Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Let's get back to Fitness - shall we?

It's Wednesday and that means Weigh In Wednesday with my JOB CRUSH Erin From She's A Big Star. Did you all know she is going to the Grammy's - I mean COME ON - that is AMAZING! I am so excited to see J.T. I can't hardly stand it. When he dances (and the king of dance... Usher) I melt into a pile of heavy breathing mess.

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Well I am NOT going to lie - I didn't get on the scale. For real I didn't run much this weekend between hosting a shower, putting together a fireplace, spending time the kids, and drama. So I got back on the wagon this week -  minus the Eggo waffles I ate on Monday - because they HAD to get out of the house... Yes.... that is my mentality. Ugh...

So here is the deal - I strength train and run. I used to do it all together after the kids went to bed, and I was in the basement from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. and that just plain was NOT cool. I mean sports are on, I need to pluck my eyebrows, do my nails, and let's be honest... I LIKE MY BED!!!! So this week I am starting something NEW... I am getting up at 4:30 a.m. doing strength training in the morning before the house wakes, and then doing my running AFTER the kids go to sleep - so YES that means TWO A DAYS. AGH!!!

I started yesterday. I got up at 4:30 a.m. and did my strength training - it was just ME, some good ole school music, and massive amounts of sweat. It felt great, but by 5:00 p.m. I was exhausted - NO EXCUSE - I got my booty on the treadmill last night after the kids went to bed, and pushed out the 3 miles I needed to get in for my half-training. Then the alarm went off this morning and I hit SNOOZE! yeah... I slept in. Womp.Womp.Womp. BUT I only have a 2 miler to get in tonight and my strength training - so it will be a LONGER evening in the basement - oh well...

So here is my week/weekend outlook - THIS IS MY ACCOUNTABILITY POST RIGHT HERE:
Wednesday - Evening 2 miles and Strength Train (home)
Thursday - A.M. Strength Train (home) - going out of town for work so that will be it for that day.
Friday - A.M. 5 mile and Strength Train (hotel)
Saturday -  A.M. 6 mile run (home) - that is all I can get in that day. I have plans;)
Sunday - Afternoon/Evening Strength Train (home)

I am REALLY going to try and stick to this schedule if the 6 mile run doesn't work out on Saturday - I may do a switcheroo from Saturday to Sunday and strength train Saturday morning and run on Sunday evening. See I am flexible like that;)

AND... I need to keep reminding myself this...
Onto a Better Week

Does Usher make you weak? Weight loss tips? Are you a morning workout person?

35 comments:

  1. Girl...you know Usher lives in my hood (North Atlanta). I've seen him a couple of times and my next door neighbors go to the same school as his kids...yes he's that much hotter in person :)

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  2. I have gotten back in my early morning routines. Wake at 4:40 and at the gym by 5. Usually do strength training for 30 minutes(w/hardly any rest in between sets) and then an hour class of some sort or running. Done by 6:30. It feels great coming home at 5pm knowing I don't have to do anything but eat, be with my kids and go to bed, LOL!
    You are doing great! We all choose to sleep in from time to time and squeezing it in and making it happen is what matters most! You GO!

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  3. I absolutely CAN NOT get up before 6am. I need to, but I just can't!!

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  4. You know I love me some U S H E R R A Y M O N D

    You are doing great!

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  5. I hit the gym at lunch and do anywhere from 30 mins to an hour, but I have a flexible office lunch hour, ALOT of people here take 1 1/2- 2 hour lunches going out to eat with sales people, I usually take 1:15 lunch, but I am working from 6:30-4:30/5 every day, so I dont care... I leave my house 530/545 and get home around 6/7 so if I dont do it at lunch during the week it doesnt get done! The gym right by my office has showers so I dont smell sweaty all afternoon... and I blow dry the sweat out of my hair, gross I know, but it works and keeps me quick getting ready again!

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    1. I always blow dry my sweat!! It actually gives my hair body! I am a 4:30 am runner and a boot camp/ gym evening girl! So it is a must for me!

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  6. Haha, thanks girl... I'll give JT some lovin' from both of us!;)

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  7. Love your honesty. We know when we mess up. I know I did this week. Getting on the scale for the dietbet weigh in was horrible, but motivating. I know what I did wrong and how to fix it, now I just got to do it! and I love early AM workouts!!

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  8. Thanks for the motivation! Two a days with two kids and a husband and a job?? You're amazing! How do you get up that early? I mean like really? I would love to wake up early and get my workout done then so I can have the nights to do whatever but every night I set my alarm for 510 and then I always wake up and am like I'll just do it later tonight and then fall back asleep! And everyday I kick myself for it! Any tips? :)

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  9. I'll get up early one morning, have a great workout, and tell myself that I'm going to do it everyday, only to hit the snooze button the next morning... :( Getting in a routine is sooo hard!

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  10. I can completely sympathize with the two a day exhaustion. I never try to do two in a row. I have got to sleep! I love how you say the waffles had to get out of the house LOL I've felt that way before too. If I eat it it's gone and want nag at me every day! AGH!

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  11. Sometimes I feel like there are just not enough hours in the day to get all my shit done! I don't do well if I get less than 7-8 hours of sleep. However, you better come knock on my door so we can get our sweat on at the hotel!

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  12. In really looking forward to the Grammys too! Looks like you have a good plan set for the week!

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  13. Good luck!! 4:30am to work out is unbelievable dedication to me but you got this!!
    I cannot wait for Grammys! JT, Usher, I heard Beyonce maybe?? oooh I can't wait!

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  14. Dude. Can't do the 2 a days, I can only handle sweaty ass hair once in a 24 hour period! Haha

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  15. I snoozed the alarm this morning, too! Ah, why does it feel so good?

    I'll be running after I'm done with my Wednesday night class at church...it's so tough with the late-night workouts. My body's always like, "But I'm supposed to be on the couch in my pjs!" I hope that you have a killer workout tonight, lady!

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  16. Uh-oh! Look who's on and poppin' with her two-adays! Git it gurrlll!ha
    You are going to look spectacular in no time. Such dedication! I've been going to the gym at 5am bc baby is still in dreamland and the hubby won't have to entertain her while I'm away. 4:30am comes around quickly doesn't it? But I fully intend on sticking with it cause this mama is gonna be Ms.NewBooty come summa summa summa time!

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  17. Up at 4:30 in the am? Girl you crazy! but you have dedication so mad props for dat. Happy hump day!

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  18. I love your dedication, you are so motivating! Keep it up, girl, you're doing great!

    Usher -- well, sort of. JT, now HE makes me heavy breathe and sweat! Ha ha! ;) I was a Bye, Bye, Bye super freak back in the day! Yummy!

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  19. Usher makes my panties drip (yeah I just said that;) haha

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  20. I am a morning workout person. I get up at 5am. 4:30am is pushing it for me but I can do 5am. Did blogger eat my email address again? I just found out that I'm a no-reply blogger and I have no idea how since I've gone in and changed my settings twice already. I think blogger gets hungry and wants to eat important stuff like my email. Esther Norine Davison

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  21. I'm jealous of Erin too! I do mid-morning workouts. I have to wait for Brian to get home and watch the boys while I run then in the evenings it's cardio and working on legs, butt, arms, or whateva. Aubree works out with me in the evening. She is such a weakling when it comes to squats! lol

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  22. for the record, I am so behind on my training schedule...BUT I'm running a 10K on Saturday. so if I don't die during that run, I'm gonna consider myself back on track. If I die, well then, I probably won't need a 13.1 sticker anyways. :)

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  23. Ugh! I need to just grow some balls and get up at 4:00 and do it because by the time I get home at night I just do NOT have it in me... and I know "they" say its better to work out in the morning and get everything going and you burn more calories throughout the day and blah, blah, blah ... but it's just so damn early! It would be nice to have the basement to myself though ... now you got me thinking about it again.... do you eat anything before you workout in the AM? I did try working out at 4:00 once, didn't eat anything and for real almost passed out in the shower ... gettin' up early doesn't do anyone any good if they fall and hit their head in the shower! Am I right ladies?? =)

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  24. Way to go at the 430 workouts! My alarm goes off at 5 and I hit snooze. Every. Single. Time. Every day is a new day though right? Maybe tomorrow! :)

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  25. Two-a-days are brutal - I hate getting up early, but there just isn't enough time in the day sometimes! Two hours a day is a lot of time, so I think you have a good plan.

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  26. You rock Mel! I love morning workouts and it boosts your metabolism .. I heard and wanna believe it! When is your big race?

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  27. I am trying to get back into the morning workout routine. It's so hard. I am finding it difficult this week to do anything more than the half training. You are doing great!

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  28. two-a-days....girl you are so dedicated!! great job.

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  29. Just found your blog a few days ago & now I'm all caught up;) I started from the beginning .. Your so fun & a great Mama! All your fitness habits are inspiring too. I love all your keeks! Happy Wednesday. Until Next Time, Shauna {www.shaunawyrick.com}

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  30. Lol, I need that weigh loss tip too. Go girl on teh two-a-days! I do those...occasionally only because that's the only way I'll see my husband some nights is if I go to the gym with him (after having gone on my lunch break already.) Lol.

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  31. Get it girl! I am SO not a morning person but I just don't feel like I have enough time at night. I think I am going to have to start trying to get at least like 20 min of weights in in the mornings and then do my cardio at nights. Of course I'm going to have to put thumb tacks on top of my snooze button so I don't hit that everyday! lol

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  32. rock on with your two-a-days chica, AMAZING job!

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