Year Challenge – Week 5 – Day 3 Complete!

Good morning everyone. I woke up with my legs feeling sorta sore today and that’s awesome. My arms not so much but this weeks challenge worked out more of the legs then the arms. I’m going to plow through the jumping jacks this week (grimace) but it’s all worth it in the end. Between Youfit and Zoo, I like the Youfit much better because of the atmosphere and updated equipment. I can’t wait for the one closer to my job open up.

Year Challenge - Week 5

Using BodySpace at the Gym

Yesterday at the gym, I used Body Space as I was working out. It was easy. I was following one of the programs on the app but I found out that some of the exercises I couldn’t do because someone was using the machines. Also when I completed the day, it showed all the exercises in the plan and not just the exercises I did. So I decided not to go with a plan. I will just concentrated on one body part and go down the list of exercises to do and add them like that. 😀 But other than that, using BodySpace is really helpful! I can see what exercises to do and how to do it because they have videos. I love it. I was going today but Star wasn’t able to go to the gym and leave the bag like we planned. But we’ll try to go again tomorrow morning. I will concentrate on my abs and the next time I go, I will do the legs. Below is the list of exercises I did yesterday and food that I ate.

May 5, 2014

FOODS Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber
Breakfast
Hersheys International Delight – Chocolate Caramel Coffee Creamer, 2 Tablespoon 60 10g 3g 0g 0mg 0mg 10g 0g
Nescafe Classico – Instant Coffee, 2 Tsp 4 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Bananas – Raw, 1 medium (7″ to 7-7/8″ long) 105 27g 0g 1g 0mg 1mg 14g 3g
Mid-Morning
Golden Delicious Apples – Green Apple, 1 medium apple 80 21g 0g 0g 0mg 2mg 16g 4g
Lunch
Annie’s Homegrown Organic – White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, 1 cup prepared 280 47g 4g 10g 10mg 570mg 5g 2g
Dinner
Cliff Bar – White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, 1 bar 250 41g 7g 9g 0mg 240mg 21g 4g
Stacys Pita Chips – Sinply Naked, 15 chips 195 29g 8g 5g 0mg 405mg 2g 2g
TOTAL: 974 175g 22g 25g 10mg 1,218mg 68g 15g
EXERCISES Calories Minutes Sets Reps Weight
Cardiovascular
Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace, walking dog 67 20
Strength Training
Dumbbell Bench Press 5 12 5
Flat Dumbbell Fly 4 12 5
Triceps Push Down 3 12 30
REVERSE GRIP TRICEPS PUSHDOWN 3 12 30
Vertical Leg Lift, Knees Bent (Dip Bars) 3 12
TOTALS: 67 20 18 60 70

Yesterday’s Weigh In

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I was so nervous before I stepped on the scale. I thought it was going to say 1 lb or something but no it said 2 so I’m happy. I haven’t been going down on weight like a use to though, 3 or so lbs a week. I’m not discouraged though. As the photo says, when you feel like quitting just keep pushing and that’s what I will do.

Yesterday, I didn’t go skating like I usually do because I had to throw some things out for bulk trash. So I added it as a cleaning workout. Anybody who tells you that you are not working out when you’re cleaning is a liar and doesn’t clean at all. When I removed a BIG table from the kitchen to outside on the curb, that worked up a sweat lol. That’s that only thing that when out though. I swept up the space after that.

I’m thinking about leaving the bars that’s I’ve been having a snacks alone for a while because I realize that they could be hurting more than helping with some of the ingredients inside of them. I will leave them a long for a while and see what happens. Eveything else I’ve been eating as been fresh foods and veggies, with a little bit of sweet snacks here and there. Example, girl scout cookies. It is that time of the year and I can’t resist but I can restrain myself for going overboard. 4 cookies are 160 calories and that’s my average snack in my lunchbox.

6 Months From Now…

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Yesterday I didn’t go to the park because of had to take care of a hair product label that needed to be created and it rained as soon as 5 o’clock hit. It’s sunny today so we’ll see if I can go skating today. Sharri says I’ve been doing good on the scale so yay for that.

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  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Harvest Bar
  • Horizon Vanilla Milk
  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Kashi Roasted Almond Crunch Bar

Dinner for last night, I started to eat it before I knew it so I wasn’t able to take a picture of it but I’ll post up a Chicken and Dumpling picture that’s similar. ****takes time to look up the picture**** Ok so I tried to look up a picture and everything was soup. We didn’t have soup. We had 1 boneless skinless chicken breast and 4 small dumplings with some spinach.

Keep Going

It certainly does not happen over night. Not giving up is the key to success.  954604_612152655464022_1271774247_n.jpg 480×640 pixels

Yesterday's numbers
Yesterday’s numbers

I don’t have much to say today.  I weighed myself this morning and Sharri said it was a good number so yay. Yesterday I skated 2 miles instead of 3 and went home to clean a little. Today I will be doing my Flat Belly Execises.

  • 40 Crunches
  • 40 Squats
  • 40 Leg Lifts
  • 20 Bicycle Crunches
  • 20 Squats
  • 30 Leg Lifts
  • 10 Minute Workout (It says run but I can’t so… yeah)
Yesterday's Dinner
Yesterday’s Dinner
  • Steamed Carrots and Broccoli
  • Homemade Wheat Bread
  • Homemade Garlic Spread

This is last night’s dinner. The meat that you see in the image was actually no good so I stopped eating it and replaced it with a cup of Bolthouse Farm’s Mango protein.

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This week’s weigh-in

It’s MONDAY! Time for this week’s weigh in.

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According to the app I’m using, Sparkpeople, I should be 137 right now. I don’t take what they say seriously because I’m a woman and my body fluctuate constantly. Especially on my time of the month, which was last week. It totally messed up my count. Sharri said that I was a 136.5 before it started.

I did the flat belly exercise this week and it wasn’t bad at all. I’m happy that it separates the sets for the crunches and leg raises. I can’t do the jumping jacks so I still have to come up with a alternative. We went to a park close to the house and I skated while sharri ran. We went for 3 miles before we stopped because sharri is training for a 5k she wants to do.

I’m happily keep up with my lunchboxes. They might be for little kids but they are a great way of take food with you in small portions. I love having snacks through the day and not feel hungry until I get home.

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Today’s lunchbox
Horizon Vanilla Milk • Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt • Nutri-Grain Harvest Bar • Orville Mini Bag Popcorn • Kashi Almond Granola Bar

I’m going to the park again tonight to skate. We might do 3 miles again, I don’t know. I don’t know what we are having for dinner, I will update this post tonight.

My gallery page is linked with my Instagram page. I’m not able to blog everyday like I want to but I’m constantly posting pictures of how I’m doing on my path to weight loss as well as personal pictures I would love to share with everyone.

The 3/Wk Workout

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I was looking on pinterest to see if I could find a out plan that could work for me. I could do this 2 or 3 days a week. Maybe on the days that I’m not at the park. BTW, it’s still sunny outside and I have high hopes. I’ve done these exercises before so I know I can do them. Except for one, jumping jacks. I’m top heavy, meaning big boobs and jumping jacks are my enemy lol. I will have to exchange the jumping jacks for another exercise.

Rained Out

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Yesterday I went over my calories but everyone can do that ever once in a while, there’s nothing wrong with that. I was planning on going to the park after work to do some walking and the fitness trail but it rained ALL DAY. So I went home after work expecting to relax a little, eat dinner and  then workout to a video on Amazon. I got the first two done but then we started watching Once Upon A Time and got sucked in lol. BTW one of my favorite shows. Seriously check it out.

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Once Upon A Time Cast

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So here are my numbers from yesterday and I feel a little bad about not working out because I’m over but like a said, we gotta live a little.

Here’s yesterday’s lunch box set up;

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  • Digorino 200 calorie pizza
  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bar
  • Fage Total 0% Apple Cranberry Yogurt
  • Nutri-Grain Harvest Bar
  • Welsh’s Fruit Snack

Yesterdays for dinner I took a picture of it but it didn’t save 😦

  • White Sticky Rice
  • Steams Broccoli and Carrots
  • Pulled BBQ Chicken

For Dessert I had a So Delicious Mini Bar. They are amazing and I
recommend them for anyone who wants to still eat ice cream but are
calorie conscious.

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I’m really PRAYING for no rain today so I can go to the park. I might go to the park then do a workout video at home to pick up on lost time. The
sunning is shining right now so we shall see.