Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday JM + Extras Strength workout (35 minutes)

JM 30 day shred workout 2 with 10 lb free weights and the extras for 10 more minutes with the 20 lb weight. Also- grocery shopping for a few hours. Busy week!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday and Friday- Running (35 minutes + 1 hour)

Thursday- 35 minutes of trail running (cut short because I forgot to start something for T-day) 

Friday- 1 hour on a paved trail

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday Swimming 30 minutes

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

Plus, cleaning and cooking all day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday JM 30DS L2 + Extras (35 minutes)

I felt pretty good on the strength, but the push ups got me! I had to do 2 sets of 5 push ups (10 total). Turkey Day prep all day today too!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yesterday and Today

I was going to have a fantastic workout week.  I wasn't sick, I wasn't on my period, and I had no injuries.  Of which I spoke too soon, as my back/sciatica started acting up.
Yesterday all I did was weigh-in and sit with a heating pad.  I weighed in at around 139.  I ate better yesterday, but I still have much to work on.
Today I did some pilates.  I did an ab routine and a stretch routine.  The stretch routine helped a lot with the back problems so that was super good.  I will probably be doing that more than anything else this week.
Hopefully by the weekend my back will be good enough that I can do some cardio, which I sorely need to do.  In the meantime, especially with Thanksgiving, I'm going to try really hard to watch my eating.
The Indomitable Liz

Tuesday Running 3 miles (40 minutes)

Another early morning run that was pretty slow. The sick baby had me up until 1am though, and I am dragging today. Boo for sick babies!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday JM 30DS L2 + extras (35 minutes)

Plus an hour of deep cleaning in my kitchen in preparation for TURKEY DAY!!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday Trail Running 40 minutes

I went with the two older kids and they got cold tired and whiney pretty quickly.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday JM 30 Day Shred + Extras + Swimming (1 hour 5 minutes)

I have not checked the scale, but I am hoping it is not stubborn this week! I have had a crappy week and I want good news when I step on that *&%$# scale tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wed Swimming 45 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
10 minutes back stroke/freestyle mix up
5 minutes kick board

I was sloooooow. I'm trying to kick off a nursing infection on my right side and I also have sick 3 yr old who was sucking all my energy out today. I feel sorry for her, but she just was not happy today.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday Running 40 minutes (3 miles)

Another bright morning! I was slow this morning though.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday JM 30 Day shred level 2 + extras (35 minutes)

I used the 10 lb free weights for JM and the 20 lb weight for the extras. I managed 10 push ups at the end too with less trouble than last week. I might up it to 15 next week. 

I also went walking for about an hour yesterday because my PPD was acting up and I needed some "sun therapy". Yay for sunny days when I need them!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


So, the whole watch your carbs thing was an epic fail.  I'm craving salt is the problem I think.  So last night was lots of chocolate, and pretzels.  Also, weirdest period ever.  It started on Tuesday, right?  Stopped yesterday, and so far, nada.  Well, not to get into too many details, but barely anything anyway.  Totally negligible.  I mean, what the heck.  I feel lousy, am totally bloated, have cramps, headaches and am totally bugnuts crazy moody, but am not really started?  Or am I going to skip this month?  Or WHAT?!
Plus, just to add to the emotional stress, something happened yesterday that I don't really want on the world wide web, but suffice it to say that I'm just....exhausted.  And temped to move away.  Like, to the ocean or something.  Miles and miles and miles away.  Maybe an island that is only accessible by helicopter.  My private helicopter.  That you can only use if I say so.
The INDOMITABLE Liz  (because I REFUSE be beaten, dang it)

Thursday Running 55 minutes

While pushing the jogging stroller.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday Swimming 40 minutes

I had some post-partum anxiety triggered by burning myself of all things. This has been a bad year for me for burns. It wasn't too bad, it just made me think of the pain from the other burn which triggered the anxiety. Swimming made me feel better though.
10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle sprints/back stroke half laps
5 minutes kick board (with flippers)


I didn't meet any of my goals yesterday.  I started my girlie time instead.  Which sucks not only in the usual ways, but I am INSANELY busy this week.  Like, I have multiple things going on every single day.  Total.  Suckage.
So my goal for the rest of the week is the laundry, and to eat sensibly except for the chocolate.  (which is a must during girly time)  But I'm not going to eat chex mix (my other usual must), and I'm going to try not to over due my carbs.  If I can do those two things, I'm calling it a win.
The Indomitable Liz

Wednesday JM 30 Day Shred Level 2 + extras (35 minutes)

JM with 10 lb free weights and the extras with the 20 lb weight. I also did (barely) 10 push ups at the very end. The JM has the walk-out push ups, plus the extra strength, made those 10 push ups feel like the hardest part of the workout! I'm hoping to keep adding push ups to my strength. I want to get back up to 40-50 push ups again.

Also- my body was still sore from the strength workout on Monday. That's what I get for only doing one strength workout last week!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday Goal

Today I'm going to do the laundry I didn't get to yesterday.
I'm going to do a Pilate's ab routine.  (John came up with that one)
I am going to eat less chocolate today.
The Indomitable Liz

Tuesday Running 3 miles (38 minutes)

I actually got up early to go running! Go me! I'm hoping (fingers crossed) to make it a habit to get up once a week on Tuesdays to go running. Incentive- it was so bright this morning! So much nicer than running in the dark after Big E gets home from work at night. Another incentive- I ask Erik to skip the 5am feeding, and just bring me the baby at 6am to nurse before I run. More "solid" sleep, even if I get an hour less overall. Still, only an hour less, and with daylight savings time, it was the same time I was getting up before anyway. These are the things I will keep telling myself to stay motivated. Plus, did I mention how nice and bright it was at 6:30? It was so awesome!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday JM 30 day shred level 2 + extras (35 minutes)

Nice to have you back Liz! I will be here everyday to help you stay accountable. Also, just to clarify, I do the 20 lb weights AFTER JM is over. I use 10 lb weights during the actual JM workout. The 20 lb weights are the "extras" part to help build more of that muscle I so love. I've lost 3 lbs since I started doing the extras with 20 lb weights (after one month for my body to adjust to the new workout). I think the 20 lb weights are helping me lose weight (finally). I've been stuck with the last 12 lbs of "baby weight" for awhile and I was getting frustrated. 9 lbs to go!

Long Overdue Update

Firstly, Timpani, you.  Are.  AWESOME.  20 lbs weights for JM?!  50 min. swims?!  Girl, you are on FIRE!!!  Great work, I cannot wait to see you when we are all well (how are you doing, by the way?  Are you feeling better?  What about the kids?), because I bet you are Svelte. ;)

So, I know I haven't been posting.  I've been in a....funk?  I've had a lot on my plate (emotionally), and a lot of stress.  I have been working out in fits and starts, but not like I was.  So, turning over a new page, and I am going to hit the workouts like they've never been hit before!  (or, at least the way I was hitting before, lol!)
I am going to start posting a little differently though, to deal with some new problems, like diet.
I have been doing some research, and as it turns out, eating disorders are connected.  If you have suffered with one then you are susceptible to others.  Anorexia and over eating are particularly linked.  Say you suffered from anorexia, and then got a handle on it.  Say you had no problems for years.  Then enter some new, overwhelming stress in your life.  Since you know all the ways to control the anorexia, you then turn to another kind of way to control your eating.  People with anorexia most often turn to over eating.  This is my problem, I think.  I've been binge eating.  That is to say, I eat a whole freaking lot when people aren't here.  So.  I am going to start recording points here on Svelte at the end of the day.  Maybe even throughout the day, especially at first.  Hold myself accountable.  This will also force me to be open with John about it, and you, Timpani, can call me on it if I don't post.  Three way checks, see?
The other problem I'm having is motivation.  Mainly, I think, I've sunken into the depression part of my cycle.  So, I am, at the beginning of the day, going to post what I want to do that day for a workout, and then post at the end of the day how I did.  Again, with the accountability.  I understand that I'm not going to succeed everyday, nor do I think that I will succeed at a goal of working out 6 days a week.  But, if I wake up in the morning and force myself to make a workout goal for the day, and actually record it, I will be more likely to do it.  That's my plan anyway.  We'll see how it goes, and adjust as needed.

I am also going to be setting other, mother-y/household-y/wifely type of goals as well.

I have gained some weight.  I am at around 140.  None of my clothes fit.  I gave all my fat clothes away, so I had to go out and buy new ones.  Of course, when I was at my heaviest, those clothes were way fatter.  I had really big clothes, and really little clothes, and no in between clothes.  So, the new ones are in between ones, and I was super picky.  They'll all look good when I meet my new weight loss goal.  Which is to get to 130, and see how I feel from there.  Because I know I've gained muscle, so 125 might not be a healthy goal anymore.  However, if I'm still not fitting my skinny clothes, then I'll know I need to lose a little more.  I want to have lost 10 lbs by the new year.  I think I'm going to make a widget to the side so I can see my goal everyday.

So, like I said, I haven't completely stopped working out.  I have been doing Zumba.  I have done the machine a couple of times, JM a couple of times, ran a couple of times.  But I need to do way better than that.  Just because I met my goal of doing the Triathlon doesn't mean my reasons for working out have changed.  I need to keep my heart healthy if I don't want valve replacement therapy and if I don't want to die young.  I think I may add a mission statement widget to the side as well.  What do you think our mission statement should be Timpani, you who are better at words than I?

Today, I am going to fold laundry.  I am also going to take the dog for at least a 45 min. very brisk walk.  I have other errands, so I don't know if I'll get a better workout in than that.  However, since I have been in my down cycle, the dog has really suffered from lack of exercise, so he needs to be a priority as well.  So, today's workout will be that walk.  He needs to be a bit retrained on the walking thing before I can handle running him.  Which is why I'm not combining the two, and why I won't have time for both today.

I'll post the results of my day in the comments.  Here's to day 1 of a new beginning!

The Indomitable Liz

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday Running 30 minutes

On a paved trail. Birthday party precluded other exercise.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday Running 55 minutes

And, probably cleaning like a maniac later in prep for V's part-tay on saturday.

Wed JM 30 day shred level 2 + strength extras (30ish minutes)

I was in a hurry so I could not do as many "extras" with the 20 lb free weight as usual. 

Also- JM on my fancy LR rug (I got on craigslist) is WAY easier on my joints than in the kitchen as usual.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday Swimming 50 minutes

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

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Yoga 45 minutes

Trying to pull out all the kinks.

Monday Running 35 minutes (paved trail)

Still sick with this stupid cold :p

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Saturday Trail runing 1 hour

On the #4 trail (the "easy" trail). This cold is kicking my butt :P