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Day 31

lmp day 31

Today’s scheduled workout was Pump and Burn. Not a whole ton to report about it. Just the same old Pump and Burn. It was highly productive but nothing fantastic happened during.

Did some shopping and got started on getting the Halloween Decorations up. Thought the black lights I put in the porch were going to start a fire and there was a beehive in the recess lighting out there. I about had a heart attack!

Well, that was about the jist of things for the day. Pretty uneventful.

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Day 24 of 120

lmp day 24

So there are 96 days left, it really sounds like a long way to go but these first 24 days just flew by. Felling like I will be done in no time at all.

Today’s scheduled workout was once again Pump and Burn. Honestly this one is getting boring because it has to be done so often. I understand why though. I need to get comfortable with the moves and build up some strength before it moves on to other workouts. Once Phase 2 starts things really start mixing up more so it will not be so repetitive. Had a good workout today but honestly I am surprised I got it in. I go in today for a HSG (hysterosalpingogram) test. I really, really, reeeelly don’t want to go. But it is needed so I will do it. Basically they are checking to see if the Essure implants took. Hopefully the scar tissue built up properly and I am good to go! Of course I spent too much time googling the test and asking people how theirs went. Not a good idea, one of the downsides of the internet. It helps feed paranoia. Basically the consensus is that it hurts like a bitch one the dye hits the blockage. So this morning I have been trying to get everything done that needs to be done today because the doctor said after the test I have to lay around for the day. If I move about too much apparently the post-procedure cramping can get pretty bad. of course because I will be stuck resting for a day my oldest is home from school sick. That’s just the way things work around here. If it isn’t one thing… also trying to keep Mr Baby up and skip the early morning nap so he can nap just before I have to go in and is awake for when Grandma is here to babysit. She is headed back to AZ for the cold season so this is basically the second to last time she will get to see the kids before she leaves next week. BTW, I can’t wait until I am at the age where I can just migrate for the winter.

Yesterday I didn’t get much done around the house so I have to play catch up this morning. It is shocking sometimes how messy a house can get just by skipping one day of doing things. So I better get on it! Have a wonderful day everyone!

Day 22 of 120 Days of Les Mills Pump Finished

lmp day 22
8 days until weigh in and 98 days until I am thorough Les Mills Pump and Les Mills Pump Ultimate Cross Training Deluxe. Wow, that is a mouthful to say! Once I am completed I think I am going to treat myself to Les Mills Combat. After looking into most things offered on Beachbody this one appeals to me most right now and is not as extreme as lets say Insanity. Lord knows that lots of people make it through Insanity and even harder stuff like Crossfit but being disabled I just don’t see those things in my future. Don’t take it as me saying the workouts are easy, they are quite a challenge and I am sure that Combat will be tougher than Pump and UCT. But more than likely easier to modify on my “bad” days. Plus I just really like Les Mills classes. I wish they were still offered in my area. My doctor already say no way to the Crossfit, and to other things so I follow the rules. Personally I am not a doctor so I just listen and follow the rules.

Today’s workout was Pump and Burn. Got threw it with no changes in the weight I was pushing today. I tried to up it for the Legs and Back Track but had to readjust down to my original weight. Maybe next week?? Or even next time?? We shall see!

Tomorrow is a rest day but a friend wants to come over and do something. So I am going to go really low impact. Maybe yoga and walking or low impact aerobics? Nothing crazy so I can recover a bit.

Well, dinner is just about done. Roast beef, roasted carrots & onions and brown rice / veggie pilaf. Yum!

 

20 Down, 100 to Go

lmp day 20

Today was day 20 of Les Mills pump. Day 19 was a rest day so I didn’t workout. Today’s workout was Pump and Burn. all in all I was pleased with today’s workout. During the ab track I was able to double my weight. Hoping that next time I can double it for the legs and back track.

Eating clean has been going really well. Having a terrible hard week as far as temptation goes. Not even thinking I walked by a pack of cookies this morning, grabbed one and took a bite. Immediately realized what I had done and threw the cookie out without taking another bite. a slip up yes, but I remedies the problem with a quick trip to the trash can. I am thinking I really need to make a batch of clean cookies!

 

17 Days Down, 103 to go!

lmp day 17
Had another good workout tonight. The scheduled workout today was Pump and Burn, it is a 41 minute long DVD but really with intros the workout is 35 minutes long. It starts with  warm-up, moves onto a squat track, then a chest track, legs & back then an ab track followed by the cool down. It certainly is enough of a workout for me. I have a bit before the system has me move up to one of the harder workouts. Probably a good thing so I can work on my form and maybe build a little more strength.

Right now I am starving and craving sweets like a mother (you know the rest) so I think I am going to have some 0% greek yogurt with some fruit and granola. My DH found me some really good granola. It only has a couple of ingredients and the sweeteners in it are clean eating approved. So YAY!

Anyhow I have yogurt to eat before I get testy. Have a good night 🙂

Halfway Through Phase 1

Day 15 of 120 completed, 105 days to go!

Today’s workout was Pump and Burn. I was able to up my weight during the squat track as well as the Back and Leg track. The Back and Leg track was just on the borderline of too intense. So next time I am going to stick with the beginners weight for a little bit longer or get some smaller plates so I can add weight but just add less. 

A friend may stop by later and do some Hard Core Abs so there may be a little extra workout squeezed in later. We will see what the remainder of the day brings. I’m thinking I should go find some headbands. My new haircut doesn’t allow for all my hair to go up in a ponytail anymore.

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Day 12 & 13 of 120 & Cleaner Chess Pie

What a weekend! Between birthday dinners, weddings, our car puking out, and everything in between I did not take the time to blog for days 12 and 13. Day 12’s scheduled workout was Pump and Burn and Day 13 was a rest day. Granted I think for my rest day I got plenty of cardio in. Gotta love the dance floor.

My food intake was not so great. On Friday when my DH and I went to dinner for his birthday I ordered what I thought would be the cleanest thing on the menu. To my surprise the only thing I should have eaten was the side salad. EVERYTHING was processed. The meal that I ordered didn’t even come out, because they gave me the wrong meal. It happens, I understand. I was kind of wondering why anyone works in their kitchen if no one cooks anything. So I ended up eating instant potatoes and white bread.
Saturday I ate a slice of pizza at lunch leftover from when my friend watched the kids friday. Because I was in a hurry and didn’t want to take the extra 5 minutes to make something. Really should have made a better choice there. At the wedding I had one fried chicken drumstick, peeled off the skin but still. It was fried and also some dressing and a small slice of cake. I had tons of veggies though. And let’s not get started with my beer consumption. How much beer did I drink? I don’t know. So yep, I totally sucked at making good choices this weekend. Do I regret it? YES! Am I going to beat myself up or punish myself for it? NO! Just going to hop back on the wagon and chug along.

So I never took a picture of the Cleaned Up (not 100% clean) Chess Pie I made with my DD. I will at least get the recipe out there and use a generic picture of some to kind of give you an idea what it looks like.

Chocolate Chess Pie. Photo from HandletheHeat.com There are some awesome meals and sinful treats on this site! My pie looked the same minus I finger pressed the edges of my crust

Ingredients:

FILLING:
2 Large Eggs, beaten
(1) 5 Ounce Can of Organic Fat Free Evaporated Milk
1 Cup Stevia in the raw
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Organic Butter, melted
2 Tablespoons Cornmeal
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
CRUST:
2 Cups Unbleached White Wheat Flour
1 Cup organic Butter, very cold
6-8 Tablespoons of Ice Water
2 Teaspoons Stevia in the Raw
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Directions:
1. Crust: In a food processor add the flour, Stevia and salt and mix it well. Cut the butter into pea sized pieces and add to flour mixture.  Mix until it is crumbly. There may still be little chunks of butter and that is okay.

2. Add water one tablespoon at a time then pulse. Do this until your dough is still crumbly but can hold together if you squeeze a little bit in your hand.
3. Take your dough and with as little handling as possible ball it up and then roll it out  to fit your pie pan. After it is in your pan cover your edges with foil and pop into the fridge.

1. Filling: mix together the Stevia, brown sugar, corn meal and cocoa powder. Add in the eggs and then mix until it is all completely mixed together. Then add in your evaporated mils, butter and vanilla.
2. Pour filling into your pie crust. It will be very runny and that is okay! Be sure your foil edges are not touching the filling!!
3. Place into your preheated oven and bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Your pie will rise and then fall and crack a little on top as it cool. That is normal and just what Chess Pie does.

Feeling like Jello on Day 8 of 120

The workout scheduled for today was Pump and Burn. It is a really enjoyable one due to the lack of lunges. Lunges are my mortal enemy along with my undying need for cheesecake. But avoiding cheesecake is easier than avoiding the lunges.  I don’t have to make or buy cheesecake but many of the Les Mills Pump workouts have lunges and I wouldn’t be trying if I skipped them.

After finishing Pump and Burn half of my body feels like Jello. Typing this feels awkward because my arms don’t want to be held up. I guess they go the burn part right 🙂

As of today I decided I need to be more mindful of my water intake. Some days go great and on others it is like I forget to drink. No more of that! I understand the importance of drinking enough water and have blogged about it in the past, should take my own advice. Even if it was something from over a year ago!

Anyhow to sum it up. Good workout today, need to drink more water and it’s time to hop in the shower so I can go to the fitting for my bridesmaid dress.

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