Archive for December, 2010

Oy vey…..

Posted: December 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

Back at the gym this morning, and I could feel every single shortbread cookie, piece of turkey and scone…bah!

Short post today, feels good to be back at it, and eating things that make my body happy. Did a great upper body workout today, bi’s tri’s shoulders, 200 crunches on the ball, plyo squats…followed by 20 minutes on the ‘death steps’ as I like to call them, and 10 minutes on the ellyptical for good measure. Also got the courage to get on the scale after a few days of denial. NOT good!! LOL…one week, and all the damage should be undone.

Anybody else out there working out during the holidays??

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I love Christmas but…

Posted: December 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

…I have such a sweet tooth!

This is truly challenging, and today I feel like I have all but fallen under the wagon! Today, I envy all tall skinny people…lol…being ‘petite’ does not afford me the luxury of eating multiple shortbreads, chocolate and all the other delicious treats this time of year, and ‘hiding’ those holiday lbs…so, my goal is to keep up the positive self talk, which IS challenging right now.

This morning was almost a bust. I just wanted to sleep in, and not go to the gym….it took me longer than usual to get out of bed, but I knew that I was meeting my workout buddy, and didn’t want to let her down. My body is pretty sore from yesterday, which is a really good thing, but OUCH!!

Got to the gym, and my buddy didn’t show!! Although I was disappointed, I am still really glad that I went. Killed legs yesterday, so did upper body.

Curls

Shoulders with medicine ball

Tricep dips

100 crunches on ball

Got bored after this, but just in time for a body pump class, so did that. Good workout, felt different. Hadn’t been to a class in quite some time, so it was wonderful to switch it up.

My personal challenge today is to drink 2 liters of water, to keep a positive attitude, and to keep one foot on the wagon….did I mention I have a sweet tooth? I can’t wait for all the baking to be out of the house…

If anyone has any willpower, please send some my way…I seem to have misplaced mine…

This morning was a tough one. The winter makes it challenging to get out of bed. Thankfully, I found a friend to work out with this morning, and hopefully a new gym buddy. This is the first thing that helps get me to the gym…

Other things that get me to the gym at the un-godly hour of 5:30am?

Putting my gym clothes out the night before. This really makes it easier to get going in the morning, especially when getting dressed in the dark.

Great music on my iPhone. Can’t workout without it. In fact, if my battery dies, my workout ends.

LULU, LULU, LULU. – Working out is about feeling and looking great. Lululemon clothes certainly help to accomplish this.

Alone time. It’s pretty much the only time of the day where I will have time to myself…some good thinking happens early in the morning…

A sense of accomplishment – I love the way that I feel once I have completed a workout.

So, this morning, had a great workout with a friend, and really pushed. I think that working out together helped me push myself to my limit…and my body really feels the fatigue…today was leg day, and our workout consisted of the following:

Deadlifts

Squats

Walking lunges

Bulgarian split squats

Plyo jump squats

Bosu squats

Leg curls

Inner and outer thigh machine

Ellyptical for cardio

My goal for this month is to enjoy 22 workouts. I am at workout #14. I think I can do it!

Eating clean is SUCH a challenge, especially when surrounded by all this Christmas ‘stuff’. ‘Fat girl’ ain’t winning today….although, she did have a biscotti 😉

Fat Girl….Step off!

Posted: December 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

I say this fully tongue in cheek, but mean it with my whole core. I am a busy mom of 3 beautiful boys (I don’t know why people include the word busy…the word mom implies busy…lol) anyways, I am the busy mom of 3 boys. I TRY (operative word) to eat clean, and make healthy choices. I am also a gym rat…I love going to the gym which I do on average about 5-6 times a week…

My challenge, is not usually losing weight. While this is difficult, I have managed to do so successfully 4 times.

The first time, was after I met my Jeff. I guess love can make you fat! LOL. Lost 30 lbs to get to my goal weight…

Second time? Baby number 1, weighing in at 9 lbs, my total weight gain up somewhere around 75 lbs…

Third time? Baby number 2, weighing in at just under 10 lbs, weight gain around 70 lbs…

Fourth time? Baby number 3, my lightweight, weighing in at around 8 lbs….me? Weight gain about 70 lbs…

So now that I have lost all of my baby weight, and am not planning on having any more sweet baby boys, my challenge is this thing we call maintenance, which for me, really is a challenge. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE food, and have the worst sweet tooth known to women…or man for that matter.

So, as I begin this ‘new’ phase of my journey, I will share the good, the bad, and the ugly….

My inner ‘fat girl’ likes to rear her head, lately, more often than not, but I am not prepared to have her win this battle.

I hope you visit often, to laugh at, or with me through this crazy, turbulent journey!!