Sweat it Out (Wednesday’s Workout):
Weights 45 Minutes
Elliptical 30 Minutes
24 Days of Thankfulness: Today I am thankful that my child sleeps in until 8:00 almost every single day, and sleeps 12 hours a night.
The time has come…….to get on the scale. I ALWAYS give myself a few days after vacation until I weigh myself, and so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I only gained 1.8 pounds. Yes, I am stoked that it wasn’t more and I am still in the 250′s, 257.8 to be exact. I am not kidding when I say that there was one day last week where I ate pizza for 2 meals and chocolate in between. So I will take a 1.8 pound gain with a smile! This also proves that when you lose weight slowly it doesn’t come back as fast. My average of 1.5 pounds a week wasn’t looking so bad after vacation!
This weigh in means it’s time to get back in business, and with a little focus I can actually lose some weight this month! Especially since it is T-minus 2 days until my Body Bugg arrives. Have I mentioned how excited I am? Only a few THOUSAND times!
I’ve got the fever, and I’ve got it bad. On Tuesday, I finally put away all of Hanna’s 3-9 months clothing and packed up all of the bottles, binkies, breast pump, and the last of her being a baby Which has now left me with scorching baby fever. I’m still a young gal of 32 and the hubs and I do plan on trying for one more, but putting all of the baby stuff in storage certainly lit a spark in me.
For those of you who haven’t read any of my posts regarding my labor, it was pretty heinous. This next go around I want to be healthy and ready to have a baby. I’m aiming for no Gestational Diabetes, working out daily, and being mindful of my eating. But before I get pregnant for the second time, there is a little something called Health Insurance that I need to acquire, and in order for me to do that I need to be able to qualify. Which means I need to be a healthy weight since I am a High-risk pregnancy (because of the emergency c-section), and all of Colorado policies are required to include maternity, but I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg.
So for now I need to concentrate on really losing some pounds so that I can make all of the pieces fall together. I’ve decided (obviously) that weigh in day will stay on Thursday. I actually weigh in on Wednesday, but I write my post’s a day before hand (so that my family doesn’t feel neglected, and it works for us). I’m excited to really see some changes these next few months, and I am finally at a point where I am going to be able to tell a difference.
“The New Rules of Lifting for Women” Phase 4, Day 2, Workout B
- Dead lift: 3 sets of 10, 60 pounds
- Underhand Lat pull: 3 Sets of 10, 70 Pounds
- Bulgarian Split Squat: 3 Sets of 10, 25 pound plate
- Reverse Lunge off step with Forward Reach: 3 Sets of 10, 16 Pounds
- Shoulder Press: 3 Sets of 10, 30 Pounds
- Prone Jack Knife: 3 Sets of 20
- Reverse Crunch: 3 sets of 10
- Plank: 3 Sets of 60 second holds, modified to knees
- If you have kids: Did you get baby fever when you put away their baby things?
- No kids? Do you ever feel your biological clock ticking?