Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday Running 35 minutes

I hope I got 3 miles out of that. I also walked for 10. 

Plus- ran around getting all the stuff done to get my NEW van registered and insured. Boo-yah!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Once more with feeling!

Rode the bike for 30 minutes at just under 12 miles/hour back on forth on my street which is conveniently 0.5 miles one end to the other.

Also did 15 minutes of Escrima in the air at work.

Keep at Timpani, Liz and anyone still out there.


Monday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 3 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. Some of the moves I had to do slower because of the 10 lb free weights. This was so freaking hard! I have not done this workout in over a year, I think. I wanted something really hard though since I only worked out 3 times last week and I can feel the post partum anxiety creeping up when I don't workout hard at least 4 times a week. This was definitely hard!

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Week in Review

I keep forgetting to post.  Curse you business!
Monday I weighed in at 133 again.  Clearly I need to be doing better on the diet front.
Tuesday, I did 50 min. on the machine. 
Wednesday I did 1 hour of VERY hard swimming.  My instructor pushed me hard, and I did around 20ish (probably more, we lost count) laps with only teensy pauses for the instructions for the next lap.  Those went like this, "So what next?", "Backstroke, go!", "What next?", "Freestyle, go!".  So you can see just how teensy those pauses were, lol!  Also, for about half that time she put flippers on me.  This helps immensely with learning how exactly you are supposed to be kicking, especially for the backstroke.  It also, I found out, works your thighs VERY MUCH.  I am still sore, lol!  Timpani, you should give that a shot if you can find access to some flippers.  It's a way awesome learning tool, and like I said, works out muscles you didn't know you had! ;)
Yesterday I did an hour of Zumba.  My regular instructor was sick, so we had a sub, and she was much different.  She concentrated much more on toning than on cardio.  Lots of lunges and squats and core work, and I'm definitely feeling that today as well. 
Nothing today, I've been out running errands all day.  Tomorrow, if it doesn't freaking RAIN, I'm going to get a run in for the first time in way too many weeks.  *fingers crossed for good weather*
The Almighty Liz

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Plus, some light cleaning up.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Swimming 45 minutes

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

Plus- another hour finishing up the garden gate.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Trail Running 45 minutes

Ouch! That was hard. I'm hoping to get up to an hour soon though, so I pushed myself pretty hard.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

I ran 3 miles yesterday (in the pouring rain!) and forgot to post.

Murder me now. I am so tired. I also made a garden gate on Wednesday instead of swimming and it made this workout today extra hard. Hammering, sawing, bolting, etc.for 3 hours all making my upper body sore. Plus, I definitely do not recover as well from workouts with crappy broken sleep from being up all night with the baby. Wow, I sound moody. I really am happy, just tired.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


There are way too many posts, so I'm just going to sum up here:
WAY TO GO TIMPANI!  Seriously, girl, we need to throw you a party.  You are the heart and soul of this blog!
WELCOME BACK ERIK!!  Keep it up, handsome!  We need more testosterone around here!!
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday and Thursday

I got home late last night so I went to bed instead of posting. ;)
I got an hour of swim in last night.  It was awesome.  The last session was over, so I signed up for the new one, and I'm all by myself!  Which means my instructor has no one to concentrate on but me, so she's going to really work on getting me ready for the triathlon, which is AWESOME.  We did a lot of work on my backstroke yesterday, though, and my shoulders HATE me today, lol!
Also, the chlorine ate my suit.  The top anyway, so I went out and got another one after class.  (which is why I was home so late)  It's a suit specifically for sport, ie, sturdier and better for chlorine, and it was ON SALE!  $44 suit for $18!  HOLLA!
I did an hour of Zumba tonight, and my teacher really rocked it out.  She did a lot of core work, which I most DEFINITELY needed!! :D
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Aaaaand, Getting Back in the Saddle...Again

So, I went of the rails there for a bit.  Lots of stress put me in a tailspin.  I'm still there, but hopefully will get my head together soon.
Last week I only did one day, Thursday, and hour of Zumba.  I did weigh-in at about 133lbs.  Need to lose some there.
Weigh-in yesterday revealed that I am still at 133.  Working on that this week.
I did 65ish minutes of the machine today as it rained all freaking day long.  Tomorrow will be swimming.  Last week was cancelled on account of the storm, so hopefully we won't get a repeat of that tomorrow.
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

Nothing else today. So tired!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday 3 miles (36 minutes)

Plus, took the two little ones to CVS and vacuumed for 30 minutes.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Trail Running 40 minutes

Plus, 20 more minutes walking on the same trail with the kids. The kids ran with me for the first 10 minutes, and then they walked while I ran ahead. I will make little runners out of them yet!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday JM Banish Fat Boost Metabolism 45 minutes

Holy cow! Lots of JM this week. This DVD wasn't as hard this time. I think it was because my ankles are stronger (for all the jump moves) from trail running on Saturdays. I had another rough night with the baby last night and (TMI TMI TMI) I have the nipple blisters to prove it!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday JM 30 Day shred workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights.

I missed working out yesterday because I woke up with a headache that just got worse as the day went on. The night before had been a rough one with T. I blame that. I almost did not work out today because of a shoulder and elbow ache. I used the workout 2 instead because I remembered it did not have as many push ups, and push ups can irritate my elbows sometimes. Yay for working out even though this week feels like a marathon (almost done!).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I got 10 real push ups on the first set, and then 5 on the next (before switching to knee push ups). My push up form is getting better too, probably because my abs are getting stronger.

This workout was killing me today! This is why I hate when I can't get two strength workouts in a week, it makes the next one 10 times as hard. Plus, my legs are still sore from the hilly run last night.

Back in the saddle.

After a not complete hiatus from working out, but a definite diminishing of gains, here I am again.

15 minutes of Escrima at work
20 minute bike riding
5 minutes of stretching with the above things

I have still been doing 15 minutes of Escrima at work at least once a day and the martial arts class on Thursday nights, but I have not been too cognizant of my eating.

No big workout in the week other than the martial arts class and that's teaching, so is often not as intense.

My initial comedic inspiration, Dory, is supposed to have a new movie so that will help.
("Just keep swimming!")

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Running 35 minutes (2 1/2 miles BIG HILLS)

Those hills were killing me!

And lots of laundry.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday 30 minutes Trail Running

The first 10 minutes was with Q. She did really well for her first trail run! She seems more enthusiastic than V (who was also with us). I also walked for 20 more minutes on the trail with the kids. 

I had to skip my workout yesterday due to a horrible night with T and a cold to boot. I keep hoping he'll sleep better soon!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thursday Running 4 miles (50 minutes)

I added a mile and made good time! I was pretty impressed. I'm thinking the day time runs are just better for me right now. Monday night runs feel like I'm running through mud sometimes.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday Swimming 50 minutes

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

T slept better last night, but now I have the cold of course. I got out in the garden this afternoon for about 1/2 hour, and for some reason that made me feel better. Anyway, so I added 5 minutes to my swim despite all that!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


I weighed in yesterday and gained three pounds, but I'm overdue to start my cycle (again) so I'm not to worried about it.
I ran my 1.5 mile loop and did about 1/2 of it walking.  Which is better than last week, but not great.  I'm starting to think it's maybe the dog that is holding me back.  It IS a lot harder to run with him because you've got to constantly correct him, ect, so at least half your attention is on the dog.  He gets better every time, though, so I'm sure eventually it will be no big deal at all, but right now it's hard.  When I run on Friday, I'll not take him and see what happens.  Cardiovascularly, though, I can tell I've lost a little ground.  But I'll get it back, I always do.  ;)
Oh, and I didn't run on Saturday because the day got away from me and before I knew it, it was raining.  :P
The Almighty Liz

JM 30 Day Shred Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I'm dying today from tired. T was up every hour last night. I blame his cold. 
I forgot to add about an hour of cleaning yesterday.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday Running 3 miles (38 minutes)

The first 1/2 mile was with my V and Q. That was pretty fun. I made arch support inserts for both their shoes so hopefully they won't have any problems if they want to keep running with me.