Saturday, January 8, 2011


Ouch, ouch, ouch. It hurts to move! As I stated before, my hubby and I decided it was time to get our booties in gear and start eating right and exercising. The eating right is a breeze. I can still make many of the foods I made before only healthier. Without my family knowing, I have been switching our meals over to healthier choices over the past year so the rest of the switch isn't so bad. Less processed foods, more fresh fruits and veggies..yummy! Exercising, on the other hand, has been hard. I am always active cleaning, walking dogs, doing a workout here and there, chasing kids, dancing, I am the type of person who just cannot sit still. It is very hard for me to just sit. I am constantly multitasking. If I am forced to sit, I am constantly fidgiting. I shake my legs, moves my fingers, make faces..something..I just cannot sit still. Well, my hubby and I decided to check out the exercise videos at Walmart when we went grocery shopping. We chose to get Jillian Michaels 30 day shred video. We liked how the workouts were set up, we liked how the moves weren't complicated (I am so uncoordinated it isn't funny), and we liked that the workout is only 20 minutes long. WELL...lets just say that 20 minute level 1 workout kicked my booty. Yesterday I felt like crap! My legs, arms, chest, back all hurt. My muscles were so tired I felt tired. It was horrible. Of course, I think part of it was my insomnia as well. But let me tell you, it was horrible.

Today is a different story. It still hurts to sit down as my thigh muscles are still very sore but I did manage to do another of my favorite workouts today. It is only 20 minutes as well. It is by one of my favorite trainers, Cindy Whitmarsh. It is called Bikini Ready. All you need is handweights and some time. The workout video can be found here at exercisetv. This is the video I started doing 5 days a week way back in March 2010 when I first started exercising. I lost 12 inches off my body in a couple months of doing this workout and walking my dogs and doing house work.

I feel amazing after I finish working out. I feel like I have accomplished something. It is a very nice feeling. I also know it makes me feel closer to my goals. I want to go down a couple pant sizes and get down to 120-125 lbs. I am not far from that but I just want to be healthier.

So that is my post for today. For all of my crochet friends, I am still plugging away at my granny stripe. I want to finish it up for my youngest son, make another for my other son and do big rectangle granny square blankets for my daughters. So be on the look out for those pics. Be Blessed everyone.


  1. Hey there, I left a comment yesterday but it didn't go through. I hope all is well with you and that you get to go to your dentist and get on with your new smile!!

    Hugs, Teresa

  2. Well done on the exercise programme.

    Good Luck tomorrow at the dentist, hope all goes well

  3. I saw your post yesterday, and run out of time and couldn't comment then... I was exactly like you!!! all sore and hurting... today is not that bad.
    I started a zumba weigh loss program last week and we'll have 3 days a week of intense zumba (cardio) and 3 days a week of strenght and tone... is the most I've excerized in my life!!! it has been fun so far and I'm sure it'll help to make me healthier, thiner and work on my power will... I like that.
    today I have strenght and tone again, hope it won't hurt so bad this time!