Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Half marathon!

I ran my first half marathon! It was great! The course was a bit loopy, but all in all it was a nice run. I ran with my friend Melinda and we made good time. We stopped to pee half way through and also stopped for some photos. My knee is a bit wonky after all the "rolling hills" and I am resting up for my second half marathon on Sunday. Wish me luck that my knee holds up!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Just trying out a new app.

My uniform... and wish list

I had a whole entry typed about how my weekend runs have been great and our long runs have increased to 11 miles. Although the two of you that read this have already read it on Daily Mile I'm sure. lol So Sunday I come home from my run and Uptown was awake. Usually he is still asleep cause he works until 3AM on weekends. I walk in the door and pass the couch and am heading upstairs and he says "Why are you dressed like an anime character?" I laughed (and secretly loved the comment) I explained to him why I was wearing a hodgepodge of clothing. It's too cold for just my running skirt, so I layer with the pants. I would wear just the pants, but they don't have pockets. I need a pocket to carry my phone. I am too cold to wear just one long sleeved shirt, so I wear a raspberry shirt layered with a shiny blue tight sweatshirt. (Think speed skater) I'll take a picture later and you can get the full effect. I have exactly one skirt that has acceptable pockets, two shirts that work, so basically I wash my running "uniform" every night. I am hoping that for Christmas Uptown decided to expand my running wardrobe. I am lusting after several items. Want to know what they are? Of course you do!All of these are from SkirtSports


Item #2

I NEED these! Size Small please.
OK since it is not safe to run in all black clothing I think I should also get...

Of course it would only take two seconds for me to spill coffee on this and ruin it.

Anyway I love the clothes at this site! So Uptown if you are reading this... there is my wish list.

What are your favorite running stores/clothes. I love spending time drooling over clothes. Send me some links!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

When do you run/workout?

Heading out for a 6 mile run. I feel a cold coming on. I really wish I had gotten my run done with this morning. Do you prefer to run in the AM afternoon or PM? I use to workout in the evening.. before bed, but now it's first thing in the AM.
off to get 6 miles done.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nervous making

Just checking out some races in Mo and came across the Go! St. Louis Marathon, and was reading all about it.. then came across this little gem...

Time Limit Rules:
The marathon course route re-opens to traffic at a rolling schedule according to a 6 hour marathon pace or (13:44 minutes per mile) beginning 25 minutes after the official race start.  The marathon finish line will officially close at 1:25pm. The time limit rules will be strictly enforced, so if you need clarification before registering, please call 314-727-0800.
  • There will be a pace leader leading a 6 hour, marathon pace or 3 hour half marathon pace (13:44 minutes/mile), after allowing an estimated 25 minutes for all participants to cross the start line.
  • Any Marathoner, Half Marathoner, or Marathon Relay participant who falls behind the pace after turning onto Olive Blvd (approximately 6 miles), prior to the Half Marathon Turnaround will be required to move to the sidewalk and obey all traffic signals. 
  • At the half marathon turn-a-round (approximately 9.5 miles), any Marathoner or Marathon Relay Participant, who is behind the pace, must either turn and complete the half marathon or get in the sag wagon.
  • Any marathoner, who turns at the half marathon turn-a-round and complete the half marathon, will receive finish line amenities (food, water, medical assistance if needed).
  • Any participant who does not complete the event in which they are registered will be listed as “Did Not Finish,” or “DNF.”  This list will be separate from the official results.
  • After the half marathon turn-a-round, course support (police, course monitors, and water stations) will not be available to marathoners or marathon relay teams who fall behind the 13:44 minute/mile pace. Anyone who falls behind the pace must get in the sag wagon.
  • Any marathoner, who does not complete the marathon within the time limit, will not receive a medal or finishing time.
  • Marathoners who only complete the Half Marathon will not be eligible for awards. 
While reading that I kept mistaking sag wagon for "SAD wagon" I thought OMG that's terrible that they are calling it the SAD wagon. lol I did think it was funny... but also thought there was a chance I would end up on that SAD wagon. So far we have averaged an 11 min mile on our long runs, that's with a potty break and stopping to take a drink..stopping to take pictures of a hot air ballon as it landed next to us on the trail. You know all those normal runner things that happen.

So while I would LOVE to sign up for this marathon.... I am hesitant. Will I be ready? What would Uptown say about me going to St. Louis? I think this run is close to the Olathe Marathon, and that probably just wouldn't work out. Not to mention I am not shitting gold nuggets, I can barely scrape together enough money to register for a local race, let alone travel to St. Louis. Situations change, and maybe come Jan or Feb I will be ready to travel for a race? In the meantime I am going to pour over running sites and read about the races in my area. Oh and look at running shoes. I'm almost due for a new pair. 

Pax is calling.. I have a cheesy broccoli, rice, kid to clean up.


Thursday, October 21, 2010


So I basically talk runners through their blogs, er I mean I like to read running blogs. I am always amazed at other runner's lives and how they juggle things. I love reading about their struggles and triumphs.. living vicariously through them. The recaps on marathons! It gives me so much motivation to get out there and run more. Today on my run my running partner/friend Mel mentioned she was reading about a girl running 50 marathons in 50 states, finishing with Boston. Well as soon as I got home and showered (and dropped G off at school) I searched online and found her. Shero! So my first thought is I want abs like that! Second thought.... Wow! I want to run a marathon. Third thought.... how the hell do you afford to run all of those marathons? OK OK I know this is NONE of my business, but I can't help but wonder. I mean my life is crazy different from her life. I'm 35 with 4 kids and a fiance. Then that started me thinking about other blogs I have stumbled upon. Some people seem to get sponsored to run and blog. So I was talking to Uptown the other day and told him it was his mission to find someone to pay me to run. I think about this a lot and I would love to get paid to run. Now I haven't even been running a year, but I LOVE it. I can't imagine NOT doing it. I love to exercise. I love motivating other people to exercise. I have entertained the thought of becoming a personal trainer, but just haven't done it. I looked into it several years ago. Maybe I should do it again.
So today was a 4 mile run. I woke up feeling a little smug.. thinking "heh 4 miles... I'll be back in time to get a nap before I have to wake G up." My calf muscle was feeling a little tender after the hills yesterday, and the damn toe taps I decided to try.. on ONE leg. I get out of the house and as I am leaving my neighborhood I see the moon and it is HUGE! It was so beautiful! I get to our meeting point (late as usual.. sorry Mel) and we cross the street and try to decide which way we want to go. Mel looked at me and I looked at her.... decision was up to me so I said it's only 4 miles let's head south. heh Start with a mile long incline and a calf screaming in protest. We get to the one mile mark and I suggest turning around since the hill just kept going. So we turned around and went down hill for mile two. Mile three I was hurting and walked some. My stomach was gurgling and my calf was mad and it just sucked! We started running again and finished, but I felt crappy. I mean I am glad we did our run, but I wish it was a better quality. Tomorrow is our day off, and then Sat we have 6 miles, then Sun is 10! I am excited to break into the double digit runs!
Off to entertain the girls and start my day.
Have a good one!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

6 mile run.. added hill bonus

We met today at 5:50, should have been 5:45 but I was late as usual. We had scheduled a 6 mile run and decided to run the sidewalk. Our usual 4 mile route has a couple of hills, and they aren't usually a big deal. We got to our two mile mark and looked ahead and realized it was a very large hill. We would have had to run down hill for a quarter mile then uphill for 3/4. Then turn around and go back. So we decided at the two mile mark to turn and head south. We came to the top of a small hill and started to run downhill then saw the hill coming up. We both knew we didn't have time to tackle that monster so we decided to turn and head west and make it a loop. So we crossed the street and started to run and then realized there was no sidewalk, and no real shoulder to speak of... so it was either run in the ditch, run in the street (in the dark), or turn around and go back. We chose option #3. So we headed back and at some point my hip dialed Uptown at 6:30 AM. Poor guy, I woke him up huffing and puffing. lol SO we headed back and hit another hill. It was good.. we pressed on and ran the entire thing. It turned out to be a FANTASTIC run! We dropped 3 minutes off our previous 6 mile time.. and that was on a flat route.
I am very happy with our progress and I think we should be ready to run the half in a couple of weeks. I DO need to start up with my BFL exercises again. The running is great, but my arms need more definition. I've tried on some wedding dresses and they look fantastic, but I want my arms to look great too! lol
What are your favorite cross training exercises? I do not have access to a gym, so they need to be home exercises. I do have some weights. (Hand weights)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Clearing out the cobwebs

So it has been awhile. Uptown and I bought our house. I've started running again.
I have been running in the AM since the beginning of Sept. Ever since the move I have been able to run in the AM, without the double wide. As much as I love my girls, I am LOVING running without the stroller. I am  missing the hill workouts that I use to do, but the early morning runs are wonderful. Ok ok I'm usually cranky, and really tired at 5AM, but I shake it off quickly. It has been cooling down lately, and my legs are starting to freeze. So I am on the lookout for a nice pair of running pants.  In other news on our long run on Sunday as we were on our way back, somewhere around mile 5 or 6 we saw a hot air balloon. Then we realized it was landing. Not only was it landing... it was landing right next to us! Unfortunately my phone was tucked into my bra and was full of boob sweat and was all foggy... so my pictures are foggy. Regardless it was SUPER cool!

So far our longest run has been 9 miles. We have been paying attention a bit to our time, but I question if it is accurate. I want a Garmin... but all in good time. heh

2 Half marathons to sign up for in November.... a full to train for in April, and I really need to get my ass in gear and start cross training!

Leave a comment and tell me your favorite way to get some cross training in! I need help!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Shut up and Run love

I LOVE the Shut up and run! blog! If you have never read her blog.. go! Go NOW! She is hilarious and amazing! I laugh out loud every time I read her blog! Beth is really a motivation for me, an idol, my shero! I love these two quotes from an interview she did with Fit and Hungry, it hit home and made me feel warm and gooey.

"Define runner.
In literal terms: that moment when you break into a jog from a fast walk you are a runner. Any pace, any distance, any goal. In figurative terms: someone who is determined, disciplined and/or strong. "

"If I run, do I have to shut up?
Heck no. The point of the “Shut Up and Run” title is that you need to stop bitching and complaining and making excuses for not running and just get out and do it. If you’re already out there running, talk as much as you’d like as long as you don’t pass out."

I can run a lot longer if I'm talking. It seems to regulate my breath, puts me in a groove, expends some nervous energy... as if the running wasn't already doing that.

I am back in the saddle again. *Cue song*

I have lost some of my groove, but slowly I'm getting it back. I moved, I partied with a whale and had a great summer with great friends. Now I'm back on track... or getting there anyway. I have been running. I plan on doing a half marathon in Nov. I'm a little nervous that I won't be able to train enough, but I know I will.

I am thinking of joining a running group. I need people to run with. I can run on my own, but I like running with people. I also think that if I am part of a group I will think people will expect me to be there and I won't slack off.

I'll let ya know if I actually join.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Busy and lazy

I have been busy and lazy in the same respect lately. Uptown and I are closing on our house in 3 days and I have neglected my workouts for packing and cupcakes. I have been a bad bad girl! I did a cupcake exchange yesterday, and I KNOW better! I have got to get back into a better state of mind. It has been crazy hot here and with Uptown not living with me, it is hard to get out in the morning to run, and I have been packing at night.
I am exhausted. So tired. SO I am off to bed. I am going to jump back into the blog and my exercise regime as soon as I have my dvd player set up in the new place, and when I can get up early and go run.... *sigh* I am excited!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I have been neglecting you sweet blog! So I have been running.. a lot! I ran the Mother's Day 5k and it was great! I realized that the awesome shoes I bought.... suck! They are too narrow and I now have a black toenail. So I went back to the old Nike's and have been running in them. I ordered a pair of Mizuno's and they should be here any day now. I am hoping they will feel better! ugh I wish this were simple. I think I have also realized that I am overdoing it. I am going to scale back the running and do more yoga and stretching and cross training.. you know like ALL OF THE PROGRAMS SAY YOU SHOULD. I never listen.. ask my mom. So tomorrow will be 90 minutes of yoga. my calves are so tight.. they need it. I am excited! I miss yoga!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Suicide Hill

Today's workout was a 2 mile run around Suicide Hill. We started at the park at the top and ran down to Oak St, then along Oak to 56th turned left onto 56th and picked up the trail and turned left onto brookside blvd (Trolley Trail) and then up the sidewalk along Suicide Hill. We did this for 4 laps. It was a tough run, but it felt amazing!
I also went into the other shoe store and got a whole new fitting! The Saucony were NOT the right shoe for me! I ended up getting a pair of Mizuno's and they feel AMAZING! I knew it as soon as I slid my foot into the shoe! I did ask if they had the in pink (lol) but as I needed a narrow shoe that one only came in the yellow, which I find funny. I ran in them tonight, and they felt so incredible! Tomorrow is an easy 2 mile run. Then Sunday is a 6 mile run. eeeek!

Mama got a new pair of shoes!

Yesterday was a tempo run. 1 mile warm up and 3 miles at a 10min/mile run with a 1 mile cool down. It was super windy and my para sail like jogging stroller was really hard to run with when it was scooping all of the wind. Anyway.. so we decided to run the "track" (the road around the baseball and cricket fields, next to the soccer fields) clockwise. We typically run it counter clockwise. So when we switched our direction we realized there seemed to be bigger uphills. This is good for our practice, but it was not an "easy run". I finished and it felt good, but my legs were hurting. This is the first time my legs have really hurt. I was getting a cramp in my right calf and shin. I am chalking it up to a combination of my decade old shoes and running hills on Wed.
So I made the decision that I was going to go ahead and buy a new pair of running shoes. I figure if I am covering more than 5 miles a week than I should have a pair of shoes that have more support.
So I go to our local running store. I walk in with all three kids. Pax has a graham cracker to try to bribe her to cooperate. Gryphon is cranky, and Parker is ready to show everyone in the store her new dance moves. I asked all of them to PLEASE just be as quiet as possible and we could get out of there ASAP.
So at first Pax is content to sit next to me and look adorable. (I swear that girl is just like her Mama) Parker is asking if she can sit in the swivel chair and Gryphon is looking miserable. There is an older guy that greets me with a glance at the three children and a slight eye roll. I swear he was trying to look at his watch, but as it was about 8:30, and they close at 9, I am quite certain he knew exactly what time it was.
So he asks me to take my shoes off and walk down a black weird carpet thing. I walk down and back a couple of times and he says I have a slight overpronation. He goes and retrieves a couple of pairs of shoes and hands them off to another guy to help me. (First guy was in the middle of helping another woman). I try on a couple of pair of running shoes and at first I am loving the Asics, but the heel feels a little slippy, so I try the saucony's.  The guy says he can re lace the shoes to help with the heel slip. As he is tying the Asics Pax decides to run out of the store. I have to jump up and chase her out into the mall. I went back to the store and asked Gryphon to follow her around and let me finish. It was a very hard decision. I could tell the guys in there were tired of us being there so I decided to go with the Saucony's. Guy takes the box and goes to the register and then says "Ma'am your baby's diaper fell off." huh? what? really? I lift Paxton's skirt.. .bare ass. Sure enough the pee diaper (Thank all holy beings it was just pee) was lying right in front of the register. My face must have been all shades of red. It felt hot and I needed to leave immediately. Instead of just leaving and coming home and buying the shoes for half price, I paid and ran out of there as fast as my ten year old Nike's would take me.

I got home and wore them around the house. They feel ok, but I keep going back to the Asics. So this morning with some advice from my friend Maria, I called the 119th store , I was too embarrassed to call the ward parkway one after the diaper incident. The guy I spoke with was very helpful! He said that the Saucony was a shoe for a normal foot, not really for over pronation. He said of course you could run in them, but they don't help stop it. He also said that they are for high arches, which I do not have. So he said to come in to the store and bring the new shoes and my old ones so he could check them out and look at the wear. I am going in tonight to get another fitting and see if they suggest a different shoe. If they don't and he thinks that the Saucony is the right shoe then I am going to exchange the ones I have for pink and purple. I am a girly girl. lol

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Yesterday we did hill runs. Basically what we did was go to a local hill.. called Suicide hill. It is quite a steep hill. and we ran up and down 20 times. I didn't feel it anywhere but my lungs. My calves were a bit cranky, but they feel better this morning. Unfortunately we followed up our workout with a trip to Chipotle, then to Foo's Fabulous Custard. All the hill running was ruined by the amazing food! I came home and did some squats and some pike crunches. Today we have tempo runs. Not sure how to do them, but I imagine they will hurt.
Bring on the Pain. lol

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"easy run"

Yesterday was a 2 mile easy run. It ended up being about 2.6 miles and the first half of it was tough to get into it. I finally eased into the run and finished strong. My calf was bugging me.. just the one. I need to get some new shoes soon. I have been running in a pair of sneakers that my sister bought for me 10 years ago. Today is a hill workout. I am both excited and a little nervous. I told a woman last night about signing up for the HH 10K and she laughed at me and said she wouldn't do that run as a first run. I quickly explained that I did the TR and then on Mother's day I am doing a 5K.. then the HH run. She said "Oh that's better"

I am the type of person that if you tell me I can't do something I WILL do it, no matter what it takes. It's kind of like toddler minded motivation.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


7042 Heather Schultz-Hayes F3034 3368 274/863 1304/4373 1:00:29 38:44 9:41

The run was AMAZING! I felt great! This week I start training for a 10K! We are going to start working on hills! eeek!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Trial Run

Last night we did a trial run of the course. Uh it has a LOT more hills than I expected! I had both girls in the jogging stroller and it was rough.. so hopefully without the stroller it will be a lot better. I have my packet, complete with bib and chip! I will actually be timed! I am so excited and nervous! This is such a huge run, and even though I am not running it to win it I want to do my best. I am a little freaked out about not being allowed to have ipods! I am still going to bring mine.I have been running to Good Charlotte Little Things and it has such a good rhythm I can set a great pace!Uptown is hopefully going to be at the finish line to take pictures.

I am sad that my mom can't see me do this. She is on the East Coast and can't make it out here. I know she is sad as well. I don't think anyone else gets how important this is to me (Other than Maria and Jessica) My mom is my rock and I guess I am just nervous that Uptown is tired of hearing me talk about it. Poor guy has a couple of runs to get through before this gets old! lol I start training in May for a half marathon. Our first 10K is in June or July... I guess what is important is that I feel amazing! I have found something that I LOVE to do and I am super excited about it!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


We picked up our packets for the run today. OMG I am so so so so so excited! I am also getting crazy nervous! 4.1 miles FOUR POINT ONE MILES! I am going to run all of it! I hope my knee can take it. I hope Uptown can get good pictures of me crossing my first official finish line! SO after this run, we will run another 5k.... then there is Hospital Hill!
We are going to sign up for the 10k. That gives us 6 weeks to bridge from 5k to 10k. I think we can do it, but the training looks rough! I have to say that pushing the jogging stroller is difficult! So to train for hills and such is a bit tricky! I'll do it! but it is tricky. I am looking at it like it is just a better workout than I originally intended! lol
In October there is the Kansas City Marathon. I am signing up fr the half marathon. 13.1 miles. THIRTEEN POINT ONE MILES! omg I need to go to bed after thinking of that distance! lol

I hope all three of you send me major vibes on Sunday at 8AM! I am going to need it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


So today we did a trial run to see if we could indeed run the 4.1 miles we signed up for. We mapped out our route and started our run.  I completed 4.1 miles in 42 minutes! I ended up running close to 5 miles, but only times the 4.1

I am very proud of myself and my friends that run with me!


So my eighty4 days are up. I feel amazing! I'll post pictures soon. I am still doing the couch to 5k program and on Sunday I am running my first 5k. It's actually 4.1 miles.. so a bit longer than a 5k, but still! I am also signing up to run a marathon in October. OK a half marathon, but still! So I am going to continue to blog, maybe in 84 day increments? who knows...  So last night I ran the longest I have ever run! 34 minutes straight! It felt incredible! Tonight I am going to take it a bit easy.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Every little bit counts

So does walking around the zoo for 4 hours count as exercise? lol Yesterday we did just that. I had the double jogging stroller and has 5 children with me at the zoo. Jessica and Maria had their kids too. After the zoo I came home and was just exhausted. We skipped the run and I babysat 3 children. After they left I did a Jillian workout, and I couldn't move my arms last night after the workout. They were like limp noodles.

Today I took 4 children to a farm and walked around for 2 hours, then came home and did a C25K run with Jessica. We went to the trail and it was windy. I have a HUGE double jogging stroller (schwinn) and it acts like a sail. So this trail has some small hills and paired with the wind? It was a hard run. I am wondering if I have to do an extra week of week 4, or if I will be able to handle week 5. I am tired, not sore.. just tired. Diet still not great. cycle doesn't help.

off to bed.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Diet woes

I have not been on a nutritional diet. I have been eating cake and ice cream and tons of crap! Let me tell you that not only do I feel soft, but my workouts are HARD! HARD HARD HARD! They hurt, my breathing sucks, I am tired! I CAN NOT stress enough proper nutrition! OMg I have slipped and I am getting back on my "train" I am going to sit down and work out a meal plan for this week and next week. I have seen an amazing difference in my body and I have felt incredible, but this past week or two I have not been on my game, and I feel it.
Today I ran the C25K week 4 with my friend Maria. On Sunday I ran that plus half of week 2 and I felt amazing! The past two days I have eaten nothing but crap.. seriously.. half a cake, a bunch of cupcakes, peanut butter cookies, loaded veggie pasta and a huge chocolate dessert. I did throw an apple in there! lol

Uptown took us out to dinner tonight and it was wonderful. It was Uptown and I with the three girls, and we went to a nice restaurant and I overloaded myself.. I mean I feel like I am going to get sick overloaded. I came home and did Ab ripperX. I needed it. So today I did week 4 and ab ripper. It doesn't even begin to touch my intake, but it is better than doing nothing I guess. Tomorrow is a new day, I'm ready for it!
Wish me luck.. with my sugar addiction it's going to be like day 1 all over again.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spaghetti arms!!!!!!!

Tonight I didn't get to do my C25K run. MY youngest daughter Pax turned ! on Friday and we had our family party tonight. SO I came home and did a P90X workout. Jessica let me borrow a couple of her videos and one was chest shoulders and triceps. um WOW! I'm weak! lol I did the whole video though. I prefer cardio to the strength training, but I NEED the strength training! I NEED the leg and butt workouts! My arms have a nice definition to them, my legs? not so much. I still have a good amount of jiggle in my trunk too.
Tomorrow is a C25K day. I think we are on week 4, yeah week 4. I am curious as to whether we will throw in some of week 2. Either way I am excited about tomorrow, I am loving the running!

OK I need to go to bed. The children get dropped off early!

Let's hope that I can pick them up tomorrow.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

and I raaaaan.. I ran all night and day

Today we ran week 4 of C25K. It was great! Cool Running is the site that has the break down of the C25K.
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
 Then we followed it up with half of week 2

Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

oh but now reading this I realized that we did 90 seconds run 90 seconds walk. whatever it was a great workout!
I had planned on doing a Jillian workout as well, but then life happened. Grocery store runs and what not. Now I am off to bed. Still feeling great in my workout plans. ALthough I wish I could get my hands on the whole P90X DVD's. I'll have to sell a couple of slings, then I can buy it! lol

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Week 3 Day 2

The week 3 runs n C25K seem a bit easy. It's only 18 minutes and it seems like a lot of walking, so today we followed it up with a week 2 run immediately after the week3.

So we did a 5 minute warm up brisk walk
90 second run, 90 second brisk walk
3 minute run, 3 minute walk
90 second run, 90 second walk
3minute run, 3 minute walk
then straight into
90 second run, 90 second walk
(repeat 6 times)

It was awesome! I love the C25K program!

Now I just need to squeeze in some Jillian and some weights. This whole homebuying loan process has me missing workouts!

running C25K

Yesterday I started week 3 of Couch to 5K. It was great! This week was 5 minute warm up (brisk walk) run 90 seconds, brisk walk 90 seconds, run 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes, then do the cycle over again followed by a 5 minute cool down. Before I started I expected to go into it and come out gasping... and I didn't. I could have done more! I would have, except that I was running in a parking lot last night at 8:30 by myself and I didn't like being alone. So I jumped into my car and quickly left. I also downloaded an app for C25K for my phone so that I can listen to music and it will let me know when to run and when to walk. I am excited to try this! I have been neglecting Jillian, and I am afraid of the torture I will have to endure when I hang with her again. The other night I did cardioX and followed it up with Ab ripperX.. um yeah that was awesome!

Uptown and I are in the process of finding a house and buying. Right now we are going through the pre-approval process and it is time consuming and nerve wracking! So if I don't get my workouts in early, then I am having trouble getting them in before I start our financial stuff. SO I feel like I have been a slacker, but I have been doing at least one workout a night. So I guess I am still ok. I think today I will do a set of BFL workouts and if I get out of our meeting in time tonight I'll hang with Jillian.

Friday, March 12, 2010

week 8 pictures

Day 1 week 1

week 4
week 4

week 8 back shot.

This one is from last night. Uptown and I went out for a date night. Gotta love date night!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

breathe baby breathe

Day three running. Last night I did the couch to 5K run/walk with all of the kids. The two little girls in the double jogger and the two older kids running ahead of me or laughing at me behind me. lol The first day I went with a friend of mine to a trail that would through the woods. It was really nice. When I ran with the kids (day two) we ran at a park that had a good terrain, lots of up and down. Tonight I went to another friends house and we ran around her neighborhood and it was KILLER. Uphill and Downhill the entire way. My lungs were begging for mercy. I actually sweat a bit.

Last night I came home and the whole family was here so we got dinner ready andd a Jillian workout at 11 PM

Tonight we did the 2 mile run/walk thing and I am planning on doing a jillian, but I have some slings to finish up.

I am feeling great! Maybe some pictures for week 8 soon.

Also Summer if you are reading.. how do you stop the burning lungs? I feel like my lungs are constricting. Is it just conditioning? Does anyone know?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Adding to the insanity!

So tomorrow I am starting "couch to 5k" with a friend of mine.
I am going to continue to do Jillian Michaels as well.
I am curious to see if I will be able to move.
I am feeling like I am hitting a plateau. Possibly because I am not following my BFL diet to the letter.

So please wish me luck. I do not run well. I always have trouble breathing. Maybe if I do this slowly?

I am still hoping to get a hold of the P90X dvd's.. just to  up the torture factor a little bit.

Folks.. this is what happen when you have no social life to speak of.. you become addicted to working out!

Is there anybody out there?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tangerine chipotle glazed tofu! mmmm

I had dinner at whole foods tonight.
Glazed tofu with quinoa and black beans, and a zucchini corn cake. Please realize that my 11 month old eats at least 1/4 of my food.

First et's talk about the glazed tofu.

HOLY TOFU!!!!!!! It was/is amazing! I bought a pound of it. I plan on eating it EVERY DAY! the glaze was a tangerine chipotle glaze. Oh it makes me sih a big heavy sigh and want to go heat some up. I need to learn how to cook. The guy at whole foods said it was Firm tofu marinated for about 3 hours then baked. I don't think I have ever baked tofu, you bet your ass I will be trying!
As for the workouts Jillian is using a lot of machines, and I have no machines! So I try to do the exercises without, and she is kicking my butt. Today was another pike crunch day. I love them and hate them! I really do love them, cause they make me hurt. I feel myself getting stronger.
Just a note to that one person that might be reading. No pictures on Sunday. I know it is week 8, but they won't happen until week 9. Due to cyclic problems.
Well it is midnight and the children get dropped off early!
I need to step up my diet and workouts!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Word of Caution

DO NOT EVER eat burger king, then do a Jillian Michaels workout!

Why was I eating Burger king? I had a CRAZY night and had not eaten since 5:30 It was 9:30 My head felt like it was going to explode I was so hungry. I still had bedtime to do and I just didn't have it in me to cook something. I caved. It was a veggie burger with some ff and a coupe of sips of sprite.. seriously  a couple of sips. I'm not a big soda gal.

I did day 11 of Jillian.
burger king + Jillian = wanting to vomit.

That is what I get. It is my punishment. I will NEVER do that again!
Today I did great on the diet aspect of my day until 9:30
Move on...
Tomorrow is a new day.
I'll throw a coupe of extra Myoples bars in my purse just in case.
I feel gross.
*I waited an hour and a half before I worked out* blech

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I'm losing count

I have been a bad, bad girl. I have not been good with the diet side of my eight4 days. I have planned out some meals for this week coming up. I can feel a difference in my body and I am happy with my results so far. Today I picked up a pair of pants that usually I can just barely get into and they slid on and buttoned with ease. I was very excited about this. One thing I was not too excited about was that I bought a skirt not too long ago and I tried it on and it fell to the floor. So yay on I have lost weight and I am toning, but boo on my skirt not fitting. Double edged sword?  I'll find a seamstress. I can feel my abs getting stronger, and my arms are looking stronger, it's my butt. it looks a lot better, but there is still a lot of work to do. My friend L is letting me borrow her P90X, and I am excited about it. Her fiancee offered to "train" us and while I don't think she is up for that I would love someone to hold me accountable. I would like someone to bootcamp train me. I use to go to a body boot camp class and I LOVED it! Apparently it worked, cause I got pregnant shortly after that class. lol
Let me say that at L's house last night I weighed myself and the scale has not changed. I am happy that my clothes are fitting differently, cause otherwise I would be really upset. Nope not the case. Feeling good!

So yeah, I did day 9 of Jillian Michaels tonight and she is finding new ways of kicking my ass.. literally... one of the moves was Butt kicks... run and kick your own butt for one minute. Not so bad. Then came the pike crunches. I almost threw up. Seriously. basically it is plank position with an exercise ball. your legs are on the ball, you pull your hips up toward the ceiling and roll the ball toward your head, then roll back to plank.. all the while keeping your arms steady. YOW!!!!!!!!! only 25 and I wanted to vomit. I didn't, but it hurt!
The other move that hurt? I forget what they were called.. let's call them death lunges. So you start in a lunge position then you jump in the air and switch legs and land ready for another lunge.. immediately lunge and then jump and switch legs. I think we did 20 of those. Harder than they sound. Some of the moves require a machine. I could just see me now at the gym with my Jillian Michaels book and reading, in that nerdy way that I do, and trying to figure out those machines.
I once sat backwards on a machine and my friend M laughed so hard and loud that the entire gym saw me sitting backwards. It was a good day. lol I miss going to a gym, but Uptown and I are buying a house so we can get the whole family under one roof, all our money is going toward our house.
I taught my yoga class today. I am wishing I could teach adult classes, but I am not certified to teach adults. Maybe I should work on that? I love yoga!
ok Off to bed so I can get up and work with kids... at a Buddhist temple. I love my random jobs, all of which revolve around children.
nighty night

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The eyes have it!

I finally got off my butt last night and rolled out my yoga mat. I started in on yogaX and about 10 sun salutations in I rubbed my right eye, then my left. I noticed my eyes felt dry and like they were pink eye-ish. I didn't really care too much as I have some pink eye stuff left over from our last encounter. So I pressed on and finished all 90 minutes of yoga. Damn it felt good! My eye however did NOT. It felt funny and tight. So I took Pax from Uptown and went about shutting down the house for bedtime. Have I mentioned I do all of my workouts after 9 PM? I think I have. It makes for fantastic sleep. Anyway I walked upstairs and into the bathroom to brush my teeth and do my bedtime routine. I rounded the corner and I immediately looked at my eye to see how bad the pink eye was. OH HO it was NOT pink eye! My eyes were swollen! It looked awful! It was mostly the inside corners of my eyes, which made my nose swell a bit too. I looked quite funny!

I took some benedryl and them my tongue and throat went numb. I immediately started freaking out! I thought my throat was going to close and I was going to die in my sleep. (I'm a bit of a drama queen) I went to bed wondering if yoga mats had latex in them. I fell asleep very quickly because of the benedryl. I woke up and my eyes were really swollen, down to my cheekbones and up to my brow bones. I looked awful! Anyway I think my eyes are finally going back to normal. They still feel tight, but nothing like this morning!
 I know, my eyes look crossed and my nose looks funny. I guess I can't use this picture for my modeling application! lol

I had originally planned on doing yoga tonight, but decided to repeat day 1 of Jillian. I need to figure out the yoga mat thing, since I am teaching yoga on Saturdays. This could be a problem. On several different occasions my hands have gotten itchy and swollen, but it's not usually that bad. Maybe I should just not rub my eyes? Hopefully it will be ok until I get a new yoga mat. I'll have to add it to my wish list.
In other news which has nothing to do with working out, but it does directly effect it, Uptown and I are house hunting. I LOVE looking at houses. If I could choose a bunch of different professions I would choose to be a Realtor, a stylist, a chiropractor, masseuse and a personal trainer. Maybe someday I will go ahead and attain all of those goals. In the meantime I will just go to all of those that have already attained those goals.
Off to look at houses online and drool.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I need some motivation! Jillian says take days 6 and 7 off. I am not listening to her. I think I am going to take on yogaX. I just need someone to get me out of this chair. I think the seat is actually shaped like my butt.

Yoga yoga yoga yoga......

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday funday end of week 5

Uptown had off this weekend. It was lovely! He gets one weekend a month off. We started house hunting this weekend and I felt like I have gotten to a point where I deserved to enjoy a weekend with my man. So I ATE. I mean I ATE! I had cookies, I had french fries, and most importantly I ate some raspberry white chocolate cheesecake! I don't regret one bite!

I will say this. The more sugar I ate.. the more awful I felt. Not guilty.. nah... I mean the stuffy head, headaches, sluggishness, ugh. I am also going to say in all caps

SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel like a crack addict. I can easily eat a dozen large sugar cookies, no problem. Then I will crave more!

ok with that said... tomorrow I am back on my BFL diet. It is time. I don't know if I want to lose too much more, but I want to tone more.. build some more muscle.
I did day 5 of Jillian's workout.. she is still kickin me while I'm down.
I'm telling you .. it's the burpy's and the squat thrusts, and those AWFUL mountain climbers. You are suppose to do 1 min of mountain climbers... I can't so it. I have to stop and take a couple second break. By the end of this I will do 1 consecutive minute of those damn mountain climbers!
I forget what week I am on... week 6? So two more weeks for me to make a difference from the last photo? If week 8 falls in the beginning of the months I might wait a week to take my pictures... it makes a big difference. Ladies you know what I'm talking about!
I am talking about a 5-7lb weight gain. I am assuming it is water weight, but whatever it is.. I am bloated and not svelte lol

off to bed.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Making The Cut

So the other day in Target I was browsing the store, just roaming around and thought "OOOOH I am going to look at Bridal magazines" So I walked over to the magazine section and on the way I glanced at a book with a sexy tough looking woman on the front. Now I have never watched The Biggest Loser, so I really didn't know who Jillian Michaels was. I mean I have heard of her, and I have seen her before, but I didn't know she was a bad ass! I picked up the book to see if there were some more exercises that I could do at home without going to a gym. INDEED! So I bought the book
That night I got sick.
I didn't get a chance to try out any of the exercises, but I did sit down and start reading it as I moaned about my stomach roiling and rumbling. ugh! Last night I did a BFL lower body workout and added a cross lunge in between each regular lunge. (OWWWW!!!!!!)
Tonight Uptown and I celebrated Valentines Day and went to a Mongolian BBQ place called Genghis Khan. It is our favorite place. I loaded up a big plate and dove in. I had a great glass of shiraz and an iced tea. It was a perfect meal. I had some little lemon square things and then came home and blew it with some ice cream. The first thing I did after I realized I ate way too much ice cream was do laundry.. THEN I went to my Jillian Michaels book and decided I should give it a try.


I almost threw up. This is one of the first workouts that has made me feel like I am totally out of shape! Burpy's! um... F*&$ you!

Let me just say...... NOT A FAN! Now I love me some plank pose, but the plank push up kicks my butt every time.. and Jillian tells you right off the bat.. "Girly' push-ups? I don't even want to hear it - toughen up or go buy someone else's book "
SO I decided to actually try to do "plank" push ups. She calls them, yes she.. Jillian.. we are on a first name basis now. That happens when someone kills you and makes you their bitch. Anyway My BFF calls them Close-Grip push ups. I can lower myself down and hold it, but pushing myself back up, is like a whale trying to get into a pair of skinny jeans. all that noise and flopping about! Anyway I fought my way through 5, yeah yeah... then a couple of plank poses with inner thigh raises where I pulled my groin muscleS, then ANOTHER FIVE Close Grip push ups.

I think the lesson for tonight is that Jillian knew I ate ice cream and drank wine and she busted me and I had to pay.. big time!
Tomorrow I am going to do day 2 of her workout. I am a big fan of mixing it up!
If you don't hear from me for awhile Call Jillian....I'll be locked in her gym bag begging for mercy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Week 5

Week 5 progress!

OK so on Friday I ended up getting some sort of stomach flu or something. I did NOT follow the BFL diet. I ate ritz crackers and gingerale for like 3 days. I felt AWFUL! So is that a cheat? whatever it was it felt horrid!
So also since I took pictures  I decided to go ahead and do measurements. I hope my reader or two didn't think I was going to go crazy and start working out all day. Nah, I was disappointed for half a day, then I got over it. I FEEL good. Regardless of what anyone might not see, I feel like I am making progress.. and that is what is important.

ok ok measurements. Please realize I am not sure if I am measuring correctly or not...
                             1/11         2/16
Chest                    37"            35"
biceps                   11             10.5
forearms               8.5               8.5       
waist                     30              28
hips                       37              36
thighs                    23.5           21
calves                    13              12.75


So I am back on schedule and in 3 weeks I'll post more pictures!

Also, thank you so much for the comments! You made my night!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Stupid questions

So last night Uptown and I were hanging out in the living room, I in my sweatpants and workout tank.. looking uber hot! So you know how sometimes you say something without even thinking? Like in the beginning of a new relationship you might blurt out "I love you" and you see that look of fear pass across the other person's face. That moment of "Holy crap.. what do I do? Do I lie and tell her what she wants to hear? Do I just ignore the fact that she just said that?" Sometimes we don't even realize it was a stupid thing to say until after the fact. Well last night I was telling Uptown that I needed to do my work out and he should find something else to do. I blurted out... so can you tell a difference? Can you tell I have lost weight? I saw the look. I watched it cross his face. It was agonizing! I knew in that moment he does not see a difference at all. I have been working out and sweating my ass off (or so I thought) and not eating all the foods I love (Hi Cake! I'm looking at you) in order to try to transform my body into this lithe strong sexy body. Apparently there is still a lot of thunder in my thighs, and loads of junk.. well you know where. Uptwon , being the sweet sensitive being that he is immediately noticed that I was horrified and said that he could see that my arms look great, and my stomach is getting tighter.. then he smiles.. as if that beautiful smile and those twinkling eyes could make me forget my jiggly ass. Sadly they couldn't. All I could think of was maybe I should step up my workouts to two a day, eat less, lift more weight. It has been FIVE WEEKS!!!!!!!!! I tossed and turned and it irritated me all night long. I woke up this morning and thought, "I'll stick to my nutrition plan, and I'll double my workouts when I have the energy." Maybe I'll take it easier on my off days. Lift more weights.. stick to the plan.. stick to the plan....
I am feeling a bit crushed.
more motivated and crushed.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I am having a very hard time no eating lots of food today. I have that not really hungry, but NEED food craving! So lots of gum and a bite of crackers to get me through until my next meal. I did have chili with cornbread and it was very good! Still loving the P90X dvd's the yoga is incredible! I like the cardio as well. I need to as L if she has a leg video, and I would love to try the upper body, but I am afraid that I would tear the muscle that runs along my clavicle. I tend to pull this muscle easily.
ok off to make dinner for the family.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I'm hungry. ok that's not entirely true. I want junk food. I want to eat cake. I want pizza. The sad thing is that even though I eat these things on my free day I am not satisfied. Maybe that is something you should know about me. I am never satisfied.
In other news my smaller pants are starting to fit. I am noticing a difference and it feels good!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Plank Girl

So over at the BFL forum Chris posted a video of plank girl. I have a new idol. Seriously. Plank is one of my favorite yoga poses. I am not great at it, but I do enjoy the pain of it. I think my next favorite might be chaturanga dandasana. I just love yoga in general. Today my friend let me borrow the P90X yoga DVD and it is incredible. It was 90 minutes of intense yoga. I loved every second of it. (Ok I did curse at the screen a couple of times, but mainly because my balance is off) I am a bit out of practice, and my damn hip is so tight it is painful. Paxton ruined my flexibility. I don't know what happened, but I now have crazy tight adductor muscles ( I think this is the group) When I was pregnant with Pax I was fine.. after delivery? Sometimes it hurts to walk. Someday I'll go to the Dr.

Anyway PlankGirl.. I am in awe, and I plan to take plank pose a bit more seriously.

plank pose with 90 lbs on her back!

She has another video where she holds plank pose for 13 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!! I start shaking after a minute, and I thought I was a rockstar!

I'm off to bed. I am counting my chaturanga's as my upper body workout and I'm going to bed.

Week 5 day 1

So yesterday was my "free day" I didn't go crazy, but I have some chocolate raspberry cake that was amazing! I decided that even though I am not suppose to workout I would anyway. My friend let me borrow a P90X workout DVD and I am in love. It made me hurt in a good way. I'd like more please! All the kicks.... my butt likes! lol
I did write out a meal plan for this week. One of the recipes I am going to try is sweet potato chili. It doesn't call for tofu, but I'm adding it for some extra protein anyway.
I am also going to try to make a weight watchers meal... curried cauliflower with black beans. I am adding tofu to that too. yum!

I found some burger type patties at target that I am excited to try as well.

I am excited for week 5!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Week 1 Day 1

Week 4 Day 7 Free day
Week 4 BFL

Please don't pay attention to my face. These are always taken at the end of long days... with kids.. lots of kids.

Friday, February 5, 2010

early morning post

Just woke up and the kids are here. I wish I could get my lazy butt out of bed and do my exercises before they get here. If I could just get to sleep before 1 AM that might be attainable.
So I have been slacking a bit the past couple of days. I will sneak a cracker with PB here and there.. nothing that would add up to a meal, but just a tide me over. I am thinking I am doing myself a disfavor... so it needs to stop. I'm just hungry. Maybe I need to add a bit more to my meals? I am having a hard time with the nutrition aspect. Challenge indeed! So I got a phone call yesterday that I have 6 children signed up for yoga. I am a bit nervous, but hey I could use the workout right? So now I am working 7 days a week.
Starting my day off with a strawberry vanilla protein shake.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Upper Body

uuuuuggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! So apparently I have been slacking.. cause I think thisis what I should have been feeling for the past 3 weeks. I can barely type. I did a 30 min tae bo workout and an upper body workout. It was a great workout. I am tired.

My diet today was crap.
4 Eggs with FF cheese and a bit of salsa
protein shake
(maybe a bit too much)

apple with PB

rice with steamed veggies and veggie chick nuggets. 2tblsp peanut sauce (DIVINE) probably not authorized BFL, but it's yummy, and really minimal on rice.

I'm tired and going to bed.
Is anyone reading? lol
Has anyone that is doing the challenge found this tiny space?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 4 day 2

I am feeling a little slumpish. (I know that isn't really a word) I am seeing deifnition in my arms, but I am not seeing it anywhere else. I know it will come with the hard work, but I wish I were seeing more melt from my butt and hips, and thighs.

This morning I had a myoplex soy shake (chocolate powder, 1 cup of FF skim milk, and about 6 coffee cubes (frozen coffee in the ice cube tray) I took Pax to the eye Dr, and then took Parker into urgent care to have them remove her staples. I came home and did a 55 min Tae Bo workout. It had been 3 hours since I had eaten so hopefully I can start to pump up the loss by not eating so close to my workouts. We shall see. For lunch I am eating egg salad (2 hard boiled eggs, only one yolk, a tsp of FF mayo and a bit of mustard, on 2 slices of Sara Lee Multi grain low fat bread. I went to the womens weight lifting bible page that I linked on Sunday and in the calculations it said I should be eating 2100 calories a day. Now I can pack in 2100 calories, but it seems like that is too much. ? I think I will stick with 1600-1900 a day and if I am not getting the results I want I'll up a bit.

My clothes do feel better, but I am tired of the jiggle. I am ready for my nice firm ass please!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Week 3 Day 7

Today was a free day. I did a 55 minute Billy workout, but I had a piece of chocolate raspberry cake that was DIVINE! I also had a hot pretzel and a med sierra mist, two small pieces of 5* pizza (very small)
I am so bloated it's crazy!
Excited to start Week 4!!!!!!!
I can see some definition in my arms(Did I mention I was blow drying my hair the other day (I had a tank top on) and I noticed in the mirror I had some definition in my arms. I was so excited! Seriously EXCITED!!!!!!), and my stomach feels tighter. I put on a pair of pants that are usually really hard to button. Now when I say hard to button I usually can button them, but I might shoot someones eye out across the room if I exhale hard enough. Typically I run to the bathroom and wet the thights and butt of my pants so that they will relax enough to fit the thunder and the wide parts. I didn't have to ask anyone to wear eye protection, and I didn't have to wet the thighs and butt! That is an accomplishment. So at the end of Week 4 I will post my before pictures (they are bad) and I will post week 4 pictures and measurements.
I think Uptown is also enjoying the challenge...  the more in shape I get the more I actually want sex, so another bonus!
So I have been reading the bodyforlifeforums and they have great advice and support! I also followed a link to a website for women body building tips...
The Female training bible
Lots of good tips!
I am still working on getting some more weights, as the three lb weights I am now using during my Full Throttle workout.
I saw a set at Walmart, but I am wondering if it is worth it. I wish I could join a gym, but I am broke.. beyond broke.
ok it's 1 AM and I have an early morning. I wish I could get to bed earlier, to get up earlier.. to maximize my workouts! ugh I HAVE to work on this!
Week 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Week 3 Day 5

I found some EAS soy protein powder cheap! Yay! I have started running in place, or around my house for my cardio. Now I LOVE Billy, but I also love running. So I am alternating. I did an upper body workout tonight and it went well. I have to get a different set of weights. Right now I only have 3lbs, 5lbs, and 8lbs. I did pushups, and dips to change it up a bit, and wow I loved doing those. My arms feel like jelly.. and I like it! I have almost made it 1/3 of the way through the challenge. I was thinking of taking pictures on Sunday, but now I am thinking maybe I will wait until I complete week 4.

I want to take pictures and SEE a difference. I want that visible change to push me further. I have to say I am loving how I am feeling, and am so sad I didn't start sooner.

I did cheat a bit tonight. I had a slice of pizza, but I think I missed a couple of meals... so does that count? lol I had some guacamole and holy cow it was GOOD! I think I need to make some guac!

Off to bed.. cardio tomorrow.... Billy.. Here I come!

Monday, January 25, 2010


So I tried to keep track of my intake today. I am at 1293 calories 125g protein and 121g carbs

What does this mean? I have NO clue!
I am thinking I might need more food?

My upper body workout today was not what I needed it to be, I need to figure out how to increase my weights.. without buying more weights.

Any suggestions?

ok it's officially day 2 week 3 I need to go to bed.

Week 3 Day 1

Fail on the 6AM workout. lol I had a almond mocha protein shake for breakfast and for my AM snack it's 4 eggs scrambled with 1/2 string cheese on a pita. today feels better than yesterday!
I'm getting back on track after yesterday. Maybe I'll start scheduling a free meal on my free days instead of an all out gorge fest!
On with my day...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Free Day

So Week 2 Day 7, it was my free day. ugh! I was liberal. I ate. I had a lemon cupcake with cream cheese frosting for breakfast, blueberry pancake and scrambled eggs for lunch, a small bite sized snickers bar, I made my knockoff 5* pizza (which was AMAZING) I had about half of the pie, and a small chocolate chip mint ice cream. I am vloated and feel gross. Bring on Week 3 Day 1 please. I have fallen behind on the last couple of days. I assure you I have been staying on track and my workouts make me feel wonderful. Tomorrow is an upper body workout, and I look forward to it. I plan to get up early and start doig morning workouts as it is suppose to be more effective. I usually do my workouts around 10:00 pm, as that is when everyone is usually asleep. 6am I am still a zombie, 10pm I am excited to work out. Tomorrow I will attempt a 6am workout. Wish me luck!
I am excited to weight myself. Before today I was feeling great! Now I feel full, and gross. I understand the point of a free day. Last sunday I ate a couple of extra things, but didn't over do it, today I did. I am waiting until Week 4 to take another set of pictures and weigh myself.

Soon I will make a date to shop for wedding dresses. My goal is to look like a rockstar in my wedding dress.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Week 1 Day 6

Almost done with week 1 !!!!!!!! I am feeling good! I have a cold and it's bringing me down a bit, but I'm still feeling good!
Cinnamon French Toast... (3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 2 slices of Sara Lee 45 calorie multi grain bread) I scrambled the rest of the egg after I made the french toast. I used Log Cabin sugar Free syrup.

1/2 cup yogurt, 5 frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup 2% milk

Going to the movies

Week 1 Day 5

Myoplex bar


smoothie (1/2 cup FF yogurt 1/4 cup 2% milk, sprinkle of almonds 1tsp PB)
Scrambled eggs (3 egg whites 1 whole egg) with red, yellow, and green peppers @ 1/4 cup
wrapped in a ww tortilla

myoplex bar

1/2 cup steamed brown rice 1/2 steamed veggies (broccoli, carrots, edamame, water chestnuts)
with 1tbsp peanut thai sauce

1 apple, 1tbsp PB 1 string cheese

Upper body workout:
could have done more weight. Need to increase weights.

Kinda sad I bought the weights I bought. wishing I would have gotten more customizable weights.


Week 1 Day 4

I did 30 minutes of Billy Blanks Full Throttle. I didn't really keep track of my intervals. I need to print out the fitness worksheets so I can do this.

The workout was intense though. I wish Paxton would have let me do more.

Week 1 Day 4

Breakfast burrito (1 whole egg 3 egg whites, red pepper and mushrooms)

myoplex lite bar

really bad boca burger on two WW pieces of toast (tasted like cardboard)
Smoothie (1/2 c FF yogurt 1/4 c 2% milk, 1/2 c strawberries, 1tsp PB, couple of almonds)


Steamed rice 1/2 cup Steamed veggies

1 slice sara lee bread 1 tbsp PB

64 oz water

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Week 1 Day 3

ugh.. ok I have not done my menu properly. I need to get more tofu and eggs. I was counting beans as protein.

off to make a list.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Week 1 Day 2

scrambled eggs 2 pieces of ww toast

kinda missed this one... had a random handful of almond slivers

Bowl of chili, with teaspoon of ff sour cream one slice of bread

apple wth peanut butter

burrito omelet with mushrooms, red peppers, and black beans. small side of cottage cheese

slice of bread with peanut butter and an apple

Tonight I have a Date with Billy Blanks for my cardio

Amazon woman!

You have a body fat percentage of 31.8 Try the Amazon Diet

I can't help but feel like this website is calling me an amazon woman!


If you go by the calculations on that site and their chart I am obese. If you know me I can safely say I am NOT obese. I am not even really overweight, a little jiggly? yeah

This one is a bit better..
Body Fat % 25.97
Lbs/Kgs of Body Fat 37.66
Lean Body Weight 107.34

Body Fat Percentage Categories

Monday, January 11, 2010

Food List

Here is just an example of food you can eat on Body-for-LIFE.

Chicken breast
Turkey breast
Lean ground turkey
Orange roughy
Top round steak
Top sirloin steak
Lean ground beef
Lean ham
Egg whites or substitutes
Low-fat cottage cheese
Wild-game meat

Green beans
Green peppers
Brussels sprouts

Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Cold-water fish
Natural peanut butter
Low-sodium nuts
Olives and olive oil
Safflower oil
Canola oil
Sunflower oil
Flax seed oil

Baked potato
Sweet potato
Steamed brown rice
Steamed wild rice
Kidney beans
Fat-free yogurt
Whole-wheat bread
High-fiber cereal
Whole-wheat Tortilla
Whole grains

Vegetarian Proteins
Vegitarian Proteins
Texturized vegetable protein
Soy foods
Veggie burgers

Fats to Avoid
Fats to Avoid
Fried foods
Whole-fat dairy products

Day1 Week 1

Day1 Week 1
Breakfast: 3egg whites 1 egg with yolk scrambled topped with 1 tbl spoon cottage cheese and 1 tblsp salsa
handful of almonds
Romaine lettuce with almonds and soy chicken, ranch dressing. (need to remember to get some different dressing)
snack Apple with peanut butter
chili with black beans, kidney beans, carrots, salsa, zucchini, onions, green and yellow peppers, and corn. topped with a teaspoon of FF sour cream and slice of toast.
I got a late start to my morning, so I am going to have to cram in 6 meals.
Today is upper body.. and quite frankly.. I am not prepared. I need to get some weights. Maybe tonight after drop off I can swing by Target and pick up some weights.
I am thinking of re taking my pictures.. did I mention HORRID? Yeah they are bad! Truth hurts?

Sunday, January 10, 2010


So I took some pictures tonight. I have to say it is going to take a lot of guts for me to post these. I ALWAYS double check photos of myself and MAKE SURE I look as good as possible. These photos are NOT good. They are real true pictures, and they are HORRID! I'll work on getting them online. *shudder* I am going to take them and print them out.. as reminders of how I NEVER want to look again. I think I was smaller 3 months post partum with Paxton. That is a hard fact to face. I also know that I have put on at least 10-15 lbs from Halloween through New Years. Well tomorrow marks the beginning of healthy habits.. and Billy Blanks..mmmm I love me some Billy Blanks!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


So out of curiosity I went ahead and took some measurements. Some of the numbers were greater than.

  • Neck 13
  • Chest 37 (very surprised by this)
  • biceps 11
  • forearms 9.5
  • waist 30 I can't even come up with a snarky comment for this.
  • hips 37 (surprise surprise.. hello chocolate chip cookies! So we meet again!)
  • thighs 23.5 (Commence the clapping of thunder)
  • calves 13

I do have to say I have no clue if I measured properly or not. So it could go either way on that one. Tomorrow? Pictures... this is not going to be pretty.

Grocery shopping

I am starting on Monday. Tonight I am going to the grocery store to stock up for the week. I have never planned recipe's for the week. So this will be a struggle to start. Come to think of it I think this entire 12 weeks is going to be a struggle. I have to plan out 6 meals a day, on top of planning out meals for my school. Maybe this will also help me get a bit more organized. Any ideas? Comments? Suggestions?

Starting on Jan 22 2010

Starting on Jan 11 2010 I will begin my "transformation". Stay tuned