Wednesday, October 31, 2012

62 days to a new me

Food was good today. I didn't even eat a bunch of Halloween candy. Workout tomorrow - cardio. Turbo.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

63 days to a new me

Ok, I lied. I didn't work out today. But I ate well!! I'll start working out Thursday.

Monday, October 29, 2012

64 days to a new me

I promise I'm working out tomorrow. School is closed because of flooding due to Hurricane Sandy. I will probably lift, then do a little Turbo Jam.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

65 days to a new me

Hurricane Sandy was here today. I still had that crazy urge to go run. I didn't. I also didn't eat any junk food and I got a little exercise.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

66 days to a new me

I don't know why but I had no appetite today. I was anxious to get out and run, but I was so tired from so little sleep. I had to take a short road trip, and I was listening to my iPod the whole time, and an idea came to me. I love Turbo Jam choreography and I often find myself wanting to do the moves to rock music. So I think I'm going to create my own mixes and put together my own routines. I may or may not record them. Obviously, I can't do anything with them because I'm not Chalene Johnson. But I think it would be fun.

Friday, October 26, 2012

67 days to a new me

Food was good and I even got a little activity. I didn't eat a whole lot because I was nervous because I HAD A DATE (which went very well).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

68 days to a new me

Food was pretty good today. I taught my kids how to play Chinese jump rope. Is that still the correct terminology? Damn political correctness!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

69 days to a new me

No workout today but food was good. I only got 2 hours of sleep last night. I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping :(

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

70 days to a new me

No exercise today. Food was okay. I'm really irritated with myself.

Monday, October 22, 2012

71 days to a new me

I didn't work out today, but I really, really wanted to do some cardio. I'm thinking I need to start running. Or something. I don't know how to get good runs in (or any runs in) with my very uncooperative 8 year old. He won't run with me, he won't learn to ride his bike, and I have no one to leave him with so I can run during the week.

Food was pretty good today. Nothing to write home about. I miss being able to afford fresh vegetables! This divorce and related expenses have me all messed up. Asshole.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

72 days to a new me

I can't have sugary cereal in the house. I bought it for my son's sleepover, but none of the kids ate it. So I did. Dinner was fantastic though - venison & vegetable soup.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

73 days to a new me

I think I'm over my cold - it was amazingly short, compared to previous years. I didn't work out today or eat very well. I am sure I will be back on track Monday.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

75 days to a new me

I didn't work out today and food wasn't that great. I am so emotionally drained and overwhelmed with everything. I'm still sick, and that makes me cranky. I'm just feeling so defeated. I'm either starving hungry, so I eat, or I'm not hungry at all but I'm comforting myself with food. I don't think I've ever been this miserable, not even when I ate half a pound of M&Ms.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

76 days to a new me

No exercise today and I'm sick as hell. Ugh. I hate being stuffy. Food was just okay. I was hungry though!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

77 days to a new me

I worked out this morning, even though I wasn't feeling well. I didn't do my planks at the end because whatever dirt or dust was on the floor of my garage was really bothering me. I didn't do my jump roping either, because I could barely breathe.


goblet squats - 3x8x25 lbs - Really deep!
Romanian dead lift - 3x8x115 lbs - Better this time because I was wearing pants, and I think I'm getting stronger.

bodyweight row - 3x8 - I kicked ass at these today!
shoulder press - 3x8x22.5 lbs - I went up 2.5 pounds from last week. They were perfectly challenging!

lying dumbbell row - 3x8x25 lbs - I still don't like these
push up - 3x8 - Not all that deep but getting better.

Food was decent.

Monday, October 15, 2012

78 days to a new me

No workout today because I had to be to the school early then I had some errands to run after work. I'll lift tomorrow morning. Food was decent. Not perfect and not close to really good. Just...decent.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

80 days to a new me

I am exhausted! I cleaned my house, worked out, made an insane impulse buy at the car dealership, spent the night doing laundry...I need to go to bed!


goblet squats - 3x8x25 lbs - Really deep!
Romanian dead lift - 3x8x115 lbs - I don't like this. I scrape up my knees and shins.

bodyweight row - 3x8 - I don't like these either but I'm getting better at them.
shoulder press - 3x8x20 lbs - I should probably increase my weight again.

lying dumbbell row - 3x8x25 lbs - Not a fan. I wish I could do renegade rows, but not paired with push ups and followed by planks.
push up - 3x8 - Not all that deep but getting better.

plank - 3x40 sec - OMG, these sucked! I don't know how I'm going to do 45 seconds next time!

And I did more jump roping. No double unders, but I'm getting better at regular jump roping. I also found a jump rope length that works well with my short body.

Food:
sucked

I have excuses but I won't bother with them.

Friday, October 12, 2012

81 days to a new me

Food was not good, again. I'm so stressed about so much that I cannot handle it. I was too upset and exhausted to lift today. I will get it done - with cardio - tomorrow. And I will get some cardio in on Sunday.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

82 days to a new me

Today was not a good day. That is all.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

83 days to a new me


goblet squats - 3x8x25 lbs - These were nice and deep!

Romanian dead lift - 3x8x115 lbs - I debated whether or not I wanted to back off on the weight for these because my hams are so freaking tight. I was up half the night stretching them because they just ached. I didn't lower the weight, but my downward movement wasn't as deep as usual.

bodyweight row - 3x8 - These bothered my hamstrings. I know it's not a leg exercise, but my feet are on the floor and it's hard not to stretch out the hams.

shoulder press - 3x8x20 lbs - I went heavier this week, and it was good.

lying dumbbell row - 3x8x25 lbs - This was a good weight for these.
push up - 3x8 - I did them on my toes, but they weren't that deep.

plank - 3x35 sec - I did add 5 seconds to my time and it was a struggle. I'll keep on with this trend.

And I did two songs worth of jump roping. I am definitely getting better at it. I made more double-under attempts and came close a couple times. Hopefully by the end of the month!

Food:
plum, eggs, whole wheat toast w/ butter
coffee w/ half & half
Asian chicken w/ brown rice & broccoli
string cheese
Asian chicken w/ brown rice

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

84 days to a new me

No cardio today. I'm going to have two days during the work week off, so I am not rushing through my workouts.

Food: (was not great today)
tea w/ milk
chicken fajita & cheese (no tortilla, just the mix)
cereal w/ milk & hot chocolate
beef & biscuits w/ gravy

Monday, October 8, 2012

85 days to a new me

Boy, it sure felt good to sleep in until 6:30 today!!!  I took my son to school then came home to *gasp* work out in my garage!!! Here's the rundown:

goblet squats - 3x8x25 lbs - I did these just to parallel and they were exhausting. I'll work on getting a little lower each time.
Romanian dead lift - 3x8x115 lbs - I used to love deads so much. Now, I have a hard time with them.

bodyweight row - 3x8 - This is a substitution for chin ups since I don't have my Iron Gym up yet. Oh, and the fact that I can no longer haul my fat ass into the air.
shoulder press - 3x8x15 lbs - I can probably go heavier. Or slower.

lying dumbbell row - 3x8x20 lbs - I need to go heavier because these didn't really feel like anything.
push up - 3x8 - I did them on my knees. I'm trying to get my form down. Maybe I should do elevated instead. I know that torturer Alwyn Cosgrove frowns upon knee push ups.

plank - 3x30 sec - Damn, my core strength sucks. I'm going to try to add 5 seconds each time I do this workout. Which is three times a week.

I ended the workout with two songs worth of jump roping. I'm a better jump roper than I thought. I think I attempted a double-under and failed. I say I think because I can't remember if I swung the rope twice and it just hit my feet on the second pass, or I am a total idiot and jumped twice on one rope pass. Either way, I have never done a double-under.

Food:
plum & cottage cheese
tea w/ milk
whole wheat spaghetti w/ meatballs
plum, string cheese & baked potato
Wheat Thins

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I've lost track of what day I'm on.

I've been so busy getting ready for my fundraiser that I haven't had time to even pretend to blog. I'll be back on Monday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

91 days to a new me

It was a really, really bad day. Food wasn't horrible, but I did eat way too many bread-type foods. Ugh. I feel bloated. I need my ass kicked.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

92 days to a new me

Food was just okay today. I overate the bagel things we serve at work. Oh well.

Monday, October 1, 2012

93 days to a new me

Food was good today. I got a diet Coke and it tasted horrible.

I swear, I will start doing some good blogging next week. I promise!