Thursday, June 17, 2010


I have been home recovering from vacation... Doesn't everyone need a vacation from vacation???

I did workout on vacation:  Ran 2 miles on 2 different days, did ab and legs work, played tennis 3 days, and played with my kids in the pool. 

I decided to take last week off from posting, but totally meant to post my latest treadmill video.  I did it to Justin Timberlake & Esme Denters Love Dealer:

Also, I will be meeting with a friend this weekend to go over some calorie intake information.  She has the diet down pat, and I have the exercise down pat... Now if you could peice us together it would be perfect!  If only it were that easy!!!

In the meantime.  I have something to share.  Someone from our church who knows that I've struggled with body image, and self esteem shared a video with me.  It was amazing!

Not a day goes by that I don't tell my children how beautiful, gorgeous, and special they are.

Now head on over to see what Fitness Friday girls has to say!  Click HERE to move on over there.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Increasing VS Decreasing Calories Part 2

Well, in the past week I have found (through friends sending me articles & chatting with me on facebook) that it is simply calories in VS calories out. Which has always made been the advice when trying to lose weight… but apparently doesn’t make sense to my body.

I wear a Timex Personal Trainer watch and chest band with every activity that I do (even mowing the lawn). It tells me my heart rate, how long I’ve exercised, and calories burned. It’s programmed with my information (age, height, weight, etc). I keep track of my calorie burn on
Dailymile. It adds it up for me each week. (It does lots of other cool things as well). I have also been counting calories. I have lost 3 lbs in the last 2 weeks which is great – but according to my burn and intake I should have lost a lot more. So I’m still wondering if eating more of the right things (fruits and veggies) would help me out. I will be trying this when I get back from vacation. I do have a fear of slowing my metabolism from eating too few of calories.

However I’m still boggled that P90X recommends me eating so many calories! I kind of view it like weight watchers where you HAVE to eat all your allotted points to lose weight.

I have a fellow P90X’er at my church who recently asked me about “Zig-Zagging” my calories. I was kind of already doing this by eating my calorie allowance for 6 days a week, and one day having a free day (which I highly recommend!) But once I read more about it made perfect sense to me. I'm all about keeping the body guessing. It gets too used to what your doing to it, so it's needs to feel the "shock value" every now and again. Here is what it recommends: Just Click
HERE to read the post.

I have had a few questions of people asking me what I'm doing lately. So, next week I will post more about where I'm headed on my fitness journey!

In the meantime, click on the link below and watch my latest treadmill dance!


I received a comment the other day that a lady tried my routine in the gym... LOVE IT!

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