Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Been A Couple Weeks...

And I have slacked on updates, need to get them in once or twice a week.

Anyway Im in week 4 now and my schedule got messed up do to Monday night/Tuesday morning only getting a few hours of sleep and not wanting to make myself even more tired from a workout when I have to drive all day I skipped my workout. Then this morning my body was so exhausted from the long day and my back killing me that I skipped again. So now I have two workouts to squeeze in this week. Im thinking tomorrow will be Buns+Guns+Ultimate Abs in the morning and Yoga that night (its originally Yoga day anyway) with Tim. Friday will be Muay Thai. Saturday will be Sprawl+Brawl. And on my rest day Sunday it will be Cardio+Abs. I will need a rest day next week so I will take Monday off and then double up workouts on Yoga day to get back on schedule and keep Sunday as my rest day.

We really need to get our mats out of the gym since doing workouts at home and getting carpet burn is none to pleasant lol and Im going to have to purchase new (and probably stronger) bands soon since I managed to snap the one band but just tied a knot in it. I will post pics in the 30 day post. Also with the release of XT2 I was really wanting to order it during the presale so I could do the free shipping but ya thats up on the 17th and we wont have the money so just gotta save the money I guess. Anyway 2 looks killer! Im excited about it but need to make it through two full rounds of 1 before I even want to attempt 2. Cant wait though for some of the ladies in my workout group on FB to start theirs so I can hear stories and get a look into how hard it really is.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

10 Days Into TapouT XT

And I refuse to record today's weigh-in. Over the weekend we lost a family friend to cancer and my cousin passed away on Sunday unexpectedly so needless to say I knew the weigh-in was going to go bad too. I typically weigh myself every Monday morning which I still am doing too. Well on Monday my scale had shown that I had lost roughly two pounds in a week which is my goal, but then when I stepped on the scale today it said I had gained that plus another pound back! I cant honestly understand how in just a couple days that happened but I do know that your weight can and will fluctuate by up to 10 pounds day to day and fluctuate by the hour too. I know that I use food to help with mourning and depression but I had been doing so good and not giving in to my cravings for junk and sweets till my cousin passed away. Since then I have had more chocolate chip cookies then I can count and so far ate half a bag of tostios scoops with jalapeno cheddar cheese dip.  Ya I know that that isnt good but I guess growing up I wasnt taught or just didnt learn a better way to deal with grief and loss. I have relied on food all my life to make me happy. I know this and I want to change it and I have tried to hard in the past couple years but bad habits are hard to break especially when you dont have the money or means to buy healthier choices for food and snack.

I guess its a good thing that I have 20 days till the next TapouT weigh-in that I need to do, although if things keep going wrong like they always seem to do then Im not expecting much from it.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

TapouT XT Reboot

I know that my goal this year was too restart TapouT XT on the first Monday of the year but it will be getting started late. We have been dealing with the kids and then a couple days before I was suppose to start I ended up with food poisoning for the first time in my life and it was the worst thing I have ever experienced in my life and hope and pray to never go through that again.

So my schedule as long as I don't miss any days should be:

Round One
Day One ~ January 14th
Day 10 ~ January 23rd
Day 30 ~ February 12th
Day 60 ~ March 14th
Day 90 ~ April 13th

One Week Off

Round Two
Day One ~ April 22nd
Day 10 ~ May 1st
Day 30 ~ May 21st
Day 60 ~ June 20th
Day 90 ~  July 20th

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Been On A Workout Break

And still technically am. If you read or follow my other blog then you know why and on top of that I am also fighting off a nasty cold that my son brought home from school that i just cant seem to shake. We do have plans on picking up with week 6 when we start back but that probably will not be till November 6th which although not far away still seems like its forever away. 

Im really not looking forward to working out as it starts to get cold, yes the gym has heat but since its only a couple blocks from the house we walk there and walking in the cold with two little kids is not fun. I would be more then willing to get up early and go by myself in the morning that way the kids are still in bed and then Tim can go in the evening that way the kids dont have to leave the house but I just cant seem to get out of bed early when its cold. 

Anyway just thought I would check in and let those that are actively following know that I didnt forget to post or forget about the workout, just life happens and sometimes you have to walk away but we are not giving up.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Week 5 ~ TapouT XT

Day 29 ~ September 17 ~ Plyo XT
                September 24
~ *sigh* i get going good and get knocked right back on my ass :(  I may be out for the count this time. My right knee feels like its practically gone now. I knew months ago something was wrong but couldnt and still cant afford more unpaid medical bills, well looks like i dont have a choice now. It doesnt hurt during daily life but once I start working out and putting weight/pressure on it it kills me and feels like there is nothing there holding it and then when i sit it looks like its filled with fluid or something so im just not sure. I got half way through week 5 day 1 Plyo XT before we stopped. My fiance is going to see if he can get me into our local clinic after our son goes to school. Im hoping its just fluid build up and nothing major that may requires surgery or anything.
~ Ok so we restarted week 5 today! Im still not 100% over my cold but Ive got my energy back which is good. I do know now not to take daytime meds right before working out, major hyper boost lol anyway after a week of not working out it felt good even if I had to still take it easy and not fully do the whole thing. Now im looking forward to tomorrow.

Day 30 ~ September 18 ~ Ripped Conditioning + Ultimate Abs
                September 25
~ 30 Day weigh-in ~

Rather sucks, Dante got pretty sick maybe 10 minutes into the workout and we had to stop. Only crappy part is I think I feel like Im getting it too and I will probably get it pretty bad.We did weigh ourselves and do photos but no measurements.
~ Wow nice workout! Im able to keep pace and do the full workout but with a few extra breaks due to still having phlegm in my throat from my cold. But Im more looking forward to tomorrow then anything!

~ Day 30 Stats ~

  • Weight ~ 228.4
  • Jean Size ~
  • Chest ~ 42
  • Bicep ~ 14
  • Waist ~ 48
  • Thighs ~ 21

Day 31 ~ September 19 ~ Muay Thai
                September 26
~ Still by far my favorite workout! But man did I not realize just how sore the back of my arms were from Ripped Conditioning lol I really cant wait to be able to buy some weighted gloves and really make my arms work, I also want to buy a couple sets of resistance bands and leg bands for Tim and I but that may not happen till next year since I have Halloween costumes to buy and then Christmas and bday gifts to try and buy.

Day 32 ~ September 20 ~ Yoga XT
                        September 27

Day 33 ~ September 21 ~ Legs & Back 
                September 28

Day 34 ~ September 22 ~ Cardio XT + Ultimate Abs
                September 29

Day 35 ~ September 23 ~ Rest Day
                September 30
~ Ok you will have to forgive me cause I didnt keep up with my post and updating each day after my workout :(  Anyway will remember to keep updated from here on out :)

Week 6 ~
~ Plyo XT
~ Ripped Conditioning + Ultimate Abs
~ Cross Core Combate (will probably be combined with yoga due to being out of town)
~ Yoga XT
~ Buns & Guns + Ultimate Abs
~ Sprawl & Brawl
~ Rest Day