Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My favorite time to workout

I usually have 3 times a day available to workout. The first time is at 6 am this is an hour earlier than the time I usually wake up and it's just enough time to do insanity and shower, second is when the boys I nanny go to school and third is when I get off work. The boys go to school 3 days a week for 2  1/2 hours, this is usually enough time to go back to the house, workout, shower and grab a quick bite, but this is also the only time I get to watch the biggest loser on DVR! I can workout when I get home from work but sometimes it's close to 6 before I get home and I still have to eat dinner! 
All that being said my favorite time to workout is at 6am! I know! I can't even believe it! The reason I like working out in the morning is because I can get it over with and don't have to worry about it until the next day. Another thing I like about working out in the morning is that it wakes me up without drinking coffee, it also helps me to stay focused on what I'm eating that day. Think about it.. After you work out you are usually more concerned about what you eat, you just burned a ton of calories, you don't want to eat them all back!
I don't always workout in the morning, it usually depends on what I have going on that day and how much sleep I got :)
P.S. I am in no way a morning person! If I could sleep until at least 9 or 10 every day I would be happy. 
What is your favorite time to work out? Share it in the comments!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yeah baby!!

Today started off a little rough, I set my alarm for 6am to wake up and do insanity before work, but I pushed snooze a few to many times so that didn't happen. After dropping off the boys that I nanny at school I went back to the house and changed then realized I left the insanity DVD at home, by this point I was just frustrated! But I was happy that I got to sit down and watch the biggest loser :) by now I had decided I would just do it when I got home. On my way home I ran into some traffic that I sat in for 30 minutes!! Oh, and to add to the excitement my gas light came on when I was less than 5 minutes from home so I got some gas so I wouldn't have to leave early in the morning. By the time I got home I was overwhelmed, hungry and tired! I did not want to work out!! :/ I decided to weigh myself  as soon as I got home.
May of last year I reached my lowest weight of 153. When I weighted myself today I was 152!!!!! Ahh!!! I have lost 9 pounds since I've started working out and eating healthy again! And according to my Wii fit I am 2.1 pounds away from being in the "normal" weight zone instead of overweight!!! After that I was sooo excited that I couldn't start my workout soon enough!! The workout was a little rough though because I was so hungry! But I pushed through! I'm so happy right now!! :) you can do it too! When you don't feel like working out just get up and do it!! I believe in you! Getting started is the hardest part! Get up and go!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I'm back!

A lot has happened in the time that I've been away! I got really busy with life in general and on top of that I went on a 10 day missions trip to the Republic of Panama and got engaged and have been planning a wedding!
Sadly I stopped working out as frequently and went back to my old eating habits. Yikes! Please, don't ever let this happen to you!! I started hating my body and being very self conscious again. It was like I was back to the old me. I knew I needed to change something or I was going to go right back to where I was before.  I recently went to the doctor and got weighted.. I had gained about 8 pounds back :( I was devastated! Shortly after that I decided to start working out on a more daily basis. It's been about 2 weeks and I'm still going strong!
I started insanity again and I am fully dedicated to doing the full 63 days!! My best friend and my sister are also working on their health and getting into shape after having babies! It's great to have friends who have similar goals and you can keep each other accountable! 
Have you started any new fitness regimens? Do you have a good support system to keep you motivated? Leave your answer in the comments!