9/16/2014 Progress hurts

Ok so I have been getting pretty hard core on my weight loss. I am constantly doing something everyday. Either cardio or lifting. The other day my husband decided that we should walk along the beach just to get in some exercise. Well, I got cocky. . .’I can do this. I do 3 miles in 30mins on my Gazelle every other. This is just a walk on the beach.’ OMG I was wrong. I was so sore yesterday from digging in the sand in order to be able to walk. I love’d it. I am hoping that we are going to make in an every other day thing.

As far as progress, I am still noticing new things everyday. I have never really had wrists before but I am starting to notice that they are also starting to get some good definition. It’s funny cause once you start the workout/fit process to becomes extremely addicting. I love it. I am hoping to have the courage to post up pics of my progress. I’m just not that confident yet. I know that life isn’t always sunshine and roses but mine feels like it is. At least right now it is. I hope everyone is doing well. Always work to be a better person than you were yesterday, strive for greatness today, and plan for an amazing tomorrow.de33fb2eab5c5a87156f42d947c614fc FightingTheFlab images imagez

Some days. . .9/6/2014

Today was one of those days. Just very unproductive and I almost feel like I have taken a step back some how. I am glad to announce that I am finally done with the AMP Wheybolic Extreme 60 Strawberry flavored. Personally, I can’t stand the froth or the flavor. I even tried doing a 1:1 with the choco and strawberry to see if that would make a difference. . . it didn’t. I go back to chocolate tomorrow and I have to get back into my cardio. It’s been over a week that I haven’t done my Gazelle. I still am trying to keep active and moving around. It just seems easier to get my lifting in then my cardio. I have been trying to come up with a new workout schedule. Since both my girls went back to school I spend my workout time waiting in a hot ass car picking up my girls. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mind getting my creeps I just need to find the time to get the cardio in. 

Some days I feel like a miracle worker. I may be a stay at home mom but I bust it out everyday 7/24/365 rain or shine. Anyway, that’s not the point. I think I need to spend some time realigning my motivation. I notice I lose it for a week or so every few months. I don’t know if that is just me or what but it will pass.

I am noticing the benefits of the protein as well as the Kre-Alkalyn. Both are formulated to rebuild and repair the muscle pre and post workout. I am anxious to see what kind of difference I see for the 10lbs to the 15lbs. I know I should go back down to the the 5lbs; however; I know that I have not lost my motivation because I am anxious to increase the weight. As far as the unproductive mentioned earlier, I didn’t even do the Contour Ab belt. The energy just hasn’t been there I guess. 

Speaking of no energy, it’s time to crash. The sun and the son will be rising before I know it. Goodnight all, best wishes and greatest accomplishments to you all.

 

 

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Been busy 8/30/2014

Wow!! Two of my kids started school these past two weeks and just Oi!!

So I have added Kre-Alkalyn which I am pretty sure you can get at GNC however someone picked this up for me so I can’t positively say that you can. You don’t have to do a pre-load or cycle on this and I like that (mostly cause sometimes I forget to take it). You take 2 pre and 2 post workout. I am re-learning all the stuff I thought I knew from when I worked at GNC. Anyway, so much has changed since then so please remember this is just my opinion, maybe it will help someone, maybe it won’t but I hope it does. I digress, so far not to much to report on the creatine but then again it has been less than a week. The creatine is suppose to replenish and revive the muscle (in a nutshell). I was told once that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, maybe it takes 21 days to notice a difference (probably).

 

Caught the last few days of the GNC BOGO sale and decided to grab my Amp Wheybolic Extreme 60 Ripped in chocolate and strawberry. I have quickly found out that I am NOT a strawberry protein drink fan. Blech!! I make mine with the skim milk for better flavor without too many extra calories (83 for nonfat, 103 for skim, and 148 for whole, serving 1c). Anyway, for me it was way to frothy, and it stayed with my all day no matter what else I ate or drink. I find myself taking only 2 scoops once a day instead of 2x a day. I am anxious to get back to my chocolate soon and I am not ever thinking about trying Vanilla. 

Digging on the Contour Ab Belt. I have run it twice already and I am thinking about another go here in a few minutes.

 I don’t know what it is but I have just become extremely addicted to exercising. Don’t get me wrong it took two major life changing events and months of working out prior to even starting this blog. An extreme amount of support from my loving husband and surprisingly enough, some random lady that lives 1000+ miles away from me in Texas, right, I think that’s right, yup it’s right. Some times it is so much easier to have faith in yourself when someone else has faith in you first. This lady had faith in me and she didn’t even know me. It just really meant a lot to me and really gave me the drive to want to lose weight, Jake Gyllenhaal gives me the drive to body build.

There was so much other stuff I wanted to go over tonight but I have the itch to workout again. Nothing much for images today just enjoying the muscle.

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Just hot. . .that is all

Just hot. . .that is all

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What a past couple of days. . .8/23/2014

So about once every two weeks I lose 2 days of my workout. I want to say that I know that I shouldn’t but I really know that I should. I have tried to lose weight and tone up so many times and I always make the same mistake. I try to go to hard to fast. I have what I call an extreme personality. Everything I do, I do in extreme measures. Not this time. I am enjoying the protein, enjoying my recovery days.

On a side note Spotify is erking me right now playing too many songs I don’t want to hear.

Going out to GNC today to get a big tub of Amp Wheybolic Extreme 60 Ripped. I really do enjoy this one. If you have a good shaker cup it mixes nicely either with water or milk. To me, it feels very heavy in my gut if I drink it with water (mixes well in) so I use Fat Free Skim Milk (mixes well) and it seems lighter to me. But by using the Fat Free Skim Milk you don’t get too many extra calories.

Since I’m grabbing a big jug today, I am going to start doing the protein pre and post workout instead of just post. If you’re going to work the muscle you have to feed the muscle.  Today I will also be looking at adding a couple of different Yoga poses. I will add those on Monday. 

Progress report and Workout Expansion 8/20/2014

So this progress report is kind of early but for my workout as a whole this progress is right on track. YAY!!!! I’m not going to lie, I hurt like a mug!! But again I am just focused on powering through. As far as my progress, I started working out little bits at a time back in Oct 2013, it is gong great! I am a big girl, I have no misconceptions about this fact, but a few months ago I discovered I fit back into my favorite pair of stretchy pants, a few weeks after that I found that I fit back into a favorite article of clothing that my husband really likes ;) and best of all, my engagement ring fits again :)

As far as my workout addition, I am going to spend the weekend playing with different yoga forms. Monday I will incorporate these into the workout that I am doing now. 

Today was another good lifting day, I worked my forearms, shoulders, abs, and thighs. Switched out my Gazelle cardio for swimming cardio today. 

I am also planning on adding another supplement to the routine on Monday as well. 

Here is this evenings motivation.

 

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Day two 8/18/2014

Well, this is technically not day two seeing as how I have been doing this now for almost a year. Today is my second blog day. I, unfortunately, did not get my cardio or Contour Ab Belt in today but I still got my lifting done. Today I increased my weights to 10lbs each. Next week I will go back down to five pounds, then back to ten. I plan to continue this 7-day rotation basically until the 5lbs don’t give enough of a work out then the patter will go 10lbs to 15lbs. That is my current small goal and the main goal is the body building.

Um. . . everything hurts like a bitch but that’s ok cause I just plan on working through it. I did do my two scoops of my AMP wheybolic extreme 60 (suppose to be 3 but hey). You can get it at GNC, I think it is one of the better proteins.  Getting ready to do some more lifting before bed.

 Right now I do 2 reps of 10 and each set of lifting. My husband is training me so I will get the names of the forms and post them tomorrow. 

Here are some more images of what the human body can do. 001_Hugh 002_Hugh 003_Hugh

Opening Statement 8/17/2014

So, we all have desires, dreams, wants, needs and necessities. These are mine, some are smart, some are angry, some are confusing but with clear intent of being a complete thought but just not making it (poor little guys :( they tried so hard). I am doing this for two reasons; 1. because someone helped me and hopefully I can help someone else. and 2. I really like hot half naked guys and I feel then need to share that passion with anyone else with the same interests. 3. I know I said 2 but I changed my  mind, anyway I want to see my own transformation I will be making over the next few months.

Quick background, been overweight most of my life, have hated it, been wishing it would change for forever. Fought with depression since well for as long as I can remember. Met someone that just absolutely changed my life, came really close to dying, survived and one lucky lady for it. All of this stuff will come out in greater detail as time flows, as it often tends to do.

I will simply finish tonight with this disclaimer; I do not own a lot of these pics, there are just public figure images that motivate me to push myself harder. If I know where the image comes from I will give credit where credit is due.

I just hope someone else reads this and it helps them.

Case in point. I don't own it but that is just an amazing picture of the capability of the human body. Amazing.

Case in point. I don’t own it but that is just an amazing picture of the capability of the human body. Amazing.