Sunday, July 25, 2010

last week

Had a good week. Ate well, worked out every day but one. Saturday morning, after my run, my husband walked by me while I was checking my email. I was still in my workout clothes which was just a sports bra and pants. He says to me, "wow, that is one small tummy".

MADE MY MILLENNIUM! - thanks hun

Today, ate potato chips on the way out to the lake. Ate potato chips on the way home from the lake. Finished off the day with McDonalds. Then I took a nap. I don't know why I crave french fries and nasty food when it makes me feel so horrible. I guess I need those reminders every now and then so I know why I don't eat that crap very often =)

Tomorrow: root canal

Friday, July 16, 2010


Went to the fair yesterday. My mission: to eat a corn dog and a funnel cake.

Yes I KNOW they are terrible for me. But, it's only once a year (less than that even).

Well, I did succeed at eating the corn dog because that was the first thing I did. And then half of Emma's fries because she couldn't eat them. Ugh, they were literally dripping with oil. L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y.

I was going to hit the funnel cakes stall on the way out but the kids were whining, it was a bazillion degrees out and I was a sweaty windblown CRABBY mama, and it slipped my mind.

Oh well.

I figured after that nasty garbage I should workout twice today. Well, one down. Did the same leg workout I've been posting and ran 20 minutes. Lovin' that routine.

And no, I'm not seriously going to workout twice today.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

just posting

Two more times with the new legs workout this weeks (Mon & Wed) and no soreness. Must have just been a first time thing. It was bad, let me tell ya! Three days of walking like I had a pole up my rear! Not fun.

But I like this workout. It's fast and effective. I mean, it must be effective if it made my muscles scream for three days afterwards, right?

Now I have to find a similar arm workout (5 or so moves, 4 sets of 12 reps) that I can do on alternate days.

Friday, July 9, 2010


That workout I posted last......


I can't sit down without wincing in pain. Dear LORD!

But I do love a good workout that leaves me a little sore the next day. I just imagine my muscles, ripped to shreds, repairing themselves and building up bigger and stronger than before.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

jelly legs

Did a different workout this morning. You remember me saying I was getting sick of ripped 1000? Today I tried this:

Ran for 20 minutes.

Did 4 sets of the following:
12 lunges each leg using 5lb dumbbells
20 alternating side lunges w/touch down (bodyweight)
12 deadlifts using 10,12,15,20lb dumbbells - went up in pounds each set
12 leg raises 50lbs
12 ham curls 35lbs

I had a great sweat going the entire time. Almost no resting except to stretch a little after each set. My legs were pretty rubbery afterward!

I didn't feel much of a burn like I did with the ripped dvd, but I can still tell I worked those legs!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

This week so far

My week....

Let's just say thank GOD the coconut cream pie I made is gone.

But, on the positive side, I took measurements yesterday and I have not budged from my usual measurements. The scale, the tape measure....everything is the same. And it's probably been at least a month since I took measurements last. Sure, that means that I haven't moved in the smaller direction, but more importantly, after all the cheating I've been doing, I'm not gaining fat.

Unfortunately, I think I've started to get burned out with ripped 1000. It's a great workout, but I need more variety. Sure, it might give wonderful results if you do it consistently for 6 weeks (and perfect diet). But, I will never hold to that routine for that long. When I first started I was going strong every other day with it. Gradually it tapered off to 2 days in between workouts. Still ok, but not what I wanted. Now, even with two days between I find myself not wanting to do it, and it slides to just twice per week.

And, since I've been cheating so much with naughty sugary food, I'm not getting any benefit from it. Why do it at all? Sometimes I wonder why my subconscious seems to be so comfortable with being stuck where I am - eating crap and staying thin - when I'm constantly telling myself I need to be better; eat better, workout more. Isn't that a conflict of interest? Consciously telling myself "DO BETTER" but subconsciously being ok with my current state? Incidentally, my current state is skinny fat.

I like food. It's comforting. It's satisfying. And I'm lazy. Geez.

This is a battle. I'm definitely not in serious mode anymore. I wish I could get that back. Maybe it's a winter thing that hibernates during the summer months. Maybe it's because all winter long I had been gearing myself up for bikini season, thinking that I would just be in a state of maintenance and I could indulge a little. Whatever the true reason, I wish I had my momentum back.

My favorite quote of the moment...

"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right" ~ Henry Ford

Saturday, July 3, 2010


The other day my 12 year old daughter gave me a great compliment.

She was sitting at the computer and I was leaning over her, helping out with something or other when she sad,

"Mom, I can see your abs."

I didn't think she could because I was at kind of a weird angle from her line of vision. So I said, "My abs???", thinking I might have heard her wrong.

"Yeah, they are like...square. And hard." she's poking them.

me: =)....ear to ear

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Just a thought

Ripped 1000 last night at 8:30pm.

I seriously dislike waiting to workout until the evening. It's risky. It's risky because more than likely I'm not going to want to do it. I'll be too tired, or it will be a great night to take the kids to the park or bike ride or some other fun family activity.

On the other hand, when I DO workout at night, I have so much is the wrong word......but I can't think of what to say. It's like, I can handle the burn more. I can do 5 million squat pulses, sweat dripping off my nose, muscles screaming at me to stop. I can. I think it has something to do with a day full of eating healthy carbs/protein/fat behind me. Rather than in the morning, when I'm still trying to adjust to being vertical. Just a thought.

Feel the pump! Love the burn!