Friday, April 24, 2015

She Sweats Week 3 Cont'd + Food

I finally kicked whatever took over my body for the last week and made it back in to the gym for a morning workout. W3D5 felt so good! I walk to the gym every morning because I'm pretty sure it would take me longer to drive there, and that walk helps loosen up my legs and gets me pumped up with some good music so once I enter the gym I'm ready to go.

As I was going along and doing some deadlifts with dumbbells, I dropped a weight on my pen and busted it. Oops!

I decided to wear my heart rate monitor to see how many calories I burn lifting weights and I was impressed!
Legs & Shoulders + plank (includes walk to/from gym)

The other night I went to the grocery store and spent the night prepping food for the week. I've said all along that's the last piece I need and I should see better results. Here's what I had for the week.

I like to workout on an empty stomach, otherwise I feel nauseous and that's not good. When I get back from the gym I have two multigrain waffles with maple syrup and a small glass of chocolate milk.

Mid morning snack is either string cheese with cantaloupe or greek vanilla yogurt with some grapes.

Lunch is a salad with a hard boiled egg, slice of bacon, feta or blue cheese and whatever protein I had left over.

Mid afternoon snack is celery and peanut butter.

Dinner is usually some kind of meat, usually chicken on the George Foreman and a heaping side of veggies, either broccoli or green beans because I have a ton of those right now that need to be ate? eat? eaten?

If I'm still hungry and my sweet tooth is calling I'll go for some dark chocolate chips. If I didn't have my yogurt, sometimes I'll mix the chips in with the yogurt since it sort of tastes like whipped cream, in a not so whipped way.

I wrapped up week 3 with biceps and triceps. Again I wore my heart rate monitor and beginning to end, I burned 371 calories. There's just one more week in this segment before I move on to some new moves.

I picked up some new work out gear earlier this week and realized I matched my outfit to my shoes. #OnFleek

I've enjoyed going in to the gym every other day and picking up the same weight I used a week prior and having it be too light. It's proof that I am getting stronger, even if I'm not seeing the physical results just yet.

Bring on week 4!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Weekend Review 51: Docks & Rocks

This past weekend really made me believe that Summer is just around the corner. Friday night Mike and I hung out on his patio enjoying the warmth and sun with some pizza and cold beverages. I'm looking forward to more nights outside, grilling up some grub and just enjoying the season.

Saturday morning I packed up my car and headed up to the cabin to enjoy a day of sun. My parents bought more dock this year so we can expand. I helped my dad bring the new pieces down to the lake so he can get everything put together and hopefully put the dock in this coming weekend!

We're moving the location of the dock so that meant also expanding our current 'beach'. For a lake that's called Big Sand, it sure does have an awful lot of rocks. Mom worked on digging out the rocks and I moved them for her. Hopefully this won't be an all Summer long project.

A lot of the neighbors were up and it was a beautiful night for a fire so we all gathered around their fire after dinner. We really lucked out when it comes to cabin neighbors. There's never a dull moment with them.

When I got back in to town Mike and I had plans to take a walk around a lake near his house. The weather decided to do a 180 and it's been cold, rainy, and I even saw some flurries. That worked in my favor since I was tuckered out from the weekend and we were able to stay in and watch the ACM's.

After finally getting over the cold/sinus/allergies I was fighting for the last week I'm getting back to the gym tonight to continue on with the She Sweats 12 Week Program.

I went to the grocery store last night and spent the whole night prepping my food for the week, so everything should finally be on point.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

She Sweats Week 3

W3D1 - Week 3 is the same as week 2, so it was legs. I really like leg day and am enjoying getting up in the morning and going to the gym. I just wish I had time between getting home and showered and going to work so I could take a nap!

I was able to up my weights for every move which felt good.

With my weekend plans and having to be to work by 6:30 AM Friday, I tried to fit in what workouts I could without missing anything. I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking to the schedule and not skimping out by missing a workout. Let's hope all this hard work pays off in the end!
W3D2 is technically an off day, but since I went out of town for the weekend and the gym at the hotel doesn't look to be very well equipped, I completed chest and back a day early.

Again I upped my weight and I'm definitely feeling stronger. It just kills me though how much more weak my left arm is than my right. That's the thing with volleyball though, if you serve a lot, you're really only working one arm and there are some practices where I'm serving 100+ balls.

I stuff my phone down my bra. Must have been a little warm in there!
W3D3 - OFF
W3D4 - OFF
W3D5/6/7 - I came down with a real nasty cold so I'm officially four days behind schedule. I'm hoping to finish week three over the weekend and I'll start up with week 4 right after. I hate getting sick when the weather is finally nice out!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Review 50: Wisconsin Dells

Friday afternoon Mike picked me up from work and we started the 3.5 hour drive out to the Dells. Everyone arrived around the same time and it didn't take long before we were all in our swim suites and headed off to the first waterpark of the trip.

Klondike Kavern had a lot of small slides for the little ones, and a few larger slides for the adults. We raced down a few and then would be dumped in to the not so lazy river. This park had a ride called the Hurricane and it was way more thrilling than I had expected. This pool also had an indoor/outdoor hot tub we finished up with.

We went to dinner at a fancy little steak joint called Fields with the couple that we shared a room with. I do recall the food was quite delicious. We all ordered steaks and a couple bottles of wine. I always like to keep the cork from fun dinners or trips.

When we got back to the hotel, everyone came in to our room to play games, and I slept through the whole entire thing.

Saturday we all got to sleep in, well those of us without kids, and we headed to brunch before checking out another pool.

This time we went to the Water Dome that had a wave pool, some kiddie slides and an adults only swim up bar. The swim up bar also had an indoor/outdoor pool so we grabbed our drinks, found a spot outside in the sun and that's where we stayed until the shade came back around.

Being in water with a drink in my hand, the sun on my face and the fact that I was in Wisconsin and not a Caribbean Island, makes me so excited for Summer and getting up to the cabin!

The whole group had an early reservation at a local restaurant where we had a pizza buffet. Just what you need after a day of throwing back Coors Light.

When your whole weekend is spent in a pool, there are zero pictures to document what went on. So maybe I didn't even go to the Dells at all, that's for you to decide.

Today is the Twins Home Opener!

Go Twins!!