Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I feel like a Tyson mom...

Yesterday I did a 15 ab workout to jumpstart my day. After work I pushed through a great 30 minute cardio blasting through the exercises (no rests).

Last night I realized that life is taking its toll on me. My dad suggested I write everything down that I do and start eliminating. "Something's gotta give", is what he said. I have no idea what I will cut, but I know I need to. I feel like I am giving 150% everywhere but only producing about 60%. So this morning I allowed myself to rest in bed for an extra 45 minutes instead of working out, since I will be working out later tonight anyway.

Breakfast was fatty...peanut butter toast. but I had no choice. The icey roads put me behind schedule so I had to eat at work...and that is all I had up there.

Tonight I will make sushi...or...maybe I'll make lean firecracker burgers...hmmm...(I'll decide based on the intensity of my workout begging high protein or not)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sweat is My Friend

Friday night - I had a sleepover for some HS girls I mentor, so I ate a little bit of junk (not much though)

Saturday I did a killer taebo workout for an hour and a half. It felt great to move every muscle in my body. It was a great cardio. Ate perfectly.

Sunday I did 15 minute abs just blasting out the reps. 30 second rest every 5 minutes. Ate well.

I did not take my "day off" on Thursday like a good girl, so this morning I skipped my morning workout for an extra 45 minutes in bed. I'll probably do some squats during lunch, but other than that...I am OFF today. I was in a rush so breakfast was weak...1 whole milk organic yogurt and a cheese stick. WEAK! oh well...

Friday, January 23, 2009


05:30 15 minute Abs (go me! this is day 4 of forcing myself to get up earlier to get in a 15 minute to 30 min workout each morning)

07:15 1 cup kashi +1% milk
skim mozarella cheese stick
07:30 Hxy
10:00 cup of warm beef broth (brr...its cold outside...this is my replacement for hot cocoa)
11:00 Hxy
11:30 Sushi

3:00and finally feeling a little hungry again...that was the longest I've gone without being hungry...maybe I ate too much sushi! I think I'll grab some SF jello

Lunch break: 8 lateral squatting walks and 14 pushups. Today is technically my off day, but...I just couldn't resist. It was a super light sprint shoot me.

Back in the day, when I was single, I never ate fast food, I didn't drink cokes (diet or otherwise), and I ate lean and clean - cooking for myself nearly every night. Why did that change when I got married??...I stopped waking up to go running, I stopped walking to the grocery store, I stopped doing random dips and lunges when I saw a good open area...let's get the old Faith back!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Not Just a Lunch Break

The swiss ball for my abs
my goal is to do 4 sets of 15 by the next 6 week marker
Today I did 2 sets; 8 and 14. not bad.

Next I did 8 sets of the lateral squatting walk (6 steps to the right=1 set, repeat on other side). I did this 3 times (3x8 sets of 6 steps).

Lunch was a fresh roll of sushi from the deli in my building.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hip Hop , pilates, swiss ball oh my!

Saturday - hip hop

Sunday - pilates

Monday Lunch break:

Progress Report

The day after thanksgiving I weighed in at 130.x lbs

A couple weeks ago I checked in at a 123.6lbs

I am too young to have gained and lost 6+ pounds, but that is my fault for slacking. I sill have 6lbs to go before I am at my ideal weight.

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs

Snack: 1/3 cup cheerios

Lunch: protein meal replacement

TOMORROW I AM GOING TO THE GYM....lunges, warm up run, trics, run, bike

Monday, January 5, 2009

Strong & Sexy is just a day away

Monday AM Abs/Pilates/cardio
Tuesday AM Abs/Pilates/cardio
Tuesday PM 60% Cardio, 15% calis, 25% lift
Wednesay AM Abs/Pilates/cardio
Thursday OFF DAY
Friday AM Abs/Pilates/cardio
Friday PM 60% Cardio, 15% calis, 25% lift
Saturday AM Hip Hop/Off-roading/kayaking
Sunday AM Abs/Pilates/cardio
Sunday PM 60% Cardio, 15% calis, 25% lift

Saturday, January 3, 2009

24 Hour Fitness: Hip hop

I took a hip hop class at 24 hour fitness and it kicked my butt. The instructor was a first time teacher subbing in for someone else. Her name was Mo and she was clearly accustomed to working with dancers, NOT an aerobics class. I think that is one reason why the class seriously kicked booty. She did a great job of making each set have enough variety so that you are focused on the movement and not your lungs collapsing on themselves. The only "negative" I would say (and its not really a negative...just a comment for improvement) is she probably should add a few more reps to each set to give the class enough mental time to catch up. Often she would have 2 or 4 reps of a movement that alternated sides and it just did not give enough time for us to see what she was doing and then follow. By the time we were following, she was on to the next step. But like I said...the class was phenomenal and I would take it again every week if she would offer the class. MO ROCKS!! If I see her name on the schedule, I'm there. I'll even cancel things just to get to her class. Awesome.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Annual 2009 Resolutions = Fitness Revamp

Took an amazing ab class with instructor Leisa Hurt. Great Ab routines incorporating A LOT of stretching. was good.

2009 revamp:

On top of consistent workout routines I will periodically take a random class at a local gym. I am a member of super-24 hour fitness so my membership allows me to go to any of their gyms regardless of super-sport, sport, magic, etc. Each club has their own schedule and this year I will take advantage. Tonight I will take an abs class. Woohoo!

My husband made me his delicious morning shake: banana, peanut butter, chocolate-protein. My metabolism got its jump start and boy it is revving!

For the next 30 days I am going to monitor my calorie intake. not change it. MONITOR it.

I also weighed in at 123.6*. I estimate I can lean down by 5 lbs.

*Measured over the course of 3 days at the same time each day.