Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So I have this pair of skinny jeans that I wear and I love. They fit me a little on the snug side and so when I ran out of my apartment with no belt today I didn't think anything of it. Literally every two steps I had to hoist them up to keep them from falling down. Tomorrow I go and get a tape measure.

I have no scale

I have no scale to tell me what my weight is but that's fine. The numbers on the scale never seem to move. I'm stuck at 186. I can't get a single pound off (or on)
I grew frustrated and when the scale broke I chucked it and decided to go on photos to see the changes in my body.
Compare these to the ones I took back in January and I see a change for sure!

To save you the trouble I'll do a side by side here:


Monday, March 22, 2010

Dragging ass

Today seriously kicked my butt in Boot Camp.
I'm sitting here still exhausted.
It was one of those days where I didn't think I was going to make it. We were doing Suicide drills and at the end of each round I felt lightheaded and I had a stitch in my side and my limbs felt like cement. I couldn't imagine doing anything else at all.
I had a vision of waving the white flag, shouting "No Mas" and falling to the ground exhausted. I wanted to walk over to David and tell him "I can't do it. I can't make it today. I need to sit down and throw in the towel." My feet never took me over that way and I never said a word. I worked through the stitch and finished class.
Tomorrow has got to be better...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Working out and goals

I've found this crazy new drive and new level of energy at Boot Camp. I think I'm inspired to push myself because I'm feeling so strong. I'm not resting as much or taking as many breaks during reps and sets, I'm not shortcutting the exercises and trying to do things the big girl strong way rather than the weaker way. (ie:not resting on my forearms or elbows when everyone else is on their hands)
Today without even realizing it I did all my kettlebell exercises with a 20 pounder! I didn't even realize till the end when one of the other moms wanted a bit of a lighter weight and was hunting for a 10 pound one. Only then did I take a look at mine and realize it was the 20 pound! That made me feel super duper proud.
I can feel it in my arms too. The muscles just ache non stop. It's good though because it means I'm working them and making them stronger.

Over the weekend I had asked David if he thought I could do a clean and press with a 25 pound Kettlebell. He said we would give it a shot.
I really only wanted to do ONE press overhead to see if I could do it.
Not only did I do it, I did FIVE presses on each side. FIVE! Then as if that wasn't cool enough David took out the 30 pound Kettlebell and had me do 5 cleans and presses with it. I did it! I got that weight up over my head!
Here is the video.
Talk about super proud!

We are going to work with the 30 till I get comfortable with it and don't muscle it up over my head but do a decent clean with it and get it up the right way.