Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday JM 30 Day Shred Level 3 (25 minutes)

I used 5 lb weights since I was mainly looking for a good hard aerobic workout today. I won't be able to swim tonight since my mother in law called and wants to give the kids their gifts tonight.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday JM 30 Day Shred Level 2 + Extras (35 minutes)

I did the usual 10 lb free weights with JM (except for the chair squats with a V-raise which I always use the 5 lb weights for). I used the 20 lb weights for the extras. I did not feel up for doing the push ups at the end though. I'm rocking my first "girly time" since my little guy was born and it's taking something out of me. I'm only going to run twice this week, I decided. I will swim tomorrow, and then run Wednesday. I guess I might only do two strength workout too? I will see how it goes.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday Running 35 minutes (3ish miles)

It was more than 2 1/2 but not quite 3. I started my "girly time" today too, so that added an extra layer of tired to my day.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday JM 30 Day Shred Level 2 + Extras (25 minutes)

I did the JM with 10 lb free weights and the extras with the 20 lb weight. I did not get in any push ups, but I'm proud of myself for working out during this horrible time we are having here lately.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Swimming 30 minutes

Uh, bad week with sick mom and then I got a stinkin cold right before Christmas. I also have been having weird lower belly/lower back pain. It's better today, so I'm hoping to trail run tomorrow. My mom is better, I hope.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Firstly, again, I would like to give major kudos to Timpani for being freaking awesome.  Also, I'm so sorry about your mom, how is she doing now?

I am not doing well.  At all.  Stress from all sides (except my husband who is my rock and one of the few reasons I can count on one hand that I am still sane), and sleep deprivation are causing me to over eat, and to not handle anything well.  Bi-polar, PTSD, you name it.  Falling apart a little at a time over here.

I will not stand for it.  It's time to get my life back.  It's time to unleash the LIZ!!

This week, of course, is insane.  Christmas parties, last minute shopping (which means all of it since Jonni than I was sick last week and week before), baking and the rest are taking up almost every minute until The Big Day.  So, I'm taking small victories as they come.  Today, my eating didn't totally suck.  So far.  I took the dog for a very brisk, 30 minute walk.

I'm not sure what I can accomplish tomorrow in terms of working out.  I have more (and my last chance) of Christmas shopping in the morning, and then parties in the afternoon, and finishing off with VT that evening.  So, I will focus on my eating.  I will try not to make any mistakes tomorrow, but have a perfect eating day.  I will take an exercise opportunity if one arises, but I'm not going to plan anything because I can't see where I would fit it in.

This is the start of being me again.  This is my turning point.  I will forgive myself if I'm not perfect, but BY GOLLY I'm going to do freaking better.

The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday Swimming 40 minutes

I am having the week from hell with a backing up sewer drain and a mom in the hospital. I may not get to run until Thursday.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday Trail Runnng (1 hour 10 minutes)

In 5 inches of SNOW! It was fun, but definitely harder with deeper snow. I was surprised I made it to my goal. I was pretty shaky, clumsy, raspy towards the end. The deeper snow was fine on the #2 and the #5 trails, where I started, but when I got to the #1 (the last 30 minutes) it was so slushy! My feet did not get wet until the #1 trail, and then they got soaked (through two layers of socks).

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday JM + Extras + Lap swimming (1 hour 5 minutes total)

I actually did LEVEL 3 on the 30 Day Shred. I used 10 lb free weights except for the shadow boxing, where I switched to 5 lb weights. I did 10 minutes of extras with the 20 lb weight, but I did not do push ups. Level 3 is does half the exercises in plank pose, so I thought I better skip the push ups this time. Swimming- 5 minutes breast stroke, 10 minutes freestyle, 10 minutes back stoke, 5 minutes kick board.
Also- took a 3 yr old and a baby to Michael's for almost an hour.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday Running 3 miles (38 minutes)

It was 12 degrees this morning. Brrrrrr! Maybe the cold was motivating, because I finally got under 40 minutes for my 3 miles morning run.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday JM 30DS L 2 +extras(35 minutes)

I had to workout with the baby on the floor, so that might have slowed me down. I forgot the push ups though. I did not do much else except wrap some presents. Only a few more left to go!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday Trail running (65 minutes)

IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO RUN IN THE SNOW!!! Plus, my inner thigh mysteriously got better? My left hip, shin, and knee were acting up a little, and I should never wear fuzzy slipper socks while running ever again. It was a great run though. I was so glad I went.

Friday, December 6, 2013

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

I had to take the last set really easy because my left inner thigh is acting painfully wrong. I may not be able to run tomorrow :(

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday 35 minutes (3 miles with BIG hills)

I ran around my mom's neighborhood while she watched the two little ones. She has one big hill in her neighborhood, which I looped around twice, and several smaller hills. I think cold running must take more energy because I was REALLY feeling the runner's hunger afterwards and I did not even run that long. Also- once again, I seem to run faster on hills. What's up with that? ;)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday 90 minutes walking while pushing a double stroller

I did some yard chores too. I had to drink up this day before winter arrives tomorrow. SO sunny this afternoon too once the clouds broke up.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday Running 3 miles (40 minutes)

I felt like crap today. I really don't want to go to the doctor for this sinus infection!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday JM 30DS Level 2 + Extras (35 minutes)

I did JM with 10 lb weights, and then switched to the 20 lb weight. I got 15 push ups at the very end too! Other than that, felt like crap all day :P