Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Yesterday, I was NOT motivated to do any exercise. Sad, but true. So, today I decided I needed to get off my rear and get out there. After dropping my older 2 off at school, the monkeys and I headed out to the coast. I dropped them off at the hourly daycare facility and then I headed out to Fountain Valley/Costa Mesa. The park where I started is 4.7 miles from PCH. Once I got to the "jetty", I continued on to HB pier, thinking I would turn around at the end there. Once I got to the pier, I continued on, knowing that I really needed to burn some calories. I ended up turning around where the walkway ends, at "Sunset Beach". It took me 54 minutes to get to the end from the park. Yay! That's less than an hour! I stopped for about 10 minutes (I had called hubby, but had to leave a message because he didn't answer). Afterwards, I headed back. I made it back to my car in 48 minutes, that's 1 hour 42 minutes total moving time. Not too shabby.

The next couple of days are supposed to rain, so I don't know if I'll get out, but if I do, I will post. If I don't I will be doing my indoor alternative routine or some version of it.

Until next time....

Ps. My weight has been fluctuating a lot. A few weeks ago I put on 10lbs within one week. I lost a few pounds, but then put back on another 2-3. Yikes! I weighed myself today and I am now at 135, that's just 3 pounds away from my lowest weight. I have a weigh-in tomorrow, so hopefully I can drop at least one more pound to show some progress (in the right direction, not the wrong).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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So today I decided to keep both my monkeys with me. I dragged them behind me on the bike trailer. We started at a park I found last year just off the SART trail just 4.7 miles from PCH. Getting started from a stopped point was ultimately the hardest thing I've done in quite a while. Apparently, my 4 y/o has definitely put on some weight since I last tried to haul him around. I hauled over 100 pounds (this includes the 2 boys, their gear/food, an iPad, and the trailer itself). We ended up only riding 11 miles round trip, but they were very painful! I ended up burning 433 calories in that amount of time, but my legs are very wobbly.

Not sure if I can do that ride again. I'm thinking that next time, I will start much closer (there won't be any hills to climb, or fall down) and then we can go further along the beach and maybe take some time to play in the sand again.

Until next time...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Alternate Workout Routine 02/17/11

Yesterday it rained for most of the day. It's expected to rain all weekend, break on Monday and then continue through Friday, last I checked. Due to the weather, I decided to keep my monkeys home with me so that I won't have to drive too much in the rain with all the other people who can't seem to drive in the rain. After dropping of the school age kids, the boys and I headed out to the weight loss center to FINALLY do a weigh-in. (A couple of weeks ago I packed on 10 pounds, I ate constantly and couldn't seem to get full.) When I weighed in though, the scale only showed a 3 pound increase. (I had lost 3 pounds after my last weigh in, but it doesn't count since it wasn't registered with them and on their scale.) So, 3 pounds up is better than 10 pounds up, I guess! Afterwards, I took the boys to the local Denny's for a late breakfast. I told myself i wouldn't eat the food knowing I had excess weight to lose, but, I ordered the "Moons Over My Hammy Omelette" anyway- blech! I felt horrible after- too greasy! Anyway, I didn't end up exercising since I was doing a lot of house-cleaning. (My vacuum ended up dying on me, it was only a 4 year old Shark Pet vacuum.) It was my "Wednesday" so I ended up heading out to a local mall and taking care of exchanges & such without having to drag the kids with me, it was nice. Afterwards, I headed to my friend's house for a quick chat, I haven't seen her in forever even though we live less than half a mile away from each other.

Today I picked up my husband mid-morning from the airport, he was able to take an early flight home. Unfortunately, today was a break in the weather, meaning it was a gorgeous day, but I didn't go cycling or jogging. However, I decided to change up my routine and workout inside. I had seen a "YouTube" video by "charliejames1975". The girl who does the workout routines is ripped, to say the least! I had watched her videp titled "Ass Busting Workout". I felt motivated, so I donned my exercise clothing and did my own version of her routine. Below I will list the different moves I did. All exercises were done in sets of 20 unless noted otherwise.

"runner's starts" (I don't know what else to call it) total of 6 sets
push ups 2 sets
standing side- crunches 6 sets
sit ups & cross sit ups, a total of 10 sets combined
high knee kicks 8 sets
punches (20 second sets) 4 sets (using handweights)
forward, side & reverse lunges: a combined total of 12 sets (using handweights)
lower ab leg lifts (holding for 5 seconds each time) 4 sets
butt- kicks 2 sets
squats 4 sets (raised arms during downward movement using 2 lb handweights)

It took me just under an hour to complete & that's with juice breaks, booty-wiping my monkeys and a phone call. I ended up burning 500 calories during this routine.

(Sidenote- I'm finishing writing this blog entry on Friday and my body has been screaming at me for the torture I put it through.) I do plan on doing this routine again as I feel that it was a good overall body workout. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, February 14, 2011

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First of all, Happy Valentine's Day and President's Day. Celebrate with someone.

I tried to get out for a jog, wasn't feeling into it but continued to move. Around 1.48 miles, my knee gave out. Ouch! Made my hubby walk back the rest of the way with me. I completed 2.87 miles and ended up burning 216 calories, that's still something!

Tomorrow, I think I'll cycle. The weather is suppose to turn on us starting on Wednesday, so I may not be posting much this week. However, I will try to do videos or my Wii exercises. Take care.

Until next time.

Ps. Just an update on my weight. I have somehow packed on 6 pounds and I'm still trying to bring it down before I go in for my weigh-in this week, I'm way overdue!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Eastvale jog on 02/09/11

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Here are my results from my jog on Thursday evening. I really need to learn to minimize my stops, or at least keep them to 30 seconds or less. I had pains in my left side again, nothing new, but they just kept persisting so I needed to stop often to try to get them to subside.

I'd had a rough day with my youngest and it was showing. By 1pm, my husband said I looked "defeated", and I felt it. He had some work to do, but told me that around 4:00 I could go for a run. I wasn't going to hold my breath since usually, he will get extra calls or work coming in just as he is about to let me do something. However, at about 3:55, he said, go get dressed. I was stoked! I waited a few just to make sure he was able to care for our 4 kids, finally he said to go. I was outta here!

My moving time is definitely improving, but like I said before, I really need to work on minimizing/shortening my stopping times, that's what's really hurting me overall. My next 5K needs to be better than my last, and to do that, I NEED to work on my endurance. Any suggestions regarding this would be greatly appreciated.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Eastvale jog on 02/07/11

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Above are the stats of my jog today. Yay! I finally got off my rear and got back out there! Last week was a bad week for any exercise or weight loss for me. As a matter of fact, I put on almost 10 pounds last week. Really?? WTH?!?! I was starving all day, each day and practically ate everything in site, very bad! So now, I need to get back down to where I was when I last weighed in or lower before my next weigh in. I weighed in at 135, but I got as low as 132 before I ballooned back up. Gosh, this is going to be hard work, but then again, this whole journey has been. Nothing about going from 200 pounds to 132 was easy, nothing.

Today's run was pretty tough on me. Like I said earlier, I hadn't jogged in almost a week, so my legs are pretty sore. I actually tried to stretch today before my jog, something I always forget to do. My first mile was pretty good. I only stopped at the 0.33 mile point, but then was able to continue until I got to 1.07 miles. That's my longest straight yet! After that, however, I needed to stop a lot (20 minutes worth of stopping). Ugh! I hate wasting that much time to catch my breath and get over the pains. Luckily, my husband was very patient with me today. He would run ahead, but then stop and wait for me to catch up. At the end, he jogged straight for .3 miles to our house, I eventually caught up. So, my overall time was just over an hour for the 4 miles, still not too bad, I think.

Until tomorrow.

PS. I plan on jogging tomorrow with my 3 year old son in his stroller. I may be a bit slower as I have yet to try this. The stroller we have is not a jogger, but is supposed to fair well enough. I'll let you know once I've given it a go. Also, my niece is planning on giving jogging a try, so she's suppose to join me for a jaunt. We shall see!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

02/01/11 Cycling with my youngest

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Above is the link to my bike ride I took today. The route is the usual, but this time, I finally got to bring my younest son with me. I changed the broken tube yesterday after taking my husband to the airport. I believe he truly enjoyed it, because he barely spoke, which is so unlike him, he is a chatterbox! We rode 16.71 miles in total and it took us 1 hr 13 minutes roundtrip, we averaged 13.7 mph. Not too shabby.

While I was loading our gear back into my car, my lil guy decided to bring his lunch items out and have a little picnic on the curb next to where we were parked. It was quite cute.

Well, that's all for now. I need to relax. My lower back is tight and I'm exhausted from that ride. Tomorrow we probably won't be doing any outdoor exercise as the winds are suppose to pick up again and will make things difficult. So we probably just chill and run a few errands.

Until next time...