Sunday, December 7, 2014

Still alive!!

I'm still alive, but had to take a break on my workouts due to really bad chest congestion from a cold I got last week.  I tried doing Level A, but  anything to make my heart rate go up causes me to hack up a lung. 

No pain so far (I'm prone to Bronchitis), but if this gets any worse - I'll need to see doc again for an inhaler.   In the meantime, letting my body heal itself

I'm keeping my eating in check and drinking plenty of water to flush this darn virus from my system. 

And before you ask - yes I got a flu shot, back in October.  

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 35 - Sick and Frustrated

Everyone at home has now come down with the bug my little guy has.  Achy body, congested lungs and head and fever. 

I'm so frustrated with my health - fears of what is next, my doctors orders to cut back on my exercising, coming down with the bug... I ended up binging to comfort myself.  

So I'm posting it out there for people to see... 

I ate:  half a BLT sandwich for breakfast.  1 bowl of Chips, a bowl of pork rinds, handful of chocolate rosebuds, a cup of sunflower seeds, yogurt (got sick after the yogurt), veggie stir fry and rice for dinner, another cup sunflower seeds, another bowl of chips and another half a chocolate bar.     I feel guilty and frustrated with myself.  

Woke up this morning and it feels like an elephant sitting on my chest.  I'm 2 lbs up (most likely water retention from all the salt I ate yesterday). 

Today is a new day.  Another day to avoid strenuous exercise due to chest cold and fever, but I'm taking my eating into check.      

Meal plan for the day

Breakfast: 1 poached egg and 2 pieces of bacon with dry toast
Morning Snack: Carrot Sticks and an apple
Lunch: Chicken noodle soup with an egg in it
Afternoon Snack: Grapes and 4 triscuit crackers with 1 oz of cheese 
Dinner: ham, scalloped potatoes and Green Beans

IF I am feeling better, will do some yoga.  

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 34 - Not so good news

I haven't told many people, but over the last few weeks I have been feeling faint on and off. 

I have been under supervision by my doctor during my fitness journey as I have unexplained bleeding imy urine which causes me to be anemic

After many tests and ultrasounds, they still can't determine the source of the bleeding.  

After checking in with my doctor yesterday when bringing my little guy in for an ear infection, she was concerned that I had lost too much weight too fast.   After I explained the programs in more detail and my new eating habits, she was very proud of me (yay)

Then she did a urine test in the office.  My bleeding has almost doubled.   I'm being sent for more ultrasounds, blood and urine tests and setting me up a referral for a Urologist for scope testing (ack!! I hope they sedate me for it!) 

The bad news, I have been told to limit my exercises to 3 workouts per week (for now) until we can determine and fix the source of the bleed.  

I have to check back in 2 weeks for another urine test to determine if 3 is still good or if I have to lessen the intensity of my fitness. 

So now I'm debating on whether I want to switch back to the 21 day fix exercises, or stick with the P90 every other day. 

Frustrating.  Kidney diseases are very high risk in my family. One uncle passed away to kidney/bladder cancer 4 years ago, another had to have a kidney transplant 8 years ago due to Polycystic Kidneys. Both my mother and I have been hospitalized for kidney infections.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 30 - Photo check in

I'm shaking!  What I workout. I'll be honest - that pause button came in handy a couple of times.  

Here are my photos.  14 lbs and 5.5 inches down 

I couldn't find my top for the life of me, so had to do with what I had. 

To be honest, I don't see much difference  but I can feel it - my pants are loose, I have to keep yanking them up.  

Skin hanging more off my arms (bawk bawk!!) 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 29 - Sculpt B Done!! (Pant pant sweat sweat)


What a wicked workout! 

I looked at a few of the moves and though "are you shittin me?!?"   You want to know what?? I did em!!!  (Crab special for the win!!)

Now I know why it's sculpt B!! 

Had to giggle with the Fighter Squat Jumps.  I sounded like an elephant trying to do ballet! (Thud!! Thud!!)   Lol   No knee pain and I was able to jump quite well! 

And the girl flirting with Tony killed me hahaha go girl!  (I know he's got a girlfriend but shocked him hahaha). 

I'm beat!  Time for a shower :) 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day 28 - One Month In, Results are awesome!

If you have been following me, you know that I had originally thought I had ordered 10 Minute Trainer - but got P90 instead. 

I was a little nervous about this program, worrying that I would be overwhelmed. 

I bit the bullet and did it anyway! 

I love Tony's reply - focus on one day at a time. Show up - do what you can, and don't look back. 

Month 1 Results:  
I'm down 14 lbs and 5.5 inches!   Since I didn't take my pictures until a week in, I'll take and post my pictures next weekend. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day 27 - Adjusting Rest day to your own needs

Although the official rest day is Sunday - I have found since I started this program that Friday's work the best for me. 

Usually end up having company over in one form or another - so easiest to keep my rests for then. 

Last night was a good night.  Had a "cheat" meal of oven baked chicken wings - higher in fat due to all the skin -   But oh so good. 

 I noticed that four wings are good for me (whole). I used to easily chomp down ten.  Yikes - what was I thinking?   Along with a large bowl of salad (light on the dressing) it's a perfect meal. 

People always assume that salads are always the healthiest option, but it also depends on what you put on top.  Many people avoid the creamy dressings due to the higher calories, BUT... If you stick with the suggested serving (1 Tbsp), you're good! 

But Tammy - only 1 tablespoon?? Then there's no flavour!   

Sure there is!  Here's my secret.... I throw my veggies in a large Tupperware container with a sealing lid, measure the amount on top - seal and shake.  Voila! Every piece coated perfectly.  There's nothing I hate more than soggy salad.  

Want more flavour yet?  Add some fresh cracked pepper (not that pre-cracked powdered shit you get , bleh!), a squeeze of lemon or lime, red pepper flakes, a shake of Parmesan cheese (keep it no more than a teaspoon). Bam - tons of flavour. 

Anyway - got my LAST Sculpt A in today! Will do my Saturday Special tomorrow and Level B starts Monday! 

I'm kind of nervous, I ended up turning my ankle last night, so I had to modify a bit tonight.  Hopefully it feels better by tomorrow.