Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Mastitis kept me from doing P90X yesterday. Today, I made up for it.

Today was Plyometrics. The main P90X dude said it was high impact jump training. This appears to mean OMFG you are going to squat and jump and squat more and WHAT?!? THERE ARE STILL THIRTY MINUTES LEFT?!?!?!?

It was hard. Super hard.

I made it, though. Barely, but I did.

Rhiannon was the cutest thing ever. She declared herself my personal cheerleader, and sat on the couch yelling, "Go, Mommy! You can do it!" If I stopped for a second, she'd go, "Mommy! Do that stuff!"

I still ache from Sunday's Ab Ripper X. Still. Annnddd, I'm supposed to do it again tomorrow. :/ Along with...um...Shoulders and Arms, I believe.

P90X has been an amazing program, though. In all the classes and workouts I did in the gym, I was never this challenged. I'm pretty impressed so far.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

End of the Week *UPDATED*

Nothing to report on the weight front. Ate too much bad food this week, gained a couple pounds back, lost it again. I wasn't being too diligent. Not too worried - sometimes it's ok to take an indulgent week.

But I did get P90X!!!!

For those of you who don't know, P90X is an as seen on TV dvd exercise program. It uses different exercises on different days to work your whole body. The idea is to do it for 90 days and "get absolutely ripped!"

I don't think absolutely ripped is going to happen since I've got a bunch of excess weight to lose, but I am pretty confident that it will help me lose and be much more toned.

It also has its own diet guide, but I'm ignoring that and just eating healthy foods like I was. Not trying to do a lot more cutting while I'm nursing.

I started today, with the chest and back dvd. It was intense. Push-ups in massive quantities, pull ups (which you can modify with use of a resistance band - good, since I can do about 0 pull ups lol,) work with weights...I was sweating, aching, and cursing the inventor of the push up afterwards. I'm still feeling mildly shaky from it, an hour after completing.

It was a great workout, and I did get through it. It was tough, but I did it.

I still have to do the 12 minute ab portion today. I needed a break lol.

Update: I did Ab Ripper X, and I want to punch Tony in the face. Dear God, I'm DYING.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Well, well, well

Miss Keira has been constantly nursing because she's growth spurting. This has led to me losing 3 pounds since my last check in Saturday.

It's no trick of the scales, either, but is confirmed by the fact that one of my pairs of pre-pregnancy jeans fits again!

And, yeah, ok...it's a pair of my fat jeans. But still. They're jeans I haven't been able to get on since my first trimester.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Week Wrap Up

I lost 8 ounces this week. As predicted, I have certainly slowed on losing!

Part of that, too, is that I've been less actively exercising. I need to do that again. I'm weirdly embarrassed about doing exercise videos in front of Shane, but I feel like running isn't enough to tone everything. Sigh.

But here's what I want to talk about: sodium.

I've been charting my foods at Calorie Count since the 25th of June. They have an analysis of your nutrition that you can view, and mine is always pretty great. Except...sodium.

I eat a lot of "real" foods. Organic fruits and vegetable, local meats...yet somehow my sodium is ALWAYS too high. Every. Single. Day. And I'm not noshing potato chips here! So I'm really confused as to how to lower my sodium content and still, you know, eat.

Anyways. I'll post another picture next week, but this week, I resolve to figure out a way to tone while I'm not at the gym and WORK OUT MORE. And lower my sodium! Any suggestions would be welcome!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

End of the Week #2

Ok, as promised, one picture. But my face looked like the crypt keeper, so I cut it out, lol. That's what happens with like no sleep and bad lighting, folks.

Now...here goes...

As of this morning, I was down 4 pounds, 4 ounces. So, yay! I still expect my weight loss to slow down in the not too distant future.

I've been a big fat slacker, exercise wise, so I'm going to resume that tonight.

Does anyone else get really freaking annoyed by the stupid commercials for crap - usually sold at GNC or Complete Nutrition - that talk about how, if you only take this supplement once a day, you'll be all skinny and toned right away? Every time I hear one, I want to punch my radio. Seriously.

Do people actually buy this garbage? They must, or this crap wouldn't be on the radio. One commercial even laments that ephedra is off the market. Really? Heart attack, stroke, and death - that's preferable to eating healthy foods and working out? For real?

It also sort of concerns me that, in the obesity epidemic in this country, fast food places keep coming out with bigger, crazier, fattier crap. Sonic has a quarter pound chili dog, KFC has the godawful Double Down, Hardees has - well, everything on their menu, pretty much - and Friendly's has that wretched sandwich with grilled cheese sandwiches as buns. Gross. Even Subway has pizza and biscuits and gravy now. I want to see some fast food with fruits and veggies!

Stats: 22 pounds to pre-preg weight, 32 pounds to goal.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sigh for July

That was me, a year ago. Well, kinda. It was July 3rd.

I made the mistake of looking through pictures from last year yesterday. Depressing. Look at how skinny I was! And toned! Can you believe I was convinced that I was still fairly flabby then?

I miss that body. A lot. The body I have now is way less hot and is certainly flabby. :( They say 9 months on, 9 off, but since I put on most of my weight the first 3, I think I should be able to take most of it off by then, yeah? Lol. I keep trying to remember that I took off way more than that once, and I can do this again. But it still sucks.

I'm trying to eat 1800 calories a day, but since I've switched to all water all the time, I'm finding that pretty hard most days I'm worried that this might mess with my nursing, but I don't want to force myself to consume more if I'm not hungry. I'm more thirsty, most of the time.

I went for a run yesterday and had to tone it down because I was having heart palpitations. I've had those on and off since this pregnancy ended, and it alarms me, but at the same time, everything I've read suggests that it's probably not a huge deal. Still plan on seeing my doctor soon just to be sure.

I still am torn on the birth control issue. I want a copper IUD, because hormonal birth control makes me fat. But IUDs in general have serious cons, too. I'm confused.

Anyways, look for a picture (for serious this time) at the end of the week, plus stats on where I am.

Friday, June 25, 2010

End of the Week

I know it's not quite the end of the week yet, but I'm going to be pretty busy tomorrow, so here goes.

This week, I have tried to stay around 1800-1900 calories. Not a range that is normally ideal for losing weight, but dipping under 1800 is a bad plan when you're nursing. I've also tried to do some form of exercise every day - mostly running, although I've also done a couple of workout DVDs.

I've also discovered Calorie Count not only is an awesome source for the nutrition facts of everything, but also allows you to create a free account and track your calories, exercise, and weight loss. So that's awesome.

And I switched to drinking primarily water, which is hard on me, because I don't like the taste - or lack thereof - of water.


This morning, when I weighed in I was...drumroll, please...four pounds down from last week. Whoo hoo!

That's kind of a lot for a week, but I think it's because I just started making these changes. In the next couple weeks, my weight loss will probably stabilize, and I'll lose less per week. Calorie Count said I should aim to hit my target by December, but, man, I'm hoping it's earlier than that!

I know I said I was going to do a picture a week, but I'm all grungy today, so I'll post one with my next blog, ok?

Week recap: 26 pounds to pre-pregnancy weight, 36 pounds to goal.