Saturday, December 15, 2012

2nd Round of Yoga X

Oh wow!  Today it just seemed like Yoga X took FOReVER!  An hour and a half is too long for a workout if you ask me.  I'm more of a 30-60 minute girl, and if you haven't gotten it done it that amount of time chances are you are not doing it right.  That being said, it was tough to get through it today.  I didn't wanna!  I didn't post yesterday or the day before. I probably won't.  I keep telling myself that this has to become a habit for the rest of my life.  If I want to be in shape, this has to be a necessity in my life like eating.  I have to do it every day.  I am proud of myself this week because I could have given up, and being sick makes it really hard, but I have done it.  Two more days until my rest day.  I am looking very forward to it.  I am not sore like I was last week, but I am tired from this cold.  Hopefully life finds you pushing through too.  Stickin with it! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Got er' done!

Today was so much easier than last week.  I can tell I have gotten a lot stronger!  Got it done and didn't yack!  yay me!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 8 Core Syn. and Being Sick

Yesterday was rest day, and I totally laid around all day long.  I did stay in my calorie range.  I was sick sick sick.  I have some sort of sinus infection, so all I want to do is sleep and be lethargic.  This morning I woke up, and I DID NOT want to work out AT ALL.  I sat on the sofa, with my coffee, battling with myself in my head about getting up and getting it done.  The hardest part is just getting up and doing it.  I did get up, and I got it done.  I felt no pain with my cold while working out.  I actually felt quite good.  Now as I type this I feel the burn in my throat, nose, and eyes.  Why am I telling you all this?  I somehow in my head always thought people who achieved great things never had any problems.  Ha!! Yes, I was that naive.  Now that I am older, I realize, that if you want something you have to fight for it.  It is not easy, but it is attainable if you learn to triumph through adversity.  My husband was military, and that was our life plan.  I would run my salon, and he would be a lifer in the service.  This did not work out.  My husband hurt his back in 2004, and both of our careers came to an end.  We had 2 children, and now we had to start from square one.  Jeff went back to school, and will be completing his studies with a Bachelors on Wednesday.  This has been hard.  I also went  back to school for Elementary Education at 31 years old.  Why?  The reason is because we are fighters.  We know what we want, and we are willing to put in the work to get where we want to be.  What keeps us going?  The picture of us in our chairs on some beautiful beach with no worries of money.  The other dream that keeps us going is calling our children when they are older, and saying to them, "We have booked a family vacation. Do not worry about paying for anything except for you and the kids spending money and food."  Yep those two scenarios are our dreams.  Will we get to them?  I hope so?  How will we  get to them?  The only way there is, through a lot of hard work, and dedication, and being a darn good team.  This has been so tough, but there is no gain without some sort of pain.
When it comes to working out the pain is worth it.  This pain will produce health in my bones, and strength in my body.  It will give me a happier perspective on life, and I feel so much better when I work out.  I do not like being fat and sloppy.  It is not the REAL me.  The real me is spunky and energetic, loving, excited, curious, adventurous, and out to learn all I can about this wonderful life God has given me, but being overweight has stolen that joy from me.  I found it again.  To be what you have always wanted to be, you must stop being what you don't want to  be.  It is hard.  It takes dedication.  It will hurt, but it will be soooo worth it in the end.  Way to go me.  I have won the battle today!  10% of this journey is already done! Praying for you guys!  Much love xo!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 6 Kenpo X

I did it!  One week down.  I have the option to do an x stretch tomorrow, but I am going rest and stretch on my own.  This week was brutal.  My body is so sore it is unbelievable.  I have trouble sitting today, because my legs are just ripped to shreds from working them.  I woke up at 3:00am this morning, and had a nasal drip sore throat thing going on.  Ouch!  Took some EmergenC and a Sudafed and went back to bed.  When the alarm went off at 7 today I did not want get up and workout.  The first reason was because I was so sore, and the second reason was the cold, BUT I did it anyway.  I learned the last time I did P90X that if you do the workouts you are less sore in the end.  You stretch everything out, and the juices start flowing, and you just feel better.  That being said, I also believe rest equals repair.  When you rest your body repairs itself.  When I was sick my mom always said, "Rest is best!"  She was right.  I love you Momma!  Today was Kenpo X!  I really dig Kenpo.  It is exciting.  You are kicking butt.  I am pretending like I am a kung fu master, and working my buns off.  It is fun, fun, and a double dose of fun.  I sweated my bootie off, and my heart rate got pretty darn high.  I'm going to have to see where I fall with my heart rate, because it got to 200 at one point, and I was scared, and so I paused the DVD, and that is allowed during workouts.  I got my heart rate back down, and then went back to work. 
Now on a personal girl note.  I have very big girls.  I went to Academy lastnight, and got a high impact sports bra.  I was like WHAT?!? when I saw the price, but ladies it is so worth it.  They stayed in place, and although I look like a young boy because they are smashed to my chest, they were stationary, and did not get slammed around.  If you are a big breasted woman you will understand.  Oh so nice!!  Also I am noticing something that is AMAZING.  I had my third child a year ago, and I was struggling with a little bit of dribble if you catch my drift.  My muscles seem to be tightning up in my pelvic floor, and guess what?  Bada Bing Bada boom!  Yah!  That in itself is awesome. 
This might have been to much info for a lot of you men, but it is what it is.  Take what you want and leave the rest.  Went to Logan's for dinner last night.  I am trying to keep my caloric intake at no more than 1500 a day, and they have a menu for meals that are 550 calories.  yay!  I had the shrimp skewers and broccoli, and it was totally yummy.  Well til next time.  God Bless and keep up the good work!!! Best! xo

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 5 Legs & Back & Ab Ripper X

The word for today is EXHAUSTED!  I'm so tired I actually thought I might call someone and pay them to help me clean my house, b/c it's a wreck, and I haven't had enough energy to tackle it this week.  Sure I've straitend it up.  We aren't piggies, but I haven't done any laundry, and I used all my energy today on this workout.  I could really just sit here all day.  I am tired.  I do not like this workout today!  I probably will love it tomorrow after I feel the results.  I know that's negative, but I have a really big bootie, and I cannot do one pull-up without a chair.  I never have been able to. 
I am having a rough time getting the family on board with eating healthy as well.  My hubby is not there yet.  I usually would not speak my inner troubles with anyone, but this is a real issue for wives.  Hubby's want that hottie totty wifey, but nutrition is key to that, so that has been bumpy.  Working through it though.  I had to make two dinners night before last, and last night I decided to get them a bucket of chicken, and I had the left over baked chicken in a pita with spinach.  I love to eat healthy, but the rest of the family says, "Ewwww."  They don't mind the processed foods that I ate on Weight watchers, but I am realizing how unhealthy that stuff is, and to be honest after doing this strenuous of workouts, your body craves healthy, fresh, nutrient rich foods.  
I am almost done with my first week.  I only have one more day left, and then I am giving myself Sunday to rest.  I'm ready for that day. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 4 Yoga X

I really like this workout.  The first half is really challenging.  It kind of sucks, but in a good way.  What do I mean by that?  Well, I could feel myself getting stronger with each push-up.   I fell and stumbled a lot, but I did really good with most of it.  It is absolutely amazing how much you can sweat while barely moving.  I made it all the way through all 1 1/2 hours of it, and really enjoyed myself.  The end is so relaxing.  It is so rewarding in the end. The stretches are just comforting.  I know that sounds strange, but after slamming my body for 3 days, this felt oh so good!  I had so much energy today. I ran all over town, and I was able to get all of my errands ran.  Fantastic day.   Morning workouts are definitely the best for me.  Especially with having 3 children.  There really isn't any other time to do it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 3 Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X

A deeb A deep A deeb that's all folks!  Done!  (Elmer Fud voice)  Alright, well here's the down low on the go go.  I loved the Shoulders and Arms workout.  Why?  Because it was slow paced, and we lifted weights.  It states that this workout is and hour long, but that is because there is a time allotment for writing down you reps and waiting on others to finish their reps.  My arms and shoulders definitely got a work out.  I could only do 1/2 of the bonus round, but heck it was a bonus round.  You do NOT have to do it, but I like a challenge.  Now, after that workout, you have to do another workout.  It is a 16 minute Ab Ripper Your Guts Out X.  I can do anything if it is only for 16 minutes.  This had me hurting and burning, and YOUCH.  Some of a gum!  Tish Tish Tish what the what?  How the heck?  Guess What?  I finished it though.  I looked silly.  I did have to take a lot of breaks.  I did not do 25 reps for everything, so out of 465 ab working exercises I prob did 400.  Not bad.  I felt the  burn that is all that matters.  I tell you what there was an exercise where you lay flat then you put your right hand behind your head and reach up and over with your left hand, and I got a double charlie horse in my hips.  NO > LIE!!!  O my goodness.  I am a runner though, and I have learned you can go way farther than you think as long as you push through.  Usually it is just a cramp, and it will work itself out, and it did.  I did not give up and I kept going.  That is the key. Do not stop.  It doesn't not matter that you cannot do EVERYTHING OH WELL.  Do what you can and forget the rest.  I am feeling progress already.  I am also seeing progress.  Call me crazy, but things are tightening up.  Lovin it.  Much love!  Remember all things are possible, and that voice in your head that says you can't do this is a liar.  XO