Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dead Lifts

Today we started with Dead Lifts. Sean claims that if I do these, my butt will be super sexy!

Sumo Dead Lifts
     5 sets of 5 reps - 95 lbs

Glute Ham Raises
    3 sets of 8 reps

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 28th, 2010

Upper Body:

Chest Press
      1 set of 5 reps = 65lbs
      2 sets of 8 reps = 60lbs
      1 set of 9 reps = 60lbs

      2 sets of 8 reps = 45lbs
      1 set of 7 reps = 45lbs

     3 sets of 6 reps = 35lbs

    3 sets of 6 reps = 35lbs

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pictures of Change from January 1 - January 26

5.6 lbs lighter!

Leg Workout
Squats: 8 sets of 3 reps - 115lbs
Lunges: 2 sets of 6 reps - 16lbs
Abs: Boat, Plank, Side Extensions (10 lbs)


Today was my Weight Watchers meeting and I have officially acheived the first 5 lb weight loss! YAY! That was my goal for this past week. Now I am sitting 5.6 lbs thinner at 173.2lbs. My goal is to get under 170 by my half birthday which is Feb 9th. That gives me two weeks to really bust my butt to lose 4 lbs. I am sure with hard work I can obtain that.
On a side note, the Biggest Loser video is a butt kicker! Oh My Goodness! After 20 minutes I am sweating like a beast and breathing like a asmatic! Bob has you do lunges like every other minute and if you can't tell by now, I HATE lunges! It is good though, my legs and butt are my weakest and biggest part of my body. I have never really had a problem with my stomach, but my lower half is the problem. So Sean has told me that is where my focus is going to be. When I did the video on Saturday, my legs were still sore from the Tuesday workout so doing the video on top of that really killed!
Tonight is lunges, squats and dead lifts again. Whoo-Hoo!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Arms and Legs

Here are the stats from Tuesday January 19th and today Friday January 22nd.

Squats - 8 sets of 4 reps: 95lbs
Lunges - 3 sets of 6 reps: 45lbs (YUCK!)
Abs Circuit

Upper Body:
Bench Press - 3 sets of 8 reps: 60lbs 
Shoulder Press - 3 sets of 5 reps: 50lbs
Skull Crushers - 3 sets of 5 reps: 30lbs
Bicep Curls - 3 sets of 6 reps: 30lbs

I purchased the Biggest Loser Cardio workout and so I will start my day tomorrow with that.

BTW I ate mozzerella garlic bread at Buca's tonight. Big mistake! It is now a brick in my tummy. YUCK!! Remember that!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What? Lunch time?

During one of my Weight Watchers meeting the leader commented on how we should eat each day. You should eat like a King/Queen in the morning, Prince/Princess in the afternoon and a Pauper in the evening. What we normally eat is King/Queen morning, afternoon and evening. So yesterday in my attempt to eat like a Queen I decided to eat a fairly big breakfast, something beyond my normal bowl of cereal. I love love LOVE hash browns so I made my own.

Hash Browns
Grate one potato, rise under water to remove startch and blot to remove excess water.
Pour 1 tsp of olive oil into a skillet and heat. Add potatoes and some salt. Cook them until they start to get brown.
Hash browns might be a little crunchy still so heat in microwave for 1 min.

I also made Toad's in a Hole
Take two slices of whole wheat bread. Spread margarine or other low fat "butter" on them. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out centers. Spray down a pan with PAM. Place bread on hot pan and crack one egg into the center that was cut out. Make sure to also cook the center of bread! Flip and enjoy!

I swear this was the most filling breakfast I have ever had! I did not get hungry until about 3-4pm. The whole meal was about 10 points, so high in calories but extremely dense food for the point value! So I have decided to make sure that I eat more filling breakfasts so that I can better stick to my point values. My goal this week is to hit my first 5 lbs. That means to lose 2 lbs. I am going to continue to power lift with Sean and be more active during the day. Cleaning definitely burns lots of calories!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Now I promise to be a lot better at writing on this blog. It is just that things have gotten a little crazy around here. Which I know is no excuse but I promise I am doing what I can. So January 5th was my first Weight Watchers meeting and I weighed in at 178.8 lbs. Depressing, I know. Then on January 12th I went in and I lost 2.8 lbs bringing my weight down to 176 lbs. We will see how today goes, last week I got strep throat which I hope will help with the scale seeing how for three days I ate very little. Or it might have a adverse affect.
A recipe that I found I love and fills me up is Egg Drop Soup. If you love Asian food like I do, you will enjoy this recipe.
6 cups water
6 chicken bullions
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 eggs
1/2 cup peas
Boil water, bullion, soy sauce and peas. Beat the eggs, once water boils, pour the eggs in slowly while mixing. Cool and enjoy! Yummy!
I think I need to find some better exercise videos. With Lucas potty training I really don't want to set up a gym membership and have Lucas having accidents there. I have a kick boxing DVD but I need a little more variety. I really wish it wasn't so snowy here because I miss running. We'll see....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Taking on the Relief Society Arms

So after two days of much needed rest, my legs still are a little sore, Sean and I embarked on another day of power lifting. Today's target: arms.

Bench press: 5 sets of 5 reps = 45lbs

Shoulder press: 3 sets of 5 reps = 45 lbs

Triceps: 3 sets of 5 reps = 25 lbs

Apparently I was supposed to do cardio today but I had to take Isaac to the doctor and Lucas to a WIC appointment, anyone with two children would agree that that is cardio in itself, I will hopefully fit in some kickboxing tomorrow.

I do find it amazing that even though I have only been working out for about a week, I am feeling better about myself. Sean even said that I was looking a little thinner. Tomorrow is weigh in day with Weight Watchers, my first meeting, so we will get our starting point there. Keep your fingers crossed and think thin thoughts.

Amazing sandwich that I made that in Weight Watchers terms is only 4.5 points and amazingly filling:
1/2 of a small avacado
1/2 of a ripe tomato
2 Tblsp Fat Free Mayo
2 slices of whole wheat bread, toasted
a dash of salt and pepper
Make up ingredients like a sandwich and enjoy!

It is very important to make sure that you eat healthy oils and fats. They are essential in your body's functions and help keep you full. Many times when you are starting to loose weight you think that you shouldn't eat any fat, that fat is bad. But it is acutally a very important tool that when used properly, aids in weight loss.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Workout in the New Year

Here's a summary of today's workout:

Kickboxing: 35 minutes
-Good workout however Lucas thought that it would be fun to poke me in the belly button while I was doing some intense drills. Lovely.

Power Lifting: 40 minutes
-Squats: 5 sets of 5; felt good with 95 lbs so Sean said we would start there on next leg day
-Lunges: 3 sets of 6; squated 45 lbs *- side note: I HATE lunges!!!
-Glute Ham Raises: 3 sets of 6; very interesting
-Ab circuit
-Plank: 1 min

Feeling tired but had a good day overall with diet and exercise! YAYAYAY!!

The Start Line

A wise man once said "To know where you are, you have to see where you started" or something to that affect, so here I am at the beginning.
Date: January 1, 2010
Weight: 178 lbs
Height: 5' 5''

Body Measurements:
Chest: 37"
Waist: 32.5"
Hips: 45"
Thighs: 25"
Calves: 15"
Arms: 12.5"
Fore Arms: 10.5"

In The Beginning

Name: Amy

Job: At Home Nursing Mom

Goal: Get Fit And Sexy

Numerical Goal: 135lbs

Tools: Weight Watchers, My Husbands Vast Knowledge Of Personal Training, Aerobic Exercise, A YMCA Membership Soon!

Starting Weight: 177lbs

Motivators: Husband, My Two Adorable Sons, The Awful Pictures Taken Each Week

Get Ready...... Get Set....... GO!!!!