Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The WOD that pumped my heart out of my chest

I'm The WOD was a killer! My heart was beating like crazy. Here are the legs. They're not great & they need a lot of work. All this cardio, running & my leg days will get me closer and closer each time I do them. I'm super excited to see my progress & get where I want to.

Here's what I call my down hill workout. Those 35 push ups & 30 burpees really hit the spot.

I pushed myself so hard. I wanted my heart to pump out of my chest, which I think it did. I could hear my heart beating so loud! I was able to complete this workout in 20 minutes!! I was hauling some serious ass!! 

Lars did great with his independent play time & let me do my thing. Since we had some free time after the workout, we took some selfies. We love to make funny faces. 

Its been so long since I've done that many burpees at once. How many burpees do you normally do during your workout?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Obliques of Steel

Today was the first day I took both boys out of the house for a few hours (without Jason). We started our day off with a little storytime at the local library. 

Storytime was a success, so (after I fed Shane), we headed over to target & then I needed gas. I can't believe I filled my tank for $18!! Yay!

After lunch (at home for Lars) and fed Shane again (& put Shane to bed), Lars & I headed outside for an afternoon ab workout. Lars entertained himself while I worked my obliques. He loves drawing!

Here are a couple moves I did today...and they killed!! Steel will appear on my mid area any time now!

I did 3 sets (& a few more moves). Doing these moves in the sun really got my sweat dripping!

For lunch, I've been loving tuna. Such a great sandwich!! Right now, I could eat these every day!!

What do you eat for lunch?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Super Bowl Sunday Run & Fire House

On Saturday a local firehouse had an open house, so I decided to take the boys. It was the first real time out with just me and the boys (a place I couldn't put Lars in a cart). Everyone did great & had a fun time!

Lars loves watching Paw Patrol, so he kept calling the firehouse dog "Marshall". It was super cute!

He also sprayed a fire hose. He's obsessed with hoses and water. The 45 minute visit flew by and lots of smiles were shown! Mom win!

On Sunday morning (before the Super Bowl), I headed out for my run. I had 3 miles in the brain, but they flew by too fast. 

Before I j ew it, it was time to turn around and head back. I decided to go a little further, but my brain hadn't woken up yet. It highly I'd run 4 miles. Silly Shelly only went out an extra 1/4 mile (not 1/2). By the time I was finishing up with my sprints and ended on my driveway, my gps said I had run 3.5 miles. Opps! I should have not turned back so early. Oh well! There's always next weekend.

Have you ever turned around too early in an out & back run?

Friday, February 5, 2016

No rolling

Here's my workout for the day. It's another killer (why would I do anything that was easy?)! I can tell I'm right handed. My left arm felt weak. That's going to change!

I love working with free weights. The only thing with free weights is that it allows your body to move any way you want. Towards the end of the workout, I caught myself rolling my body to get the weight up. I'm glad I caught that mistake. There's no rolling...that's cheating (in my books).

I had a little helper out in the garage. Lard played with his tools while I was sweating. During this workout, I found that I love kettle ball swings (I don't have a kettle ball, so I used a heavier free weight). It was hard, but fun. 

What workout do you love to do (besides running)?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Burning thighs & sneaking in veggies

Today is thigh & butt day. This workout was another killer. It hurts to sit and eat my lunch. I've been missing this pain. 

When I was pregnant, I didn't push myself. So, I really missed the seeat dripping, exhausting, muscle burning workouts. I'm so glad to be back!

Lars doesn't always like his veggies. He goes back and forth between eating anything & everything in the house to be super picky and not wanting to eat anything I give him.

One thing he like about 85% of the time are smoothies. I always put veggies in them (even when the smoothie is just for me). Today's smoothie was mixed berries, blueberry yogurt, banana and spinach. He loved it!

What Lars was looking at was Shane playing in his new (to him) saucer. He's still getting use to it, so he doesn't like to spend too much time in it at once.

How do you get your (or your kids) veggies in?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sweat dripping cardio!

I have to start off by saying that I absolutely hate jump squats!! I am finding my love for the burpee again ��

This was a killer workout! I had sweat dripping down my back after the first set. I had two more sets to go! Can't wait to do it again.

I don't think you can see the thin layer of sweat in my face. I'm in need of cardio...a lot of it. 

Cardio is a great fat blaster! It melts my trouble areas away. I'm hoping to look the way I want (pre pregnancies) by the end of April. Also, Lars has swim lesson this summer, so I'm in a bikini this summer.

Now that I've had lunch and am cooling down from my workout, I'm freezing. Time to decorate the house for Valentine's Day. I love seeing Lars' face when I decorate for holidays.

What's your best fat blasting workout? Details please!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What happens a runner forgets to do laundry

This is what happens when a runner forgets to do laundry...

I had to wear shorts when it was so cold here (40 something). I froze my entire run!  But it felt nice to be out of pants. Can't wait for spring (my favorite time of year!)

It was a pretty great run though. The wind giving me my fashionable fly aways, a little misty & my legs soaking up uv rays that may be peeking through the clouds. I even beat my previous time!

The only not so great thing that happened on this weekends run:

I chaffed. I've run in the jacket a few times before (it was a Christmas present from my mom). I felt a little sting while I ran, but didn't thing anything of it. When I took it off (to change into a breastfeeding bra), I noticed blood on my jacket. It's healing and we'll see what happens this coming weekend.

Any chaffing going on with you? Beating any times lately?