Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's Wednesday!

Good day!

Last night after the kids went down I went to the basement and did the Full Body Workout video on Tone It Up's YouTube page.  I felt much better and I really enjoyed the routine.  I didn't use weights because I still hadn't located their hiding place!  After I finished the video I did some searching and found those little buggers ha ha!

This morning I got up at 6:15 and did a Booty Call Routine.  Booty Call just means a workout you do first thing in the morning after you get up.  I did the Malibooty workout video and I was awesome!  I could really feel it working my glutes!  I think I might try to do it another time after my run tonight.  The Bikini Series schedule says to run 3 miles.  I haven't decided if I'm going to do that or jump back into my Couch to 5k training program.  I guess it will depend on the weather and how I feel once I start running.  I haven't ran since Saturday.  I'm a little bit sore from the strength training but not in a bad way.

In other news:  Sean starting walking today!

He has been standing up without holding on to anything for a week or so and last night he started taking a few steps.  At lunchtime today he took 5 or 6 steps in a row!  He just turned 11 months last Saturday.  I can't believe it!  Jack didn't walk until he was 14 months, but I hear the 2nd baby almost always walks earlier than the 1st.  I think it's great!

These boys are a handful and they keep me on my toes.  I like to say my new job title is "Referee", because they are wrestling all the time.  Boys are so physical! 

Happy Hump Day!
Luv, Winey

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Eat Right To Feel Right


Last night was Jack's final Parent-Tot Swim class.  For the past 8 Monday's we went to our High School pool for an intro to swimming class for kids ages 6 months to 3 years old.  It was fun and he really liked it.  I'm so glad he is more comfortable in the water now.  Afterwards, we went out to celebrate with some frozen yogurt at Wild Blue.  My sister and nephew were also in the same swim class and we celebrated together! the time we got home is was 7:45pm and we still had to do the whole get-the-kids-to-bed-circus haha!  And I didn't get my run in, but I did run around the house with Jack for a little bit during the day and we did the swim class so I counted that as my 20 minutes of cardio.  It's tough sometimes to fit everything into one day!

Yesterday's Sunset Challenge was to create a Vision Board or an idea/picture of what my goals are for completing the Bikini Series.  I didn't make a collage, but I did think of my goals and I will insert them here so I can look back for a reminder.

1.  A toned body
2.  Healthy skin
3.  A positive attitude
4.  Run longer distances
5.  More energy
6.  Feel happier

Today the schedule is to do the Full Body Workout and a Yoga Routine.  I should have done the Full Body Workout this morning before the kids got up, but I thought I might like to do it tonight after they go to bed.  I did do the Yoga Video during the kids nap time.  It didn't go that well.

First of all, it was the first time I had ever followed this particular video so I was having to look up a lot to see what she was doing.  Second, I didn't really eat that well this morning.  I had coffee and cereal with milk.  Then we went shopping with my Mom and she treated us to McDonald's where I had a cheeseburger and fries. 

Disclaimer! I do not eat fast food very often!  I know it is the worst food ever, but sometimes it sounds good ya know?  Anyway I didn't feel bad until I started the yoga.  I felt nauseous and a little lightheaded.  Luckily it was a shorter yoga video and I finished, but then quickly got some water and a protein bar and sat down. 

There's my proof right there, that you have to eat right to feel right.  I plan on snacking more this afternoon and eating dinner before I workout tonight. 

My grocery trip this week will be focused on buying some healthier snacks for the whole family!
What kinds of healthy snacks do you eat?

Love,  WW

Monday, May 12, 2014

Getting Ready For Summer!


I wanted to share something new that I'm starting today.  I joined Tone It Up for their annual Bikini Series fitness program and I'm so excited!  It's an 8 week program aimed at getting you looking and feeling good for summer.  I'm starting this program a couple of weeks late, but it's very easy to follow.  All you have to do is sign up on their website, find the weekly schedules, and get going!

Today I planned on getting up early and getting in my 20-30 minutes of cardio with a morning run around the neighborhood.  When my alarm went off at 6:00am I could hear the rumbles of thunder in the distance and flashes of lightning.  I decided to try to run in the afternoon instead. :)  It was a wise decision because it started to rain hard and I probably would have been caught in it!

The other half of today's schedule was to complete the Upper Body Workout.  I went to the basement to look for my 5 pound weights and they were nowhere to be found!  I know for sure Mark hid them from the kids and apparently hid them from me too!  So, I improvised with a couple bottles of Gatorade instead!  I did the video 2 times through.  Once with weights and once without.  The first time through was tough as I was trying to avoid hitting my boys (who wouldn't stop hanging on my legs) in the head with my "weights"! haha!  For the second round I put the bottles down and Jack even joined in!  I liked the workout and I really felt it in the back and shoulders.  My from was less than stellar, but I'll work on that.

I'm also trying to drink more water throughout the day.  I have a pitcher that holds 64 oz. and I'm going to aim to drink that much over the course of the day.

I also signed up for my second 5k Run of the year!  I'll be running the Spring Lake Heritage Festival 5k in about a month!  I can't wait!  I just completed the River Bank Run 5k last Saturday and I felt really good.  My time was 35:14, about 5 minutes faster than the one I ran 2 years ago.  I'm looking forward to beating that time at the Heritage!

Cheers to good health and good healthy choices!

Love, Bri