A whirlwind week…

It’s Thursday night… I’m wired… I can’t sleep… Because tonight rocked. It was a weird teaching night – new songs went well, older songs were totally off but it felt great! I felt great – head to toe great about the class as a whole. 

This picture, taken by Sue, made me even happier. Last night, Christy posted on Facebook, a link to this song and said it’d be hot for House Party Fitness and she was right! It was in my head all day, I choreographed it in my head and tested it in class tonight. It was fun and a total leg killer. I can’t wait to teach it again. I’ll record it to share with people, even! 

This week has been good! I measured and lost another 4 inches on the second season of R.I.P.P.E.D.! 

And I signed up to take the R.I.P.P.E.D. training in August! Ahhhhhhh! Scary times! But I believe in it that much! I can’t wait to do it!

My workouts this week so far have been:

Monday – Zumba, parts of R.I.P.P.E.D.

Tuesday – Pound, Zumba

Wednesday – Zumba Toning, foam rolling

Thursday – BodyFlow, House Party Fitness.

Non scale victories? I can almost do a full sun salutation! Lunges and down dog into plank! Coming back up I’m still having issues but progress! 

Tomorrow I rest. Saturday I teach House Party Fitness, Sunday we do orientation for R.I.P.P.E.D. and I teach Zumba! Hurray weekend fitness! 

Scale victory … Weighed in at 346.4 today. I was 350.4 on July 1. So four pounds in a month. I’ll take it! Score! 

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Week in Review

This Wednesday is weight and measurement day! Hooray! Finished up round two of R.I.P.P.E.D. on Saturday and I’m feeling very strong.

As for my workouts this week – they were awesome!

Sunday – Zumba
Monday – R.I.P.P.E.D, Zumba
Tuesday – R.I.P.P.E.D., Pound, Zumba
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – R.I.P.P.E.D., BodyFlow, House Party Fitness
Friday – Rest
Saturday – half of R.I.P.P.E.D., crashed some of Pound training

So it was a great week in fitness! Nutrition was good too, mostly. I may have overly splurged on the weekend but I feel good, strong and I think I’m looking good too.
I feel like I’m looking leaner, stronger, and less lumpy in even just over a months time! I also just feel better.

I’ve been dealing with the mentally hard parts of all the nutritional changes better in the last week or two.

Eating heavier fats and proteins and way less carbs has been weird, mostly because of the fats! I’m terrified of the fats… What if my cholesterol gets high? What if it makes me gain weight? Ahhhh! Different things!

This coming week is shaping up to be very strenuous as well! I’m so excited to have all these fun things to do at the studio! This week is a non R.I.P.P.E.D. week so I’m going to get in a Piloxing class, maybe p90x, definitely yoga!

I’ve got a few fun bad movie reviews to share with y’all this week too! Woot!

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MidWeek Musings

My Sunday post got eaten by actually preparing things and sleeping. All the sleeps!

So let’s take a look at the last few days…

Monday – ate well, stressful day at work led to an unplanned, extra R.I.P.P.E.D. workout plus my scheduled Zumba class. Oh… And because I didn’t claim weights I did all the weight stuff in R.I.P.P.E.D with 8lb weights. I did use a 6lb for the hot potato move but I jumped from 5lb to 8lb and while it was hard I didn’t let my form suffer!
Tuesday – food still good, R.I.P.P.E.D in the am, Pound and Zumba at night. How I walked out of the studio is beyond me. So sore! In a good way but ohhhhh my muscles. Stayed with the 8lb weights in R.I.P.P.E.D. By bedtime my arms and chest and back were all “heeeey, Sam! Remember us? Let us sing you the song of our people. OWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!”
Wednesday – yeah, so, about all that careful food planning. This was a terrible day for me. It was just bad. I made bad decisions for breakfast and lunch. I overslept, I was tired and grumpy, the boy was cooking his breakfast when I needed to be making mine, I was running late… All the dumb things. I got a BLT with onions and peppers and extra tomato and lettuce from Sheetz for breakfast. Not a terrible option but it wasn’t my super filling omelette that I wanted. Lunch… I wasn’t paying attention and I melted my container! Chicken and broccoli … Ruined. I walked to Sheetz again and got a crispy chicken sandwich and fries. I should have gotten grilled instead of the fried and anything other than the French fries but it was a choice and, honestly, it was delicious and I don’t regret it. I snacked all day though. A Kind bar, almonds, chicken breast deli, more almonds… I was just hungry. I was chugging water all day too. I just couldn’t stay satisfied. I taught Zumba Toning tonight, came home and Marsh made a taco casserole and I ate more than I should have.

Tomorrow will be better.

One day will not break me. Now bed…. Because R.I.P.P.E.D. at 5:30am. And then House Party Fitness tomorrow night!

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R.I.P.P.E.D Season 2, Week 1

It’s Saturday! It’s been a helluva week! With my recommitment to nutrition and my workout schedule I’ve been working hard on all fronts. 

And I’ve had… Complications. I wound up going to the doctor on Monday afternoon because the cough I developed late last week got deeper and worse on Sunday night. So I went to the doctor and he said my lungs sounded cloudy and he gave me antibiotics. He also made fun of my sunburn from Saturday because he’s a sarcastic mess just like me. 

This sunburn is no joke! None! The area around the neckline of my bathing suit is terribly burned. Pretty sure I ventured in to second degree burn territory with this round. I’m so careful but it happens. It’s he first time in 4 years I’ve had a sunburn so this is my reminder – I’m a super ginger and should wear more sunscreen and more clothes this time of year.

Anyway, today was the last workout of the first week of R.I.P.P.E.D fit camp, round 2. I got in a lot of good workouts this week and I’m feeling good. Let’s review:

Monday – Zumba Toning

Tuesday – R.I.P.P.E.D, Pound, Zumba

Wednesday – rest day

Thursday – R.I.P.P.E.D, House Party Fitness

Friday – rest day!

Saturday – R.I.P.P.E.D, Pound

I skipped BodyFlow on Thursday night because of the sunburn. Lame, right? My skin was so tight and painful and weeping I just couldn’t stretch my chest that way right then. I missed it! Tomorrow I will teach one more Zumba class for a total of 9 hours of fitness classes this week! Next week is a little more rough adding one more Zumba class and getting back my BodyFlow class. Eep!

In R.I.P.P.E.D this week I moved up to using 5 pound weights for all of the weighted resistance moves. All of them! Including my weak ass triceps! Awesome! I am still working on walking down in to a plank and my push-ups but I am seeing huge results. 

Nutritionally this week was good! Not perfect, but good. I realized I put in my macro nutrients wrong and was going way too low on carbs based on what the R.I.P.P.E.D plan calls for but I feel pretty good with it so I’ll keep it for the time being. I ate fast food one this week, Friday night and the one planned lunch out. So I’m very proud of myself for sticking to that. 

Next week will be even better! Tonight is planning for next week time and I will update y’all on what next week holds in terms of food planning and my weekly workouts! 

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Preparation Day

Sunday is the day of preparation! For the new work week, for a new class, to build on my regular classes, for the R.I.P.P.E.D fit camp. So many things to prepare for this week!

I did sleep in a bit this morning. Between the nasty sunburn I got yesterday, the cough I’ve had since last week, and my sciatica was acting up so I just chilled in bed and drifted in and out of sleep until about 9:30. It was glorious!

Then I hit the ground running. I made a late breakfast (3 egg omelette with bacon, spinach and cheese) and worked on choreo for House Party Fitness. Picked up my groceries and then cooked all the things! 

Things I cooked:

  • 4 pounds of chicken baked in a Memphis BBQ sauce
  • 2 pounds of boneless pork chops baked in a honey chipotle BBQ sauce
  • 5 pounds of potatoes – mashed 
  • 4 more chicken breasts in Italian dressing with yellow squash and zucchini (dinner tonight!)
  • More squash and zucchini
  • Vegetarian baked beans
  • 2 pounds of bacon – coarsely chopped for easy making of omelettes during the work week
With all of these things prepped I should have no trouble making up dishes for lunch and dinner this week. I also have chopped carrots and celery and fruits at the ready!
After all the cooking, I went to the studio for R.I.P.P.E.D orientation! Today I just watched and did measurements on the other participants. I didn’t want to risk throwing my back out further since it was still tender this morning. I can’t wait though. This season/session is wild! So many cool moves I can’t wait to get good at doing! 
Now that I’ve eaten dinner, I’m going to work on more choreography and get in to bed early. This week is going to be a busy one! 
My workout schedule for this week
Monday – Zumba Toning
Tuesday – R.I.P.P.E.D*, Pound, Zumba
Wednesday – Foam rolling/rest day
Thursday – R.I.P.P.E.D*, BodyFlow*, House Party Fitness
Friday – Foam rolling/rest day
Saturday – R.I.P.P.E.D.*, Pound
Sunday – Zumba 
(classes with a * are for me, non-teaching workouts.)
Tomorrow morning I will update my measurements for my new round of R.I.P.P.E.D and I am excited!
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