Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fake Monday

Well, as per any holiday weekend... there was tons of family and too much food.  I might have eaten more than I should have but I was careful some of the time.  Then back to reality today. (or rather yesterday considering the time...)

I did however make my Sausage and Peppers for dinner which was a nice healthy alternative to the eating out we did all weekend.

Did my arms workout tonight.  I've actually been stiff since last monday's arm workout and I'm not quite sure why.  I've done lots of stretching and rotating...  Let's hope this week the muscle recuperates a little better.  : /

30 mins of arms mainly focusing on my triceps, back muscles, and chest muscles to help with push-ups down the line.  Followed up with 15 mins of interval cardio on a very interesting elliptical machine.  It allows you to do a stair master movement or a normal elliptical movement.  Takes a bit of getting used to but I really like the muscle groups it works out.  :)

Working out with friends and family is going well so far.  I'm able to spew out my knowledge of working out and what helps or harms.  It almost makes me sound smart!  almost... :P  It is nice to be able to share the information and help others get better at their healthy journeys too!

Hope everyone that stumbles on this had a great weekend!  Time to kick some major week butt now!  Get up and moving!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

My official Take 2 Weigh in.

Well I was pleased to discover that my starting weight on my second attempt this year is not as bad as I thought it was.  Looks like I've only gained 4 lbs of the 10 I lost.

So here's to losing those and even more!

Starting weight as of this morning: 188.8 lbs
Goal weight: Not officially set but somewhere in the 160's would be a nice change.  (160 optimistically)

(Ignore the text on the picture, I was trying to dress up without being too dressy)

Just another Wed.

Well, after another 8 hours of training in absolutely unbearable temperatures, it was off to the gym at 1 a.m. for me!  I had 2 of my workout buddies there with me to just encourage each other.  :)

Did 25 mins of leg workouts and then 20 mins on the treadmill at a super high incline to work out those legs even more!

Just to come home to walk my little monsters!  Walking TWO rambunctious pups is definitely a great way to cool off at the end of the night!

 (New doggie, Max, on the left and long time member of the family, Cowpie, on the right)

Feels great to be up and moving no matter what time of night it is! (but to be honest I can't wait to get off of the night shift at work to join the land of the living again.)

I forgot to do my Wed. weigh in, so I'll try and remember when I get up today to start up the weekly weigh-ins again. :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Take two.

Yesterday was my first day at my new job and it was also my first real workout in a while.  I'm super sore but it felt good to get back on the saddle.

I got a 24hr Fitness membership again so that I can go after my night shifts at work :)

The best part about it all is that we have a group of people that will be going.  2 of my cousins and my roommate will all be working out in the early mornings together!  How's that for motivation??

Time to give this another shot in the hopes that school won't interfere again!

I'm starting close to my January weight unfortunately, but that's ok.  I can do this!