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A good weekend June 29, 2009

I had a pretty good weekend. Did some partying with friends and some exercising too!

Friday Odessa finally had her spay surgery, and it went well. She was bouncing all over the house by saturday afternoon like her belly had not just been sliced open 24 hours before (EEK).
I woke up on Saturday morning in the mood to exercise, so I went to the gym and pushed out 30 minutes of cardio to the beats of Michael Jackson on my ipod…..Felt great!
We had party plans that night with friends and had a great time. I did not eat too poorly and drank many mojitos. Which in my defense are on the list of Mens Health Healthiest cocktails to order!
We make them fresh too, with our own mint from my newly monkered mojito tree!
We had a great time, and got home super late.

We did not sleep in to much the next day, but it was raining so our hiking plans were again put on hold. It rains every weekend here 😦

My husband got me a cool new gift though…..a shiny new four burner gas grill with a side burner and rotisserie set up!
He knows how much I love my rotisserie chickens!

I told him it would be easier for me to cook up healthy meats if I had a grill to grill on! He is a charcoal griller 100% and we will still eat meat he grills, the old fashioned way. I on the other hand have no clue how to charcoal grill, and I am a little afraid of it…so I am happy with my click it on and grill it way of doing things! I’m getting a pink grilling apron:)

I went to the gym this morning and had a pretty good workout. I bumped my time up to 35 minutes of cardio and I honestly could have gone longer but I forgot my ipod 😦
Next time I am pushing for 40!!!

Hope everyone has a healthy happy week!

 

Weigh in Day! June 24, 2009

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Wow!
I really, really did not want to step on the scale today….I just felt heavy and I knew it would not be good. Well I stepped on and what do you know I lost 3 pounds! I am so excited, finally a drop! 152!
I worked out yesterday but for the most part I just really watched what I ate this week and this past weekend. I picked lighter options and really had some self control when I was surrounded with things to over eat.

I finally get to pull some numbers for my team, Go Team Coral~

 

Weigh in! June 10, 2009

Today is the weigh in for the sisterhood and I have not budged…..bummer!

I am not too stressed about it, b/c other people have noticed a difference and I got a few comments this week. I think I can even see a small difference. I also know my body and how it reacts to weights, I put on muscle faster than I lose fat. At some point tho, the weight will just suddenly start dropping off. I just hope it will drop during this challenge so I can pull in some big numbers for the team…Go Team Coral!

My leg in improving slightly, no workout yesterday, but I did walk around the block a couple times. No workout today but I ate very moderately. I have a busy day tomorrow so I am skipping the shred and will throw in a walk for sure. I figure I will give my leg one more day and then ease back into the shredding and hope for the best…..

hopefully the scale will budge a little next week….or a lot!

 

Great workout today! June 4, 2009

Shred #5!

It went pretty well….
I think I can feel myself getting stronger in my push up. They are still pretty ridiculously bad, but maybe a little better. I also still cannot get all the way through that series of lunges and bicep curls. I probably miss 4 on each leg, but hopefully I will gain some strength soon.

I did not work out yesterday..I know real bad huh. My monthly annoyance reared her ugly head yesterday and I have hard, hard times, especially the first day. I spent the day crampy tired, and running errands…lovely.

More of me wandering aimlessly through building of Italians and never where to go and how to ask! Hopefully my DD will be all signed up for the mensa (italian lunch program) when she starts asilo (italian school) in the fall. I handed the paperwork to someone and they looked at it and walked away…I guess thats good and all they need from me?!?

Even though I am still cycling (and not in an exercise way) pretty hard, I got a good workout it. I am feeling a bit watered down, I just hate the way puffy fingers feel!

Today I have to go get the oil changed in the nox and doing a little grocery shopping!

Have a great day challenge ladies!!
Go Team CORAL!!!

 

Shrinking Days of Summer! June 3, 2009

My teamates and I (GO TEAM CORAL) have 7 weeks to shrink into our skinny jeans…or well skinnier jeans!

The contest running at the sisterhood of the shrinking jeans starts today and runs to july 22. Man I better behave during this BBQ season!
My starting weight stat today is 155.

I am up a pound…but in my defense my monthly annoyance showed up today, so that might have a little to do with it!
I am looking forward to this challenge with my lovely teammates!

 

Shred #3 June 1, 2009

So I have recovered from my busy weekend!
The recital was nice, and DD was beautiful. They had some minor and then some major technical difficulties, but the show must go on right? and it did!

Our little feline Odessa seems to be no worse for the wear in regards to that shard of metal, thank GOD!
She is a very wanted and very expensive kitty…nothing can happen to her! DH will never let me get another cat if we kill another one!
I have very bad luck with animals, cats in particular. I am not sure why 😦

So I woke up to a bight and shiny morning after a busy cloudy weekend. I was looking forward to shredding with the dvd (it came in the mail) instead of youtubing the workout.
It went well, and I felt very energized after. It still is very hard for me, and I missed a couple reps here and there.
I cant do a full push up and probably can only go maybe halfway down on the sissy ones. I cant wait to get to the day when I can do a full push up!
I bought a little kneeling mat to help my knees with these sissy ones, and it seems to help me. I can focus on the push up instead of my sore knees!
My lunges need some work too, towards the end I get off balance and tippy….

I had some natural crunchy peanut butter on a whole wheat low carb wrap with banana slices. I rolled it up into a little banana burrito, Yummy! This is my favorite breakfast these days.

Before I left the house I had a pita pizza for lunch.
I invented….well maybe not invented, but created my own a few years ago.
It takes some testing to find the pita brand that will crisp to your liking, but they are really good when you find the right one.
I take a whole wheat pita and split in open. I lay out the 2 rounds and spoon tomato sauce onto the pita’s. I use the italian seasoned tomato sauce in the little cans. I only use probably a quarter of the sauce in the little can so I press and seal it into the fridge for the pita pizzas to come!
Then I like to put sliced shrooms on top, but any veggie or combo of veggies would be good. Then I sprinkle on some shredded light mozzarella and stick it in the oven for 10-12 min. at 400. It come out crispy and delicious!

I had a busy day cleaning the house and running DD to her dance practice. For snack I had a peanut butter bar, not sure of the brand and maybe not the healthiest, but that was the last one! I have been emptying out my cupboards to make room for some healthier fare. I also spent the better part of my free time in the last few days copying yummy healthy recipes from blogs and other web locations into my computer recipe book.

Tonight for supper I made a Caesar pasta salad and I added some fresh mozzarella and sliced tomatos. It was pretty yummy and not to awful bad for me.

More shredding to come!

 

30 day shred-Day 2 May 27, 2009

Wow, I am so proud of myself today…you have know idea!

When I woke up this morning, my calves were so sore and tight I could barely walk.
I got dressed and got DD ready for school. I walked her to the bus stop and thought to myself the whole time, I am not going to shred today! I am too sore, and too tired! I NEED to take a day off, rest is gooood for my body!
I was talking myself out of my workout, and letting myself be lazy. Excuse after excuse came to mind.
DH left for work and I got undressed and stared at my gym clothes, then told myself my calves were too sore and I might pull a muscle or something so I got redressed and laid on the couch.

Then my inner voice started telling me how lazy I was and it isn’t called the 30 day shred for nothing! If I wanted to get results I would have to hurt and have to put in the effort. Its only 20 minutes of pain! Suck it up!

I got up, put my gym clothes on and I DID IT!

It did not hurt my calves, if anything they feel better, and I feel better about myself!
It was still very tough but maybe just a smidge better than day 1.
I cant wait to see what this will do for me, and how much stronger I can become.

I really want to be able to do a full push up and come up from doing them on my knees.