Making The Time

I have been working out pretty regularly since June. Since work started, I’m no longer working our 5-6 days a week due to my crazy schedule. I do make the time to workout at least 3/4 days a week. It’s so easy to blow it off!! I am the queen of excuses and the biggest one is I’m too tired. On those days, I have to force myself to work out. Usually, I feel great afterwards so I don’t know why I even have the internal battle with myself…but I do everytime. Sleep has always ALWAYS been an issue for me. I don’t know why but it is. That’s why I schedule my workouts.  Life gets super crazy and if I don’t, I won’t do it. My excuses win 😬

I am still loving PiYo and seeing great results!  The workouts are amazing and I am dripping sweat when I’m done. It’s has been a game changer for me! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

Sweaty mess!!! My abs have been hiding since I’ve had 2 kids! Love that they are back!  Best part-no more issues with tight muscles in my legs, hips and butt!! This workout stretches me as it kicks my butt!  Win/win!

Until next time~

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Unnerved

This is a completely different post from my normal posts. This isn’t about exercising or eating healthy; this is about feeling helpless, unnerved, and quite honestly, downright pissed. It appears someone attempted to break into my garage Friday night. I went to my garage Saturday morning and the door that leads into my garage was opened. It’s always dead bolted shut. It can’t be opened all the way  because there is a freezer on the other side of the door. There isn’t any signs of forced entry so the police think it might have been one of the workers that was working on my house. They are speculating they unlocked the dead bolt and came back at night thinking they could get in past the freezer. I have items on top of the freezer that were knocked to the floor and there’s a small dent on the inside of my door where the door hits the freezer. Clearly they didn’t get in but that was too damn close. I have never felt worried or scared living here-always took for granted it was a safe neighborhood because nothing has really happened here. I’m sure it was a fluke but it has made me stop and think. It has made me paranoid and that just pisses me off. I don’t like feeling this way in my own home. I don’t like jumping at every fucking noise. I am just grateful my kids were not home when this happened.

I have learned a valuable lesson with all of this-never take your safety for granted. I know I am lucky and nothing happened but it was a nice slap in the face reminder to always check everything and be aware of your surroundings. Be safe everyone!  Xo

Obsessed!

I have become OBSESSED with a couple of things lately. I have gone full-blown, all in on working out lately. I finished the #21dayfix and absolutely loved it. It is a great full-body workout. It really is!  I recently discovered a different program that I have become obsessed with…truly obsessed. It’s called #PiYo. AMAZING!!! It is a combination of low impact cardio, yoga, and Pilates. Now I know…low impact cardio…big deal.  Yoga…no problem. Pilates…got it!  All easy…all good. Boy was I wrong. I am DRIPPING sweat after every workout. I mean soaked…oz always tries to lick me afterwards. He caught me one day as I was trying to take a picture of us together…right on the ear 😜 Goofy boy! 💕

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I am also becoming more flexible which I was struggling with lately. It makes me feel so good afterwards! PiYo rocks!  Someone recently told me I am losing too much weight; which really worried me because that wasn’t my goal for working out. My goal was to improve my health and become stronger and more toned. My scale is broken so I had no way of knowing what I weighed. I did notice my clothes are fitting  looser and I was able to get a size smaller in a pair of jeans so I thought…maybe I have lost too much weight. I am working out 5/6 days a week…so maybe. Nope. I had a doctor’s appointment on Friday and I have only lost 1 pound. That’s it! BUT I am stronger and leaner so it looks like I lost all this weight. Just proves you can’t go by what the scale tells you. You have to go by how you feel and how your clothes fit you…not just the number glaring at you as you step on the scale. I feel awesome!  I can’t wait to continue to use this program. I am determined to get all the moves without modification. Some are hard as hell but I will get it!  When I do, I will post a video of me doing some! (Or maybe one of my epic fails…hey atleast I’m trying!)

My second obsession…music. Which I know…isn’t new to me. I have always loved music. I am just a little obsessed with listening to music all the time now. It’s my escape (besides working out). I am discovering new music and believe it or not…even country music. 😳 I know…shocked me too! I love LOVE this new song called Setting The World on Fire by Kenney Chesney and P!NK. I have always loved her and this song does not disappoint! Just awesome!!! Here is the link to the song…you gotta check it out!

It’s late…until next time!

Update: I did #PiYo strength intervals today and nailed one move I have been struggling with-kept falling after one rep.  In the routine you have to go back and forth alternating which way you twist and then extend the leg.  Today I did the entire sequence without falling or stopping! Boom! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 Yes, I am dripping sweat…it’s one hell of a workout!

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Happy Place

I am at my happy place. There is something about being on a lake that makes you feel relaxed, at peace, and just happy. I am still committed to my work outs. I did a lower body workout this morning…thank god I didn’t do upper body workout. We ended up going on the wave runners and the water was a little choppy. My arms were killing me afterwords. A rogue wave came out of no where and my daughter’s friend went flying. It was in slow motion…kinda like a movie. She looked like she was sucked off the thing and flew off. Lol Tomorrow we will go tubing. I was talked into going out;  it should be interesting.

Summer is going by way too fast. I wish I could make it slow down.

Until next time….

Reclaiming Me

It’s been a long time since I wrote on here. So much has happened. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, just not sure what that reason is yet. I’m sure I will figure it out…someday. I’m almost done with grad school…thank god!!! I walk across the stage May 2017 and you better believe I will enjoy every minute of it!  It’s been a long road these last couple years…more difficult than I ever imagined but it taught me that I am much stronger than I ever thought . That’s probably the best thing that’s come out of all this upheaval!

After hurting myself while training a while back, I never really got back to running. I ran a few times but my heart wasn’t in it. I didn’t get the rush I used to get before. I’m sure I will get back into it eventually, but not right now.  I have heard all the hype about #Beachbody and #21dayfix.  Honestly, I ignored it all. The “coaches” I knew bugged me, and I figured it was a fad which would pass…eventually. I didn’t need to lose weight, just tone up and get healthy so why bother.

Fast forward to travel baseball season. A baseball mom (and friend) exercises regularly. She asked if I wanted to join her clean eating group. 5 days clean eating. I was all for it because I have wanted to try it for a while. It was free and I got a ton of recipes to try. I normally eat pretty well with the occasional pig out of everything unhealthy so I figured it wouldn’t be that bad. It wasn’t except finding time to prep.

She then approached me about joining her 21 Day Fix group. She was running a special so I figured why not try it. I flat out told her I wasn’t going to do the containers for food. I knew I wouldn’t keep it up plus I wasn’t trying to lose weight. She said no problem so I was good to go…Shakeology has been good. I am liking the vegan chocolate. (Tastes like choc milk). I can’t drink an entire serving in one sitting. It’s just too much. So I have been splitting it and have half in the morning and half in the afternoon. I love LOVE the workouts in this program!  It’s a total body workout and holy crap does it kick your ass!!! I normally have trouble with squats because it hurts my knees. This program includes so many different kinds of squats and surprisingly, my knees are fine!  The best part of the program is I’m seeing results already!

crazy the definition I am seeing in such a short amount of time!

So I will continue with these workouts and most likely do the extreme workout next. My coaches are awesome and push me to work out (even when I don’t want to). They push me to better myself!  ❤️❤️ One thing I have realized is I’m not a gym rat…hate going there and hate the time it takes. So I won’t waste my money on that anymore.

This summer I am working on me. I am eating healthier, exercising more, hanging out with my friends, meeting new people and having fun. Someone I know used to say, “I’m kicking ass and taking names”…that’s exactly what I’m doing!

Until next time…

Becoming a Gym Rat

I finally decided to join a gym. I am not sure how I will like it. When I work out, I am not there to impress anyone. I am a mess afterwards…red faced and dripping with sweat. I don’t like to wait to use equipment…I don’t think it’s impatience…well maybe it is. 😁 I am there to workout and then get out. The ones who come with full make-up, have body parts hanging out, and don’t break a sweat have a different agenda…It will be interesting. I just wanted to have a bigger variety of equipment to use in my workout. I love swimming and wanted to add that to my workout so that was the biggest draw to my new gym. Plus I got a fantastic deal!! 👍👍👍

The people watching is fantastic, though. Just today, I was watching a woman on the elliptical wearing a North Face down jacket. I’m not sure if she was wearing it to sweat more or if she was cold….either way, it’s just plain odd. 😳 I do appreciate the individuals who are there to just be healthy. Not because they have to be a size 0 or view themselves as gods gift to the world (aka meathead); they are just trying to better themselves.

I am looking forward to what 2015 has to offer. I am going back to school for my second masters, I have a great job, great kids, supportive family and friends, a wonderful boyfriend, and I am recommitting myself to a healthier me. It’s good to be happy! Cheers~

Xo
So long!

Indianapolis Marathon….

Well, I really have mixed emotions today. Today is the Indianapolis Marathon. The marathon I should be running…instead I am at home. I am pissed that I wasn’t able to run it, but I know it was the smartest thing to do right now. I want to wish everyone who is running today the best of luck! My boyfriend is running in Indy right now…I am so proud of him. I am in awe of his determination! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be there with him but I am cheering him on from home.  xo

I changed the title of my blog to Reaching My Goal…I know I have many races I want to enter in my future, but my ultimate goal is to be healthy! So that’s what I will focus on…

So for today…I will try to not beat myself up too much (notice I said too much). I have other goals I am chasing…SMART Goals.

Until Next Time…Good Luck Indy Marathon Racers!!! You Rock!

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.”
-Irish Proverb