New Years Resolutions – Week 18 Update

Week 18 UpdateUgh, long week last week with some cool ups and some soreness happening. Nothing spectacular happening around my neck of the woods, but did do some cool stuff and got some semi-good news. My current employer may be able to keep me on past my end date which means I would not be jobless. The situation would probably be on a contract base but let me tell you that my stress-level and worry about being without employment past May went from over the moon to about grass-level. It totally changed my perspective and let me go back to picking and choosing jobs rather than blindly applying. Won’t know more for a few weeks but it gives me a slight reprieve. And with that news, two days later I got a call for an interview! The first in months! I had it on Monday and I think it went well – but I would have to move. Kind of disappointing, but that’s life. Here is my New Years Resolutions – Week 18 Update.

Please Calm My HeartI did pretty well this week with my eating but am noticing that since I am not doing regular at-the-gym workouts that I am not taking in nearly as much (or enough) water as I used to. This makes for some dehydrated days for sure. I can feel a difference when I get my normal 3-4 liters a day down to 1-2 – more lethargic and way too parched. Also, this week at the grocery store the peanut butter-stuffed pretzels totally sang my song and I bought the bag. Salty peanut buttery-crunchy goodness. Wow, did that bag full-o sodium and no water totally kill my waistline. But I got back in the game and pulled out a loss for the week. Go me!

Whatever you BelieveMy workouts are better now that I have put the DVDs down on paper. I am doing more of the walking tape than others, but at least I am doing something. However, when you are going to your parents house on Saturday to plant some trees and dig out a four foot wide by 20 feet long and 3 inches deep sidewalk in packed down sand / dirt with tons of rocks and tree limbs pressed into it – don’t do a strength training workout before you go. As in wake up at 6am on a Saturday and do your workout while the coffee brews (my coffee pot takes an hour to brew 4 cups of coffee) doing tons of squats and lunges and back exercises. Then get to the parents house at 9:15 and digging by 9:45. With a few breaks I was done by 12:30 and had four major popped blisters and was so sore I felt like an old lady. Ridiculous! I (used to) workout religiously and have over done it but have never been that sore ever – even when I was training for my half-marathon, or the day after the half. Sheesh. But, glutton for punishment that I am (and an awesome daughter 🙂 ) I will be back over at the parents house doing it again this weekend. Makes for some rock-hard legs though!

So now for the real update:
Weight & Inches
Total from Last Week: -.8lbs, -1in
Total from the 1st: -7lbs, -9.5in

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May 14 Workout ScheduleTrain along with me with the May Training Plan and Challenges! We will be working hard at home with workout DVDs this month!

So how has your week been? Let me know how your resolutions are going, I love other people’s positive progress more so than mine :)



May 14 ChallengeChallenge yourself with me!

Get you entire body into awesome shape! Really, it’s fun! Lift that booty; tone those legs; kill those shoulders; rip those abs! Let’s do it!!

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