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

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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