Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What a great week beginning!!!!

How is your week so far.
Yesterday was my upper body workout followed by working all day.
Today I did legs. My daughter came over and we did a bit of shopping and then home to color my hair.
Only 1 week til Maui. I am so excited and can hardly wait. What are you doing Labor Day?
I am sure I will be working. Retail is pretty busy that weekend.
My workouts are going awesome and my food is perfect. Trying hard to drop a few pounds before vacation.
My hubby is so funny. He already has our workouts and what we will eat while away. I am lucky to have such a great husband.
We will have kitchenette in Maui and that really helps to keep my eating under control.
What do you do on vacations? Do you workout? Do you give yourself license to eat everything or are you able to find that balance between having fun and not completely losing your head :)
I hope your week is as great as mine.
The rest of the POA is:
Wed - Hill training
Thur- Upper body
Fri - Leg day
Sat - Hill training
Sun - off
I had a lady at the gym ask me how I know what to do when I come in to workout. I explained that I always come in with a plan. I don't ever just wing it. Planning keeps me focused and on track. Do you plan your workouts before getting to the gym?
What is the saying "If you fail to plan, than you plan to fail".
Keep your journals handy so you can always have a workout ready.
Have a great week.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fantastic Friday!!!!

How are you on this beautiful Friday?

This week has been great.
Wed - chest and tri's
Thur - shoulders
Fri - legs
Sat - some Hill cardio
Sun - off

This is my week already planned out. I am feeling might fine this week. Hormones seem to be getting in check and I am counting down the days til Maui. Needless to say my eating is super clean and workouts on target. Got to be looking like a hottie on the beach :)

Have you been keeping your thoughts and actions positive. I know I have and it really has helped me be happier.

I stayed home on Wednesday all day and just did things around the house and boy was that an amazing feeling. I tend to be on the go all the time and this was really a nice change for me.

What are your goals for the upcoming week. Only a week til another holiday is upon us. Labor Day Sept 6th. What are you doing? Cooking out, last time out on the boat or just relaxing and chilling at home. I will be helping my daughter have a garage sale and then begin packing for my holiday.

Lets work hard this coming week. Set your plan of action and prepare enough food this weekend to last all week. It will be so much easier and you will feel less likely to cheat.

Remember BLT's count (bites, licks and tastes)!!!

Have a great weekend.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School is back in session.

I don't have kids in school but my life was so busy this summer I felt like I did.
So I came across this the other day "Live your life with no regrets". I love it. I will be saying this everyday. Are you living your life this way.
To many times people focus on the negative or what we don't have in our lives. This can cause you to miss so many wonderful things that are in your life.
So today I say focus on the positive. Stay away from the negative and "Live your life with no regrets".

This week workouts look like this:

Monday - legs
Smith machine lunges- box jumps in between each set
Seated hamstring curls - 100 rep jump rope in between each set
Wide stance squats
Straight leg deadlifts on the Freemotion machine
Single leg press foot high on the platform
I followed this with 20 min on the elliptical

Tuesday - today back and bi's
Lat pulldowns, underhand, close and wide grips
Close grip row
DB pullover
Rear delt machine
EZ bar curls
Concentration curls
Hammer curls seated
Rope crunches
Crunches on the ball with 10#plate behind my head
Med ball twists with 10#
Then after some running errands with my daughter. I came home and did 20 min on the stair stepper.
Great start to the week. Enjoying a bit cooler temps in Texas. It will finally get below the 100's.

This week lets live our lives with greatness. Focus on all the great things in your life.
Rock it at the gym this week. I am watching :)


Friday, August 20, 2010

Time flys when your having fun :)

I can't believe its been a week. I am ready for the fall and hopefully things will settle down some.
I have been hitting my workouts hard this week. My muscles have been yelling at me :)
Mon - legs, hamstring and glute concentration
Tues - back and biceps
Wed - chest, triceps
Thur - shoulders
Today - legs - quad concentration
I have also included HIIT on 3 days so far this week.

I don't have kids at home on a regular basis anymore but you would thing I did by all the none free time. I had an awesome conference call with my Buffmother Competition team mates. I always love talking with them and hearing Michelle's awesome wisdom.

Today begins tax-free weekend and I have to work 2 of the 3 days...ugh The day will go by super duper fast I am sure.

Are you ready for fall!!! Let's get into shape together before the holidays arrive. Let's keep eating clean and working out so when we do get to all the holidays and parties we are ready and know we can handle it. We will get buff and ripped together.

Have a great weekend. I hope to be back on Monday with a new plan of action. Don't forget to write you POA this weekend.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Crazy busy!

Gotta love the summer and how busy you stay. This past Thursday at 5am my new married daughter came home from Hawaii and I was the taxi. It was great to seeing my baby. Needless to say I was pretty tired all day so only did some intervals on the treadmill.
Friday was an awesome workout. I did what is called a block set.
1st set - smith squats - 30 sec

2nd set - smith squats - 30 sec
walking lunges - 30 sec

3rd set - smith squats - 30 sec
walking lunges - 30 sec
plie squats - 30 sec

4 th set - smith lunges - 30 sec
walking lunges - 30 sec
plie squats - 30 sec
mountain climbers - 30 sec

Followed by doing the 4th set two more times but at 1 minute each exercise. I then did another block set with leg extensions, leg curls, glute machine and jump squats. It was a great workout.

Yesterday was my baby boys 21st birthday. I also went and watched the finals at the Europa. Awesome athletes were on stage. Then we were off to Chuy's for some great mexican food. Today I had to work at the running store. Not much working out this weekend.
Tomorrow my week will begin with a great leg workout.

Are you staying cool this August? Texas is mighty hot. I hope you are having a great end to your summer vacation.

Have a great Sunday night.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Terrific Tuesday.

Slowly my family is all coming home....Yeah

So how has your week started? Are you doing your workouts? I am. Here is how the week is going.

Monday- squats, calf raises, bulgarians, walking lunges, knee ext, leg curls, dead lifts, lying side lunges and 20 min steady state cardio.

Tuesday - Interval test for 20 min, pull-ups, upright rows, seated rows, db bicep curls, lat pull downs, 1 arm lateral rows, standing db military press, crunches, ez bar bicep curl and knee ups.

All my exercises I did supersets to keep my heart rate up and really push the weight.

Today is the 2nd day of 30 days to Buff. This is a ladies only contest on www.buffmother.com
So all you ladies join in. We have a great group and would love to have you.

Keep pushing those workouts. Keep moving!!!! No better way to start your day then a good hard workout.

Have a Terrific Tuesday.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New week ahead

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.
So I am ready to rock it hard this week and "bring it".

My plan of action this week:
Mon - legs with 20 min steady state cardio, abs
Tue - Back, shoulders, bi's and HIIT
Wed - Chest, tri's and HIIT
Thur - Legs, abs
Fri - Back, shoulders and bi's, HIIT
Sat - some active rest/intervals and abs

I have been doing my VO2 test on my IPhone called the Bleep test and love it. It really works you hard and helps increase your VO2. We are aiming for 5 proteins/2-3carbs/3 fats and greens each day along with my 200 oz of water.

Have a relaxing Sunday night. Set out your plan of action tonight and get ready to rock it with me. I will help hold you accountable.


Friday, August 6, 2010

How is your summer???

Hot, Hot and more Hot here in Texas. I love the heat if I am laying on the beach.
Just got home from a couple of days in Austin visiting a friend. My whole family is gone and I am home babysitting our dogs. :)

Are you able to stay on track with your eats? Remember so much of transforming your body is your nutrition (approx 80%). So keep that in mind. Remember "nothing tastes as good as being fit feels."

I am ready to get back to my workouts that I love so much and good clean eating.
While I was away my eating was okay - could always be a bit better. My girlfriend is on Weight Watchers so I was able to eat a little cleaner until she wanted to have some cheats.
Since my family is all scattered over the world right now I will be concentrating on my workouts and getting meals prepared for next week.

I just wanted to drop in and say "hello". I will be back in on Sunday to set up a plan of action for the upcoming week.
Have a great weekend. Stay healthy, positive and laugh often.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Busy week ahead.

How are you?? Busy? Summer is almost over. Focus, Focus and Focus!
This is the key to any successful transformation.
A new month a new goal. Have you set your goal for August?
Mine is to eat clean and workout 5 days a week. Weights and 3 days cardio.

I have a busy week ahead. My son graduates from Officer training tomorrow and I will be watching this live from my computer. He will get home Tuesday evening.

Wednesday my husband and step son leave for England and my daugther heads to Hawaii. When my daughter returns she will be a married woman.

I am going to visit a friend for a couple of days and will be listening to my daughter take her wedding vows on Thursday evening. Very emotional week and I will have to work hard to keep my focus. This is a good test for me this week.
I am determined to look fabulous for Hawaii in September and then carry on to hopefully get show ready.

I hope you had a "cool" weekend. August in Texas = HOT HOT HOT

I got my "Buffmother" visors ordered and can't wait to get them. :)

Have a great week. Will check in on everyone later this week.