Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday Walking 45 minutes

In the snow! I had both kids with me, but we did a pretty good pace for snow walking. 2 miles total.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday Exercise Bike + Marching in place (30 minutes)

I did 20 minutes on the exercise bike before my belly got too tight, so I marched it out for the full 30 minutes. I'm not sure how much longer I will be able to exercise outside of a pool!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I was so tired this morning! I'm glad I got up and got moving though. We have the great post-holiday toy purge still to do today, and I think I finally feel up to it ;)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday Running 25 minutes

On a paved trail. Cold today! 

Also- cooking and laundry all day ;)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday Jillian Michaels Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. 3 strength workout and 2 swims this week despite this stinking cold! Woot!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Swimming Laps (35 minutes)

5 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes breast stroke

That was pretty much all I got done today. This cold is still getting me down.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday Jillian Michaels Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I took yesterday off for this STUPID cold. I hate colds anyway, but while pregnant just seems especially cruel.

Plus- grocery shopping with all the kids later.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Swimming Laps 45 minutes

5 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke

Plus, running around doing all the stuff ;)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I feel a little silly doing some of the moves while gigantor pregnant ;) Also- chasing a toddler around a doctor's office for 1/2 hour.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


I forgot to post yesterday!
This week has been stupid busy.  Been doing some, *ahem*, Christmasing.  (can't go into detail, the kids can read and all)
I did 20 minutes on the machine yesterday, and 20 minutes of running today.  Today I ran .8 miles, and most of that was running.  Go me! :D
The Almighty Liz

Saturday Running 30 minutes

Plus, 15 minutes of walking in there too.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Swimming 30 minutes

5 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle

Plus, 3 hours of stock up shopping (from three different stores) for after the baby is born.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday 45 minutes heavy duty yard work

Just raking leaves and using a big shovel to re-arrange my compost pile for me today. Whew! Time for a nap now ;)

Oops, spoke too soon! 40 minutes of walking while pushing the double stroller also. The older kids skated and scootered with me as I pushed the 2 year old.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I think I will take tomorrow off. I am so tired!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Running 40 minutes (2 1/2 miles)

Night run! I could not go swimming today, so I had to do a run. Plus- laundry day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday JM 30 Day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I could not do all the walk out push ups and I'm pretty much modifying all the moves. Still, it gets my heart rate up and gives me a good strength workout. I did NOT feel like working out today, so I'm proud of myself.

Also- walking with the kids for 45 minutes.

Last Thursday and Monday

So, I got busy, and forgot to post my last workout last week, and since I was busy, I didn't get a workout in Friday or Saturday.  Last Thursday I went to a Zumba class I found that is literally walking distance from me!  Score!  It was an hour long class. :D
Today I did thirty minutes bike/elliptical, much heavier on the elliptical, which is really good.  Means I'm getting stronger. 
I was going to run today because on Friday I went to Fleet Feet and got new shoes!  And inserts, and let me tell you, they have changed my LIFE, lol!!  I knew I needed arch support, I just didn't realize how MUCH I needed it. ;)  Anyway, the running didn't work due to the fact that it is literally FREEZING outside.  I need to get some long spandex so I can run in cold weather.  It's supposed to be warmer the rest of the week, though, so I'm sure I can still get a run in.
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday Running 30 minutes (paved trail)

Plus, 5 minutes walking to warm up and 10 minutes walking to cool down. 

Also- getting stuff ready for the baby all day!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday swimming 35 minutes

5 minutes breast stroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
10 minutes freestyle
5 minutes back stroke

Plus, following my 2 year old around the smaller (and warmer) pool afterwards. I over did it the last two days, so I literally felt like I did NOTHING else today.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I was going to run today, but the thought of getting all the stuff together for the jogging stroller was a little too much. 

Also- wrapping presents for several hours!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday Pregnancy Yoga (30 minutes)

Plus, walking for almost 2 hours around the mall while (literally at times) chasing my two year old. I'm not sure which one I should consider my "real" workout for the day ;)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I ran today.  I'm not sure how far I went because I didn't drive up to Shaw and run on my regular trail.  I did the same route I did yesterday on my bike, so it was uphill both ways.  I got almost twenty minutes.  I had to quit early because my ankle was killing me.  I'm not going to be able to run again until I get new shoes, these are going to end up maiming me.  I'm looking into that this week.
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday JM 30 day shred (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. 

Plus- sewing and other projects all day.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Swimming 55 minutes

10 minutes breaststroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes kick board

Getting my energy back today finally!

Catching Up

I started my period last week, that's why I've been MIA. 
So, a week ago last Saturday, I did two and half hours of roller skating with John and the kids.  It was a BLAST.  Not much of a cardio workout, but my calves and thighs definitely felt it the next day!
I weighed in last Monday, and I had gained a few pounds over Thanksgiving, and was definitely retaining because of the girly cycle.  I did no working out last week, it was impossible. 
Today, I weighed in, and I lost 3 lbs last week, putting me at 127.  So all I need to lose is 2 lbs to be back at my goal, and I would like to do that before Christmas so I'm not packing extra when THAT feast rolls around.  More wiggle room.  It's easier to lose five pounds twice than ten pounds once.  That's what I think anyway. ;)
I also biked this morning for almost twenty minutes, and away from the house was mostly uphill.  Surprisingly, the way back was just as much uphill.  How is that possible?!!
Still, not bad for a first post-period workout, those always suck, and this one was better than usual.  Go me!
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Saturday Running 35 minutes (paved trail)

Plus, an hour of grocery shopping. I am still so tired from this cold!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

Still sick, but hoping to run on Saturday :P

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. Sick with a bad cold this week, so not sure when I will workout again. Thursday?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday Running 3 miles (45 minutes)

I was slowed down by the 9 yr old boy on roller blades trying to keep up with me the whole way. Also- walked around the Science Center for 2 hours.

Friday, November 23, 2012

I'm Home!

Well, I've been home for a week now, but John had me all booked up practically from the moment I got off the plane.  I hit the ground running, and didn't have a whole lot of time for much of anything besides cleaning and cooking and getting ready for company, and not just for Thanksgiving, lol! 
However, I did keep up with the working out while I was gone.  My friend introduced me to Zumba, which has become my new favorite workout.  It's SO much fun, and such a good workout!!  So, in those two weeks, we did an hour of Zumba 5 times, and a half hour of strength training once.  And yes, you read that right, an HOUR of Zumba, which is basically an hour of dance.  Freaking AWESOME workout!!
I ate like utter crap while on vacation, but between the Zumba and staying extremely active with the sightseeing and such, I only gained two pounds. :D
Then today I ran a mile.  Well, I ran the first half mile with only two little 30 sec. walking breaks, and walked the last half mile.  And I did it twenty minutes!  Which is way faster than I've ever done it, and that half mile is the longest I've ever run with out a significant break as well.  The Zumba paid off, lol!
The Almighty Liz

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus, laundry, all day, and grumpy sick toddler all day too :P Tired now!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 50 minutes

10 minutes breaststroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle 

Plus- one hour house cleaning and taking care of a cranky sick two year old all day!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Running 3 miles (42 minutes)

Not too bad on time since I had to take a walking break after every mile. 

Also- spent 45 minutes in an awkward standing on a night table and window sill trying to free a bird trapped between two parts of my bedroom window. It was super frustrating, but exhilarating to see the bird fly away after all that work!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Satruday Trail Running 40 minutes

I took it easy since I ran yesterday already.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Running 45 minutes (3 miles while pushing the jogging stroller)

There was a big hill involved that almost killed me too. Such a nice day for it though. Sunshine and 50 degrees are a great combo!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday Jillian Michaels 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I think I will stick with workout 2 until the end of the pregnancy since it seems the most "belly friendly".

Also- walked for almost an hour while pushing my 2 year old in the double stroller.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday Jillian Michaels 30 day shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I was pretty tired after working out twice yesterday, but I always feel better after I work out!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Swimming 35 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes kick board 

Plus, cooking and laundry. I did two workouts today because the end of the week looks crazy busy and will probably not let me have time/resources for a run or swim.

Monday running 40 minutes (3 miles flats)

My right calf gave me very little trouble this time. I'm glad I took it easy on Saturday.

Also, went to the doctor this morning and had to do that horrible orange soda blood sugar test again. Here's hoping for normal blood sugar!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 35 minutes

I had to cut the run shorter than usual because my stupid right calf was so tight and would not loosen up!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. Plus- getting everything ready to celebrate my big boy turning 9!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday Running 45 minutes

On the paved part of the watershed trail. I think I need a nap now ;)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

I will probably do yoga tonight too. 

Also- cleaning out and cleaning my car for over an hour.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 50 minutes

10 minutes breaststroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes kick board

Woot! 50 minutes!

Monday, November 5, 2012

JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

The real workout will be done in a few minutes here though when I take a 2 year old grocery shopping, in the rain!

Also- 30 minutes pregnancy yoga

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 50 minutes

It was hard getting started since I worked out twice yesterday, AND it was gloomy today. I kicked some trail anyway though ;)

( I'm pretty sure I posted this already? Blogger ate my post?)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Swimming 30 minutes

5 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
5 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes back stroke

Two workouts in one day! Yay!

The Past Three Days

Wednesday was a Bad Day.  I didn't get a workout in, so there goes my perfect workout week!  I think it's okay though.  I've been trying hard, and doing pretty good over all.  I'm happy with myself.
Thursday, I did 40 minutes of strength training.
Today, I tried to workout, but it didn't work.  My heart rate went immediately to 220, and just kept climbing, so even though I only did five minutes, I had to stop.  I have no idea what's going on there.  Maybe I'm just too stressed out right now to really hit my cardio properly.  I'll be working on it at my friend's house, not Dana.  She's into Zumba and such, so it should be a nice change up for me.  Dana is very ill right now (prayers please!), so I asked another friend, and she didn't even hesitate, even though I asked her just day before yesterday, and we will be getting in tonight.  I am so freaking blessed by wonderful people, I don't know what to do with all the gratitude.  Pay it forward, I guess!  Lol!
The Almighty Liz

Thursday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

The arm parts were a little harder because of the yoga I did last night. Doing all this yoga has almost completely eliminated my sciatic back pain though! Yay!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday Exercise Bike 30 minutes

My mom flaked out on me for watching my toddler, so I had to skip running today. Just as well, since Halloween+cold+pregnant are kicking my butt this week.

Also- cleaned house/bathrooms for an hour and did pregnancy yoga for 1/2 hour.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus, taking the kids to another Halloween parade tonight.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day Two of My Perfect Week

I did 20 minutes of bike/elliptical this morning.  It.  Was.  Hard.  Heart rate was right up there at 200-220, and I felt sick and like I was going to pass out the whole time.  I hate the just-got-done-with-my-girly-time workouts.  They SUCK.  I'm going to have to do something easier tomorrow.  Maybe strength training.
Coincidentally, have either of you girls noticed we are coming up on 2000 posts?!  How awesome TIMPANI!?  Lol!  Most of the credit goes to you, I think. ;)  But good job to everyone!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday Running 3 miles (35 minutes)

Wanna know why I was so fast? Because I had a screaming 2 year old in the jogging stroller for about 1/2 of that!

Monday, October 29, 2012

New Week!

Dana got sick, so I'm not there right now.  I'll be leaving this weekend, though.  If not to Dana's, then SOMEWHERE, before I go nuts. ;)
Weigh-in today sucked.  I gained two pounds because, are you ready for this, I was STRESS EATING.  I've never done that before!  I didn't realize I was until I cleaned up after myself and realized the pure amount of CRAP I ate this week!  It was unbelievable!  Not to mention the fact that usually after my girly cycle I inevitably and unerringly LOSE weight!
Because of that, and the fact that I am still here and that's freaking me out a bit, I have decided to focus almost entirely on my fitness this week.  I am going to have a perfect weight watchers week, and I am going to work out in some way everyday this week.  Except Sunday. 
In keeping with that goal, I did 20 minutes of dance today. 
The Almighty Liz

Monday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Also- laundry and some light cleaning for about an hour.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 50 minutes

In my vibrams. 

Also- chasing a 2 year old around a church halloween party for an hour and a half. So tired now!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Jillian Michaels 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I MIGHT go swimming with the kids tonight :p

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday Running 40 minutes (trail)

About 1/2 paved and 1/2 non-paved. I think that will be it for me today as I am pretty pooped from all the stuff I did yesterday ;)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday swimming 45 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle 
10 minutes backstroke

Plus- taking down, washing, and re-hanging all the upstairs curtains. I also cleaned all the windows, doors, and upstairs baseboards. I better sleep good tonight!

Renae is Still Alive

I've skimmed over the past few weeks worth you guys' posts, and can I just say:  You guys ROCK!!

Liz, way to go meeting your goal and exceeding it!!!  I kind of hate you a little bit. (kidding)  I'm so glad to see you posting so regularly!

Timpani, I don't know how you do it!  I was NEVER that good when I was pregnant. 

As for me, I'm still here.  Still doing the stuff.  Since early morning seminary has started, my motivation is at an ebb, but I'm still forcing myself most days.

This week, so far:

Monday:  ran about 6-6.5 miles.

Tuesday:  nothing

Wednesday:  Jillian Michaels:  No More Trouble Zones - holy fetch girls- this is one tough video!  I thought Ripped in 30 was tough?  (and it is)  but in comparison, I have come to think of Ripped in 30 as an easy day next to NMTZ.  

I also ran to the park and back with Clayton in the buggy.  That's about 4.5 miles round trip.

I'm still hanging out at a whopping 155.  I'm not disciplined enough to actually lose any weight.  But the good news is that I'm pretty sure that I've gained muscle since I started doing the weight training thing.  It would be nice to be able to wear all of my jeans though.  Oh well.  I'd say someday, but my track record isn't looking so great.  Oh well.  Some days I really don't care, cuz really I look mostly good.

Wednesday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. 

I have to go swimming tonight too since Big E is going out of town tomorrow :P

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday Weigh-In

When I weighed in yesterday I gained 2 pounds, but I also started my girly cycle last night, so that explains that.  (and why I've only wanted to eat chocolate and chex mix for the past several days) 
That also means this will be a bad bad week for working out.  I leave for Dana's on Saturday, and will be gone for several weeks, (therapist order sabbatical) so my posting might be sporadic, but I'm sure that I'll get plenty of exercise with that woman, she's a dynamo!
I'll post as often as I can!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday Running 3 miles (40 minutes)

I had an awesome for pushing the jogging stroller (in the rain, while pregnant ;)! I was so glad to get another morning run. Running feels so much better in the morning when I am pregnant! 

Also- 30 minutes of heavy cleaning and 30 minutes of light gardening.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Satruday Hiking with kids (about 2 hours)

We were hiking uphill/on the bluffs for a good chunk of that. Tired now!

Also- shopping with my 6 year old for an hour.

Friday, October 19, 2012


I did 30 minutes on the bike/elliptical today. 
My sister came over today, and it was a GREAT day. :D
The Almighty Liz

Friday Trail Running (40 minutes)

Not the dirt trails, but a gravel trail and then the grassy cross country trail. It was too rainy today for a dirt trail!

Yesterday- 1 hour deep cleaning and 30 minutes of "treeing". I pull up little trees that can be such a nuisance in my yard. That is hard work! Those little trees are stubborn and hard to pull. I do let some trees live, but I can't keep 30 little trees every year, so they have to go. Gardening is murder ;)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus, one hour of gardening. I had to take a nap before I worked out because that gardening wore me out! It felt good though since gardening season is coming to a close soon :(

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday Weigh-In

I forgot to log my weigh-in from yesterday!
I HIT MY GOAL!!  I'm actually a pound below it at 124!!  I ate like hammered crap last week and still managed to lose two pounds!  Which means that I have good habits firmly embedded, and that my metabolism is finally up and running.  Also, most of my skinny clothes are baggy!  I did some shopping at Wal-Mart because there was a bunch of stuff on clearance, and I am FIRMLY in the extra small category!!  I am close to the weight I was when I got married! 
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday Running 40 minutes (3 miles)

Plus, 45 minutes of yard work, and 45 minutes housework.


Okay, so Liz is having a really stinky hard time right now.  I need to work out, I'm just having a hard time clawing my way out of the morass of life at this time.  So hard in fact, that I'm actually going away for a few weeks the weekend after this coming one.  I'll be working out though!  I'm going to be staying with Dana, and I don't think I'll be able to NOT get a work out in regularly, lol!
So, today I did 20 minutes of dance.  It was a good work out, but again, I've lost a little bit of ground there.  I'm not worried about making it back up to 30 minutes though.  My hiatus was a lot shorter than is normal for me.  :D
The Almighty Liz

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus, 2 hours deep cleaning the kitchen last night and 1/2 hour today. I'm done with the kitchen at least!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 1 hour

I wandered all over today! I started at a whole new place, so that helped. My right leg woke me up last night with charlie horses, twice, so I was not sure how well I was going to do. It was great! Fall colors and summer temperatures ;)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus, 1 hour gardening last night, and taking the kids swimming tonight. I am so tired today! I need someone to e-mail me some energy. Or, if I could only find a way to suck energy out of my 2 year old! ;)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Running 45 minutes

On the paved part of the watershed trail.

Yesterday- 3 hours deep cleaning my kitchen, including an hour just on the oven! I am so sore today. I think more deep cleaning will have to wait until tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 45 minutes

Forgot to blog my swim last night!

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle

Plus, 3 hours deep cleaning.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Back in the Saddle...Again...

I'm back after a three week hiatus!  I was sick, then on my girly time, then I just had a really horrendous week. 
I weighed in on Monday, and I'm 126, one pound to go!  I'm so excited, and there's nothing this week to derail me, so I know I'll hit my goal next Monday.  So.  Very.  Stoked.
I did 30 minutes of bike/elliptical today.  So, a little bit of setback there, but nothing horrible.  I'm sure I'll get it back up to 40 minutes in no time. 
The Almighty Liz

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. These short JM workouts are so energizing for me right now!

Also- running errands with three kids for 1 hour.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 1 hour

I think that's it for me today. 

ha ha, I spoke too soon! Also, put together bunk beds for an hour and a half in the evening.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus- 4 hours grocery shopping and errands with all three kids since the older kids were out of school today. Because of being tired from the errands with the kids, I did not start working out until 9pm! Oh well, better late than never ;)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday Running 45 minutes

On the paved part of the watershed nature trail.

I took a rest day yesterday from exercise because I wanted to finish up the basement de-cluttering overhaul and I knew that would be hard enough on my back. 

Also- I hope to blow insulation around all the downstairs windows today. Taking advantage of what looks like the last hot day for awhile! Big Project here I come!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday Running 3 miles (40 minutes)

Plus, pregnancy yoga and fixing my stupid sink again for an hour.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Swimming 45 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle

Plus, 2 hours de-cluttering, cleaning, and a little yard work.

Monday JM 30 Day Shred (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I'm modifying about 1/2 the moves now for the pregnancy.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 55 minutes

I was slow today and I pooped out before the hour was up. I'm still worn out and sore from doing too much yesterday :P

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Walking with the kids 1 hour

On the watershed trail again. For about 20 minutes of that walk, I was holding a tired toddler who had missed her nap. 

Also- 5 hours of yard sales with kids and taking the kids swimming for an hour. This will probably wrap up yard sale season for the most part. Sigh. I am dog tired now though. Wow!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday Running 40 minutes

I am so tired today! I did the lower part of the watershed trail which is 1/2 paved and 1/2 mud/grass. I think running and making some huge batches of rice is all I will get done today. I did way too much yesterday! In my defense, I did not realize I was going to be able to go swimming last night, lol.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Swimming 45 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes backstroke
5minutes freestyle

Plus- 3 hours cleaning closets and de-cluttering the basement. Trying to get things ready for the new baby!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I want to go swimming, but my pool closes when there is lightning outside. Stupid rule!

Plus- spending an hour under my kitchen sink last night trying to fix a leaky drain. Yuckiest job E-VER!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Running 50 minutes

I started out on the paved trail, then a dirt trail, then a gravel trail, and then backwards order on the way back.

Also- cooking a bunch of stuff ahead of time to freeze for after the baby is born. I walked for an hour yesterday too in between a wedding and a reception. Lovely day for a walk!

Monday Weigh-In

So, I started my girly time last night.  That means I'll have TWO low weeks in a row!!  GRRRRR.  And this is going to be a bad one, I can tell already.  I could tell two weeks ago, even.  Not good.  But it's only a week!  Then I'll hit the ground as soon as I can running hard, and make up for the lost time.  Thank goodness I got that run in on Saturday!!
I weighed in this morning with much trepidation, as last week not only did I not get to work out except for one day, I was also completely off the rails diet-wise.  I weighed in at 127, so not nearly as bad as I was thinking, especially considering I started my cycle, which means I'm retaining water.
Now, I'm off to curl up under a nice, warm blanket and die.
The Almighty (and Currently In Much Pain) Liz

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 1 hour

Omigosh! The nicest day for running E-VER! 

Also- yesterday did yard saling and grocery shopping with a 2 year old.

This Week in the Trenches

I was sick all week.  It sucked.  I weighed in at 125 and a half or 126 on Monday (the scale was ambiguous), which put me at 1 pound or less from my goal!  One more week of work and I would be FINISHED!  Then I got sick, and I'm positive I gained weight this week, I just don't know how much.  I HATE setbacks.  Grrrrrr.
Today, since I woke up feeling much better, I went for a run.  I took John and the kids with me to my little 1 mile Shaw trail loop.  I did it in 23 minutes, which is not better than last time since I did a mile and a half last time in 24 minutes, but I'll take it.  I did do more running this time, more like 2/3 of it then 1/2 running.  I did almost all of the first half running, so that was cool. 
Here's to hoping this next week will be awesome!
The Almighty Liz

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Pregnancy Yoga 30 minutes

Plus, taking my two year old to the park for an hour, and taking all the kids swimming for an hour.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Running 45 minutes

I was on the paved part of the watershed trail. Perfect weather for a nice run! Nice and cool, but sunny too.

Also- 30 minutes of gardening and about an hour of off and on housework today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 50 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle 

I was ONE lap into my kickboarding when I got a charlie horse and had to stop. Here's hoping I get one hour next time!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Running 3 miles (40 minutes flats)

It was less than 40 minutes, but I don't remember the exact time. So, pretty fast for pregnant with a cold. Too tired today to do anything else! I hope this cold dies soon :P

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 1 hour

Woot! Nice cool cloudy day for trail running!


Didn't do anything yesterday or Thursday because I didn't sleep well and was just tiiiiiired.  I need to learn to push through that. 
Today I biked to the pool and back, total 4 miles in 50 min.  I did take a break because I biked to a Girl Scout parent meeting.  I'm pretty sure I can't do 4 miles with no breaks, but I'll get there! :D
The Almighty Liz

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday JM 30 Day shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I did mostly the "low impact" version of the moves she gives you.

Also-yard saleing with a grumpy two year old for two hours.

Plus- changing the light fixture for my porch light. That only took me about 5 years to finally get around to. It took an hour because the replacement fixture was so heavy it kept falling while I was trying to wire it ;) Ouch, my arms are tired now!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday Running 45 minutes

Still feeling like poop from this cold. I even had to skip working out yesterday :P

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


It is Wednesday, right?  Feels like later in the week.
Today I did 5 min bike, 5 min elliptical alternates, no breaks in between for 40 MINUTES.  And I felt really good doing it!  Very strong!  Say what?!  That's right!  Liz is BACK IN THE HOUSE!  BOOYAH!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Running 3 miles (40 minutes)

This cold is starting to let go, but I still took a 3 hour nap today, lol. I hope it only lasts a few more days because I am a huge baby when I have a cold! 

Also- one hour of putting away and organizing older kids clothes.


Hey ladies!
So, Saturday and Monday I didn't really get anything in.  Well, Saturday me and John and my kids and Mary's kids all went for a hike, so that's something, I guess. ;)
I weighed in yesterday and have lost another pound!  I'm at 127 and TWO pounds from my goal!!  I'll tell you, I am STOKED. 
Today I went for a run at Shaw.  I did a mile loop trail, except that when I got to my second gate (they have a big fence to keep the deer out of the places they don't want them), it was locked.  So I started walking along the fence back to the first gate.  When it became apparent that wouldn't work, I walked back, only to find that I had been looking in the wrong place for the gate opening!!  WHOOPS!  So I added about 1/2 a mile accidentally.  I did probably a little more the 1/2 a mile of that running, the last part to my car I sprinted (worked off a little frustration at adding 1/2 a mile when I was literally half a football field from my car, grr), which was probably ten yards or so.  The good news?  I ran this in 24 minutes, and when I did a mile on vacation, it took me 45 minutes!!  I'm also not hurting as much this time, just my left ankle.  That's the leg I broke, and it's significantly weaker than my right leg, so that doesn't surprise me, although I probably won't run again this week to allow it time to heal up and therefore be stronger for next time. 
I felt so much stronger running this time, and I know I had a pretty stellar week last week, too.  I am feeling GOOD!!
The Almighty Liz

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I was going to swimming, but this cold is kicking my trash. I needed a "hot workout" to warm up my lungs.

Plus, cleaning and organizing my toddler's clothing for about 2 hours. On to big kids clothes tomorrow!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday Running 45 minutes

On the watershed paved trail. I went off trail for about 10 minutes of that.

Also- walked around a neighborhood yard sale for an hour after that, and then came home and looked for more baby clothes. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


I did 30 minutes of dancing video.  I felt really strong doing it too, and also bored.  Time to switch dancing tapes!
The Almighty Liz

Thursday Trail Running 1 hour

The trail was wet, but only really muddy in a few small places. Perfect! I was a little nervous because my mom (who was watching S) made me carry her cell phone, so that made ME paranoid, lol. I just kept repeating my new mantra- "I'm not alone in the woods with some attacker, he's alone in the woods with ME!" Anyway, it made me smile the whole run.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I did 65 minutes of strength training.  I was able to not only up my reps, but add another set as well.  My cycle was ball lower abs, bicep curls, ball sit-ups, triceps, ball obliques, ball quads, ball lower back, leg lifts (although I only did two sets for that one), shoulders (two cans of broth, 14.5 oz each, bring the cans straight out to your sides, the curl your arms in, and lift the cans straight up, then back the way you came, it's really hard), ball hamstrings/butt.  I forgot to put calves in there, so I'll do that next week.  I am quivery and shaky, and that's a good sign that I worked everything out enough.  I expect to be ridiculously sore tomorrow.  :D
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I'm mostly doing the low impact version of the moves now as I get bigger.

Also- errands with the toddler.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes kickboard

Plus shopping and errands with a busy toddler. Potty training is going awesome as well!

The Weekend

Good morning ladies!  (don't I sound chipper?  basically the exact opposite of how I actually feel in the morning, lol!)
So, last Friday I didn't do anything.  There was too much going on. 
Saturday, John and I went running.  That's right, actual feet on the pavement running.  With hills!!  Two things were immediately apparent; 1. I am in better shape than I thought.  I did two legs of running with walking in between.  I ran about half a mile and walked half a mile.  That was way more than I thought I'd be able to do!  So go me.  2. My current shoes are not going to cut it.  I run on the inside of my feet because my ankles have always been a little deformed, and my ankles and one of my hips are STILL killing me because of the way my shoes fit.  So, I'll have to figure out how to remedy that soon.  It may be awhile, we're broke.  *sigh*
Sunday, of course, nothing. 
Monday, I ran the treadmill at the hotel.  I didn't feel like doing hills, and there was no exercise bike.  There was a mirror set up right in from of the treadmill, so I got a good look at how I run, and my suspicions were right, I run on the inside of my feet.  I ran, walked, ran, walked, ran, walked for over a mile.  And I am sooooooore. 
But the hotel had a hot tub, and that made it a LOT better, lol!
I also weighed in this morning, and despite the fact that I didn't keep track AT ALL on vacation and pretty much just went to town eating whatever, I didn't gain anything.  Also, right before we left, I'm packing, and I found a couple of Everest Clothes.  (you know, clothes that are my Mt. Everest, as in, the ones that are the skinniest and have the least forgiving fit)  AND THEY FIT.  I couldn't believe it, I'm back in my Everest clothes!!  The pants fit a little differently because I think I've now got some extra skin that I didn't before I gained all that weight so fast that isn't going to go away, but I didn't have to squeeze into them or anything, they just fit!  I.  Feel.  AWESOME.
The Almighty Liz

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Running 45 minutes

On a flat paved bike trail.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

Plus, two loads of laundry, a double batch of pumpkin muffins, and still potty training.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Running 35 minutes (3 miles)

Also, still trapped in potty training hell! I had a headache by 2pm :P

Thursday, August 30, 2012

And I'm Back

So, here's the good news.  I didn't gain any weight last week, I maintained at 128.  I am on my girly time, so I haven't done anything this week, but when I put on my workout clothes, the tops of which of most of them are very tight, including the one I wore today, it looked pretty freaking good.  So I lost a lot of the bloat I obviously had going on last week.  Score!
The bad news is today's workout was TERRIBLE.  I mean really horrific.  Maybe it's because I'm still on my girly time, and this has been a particularly heavy one, maybe because of the girly time my diet has been pretty crappy, but today was very difficult.  I did 20 min. elliptical/bike, no rests in between, and it was extremely difficult to get in that much.  Typically, my heart rate stays between 150-170ish during cardio (something I have to pay close attention to), sometimes a scooch higher but nothing radical.  Today, by the end when I called it quits, it had shot up to 220.  What the crap?!  So, very low day for Liz.  Tomorrow, I'm thinking strength workout because it's easier on my heart, then I'll pick the cardio back up on Saturday.  Which will be good because John and I are going out of town (therapist ordered! holla! :D), and they have a workout room, but it looks like no weights.  So, big BOO on today. :(
The Almighty Liz

Renae Lately

Renae has been working out much lately.  Not as much as leading up to the triathlon, but still everyday.

This week so far:

Monday:  Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones - that is NO JOKE MRS!  Sheesh that lady kills me!

Tuesday:  Hills with group, it never gets easier.  But I am making it up 7th Street Hill without walking most of the time now.   That's only because once you do it once, you HAVE to do it always.  Sheer will power.

Wednesday:  JM Ripped in 30 week 3

Thursday:  Speed work at the track with group.  4 - 800 repeats, 2 - 400 repeats with a warm-up lap and walking in between.  I am happy to say that for some reason (Bruce is taking the credit.  He says it's because I ran with him so much leading up to the tri.  He made me run faster.  He did.  I hated those 4 miles!) anyway, for some reason this speed workout didn't kill me like they usually do.  A nice surprise.  I haven't done a speed workout in months.  It may have just been an "on" kind of day.  Who knows.

I'm not sure what I'm planning for tomorrow.  Biking would be nice, but I have no one to ride with and no pedals on the bike in the basement.  Bruce stole them for his bike.  Maybe I'll have to do the dreaded stairs.  I haven't done that in about a year.

Saturday I'm planning on a long run, but with the rain...???

Weight is at 155.5 today.  That is down from about 159.  I think it's just fluctuation, probably.  I'm getting sick of that scale going up and up.  I'm trying to ignore it, and tell myself that it's muscle, though I'm not sure if that's true or not.  Mostly I feel pretty great.  Maybe I should plan a trip to Wal-Mart to try on swim-suits again - lol!

Thursday JM 30 Day shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus cleaning up a huge poo mess from where the toddler missed the potty chair or something? It was pretty close to the chair, but the removable seat was drug through it. That's what I get for working out!

Also- went swimming with the kids for an hour and a half. Tired now!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Swimming 50 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle 

All pretty sloooooooww. Doing better with potty training today too ;)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday Running 50 minutes (4 miles FLATS)

Plus, more potty training! It felt good to get out and away from the house after being trapped inside all day with the toddler ;). I was also fast for being pregnant, that was nice too. I was running away from the potty training! Lol.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Also- potty training a 2 year old all day!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 1 hour

On the easier trail- in my vibrams. Great run! I felt good the whole time ;)

Friday, August 24, 2012


No new news really to report on the work out front.  This week has been horrific, so I've been trying to recover the past couple of days.  Then today I started my girly time.  *shakes fist*  But I wanted to keep up the posting so I don't fall of the wagon.  And I remembered something I could post!  My weekly weigh-in!  I didn't do that yet. :D
So, I lost a couple of more pounds, so that's 37 in all.  I only have THREE MORE POUNDS TO GO to hit my goal!  I weigh 128 now, and it feels fantastic
The Almighty Liz

Friday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus yard sales, grocery shopping, and wrestling with a two year old all day ;)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday Running 45 minutes (while pushing the running stroller)

S did not get grumpy until the last 10 minutes or so. We went to the park after.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

Plus, taking a two year old to the park, and the grocery store, and little laundry.

I'm taking the jogger out tomorrow for a run for the first time in months! Send me happy thoughts!


I did 50 minutes of strength training today.  Mainly what I did last week, with just a couple of tweeks.  Instead of lunges, I put the yoga ball on the wall, and leaned my back against it and did squats.  My thighs are JELLY.  So that was a good one.  Instead of a milk jug, I went downstairs and dug up my weights to do biceps.  Everything else was pretty close though.  I pushed it harder, and my whole body is at the quivering muscle fatigue stage.  I am going to be feeling it tomorrow!  Booyah!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 45 minutes

Also, 90 minutes of walking while pushing the stroller. Tired today with the kids back in school :P


This has been not so great a week so far.  Yesterday was a Super Bad Day.  My mom this time.
Nothing yesterday.  Well, I consider that successfully holding onto my sanity a workout, so not exactly nothing.
Today I did...wait for it...30 minutes of dance!  That's one of the hardest cardio workouts I do!  I might even call it the hardest, since I can't think of a more difficult one right now!  I've NEVER been able to do 30 minutes!  (I don't think...)  I'm starting to be able to do better and better what my PTSD therapist suggested, in that I'm connecting my physical workouts with my mental and emotional state.  Not great at it yet, but getting there.  And it's nice. :D
The Almighty Liz

Monday Trail Running 50 minutes

I realized yesterday while I was trail running that I probably only have a few more months of running. I'm enjoying it while I can!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. 

I noticed when I looked down during push up and plank work that I could not see my belly as much. I got a little worried until I realized that my boobs had just gotten bigger and were getting in the way of me seeing my preggo belly!

Plus, 2 1/2 hours at the park with the kids. It was so nice today we stayed longer than usual.

Friday, August 17, 2012

This Week in Torture

Sorry I have been MIA!  Consequences of last Saturday, (recovery time), and then I had (an ongoing that flared up again this week) a "situation" with some stupid stupid stupid mean girls who use to call themselves my friends.  Didn't help with my stress level.  At all.
So, I didn't do anything Monday or Tuesday.  Those were Bad Days.
Wednesday, I did 20 minutes of dance.  I did better this time!  Starting to get the stamina back.
Thursday I did 50 of strength training.  Let's see if I can remember what I did: 10-12 min. of yoga ball ab work, and I was able to add a couple of reps to all the exercises!  Not another set though.  Yoga ball push-ups and hamstring/tooshie rolls.  Leg lifts, outer thigh and inner thigh.  Biceps with a milk jug.  Triceps push-ups.  Shoulder work with sustained lateral arm lift.  Lunges, and calf work, like stand tippy toe, and back down to your heal, while squeezing the ole glutes.  I think that's it.  I'm a little sore today, but not nearly as bad as I thought I'd be!  Which means I'm stronger than I thought, and I need to kick it up a notch next time.
Today I did 30 minutes of elliptical/bike.  And the cool thing about that is I didn't rest between elliptical to bike and back, and 30 of continuous cardio is the most I've been able to do for a long time!  Go me!
And I've been taking care of John since he got back this afternoon from his vasectomy.  Poor guy.
The Almighty Liz

Thursday Swimming 45 minutes

breast stroke 5 minutes
freestyle 10 minutes
backstroke 10 minutes
freestyle 5 minutes
backstroke 10 minutes
freestyle 5 minutes

Had the kids in the Y childcare since Big E is still out of town :P 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday Trail Running 1 hour

Plus, shopping with three kids and dealing with three kids all day while Big E is out of town. Can I die now? ;)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. 

Later- taking the kids swimming this afternoon.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday Running 40 minutes

Big E is going out of town, so I had to get another run in before then. The Y has daycare for swimmers, so I will use that on Friday to do lap swimming. 

Also- went walking with the kids and took them to the park for about 2 hours total.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Running 45 minutes (3 to 3 1/2 miles HILLS)

I did three separate hills to work different muscles and to not get bored. It was so nice to run in 70 degrees! Those hills were so much easier than normal. I think trail running must be helping me on hills! I was not sure on the exact mileage though.

Also- did school supply shopping, took the kids to the park for an hour, and then went grocery shopping. Busy day today!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 45 minutes

Took yesterday off to do yard sales with kids. Tiring, yes, but so much fun in nice weather!

Today was also awesome watching the WR Tri and trail running in such nice weather again.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Exercise Bike 30 minutes

Plus, baking all day for a friend who had a baby and extra for the family. I also did some laundry too.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday JM + Running (65 minutes total)

JM 30 day shred workout 1 with 10 lb free weights- 25 minutes
Running 3 miles- flats- 40 minutes (SLOW tonight, had to walk for 1/4 mile too because I pooped out a little)

Also- took the kids to the pool for 1 1/2 hours.

Bringing You Up-To-Date

So, the weekend was insane busy, and stayed that way through Monday, when we had a little party for John's birthday.  Yesterday was recovery time.
Today, John and I (sans kids!  the in-laws have them for a couple of days, holla!) biked to the pool and back.  I'd say the biking took 15-20 minutes one way.  I. Was. Wiped.  When we got home.  Excuse me while I crawl into a corner and DIE.
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

Breast stroke- 10
kick board- 5 minutes

The 15 minutes of freestyle was mixing up freestyle sprint half laps with backstrokes (for rest on the way back and so I could keep moving the whole time).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Running 3 miles (36 minutes)

I think that's the fastest run I've had since I got pregnant!

Monday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Also- took all three kids on a nature trail for almost two hours. Whew!

Funk Officially Gone!

WAY gone!  Turns out it was partially P.M.S.  I feel great!  I'm ready to kick some bootay at the WRT this weekend!!!!  I've been pretty steady:  3 times a week running, 2 times a week biking, 2 times a week weights, 3 times a week swimming.  My girly time will be over by then, and I should be close to my monthly peak.  The weather looks good.  I'm ready to rock!  (knocking on wood)

Oh and Jillian's No More Trouble Zones is MEAN!!  I love it!

Do you think I used enough exclamation points in this post?  I think Seinfeld's Elaine would approve of this post.

P.S.  I think I'll make a list of things NEVER to do when you are P.M.Sing:  At number one would be do NOT go to the store and try on swimsuits!  lol!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Y Chromosome report...

   Down 17 lbs. from the start.  My original goal appears to have been to lose 28 lbs.  I am trying to see progress where I can.  In some pants, I am in the 4th notch of my belt.  I can wear some shirts that I stopped wearing because I felt like a sausage in a casing.  A pair of jeans that I had not worn in awhile have a bit of room in them.
   I am doing at least 15 minutes of martial arts each day- usually Escrima- except on Thursday when I have my class that night or on Saturdays which is the day of the Escrima class.  Class days practice time is 45- 60 minutes.  (The people at my work are already accustomed to my strange habits, so it's no biggie when I walk in w/two sticks and then go out to our unused warehouse for 15 minutes.)
   I am really enjoying the Escrima class especially since I can be lazy and just be a student instead of coming up w/the material.  (I was fairly pleased as today myself and two other gents were offhandedly referred to as advanced students.  W00t!)
   Monday, Wednesday and Saturday or Friday have become my nights to bike.  I go for a least 30 minutes.  I have 3 mile loop that I figured on Google maps that passes by the MCT terminal in Wood River and the Aquatic center.  I usually start anywhere from 9:30 to 11:00 PM.  (Main St. Wood River is deader than dead at night so it works great!)  I do my loop twice and w/to and from home it's 7 miles altogether.
   When we take the kids to YMCA for swimming, I usually do water jogging for 15+ minutes to get something besides family time out of the trip.  (I am thinking about taking a water noodle and some PVC and making water Escrima sticks for resistance work.)
  I still feel like I am in the company of titans w/ all of you, especially my dear wife.  Keep inspiring me my exercise muses.
  (Follow hyperlinks pweez.)

Saturday Trail Running 1 hour

On the hard trail.

I got a late start and it was seriously like a tropical rain forest out there today! I did not think I would last ten minutes because breathing felt like I was drowning. I got used to it after 10 minutes though. Aren't our bodies amazing?

Also- going shopping with Big E and the kids later.

Friday, August 3, 2012


Three days in a row!  Go me!  I am getting my MOJO back!  Holla!
Did an hour and ten minutes of martial arts tonight.  Now, I need a lot of water, and a lot of sumin' sumin' to eat.  And then I'm going to melt into an unintelligible pile of mush.
The Almighty Liz

Friday JM 30 Day shred Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I'm glad that was my last strength workout for the week because I am thoroughly sore!

Also- one hour of vigorous housecleaning. I was sweaty by the end :P

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursday Exercise Bike 30 minutes

Also- swimming with all the kids for about an hour and a half.


I did 20 minutes of dance today, two ten minute workouts.  One of them was the high energy calorie burner.  Whew!  That's all I have to say.
The Almighty Liz

Help! I'm in a Funk!

I'm sick of killing myself everyday.  It's a week and a half out from Wood River, and I am SICK of working out.  Maybe I'm doing too much.  Actually, if I'm totally honest with myself, the timing of this funk came on exactly when Bruce started pulling ahead of me.  It was fun when I was winning.  Now I have to fight and fight every time, and about half the time, I lose.  I'm so ready for this race to come, so I can quit pushing myself so hard.  I seriously need to snap out of it!  Somebody slap me, or talk some sense into me or something.

BTW, I don't know how you swim for so long, Timpani!  I'm swimming about 3 times a week, and I just don't like it.  I have to keep telling myself that I'm not drowning.

Ain't I a right bundle of sunshine today.  Yeah, roar or something.  I'm hitting the showers.

p.s. on the brighter side, my 450 swim / dolphin dive time for the second go round today (I missed the button on my watch for the first set.) was 9:09.  My previous training times have been around 9:20-9:30.  I was expecting it to be worse, because I felt all drowny and broke form.

Cherrio.  I'm done until tomorrow, when I once again kill myself.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday Running 3 miles (40 minutes)

It was 85 and felt so nice! I did two workouts today since its supposed to get up to 100 tomorrow and I don't want to run in that ;)

Wednesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.


Hey ladies!
I started my girlie time on Saturday, so I had to give myself time to feel better before I could get a workout in.
Today I did 20 minutes of slow martial arts technique work, and 10 minutes ab work on my yoga ball.  Very intense workout today!!  *collapses in a limp heap*
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 45 minutes

Breast stroke- 10

I pooped out at the end. I did way too much stuff yesterday, which spilled over into today as well. Car repairs, housecleaning, laundry, and taking the kids to the aquatic center for 2 hours yesterday too.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I did 50 minutes of Martial Arts yesterday.  Felt a lot better than last time.  We worked on technique a lot, ect.  Which is just as hard as I remember it!  We did kicks and such veeeeeeeeeery slowly, and then held them at their full extension for a slow count of five.  Good way to tighten up your technique and build muscle at the same time!  Ouchie!  Then afterward working on power.  Not so much speed, though.  That'll come later when things are feeling a little more oiled.  All in all though, very good workout.  (And uber cathartic!  Two birds!  One stone!  I love it!)
The Almighty Liz

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. 

Also- walked with the kids for about an hour running errands while my car was in the shop.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday Running 3 1/2 miles (45 minutes)

Oh what a difference 10 degrees makes! It felt so much nicer today than it did yesterday.

Also- shopping, running around, and the park with the kids for a couple of hours total.

Two Days

Hey ladies!
Yesterday I went to the pool with the family for an hour.  Did several laps, and generally didn't stop moving the whole time, except to catch my breath.
Today, I did 15 minutes on the yoga ball.  Definitely improving there.  I need to give it more time slots in my week.
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Also- up and down the stairs all day doing laundry. This heat is killing me! Today would have been a run day, but no way with 105 temps.

Renae Update

Sell I don't remember when I posted last, so I'll just give you the run down of my last week or something like that.  I have never been so ready for the stupid Triathlon to just freaking get here.  Usually I feel like "Oh crap!  It's just around the corner, and I'm not as ready as I wanted to be!"  This year it is more like "Come on already, I'm sick of this training like CRAZY!"  I set myself a hard P.R. to break last year, having knocked THREE MINUTES off of my previous P.R.  My goal is to set another P.R., but it will be tough.  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win my division this year, but we'll see.  I'm in one of the toughest age divisions there is.  It's possible, but certainly no guarantee.  Heck, I may not even place.   I'm not sure who will win between Bruce and I.  It's going to be an all out race.  He out swims me - hands down, no comparison.  I'm better on the bike, and the run is a pretty good match - although he has beat me the last two runs we've done together, and he's getting faster all the time.  I may lose to him.  That's fine though.

OKAY, enough jabber about that.  Here's what I've been up to:

I don't remember much about last week.  lol!  I know I worked hard.  I did the Tuesday night ride (and apparently accidentally started a family feud lol!)  I ran a few times, and biked twice, and swam a few times.  We did a brick on Saturday.  I also did Jillian and my Kettlebell routine.

So far this week:

Monday:  Biked HARD and hilly for 40 minutes, followed by a quick 20 minute swim

Tuesday:  Biked with Team Godzilla.  I did two Whiteside loops, so that's somewhere around 23ish miles, with two ugly hills and a few rollers.  I averaged 18.3 mph (but there was new gravel on a couple of miles worth of roads, so I had to go slower than I normally would have.)  The heat was HORRIBLE!!!

Wednesday:  I ran 4 miles with Bruce's group.  My average speed was about 8:19 minute miles  (We then walked one mile for a cool down.)  I'm doing a Jillian workout as soon as I get off of the computer, and I plan on swimming this evening. 

The plan for the rest of the week is as follows: 

Thursday:  Run 6 miles with my group.

Friday:  Essentially the exact same as today, but swap Jillian for a Kettlebell routine.

Saturday:  15 mile bike, 3 mile run, then swim

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Up to date- Kajukenbo, biking and escrima

So it appears my last post was last year.  (This does seem to let you search by poster so it will have to be.)  Sorry for the disappearance.

In summary...
I made 2nd degree black belt in Kajukenbo on 10/13/11.
I started taking an Escrima class in May or June.
I joined in May by osmosis from seeing Timpani on it and me beginning to look at my stomach askance.
I started riding the SWEET 21 speed bike Timpani picked up at a yard sale for a song.
I have lost 15 lbs. and counting since May!
I am pretty happy w/the progress.  I'm not particularly dieting just being mindful what I eat and upping the exercise level.
One of my milestones has been, riding the bike to Edwardsville Esic YMCA and then back from my friend's house in Edwardsville.  (I did this because my car was not to be driven and due to be repaired, I had driven T's car all week and did not wish to strand her again w/Puckettlings, I had my escrima class and a D & D game in Edwardsville.) The plan was 20 miles.  In turned into 26 because of me getting confused on bike paths.  The best part was not feeling dead at the end.  It was not like that it did not happen, but I was not a complete waste after it.
Red Green: "Remember, I'm pulling for ya. We're all in this together."

Tuesday Swimming 50 minutes

10 minutes breaststroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke

5 minutes freestyle

Plus, chasing  a toddler around the library, and then around a medical building for 2 hours.


Today I went to the pool for about 45 minutes with the family.  I spent most of that time swimming around.  (John got to do the heavy lifting with watching the kids; he got to do the adult swim at 7:00)
The Almighty Liz

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Last Week in a Nugget

Hey ladies!
So, last week I was sick for a few days, so not much exercising going on.  I did weigh in though, and...*drumroll*....
I'VE LOST 35 POUNDS!!  I've lost all of my medication induced weight gain!!!!  I still have five pounds to go for my ultimate goal, but I am SO JAZZED that I lost all of that weight that was never my stinking fault.  BOOYAH!
Today, as I'm all better, I did 20 min. of dance.  :D
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Exercise Bike + Push ups 30 minutes

I did not feel well enough for a regular strength workout so I just mixed in 50 push ups while doing the exercise bike in between sets.

Also- 30 minutes of yard work.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Running 5 miles (1 hour, 10 minutes)

With 2 miles at kid "scooter pace" (there and back, with the kids playing at the park in between). It felt so good to run tonight because it was only 80 degrees! What a difference 15 degrees makes ;)

Also- ran around with the kids all day running errands, and helping my brother fix the AC in my car. The AC is fixed and works great now! Just in time for the next heat wave.

Yesterday- I did 90 minutes of heavy duty yard chores since I was way behind.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Trail Running 55 minutes + Strength 20 minutes (arms and abs)

I did the strength workout earlier in the day with 10 lb free weights and 50 push ups mixed in (in 10 push up sets). Mostly standing abs.

It was 97 degrees when I started running tonight!  I think it was slightly cooler in the woods though. I can't remember when I've been that hot and thirsty. I was armed with a shoulder pack of cold drinks too, but it was like an unquenchable thirst :P

Also- a small amount of laundry and nothing else. I think yesterday was my productive day for the week ;)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

10 minutes breaststroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle

5 minutes kick board 

Plus, 30 minutes shopping with kids, 30 minutes of prenatal yoga, and 30 minutes of drywall sanding and painting.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Running 4 miles (50 minutes)

Plus, took the kids toy shopping for a birthday party that was tiring for some reason. I got a little sick in the afternoon, but my run felt good just like Saturday!

Saturday & Monday

On Friday evening, Bruce told me that he was going to beat me at our brick we had planned for Saturday.  I should thank him for the motivation.  Saturday was a total race.  (I won fairly handily.  Thank you very much!)

16 miles on the bike
2 miles running

Today I did week 3 Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30.  It's still a killer.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Running 5 miles + push up sets (85 minutes total)

The push ups were thrown in since I only had one strength workout this week. Around the 1/2 mark I alternated 10 push up sets with a few minutes of running in between sets. 50 push ups total!!! The push ups seemed to help give me more pep. Also, I think not having morning sickness AT ALL today really helped. I hope its gone for good.

Also- took three kids to the grocery store for an hour and then another hour at the park.


I think I've found a good coping device for the PTSD--marital arts, lol!  John and I did MA for 50 minutes today, and it felt great.  I just envisioned you-know-who's face, and boy oh boy, did that give me the oomph I needed, lol!  The first part of the workout was pretty easy going cardio, but the last part had me dripping sweat, so really good workout altogether.  :D
The Almighty Liz


I biked 28.5 miles with a lot of hills today, then ran most of a mile.  Oh, I forgot to mention that yesterday's push-ups I did the real way- no girly style.  That's a first for me!  Maybe I am getting somewhere with that.  The form was not great though.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Swimming (30 minutes)

10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes back stroke

Then I swam with the kids for another hour. I got nothing else done today being preggo sick :P

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday Exercise Bike + strength 45 minutes

 I did a 45 minute workout alternating exercise bike with Jillian Michaels style strength moves. I also worked in 35 push ups at the end. 30 minutes total on the bike and 15 minutes total on strength.

Also, 30 minutes of watering and weeding in the garden.


So, I did my yoga ball.  12 min, and I'm improving.  I could do more reps this time around.
I haven't been very good at working out.  Having some PTSD problems here lately, and it's making life...weird.  I'm trying to get better, so hopefully I can post on here more!
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday & Thursday

Wednesday I was fairly lazy.  I did go "swimming" with Bruce.  I put the quotes in there because I am TERRIBLE at swimming!  I'm trying to learn how to actually swim correctly, but I am REALLY struggling just to learn the breathing.  At this point, it's more of a exercise in frustration than in actually calorie burning.

Thursday:  Two halves equal a whole?  I was too lazy to get up and run with the group, and then I didn't want to take off and miss my breakfast time with Bruce before work.  Then the kids got up, and I made breakfast for them too.  So... by the time I got out the door to run, it was 9:30, which for overheating Renae is not really a good thing.  I went 5 miles, but I stopped at every water fountain along the way, to refill my water bottle.  Thankfully our town has quite a few of those.  I ran about 4.25 miles, and walked about 0.75 mile.  But even the 4.25 was fragmented.  Then I came home and did a workout video.  I wanted to do something different, so I decided to go back and revisit Jillian Ripped in 30 week 1 (which I haven't done in about 6 months.)  I knew it would be easier, but I thought I could still make a decent workout of it as long as I did the advanced versions and upped the weights.  It mostly worked.  It does make me feel good though, remembering how hard I thought that video was when I was just starting out.  I've come a long way. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday Trail Running 50 minutes

Plus 30 minutes of pregnancy yoga. My hips were stiff and that Yoga Mama DVD did the trick!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

10 minutes breaststroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle

5 minutes kick board 

Plus walking while pushing the double stroller for about an hour earlier today.


Ran hills this morning with the group.  Somewhere around 6.25ish miles.  Felt fine, and out of sheer will power ran all the way to the top of 7th Street Hill.  (I've only made it all the way up without walking a handful of times, but once you do it, you HAVE to do it.)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Running 50 minutes (4 miles)

Woot for slightly cooler weather!

Woot for Renae! Come see us more often!

Boo for continued morning sickness :P

I'm Still Here and Kicking it Hard

I'm glad to see that you both Liz and Timpani are still posting.  I'd apologize for not posting, but lets face it, I just suck.

However, I am really feeling quite mighty lately.  I've been sticking with my strength training.  I've been doing it religiously twice a week since my come back from surgery in early February.  I usually do Angie Miller's Kettlebell video (I have moved up to a 15 lb kettlebell) once a week, and I do a session of Jillian Ripped in 30 week 3 or 4, once a week.  I have not lost any weight. In fact, I have even put in a few lbs, and am now dangerously close to 160.  However, I'm trying not to think about that.  Bruce says I'm stupid to let that bother me, since I'm weight training.  Honestly, most days I feel pretty good about my weight, even at 158. 

I've been running fairly regularly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and I've been biking with Terry twice a week.    I'm even starting to throw some swim sessions in there too.

I'm gearing up to be in top shape for WR tri!  I did the 4th of July biathlon, and alas, the weather SUCKED!!!  I was 2 minutes slower than last year, but that's okay.  I still won my age group, plus I learned a couple of things.  I learned that I REALLY need to get my seat adjusted now that I have my new aero-bars (I got them put on the day before the race, and the new angle was VERY ouchie on my female parts after about 7 miles.)  It's really hard to push when you are in so much pain that you want to scream.  I also learned that on a really hot day I need to put ICE water in my water bottles when I run.  Squirting hot water on your head is not nearly as effective, as cold water.

Alright, I'm rambling.

So far this week:  1 hour of kettlebelling with Angie Miller.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday Running 40 minutes (3 miles)

I had to wait until 9 at night to go running because I did not get up early enough. I kept seeing lightning and feeling cool breezes, but it just would not rain! The weather felt like it was teasing me.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Exercise Bike + Swimming 1 hour

30 minutes on the bike earlier in the day and 30 minutes lap swimming in the pool while Big E watched the kids in the evening. I alternated between the freestyle and the back stroke.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Nothing else today, just felt too yucky :P

Past Week or So

I know I forgot to log in some workouts.  Just busy busy busy lately.  The one I can remember I did with Mary.  20 minutes of dance.  I surprised myself there!  Plus lots of pool time.  Not necessarily laps, but playing with the kids for a couple of hours counts in my honest opinion, lol!
Today I did ten minutes of abs on the yoga ball.  I'm loving the challenge there!  I really feel like I'm hitting those abs in all the right places.  :D
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wednesday Running 45 minutes (3 miles with hills)

85 degrees at 8am, yuck yuck yuck! Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 50 minutes

10 minutes breaststroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle

I was too tired for the kick board :P

Also- 1 hour of chasing a toddler around a poorly air conditioned library and 1 hour weeding/gardening in 100 degree heat. This pregnant lady definitely did too much today!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Running 4 miles (50 minutes)

I actually got up at 5:30am to go running this morning! I was so proud of myself. I went back to sleep 3 hours later since the 2 year old was still asleep, but it still counts!

Plus, one hour swimming with the kids. I mostly stood in the pool and watched S go down the kiddy pool slide over and over again. We had to escape from our stuffy house this afternoon!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday JM 30 day shred workout 3 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. 

It killed me! I took the older kids to a waterpark on Wed. and then installed a light fixture (90 minutes of my arms above my head) on Thursday. I'm 11 weeks pregnant too, and the previous two days are really catching up to me today!

Also- took 3 kids on a major grocery shopping excursion for 1 hour.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday Exercise Bike 30 minutes

Plus, chasing my 2 year old around the library for an hour and a half.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Running 3 miles (40 minutes)

Better than Saturday's run! ;)

Monday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I also did some vigorous vacuuming for 15 minutes afterwards. I may try and go running later tonight. That run on Saturday was pathetic.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Running 40 minutes (2 1/2 miles) Walking 20 minutes

I was so slow tonight! I wanted to run 3, but I could only pull off 2 1/2 and I was slow to boot! 14 hours of driving yesterday must have taken it out of me.

Vacation workouts- Ran 45 minutes Monday and Wednesday while visiting my sister and her new baby in Virginia. Wednesday was hills, and so much fun!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

And We're Walking...

I only did a short walk today.  10 min or so.  I think I pulled something in my calf on Sunday, and yesterday's awesome workout exacerbated it.  Tomorrow: yoga!  (or the ball anyway, lol!)
The Almighty Liz

Monday, June 18, 2012

Feeling Pretty Good!

Sooooooo, where was I?
Last Friday I did some stuff on my yoga ball.  Man oh man, I forgot how HARD all that was!  I worked up a huge sweat, but I don't know how long I did it for.  It felt like an eternity, but it probably wasn't that long.
Today I did 27 minutes on the machine.  Felt good.  Lots of stupid stuff going on in my life right now, and my therapist wants me to start connecting my workouts with my emotions and stress.  I tried to do that today, and to my surprise, I enjoyed the workout.  Usually, they are torture, but I enjoyed it today, lol!  So there may be something to that. :D
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday Running 4 miles (50 minutes)

Slow again! I blame the stupid heat today. 

Plus, 1 hour shopping with three hyper kids ;)

Saturday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I'm going running later too, hopefully.

Friday, June 15, 2012

This Week in Torture

When did I post last?  I think it was Monday, and the puny 10 minute work out.  Okay, so on Tuesday we went to the pool and I don't know how long I swam but I did like 7 laps I think.  Maybe it was six or eight.  It was haaaaaaaaard.  Or I guess they're lengths, whatever, I did them.
Nothing on Wednesday.
Thursday we went to the pool again, but I biked there instead of swimming.  2 miles, I think it took me about 1/2 hour.  I.  Was.  Dead.  But I did it. 
Today, nothing because I'm muy sore from Tuesday and yesterday. 
Tomorrow, I'm not sure.  Either the machine, or I got a yoga ball.  I learned a lot to do with a yoga ball when I was in physical therapy shortly after Jonni was born, and I had terrific abs.  (covered in a layer of post pregnancy belly skin...)  It's also good to strengthen your back, and I know other things.  It came with a DVD.  Which I will utilize when I'm a little less...wimpy. 
The Almighty Liz

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday Women's Warrior Workout (30 minutes)

Strength workout #1 for the week. I've got to stop slacking off!

Also- Took the kids swimming for 1 hour.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes + Wednesday Running 45 minutes (while pushing the jogger)

Tuesday- slow swim, not sure how far I got.

Wednesday- I found a great park nearby with a walking track all the way around it. My two older kids played at the park while I looped them with the 2 year old in the jogger. I was expecting the 2 year old to freak out with all the kids playing, and her in the jogger, but she did really well. This was an experiment today to see if I could find a way to run with all three kids and it worked!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Running 4 miles (50 minutes)

Slow, tired, still not feeling well. It was also muggy and I could not find my running shorts, so I had to wear pants. I'm working on a two day sinus migraine too :P.

Catching Up

Okay, so between vacation and recovering from vacation, I am not caught up on recent posts.  Will read those soon. 
Vacation was good, and I only gained 1-2 pounds.  This last week I lost three, so now I've lost 31 total!  Go me!  I'm now nine pounds from my goal, and four pounds away from pre-medicine weight.  VERY.  EXCITED.
John has lost 30, and he's now at 195, the first time he's been this light since his mission I think.  He is totally jazzed, lol!
Last week I went to the pool with the kids a couple times.  I didn't do laps, but I did spend several hours playing with them.  On Saturday I did the machine for 20 minutes and it kicked my bootie.  Today I did the machine and could only get 10 min.  Not sure what's up, but I'll keep plugging along. 
John is so appreciative of me helping him lose weight that he's now actively helping me to figure out more/better ways to work out.  (other than asking me, have you worked out?)  We worked out a schedule for this week, and he's even working out WITH me one time this week.  I feel really good about this.  The man knows his exercise, so I'm stoked he's really gonna dig into this and help me out.  :D
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Trail Running 1 hour 25 minutes

I actually had a run in with a feisty black snake. It stopped with its tail on the trail, and I threw some dirt clods to make it move along, but it would not move. I decided to try and "sneak past it". I ended up running screaming as it turned back around and looked ready to strike just as I went past. Black snakes are not poisonous, but I still don't want to be bit by one! They are usually more docile though. Yikes!

ETA- Also finished my garden arch and rustic gate in about 2 hours. I am going to be sore tomorrow!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday JM 30 Day shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. 

Also- 1 hour grocery shopping with 3 kids. 
1 hour at the park with 3 kids.
1 hour making a garden arch. 
1 hour swimming with 3 kids.
Busy day!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday Trail Running (1 hour)

Plus, one hour on a nature walk with the kids and another hour shopping with the kids. I am seriously pooped now! ;)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

It took me 53 minutes to get my mile again because my back stroke still feels slllllooooooooowwww. I then did another lap with the kick board and then gave up ;) 

Also- walked around the Science Center for 2 1/2 hours with the kids.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Running (25 minutes) Biking (45 minutes)

Here's how it went today:
Biked- 15 minutes
Trail running -5  minutes (the trail was woefully short that I wanted to explore, boo!)
Biked- 10 minutes
Paved trail running- 20 minutes
Biked- 20 minutes

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Sprinting 30 minutes

I was watching a friend's dog when it broke free from its harness. It took me 30 minutes to finally catch it. I was running in skechers and jeans,but I'm still totally counting it! 

Also- walked around the zoo with the fam for 4 hours.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Running 1 hour (5 miles?)

 I hope I got five miles out of that. It was on a paved bike path through the woods. It had a fun zig zag uphill part that I enjoyed too. I was trying to find this side dirt trail I saw when I was out biking, but I never found it. I'll have to park on the other side and try to find it from there next time.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday Swimming 1 hour

My times were a little off because I had to do 2 extra freestyle laps to make up for my sluggish backstroke times I kept getting. I still got a mile in 52 minutes, and then 8 minutes of kick board at the end. I was flying on the freestyle. Maybe I should start doing backstroke sprints? 

Also-1 hour of housework, 15 minutes of gardening.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Women's Warrior Workout DVD (30 minutes)

Women's Warrior Workout Review- Yeah, she claims this is a 40 minute workout, but the 5 minutes of yapping (which I fast forwarded through) at the beginning and 5 minutes of stretching at the end does not really count. It's a basic strength workout that is supposed to make you strong enough to defend yourself, using your body weight only, no weights. So, for a great strength workout that you don't need any fancy equipment for, this one is great. I especially like the arm workout which was 4 different push up forms, repeated twice. I'm going to be feeling that tomorrow! I'm thinking I will mix this in with JM workouts for my strength workouts from now on.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Biking 1 hour 15 minutes

That was 13 miles. Since it is stinking hot today, I probably won't get much else done except watering the plants later tonight.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday Trail Running 1 1/2 hours

In my vibrams. Also- went to a hospital with three kids. Enough said?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Biking 1 hour 15 minutes

Yeah, that was about it. I had some bad family stuff going on with my mom's husband being in the ICU, and I did not think I was going to get any exercise at all today. The ICU was closed from 6-8pm to visitors, so I figured I could de-stress a little with an evening ride.


Gosh, is it only Wednesday?  Feels like it should be later.
I did bike/elliptical today.  I only got 18 minutes though.  I'm just feeling a little tired and run down today for some reason.  Probably stressing about leaving in three days for vacation and all the stuff that needs done before then.  Still, at least I did something!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Running 5 miles (in 58 minutes!)

Also- walked around Forest Park with three kids for a couple hours earlier today.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Swimming 1 hour

10 minutes breaststroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes kick board 

Great swim tonight!


I had a Dr.'s appt for my fungus toenail today.  The swelling is much better, and my doc thinks it looks good.  She told me how to keep it from getting infected when we go on our vacation to the beach in FIVE DAYS. 
Today was a weigh day and I gained two pounds.  But I'm not counting them because they were not my fault.
I also took a 45 minute, vigorous walk with my neighbor friend.  I LOVED it, but now my recently broken toe hurts and is swollen.  *yet more fist shaking*  Next time I go, I'm going to tape it up really well, with cotton balls and stuff to keep it in place.  But I still got a 45 minute walk!  With hills!  >:)
The Almighty Liz

Monday JM 30 day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10lb free weights. I hope to swim tonight too! ;)

Saturday, May 19, 2012


I did 31 minutes bike and elliptical today.  No housework, though, lol!  Still, a three minute improvement on yesterday, and I worked even harder today than yesterday.  Toes still hurt.  *shakes fist vigorously*
The Almighty Liz

Friday, May 18, 2012


Well, I did it!  I did some lighter cleaning this morning, so I was able to get a conventional workout in.  And all of my running around at school and heavy housework has paid off!  I was able to do 27 minutes of bike and elliptical, and I was able to work harder than I had been able to before.  I actually could have gone longer, but I'm having two kinds of toe problems now.  The broken one, which IS better.  My doctor told me to get sandals with a heel strap (oh, twist my arm to go shoe shopping, lol!), instead of flip-flops so the ball of my foot could relax, and that is helping a lot.  (plus the sandals are super cute. ;) )  The other toe problem is a fungus-y toenail.  That in itself has not been a big deal, but I cleaned the tub in one bathroom and the shower in the other yesterday and the day before, and was standing in water with all the dirt and cleaner in it, and that seems to have irritated it, or kicked off some kind of infection.  It's all swollen and red, and it hurts.  Liz Luck strikes again, lol!  I'm going to go see my doctor about it on Monday, unless it's better by then.  But since I can at least do some working out, I will continue to as much as it will let me.  *shakes fist at all toes* 
The Almighty Liz