Tuesday, August 31, 2010



Peanut Butter turned 4 this past week. I can't believe how time flies. 4K is right around the corner. We had a party at the park, besides the annoying bees and the heat it was a pretty good time. PB received some very nice gifts. She has been playing with play dough and wooden "paper" dolls with a fever. I gave her a play tent on her birthday and she managed to snap one of the poles in less than 2 days. I am going to call to see if I can get a replacement. I bought her a new Tiana dress since the blue one she has is hanging by a thread. 


I think she was pretty happy about it, but she hasn't really worn it much. I'm sure it will get it's use. She has been in a dress phase as of late. Everyday she has to wear a dress. I'm glad I found a couple at rummage sales to tide us through the rest of the summer. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Believe it is Official

This morning it was beautiful out, I wished I could run outside as I was putting Peanut Butter in the car to go to the Y. I didn't have any goal going into today's run, just to put in 40 min. If I had gone with J, I would have gone longer, but I just wanted to get three miles in and get on with the day. I have started to cover the treadmill read out so I am not constantly reading it and telling myself I can walk for a minute at X excuse. Today I just ran, I peeked a couple times to see where I was at. I said to myself when I get to two miles, I'll give myself a break, but I didn't. I said when I get to 30 min I will give myself a break, but I didn't. I said to myself you will run the 35 min and you will run 3 miles, even if you have to run it at  5 miles an hour. I range between 5-6 miles an hour. I ran my 3 miles and I had not run a full 3 miles until today. I told myself when you can run 3 miles without a walk break you can say you run and mean it. So, today it is official, I RUN. Next goal 5 miles. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Monster I Created

My hubs finally noticed that all the exercising that I have been doing is starting to pay off and the fact that I told him his face was getting a little round and decided now that baseball is over he is going to work out with me at the Y.   I started him on the treadmill and right off the back he is jogging for a good amount of time. I start to get a wee bit jealous since it had taken me forever to run 2+ miles. He then made me go everyday for about a week straight. I am used to every other day, doing a video on the other days. I started to hate the effing treadmill and it was only a week. J, on the other hand, was like I burned another 1000 calories today. It is his mission to burn as close to a 1000 calories every time he goes. I told him he should really take an off day since the body needs to recover and he adamantly said he can't do that because he just won't keep going then. He did take Saturday off since he worked overtime. Now I feel I have to compete with him on the treadmill, I have upped my time on the dang thing to 45-50 min, whereas he says on for an hour plus. I have upped my mileage in that time to four miles instead of 3-3.5 miles, which is faster than what he does. I would much prefer to run outside, but I refuse to run with the jogger anymore, the Y has child care, even though it is crap hours for our schedule, and it has been smoking hot and humid here. This week I tried to return to my schedule of doing things, yesterday I did a work out off of the Insanity set. O-M-G! I did one about a week and a half ago and that about killed me, at the end I was really struggling to get even a few moves in on the last circuits. I tried a different one yesterday and my calves and shoulders were killing me this morning. I was rubber when all was said and done, it was like the shred on speed with no weights. I had to laugh because there is one part in the workout I did yesterday where they show a full view of every one working out and you can see another camera doing a zoom in on one of the girls who is just dying and she pushes it away. I need to get this set of dvds. I borrowed the set I have now from a friend at work, but she burned them and they skip a bit and I would rather pay to not have it skip and get the full work out. So I am trolling ebay for a deal even if I have to do it disk by disk. I scored one today. The only thing that stinks is J lost 10 pounds last week and I gained 2. WTF.

Monday, August 2, 2010


I have officially lost 10 pounds since June. Woot! I have been alternating 3 mile run days with an exercise video on opposite days, and one free/off day. I think I actually have started to get my vicious sweet tooth under control and I am seeing results. I have even lost at least an inch around my waist since I have gone up a notch on my work belt. I admit I have been struggling on off days with doing the Shred. I am actually sick of doing it, maybe because I talk the whole workout to myself, because "this is you time baby, make the most of it." I have been searching for a replacement until her new Shred It With Weights comes out and at the library I found Jillian's Banish the Fat, Boost the Metabolism, and let me tell you, wow. This one is a toughie and for people who don't like Jillian screaming at them, she is pretty tame in this one, relaxed almost. She does say some of her patented lines throughout, but I think I will be doing this one for a bit. It is 7 circuits, a lot of cardio, and is 40+ min. It says 40 on the box, but with warm up and cool down it is around 50 min. If you want to work your abs, this is a good one. My core was so sore 2 days after. I am hoping to find some other ones to prevent the boredom of one DVD all the time and this one doesn't do a whole lot of weights, which I need more of.