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Published in: on March 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Insanity baby!!

I got the Insanity program today. The packaging is pretty cool — not what I was expecting. When you take it out of the box, it looks like an over-sized textbook. (I was wondering what the hell I got myself into!) What they did was a creative way to house the dvds. Unlike the P90x dvds, which are in a small, cd/dvd wallet style holder (which can make it sometimes hard to pull a dvd out) the insanity dvds are 2 to a “page” in the book.

I did the fit test a while ago (after doing ChaLean Extreme Push Circuit 3).  The fit test was only 30 minutes, but WOW! I was sweating big time!!!  This is going to be an intense workout but I can tell, I’m already going to love it. I think this cardio program is really going to help me lose some weight, while ChaLean Extreme will help me build muscle.

Published in: on March 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Changing my eating habits

This is the first week of the Push phase and I am really feeling it! I’m using the 10 lbs weights more now.  (Holy soreness Batman!!!)

I was surprised to step on the scale and see that I was down another pound.  I’ve been trying to be really good about what I’ve been eating and it’s a little easier now than it has been in the past.   A friend of mine is a baker and she brought me a half-dozen cupcakes as a thank you for getting her new business off the ground.  In the past, I would have eaten all of the cupcakes in one sitting.  This time, no.  I had one.  Just ONE and guess what?  I didn’t freak out because I had a tray of cupcakes in front of me!  That’s a first!!!

I’m thinking more of the consequences.  I’ve put in all this hard work now, why throw it away on gorging myself on food?  Why take a few steps back and mess up my progress?  It’s not worth it.  I can have what I crave, I just can’t have a lot of it.  I used to eat really fast, now, I’m learning to eat slowly so that I can actually savor my food.  Does it make me feel full faster?  Yeah, it actually does.

Published in: on February 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The start of the Push phase for ChaLEAN Extreme

So this is the start of week 5 of ChaLean Extreme. I’m a little off schedule since I was sick last week and took it easy on cardio. I was supposed to start Push last night, but instead I went to go see Bon Jovi at the HP Pavillion in San Jose.

The show itself was kind of mellow for a Bon Jovi show – but I still had a great time. I even wore my BodyBugg too! (Am wondering how many calories it will say I burned yesterday).

I’m still at only a 3 pound loss. I really need to up my cardio and limit my calories. (Though not doing too much cardio last week was probably part of the reason why I didn’t lose a pound) The Shakeology has been a huge factor in the 3 pound weight loss so far. Before I would leave the house in the morning without eating breakfast, now I can’t leave the house without having a shake. My favorite is the chocolate Shakeology.  I just love blending that with peanut butter and banana. (Sometimes I use water to limit calories, or I use 2% milk) It’s so damn good – like a regular milk shake but good for you!

Last night at the concert the thought that I was supposed to have started the Push phase kept running through my head. A little obsessive huh? A few months ago that would have never happened. But its like CLARITY just happened. All of a sudden, I know what I want! I found different workouts that I really enjoy and working out is actually fun for me! It’s not something that I dread and rush through it, just to get it done and over with. I enjoy it – its fun for me.

My goal, like I said in a prior post is to lose 15 pounds. That’s all – it may not sound like much to you, but I’m really short. I don’t like having to hide my mid-section. That’s where all the weight goes. Ugh… Buying clothes can sometime suck. Everything always looks cute on the mannequin or the hanger (or a friend), and then I put it on… And all the fat rolls show. Yuck, I hate that. So my goal is to finally lose the muffin-top of a mid-section. Are you with me? Anyone, anyone?

Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 6:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Unintended day off…

So I’m temporarily down for the count.  I caught the cold/flu that has been going around work and home.  I tried to do some TK this morning, but was a bit weak… so I thought it was better to just take the day off from working out and let myself rest.  I pretty much slept/lounged on the couch all day watching HGTV.  (I really feel the need to redecorate now…)  I’ve gone through 2 boxes of Kleenex tissues already. (Am wondering if I should invest in stock in Kleenex during cold/flu season?)  Oh — you MUST get the one with aloe!! Your nose will love you for that!

Anyway, I’m a bit better now (attribute that to Shakeology???), at least enough to sit at my desk and update this blog.

Tomorrow marks the start of week #4 in my pursuit of finally getting fit!!  I’d have to say that I really love working out to the ChaLEAN Extreme dvds and Turbo dvds – Chalene Johnson makes it fun.  I’m down 3 pounds so far.  It’s not Biggest Loser numbers, but it’s good enough for me – a pound a week.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have weight loss like the Biggest Loser contestants?!  I could lose these stubborn 15 pounds in week!!  If only…  =)  But this is the real world.

Published in: on February 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A weekend of food…

I’m starting week 3 of my workout plan. Last night was the Super Bowl and yes the party had many tempting and wonderful different munchies. I did indulge but I didn’t do what I normally do – pig out till my jeans felt like the zipper would pop at any moment. I even stayed away from the dessert table! (But that was because I had cupcakes the night before).

Yes, it was a weekend of eating. Friday night was Burn Circuit 3. I did that AND Turbo Kick Round 32. I had to because the weekend would be nothing but non-stop eating. I killed both workouts. When I hooked up the Bodybugg to my computer, the program said I burned 700 calories! I was surprised that’s for sure.

On Saturday morning, I met my sister and cousins for brunch at a Dim Sum place. The food was fresh and awesome. I didn’t deny myself anything, I enjoyed! That night was a friend’s house warming party. I was in charge of bringing the fancy cupcakes and other munchies. Yes, I had 2 cupcakes, and some Lumpia, but pretty much stayed away from the rest of table. When I got home Saturday night, it was time for some Turbo Kick again. (I really love Round 32 more than the others).

Sunday, I was supposed to meet a friend for breakfast, but she cancelled, thank god! Instead I met another friend and we took a walk around the reservoir. We should have done the reservoir twice that day. I’ll suggest that to her for future walks. See if she’s up for it. Sunday afternoon was the Super Bowl. Again I indulged in some of the food –but I didn’t gorge myself. Staying away from the dessert table was a first, though the cupcakes they had looked like supermarket cupcakes, which usually are not very good. After the game, I did Turbo Kick again.

All in all, I’m pretty proud of myself for not seriously pigging out like I used to. This is only the beginning of week three into my journey. Like some people, I want results now! But I know that it will come in time. My goal is to have some shapely arms & shoulders so that I can take that photo and make it my profile picture on the Team Beachbody website.

Published in: on February 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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It’s time to get EXTREME!

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Published in: on February 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A new adventure for 2010

I actually like working out.  Call me crazy… but I do.  I also like to eat, which is why if I don’t workout, well, I’d be a very large girl, in such a short frame.  And I can’t have that.   Other than the obvious reasons for not wanting to be out of shape, I love to travel.  When I travel, I like to explore and that could mean walking ALL DAY LONG or climbing 400 steps up a slender stairwell just to get to the top and check out a view not to be missed.  I don’t want to be that person left behind, sitting on a bench because I’m too winded to do anything else.  I don’t want to miss out!

Because of my interest in fitness, I’ve decided to become a fitness coach/consultant for Beachbody.  Why?  I love Beachbody products, and what a better way to keep me accountable!  Being a fitness coach gives me the tools to help myself, as well as others with their weight loss/fitness and nutrition.

So if you, or anyone you know, needs some direction on weight loss or nutrition, please check out my new websites for more information.
www.BeachbodyCoach.com/TravelGirl007 and www.MyShakeology.com/TravelGirl007
Published in: on January 30, 2010 at 9:41 am  Comments (2)  
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Mixing it up with ChaLEAN Extreme and Turbo Kick

I have to say that I really love Turbo Kick. This is the first cardio workout where I don’t look at the clock and wonder if I’m almost done. Thank you Chalene for making working out fun again!!!! I actually have some of the songs she uses in TK running through my head during the day! I especially like the song she uses during Recovery in TK Round 32. That’s got a cool groove. (I wish she sold the cds for that! I could put it on my iPod and use it as my walking soundtrack– so Chalene, if you’re reading this, hint hint!)

Today I was on the website and was checking out the turbo wear – if I had the cash, I’d be buying new workout clothes left and right! Love some of the designs!!! (Just a lil’ obsessed!!)

Speaking of obsessed… I bought a new pair of workout shoes– yep, had to get some Nike shox, just to see what all the hubbub was about. (Had to get new shoes anyway, my shoes I have now were making my toes go numb during TK!  And they’re not tight at all!) What’s your fave x-training shoe?

Anyway, I decided that if I really wanted to get my ass in gear, I would need to mix the ChaLEAN Extreme routine and Turbo Kick together.

My schedule is going to be:
Sunday: Turbo Kick
Monday: CLX
Tuesday: OFF (gotta watch Biggest Loser)
Wednesday: CLX
Thursday: Turbo Kick
Friday: CLX
Saturday: Turbo Kick

I think that’s a good schedule and I believe I can stick to it.

All my workouts will be at night – which is easier for me, schedule-wise. I’ve tried getting up early, but that just hasn’t worked very well. It would be nice if I didn’t have to be at work until 10am, but alas no. I’m a corporate chick, so I have to be at my desk by 9am.

Well — it’s time for the Monday night workout!

Published in: on January 25, 2010 at 6:02 pm  Comments (2)  
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