one hundred push ups – week 2 – day 2

DONE! And wow. Yeah, I literally collapsed on the last one! I will need to swap to column 1. Not what I was hoping for, but my other workout I’m doing today also includes a bunch of push ups. I want to succeed, not destroy myself and fail. So I will be continuing this one hundred pushups training program, but I just can’t do column 2 and I won’t lie about what I’m doing to “save face” or something.

Today included:

  • 10 push ups
  • 12 push ups
  • 9 push ups
  • 9 push ups
  • max (at least 13 push ups) – that 13th one is where I was just done. So I don’t even feel like I can count number 13.

never-give-upIn all, I managed 52 push ups today! Awesomeness, but I can’t keep it up. I need to scale this program back and focus on my form. I think it’s the smart thing to do and will help ensure I succeed. We can’t all do everything perfectly, but we can dang sure try! All I know is that I will NOT give up. I will continue the program using column 1 and STILL be able to do 100 consecutive push ups at the end of the 6 weeks.

one hundred push ups week 2 day 2… did it, but scaling back to ensure I complete the program!

 

bikini body pre-training – week 1 – day 2

IMG_4790.JPGWhew! Today was LISS (Low Intensity Steady State) cardio. I managed 35 minutes, which was the minimum, at 3.3mph on the treadmill. At about the 16 minute mark, I had to drop it down to 3.0mph for about 4 minutes. 

I was seriously sweating and gross at the end, but I know it was worth it! And I didn’t take a towel downstairs with me, which I now know was dumb, lol. I’m not counting calories at all, but my treadmill said I burned 275. For how I feel, that doesn’t seem like much, haha. So I guess it’s a good think I’m not counting or focusing on calories or I would be massively annoyed!

So I feel really good! I think I should have stretched better yesterday though. I did a really good stretch session today and will start making sure I do it daily as I go through this pre-training program.

Hubby also got on the treadmill today (for 45 minutes!!!), and the group of ladies I’m doing this pre-training program with did a variety of LISS cardio. We had some biking, walking, kayaking, yoga, and walking. Great day 2 of working out all around 😀

Bikini body pre-training week 1 day 2… don’t forget your towel!

one hundred push ups – week 2 – day 1

know-limitsAlmost destroyed me! I barely finished!! Wondering if I should move my weak self over to column 1 of the One Hundred Push Ups Training Program instead of staying in column 2. Because I honestly am not this strong yet! Last week was fine, but for some reason, this morning was killer!! I’ll see how Wednesday goes before deciding what to do about the columns. Either way I’ll still end up being able to do 100 push ups at the end. Decision won’t be made until Wednesday. Because if I power through it, I’m sticking to column 2.

Today was:

  • 9 push ups
  • 11 push ups
  • 8 push ups
  • 8 push ups
  • Max (at least 11 push ups)

I just made the max 11. That’s 47 push ups! Though it was not easy for me. My girlfriend in NY maxed at 12, which is 48 push ups! Woot!

I am glad I got it done though! If I hadn’t done it right after I woke up this morning, not sure it would’ve gotten done. Been a busy day in the kitchen, plus adding the Bikini Body pre-training program! 

One hundred push ups week 2, day 1… was really hard!

bikini body pre-training – week 1 – day 1

challenge-changeThat workout kicked my butt! I am so glad I started with the 4 week pre-training program instead of jumping right into the 12 week program! I really want to stick to this program, and I believe starting with the pre-training will help! I’m just really glad we found this bikini body workout program guide and are actually getting started. It feels really good to be motivated and have friends who can help add motivation when mine falters 🙂

My girlfriend in NY reminded to take my “before” photos today, so hubby took them for me, one from the front and one from the side. I can’t wait to start seeing results!

So after the workout, which included a lot of lunges, step thingys, and some other stuff I haven’t done in years, I was completely drenched in sweat and beat! Just walking up the stairs to shower after and my legs were shaking! I’m still super pumped!!! 

The other amazing ladies who are doing this at the same time got it done and feel good!! We got this!

I think tomorrow I’m supposed to walk or cycle… I just can’t wait to get in shape!!!

Bikini Body pre-training, week 1, day 1… Sweated through it 🙂

new workout starts TOMORROW!

get-fitYep, that’s right, we’re starting our new workout. Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Training Program. With a lot of help, we managed to get a group of about 10 of us together to go through this program as a team! We started a group text message tonight to get ourselves pumped up for it, and hopefully we will be looking good in a few short weeks. I am hoping to lose weight, increase my overall strength, and get toned.

We’re starting with the pre-training… which honestly still looks pretty intense to me, ha! I haven’t worked out in so long, there’s no way I want to jump right in and do hard stuff.. I need to go slow, which will hopefully help not fail. And thankfully Kayla Itsines’ program does have the pre-training option. It’s 4 weeks. I will be taking my before pictures tomorrow morning. I’m going to have hubby take them every week so I can see my physical progress. That’s another way to help keep up the motivation… watching the transformation happen from week to week!

I am super excited to do this, it’s going to be AWESOME! So glad I have a group of amazing ladies willing to rock this program with me 🙂 Couldn’t ask for a better support team!!!

Bikini Body Week 1… STARTS TOMORROW… I AM READY FOR ACTION!

one hundred push ups – week 1 – day 3

get-fitAh! I usually write about my push ups so much earlier in the day, but today was just crazy busy!! I also did my push ups just before noon instead of getting them done earlier in the morning like I usually like to. Ah well, at least I got them done 🙂

So, this is officially the end of week 1 for push ups. In another 5 weeks, I should be able to do 100 consecutively. I still don’t really see it happening, but I am dang set on trying! This has so far been super fun for me and I am also really excited that on Monday, I’m starting Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body program. We’ve managed to put together a great group of ladies who all want to get fit and help each other out. So we’re starting a mass text on Sunday to help motivate each other to get healthier and do our workouts each day. I really cannot wait to start! 🙂

For today,

  • 8 push ups
  • Break- up to 120 seconds, but I didn’t need that much time
  • 10 push ups
  • Break- again, mine was pretty short
  • 7 push ups
  • Break- bit longer break this time, but not the full 2 minutes allowed
  • 7 push ups
  • Break- close to the full 2 minutes allowed, my arms were getting tired
  • Max push ups (at least 10)- I did 10. Tried to crank out 1 more but I just couldn’t 

That’s 42 push ups!!! Awesomeness! Super happy about that! My girlfriend in NY managed to rock 11 for her max! So she did 43 push ups!!! Woohoo!

One hundred pushups… WEEK 1 IS DONE!

bye bye belly fat!

A good friend of mine sent me this article called What I Tell My Patients About Belly Fat + How To Get Rid Of It. She said it basically sums up her Whole30 experience, and after reading it, it sums up my Whole30 experience too!

Whole30 is all about eating healthy and eliminating all that crazy excess sugar that can be found in virtually everything on grocery store shelves. It’s actually rather gross when you really think about it. Since starting Whole30, I have almost no sugar cravings, I don’t need to one of the many Americans who, according to the article, are “overdosing on sugar, consuming an average of 22 to 30 teaspoons each day.” And it’s pretty disgusting that I probably used to consume that much sugar… if not more! I know I drank a ton of Coke. Yum. That being said, no wonder I have all this lovely belly fat!

I’ve been doing the one hundred push ups training program (today was day 2), and it kind of makes me feel gross with my belly just “hanging out there” while I do my push ups. Like really gross feeling. And this article goes into quite a bit about getting rid of that fat, all things that Whole30 has already been helping me with (except the exercise, that’s on me and I just started). 

sleep-number-bunnyThe article mentions sleep. Something I’ve always had an issue with. Following the Whole30 program helps me sleep better! I wake up rested, refreshed, and energetic! It’s amazing! The Whole9Life website even has a whole section all about sleep that has some really good articles to read. When I started eating according to Whole30, I honestly didn’t believe that just eating right would make much of a difference. It totally does and I am a full believer now! I actually get about 8 solid hours of sleep a night. Seriously! It feels so good to wake up and not be dragging my feet, or feeling like I need to sleep another zillion hours. Not to mention, it is amazing how much I’ve been able to get done each day after a full night’s rest!

So back to the article. It basically says to lose the belly fat, we need to eat real food, manage stress, cut out food sensitivities, get 8 hours of deep sleep, and exercise regularly. Like I already mentioned, Whole30 can’t exercise for me (though it would be nice if it could, haha), but the rest has been pretty much taking care of itself, just by following the Whole30 program! It’s no joke, this program is magic… and thankfully we can keep it going after 30 days, just slowly reintroducing things one at a time… or not. I have no cravings for bread, so why reintroduce it? I also don’t think about sugar much anymore… so why would I want to go back to drinking a zillion grams of it in soda every day? My relationship with food has changed. And it rocks!

So here’s to continuing on my journey, adding in some exercise… bye bye belly fat!

one hundred push ups – week1 – day 2

IMG_4732.JPGWow am I sore! I could barely pump out the last set, and I took all the breaks!!!

So here’s the one hundred push ups week 1 day 2 sets I did

  • 6 push ups
  • Up to 90 second break
  • 8 push ups
  • Up to 90 second break
  • 6 push ups
  • Up to 90 second break
  • 6 push ups
  • Up to 90 second break
  • Max (at least 7 push ups) – I barely managed to do 8

So 34 push ups today! Yowza!! That’s pretty dang exciting 🙂

My girlfriend in NY finished hers this morning too. She managed 10 for the max, so she did 36 push ups! WOOHOO! We are totally on a roll!

I do know this would be a lot harder if we were still the junk we used to eat before Whole30. My girlfriend in NY just said “sugar is the devil” and at this point, I agree with that statement, haha! Hubby and I are currently on Whole30 Day 24, and we’ve decided that even if we do add a little food back here or there, we are mainly going to stick to this type of diet going forward. And we most definitely do NOT want to add crappy fast food back into our lives! It’s just gross stuff. Totally not worth it. Our health and our kids’ health needs to come first!

can’t believe how sore I am this morning

mouseSeriously. All I did was push ups yesterday and I feel crazy sore this morning! Like my stomach feels sore, as if I did sit ups, but I totally didn’t! Fitness be crazy!

So tomorrow will be week 1, day 2 of the one hundred push ups training program. I really hope I’m not still sore tomorrow or it will be super difficult to get all the push ups done!

Then next Monday (so 6 days from now)… bikini body starts! This is going to be awesome! I can’t wait to see the results of getting healthy and doing a workout routine! 🙂