Saturday, February 11, 2017

It's amazing how good I feel the past few days. It could be my upcoming trip to Florida, but I think it's a combo of cleaning out the sugar & getting active, as well as the B-12 supplement. Whatever it is, I'll take it. 

This week has been crazy busy at work. Real estate is flying in our area. I had an inspection, 2 new listings, multiple offers on one home & wrote two offers, in addition to it being tax season & prepping for my trip. Normally, I'd have been overwhelmed & exhausted. Instead, I actually worked out last night. The hubby & I went to eat and shop, then I came home & worked out at 9:45 p.m. Who am I?!? 

I realized I can't do Turbo Fire. My knee just won't allow it. That's OK. I discovered Rockin' Body on my Beachbody On Demand and I love it. It's low impact and simply fun. I look like I'm floundering because I'm not a dancer. My hips were trained to be stationary, due to softball. Even so, I can do this in my home office and no one has to see. Boom! So, last night I did the beginning workout and some yoga to wind down. I got 5 hours of sleep & woke up refreshed.

This morning, I jumped into the Dirty 30 on the 21 Day Fix. The smallest, toughest move for me is the side plank at the end. My hips are so tight from sitting. But, I know each day will get easier. After that, I did the Party Express with Shaun T. I struggle with the hip swing/arm motion. Again, my hips are trained to be rock steady. I am going to have to retrain the muscles, which will take time. But, that's ok!

Mentally, I feel better than I have in months. I plan on keeping the momentum up in Florida with walking. I might even take my ipad & yoga mat to the beach and do some yoga. Don't like it? Don't look, right? I'll never see anyone again. HA!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Is this thing on?

Holy cow, it's been awhile. Nearly 3 years since I've used this blog. In an effort to find harmony in my life, I am resurrecting this as a place to record my workouts and track my progress in all aspects of life.

So much has happened in 3 years that I don't even know where to start. Let's just say "Hormones have caused havoc on my body. 3 miscarriages have left me with 50+ pounds to lose." However, I am taking my power back. 

Today, I started TurboFire with Chalene Johnson. I always wanted to do it, but convinced myself that I couldn't. Guess what? I fumbled my way through the footwork. I gasped for air, but for 40 minutes, I did high intensity interval training. I plan on rotating this program with other Beachbody programs & my Kelly Coffey Meyer DVDs. It is no longer about a pant size or a weight. Let's be real: both can change daily. It is about me taking my power back and thinking clearly. I want to be able to walk without gasping for air. I want to be able to camp on the beach and not feel exhausted or sick. Critics can take a flying leap. They are no longer allowed in my headspace.

The journey is happening and it feels good. God is good, friends.

Monday, October 27, 2014

66 Days of my "One Thing"

Recently, I read "The One Thing" by Gary Keller. In the book, he states that it takes an average of 66 days to form a new habit. I thought that was interesting because I'd always heard 21 days. Apparently, some of us are slow learners when it comes to certain habits. He says that if you focus on the one thing you can do that will positively impact the rest of your work, life will be more productive. The problem? I have about 574863 "one things". (Have I mentioned that I get bored easily?) So what IS my true ONE thing that I need to focus on currently? Without a doubt, it's EXERCISE.

Being a former college athlete, I know I can do it. I just need to find my "athlete" again. I know that she will re-surface over time, but for now I just need to focus on moving. I loathe the gym lately, as I get sick every single time. So, I printed off my 66 day calendar  and busted out some old "Firm" videos to do at home. They are effective and I can do them without having to interact with anyone, which I like. For an hour each day, it's MY time.

Saturday, I did "Complete Aerobics and Weight Training". Man, I'd forgotten how tough this one is, but boy does it work. The time flies by, which is a good thing. I'm not counting the minutes. I don't have the old school "fanny lifter" (gotta love 90's terminology), so I just use my old step.

Yesterday, I went on a walk downtown with my husband. Anytime I can get him moving, it's a good thing. We went right at sunset and then stopped for some pizza, which was counter-productive, but that's ok. We went together and I was able to get pics of the gorgeous sunset. Sometimes, life is about little moments. It was better than sitting on the couch, watching football.

Today, I went back to the Firm. I did all three sections of Time Crunch Cardio. The first two were excellent. They combined cardio with weights. The last section was strictly a cardio workout. It was dance, which aggravated my knee since I'm on carpet. Plus, it was so repetitive and boring. I'm normally a fan of Allie's, but man...this one was like pulling teeth. I cut off the last few minutes simply because I was so bored. Moving forward, I'll just do the first two and then walk or something. Zzzzzz....

Have you ever tried the Firm? What's your favorite workout from them?