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Days 38 & 39 of Les Mills Pump

lmp day 38 and 39

Days 38 and 39 of 120 Days of Les Mills Pump are officially completed.

Yesterday’s workout was Pump and Shred. I kind of listened to the doctor and cut out the lunges. I still did the squats just did them with half the weight on the bar as normal and didn’t dig as deep as normal. Modified the plank track and just held plank while they were doing the planks with alternating arm circles. The whole splint thing made those impossible to do.

Hard Core Abs as well as Flow were on the calendar for today. Both went well. The splint is off my hand so I was able to give the alternating push up planks a go. I got a few sets in before it started to hurt my hand, once that happened I held plank. I just can’t wait for this knuckle to heal up so I can get back to doing things properly. Flow went well.  Did not have to modify anything but did not feel as stretched out and loose as i normally do after completing the practice.  Probably because I am a genius that decided that eating spicy Thai soup 20 minutes before abs and yoga was a great idea. Those down dogs were spicy. Not in a good way either. The heartburn is still haunting me!

It was nice being able to workout during daylight hours today though! Housework and things like that were passed on so i could head down while Mr. Baby napped. No biggie, there is always tomorrow. It surely is not happening tonight.  Tonight was Fall Fest at Emma’s school and wearing Mr. Baby around pooped me out!

 

Day 18 of 120 FINITO!

lmp day 18

Actually I finished the workout a couple of hours ago, been working on homework with Emma since. I would have never thought that in the Second Grade a child would get as much homework as she does. It is crazy!!

This afternoon while Ian napped I went to lunch with my Mother-In-Law. It is always nice to get a chance to catch up. Also had to break down Ian’s schedule. Her and my FIL are postponing their trip back to their winter home to watch the kids while I am fulfilling my Matron of Honor Duties. This will be the first time anyone other than myself or my husband has had Ian overnight. CRAZY! A friend of mine is coming to stay at the house to watch my zoo. She is bringing her dog so Tico should have a blast. he loves little dogs. Anyhow back to lunch, even though we were out I ate healthy, a steak, salad and sweet potato (sans the sugar) and washed it down with some lemon water. She wanted Olive garden but was nice enough to not take me to the sweet, sweet land of cream sauces, white pasta and delicious breadsticks as far as the eye can see. Good thing too given my hormones are a raging I would’ve given in and eaten all the breadsticks in the place! I love me some Olive Garden breadsticks! 

Yep, this would have been me!

Today’s scheduled workout was a combination of Hard Core Abs and Flow. Still feeling like my form is bad during the planks. I definitely need to invest in a mirror. It could be correct and I just feel awkward because I am in terrible shape right now. Who knows? All in all it was a productive workout and I feel good about it. Tomorrow is a rest day so there may not be a new blog. We will see. Happy Thursday all! 

 

 

Arrrrgh! Day 11 of 120 Finished.

Happy Talk like a Pirate Day! I seriously thought about doing this entire post in pirate speak. Just because I can and I would find it to be very amusing.

So today was Day 11 and Flow was the scheduled workout for the day. That is finished, it went well. I almost biffed it once and that was it. Not to shabby! The only frustrating things is some of the poses literally make my fat rolls pinch me and my big freaking chest get in the way.  At least those are issues that will improve over time. So no need to worry about it. I have to pick my battles.

Along with it being Talk Like a Pirate Day it is Pat’s birthday. Emma choose for us to make him the Chocolate Chess Pie I mentioned in yesterday’s blog (here). I am not allowed to cut into it. Emma said that I can’t touch it until after her and her dad have dessert together.  So the pic and recipe will have to happen either tonight or tomorrow. The dinner she chose for the evening is creamy chicken enchiladas. I have never made them before and literally eaten them twice in my life. When I make enchiladas I make them authentic. After looking up a recipe I saw that they are basically made up of a bunch of processed food thrown together. I went and bought everything I could to make them as clean as possible.

So for dinner I will not be eating exactly 100% clean but it is a birthday and my DD really wanted to make these things for him. I will be okay with 80% clean. After dinner I am attending a wine walk. The wine will of course not be clean. I don’t care. I haven’t had a glass of wine in forever it seems. So I will have 16 samples tonight on the walk. If I am walking while drinking wine does it count as exercise??

And in pirate…….

So this day was Day 11 ‘n Flow was th’ scheduled sword fight fer th’ day. That be finished, it went well. I almost biffed it once ‘n that was it. Not to shabby! th’ only frustratin’ thin’s be some ‘o th’ poses literally make me fat rolls pinch me ‘n me big freakin’ chest get in th’ way. At least them be issues that gunna improve over the hour. So no need to worry ’bout it. I have to pick me battles. Along wit’ it bein’ speak Like a scurvy pirate Day it be Pat’s birthday. Emma choose fer us to make him th’ Chocolate Chess Pie I mentioned in yesterday’s blog (here). I be not allowed to cut into it. Emma said that I ain’t touch it ’til after her ‘n her salty sea-sea monster ‘o a dad have dessert together. So th’ pic ‘n recipe gunna have to happen either t’night or to’morrow. th’ dinner she chose fer th’ evenin’ be creamy chicken enchiladas. I have never made them before ‘n literally eaten them twice in me life. When I make enchiladas I make them authentic. After lookin’ up a recipe I saw that they be basically made up ‘o a bunch ‘o processed grub thrown together. I went ‘n bought everythin’ I could to make them as spit shine as possible. So fer dinner I gunna not be eatin’ exactly 100% spit shine but it be a birthday ‘n me DD really wanted to make these thin’s fer him. I gunna be okay wit’ 80% spit shine. After dinner I be attendin’ a meed swim. th’ meed gunna ‘o course not be spit shine. I don’t care. I haven;t had a glass ‘o meed in forever it seems. So I gunna have 16 samples t’night on th’ swim. If I be sailin’ while drinkin’ meed does it count as exercise??

Day 4 of 120

Four days in and I haven’t keeled over and died of a heart attack or anything so you could say things are going well. On the schedule for today was a 40 minute walk and Flow. The 40 minute walk turned into a 65 minute walk and a 5 minute jog. Someone was being crabby today so we had to stop too many times so I figured that I should tack on some time as to not cheat. The 5 minutes of jogging was as much as I could do. Seriously. I think I am in worse shape this time around than when I started blogging last Feb! The months of being on bedrest killed me. Being 100% sedentary can’t be good for anyone (except little babies that need to stay in).  No worries though. I will get there one of these days. Just got to keep moving along. All in all it was a good walk.

Flow provided an awesome stretch but showed me how much work is needed in the flexibility department. It sure moved faster than the stuff I have been doing the past week and a half! Broke a good sweat, that’s for sure! I felt pretty good after so I did a few crunches and stuff. Not too much.

Eating clean is still going well. Kind of overdid the cheese today so I may have went over my calories. Trying to stay at 1200 per day. Guessing on portion sizes because I am super-duper awesomely smart and melted my digital kitchen scale to the toaster over. And yes, that is a totally possible thing to do. Word of advise, do NOT forget that you have it on the toaster oven and then broil something in said toaster oven. You will have a kitchen scale fatality.

Thinking of hitting up the Downtown Saginaw Farmer’s Market tomorrow and looking for something for Mr. Baby to wear for our family pictures and I will need a pair of skinny jeans to wear too. been avoiding buying clothes due to the fact that I do not plan to be this size for to long.  But I need to look decent for our pics! Doing them at an apple orchard this year, it should be tons of fun! Kind of early to get pictures for Christmas cards and such but when our girl is in town I have to scoop her up! You can check her out here Ashley Nichole Photography. She is amazing! If I ever move I have to take her with me!

Anyhow… 116 days to go!

I’m Back! Here is how week 11 measured up!

Wow, it was strange not writing blogs and reading blogs for a few days. Blogging has become a habit, maybe even a ritual for me. I missed it. I spent the entire weekend painting. When we bought out house every inch of it was brown, every wall, every floor and even the outside is brown (except one bathroom they never bothered painting and the laundry room). The people who built this must have had a brown obsession. The only lived here six months after they built it so they didn’t have a chance to realize that they made a bad choice with all the brown. Upon buying it we knew we didn’t like the brown but would change it over time. We have now rid, 4 bedrooms, the living room, sitting room, kitchen/dining rooms, the upstairs hallway and the foyer of the brown. All that there is left is 2 bathrooms and the carpet. The Carpet guys were supposed to come measure yesterday but did not and will be here tomorrow. Hopefully the new carpet will be in soon! I did not take before pictures just because I was in the let’s do this zone and didn’t think of it but here are the pics I have. The pics are not the best because I am still waiting for Canon to actually do their job.

There you go, that was my weekend in a nutshell. We did also do some shopping around for all mounts for the TV and a new media center. No luck finding what I have in mind. I am very picky I guess. I am hoping to have everything done by the last weekend of the month. I am hosting a jewelry party here and it may be a good thing to not have the house a disastrous mess.

I did well with my food intake over the weekend even with keeping busy. I would have rather had take out all weekend just because it would have been easier. but once I actually made an effort to cook, it was not as bad as I thought it would be. I was so close to falling into  my old mindset of being busy means that you should just eat what is quickest and came in a take out box. Whew, crisis adverted. I did get a bit of exercise in but not as much as I would have liked. but painting was pretty hard on my hands with the dip in the weather this weekend. My body hates temp changes. Especially when it drops down like it did. I froze my rear off at Emma’s game on Saturday morning. It was so freaking cold! I wish Michigan weather could make up its mind! Anyhow, I rambled off there for a minute. back on topic now. Exercise.  I didn’t put in as much effort as usual. But painting had to be done and it was work so it counts as a bit of my missed workout. All, in all I still was active. The main thing that I was lacking in was my Les Mills Pump. I missed one session of Extreme. Just did a quick Challenge session instead. I skipped Flow, but no biggie, it’s just a 20  minute yoga workout. All in all I think I could have done worse so I am okay with it.  Got back to it full force yesterday.

I suppose you all want to know how I fared with week eleven, here are my stats for the week:

  • Chest: 32 inches  (- 1.5 inches)
  • R Arm: 12 inches  (- 0 inches)
  • L  Arm: 11.5 inches (- 0 inches)
  • Waist: 32 inches (- 0 inches)
  • Hips: 41 inches (- 0 inches)
  • R Thigh: 24.5 inches (- 0 inches)
  • L Thigh: 24.5 inches (- 0 inches)
  • Weight: 171 pounds (-0 pounds)
  • Pant Size: 12
  • BMI: 29.5

Minus 1.5 inches this week. Not too shabby. I would still really love to see the scale start moving though.

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