Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tomorrow is the "Weigh in" for the comp at the gym and I'm SOOOOO STOKED to get my body fat %. I am, of course, a little nervous but.. when I started this journey I was around 40% body fat! I'm HOPING that tomorrow I will be below 23%! I'm going to wake up at 5:30 and head over to the gym so look out for a crazy percentage tomorrow! OY!!
This weekend also marks our 10 year anniversary and we are going to be getting away WITHOUT kids for about 40 hours! This is HUGE and we are so grateful to have family only 40 minutes away who are willing to take on all 4 of our amazing, rambunctious boys! THANKS LES AND ELISE!!
At some point this week I WILL get out and get a sexy outfit!! I'm really excited at the prospect and this is also why I am disappointed that cleavage is not an option. BUT... I know my husband will love taking me out all steaming hot! SO... I promise by Monday of next week there WILL be a pic of me in my little anniversary outfit! CAN'T WAIT!!
I'm still spinning 2-3 times a week and enjoying it! I'm excited to start training for another half marathon soon, although I'm still not sure what event(s) I'm going to do. I really want to go out to Illinois and run on May 1st with Andrea but... I just don't know if that will work out. I'm toying with the idea of doing a triathlon this summer but... I really am not a swimmer... so... we shall see! I AM planning on doing the WARRIOR DASH in August!! This looks way too fun to pass up! I also heard about a relay event in Colorado... IT looks awesome but I have NO idea how to find/join a team. Maybe I can MAKE a team!! Elise, Sarah, Robyn, Kira, any of you Colorado girls up for it?!? ;o)
Okay.. enough rambling.. I better hit the dishes.
Hope you are all having a fantastic week. We are in the home stretch for this month so BRING IT GIRLS!! 10 days till our first weigh in! WAHOO!!
Monday, January 25, 2010
I missed Spinn class last Wednesday because one of my hubby's employees leaned on a "safety rail" that was NOT properly installed and fell 3 stories into a six foot trench. (Umm... so basically 4 stories.) [He is still in the hospital but talking and walking. He has a few broken ribs, a broken clavicle, bruised organs and a collapsed lung.]
Friday I went to meet Brandy at the mall and my Land Cruiser "overheated". While at the mall I ATTEMPTED to purchase a bra that gives me cleavage! I walked into Victoria Secret and said... I NEED CLEAVAGE!! They brought out the big guns in size 32A, and 32AA and low and behold... it cannot be done. I have officially lost enough boob to make it virtually impossible to have cleavage... (Although I've been inspired by mythbusters to give duct tape a try!!)
After our venture I called my hubby who told me to leave the Land Cruiser there and luckily, Brandy had room to drive me home because as it turns out... THE HEAD GASKET BLEW!!
All of this has put added stress on my hubby which, then adds stress to me!
In the mean time... we have just recently had this big "reflection" and have decided to be BETTER to our children and each other... so amongst the stress, I have been putting forth a huge effort to be a better mom and wife. My DH has ALSO put forth a HUGE effort!!
Today... I am drained. If I were home [in Utah with my siblings], I would get my hair done, maybe my nails, get out and buy the outfit I'm so desperately longing to find, (I want to get a sexy outfit for my Anniversary night out on the town)... BUT... because I have no family, I have no opportunity to get out without my little guys in tow... and OBVIOUSLY that defeats the purpose! ;o)
Today I'm going to a MOPS group (where my kiddos get to go to the nursery) and tonight I have Spinn! Hopefully these 3 hours without kids will help my soul (and cure my headache!) For now... I'll remain robotic and uninspired! BLAH!
PS... I totally didn't eat any chocolate and you can't prove otherwise! ;o)
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Of course.. after this my boys had to try it and their muscles were much more defined then mine.. but in my defense they are skinny little children who do gymnastics! ;o)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Class #1: Tweak your diet.
Whole grains, natural foods, less sugar.
Learn how to make small changes for a healthier diet.
I Hope this is appropriate... but yeah.. I went to this MOPS group the other day where this lady gave a schpill about weight loss and the people in charge kind of freaked out because they felt like she was giving a message that people "would be better" if they lost weight. OY OY OY!! Then we get back to my issue with people giving skinny people crap for eating healthy but not mentioning to overweight people that they are KILLING themselves when they are shoving their 6th slice of greasy/sicko pizza in their mouth.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I think people lose great opportunities to help others when they are so caught up in working the front desk that they forget that they are working in a place where they can change/inspire lives DAILY!!! Hmm... maybe I should get a job there! ;o)
As for my days. Yesterday I did Leg/Back and today my ass hurts!! YAY!!! I love when my glutes are sore!! I'm getting plenty of exercise but pretty much eating WHATEVER... well.. I mean whatever that is in my guidelines. Tonight we had Hawaiian haystacks with quinoa instead of rice!! YUMMY!! It's kind of fun that I've gotten so good at WHAT I EAT that I don't have to think about it anymore. Like I eat whatever is in the cupboard because everything in the cupboard is good for me! INSANE!! [I should mention I've been at this for a year and I have very RECENTLY arrived.]
Hope you all are having a fantastic weekend.
And now... Kenpo.... too bad I'm totally uncoordinated! :oP
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wow! It feels so awesome to not have a list of freezer and boxed items to feed to my family. YUCK! It amazes me that I've eaten crap like that my entire life! SO glad I'm moving on! ;o)
I also got a cookie recipe from a friend to make cookies for my hubby. It was pretty funny that I had to buy a few basic ingredients (like brown sugar and crisco) and the best part was that when I got home I realized that I didn't have any BLEACHED WHITE FLOUR to put in them. It's just not something I buy anymore... Luckily I was able to get some from a neighbor...
AND... I hate p90x yoga... any of you hardcore girls know what I could substitute it with? My life is just too busy and crazy to attempt to "clear my mind" for 92 FREAKIN MINUTES!! Any suggestions?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So.. today I'm moving on. Looking forward. Here I go. It's a new day to be a new better me. :o)
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Anyway.. we get to the check out stand and it rings up and the lady hands us a $20 gift card. She then informs us that the BOSU ball has some special on it where you get a $20 gift card for purchasing it. UMM AWESOME!! So yeah.. it made me feel a little better about spending so much money on it... $20 less sounds much better! I've already established that it is going to completely change Ab ripper X for me. I can actually do the things without the pain in the ass if you know what I mean! ;o)
I also did Kenpo X for the first time today. I just want to say... I kind of hated it. I just am not very coordinated and all the punch combos were like watching me have a seizure... plus.. the cardio is just not my kind of cardio. It was a challenge for me to try to get my heart rate in the "ZONE" when I was having to work so hard to figure out what the hell my arms were supposed to be doing. I'm sure a couple more times and I will love it, but today.. I was frustrated mostly.
Overall.. I give this day a B+!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I also really want a weight bench... really.. they are just incredibly functional for training purposes.. even if they are just a huge step up... someday.. I will have one of these badboys... ;o)
Okay... my dreaming is over... on another random note. (THIS WOULD BE THE YAY YAY YAY thing). I went to the gym to officially join today cause I plan on going to spinn 3 days a week. While there I saw that THEY are having a competition. Of course I know I won't WIN BUT.. it's only a $10 entry fee, the prizes are based on BODY FAT PERCENTAGE and the top 50% get a FREE MONTH OF SAUNA USE!! I figure that all I'd have to do to be in the top 50% is do what I'm already doing (P90X) and it's an opportunity to have an accurate measurement of my body fat !!! For only $10! SO.. I'm totally joining.. it's only like a 2 month thing but seriously it ends at the end of my first p90x series.. by then I will be RIPPED BEYOND BELIEF!! ;o)
Tonight I have Yoga X and Spinn class!! I CAN'T WAIT!!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
And here are my P90X before pics!!! They actually tell you to take these 6 poses. Promise I wasn't just having a bikini photo session in my basement! ;o) I'm just going to say that when I looked at the pics after the fact I realized that they weren't nearly as bad as I thought they would be. I even mentioned to my husband that they really weren't scary and he said "were they supposed to be?" and I was like YeS!! Holy geeze it's ME in a frickin' BIKINI... he just rolled his eyes and said " and you say you don't need a boob job!" Poor guy is a boob man and well... notice the lack of cleavage in this size SMALL bikini! Oy!!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
This is the tv with the weights and yoga mat and junk. My husband did a lot of rigging electrical stuff since there are no outlets in the basement. He also bought me a floor pad cover thing for the ground! LOVE IT!!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
And thank you Melissa and Tammy for throwing it together. You girls have inspired so many women (directly and indirectly) to lose weight and you really deserve a pat on the back! LOVE YOUR GUTS GIRLS!!
I am also trying to get a few more pieces of equipment so I can start training in my basement! I might even take a few of my friends on as clients... for fun... experience and the ability to kick peoples butts! I am planning to certify as a personal trainer this year... but the experience is kind of tricky as most of the programs are like online based. SO.. if you are in COLORADO and want a TRAINER for whatever you are willing to donate.... Call me!! ;o) ;o)
SO EXCITED TO START THIS NEW COMP!! So excited for the roster of peeps who have signed up! Seriously... there is some mad competition in this place... crazy women who are ready to REALLY CHANGE THEIR LIVES!!! YAY!!! Love it!! :o)