Thursday, March 29, 2012

Scenes from a morning walk...

In the 4 and 5 years we have had our dogs, we have totally slacked in the walking department. I have decided that in the mornings when Chad leaves for work, the dogs and I are getting some exercise! This, of course, after my LiveFit trainer workout.

Scene from our morning walk :)

I did Day 32 of the LiveFit trainer this morning and it was awesome! My abs are still sore from day 30.

I did take pictures of my progress, but I don't see much difference, unfortunately.

Oh well, I lost 4 pounds and a few inches.

In other news, I started a body cleanse today. I am hoping to "clean out" my body a bit. I feel a litttle blah. I am so excited!!

Do you walk your dogs daily?

I am definitely going to start. 10 minutes with my little nerds daily, just starts it off right!

Have you ever done a body cleanse??

This is my fourth time doing it. I love the way I feel afterwards.

Have a good day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

LiveFit Day 29

Woohoo! The first 4 weeks were completed, almost in its entirety. I had a few days(shoulders/abs day, I don't know how it happened 2 of the 4 weeks) that I just Could. Not. Get. Out. Of. Bed!


Onwards and upwards......

I am still going strong. I woke up at 5:01AM today and got my butt to the gym for Back and CARDIO!!! I was so ready to get my heart pumping with cardio. It feels like it's been years. I was tired and sweaty when I left the gym, but I did it!

I replaced my Garmin 310XT with heart rate monitor(when my car got stolen the first time, it was in there in my gym bag) and used it to see how many calories I was burning at the gym today. I burned 351 calories in an hour. I was surprised it was that low. Oh well, I still burned 351 calories! Woot Woot!!!

My Thoughts On LiveFit Phase 1
  • I love love love weight training. I see definition in my arms, legs and back(only slightly in my back) and I am so happy about that. 
  • The meal portion of the plan does not quite fit into my schedule. So, instead I eat clean with emphasis on protein and veggies.
  • I am down a total of 4 pounds since the beginning. I attribute this to clean eating. I do not know my inches, but will take them tonight and report back. 
  • I am sooooo ready for cardio to start. 
  • I am seeing so many changes physically and emotionally. I am so much happier now that I am on a routine.
  • I do find myself super hungry after leg days.  
I need to take updated pictures tonight and post them. I can't wait to see if I have changed at all. I am sure I have, but we will see.

How was your weekend?

Monday, March 12, 2012

LiveFit Day 16

Today was a day I was not expecting! I felt discouraged from the time I woke up, until....well, I still feel that way. It isn't the program, it is me. I love what lifting has brought to my life. I feel so much stronger. I have, in 2 weeks, lost a total of 3.25'' and 2.2 pounds.

However, this morning, none of my pants fit. Like NONE!!  AHHHHHH! That was a curve ball. They have been snug, yes. But, I haven't been unable to pull them all the way up and button them...until this morning.  I found a pair that my middle hangs over in, put on a cardigan, and called it good.

This morning, the weight area was PACKED. I love working out in the mornings when it is nice and leisurely. You look over at the next machine you need to use and no one is there. Not today. Every machine I needed to use always had somebody on it. So, I would skip that exercise, go to the next and come back to it. One guy sat on a machine and people watched for 5 minutes between sets. So, I just said screw it and used a similar machine. I sat down and the leg cushion pad(that you slip your legs under) slipped down and I could not get it back up. So, I just went without having the padding. No Big Deal.

My biceps are sore, my back is sore.....therefore, I call Day 16 COMPLETED!

Hopefully tomorrow starts a little earlier(4:45AM) and a little better!

How was your weekend?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

LiveFit Week 3....

Starts today! Woohoo! I am so excited to be starting week 3 of the LiveFit Trainer today. I am still on track with the workouts and loving it so far. I have been so sore the last 12 out of 14 days.

The LiveFit workouts are so great. I love lifting weights and my body feels so much stronger already. I did a quick measure this morning and I am happy to report in my "trouble zone" I have already lost an inch! Woohoo!

Food lately has been much better. However, I really need to start setting alarms for my meal times. I barely get 3 meals (on workout days I drink a smoothie, as well) in in a day. If I had that reminder, I am sure I could eat some more.

Today is my meal prep/grocery shop day. I can't wait to get some more clean eats. Last week, I bought 6 assorted bell peppers, 3 lbs of asparagus, a huge bag of spinach from Costco, and some summer squash. Oh my gosh, I was in heaven. I cut up all of my veggies on Sunday. I would pull them out and roast them for eggs, salads, and/or as a side. I loooooved every meal I ate last week :)

Now Onto................

MY 11

The rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post.
After this one, I am breaking all the rules and not tagging anyone else. Shameful, I know.

So here we go ….

11 Random Things About Me
1. Growing up, I always wanted to be a singer/actress/dancer. You know, the whole triple threat thing. Just a few days ago, we had a singing/dancing party in our kitchen. By we, I mean my dogs and myself. Everyone wants to be me, now. Am I right? Haha.

2. I fell off of my friend's bike when I was a kid and the metal handlebar went through my lip. I had plastic surgery and was told not to smile for a few weeks. 1. I was five and 2. I never stopped smiling. I have a scar on my lip to this day.
3. I met David Blaine in September. 
Older Brother, Myself, David Blaine, Little Brother, and Mom

4. My Love and I have been together for almost 5 years.We met on True Story!
5. Growing up, I never had a dog. Now, I have 2 and I could not imagine my life without them!
Abigail, she is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Lenny, he is a border collie/blue heeler mix

6. I am from Utah and I am NOT LDS(or "Mormon"). I get asked that ALL. THE. TIME. 

7. I danced the half time of a 49ers vs. Seahawks game when I was 12.

8.  FRIENDS is my favorite TV show and ALWAYS will be. All 10 seasons were in my car when it was stolen. I replaced it for cheaper than I bought the originals for. Chad HATES FRIENDS and refuses to watch an episode.

9. I am not afraid of spiders, but snakes FREAK ME OUT! Yuck!!

10.I have had a total of 4 pet rabbits. Jasmine, Barry Bonds(Older Brother's choice), Snowball and Midnight. I want another one, but that idea was shot down! 

11. I do laundry every Sunday. If I forget to put away a basket of clean clothes for a couple of days, I rewash them. I have no idea why I do this.
11 Questions For me to Answer from Annie
1. What made you want to get healthy?
Chad and I were on a hike in 2009. Less than a 1/4 mile into it, we had to turn around because I could not catch my breath. I realized at that moment....I didn't want to be that person. I wanted to be healthy and strong. 
2. Cardio or weight-training
I am loving this weight training, but really, I do enjoy both. 
3. What has been your biggest NSV (non-scale victory) to date?
Running my first half marathon!
4. What do you love most about your body?
I love that my body always surprises me.
5. Why (to question #4)?
Because, every time I think I can't take anymore, my body keeps going.
6. Who has been your biggest supporter through this journey?
 Chad. Hands down! He pushes me, tells me I can when I think I can't, and he is always there for me, even in the hard times.
7. In the next 6 months, what is the biggest goal you're working towards?
I am excited to finish LiveFit and train for another half marathon!
8. What is the one thing you won't give up as you lost weight?
I refuse to give up desserts. Moderation is key!
9. Most motivational quote or person?
10. What is your favorite non-healthy food?
I loooove Arby's Beef N Cheddar sandwiches. 
11. What is you favorite healthy food?
I love a good salad. Made with Chicken, lots of veggies, spinach, quinoa, and some peach n mango salsa!
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!