Counting Down...

Friday, July 26, 2013

Early Bird....

It's 4:55am and I just finished working out. Finished my schedule and decided to do an additional 10mins of Shaun T's Total Body Burn which is in the Hip Hop Abs program. Gosh! I'm dripping in sweat. I wish I had a big mirror in my room so I could see what I was doing. Even with the confidence I exude when doing the workout, I'm sure I look way different from those on the screen. Lol! 

I wasn't able to workout yesterday because my right eye hurt so bad and the last thing I could think of was exercise so, there goes my rest day. I'm going to have to exercise on Sunday.

Stepped on the scale this morning and let's just say, I've got tons of work to do if I want to hit my goal for the year. Really need to eat clean. Saw this on Pinterest and it really got to me. Why eat certain foods and punish yourself later?



 Guess my problem has always been dinner options. Any tips guys? Would love to read your suggestions.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Motivating Myself & Ab Sculpt....

I got home yesterday evening feeling tired, sore and in no mood to workout. Then, I remembered this picture I saw on Pinterest and that was enough to push me onto the elliptical.



I did the whole 60 minutes as planned and felt really good afterwards.




The machine says I burned 676 calories and I covered 15.6 kilometers. I must admit that it always feels great when I'm able to achieve my daily workout goals. Planning really helps because I don't have to waste time deciding on what workout to do when I wake up at 3:30am or get back from work at 6pm. 


This morning I did Shaun T's Ab Sculpt workout from Hip Hop Abs and my.... it was difficult. I was struggling at some points and my soreness didn't help. Guess the elliptical workout from the previous night played a role in this since, I love to do all sorts of stuff like posing in a squat and pedaling backwards to work my thighs and glutes.

Anyways, I'm taking things one day at a time.

How was your workout today? Do anything fun? 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Shaun T Rocks!!!

Dayum! I love that man! It's 4:39am and I have just finished doing Hip Hop Abs and I'm dripping in sweat. What I love about this workout is that you really don't realize that you've been working out for 30 minutes. How cool is that? 

This morning was the fat burning cardio workout and I must say, that even though the program is Hip Hop Abs I had an arms and legs workout too. Maybe not a full workout but generally with all those arm and leg moves, it was cardio for sure.  I had sweat was dripping down my back and it felt good. Will fill you in on the day's eats later.

Hope you all have a fun workout today! :-)

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Good Start…

So, the day went pretty well. I did the elliptical for one hour in the morning and Hip Hop Abs in the evening as planned. Who knew it could be so much fun. I didn’t even notice how time flew by so quickly. I’m definitely doing it again. In fact, I can’t wait!!!

On the food front I had a smoothie for breakfast, salad with chicken for lunch and then some boiled peanuts for dinner. I can’t wait for tomorrow. Hopefully, I stay on the wagon this time. Smile

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hip Hop Abs....

Hey people, after trying to figure out a workout schedule I decided that I will revisit the twice a day workout. I will be alternating between Hip Hop Abs and my elliptical for now. Perhaps when I get back into my regime I will add Insanity to the mix. Did I forget to mention that Shaun T is a total definition of HOTNESS? Wow! I wish I had the female version of his body. 

So, I have drawn up a plan to guide me and prevent unnecessary guesswork when I wake up in the mornings.



Day
Morning
Evening


Monday


Elliptical workout


Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio


Tuesday


Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio


Elliptical workout


Wednesday


Hip Hop Abs Ab Sculpt


Elliptical workout


Thursday


Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio



Elliptical workout


Friday


Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio



Elliptical workout


Saturday


Hip Hop Abs Fat Burning Cardio



Elliptical workout


Sunday


Rest


Rest



So, let's see how this week goes. Enjoy your week.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Getting My Act Together….

As I said in my previous post, things have not been so good in the eating and working out departments. I however have found a way to solve both problems (hopefully). Planning!

Yes, I’m sure some of you are rolling your eyes and saying “Didn’t she already know that?” Well, maybe I did, but I haven’t been consistent with that as far as my healthy regime is concerned.  Thank God for the numerous opportunities to try till I succeed. Anyways, I have decided to go back to the food journal since it does help me check on my junk intake.

With the exercise bit, I’ve decided to exercise at least four times a week. That would be my major goal till the year ends. I still have five full months to lose some weight and I’m going to try my possible best to do that. In addition, since I’m a serious series viewer, I’ve decided to kill two birds with one stone by watching my favorite programs when I’m working out. And boy, are they many! Here’s a list of what I love to watch at the moment:

  • Drop dead diva
  • Rizzoli and Isles
  • Luther
  • True blood
  • Teen wolf
  • Hit the floor
  • Franklin & Bash
  • The Haves & Have Nots
  • Ray Donovan
  • Suits
  • Extreme Weight Loss
  • Private Practice
  • Person of Interest
  • 2 Broke Girls

Here are the others that I can’t wait to watch when they resume a new season:

  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Originals
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mike and Molly
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Nikita
  • Arrow
  • Beauty and the Beast

Wow! They are so many that I won’t be surprised if I have left out some. It’s a wonder that I even read!

What series do you guys love? Share some of your favorites… Please? Smile

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Deal Worth Taking......

Wow! It's been over a month since I last posted. Life has been crazy busy. I wish I could say that I've been faithful with my eating and exercising but, all I can say is that those two aspects of my life has been experiencing a yoyo journey.

Anyway, someone actually made me a deal last month to spur me on in my weight loss journey. It's a good deal. I will give you the details later this week. 

Gotta go now.

Cheers.