Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Life Changing Workout!

Ok....so Katrina asked a very good question about what I have been doing for my workouts.

Let me start out first by explaining what I used to be like. I hated exercise. I even hated the word exercise. I hated to sweat. I hated getting in workout clothes. I hated wearing freakin underwear. I hated getting my heart rate up. I hated looking like I was straining. I hated being weak. I hated wanting to be able to do something and not being able to do it.

Let me show you my new love:

No...it's not a novel! It's a workout routine. It's a 30 day workout that will kick your a$$! You can do it for 30 days, or if you're like me.....just do it over and over. I love it because she explains what to do. You do short reps of weight training and simple cardio in between. So much more fun than running on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Now...for my 1/2 marathon training, I do add more cardio at the beginning or end. Either running, walking on an incline, or swimming.
Now I love to exercise. I crave it because I see my results. My butt is so much smaller, my arms are getting buff, and my belly isn't buldging as much. I also like getting in my underwear now because I look good in them! I didn't get to the gym today because I had other things to do but I try to make it there at least 3 times a week. If I don't get there, we go for bike rides or I go for a jog. Gold's Gym is the best because their daycare is heaven. My 90 minutes to myself is the greatest and I cherish every minute. I do have a couple of workout buddies that do this workout with me. If you ever want to join us at Gold's at 10:00 am on Mon, Wed, and Fri, we would love to have you. I know you can get a free 1 week membership to come try it out. We also play raquetball or go watch a movie in the cardio cinema room. Their classes are awesome too!
If you're looking for an awesome workout that is basically written out for you from the BEST PERSONAL TRAINER IN THE WORLD, then I highly recommend this book.
**Disclaimer*** Do not seek me out and look for my amazing results because they're not that amazing. To me they are because it's just about how I feel and how my clothes are fitting. I also eat like crap and that isn't helping the situation. :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Holy Cranoly!

Has it seriously been since August since I blogged? How lame is that?

Well, this 3rd child thing has thrown me into a loop! I am just trying to make it day to day. He is the sweetest, most wonderful baby but my time is stretched thin with AnnaBelle in school, going to the gym, being AnnaBelle's soccer coach, directing a play, getting ready for Miss Lehi, and doing my round up duties. Not to mention church callings on top of that. It has been a crazy time!

We bought season tickets to the Jazz this year. It's kind of our thing. We do it together and it's something the 2 of us love! I also bought a spray on tan machine and that comes in handy often! I get free babysitting for spray on tans! The young women in the ward love it!

I have been trying to get my butt into shape and run a 1/2 marathon in June. I can definitely feel a difference in my body. I love it that my arms and legs aren't giggling as I walk. I feel strong but I have a long way to go to get ready for the run. Someday I will get to full marathon status but let's not bite off more than we can chew. Speaking of which, I need to start watching what I eat more!

Why am I watching "Minute to Win it?" What a stupid show!

Anyway, I am back and will be better. My layout was having problems. I tried changing my background but it didn't work. Turns out it was my layout so I changed that and Voila! It worked! I'm back baby!