Saturday, November 7, 2009

Staying motivated!

I have found that I get bored with routine so things need to keep changing. Our trainer does a great job changing things up each time we go to the gym but I get bored on my non gym days. On Thursday I checked out a Hooked on Hooping (Hula Hoop) fitness class. It was a blast and who knew you could break a sweat by hula hooping for 45 minutes. So I purchased the weighted hoop to practice with at home. I will definitely be going to more classes.

Next on my list of things to try......WII fit plus!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Down 20 lbs!

I haven't been blogging since school started. We are so busy. Still working out on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tyler had soccer practice so we have to be sure to be done at 5:30 so we can pick him up. He had games on Tuesdays and Thursdays so we lost that workout. High School soccer season is over so we got out nights back but it's just a matter of time before FCGB soccer practice begins! I am going to start a Hula Hoop class this week! The weight loss has slowed down so I need to try new things!

Good news! I have lost a total of 2.5 inches from my waist, 1.5 inches from my hips, 2 inches from my thighs, an inch from my upper arms. And have gone down two pant sizes. Yesterday I bought a pair of jeans and I didn't have to shop in the Women's section. That felt good! I guess the sweat and tears do pay off!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another inch down!

Wednesday...Measurement day, lost another inches from my waist! Some of my other measurements went up. Corey tells me it's a good sign, means I'm building muscle. I'm a little concerned, I don't want to be muscular....just lean and tone. Our workout was insane. We did shorter stations but repeated the circuit twice without taking a break. bike, dips, treadmill, leg lifts, stairs and bent over rows. Because it was only for one minute......I felt like I could give it a little extra, jogged on the treadmill and ran the stairs. It was a great workout!

Tuesday....rode my bike while Bill ran three miles. He doesn't want to increase his distance so he has been working on his time.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Monday another workout!

So today's workout was a good one: bike, dips, treadmill, leg lifts, stairs and chest press. Another hot sweaty workout; Corey teases me about hating to be hot and sweaty. Bill bought me a fan last week and I moved it back and forth from the bike and treadmill trying to stay cool. I'm looking forward to Wednesday to get measured. I can't wait to see the fruits of my labor!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Still moving....

Sunday, the weather man said the thunderstorms would start around noon and would continue throught out the day. We decided to run/bike @ 10:30 to beat the wet weather. Bill and I were both sore since we didn't even get 24 hours between workouts!

Saturday, it was a very hot day. Tyler had a soccer scrimmage so we were out in the sun all day. We waiting until dusk to exercise. Bill ran three miles while Tyler and I biked it.

Friday, I went to ILS to workout with Bill. We worked out for 55 minutes. I did the bike, girls push ups, bike, scissor kicks, treadmill, lying down flys and curls. I also did one set of 30 ball crunches while I was waiting for Bill to finish up his workout. I worked up a sweat!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Workouts this week.

So, Bill and I are on our own on Thursdays so once again I biked while Bill ran three miles. I was starting to think last week that three miles isn't a long enough bike ride. We are under 24 minutes now so we keep quite a good pace. This week I decided to do pilates in the morning and then bike ride in the afternoon. If that doesn't seem to be enough, next week I may need to keep pedaling when Bill is done with his three miles. He said he isn't interested in running more than three miles so he won't be increasing his distance.

Wednesday, we had to shorter than normal workout. The treadmill repair man was there at the beginning so we got a late start. We had to be done by 5:30 so Bill could get Jordan to Tae Kwon Do and we could get cleaned up and off to dinner with friends. Fortunately, it was a good workout so I still left hot and sweaty. I did the bike, leg curls with 12 lbs., stairs, lateral pull downs, bike and ball crunches. We only repeated the circuit twice instead of our usual three times. It was a good workout!

Tuesday, we did our usual. I rode my bike while Bill ran three miles. It's getting a little easy for me so I either need to increase the resistance or the distance. I'm not crazy about doing either but if I'm going to work out, then I want it to be a worthwhile one.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Back to the plan.

It's Monday which means workout day. I'm actually looking forward to getting back into my routine. I weighed myself expecting to gain a lot of weight after a week of vacation. I only gained 0.2 pounds. Hurray!

Back in the gym with corey, our trainer. It was a rough night, hot and humid weather made it more difficult. Did an hour workout: bike, bench presses, treadmill, v sits, stairs and bent over rows. We did two full rotations and one abbreviated rotation of four stations. I was sweating like a pig!! Then went to the grocery store to buy good food! It is a lot easier to eat well when the fridge is stocked.