Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Yesterday's Workout

So yesterday was a good day! Hit my calorie goals, had a killer workout & finally got a decent night's sleep last night. Now I just need to do that every day (mainly the sleep part) and I'll be good! 

Yesterday's Warm Up:
Pyramid Medicine Ball Jacks 14 lbs - 25 to 1
25 Jumping Jacks with OHP of 14lb medicine ball, then 24 reps, then 23, then 22, etc all the way down to 1
Bodyweight exercises done in between sets for 60 seconds: Squats, Burpees, Sit-Ups, Push Ups, Jumping Squats, Mountain Climbers (standing due to knee tweaking)

TOTAL: 325 Jumping Jacks with 14lb OHP

30 mins of Kickboxing with calisthenic drills in between rounds

Abs: 10 mins followed by Cool Down

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Note: The sleep listed here is not from last night, but the night before

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Otherwise things are going well. Today is boxing with one of our fav trainers and trying to keep disciplined today at work. They're feeding everyone from a local BBQ place & I was a good girl and packed my own lunch instead. 

Have a great day! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Another Workout! YAY!

Hey peeps!

So the knee is continuing to improve - I was able to get a 55lb squat the other day without much of an issue, so I'm thinking I should be good to start NR this week. I'm thinking my lifting days will be Wednesday and Friday/Saturday (I can only do 2 days a week right now with work, school & everything else)

The tattoo is healing nicely - but I'm not able to wear shoes & socks just yet so my Sunday workout was done barefoot at the gym. There were only 6 of us, so my trainer decided it would be fun to set up a conditioning style workout - which was totally awesome!

We ran 2 rounds as a circuit and then had 40 mins of hard boxing drills afterwards - it was awesome! Here's the workout as I tracked it on Fitocracy (thus why there's the points listed on the right side) - but I figured the screenshot would be easier to read

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I was stoked I was able to push an added 190lbs to the sled!! That was WAY more than I thought I'd be able to do with a recovering injury, so I was super happy!

Overall, burned 3310 Calories yesterday according to my BodyMedia. I'm adjusting my nutrition and increasing my calorie intake since I'll be adding in the strength training as well - so my daily goals are around 2100 cals with a 30/35/35 split (give or take) 

We've prepped a bunch of food for the week and are definitely looking forward to our next workouts! Today and tomorrow are boxing at the gym then Wednesday is lifting. Hopefully sometime this week I'll be able to get some progress pics posted & measurements done

Hope you all have a great day! 

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Discovered bulletproof coffee & oh sweet baby Jeebus! Where have you been ALL my life?!?!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Squatzz & New Tattoos!

Hey everyone! 

I know that I've been a little scarce recently, but life has been super busy. Finals are over at school & I have 2 weeks before fall semester starts back up again. So far, half of my grades have been posted and I have a B with 2 A's. I'm hoping the other 3 classes will post later today so I can see how I did. 

Last week, I started hazarding bodyweight squats with my knee & I did well. I've been able to knock those out pretty regularly - but I have to keep the movement really slow & controlled. Lunges are still a nightmare & impossible to do, but I think the ability to to squats is definitely sign of improvement! 

This past weekend, the hubby & I went out to Phoenix so my stepson could hang out with his family for a few days before school started. We had a great time - lots of shopping, eating WAY too much food, enjoying some chill nights at a local Scottish bar & avoiding the heat (it was around 110 this past weekend!) Even in the crazy heat, we still managed to get a lot of walking done AND we found a gym location near our hotel - so we were able to get a kickboxing workout done on Friday night! It was awesome! 

We drove back all day on Sunday & yesterday I was off work. I have a buddy who is an amazing tattoo artist & he wanted to give me a new piece as a birthday present! I decided to get a piece that I've been wanting for a while that means a lot to me and it was inspired by my favorite book series. 

Here's some pics I took yesterday during the happy tattoo process!

Tattoo started :-)

Progress Pic #1:

Final piece:

I absolutely love it & think its a super pretty tattoo! Its exactly what I wanted! I posted it on the author's FB page and I guess other people like it too - its had over 3400 likes, 200+ comments (all positive!) and 100+ shares. I loved the piece regardless, but its nice to know that others appreciate it as well! 

So - this week is going to be spent getting eating back on track from the food-fest this past weekend, healing from fabulous new tattoos and continuing to work on my BW exercises. Next week I'd like to have progress pics up and I'd like to start my lifting program. I don't think I'll be able to add weight to the squats or the lunges just yet, but I will do those BW until I'm comfortable getting into the full ROM of the movement. 

Anyways, I think that's about it for me! Hope you all are doing well & I'll catch up with you all soon!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Song of the Day!

Good lord - I've been playing this song on repeat ALL day & I can't stop!! Its such a killer song with beautiful lyrics!! Happy dance time!!! I've gotta find this artist's music tonight! Must. Download!