Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 10: Arms & Shoulders and Ab Ripper X

Today was awesome. I worked so hard and can feel it in my whole body. I'm glad I worked out today because I was supposed to go on a walk with a friend this afternoon and it was so hot I couldn't handle the heat, so we stayed inside.

Something about Abs. You aren't supposed to do them every day. Other exercises are ok to do every day but not abs. Did you know that?

I am enjoying working out better (Except on Tuesdays, Plyometrics). I used to dislike it a lot, but its starting to be fun and I am starting to see if I can beat myself with the workouts. Its a fun little contest.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 8: Chest and back & Ab Ripper X

Since I want you to be surprised at how much I have changed at 30 days I will just be posting photos of the food we eat. I will still update you on how the workouts went. This morning we got mushroom omelets with a cup of strawberries and cottage cheese. It was good and for the first time since I started this workout I actually wanted to eat. I was so hungry after my workout.

This week has already been 10 X better than last week. Last week I thought I was going to throw up just because of the warm up. This week I was able to do tons more push ups. I was able to do more pull downs (Its supposed to be pull ups, but I have resistance bands and Chris uses the pull up bar). Plus I was able to keep up with the video. AWESOME!

The Ab Ripper X was not as easy this week. I pushed myself with chest and shoulders so much that I barely had any strength left. But the thing is..... I tried. I didn't give up when I didn't have the energy or when my muscles wouldn't let me move. I just keep trying. And that's all there is to it. "Do your best and forget the rest"

L, thanks for sharing the video yesterday. It was awesome. I laughed so much. I hope you start feeling better.
H, come on. Bring it. You can do it. Get working.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I fell down the stairs so I am out for a bit

Hey Gals, I totally fell down the stairs yesterday and I hurt my right leg quad muscle. At first I thought it was just sore and I was walking and stretching it, further injuring it. I totally forgot that I fell. Anyway so I am out for a while and am going to take it easy until I can walk without a limp. Well I was watching youtube today and I saw this video and thought of us. I think you are doing great and keep it up!

Day Six: Kenpo X

LOVED IT! Seriously I really really did. It was so fast and I was able to do a lot of the moves that I used to do when I was in Martial Arts in Springville and for the first time I was able to give Chris advice on how to strengthen his positions. (Yay! I am actually better at a workout than Chris). This one didn't have any weights and I didn't have to do any push ups or pull ups. I really enjoyed it.

I have decided that I do not like wearing big red animals during work outs also. Why should I when I am in the comfort of my own home?

Chris and I will be going on a bike ride later this afternoon.

I finally got a picture to upload. This is of me starting/stretching before I began.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 5: Legs and Back & Ab Ripper X

L, now I can totally see where you are coming from about the whole working out late and getting up early. I did yoga so late last night that I didn't get to bed until around 11:30 and I got up this morning at 5 to start again. I am pretty tired and I think a nap is deserved.

My legs have hurt since Tuesday, and you would think working them out would hurt them worse. But right now they feel better than they did all week. I can't say how I will feel tomorrow though. Did you know that Abs are the only thing you shouldn't work out every day?

The nutrition program is still going well, except I end up cooking about 2-3 hours a day. It is a lot of work! I have to motivate myself to start cooking harder than I have to for waking up at 5 and working out. Today the breakfast is a spinach, tomato, feta cheese, and fresh basil egg white omelet. Lunch is a turkey burger, gazpacho, and coleslaw. Dinner is fish ( I have decided I don't really like cooked fish, I prefer the raw, fresh stuff). Anyway, keep up the good work.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The problem with night exercising

If something comes up and you can't go, you have wasted the whole day waiting to go exercise. I did nothing today.

Day Four: Yoga X

This morning a friend and I went on a walk. I really had a hard time with this because my legs are really killing me from Tuesdays Plyometrics. I did push myself though and made it to Farmington. I could see Lagoon from where I walked to. It was fun to be able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.

We had to put off Yoga until tonight because Chris had some huge things that needed to be done for school. I really liked it. I mean there were things that I had a really hard time doing, but it felt so good to stretch out that I didn't care. But! it was 93 minutes. Thats a really long time. I'm glad I stuck with it though and here I am going on to day 5.

( I took a picture, but seriously I can't upload it. Something is wrong with my computer)

I would like to go hiking soon.

Do you know of any good hiking places around me? I was thinking I would head to Antelope Island.