Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wednesday with Nina

Nina is the trainer I see at 24hr Fitness. She is great. She had me doing a butt blasting circuit last night. OUCH! My booty is on fire. But anything to make my Gluteus maximus into a Gluteus minimus. Then we did arms. I always surprise her with how much weight I can do with my upper body. I have my forty something pound son to thank for that. Didn't get a chance to do any cardio as my son and husband tagged along and the kids room shut down right as I was finishing up with the trainer.
This week has not been as productive on the exercise front as I had hoped but as long as I am moving. I have been cleaning out closets at my house. Not Fun at all! I am so ready for a house cleaning break.
Jodie sent me a link to a 30 day weight loss challenge. I think that is so what I need. A way to competitively lose weight and stay motivated. The competition is from June 1 to July 1. Can't wait to see how I will fare over 30 days. I have tried some other things like this but it was always just me. So maybe this will work better.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Much needed R&R this past weekend. However I didn't know that it would be raccoon eyes and a racerback suit burn. I did have an incredibly relaxing weekend. Much needed. I am going to get some cardio in this afternoon. I haven't decided wether I will jog around the neighborhood or go to the gym. Either way I need to get back on track.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Unexpected Thursday

Well my Thursday gym plans were foiled. We got some free tickets to the Astros game tonight. We couldn't turn it down. However I did get a nice long walk/jog to the park from our parking spot while trying to keep up with my husband and his long legs. Then I had to come home and make brownies for the baby shower at work tomorrow/my last day. Funny that I have to bring brownies on my last day of work but they always go over well so nothing like leaving on a good note. I believe my exercise tomorrow will be seeing if I can get my packing done before it is time to leave. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday 5-21-08

I am so glad that I signed up with the trainer so at least one day a week I have to do something. Monday my son had an ear gym. Tuesday... hubby worked late and I was lazy...Wednesday...trainer kicked my butt.... Thursday...will do it on my own...Friday through Monday...enjoying my break....
Tonight I got a total body workout for an hour with the trainer. We did several different circuits. I will probably be sore tomorrow. Then after she finished beating me up I went and did a mile on the treadmill. I know that isn't much but I haven't been moving my butt much lately so I am happy that I got any cardio in. Oh and I had Mexican food before I met with the trainer.
Jodie I am not sure if this is the power of suggestion or just coincidence I sweat my butt off tonight. It seemed like so much more than usual. I thought of your blog while I made good use of my towel.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday - Restart

Today I am supposed to swim and jog. If my husband gets home at a decent hour tonight that is exactly what I plan to do. It has been awhile since I have been in the pool. Maybe if I spend more time in my swim suit I wont dread the way I look in my swim suit so much.

Food Today:
Breakfast-2 boudin kolaches
Lunch -corn & crawfish chowder & side salad & sweet tea
Dinner - 2 Tamales w/ cheese

Training Schedule

This Week in Training:
Monday—24 laps with :30-:45 rest (600 yds), 20 min jog
Tuesday—Day off
Wednesday—45 min bike followed by 15 min jog/walk (1 hour total); 1hr w/trainer
Thursday—5K jog/walk
Friday—60 min bike straight, 20 laps of swimming optional
Saturday—Day off
Sunday—15 min jog (middle 5 minutes faster), 5 minute walk x 3 (45 min
total of jogging)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thankful it is FRIDAY!

Went to the gym last night, but not to workout. I signed up for more sessions with my trainer Nina. She kicks my butt atleast once a week so I decided that I would let her keep doing it. I have gotten great exercise tips that I can do at home and she is very good about correcting my posture and position while I am working out. She actually knows her stuff and talks to me on an even level. Most trainers I have dealt with in the past talk down to you and there is nothing I hate worse than being talked to like I don’t know anything.

My hip is almost all better. So even though I am feeling like a slob for not working out much this week my hip joint seems to be recovering nicely. I plan to ramp up the workouts pretty hard next week. I have another triathlon I want to do in 8 weeks, so I better get busy.

I am making a confession to the world. My biggest problem is I LIKE FOOD. I like food when I am lazy, I like food when I am bored, I like food when I am busy, I like food when I am active, I like food when I am happy and I like food when I am sad, I like food with friends, I like food just sitting alone, and I especially like food when I AM STRESSED. Lets just say that there has been a lot of stress in my life for almost the last year and you can really see it on my waistline.

Before I go today I want to give a special “Thank You!” to Jodie for this really cool new layout. “ You Rock!”

Thursday, May 15, 2008

This Week

5-12-08 - Today was my last day with the trainer. I got there early and did 10 minutes on the rowing machine, 20 minutes on the bike for about 7 miles (alpine hills), 10 minutes on the stair climber at level 5. Then the trainer had me do a ton of ab and butt work. I also did arm work. I was beat by the time I finished.

5-13-08 – Maddox had swim lessons so no time to work out tonight.

5-14-08 – Maddox had make-up swim lessons but I thought that I would go afterwards. In the morning I woke up with the worst pain in my hip joint. Hard to walk much less workout.

5-15-08 – Maddox has swim lessons again tonight. Hip feels a little better so we will see if I can make it to the gym.

5-16-08 – Headed up to Austin TX to visit family. Don’t think I will have time in the evening and I have an hour of work to make up. Maybe I can fit in something at home.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


My second to last meeting with the trainer today. I can tell you one thing... My abs will be screaming tomorrow. I can't tell you the last time I did that many crunches. That is alright though I need to whittle my middle. Thinking about signing up with the trainer after the sessions we already got with the gym membership are finished. Once a week might not be so bad. It might keep me more on track. I need something to hold me accountable. The blog really helps. Knowing that people check on this thing to see what I have been doing makes me actually do more than I would without it. That and the idea of doing more races and the scary thought of what they would be like without any training what so ever... ouch! Max has been busy this week preparing for the Fair this weekend so I haven't gotten to do as much as I would have liked in the workout department, but I did bring Maddox to the gym daycare this evening and he loved it. So that might be an option every once and awhile.

Monday, May 5, 2008

A few days behind…

Sorry I am a few days behind. Lets see on Thursday night I didn’t get home till around 9pm so I definitely did not make it to work out. Friday I just didn’t make it. Saturday morning I worked out with my trainer after doing 10 minutes on the rowing machine. As usual trainer kicked my booty. After I finished I did a 15 min mile on the treadmill. So I worked out total for about an hour and a half. Sunday I did nothing. I celebrated my 7th wedding anniversary belatedly. Spent the day at the spa. Much needed and very relaxing. Didn’t want to ruin my relaxing day with a workout. Tonight I go meet the trainer again for a session and then again on Wednesday evening. I will post my actual training plan for the week shortly. My biggest problem lately is my diet and not my activity. I could also use more sleep. I am working on it all though.