Monday, December 7, 2009

X'd it!!

So about a week and a half ago I told my friend-I want to start doing P90X. She said-okay I am up for it. This excited me. So we are now in our second week. We did chest and back today. Last week we did everything-however I had a lot going on. So we did a 30 min turbo jam workout. On Thursday we made up with Plyometrics. Which means we skipped yoga last week. Hopefully we can get it in this week. I have never even attempted the P90X yoga. Honestly-it scares me. Tomorrow we are doing plyometrics and so this will leave Thursday open for yoga-ahhhh!! Wish us luck-haha.

Here is what is frustrating me. I cannot complain because I have not been following any kind of diet, but I have been eating better. I have not lost a single pound and it is driving me up the wall!! We will see what this next week brings.

Betty Crocker is putting out a cookbook. It is a bunch of recipes that are 300 calories. I am going to look into it, but it doesn't come out until January. So we shall see. I want to see if it has some great ideas of things I can make and just have ready for lunch every day. We shall see!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hello again

I am horrible at this blogging thing-right!?! So anyhow I have not stopped working out, just stopped blogging. I have found a friend to work out with. It is great because usually it is just the gym is my friend and I don't have that friend right now.

So anyhow working out with this friend has made me not even think about it. She comes and we do it-no excuses. Her husband doesn't allow excuses and I am thankful to him for motivating us on our first day. Anyhow last week we got all six days in!! This week we got off on a bad foot by skipping yesterday. A slew of things going on. So despite all the pitfalls of today-again very hectic day-we did it!! We did some Zumba.

Okay here is something I am going to admit out loud. I have been saying since this season of the biggest loser started that I was going to get my step out and do it while I watch. Well of course that never happened and I end up on the couch eating. Really productive to what they are trying to teach. That is how most of them got fat-sitting on the couch watching biggest loser and eating-haha. Well today I finally did it. I put a sweat band around my waist and went for it. I started off on the lowest setting of the step thinking I would ease into it. By the end of the show I was on the highest setting of the step with a 10 lb weight vest on my chest. I took the vest and the band off and I was dripping in sweat and I feel great.

Another thing I need to admit is that I have gained some weight back since the move. It is hard to see and I know I need to do something about it because I gave away all my clothes that were one size up to motivate me not to go back. So I put on some of that "motivation" today. It made me step it up. I almost gave up on doing the step today, but Mauricio gave me a gentle push in the right direction. Don't hate-I have asked him to help motivate me to just do it!! So here I am I am hoping that I keep up this step thing, but with seeing how easy it was to just do is pretty motivating to me. So just get out there and do it-NO EXCUSES!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day 4-ehh

So today was day four and again-I didn't get up. It is yoga day and I usually skip this day.

Well I brought dinner to a friend who just had a baby. In this ward you sign up with someone else and you split the meal. It is kind of nice. So the lady I split the meal with was coming to my house at 5pm and we were walking it over to my friend Michelle's house. So anyhow I decided to go jog around the complex. Five times around is 2 miles. I was ending lap four and saw Pam in front of my house. I didn't even look at the time when I went to go jog. So anyhow we took the food over and I actually did 2.3 miles. When Pam saw me she said-oh your a runner-I am so jealous. I said-no I HATE running, but I do it anyway-haha.

So I am skipping the yoga-now I look at the time I may go do it. Hmmm. We shall see I will let you know tomorrow. It is my relax day and I am proud of my run.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day 3-Spin, my constant gym friend

Okay first off I want to thank Christina who talked me into doing my first spin class. If it weren't for her I may have never tried. I am truly grateful. I know it is best to have a partner when you work out. It is true that it makes it so much easier to go workout if you have someone counting on you to be there. This partner for me I have realized is spin. It is a certain time a few days a week. I have become addicted to it. So even if I do nothing else-it is like spin is there waiting for me to come take my bike and burn some calories. I know if I have spin I will always have some workouts that week.

So as you can see I did my spinning today. I didn't wake up for my weights this morning. I stayed up late and wanted to sleep in. So I knew I had to do it later. I was going to do it during Isabel's nap, but failed yet again. So after I got home from spin Mauricio left to go to a soccer game with the elders quorum. Yeah-hope he makes some new friends. Well actually he also has basket ball on Thursdays. Anyhow, so I put the girls to bed and went straight down stairs and did my weights. I knew if I thought about it at all I wouldn't do it.

Now to talk about Ab Ripper X. Tony Horton at the beginning of this video says-ab ripper x-I hate it, but I love it. I can say this about many things. Running, training for a triathlon, exercise all together-haha. However my feeling on ab ripper is I hate it, but I hate it. Oh it kills, but I am doing it. This time around I want to do the program in it's entire form. I want nice arms and nice abs. So we shall see.

I have come to find that most of the women in Utah are fit and looking good. The instructors and trainers in California could never tempt me to work out with them. None of the had the body type I would ever aspire too. Here however, different story. These people are in amazing shape. I am hoping to get there. So as my brother Jack always says to make fun of me-P90X'd it!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day 2-Plyometrics

Oh yes-I got up and did it. I did my plyometrics. For some reason today it kicked my behind. Maybe it was doing the spin class the night before. I didn't do my run and the soccer game wasn't even tonight. Though Mauricio did get off late. So anyhow I did get my morning workout in and I am wondering if I will wake up on time for my workout tomorrow. I am going to spin class, but will have to leave 10 mins early because the soccer game is in fact tomorrow. So maybe after spin-if I don't wake up-I can get the girls to bed and do my arms-or "glamor muscles" as Tony Horton calls it- tomorrow. So good night and I will log back tomorrow!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Day 1-here we go again

So we have decided to try and get preggo. Well I now need to try to stay fit and eat healthier. No more 60 lb weight gain. So here I go again.

Mauricio went to Germany for a week and so I decided to take a week off from working out. Well that did me no good, because it is so hard to get back. However today something sparked in me.

I started the morning off with my chest and back workout. It was great. Then I did my abs video. I really wanted to skip it, but I did it. So tonight after Mauricio got home I went to the gym. I think I may join the 24 hour here. They have a pool and classes I like-so we shall see. I am going to finish my 1 free week and go from there. I want to see if I like the instructors. While the spin class I didn't feel had enough variety. I LOVED the instructor. Also I must mention she is a triathlete who is in amazing shape. I am excited to see the instructors for Wednesday and Saturday.

I realized today I am back in the grove when I was on my way home and I felt I still needed to take a run. I didn't, but the feeling I hadn't done enough was there. Even though I did over 2 hours today. My body is feeling it. I guess it has been away from spin too long because not only are my chest and back muscles feeling it, my legs are all wobbly-all in a good way. Means I got a great workout in.

So tomorrow is going to be plyometrics!! Oh yes the funnest of all the P90X videos. I wanted to go to zumba at the gym, but Mauricio is taking a guys night out with the elders quarum to a soccer game. Fun for him!! I am excited. I hope he makes good friends in this ward. So I may just do a quick run when he gets home.

Oh, my food choices today were excellent, until after lunch. I need to get rid of the cookies I made on Saturday and the rolls I made on Sunday and never buy Grandma Sycamore's bread again-I think that is what it is called!?! Anyhow time to clean up and go to bed. I am exhausted and need to get up early for my workout!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Yes I am talking about me. I think I gained like 10 lbs the week Mauricio was gone. I couldn't sleep at night so I would stay up and eat, then be too tired in the morning to work out. So tomorrow I start over. YES. I am going to bed here soon. So hopefully all goes well. I will start tomorrow with my P90X back and shoulders. I am doing a free week at 24 hour fitness. I want to see how I like the classes. So I am going to try for spin if I can get in to the class. Hopefully that works out. If not it will be the elliptical for me. So I am doing this again. I made more Carla cookies, but since they make like 8 dozen I made them into bars. I LOVE/HATE those cookies-haha. I will post the recipe soon April. They are too good. Oh and while I am talking to you April-good luck on your marathon you crazy crazy woman that I am amazed by!! So good night and you will hear from me tomorrow after I work out!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Day 4

It is really late and I am so sad that I forgot to do this until now-when I should totally be in bed. Today was crazy though with Mauricio leaving and all. I am going to be stressed until I hear he is there and safe.

So I did get up and work out this morning. Shoulders and Arms, I also did abs. Man those side tri rises. Killer!!! I didn't however do any cardio, unless you count my 1 minute run down to let Heather in the gate tonight. She is spending the night-Thanks Heather!! Makes it not so hard that my husband is gone:(!! So wanting to get some cardio in tomorrow. We will see what happens with that.

Oh horrible on the eating today. Don't even want to write it. I also made some Carla Cookies-the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever eat. Maybe I should call them devil cookies-haha. Lame joke I know. I took some to a friend who is about to have a baby and I will probably take some more to another friend. Get rid of them fast. Oh and Heather brought a GIGANTIC piece of chocolate cake that we shared and didn't even come close to finishing. My stomach feels a little sick. I think mostly the cookies and well my diet all day. Well new day tomorrow-wish me luck!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Day 3

So didn't do so well today. I didn't wake up in the morning because I stayed up so late last night. Then I just ate banana bread all day-haha. I didn't have lunch because I wanted to run. I did 2.5 miles on the treadmill. Then we took Mauricio to the airport-which didn't work out so we had to go back and get him. He is leaving for Germany tomorrow now. Anyhow, I was going to do weights tonight, but have no energy. So I am going to bed early tonight so I can do my weights tomorrow. It was suppose to be my yoga day, which I may still do tomorrow. I am just excited that I got something in today!! Good luck to me for tomorrow!!-haha

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day Two

One word-Plyometics. Yes this was my workout this morning. My internal alarm clock decided to go of at 4:30 this am. It is funny because when I wake up I am not tired. However later in the day it hits me. The girls were amazing today playing in thier room while I took a small nap on Aftons bed.

So anyhow back to the plyometrics. It is part of the P90X program. It is mostly jump training. So it is a lot of squating and jumping. It kicks your botty to say the least. I was happy I got up and did it. However for lunch I had some chocolate chip pancakes-haha. I enjoyed every minute.

Tonights dinner is spagetti. It is our Tuesday spagetti night. I make it with ground turkey and whole wheat pasta. It is tasty. So we will see what time my internal clock wakes me up tomorrow to do more weights. I am a little sore from yesterday and can feel it when I stretch my arms a certain way. Well that is about all for today. Yeah I got my work out in!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Day One

Okay so I am back on my workout kick and this is day one. I got the idea of blogging this from a friend who decided to blog about her runs. I am hoping it keeps me motivated to continue on now that I have no gym friends. I have gained weight since I have been here. I am not sure how much because I left my scale in California. Intentionally??-who knows-haha.

So I have been looking into gyms. There is a 24 hour fitness near me that has a lap pool and a couple of classes I would love to do that are at times that are perfect for me. So I am excited about that. However I am thinking I am just going to do P90X for the next 3 months along with some treadmill runs and see where that takes me. Then get back to the gym to be able to start training for another triathlon. I can't very well do one in the snow.

Anyhow, so today was day one. I woke up at 5-not intentionally, but I laid there thinking-get up and workout now or do it later when the girls go to bed. Well usually do it later means I am not going to do it. So I thought-I am up, just get out of bed. So I put my workout clothes on and did my first P90X workout in a month. It was chest and back. It KILLED me. I hadn't done any lifting in a while so I lost a little of my muscle mass I guess. There were some push-ups that I could only do 7 of and then I would try to do another and just drop from muscle exhaustion. Well after I was done I decided that this time around I am going to do it right and put the ab video in. That is the most unfun video of all times-hands down.

Later after Mauricio got home I told him I don't want to run. I have always told him that he should make me do it even if I say no. He didn't really fight me on this one, but asked me why not. So I told him-I did work out today. However, I was inspired by my friend April who is running a marathon here soon. Also, my friend Mark who helped move my treadmill up to our second floor and said-"you better use this." So I got on it and did 3 miles.

Okay so here it is-my goal for the next 3 months. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays are my strength training days and so I will run 3 miles on those days. The other days I am doing other cardio so I will not run on those days. I will be doing my P90X program and see how it goes from there. Wish me luck!!