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I’ve made a plan

As you might have noticed from my posts (and lack of posts), I’ve been having a VERY difficult time transitioning to the last 30 days of the BeFit in 90. The workouts went from moderately challenging to hardcore (for someone like me who is very out of shape at least). Even with modifications, I’m really struggling with this. It has gotten to the point where I don’t even want to workout. I’ve been eating healthy (made delicious chicken taco soup for dinner. yum yum) but I know healthy eating is only part of a healthy lifestyle. I don’t want the hard work I’ve put in the past couple months to go down the drain just because I’m having a hard time transitioning. I’ve spent the past week or two really thinking about what I can do to make this easier.

While I was thinking about it this evening, I had an Aha moment. My whole issue is transitioning from the second 30 days of the program to the last 30 days. Why don’t I make the transition easier by adding another 30 days with both workouts in it! So I’ll be turning BeFit in 90 into BeFit in 120. I’m going to be redoing days 31-60 using the days as a general guideline. I plan on increasing my weights during the strength training videos, using the different plyo videos for the cardio and I also hope to add extra push-ups and squats to the workouts for extra strength. Each day will vary in intensity but hopefully it will give me the motivation I need. I’ll still be working out and the workouts will be a lot harder but they won’t be so hard that I have no interest in doing them. I’m hoping this extra 30 day transition will give me the extra strength and stamina I need to get through the last 30 days as instructed.

I’ll start implementing my new plan tomorrow. I’ll definitely keep you guys updated and will start posting more often. I am truly sorry for the lack of posts recently. I’ll try to make it up to you guys.

Wonderful day for a walk

Last week was finally so much cooler than last week. I took Peanut on a walk to the park. I also took homemade chicken noodle soup to Hubby’s uncle since his aunt is still in the hospital. Peanut was so excited and happy to go for a walk. I definitely plan on taking her on more walks since it’s getting cooler out again.

Peanut was VERY excited to go for a walk. Can you tell?

Peanut was VERY excited to go for a walk. Can you tell?

She missed her swing

She missed her swing

We sat on the big purple dinosaur.

We sat on the big purple dinosaur.

She looks so thoughtful. I love this picture.

She looks so thoughtful. I love this picture.

 

Weekly Update- July 28, 2013

Every week I plan on posting an update about my progress towards better health. I will post goals I want to accomplish in the upcoming week, if I accomplished the goals I set the previous week, current weight, if I lose or gain weight (hopefully only lose weight), and a brief summary of my activities.

Goals from previous week

n/a

Goals for the upcoming week

Do the BeFit in 90 workout each day as instructed
Drink lots of water (even more since its hot)
Eat more healthy meals, especially at lunch time
Take Peanut for walks

Weigh-in Time

Start Weight: 270 pounds
Current Weight: 247.8 pounds
Lose/Gain: Lost 0 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 22.2 pounds

Weekly Summary

I have been eating healthy this week (much better than last week). I’m still struggling with doing the BeFit in 90. I’m struggling with getting myself to do it as well as trying to complete it. I did take Peanut for a walk today and I hope to take her for more walks this week. We had a great time and we took food for Hubby’s uncle to eat. I’m getting much better than last week but I’m still finding it hard to stay motivated. But I’m trying 🙂

Much needed update

This is a quick update. Sorry I’ve been MIA for the last week and a half. Life has been crazy. Full of ups and downs. I’ve had a lot of good news as well as some pretty bad news. I got hired for a second job. I’m pretty excited. The job offers flexible hours and I can choose how much I want to work each week. Plus I’ll be making $1.50-$3.50 more than I do at the job I’m working now. Woohoo! It pretty exciting stuff in my opinion. 😀

I started doing the last 30 days of BeFit in 90. I tried Day 61, got through the warm-up and first plyo video and spent the next 10 minutes gasping for air on the floor. I can’t believe how drastically the change in intensity was. I felt like I hadn’t worked out at all in the past two months. It was pretty embarrassing. I felt so depressed by not being able to complete it, I moped around for a few days. Not working out. Not doing anything other than spending time with my daughter and playing video games with my husband. After that, I decided to stop moping and get my butt back into gear. I am still unable to finish the workouts but I am trying my best and I am super sore afterwards. I’m trying to get my motivation back to where is was.

Last week, my husband’s aunt was taken to the hospital. We found out the following day she had a tumor in her brain causing brain swelling. They had emergency surgery to remove some of it. She’s been doing good. Yesterday, they had another surgery to remove the rest of it. I also found out this morning from my mother-in-law that she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She has been amazing this past week, talking, joking around with family, and overall doing much better than the doctors could have hoped. Our family is just praying for her to have a quick recovery and we are supporting one another.

I’ll try to start posting more often. Sorry for being absent lately but I have a lot going on right now.

BeFit in 90- Days 56, 57 and 58

Day 56- Saturday

The first workout I did after being sick all week. It felt great working out again. I missed moving and strengthening my body. It felt great. The double strength workouts really kicked my butt back in gear too. Day 56 consisted of the Warm-up 2, Ripped Back and Shoulders, Six Pack Abs and Arms, and Yoga.

Day 57

Rest Day!!!!

Day 58

Double Cardio! I already sweat enough on double cardio days but add in the heat this week (still no AC) and I felt like I could have filled the bathtub with sweat. **Sorry for the mental image LOL** I didn’t realize how much I missed doing the cardio until I was halfway through the second cardio video. Day 58 consisted of the Warm-up 2, Cardio MMA Phase 2, Cardio Booster (I did the Fat Blast video from my Kickboxing DVD) and the Sports Stretch. It felt great! I was really sore by bedtime though.

July 4th nails

I had decided to paint my nails for the 4th of July. I was just going to paint them alternating red, white and blue but then I decided to add a twist on two fingers for each hand. It didn’t come out quite as nice as I would have liked but it came out better than it could have. haha!

I started by painting the middle three fingers of each hand white. The middle finger was staying white. I was using white as the base for the other two.

I started by painting the middle three fingers of each hand white (well, technically opaque). The middle finger was staying all white. I was using white as the base for the other two.

It's hard to see but I added a thin strip of tape across the middle of my two fingers. I wish I would have made the tape a bit thinner though.

It’s hard to see but I added a thin strip of tape across the middle of my two fingers. I wish I would have made the tape a bit thinner though.

I painted my pinky finger solid red and the tops of my other nails red as well.

I painted my pinky finger solid red and the tops of my other nails red as well.

Then I added blue to the tips of the nails and made my thumb solid blue. When it dried a little, I had Hubby take off the tape.

Then I added blue to the tips of the nails and made my thumb solid blue. When it dried a little, I had Hubby take off the tape.

Then I used nail polish remover around the edges to make it look prettier and added a clear finishing coat of polish.

Then I used nail polish remover around the edges to make it look prettier and added a clear finishing coat of polish.

Well, there you have it! My pretty nails for the fourth of July. I wanted to have Hubby take a picture of both hands but I forgot to. Oops!

Weekly Update- July 14, 2013

Every week I plan on posting an update about my progress towards better health. I will post goals I want to accomplish in the upcoming week, if I accomplished the goals I set the previous week, current weight, if I lose or gain weight (hopefully only lose weight), and a brief summary of my activities.

Goals from previous week

n/a

Goals for the upcoming week

Do the BeFit in 90 workout each day as instructed
Drink lots of water (even more since its hot)
Eat more healthy meals, especially at lunch time
Eat more soluble fiber and protein

Weigh-in Time

Start Weight: 270 pounds (122.47 kilograms)
Current Weight: 247.8 pounds (112.40 kilograms)
Lose/Gain: Lost 2 pounds (0.91 kilograms)
Total Weight Loss: 22.2 pounds (10.07 kilograms)

Weekly Summary

I am so happy I lost another 2 pounds. I didn’t think I would since this past week has been terrible for my workouts. As I said in my previous posts, I have been sick all week. I finally felt good enough yesterday to start doing it again. I missed working out so much during the week. I was happy to do it again. I look forward to continuing my BeFit in 90 this week.

I ate pretty well this week. I mainly ate oatmeal and homemade soup since I was sick. I did eat a few sugary snacks this week. More than I should have. I’ll try better this week to stay away from them.

I will be trying to use metric measurements as well as standard from now on. I might forget to do it sometimes but I’ll try 😀

Motivation for after my vacation

I am starting up my workouts again today. I have been looking forward to it and I’m excited to start up. I truly am but there is always that annoying lazy voice in my head that doesn’t want to. You guys know what I’m talking about. The lazy son of a b**** that got me in this mess to start with. Haha! As a way to keep myself motivated and looking forward to the week of getting back in the game, I decided to do another motivation post. I know this is the month of vacations so I thought this would help you guys get motivated too.

I got all but one of these pictures from Skinny Ms. Fitness’s facebook page. She’s awesome and always posts awesome and funny statuses. You should check her out 😀

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Vacation is almost over

I am sorry I didn’t post all week. I have missed reading the comments, encouragements and other blogs.

I must admit this wasn’t the best vacation I’ve ever had but I made the most of it. Hubby and I had a stay-cation this week. We couldn’t really afford to go anywhere due to fiances but we both had off work and could spend the week together as a family with our Peanut. We did have a day trip to Little Buffalo State Park and went took Peanut to the petting zoo. Other than that, we stayed home.

I wanted to do more, including taking Peanut to an actual zoo but I came down with a terrible cold. It started last Saturday at the water park and I am still feeling the effects. I don’t get sick very often. I actually haven’t had a cold since Peanut has been born but when I do, I am sick longer than most people are. I had planned on taking a day or two off my workouts since I was on vacation. Although when I became sick, I have only worked out once this week. I have been going stir crazy. I could barely breathe sitting down not doing anything, let alone working out. I did try to do Day 55 (I didn’t post about doing Day 53 or 54) and I did finish it but barely. Doing the workout resulted in a painful migraine, even more persistent runny nose and I was wheezing. I felt ten times worse afterwards than I did beforehand. I know I shouldn’t have done the workout but I didn’t want to get too far behind.

After that disaster, I decided it would be best to wait until I could at least breathe out of my nose to start working out again. I am hoping I can start up with my workouts again tomorrow. I am really looking forward to getting back in the game and feeling the exhilaration after a good workout. I have eaten pretty well this week. I’ve mainly been eating oatmeal and soup due to my cold. I love homemade soup without needing a reason to eat it. It tastes better when I have a cold. I have had a few sweet treats this week as well but I made sure I didn’t overdo it.

I’ll be catching up on my posts this next week including posts about how I painted my nails for July 4th, our trip to Little Buffalo State Park and taking Peanut to the petting zoo (which she LOVED). I might be doing my weekly update tomorrow instead of Sunday but I haven’t decided. It won’t be too involved since I didn’t do my weekly update last week. I hope everyone had a wonderful week!

Here is a picture of a messy Peanut just in case you guys missed seeing her :)

Here is a picture of a messy Peanut just in case you guys missed seeing her 🙂

Family Picture! This was from the petting zoo

Family Picture! This was from the petting zoo

On Vacation!

Just to let you guys know, I didn’t drop off the face of the earth. I am on vacation. Now that I think about it, I should have mentioned this last week but I’m forgetful like that. I am still eating healthy and doing alright with my workouts (took two days off. It is vacation, right?). I’ll be back to blogging soon and let you guys know what’s been up. I had a great fourth of July and hope everyone else did too. I’ll try to write some posts this week but I might not. Hope everyone has a great week!!!! 😀

PS. I realize I didn’t do my weekly update. Oops! I didn’t lose or gain any weight last week 🙂

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