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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It feels like a Friday

A late night work out followed by an incredibly early work out? Insane. I totally did that this morning. Pilates was changed to Wednesday this week, so I have to come up with something for Friday. It hurts really bad because I totally worked my butt off last night. I do love pilates quite a lot even if I am not sure how to spell it. I am seriously so tired now, I will definitely be taking a nap, maybe outside so I can get some sun. Also don't you think its funny that we are working out and totally burning out then we really can't do the things we want to (like a hike, bike ride, or walk with the stroller) because we are so tired from these workouts. Hopefully we actually get into shape so we can do it all. That's my goal.

Day Three: Shoulders & Arms and Ab Ripper X

And the sore muscles continue. I am super sore from yesterdays work out. I am having a hard time walking up the stairs. But I still did my workout today. I really tried to push myself today. I tried to get at least 8 reps for each set and it was tough. I didn't work up a sweat like yesterday, but I could feel my muscles stretching and tearing (I hear that's supposed to happen). My chest hurts today too. I don't think I have ever worked it out in my life and I can feel it.

I haven't heard from either of you guys for a while. Keep on working out. Keep on blogging. Come on you can do it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Water Aerobics Tuesday

I went to water aerobics tonight. It was a killer. I was supposed to take it easy but with the instructor screaming at you to give it your all, it's hard to do things half way. I love water aerobics, its easy on the joints but tough on fat. HA HA HA! I go with a bunch of ladies from my community so it's kind of a gab fest at first but after warm ups are over I hardly talk. I have to concentrate. We really worked out arms tonight and I am feeling it as I type this. SO I am really tired since the water aerobics I go to starts at 9:30 PM and it last an hour. I really like the instructor and kind of have a schedule where we go Tuesday and Thursdays. Its really fun. My picture is me almost asleep, but I hate going to bed with wet hair so I stay awake until it dries. Okay that's it I am sleepy...

Day 2: Plyometrics

Talk about a hard hard workout. Today there wasn't as much upper body strength required(Thank goodness since I am so sore from yesterday). It had tons of squats and jumps. I have already improved. I didn't get sick during the warm up this time. Then I was able to keep up for the first few sets. The motto for P90X is "Do your best and forget the rest". I am proud that I got up this morning to continue my workout. I honestly don't think I have worked out this hard in such a long time and its super hard. Yesterday as the day was coming to an end I started getting a headache and I had an upset stomach and I felt like couldn't do it. I was already doubting if I could do this program. I don't do well with pain. But that is why I'm writing. I need encouragement. I want to succeed. L, look on KSL and try and find it. I hope you will be able to join the P90X team with me so that we can keep giving each other support. Let me know if you are up for the challenge. H, start doing it again. And if either of you want the nutrition plan I could scan it in and send it to you. Let me know.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hiking down by the river

I went for a hike today and it was hot. I walked just over two miles total. I had to carry MD's camelbak for about a mile, and then MD for about 1/4 a mile to the car. He was really heavy. I stayed hydrated with a camelbak, when I got home I was really tired and worn out. Walking with two kids isn't necessarily a cardio workout but you get some distance and your body moving. It was an endurance hike, endure the whining, endure with patience, and endure carrying a cranky child and his supply of water. Yikes. Still it felt good.


Alright here we go. I just finished my workout for day 1: Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X. I am pretty sure I am not in good enough shape to do this program. The workout started and before the warm up was over I thought I was going to throw up. I mean cold sweats, turned whiter than a ghost and so dizzy that I didn't think I was standing up anymore. I decided I needed a break at that point and sat down. Chris paused it and waited for me (I almost didn't want him to). After that I really didn't think I was going to make it, but I pushed through and finished the whole video. On some places I could only do 1 push up and other places I didn't even need to use weights because my arms are heavy enough to work me out. It is super hard, but I feel so glad that I made it through the first day. I have heard that the first week is the hardest. Here is my before picture. I am mostly looking to tone up a bit and maybe drop a few pounds. I just want to get in shape. I want muscles to form when I flex. You only get the head on shot because the rest are not super flattering of me.
As for the food. I have decided that we will be tackling the nutrition side as well as the work out. So far the meals seem very big. This morning we had a mushroom omelet. It called for 6 eggs. I barely eat one egg, so that will be a struggle. On top of the bigger portions they let you eat tons of snacks throughout the day (ex. soy nuts, string cheese, cottage cheese, strawberries, nectarines, turkey jerky, etc.) I am really excited to start this crazy program. I am going to keep pushing. Only 89 days left.  

Monday, June 27, 2011

All day everyday

Ok, so I haven't been great with the blog since the parents left, but I am going to do better now. I have been working out, but I am going to be starting P90X either next week or the week after. Then the photos will start rolling in. Are you guys ok if you can see my stomach in my photos. Thats the part I want to work the most and you won't be able to see my 6 pack when I'm done if you don't see my stomach. Let me know if your ok with that. Can't wait.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

what's the deal ladies?

Dear Super Gals,
I heard that you went to an exercise class together, but I have yet to hear anything about it... tsk tsk! Come on, a gals gotta have guts! Let's really get this started :)
Can't wait to hear from you soon! BOTH of you!
Super Gal L

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Want a good work out? Get yourself a crappy mower

Het! So glad you were able to finally join us. I am glad that you posted and look forward to more. I hope this blog can be just that, rambling, ranting, and motivating. Yeah we are all here now, keep up the posts and eventually the pictures will come too...

Today I used my lawn mowing skills to get a good workout. Apparently they had changed my pillates class to today but I completely missed it. I will have to think of something when Friday rolls around. So to complain a little bit, my arms are small at the wrist, but I have some major relief society arms. Its sick. Pushing the lawnmower just confirmed that I seriously need to start lifting weights or start pushing a full stroller up a hill everyday. Also my lawnmower's back wheel stopped working so I was trying to push the lawnmower without lifting it and the back wheel not rollingd. It was really hard and I feel really tired.
But really happy that I hurt, so weird when it comes to working out. You hurt so bad but change it so it feels so good. Now if I can just stop snacking and eating sweets I think I might be able to fit into my "skinny" boot cut jeans again.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I just wanted to post!!!!

I am here, but I am kind of in my undies, and I cant take my picture, but I still wanted to add something before the day is through.

I feel like I have turned a corner, but the corner seemed really wide, or maybe rounded, where you feel like you just keep turning and turning... but I think a lot of it is fear. I fear so many things that I don't know how to express, and I just wanted to write something down...I know, I am rambling...

My actual goals are small, because I kept getting overwhelmed by how much I need an overhaul. I hate admitting this, but I actually reached my pregnancy weight, and there is no baby in me. Very depressing, so I have been eating less, smaller portions and what not, and I am glad to say that I am no longer my preg weight, (184, I am mortified to tell you that), but this morning I was 176, and whatever mental thing I doing to myself seems to be working. I love you both, thanks for listening to my rant, I will post tomorrow!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

In the flippin garden all day

I gardened today. What exactly does that mean in terms of exercise? Well I lifted waits, did forward bends, did regular and yoga squats, walked a lot, and spent a lot of time in the hot hot sun. I also got a killer chaco line. I am very proud of that. I am sore and tired, but maybe a I am a little stronger, maybe I can endure more, and maybe I will have a lot of vegetables soon so I can eat healthy :) I know I have a huge weight off my shoulders, because my garden is all planted. On the USDA website it list gardening as an exercise and on the wii fit plus I can get several health points (or whatever they are called)

The picture is of my garden and my forehead. I wanted to show what we actually did today!

Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm never gonna give up...

I love this blog. Lets keep it going. We just started it and I know we can get better. Today I did two forms of exercise. This morning I went on an hour long walk with a friend (Image picture here, but for some reason it won't upload right now). Then tonight I finished mowing the lawn it took me 40 minutes. H, please start putting your stories on here, it will be more fun if you do.

I honestly grumbled about this blog this morning saying dang blog now I have to go work out, but it made me get out of the house and start working out, so THANKS BLOG!. I will try and figure out what is going on with my computer and why I can't put pictures on. Hope we can keep this blog up.

It's been one week since you looked at me

Pillates was awesome, the instructor was awesome. I think that pillates is a love it or hate it exercise. I mean it really hurts. Today we worked on our legs, butt and abs. I think every pillates class works the abs though so that kind of a given. I wish that mine were stronger and flatter. I am always surprised at how out of shape I feel when I go on Friday. Too be fair I am in a lot better shape than I was when I started this class in January. However its only thanks to this Friday class that I am. I don't think I exercised at all during the winter except for pillates on Fridays. So thanks instructor kate!

One more thing: is this working out thing and website working out for you? I mean its not really that hard, but it really hasn't taken off. We still haven't heard from 1/3 of the gals and the other 2/3 gals have not been consistent. Should we just bag the blog?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May 31, 2011

Happy Anniversary dear sisters! (I know its actually today and tomorrow, but I don't want to miss it.)

Yesterday I put my sweet boy down for his nap. He gets atleast 1 hour in bed even if he is awake. I decided it would be a good idea to get outside and take care of our super long grass. So instead of just slowly going along, taking my time, I jogged the yard. It took me less than half an hour to do the front yard when it usually takes me an hour. Then I started on the back yard. I didn't get it finished in a half hour and had to come in and make sure the boy wasn't awake yet. He was awake and that ended my workout. I am happy to say that we are no longer the longest grass on the block and I got my workout in.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pillates vs Yoga

I am such a dummy sometimes. I totally didn't wake up to go to pillates today. I can blame it on my phone not being with me, the alarm clock. That would be really nice, but it was just a case of dum dum dum dum. Well I had to make up for it sometime today so with the kids at play dates I did yoga. Yoga, I love yoga. I was surprised to find that my right hip was seriously tight while my left calf was just as tight. So weird. Also my foot is throbbing now. I have no idea what I did. Still it feels good to exercise. Next friday I am going to comment on how cool pillates is and how wonderful my instructor is, but for now I sure do love my work out video reserve. It feels good and exhausting. I am glad we are exercising because I had no idea how out of shape I am. AHHHH!! Oh yeah be sure to drink lots and lots and lots of water!

Okay we are still waiting on a third of our party... Come on ladies we can do this!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


My choice of exercise today was Dance Dance Revolution. It was so hard. I put it on workout mode and it didn't stop for almost an hour. By the end I was drenched and so tired. Come on over and play any time.

Cold Walking

I went for a walk today. The boys were on their bikes and I just tried to catch up with them. It was a great exercise and they released some energy too. I wish that spay would get rid of his training wheal. He could go so much faster. Math pooped out before I was done so I ended up pushing/pulling him quite a ways. My foot has been hurting since I played on the wii. I hope nothing was permanently damaged. It kills and makes me limp a bit.
I realized that this picture looks just like the other one. I must wear black a lot. :)

My hopes

Well, I did it! I worked out! I am hoping that this blog will motivate me to do it more often than just one time a week (if I even get that). So my workout yesterday was: I went walking for 1 hour with a friend. Then last night I went to Zumba class. Man, Zumba kicks your bumb. I love it though because I get to shake what I was given :).

Hey, if you guys are ever around and want to take a class its 5 dollars to get in. I love the zumba class, but other classes are offered and I think they have a daycare as well.  The zumba class I took last night is taught by Leslie and she is super amazing. The summer classes are listed in the link below.

I'm glad we are doing this because I have no energy at all and no strength to even open a jar of pickles. Lets get out butts into gear!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The wii is not kind

So I started working out today. I used the Wii Fit Plus, I wanted to know my starting BMI and weight. It was so unkind. I am very sad that I know. The worst thing about the WFP is they start you out skinny and plump you up when they tell you your weight and BMI. So mean. Still I did it. I am starting really slow so I only worked out for 35 minutes. I guess I have to start somewhere.  I worked my balance, tummy, arms and back. It was fun to get back onto the balance board though. I need to get my money's worth still :)

I am going to make a exercise playlist soon, I will let you know what songs I choose. I am still waiting for you two to make a post. Get out there an exercise ladies!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011