Thursday, May 17, 2012

Vegetable garden...

last weekend I did a little work around the house.
I turned my overgrown side yard into a vegetable garden.
I can't even express to you how excited I am to have all these beauties growing in my own yard:

bell pepper
cayenne pepper
green beans
green onion

LOTS and LOTS of veggies and herbs!!

here's to having healthy foods right outside my door!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Coach and be coached...

Still doing the boot camp... and I'm still loving it so far, even the sore-almost-every-day element doesn't seem so bad anymore. It's a good feeling.

SO... my friend Wendy wanted in on the boot camp action, but she couldn't participate because it's through my work and it's an "employees only" type situation, so what's a girl to do?

 I am writing down all the exercises I do at lunch time boot camp and do a 2nd boot camp evening workout on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Yup, that's right. DOUBLE boot camp.

The 2nd workout is almost harder because I am trying my very hardest to show her how to do the exercises properly, which makes them harder... But it feels great, and I really think the 2nd workout twice a week is amplifying my results. I feel like I am shrinking a bit quicker, I'm firming up in more areas.... I'm getting fit.... just a teensy bit faster.

And I like that.

So I am going to keep putting in the work, and hopefully start to see major results.

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Last night's workout:

Warm up jog - about 1/4 mile.

Running sequence around 5 cones, sprinting.
(3 minute, 2 repetitions)

Chariot Pulls {where you run with a rope around your waist
and your partner pulls back on the rope and runs with you
(3 minutes, 2 repetitions)

Regular squats, with workout band - lifting band with arms as you come up from squat
(1 minute, 3 repetitions)

Workout band curls - Standing on band while doing curls with band
(1 minute, 3 repetitions)

Rock climbers (aka: evil workout from hell) - plank position while moving your feet up and down in a running-like movement. HARD STUFF
(1 minute, 3 repetitions)

Stretching and some yoga loveliness.

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It sounds much easier than it really is... this stuff is rough, I tell you.

but I love it.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Finding humor in the process...

I think this illustration is hilarious. 

We've all been there. 
Out of shape, desperately trying to find ways to get back in shape. 
Then we find a workout to try... 

This is me when I try to do push-ups. It's a pretty funny sight to see. 

We have to find humor in the process of the pain...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Boot Camp Day 2: BUTT DAY

Day 2 was completely different than Day 1...

We stood on yoga mats the entire time, and did about 6 different variations of squats and lunges. It sounds so simple, perhaps even easy.... but oh no no no.... it was anything BUTT. (I'm such a dork!)

We did do a warm up run to get the blood pumping – then we straight into major squat moves. Not long after, I was sweating like a farm animal and crying for the simple ability to stand on both legs. I swear we balanced on one leg doing each exercise for about 10 minutes at a time... or at least that's what it felt like.

All whining aside, I'm loving this class. My legs feel like noodles and I love that feeling.
I think the best part about it is, because each class is so strenuous,
I am making sure I eat better and drink lots and lots of water.... 
{my sweaty self and my beloved H20 post workout)
this is a big deal people....

Day 2: Complete


A reminder...

because i'm not training to become an olympian.
i just want to be a better me... one step at a time.

so far, so good.