Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Body Revolution Day 2

Today I went to an all day art class in a town about an hour away. I had to get out early so didn't workout before going. I came home tired and that old voice started in on me to just not workout. To fit in an additional workout later in the week- yeah, ha,ha... that one is the one that ALWAYS gets me, but never happens. At 7:30 I decided that I made this commitment. I planned where I want to be in two weeks, a month, 3 months, 6 months, a year.... so I have to do my part today to reach those goals or in a year I will be right where I am. So I did it!

Workout 2 was a fun one for me. Workout 1 was shoulders, plank, bicycle crunches. Areas where I am weak. Workout 2 was biceps, back, lunges, deadlifts, and buttocks. I didn't have trouble with anything. It also doesn't have any tough cardio that pushes too hard. I think I need to up the weight on my biceps, because it wasn't pushing me. I used 5 lbs, so next time I will use 8 lbs. I was drenched in sweat again. Tomorrow cardio- ug, I hate cardio. But, when I did the Shred workout I could tell within a week how much I had built and was improving, so I will look forward to seeing myself improve.

My body feels so heavy. Like trunks. I can't wait to build the muscle and start losing the fat and get that good light strong feeling :) That will rock! And I can't wait to crunch up and not have a big ol roll in the way keeping me from going further. And can't wait to get a photo that I don't have to crop to make me look slimmer/less fat/hide my big ol booty. I am going to do this!

Breakfast- Chex cereal

Lunch: ham and cheese roll up with mustard (no bread), carrots with light ranch dressing as dip.

mid meal: fruit and nut bar

Supper: omelet with onion and 2 slices bacon, with a little cheddar sprinkled on.

I need to work on my meals, but am trying to do better.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Body Revolution Day 1

Today is the first day of Jillian Michael's Body Revolution. My son left for basic training in the Army this morning so I had to put off my workout until the afternoon. I was so tempted just to put it off today, but had to "just do it" because I can't let day 1 not happen because of any excuse. It is time to stop the excuses and stick with my plans and press on toward the goal. So, I went up and decided that I could do it for just 30 minutes, that I wouldn't stop or half do it.

I could do everything except the plank and bicycle crunches. Whew, the plank is hard. I could only do about 10 seconds and have to rest about 3 seconds and do a little bit more. I did 20 bicycle crunches and had to rest and then picked back up. I was drenched in sweat at the end. It is pouring down rain with severe weather all around us so I don't think I will get my walk in.

This summer is my 25th wedding anniversary in July and my 45th birthday in August. Would it be horrible to say I want to look good and feel good and be a new me? I have planned out my workouts and broken my weigtloss goals down. My first one is to lose 5 lbs by Easter, which is in two weeks. We are going to Disney next week so in my plans I am not going to do Body Revolution next week, but do a circuit of jumping jacks, lunges, squats, etc. If they have a gym I might be able to do some of the Body Revolution weights, but I will have to see.

I am off with my eating today. For breakfast I had Chex cereal. I was going to have an egg, but my stomach was in knots waiting to take my son and I couldn't stomach it. I missed a mid morning meal as we were taking him. For lunch I had leftover grilled steak and half a sweet potato. I was still upset and starving so didn't take the time to make some green veggie. Tonight I will have the other half of the steak and sweet potato and will make some broccoli to go with it and try to get on track. For mid meals I have an apple and peanut butter and almonds.