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.
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)
Missed my last day of school
Missed my graduation dinner
Felt like death
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Modified Side Plank-3 min
Crazy Ivans-3 min
Cardio: 25 min spinning
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
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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!