When I came back from my extended break, I let y'all know that I was planning on being my BEST WEIGHT by February 19, 2014.
That is 1 month 1 week and 5 days away.
If you remember:
"February 19, 2014 - exactly one year since I started my journey to healthy... I want to be either 1 dress size smaller or 10 pounds lighter. This would put me in a comfortable Size 4 or at 125 pounds."
Well, let's see, I am currently have 8 more pounds to go. However, I am noticing that my muffin top area is getting more firm, and my legs are getting an intense workout 5-6x a week.
My plan is that each week, I focus on a different target area, with different exercises.
This week: All about the Butt and Legs.
I have been doing the following:
- 1 hour (sometimes a little more, but no more than 75 minutes) of treadmill:
I usually run a 5k first (my standard time on this is 33 minutes and 10 seconds) and then I use the Mountain climber feature for about 22 minutes (Intensity 10, Speed Brisk Walk 3.7mph) and then do a cool down of 5 minutes. If at the end of my workout, I still feel the need to run, I'll do another 10-15 minutes.
Then I do the following circuit of exercises:
- 20 squats (10 of them with 14 pounds of weight and 10 without)
- 20 sumo squats (10 with weight 10 with out)
- 20 lunges (10 with weight, 10 without)
80 Jumping Jacks(see below for embarrassing reason this is crossed out)
- 20 leg raises *per leg*
- 50 second wall sit
- 100 crunches on an exercise ball
- 20 Ball passes (passing an exercise ball from your hands to your feet.. bringing each to the ground and raising it back up)
- 5 minutes on heavy bag (various punch combinations) - just for variation and to give my legs a little rest
- Stretch everything below my belly button.
RINSE AND REPEAT x1
If by that point, I still want to do a little extra.. this is when I take on the extra 10-15 minutes worth of running... Today was more of a brisk jog...
Now.. Why am I not doing jumping jacks.
Well, I thought yesterday morning was a fluke... Ugh, I didn't tell you about yesterday morning... Okay.. Ready for the most EMBARRASSING conversation ever.
I am super glad that I bring a complete change of clothes with me to work (top to bottom). That needs to be said first.
So, I'm working out. I had a great run. . . I am averaging just under 6 miles a day this week. . . I do the squats followed by the sumo's then the lunges... and then... I start jump jacking.
About 60 in... I realize.... Oh man, I am actually going to type this:
I realized that I had to pee.. REALLY bad, and before I had a chance to land from my last jumping jack... I started to go.
I said it... I pee'd.
I hate being a mom sometimes! Ever since I had Emry, I have found that my... ability to hold pee.. is impossible, so, if I have to go... I HAVE TO GO.. you know? You can do exercises to strengthen that... but, they've never worked, and my Lady Doctor said and this is a loose quotation "You're screwed." (she may have not said those words, but her meaning was that I was SOL, without a paddle... for my piddle. Just saying.)
Well, I was really embarrassed, as you can tell!
But, so grateful I was alone in the gym.
So, I had to stop what I was doing... run to the locker room, grab my other set of workout clothes (and clean underwear.. ugh, what am I POTTY TRAINING?) And throw the dirty stuff in my "to be washed" bag)
And I went back to finish my workout.
So... I figured, in my head, with all this widsom *sarcasm*... perhaps I should have used the ladies room before I started my workout. And I was going to test this when I got home.
FAST FORWARD TO LAST NIGHT: Klay takes Emry to karate. I use the bathroom... and I make sure that my bladder is as EMPTY as PHYSICALLY possible. I wait a couple minutes, and I begin to do Jumping Jacks... at about 40 in.. I got the... FEELING... so I ran to the bathroom, and low and behold... TA-DA... *slaps forehead*....
So.. Obviously Jumping Jacks mess with my muscular control.... So.. No more of those for me.
There I go.. Embarrassing story of the day.... I'm sure you also have a workout fiasco you are not to proud of either... So, find this empowering and SHARE YOURS!
So, back to the point, I have 1 month 1 week and 5 days to achieve my goal.
You think I can do it?