Excited to start February. One month done, 11 more to go!
This is what my boards looked like for the end of the month. I lost a total of 8 pounds and 9.5 inches!!!! No wonder my clothes is starting to fit so much better! I’m excited! I think it was on Wed I was wearing my work pants and they felt so loose. I’m excited that I’m on the right track.
This month I’m already thinking about my goals. I will start working out till tomorrow since today is my rest day. No exceptions. My body needs it. On Thursdays Zumba class, it was tough!!! On Friday, I felt so many times like quitting, but I stuck through and actually didn’t have to take as many breaks while doing Buti 57. I’m debating if I still want to keep doing Physique 57 for this month. I’m already thinking of doing some Core Fusion because I think it will be a great core strengthener combining CF with Buti. I’ll keep going to Zumba classes on Tues and Thurs. I’m still debating which workouts I want to do from yogavibes. Do I want to do the barre, cardio, or yoga ones? Bad thing is that most of their classes are 1 hour and I’ve been sticking with the 30 min P57 workouts. I hope my knee doesn’t start to act up because of this. I’ll give it a try for this week and see how it goes. I hope I don’t get burnt out.
I’ve been reading a lot of my old post. From day 1 and how in 2010 and 2011, I was successful in losing 40 pounds. Then how slowly I started gaining in 12-13. I know I’ve gone through a lot in 12-13. Its still no excuse for me to gain 30 pounds. I honestly didn’t really care what was going in my mouth and so now I am seeing the results. I started the year at 160 and I am now at 153. I’m pretty proud that in one month, I’ve lost 7 pounds. This has been all just by watching pretty much what I eat. I’ve been making it a goal to not eat after 7. Drink my water. Do my green smoothies and not miss breakfast. Today I actually didn’t go to work. Marky hasn’t been feeling well and I needed to stay home with him. Took him to the doctor yesterday so he could get some antibiotics. I think he is doing better, but his eating is still not well. It worries me because of his anemia coming back even though I’ve been reassured by the doctor that it doesn’t come back that fast!
So one of the changes that I really wanted to make was adding Zumba back this year. I can’t even remember if I went to a Zumba class last year. I doubt it. Today was supposed to be a day that I go, but I’m def not going. It is like 10 degrees outside and I feel that I need to stay in with the kids. I already did Physique 57′s FIT workout. One of my faves of theirs. It really burns my legs! I’m almost there where I don’t take breaks and hopefully by next month my endurance will get better. Still trying to see if I can workout for a bit today. I need to do situps for a challenge on a team that I’m in. I also want to do some nice relaxing yoga. Marky didn’t let me finish the workout I started earlier today after FIT.
I’ve lost 6 pounds since starting on January. I know I have to give all the credit to drinking more water and giving up sugary drinks! Also just over all being more conscious of what I put in my mouth. I’ve also been consistent with my workouts. I finished two weeks of working 6x a week and 1 rest day. This past week was hard. I’ve been having some knee problems so I’m going to cut back on P57 because I’m guessing because of my form, my knee has been hurting. I’ve been off from doing barre in such a long time consistently so I can def feel it in my body. I’m still doing Buti 57 2x a week. I’m still enjoying the Kristina Serna workouts a lot. I think that is what is helping me be consistent. I look forward to them even though when I first start, I’m half asleep.
Oh and totally forgot to say that I went to Zumba on Thurs with a couple of friends. It was lots of fun!!! Hope to do it again on Tues!!! I’m excited to start going again! The classes are so much fun!!
Today I did Physique’s 57 Get Fit Quick. First time doing that one!!!! Actually it was my first time doing a P57 in a while. Been sticking so much to the Buti workouts. A friend really wanted me to join her on doing P57 exclusively but right now I just can’t!!! Been loving Buti too much so what I’ve decided to do is to mix both. I’ll try my best to do each 3x a week. Today I did the Get Fit quick and Thigh and Seat Booster. I did around 20 min of the second because Marky started to bug a lot!!! No wonder I get up early to workout. Anyways today was the last day of vacay. Tomorrow all the kids go back. Booooo!!!! Who am I kidding. My kids have been driving me nuts too!!! With this extreme cold we’ve been inside too long. They need to go! LoL! But I do love not having to deal with morning crazy ness. So def my favorite out of the two workout was Get fit quick. They is a lot of talking but hey it’s Tanya Becker and she makes everything fun!
Since tomorrow is my first day back at work and I have to get up early I can use my phone in peace and take my pics for the Tone it up App. I usually look like crap but oh well. I’ve lost already three pounds since tarting the year and I really want to see my progress.
Tomorrow’s goals are:
Excited to start the http://simplegreensmoothies.com/january-week-1. Ready for week 1 tomorrow!!!
2nd day of the year and done with my 2nd workout. WooHoo!!!! Starting off on the right foot. Was kinda let down when I entered my new measurements. I hadn’t measured since 2011 and boy was I disappointed!!!! I can’t believe that just in my abs, I have gained like 4 inches, then again that is my trouble spot. But I’m not going to let it get to me. I just need to look forward and not back. The damage has been done and I am not gonna let it get to me. It took me two years to get here so I know I can undo it also. I’m also just excited to start the year off. I practiced my planks and chaturangas once again. I will get better and stronger. My arms are sore today so it was hard!!! Debating what I should do tomorrow already. I think I will finish off with a regular yoga workout. Not sure yet or with Buti 37 which is a short one and I can add something at the end.
Can not believe that 2013 is done!!! It just went too fast!!! I can honestly say that 2013 wasn’t a good year for me. I struggled all year long on being consistent and I also had no will power to control at all what I ate. So I’m here disappointed with myself because I did gain 5 more pounds. Thank goodness it wasn’t more. But instead of being happy that I might be closer to my goal, I got further. But since November, I have been doing much better. I’m happy to say that I already worked out today. I have been watching what goes in my mouth. I do want to at least make an effort on what goes in my body. Today I was excited to get up early and update some of my pinterest boards that I made last year. I actually brought down my wipe off calendar, but I need to print one out. Unfortunately Marky has broken it and I have to wait until I can go to work or library. I actually did one, but it didn’t come out like I wanted.
I actually added a Body Measurements and Goals Board. I bought a big poster board but since printer isn’t working I can’t finish it bummer. I redid also my 300 workouts board. I think I over did it, but I still like it.
Think I over did it with the Glitter duct tape. LOL! I just thought it was so pretty! LOL!
Finally got around to working out. I just had to start my year off doing Buti 57. I think its starting to become my most favorite Buti workout. I also decided to do the FitSugar 5 min plank workout: http://www.fitsugar.com/Plank-Challenge-33037843. It was pretty easy today since I only get to hold each pose for 10 sec. Tomorrow will be 15 sec. I also decided to work on my chaturangas. I did 4 sets of 5 sec. The last two I had to do on my knees! It is tough. I also did a modified “dancer”. Held the pose for 10 sec on each leg. Had to use the my yoga strap for that one.
Right now I also just finished doing some more planets on my sons black light room. I guess I kinda screwed up when I used black butcher paper instead of white, but space is BLACK!!!! The ones that are brighter I did them on white cardstock using sharpie markers. My new obsession.
He loves it!!! YAY!
And with that here are my goals for this year:
I’m ashamed to say what started off as a 3 day holiday break turned out to be a two week break! Oops! I just kept telling myself that tomorrow I will do it and of course that snowballed. Last week at work was so crazy that I decided not to stress about it and not get up as early. My body was so tired. Been making gifts more my kids teachers. Just Marky has like 12 since he is in the special education room plus regular peer classroom. Made necklaces for all of them. I think for my first time they came out pretty neat. Even made a Harry Potter one for one of Matthew’s teacher.
I also had to bake some brownies for the class, plus my students and co-workers since I work in the same preschool that Mark goes to! Quite hectic! But I was so glad when that Friday rolled around and I was done for 2013 at work and school. Then came a bad cold front. Couldn’t leave the house for the weekend. It is nice to stay in, but def laziness starts to kick in. I spent it snuggled in, reading, baking and doing stuff with the kids. Each day I kept getting up and saying that I would workout. Nope, never did until yesterday.
Yesterday I did Buti 57 since it is one of my favorite Buti’s! Really motivated me and I’m thinking I will do a Kristina Cerna rotation since she is my favorite instructor. Some reason I seem to like her workouts more than I do Bizzie, but I also love Bizzie! LOL! So this week my goal will be to do 4 Buti’s which should be enough for cardio and 2 regular yoga workouts. Not sure yet on what I’m going to do.
I’m also disappointed in myself because of the year 2013. I know I had a lot on my plate. Dealing with all the issues with Marky and his autism, but I had a year to adjust and so this coming 2014 I will have no excuses!!!
Got my little POP doll up there to motivate me! Plan is to dress up as Daenyris for Halloween. I can totally do it!
I’m ready to fill this up this coming year. I can not believe that I wasn’t even close this year. Oh well no regrets!!!!