Monday, March 28, 2011

Starting the week off right

Monday -- the dreaded first day of the week, the day that everything falls to shit for no reason other than it's Monday. Well fuck that noise, I grabbed Monday by the horns and I am making it my bitch.

I have a nice laundry list of things that have to get done today so I made sure to get to sleep early so I would be bright eyed and bushy tailed come morning. Amazingly enough I woke up at 5am and cuddled with my Pixie for awhile, then it was off to get the kids ready for school. Once they were gone I admit I snuck in a quick 1 hour nap but damn it felt good! Hopped out of bed, made my coffee, checked my messages and said LET"S GO BODY!

Got up off my ass and hit it with Bum Bum & Tummy Tuck from Brazil Butt lift. After I made a fabulous breakfast yumm and sat back down to check more messages and type this up. I still have Shaun T's plyo to do today, get dinner prepped so the family has something to eat while I am off teaching a hoopdance class tonight, oh and yea squeeze in some neglected knitting ;) I have to say I am feeling great and this Monday has been owned!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

That was INSANE!

I changed my fitness plan for this month and switched to a BBL + Insanity plan. I have the husband and the 2 older boys doing Insanity with me. Ethan & Jared plan to start track again this year so Insanity is a great plan for them. Shaun T's background is in track so his workouts are definitely geared to the runner. We all did the fit test today and I have to say that is some serious shit. It's nice to see where we all have different strengths and weaknesses (I am the push up jack Queen yeeaaa!) and I am excited to see how much we improve over the next 60 days.

I missed my 1 year yay me for sticking to exercising and eating great anniversary so I plan to dig through some previous photo and do a collage so I can see how much improvement I have made in the past year. I know it is there but I do still feel a bit frustrated that the changes aren't happening faster. I haven't given up yet and I don't plan too! As long as there is always a new and exciting workout from Beachbody I am sure to keep going.

As for the health issues, well I was blown off again. Totally figures and left me feeling worn down. I decided it's time to jut take matters in to my own hands again so I ordered some new adrenal fatigue supplements. I plan to give them 1-2 months and if there is no improvement between that and removing gluten from my diet then I will go back and push to be listened to and taken seriously.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I cannot believe I just said Holla! I kind of detest when people say that, or maybe it's just the Princess chicks from Happily Never After 2 (for which I was subjected to one night by the lovely Pixie). Now someone want to tell me where the last 2 months disappeared to?

My Hoopnotica training in Seattle was FAAAABULOUS! I learned so much, more than I would have had I opted for the cheaper distance training program. It was awesome to have the live feedback and have someone be able to say yes you are doing it right, keep doing that and it will click OR try this instead you may find it flows better for you. Truly a valuable class. I have since taught one 1-hour demo class at a semi-local gym. The space is small so classes are small but I think that will work out best for everyone, less pressure on me and more intimate for the students. I have another demo class coming up on Monday that I am just so excited for!

As for P90X well, things got crazy. Nate hurt his shoulder and had to drop out, kids got sick, I got sick, and I found it was just so darn boring without my workout partner to keep me challenged. And so at week 6, just like my 1st round) I dropped out. The difference this time is that I haven't stopped working out or minding my diet. The other difference, this round really made a huge impact on me. I gained some very nice muscle in my back & biceps and my cardio is through the roof! I can now run 2+ miles without huffing and puffing. I never was able to make it past week 5 on the C25K, now I am ready to train for a 10K, thank you Plyometrics & Tony Horton <3

In the interim I signed on to be a BeachBody coach which I am loving, mostly for the discounts ;) I love my BB products, Shakeology, Recovery drink, the workouts . . . all of it! And I love the connections I have made with other coaches, it's really inspiring.

While I am waiting for the husband to be ready to jump back in to the program I am starting another round of Brazil Butt Lift and hoping for better results this time. By the end (4 weeks) Nate should be ready to go and I'll be working a P90X/Insanity hybrid. Yea I may be insane but I really want to keep the cardio improving and balance out the resistance/upper body weight training of Tony with some kick ass cardio and legs a la Shaun T. After that I am thinking maybe TurboFire & RevAbs while I wait for the new P90X:MC2 to be released.

Speaking of better results, I may have finally pinpointed my own health issues and why I have struggled so much, including that where-did-you-come-from-20lb-gain-in-one-year issues. I check in Friday for my lab results but may need a few more blood tests run. If My gut is right then I have hypothyroidism which explains so much of the problems I have been having, all problems that so far have been written off by no less than 3 different doctors. If I am right (or heck if I am wrong and it's something else) then I'll be able to get myself taken care of and I bet then I'll tart seeing some kick ass results. I am sure since I am working against my body at the moment that that is the #1 reason results have been so hard to attain. But I won't give up!

So what are you doing to get fit and stay healthy this month? Remember that you are as important to take care of as everyone else and you should always make time to take care of you, even if it's only 30 minutes, just do it!