Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Challenge Day 3: Bad Day

Bad bad bad day today!

It started off with skipping my morning workout. See the prior post for the explanation.

Then, I forgot my lunch.

Then, I pigged out at my brother-in-law's birthday dinner.

Then, I skipped my workout again this evening.

Ahhhhhh. This does not forebode well for me, considering I'm only on day 3!


B - Kashi Go Lean Crunch with berries
L - Peanut butter crackers and apple juice (that's all there is to eat at the office when I forget lunch, and I didn't have time to run out for something)
D - 5 chicken wings, a large serving of pansit (a Filipino rice noodle dish with veggies), some french fries, and 1/2 a piece of delicious birthday cake!!

We didn't get home until late due to the aforementioned birthday dinner. By the time I got both sugar-pumped kids in bed, it was already past 10 p.m., and I just couldn't bring myself to work out this late...

Tomorrow is a new day!

Challenge Day 2


Breakfast - two eggs, 1/2 piece of whole wheat toast and 3 large strawberries
Snack - yellow bell pepper with hummus
Lunch - organic minstrone soup
Snack - nectarine, Coke Zero
Dinner - 1 ground turkey breast taco in a whole wheat tortilla with brown rice, cheese, spinach, tomato and olives; a handful of tortilla chips and some avocado/salsa/mango dip; two glasses of Merlot :) Thanks to the Youngs for having us for dinner!

Not bad, but I can't seem to shake my caffeine needs, hence the nasty Coke Zero.

Exercise: Insanity Plyometrics Cardio Circuit. I really "dug deep" for this work out and burned out on the last set. It kicked my butt!!! I'm SO SORE today!

Bennett recently started crib-jumping, so he's been sleeping on his mattress on the floor the last few days until we get a bed for him. Last night around 3 a.m., I heard him crying, and found him going down the stairs! I couldn't get him back to sleep, so I just put him in bed with me, something I NEVER do with Bennett. And for good reason - he's a maniac! He was flipping and turning all night and I barely slept a wink! Anyway, I was SO tired still when my alarm when off at 5 a.m., so I flipped it the bird and decided to do my work out tonight instead :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

It's On! My 60-Day Get Fit Challenge!

I know, I know... This is only my umpteenth post about how I'm finally going to bite the bullet and get in shape, right??

Well, I'm REALLY going to do it this time! I swear! And what is going to be different about this time? Why, I'm SO glad you asked! YOU! Yes, YOU are going to hold me accountable, because I will be posting everyday to keep myself in check! I'm embarking on a 60-day challenge to shed majah L-B's and get this mummy tummy back into shape!!

So, prepare to be blinded, because below are my starting photos and stats:

Sorry, I know that was painful, but it had to be done.

Weight - 138.0 lbs
BMI - 25.2
Body Fat - 28mm/33.5% (scale says 31.5%, but I guess that is splitting hairs at this point)
Chest - 34''
Waist - 28.5''
Hips - 39.25'' (HOLY!!?!?)
R Thigh - 21.5''
L Thigh - 21.25''
R Arm - 12'' (flexing)
L Arm - 11.5''

My goal is to get down to 120 lbs - about what I weighed the day I got married! I also want to get my body fat percentage down to 24%.

Clearly, I have a lot of work cut out for me...

I will be doing the Insanity 60-day program for exercise, with some runs and yoga thrown in here and there when possible. So, that gives me until Memorial Day weekend to get bikini-ready!

So, what do you say? Are you up to the challenge of keeping my butt in check and on-track???

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Carter's birthday party was a success! At least if measured by how much HE enjoyed it! Per his request, we had a Bakugan-themed swimming party at the pool where the boys take lessons.

Here is Carter splashing around with his school buds! Carter is normally very wary in the water, but he must have been inspired by his friends because he had a blast!

Bennett and daddy, doing I don't know what - part napping, part swimming, part ball game!

These are the best candle-blowing pics EVER!!! We got ice cream-cupcakes for the party and they were a HIT!!!

And Bennett stole someone's leftover pizza to chomp on while bubby opened presents!

Carter received quite a few new Bakugan to add to his collection, along with many other awesome gifts!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate Carter's 5th birthday!! He had a wonderful time!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Baby is FIVE!

Carter Armando
Born March 12, 2005, 3:01 a.m.
7 lbs 7.4 oz, 20 in.
Carter's BIRTH day!!

First Birthday!

Second Birthday!

Third Birthday!

Fourth Birthday!


I will post pictures from his big birthday party bash that is being held later today!