Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Today is going to be a bit challenging, I'm tired and there's no babysitting today. Yikes. Here are my opportunities to train. Nine am with clients, cardio if Isabella naps and train again with clients at 5pm. I think I can do it, I want to - BUT I'm so tired. This is the difference between results and excuses. I'm going to fight my temptation to lay around hoping for naps and I'm going to take advantage of the time I do have (childless) today. I want the scale to move down, more than I want to make excuses.

Isabella is GREAT! I wasn't ready for a second workout when she passed out on her own.....
BUT, I jump on the spin bike and sweat buckets anyway...
Now I'm showered, blogging and thinking about lunch. Good Day so far!

9:00AM - 60 minute strength training workout.

10:00AM - protein shake with a banana, 1 tsp. of peanut butter and flaxseed oil.

12:30PM - 45 minute SPIN workout! (sweat buckets)

2:00PM - Egg white scramble with mushrooms, red peppers, green peppers, spinach, hot salsa and a side of jalapeños. YUM!

5:00PM - 60 minute strength training workout. (mind over matter - it felt good)

7:00PM - Dinner.....


Monday, July 21, 2014



Home, sweet, home! Happy to be back in Watertown. Cape Cod was nice, but I like having multiple workout options in Watertown. Don't get me wrong, I killed it on the stairclimber on Sat/Sun - but it's not the same. I'll be hanging back here for the next few weeks. After driving back from the Cape this morning - I hopped on the spin bike for a 45 minute soaker. I didn't really have an appetite today. I was mostly tired, just trying to get thru the day. Tomorrow will be much better. I'm praying that Isabella and I sleep like rocks tonight. My goal is to lose 5 pounds this week - I'll have to count calories and intensify my workouts. Hoping my body doesn't fail me.....

10:00AM - apple.

12:00PM - egg white scramble w/ spinach, peppers, mushrooms, hot salsa and jalapeños.

2:30PM - 45 minute SPIN workout.

6:00PM - 60 minute strength training workout.

7:00PM - protein shake with mixed berries, 1 tsp. peanut butter and 1 tsp. flaxseed oil.
(not as good as the strawberry banana combo)

* I need to get to the market. I like having salad last week. When it's already prepared - it makes mealtime a lot easier.

Friday, July 18, 2014



Oh, it's on - like DONKEY KONG! I snuck onto the spin bike before Isabella woke up this morning. I don't know why, but it feels so good to spin, watch the news and listen to my music as the sun is coming up. Anyway, I'm off to a fantastic, fitness Friday. Next up - a workout with my Friday Diehards, can't wait! I feel like I have a lot of energy to expend today. A day of rest helps, now I'm going for the gusto! The scale is down NINE and I amy hoping to make it 11 by Monday. It's fun to set goals even if you don't meet them on the desired day. I feel like I've developed a great foundation for this weight-loss journey. I won't stop until I meet every goal......

6:45AM - 40 minute Spin Workout.

9:00AM - 60 minute full body strength class. (Now that was fantastic! I felt light & strong)

10:00AM - Protein shake w/ strawberries, bananas, 1 tsp. peanut butter, 1 tsp. flaxseed oil.

1:00PM -  Grilled chicken breast w/ spinach/romaine salad - green/red peppers, carrots, cabbage, tomato, a few hot peppers and a slice of avocado. Balsamic Dressing. (super salad, so good)

4:30PM - 30 minute Spin Bike SPRINT!

6:00PM - baked tilapia, 1/4c. cubed sweet potato, 1 1/2c. green beans. YUM!

* This weekend is going to be very important. I need to exercise and keep my meals lean. If I do
this, I know the scale will read AWESOME come Monday morning.....

* Stay tuned....



Today was a busy day. Sorry for not getting a chance to post this yesterday. Thursday are what I would call my rest day, although I do still exercise. By Thursday my body is letting me know I need to ease up on the multiple workouts. I feel a little fatigued and tired - but still motivated for sure.
The great thing about working out peeps for a living is - I have a few places to do my workouts. Today I chose to just jump on our CYBEX Arc Trainer for an hour and go as hard as I could. I did the same thing last Thursday. This week I burned 160 more calories,(879/1041) which is a good sign that I am not only getting slimmer, I am also getting stronger. Next Thursday I will do the seem and see if I can break 1100 calories burned.

10:00AM - protein shake w/ strawberries, bananas, 1/2 tsp. peanut butter and 1/2 tsp. flaxseed oil.

1:00PM - baked tilapia, garden salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette and a slice of avocado.

3:00PM - 1/2 Grapefruit.

7:00PM - Grilled chicken breast, garden salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

* I had fewer calories today because I did fewer workouts.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014




First Thing Cardio...

My day started of so smooth. Isabella woke up at 5:30AM and she was back down sleeping by 5:45. Normally I would sleep in until she woke up, NOT Today. I got on the spin bike and rode for 45 super sweaty minutes. I actually had to wake her up at 9am. T25 was a lot harder this afternoon - but I know that the more FAT I lose - the easier that particular DVD will get. I like a challenge, it gives you something to work towards. A new goal. I don't sit and ponder whether or not I will take one of my strength classes, I JUST DO IT - even if I've already worked out a few times earlier that day. I can feel the old me pushing thru. It feels good....

7:00AM - 45 minute SPIN workout.

9:00AM - 1/2 grapefruit and green tea.

11:00AM - protein shake with 1 tsp. of peanut butter and 1 tsp. of flaxseed oil + frozen bananas and strawberries.

2:00PM - grilled chicken breast, garden salad w/ balsamic vinegrette dressing.

4:00PM - T25 - 25 minutes of a sweat bath!

6:00PM - 60 minute weight training class. (total body)

7:30PM - egg white scramble with green/red peppers, spinach, mushrooms, hot salsa, and jalapeños.

* I'm in a groove....


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ABOUT TIME All Natural Whey Protein Isolate is my current protein supplement of choice. When mixed with frozen strawberries and bananas, it's a dream come true! Just in case anyone was wondering. I ordered it from GNC online after a little research. It was a great choice, I love the chocolate best.

Although I am still carrying extra, unwanted body FAT, I feel so much better. I can already tell that I am losing layers, it's already obvious in the mirror. I won't stop until it is all gone and I am wearing my favorite jean shorts again. In the meantime, I am listening to my body - but trying to workout at least 2 to 3 times a day. If you look back in my previous exercise journals (2011 and earlier) - it was the norm for me. Finding balance between caring for Isabella, work and my workouts took awhile to figure out - but I think I GOT THIS!

9:00AM - 60 minute strength training workout.

10:00AM - Protein shake with strawberries, bananas, flaxseed oil and 1 tsp of peanut butter. YUM!

12:30PM - Grilled chicken breast w/ 1tbsp. hot salsa, 1/2c. sweet potato cubed and 1c. green beans.

4:00PM - 25 minutes of T25 with Shaun T - so far, totally doable for me and all of my clients. It's no where near as hard as insanity but you do sweat buckets. :)

4:30PM - 35 minutes Cybex Arc Trainer. (my legs are pure JUNK - too many weight days in a row)

7:00PM - Spinach salad w/ cherry tomatoes, red onion, carrots & cabbage. 3/4c. lowfat cottage cheese.


Monday, July 14, 2014



Week Two:

Yesterday's lunch was so delicious, I had to share a picture. You may have noticed that I love spicy food. I add hot peppers, jalapeños or hot salsa to almost all my protein. Before getting pregnant, I ate like this almost everyday, besides the occasional cheat dinners on the weekend. Getting back to my old ways has been very comforting. My menu is kind of boring, only because I'm easy to please I guess. Plus, I know what works for me. I love the taste of sweet potato with a little spray butter, salt and pepper. Anyway, here we go with a new day. Do what's right for YOU! Stay tuned....

10:00AM - Protein shake w/ frozen bananas/strawberries, 1 tsp. peanut butter, 1 tsp. flaxseed oil.

12:30PM - Egg white scramble with spinach, green pepper, mushrooms, hot salsa and jalapeños.

2:00PM - 40 minute spin bike workout. (Isabella woke up too quick from her nap)

3:00PM - 1/2 grapefruit.

4:00PM - 25 minute workout w/ Shaun T doing T25. (Day 1)

6:00PM - 60 minute total body strength workout. Yeeha!

7:00PM - Grilled thin steak, garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

* Today was a good day. I felt stronger and more motivated. I know that I'm losing FAT, I can feel it. I'm off to bed early - I need to rest my muscles in the A/C.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Day Seven: 

No excuses is in full affect. Although we have a gym in our basement with various cardio equipment, I put a spin bike in between my dining room and living room. This way, I have absolutely no excuses as to why I couldn't workout. Really feeling good about all of my exercise options. Changing it up is great for the body and one way to avoid plateaus. Stay tuned......

WOW, what a morning! I got a chance to workout with one of my clients that just had a baby today.
Needless to say, we killed it!! Oh, and we chatted it up too! The sweat was poring off of us like made. I loved it. Now backed to caring for my BUG, waiting for her next nap so I can spin. I feel great! Day 7 is amazing so far...

9:00AM - 60 minute Weight Training Workout w/ a cool friend.

10:00AM - Post workout shake. Protein, frozen banana & strawberries. 1 tsp. peanut butter and 1 tsp. of flaxseed oil. The best shake yet. Tasted just like one from back in the day at Gold's Gym.

12:45PM - 45 minute SPIN workout. (It felt so good, my legs weren't junk)

2:15PM - Grilled chicken breast w/ hot salsa & jalapeños. 1/2c. sweet potato cubed and 1 1/2c. broccoli florets.

6:00PM - Baked tilapia, asparagus.