Sunday, January 31, 2010

Feeling good

I just want to quickly say that I love my elliptical machine!!Its almost an obsession. If I had my way, I think I would only use that piece of exercise equipment for every workout lol. Since starting to train fro my 5K, I've come to realize that I need to replace my Forerunner 50 watch. I guess I'll start out by looking on ebay in the morning.

Today's stats:
1350 calories consumed
100 oz. of H20

45 min. 4.62 miles, 713 calories burned

30 bicep curls;5 lb weights
30 tricep ext. 10 lb. weights
30 chest curls 3lb. weights
Today was the way I hope it could be everyday. But there is no such thing as a flawless victory;)


I'm gonna keep on smiling:)

Despite my ups and downs, I'm really loving myself and feeling good about life in general. I just have so many reasons to smile.

Well last night I decided that I didn't want to wait until Monday to get back on track. Instead I went downstairs to my "gym" and started my Couch to 5K program over and got on my wonderful elliptical machine!!I feel great:)I've started again with my food diary as well. Been back on track with that since Friday. Since I have some making up to do in regards to weight loss, I've decided not to weigh-in again until 3/3/10. I think its a reasonable amount of time to get it in gear and not to start obsessing about the scale again.

Here are my stats for Saturday's workout:

Couch to 5K: Wk1Wo1: 31 min., 1.98 miles, 5%incline; 5mph running, 3.4 mph walking
327 calories burned

30 min. 3.01 miles, 463 calories burned

8lb weights
20 tricep extensions, 20 bicep curls

3lb. weights
20 shoulder press

Exercise is truly wonderful for my overall well being and I sleep like a log after every single workout. I just wish I could get to bed at a decent hour. But I'm a night owl, so no chance of that happening anytime soon lol I hope to blog more regularly but I can't make any guarantees as being a mom of four is one full time job!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Still alive;)

I just needed break from everything. I've been feeling very overwhelmed with all of my responsibilities and caring for four little ones. Just plain drained. Hopefully, I will be back on track next week. I hope you all are doing well!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Weigh-In Wednesday

Well, I gained 1.8 lbs. I'm okay with that. I'm happy because I was expecting more WAY more:PI'm not going to throw myself a pity party because that never does me any good. Instead, I'm moving on and rectifying my mistakes. Mostly too much snacking in between meals. I'm going to the basement to start my 2nd day of the Couch to 5K program then do my EA Active workout. I'll be back later, need to workout now since its nap time and I can focus without being interrupted;)


Monday, January 11, 2010

Couch to 5K-Week 1/Workout 1

It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be!!My abs are burning like fire right now though. Is this normal after running? My workout days for this program is Mon/Wed/Fri. I really can't believe that I, passionate hater of running, made it through. Here are my stats for this workout:
301 calories burned
1.92 miles
31:08 minutes
I'm not sure if that's good or bad since it was a combination of a 5 min. warm up, 60 secs of running, 90 sec. of brisk walking, then a 5 minute cool down. But I do know that I did it!!!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Couch to 5K

Well I'm not a runner. I mean I can't stand running. But here I am, after my mommy friends have stalked my Facebook page telling me that I'm doing a 5K in April. I think i have officially gone insane. I can't believe I'm doing this. I never in my wildest dreams would have even considered doing something like this. I avoid running if at all possible. This is the one form of exercise that I dodge like a bullet. Well the 5K is scheduled for Saturday, April 24. So that gives me a little over 3 months to train. This is going to be one interesting part of my journey. I'm interested to see if I can actually pull off the training AND the 5K. But I've been told repeatedly that I can do this and that I have it in me to make it through, so here goes nothing folks. I've found a hip hop podcast for the program to keep me motivated. I will be blogging after each training session. Wish me luck!!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Biggest Loser Season 9 Premiere Tonight!!!!

I'm so excited about Season 9 that airs tonight on NBC. The contestants go through amazing transformations, inside and out. I wonder who the game player will be. I really don't like that part of the show but what's a show without drama? I wonder if I'm the only one who plans their Tuesday around this show. I could watch it on Hulu but who wants to wait an entire week. I did this last season and it sucked being an entire week behind everyone else:/There is a daughter/father couple from Minneapolis that we'll be cheering for since I live in the Twin Cities!!

In regards to me, I'm having a super productive Tuesday. I have so much energy and I ran out of my One a Day women vitamins almost a week ago. I just got back from grocery shopping WITH A LIST and still forgot to pick them up. Go figure!! Maybe I can persuade hubby to go back to the store for me later. But since the temps have been below zero for the last couple of weeks, I doubt that'll happen:D. I don't think I'll ever get use to the winters here. Its insane that you still are required to go to work/school and wherever else you may need to be in this harsh weather. I'm hoping that I'll be able to blog more now that the kids are back in school and life is finally back to "normal".

I started doing the EA Active More Workouts, 2 weeks ago and I must tell you this is not just some fun video game to past time away with. This is intense stuff. I'm doing high intensity and my husband does the low intensity since he just started working out. I sweat just as much as I would if I did an hour on the elliptical machine. What I like most the workout is that you work your abs EVERY time. That the one part of my body I don't work out nearly as often as I should. Its really doesn't take much to get the abs sore. Leg extensions suck!!!

Well I need to put the little ones down for a much needed nap and then its workout time for this momma!!

Have a great and productive Tuesday!!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!!

This year has most definitely flown by for me. Nothing really stood out for me besides the fact that I've lost over 34 lbs!!!! I weighed in this morning at 144.8 which is a new low for me:)I didn't do as well as I would have liked to but over the holidays there was much temptation. I definitely stayed on track with my workouts and water intake though. I have 8.8 lbs. before reaching a "normal" BMI and an additional 7lbs before reaching my ultimate goal of 129.2. I'm almost there, I can taste it. I can do this!I've been struggling the last few weeks but I believe that I'm finally out of the rut I was in. Thank you to all of you who have supported me since I started this blog. I can't tell you how much that has helped me to get over this rough patch. I hate to cut this short but I have four kids and a hubby to entertain:)

I wish you all much success in 2010.