Fitness Friday: Week 63

I am so happy it’s Friday, well until I look at my calendar for next week because that means we’re that much closer to a crazy week. But I finished off my week strong. Got in all 3 thirty minute workouts this week and I feel like I am beginning to see some results. Maybe not on the scale so much as in the way my clothes fit. These workouts really kick my butt, but at the same time they are in some instances getting a little easier to do. So I feel good.

I also discovered an app that my new phone had in it over the weekend which counts your steps and counts your calories. Truth be told I used it that one day and haven’t really paid much attention to it since. I’m really going to have to start using that though because it will tell me just how many calories I’m eating a day and the step counter on it is really cool. I did reach my goal of 10,000 steps, but it meant I had to walk with the kids all over town. That included giving my 3 year old a piggy back ride up a very steep hill. I don’t think it calculated that extra cardio workout I got from that feat. But it was very exciting to reach that goal and it’s something I can get the kids involved in with me. This might be fun during the summer months.

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Fitness Friday: Week 62

I could not be happier this week is over. I get a bit of a reprieve next week with the crazy running around, but then I’m right back at it the following week. The days of running definitely make working out harder. Or maybe not. Today is a day where for the most part I have been home bound. And yet when it came time to do my workout I almost backed out today. I didn’t it, I did do it and I worked it hard today too. Worked up quite the sweat. But because Wednesdays workout had to be cut short (thank you sub bus driver for arriving 20 minutes late) I only did ten minutes that day before I was off and running here and there again.

So this week the workouts got slightly easier. I mean I worked up a sweat, but I haven’t experienced any soreness. My appetite this week has been lacking for some reason. Maybe it’s the lack of time to even think about my hunger pains though. I’m not really sure. Just exhausted by the end of the day that even the thought of eating is just too much work.

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Fitness Friday: Week 61

I’m just gonna say it, my new workout videos are tough! I did my 3 workouts this week. I was on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule, but my husband let me sleep in on Wednesday so I did my workouts back to back yesterday and today. And I’m paying for it big time already. Of course it didn’t help that yesterdays workout was a boot camp and todays was a kick boxing one. Both of them worked my legs really hard. It’s good that I’m feeling it though. At least I hope. I’m not seeing any difference just yet in how my clothes fit, but this has to be working. I’m relieved I have two days off though.

It’s no lie that the older you get the harder it is to get weight off though. The pounds really just melted off after my two oldest were born, but now it sure is discouraging working out so hard and not seeing instant results. It took me a decade to put this weight on I guess so lets hope it doesn’t take a decade to take it off.

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Fitness Friday: Week 60

This has been the longest week in a long time. You see I think this was the first week where we have actually had school and no delays since we came back from Christmas break. So that 5 a.m. wakeup call and going going going all day every day has been hard on me. And I started a new workout plan. I have a new 30 Day system XPress Workout. There are 5 different DVDs in the set with 5 ten minute workouts on each DVD. Then there’s a schedule of working out. You can either do 6 days a week or 3 days a week. I opted for 3 days and that has been great.

So there are 3 different workouts I can do a day. I can do them all at once or split them up throughout the day. I know that if I split them up I will miss stuff though so I have been working out for half an hour this week. I am on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. My first day was an aerobic fat blast 30 minute workout and it kicked my butt. I was very relieved that I did not have to work out on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday was Pilates. So this was more toning. My abs still hurt from that one. And today I did 30 minutes of Kickboxing. That one was easier to do than the other ones, but I’m already starting to feel it in my arms. I’m not crazy about the kick box workout in all honesty. Although, it is kind of nice to imagine I’m actually punching or kicking someone I’m mad at. But now I’m off for the weekend and I’ll start up again on Monday, I hope. We’re supposed to get snow on Monday so we might have a no school day.

I am excited to see the results of this. It does have a eating plan included, but I haven’t been following that. I am such a picky eater this does make it super hard. There’s not much on the meal plan that I would actually eat. So this might be where my downfall is going to be. I am clearly using muscles in a way I’m not use to so that’s a good thing, perhaps I’ll see some toning results in this. Hopefully more than that.

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Fitness Friday: Week 59

I need a do over on this week. Okay, honestly I was expecting it to be bad with my husband on vacation the whole week and the kids home Monday and Tuesday. That meant I didn’t get up early. The kids also ended up with a delay Thursday morning so another day to sleep in for me. Plus, someone took my workout video out of the DVD player and lost it on me. So I did not even work out the two days this week I was up early. I did however buy a new workout video. It’s actually a 4 DVD set with recommendations of which workouts to do which days for the maximum advantage. So I decided after buying that on Thursday that it would be best to just start all over again on Monday. So that’s my plan.

I did move furniture with my husband today though. We had a new table so we had to move the old one out. I also scrubbed my entire kitchen in anticipation of the new table. I couldn’t have a filthy kitchen with a nice new table after all. I really need to make some changes though because I’m just not losing weight so I hope this new workout video helps.

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Fitness Friday: Week 58

Thank God it’s Friday. What a week it has been. I can’t say it has been super successful in the getting fit area. Well, that’s not true, I worked out Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and then my kids had no school Thursday and Friday because of a snow storm so I slept instead. However, I did spend 2 1/2 hours shoveling today and if that’s not a workout, then I don’t know what is. Not to mention that as soon as I walked in the door from shoveling I had to clean up throw up. So yeah I would say I did more than my fair share of working out today.

Alas I have been getting extremely discouraged. I went to buy myself a few personal items this week and had no luck. Of course the problem is when you are living with a full figure these things rarely fit right anyways. It just gets really depressing though that clothing companies don’t all take into consideration that full figured gals might like to have something that makes them feel pretty and not frumpy. I left the store empty handed.

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Fitness Friday: Week 57

This was a rough week. We had two snow days and one delayed opening. So because I go back to bed on these days I don’t end up working out. Sigh, I know I could still do it, but things just did not work out that way. So there’s always next week, right? I hope. We shall see. I hope you all had a better fitness week. Grab my button and link up your fitness post below to let us know how you did with your fitness goals.

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Fitness Friday: Week 56

Another week down and I’m proud to say I was extremely successful this week. There were many days when I easily could have said I don’t feel good I’m not going to do this, but I pushed through anyways. Like I spent most of the week with an annoying headache. There was so much going on with my oldest getting teeth pulled and my youngest starting school. It really would have been easy to say nah, let me rest to get rid of this headache, but I pushed through. Not only that, but I added something to my workout. I normally just do aerobics in the morning, but this week I added an ab workout. I hate working my abs and it’s still very killer and very hard for me, but it’s getting much easier and my muscles aren’t feeling strained anymore. As a matter of face, two days this week I cut my workout short and skipped the aerobics and went straight to the ab workout. So I’m very proud of myself for making working out a priority and in particular a part of working out that I really really hate to do. I know I won’t get six pack abs, but I do hope I can strengthen my core to prevent some of the back pain I get. And it will be nice to fit into my favorite jeans again.

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Fitness Friday: Week 55

TGIF. It has been a long week, but I am proud of myself. It’s really cold here right now much like most of the country I suppose. But -1 just really hurts. My routine is I bring my middle daughter to her bus before 6 a.m. in the morning. I come home to a quiet sleeping house and workout. I seriously had to talk myself into working out. It would have been so easy to just get under the blanket and veg on the couch, but I warmed myself up by working out instead this week. I ended up being very productive after starting my day off like that. So I just have to say no amount of weight loss at this point could trump this feeling of pride I have in myself that I did the right thing even though it was the last thing I wanted to do.

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Fitness Friday: Week 54

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to check in with your weight loss goals. I have a little story I want to share with you. At the beginning of the year I spent an entire evening cleaning out my two youngest children’s room in order to get all of their new toys in there. In the process of doing this to give myself more room to work I pushed all of their furniture out of their room by myself. And either that or just the large bags/boxes of toys and the bending over wore my legs out. The next day I was understandably sore and I figured it would go away in a day or two, but it never really went away. It did improve, but they just felt really tight.

This week I started my workouts again because finally all of the kids were well and back at school. It wasn’t easy getting back into it and the tightness in my legs was definitely really bothering me, but I pushed through. And by day 4 the tightness was almost non existent. So this week even if exercise didn’t shave any inches off my body or help me lose any weight I am happy to say that it helped improve my leg tightness. I can’t explain why. Perhaps because I built up those muscles and was using them and stretching them. It was a good week though. I’m happy to be back into this.

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