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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Day 208

This morning I stuck with the plan to do the Rockin body workouts. The calendar today had me to Mark, Move & Groove and Party Express. The whole thing took about 40 minutes (42).

I was really surprised because yesterday, late afternoon, I started to get really sore. I don't know if it's from the lunges that kicked my butt a couple days ago, or if it's from this new DVD that I'm doing, but I had a hard time trying to walk around the grocery store yesterday LOL. The muscles on my hips and my lower back are really sore and so are my quads.

If all the soreness is from this Rockin' Body workout, I'll be really surprised! It's not that hard at all and when I'm doing it and it doesn't FEEL like it would be the cause of the soreness. If I'm even more sore tomorrow morning then I'll know it's definitely from these workouts, that might be a little exciting!

Cheesy fun with a cherry on top!

One day at a time. When she was at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Day 206 + 207

Last night after work i was still pretty sore from the lunges the night before so I tried to even out the leg soreness (does this only sound crazy to me??lol). I did 3 sets of 15 vertical leg abductors.

Two weeks ago a friend from work and I were chatting about how much we both love exercise videos that are dancy/cheesy fun and games like Dance Dance Revolution and  she told me to try something called Rockin' Body. I found it on ebay for $20 and didn't realize it was beachbody until i had them in my grubby little hands.

I started it this morning despite my sore legs. It even came with a calendar and all the paperwork so I don't even have to use my brain! Lol.

This morning's workout was called Mark, Move & Groove. It was only 15 minutes long and I have to say I was sweating after it. That's exactly what my friend at work said happens with her! Nice to know that I'm on the right page this time LOL.

Alright going to go dye my roots. I'm thinking I might get on the elliptical while I let it process so I'll update this if I do.

One day at a time. When do I see the time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Day 205

Tonight I did 10 sets of 10 pulsing reverse lunges. When I got finished with my last one, i felt like my knees are going to give out. I I almost fell getting into bed! LOL

The perks of getting older (and i was mindful of my knee positioning!).

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Day 203 + 204

This morning i got onto the elliptical for 35 mins.

Yesterday, i did leg kickbacks on the stairs,  5 on each side per step (19 or 20 steps...i keep forgetting to count).

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Day 201 + 202

Both yesterday and today I did my exercise in the AM.

Yesterday i did the 10 Minute Trainer, cardio and i felt like my ankles were going to break. They hurt most of the day, as well as my sides and core muscles. Whooped my butt.

This morning i started to do 10 Minute Trainer, total body but got a phone call from a distressed friend, so i just got onto the elliptical for 15 mins while i listened.

That's it.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Day 200

I just got finished doing 25 mins of Turbo Jam Cardio Party Mix #2. Truthfully, I feel like I'm starting to get sick so I'm surprised I did that much. It was difficult, but I think a lot of it was mental because they DO have the low-impact version. I didn't do the whole 43 minutes either. I'm definitely not where I was at when I was doing turbo Jam before. I'm sure I have to work my way up to that point but today I definitely don't feel very well. I'm glad I'm getting this over and done with LOL. It should be like this EVERYDAY! Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Day 197, 198, 199

Tonight after work i did squats. As i was walking up my stairs,  i did 5 squats on each step. I think i have 19 or 20 stairs.my legs felt so tight when i got to the top and my heart was racing!

Yesterday i used my stairs also. Each stair i did 10 back leg lifts and 10 side leg lifts with each leg and all 19 or 20 steps.

The day b4 that i did overhead tricep extensions. My hubby thinks he's funny bc he messes with me whenever i do them. He tries to pull my arms back down when I'm trying to raise them. I guess the joke is on him though bc it turns out to be a better workout lol (arms are still sore).

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Day 194, 195 +196

I'm definitely feeling a lack of motivation for blogging these days. I guess i just don't feel like talking about anything in particular and I'm tired when i do get around to doing it.

I do have to say that i find it quite hilarious that for 8 years Michelle Obama has been trying to get people outside moving around and Nintendo did it like overnight with this whole Pokémon Go thing. Lol!

Anyway here's my passed 3 days.

Tonight i got onto the elliptical for 15 minutes.

Yesterday I did foward leg lifts until my legs felt like giant sandbags.

The night before i did leg abductors also until they felt like sand bags.

My oldest son started swimming in a local swim club recently, 3 days a week for an hour,  and i had the brilliant idea today that maybe i should swim laps during that time also. They have available lanes for anyone wanting to do so. I'm really anxious thinking about it,  having to go in public with my bathing suit on...but everything these days makes me anxious so i just need to suck it up and do it. Oye!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Day 192 + 193

Yesterday i did my fav side lunge with knee ups (3/10) and alternating toe touches (??).

Today i did rotating squats, squat pulses and squats with a knee up (3/10).

Gotta get up early! Busy day ahead!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Day 190 + 191

Yesterday i worked my butt off cleaning.  I cleaned for probably a good 8 hours,  scrubbing walls and the floors in my hands and knees.  I vacuumed every square inch of carpet not once or twice, but 3 times and even our stairs twice. By the end of the day my arms were rubber. Im considering this my exercise bc i sweated way more doing this than an hour on my elliptical.

Tonight after work I did alternative bicep curls and overhead tricep extensions with my 8lb hand weights.  I was trying to figure out why it was so difficult compared to the last times, and then i remembered my rubber arms. Probably wasn't a smart move doing 2 arm days back to back.

I'm going to be making sime changes in the future,  but i need to get a better plan in place.  I'll articulate more on the subject on Monday.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Day 188 + 189

Gonna make it quick, it's waaay passed my bedtime.

Yesterday i did tricep extensions. Tonight i got onto the elliptical for 10 minutes. Definitely losing motivation and trying to think of what i can do to switch things up.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Day 186 + 187

Yesterday I did my side lunges that i love so much, and today I did leg abductor.

I lost my beloved exercise videos, slim in 6 AND turbo jam. I'm getting really bored with the elliptical so i need to shake things up a little.

It's late so off to bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Day 184 + 185

Last night I did 5 sets 20 pulsing squats.

Tonight I did 50 kickbacks (idk what they are called). Hope to be back to my normal elliptical routine tomorrow morning. (Work always messes up my exercise routine)

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Day 183

Today i did my new fav squat/lunge, the side lunge with knee ups. I did 3 sets of 10, and could immediately feel it when i started walking. I hope I'm sore tomorrow at work! Love that feeling!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Day 181 + 182

I'm not sure what happened to the post for day 181 (yesterday) . I did 30 mins of elliptical after waking up and decided to give it a rest with the squats bc my legs had gotten so sore.

Today, day 182, i got onto the elliptical for 45 mins.  I'm still a little sore from the lunges, but that's OK. I plan to start up with them tomorrow.  We'll see.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Day 180

Well, it seems as though I'm on a roll. Today got up early and I got onto the optical for 60 minutes. My bottom is soooo sore. These side lunges with a knee raise or knee ups made me so sore. I had a hard time trying to get around today because of it. So what did I do? I did some more hahaha.

I hope I can get out of bed tomorrow LOL

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Day 179

Today i was a good girl. Today I got on the elliptical for 67 minutes, completed my 10k steps, and did some more of those side lunge knee ups. My legs were so sore today,  the kind of sore that i love,  and the part of my butt that i want to work the fat off of, or gain more muscle on, was the spot that was sore from doing them. Hypothetically that means if i do them more frequently maybe I can shrink my butt!?? Haha who knows, but it's fun to think about and do.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Day 178

Tonight i did side lunges with a knee up and i did 3 sets of 10. I'm totally brain farting what that's called (my brain is numb from alarm fatigue at work) but is basically using multiple muscle groups combining more than 1 moves (like squat jumps) and (IMO) is super fun with a semi painful outcome. It's basically multitasking with exercise!

Gotta exercise in the AM. No excuses.

I can do this,  I am a star!

Haha flashback from 2009!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Compound exercises! That's what is called! :) (yaay, now I'll be able to sleep)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Day 177

So tired so gonna make this quick...

I have no idea what the things that i did are called,  so for all intents and purposes I'm gonna call then kick backs and side leg lifts. Whatever you call  them, i did 3 sets of 10 each.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Day 176

Not sure why it's so easy for me to lose momentum from day today as quickly as I do. Yesterday I did great. Today not so great. I did 3 sets of 20 squats.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Day 175

Today I was a hot mess. I woke up this morning and procrastinated a little, and then I got smart.  I said to myself, "I know your games... I'm not going to let you get dressed until you exercise," because I know if I got dressed that's it. Game over.

Well I ended up hanging out my PJs until about noon LOL (called myself out on my own game, ha!). That was the first time that I had been in my PJ's for that long probably since like high school... well I don't know if it's been that long but it's been a really long time. Dude, I even went in the backyard and watered my flowers that way. I didn't think it was going to be an issue because I never see anybody, but of course the neighbor kids had to be looking out the window, so they started banging on the window, I waved which made matters worse, and of course everybody had to come to see what's going on. Oh hey, it's just me in my PJs and husbands 3-sizes-too-big-for-me clown flip flops, in the pre-heated oven that is my backyard (perks of living in Vegas), watering my 1/2 dead, scorched  flowers, close to noon. No biggie.

So I did finally get on the elliptical and I stayed on for 40 minutes *gasp* a whopping 40 minutes... consecutively! I know! I was surprised myself! It's been awhile since I've done THAT too LOL.

Anyway. It's another day tomorrow. Hoping for good things. I found out that my step brother is getting married on Jan 14th, so i made that a goal date for me to be below 200. I'm not close with him,  so I doubt I'll even go, but I'm using it as an excuse anyway. *fingers crossed*

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength. One day at a time. One choice at a time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Day 174

Tonight I worked on my arms. I mainly worked on my biceps. I did various types of arm curls including preacher curls and static curls. Today feels like a lazy day and a busy day all at the same time, but, I was on que with my diet. If only I could get them both to work out on the same day...

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Day 173

Today I was a good girl bc I woke up and got onto the elliptical for 30 minutes...but I was ultimately punished for something bc i found a scorpion next to my bedroom door  *eek!*

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Day 172

Today I failed when it came to exercise. My plan was to wake up early and get on the elliptical, but little brother came into my room again and so I ended up just staying with him until he woke up and then we just got ready for the day and time slipped from their. We had swim lessons for a little one early this morning, and tryouts for a swim club for the big one in the late afternoon that didn't pan out. We have to come back again next Monday because it was too hot IN the building (108F) so they closed the pool. We had swim for the big one in the evening and so we were pretty much out all day.

Anyway, I forced myself onto the elliptical before bed for 20 minutes but I was really just going through the motions.

Whoever said, "the more you exercise, the easier it gets," was wrong (I think I might have said of this at some point??? LOL). Today is day 172 and I still struggle everyday.

Another day over and done with and I really need to do this in the morning tomorrow. I don't know why I let myself procrastinate. I know where my trouble areas are. And knowing is half the battle right? LOL

One day at a time. One choice at a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Day 171

Today was a crazy day at work. It wasn't stressful like most days it was but it was stressful and a completely different way. With the heat being over 110F today,  we had rolling blackouts here in Las Vegas all day and it affected my hospital in the later part of the day.  Our power kept going out and my telemetry system kept crashing. The air conditioning even stopped working. It happened at the end of my shift so it was quite hilarious to me... But not anybody else LOL oh well (i knew our system was gonna crash at some point) . There weren't any patients affected by it bc the generators kicked in so that was good.

Anyway,  tonight i did 3 sets of 30 squats. Hoping to wake up early to get on the elliptical.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Day 170

Tonight I take it back a little old school and I did some Pilates. I don't know what any of the moves are called but they are kind of different variations of ab work. One of the moves I did was kind of like reverse crunches... but not really and I didn't do the weird arm pumping action that usually see with Pilates. I did 3 sets of 10 of those. I did another variation of side crunches and I did 4 sets of 20 of each of those on each side.

Ugh, have to work tomorrow. I really wish i didn't have to work there.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Day 169

This morning i got onto the elliptical while i let my hair process. I was on for 30 mins.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Day 167 + 168

Yesterday i  did 4 sets of 10 leg kickbacks.

Tonight i did 4 sets of 10 side lying leg raises. Tonight was a lot tougher than yesterday's,  let me tell you. Whew! My legs are still shaking!

Anyway, yesterday when I woke up I was still pretty mad about all the crap people give to my son about his hair. I told him that if he was really that upset that we would just go cut it off and be done with it.

We talked for a long time about it. I really just wanted to remind him of what was in his heart and how he first felt when he made the decision to grow his hair out. Miriam, you are totally right,  guys grow their hair or all the time so I don't know why people be trippin'. I reminded him of this too :).

I reminded him that one of the contributing factors to his decision to do this was because he was caring and sensitive to others, and THAT was the exact reason why it hurt his feelings so much... because he's so sensitive. I reminded him that these things would make him stronger and what matters is on the inside, and he is pretty darn amazing.

He was still pretty concerned about his friends at school teasing him and I told him that true friends wouldn't make him purposefully feel bad. I think him realizing these 2 things were the things that helped him the most. He said his friends Aiden and Daniel don't tease him and they are his 2 best friends. When they first met they asked about his hair, and when he told them why he was growing it out, they accepted it and moved on, not mentioning it again. I told him thats what true friends were and you could see his face change, and all his confidence grow back. Now he feels strong again, and I am so glad for this. My sweet boy :).

The place we chose to donate to, requires only a minimum of 8 inches, so he is 3/4 of the way there. He should be finished by the end of the next school year or the beginning of 5th grade and he said he wanted to wait it out. I'm so proud of him, and I can't wait for him to experience the beautiful blessing waiting for him at the end of the rainbow. The whole journey is a blessing, but the final reward will be so exciting for him! It'll be his first blessing from giving (outside from what he can see), and I hope it inspires him in so many more ways to seek to serve instead of being served. Love it!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Day 166

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 30 minutes.

I have to say I am quite upset. I don't really say much outside of my daily exercise, but I am so mad, I just need to get this off my chest. I am so completely irritated with almost everyone that my son comes into contact with, including but not limited to my father in law, some teachers/instructors, his little friends in AND out of school, their parents, random strangers and random kids that I just want to scream!!

My son is 9 years old. He has such a beautiful and loving soul, and I am so proud of him in all things, but he chose to do something selfless that all these people previously mentioned just don't get, and they are making him regret his decision, which infuriates me. When he decided to do this, we tried to prepare him for the things people would potentially say, but he held strong and said he wouldn't let it bother him, but now 1/2 way into his journey, it's starting to wear on him. He was just in tears because of the things people say to him on a daily basis now. Everyone has an opinion and he is tired and doesn't feel like he should have to defend or explain himself daily, ESPECIALLY to people that already know and have been told multiple times what he's doing and why (*ahem* FIL). Up until now, the encouragement we've given him, had been enough, but he's struggling now and mentally exhausted, ready to throw in the towel.

Last year, we read an article about an 8 year old boy that was so inspired by a St. Jude commercial, that grew out his hair to donate, to make wigs for kids. My sweet boy was so moved by this powerful act of love (his Nana died 3 years ago from cancer and it still stings him) that he said he wanted to do it too. We told him it would be hard and he'd get teased but he said he didn't care and he would be able to handle it. For months we talked about it and he stuck to it.

It's been about a year and now the daily taunts are getting to him. It breaks my heart! I
He's losing sight of why he started this journey and is ready to stop :(.

I told him it was his decision and to sleep on it. I need to sleep on it as well bc I am so mad at all these people right now. Grrrrr....

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength. (I wish he could feel this in his heart the way that I do).

Monday, June 13, 2016

Day 165

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 40 minutes. My goal is to get onto the elliptical every morning this week. I hope I can stick to it!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.