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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gym Session :: 09/27/2011

My BFF Jayline had invited to take me and my two daughters (and her two daughters) out for lunch for a late bday present (so sweet of her!) and of course if there's food involved - i'm there! lol


So we decided that it'd be best to work out first, so we decided to meet up at the gym and bring the girls to the kids club. I showed her the ropes on working out with weights as she normally did not do that.


We worked out Chest/Back and did one calve exercise. Here is what I did today.:



Back:
Cable Rows
60lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5


- Lat pull down machine
50lbsx8
50lbsx8
50lbsx8


- High Hammer Rows (alternating)
25lbsx12 
25lbsx12 
25lbsx12 


Chest:
- Bench Press (flat)
45lbsx5
45lbsx5
45lbsx5
45lbsx5
45lbsx5

- Incline Dumbbell Press
17.5lbsx8
17.5lbsx8
17.5lbsx8

- Pec Flys
10lbsx10
10lbsx10
10lbsx10

Calves:
- Seated Calf raises
25lbsx8
25lbsx8
25lbsx8


After our workout, we had to have lunch because we were all starving (mind you i did have a protein shake prior to our workout, but guess baby was still so hungry). I decided to get the garlic fettuccine which was o-m-g delish. probably not the best choice of food for me, but hey - you only live once :) plus i rarely eat out anymore, so it was a nice treat to have.


Afterwards, we stopped by the mall which was where the restaurant we ate at was located.. went to MAC to test out the new matchmaster foundation, which i was colormatched to 2.0 (i'm normally NC25).. but i didn't buy it, wanted to read more reviews before really settling on that foundation. 


Stopped by sephora afterwards to redeem my birthday gift for VIB members. the gift was a bottle of the philosophy birthday cake shower gel, smells just like birthday cake - a real treat!  afterwards had to leave because it was my oldest daughter's back to school night.. so picked up my hubby and went.. i'm so proud of my Big girl :) 


i'm a happy preggo tonight :) i've got midterms tomorrow.. must.. sleep :D 



My Review was on the front page of Beautylish.com

just noticed that my review was on the front page of beautylish.com! :) okay i KNOW it's not a big deal lol - but i always get excited when i see things like that!  see if you can spot my little avatar..


and if you aren't following me on beautylish, please do so www.beautylish.com/myfitbeauty



What Motivates me to stay/get Fit

I know that some of you that follow my blog, have seen my posts in the past of my husband's workout videos.. but I really am so proud of him! He truly does inspire me and a lot of others to stay fit.


He recently joined an online body transformation competition and i wanted to share with all of you his progress so far.


the picture on the left was taken on 08/28/2011 and the picture on the right was taken little less than a month later at 09/21/2011. you can see how he has leaned out and is totally getting shredded :)



One of our two squat racks in our garage. :) we recently just moved 
both of them together on the other side. :) picture to come soon.
Yes that is my Mitsubishi Lancer Evolotion X :P





If you guys didn't know - my husband was the main reason why I started working out back in January 2010. I had always complained that I was fat, I hated my clothes because they didn't fit.. but yet I never wanted to do anything about my weight. I was your typical average person that wanted the easy way out (ie: diet pills, starvation diets).. but My husband truly was the one who opened my eyes! 


Just to give you a little background on My AWESOME husband. he had dislocated his ankle in 2008 and it was so bad it did not heal properly as the ortho doc expected it (because of how he dislocated it the Doc said).. He had a really long recovery process after the dislocation.. he was in a cast and was STILL going to the gym everyday.. 


Not only that - but he had to have micro-fracture surgery (meaning they had to break the bone to fix it) because like mentioned his ankle did not heal the way the orthopedic surgeon/MD had expected it. Even after he had surgery he was up a few days after at the gym! Talk about Dedication.. if you want to know - My Husband is the total definition of it :)


He has been doing this for 5 years and i'm so proud of his progress. Although I did lose 21 lbs after my second daughter - I was real proud of myself because My Husband and my kids always supported me. Although I am pregnant now and not so flattering looking, my husband has supported my decision to stay active and still work out. so if you want to know why i'm dedicated - it's because My Husband. My True inspiration! :)


Another inspiration of mine is My Cousin Hazel :) She's had 3 babies and she Looks AMAZING. 


She started her journey July 7, 2010 (her before picture)


And this picture was afterwards:
Pic on left taken: 02/20/2011
Pic on right taken: 03/15/2011

I just hate that she lives all the way in Germany! I know if she lived closer, we'd be tearing it up at the gym! She just recently got into CrossFit and been really enjoying seeing her do the same things I do (squats, deadlifts etc).. she's a true inspiration to me because now that i'll have 3 babies - I KNOW i can get back to pre-pregnancy size in no time. :)

And I know you've probably seen these already, but these are the only videos I have of me working out.. i hope to have many more soon though :) Me doing Squats and Rack pulls below:




This was in April 2011 - I was 122lbs
I am squatting 135lbs. 

Also 135lb rackpulls. 
What inspires you? :)



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gym Session :: 09/22/2011

Hi Everyone! I know it's been awhile since my last post! :) But school is just really kicking me in the rear right now. hopefully you guys understand :) that and my pregnancy has been really making me super tired than usual.


So with that said, Today is my birthday (I'm 26! woot!) lol.. and yes I did spend my birthday morning at the gym. It was my first time back after my Doctor gave me the A-Okay to exercise. I of course wanted to take it kinda slow.. but i did however enjoy my workout.


here's what I did! (I didn't lift as heavy as i normally do)



Legs:
-  Barbell Squats
55lbx5
55lbx5
55lbx5
55lbx5
55lbx5

- Leg Press
50lbx8
50lbx8
50lbx8


- Seated Leg curls
60lbx12
60lbx12
60lbx12



Biceps:
- Alternating DB bicep curls
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5

- Standing Hammer Curls
12.5lbx8
12.5lbx8
12.5lbx8

before I started on the weights, I did walk on the treadmill for about 15 minutes to "warm-up".. I did have to take frequent breaks because, my doc told me not to get overheated and drink plenty of water - which I did..  so i'm proud of myself I went to the gym! :) I'm definitely going to be adding this to my daily routine. I have to add the gym in there :) I know it's only beneficial to me! 

Since I'm currently not working and Hubby is the only one working - we're really on a super tight budget, so we couldn't really afford to spend a lot of money; which i'm perfectly okay with. I really don't need any gifts because i've got everything I've ever wanted already! (an amazing husband, 2 adorable girls, a baby on the way, a house and supportive friends and family - what more could a girl ask for?)

so hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and weekend! :) I believe my in-laws are going to be treating me out to eating at an aweeesome restaurant called Gyu-Kaku for a late lunch for my birthday (have to pick up my oldest kiddo) 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Random Blogging :: What I've been up to..

Hello All! I know it's been ages and ages since my last post - but from my previous post you'll know why i've been so extremely busy. I started school (I'm going to a school, a bridge program LVN - BSN) on August 29th and it's been really crazy! I knew it was quite an accelerated program, but I wasn't expecting it to be SO fast. we literally cover 5 chapters in one day and have a test every week in each of my classes. I have 3 and omg they are just so mentally draining. 


So the reason why I have not been able to blog is because of my school and also both my kiddies have started school as well! My oldest daughter is in Kindergarten and my youngest is in Preschool. so it's been a busy house and of course My husband has been working very hard :)


I'm very glad though that I did decide to go back to school - it's a small sacrifice for a lifetime of better for my family and myself. My expected graduation date would be June 2014, but considering I'm going to have my baby in March of 2012 - i might/might not take a little break (a month or even a few weeks) depending on how i'm doing in school and my recovery etc.


I have my upcoming prenatal appointment in about a week to see how baby is doing :) i know i'm only barely about to be 12 weeks, but i already have a small belly. but i'll show you guys when i'm about 15-16 weeks. 


I'm really hoping to have some more content on here soon - but i honestly don't know if i'll ever have time consistently lol. well after every semester i have a break so maybe then i'll be more active! but as for now i'll just post my random bloggings here and there and hope that you'll all still be interested to read them! :)


hope you all have a great weekend!
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