Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 20 of Round 2 Body Revolution

Day 20 = Cardio 1

"Pull up them drawers PEOPLE!" When Jillian says that phrase, you know you are almost done with Cardio 1...26 minutes that's all it takes.  Twenty-six minutes and you are a sweaty mess.  Sweaty but stronger, with every minute that passes by.  I needed to spend some more minutes on my abs, so I hit Jillian's Killer Abs workout(31 minutes) again today, followed up by Rockin' Body's Hard Core Abs(10 minutes). Hard Core Abs was harder on my legs then it was on my abs.  It was hard because of the Glorious Glutes workout I did yesterday.  The Rockin' Body workout was full of lifting of the legs to crunch the abs...front and side.  The good thing was it was ONLY 10 minutes long.  A great QUICK abs workout.

After my workouts were all done, I went upstairs to sit down to breakfast that my husband made for me.  This could turn into a Saturday ritual where HE makes breakfast for ME.  AWESOME!!!  I guess my sleep wasn't as good as it could have been...I forgot to take a picture of the breakfast he made for me.  I ate my poached eggs and bacon and then hit the shower.  I had to get ready for what was planned for this afternoon.

I was going to a fundraiser is Atwood, ON.  The guest speaker was Tosca Reno.  It was fantastic!!!  There were some door prizes, silent auction, food, swag bags on all the chairs and a room full great people that were there to Recharge their Life.  The organizers of the event did a fantastic job and I hope they raised a lot of money today.  I was able to ask Tosca about the Glorious Glutes workout and What weight she uses for the Weighted Jump Squats???...her reply, "25's"...YIKES, I will get there too. Right now I am using 10's, I will work my way up at my own pace.  You must adapted the workout to fit your abilities and push yourself as YOU get stronger not someone else.  If you push to hard to fast, you could hurt yourself and then you will have to rest and start back in when you are ready.  So don't be stupid and try to do what someone else is doing if YOU are not ready for that yet.  Work on your form and build your resistance(weights) as YOU go along.  It's nice to have a goal, but don't race to the finish, enjoy your journey.  Good things come to those who wait.  When I say "wait", I don't mean sit on your couch and wait.  I mean get off your A$$ and get moving and then wait until your body gets stronger to push YOUR UP button and UP your weights.  You can do it!  You WILL do it! 

Back to today's event...

I did take some pictures at the event AND I bought a copy of Tosca's "Just the Rules" book to add to the Facebook page"A Healthier Version of Me and You" Prize Pack.  My page is almost to 100 LIKEs...ONLY 5 more PEOPLE!!!!   It's not just a copy of the book, it's a SIGNED copy of the book.  A little inspiration from Tosca from ME!
I took some pictures and a short video to share with with all.  My friend took a picture of Tosca and I but my eyes were was from all those early morings of mine...oh well next time my eyes will be WIDE open.
Here is the book before it was signed.

Here she is ON stage and then OFF stage getting ready to meet the people and sign books.

A little clip of the Queen of CLEAN EATING.
Tosca Reno

This next picture is my latest NSV...Non Scale Victory...
I was wearing the new jeans that I purchased the day I went to see Madonna, and they are quite long.  I needed to wear a higher heel with them.  So I pulled out these really, REALLY nice boots that my husband bought for me about 4 years ago.  At that time they were tight around my calves and I was scared to get my calf fat caught in the zipper. need to be scared...they were loose around my calves.  They even felt better in the foot area too.  Yay!!! 
Forget the scale, these are the little things in life that make a BIG difference.  Make sure you write down all YOUR NSV's that way it will help to keep you motivated and on track.

Today's food...
Breakfast:  Poached Eggs and Pemeal Bacon
As I mentioned earlier I forgot to take a picture of it.  DUH!!!

Lunch: Pumpkin Protein Bars and Other Goodies that were at the fundraiser
I wasn't quite sure what today was going to be about in regards to food, so I packed some of my Pumpkin Protein Bars.  I shared some with some other ladies there and snacked on some myself.  They served some veggie cups, yogurt with raspberries and CHOCOLATE...yum, as well as some other snacks.

Dinner: Steak Sandwich(no bun) with Mushrooms and Onions served with a House Salad
I got home at almost 6pm and did not want to cook so we went out for dinner tonight.  I DO have a picture of my dinner...
This hit the spot.  I ordered it without the bun so that there would be no temptation to eat it.

When I was at the fundraiser today I had a chance to talk to some ladies about my own journey and how far I have come since I started it.  I invited them to join in by giving them my card with my blog address on it.  I hope that they will read some of my blog posts, and find some extra inspiration to help them start their own journey to a Healthier Version of Themselves.  I also ran into a friend there today and got chatting about eating right and working out.  I gave her one of my Pumpkin Protein Bars to try, and mentioned that the recipe is on my blog along with the Pumpkin Smoothie and soon to be Pumpkin Pancakes.  It's ALL about Pumpkin, baby!!!  Let me know how you like them Ella, and keep me posted if you try out Jillian's 30 Day Shred.  Stay Strong!  You will see the change, and more will FEEL it.  It feels GREAT!

Well I could go on and on, but it's time to get some sleep. This is the chair that I sit in to write most of my blog posts, I call it...
...The BIG Orange Chair

I got it from my parents when they bought some new furniture for their home.  I know that it might not be the "prettiest" of chairs, but I LOVE chairs.  I don't really collect things like stamps or coins or things like that, but you could call me a collector of chairs.  I love different types of chairs.  One day maybe I will do a post on the different chairs I have in my home.  None of them match except for the 4 kitchen chairs match and the 6 dining room chairs match each other.  The rest of them are very "eclectic".  The BIG Orange Chair is SO comfortable.  Every time I would go to my parents' home, I would sit in that chair and fall asleep.  My son would do the same.  So when the chair came home to our home, we fought over whose chair it would be.  I won! LOL  Anyway it's time to sleep now. 

Tomorrow is my Rest Day and I am going to work on perfecting the Pumpkin Pancakes.  I think I am going to need some taste testers.  If you live near me and want to be my guinea pig...let me know.

Until then...Stay Strong!

Good night



  1. I'll be your tester! I <3 pancakes and pumpkin can only make them better!

    1. Hey Courtney,

      I will let you know when I have some things to try out. So far I have two different types(recipes) of the Pumpkin Pancakes in the freezer. I may try another batch sometime this week. I cooked up a fresh pie pumpkin today and I might use some for Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies...Yummy!!! I will keep you posted.

      Stay Strong!