Saturday, May 29, 2010
5/22: Treadmill - 30 min. and 400 calories burned
5/23: Day of Rest
5/24: Free Motion Machine - 47 min. and 500 calories burned & Weight Training
5/25: Free Motion Machine - 46 min. and 500 calories burned
5/26: Treadmill - 21 min. and 200 calories burned (cleansing)
5/27: Treadmill - 20 min. and 200 calories burned (cleaning)
5/28: Free Motion Machine - 38 min. and 400 calories burned
I'm adding weight training finally to my regimen. I've been intimidated by the equipment, but really loved it. I was cleansing and needed to do some exercise but not a lot as I've almost passed out on cleanse days when I pushed myself too hard. I wanted to lift yesterday but didn't have enough time so I'm going into town for some me errand time and am going to go to my gym and do cardio and weights.
My main focus this week was getting through a 2-day cleanse. I've been doing 1 day cleanses, but really am trying to push myself this last month and 2 days is pretty hard, but got through it. The rest of the week I'm usually between 1,300 and 1,500 calories.
Results: 3 pounds. Overall 33 pounds. 31 to go.
So close to getting down to the next set of numbers. Hoping for another good week this week and to working hard at the gym. I weighed in with my work health coach to get some more free product and she said I was in the running for the top prizes. It's always nice to hear. Working hard this next month so I can do the best I can before the final weigh-in on July 1.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Miss Sonny can always get Matthew to giggle! Just tell Matthew not to smile when he's grumpy and eventually can't help himself but smile.
Getting "washed" (ie. getting wet and ready to swim).
They pretended they were on safari and what animal did they see to get away from? Matthew said a whale dinosaur the first time and by the end of the 2 weeks all the kids were picking dinosaurs. Hilarious!
Back floats. Matthew can float but is a little scared of floating on his own.
Matthew told all the kids to get their keyboards and type. The day before when Jordan took him I guess he was having the kids try and act like they had mouses and that he was the computer game. Seriously, where does he get this imagination?
Swimming through hoops.
Doing "kabooms". Matthew told me the first day that he wasn't scared of doing kabooms. Every day he wouldn't jump in by himself so he's still a little scared to do it on his own. We'll work on being brave and jumping to me in the pool this summer.
After kabooms they all got a ride back to shore.
Matthew's "smile" for me. The best he could while freezing. I always brought a change of clothes so he wouldn't have to ride home wet.
So proud of Matthew and what he accomplished in 8 short lessons. Miss Sonny was so patient with him and is a really good teacher! Here is to a GREAT summer of swimming.
BTW-I took most of these pics sitting away on the side with my zoom lens so Matthew wouldn't really notice that I was there. I REALLY love my camera.
The poor girl has hit that left eye 2 times in a row now. The first time she hit the corner of our foot board and this time Matthew was flinging toys and one hit her right in the eye and scraped it too. Poor girl! This is about 5 days after it happened. It bruised immediately after getting hit with the toy, but Jordan said she didn't really cry that long. Matthew felt really bad. Always pretty smiley though.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Just something else to help my workout be fun and I thought I'd share one of my new favs! Happy working out everyone!!!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I think we're going to use it for Matthew's birthday and we have friends coming down tonight to use it and have a BBQ. I think this might be one of our best investments for the summer. Matthew already has an awesome farmers tan from his rash shirt and shorts. He is getting so dark and we even use sunscreen like crazy.
Fully blown-up. It only takes 2 minutes to blow up and then the fan stays on the whole time you're playing. We are going to move it further into the corner and just leave it there for the summer. The grass is crappy in the summer anyways and will probably just die in that corner-oh well.
Workout wise the past two weeks:
5/8: Treadmill - 40 min. and 400 calories burned
5/9: Day of Rest
5/10: Free Motion Machine - 35 min. and 400 calories burned
5/11: Free Motion Machine - 45 min. and 500 calories burned (at event)
5/12: Walked probably 5 miles - I counted that as my workout for the day (at event)
5/13: Treadmill - 40 min. and 400 calories burned (at event)-went at 5:30 in the morning
5/14: Elliptical - 35 min. and 300 calories burned (at event)
5/15: Elliptical - 30 min. and 250 calories burned (at event)
5/16: Day of Rest
5/17: Free Motion Machine - 47 min. and 450 calories burned
5/18: Treadmill - 38 min. and 405 calories burned
5/19: Took the kids for a walk for 45 min. around our community - 200 calories burned (cleansing)
5/20: Free Motion Machine - 42 min. and 450 calories burned
5/21: Treadmill - 30 min. and 400 calories burned
It's been a struggle lately wanting to exercise. I'm so tired some days, but am committed to this challenge. I just need to remind myself that I always feel great after exercising and the payoff on the scale is worth it. It was really tough a few days while at the events. I couldn't go as long as I wanted because my feet were literally burning after walking/standing all day. I figured I walked a lot while at the event and the little I did on the cardio machines was better than nothing.
So hard while at events to know what you are consuming calorie wise. I ate small portions and just did the best I could. I'm so glad it's Saturday so we can plan next week's menu and go to the store today. We've been winging it this week which has been ok, but I like to know what we're doing every day.
Results: 4 pounds. Overall 30 pounds. 34 to go.
Wow is all I can say! I can't believe I'm at 30 pounds weight loss. We have 5 weeks left of the challenge so I'm really going to push myself this next month as I want to get to 42-45 pounds by the end of the challenge. Also, excited to be almost halfway there to my goal. Yay me!
Saturday, May 08, 2010
5/1: Elliptical - 42 min. and 400 calories burned
5/2: Day of Rest
5/3: Free Motion Machine - 45 min. and 500 calories burned
5/4: Free Motion Machine - 40 min. and 450 calories burned
5/5: Free Motion Machine - 48 min. and 500 calories burned
5/6: Free Motion Machine - 47 min. and 510 calories burned
5/7: Treadmill - 37 min. and 300 calories burned
Took the kids with me on Monday again and Isabelle had a melt down so I was called in with 12 min. left in my workout. I got her settled down and finished my workout. I love the Free Motion Machine because it doesn't hurt my knees. My knees really hurt after the treadmill and even the Elliptical machine lately so I try to avoid them when I can.
I just got my new cookbooks and am excited to try some new things this week. We did a lot of basic chicken with vegetables this week.
It was a tough week for me overall. There is lots of stress going on at work so I worked late most of the week which means I got to the gym and subsequently home late. It's hard when you don't get you see your kids much in the evening and then the mother guilt kicks in. Good thing my will was stronger than my brain this week because I probably wouldn't have worked out much since I was tired from work. I'm glad I did it though because inevitably I always felt better afterwards.
Results: 2 pounds. Overall 26 pounds. 38 to go.
So close to 30 pounds and can't wait until my weight loss is higher than what the amount is to go.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
4/24: Treadmill - 47 min. and 450 calories burned
4/25: Day of Rest
4/26: Free Motion Machine - 47 min. and 500 calories burned
4/27: Free Motion Machine - 37 min. and 400 calories burned
4/28: Free Motion Machine - 46 min. and 500 calories burned
4/29: Free Motion Machine - 35 min. and 400 calories burned
4/30: Treadmill - 46 min. and 450 calories burned
I took the day off on Monday and ran errands with the kids and then took them to the gym where they could play while I was working out. I love getting my workout done during the day. Interesting things I've seen lately while working out. While in NJ I saw a man in his work shoes on the treadmill, another day a girl wearing Uggs, and then yesterday there was a wedding going on at our clubhouse and the bride wore purple. Working out is not only good for your body and heart but you can also have the pleasure of witnessing odd things happen. :)
Trying to stay within 1400-1600 calories a day. I just ordered 2 new cookbooks that have low-calorie meals. Can't wait for them to arrive on Tuesday as I'm running out of ideas for dinners. Both had great reviews on Amazon so we'll see how they are. We did try some Spinach Lasagna rolls that only had 190 calories each. They were really good and we had some on the side with chicken.
Results: 1 pound. Overall 24 pounds. 40 to go.
Bummed that I didn't get to 25, but it's still weight loss. I think I'm going to do some lower calorie and higher calorie days back to back and see if that can't trick my body into shedding more weight this week. We only have 8 weeks to go and I really want to get to 45 pds.
Side Note: Isabelle weighs 20 pds today and Matthew 37. He wanted to see what I weighed and Jordan told him I probably didn't want everyone to see that number just yet. I'm getting there, but will share once I get to my goal weight.