Rainy Weekend

Rain was all that happened this weekend. So I took this as an opportunity to relax, and get back to my leisure lifestyle of life. I started out my weekend by going to get my hair done, and running a few errands, and ended up unpacking some boxes. In between that, I watched a movie, played with my dog, attempted to take a nap, unpacked some more, and worked on homework. I got it all done! I also went to the gym and got a beasty back and biceps workout in. I still cannot do a pull up, so I had to skip that. I will get better. I can tell I am getting stronger, though. Any progress is great progress.  I also ate pretty horrible this week/weekend. Fried foods, Mexican foods, desserts you name it I ate it. In moderation though. So I am maintaining my weight,  but not my precious abdominal muscles *tear*, but that’s okay, every now and then you need to eat freely. Give the body a break from not being tempted to eat every cookie in sight and managing to resist can be tough and weary sometimes.

I spent all of Sunday arraigning my room, speaking with my Mom, submitting homework and playing fetch with the Gizster.

Today I will be working on Shoulders abs and legs and will post about it on tomorrow, and this week will be all about reviewing my Chapters for the up and coming midterms I have on this weekend. I am also apart of a skit for my Company’s annual BBQ Cook off and I have a friend coming into town to visit for her PV Homecoming. So my peaceful weekend was welcomed and appreciated. When I will get another? Who knows! Stay foxy people!

Thursday workouts

This Thursday I rocked it out!

My workout with #garagefit consisted of:

  • Warm up: 15 minute run 
  • 15 hills
  • 20 Front Raises with 10lb dumbbells for warm up
  • 3 rounds of  20 lateral raises with 10lb dumbbells
  • 3 rounds of 20 lateral raises with 5lb plates 
  • 3 rounds of standing  lateral raises, front raises, lateral raises with 5lb plates
  • 3 rounds of rope thrusts locking elbows for 1:30seconds
  • 3 rounds of standing lateral raises into front raises
  • 3 rounds of 20 curved barbell bicep curls with 5lb weights
  • 3 rounds of 20 curved barbell bicep curls with 10 lb weights with a slowed paces on coming down
  • 3 rounds of 20 sitting Arnold shoulder press
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Ya girl went in! I wish the Bicep Emoji could be inserted here. That’s how I felt. Also, I am on this new meal plan and so far so good. I haven’t felt hungry since 6am. I meal prepped for 3 days since I will be going out of town for the weekend and I am sure I can maintain my little plan when the weekend hits. I just have to pack the non-perishables and possibly purchase some perishables. Here goes one of my meals I believe this is meal 3.

 

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Tomorrow I will get some cardio in and probably do some light work on Saturday whenever I get to my destination. Happy Friday Eve everybody!

 

Labor Day Weekend Recap and Monday Workouts

This 3-day holiday weekend could not have been better 🙂

 

Yes, I am all smiles. On Friday, I got to participate in Critical Mass and it was so much fun. We rode 20 miles! TWENTY! Here are some pictures:

This guy had ALLLLLL the jams!

 

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How we roll!

That was some of the awesomeness that happened. People had their speaker systems, and had amazing music playing. There was even a point where about 100 bikers broke out into song singing Bohemian Rhapsody. Awesomeness.

I ended my night by crashing and falling asleep. The next day, I picked up my brother and my niece and we were going to head out to the country for my step-mom’s annual Labor Day Family Reunion. I stopped to have a date 1st *smiles* (I left my bro and niece back at my Dads house close by before I went on my date LOL), then we were on the road. I had a great time. I got to see some of my Step-Mom’s fam spent time with my Step-Bro and Step-Sis (which are practically like my blood brother and sister) and then I left to come back to Houston. I dropped my brother and niece off and went out dancing. It was a great time :-). After that I went home and was invited to go to Church, but I ended up oversleeping O_O. So I missed service, and ended up catching a movie and seeing the Butler. It was great. I bought some new workout shoes!

 

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They were like 49 bucks thanks to a special someone having a military discount :-), and then went back and kicked it in Humble with a special somebody :-). After that, I went back home to rest, and play with Gizmo, and submitted some homework that was due. I was supposed to go a pool party but ended up chillin at my pool, which was cool. I ended the night watching Red Tails.

Monday, I ended up relaxing and went back to Humble to chill for a bit, and then headed back to my side of town, and relaxed. I was so relaxed, I fell asleep! Like an old person! My sister came by with her LS, and her LS’s BF and his nephew stopped by which was cool.

Tuesday I worked out with my trainer, he wants to put me on a meal plan. Thats cool because I have new goals, and I need to reach them by eating correctly. The workout consisted of:

Warm up: 15 min run

3 rounds of 6 inches for 45seconds

2 rounds of  6 inches then knees to your chest (25 times, never putting your feet on the ground)

50 jumping jacks with ropes

Lunges to the street stop sign and all the way back to the house

75 jumping jacks with ropes

Lunges to the street stop sign and all the way back to the house

3 sets of 20 squats with 45lb barbell

 

Slight work! here’s a video:

 

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You have to work for what you want! Well hope everyone is having a fantastic Tuesday I am!

Thursday WOD

This Thursday my workout consisted of:

  • 15 min run for a warm up
  • 30 second plank
  • 2 min jump rope
  • 10 hills
  • 4 min jump rope
  • 20 hills
  • 3 rounds of 30 second planks
  • 5 rounds of 6 reverse pull ups with a body band

Whew! what a workout! I should have snapped some pictures, but sometimes when you’re in the zone you are only concerned about surviving the workout and water lol!

Yesterday was my little brothers 27th birthday and my mom went all out and cooked a ultra southern meal. Fried cabbage, fried pork chops, homemade macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice, fried chicken, green beans, baked chicken, and chocolate cake. Oh and Kool-Aid. My mom did her thang! I of course could not say no to such a delight, and ate like it was going out of style. LOL. Let the bloat come on! It was worth it! Thanks Mom!

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This Labor day holiday, I think I am going to go to a pool party a friend is hosting, and go to my Family Reunion in the country. I have some choices to make a big part of me wants to lay low and relax and chill out, but family comes 1st so you might catch me on the road to the country! Hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday!

Tuesday Workouts

Garage Fit did it again,

My workouts just keep getting better and better. I really was proud of my performance yesterday! I was a little nervous because I tend to struggle on my 1st days back after a 2-3 day break from my session with my trainer. I grabbed my dog from Doggie day camp and booked it to my trainers. Traffic in Houston was…..difficult to get around.

Yesterday’s workout consisted of:

Warm up: 15 min run w/ Gizm0

3 rounds of:

  • 15 dead lifts w/ 135lbs
  • 15 squats w/ 115lbs
  • lunges up and down the driveway on an incline 6 times (3 up the driveway, 3 down the driveway)
  • 50 jumping jacks with rope
  • 7 hills

 

 

After I found out how much I deadlifted and squatted I felt like this:

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I got a 3 minute rest in between the rounds, and it was intense! Having my dog there really distracted me though. I didn’t complain. I have another session this Thursday before Critical Mass and I am contemplating working out for Bootcamp on Saturday since I don’t have a hair appointment this weekend. I ended the night by going home, cooking a nice chicken pasta meal ate that and had some cantaloupe for dessert I cut up earlier in the week. Yum.

 

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My trainer thinks that I can do better and I can step it up even more. I am shocked. I did not know he had that much faith in me. Shoot. Well that goes to show you, that you should give yourself more credit! It’s nice to have someone who thinks you can do amazing things and encourages you to take it to the next level! Did I mention having a personal trainer/working out is in a little way a form of therapy? For me it is. If I have had a bad day, I just take all my anger, and channel it into my workout. If I am feeling lazy or that I cannot do a certain workout, my trainer is there to push me.  Well hope everyone is having a productive humpday!

 

Beast Mode and some

Good Morning,

I woke up this morning a little stiff, and you know what! I am very okay with that. I am starting to do some lifting in my workouts and boy, let me tell you, it is interesting. Not only is it a challenge, it really takes concentration. Yesterday’s workout with #GarageFit consisted of:

15 min run for a warm up

25 hills

3 sets of bench-press w/ 20lb barbell @15 reps

3 sets of reverse pull ups with body band

3 sets of bench-press w/ 20lb barbell with 10lbs on each side @15 reps

3 sets of shoulder press w/ 40lb barbell

3 sets of reverse planks hold at 30 seconds each 

3 sets of dumbbell lat flys w/ 10lb weights

3 sets of dumbell hammer curls w/ 10lb weights

15 hills. 

Beasty. I have also found that if I eat a Banana w/ peanut butter. My performance increases dramatically. So tomorrow I am attending #GarageFits Boot-camp. I will definitely blog about it on Monday! Also, I picked up my books for school, and I need to go buy a few notebooks for notes! I need a laptop too, but that can wait.  I typically always have access to a cpu. A laptop is just far more convenient. Happy Friday everyone!

 

 

Tuesday WOD

 

This was the workout I did yesterday. I did it with so much enthusiasm, my trainer was shocked. He wondered what had gotten into me and whatever it was, I needed to keep on with it. I told him it was probably my food intake. That was my guess. My guess was also, that I was coming off of a Mini Vacay and my spirit was refreshed. Hopefully I can keep my enthusiasm up. I ran 25 hills and did not complain once. I did 16 in a row without one tiny break. I did not let the fatigue discourage me. The only thing I was not successful at was my workout on the pull up bar. That’s okay, I will work at it.   I hit the punching  bag like someone had offended my Mother! I was in a rare, but welcomed beast mode. Do you guys have days like this? It felt amazing that my trainer was happy about my performance. Let’s see how Thursday pans out. I am excited.

Today I read the latest entry from the Ascent blog and she challenged me. To do what I feared the most. 10 pull ups!!! I am going to do it. By the end of this year. I am going to do it! Watch me work! Another update on my ever changing physique. My abs are starting to play peek-a-boo. This means one thing. They are on the rise. I have never had abs. Well I have had a silhouette (What I am working with now) If I keep up with my clean eating, and my workouts, I will have a little something something. I will keep you guys posted! HURRAH!

WOD

Yesterday,

I had my session with my trainer at #Garagefit. It included:

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It literally put me to bed. I actually had a sweat pool on my back and on my torso, which is huge for me. I honestly believe that I have hypoactive sweat glands. Meh. I came home to my eager dog, only to disappoint him by falling asleep. I even attempted to watch Catfish, and ended up turning it off and going right to bed. I have to work late tomorrow so another Workout session with #GarageFit is due. I will post the workout and let you know how it made me feel.

Some personal goals I would like to accomplish this month:

  • Work on my patience( I sometimes have a moment or 4 of impatience)
  • Find an apartment (My rent increased substantially so, I have to find a more affordable place)
  • Pay for someone’s Coffee via Drive- Thru.
  • Buy/Rent my books before the 1st day of school so I will not fall behind.

Do any of you have any personal goals you would like to accomplish this month?

#GarageFit

What is #garagefit?

 

Well a trainer I met last month that participated in Critical Mass has a gym in his garage simple. You go, you run you lift you do rope thrusts, squats, all in the garage and heat. Sounds effective. Well it is, I will be going back. I did not take into account that I was out of shape sort of being that I did not  workout for the past two weeks because of studying. I also did not take into account that the heat and the intensity of my workout almost made me loose the tamales I hurriedly scarfed down earlier that day. I did not eat properly, so I started to feel queasy and dizzy. So I could not go as hard as I wanted to but it was amazing!  I had fun and I will take pictures next time. Here is me after the workout and some sugar cookies to make me feel better. All in all I burned 546 calories in 46 minutes!

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I had to workout in this gear and to me this is a tad bit sexay! I like it 🙂 My workout clothes never look sexy, ever. So this even surprised me that I was wearing, dare I say it?! BOOTY SHORTS. (these are totally appropriate, but I like to think that these are booty shorts). When I showed up to #garagefit there were a few guys there and they all stopped talking. I guess I should take that as they thought I looked awesome. Being super self conscious, that was a bit uncomfortable. But, I have to build confidence somewhere! I had to put it in perspective. I am down 12lbs, and 10lbs away from my goal weight. So I better WERK those booty shorts! *dances and emphasizes!* 🙂