Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I braved the heat and went to kickboxing--it was sweet, nicely air conditioned. Before class I weighed myself and I've lost 1.5 of the 4 lbs I gained. I should have weighed myself after, probably sweated of another 10!!

Doing fairly well with the food side, would like to get to the gym more. I haven't been doing my program, only classes. I have a feeling I will pay for that when I do it later this week.

Still trying to get my butt out of bed to do my "fitness homework" every morning....unfortunately I like that extra 15 minutes of sleep. Thinking about doing a run/walk in the a.m. with my pup. She needs the exercise too, and it's too hot later in the day.

Need to eat something, a handful of peanuts doesn't really qualify as dinner :)

Love to hear from you, it helps to keep me motivated. Let me know how your goals are going too!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I love boxing!

I went to Rob's kickboxing class last night. Awesome! I love all of his classes, it almost kills me, but it feels so great after. Lots of ab work and skipping last night--not so coordinated with the skipping, but I'm getting there. Managed to not injure anyone with my total uncoordinatedness. I've met a couple of other women who go to alot of the classes, and we all agree, it's addictive! Nothing gets rid of frustration like punching the heavy bag as hard as you can. Unless it's punching Rob's hand with the glove on. He knows enough to duck when you miss (not that I ever miss, lol!). My partner Sarah has a hard front kick, my arm is achy today from providing resistance while she was kicking.

Doing ok with diet. I really need to get some chromium to help with the sugar/carb cravings. Looking so forward to fresh local produce, I think I said that in my last post. That always helps!

I think any of the boxing variation classes are really going to help the further into writing reports that I get. Stress reduction!!

If anyone wants to join me at a class, let me know, I can probably get a visitor freebie if I bat my eyelashes at Rob ;) Or anyone wanting to walk, I'm trying to get going with my training for The Weekend to End Women's Cancers and I'd love company. Walking with my Chase is great, but she's not much of a conversationalist. For those who don't know who Chase is--she's my wonderful borador doggy.

Keeping fit!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

beautiful day for a walk!

I have been working really hard to do my morning and nighttime 15 minutes of Rob's psycho fitness homework, went to his killer class on Friday (seriously, it almost killed me!) and I just got back from a great walk with Chase.

Food--doing ok, really hungry these days, but trying to use my head!

Tomorrow, another killer class with Rob. Note to self--snack before going! And take an allergy pill in the morning so I can breath later in the day.

I can't wait until summer so I can get to a class almost every day, or at least do my program more than once a week. Walking every morning, before it gets hot, lots of great summer salad stuff to eat. Yum.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Slump is Over!

I'm happy to say that the slump is over! I went to the gym tonight and had a terrific workout. A little hard going at times--after 2 weeks! But I pushed through and I feel great. That coupled with a good day food wise, good stuff. And it's about time, my weekend of frivolity following 2 weeks of inactivity has made me gain about 4 pounds. 4 pounds that I'm going to blast off in the next week or so. Tomorrow morning I'm starting Rob the Psycho Trainer's homework regime again. Not really looking forward to it, but it does work. A little pain is good for the soul, right? Someone said, "Pain is a sign of weakness leaving the body." It was likely a personal trainer who came up with that one!

Food journal
Breakfast-1/2 banana, 1/2 c ffree yogurt, scoop of chocolate protein powder & water--yummy smoothie!
Lunch-salad with 5 oz turkey, 1 Tbsp low-fat dressing
Snack-1/2 c ffree yogurt, apple
Dinner-chicken breast, 3/4c pasta with pesto, a smallish piece of leftover Mother's Day pie (1 little slip, not bad for the first day of being conscientious in weeks!)

Tomorrow, no slip-ups and all of my fitness homework, walk/run with Chase after school.

Fit feels great!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It's official. I am admitting I am in a slump. Life keeps getting in the way and I'm not having much luck overcoming it.

I know I'll feel great when I go, it's just getting there that's the issue. I haven't worked out in almost 2 weeks. And I feel yucky because of it. I was planning to go to Rob's kickboxing class tonight, but ended up at school later than I wanted to and without any energy to get there by the time I left.

I am promising myself, I AM GOING tomorrow. Right after school. It's no good not practising what you preach and some people likely think I preach alot. I need to get better at writing "gym" in my calendar and going every time I have it written down. I'm giving up my time and not taking care of myself and it needs to end. I was looking at a woman today (I won't mention any names to protect the innocent), and I realized how repulsed I am by obesity and lack of fitness. I remember all too well how it feels to be really overweight and I refuse to go back. I realize how shallow that sounds, but being overweight is not only really unattractive in my eyes, but the significant health risks that go along with it are just not a road I'm willing to go down.

So there. I may be shallow and vain, but I am healthy and I intend to stay that way. I think any of my friends who are reading this probably agree...why else would you be reading my fitmom blog?!

Hope no one is too offended. The woman I was looking at is not on my friend list--just in case anyone out there is afraid I'm talking about them! I would never do that--to someone I consider a friend!

Oh yeah--I need to cut out sugar. It tastes great, but it's not helping with the slump and lack of energy and it's so not worth it.

Happy exercising to everyone who isn't sharing a slump with me :)