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getting healthy the right way

Feeling good! June 19, 2009

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I got in a great workout today!

No shred, but a mommy and me style class at the gym. The kids played while the moms worked out, somewhat shred style actually.
It went pretty well, but I still find it hard to focus on my workout when my 3 year old is stealing toys and poking another kid in the eye!

Diet wise has been good as well. I have found many creative and delicious healthy recipes, and we have been enjoying them. I made these bean and cheese enchilada’s yesterday that were so good, I just cant wait to have leftovers tonight!

My leg seems to be all recovered but I am still a little scared to get back into the shred. I really dont want to hurt myself again 😦

Despite the lack of activty this past week or so, from me or my scale…another friend commented that I looked thinner! This is a very good thing 🙂
I plan on shredding a few times a week and going to this mommy and me class as well.
I would like to bring in some pounds lost for team at some point in this challenge.

Go Team Coral!!

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I am still here! June 15, 2009

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I have not been working out all week….I have a good reason I promise!

My bum leg, what a bummer. I definitely pulled a muscle of some sort, and after working out on it one day, it was just so much worse.
It is finally not hurting anymore and I plan to get back into the swing of things on Wednesday. Tomorrow  will not be a good day b/c my baby girl Odessa is having her spay surgery. I have to get up very early with her and then nurse her when she gets back.
I am very bummed about having to put the shred on hold, and I am hoping I wont have fallen to far behind in my strength and stamina.
I will of course update.
I have been eating as well as possible, and hope I have not gained anything come weigh in day!

 

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!

 

I am in Pain people! June 8, 2009

This sucks!

Today was either shred #6 and I was not strong at all. I am having severe pain when I do my cardio only. It is on the side of my calve just below my knee on the outside of my leg. Everytime I jump and come back down it just kills. It definitely got in the way, as far stamina and motivation goes.

I just dont know what it could be….GAH not now! Not during a challenge!
Hopefully it will chill the heck out!

I had a pretty good weekend, and did not eat too poorly. Even though I was face to face with the most delicious flon I have ever had, homemade by a sweet Puerto rican friend.
I just had one small slice…man I wanted to eat more!

I am going to try and workout everyday the week, despite my leg….its my goal!

Go team CORAL!

 

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!