Saturday, January 9, 2010


Tomorrow is Day 1 out of 100. I am starting Sunday January 10th and finishing April 20th, 2010.

I am all set and going to commit to 4 days of lifting and at least 4 days of cardio. Going to focus on eating clean, fueling my body and manipulating my calories and microphones to get the results I am looking for. First goal is to lose 0.25 inches off all my measurements - waist, navel, thighs and butt/hips. I can not wait.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Why do I feel like it just is not ENOUGH.....

Disappointed in myself. Not only was I unable to get out of bed this morning for my 4am workout but I indulged in some snacking last night. At 9pm I was cracking open shelled peanuts and I had 3 fist fulls. OK my fists are pretty small but still not part of the plan. Scale this AM showed no gain but that is not the point.

So I went to bed feeling guilty and thought OK really time to stick to my goals. So I thought I have been successful when I challenged myself, put up deadline. The thing is losing weight is not a priority for me but losing body fat is, so I will look at that. I do wish I had a more accurate way of tracking it.

I know I have come along way and even with the recent changes of working full-time being out of the house 60 hours a week I have been discipline enough to workout at least 4 days a week, pack my lunch everyday and really try to take care of myself. But I wonder why that is not enough? It should be right? Well maybe it should - but not for me. So I will have to try harder, each and everyday. Maybe yesterday was just my hormones imbalance grabbing the second and third handful of peanuts. Maybe it was slight work related stress, getting ready for the weekend and try to minimize the chores and tasks I want to complete by the end of the day. Maybe it is the report and deliver ables I need to have done by the end of the day to my Collections VP. Nobody ever said being a manager of a collection floor was going to be easy. No it is my job and now is the opportunity to prove myself. Prove myself to my fellow colleagues, VP'S and the Senior VP's. Yes that reminds me in February I have a quarterly presentation to Senior Management about my role as a Collections Manager. Wow, maybe I have a lot on my plate.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Yesterday night did not go as smooth as planned. Did not follow my last meal plan. I thought I could simply skip my last carb of the day. Boy was I sooo wrong.

Missing that last carb item made me well less say very very hungry within an hour of eating. So of course I ate. Good thing we have nothing to horrible at home. So I had a protein bar. Not the best quality bar but it was either that or the cookies and cream ice cream in the fridge. All my other meals were 100% so I will try not to be so hard on myself.

Today is a rest day although if I feel like it I may burn some calories tonight with some cardio. But what I do know that it is 100% clean eating and planned eating for me. And the carbs - I am having all 5 servings.

So I re-did my measurements. Have new goals and am giving myself a 12 week program to follow. I will be tweaking based on my progress but having a time line, goals and blogging will keep me more accountable.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday January 6th

Got out of bed this morning after my alarm went of, went into the bathroom, looked at my workout clothes, at the mirror, thought of my warm bed and than looked at my workout clothes again. My workout clothes won. :) And I am glad it did because one hour later I had burned almost 430 calories later.

I skipped my traditional workout and opted out for 4 sets of squat swings, squat press, mountain climbers, bicycles, db curls and triceps pulldowns. I am thinking of adding this to my workout twice a week. One during the week and adding it to my Saturday or Sunday routine. Get this body leaner.

Eating yesterday was 100% and had my last meal at 7am. Today all my meals are planned, packed and they are very clean. Only clean eating for this body. 1400 calories if quality calories!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

it's on ...

Up at 3:45am and got in a great Chest and Tracy workout in, along with 30 minutes of card. My lunch is packed, meals planned for the whole day - in fact planned for the WHOLE WEEK. I was busy last night planning my new plan and looking for techniques to get me leaner and strong. So I will be implementing them this week and see how I do. I really wanted to take pictures but time is so limited these days.

I went from SAHM to Management overnight. My work week is not long, your typical Monday to Friday 8am-4pm day. It is the 15-20hr commute to an from work per week. So if I can stick to my workout schedule than I am happy with that. Just want more results. So time start training harder and smarter.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday January 4th, 2010

I am in the process of revamping my diet and workouts. Just need a little more time to complete. That and my workout right now is giving me soreness in all the right places so not sure if I am ready to abandon it yet. But meal plan going to change that direction a bit.

Had a horrible night sleep as Maddie came into our room 3 times between the hours of midnight and 3 in the morning. But I got through it with some good breakfast and the lemon green tea I had helped immensely.

Yesterday last meal of the day turned into an unplanned refuel meal. But it was good and it left me completely satisfied and not full. Green curry chicken, my all time favorite Thai dish. I skipped the rice seeing as I know I was consuming more calories than planned. Completely on board for eating today. So far 100% clean eating and I plan for it to stay that way.

Although today was a rest day I plan to have a killer chest and tricep workout. Now hope my daughter sleeps thru the night so I can get that 4am workout in.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wed Jan 3rd - Plan of Attack

I have been fighting this cough for a while and although I am just slightly congested it is the sore throat that hurts the most. That being said it is getting better and my nights are far most restful than they were a few days ago. But certainly not feeling 100%. So workout modifications have had to be the order of the days. And some days, especially last week I had to miss them all together.

But my plan of attack includes more than just working out but by fighting this with eating clean and keeping hydrated. So this is what my clean eating plans looks for the day.

Meal1: egg whites, plain oatmeal, grounded flax seed, fresh blueberries
Meal2: whey protein
Meal3: grilled chicken with no skin, brown rice, salad, green beans
Meal4: turkey breast meat, small red potatoes, salad, red peppers and zucchini
Meal5: whey protein

This meal plan is sure to fuel my awesome back and biceps workout along with a steady run on the treadmill for 30 minutes.

Tomorrow is a work day. Long work week ahead but I am going to do my best to plan 2 early AM workouts and possibly a lighter cardio session in the evening. Do able? Of course, anything I put my mind too.