Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Simple Tuesdays

I'm loving the gym, still loving to eat. I've been going to the gym for a month. Going to schedule my massage for February. After that month I'm going to reward myself with my facial. Maybe I should switch them since my face is acting like I'm a teenager again and it's driving me bananas!

To concure my over eating I think I need to plan out every meal and every snack so that I know what I can eat and enjoy that.

I'm also switching to going to the gym in the morning so that my evenings are free to work on my husband's business.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Signed on the dotted line...

I'm all signed up for the gym!  $50 a month but totally worth it. I love that it's quiet and motivating. At any time I can add classes or personal training. There's a hot tub and we got 10% off at the attached spa.

I took today off to rest and tomorrow back in for cardio then M/W/F weight training and T/Th/Sat Cardio intervals! I can't believe of the intervals kicked my butt on Friday. I skipped afterburn Friday and Saturday because I over did it with my arm and don't need to fall backwards with that.

I'm officially down 10lbs in 30 days. Only drinking water and unsweeted ice tea and skipping candy and opting for fat free pudding.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wonderful Weekend

Thursday I rocked at Foundations class. Friday I finally did Afterburn! and I lived to continue to do it again on Saturday!  Saturday was much harder, even though it was the same class with everything the same I think it was just the exertion 2 days in a row.

How afterburn works is a high intensity circuit. This weeks class was 5 or 6 stations that you'd do the exercise for 60 seconds and then a 30 second brake, doing that twice then a minute brake then do the other side or stations twice.

I've been watching my eating but not tracking the calories, it's very fustating to track them with this new site that they gym has since we eat a lot of food from Aldi that they don't have in the data base.  I'm still aiming for lower carb foods and feeling good.

I picked up a new water bottle today that the cat can't tip over! It also fits ice cubes with no problem.

Tomorrow I meet with the personal trainer, Tuesday is Foundations, Wednesday is program design, Thursday is Foundations, Friday and Saturday is afterburn. The following week is my last week of the free trial and sadly I lose my classes and personal training but I think I can still keep up with just a cardio and program design. 

Since I'm down 9lbs I'm going to schedule my massage. I can't wait.

I'm on track with my goal of about 10lbs a month.  We'll see where I get.

I've been feeling a bit depressed lately and that's not something normal for me at all so I'm going to be posting things that I'm happy for, thankful for and things that I'm looking forward to.

I'm happy that I'm able to afford a gym membership and I'm healthy enough to work towards my goal.
I'm looking forward to more thrift clothes shopping.
I promise to myself that I will replace all my undies with Victoria Secret ones when I read the size I want to stay.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday Already!

Attending the gym has been going well, giving it my all. It's nice to see my strength increasing but I do still see my lack of motion on my left arm that had be fractured back in July.

Monday I worked with a personal trainer and one other person. It was nice to have the personal attention wow-y! I got a work out!

Tuesday I did foundations again. That was enjoyable as much as exercise can be when your overweight.  I still have suspended pull-ups and mountain climbers still kill me!

Wednesday I did my program design, did well with it, kind of wishing I would have thrown some cardio in there but meh there is always tomorrow.

Looking forward to smaller sized, higher energy, and shopping for new clothes. Once I reach my goal I'm replacing all my undies with Victoria Secret ones!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday.. resting

Enjoying the day away from the gym, it's kind of weird not to be there. I'm going to go tomorrow and get some cardio in to work off the fudge pops I ate. 70 calories but still need to work them off. I did shovel some more snow off the patio to keep Mr. Maverick from peeing there and making it look gross. Don't think the tenant would like to look at that when she comes outside either.

Now I just need to keep my hubby from trying to eat everything that is loaded with grease, fat, and calories. 1st he wanted Buffalo Wild Wings, then it was pizza, then Denny's, then George Webb's! for the love of my belly flab I don't need to eat those things and if he gets them it will make me very grumpy that I can't join in like I use to. But then again, doing what I did before got me where I am now.... 100lbs over weight eww.

I was looking at local thrift stores in Milwaukee that carry vintage and designer clothes, I can't wait till I can visit the stores and not have to call 1st to see if their carry plus sizes. 

Pushing on.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 12, 13, & 14 at the gym

Wednesdaay I worked out with the personal trainer again. I will be working with a different trainer on Monday and it will only be me and one other person. I'm looking forward to the personalized attention. I keep being informed that I have great form.

Thursday I did foundations class which seemed a little too easy, I finally got the formula of shaking the rope but I still hate hate hate it!

Friday, today I did my program design work out, that went well but my hamstring is still a bit tight. My back is sore from shoveling for the 5 or 6 inches we got between Thursday morning and this afternoon. I only shoveled the back patio and the front deck.

One the fluffy dog side Maverick at about a week's worth of food. Yep my Cavalier King Charles pulled his bag of food out of a drawer and munched away.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 10! and 11! at the gym...

Monday I did my strength training plain, that went well. My hamstring is still tight in my right leg, I hope I can get it to stretch out cause it is annoying!  I ate well yesterday picked up some more string cheese and some high fiber oatmeal in cinnamon, yum.

Tuesday I had foundations again and they changed up the circuit. I was partnered with a lady who last over 100lbs back in 2006-07 and has kept it off for the past 5 years. She said the hardest part is keeping it off, losing it was the easy part.  I had a pretty heavy lunch so for dinner all I had was a piece of string cheese and a bowl of high fiber cereal.

I am down 6lbs total from when I weighed in on Gym day 1.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 7, 8 and 9!

Wowza I've been busy. Wednesday I had group personal training with 4 other ladies. The formula of the things we did were 4 of one strength exercise and then 3 of the there switching back and forth. The trainer I had great form and my strength will come back the more I push myself. Since breaking my arm in July I still have weakness there but only slightly. I still have some flexibility issues.

Thursday I had foundations class again, it was a much smaller class than Tuesday. Makes me wonder if people are already giving up on the New Years resolution.

Friday I met with Kip again. He gave me my workout plan for the next 3 weeks. It's broken down by day another with my goals and strengths and motivation.  Every 4 weeks I will meet with him to update it with new exercise plan.

Saturday was an enjoyable day with breakfast with my hubby and father-in-law. Later DH and I put together my closet, well he cut the boards and drilled the holes and I did the rest.  Later we went out for mexican food and it the the 1st time I had a soda in over a week. I ordered it out of habit but after one small glass I had her bring me an ice water.

Tonight we finally had Christmas with my side of the family and enjoyed a bit too much of garlic bread and lasagna. But it was sooo good.

We got some wonderful gifts from our family. It was a Christmas of giving things that were useful. My grandparents went shopping in their home, they have so much stuff and everything was new still in packaging. They have always over bought when they find good deals. My sister painted me a photo of my dog Maverick and my parents got me a tea kettle.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 5 & 6 at the Gym

Monday I met with the Director of Personal training, Kip, he was wonderful to work  with. I'm all set up with dotfit.com and have a free year there. He did a little work out with me to see where I was with mobility and flexibility. He sent me an email that said they were both "very good". 

I am also set up to meet with a personal trainer Monday, Wednesday, Friday. then Tuesday/Thursday I have group circuit which I did today, it was hard but awesome.  It's great to see the trainers so excited about what they are doing, so different from the past time I attended. It was so wonderful and now I'm wonderfully sore!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Just a relaxing recoup kind of day.  The weather is gross and we're under wind advisory all day! Looks to be snowing again, all we had was an inch of crusty stuff.  I picked up bird seed for the little cold birdies.  I meet with the personal trainer tomorrow so I'm looking forward to that, hopefully it doesn't snow too much on my car.