Sunday, September 21, 2014

Melty was right!

I am not surprised. I did a short test today. I did Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout. It kicked my ass. My chest hurt (because cigarettes and allergy issues - don't worry, I am quitting) and my right quad ached. But I did feel better as soon as I put on my workout gear. There's something about that sports bra and sneakers...

Anyway, I worked out today. Tomorrow is more Turbo Jam. Jenga, baby!

I don't know what I'm doing, nutritionally speaking. I mean, I know what I'm doing but I don't know what, if any, plan I will follow. It's no secret that I hate measuring and tracking. And working around food blows. There's so much temptation. We'll see. I didn't eat anything today, until dinner. I drank coffee like a pro, though.

Change O' Plans

I'm sure you're shocked that I am changing my mind!!! I had my trusty virtual workout buddy look over my schedule for the next 20 weeks, and in her infinite wisdom, she said it looked like too much too soon and of course, she is right. The truth is, I wasn't quite comfortable with it either. So I'm going to take her advice and start slower.

Mondays - Cardio - Probably TJ Cardio Party Remix (30 min)
Tuesdays - Lift - goblet squats/db RDL, inverted row/db shoulder press, Swiss Ball/Bosu plank-roll up-push up
Wednesdays - Cardio - Cardio Party 2 or 3 (45-50 min)
Thursdays - Lift - same routine
Fridays - TJ 20 Min WO/CLX Recharge
Saturday & Sunday - Rest

I'm just not ready to commit to four months of workouts every single fucking day. Baby steps.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Le Sigh

Obviously, I haven't done jack shit this summer. Here it is, mid-September and I'm still as out of shape as ever. Lack of motivation continues to fuck me up.

My son is 10. He's 4'9" or 4'10", 130 pounds. He was up to 142 back in late July. His weight was measured on 2 different scales though - two different doctors offices - so I don't know what his true weight is. He's been overweight for a while. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it here before. I've pretty much stopped buying junk food, and his appetite has been affected by his ADHD meds. He's not very active though. He just returned to school and is making somewhat of an effort in PE, which is a big change from last year. He still hates PE, but he's trying.

So when he told me the other day that he wants to work out, I was surprised. I had been talking about getting back into it - aren't I always??? - and promised him I would put together something we can do. I wish he would learn to ride his bike, or be interested in roller skating again.

But anyway, I'm starting a new program Monday. I'm using the 20-week Turbo Fire calendar. I'm just doing the cardio, and adding my own lifting. I used The New Rules of Lifting: Supercharged to put together 4 workouts.

Workout A

bodyweight squat (3x15)
push up (3x15)
split squat (3x8-15)

SHELC (3x15)
dumbbell 2-point row (3x8-10)
step up (3x8-15)

reverse lunge w/ overhead shoulder press (3x8-10)
Swiss ball rollout (3x15)
box jump (3x15)

Workout B

goblet squat (3x8-10)
pike push up (3x15)
rack deadlift (3x8-10)

forward lunge (3x8-10)
dumbbell chest supported row (3x8-10)
dumbbell single leg Romanian deadlift (3x8-10)

Romanian deadlift w/ row (3x8-10)
Swiss ball jackknife (3x15)
dumbbell swing (3x15)

Workout C

back squat (3x8-10)
dumbbell shoulder press (3x8-10)
Romanian deadlift (3x8-10)

walking lunge (3x8-10)
inverted row (3x15)
dumbbell single leg deadlift (3x8-10)

squat & press (3x8-10)
Swiss ball mountain climber (3x15)
squat w/ jump tuck (3x15)

Workout D

front squat (3x8-10)
barbell bench press (3x8-10)
deadlift (3x8-10)

Bulgarian split squat (3x8-10)
suspended row (3x15)
single leg squat (3x8-10)

push up w/ 1-arm row (3x8-10)
Swiss ball plank (30+ seconds)
dumbbell snatch (3x8-10)

I'm calling this cluster fuck the Girl On Fire Challenge. Gotta get in shape to win those Hunger Games. Here is the complete schedule:

We will see how it goes. My guess? This will be my last post on the subject.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


I'm here blogging for the third day in a row. Still no exercise.

coffee w/ Splenda & creamer
garlic cheese pizza w/ corn medley
Asian chicken salad

And oh yeah, before bed last night, I had a giant bowl of cereal and some Fig Newtons :(

Monday, June 2, 2014

Two Days In A Row

But not much going on. I did not work out today, because I've been completely exhausted and can't keep my eyes open. I'm taking some medication that has really messed up my sleep. So no exercise, unless you count the dead lifting of 5 year olds. Squat, lift, hug. That was my day.

coffee w/ Splenda & creamer
Philly cheesesteak, pinto beans, sweet potato & onions & peppers - I actually had this twice...once for lunch and once for a snack later. Soooooo good!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Shady's Back!

Bah!! I am back. Again. Because I have to be. I'm tired of being a fatty fat fatterson. I won't bore you with my whereabouts for the last I don't even know how long. You can probably guess I've been sitting on my ass eating crap. I haven't exercised (except for one Zumba session, which I loved - I am just so out of shape) in ages and I can't remember the last time I had a healthy meal.

I don't have a plan in place. I want to lift, Turbo, skate, bike and learn to dance. I'm all about the dancing these days.

This has been all the rage on Facebook and I freaking love it. It's not necessarily dancing but it's kind of hot and a good workout. It's much, much harder than it looks. Even not squatting very deep, my thighs were on fire. And I'm all kinds of uncoordinated because I haven't done Turbo in so long. I know it's only three and a half minutes, but it whooped me. My heart was pounding. I loved it!

coffee w/ creamer & Splenda
donut - shut up
cottage cheese

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ok, so I lied.

I did have some junk food after I blogged last night. Just a little, and it was good.


coffee w/ Splenda & creamer
Bagel Thin w/ cream cheese
chicken wrap & fries from McDonald's - And I didn't even eat all of it.


Does running up and down the stairs count? Yes? Awesome. I did stairs today.