BLACKANDI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BLACKANDI BLACKANDI'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/ My 2011 Stats = Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656464 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Clothing Size Stats from 1/2011 to 12/2011… <BR> I can say that I’ve gone from a tight size 8 down to a loose size of 6 which is awesome so that’s my clothing size stat results for last year. My 2011 started off rocky, but by April I had gotten it together. <BR> <BR> Weight Gain / Loss Stats from 1/2011 to 12/2011 (wasn’t trying to lose weight, but it comes with fat loss)… <BR> 1/1/2011 (184.4lbs) – 1/31/2011 (189.2lbs) <BR> 2/1/2011 (190.2lbs) – 2/28/2011 (183.5l... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:57:08 EST Healthy Fit Girl Is Currently Rocking A Bloated Tummy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4134980 Yep, I have bloated tummy syndrome at the moment and it's annoying at best. It started when I switched back over to my cutting regime about a month ago. I cut out the carbs because I'm cutting fat. I got rid of basmati rice, sweet potatoes, whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta...so I'm not sure if that has had something to do with it. <BR> <BR> Warning...TMI! <BR> <BR> I eat whole foods and mostly raw foods and before this bloated mess I was going to the bathroom three times a day a... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:45:02 EST The Spark People Experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3661345 Giving credit where it's due... <BR> <BR> Life since I lost 60lbs and kept it off has been an amazing journey. I blogged about my 2 Year Journey to Wellness called "2 Years And Still Going Strong" on my blog at http://www.blackandi.com/2010/07/two-years<BR>-still-going-strong-repost/ on my two year anniversary in the making of a better me. I talk about how I reached my weight loss goals and what it took to actually get there. <BR> <BR> There were many avenues I took on my journey and I... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:13:18 EST This Week's Home Workouts - 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3189301 My workout rotation for the week of 4/26 was a success! Here is what I'm doing this week! <BR> <BR> M - Jackie Warner's Power Circuit <BR> T - Susan Dozois Breakthrough Ultimate Workout <BR> W - Cardio Barre (love love love) <BR> Th - Ilaria's Abs & Push Ups + Cathe's Butts & Guts (floor work only) <BR> F - Squeeze Stronger <BR> Sa - Any Yoga workout <BR> Su - Off! <BR> <BR> Follow me on Twitter... <link>www.twitter.com/fitKandi </link> <BR> Blog: <link>www.blacKandi.com </link> Mon, 3 May 2010 12:49:54 EST This Week's Home Workout - 4/26 - Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3174938 SEE MY LAST BLOG POST FOR THE SCHEDULE! <BR> <BR> Today my upper body is SORE! I don't know if I'm going to be able to do Kelly Coffey's 30 Minutes to Fitness Weights today. If I do, I'm going to have to lay off the upper body work. Woo weeeee...that's what I get for becoming a cardio baby for the past few weeks. DOMS city over here!!! <BR> <BR> QUICK REVIEWS! --for those of you who work out at home like me! <BR> <BR> *Squeeze Stronger, by Tracy Effinger, is a fast paced, hardcore, full bo... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:36:10 EST This Week's Home Workouts - 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3162371 4/26 - M - Squeeze Stronger <BR> 4/27 - Tu - Defining Shape <BR> 4/28 - W - Cardio Barre <BR> 4/29 - Th - 30 Minutes to Fitness + 10 Min Pilates <BR> 4/30 - F - HIIT 40/20 + Butts & Guts (Floor Work Only) <BR> 5/1 - Sa - Yoga Meltdown #1 <BR> 5/2 - Su - Off <BR> <BR> Zuzana of BodyRock.TV strength trains everyday so I'm going to take her advice. :) Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:34:39 EST Body Parts Moving at 52.7 mph...Is Possible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3140971 COPIED FROM YESTERDAYS FITNESS TRACKER NOTES... <BR> <BR> Since I've reached my goal weight and I'm working hard to maintain my current weight and not lose it...I don't worry about how many calories I burn while exercising. I may start tracking it since I'm doing Insanity now so that others can get an idea of how many calories I'm burning as an example for themselves. Not sure yet... <BR> <BR> OK so I'm decided to track my calorie burn and other stats. I track on my Garmin 305 because it'... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 13:23:51 EST Rant...P90x...Rant...STS...Rant...Rant...Body Fat...Indecisive...Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2971321 Today I sat in a corner of my home gym for three hours. Three hours. I kid you not. I am kind of bummed that Summer is right around the corner and that I still have so much work to do on my body. My mind is in the right place, but some how I feel so unorganized. <BR> <BR> I am currently debating on whether I should go ahead and start P90x now since it is one of my goals to start and complete. If I give P90x my all and the entire 90 days I can probably reach my goal faster, but I'm no... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 00:15:29 EST My March 2010 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2951381 Since I've been done with losing weight for a long time I have not been on my game like how I should be right now. I haven't gained any weight, but I am not as diligent about keeping up with my previous regiment. So, for the month of March I will bring back some of my good habits like... <BR> <BR> - no white bread, no white rice and no white pasta <BR> - no soda, not even diet <BR> - no chinese take out at all <BR> - track what I eat every day in my Iphone (it's easier this way using the L... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 00:58:54 EST I May Have Beat HBP With A Little Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2678742 I haven't taken my blood pressure in a while, but took it today and it read 132/83. WHAT???!!!! I am on cloud 9. I've gone from taking 4 high end blood pressure pills a day to currently one minor water pill. My readings, when I was unhealthy, were around 230/120 or 242/122. No more excessive water weight, migraines that send me to the ER in the middle of the night, nausea, throbbing in the back of my head and numbness in my face. Simply amazing!!! I just had to share. I must say that ... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 00:07:02 EST Finally found the words to express... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2604782 ...how I feel about making small goals. I always make big goals for myself even if it seems very unattainable at the time I make it. When I do this, I always achieve them. I have achieved so much career wise, fitness and diet wise and attitude wise since I decided to change my life back on July 12, 2008. <BR> <BR> The quote that I read today in Burn the Fat Feed The Muscle expresses how I feel about setting small goals... <BR> <BR> "Thinking about a big goal you've never achieved befo... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 14:04:36 EST And in a nutshell... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2598932 "I'm probably the only person in the industry who will tell you losing fat is NOT easy! The reason no one else wants to tell you because "quick, easy, overnight and effortless" are more marketable. "Hard work, blood , sweat and tears" are not marketable - hard work scares people away." <BR> <BR> Tom Venuto <BR> Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:48:09 EST I am Spark Motivator of the Day...Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2412166 Eeeeek! I don't know if this happened yesterday or today. Gah!!!! <BR> <BR> And of course I can't find out where everybody saw this info...last time I had to send a Spark Mail to one of the people who commented on my page about it. She was so kind enough to forward me the email where it was seen. I guess I'm going to have to go this route again. Not sure why I'm not getting the emails. I signed up immediately after becoming Motivator of the Day the first time for the Daily Spark emails... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 12:06:24 EST Chalean Extreme! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2302633 Yep, it starts today and I am super happy. My hubby got it for me!!! What a great surprise. He also got me Power90x, but I never worked with Chalene so I'm going start my 3 months transformation off with her. So at noon, it's on like popcorn! Woot! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.twitter.com/fitKandi </link> Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:23:14 EST Follow Me On Twitter... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2283882 <link>www.twitter.com/fitKandi </link> Mon, 3 Aug 2009 15:38:03 EST Weight Loss & Clothing Size Goals Met... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1930068 ...as of March 28, 2009! I'm in a size 8 and haven't been a size 8 since the 6th grade! Awesome! I fit 8's perfectly at White House | Black Market. Cheese! <BR> <BR> I really hate traditional cardio, but I love to run. I won't have to do so much cardio anymore because I have no weight to drop. I can just focus on leaning out and building muscle. Sweet! I ordered The Zone Diet book because I need extra help and direct information as to how to put together my food intake percentages, f... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 13:48:21 EST Garmin Day 1, Week 1 C25K Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1717118 Today I used my Garmin on my Day 1, Week 1 of C25K and I set it up for time/rest/time...five minute warm-up....I made it through most of the intervals. I stopped the clock at 25:09 and the Garmin told me that I ran 1.61 miles and I burned 165 calories...sweet! I haven't figured out how to set it up for doing cardio from a DVD yet, but I better get to it because that's tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I love my Garmin. I just have to find out how to use motionbased.com to upload my daily result so I c... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:12:36 EST My Garmin Arrived... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1706668 ...today and I think I love it! I have it on my wrist and I'm currently going through the manual. My best friend, who works with me, ordered with me so we both have one. We are so excited! I get to see the calories I actually burn everyday. This gadget will be treated like my scale...GOD! <BR> <BR> YAY! Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:02:18 EST Transitioning ain't easy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1690637 ...transitioning is not easy. Once you achieve one goal you must move on to achieve another. Since the weight is off I'm going to be edit all of my current plans and start working on a cutting program for myself. I need to firm up and sculpt and it's what I plan on doing. <BR> <BR> I'm going to follow Krista's plan from Stumptuous.com since she's a girl and she caters to women's weight lifting. She's truly an inspiration to me and I thank the Fitness Gods for her because I think I've lea... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 15:53:43 EST As of today, January 10, 2009 - I HAVE REACHED MY GOAL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1683419 My weight loss goal that is! Today 50lbs gone!!!! Wooooooooooooo! I am so happy with myself that I can cry. It has been a very long 26 week battle, but I did it! And guess what? It's going to stay OFF and I can guarantee you this. No more being a fat girl EVER AGAIN! <BR> <BR> Now...on to my transformational goals. I'm working on that outline right now. New things are a coming for bK...I cannot wait to see what I look like in the next 6 months. I'm very sure it will be a outstandi... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:33:39 EST I can do a full cartwheel...actually, I can do a lot of them! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1672785 3.2 pounds away from my goal weight! - <BR> <BR> I am almost at my goal weight (after a horrible December 2008) and yes, it feels great and it’s exciting! <BR> <BR> But, but, but…that means that I have to move into Phase 3 of the South Beach Diet. Transitioning is going to be tougher for me this time than back in July when I went from Phase 1 to 2 because I was only in P1 for two weeks. I’ve been in Phase 2 for about 24 weeks now so I’m used to eating a certain way. Now, to add back in all... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 09:20:50 EST I Decided... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1669010 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/3/b436168906.jpg">Iiiiiiii deeeeeeciiiiided!!!! (I love that song btw). <BR> <BR> Anyway, I decided that I will not copy and paste my logs all over the place because it's too time consuming. I already have to keep up with my nutrition tracker and it's a beast to keep up with my fitness because I workout everyday except for Sundays and plugging in exercises is a b...anyway, if anybody wants to see all of my logs (cardio, running, food and soon c... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:14:58 EST Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Cardio, Lower Body & Abs Plus Stretching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1643479 Run <BR> <BR> No run today because it was too cold and I was starting to get sick!!! <BR> So instead I treated this day as a Cardio day. <BR> <BR> I did 20 mins of the rough stuff ha!…The Biggest Lower Cardio Max with Bob. Uncoordinated to death, but it works. <BR> <BR> Lower Body <BR> <BR> DB Lunges s/s DB Squats <BR> 40×12, 40×12 <BR> 40×12, 40×12 <BR> 40×12, 40×12 <BR> 40×12, 40×12 <BR> <BR> Stiffed-Legged BB Deadlifts s/s BB Squats <BR> 45×15, 45×12 <BR> 45×10, 45×12 <BR> 45×15, 45×... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 11:23:03 EST Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - Cardio & Stretching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1636861 Cardio <BR> <BR> I did 20 mins of the rough stuff ha!…The Biggest Lower Cardio Max with Bob. Uncoordinated to death, but it works. <BR> <BR> Stretching <BR> <BR> 5 mins of runners stretching. <BR> <BR> Calories burned? Not sure…will find out in due time (after I get my HRM). <BR> <BR> I am also down 6.8lbs from Monday...what is going on??? I gained those 12lbs like nobody's business over the past two weeks and I'm losing it like nobody's business. I have a double Aunt Flo this month ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:16:10 EST Monday, December 29, 2008 - Run, Upper Body & Abs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1632310 Decided to start tracking my fitness in the tracker so I can contribute to fitness minutes of the overall teams I'm in so I'll be posting them there and in here too. I also post it two other places on the web. Not time consuming at all, I just cut and paste. :) <BR> <BR> 12/29/08 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Power walked my ass off for 43mins around the hood. No HRM so I don't know how many calories I burned. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Upper Body Strength <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Bench Presses s/s Bi... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 09:44:43 EST Upper Body on Cardio Day...bleh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1622329 Was sick yesterday so I had to do my upper body today which meant that I couldn't do my cardio because my arms are tired. I didn't run either because it's too cold outside and I don't want to get sick so I'm now looking for a good quality and cost effective treadmill. This is not going to be easy. <BR> <BR> Anyway, everybody is sick around here and it's annoying. I couldn't run yesterday either and now I feel heavy. Last Monday I weighed in at 178lbs, looked and felt thin. This past Monday... Tue, 23 Dec 2008 21:14:53 EST Currently Revamping My Schedule and Getting My Goals Organized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1618027 I decided to invest the money into learning how to Row to eventually become competitive. And after 3 to 5 years of Rowing and competing in regattas I could probably try out for the Olympics - it's possible. I'm also giving up all of my vacation time in 2010 to dedicate to doing this. If you don't know what rowing is see this link <link>www.usrowing.org </link> . There is a rowing machine at the gym at the University down the street from where I work that I have access too (I just learn... Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:23:03 EST Day 15 - Body For Life - Upper Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1612729 December 15, 2008 <BR> Upper Body <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 8:50pm <BR> Int. = Intensity <BR> <BR> Chest <BR> BB Bench Presses, 12 reps, 00lbs., Int. 8 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 10 reps, 20lbs., Int. 9 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 8 reps, 20lbs., Int. 10 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 6 reps, 40lbs., Int. 10 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 12 reps, 40lbs., Int. 10 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 12 reps, 40lbs., Int. 10 <BR> <BR> Shoulders <BR> Seated DB Presses, 12 reps, 20bs, Int. 9 <BR> Seated DB Presses, 10 rep... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:16:34 EST Day 14 - Body For Life - Day Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1612728 December 14, 2008 <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 8:20pm <BR> <BR> I didn't take a day off... <BR> <BR> Did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred Level 2... <BR> <BR> 30 Day Shred – Level 2 <BR> <BR> WARM UP <BR> <BR> -arm crosses (30 seconds) <BR> -backwards windmills (30 seconds) <BR> -jumping jacks (30 seconds) <BR> -neck circles (30 seconds) <BR> -jumping jacks (30 seconds) <BR> <BR> CIRCUIT 1 <BR> <BR> Strength = 3 minutes <BR> <BR> -walk out pushups (30 seconds) <BR> -squat and dum... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:16:05 EST Day 13 - Body For Life - Cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1612726 Did a 20 min. HIIT workout - Cardio. <BR> Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:15:27 EST Day 12 - Body For Life - Lower Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1612725 12/12/08 <BR> <BR> Lower Body <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 8:45pm <BR> Int. = Intensity <BR> <BR> Quads <BR> (30 seconds rest in between) <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench (Ouch) 12, reps, 20lbs, int. 5 <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench 10 reps, 30lbs, int. 8 <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench 8 reps, 40lbs, int. 10 <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench 6 reps, 50lbs, int. 10+ <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench 12 reps, 50lbs, int 10+ <BR> (No rest in between these) Dumbell Squats 12 reps, 40l... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:14:59 EST Day 11 - Body For Life - Cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1612719 12/11/08 <BR> Cardio <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 8:20pm <BR> <BR> <BR> HIIT 20 min. - Cardio workout Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:12:51 EST Day 10 - Body For Life - Lower Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1607600 12/10/08 <BR> Lower Body <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 8:45pm <BR> <BR> Quads <BR> (30 seconds rest in between) <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench (Ouch) 12, reps, 20lbs, int. 5 <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench 10 reps, 30lbs, int. 8 <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench 8 reps, 40lbs, int. 10 <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench 6 reps, 50lbs, int. 10+ <BR> Barbell Step Ups on Bench 12 reps, 50lbs, int 10+ <BR> (No rest in between these) <BR> Dumbell Squats 12 reps, 40lbs, int 10+ <BR> <BR> Calves <BR>... Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:21:19 EST Day 9 - Body For Life - Cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1604557 12/9/08 <BR> Cardio <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 8:20pm <BR> <BR> 20 mins of HIIT cardio workout. <BR> <BR> Notes <BR> I wanted to do more, but I stopped myself! 20 mins is all I'm supposed to have. Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:32:07 EST Day 8 - Body For Life - Lower Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1602839 Date: 12/8/08 <BR> Lower Body <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 9pm <BR> Int. = Intensity <BR> <BR> Quads <BR> (1 min. rest between first four sets) <BR> BB Step Ups on bench, 12 reps, 20lbs, 5 int. <BR> BB Step Ups on bench, 10 reps, 30lbs, 6 int. <BR> BB Step Ups on bench, 8 reps, 40lbs, 8 int. <BR> BB Step Ups on bench, 6 reps, 50lbs, 10 int. <BR> BB Step Ups on bench, 12 reps, 50lbs, 10+ int. <BR> (no rest in between these) <BR> -DB Squats, 12 reps, 40lbs, 10+ int. <BR> <BR> Calves <B... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 10:30:54 EST Day 6 & 7 - Body For Life - Cardio & Day Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1601219 20 mins of HIIT on the 6th. <BR> 10 mins of power walking on my day off on the 7th. I couldn't help it. <BR> <BR> :) Mon, 8 Dec 2008 11:15:11 EST Day 5 - Body For Life - Upper Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1597970 Upper Body <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 9:30pm (it's a long story) <BR> Int. = Intensity <BR> <BR> Chest <BR> BB Bench Presses, 12 reps, 30lbs., Int. 8 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 10 reps, 30lbs., Int. 9 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 8 reps, 40lbs., Int. 10 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 6 reps, 40lbs., Int. 10 <BR> BB Bench Presses, 12 reps, 30lbs., Int. 10 <BR> DB Bench Presses, 12 reps, 20lbs., Int. 10 <BR> <BR> Shoulders <BR> Seated DB Presses on Ball, 12 reps, 20lbs, Int. 9 <BR> Seated DB Presses o... Fri, 5 Dec 2008 22:19:23 EST Day 4 - Body For Life - Cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1597379 Cardio <BR> Start Time: 8pm <BR> End Time: 8:30pm <BR> <BR> 1. 20 minute Power Walk / Jog <BR> 2. 2 minutes of Jumping Jacks <BR> 3. 2 minyutes of Butt Kicks <BR> <BR> Notes: I did a 20 minuter power walk / jog. I alternated, but I keep a power pace when I was walking and kept the same pace when I was jogging. I came home and did jumping jacks and butt kicks for two minutes each. It kicked my butt, but I got it done. I think I'm going to get a jump rope because jump rope is a very effe... Fri, 5 Dec 2008 13:08:27 EST Day 3 - Body For Life Program - Lower Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1595491 Total Time 60 mins. <BR> Start Time 8:00pm <BR> End Time 9:00pm <BR> <BR> Started out with some cardio: <BR> 10 mins on elliptical <BR> 1 minute Jumping Jacks <BR> 1 minute Butt Kicks <BR> <BR> Moved on to lower body strengths: <BR> <BR> Quads <BR> -Dumbell Lunges (right and left), 24 reps, 10 wt., 5 int. <BR> -Dumbell Lunges (right and left), 20 reps, 10 wt., 6 int. <BR> -Dumbell Lunges (right and left), 16 reps, 10 wt., 7 int. <BR> -Dumbell Lunges (right and left), 12 reps, 15 wt.,... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 09:55:12 EST Day 2 - Body For Life Program - Cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1593087 I did a 20 min beginner couch to 5k and it was tough, but I completed it. It felt really nice. I hope it was enough cardio as BFL calls for 25 minutes of 5-10 intensity cardio. Tue, 2 Dec 2008 21:21:57 EST Day 1 - Body For Life Program - Upper Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1591384 Total Time 46 mins. <BR> Start Time 8:07pm <BR> End Time 8:53pm <BR> <BR> CHEST <BR> -Dumbell Bench Presses, 12 reps, 10 wt., 5 int. <BR> -Dumbell Bench Presses, 10 reps, 10 wt., 6 int. <BR> -Dumbell Bench Presses, 8 reps, 10 wt., 7 int. <BR> -Dumbell Bench Presses, 6 reps, 15 wt., 8 int. <BR> -Dumbell Bench Presses, 12 reps, 10 wt., 9 int. <BR> -Dumbell Flyes, 12 reps, 10 wt., 5 int., 10 int. <BR> <BR> SHOULDERS <BR> -Seated Dumbell Presses, 12 reps, 10 wt., 5 int. <BR> -Seated Dumbell Pre... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 21:57:48 EST Me in a triatholon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1581252 Maybe? But I have to learn how to swim first and to get a good bike to race in. The Tri Bikes are very expensive so I dont know what I'm going to do about that. Maybe I can buy a used one? Well, I won't worry about that right now because I have to first get my running on and then get over my fear of deep water. I also want to get into Kayaking as it is very good exercise for the upper body and core. I don't think Jersey has a team or any local teams. <BR> <BR> Anyhoooo...like I said ... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:54:15 EST 40lbs. down baby!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1577375 And it only took me 19 weeks to do it. I am very close to my goal and I am totally beaming! I can't believe that I'm almost in a new decade...170's. Cheeeese!!!!! <BR> <BR> What an accomplishment!!!! I start Cathe's rotation next week along with my current program "the 30 day Shred Level 2"...I'm scared. Wish me luck! Fri, 21 Nov 2008 15:09:49 EST 33% body fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1569918 That's my body fat percentage and that's a lot, but I was reading that the average American woman's body fat percentage is 32 and that the ideal percentage is 20%. For athletic women it should be between 15-20% and if your body fat percentage is 10 or lower then most likely you have an eating disorder. <BR> <BR> I'd like to get mine down to 20%, but that's going to take a lot of hard work. I'm thinking maybe if I take my cardio up to 45 mins a day or every other day then maybe I can kick s... Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:40:38 EST Trying to be Super Woman... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1564382 ...I tore up my right thigh in the front. There is a piercing pain everything I try to do a lunge. I forgot to do my stretches and kicked boxed my way into a heep of pain. I didn't know it until I tried to do Jillian's lunges. This happened last night and I still have the pain today. I won't be able to work out or do cardio for that matter or any lower body training. This really sucks. <BR> <BR> It's all my fault. Live and learn. <BR> <BR> No more listening to Alicia Keys for me this... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:51:40 EST Failed my Motorcylce road test... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1558462 ...by only 6 frickin' points!!! I'm going to take the course again soon so I'm OK. I still get to ride with my permit though. <BR> <BR> But for some good news...I'm 39lbs. down! I will be 40lbs. lighter in a minute. I cannot believe it! My goal was to drop 50lbs so I'm soooo close. <BR> <BR> The boyfriend doesn't like the fact that I'm losing all of my "meat", but it's really too bad because I want a nice set of abs so if I have to burn all the fat on my body to get it...well dammit tha... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:58:48 EST New Pics up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1547623 37lbs lighter pics as of November 3, 2008 are posted in my gallery!!! :) Mon, 3 Nov 2008 22:10:04 EST October 2008 - 11..2lbs lost!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1542344 I wasn't even paying attention either! It's nice to know that I surpassed my goal for this month which was to drop two pounds. I am so happy! <BR> <BR> My goal for November is 7.5lbs as I know I will surpass that. I've been working it out portioning so I'm going to do just fine. <BR> <BR> Again, AF is in the building and she's treating me very well. No water weight! I lost 1.6lbs this week. :) Awesome! Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:15:08 EST 5lb Weights - Finally Got Them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1540085 I went to Walmart last night and bought a slimming suit (I love it - it makes me sweat more when I'm working out) and a pair of 5lb and 3lb hand weights. I didn't use the 3lb weights so I'm going to take it back. I think I'm OK with the 5lbs each. Doing those Lying Down Chest Flys with 5lb weights is hard. Doing Anterior Dumbell Raises w/ Lateral Lunges with 5lb weights is NOT easy after coming up from Lying Down Chest Flys...whew. <BR> <BR> I'm also getting better with my modified push... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:10:42 EST 35lbs down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1534159 It finally happened! Today I am 187.2lbs. which means that I am 35.8lbs. down! Woot! 15 more pounds of fat to drop with toning and sculpting. I have six months to get it together. Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:39:08 EST