It’s been a minute!

I know, I know it’s been a while since I posted, but sometimes I just feel like I don’t have any interesting content to share. The last time I published a post I shared how frustrated I was with my results. At the beginning of March I decided to reboot myself once again. Planning for success and managing what I ate. Shortly after the flu hit our house and workouts came to a shrieking halt and fortunately feeling crappy helped me not gain any weight during that time. After we all felt better and I got back to my workouts I didn’t skip a beat. Then I received the extra push I needed….

I was attending a function for the Boy Scout Troop my husband is Scoutmaster for. I was feeling GOOD that night. I wore a dress and heels, did up my hair and put on makeup. I was in love with the way I looked that night. I shared my picture and received lots of love – which was fortunate because at the event someone asked me if I was pregnant. I. Was. Devastated. I mustered up a smile and made a joke about it and kindly said no. Inside I was crushed. I had been working so hard. How come no one was seeing it?

So on April 1st I began Transform 20, well a modified schedule of it. To allow for me to continue taking classes at the gym until the end of the school year. I weighed myself on day one, along with my fat and BMI, then that’s it. I’m not letting the scale define me and I’m doing to do these daily workouts for the next seven weeks – NO MATTER WHAT. There are no excuses that are larger than my goal of feeling good. I’m not stopping until I love the body I’m in. Some days I’m playing the fake it til you make it game. Summer is coming and I’ll be damned if I’m going to be miserable.

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Below is my calendar for workouts, once the T20/Liift4 hybrid is released I’ll be adding that to roll me into June. I also hope to get back into posting more often because it feels good to share!

Goodbye 2018…Hello 2019

As December came to a close I finished up my first round of Liift4 with my workout buddy Shannon. I never took before pictures but I did weigh and measure myself. However…I saw no difference or I should say no loss. I pretty much maintained my weight during the nine weeks (I know, it should be eight but we did week 5 twice). So I guess I should be happy with that considering the holidays. We finished the Friday before Christmas with the plan of starting Round 2 on Christmas Eve. I started the program as planned adding Jillian Michaels Killer Cardio on my Liift4 days. Turned out that my workout pal care down with something and I offered to do week one again so we could be in the same place in the program.

This time I took before pictures and measurements. Each Monday I will do the same. I also took some time to make my 2019 Goals rather than resolutions.

They seem simple enough but I struggle with 6/7. I’m not stuck on the number on the scale as I’m stuck on feeling comfortable in my body and my clothes. I’m heading into my 40th birthday and I already know I’m feeling better than I was at my 30th. But….I want to continue to feel better and look better because I’ve been carrying this weight around for too damn long!

I also committed to doing these sheets again to set shorter term goals for myself. These will help me stay accountable.

So this morning I’m kicking off another 8 weeks with Liift4 matched with cardio. I’m pumped and feeling hopeful that this time I’ll see results. Here’s the schedule I made for myself to bring me through this round.

Wishing everyone a very Happy 2019, May it be all you hope for!

XOXO

Measurement Monday

2018_10_29-13-46-51-1.jpgI began measuring myself again on Monday mornings when I started Rachel Hollis’ #last90days challenge. It was just another reminder that I needed to get moving again because these measurements aren’t going to change without me making that happen.

I started off during that first week on a Wednesday. I did a Jillian Michaels DVD for a few days. The second week I switched over to riding my stationary bike daily. Then my friend Shannon got me to commit with her to an eight week program (Liift4) of weights. With that commitment came a 5am wake up at least four days a week. If you know me, then you know I’m not a morning person. But it fell in line with the #last90days challenge of getting up an hour earlier every day. It’s been kind of nice actually.

Although I haven’t seen much of a shift in my measurements yet, I’m feeling confident that I will once I finish the eight week program. Along with Liift4 I’ve been cycling daily and on my recovery days I’ve done some restorative yoga. The yoga has been helping me from getting stiff after lifting weights.

It’s nice to switch it up and since fitting the gym into my schedule doesn’t seem to be working – doing it at home at zero dark thirty is what it will have to be. Being self employed, the time I get the majority of my work done is when the kiddos are in school. So to also try and for gym time in there isn’t practical (even though I’d love to take some more of those trampoline classes).  Maybe someday when I can hire some employees!

Looking forward to what happens with next weeks measurements!

XO

Friday Feels

 

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Another week has gone by, my weight crept up again.  But I also started a new workout program with a friend.  With an agreement of a 5am wakeup at least four days a week.  We did it!  We made it through week one and it was challenging.  I felt like I got a quality workout on those four days.  I did yoga on my designated recovery days.  Which helped with how tight my muscles were feeling.  The more active I am the less I want to eat so I’m trying to move as much as possible.img_2199

My plan for this week is to just continue my buddy workouts four days a week.  Also continuing my daily cycling for at least 30 minutes.  Getting up at 5am has actually been a nice change to the school week.  It allows me to get in my workout without feeling rushed or guilty.  The added bonus is I can get ready for my day with that same no stress vibe.  If only I could keep that vibe for the rest of the day….I’m working on it.  I’m hopeful to see a change in those measurements at minimum.  I promised myself and my friend Shannon that I wouldn’t quit.  We’re developing strong habits to carry forward and continue to do great things.  Being strong and fit is always WAY better than being skinny.

Here’s to a great week!  Enjoy all the Halloween festivities this week….I know it’s my favorite time of year! XO

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Friday Feels….On a Saturday morning

e33d2616d398798174a5f98806eda7a9--hello-friday-art-quotesGood morning friends, what a week this has been for me!  The busiest I’ve had in a long time.  My husband and I have been working hard on setting up our new GPS Tracking business.  Between conference calls, finding suppliers and trainings almost everyday – it all feels a little overwhelming!  I had a few family things to deal with too this week.  My dad has been fighting RA for years and lately his mobility has gotten very limited.  So I’ve been stepping in and helping out when I can because I can offer more strength in helping him at doctors appointments.  At the end of September he had an infection pop up out of no where in his foot that required two surgeries to take care of it, including a week long hospital stay, six weeks of daily antibiotic infusions and home visits from a nurse every other day to change bandages.  He just finished those infusions this week and I am beyond thrilled.  This means he can get back on his RA medication this week, which I am hopeful will improves his mobility.

 

img_2021As far as my promises to myself last week, well….I didn’t do so great.  My weight and measurements went up.  I definitely didn’t
track like I wanted to or drink enough water.  I did get in 30 minutes of exercise daily and complete my 10 things I’m grateful for each day.  The lists are getting easier every day.  I realized there are so many things to be grateful for if you take a minute to realize it.  So for this next week I’ve committed to working out with a friend – checking in daily. It’s an eight week program – four times a week.  It’s nice to have an accountability partner for working out.  I have one for my gratitude and water.  I have to figure out what it’s going to take to get that scales moving in the right direction and my measurements.  Because I can’t go splitting my jeans again like last week (see Tuesday’s Instagram post haha).

Here’s hoping for an awesome week – I have a slightly less packed calendar for next week so let’s hope it stays that way!

 

Have a great week and thanks for reading! XO

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