Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
25lb arm curl one set of 10 (Yes I'm starting to UP my bicep curls!!)
20lb bicep arm curl 3 sets of 10
10lb tricep reverse curl
15lb tricep reverse curl
20 tricep bench dips
50 incline situps
1/4 mile walk/run
1/4 mile run at 7:30 pace
lots of stretching the quads, massage and rest for remainder of the day.
Actually left the start of TRX today- I hate having to leave- but I must listen to my body- after the first initial 3 squats in the class my right knee/calve were screaming mad and spiking flairs of tendon pain. So I knew...I needed to leave.
No Insanity today either. I just can't. I watched RunnerBoy do his First Full work-out and I'm impressed and pumped but there was NOT a single ounce of this machine that actually would of joined in. That says alot for me you know!
Basically I ran errands after the gym- I took my twins to Walmart and I stockpiled some personals. You know I enjoy a hot shower at the gym and getting dressed for my day there. I found this great "hot stuff" pocket thingy to put my flat iron in after my shower so it doesn't burn stuff in my bag- cute too ♥ Twins were very well behaved today ♥
I have been on the downlow on Facebook and stuff- I really am very focused right now on embracing my little family as the holidays are here. I've had so much insight and enlightenment in my heart and soul this week, as to what's most important. My kids, my Husband- we are so amazing together. The world is so great through my eyes right now. There is this amazing level of peace and comfort....which as I embrace the calm and peace and open hearted feelings- I'm somber when I reflect on the past year and what it has shown me for challenge after challenge- nothing to which anyone here or even in my real life understand.
Is it not interesting how you can live your life- and you can look so perfect and put together and for the most part- you likely are *well in very contrast to the crazy chaotic world of those around you * but there's something sorta intriguing as you look into a persons life, maybe even their eyes, when you think you know them and if you only knew the depths to which their heart/soul is/has taken them....then you really begin to understand that Life is NOT always so black and white.
Life is Not always so Perfect. As you adventure into fitness or your weight loss-......shoot even as you adventure as a Mother or a Wife you begin to notice that you are forever evolving and changing. Most times always for the best....but have you ever changed for the worse? How about the notion that you made choices which in hindsight left you thinking "Wow, did that really just happen" Yeah.....!! Welcome to Living! I like to live inside my pretty little boxed world. I have what I think it all sorted and figured out...but I do. Maybe I like to think of Life here with my family a pretty box and inside of it - so Much LOVE and perfection to what is always meant to be...and the quirky spirally bow on top-----yeah that is the spiralling evolution of my heart and mind and soul. Most times a fun slipper slope and other times a scary freaking ride. But it's Me...with my box (family) and we are pretty and perfect and we are gift to each other and to others if we let it.
How about you? Has Life taken you for unexpected rides? How does that play into your place in the world? Interesting to always re-evaluate who you think you are- sometimes who we think we are - can quickly be challenged and changed ....oh so unexpectedly by our choices...even if they seem right and good at the time.
Greek Yogurt with Wheat Germ
Green Monster Shake
1.5 cup spinach
1tbsp all natural pb
10 oz almond milk
4 halves of a gutted baked potato and tossed in some plain Greek yogurt *you can use lowfat/nonfat sour cream*
topped with low sodium bacon 1 slice to a crisp
100 calorie avocado snack pack
5 oz grilled chicken breast
smothered in a slice of a fresh cheese from the deli- called Garlic Cheese
1/4 treat of protein chocolate pudding
Today I started 1000mg of Cinnamon. I'm going to use it for the Month, just 2 caps a day and see how that impacts my metabolism of sugar, with my insulin resistance I think this might work for me - in moderation- I hear good things about it (in moderation, lol ) Always a risk of taking too much of something *wink* http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/10-health-benefits-of-cinnamon.html
Sunday, November 27, 2011
First Mile at 8min pace- warmed up and hit another great negative split.
Did a 1/2 mile walk cooldown- I think I could of gone 3 with a mad knee- as these 2 were easy for the knee and I had no complaints, but I was also medicated on ibuprofren!
Followed that with the Day 1 of Insanity® . Took My Test and here are my
Fit-Test Results for Day 1: Super Excited for my 60days!
whooped Runners boys ass on this ;-p I beat him in all departments except the pushups - he cranked out several more than me but in one minute with a plank/push up I managed to do 19!
Great Sweat/Burn and my calves were feeling a little compromised after the run to really get in the best performance on the fit test but lets just say I SPANKED even the numbers that people on the video AFTER 60 days of Insanity- OMG!! this is going to make me so much STRONGER!! WATCH OUT!!
1.5 organic egg
1/4 cup egg white
4 slices of all natural minced ham deli meat
2 slices of wheat
tsp of butter *yes, butter- so rare but I used it on my sons toast and he gave me a pc and instant I was craving TOAST WITH BUTTER...OMG!!*
tsp of jam
1 cup of turkey soup *posted blog entry for the soup* so good!!!
1oz of sharp cheddar cheese to go in soup
after run - dinner- was double protein shake with pb2 serving size
Greek yogurt with wheat germ
1 mile uphill climb crank the treadmill to the max incline 15% Incline
Walk 1/10 mile at 3.0
Jog 1/10 mile at 4.5
All the way till the end and the last 1/10 I jogged that hill at 5.0
17min total- wow, what a crazy sweat and a great cardio/respiratory work-out
5min on the row- 1150 meters
10min on the elliptical- 1.75 miles
Nautilus Equipment-20 min
Hamstrings/abs/lower back/obliques/hip flexor
whole wheat bun
98/8 lean burger
jalapeno cheese slice
*** For Yummy'ness you can toss some Organic Corn Tortilla chips next to it and dip into the soup!! I always buy organic tortilla's it's not much more and the oils used on these products are healthy oils and not hydrogenated and they are often very gentle on the use of salt***
Friday, November 25, 2011
I Marathon cleaned my castle all day long. I'm not sure how it gets that dirty so fast....if you all know me by now...as a stay at home momma I clean 1-2hrs every day around here. Making beds daily, dishes, floors, laundry! Oye! Today, after yesterdays holiday fun- the house looked as though a bomb had exploded.
Point blanks 5hrs of cleaning today...YES FIVE HOURS! TUB SCRUBBING- 1.5HRS OF DINNER DISHES FROM YESTERDAY :/ YUCKY!
Anyways! 5 hrs of cleaning and then when RunnerBoy came Home I took off for a run. Having done 3 yesterday I was curious to how the knee would treat me today! I am on ibuprofren before my runs so I was able to crank out 2 happy miles. All be it FAST, I'm Loving my Run!
7:58 first mile
7:25 2nd Mile
So Happy Negative Split!!!
Then off to the Gym with RunnerBoy and did the following:
20lbs biceps arm curls 3 sets of 10
10lbs lateral arm raises 2 sets of 10 forward and to the side
10lbs tricep reverse curls 3 sets of 10
10 reps of bench of dips for 2 sets
10 ab crunches on incline bench for 4 sets
20 ab crunches on ball
3 sets of 11 pushups
10lb tricep arm curl raises for 2 sets of 10
80lb tricep pulldown 2 sets of 10
****off to the Cybex Equipment*****
60lb quad curls together and each leg x 10
40lbs hamstrings x 10
100lb pulldown x10
100lb row x 10
70lbs obliques each side x10
5 min. on the elliptical for 1 mile- my KNEE GOT PISSED on this machine- I think I'm pushing it too much and my knee is beyond angry! flaring sharp pains had me stopping this and going to the row :(
5min on the row machine for 1165 meters.
stretch/heatpad for recovery!
now tonight...I sit here with my laptop with the worlds most sore hiney- my poor glute muscles are MAD!
I'm noticing a little cough too- as if there is some phlegm in my lungs and I've coughed it out.......I wonder if that's why yesterday/today my lungs were a little hurting- I was just thinking it was lack of deep lung cardio, now I'm thinking a small lung infection.
Coffee *skipped foods considering the illness in the belly last night*
10 oz almond milk
1 scoop Jillian Michaels all natural protein powder
2 cups squash
4 oz white turkey breast
1/4 cup stuffing
bite of cranberry sauce
10 oz almond milk
JM protein powder
greek yogurt w/ wheat germ
Air Popped Popcorn *no chocolate ;) *
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
So Much to be Thankful For
My list is long and I've spent alot of time reflecting this week. About my life, my love, my children and what matters most to me. All felt with clarity and and light heart ♥
I am thankful for God's Grace that has found me. My desire to seek more spirituality to see me through the last few months of my life. The strength inside me grows more and more and I believe that I give some of that power up to the Big Man.
Hope you have the BEST ThanksGiving - Remembering what you are so Thankful for ♥
1/4 mile warm- up
1 mile ladder up run which looked like this:
1/4 mile 8:30 pace
1/4 mile 8:00 pace
1/4 mile 7:41 pace
1/4 mile 7:15 pace
5min on the row machine for 1150meters (not a PR!)
1 set of 20lb bicep curls
1 set of 20lb arm over head shoulder lifts
100lb arm pulldown set of 10
100lb row set of 10
50 lb biceps dually set of 8 *ouchie on the forearms?*
80lb lower back set of 20
90lb abs pushdown
4 jaunts of the hallway
8 sets of stairs
set of 20 ab crunches
2 whole wheat waffles*200
1tblsp pure maple syrup*50
Green Monster shake- made this one with pb2 today! *200
Slice of Pumpkin Roll
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I'm always tearing down balconys!
I suppose putting myself out there and introducing myself to an online runners forum (RunnersWorld) got all twisted up to become some witchhunt against me. I've been there for a couple of months. I go in and read and occasionally share. I love Running, I love reading about Running. I love going there in the last few months and what I found GREAT is that I could see a post and someone ask a question or share in something Great and the support always seemed to be quick and outpouring, so much that there's not much else I could ever add. Well I could- I'm no Stranger to Online Forums- 8years ago I discovered them. But quickly I learned all about TROLLS and people that spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME on them- lol. I've been addicted to them, this I understand. I simply don't have the time in my life to commit to them by usual outpouring self. My Facebooking and my 120 Close Running Friends on FAcebook are enough to keep me that busy!
I basically introduced my story and then forwarded a link to 'here' for any 'Newbie" runners that might need help with Running or Losing weight.
Then magically I was "spamming"
Magically I was "looking for attention"
Magically I became a "crazy" (because I stood up for myself *wink*) poster!
Wow, So confusing how I go into an online forum and offer 'help' or inspiration that I'm somehow doing it for some twisted manner.
Made me really think about how cruel the world is. How twisted so many people think. How a person could take something as innocent as my intentions and make them so impure and make them somehow wrong.
Just seems so wrong on multiple philosophical levels. But such is the sociology!
I am NOT a Fool and I'm not one to back down from a fight- but fighting against people that work with the wrong part of the brain- is like beating a dead horse, you can't change the ignorant, you can't change foolish thinking.
This Blog is Free from Ads!
This Blog is Purposeful for me to share and what I get out of it I only hope someone gets from it too. My Blog continues because of all the e-mails thanking me for all that I do. Private messages on Facebook asking for help and direction with getting faster with running- or to share in the experience of what it's like to become a runner out of Obesity. I've helped people and many great people are losing weight and I've helped inspire that change in them ♥ The best part too....is now I watch them share what they are learning with others!
Many of you come here day after day and you read what I write. You embrace what I have to share. Thanks for believing in me!
That is not self seeded, this Blog is beautiful and pure and great. I'm not letting people take that away from you! I'm not going anywhere. This is "My Place" My corner of the world to share and explore and embrace in the journey of health and fitness!!
Ok, So with all that said "phew"
Today I woke up- incredibly SORE! 3 hrs of working out yesterday just proves the insanity to only torture my body - for majority of the time the pain feels good but today- I feel a tad worn but that's ok. I still do exactly what I set out to do!
1 hr of spin-
Sauna & Stretch!
My afternoon monopolized with negativity as I embraced an actually spiritually beautiful morning as my Husband celebrates his 36th Birthday ♥
We went out to Dinner tonight- Sadly I confess there were moments of the RunnersWorld Insanity that flew through my Mind. Certainly the negativity and pessimism seeps into the good to steal the greatness, With this vent- I hope those feelings pass!
Slice of Wheat toast
Unsweetened Almond Milk
All Natural Whey Protein Shake
Dinner out- Chicken Sandwich with broccoli
Whole Wheat Bun
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
No fat honey mustard dressing on the side
1 cup of broccoli
Dessert with my family to celebrate my husbands day- a tasty treat- my first since Marathon :) 1/2 Moon Cookie from the Bakery :)
Great Day Overall - Focus on what's Important - Me & My Family and all those that I am helping!
Which reminds me - to the 50 of you in my Holiday Challenge on Facebook- Be sure to check in with me via the e-mail to share how you'll get through the holiday with your food moderation/healthier choices and what fitness you'll be up to in the coming days!
What do you think, Have you ever encountered twisted thinking on the part of strangers in an online setting? Is it me or is it Odd to be so Mean to someone sharing in such a Great Journey?
Monday, November 21, 2011
1 Mile on the treadmill- first 3 min was a walk finished out the speed mile at 9:25
11 push ups
4 sets of 20 ab crunches on incline bench
Run the halls 10x
20lb biceps x 3 sets
10lb lateral raises to the front/side x 2 sets
10lb triceps - 3 sets
10 bench dips
set of squats
20lb over head arm raises
Then I took off to an Hour of TRX http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gagl23KZs0U
Of course just loved the killer plank work!! side planks, 1 minute plank, pike planks, mountain climber planks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHzG147Y8Og&feature=related
Back to the Gym This Evening and this is what I did:
5 min on the treadmill- 1/4 mile 15% incline- half speed walk/half jog, other half mile was a run
10min on this new crosstrainer machine- sit and pedal with a huge foot bed and you can use your arms- so DUMB!! SHOOT ME NOW!! ;-p but 10min in the bag- 100 cals gone!
5 min on the row machine- I tell you what- I really need to do this more often, every time I do it, I drain out quickly, of course I don't pussy foot around- I'm cranking it out like I'm actually rowing, sometimes I close my eyes and put myself kayaking over a beautiful sunset and what's best is getting lost in a great song on the shuffle. Today that song was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5XNWFw5HVw
YEP.....WORK IT OUT CONNIE- WORK IT OUT!!! THAT WAS A CRUSHING 1225 METER ROW!
10 ROUNDS IN BOXING- BLAH- No time with the coach, BUMMER!
My arms are sore in here!!
Then we ran in the gym with the 3 kids for about 10 mintues! Their idea - so that was MY BEST WORK-OUT TODAY ♥
1/4 cup egg whites
2 tblsp lite natural raspberry vin.
whole wheat crouton
toss of a couple cranberry
all natural whey protein
Grilled cheese sandwich 1/2 cup of soup-
whole wheat bread
2% cheese slice
Hormel All natural ham slices- 2
organic cherry tomato sliced
1/2 cup of Panera Bread Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Sprinkled with Walnuts
1 serving of whole wheat shredded wheat w/out milk
Calories: 1450 ( 47/32/21)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ladder jacks on the floor off from one of the planks
Then I went outside just as soon as my Husband came home and ran some speed sprints right in front of the house!!
160 meters = .1 mile
Then I took a Run/walk to my sisters house who now lives just .2 a mile from me xxx I am thrilled to have her so close and my nephews, I am going to secretly make this my way to see her more often, maybe try to force her out the door for me for some runs around the block (oh she'll hates running!! asthmatic smoker....gonna WHIP HER ASS INTO SHAPE!!) BWAHAHAHA!
oK SO DOWN ↓ YOU WILL SEE THE EVIDENCE OF TODAY'S RUN.
Let's just CONFESS RIGHT NOW.....that I found a pack of cigarettes in my lungs that I must have smoked about 10 years ago in that run, Wowzer Lung Burn!
P.s. Happy knee :)
3/4 can salmon
2tblsp lowfat mayo
3/4 whole wheat tortilla wrap
naan flatbread pizza - organic bbq sauce- leftover ground turkey, 1 oz of cheese
16 oz unsweetened almond milk
1.5 scoop Jillian Michaels all natural protein powder
Went to the Grocery Store Gearing up for some major Fitness and going Calorie Tight of 1200 everyday except ThanksGiving this week and I'll calorie up to about 1800 -2000 :)
english muffin triple health-100
1/2 slice 2% cheese-15
Spinach & turkey skillet-350
bite of my kids cake ice-cream (wow that was a tasty ice cream, but just one bite :) 20
Walnuts/cranberry/cherry/dark chocolate mix-325
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
To my Surprise I was able to hit every pose and hold them just fine. What I found so Fantastic about Yoga is the incredible Stretch of very specific muscles. Certainly stretches and movements to which I've never done before! They all felt so great and a few times I got my heart rate up to hold my own.
I was comforted to know that as I embrace my cross training during this knee injury that I am learning that I NEED to do more of this important stuff. This is ONLY going to keep me strong and likely with much less running injury in my future. I do know however the logistics of time in my life. How do I balance all this need for cardio with weights and then all the stretching, lol. Being an Athlete is a really big deal, not just simply label myself to be, but something I really aim hard at working at.
What I loved about this Yoga Class is the thoughts the instructor gave us. She talked about the need to give Thanks for all the Greatness in our Life. To which I do and did.
Her best intention was to remind us "stop going to an empty well." If any of you know me at all you know that this is MY most popular sentiment. This exact sentiment changed my life back when I was about 21-22 years old. It was then that I stopped going to my empty wells. There were people in my life that were empty and could never give me everything I needed. It ruined my childhood and adolescence and I vowed as a young adult to take my life back. So I did, mentally healing myself.
So what had me crying in Yoga today? How IRONIC this was for me this week. I dealt with a very emotionally abusive father this week. Same shit I dealt with over the summer from him, ontop of an already incredibly time for me in other personal respects. Surely my heart was feeling very broken at the time. As I have been busy trying to mend my life and heal my heart, I let this person back into my life. That in my Moment of 26.2 miles of clarity, I would at least re-open the lines of communication. Only to have him viciously attack me again. So I know for me, that this Well was Dry. But you think somehow by some miracle that there could be something there and maybe there is, but it's tainted dirty water. Water that is just leaving me sick to my stomach and is not clean and pure the way it should be. So I walk away. *I'm really, really good at that*
Then I reflect further about how my empty wells (not just daddy/mommy issues either) sadden my heart and soul sometimes. That as much as we want to forget the very people that hurt us that it's always easier said than done. And maybe when we think that we have moved on, there comes a time when or a moment where you just can't help but be so overwhelmed by the loss. But I remind myself "I set that free" on my Marathon!
Great Class! Doing it again and again in my future for sure!
slice of toast
fuji apple salad
1/2 bowl cheddar broccoli soup
Chicken Caprese Sandwich
Got home and to my surprise a friend stopped by so that was nice.
Took off the gym later on in the evening with my RunnerBoy.
Boxing 1 hr. Two back to back rounds with the coach working combos and by the hours end I had worked up a decent sweat!
Then I took that same friend that stopped by earlier in the day- out on a classic Connie Work-out. She is joining my gym and I'm eager to watch her progress with her running and fitness and watch her keep shedding the lbs, she has done so great so far!
Called her off the tready and said come with me!
600 meter sprints on the upper track
run up 8 sets of stairs
back down downstairs for set of ab crunches on inclined bench
set of bicep/triceps
Back up stairs and repeat all of this x 3
Great 40min interval training!!!
Best part too, not a single ache or wiggle in the knee during the speed training!
what I loved most is on the last set of 8 sets of stair climbing I said on the way up "last time, we are done" but then I busted out a 1 minute plank at the top! bwahahaha! "Connie you Lied to me" hahahahaha, I loved that! ok, I like lyin' now!
Hey RunnerGirl if you read this- Loved how you pushed hard when I came up around you on the track! Glad you have this amazing drive to just keep pushing. You never complained and had we had the time...I would of loved to do what what we did tonight till you told me "No Connie, I can't possible do it all again" cause Girl....I could of gone another 40minutes easy doing all that, ♥ it! Next time more planks and I'll throw some burpees and jumping jacks in there too!
English Muffin- triple health
1/2 slice 2% cheese
1/4 cup egg whites
10 oz almond milk
1 1/4 scoop Jillian Michaels all natural whey protein
5 tater tots
1 chicken nuggett
6 oz breaded chicken
1.5 tblsp raw honey
I'm carb craving frenzy so I'm staying away from every darn starchy thing I could get my hands on. Must not trust the hormones right now!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Who knows. I'm exhausted.
I'll tell you what. I'd much rather Be Chasing Cars Today.
I have lots of thinking and reflecting to do. I predict I'll be taking a day or two from blogging. Unless I get some clarity and light in my sleep tonight. I will actually Pray tonight. For me for once.
Monday, November 14, 2011
If anyone wonders why a person like me decides to just be so NON stop, then I give you the best and easiest answer that I hope you someday declare for yourself; that is, "I hate how I feel when I make a plan and that NOT do it" I will beat myself over it in my head one thousand times over. well unless I'm truly bed ridden sick and then I'm totally forgiving. But if it's a slight headache, or If I'm tired and feeling blah, then I force it.
Remember, There is NEVER a Work-out that I've ever regretted, EVER!
20min in the weight room with my 15lb weights
1 full hr of TRX Training. The straps were cruel to me today. Third week in the class and it's getting easier to transition and get into the routine.
*killer superman fly on my part today. We put the straps in our feet and we flip around so that we are planking. We did several planks today. 1 minute planks! Then we would bring up one leg up to our chest while we plank and we worked several planks were brought up both knees to the chest, We did planks were we piked our ass to the sky! We did side planks, we planks on our elbows, on our hands too! We did this one plank where we did a push up and then pull in with our feet and that's when I flew up and flat onto my guts so my neighbor work-out girl laughed at me and I said "holey shiz, did you see me fly" and she said yes! hahaha! SWEATING PLANKS TODAY!
20 more minutes in the weight room. I was happy to be feeling so good that I walked back into the weight room with a smile on my face. Little did I know I was wearing a happy smirk. A friend says "Uh. Oh Connie is a playful mood, why are you smiling" and surely he must of thought I was a crackhead" and I was just happy. Can't a girl smile? ha!
On the way out the weight room this old man stops me and says "you do real good on that row machine you know, you do it exactly the way it's suppose to be done" I said "Wow, Thanks" Gosh old 60 year old duder must be checking out my work-out the 'OTHER' day, lmao. Thanks guy.
CUDDLE!!! FOR HOURS!!!! ON THE COUCH!!!! Didn't clean my house, didn't do a shizzy nizzy thing which is so UNLIKE me!
Back to the Gym. I DIDN'T WANT TO GO BUT I HAD TO....YOU KNOW it was in my head...so I had to go! Remember a work-out I never forget.
Dam, I really didn't want to go! Wasn't 1hr40min enough for me today?
30min Cardio Kick Class. - Great little class. Left with half hour to go but my knee and all that jumping and stuff was not something my knee was liking. I was not hurting but I was aching and surely this is NOT what I wanted to be doing to my knee with my attempts to REST! But little did I know what this class would be like, it's my first time in there! surely I'll kick some cardio kick ass in the future, today is not that day! Though when I was in there I was BOOM!
24min in Boxing with 2 sparring rounds with the Coach. I'll tell you what "I FREAKING LOVE BOXING" OMG!!! I'm so glad he was working me new stuff cause this one-two punch stuff was a little freaking boring. Tonight he had me jabbing, double cutting, ducking, moving all over and really giving me challenging and fun 3 minute rounds! he laughed at me alot. He really wanted me to learn something. It's weird to have someone staring at you in the face when you are trying to box. So I tend to giggle alot when I mess up and talk my face off *jeesh, do you think I can talk?* It's nice to see some progression with just a few times in the class so far. Wednesday I'm going for a full hour! Today I was sparring and sweat got into my eyes and I started boxing in the fast 30second round with my eyes closes, had the Coach laughing his booty off! Hey I still hit the target good, lmao! boom!
Then after all this- Grocery Store for some Grocery Shopping, some more healthy foods to fuel this machine!
Coffee- I was too headachey to eat. I can't help, I couldn't -35
2 slice of whole wheat bread with crust cut off- 65
tsp of low fat mayo-15
tsp of organic ketchup-15
1 veggie burger-140
2 servings of Squash-30
1 organic egg
1/2 cup egg whites
1 full sausage patty
1 English muffin- triple health
air popped popcorn
kettle chip- sea salt and vinegar- I was so craving sea salt and vinegar for LONG time!
CARBS- 180 (51%)
VITAMIN C- 189
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I spent time with my peeps, making healthy buckwheat pancakes where I hid some flaxseed in there and to be a little fun and naughty put some mini dark chocolate chip morsels in them! Topped with All natural maple syrup...hhm..hhmmm!
Spent my afternoon bathing kids, giving them school lessons and blogging my Green Monster Shake.
After RunnerBoy came home I ventured off for some Late Afternoon exercise.
I started my run and not even 2minutes into my run I turned around and ran home to throw a skirt over my Crotch Riders!! OMG...Why are these dam compression shorts sliding up my thighs and trying to get swallowed up my crotch? So frustrating....my first instinct is that I've lost some weight on my thighs and the shorts are no longer tight...which is NOT a bad problem to have! I will say my thighs have very little fat left to them...skin..yes :/ but not much left to pinch for fat! Now sometimes that do that till naturally I sweat just enough to help them stick to where they need to stay, lmao.
So I throw on a skirt that has compression built in with those two. So maybe both compressions will stay on my leg. NOPE!! I get to about .4 miles into my run I crotch down to yank the compressions down and I FEEL IT .............'TWINGE' ...........DAM YOU KNEE! My tendon spiked a nice angry FLAIR for the compression yank! Omg!! I was pissed at those dam crotch riders at this point. So I start walking because now the Knee is MAD!
I walked and walked and walked. I can't run. But I CAN Walk. I was out there in my element. I was breathing fresh air. I was moving my ass! I needed to be there. no where else at the moment.
The sun was shining and setting. On my way home I took a different path and walked toward the sunset and then climbed the hill before home for some extra walk fun. ha!
My Walk Trumps!
My Walk Trumps every person sitting on the couch!
My Walk trumps the guy that was walking across the street from me smoking a cigarette while pushing his child *insert Connie Snarl*
Just know that even though I was Walking, I looked like I was a RunnerGirl ;-p
haha! I had my skirt on, my running shoes, my watch.
My Sexy as Hell legs REPRESENT POWER! You see me walking and see my amazing quads/calves you see that chick has some sexy as hell legs...she must be a runner! Oh Yeah!
I notice that when you walk...it's like Running in Slow Motion. I get to soak in the atmosphere longer, lmao.
I notice more details in something that catches my eye, when I'm running I notice it and then it's GONE! haha!
Ok, so there is my triumphant failed run! 2.12 miles done - pace 13:30
Then I lecture myself for all my running and all my failed ways that I'm not letting my knee rest.
I'm lecturing to myself to embrace my fitness in new ways and realize that I don't need to be a runner to stay active and healthy.
So I make no promises other than I'm trying and I'm working my brain.
That I came home and I wrote down exactly what I'm doing this and by Golly I'm sticking to it!!
10am- TRX Training
6pm- Boxing with Trainer
9am-Nautillus circuit, Row Machine, Arm Rower Thingy, lol
5pm- Boxing with Trainer
Friday- Run !!!!!
Pure Maple Syrup*125
Green Monster Shake-225
Organic Blue Tortilla chips with flaxseed-210
1.25 Organic Beef Burger-
100 calorie English Muffin
1 strip low sodium bacon
1/4 slice 2% cheese
3 tblsp Organic natural BBQ Sauce
1.5 cups of steamed broccoli
1/4 cup cottage cheese
10 oz almond milk
1 scoop Jillians natural whey protein
vitamin c- 336
So Tell me, What's the worst thing you have ever worn in a run and regretted it. Am I the only that owns an apparent pair of crotch riders?
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Foods were Up as Part of my Rest Day Plans
6 CCRG Boom Bars!
Some Pumpkin Smoothie- too full off my boom boom bars ;-p
Grilled cheese - (healthy spread & 2% lowfat american cheese)
1 cup of cheese & broccoli soup
Air Popped Popcorn
dark chocolate mini morsels
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
So when I say I did a Set of Arm Curl "Routine" this is what that Routine looks like:
1) Bicep- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LeNrgiHKHI
2) Tricep kickbacks- (P.s. Girls- get that Hiney in the air' Holla' hahaha!!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJzCVgtnRSk
3) Tricep Extensions- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJzCVgtnRSk
4) Dumbbell row for your Back- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwimbUbPabI&feature=relmfu
5) Lateral Raise - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwimbUbPabI&feature=relmfu
I like to do these in single arms rotation because it forces you to work on balance!
6) Dumbbell Front Raise- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTphpkybKuA&feature=related
I do these singly as well, forces to not throw your body into it and causes you to concentrate on core stability
7) Dumbbell closures- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPjpN5aOEfE&feature=relmfu
Great for Strong shoulders
8) Dumbbell arm raise- I can't find a video- but take your dumbell and single arm I raise the dumb bell up over my head from the waist position.
Other Randoms I like to do:
Tricep Dips- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfXX4PQxYK0&feature=relmfu
Push ups- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbDcMfu-i4w&feature=relmfu
Lower abs- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzNh0smInhM&feature=relmfu
Things I am going to start working on!!
Spartan Push up- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OOnqZdw7PI&feature=related