Monday, May 31, 2010

Week 3- Day 1

Chest & Back, Ab RipperX
Elliptical- 400 calories(I don't pay attn to the time, only my set goal of how many calories I want to burn)
Walking- 30 mins

One thing that I can say about P90X is that it definitely works in strengthening. I am getting better by the week with the push ups in this video. My daughter walked in the room as I was doing the dive bombers and said "oh wow mom you're killing it",(I interpreted that to be good but had to ask to make sure ;) She is my witness. She has watched me work out with these vids since day one. That 1st week was definitely a comedy show for her (and me too). I heard her go on to tell a friend on the phone how in my 1st week I could barely do one of each move. My chin up bar is still sitting in the corner sadly. I replaced the chin up exercises with more push ups.
I'm going to make it my mission to get my walk in early in the am. We waited until 7pm this evening and it was just frustrating for some reason. I'm super, super shy or rather very self conscious ( a new low that has come over me since gaining weight). There were too many people on the trail, walking, running and biking. Just too much was going on for me and as soon as I attempted to break out into a sprint, Sashi got herself wrapped around a pole. I ended my walk after 30 minutes.

I lost an old friend today......

Just as I was making my lunchtime smoothie, my blender started smoking BAD. Now I don't know about you, but I'm not one of those people who go looking for the problem when I see smoke. I pulled the plug, poured the little smoothie that did get mixed in a glass, and chocked that thing in a box then out to the trash bin. I'll definitely have to head out to Wal-Mart tonight before bed to get another. I'm loving those smoothies too much to let it all end so soon.

Breakfast: 2 crepes filled with scrambled egg whites (with spinach, mushrooms, & onions) and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard
Lunch: smoothie (half scoop syntha 6, 3 teaspoon flax seeds, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 whole frozen banana, 1 cup almond milk) 
Dinner: mixed salad with 2 boiled egg whites, 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, 3 baby carrots shaved,1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon flax seeds, 1/2  grilled chicken breast
Snacks: 1/3 cup energy trail mix, 3 Dare cabaret crackers (found them in the pantry & didn't want to throw them out) with 1 tablespoon of spicy three pepper hummus

Breakfast crepes

Dinner salad

I was invited to two bbq's but thought it best that I just stay away. I don't feel that I'm strong enough to be in a setting with an abundance of delicious fatty foods and not stuff my face with more than my share. I knew what the menus were going to be for both people and both are great cooks. Especially dessert wise. One person was serving one of my favorite simple desserts- punch bowl cake. She makes it exactly how i used to like it with buttery cake and lots of pudding. I knew I would have gone overboard with that so I was ok with my decision. :)

R.I.P old friend


  1. Not the margarita blender!! LMBO!!!

  2. I am lol about your daughter...mine is the same way! She is so blunt about stuff it's not even funny. I was doing those dive bombers and could only do 8 the right way 2nd time around could only do 4 but tried for 6, she looked over at me and said "You need to rest b/c that's not the way they are done" Who is this person?

    My chin ups I can't even do 1 so I do the modified moves using the bands like they do in the DVD!!! I'm happy with that.... for now!!!

    Keep up the great work!!!!


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