Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ahhh, Kettle Bells ♥

Let me tell you my love for Kettle Bells!  I have been going 3x a week for 2 months now and I feel so strong!  The first day was great and I could not sit to go pee without pain for 3 days! I started with an eight pound eight and now I use 15-25 pound bells. Our instructor is so inspiring and encouraging.  I feel so blessed.   Now, I endure bruises on my arms from holding the bells and doing squats.  A little makeup should cover those up when I have a sleeveless dress.

I have not lost a blasted pound, but I have lost inches.  That's okay cause I feel like a lean muscle machine.  I still walk my dogs every morning, do Zumba and kick boxing.  I am at the Studio 5 days a week.  I sleep like the dead most nights.

This Saturday we start doing our class at the beach!  No shoes or weight gloves and lots of throwing the weights in the sand.  John will be joining me when he gets home next week.  Zumba is right after that!

I just can't believe I have been exercising for 2 years now.  I was the queen of couch potatoes!  I actually decline dinner out with friends so I don't miss an exercise class...whaaaaaat?  It's the new me ladies, and I like it.

I have two sons getting married this summer and I want to look especially fit.  My husband has started saying things like "you are beautiful, gorgeous, and hot."  This just makes me want to keep going.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Okay, I suck!

I know.  I don't know why it takes me so long to write a post.  I guess just thinking about all the stuff that is on my mind makes me tired to type!  I do miss everyone though  :)

Anyway, Hawaii during the holidays was awesome!  John and I had a chance to reconnect and actually have a few weeks together.  The weather was perfect, the resort was gorgeous and we had a wonderful time.

We exercised everyday too!  We walked/ran a 3 mile loop by the hotel each day and hiked one day too.  I stayed the same with my weight, so I am not complaining!

Anyway, I have 2 sons getting married this year!   One in June in AZ and the other in Sepember in N.M.  Lots to do and lots of money to come up with.  I am very excited about them both.  I already have my dresses....just need shoes.

I have been on a workout high these past few weeks.  I walk my dogs everyday for at least 30 minutes, then I go to Kettle Bells 3 x a week.  I will go to a Zumba class about 2-3 times a week and also Balle Barre and Kickboxing.  I freakin' love it!  I really love Kettle Bells.  I am up to a 20 pound bell now.  It is only a 30 minute class but I am soaked with sweat and my face is beet red for several hours afterward.  I am feeling strong and happy.  I am by myself quite a bit due to John having to travel, so it does wonders for me.

I have lost about 2 pounds the past 2 weeks.  I know I lost a few inches too.  My new pants are much more comfortable.  I am really trying to tone up and get stronger.  If I lose weight during thr process...great.  I am trying not to get hung up on the numbers....trying, I said!

I have missed you all and will be much better with reading blogs and posting.

Till next time  ♥