Friday, October 30, 2009


Day 2 of P90x...

I woke up with arms of lead. Honestly, I can not move my arms above shoulder height without grimmacing in pain. The only way I was able to get out of bed this morning was thinking that today's workout wasn't going to involve much, if any arm movements. Fortunately, I was mostly right.

The workout for today was "Plyometrics X." This 58 minute workout is, in a word, intense. I thought Jillian's plyometric exercises were "hard," but I hadn't seen anything yet. Tony's "rock star jumps" are different, and harder, than Jillian's. In fact, everything about Tony's P90x "Plyometrics X" DVD is different and hard for me!

I promise to give a more thorough review of what I'm doing, eventually, but honestly, right now the creative juices are just not flowing, and my arms are killing me. It hurts to type.

I can't believe I have shoulders and arms tomorrow...

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Can't type.
Arms like jell-o.
Did first day of P90x.
Chest & Back and Ab Ripper X.
This is going to be hard!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nothing of note to say

I don't have much to say today other than to report that I've been keeping up with my exercise plan for this week. I've also consistently updated my points and activity trackers on the weight watchers etools program. I'm not sure the program is worth $16.95 per month, but I do like the idea of the program. A friend of mine mentioned a free service called Sparkpeople. I may give that one a try for comparison's sake when my two week weight watchers trial ends.

I'm also adding a monetary incentive to my current efforts. My goal right now is to exercise 6 out of 7 days per week. If I achieve that goal, at the end of the week I'm going to reward myself with a small, relatively inexpensive indulgence. Each week that I fail to ahieve my goal, I will write a $10 check to a charity. This month my charity of choice is the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My mind's eye

Although I've been blogging for awhile, I have never felt comfortable enough to put up a picture of myself.

But, as I try to get back into a rhythm of working out and blogging, I thought it might be a good time to put up a picture or two.

If I'm honest, some of the pictures that were taken of me on our trip to Walt Disney World have given me pause. You see, in my mind's eye, I don't really see myself as fat. When I get dressed in the morning and look in the mirror, I try to be conscious of hiding the fat parts of my body. But, when I look at pictures like these, I think to myself, "Gosh, I don't look as good as I thought I did."

So, now you know what I look like. Let's see if having these pics posted here can keep me motivated.

Awkward Re-introduction

Ahem. Hi, it's me, again. I'm not really sure how to start this post. I have no idea where the last 2 months have gone. I have no excuse for falling of the exercise wagon (again). I just got lazy, and it shows in my stomach.

Here is a short update:

1. I did not get the job, and I think I was more upset about it than I wanted to admit to anyone, even to myself.

2. My son started first grade and my daughter started 4 year pre-school.

3. I had my first garage sale.

4. My husband and I worked out together for just under 2 weeks (doing the 30 Day Shred), but my husband hurt his shoulder and had to stop.

5. We took a family vacation to Walt Disney World which truly is the "Happiest Place on Earth." I credit the vacation with helping me get out of my funk.

So, I'm back. I had a coupon for a two week trial of Weight Watcher's "etools" program, so I'm trying it. I've been eating like absolute crap for the past two months. I hope that by documenting it, I will be more thoughtful with my choices.