The Flu from Hell

How I feltFrom going to the gym 5 days a week at 5 am to doing nothing for almost a month makes me feel horrible!

I had the flu for two weeks. At first we didn’t know what the hell was wrong with me, I thought maybe it could be my Lupus. A couple week prior to me having the flu I was getting chest congestions and feeling really weak so  I was actually sick more like a month! I had to go to the ER once the fevers started but they never said it was the flu, they gave me a crap load of pills, but nothing worked. A couple days later I went to the doctor and thats when she said I had the Flu. Once I new what was wrong with me I actually started feeling better, its amazing how powerful the mind is.

Even though I was sick there are some pros and cons to me having the flu.

Pros

I lost EIGHT pounds! Yes, EIGHT freaking pounds! I had no appetite and everything tasted bland

I stopped drinking coffee

I was able to get much needed rest from the past year and a half (school, work and marriage)

Cons

Missed my last day of school

Missed my graduation dinner

Felt like death

Bad Breath

Coughed so hard that I almost vomited a couple times, horrible!

So what happens next? I need to start WORKING OUT!!!!!! I miss it so much! Yeah, I lost eight pound, but now I feel skinny fat, UGH that’s the worst type of skinny. I lost some muscle and I need to get it back!

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Good Ol’ fashion Home Cooking

Moms Home Cooking

There is nothing like moms home cooking. I stopped by my moms house tonight to see how her day went and watch our usual celebrity news shows, Entertainment tonight and The Insider. We bond over celebrity gossip, LOL!

Before I was leaving I did my usual refrigerator raid and to my suprise I found one of my favorite mom dishes cauliflower, ground beef and carrots. It sounds so simple but it is one of the healthiest and filling dishes my mom makes. I find it so amazing how she can make any dish into a low fat dish. The magic of Moms.

Now I am eating my mommy dish, drinking some lemonade and waiting for my hubby to get home while I watch American Idol and see who gets cut tonight, why do they have to drag this out to a two hour show, not fun.

Fitness Challenge ReCap (The Video)

Below is a recap of Aurora and I Fitness Re-cap. There is nothing really good to recap and you will see why? LOL

We have a renewed motivation now and this is because of our co-worker, Jackie. She started her journey to a healthy lifestyle and I have never met someone with so much discipline, Amazing!!!! So, we are bringing back and harder then ever. Lets see what happens.

Nowel

Picking Yourself Up

It is amazing how a couple sick days can ruin  months worth of gym dedication and eating healthy. I had a couple of weeks of me not feeling myself and it really brought me down in a big way. I ended up going to the doctor because I though I was having a Lupus flare. The doctor gave me meds and I started to feel better, but I still felt really down. I did not feel like myself. Since I was not able to go to the gym I ended up not eating healthy. I ate everything imaginable in sight and couldnt stop. I just ate ate and ate! I hated the way I felt and I didnt want to continue feeling this way. It has been 3 weeks now and today I went to the gym for the very first time in a long time. It felt good but I want to get back into my routine NOW. Tomorrow is a new day and I am going to make the best of that day and eat right and work out HARD! I luv it but I just cant let lifes struggles get me down like this. The mind is a very powerful thing and it can take over your body and soul if you do not have the will power, faith and strength to pick yourself up and move on.

Yes I can

Body Bump Ready

I am so happy for the weekend to get here, I wish it was a long weekend, but my job does not close on MLK day. How ruuuuuuuuuddddeeeee.

Well anyways Im excited for the weeked. Tomorrow I am trying this new group class called body pump. I got to know the instructor pretty well because I have taken other classes from her and we are both Egyption! Basiclly, she hooked it up and said she would sign up my mom and I for class. I got the hook up!!!!

Below is a little description about Body Pump

BODYPUMP™ is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast! Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYPUMP™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography.

It seems like a pretty cool work out. I have been straying away from group exercise classes, except spinning, because I have been doing my own weight routines. Since sticking to a weight plan I have noticed a difference in my body, Its great!!!!! However. I feel that I am about to get a  bored with it, so I need to start incorporating more of a variety to my routine.

5 AM Workout! Just Did it!

Plank Row to Rotation-3 sets of 12

Plank Row-3 sets of 12

Dumbbell Flye on Ball-3 sets of 12

Barbell bent-over-3 sets of 12

Seated reverse fly-3 sets of 12

Cable seated low row-3 sets of 12

Toe Touches- 3 min

Russian Twists-3 min

Plank-3 min

Modified Side Plank-3 min

Crazy Ivans-3 min

Cardio: 25 min spinning

Nike Training for iPhone… LUV it!

If you havent tried it already and you have an iPhone check out the the NEW Nike Training app, AAAAAmmmazing. Check out my thoughts below in my new Video post

Luv it Luv it Luv it!

Its a win win situation, I think the app is free and there is so many great features, PLUS you can integrate music and goals for optimal success! Nike is just killing it!