nothing to really do a big burn for me. I am not going to complain though. They had fun and I had fun watching them. <BR> <BR> Today I am supposed to get Jillian's 6W6P...I can't ... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 07:53:18 EST Bad mood+Gym time=WAY better mood So yesterday was my worst day since my hubby started his new job...away from home... I was beyond tired, crabby, sinuses were stuffed up, sinus headache, kids who sensed my mood and pushed the limits...I was ready to explode! My mom stepped in and sent me away...told me I had no choice "Go to the gym, go drive, go anywhere but HERE". So, as a good little left the house and went to the gym. I didn't have the ambition to, but I did. I went and got on the elliptical and I have to ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 07:56:45 EST Its been awhile...for blogging I haven't blogged all month! I feel kind of funny now. I have been BUSY with my husband away at work. He was just home and I really miss him already. I am counting the days until he is back again, and so are the kids. <BR> <BR> I am debating if this whole gym membership thing is really worth it. They have not started the whole "daycare" thing like I was told when I joined...part of the reason I joined a month ago. I have a TON of DVDs that I need/want to use at home and a treadclimber in the... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 19:22:41 EST Ripped in 30 I did the D1W1 in the Ripped in 30 workout from Jillian. I loved it! It didn't seem that hard (I didn't think it was as hard as the 30 Day Shred) but after I was done I felt it in my muscles. It still made me sweat, and I got winded, but made it through it! I hope to be able to do this all they way through! <BR> <BR> I joined the BL challenge for the parents of infants group. Between my treadmill workouts, Jillian dvds and the last chance workout dvd I hope to kick some butt in this challeng... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 21:11:00 EST Nothing yet today...but wait till the kids go to bed! I haven't done any exercise today...but I am ready to do something after they go to bed! Don't know if I am going to do Jillian (scary) or Bob with BL Yoga (still scary just not as much). Either way I plan to do one or the other tonight! Instead of doing something while the kids napped, I curled up with them and was good for the soul and has me ready to go now :-) <BR> <BR> I watched Jillian's Ripped in 30 and got nervous...I never really did good on her 30 day shred, but wanted ... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 21:21:10 EST What I want to do and What I have to do I really want to go to the gym today...however my list of things to do is getting longer and longer. My husband is still gone, so I have to rely on others to help me with the kids. I don't like asking because I feel like I am bothering some. I have two extra kids for the daytime hours today and was going to have my grandparents come over after the kids left and I went to the bank...however, I need to go to the dreaded Walmart now and get some groceries. It would be getting too late for the ki... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 09:08:46 EST 15 minute mile yesterday! I did a 15 minute mile yesterday! My best time ever!! <BR> <BR> On my walk with the hobbits: <BR> You have walked 3 miles. <BR> You have passed Bywater. <BR> It is 4 miles to the next landmark. <BR> You have 455 miles to reach Rivendell. <BR><BR>ll.php <BR> <BR> Love that I was able to get the time in...1 more walking workout this week for my 5k training it sad that I want to do more than 1 more ;-) I am starting to like this walk//jog/t... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:32:14 EST A busy to fit in my exercise? This is the last week before school starts. There is so much going on, I don't know how I will be able to fit in my cardio workouts. It makes me sad to think I might not be able to do them, but with the hubby gone and needing to find a sitter around the schedule I have I don't know what to do. I have a treadclimber downstairs, but I LOVE the treadmill at the gym so much more. I don't know what to do... <BR> <BR> I have been doing good at logging in and getting points! Its funny how the small... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:57:25 EST 2 Minutes off my mile!! I did 1.6 miles in 25 minutes today!! That is 2 minutes off my previous time for a mile (18)...Now to keep going! <BR> <BR> On my journey with the hobbits: <BR> You have walked 1.6 miles. <BR> You have passed Bywater. <BR> It is 5.4 miles to the next landmark. <BR> You have 456.4 miles to reach Rivendell. <BR> <BR> Little of all this, of course, reached the ears of ordinary hobbits. But even the deafest and most stay-at-home began to hear queer tales; and those whose business took them to t... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:44:34 EST I haven't been exercising :-( I haven't been exercising like I want to these last couple of days. I know I should, but I want to spend some time with my husband before he leaves. Plus we are trying to plan a birthday party for our boys at the same time. I just get lazy and say I will get back to it when he is gone and I miss him. I really do plan on it! I know that I have to since I am paying a gym membership now and have ordered new shoes instead of the toning ones that have me in extreme pain after 2 days. <BR> <BR> I ... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 00:29:40 EST Sore all over... Yesterday was day 2 at the gym...who knew I was so out of shape! I thought I was doing pretty good, but those two days really did show me, let alone make me feel out of shape! I CAN NOT go up or down the stairs without pain/discomfort in my legs. But because of this I have done 1.25 miles on the elliptical and 1.1 miles on the treadmill. I played with a few of the other machines, but I really joined the gym for the elliptical and the treadmill. I can do a lot of the strength here at home with... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:35:45 EST I joined the gym... So I made it official yesterday, no more talking about it. I joined the gym across the road from me. I got on the elliptical for a whole 15 minutes...yes just 15 minutes and felt like I was going to die. Than I did some leg presses (seated squats) and now today my legs are like jelly! I didn't think I was that out of shape! I am glad that my quickfire challenge today is shadow boxing...I don't think I could do much more if I tried! <BR> <BR> Now to figure out how to track my shadow boxing...... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:54:18 EST I tracked my food!!! I am so happy! I tracked my food all day yesterday! I have never before done that and it makes me happy knowing that I can do it if I put my mind to it! I even spent the a few hours outside walking around with my kids yesterday! The pedometer said about a mile had been done! Sweet! Making it short this is crying and I have active plans! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a good day and keep moving!! Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:11:19 EST Countdown Week Now we start the countdown to when my husband leaves for work...its sad, exciting and nervous all at the same time. I don't want him to go, but this is going to help us succeed in this rough economy and to help provide for the much as I don't like it, I know it has to be done. <BR> <BR> In the meantime I have been looking at the two gyms here in town. The first is the local health and fitness center. It has been the only gym in town for years. They are right across the road from me... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:48:19 EST A sad day... Yesterday we found out my husbands grandma has 1 to 1.5 years to live with brain sad. I love her like my own, even with her attitude at times. I don't know why this is happening, but I hope for a good outcome. She will begin radiation and chemo next month. This can shrink the cancer but it will most likely come back. All I can do now is pray. I know that it can work miracles, so I hoping for this! <BR> <BR> I am supposed to walk for 10 to 15 minutes every 2 or 3 hours today for m... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:18:34 EST Feeling Good So yesterday I went outside with the kids. I got bored watching them play, so I walked laps around the fence in the backyard...10 laps=.5miles! I was so happy to have done something like that while they were outside and active themselves. <BR> <BR> My 11 year old was adopted by us a few years ago...he has some issues that make him him, but last night I found out he isn't as good at physical fitness stuff as he used to be. He has been slouching, and his doctor gave him exercises to work on th... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:03:47 EST Busy Day yesterday...Now for today!!! I didn't get my cardio in yesterday <em>39</em> but I did do my quickfire lunges and a few other lower body strength moves! Plus I took the kids to the park where they ran around for an hour and I carried the baby around for that time... <BR> <BR> Today I have contacted the gym across the road from me to check their rates...I know I have options here at home, but I have always wanted to join a gym and use different machines for different things. Plus, I could use that as an excuse to have ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:26:43 EST I am feeling the pain of the quickfire burn...but I like this pain. This pain is the pain of change in my body and I wouldn't trade it for anything! Its not horrible, its that nagging pain that tells you you did something good for yourself. Its the pain that reminds you not to eat those candies sitting on the counter, or the bag of chips in the cupboard. Its the good pain! <BR> <BR> I am glad that I found gives me those daily challenges that make me move my body. With the move... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:42:38 EST