Saturday, August 31, 2013


It's like I either exercise or I can clean or I can cook, but I have not yet figured out how to do it all - atleast not since the kids started school. Blah. I don't get post partum depression, or haven't yet, but each year I get post-school depression. Takes me about 2 months to recover. Around Halloween I'm good cause by then it feels like it's passed quickly and perhaps I'll survive till Christmas and if I make it till Christmas then I think I can survive through the spring too.

Today we cleaned and on Friday I went grocery shopping and planned out dinners (I got 2 weeks ready! go me!) so I didn't exercise yet today and I didn't get it in yesterday. I shall do something before my head hits the pillow though. I'm going to do something simple, probably 500 mountain climbers and planks. Will update and log it tonight.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Catch Up

I was in a bit of a slump last week, but still got in a few workouts although I didn't log them here yet, so:

Tues 8/20 - no workout
Wed 8/21 - nothing again, but I did vacuum up glitter. That's about how my day went.
Thurs 8/22 - after hitting bottom, ready to reboot, did 400 lunges around the house as I held Natalie
Friday 8/23 - nothing
Saturday 8/24 - 500 mountain climbers, 1 sprint around the block (counter clockwise) - 2:27
Monday 8/26 - 12 minutes of planks in 90 second sets
Tuesday 8/27 - Upperbody eccentric workout: chest -

  1. chest - pushups
  2. triceps - superman hold with arms back holding 8 lb dmbls
  3. biceps - superman hold on back with palms up, same weight as with triceps
  4. back - Superman t-hold with 5 and 8 lb dumbells
  5. didn't do shoulders
Then at 8 pm i did a 20 minute run with six 30 second sprints.

Then today - Wednesday 8/28 - 400 lunges around the neighborhood as I held Natalie. We both got sweaty, she got all sweaty in my arms. Plus I did a wheel for 1:07.

Monday, August 19, 2013

2 Miles & Planks

I did a 2 mile run this morning with 6 sets of 30 second sprints in there. Well, they were kinda sprints. I tried, really I did, but I'm sure people who saw me wouldn't have known I was "sprinting". But after my shower I started sweating again and I was red-faced for an hour, so I think I did some good damage to my fat cells.

I didn't do it in a fasting state though. Natalie had a hard time going to bed  a night of screaming by Natalie, I'm a little worried about not making enough milk for her?

For my planks, I did it them the Kristi Approved way from 3+ years ago by repeating the following 3 times:

  • 90 second center plank
  • 10 hip side raises left
  • 10 hip side raises right

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cardio & Planks

Cardio today went like this ~ I did a 5 minutes warm up, and then 2 rounds of the following:

  • jump lunges
  • 180s
  • high knees
  • jump knee tuck

Did each exercise for 30 seconds followed by 30 seconds marching/jogging in place.  Then I was going to do 20 minutes of jumprope, but 90 seconds into it the baby needed me, so after 7 minutes of nursing her to sleep I did 12 minutes of 1 minute planks.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Well, I did the cardio "stubborn belly fat" workout, here's how mine went:

5 minutes dancing to the Killers downstairs in the basement
Went running outside, did 5 intervals of 30 seconds sprint followed by 30 seconds walk.
Stretched for a minute, then did 20 minutes of jumprope and kicks and stretching in the backyard.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Planks & Wheel

1:30 planks today for 12 min, did them around 2 pm, the time seemed to pass quickly and I wasn't dying so that was nice, but I guess time to up the intensity a little.  Then tonight after my arms rested during the day I did a wheel, 1:20 so held it a little longer, working up to 2 minutes.

In the morning when I'm in a fast state I'm hoping to do a 30+ minute cardio routine the way this guy Shaun explains it here at Get Lean in 12, which if done in this way supposedly helps you burn more fat by producing "fight or flight" hormones, so I'm gonna give it a go.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Usual

I did 500 mountain climbers today in 5:28, another small improvement in my time. Then I did my planks and we pretty shaky~ couldn't do the 3 minute center straight through, took a few 5 second breathers as I pushed through. 3 min yoga table was good, then 1 minute on left & rights. Did a wheel for :57, and then spent the rest of the day moving furniture as I re-arranged the kid's bedrooms, which was a bit of a sweaty workout in itself too.  I ate great today, made myself a vegetable soup. I've been stuck weight wise in the 156-158s, but going to break through it this week.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

50 Divebombers

We had a busy day cleaning and then tonight I took up my sisters offer to join her at a Real Soccer game, good times, so after some 10 pm baths I just got to my workout.  Not enough time for a Killer so I did a quick workout (about 10 min) - repeat the following 5 times:
  • 30 180 jump toe touches
  • 10 divebombers
So it was quick and I'm dripping sweat, not sure if it was totally from the workout or if it's cause it's hot in our house right now.  Maybe it feels hot cause I'm hot.  Church is at 9, so better take a quick bath and head to bed

Friday, August 9, 2013


Wednesday - 12 minutes of 1:30 planks
Thursday - busy day, didn't get in a workout
Friday - went on a short run this morning then did 12 minutes of 1 min planks but did hold a 2 minute center plank and some stretching.

I think I'll do an old Bodyrock workout tomorrow, a Killer 500 or something.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fitness Tests

I know I said I was ready to focus this week, but I forgot that we still had nutella in the cupboard.  But now the spread is gone (almost, going to have the kids get rid of it in a minute), so now I'm really ready to get serious about diet this week. ;)  I read this article at Angry Fitness Trainer which I think I'm going to try - I didn't eat this morning until 11:00 and felt a little guilty about it, but didn't feel hungry, just guilty that I was ruining my metabolism by not eating every 3 hours, but maybe this eat from 11 to 7 thing would work for me. Or I might try to eat from 10 to 6.  I think 16:8 would work for me (16 hour of fasting, 8 hours of eating)

For exercise today, I tested myself on to beat my time for around the block sprint:

First I did clockwise: 2:28 ~ wow! Major improvement from my last time of 2:44! That time is like my normal pre-pregnancy time eventhough I'm still carrying an extra 20 lbs
counter clockwise - 2:35 ~ That's an improvement too, way to go me!

Plus going to do:
Wheel - 1:10 (I beat 1 minute!)
Handstand - :42 - working up to my old time of a minute, and at that link I recorded I did a wheel for 2 mins, wow, so I still have a ways to go... Slowly but surely.

Monday, August 5, 2013

3 Minute Planks & 3 Miles

After a week retreat at Park City and not doing very well during that week (understatement) with workouts or diet, I'm ready to hit this week with renewed focus and determination.  This morning I did some 3 minute planks as I listened to Animal - (that's a really fun song) ~

3 minute Center plank (almost died)
3 minute yoga table (do-able)
2 minute right plank
2 minute left plank
1 minute right
1 minute left

Then tonight I went for a 3 mile jog/run ~ walked for .5 miles, ran for 2.0 without stopping (yay! good job self) then a .5 mile cool down on the walk home. My goal was to jog the 2 miles without stopping and proud to say I did it, big improvement from my last run with my son Joseph.  :)  Feeling good, weight still hovering around 156.