Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 1 of Day 90: Leg and Calf day

Day 1 of Day 90

Figured lets work with a 12 week program. Good start, doable and I am going to do it. I will stay on track by tracking y workouts more effectively and keeping in mind that you can not exercise a bad diet.

Today I started my day with a leg and calf training strength training program that I designed and got in a 20 minute workout after my gruelling workout. Been a while since I started my workout at 6am. I think I am going to do that this week, spruce things up a bit seeing as I have been training later in the morning.

Great pump!!

New Challenge

I am not stranger to the gym, no stranger to clean eating but I could do better in the blogging and tracking department. I like to switch up programs, but because I do not get keep track of weights/sets and reps on paper I know my progress is not effective as it should be.

So that is all about to change. Starting now, starting here. I got a new workout journal where not only can i track my exercises, sets, reps and weight but I can also track my nutrition and my macros. Tracking has just gotten easier, therefore more effective workouts and better use of my time spent working out.

Stay toned to more frequently blogging in my community journal. I see good things happening :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Going to the Extreme

Today I am just dragging my feet. i was actually dragging my feet yesterday, but today feels worse. Not sure why, but I starting to think maybe I am overtaining. Not training for anything specific, just that I am not giving my body the rest it needs.

I took the whole weekend off, but was feeling not much like myself. That song blame it on the rain, well it sounded like "blame it on the hormones" all weekend. Monday I felt strong, but not as strong as I should have felt given two days off. Than yesterday, my afternoon workout was tough and I pushed myself through it. Even stretching was tough. This morning my hamstrings kill as does my glutes. Tiredness and soreness, sure indicator for me that I am overtraining.

I can't just sit on the couch. In fact as I blog, i am standing. So with some laundry to do and some cleaning up to do, I will keep myself busy. Busy enough so that I do not feel like I should be running on the treadmill and getting some HIIT. Insane right? Have to give my body a break. Will not see any gains if I push myself beyond my limits. I mean there is coming out of your comfort zone and than there is "overtraining". Fine line for me -- but I think I hit it.

So I will manipulate my diet and see how I feel later. Much later. Maybe curling up with a book and reading, sitting down is not such a bad idea. :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010


I have come along way in my journey and now feel like I am truly at a maintenance level with my weight but really want to see bigger gains in my strength and muscle definition. I'm no talking body building gains but nice leaner muscle. My glutes are coming along as are my abs, but I am still looking for a leaner physique. Of course it will take time, certainly not weeks, possibly way longer than months and hey I am ready to accept it could take years.
I am determine and ready to acknowledge that my physique now took years and every year it is getting better. So of course the tiny package is sure going to take a few more years to tweak and tackle.

But I got time :) I mean this is a life long commitment. I have my friends and attend my share of social events but I keep it clean and make it about the experience, the event not about the eats.

It took me a while to get to this place. I remember a time where attending family/friends events was a punishment for me. Certainly I could not get away from the situation. So I joined in and felt the price of uneasiness and guilt for days and felt on to the sluggish feeling for weeks.

Not any mote. I have learned to trick myself, my desired and foods.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Failing to Plan is Planning to FAIL

New week and I have the week planned out. I have 3 busy days this week is planning is pretty important. Planning with meals, workouts, when and what am i going to do. In between all this I make the time for my daughter and her needs, so planning is that more important. Every minutes counts.

Today was an awesome chest workout - 4 exercises for shoulder, 20 sets total. Yes 20, not a typo. I also did shoulders 3 exercises, 15 sets. And the cardio was intense. 25 minutes on the elliptical in the AM and 30 minutes on the stairmaster and I kicked it up a notch!! HIIT baby and was the sweat pouring. Even while I did abs, I could feel the sweat and boy did it feel great!!

Tomorrow I have a great back workout scheduled and HIIT to follow. Effective workout -- quality not quantity. ;)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Link to my Progress Pictures

The following link is a place were i like to blog on Sparkpeople. It was a place that I could go to frequently and find people who also were on a journey to improving them self. It is where I went for motivatin and friendship.

I posed some picture of what I looked back in mid-November of 2007, about 20 months after my daughter was born. I weighed about 4 lbs more than I do today. I had more abdmonial fat which makes me look heavier than approximately 105lbs. Interesting to see the difference and I am glad I still had the pictures to show how far I have come.

START PCITURES: Day 1 and Day 2 of Sexy in 70

So I have decided to post some start pictures although keep in mind I have been working hard for months now. I will have to go through some of my old photos and find true start pictures. But for now, here are my progress pictures as of yesterday May 12th.

Stats do not seem to change much, but I will continue to track that along with my weight.

Yesterday I did legs and in co-operated some serious cardio on the treadmill. I did super sets for example of weighted squats and than went straight into jump squats. Did 4 sets of that none stop than jumped on the treadmill and jogged for 3 minutes and than went back to my next pair of 2 exercises which happened to be weighted walking lunges and hack squats -- 4 sets of reps ranging from 10-12 than back on the treadmill for 3 minutes. Quick stretching than did another pair of super sets and than ran, than one last weighted leg sets and finished off with 10 minutes of HIIT. I was sore. Feeling it today as well.

This AM I woke up early as I wanted to get in a strength training workout for biceps and triceps and once again added the interval cardio in between sets. Really way for me to switch it up considering this is my 4th week of doing the same exercises. I also did a circuit challenge for 7 minutes after I was done my 1 hour workout. That was the extra burn I needed. Shower and than breakfast immediately. I am addicted to oatmeal with 1 1/2 scoops of allmax protein. It almost feels like comfort food to me and sometimes I even have the same thing as a meal but I will have 1/4 c of oatmeal instead of 1/2 c and scale down the protein to just 1 scoop. Makes me feel like I am giving myself a treat but it is such a great refuel meal :)

Today is just housework day and catching up with stuff around the house. Monday thru Wednesday I have activities with Madison and programs that it all seems to fall at the waist side. I can keep the place tidy put getting a good cleaning is a Thursday morning thing.

I have some stuff to do to prep for my business. I am looking forward to getting full force into that. Just have to get going and be creative. This will be a good way to get out of my comfort zone. No pressure :)

Note: Close Butt pictures: 33 inches 101.6lbs as of May 12th
Measurments: Chest 32, Waist 23.5, Navel 24.75, Hips 33, Right Thigh 18.75, Left Thigh 18.5