Monday, April 4, 2011

Switching gears

Good morning ladies! It's Monday which means a brand new week. Another fab-ulous tid bit worth mentioning? The sun is shining and it's supposed to be 77 degrees today - A YO! Today my mamacita and I are heading to pick up a stroller to take with us to Mexico for Mr. T. Pretty sweet deals can be found on craigslist, check it out sometime if you haven't already.
This weekend was awesome like I knew it'd be - Nickmesiter and I took a walk or two with the little dude, I hit up Costco with mi madre, and yesterday I got...a SUNBURN! I may be the only crazy person alive that is joyous about a sunburn, but to me, its great. It means the sun is out and Im soaking it up. My fine English skin just couldn't take the heat yesterday, so this is how it repays me

This was just sitting outside in 70 degree weather. Can you imagine what would have happened had I not exposed my delicate white skin to anything before Mexico?! GEESH, Jose Cuervo would be my BFF the whole trip if ya know what I mean. After my ruby red arm heals, I'll be sliding into a tanning bed till it's go time. Im SOOO excited.
Speaking of Mexico, I know ya'll are sick of hearing of my workouts, buuut, it's my blog, so get used to it haha. I've dropped my original workout plan that I had previously. I was browsing, and came across a section where they will give you a step by step workout tailored to what your wanting to do (lose weight or build muscle). Yes, I am wanting to lose weight, BUT, I'd rather build muscle. My #1 goal right now is to tone/lose inches, so thats what I went with. After plugging in all my information, it spit out a 12 week schedule that Jamie Eason designed. You might be saying, Jamie Who? So let me show you Jamie Eason and you tell me if you wouldn't wanna look like her...

She's a fitness model and spokeswoman, and she knows her shizz. 'Nough said

So my workouts will be looking like this:
Monday - Warm up on Tread 20 minutes & Legs
Tuesday - Warm up on Tread 20 minutes and Push
Wednesday - Run for 45 minutes-1 hour
Thursday - Warm up on Tread for 20 minutes and Pull
Friday - Warm up on Tread for 20 minutes, Shoulders/Back/Abs and X Bike (30 minute class)
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - Rest

Splitting up your workouts in Pull, Push, and Leg exercises is a fast and effective way to get your results. I have blogged about it before (maybe a year ago?) and it has proven to do me good. The quick explanation for you new readers (hello and I love you!!) is push = all exercises are geared towards you "push" muscles, Pull= all exercises are geared towards your pull muscles and legs = duh, your legs! With pull and push, you are combining a bunch of different muscles and not just doing the typical workout schedule: Monday- biceps Tuesdays - abs Wednesdays - etc, etc. etc. You get the idea. This is a 12 week program, but with only 6 weeks till Mexico, Im confident I'll have some serious results to show for it.
Also, I have to confess something to you girl.... I am NOT running a marathon this year...EEEK! I know, I know, I was all amped for it, but honestly, I was scared shitless. I mean, I just had a baby, and after healing for 6 weeks, and then I gotta get my endurance back, it was just too much. Actually my aunt and sister were totally fine with it (the ones I was going to run with), and they were the reason I was going to do it this year. Do I want to run a marathon? Sure. One day, probably next year. But I just think it'd be too much to do this year, and fitting training in with Troy being so young, so my goal this year is to run a marathon sometime after my birthday (September, but before November. So sometime in October would be fabulous since the weather wouldn't be too shabby. So I will start training for that sometime after Mexico. Whew, so glad I got that off of my sunburned chest, haha!


Young and Fabulous said...

girl..refer to your pic on the sidebar with your tummy all TIGHT!! look at your rockin bod!

you will get there in no time! keep up the good workouts!

i did a zumba class saturday and its STILL kicking my ass..owwwie


foodandfitnessfanatic7 said...

Looks like a great workout plan...and I LOVE Jamie Eason!

Kourtney said...

First off I LOVE hearing about your workouts! That's what has motivated me to get back at it and so far I'm feeling awesome. And I have rubbed off on a few other friends. So keep it comin'!
You know what's best for you body and your little guy and that comes first. When you feel totally ready for your first marathon I'm sure you will do great and be glad that you waited until the right time!

Just Jennifer said...

Please do keep posting your workout info! I really need inspiration and motivation and I think a trip like yours would be good for that right? :) My own Mr T will be 3 months on Thursday, it's crazy how quickly it goes by right? How's the pumping going?

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

wish i could look like her and not have to work for it. with 5 kids..there is no time. i stand up w/a baby on my hip and blog for pete's sake!

Annie said...

i hope i have your determination and motivation after my little dude comes along!
i hope you are having a good day with T!! :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to look like her, but there aren't enough hours in the day and I'm lazy. Ha!