Rolling with it: going along with things;
without high expectations..just being.
Long time no see Blog Land... ok not really. I still pop in every now and again and read other people's posts, but I have scarcely made time to compose a post. What is new? Still trying to lose weight and I am finishing up week two of actually following my RD's recommendations and it is it going well. I am pretty hopeful I can keep it up. Just in case I am locking in a back up plan. Way back in February Super Hubby bought me a 10 pack Group On to a new fitness studio that has all sorts of fun classes including boot camps, HIIT circuits and kettle bells. I really love the kettle bell series which offer Core, Sweat Max and Strong where the focuses change. I went to two or three classes back in May and stopped. and 1-2 in June and July and the Group On expired at the end of July and I had half the classes left. The owner was so great he extended it and I took 4 classes in August and and 1 in September.
It doesn't sound like much, but I have also been hitting the gym on occasion doing strength workouts. I have lost an inch on my quad, an inch on my upper arms and half inch on my waist. My belly bulge hasn't moved, but it feels good to know I am making progress in other places. I am only down 5-6 pounds, but I feel my body shape improving and it is nice to feel strong again. The one thing I continue to lack is sufficient cardio. I am staring at my bike trainer, while I sit on the couch and half watch Bride Wars and half type this blog post. It is so easy, cardio in the living room, but alas, I am so not into it at the moment. I have a half marathon in 5 weeks and my longest walk is 5 miles and my longest run is 1 mile LOL yeah, it should be interesting, but I a just going to roll with it.
I have been spending lots of time in the kitchen too. Aside from needing sweets, I am also living out my Pinterest dreams. Banana bread, pumpkin muffins using cake mix and canned pumpkin puree, egg muffins for a quick pre-made breakfast and today half win half loss when the Gnocchi I made came out tough, but the sage Gouda sauce came out perfectly. I am so excited to make the banana bread again later this week, but this time couple it with a Nutella butter cream frosting. Sounds so amazing!
Why I Kick A$$: Because I am doing "real" strength training 2x per week. Yup, cleans and deadlifts with a bar (no added weight yet).
- For my kids religious pre-school just refurbished the school building, it looks amazing!
- For Pinterest... I am almost becoming a little domestic.
- For S'mores, I really needed them this afternoon