Monday, July 13, 2009

July 29, 2009

Today is my last workout at home for the next week and a half. I am leaving for Texas tomorrow and I plan on trying to get some workouts in with my sis but who knows what the next week holds in store.

Ea Active: burned 130 calories on a hard 30 minute workout.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12, 2009

Another quick blog about this mornings workout.

Ea Active: burned 125 calories

Will try to ride bike later today and again, drink LOTS of water.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11, 2009

Ok quick blog this morning...short and sweet

Ea Active: burned 150 calories.

Will ride bike later today and be sure to drink LOTS of water...suppose to hit 115 today..YUCK

Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009

HOLY EA Active workout Batman. I am drenched this morning. I did 2, yes, 2 Ea Active workouts this morning. The first was my second to last on my 30 day challenge and it only burned 72 calories the 2nd was a preset workout on the hard level and WHEW was it ever.

So here are the stats so far for today:
Ea Active: 40 minutes, 200 calories burned

I plan on riding the bike later today and doing some crunches and stuff with my exercise ball.

Rode exercise bike for 22 minutes, burned 220 calories and rode for 4.7 miles.
Grand total of calories burned so far today: 420
I will do some crunches then I am done for the day...WHEW!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July 9, 2009

I have been fighting a sinus infection/bronchial thing for the past few days so I haven't worked out at all. Let me just say how much I have felt it from NOT working out..not only did I not feel good but I felt blah from not moving around.
So here are the stats for today:

EA Active: 135 calories burned
Exercise ball: 60 crunches, 20 side leg lifts, and 60 leg raises.

Drinking lots of water (and O.J.) and I have still been eating well. It is almost that time so I seem to be retaining some extra weight/fluids...thank you Mother Nature.

Until tomorrow.........

Ok so I decided to ride the bike for about 25 minutes.
Burned 230 calories and rode 3.7 miles...also did another 70 crunches on the ball.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6, 2009

This weekend appears to have been a crappy weekend weight wise. I seem to be up 2 lbs...wth!
I didn't work out this weekend but then again, I haven't worked out on the weekends. I did eat a little different on Saturday seeing how it was July 4th and all but for the most part I thought I did pretty well. I know it's coming around to that time again so the weight could most definitely be from that....damn mother nature.
So here are my workout stats for today:

Exercise bike: 5.7 miles, 270 calories burned
EA Active: 92.2 calories burned
Total calories burned: 362.2

Today I am also going to log what I eat so here goes:
Coffee: 1 cup with creamer
Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 dry english muffin, 4 small bites of canteloupe, water
Snack: 2 thin slices of provolone cheese and a banana
Lunch: whole wheat tortilla, 1 ounce of grated cheese and 2 tblsp refried beans
Snack: 10 almonds, cheese
Dinner: 2 eggs/1 egg white, dry english muffin.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 3, 2009

I did my workout late today. Had lots of running around and stuff to do this am so I didn't get to it. I made myself do my workout in the afternoon cuz I was feeling like crap having not done it earlier.
Ea Active: burned 154 calories
Did about 50 crunches on my ball too.

Weekend is rest time so back at it Monday.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009

Short and sweet post today.
Here are the stats:
Ea Active workout: 143 calories burned
Exercise ball: 80 crunches

Lots to do today so not sure I'll get anymore in but I will drink lots of water and eat well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

WHEW! The trainer on EA Active kicked my butt today, or should I say thighs..holy smokes!

Ok here are the stats for today:

EA Active: 135 calories burned, lots of lunges and squats, squat holds and squat calf raises...WOW!
60 crunches on the exercise ball

I didn't get my evening workout in yesterday but I will try much harder today. I did swim a little yesterday though so that has to count, right?

Shrinking Days of Summer Weigh In-Week 5

So I am feeling a tad frustrated this week. I have been doing pretty much everything right, eating well, drinking lots of water and busting my butt every morning with a workout, yet the weight isn't coming off like I'd like it to. Fred tells me he notices a difference and not to worry about the scale but dang it I have a number in mind and I want to see it.

Here is how this week stacks up:

Last week; 155
Today: 154
Lost 1 lb

Next weeks goal:
I will do a workout in the evening as well. I started to last week but only did a couple days of that and then go to busy to do it the rest of the time.
Continue eating properly
Drink Water
Workout every morning

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009

EA Active was pretty much all I did this morning. I did do a little workout with the ball too but not as much as I wanted to.
I will ride the bike later today.

EA Active: burned 125 calories.

Monday, June 29, 2009

June 29, 2009

I really slacked this weekend and didn't workout at all. I did manage to eat fairly healthy however so I guess that is good.
This morning was a tough morning to get moving..I was NOT feelin' it but I forced my self to do my workout...I am glad I did.

So here goes-
Exercise bike: 30 min, 240 calories 5.2 miles
EA Active: 140 calories
Total Calories burned: 380

Today I will:
drink lots of water
Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks
Keep moving most of the day.

Friday, June 26, 2009

June 26, 2009

It's Friday and I have to say that I am a tad disappointed about the reading of the scale for the week. For me Shrinking Jeans challange I lost 2 pounds from last Wednesday but this week, the Monday-Friday week has been a bit of a disappointment for me. I seem to be holding steady right between 155-156 and it's really staring to aggrevate the hell outta me. I have been working out regularly, eating 3 meals and trying to have snacks in between (although not always successfully). I have been drinking lots of water. Maybe I need to bump up my workout to a harder level. I am just not sure. Or maybe my body is trying to adjust and will start dropping again, at least I hope that's the case.
Ok so for todays stats:

Exercise bike: 30 min, 258 calories, 5.5 miles
EA Active: 101 calories
Total Calories: 359

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009

I took it kinda easy today...didn't ride the bike. My knees were really sore yesterday and I didn't want to overdue it and cause an injury. I did to the EA Active workout this morning though and it was mostly arms so it was perfect.

EA Active: 113 calories burned, 24 minute workout.

I may try to ride the bike later today, see how my knees are feeling first.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009

Ok today kicked my booty. My knees seem to be a bit sore today for some reason, maybe all the running on the EA Active.

Exercise bike: 30 min, 308 calories, 4.8 miles
EA Active: 24 min, 122 calories

Total Calories burned: 430

Eating a good breakfast too, 2 eggs, plain whole wheat english muffin and 2 small sausage links, and WATER!

Shrinking Days of Summer Weigh In-Week 4

I am very happy to say that I have lost again this week, although it's not quite as much as I'd hoped I will gladly accept it.

Last week-157
This week-155
Lost - 2 lbs

My goals for this next week:

Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks daily
Exercise 2x daily
Drink LOTS of water

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009

WOW! What a good workout this morning!
I bumped the EA workout to medium and I am so glad I did, it actually worked me a bit more.
Here are the stats:

Exercise bike: 30 min, 312 calories, 4.8 miles
EA Active: 24 min, 147 calories

Total Calories burned: 459

I will ride the bike again later tonight or maybe I'll mix it up and do a personal workout on the EA.

Update- Evening workout
I did the EA Active workout again tonight...burned another 147 calories...YAY!!

I love that the boys work out with me when I do the EA Active. They get such a kick out of it and it gets them moving.
Tomorrow..we hit it all again.

Monday, June 22, 2009

June 22, 2009

Ok workout complete for the day..

Bike: 25 minutes, 300 calories, 4.8 miles
EA Active: 22 min, 105 calories

Total Calories: 405

Updated at 7:00pm
Rode the bike for another 25 minutes, 215 calories burned

Grand total for the day 620 calories...YAY!

Tomorrow I am bumping the EA workout to the medium level for a little better workout.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

June 21, 2009

I decided to make Saturday my day of rest instead of today because, well frankly, I was just tired.

This morning I rode the bike for 30 minutes, burned 340 calories and rode for about 5.5 miles. I did a few crunches on my workout ball but that is about it. Tomorrow...back to the grind.

Week One of REALLY working it, ie: working out daily, eating well etc...I have lost right around 4.5 lbs. YAY!!!!

I have set my first goal of July 14th (that is the day I leave for Texas) and my goal is to be down to 145. Hey I may even need to go buy some new shorts and stuff for my trip..WOOHOO!

Friday, June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009

WHEW!! Workout is done and I am sweating like crazy.....feels good!!
I snuck a peek at the scale this morning and it was down another pound...WOOOHOOO!! I think maybe my body is finally starting to catch on that I am trying to lose part of

Ok now for today's stats

Exercise bike: 30 min, 312 calories burned, 5.4 miles
EA Active workout: 20 min, 100.2 calories burned
Total calories burned: 412.2

Tomorrow I will at the very least ride the bike, I hope to get in a workout either with the Wii or just using my exercise ball. Sunday will be my day of rest.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009

Today I decided to take a break from the EA Active workout and do a workout with Jillian on her 30 Day Shred dvd. I only did 20 minutes on the bike cuz I knew Jillian would kick my butt, and I was right.

Bike: 20 min, 210 calories burned
30 Day Shred: Level 1 workout. I did MOST of it but there were a few times I had to stop and take a little break.

Tomorrow: Bike and back to the EA Active. I enjoy that workout a lot more, although, I think I would really notice a difference a lot faster using Jillian. I think maybe I will try to do her workout a couple of times a week for a little change in training.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009

Today I was actually looking forward to my workout, I know shocking, right.

Exercise bike: 35 minutes, 320 calories, 6.3 miles
EA Active: 92 calories burned, worked legs and arms

Total Calories burned: 412

Tomorrow I will ride the bike again and use my ball for core workout.

Shrinking Days of Summer Weigh In-Week 3

I am so very happy that I can record a loss this week...not as much as I wanted but a loss is a loss and I will gladly take it.

Todays Weigh In: 157.2
Loss for the week: -2 lbs
Goal for next week: -3 lbs

For this next week I will work out DAILY and drink LOTS of water. I am starting to actually enjoy the workout which is a great thing.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009

Worked out for about an hour again today.

Exercise bike: burned 300.2 calories, rode for 5.1 miles

EA Active: burned 100.7 calories, worked out for 22 minutes. Worked mostly on legs and shoulders.

Total calories burned: 400.9 calories.

Tomorrow I will add 5 minutes to the bike and possibly add an extra workout.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Daily Journal

Today I am starting a daily journal in order to push myself a little more and hold myself more accountable, so here goes

Exercise bike: 25 minutes, burned 210 calories, rode 4.5 miles
EA Active workout: 22 minutes, burned 100.5 calories

Total calories burned: 310.5

Goal for tomorrow:
Ride bike for 30 minutes and do another EA workout.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shrinking Days of Summer Weigh In-Week 2

So today is Weigh in Wednesday and I am not so happy with the scale. I guess it could be worse but then again it certainly could be better too. I didn't budge....didn't lose, didn't gain. I guess since I "officially" started working out and eating right on Monday I shouldn't be surprised but I was hoping for better. My goal is to lose 15 lbs by July 14th, that is when I travel to Texas to visit my sister. I think 3 lbs/week is totally do-able I just have to really work at it.

Weight: 159.2
Goal for next week: 3 lbs
Goal for the next 5 weeks: 15 lbs.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Today I got a late start working out, but I did work out. I rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes and then did the EA Active workout for 26 minutes. Feels good to sweat and to know that I am working towards a better me....I can do it!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Week One-Shrinking Days of Summer

Today I I mean it! Today I start getting healthy, working out, eating right and losing weight.

Weigh in: 159.8
Goal for this next week: - 3 pounds
Exercise out at least 30 minutes a day.