Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weigh In

Weigh In

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05.21 = 214.6
05.28 = 212.6

-2.0 pounds

Total Loss to Date: 65.0 pounds

I knew it...

Work Outs
Last weeks workouts!!! 6 for 6

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Monday: 60 Min Kettlebell Class
Tuesday: 18.33 mile Ride
Wednesday: Chest & Triceps
Thursday: 6.2 mile Ride
Friday: Back/Shoulders, Core & Calves
Saturday: 5.4 mile Ride
Sunday: Rest Day

A Little Addicted...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Progess Pics

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As I've said before, my before picture is not at my heaviest {277.6lbs}, but close. I have 4 or 5 of these types of progress pictures in my journey. I was tempted to put them all side by side so you could see me shrinking, but I think that may have been a few too many semi-nekid pics of me for one post. :P

Am I 100% happy with how my body looks today? No. Am I getting closer to my goals? Yes! My weight has been stuck for a month or more now, but.. I am losing some serious inches overall. I mean I've gone from a size 26W to a 16... I CANNOT complain about that.

I went through a rough patch not long ago and slipped away from working out, that put some major crimps in my plans. But the good news is, I'm not alone. Yes, this isn't the first time someone has gone through a slump. The most important thing is that I got back up and picked up where I left off. I can definitely tell the difference on days where I skip a workout, which still happens from time to time, but I try my best to not make it a habit. I've spent too much time creating a good habit of working out to just give up.

Without any more jibber jabber... Here I am in almost my birthday suit. O.o
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I'm very please with the changes I've gone through thus far, still have a ways to go. :D

Here's a few recent IG pic for you too, so my butt isn't the last thing you see tonight. ;)

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This was a great "recipe." So easy and so tasty!!! Smoked Paprika Chicken, Whole Wheat Orzo and Herbed Goat Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Nomnomnom!

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Me & Baby Girl getting our flex on.

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I love a nice long ride!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Weigh In

Weigh In

This was totally expected & I'll expand on that...

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05.14 = 212.0
05.21 = 214.6

+2.6 pounds

Total Loss to Date: 63.0 pounds

Now, the reason for the gain? I worked out. What??? Gaining weight while you work out? Well, it's technically NOT A WEIGHT GAIN. It's water and waste. Monday (yes, the day before weigh in) my husband and the instructor of the kettlebell class convinced me to take said class. What.was.I.thinking?

I was thinking I wanted to try something new. I was thinking I needed to start getting my self confidence back. I've always shied away from class situation because of my size. I didn't feel confident enough to workout in front of others, especially not knowing how many people could potentially be there. This was a huge step for me.

So we run out and buy a 10 pound kettlebell for the class; the hubs thought I should start with a 5 pound bell. I show up to the class early, sit patiently and the guys start to trickle in. In total there were 5 guys and the instructor, all of which my husband trains with in Krav Maga & BJJ. They are training in endurance sports, so needless to say they are a smidge intimidating. The instructor, as well as another instructor who was partaking used 35 pound kettlebells for the class...see intimidation, right?

The class lasted 60 minutes and was a High Intensity Interval Training with kettlebells. A three minute running warmup, three 15 minute intervals; lower body, upper body & abs/back; with 30-60 second breaks in between the intervals. Also included was a cool down/stretch session. So, lower body consisted of squats, squats and more squats while involving a little upper body. Then upper body consisted of a little upper body with more squats. Abs and back...it wasn't all that terrible, except that I had just worked out abs & back and shoulders the day prior. Then he threw in some planking. Oh but wait we can't just plank, no we have to raise one arm parallel to the ground while planking.... then we march while planking. It was a blast.

What I learned... my a$$ is so f'n sore today it's not even funny. No leg workout has ever made me feel this sore. I'm really contemplating getting a walker. LOL. I also learned that a 10 pound kettlebell wasn't nearly heavy enough for me. My arms are not the least sore today, so when I do the class again I'll either go with a 15 or 20 pounder. And her my hubs thought I should start with a 5 pound bell, heh. Back to the point of this, the "gain." Basically with the intensity of this soreness there are millions of micro-tears in my muscles and of the 1+ gallon of water I consumed yesterday my body is holding on to some of it in order to repair the worn muscles.

So in essence I am not fretting or worrying over this "gain." My meals and exercise have been spot on and regardless of loss I know I'm doing what's right for my body. In fact I had to go buy a new pair of jeans. I'm officially a size 16 now!!!!! And for the first time EVER I'm wearing a pair of skinny jeans. O.o

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Work Outs
Last weeks workouts!!! 5 for 6

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Monday: Chest & Triceps
Tuesday: 5.06 mile Ride
Wednesday: Legs & Biceps
Thursday: 5.14 mile Ride
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: ??
Sunday: Back/Shoulders, Core & Calves

Here's the official MD5K race pic. :)

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A Little Motivation

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Weigh In, Workouts and Racing

Weigh In

Here is yesterdays weigh in.... not too bad given it's that TOM... :/

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05.07 = 212.6
05.14 = 212.0 

-0.6 pounds

Total Loss to Date: 65.6 pounds

Work Outs
Here is last weeks worth of workouts!!! I'm pumped... 6 for 6. YES!

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L-R/T-B: Chest & Triceps | Cardio | Legs & Biceps | Cardio | Back/Shoulders, Core & Calves with the hubs | Cardio/Race

Sunday was the Mother's Day 5k. Baby girl and I ran the race, her in the jogger obviously.

MD5K 2013
Pre-race, a whopping 44* out there.

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MD5K 2013
Not too shabby

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Me with a couple of my "Lean Ladies"
And yes, I always run with my sunglasses on. Having blue eyes definitely has it's drawbacks and I cannot handle much sun.... just need to remember to remove them for photos next time. :P

Just a Reminder
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I've all but lost and regained my mojo... or so I thought. I started a new routine last week and well, I failed 3 out of 6 days. FML.

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I know my problem...it's me. This morning I snapped. It wasn't pretty are bitched and yelled at my husband and he has nothing to do with it. But he stood there, took it like a good husband and let me walk away to leave for my meeting without so much as a comeback.

When I returned home it was kind enough to let me apologize for the way I acted. Seriously, he's not holding the fork to my head. He's not sneaking into the kids treats late at night after eating clean all day. He's not to blame. I AM. I allowed those snacks in the house and I allowed myself to indulge one too many times this week. Me, me, me.

So why cannot I not break past this mental block? What has changed? That's what I don't understand. :P

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Trying to keep my head up... and move forward. ;)

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