Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finally - Back on Track & Inspired Again

After much deliberation, I've finally signed up for bootcamp again. And I am so happy that I know I made the right decision! Back to it - class starts on Monday at 5am! After signing up, I woke up this morning with something to look forward to and a whole new look on life.

I am going to keep bootcamping this time until I reach my goal - I want to lose 17lbs!

Now to plan meals...

Monday, May 2, 2011

How to get back on track?

After weeks of not going to the gym (and I'm thoroughly enjoying it - I don't even feel guilty anymore), how the heck does one get back on the band wagon?

I probably shoulda just kept up with the bootcamp classes..... sigh.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Success with the Swim Suit Search

Ok, so I've been off the band wagon for at least 2 weeks. I'm not liking the gym at all & because I was given 3 months free, I am gonna cancel my membership (no contract).

My options are:

Join the local gym (much cheaper), and get some PT sessions (much cheaper than the big box gym I was at), access to a pool & classes, and I would still be able to afford having the kiddo join & do some fun stuff.


Back to bootcamp. I did enjoy it for the 9 months I did it before, and it is 100% responsible for my 15lb weightloss & the muscle I have now...

What should I do? Help!

On another note, I went shopping for a new bathing suit for our trip to DR. La Vie En Rose rocks! I found 2 bikinis (out of like 20) that I actually liked, so I bought them both! It's so hard to find something that looks halfways flattering, and gives the girls the support they need! Totally suggest them if you're looking!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Still going!

Day 2 back on the plan. All Jillian Michaels so far. I did 2 of her workouts tonight - 6 weeks to Six Pack Level 2 (to change it up) and Shred It with Weights Level 1. I'll be honest, I only got 1/2 way through the ab workout after doing the weight workout. I feel it in my abs from yesterday for sure!

Up to 2 litres of water a day - slowly weaning myself from diet pop. I normally drink anywhere from 5-8 cans a day! Today I've drank 4 cans, but also 2 litres of water.

Tomorrow is another Jillian Michaels day as hubs is still outta town. Probably do one of the 30 day Shred workouts & one of the ab workouts. I love her videos!

Still haven't figured out how much I should be eating... but figure if I'm not losing I'll up it a bit until I see results. NOTE: I am not counting my calories, but I have a really good idea of what I am eating & how much as I used to count & am on the same plan.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Back on the Wagon

I did alot of running around over the weekend & didn't make it to the gym. Ok, let's get real here, I was busy, but I used it as an excuse to NOT go to the gym.

But, tonight I broke the trend. I didn't go to the gym, but I did a Jillian Michaels Six Weeks to a Six pack workout for 1/2 hr. It was intense, and it wasn't just ab work. I feel really good now, and I'm reminded of why I love to workout - its the feeling of accomplishment I feel afterwards, and ofcourse the rewards of looking better!

Tomorrow's plan - 45 mins - 1hr in gym with weights & the JM ab workout again tomorrow night. Oh how I wish I had a gym buddy though! It would make it so much better.

Also found another bootcamp in my area starting up soon & it's 2x week & so much cheaper than the last place I went.... I am gonna consider it when I get back from DR, just to fill in & mix it up when I'm not going to the gym!

On another note, I don't know if I'm eating enough for the amount I workout & lifting weights.... after a week in Vegas when I got home I weighed 145lbs. After a full week back from Vegas & just plain eating better than I was in Vegas, I was down to 142.8.  I haven't been at that weight for a couple months - so I'm wondering if how much I eat comes into play.... am I not eating enough? I am eating approx 1500-1800 calories a day....

Friday, March 4, 2011

Totally off the wagon

Vegas set me back big time. This whole week has been trying to recover from Vegas! Migraines, then add on PMS. I think I actually worked out twice this week and I'm so disappointed in myself. However, I did stay away from the fast food & actually cooked!

I think my problem is that I've gotta stop feeling guilty about stopping on my way home from work to workout. I feel guilty because my son is 11 and while he is very responsible & independent, he gets home an hour before I do & I don't like that I'm not there immediately. I've also had the burden of picking up the dogs from daycare everyday on my way home, which makes my arrival home an hour & half after my son gets home. So if I stop at the gym, that would make it 2.5hrs my son is home alone. I know he is good on his own, but I still feel guilty if I'm not there.

Ughhh... tomorrow is another day & I will be going to the gym each day over the weekend. Then I must commit myself entirely - I just booked hubby & I a week long vacation in the Dominican Republic for April! Gotta look my best in my suit!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Back from Vegas!

I did sooo much drinking in Vegas - so much so that my body is still paying for it! I got back last night & today I'm dragging my feet. Haven't stepped on the scale because the clothes still fit great & I don't feel as though I've gained, but I likely have.

Today I rest, tomorrow, off to the gym. I've got monday off as well, so I'm headed there again. Back to the grind.

Can you believe that I wanted to work out the first morning in Vegas and they wanted $25 per visit???? No way was I gonna pay that - and the gym didn't even have a pool! Luckily, it's not hard to be active in Vegas - a ton of walking, dancing and blisters later!

Monday, February 14, 2011

One day at a time...

Well, I haven't been hitting up the gym as much as I should lately, not enough to make myself feel real good about myself, but I know I am doing what I can, and that's something, right?

Yesterday: 1 hr at the gym, 5 min warm up & 55 mins of weights - and believe me, I've been lifting as heavy as I can while still getting my reps in.

Today: 50mins of cardio at home on the elliptical.

Tomorrow: 1 hr at the gym doing another weight workout.

I really need to push myself more at the gym. Maybe I should invest in a personal trainer? I keep looking at sessions offered for discounted prices on various classified communities, however, I still can't justify the price tag. $60/month at the gym & then another $60 minimum on a trainer each month (and that's only twice a month)....that's an expensive endeavor.

Then I think of the bootcamp classes I took prior to joining the gym.... they are responsible for getting me basically to the point I am now.... did I make a mistake & quit them because I was bored, or did I do the right thing joining the gym? I thought of doing two classes per week, but to justify $200 for 6 weeks - that's a hard pill to swallow as well on top of my gym membership.

Maybe I'm just being impatient, maybe I should give myself atleast 6 months at the gym to determine what I should do. Perhaps if I get all my credit cards paid off, maybe I should reward myself with a personal trainer?

Not sure what to do....

PS: I haven't weighed myself at all in the last 4 days. I'm actually avoiding the scale. Plan on weighing in this saturday.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I gotta stop looking at the scale...

Today's weigh in: 144lbs. Ughhhh. Frustrated, but I won't let this get me down. To go to the gym tonight, or to workout at home???  My schedule has been all over the place lately due to hubby's travels and not wanting to leave my son home alone for too long.

Maybe I should just go to the gym. Sometimes I just wish I had a workout buddy!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Keepin on Truckin'

So I took a couple days off, did not hit up the gym, did not go to Zumba over the weekend due to weather. Good news though - I weighed myself on Sunday & 142.8lbs! Let's see if we can keep it up.

Finished my weights workout at the gym today, felt really good after! 

Eating more home-cooked meals, smaller portions AND actually slowly weaning myself off of diet pop - I love me some diet pop, to the point that I can easily drink 6 cans a day.

So my new plan that I've been following at work the last few days is to have 1 litre of water in between my two pops. I know the pop isn't good for me, but I don't drink coffee & feel that this is my "thing".

Also, back on the birth control after trying since July. Hubby & I are just too busy & stressed out with his business and travel to deal with a pregnancy right now :( it sucks, but it also gives me lots of time to get the six pack I've always wanted, save money & do things that I wanna do.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

17 days till Vegas!

Ok, so I've kept up my routine so far.

Jan 29th - 1/2hr cardio
Jan 30th - 1/2hr cardio
Jan 31st - Weights at the gym
Feb 1st - 45mins cardio
Feb 2nd - Weights at the gym

Tomorrow - another cardio day. My friend wants to hit up Zumba at the gym again this Sunday - woohoo!

Zumba is so much fun, but after last week's mistake of being in the first row (in front of the wall of mirrors), I realized just how little rhythm I have haha - I absolutely sucked! Guess it will be the back row for me again LOL

Eating - going well, but not eating so I'd never keep it up. Today's weigh-in was 144lbs. I have been fluctuating between 144 & 145 for the last while, so I'm not overly surprised, nor happy about this. Although I can't complain because I am doing alot of weights & am completely ok staying the same weight & replacing it with muscle.

I will get my kiddo to take pics tonight & post tomorrow!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

So far so good

After being in a local bootcamp from May 2010 to December 2010 3x week, I lost 3 pant sizes & 10lbs. Still haven't gotten rid of the "mom" jelly though.

Current stats:

24% bodyfat

21% bodyfat

Basically, my goal is to get rid of the mom jelly & obtain a six pack. I've joined World Health Club in Edmonton & since joining I've gone quite a bit.

The personal trainer there tried to sell me sessions, but I just couldn't spend that kind of money. The cheapest session (1hr) with a personal trainer is $55. My membership fees are already $60 a month!

So my plan of action: I found a great weight/cardio program designed for women to build muscle online. It was designed by a certified personal trainer, so I figure, what the heck?

I started January 24th. It is a 7 day (everyday) program. I want to stick to this program for atleast 4 weeks to see if there is any difference whatsoever.

Jan 24th - Day 1 - Weights workout
Jan 25th - Day 2 - 45mins cardio recommended (I did an hour spin class)
Jan 26th - Day 3 - Weights workout (diff from day 1)
Jan 27th - Day 4 - 45mins cardio recommended (I did a zumba class)
Jan 28th - Day 5 - Weights workout
Jan 29th - Day 6 - 45mins cardio - I did 1/2 hr eliptical at home & 10mins abs
Jan 30th - Day 7 - 1hr cardio recommended (I did 1/2hr on my eliptical)

I eased up this weekend so I could actually enjoy my weekend & I was sore from the weight workouts.

I eat decent, so all I've done is add some whey protein powder to my chocolate shakes I have on a daily basis.

I hope to get some pictures posted this week!