Monday, February 21, 2011

Week 7

Today marks the beginning of week 7. Six weeks down, and only 2 left to reach my goal weight of 140 lbs. So after the weigh in today, I am proud to say the scale was my friend this morning. 141.4lbs! Only 1.4 to drop and I will be there, Wow.

I remember filling out my goal on the Body Back registration sheet and thinking "Yeah, right. I weighed 140lbs at my Wedding! 13 lbs in two months! Hey- its a goal, its a challenge, so I'll write it down, but I highly doubt that will EVER happen." I had this fear that once I had a baby, I could never be skinny again. I would always have a little pooch, I would never be able to get back to what I was before. And here we are, 6 weeks into it and I've lost a total of 11lbs. I wouldn't say I'm skinny, but I can already see the difference Body Back has made on my body, and I am excited. I feel stronger, and I feel Fit. That final goal is totally within reach, and all of these early mornings, hard work, and meal planning have been paying off!

Todays workout was intense, as usual! But since it was so cold outside, my frozen extremeties distracted me from all the work my body was doing! It was so nice to come home to my sleeping baby and hubby and spend the rest of President's Day relaxing with them, workout- done!

Current Weight: 141.4 lbs

The Body Back Olympics

Last weeks Wednesday Body Back Session was called the BB Olympics. It was called that because we were asked to push ourselves past our limits and do as much as we possibly could. We were told our minds shut down before our bodies do, and we totally proved it that day!

Here's a little taste of what our workout looked like:

7 minutes of Squats
8 1/2 minute wall sit
6 minutes of reverse lunges
3 minutes of mountain climbers
3 minutes of push ups
3 minutes Bicep curls
3 minutes Triceps
4 minutes of crunches

and I know there was more... but thats all my brain is capable of remembering right now. Lets just say I haven't been able to post until now because even my fingers have been feeling this workout. HECK! Muscles I didnt even know existed were feeling this workout! Its typical for me to be sore the day after a workout, but since we all pushed ourselves so hard, I felt this one all through the weekend! And with each crooked stair climb up the condo, or hobble to the baby's room in the middle of the night, I was reminded of what a GREAT workout I had!

During the wall sit Angela read out compliments that the other BBers had said about each of us, and it was quite touching. I got a few "Sassy MAMA" and "Fun mama" compliments, all things that made it a little easier to keep that wall sit with shaking thighs. Angela even started to get teary while she spoke about one of the BBers in my class- it was a sweet moment. It made me realize how lucky I am to have met these women, and fall into this group. Not only for the changes I've been able to make to my body and lifestyle, but these are the kind of women I want to surround myself with. These are the positive, hard-working, loving influences that inspire me daily.

So yes, my achey body needed a few days (four to be exact) to recover from the workout- but this workout was such a great experience, totally worth it.

BTW, Wednesday was my first weigh in since Hawaii- and we are still dropping people!

Current Weight: 143.8 lbs

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Devil Eats Malasadas.


Wikipedia's Definition-a Portuguese confection. They are made of egg sized balls of yeast dough and deep fried in oil and coated in granulated sugar. Traditionally, malasadas were made to use up all of the lard and sugar in the house.

My definition- a donut that fell from heaven and landed in my hand in Hawaii.

Now as you can see, the picture here shows the malasadas doing a happy dance, playing the ukulele and welcoming you to the islands. Their smiling faces made me forget about my diet and the 300+ calories I was consuming by eating just one. And they are kind of like potato chips... you can't just have one.

The bakery doesn't even pop them into the fryer until you order them, so they are fresh and hot when you bite into them. Malasadas just might be the most delicious things I've ever tasted. So yes, I ate one. Ok, I ate two. and YES, I made Kara drive by Leonard's on the way to the airport the day we left, but I simply couldn't help myself. The Devil eats malasadas.

All I can say is, THANK GOD I don't live in Honolulu or this would be a constant temptation for me!!! Now that I'm back home, its back to the diet, and I will try... oh so hard... to forget about these magnificent little pastries that made me jump off the meal plan. Hey! I was on vacation!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hurts SO good!

So Mondays weigh in went well again! I lot another 3 pounds, boo ya! I was super excited when I saw that number on the scale and ready for a great workout.

I read our coaches Facebook status that morning before I went, and it said "you better put on your big girl pants." And let me be the first to tell you, she was NOT kidding. This workout was not for babies, and it was by far, the hardest one yet. We did another traveling class like the first real workout we had, and man o man! It KICKED MY ASS! We did totally different exercises than we had before and my body is still recovering a day and a half later. The biggest win I had is that we did the resistance run again, this time I managed to complete it without pissing myself, woohoo!

I guess as we get farther along in the program, the workouts have to get harder in order to continue seeing results. Well this one was tough, and I am feeling it. Muscles I didn't even know existed are aching tonight. I now know the meaning of "HURTS SO GOOD." because even though it hurts a little, it just lets me know that I had an awesome workout, and am on my way to getting results!

Today I fly to Hawaii to see my little sister training the dolphins. I am so excited for this vacation, but nervous of the impact it'll have on my body back routine and results. All the delicious hawaiian food and drinks will be tempting, and it will be tough to work out while Im there... Keeping this in mind- I looked up calories in one pina colada and the answer was 640. 640??? In just one??? I remember a few years back when I went to hawaii having 4 or 5 of them in a day. That sure won't be happening this time. Hmmmm.... I wonder how many calories are in a mai tai :)

Current Weight : 146.0 lbs