Ok, SO sorry I didn’t post the workouts yesterday!
We’ve got a birthday boy in the house today so we are busy celebrating him!
(Don’t mind that woman he is with with the 80s hair, it wasn’t her day).
And in addition to birthdays and 80s hair, that fine man you see right there finished up our transformation in this house of ours and I can’t wait to show you guys how it all turned out!
But first, how are your workouts going? Is anyone even still doing this?
I just wanted to let you know the reason as to why I started this whole let’s work out thing together, because I feel like I never gave you any background as to what prompted me to move my body three times a week.
I put on a quick ten pounds this winter mostly because I learned how to make sugar cookies that tasted ok and I ate them all.
As I was eating them all I thought, no biggie I’m fine. Went and checked the mirror and I looked the same so I kept eating. Still looked the same the next time I looked so I kept on.
Welp. A month went by and my jeans were snug. Went to the doctor for something else and BAM ten pound additional on the scale.
Told the doc to get a new scale that worked and that was that.
I wasn’t so sad about gaining ten pounds as I was the fact that I felt NOT so healthy.
Which brings us to present day. So, these workouts with dumbbells I spend about 10 to 15 minutes per day on three times a week and have been doing this for a month and a half and I feel VERY different.
My body has toned up a lot and I feel a lot stronger. (I don’t own a scale so not so sure about the weight part of it. I go more by how I feel because scales generally make me an angry, controlling person).
All this to say, if you are still with me on this you are probably in the everything feels bigger, not smaller phase but persevere!
I almost quit at week two or three because my legs got significantly larger, but Jimmy assured me that was just my muscle building up behind any fat and the toning will follow that. They won’t stay large and in charge.
And he was right!
If you keep on with this you will notice your legs and bod will start to change and tone up and look different by week 5 and 6.
So keep on! Don’t be discouraged if you feel bigger after two weeks of workouts with weights, you will start to see positive changes soon.
Ok. Well, let me know if there is anyone out there still doing this and what your experience has been, k guys?
Here are the workouts for this week.
Friday’s workout (try to focus on what these women are doing instead of the fact that they could kill people with their manly strength, k?)
Instead of NOT liking this about my body, I’m appreciating:
My arms. In my middle school years I used to beat the boys at arm wrestling and was always embarrassed by how manly I thought they were, but as a mom, I am thankful for the strength in my arms.
Swap out chips and snacks that DON’T fulfill (sugar cookies, perhaps) for a spoonful of almond butter and a piece of fruit. Start making those small swaps and after you eat, decide if you feel satisfied. Evaluate how you feel after each meal or snack. Pay attention to that feeling and get to know what the difference is to feel actual hunger, satisfied, full and uncomfortably full.
Interesting Body Facts:
“A person can expect to breathe 40 pounds of dust in his/her lifetime.”
I’d like to just add that you can achieve 40 pounds of dust inhalation in one week if you take a wall out of your house, so if this is a competition, our family wins. This past week was a DUST storm, migraine inducing war zone. But worth it. Right, kids?
“People are the only animals in the world that cry tears.”
I’m gonna squeeze one out of Barkley today and prove that fact wrong.
Have a good week of workouts!