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just completed a mud run in 1:09:29Keep your shoulders up!Day three of being the Dragon Warrior. Three days closer to my goals.Flex Friday!Yesterday was flex Friday. But, I just stood on the scale & I m down 4 lbs!Is the mother of a hula hoop champion!120 min of strength training class. 15 min of zumba, 40 min of bike, 20 min of treadmill, & 10 min of stair climber.Sitting around after my workout.My daughter uses machines I've walked by for three years. LolHanging @ the beach.Home from the fair.Tiger is pouting because I won't throw her toy just one more time.The struggle is real. Iwanted to sleep in, but I went to the gym. However, my butt was dragging the whole time I was there. Then when I took my shoe off..my sock was mangled!Three years ago today, I completed my first color run.After the Terrian Race in Las Vegas! The Terrain race has some BIG obstacles!45 minutes of Tighten & Tone. 60 minutes of stationary bike. 20 minutes of elliptical. 5 minutes of stair stepper.Happy Veterans Day! The Waltons took a hike to a flag to celebrate. On the way down we found the path. On the way up, well we zigzaged & played "Fellowship of the Ring" over boulders.45 minutes of spin, 40 on the elliptical, & an hour of Zumba.Thirty minutes of spin class. Forty-five minutes of tighten & tone class. And ten minutes on the elliptical.60 minutes of stationary bike, 45 of upper cut (circuit training), and 45 minutes of zumba. So why do I feel like a potato.Starting the year off on a roll. One hour on the stationary bike. An hour on three different ellipticals, 20 min each. And five minutes on the stair stepper. 140 by next year!New haircut, still not sure if I like itHaven't seen the gym since Wednesday. But, completed the 2018 Vegas terrain run over the weekend.I was in Vegas over the weekend completing a Terrain Race with two of my kids. I'm so proud of my son, and I know he is proud of himself. My daughter, hates working out. So, it was a challenge for her, but I was so proud of how hard side worked when my son needed support.2018 Terrain Race - DONE!The family posing after the Terrain Race Vegas - 2018Posted a photoPosted a photoStar-lord... baby!The family and I at Trunk-or-TreatMy favorite Zumba instructor had a Halloween party today. 💀🧟♀️🧙♀️👻 I sweat this all off shortly after this photo was taken. 😜Only did a 45 minute Zumba class today. But, it was a Halloween theme, so I swear my makeup off. 💀🧟♀️🧙♀️👻I've only lost ten pounds, but I've been feeling like it shows. Just look how cute I am at the Zumba Halloween party. Well, I stood on the scale shortly after this picture was taken... I'm a pound up! Better lay off the banana laughy taffy the rest of this spooky season. 👻Warming up for spin on this Happy Halloween! 🧟♂️🧟♀️Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoMet my weight loss goal for January. I am at 171, the goal was 175. I am disappointed though. I was actually down to 169. But, I couldn't curb my appetite for unhealthy food habits. Oh well, goal met and that's what matters.Going back to spin today after I don't know how long. Pray for me. 😉Happy National Sibling Day!
If you have all your siblings. Be grateful. If you've lost a sibling...or two. Cherish their memory, and make sure your remaining siblings know they are loved.Posted a photoBack at the gym again today. Just a quick circuit class with my favorite instructor. So, much work till I get back on track again...after three months of ice cream and Dr. Pepper.The bane to my healthy lifestyle. I corkys live at the gym. Unfortunately, I have to go home...and then I eat unhealthy.Remember, it is not just strength training and cardio. The most important aspect is how you fuel your body. 😉No, that was not an earthquake California. I just went to zumba after being away from the gym and eating junk for months. 🤣😉
Went back to gym, and it felt great to be there. However, my wonder woman outfit was snug... I was big chungous wonder woman today! But, loved getting my groove on, and walking my treadmill.Posted a photoOff to walk the Swap Meet. Hope I remember to set my Fitbit, or at least walk fast enough for it to realize I'm moving and set itself. 😁I rent a locker at the gym. Inside on the door I have a picture of Wonder Woman, a motivational quote, and a picture of Jesus Christ. The motivational quote is about ditching the diets and adopting a healthy life style. The photo of wonder woman, is there to inspire me. The picture of Jesus, to remind me to be Christ like out there in the gym. That even if my body tires, Jesus loves me just how I am. But, also to remember that all things, even weight loss, is possible through our Lord.Had a protein shake for breakfast. I made it to the gym, did spin, circuit training, and walked the treadmill. By 11am, I had already met my 8,000 steps. Made a grilled cheese & avocado sandwich for lunch...800 calorie! Are you serious...over food budget now.
Ok, the Dr Pepper is what really pushed me over the edge. 😂I love the beach! I love getting in the water and just letting the waves push me around. I love the taste of the water...well, the small taste you get as you swim, not the big gulps that happen by accident. 😂 I even like the crispy way my hair feels when it dries with the salty sea still in it.
The sand... I could take it or leave it. 😉This weeks gym routine was non-existent. Dealing with water heater repair on Monday & Tuesday. And then today, I blew the gym off to go to the beach. Well, at least I'm where I'm the happiest.My son reminding me of the time I accidentally, got a tiny, fragment of sriracha sauce in his eye. 🙄
BTW, that is a flower petal from the filter that was still on...not food in the boys mouth. 😁Ok, I can't get a good picture. But today, my son gave me a black eye. I guess if I'm going to keep playing racquetball with him. I better invest in some protective eye wear.I have had a grand total of 2hrs & 55min of sleep. I am going on day 12 with painful plugged ears. I took a handful of meds this morning, and for those who do not know me. I HATE swallowing pills. If the pill touches my mouth on the way down, I retch! Yet, after being away from the gym for weeks. I walked the treadmill, and then did a upper body circuit class...cause I am not dead yet. But, during the circuit class; I had to stop doing the cardio. My lips were turning blue!!!!It has been a rough couple of weeks. I've been sick, had a sore throat, stuffed ears... and then I somehow scratched the cornea of my right eye!
I went to urgent care three times!
Well, I don't know about you...but, I do not have the time to sit around in urgent care. All I could do to keep from going crazy, is to entertain myself by making funny Instagram posts.
And yes... two out of the three visits, I still had my gym clothes on. 😉I feel like my ENT visit today was a waste of time. They prescribed me more meds and shoved me out the door.
Because of the visit to the ENT; I missed my gym routine and then I ate a burrito.
Frustrated with my health care. It has been a waste of a day as far as healthy living. And it is SO HOT here! I am going to just go float around in my pool. This shark on my tights is a true representation of me at the gym today. My ears are still plugged, but I almost did a full gym routine today! 🎉
It is driving me crazy feeling like I am under the ocean. But, the pressure no longer hurts. I no longer feel sick. So, I have to go back to working out... gym shark. 😉Nothing but junk....
For breakfast I had a bavarian cream donut. For lunch... a glazed donut. What am I sipping right now....Dr pepper. 😑
Ok, can I call this a cheat day? Nope, got to stare it in the face. My cycle is coming, I'm craving sugar... and caving in on my willpower. 😉Headed to the gym... but on only 3 hours of sleep.Up at 5am, and at the gym by 6am.Posted a photoI LOvE this little strip! It comes up in my memories on FB every so often. But, it is always in my heart. 😂Happy Monday my SP family. Just a little humor for all us moms'.I am growing celery from kitchen scraps. Woot woot! Non-weight loss goal.Peeled my gym clothes off before getting a picture. But, I wore red, white, & blue, in memory of the day.
I got sixty minutes on the treadmill. And headed to spin. But, the instructor' music was profane. I excused the first song. However, when the second song also was profanity filled. I left the class nine minutes in. It gave me a break before doing forty-five minutes of lower body. And to finish the gym day. Forty-five minutes of zumba.Posted a photoPosted a photoJust a little humor. I actually like to walk, but my toes have been acting up lately. If I take my shoe off and pull my toes...it feels good enough to continue for a bit. But, then they get unbearable again.My husband thinks it is too early to decorate the outside of our house for Halloween. But, I say people who decorate for Halloween early, are happier.
What do you think?
(Not my house, just a example of how far I am going to go with mine)This whole year has been frustrating with it's ups and downs, and not losing the weight. On Tuesday, the nurse practitioner @ the weightloss clinic, told me not to lift weights...just cardio. When I protested, the nurse started that she needed me to lose the the pounds first...then tone up. But, building muscle burns calories. And losing weight without building muscle makes you look like a slim Jabba the Hut.🤔Posted a photoTwenty four years ago today, October 1st, my eldest daughter changed the lives of these three women. She made me a 1st time mom. She made my grandmother a great-grandmother. And she made my mother a grandmother.
Four generations of strong women, all in a impromptu photo...and because of one tiny five pound baby, we all look beautiful.Since October 1st, I've been wearing my skull tights. And I've meant to share a photo for fun Halloween inspiration. However, every day I have forgotten until I've shed my workout clothes. Of course today I remember... but I don't have spooky tights on. 😂
Ok, how about a Halloween filter instead.On Wednesday we wear pink for cancer awareness. Now, I know that wearing a color does nothing. But, I hope when my gym buddies out there that are survivors, who are currently fighting, or have family fighting... I hope that it lifts their spirits to see that they are in my thoughts.Posted a photoHope everyone was kind to themselves today, on this World Kindness Day / Mr. Rodgers Cardigan Day.Posted a photoBut, it adds to my workout. So, it's all good.😉I have been trying to declutter my house since October. Somehow, my home is just as cluttered. 😉Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoMy year has started off slow. I quit going to the gym when my kids got out of school for the winter break. Yesterday was supposed to be my day back. But, I just made a zumba class. Today, I just could not get it together to get to my total body class. But, i'm at the gym now and i'll catch a piloxing class.I am back at the gym. But, for the last three days... my laundry has suffered. 😂🤣Made it to the gym four days this week. Just a 45 minute zumba or piloxing class. But, the win was getting out of bed and getting to the gym. When my kids are off school it is almost impossible for me. But, I managed to get it done this week. 🎉🏆Last year was a bust. But, I am starting the new getting back into the gym routine, and watching what I eat. I was not too successful over the weekend end. But, at least I was mindful of my missteps. And looking forward...Look, I made it on my gym's webpage. And I don't mind these cute before, or even after workout photos. But, today during total body class. Two photographs came taking photos. Yeah, my gym outfit was spot on today. But, I am drenched in sweat. My hairstyle is "gym hair, don't care". True, I am not going to be featured. But, now instead of focusing on my body. I am focused on not messing up the background of their photos.I actually made it to the gym 5 days this week. No matter what my Fitbit says. I guess, 40 minutes on the weight machines, and a 20 minutes on the treadmill, don't count.
Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, are my rest days. This year I am determined for them not to be my total sabotage days. Yeah, I had Mexican for lunch with the hubby today. But, I only ate half the burrito. I only ordered a small drink, and declined the polar pop on the way home.Great workout today. Did 20 minutes of spin with a new instructor, just to try him out. 10 minutes on the treadmill. An hour of lower body class. And the cherry on top, 45 minutes of zumba.
For breakfast, I had a boil egg. And washed it down with a protein shake. For lunch, I had a healthy portion of salmon. Lightly seasoned with red tea salt. For dinner, I plan on have homemade chicken noodle soup.
Pray that I can keep from snacking before bed. 😉Today, Saturday, and Sunday, are my rest days from the gym.
What do you suggest I do to keep active over my break, but still allow my body to rest?
I go to the gym Monday through Thursday. I usually get there around 8am, and do not leave until after 11:30am. No, I don't workout continuously. But, I do at least two classes a day. Throwing in machines in the gaps.Yes, I want to lose weight. But, my greatest desire... to age with grace. Therefore, I move my body at the gym.
I just need to get better at eating on the weekends.Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are my rest from the gym days. But, today after dropping my daughter off at Seminary. I slipped into the gym and did an hour on the treadmill.
I walked at a moderate pace, with a slight incline. I made sure to move my arms. Easy, breezy, restful workout. I got my body working for the day ahead.Posted a photoI am at a plateau in my weight loss. And this weekend I went hog-wild with dr. pepper, and unchecked eating. Nothing to do, but get back on track... and look for non-scale victories.My arms are still chunky. But, I was digging my body this morning. Yeah, I haven't eaten breakfast yet. And the minute, I do my belly will probably protrude. But, this morning I could see progress.
I wasn't trying to hide my face. But, my daughter was doing her hair, and not interested in helping with a photo shoot. Oh, and that's calamine lotion on my foot. 🤣😂The scale isn't moving, but I am seeing results through visual changes in my body. Strong is the new skinny, and at my age. I would rather be healthy & strong over thin.Posted a photoI might be fluffy, but i'm also working on be athletic. I might not have a handle on my food intake. But, I work on being mindful, and make sure to get exercise.Grrr, I am gaining weight... time to change up my diet and my workout routine. 🤔Day 1 of quarantine
After at home worship service, I attempted to clear our pool filter. The Lord had provided two fine frogs for consumption. 😉😂🤣Day 2 of quarantine
My bedroom is still not clutter free. I am eating a family size salad. And my son has finally convinced me to brake into the chips.Happy St. Paddy's Day. Hope you got your corn beef & cabbage.My gym reopened this past Friday. I walked down today and did a mini workout. It has been so long since I didn't do a class offered at the gym... I wasn't sure how to get started on the equipment again. To be honest, I haven't done a ton of activity over this four month quarantine. So, starting slow is probably for the best.
Had to add hand sanitizer to the workout essentials.😉Busy morning. Took my son to his annual physical. Then over to wait in line to get his yearbook. Back home to grab his sisters. Over to the high school to pick up breakfast & lunches for the week. Dropped off kids to run and grab plates from a friends neighbor. Now to strip down, get in the swim suit, brave my cold pool, and do some swim aerobics.Acting like my cat today... It is 12:53 and I just got up!
Well, there goes the gym. But, I'll work extra hard in the pool. And go do some grocery shopping to get moving.Took my new off brand wireless earbuds for their maiden voyage. They didn't make it through a complete gym workout. Oh well, ya get what you pay for. At least they sound amazing up to the point they die.
Now I am drinking a green machine smoothie before getting on with my day.I am my hubby's best Father's Day gift.😉I dieted all last week, and I got some exercise. But, I sabotaged it all over the weekend. 😑
Due to the mandatory mask rule being back on. I skipped the gym today. I just won't be able to workout and wear a mask. 😷I can not get control of my eating. And, I don't want to go back to the gym now that the mandatory mask order is back on. But, I have been getting in my pool and doing an hour of water aerobics.
Got to remember to sun screen the nose.More water aerobic exercise. I am eating healthy. And I have log my meals!Today was the first class day back at the gym. Man, am I out of shape. I mean, I know I packed on 20 pounds over queintine. But, I had fooled myself into believing I could just jump back in. I've been wishy-washy with doing water aerobics; why wouldn't I be able to jump right back into my gym routine.
Big surprise... I almost passed out! But, I will be back at it tomorrow. 💪30, 30, 30... Thirty minutes of Treadmill, Circuit training, and Zumba. I am also going to try to get out to my pool and do water aerobics for an hour. But, that's just gravy to today's workout.
So, if I don't... oh, well.
If I do...💪
I am also going to try and balance this chart out at, or before dinner.😂Don't fight it Friday.Man do I sabotage myself on the weekends. I'd love to blame the holiday. But, I over indulge every weekend... and destroy all the hard work & eating healthy I've done all week!
Oh well, here we go again. Healthy breakfast, two hours at the gym. Healthy lunch, and active day of household chores. Followed by healthy dinner plan.Started my day at 8:45am with a circuit/ zumba class. 30 minutes of circuit, 30 minutes of zumba. We are still social distancing. However, classes are starting to see a few more faces.A progress photo my gym posted to Instagram. Meanwhile, I have ballooned to 205 from 175 pounds. So I screen shot my response...I am trying intermediate fasting. Without much success, I have to admit. But, it is only day two, so I am just beginning to make it a practice. I did get a water workout in... so there's that.Splashed around in the pool before doing 37 minutes of water aerobics. Still doing the intermediate fasting... but only until the gyms open up.Today, I took my three still at home to the Cabrillo National Park. It was a perfect family day. The weather was beautiful, the kids enjoyed finally getting out of the house. But, the extra weight, and the missed days at the gym were very evident.Got over 8,000 steps in today at Cabrillo National Park. But, it was so very clear that I am over weight & out of shape.The picture says it all... a three mile, 60 minutes walk, kicked my behind today.
I would love to blame my late start, and getting caught in the heat of the day. But, it's the extra weight, eating crap, and being dehydrated, that was my downfall.
Well, I'll just have to get at earlier tomorrow, and work on getting back to where I was. Then on to where I want to be.😁Did not get my full 10, 000 steps in today. But, I am surprised. My son and I did a lot of shopping, and Halloween decorating this afternoon. I need a lucky money cat for all the money I spend on Halloween stuff.After thirteen days, I finally got an intentional workout in. I walked three miles, and while I walked I tried to make an interesting pattern. However, I returned home to find that my Fitbit had not synced with my phone GPS. 😶
Anybody else hate there Charge 3 (fitbit)?I had some errands to run, so instead of walking from my home down to the walking trail; I drove. Unfortunately, that shaved a mile off my normal walk.
But, I think I know why my Fitbit isn't recording my path. I think my wireless earbuds interfere with the connection.Tonight, I prep: pre-workout shake. During workout water w/apple cider vinegar. And, post-workout shake designed to designed to help keep muscle.
Tomorrow, I try the new gym. And maybe, depending on how I feel about myself. I might go to my regular gym for Zumba...maybe even stay for yoga.First day of the 21 Day Detox Challenge. I almost threw-up.😑 It was a very strenuous HIIT workout.
I planned to try to sneak over to "my" gym after for Zumba. Well... as I almost threw-up, I opted to just take a 2 mile walk instead.
Went to lunch with a friend. Just drank water. Ordered a Ahi Tuna Sandwich. But, I ate half my friends onion rings. 🙄Fourth day of Detox challenge. My body is still so sore. But, I made it to the gym. Today was 45 minutes of a HIIT workout, with a focus on upper body. Then I did my 2 mile walk.
Oh, and before I left for the gym my scale read, 200. That's 4 pounds... but could just be water weight.😁What do you think of my tights?
Today was day 8 of the detox challenge. Made it to the gym. I thought today was going to be a upper body day. But, today's workout was 45 minutes of total body HIIT. It was cold and my hubby was home, so I skipped my 2 mile walk.
I think that I might start coming home after the gym. Then walking from my house to the walking path and back. That adds a mile to my walk.Back to the two mile walk. I want to start increasing my walk. But, after the HIIT workout at the gym. I was just too weak... not sure if that is that my body was too weak, or my mind.😉
I also did a quick Sam's club run. So, I am good with my steps.Spooky work out today. 45 minutes of HIIT lower body workout. Then a quick 1 mile walk. And then to my regular gym for zumba. Not only did I sweat my skeleton makeup off. I was sure spreading the Halloween funk around. Better go shower! 🤣😂Spooky work out today. 45 minutes of HIIT lower body. A quick 1 mile walk, and 45 minutes of zumba.Happy Halloween!
Skip the candy. I hear that it is all bad this year anyway. 🧟♀️👽💀🧛♀️👻On Friday I was down 5 pounds. From 205 to 200. Today as I step on the scale, 202. 😑
I know right where it came from. A 32 ounce Dr. Pepper & assorted snack size chocolate, Saturday night. Then two 32 oz Dr Peppers, assorted snack size chocolate, and the house special Pho, Sunday.💀
I know, get back in the groove. But, man can I self sabotage.🙄Last week of detox challenge. I did 45 minutes of lower body HIIT workout. followed by my 2 mile walk. My food intake is still "wonky", but I am working on getting back on track with both physical and nutrition.Thought this was appropriate today. So, many folks are stressing out. And yeah, we are living kooky lives right now. But, there is still so many great things still instore if we could just stop fighting each other.No... Black Cherry Milo and Topo-Chico, do not taste like Dr Pepper. All you do is ruin your Topo-Chico. Do not be taken in by the hype.
In other news. Last Friday of the detox challenge. Did 45 minutes of lower body workout. Then a 3.65 mile walk. I am trying to find ways to make a two mile path into 4. Guess, I am forced to just walk it twice.😁I am not digging my new hairstyle. I feel like it is my second bad hair cut in three days. It is better then the first attempt... that hairdresser killed my edge undercut asymmetrical bob. But, this time the girl was afraid to give me a asymmetrical pixie cut. So... here I sit with a mom cut.😂🤣
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