Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hi my name is Teresa and I love to eat!!!

That is my title because that is who I am. I love to eat and have a nice glass of wine at night. I love to eat when I am happy, sad, glad, mad and any other time. I am also a chip-o-holic. They are my biggest weakness to falling off my plan. That is why I had weight issues all my life. I vowed to not ever return to that 216 + lb woman that I was not once but two different times in my life. (the first time I was in 8th grade and weighed close to the 200lb mark).

This is the first time in my life that I have kept the weight off for over 4 years and I am thrilled. I am still embarking on my journey to fitness and can’t wait to see what next year might bring.

Talking to Michelle (Buffmother) today we are really going to evaluate my damage to my lower half while in California to see if it is possible to make my lower half catch up to my upper body. But no matter the decision I make, I look and feel better than I have ever felt before. That even includes when my hormones are messing with my attitude or mojo.

My goal right now is to look great for the photo shoot. I had to buy a couple of cute workout things to have my picture taken in and have been piling a bunch stuff together for other changes. I even have my makeup booked at the MAC counter in the mall by the hotel. This is going to be great and I hope we can do this every year, it is so wonderful to hang out with women who have the same goals and thoughts about fitness.

Even though I am buffing to drop a few extra pounds and flatten the tummy, I think just by my mood and energy level that I am finishing boosting, but I will push through.

I am doing supersets for the next 2 weeks.

Monday- chest, tri’s and 20 min HIIT on the bike.

Tuesday – back, shoulders, bi’s and intervals on the elliptical.

Wednesday – legs – had to workout late because I had a facial this morning and then talked to Michelle. I will from now on get up at 5am to workout just because I am so much more a morning person than afternoon. Today for legs I did plie squats and the trainer suggested I stand each foot on a aerobic bench so that I could get a good deep squat. That was tough but very effective.

Monday/Tuesday eats were right on target. Today I have been a bit scattered so I just finished cooking some quinoa and spaghetti squash. Thawed out the chicken, steak and extra lean turkey meat to have my dh cook for me.

Tomorrow is an off day from weights. Hoping to get in my HIIT after fit camp and before work.
I am off to watch the Rangers and Giants. Should be a great game.

Have a great hump day.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Great week so far!!!!

Finally some time off. I have been working out and heading straight to work for the past two days and now I finally get a bit of a break.

CD 28 Weight 147.4 Yikes. I am so ready to hit buffing hard next week. And follow it with the photo shoot diet until California.

I did go to the doctor today and I have tendonitis on the top of my left foot. So no running or calf raises and he prescribed a gel called Voltarin to use 3 x a day to relieve my foot. At least no cracks or fractures.

So this week I have been doing 3 groups of 4 exercise trying to kill it.

An example of one of my sets is:  I did these 4x each then moved on to my next group.
Low incline db press
Lying tricep ext on floor
Weighted stab ball crunches
Lateral reaching lunges with db

I was a sweaty and tired mess when I got done. I love to really push it in the gym. Makes me feel like I did accomplish a lot for the hour I am in the gym.
Eats are great so I must be retaining some water. Hands feel swollen today.

So I am meeting a girlfriend for dinner tonight and then tomorrow my dh and I are going to go see Maroon 5 in Dallas with several people from work. Off to get some chores done around the house today. Have an awesome day.  I am getting excited about my photo shoot in California mid November.  I keep thinking of things to take for the shoot.  Have an awesome day.



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Changed up my workouts a little!!!

I decided it was time to change things a little.  So this week my workouts are:
Monday - shoulders, arms
Tuesday - legs, abs
Wednesday - back
Thursday - off - have my Fit camp and work all day
Friday - legs
Saturday - run with my girlfriends and chest, arms

I need to get another cardio - hill intervals in this week as well.  Eating has been great.  For breakfast I am making a pumpkin pancake and really loving it.  So delicious and just in time for Thanksgiving. 

Trying to really push these workouts so I will look great for my photo shoot in November.  I am excited to do this and can't wait to share some pictures from it.

This week is crazy.  My hubby tore up his knee on Sunday playing soccer so not only have I been working but also running around helping him get things, doctor appointments, etc.  We are waiting to have an MRI scheduled to see what the real damage is.  Say prayers it is nothing major. 

Off to get some errands done.  Have a great Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Time really flies by......

I can't believe how it has already been a week and I have not blogged.
My oh my how time really does fly.

I have been great with all my workouts.  I am thinking I need to change them up just a bit.  I do like change every few weeks.  It keeps it exciting and helps me stay focused.

I have decided these past couple of days that I have lost some of my fun-ness :)
I work hard at working out but really have not been playing.  Just work and working out.  So my goal this weekend is to take time to play.

I am 50 years old and life is just to short to not "stop and smell the roses!".  So that is my goal for the weekend.  To enjoy my husband and hang out with him doing the things we like to do.

So don't forget along your journey to keep your "fun-ness".  To enjoy life and all that it has to offer you.

Have a great week.