Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Body Revolution Day 51 of 90

Day 51 = Workout 8

Backing up to yesterday's post...I told you I was going to try the Jack Knife Crunches on the carpet.  Well.........I forgot to do them last night, BUT, I did them this morning after Workout 8.  I did 10 of them...YAY!!!  Much better on a more cushionie (<<I know that is not really a word) surface.  So with that done and said...I took another, thicker mat down to my workout area.  See how it goes on Thursday.  If the mat doesn't work, I will do the Pike Crunches during the workout and then I will do them on the carpet upstairs after the workout.

Workout 8...I used the 10lb dumbbells for the first set of Dead Lifts/Hammer Curls...SO...that meant I did the Weighted Butt Kicks with 10's too...Ouch.  I wasn't going nearly as fast as they go on the DVD, but I kept going.  Call me lazy...I didn't feel like switching the weights up after the Dead Lifts/Hammer Curls...LOL.  It's a good thing they only do them once.
I did not try punching while doing Weighted Warrior 3.  It's tough enough as it is...but I love this one.  The first time I did it a week ago today, I thought my arms were going to fall off, but I am getting stronger and this one is fantastic now.  Challenging...YES...but you will get stronger too as you move through the workouts, and remember, there are modified options to follow too.  Don't take the chance of hurting yourself, if your body is telling you to take it easy on a particular move...listen to your body.  The worse thing you could do is injured yourself.  Just like the Jack Knife Crunches for me, they hurt my tailbone...so I modified the move to something that did not hurt me.  Now as I said above, I will try them with the extra padding. The best thing about that, is that the extra padding is not attached to my body anymore.  I remember after having my second child, my daughter, I felt like I had a shelf on my backside.  It was like I could set something on there and it would stay put. Uggghhhh...it was not a nice feeling AT ALL! 

So I know what it feels/felt like to carry around extra weight. So remember my post about Horton Hears a Who!?..."A person's a person no matter how small".  Don't be jealous, or worse, "hate" people because they have lost, or are losing weight, and you are struggling with yours.  You have to put in the hard work and you will lose too...BUT WIN in a BIG way!  Let them be your inspiration and motivation to keep you going.  So many of you have commented on ME being an inspiration to you, and that makes me happy, and in return, you are my inspiration too.

This picture was floating around on Facebook and I have since made it my background picture on my laptop, side picture on my blog and I have used it on MFP too.

It's SO true!

As it stands right now, since starting http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ I have lost 42lbs...that is almost the same weight as my son.  It's hard to believe that this time last year I would have been walking around as if I was carrying my son with me 24/7.  When I pick him up now to cuddle him I think about that.  So if you are reading through my blog post(I thank you) but you are not ready yet for Body Revolution, that's okay...you will get there.  Start with little steps...change the way you eat, take the steps instead of the elevator or escalator.  Cut out the CRAP!  It's your life...make it a healthy one!  Once you start seeing some little changes, you will look forward to seeing more.  Set some goals for yourself and think about the rewards you will give yourself once you hit those goals.  Remember though, DO NOT REWARD YOURSELF WITH FOOD! That's right...I'm shouting at you now(again) I think I have shouted about this before.

Food is FUEL!
Here is Today's Fuel...
Breakfast: Greek Yogurt with Quinoa Crunch & Berries
With the ingredients that I use to make this breakfast recipe, I am eating 265 calories in the serving, with 19 grams of protein.  It's quite delicious! 

Lunch: Roasted Chicken with Whole-Wheat Pasta & Spinach Pesto
From frozen leftovers...to...another great quick and delicious lunch.  The daycare children had pasta and broccoli, and I had pasta too.
  This meal here is a little higher in calories, but that's okay.  At 442 calories per serving, this meal is very satisfying.  Protein weighs in at 21 grams, Fat 16 grams(but it's the good kind of fat) per serving.  Your body needs fat.  I know none of want to hear a comment like that, but it's true.  Not a lot though and it has to be the "good" kind of fat.  Monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids are all "good" fats.  They are good for the heart too!  The "good" fat in this recipe, are from the Olive Oil and the Walnuts.   Many of the "good" fats are found in most vegetable oils, nuts, olives, avocados, fatty fish and dark chocolate...mmm...chocolate.  So delicious!  So choose your fats wisely.
Snack: Baked Garlic Pita Chips with Hummus

This is a nice savoury snack for he afternoon or evening while watching television.  Just make sure you portion out the correct serving size.  I find having a double serving of Chips add a few more calories to my day.  If I have eaten larger meals earlier in the day, I will only eat 1 serving.  Sometime I will have a serving or part serving with soup, to substitute as crackers.  I think tomorrow I might may the Cinnamon Baked Pita Chips.  Those would be nice to dip in some non-fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt.  If I make these tomorrow, I will calculate the calories for a snack like this.  Plus, I will let you know if they are good or not.
Dinner: Barley Soup with Turkey Sausage with a half serving of Turkey Barley Pilaf
It was dance night again for my daughter, so leftovers are a must for these days.  Heat, Eat and Go!
I have been chilly all day long too, so it was nice to warm up to a bowl of this soup tonight.  My sodium is all in check today too.  Last time I had the soup, I can't recall what else I ate that day, but my sodium was WAAAYYYY over. 

Here is the Soup and the (1/2 serving) Turkey Barley Pilaf 

This is what I ate.  I heated both, and then put the Pilaf into the soup. 

It tasted great in the soup, and it warmed me up.   Total calories for this meal 381, Protein 22 grams, Fat 8 grams, Sodium 958.  The sodium seems high, but I am still under for the day.
So you always have options to switch up your healthy meals.

If you are reading this blog and you want to know how you can track the calories, protein, sodium, fats etc...Check out http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ This site will help you see where you are right now, and where you could be(in regards to your eating and exercise habits).  I must say, it has helped make my life better.  If you join up, it's free, search me out as a friend, my screen name is phatsoslim.  I know that there are other sites out there similar to MyFitnessPal, but this is the one that is working for me.  Hopefully it can work for you too.

At the last show I did for Maus Wear, http://www.mauswear.com/, I ordered a necklace for myself from another vendor, Rawkette Custom Jewellery http://www.rawkette.ca/ http://www.rawkette.etsy.com/
I picked it up tonight after my daughter's dance class.

What do you think????

I will wear this with pride.  Proud of all the hard work that I have done to get me where I am today, and where I am going.  This journey may sound like it comes to an end at the 90th day, but really it's ongoing for the rest of my life.  The 90 day journey is a teaching tool on how to eat right and exercise in a way that will fit into my/your everyday life.  Stay Strong!

Cardio 2 in the morning...bring it Jillian!

Until then...Stay Strong!

Good night
"Why are you going to choose failure when success in an option?"
That's what is says at the bottom(it's a little hard to read)


  1. What a great necklace! I can't believe we only do Cardio 2 two more times before we start Phase 3. You ARE very inspirational. I am in awe that you run a business, a daycare, do fun things with your family and still find time to cook! Truly amazing.

    1. Hey Meghan,

      Thanks! I know what you mean about how the time is flying by...it's crazy! I feel like I just got my Body Revolution package delivered to the door sometimes, and now I am almost to the last phase.

      It's all about planning, grocery shopping, planning, cooking, planning, freezing, reheating, eating and enjoying. It may be tough in the beginning but it's just like everything else...practice makes perfect.

      Stay Strong!


  2. Yeah I have no idea how you do it either. You seriously are super woman. I have a 2 year old and a 9 month old and its all I can do to keep them fed and changed and somewhat happy. You have done such a great job!

    1. Hey Sara,

      I found it tough when my two children were younger. I worked out, but I wasn't commited to getting healthy. I stressed about my weight, my kids(well they stressed me out, still do and probably always will...LOL)and finances. It wasn't until last year I thought I have to put ME first, or nothing else matters. So I managed to get my mind around it all and began on May 27, 2011. You just have to Stay Strong in every aspect of life. Stay Strong with your food choices, Stay Strong with your workouts and Stay Strong when it comes to your money(I know this money thing can really cause major STRESS)

      I find getting my workout in before they wake up...REALLY helps. And with the short workouts that Body Revolutions provides is even better. I can sleep in an extra few minutes some mornings.

      Stay Strong!


  3. You are ON FIRE! Nice blog, Trina. I can so relate to where you are right now. In my own weight loss journey, I remember making the same strides and suddenly feeling so empowered & in control. It is awesome! Food can be a wonderful source of joy AND fuel. Eating healthy doesn't mean gnawing on cardboard, it means making nutrition dense, whole foods a priority - - which still means DELISH!

    So happy to have found your blog. Congrats on all of your success.