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.

On vacation.....

Sunday, our biggest camp breakfast...eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and more bacon. We packed up our stuff and cleaned up the camp. Hit the road for home. I look forward to sleeping in my own bed and being more in control of my food. Had a frozen pizza for lunch/dinner just because we are home, tired and need to grocery shop. It's good to be home!

Saturday, another big breakfast. I have been making it brunch and not eating lunch too. Spent the day riding the mini bikes and 4 wheeler. Tammy came out and made Old fashion Spaghetti. Invited Aunty Jane. It was delicious. Again, keeping an eye on portions. Had a campfire and made Smores. I had one even though I wanted more!

Friday, another camp breakfast....raspberry pancakes, eggs, and bacon. Ithrew a ham in the crockpot and let it cook all day. Had Tammy, Tiffany and Aunty Jane out for dinner. Dean brought out his 4 wheeler. Scott, Lisa and Jed came out too. The girls played May I ($4.50). We had snacks, I didn't snack much. Trying to be good.

Thursday, had a big camp breakfast...eggs and bacon. We spent the day relaxing at camp waiting for Tiffany's camper to be delivered. Took a walk on the camp road to pick Raspberries. Rode the mini bikes. Had to go back to Ishpeming to grocery shop. Went to Joneses for dinner. Salad, grilled chicken and hot dogs, and corn on the cob. It was yummy!

Wednesday, Tammy, Tiffany and I drove to Ahmeek to the Gratiot River Park to pick agates from the beach. We think we picked agates or I have a lot of pretty rocks. We walked the beach for quite awhile. On the way home, we stopped in Baraga and Tiff and I waled the beach looking for beach glass. I had Subway for lunch. Bill and Tyler arrived in MI today, we met at the Congress for pizza. I kept my portions under control and drank water. Spent the night at camp.

Tuesday, Tammy and I shopped in Marquette. I had to buy new jeans as my old ones are falling down now. I need to replace my jean shorts too because I can pull them down without unzipping them. I had a big salad with grilled chicken for lunch/dinner. Played horseshoes on Anna's league team so her mom could sit out two games. Did ok for a first timer!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday's walk.

Today we played cards (May I) at the Wonder Bar. I passed on the snacks and my two drinks I ordered with diet coke. Anna and I went out to dinner at the new Irish Pub on Washington St. in MQT. I ordered a blackened chicken wrap. It came with a tiny crock of baked beans and homemade potato chips. I didn't clean my plate but it was really good. We walked when we got back to Ishpeming, about 3 miles. Stopped in at the Wonder Bar to drink a frosty mug of water while visiting with Tiff.

Sunday's walk...
Sunday we went to the Lindberg quarry to rock hound. We were looking for Kona Dolomite which is only found in the UP and is over two billion years old. Lifting those rocks and climbing the rock pile was a work out in itself. Anna and I walked around town, about three miles. It didn't feel like a workout, I felt like I was on a walking tour of my hometown. We kept a pretty good pace though! 143060

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday in MI.

I am visiting my sisters this week in MI. We went to Renaissance fair and Rock and Mineral show. Then we went to dinner with a friend. I had a lovely salad. After dinner we walked 3.5 miles. Today we are going to Lindberg's quarry to rock hound.

Thursday and Friday!

Thursday we went to dinner at a friend's house so we didn't workout. I made a salad and they served grilled chicken so our dinner was good.

Friday I volunteered to help with my a rehearsal dinner for my mom's friend. I was at my mom's house at noon and didn't get home until after 9pm. I worked my butt off that day so even though I didn't get an actual workout in, I wouldsay that I did exercise.

Wedneday's short workout...

On Wednesday we had to cut our workout short. I had to get Tyler to his sports physical for HS soccer and Bill had to take Jordan to Tae Kwon Do. Corey made sure that we got in a good workout even though it was short. No breaks!