Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bounce Bounce Baby

Darn you cake in a cup! MUST. STOP. THESE. CRAVINGS. NOW. It has got to be the quickest and easiest thing to put together, and it goes down so damn nice... ugh.. I will do everyone a deed and NOT post that recipe.

Turns out my son is a lot more work than I imagined, I had it in my head that it was going to be a walk in the park like my daughter. *que birds singing and music playing with butterflies dancing around* He is the OPPOSITE.. in every sense of the word. But I love that little man, even with my tired grainy eyes..when he smiles and I manage to see it... it just melts my heart and makes me keep going..well that and the truck load of coffee that I seem to be consuming.

On the plus side..I've still managed to work in some form of exercise aside from bouncing on my workout ball all day long while holding my little man.

So if ever you find your self in the same predicament - a baby that likes to be held on a 24/7 basis - These work well for keeping them entertained and you get some nice toned legs in the process.


Lunges with a side twist - he esp. loves this when he is trying to go to sleep.

Squats - He loves that up and down bouncing motion.

Calf raises - another up and down motion that he likes.

As far as the arms... haha holding a baby all day should be work enough.

I jsut need to figure out a way to get some ab time in.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Getting back in to the groove...

Wow.. time does fly. Lets see in the last year or so I've had a son and gained a FEW just a few pounds..needless to say.. those FEW pounds must go. I'm 4'9" and typically I weigh around 85 -90 pounds anything extra and things start to feel heavy like I've got concrete blocks for shoes.

Anyhow after not really working out for the last 3 months of my pregnancy and then the two months after... things are a little rough in getting into the groove of a full blown workout.. I mean seriously if I could have reached through my screen and slapped Jillian Michaels.. I would have. That 30 day shred is no joke, and I am quite certain it gets the job done if you stick with it... but 5 minutes after I put it in... I hit the stop button and said I'll try again tomorrow. It's been about a month and well I have yet to summon up the courage to put that DVD back on.

About a week ago I decided enough is enough is enough - I've got to get back into shape, that and I'd like to go shopping for some non maternity clothing.
To help me do that.. I have been using EXERCISE TVs 30 day workout plan - Its set up in a calendar form so each day starting at day 1 you log on click on the 20 minute video. For each week they give you two days off. The workouts are easy enough to keep you encouraged and coming back but yet get you going that you work up a sweat.

I think I am loving this months second day workout where you actually do somewhat of a dance. I also love the fact that you can do a print off and tick off each exercise that you do.